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13/9 Historic Churches Ride & Stride 2014.
A big well done once again to Sue Spriggs who raised over £1,100 by riding 4.8 miles to visit 4 churches. Money to be divided the Historic Churches Trust and St Peter's.

Arnesby Cricket Club v Bruntingthorpe, 29th June 2014
Another win for Bruntingthorpe, by 28 runs
Match Scores»

Arnesby Promises Auction Friday 11th July at 6:30pm
Funds raised will be divided between: Village Hall, Baptist Church (Conference Centre refurbishment), St Peter's Church (interior stonework repairs) and LOROS.
There will be a free buffet supper.

The famous Arnesby May Fayre - Bank Holiday Monday 26th May
Food, drink, entertainment, activities - a great day out for the whole family.
More details»
Cross Country Race: Full Results»

14/9/13 Ride and Stride - annual fundraising for Leicester Historic Churches. Well done to Sue Spriggs who once again has represented Arnesby in the gruelling event.
Sue cycled 60 miles while visiting 60 churches and raised a massive £700 for church funds.

Sunday 18th August Arnesby Cricket Club v Bruntingthorpe,
- the revenge match!
Come along to Gumley cricket ground and support the 'lads'!
Why not take a picnic and refreshments and make an afternoon of it!

Sunday June 23rd Arnesby Cricket Club v Bruntingthorpe
The first game of 2013 saw Arnesby CC take on the old enemy Bruntingthorpe at Gumley. After an early rain delay which failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the players, Arnesby batted first and.....
Read more»

Deborah Kelly15/6 Alan Bennett’s "Talking Heads"
A full Arnesby village hall enjoyed a performance by the Library Theatre Touring Company.
Deborah Kelly performed two of the monologues first seen on BBC TV in 1988. "Lady of Letters" and "Bed among the lentils Library Theatre Touring Company: 0113 2504803 or email
The Arnesby May Fayre 2013may fayre scene
After a break for the Royal Jubilee celebrations the Fayre returned on Bank Holiday Monday 27th May
The Fayre was another great day out - our usual mix of good food, live music and
entertainment for the whole family. The weather was very good, for a change and over 1,000 cars came into the village.
Popular events included the cross country run, charity tug of war and the fascinating craft village.
Visitors were able to try out a bungee trampoline, learn circus skills, see a demonstration of falconry and have a go at archery and mini-golf. The Wigston Band, Bakanalia Morris group and the RDC Cheerleaders team entertained a large audience outside the village hall.
Preliminary results indicate that around £7,500 was made for village funds.

Cross Country Race Results to follow soon
Arnesby Sports Field
footballOn 14th October Sally Smith, Clare Pierce, Sophie Jack & Brian Cox completed the Leicester Half Marathon and raised funds for the Arnesby Sports Field on Lutterworth Road.
This village project will provide a safe, green open space for our children, the local primary school and adults to enjoy free play and organised sporting activities. Football, cricket, rounders, rugby or just leapfrog, skipping and summer picnics.
EMERGENCY SERVICE - If you live alone, and/or would like to ensure support in an emergency, you could join an emergency telephone service.

TRANSPORT - If you do not have transport to leave the village, but you need to do so for any purpose such as shopping, visiting friends, attending appointments, you may wish to use the Lutterworth Community Transport Service.
Read more about these services»
Proposals for part of the field used for the May Fayre car park.
The Arnesby Village Hall Committee has submitted a change of use application for a small area of the field that is used as a car park during May Fayres. The application is to change the use of this land from agricultural to recreational and if approved the land will become a school playing field and a small village hall car park.
Notices giving details of this application have been posted on the Lutterworth Road. Any views about this proposal should be forwarded to Harborough District Council by 28th June. The background to this application and full details are available here» (pdf doc.)
The Queens Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in Arnesby June 4 2012

