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Charley Parish Council

Serving the people of Charley and Oaks in Charnwood


Clerk: Brian Duncombe
12 Abbotts Oak Drive
Coalville LE67 4SA

Tel: 01530 831383

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The local council for the Civil Parish of Charley consists of five members who are elected or co-opted from residents of the area or those who have working connections with the Parish. Mr Brian Duncombe is employed as part time Clerk to the Council.

The Parish Council meets every other month at 7.30 p.m. in the Oaks Storer Hall, Oaks in Charnwood (next to the Church of St James the Greater). All are welcome to attend the meetings.

The Parish Council is responsible for the provision and maintenance of benches and notice boards at strategic points in the parish and much of the Council's effort is concerned with protecting the unique environment of Charley, disseminating information from North West Leicestershire District Council, Leicestershire County Council and local news and events via this web site and the bi-annual Parish Newsletter.

Charley Parish Council provides YOUR local services. We endeavour to make Charley a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Find local groups and businesses in our community directory. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find what you want or would like to recommend any improvements to our website then please contact us.

Latest News

Planning Meeting Charley Parish Council

There will be a Planning Meeting of Charley Parish Council on Wednesday 23rd August 2017 at 19.00 hours to consider application 17/01017/FUL- Reinstatement of vehicular access and erection of wall and gates at The Old Vicarage, Copt Oak Road


17/01094 - Change of use to part of existing building to form a brewery, including minor internal and external modifications at Mount St.Bernard Abbey.

These plans can be seen in person at the offices of North West Leicestershire District Council, Coalville or on line by clicking the Planning title on the left.

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:00 by Maureen Havers

Highways Issues in Charley

Concern has been expressed by several residents of the parish that the damaged Weight Restriction sign lying on the verge of Oaks Road/ Abbey Road will be rooted to the ground if it is not removed or repaired in the near future. The Council can confirm that this sign was demolished in a road traffic incident some time at the end of January 2017 and was reported to Highways Department in an email from Charley Parish Council on 7th February 2017 and duly auto-acknowledged. Further emails were sent in April, May, June and July - all acknowledged- and this issue now seems to warrant a permanent place on our Council Meeting Agendas or the formation of a new support group - Friends of the Fallen Road Sign. More »

The debris that is left behind on verges after RTAs is another ongoing concern for the Council and our requests for site meetings with the Highways Department about signage at the accident hot spots in the Parish have been unanswered. The speed of vehicles travelling through Charley has been a concern for many years and will be on the Agenda once again for the September meeting. Your voice and opinions on the matter would be welcomed. » Less

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 10:12 by Maureen Havers

Road Closure - Oaks Road


Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order at the above location.

Oaks Road will be closed between the junction of Abbey Road and the junction of Swannymote Road.

The road will be closed from 07:30 hours on 16th August 2017 for 1 day.

The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will be implemented for public safety to allow Leicestershire County Council undertake carriageway patching works. More »

During the restricted period, the alternative diversion route will be via:- Abbey Road (Charley), Leicester Road (Whitwick), Vicarage Street (Whitwick), Cademan Street (Whitwick), Loughborough Road (Whitwick) and vice versa.

Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience

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Tue, 01 Aug 2017 09:55 by Maureen Havers