Bake off – sponsors

If you or your business would like to sponsor this years Great Bake-Off event we’d really appreciate it. All profits from the event are going to Prostate Cancer UK.   Ideally we are looking for prizes, raffle prizes, cakes for the cafe and sponsorship of the rosettes.  We’ll put your business name on our website as a sponsor and there will be a sponsors display on the day.

The event is a fabulous community event and if you’d like to get involved and help us in the run-up or on the day, many hands make light work!!!

Many thanks Judith Wilson contact on judithandywilson ‘at’ gmail ‘dot’ com 01530 412658 .

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Dates for the diary – Big Breakfast 28th Feb, Great Bake Off 21st March & Film night 18th April 2015

Here are three dates for your diary for events happening at Packington Memorial Hall …

The Packington Big Breakfast,  Saturday February 28th 2015                                                                         Mmmmmmmmmmm delicious CLICK HERE for more infobreakfast


The Great Bake Off, Saturday 21st March 2015                           Ready Steady Bake !!! CLICK HERE for more info


Packington Film Night, Saturday 18th April 2015 

Free film show for Packington residents

In 2014 Packington Memorial Hall invested in a projector and screen, We are proud to invite Packington residents to a watch a family film at the Memorial Hall on 18th April for free.  The picture and sound quality of the equipment is amazing.  Should it prove popular then the village hall is looking to establish a film club.  More information


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Village Mobile Library returns on Thursday 12th February 2015

Next appearance – Thursday 12th February 2015; then 2-weekly?

20150115-Paul-Buxton-Librarian_w300The Mobile Library service resumed at short notice in Packington from 11am to noon on Thursday 15th January 2015 , with a friendly welcome to users from new librarian, Paul Buxton, seen at right, and a new up-to-date selection of books and audio-books for borrowing.

Previous users in the village had been contacted by phone the day before, to hear that the service was to resume after its absence since July 2014 when the previous librarian and operator Chris Greene had retired.
MobLibAtTgp_exIMG_2289w500_26kThe next Packington visit will be on Thursday 12th February at 11am till 12 noon, by 40 High Street opposite The Grange, then it is hoped to restore two-weekly visits.  To read more about the mobile library service, click here

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Bull and Lion – Opening Hours 2015

Bull & Lion 2015 Opening Times from 4 January 2015

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Monday 5th – Thursday 8th 4pm -11pm

Friday 9th 4pm -12 midnight

Saturday 10th 1pm -12 midnight

Sunday 11th 1pm -11pm

Monday 12th – Thursday 15th 4pm -11pm

Friday 16th 4pm -12 midnight

Saturday 17th 1pm -12 midnight

Sunday 18th 1pm -11pm

Monday 19th – Tuesday 20th 4pm -11pm

Wednesday 21st 2.30pm -11pm

Thursday 22nd 4pm -11pm

Friday 23rd January 4pm -12 midnight Food served 4pm -8.30pm

From Saturday 24th January 2015 we are open as normal:

Mondays 5pm – 11pm – but no food

Tuesdays – Thursdays 12 noon – 11pm, Food 12 noon – 8.30pm

Fridays – Saturdays 12 noon – 12 midnight, Food 12 noon – 8.30pm

Sundays 12 noon – 11pm, Food 12 noon – 3.30pm



Phill and Emma

bullandlion at

01530 415257

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Daybreak Services Holiday Opening Times

IMG_3851Saturday 20th December – 6:30am to 5:30pm

Sunday 21st December 8am to 1pm – SUNDAY PAPERS AVAILABLE TODAY, TOO!

Monday 22nd December – 6:30am to 6pm

Tuesday 23rd December – 6:30am to 7pm

Wednesday 24th December – 6:30am to 5pm

December 25th & 26th – CLOSED

Saturday 27th December – 7am to 1pm

Monday 29th December onwards – OPEN AS USUAL  – 6.30am to 6pm

2015 — NEW YEAR  –  Thursday 1st January CLOSED

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Open-Season for Burglars? – Neighbourhood Watch Message

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Screen Shot 2014-11-16 at 19.58.41Criminals like presents at Christmas, too.

They window-shop, but often through YOUR HOME WINDOWS.


  • keep presents out of view from your windows
  • recycle gift packaging with care – boxes by your bins advertise you have expensive items
  • leave a light on and draw the curtains if you are out after 4pm, every day
  • mark your valuables with a UV pen or property marking service
  • if you go away, make your home look occupied. Ask a trusted neighbour to help.
  • help YOUR neighbours. Report anything suspicious to the Police on 999 (Emergency) or 101 (Non-emergency) or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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  • Don’t leave valuables in cars.
  • If you must, lock them in the boot. Do so before you arrive, so nobody there sees you.
  • Leave NOTHING on show in the car, not even a coat or an empty bag.
  • When you shop, beware of leaving stuff on view while you then buy more.

Please – join our Packington Neighbourhood Watch (NW) group. We still need street contacts for Babelake street, Homecroft Drive and Nethercroft Drive.  We don’t need a major commitment – it’s just about helping keep your near neighbours aware of any incidents or issues. NW Street co-ordinators meet generally every 2 to 3 months, and on the plus side we meet in the pub!

Open season for burglars? Make sure it’s not so in YOUR life this year. Pass-on this advice to your neighbours and friends.

Stephen Flook, Packington NW Co-Ordinator, Tel 01530 415185

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Seasonal Events at our Bull and Lion

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We have the Salvation Army brass band coming on Thursday 18th December 2014 at 7.30pm to hold a Starlight carol-singing evening. Wrap up warm, and join in festive fun with the charity that has some of the very best of brass bands. FREE Entry.  Mince Pies and Glühwein. Bring family and friends for a night to remember. Donations welcome.

Our Seasonal Timetable is as follows:
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Packington Bonfire Night, Wednesday 5th November 7.00 pm

We hope to repeat the success of previous bonfire Parties and as you can see are keeping to the traditional date again this year.  The bonfire will be lit at around 7.00 pm, there will be two sessions of display fireworks with an interval for sparklers in between.  Hot dogs, burgers, punch and drinks can be purchased we hope you have an enjoyable evening.bonfire

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Rearranged date for Annual Duck Race 20th September

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Packington Duck Race

Saturday 20th September 2.30pm


THREE RACES  + CUSTOMISED DUCK RACE CASH PRIZES You are invited to the re-arranged annual Duck Race. Bring your friends and relatives and enjoy a relaxing afternoon You can enter your own duck in the special customised duck race and win a cash prize. If you haven’t made your own customised duck yet there is still time and remember there will be a prize for the most creative and amusing!!!   Race Tickets only £1   Promoter Mr C Miles for the Packington Memorial Hall Charity 521484    

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Lower Packington Road Planning Inquiry – 24 Sep 2014

Packington Nook Residents Association (PNRA) letter – extracts:

The Planning Inquiry for Lower Packington Road has been set to start on Wednesday 24 September at 10am at Whitwick Business Centre, Stenson Road, Coalville LE67 4JP.  We expect the inquiry to last for a few days.

Please save this date for your diary.  Even though it is in Coalville we want to see a BIG turnout of supporters please!  Bring your friends and neighbours and share cars where possible.  Show them that this matters.  It is not clear yet when PNRA will be called to give evidence, but we will let you know the agenda closer to the time.

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