Photo album 1»
     Photo album 2 (Steve Gibbs)»  Jubilee Book pages»
The Arnesby Promises Auction March raised £4,500 and this has been split equally between St Peter's Church, the Baptist Chapel, the village hall and we have received grateful thanks from the Sister in Charge of LOROS Manor Croft Day Centre for the cheque for £1,100 which is to be spent on communications aids for day patients.
Well done to Sue Spriggs for once again spending lots of time organising this event.
tom williams presents the false leg in GhanaApril 2012 Tom changes a life!
Tom Williams of Arnesby changed a Ghanian man's life when he returned to the country after a holiday last November.
Paul Prierra had been struggling witha wooden leg and a zimmer frame since losing a leg to diabetes. Tom surprised him on his return trip by giving him a new false leg. Read more»
broadbandSuper-Fast Broadband
Leicestershire County Council is working to identify and deliver the connectivity needs of communities, businesses, and public sector organisations. The County’s vision is to deliver super-fast broadband to all premises in Leicestershire by 2017. Deployment of super-fast broadband will commence during 2013. As part of the programme it is critical that the Council understand current issues and future broadband aspirations. They need your support. Please visit to complete the questionnaire. Survey closes 30th April 2012 and a report will be published in May. When you complete the survey you can register to receive a quarterly newsletter.
More information: Matthew Kempson (
May Fayre 2012.
It has been decided that with the change to the Bank Holiday dates to Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th June to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee and the likelihood that most other communities would be organising events around this time, we will not be holding a May Fayre this year.

It has been decided that the Cross Country Race will also not go ahead this year.

The Fayre will return, bigger and stronger in 2013!
Arnesby Fundraising Successes
• Macmillan Coffee Morning on 30th September raised £290
• Harvest Raffle and sale of flowers and pumpkins from St Peter’s Church raised £233 for Rainbows Children’s Hospice
• Sale of Bulbs & Bring and Buy on 8th October raised £198
• Historic Churches Trust – Ride & Stride Harriet Beardsell raised £48 with her horse Hot Chocolate: Sue’s final sponsorship total was £1,455
• South Close Fruit & Veg Stall: We will soon close for the winter. Thank you to all our customers and providers. We have raised nearly £600 to be divided between the Kate Community Centre and St Peter’s Church Building Fund.
prizewinner10 September Shearsby, Arnesby & Bruntingthorpe
WI Produce Show at Shearsby Village Hall.

Report by Jenny Lees & photographs by Bob Spree»
Dave Hogg & Simon StaceyCricket: Arnesby v Shearsby Sunday 26 June at Gumley
A great game on a lovely sunny Sunday - won on the last ball by Shearsby.
Read more & photos »
The Digital Switchover is happening!

August- September 2011
Have you switched to digital yet?
Have you heard about the Digital Switchover Help Scheme?

The Help Scheme can arrange for an approved installer to supply and install everything you need to switch one TV to digital.

