Packington Parish Council

Serving the people of Packington

Clerk: Alexandra Stretton
Woodbine Cottage, 11 Cottage
Lane, Desford, Leicestershire

Tel: 07936 359949

  • Recreation Ground

    Recreation Ground

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Unfortunately, in line with Government guidance, the decision has had to be taken to cancel Parish Council meetings for at least the next 3 months.

The council will still be running and in touch with each other and the clerk is still at work.

If you have any queries at all, please contact the clerk using the details at the top of this page.

Latest News

Garden Waste and Cardboard Collections to Re-Start

Posted: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 12:54 by Alexandra Stretton

Garden bin and cardboard collections are returning to their usual fortnightly cycle later this month.

As of the week commencing Monday 28 September, all residents should go back to using their normal collection calendar which was in use pre-Covid-19. You can also use the postcode finder option on the NWLDC website to check your collection dates at

NWLDC say: 'We'd like to thank everyone for their patience while garden waste and cardboard collections were reduced. This allowed us to protect our staff in the 'at risk' category that needed to shelter from Covid-19. More »

Social distancing guidelines meant we also had to reduce the size of the crew on each vehicle from four to three, reducing the efficiency of collections at a time when more household waste was being produced than ever before. By reviewing the rounds and returning more staff to work we'll now be able to complete your normal collections while maintaining these reduced crew sizes.

Your efforts to sort and separate recycling in your homes continues to allow the district to follow best recycling practice. Separating recycling means we can sell it for around £500,000 per year. This money is reinvested back into the services we provide. We are very different to other councils including those in Leicestershire, who do not benefit from this income, as they collect recycling mixed together in one wheelie bin.

We understand that waste collections are important to you and thank you for your patience in recent months. We know it's not been easy to keep track of collection dates and we're aiming to rollout an app for mobile phones next year that will make this easier in future.'

Please continue to stay safe, follow social distancing guidelines and show the community spirit that is driving North West Leicestershire forward in these challenging times. » Less

Re-opening of the Playground and Gym Equipment

Posted: Fri, 03 Jul 2020 14:06 by Alexandra Stretton

The trustees of the recreation ground have carried out a risk assessment on the re-opening of play areas and outdoor play and sports equipment.

They are pleased to report that the playground can now re-open, as long as guidelines are followed.

Signage has been provided to remind users of the need to socially distance and to bring along wipes and hand sanitiser to be used on the equipment before and after use. More »

Users of the enclosed play area will be limited to a maximum of 20 at any time.

Please refer any queries to the clerk. » Less

Annual Audit - Notification of Public Rights and Publication 2019/20

Posted: Fri, 12 Jun 2020 13:22 by Alexandra Stretton

We are required by our external auditors to publish the Annual Internal Audit Report together with the Notice of Public Rights, the Annual Governance Statement and the Accounting Statements for the financial year 2019/20.

Please see attached document.