Cosby Parish Council

Serving the people of Cosby

Clerk: Les Phillimore
76 Springwell Lane, Whetstone
Leicester LE8 6LT

Tel: 07802 303936

Tags: Community

School Readers - Improving Literacy - Improving Life Chances



Can you spare an hour or two a week to listen to children read in a local primary school? Schoolreaders is looking for more volunteers in Leicestershire to carry out this important role.

Reading time for many children at home and at school is often insufficient and according to Government statistics, one in four children are now leaving... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 18 Mar 2019 19:43 by Les Phillimore

Tags: Community, Cosby, schools


Cosby Art Group will be holding their annual Art Exhibition and sale on Saturday 13th April at Cosby Village Hall (next to the park) from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. The exhibition will include art works in a variety of mediums including watercolour, acrylics, oils and pastels. Prices start at as little as £15. Admission is free.

The Group is very pleased to announce that this year they are joined by... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 18 Mar 2019 19:36 by Les Phillimore

Tags: Art, Community, Cosby, Exhibition

Speeding traffic and inconsiderate parking

Leicestershire Police have a dedicated online resource for reporting incidents.

Posted: Thu, 07 Mar 2019 18:09 by Les Phillimore

Tags: Community, Police, Roads, Speeding

Adminstration Assistant - Cosby Parish Council

Adminstration Assistant - Cosby Parish Council

Administration Assistant

10 hours per week (flexible) plus up to 5 hours additional

Salary: Local Government Pay LC Scale 1 to 5 –£17,364 to £18.795 (pro rata)

Closing date midday Monday 8th April 2019 – Interviews estimated for 15th April 2019

Cosby Parish Council is seeking to recruit an energetic and community focused part-time Administration Assistant for the council.

A Candidate... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 28 Feb 2019 13:23 by Les Phillimore

Tags: Community, Cosby, Employment, Staff

Grounds Maintenance Tender - 2019/20

Tenders for the grounds maintenance contract for the Parish of Cosby are invited.

All enquiries and tender submissions relating to the contract requirements and expectations should be directed to Les Phillimore, Clerk to Cosby Parish Council.

Contact details are on the Home Page.

The contract specification is detailed in the attached document

Posted: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:06 by Les Phillimore

Tags: Community, Contracts, Cosby

Concerned about speeding traffic in Cosby?

Concerned about speeding traffic in Cosby?

We have a number of 30mph signs that attach to wheelie bins - if you live on one of the main roads through Cosby and would like to take part in the scheme, please telephone 0116 2865484, and leave your name and address.

These signs are only available for houses on: -

Countesthorpe Road, The Nook, Broughton Road, Croft Road, Park Road, Cambridge Road, Narborough Road & Main Street.

They are provided... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 21:19 by Les Phillimore

Tags: Community, Cosby, Roads, Safety

Blaby District Community Grants scheme

Blaby District Community Grants scheme

Are you a Community Group looking for a grant? Perhaps Blaby District Councils Community Grant Scheme can help

Posted: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:17 by Les Phillimore

Tags: Blaby DC, Blaby District Council, Community, Cosby, Grants, Volunteers

Christmas arrives in Cosby

Christmas arrives in Cosby

Join Cosby Parish Council, friends, family and colleagues as the Cosby community come together to welcome the start of Christmas celebrations with festive stalls, entertainment and the Christmas lights switch-on, at 5.00pm on Saturday 1st December 2018

Count down to the lights being switched-on will be led by Cosby Parish Council with fantastic stalls, gifts, food and drink and entertainment for everyone... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 09:00 by Les Phillimore

Tags: Celebration, Christmas, Community, Cosby, Road Closures, Roads

Affordable Homes for the People of Cosby

Affordable homes for the people of Cosby are currently being built, but what exactly are they and how can local people apply?

The Housing Needs Survey of Cosby at the end of 2014, and subsequent public engagement events in 2017, showed there was an increasing need for affordable homes (rented and shared ownership) for people with a connection to the Parish.

Midlands Rural Housing worked with partners... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 19 Nov 2018 10:12 by Les Phillimore

Tags: Blaby District Council, Community, Cosby

Remembrance Day and Parade 2018

All groups, organisations and residents are invited to join in with the Cosby Remembrance Parade.

Please meet on the Victory Park car park at 9.30am.

The parade route will be: Park Road, Croft Road, The Nook and Main Street, processing to St. Michael & All Angels Parish Church for the annual Service of Remembrance.

Please note that a road closure will be in place along the route between 9.45 - 10.45... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 08 Nov 2018 09:03 by Les Phillimore

Tags: Community, Road Closures