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Representatives from AFC Barwell and The Royal British Legion were recently presented with cheques from the Parish Council Community Grant Fund by Councillors Granger and Roberts. The AFC Barwell grant will go towards the maintenance of the heating system in the Pavilion. The Royal British Legion grant will go towards hiring a band for Remembrance Sunday. More »
Applications from local community and charity groups are welcome providing they are based or working in Barwell. The next round of grants will take place in June 2017, application forms are available from the Parish Council Office. » Less
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:31 by Deputy Clerk
Barwell Parish Council are delighted to announce that the green plaque marking the surprise arrival of a large meteorite in Barwell on Christmas Eve in 1965 has been unveiled. The plaque sited at the junction of Chapel Street and Dawson's Lane - close to the site of the meteorite fall, has been set into an 8 ton granite boulder kindly donated from Midland Aggregates in Ellistown. More »
On that momentous Christmas Eve more than 100lb of space rock fell to Earth, thought to be 4.5 billion years old – possibly older than the Earth itself – which rained down in fragments, hitting cars, factories and homes around Barwell. This meteorite remains one of the largest ever to land in Britain to date.
County, Borough and Local Councillors were joined for the unveiling by Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council Mayor Richard Allen, dignitaries from the National Space Centre, British Museum, Natural History Museum as well as representatives from the British and Irish Meteorite Society.
County Councillor Lewis said: "I'm absolutely delighted that the Barwell meteorite has been publicly recognised. Its fall was a significant event for the Parish and became a news story worldwide. This particular unveiling also emphasises the diversity of our green plaques so far awarded."
In subsequent days after the meteorite fall, locals and officials scoured the area around The Common finding fragments weighing 50lb in total. The Natural History Museum offered 10 shillings an ounce for fragments, with the offer sparking a rush to find pieces.
Barwell Parish Council Chairman Barry Granger said "We are delighted Barwell has been recognised and subsequently won a green plaque award as a permanent reminder of such a special occasion. The Council would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in voting for this plaque and Midland Aggregates for donating the granite boulder.
This green plaque is one of six awarded by Leicestershire County Council this year » Less
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 12:57 by Deputy Clerk
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