Welcome to Swannington Parish Council
On 17th December 1894 a poll was conducted to elect 8 Councillors from the 15 applicants to form Swannington Parish Council. The 2 members with the highest number of votes were also appointed District Councillors. The first meeting of the council was held 31st December 1894.
So the present 6 Councillors have a long tradition to uphold. Elected every 4 years they meet 11 times a year in the Village Hall, formerly the Miners Welfare Institute, to make decisions on the work and direction of the Council in representing the people of the parish, including local community groups. Since those early days the Parish Council has made substantial progress. They now own the Village Hall, the Village Sign, as well as the recently installed Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Stone. In addition the village is the home of the highly popular Hough Mill, owned and run by Swannington Heritage Trust.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:57 by Helen Foster
Sunday services are usually on the first Sunday of the month at 4.00pm and the third Sunday of the month at 10.30am. On fifth Sundays we join together for worship at 10.30am at one of the three churches.
Baptisms/Christenings usually take place on a first Sunday of the month at 4.00pm. More »
Please refer to this link for more details: http://www.whitwickparishchurch.org.uk/welcome.htm
Benefice Service and Shared Lunch Sunday 29th January 2017
10.30am Holy Communion at St George's Swannington
12 noon Shared Lunch at Swannington Village Hall
For rough numbers please let us know if you are coming to the lunch. But please still turn up if you haven't informed us!
If you can provide a main course (to be served hot) or a pudding please contact Paula Wilkins tel 810738 or Molly Nicholls tel 833395 or email@example.com
Please bring your own drinks.
Thank you so much from Rhona and Samara on behalf of all those who will receive the clothes to all of you who have given so generously.
Marriage Preparation day
The 5 couples getting married at Whitwick and Thringstone this year are attending a preparation day on Saturday 11th February in Whitwick Church Hall. Liz is leading it and would like the help of one or two people/couples to help the couples feel relaxed and have a good day. We also need to provide a light lunch. Please let Liz know if you can help. Thank you. » Less
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 21:54 by Helen Foster
Meetings are held in the Village Hall/Institute, Main Street. The Press and Members of the Public are welcome to attend.
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 13:43 by Helen Foster
As a member of the Parish Council has recently resigned, we need to co-opt a replacement - please see the SPC Casual Vacancy Document for further information and how to apply.