A huge thank you to everyone in Thornton who helped to raise the wonderful total of £648.44 for Christian Aid this year.

Well done to everyone, especially to the 8 folk who delivered the envelopes, the drop off points and the  treasurers for this event. 

We are so privileged to live in this country where we have water, energy supplies, and sewage disposal so readily available.

It is great to be able to help in some small way those who are so less fortunate than us.

Cameras ready! Thornton open gardens – online. .

Organised by Friends of St Peter’s, Thornton

Take photos of your Thornton or Merry Lees garden during the first three weeks of June and be part of the village video for us all to enjoy.

To take part please note the following

  • use your phone or camera to take photos, a video or a combination.
  • Please take them in landscape, rather than portrait if possible.
  • Videos should aim to be up to one minute in length. Longer videos (absolute max of 3 minutes please) can be sent in but it is possible that I may need to edit them down to one minute, depending on response.
  • If sending only photos, please send a maximum of 12
  • You may appear in your photo/video if you wish but the aim is to show the beauty and diversity of the gardens.
  • I will not attach any precise addresses or surnames, but would ideally like to use first names of those whose gardens they are, and the road you live in.   Please let me know which you would prefer and make clear if you wish to be totally anonymous.
  • Maximum individual e-mail size 15MB please
  • For multiple photos or for videos, please e-mail me first so we can arrange how they can be sent to me; or share with me on Onedrive, Dropbox or some other cloud method!
  • To Contact me or send your photos, send to
  • All videos and photos must be received by 20th June

Last year’s video has been watched over 1500 times!  
Virtual Open Gardens 2021 will be available to view on Youtube in early July. 
Lis Muller

Reservoir Inn – appeal upheld

Many village residents will be saddened to learn that the government planning inspector has overturned the decision by the Hinckley & Bosworth BC Planning Committee to refuse the planning application to convert the old Bull’s Head pub into five flats. I am a member of the committee and I voted against the application in order to buy some time for an alternative community-led proposal for the future use of the site. Unfortunately, no viable plan emerged. The owner appealed against our decision and on Wednesday it was confirmed that he had succeeded. To make matters worse, costs were awarded against HBBC and council taxpayers must foot the bill for the appeal. On the upside, the inspector has applied some additional conditions to the design of the street-facing elevation of the building to protect the privacy of residents living on the other side of Main Street.

Read the full decision below.

Andy Furlong

Bagworth & Thornton Parish Council Meeting

7pm Monday 07 Jun 2021

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of Bagworth and Thornton Parish Council will be held on the above date, commencing promptly at 7.00pm for the transaction of the business detailed on the agenda. The public and media are cordially invited to attend and present questions regarding items on the agenda only.

Details of location or arrangements to follow for virtual participation are to be confirmed .Venue: TBC Contact – Parish Clerk Agenda:

2021 06 07 Bagworth & Thornton Parish Council Meeting (PDF, 327 Kb)

Parish Council Vacancy


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Bagworth & Thornton Parish Council in the Thornton Ward.

If by 15 June 2021 (14 days excluding Dies Non, after the date of this notice) a request for an
election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place no later than 18 August 2021.

Dated 25 May 2021
Bill Cullen
Returning Officer
Hinckley Hub
Rugby Road
LE10 0FR