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.

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Flood Forum Event for North West Leicestershire

Flood Forum Event for North West Leicestershire

Posted: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 22:12 by Helen

According to Know Your Flood Risk, one in six homes in the UK at present is at risk of flooding.

There is no doubt that the UK has seen a rise in flooding issues in recent history, with climate change and land management practices driving an increase in events. More »

Various communities across North West Leicestershire have been affected over the past few years, including Breedon-on-the-Hill, Diseworth, Hemington, Whitwick and Measham to name but a few.

This drop-in event is open to all residents within North West Leicestershire and beyond who have previously been flooded or are concerned about potential future flooding. Anyone who has suffered flooding will understand the psychological impacts as well as the practical destruction created.

Location: Castle Donington Community Hub, 101 Bondgate, Castle Donington, Derby DE74 2NR

Date: Saturday 16 March 2019

Time: 10am – 4pm drop-in session

This event aims to help you prepare for any future incidents, with flood experts attending to discuss strategies to help you better prepare for the unknown future.

The National Flood Forum will be attending with a range of equipment to allow residents to see what is available to purchase and to assist residents to make the most suitable choice for their own situation. The event therefore aims to empower residents to feel they have the information they need to take responsibility for their own property and to come up with their own flood plan.

Also confirmed: LLR Prepared, Leicestershire County Council Flood Team, Breedon-on-the-Hill Flood Group, British Red Cross (Emergency Response Volunteers)

Invited: Environment Agency, Severn Trent Water, Leicestershire & Rutland 4 x 4 Response, local flood groups. » Less