Read more»
Arnesby May Fayre, Monday 30th May.
Once again the weather wasn't in our favour and persistent rain kept many people away. Those that did come found the usual mix of entertainments, food and music. The rain did mean though that some attractions such as the Bungee-Trampoline and the bouncy castles had to be cancelled. Read more»
Arnesby 'Open' Golf Festival 3rd June
At Kilworth Springs Golf Club followed by an evening prize giving at Little India.
Provisionally there are 20 places for the golf and the total cost for the day is £35.
Register with Paul Williams 2478303 or email
sainsburys voucher
The Friends of Arnesby School are asking that villagers collect the vouchers currently being given out by Tesco and Sainsburys so that the school can benefit from the rewards that the supermarkets are offering.
20/12/10 Proposed extension to the Little India Restaurant.
The planned extension would bring the frontage of the building in line with the existing porch. The land that this would involve (around 200 ft²) is common land maintained by the County Highways department who have no objections to the extension. The land involved however would cease to be common land and would become part of the restaurant.
At the Parish Council meeting on December 2nd the Council decided that villagers should have the opportunity to comment on the proposed "extinguishment" of rights to the land. Villagers can read the Council statement here (pdf) and register their views to councillors as detailed on the notice.
bt logoThe Race to Infinity.    Over the next five years BT is rolling out superfast fibre optic broadband across the UK.
Areas that aren't part of the announced roll out plan can take part in The Race to Infinity and give race to infinitythemselves the opportunity to get BT Infinity next.
The Peatling Magna exchange is not eligible to win The Race to Infinity as it has fewer than 1,000 premises. However, BT still wants us to get involved, so please take a minute to vote and express your interest. If 75% of our exchange registers, BT will engage with us to see what can be done in our area.
There are 683 subscribers on the Peatling Magna exchange, so we need 503 votes to ensure that we get fast broadband as soon as possible.
Register your vote here» Voting ends on 31 December 2010
South Close Fruit & Veg Stall
It has been another bumper year for fruit, vegetables, preserves & flowers. Thanks to all our “customers”, we have raised nearly £500 in donations – this includes £10 donated by Monica from the Open afternoon at the allotments. We have just sent £400 to the villagers of G S Kuppam in Southern India to help with books for the year 10, 11 & 12 children, Fees for 3 nursing students and money for old people’s dinners each Sunday.
Brian & Sue Spriggs
Leicestershire Historic Churches – Ride & Stride September 11th
Sue Spriggs would like to thank everyone who sponsored her so generously and with much good humour! Also, many thanks to everyone who sat in a Church to welcome and record the visiting cyclists. Sue rode  55  miles and visited  59 Churches & Chapels and hopes to have raised over £1,100 to be shared between St Peter’s Church and Leicestershire’s Churches & Chapels.
wigston bandArnesby May Fayre, 31 May
We raised a magnificent total of £9,600 this year which will be spent on projects suggested by local organisations.
The organising committee would like to thank the many people who helped with the build up, the day itself and the cleaning up afterwards. The Fayre couldn't go ahead without the considerable efforts of lots of people. Hopefully, in spite of the work, it was an enjoyable day for everybody!
If you have any suggestions or observations, however small, about the day please let one of the organisers know so that we can learn lessons for future years. Jacque Shorrocks, Liza Welton, Graham Middleton, Sue Cooper, Liz Stretton and Terry Emmony.
May Fayre» Cross Country Run Results»
chandlers12/5/10 Chandlers Arms is Pub of the Year again!

For the second year in a row, Leicestershire Camra members voted the Chandlers Arms in Shearsby as their country pub of the year for 2010.

The award was presented to to Steve and Karen Compton in a packed pub by Camra Chairman Keith Williams.
Chandlers web site»
Keep Fit / Pilates – Monday evenings in Arnesby Village Hall
The next set of 6 classes will start on Monday 14th June. Note new date!
6.30 to 7.30 pm Keep Fit/ Aerobics, 7.30 to 8.30 pm Pilates
The cost is £24 for 6 classes of either Aerobics or Pilates. Attending both classes costs the reduced price of £42. Cheques to be made payable to A. Osborne.
Anyone who would like to attend some of the classes, but cannot get to the full 6 weeks may come to single sessions for a “drop in” price of £5 per session.
mark robinson23/4/10 The third Arnesby Promises Auction raised a record £5,400. 115 lots were auctioned on the night with some won by silent auctions but most being ably auctioned by Mark Robinson.
Update: Cheques for £1,336 has gone to each of the Charities benefitting: Arnesby Village Hall, Arnesby Baptist Church, St Peter's Church & the LOROS Manor Croft Day Centre.
(Jenny Walsh - the sister in charge at Manor Croft was overwhelmed by the cheque and she can now replace the rusty, condemned food & plates heating cabinet which is used for patients meals.)
Organiser Sue Spriggs said "Thank you to everyone who offered Promises, provided food and Bid for the Lots. Especial thanks to Mark Robinson, our unflappable and indefatigable auctioneer!" Thanks also of course must go to Sue herself for once again organising a very successful event .
5 Kilometre Swimathon for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Sue Spriggs completed her sponsored swim on 17th April in 1 hour 40 minutes (she is very proud of her time!) and she raised £250. You can still sponsor her by clicking here and  selecting “Sponsor me”.
andra sparks
Jazz with bread and cheese

Following their successful concert last year renowned jazz singer
Andra Sparks
and her group gave another concert in Arnesby Village Hall on Saturday 6th March.

