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

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

Jobs Fair

Jobs Fair

In partnership with JCP and Stephenson College, Business Focus are holding a Jobs and Skills Fair on Tuesday October 9th 2018 between 4-7pm at Stephensons College, Coalville.

There has been an amazing response from businesses and organisations - over 35 have signed up including Tesco; Teleperformance; Plastic Omnium; M & S; Amazon; Tulip; NWLDC to name but a few. XPO, who have secured one of the plots at SEGRO Park will also be present to raise their profile as recruitment will start next year. Other agencies will offer cv writing and general careers advice. More »

The event runs from 4pm-7pm and may be of interest to those seeking employment and anyone looking for a new career. It will also be the Studio School Open evening. » Less

Posted: Sun, 30 Sep 2018 09:59 by Maureen Havers

Commemoration of the Ending of World War One

The Flower Festival staged over the last weekend by the Churches of St Peter's, St James and Mount St Bernard Abbey was a wonderful event attracting a great number of visitors, and Charley Parish Council expresses its thanks and admiration to the teams who brought this to fruition.The theme "Service and Sacrifice" was interpreted by the teams to invoke the contrasts of life at home and in the trenches, the emotions of sadness, grief and despair felt by the generation of those years but also of hope and gratitude of our present time for what they experienced. The photographs heading this page do not do justice to the reality of the displays and more will be posted in the near future on the Gallery page. More »

A bonus for visitors was the chance to get close to the World War Two Secret Transmission site in St Joseph's Field and hear the story of those years of conflict and the part played by RAF 80 Wing there. Our thanks to the members of Charley Heritage Group who made this possible. » Less

Posted: Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:44 by Maureen Havers

Three Churches Flower Festival

Three Churches Flower Festival

As a part of the national Heritage Open Days scheme Charley Parish Council is working with St James the Greater, Oaks in Charnwood, St Peter's, Copt Oak and Mount St Bernard Abbey, to present a joint Flower Festival to commemorate the approaching centenary of the ending of World War One. The theme ' Service and Sacrifice' will depict our thank you to all those who lived and died through those years. The churches will be open on the 15th and 16th September from 11.00 to 16.00 and, in addition, the 'Beambender' WW2 site in St Joseph's Field will also be open to the public. Further information can be seen on and entering a LE postcode.

Posted: Sun, 19 Aug 2018 12:55 by Maureen Havers