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Barwell Parish Council would like to thank everyone who popped along to the Energy Comparison Day earlier in the month, it was great to see so many people attending. A huge thank you to Sharon McAsey and her colleague from The Zinthiya Trust, Local Co-ordinator Kerry Smith together with Councillors Barry Granger, Huw Williams, Jim Buck, Clerk Denise Deighton and Gwenfron Granger for helping out on the day.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:06 by Deputy Clerk
We still have a couple of vacant stalls for the Christmas Light Switch-on which takes place on Saturday 26th November. If you would like a stall then please pop into the office for a booking form or call us on 01455 844229
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:28 by Deputy Clerk
National Space Centre curator Dan Kendall with the largest known chunk of the Barwell meteorite which fell to earth on Christmas Eve 1965 which is now owned by London's Natural History Museum. The Barwell meteorite, has been chosen as a winner of a Green Plaque Award which will be unveiled in Chapel Street, Barwell on the 8th December at 12.00 noon - everyone is invited to the unveiling of this plaque to commemorate the giant space rock crashing to earth some 50 years ago. More »
The meteorite is the largest ever to land in Britain and its arrival on Christmas Eve in 1965 was followed by a mighty sonic boom as the 4.5 million-year-old rock exploded into thousands of pieces.
Councillor Peter Lewis, the county council's deputy cabinet member for green plaques, said: "We received a record number of votes and I want to thank everyone who took the time to get behind their favourite and support the scheme.
"We'll now work hard to get this plaque installed as we continue to celebrate the people and places of Leicestershire's rich history."
The green plaque awards scheme was set up by council leader Nick Rushton to recognise and celebrate people and places which have made an important and enduring contribution to the county.
Previous winners of the award include Sunloch, a Grand National winner buried in Burbage, in 2015, and in 2014, a dambuster from Burbage, Flight Lieutenant Geoffrey Rice DFC RAF VC.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:26 by Deputy Clerk