All profits to village charities
Arnesby Parish Council Meeting 19th January
The recent meeting was addressed by two visiting speakers about items of interest to the village: Neighbourhood Watch and a report on the investigation into the number of accidents on the A5199 near Manor Farm.
Follow the links to read an account of these two talks

Arnesby: Carol singing around the village raised £238 for Cancer Research. Sue S
Keep Fit/ Pilates Classes
A new set of 6 classes will begin on Monday 4th January in Arnesby Village Hall.
- 6.30 to 7.30 – Keep Fit / Aerobics
- 7.30 to 8.30 pm – Pilates
The cost is £24 for 6 classes of either Aerobics or Pilates. Attending both classes costs the reduced price of £42. Cheques to be made payable to A. Osborne.
Note: Anyone who would like to attend some of the classes, but cannot get to the full 6 weeks may come to single sessions over the summer for a “drop in” price of £5 per session.
Tom & Kookie10/10/09 A full house in Arnesby Village Hall raised £500 for Hope and Homes for Children. Organised by Martyn and Carol Greenwood with Kookie and Tom Willams the evening was based on tasting a variety of delicious, real Thai food prepared by Kookie.
hope and homes logoHope and Homes for Children is a charity that works all over the world to provide security and a family environment for children to help them fulfil their potential. Read more»
The organisers thanked Khan's Restaurant, soon to open in Oadby, for providing the cooking and serving equipment.
May 2009 Arnesby May Fayre - Report and Photographs»
Cross Country Race
- Full results»
31/5 Success for the Arnesby Cricket team! In the first match of the season the Arnesby team pulled off a surprise victory against Gumley by 12 runs. Scores & photo»
27/2 Jazz Evening in Arnesby VH.
Liza Welton and Jenny Lees organised a magnificent evening of Jazz and Blues music performed by Andra Sparks, Nick Weldon & Dominic Ashworth. The Village Hall was packed with over 80 people.
We not only enjoyed ourselves, but also made a profit for two charities that are supported by villagers. £200 was divided equally between the Gondar Orphanage in Ethiopia, which Elaine Carter & Peter Houtman visit and help to fund and money for nursing studies for girls from Gangasamy Kuppam in India. Brian & Sue Spriggs
steve at the Chandlers armsChandlers Arms is County Pub of the Year!
The Leicestershire CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) group has announced that the Chandlers Arms in Shearsby has been voted the county Pub of the Year for 2009 locale logoby CAMRA members.
The news came on Feb. 26 during the launch - in the Chandlers - of the CAMRA Locale campaign to encourage pubs to serve beer brewed locally.
Read more and photos»
linnecar family21/2 29 members of the Linnecar family descended on the village to enjoy a watercolour workshop with Peter Welton.
Their ages ranged from 3 months to 63 years. Robin and his wife Joanna, who live in Surrey, decided to organise a "once a year" Linnecar gathering and this was their inaugural meeting. They travelled from all over England, six came from Switzerland, and they stayed overnight in Lutterworth. The Joiners Arms in Bruntingthorpe put on a delicious lunch for them on the Saturday and the Kilworth House Hotel catered for dinner in a private room where Peter Welton was the after-dinner speaker.
New Aerobics and Pilates classes in Arnesby Village Hall
6 week courses start 9 March, 6:30 Details»
snow on the top greenFeb 09 Early February saw the heaviest snowfalls for some years. Steve Gibbs of Church Lane, Arnesby took some photos of the scenes in and round the village.

