Probably the BEST Open Gardens in Leicestershire – 25th August 2014

GarenView_CIMG3673w160_4kPackington Village Gardens Open Day – Major Village Event on Bank Holiday Monday, 25th August 2014 from 2pm to 7pm.  Admission is by passport to up to 12 gardens, Adults £3.50, Children FREE.

Passports are available from Packington village Car Park on Measham Road – LE65 1WP for your SatNav – or at partaking gardens.

Refreshments including cream teas ..Click here to read more..

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Hog-Roast tickets now on sale for the Robin Hood Packington family fun day on Sat Jun 28th


Hog-roast tickets are now on sale for the Robin Hood Packington Family Fun Day on Saturday June 28th 2014.

Ticket holders will have priority for entry and food (There is no guarantee of food for non ticket holders). Entrance to the event is £1.00 but free to children under 12 years of age.

Click here for an ORDER FORM cheques payable to Ashby Hastings Rotary Club

A FAMILY TICKET is £12.00 for 2 adults & 2 children food tickets including entry
ADULT’S HOG ROAST £4.50 (1 adult food ticket including entrance)
ADULT’S ROAST VEG & HUMUS £4.50 (1 adult food ticket including entrance)
CHILDREN’s MINI HOG ROAST £1.50 (1 child’s food ticket excluding entrance)
CHILDREN’S HOT DOG £1.50 (1 child’s food ticket excluding entrance)

Tickets are available from 

EMMA & PHIL at the BULL & LION, PACKINGTON 01530 415257
GEOFF at LA ZOUCH, ASHBY 01530 412536
JUDITH WILSON 01530 412658 (14 HOMECROFT DRIVE, PACKINGTON) E-mail judith ‘at’
(Please make cheques payable to Ashby Hastings Rotary Club)

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Packington Family Fun Day – Saturday June 28th


Extra help is needed to help serve the Hog Roast on the day.
This will be all prepared in advance by the organisers who have a team of five people already involved. Extra help is needed on the day to assist with the serving. Can you offer a short time say 1 hour (or more if you like!) to help make this fundraising day a success?
If you can please contact Sharron Miller, Babelake Street on 01530 413946 or 07902 466611

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Packington Plodders did it!


We did it!! The Packington Plodders completed the Moon Walk challenge in Edinburgh on Saturday evening!  26.2 miles in under 7½ hours for all of the plodders.  Congratulations to all and thanks for the text messages and support along the way from all our friends and family.

When we arrived in Edinburgh it was belting it down with rain, but as forecast, the rain stopped at 9pm and the weather conditions for walking were perfect! Edinburgh is a beautiful city and walking along the Firth of Forth whilst the sun was rising at 4am was amazing.  Well done all.



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Packington Observed – Saturday 7th June


An event not to be missed!

Saturday 7th June – 2pm-4pm – Packington Memorial Hall
A repeat of a very successful event held last year. An opportunity to view extensive photos, maps and articles of Packington’s history over the years collected and held by Packington History Group.

Free admission, refreshments available.

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Alerts email address up & running again

The Packington Post Alerts system needs YOU!

- are you one of the so-far only 150 villagers out of 700+ who have emailed to join and receive FREE up-to-the-minute news of the village?

There have now been 215 alerts, plus updates on various on-going items such as HS2 and several housing and other local planning applications. Click here to read more..

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Solar Farm for Normanton-le-Heath

Resident mailshot - Normanton-le-Heath Solar FarmBelectric will be in Packington Memorial Hall on Thursday 29th May showing details of their proposed solar farm development on land to the north of School Lane outside the village of Normanton-le-Heath.

If you would like to have a look at the details of the scheme, please pop in between 2.30pm and 7.30pm where you will be able to have a look at the information boards and ask them any questions.

If you cannot make the drop in session but would like to make comment on the plans you can email them at
or write to us at Belectric, Normanton-le-Heath Solar Farm, Thorney Weir House, Thorney Mill Lane, Iver, Buckinghamshire, SL0 9AQ.

Belectric look forward to meeting you on the 29th.

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Traditional Afternoon Tea – Sunday 8th June

Unknown-1Back by popular request, organised and run by the Christmas lunch ladies.

Packington Memorial Hall – Sunday June 8th 2:30pm

A selection of finger sandwiches, freshly made cakes, scones & pastries. A choice of traditional tea’s or coffee.

£6:50 per person – Booking Essential

Contact Sharron Miller 413946 or Rachael Miles 413795

Come & join us and help commemorate 100 years since WW1 with a good old sing a long….

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Bull & Lion – Update from Derek and Emma


At long last we have a telephone line and internet, so it is beginning to feel like we are making progress!

We would like to thank the village for its support since we came despite these technology hiccups and the failings of BT!! We really appreciate meeting you and many thanks for all your good wishes.

The Bull & Lion landline is 01530 415257. We are planning to start serving food from Tuesday 27th May and the menu will be published the week before. In the meantime the following matches will be broadcast so do come and join us

Friday 16th May @ 7.45pm – Tigers v Saints

Saturday 17th May @ 2pm – Saracens v Harlequins

And of course the FA Cup final…

Sunday 18th May @ 5pm – Arsenal v Hull

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