Charley Parish Council

Serving the people of Charley and Oaks in Charnwood


Temporary contact: Cllr Maureen Havers
Hillside Bungalow, Abbey Road
Coalville LE67 4UA

Tel: 01530 811149

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.

The Parish Council usually 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.

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Latest News

Government Consultation on Rural Broadband

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has launched a consultation into improving broadband connectivity to very hard to reach places and wants to hear the views and experiences of consumers in rural and remote areas. The consultation closes in June 2021.

Charley Parish Council knows that this is a crucial issue for many residents and intends to respond but our response date is May 25th. The Council would welcome your written comments on what extra provision you have had to make and at what cost (approx); the effect on home schooling/university work; your business; family and friends connection during the pandemic etc. More »

Our response date is May 25th so please send your comments to as soon as possible. The consultation document can be accessed via the More Information link below. » Less

Posted: Thu, 06 May 2021 10:09 by Maureen Havers

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Book of Condolences

A virtual book of Condolences is now available online for Leicestershire. You can sign it by visiting the Leicestershire County Council website at

Posted: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 09:36 by Maureen Havers

NW Leics Covid Hotspot

Covid hotspot: North West Leicestershire 11th highest nationally

Published: Tue 23 February, 2021

Public health chiefs are warning residents in parts of North West Leicestershire to take extra care over the coming weeks, as the district has jumped into the top 20 of the country's coronavirus hotspots.

For the last few days, the area has been hovering around the top 10 and today it's ranked 11th in the list published by Public Health England of the worst areas for cases per 100,000 people. More »

Overall, cases in the area have risen by almost a quarter in the last week. There has been a similar rise in the number of over 60s getting the virus.

The county council's public health team are leading a coordinated response, along with district council colleagues, to find out what's happening and take swift action to prevent further rises.

Mike Sandys, director of public health, said: "Worryingly in Leicestershire, we're not seeing cases continuing to fall as far or as fast as other areas. The numbers have been plateauing in most areas and in some - like the north west of the county and parts of Charnwood - we're seeing concerning increases.

"There aren't any large outbreaks - but we are seeing more cases related to people in their workplace than elsewhere."

The latest data shows that infection rates are highest in the areas surrounding Coalville, including Snibston, Hugglescote and Bardon, as well as parts of Ibstock and Castle Donington.

Figures released today for North West Leicestershire show that there are 239.4 coronavirus infections per 100,000 population - that's 23.4% increase on this time last week

The county and district teams have already taken action: all warehousing and distribution premises have received a visit from a COVID compliance officer over the last few weeks and key workers in the area are being offered regular rapid tests to flush out cases without symptoms.

Also, in North West Leicestershire, 1.9% of rapid tests are coming back positive - which is higher than the county average of 1.2% - while 10% of tests are showing as positive among people with symptoms,

Mike continued: "We're combing through the data to find out more about how the virus might be spreading - and why this area of North West Leicestershire is an outlier.

"We know that testing is the key to tackling a hot spot, so we're asking people in some areas of the district to come forward - even if they don't have symptoms. They'll receive a leaflet through the door with advice and instructions.

"In addition, we'll be ramping up the local advertising, writing to businesses and recruitment agencies, and asking people to be extra vigilant - especially if they have to take public transport or car share to work."

Councillor Richard Blunt, Leader of North West Leicestershire District Council, said: "I urge everyone in the district to take this seriously. Over the past year we have perhaps got used to our case numbers being stable compared to some areas – but this is not the case at the moment.

"Now it's clear that the tide is going out and leaving us behind. We're calling on all our families, communities, employers, workplace and workers to do everything we can to stop the spread in North West Leicestershire and start bringing our rates down."

Residents in North West Leicestershire are being particularly advised to:

Posted: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 09:45 by Maureen Havers