See the album»
Dec 08 A new notice board has been acquired by the Arnesby Parish Council, to be installed in front of the village hall. The board has twice the capacity of the current one and has two sections; one for the Council and Churches and one for general notices.
Volunteers are needed to install the board - can you help? Contact Maurice Bown if you are interested.
12/08 Traffic Calming on Lutterworth Road?
After monitoring traffic on the Lutterworth Road, local police consider that there could be a case for the installation of traffic calming measures.
The Parish Council will include a discussion of this matter in a meeting on Tuesday 16 December at the Conference Centre. The police will be attending and also the Head Teacher of the Arnesby School.
Have your say now
- add a comment to the discussion board»
11/08 Improvements to St Peter's Church. The PCC has decided to make some alterations to the Church - a coffee serving counter with sink and hot water and a toilet.
Read Brian Spriggs' report»
Peter Welton print 14/10/08 Arnesby artist Peter Welton discussed his paintings with the Princess Royal in the Walkers Stadium in Leicester.
The occasion was a celebratory luncheon organised by Soroptimist International Leicester where the President presented Her Royal Highness with one of Peter's pictures - the view from the top of St.Peter's Church tower, together with a copy of a book published in America with the same image on the cover.
See Peter Welton's web site. Click on the thumbnail to se a larger version
St Peter's Church Fundraising:
• Harvest Supper raised £536 for Rainbows Children's Hospice.
• The South Close Fruit & Veg stall (now closed for the winter) raised £386 divided equally between St Peterís Church and sponsorship of a nursing student in Vellore, Southern India
• The Historic Churches Bike Ride raised £1050 (see below)
Sept '08 Tom Williams, recently returned from the far east, has produced a web site with stunning 360° views of Arnesby. From around 20 vantage points Tom has taken some beautiful photographs of the whole village and actually found a dry, sunny day to do it!
The photographs can be seen at . Well worth a look!
13/9/08 Historic Churches Ride & Stride Day.
Sue Spriggs once again lead the way on this annual cycle ride around the churches of the county. For many years Sue has pedalled her way to hundreds of churches to raise substantial amounts of money for St Peter's.
"Many thanks to EVERYONE who sponsored me, .... I visited 60 Churches & Chapels, rode 62 miles and watched the Tigers beat London Irish (just!). I hope to raise over £1,000. I shall put the final total in the November Hexagon." Sue
Update: The final total was a magnificent £1,050.
16/8/08 Opera Evening in Arnesby - Another Fantastic Success!
aled wyn daviesThe concert by three international operatic stars gave a large audience in St Peter's Church a night to remember. diana palmerstonTenor Aled Wyn Davies and soprano Diana Palmerston accompanied by Eirian Owen performed a mixture of classical operatic pieces and songs from light opera and stage musicals.
The next visit will be by Diana with some of her graduate music students when they will give an insight into what the future holds for classical singers.
Contact Liza 2478761 for more information and tickets.
The 2007 Arnesby Pantomime: The Sound of Grease
Sisters Lock, Stock and BarrelFinally, a big gap in this web site is filled.....
Several months later and with many thanks to Nigel Walker, an illustrated report on the very well received panto is available here»

