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Burton on the Wolds, Cotes & Prestwold Parish Council

Serving the people of Burton on the Wolds, Cotes & Prestwold

Clerk: Stephanie Massey
7 St Andrews Close, Burton on
the Wolds, Loughborough, Leics
LE12 5TJ

Tel: 01509 889770

Local Information

Parish Walks

  • Parish Walks (PDF, 1.3 Mb)

    Fancy a stroll? Why not take the family out at the weekend and discover the hidden beauty of your village. Just click here to download details of your parish walk including the route and map.

TURVY MOTORS Vehicle repair, servicing and MOTs. Sowters Lane. Tel. 881596

WOLDS GARAGE Petrol and diesel are on sale. There are full garage workshop facilities. The shop supplies some groceries, newspapers, cigarettes, gifts, cards, ice creams, and a video rental service and has an off-licence. Hours of opening are: 0700-2200 7 days a week. Tel. 881603

MILKMAN Express Dairies deliver to the doorstep. Contact by telephone to 01509 263431


NEWSPAPERS These can be bought from the garage shop.

POSTAL COLLECTIONS The box by the red telephone kiosk at the mini roundabout: at 1130 and 1600 Monday to Friday, at 1030 on Saturdays. The box in Sowters Lane: at 0930 and 1600 Monday to Friday only.

LOCAL SHOPS Granville's Wymeswold sell a range of goods - green groceries, flowers, groceries, freshly prepared snacks, confectionery, wines and spirits, newspapers and magazines.

The Greyhound Inn on Melton Road within the village. Tel. 880860
The Hammer and Pincers, Wymeswold. Tel. 880735
The Three Crowns, Wymeswold. Tel. 880153
The Windmill Inn, Wymeswold. Tel. 881074
The Packe Arms, Hoton. Tel. 889106
The Blacksmiths Arms, Barrow upon Soar. Tel. 413100
There are various restaurants in Quorn and Loughborough.

Café Mash (Indian cuisine) Melton Road, Burton on the Wolds Tel. 880980 (Also eat in)
The next nearest are in Barrow on Soar:
Piccolo's Pizza Tel. 416667
Lees Garden Tel. 413835
Pearl City Tel. 621422
River Soar Fish Bar Tel. 414004

TRADESMEN The parish magazine, The Christian Link, carries advertisements from local tradesmen.

TREE WARDEN Robert Shields Tel: 880063

HERITAGE WARDEN Cath Thomson Tel: 881529

ARCHAEOLOGY WARDEN Currently a vacancy, if you are interested in this voluntary position please contact the clerk.

LEICESTERSHIRE COUNTY LIBRARY A library van visits the village on alternate Mondays. For further details please see the poster on the noticeboard outside Burton on the Wolds Village Hall.

Improving Broadband Speeds

The Parish Council have been working towards improving the broadband speeds in Burton on the Wolds, Walton on the Wolds and Hoton since 2011.

The Parish Council submitted a business case to Matthew Kempson at Leicestershire County Council to put the case for investment in super-fast broadband in the Wolds. The business case has been put together by representatives from the parish councils of Burton on the Wolds, Cotes and Prestwold, Walton on the Wolds and Hoton.

Super-fast Broadband Update

The cabinet in the centre of Burton on the Wolds has been upgraded to super-fast broadband. This cabinet also serves Prestwold.

Unfortunately the second cabinet in the village, which serves the houses on and around Hubbard Road, was not upgraded this year. Premises served from this cabinet will therefore not receive super-fast broadband, even though the rest of the village will. Each cabinet costs the same to upgrade, and so BT and Leicestershire County Council have prioritised cabinets based on the number of premises who would benefit from each upgrade. As the main cabinet (by the roundabout) serves almost 500 premises, it is deemed economically viable. The Hubbard Road cabinet serves only 50, meaning less benefit for similar cost. The Parish Council continued to pursue alternative means of upgrading this cabinet.

Leicestershire County Council announced, in April 2015, that Hubbard Road and Mantelcroft Drive will be included in the second phase of their super-fast broadband project. Broadband should be available in these areas towards the end of 2016. Whilst we would have liked it to be available sooner, it is good news that the cabinet on Hubbard Road is included in the roll-out.

  • Broadband FAQs (PDF, 52 Kb)

    Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding broadband speeds.