Welcome to Medbourne
See also the Medbourne Village Hall web site at www.medbournevillagehall.co.uk.
New Village Web Site
The Parish Council Web Site and this site both run on infrastructure provided by Leicestershire County Council. LCC have informed us that they will no longer support the infrastructure from April 2015; the infrastructure remains available to use but will eventually be switched off in August 2016.
As a result we will have to re-host all our content onto a new platform. At the Parish Council meeting on 13th April 2015 they accepted a proposal to merge the two sites into one, both to reduce the redevelopment effort and to improve the user experience. Having a new platform provides us with an opportunity that we didn't have before - to design something specific for our village. To this end it is suggested that we form a volunteer group to help with the design and testing of the new site; the PC also endorsed this idea.
Hence, there is a need for volunteers. You don't need to be a technical expert, merely online savvy; this exercise is about the look-and-feel of the site initially and, when there's a prototype available, it will be about testing the new site and making comments on its usability and content. This is a very good opportunity for some of the younger members of our community to get involved in a village project though, of course, all ages are welcome.
As Site Administrator I have offered to undertake the technical development and I have also received a kind offer of help from de Montfort University. I will be downloading all our current content from the LCC infrastructure and, to some extent, how easily we can convert that content will inform the design of the new site.
If you would like to get involved please email the site administrator David Tuffs.
Housing Needs Survey
The Parish Council, District Council and Midlands Rural Housing are working in partnership to complete a Housing Needs Survey of Medbourne. The purpose is to find out the true extent of local peoples' housing requirements. Questionnaires are being delivered to every household during April and we would urge you to return your questionnaire to let your views be known.
The collated results of the survey will identify whether or not the housing needs (both the open market and the affordable housing needs), of local people are being met. Clear evidence of any local housing need is essential to help maintain and protect the village and ensure its future.
Midlands Rural Housing is an independent organisation with expertise in carrying out housing needs surveys throughout the East Midlands. All the information is confidential and replies will not be seen by the Parish Council, Harborough District Council or any other organisation.
Please could as many households as possible complete and return the questionnaire to Midlands Rural Housing. This is a valuable opportunity to help plan for Medbourne's future.
The Parish Council will be fully consulted on the results and the information gained from the survey will feed into the Parish Council's Neighbourhood Plan. If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow us via Email or Twitter
It's now much easier to keep up-to-date with what's going on in Medbourne - you can subscribe to the Medbourne Village email list or follow us on Twitter. Go to the Email and Twitter page to find out how to subscribe.
Event organisers please note – you should post your event online so it will automatically be emailed and tweeted to all the subscribers. This is going to be one of the most important publicity mechanisms in the village. Click here.
Medbourne's Communal Site
This website is for you, the people of Medbourne. It is a shared community resource and, as such, it is promoted by Medbourne Parish Council. Please register to the site to gain full access to all the facilities it can provide. Once you are registered you can post items in to the local postings section such as news, events and photographs.
The volunteer site adminstrator for Medbourne is David Tuffs, please contact him if you want to make a contribution or if you have any queries about the site. You can call David on 01858 565911.
Medbourne is an ancient village with a medieval stone bridge over a brook, a beautiful church and a traditional pub. Medbourne was originally a Roman settlement, on the route from Leicester to Colchester. The village lies in a valley carved out by the Medbourne Brook, which is a tributary of the river Welland.
Nowadays, Medbourne is a conservation area whose historic stone cottages, large elegant houses and leafy walks combine to make the village one of the most picturesque in the Welland Valley.