Nigel's excellent review will no doubt spur on the cast and crew to repeat their performances in another panto - 'My Fair Oliver" perhaps?
Arnesby May Fayre - Bank Holiday Monday, 26 May 2008
owlThe May Fayre went ahead, despite very strong winds that brought nearby trees down and wrecked a few gazebos. Almost 700 cars with about 2,500 people steam enginecame to enjoy good food, drink and entertainment!
Highlights this year included:
  • A steam engine display with working farm machinery
  • Shetland pony rides
  • A display of owls to see and hold
  • morris menThe famous 5 mile, three village cross country race Full Results»
  • Lots of live music, including the Wigston Band, Arcturus string quartet and the Lizzards
  • the Bakanalia Morris group
  • Our Craft Village - demonstrations of traditional handicrafts
Report and Photos»
John Winterton.
After 20 years of faithful service as Church Warden of St Peter's, John Winterton has retired to the back benches!
Thanks to his indefatigable stewardship, the Church fabric has been repaired and maintained so that it is in an excellent state for future generations.
We are very grateful to John & Di for their hard work over the years and at a retirement party they were given a Peter Welton painting of their own house!
Brian Spriggs and St Peter's Parochial Church Council.
Lei Zhao Prima Ballerina 23/4 Peter Welton has almost completed his latest painting - a portrait
of Chinese Prima Ballerina Lei Zhao of the Birmingham Royal Ballet.
The commission came about after Sir Peter Wright, Director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet visited Peter's studio earlier this year. They later saw a performance of The Nutcracker in Birmingham in which Lei Zhao danced the part of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Introductions were made and this watercolour portrait painting was the result!
More details
(Click the thumbnail to see a larger version)
20/3/08 End of an Era! The Arnesby Post Office closed its doors for the last time tonight.
The village's last remaining amenity was the victim of cost cutting dogma and it was closed despite protests and petitions to keep it open. A group of thirty villagers turned out to mark the occasion and to wish Postmistress Christine Mawby a happy retirement after 27 years in charge.
Flowers were presented to Christine and to the part time staff, Penny Emmony and Jean Hunt.
15/3/08 Shearsby - Granny's Attic Sale. The sale in the village hall raised an amazing £1,244 to be divided between Breast Cancer Research and MacMillan Nurses. Report & Photos»
14/3/08 Arnesby Promises Auction
The village hall was full for a third very successful Promises auction. Once again organised by Sue Spriggs, a magnificent £4,600 was raised for local amenities. Mark Robinson was an excellent auctioneer and more than 110 lots were on offer.
Read all about it»
28/2/08 Hexagon on the Village-Web site!
Starting with the March edition the monthly Parishes newsletter will be available for downloading from this web site. Click here to download the newsletter.
You will need a copy of Adobe Acrobat reader on your PC and a fairly fast internet connection as the pdf file is about 2mb. Adobe is a free program that can be downloaded by clicking on the logo below:
16 Feb The Shearsby Game Lunch
The end of the shooting season does have a silver lining, at least for the villagers in Shearsby.
To mark the end of the season the annual Game Lunch is celebrated at the Chandlers Arms, Shearsby`s quaint little pub on the village green.
(Pictured is Vension with port, topped with herb dumplings)
Read all about it»
1 Feb Arnesby Post Office Closure Confirmed.
Despite the protests, petitions and strong arguments against closure, Arnesby Post Office will close in mid March leaving Arnesby, Shearsby and Bruntingthorpe without any outside amenities at all. This is a massive disappointment to everybody - many residents felt that because of the lack of any other shops, an almost non existent bus service and a 3 mile trip to the nearest Post Office, Arnesby might be reprieved.
20/11/07 Arnesby Post Office to Close
The Post Office announced yesterday that 25 Leicestershire post offices are to close following a review caused by falling usage of offices, increasing losses and the need to modernise the company.
A period of public consultation will be allowed, up to January 10th after which a final decision will be made. The selected post offices will then close in March.
Arnesby, Bruntingthorpe and Shearsby villagers will surely see Arnesby post office as more important to the community than just a profit and loss account: - there are no other shops in these villages, there are no local bus services and the nearest post offices are in Fleckney (2.8 miles from Arrnesby) and Gilmorton.
Make your views known - write to: Mark Partington, FREEPOST CONSULTATION TEAM or email
Mar 07 Arnesby May Fayre '07
Preparations for this year's Fayre on Monday 28th May are underway. An open village meeting was held in the village hall on 14 March to discuss arrangements and helpers etc. Regular stallholders have received invitations to the Fayre. We will be having another Craft Village - if you make and sell your own products we would like to hear from you (email here).
About the May Fayre»
2006 May Fayre»
Feb 07 Shearsby Game Lunch, Chandler's Arms
Shearsby residents and their guests held their traditional end of season Game Lunch at the pub on 10 February. Having emptied their freezers of game acquired during the season, villagers prepare a variety of delicious dishes and tuck into a feast at the Chandler's Arms.
Read more»
Feb 07 Don't Miss Out - It Matters!
Advice by Leics & Rutland Assn of Parish Councils:
"On 3rd May 2007 local elections will be taking place to elect councillors to your Parish Council. This is the chance to have your say by voting for the people you want to be councillors to help look after your community or possibly becoming a councillor yourself and help shape it."
Read more»
Feb 07 Appeal by the Leicestershire Library Service
Can you help the library service deliver books to local residents who are housebound or who can't easily get along to the mobile library when it makes its fortnightly calls in the area? We are particularly looking for help in Arnesby and Mowsley. If you would like to be your village volunteer, choosing and delivering books from the mobile library, please le us know.
Contact Amy Lewis at Market Harborough Library (01858 821274) for details. (Routine checks would be undertaken if vou were to be accepted as a volunteer.)
9/11/06 New Priest in Charge The Reverend Alison Hampton was licensed by the Bishop of Leicester to become Priest in Charge of Arnesby, Shearsby, Bruntingthorpe, Knaptoft, Mowsley, Theddingworth and Husbands Bosworth.
The service took place in All Saints Church, Husbands Bosworth followed by a reception in the hall. We all welcome Alison into our community and hope that she finds her time and ministry with us fulfilling.
Thanks to all priests and readers who helped with services during the interregnum.
14/10/06 Flicks in the Sticks!
Arnesby Village Hall now has a full cinema system - a large screen and surround sound that provides an authentic cinema experience.

The opening night was 17 October when "Ladies in Lavender"(2004, Maggie Smith and Judi Dench) was shown to an audience of 30 villagers.
See the program of films»
29/9/06 World's Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Nurses.
Held in Shearsby by Keith & Anne Beeson Details »
24/9/06 St Peter's Arnesby - Harvest Festival. The Service collection raised £90 and the auction of produce & flowers at the Harvest supper on 25 September raised another £529.
So a total of £619 has been sent to the Rainbows Children's Hospice in Loughborough.
(Click on logo for web site)
9/9/06 Ride and Stride Day in aid of Historic Churches
Sue Spriggs of Arnesby did her usual epic ride and this year visited 63 churches in the course of cycling 63 miles. Her sponsorship amounts to an amazing £1,003. Well done Sue!
3/9/06 Shearsby Grand Fete
Another successful fete was held on the village green in support of Church Funds. Visitors were able to Beat the Goalie and Splat the Rat and there was lots of books, 'antiques', plants, cakes and produce to buy. Refreshments were served in the village hall and the Lutterworth Band provided the musical entertainment. Photos»
2/9/06 Shearsby, Arnesby and Bruntingthorpe Open Show
Christine Eales was judged overall winner of this year's show held in Bruntingthorpe Village Hall, for her pot of raspberry jam in the Preserves section
As well as the overall winner, Arnesby won four of the seven adult sections this year.
Results »

Aug '06 New Landmark for Arnesby
The skyline on Church Lane now includes a clock tower on the newly renovated building next to the Manor House. Bob Jones plans to rent out the "Clock House"
23/8/06 Priest in Charge Appointed
The Bishop of Leicester has announced the appointment of the Reverend Alison Hampton as Priest in Charge of the Benefice. Since February 2004 Alison has been Priest in Charge of the Burrough Hill parishes and Chaplain to Brooksby Melton College. She is married to Bob and they have four grown up children.
Alsion hopes to make the move in November.
22/8/06 Landord's Opening Night
New owners Steve and Karen Compton opened the Chandler's Arms in Shearsby for the first time tonight. Together with their sons Terry and twins Pete and John they have moved from a very busy pub near Asbourne in Derbyshire.

Steve and Karen will be serving good value, traditional pub food every lunch time and evening from Wednesday, 23rd onwards (except Mondays). Steve is a real ale fan and plans to feature a changing selection of fine ales for customers to taste and enjoy.
July 06 Arnesby Village Hall.
With the ending of the Tuesday evening youth club, there are now no regular weekly organisations bringing in funds for the hall.
Chair of Trustees, Brian Spriggs asks that we support the hall by using it for parties, meetings etc and to think of organisations that might consider holding their events in the hall. Read more »»
19/6/06 Dr Ray Sutton, celebrated local historian, gave a fascinating talk to an audience of over 100 on the history of Arnesby, Shearsby and Peatling Magna.

Dr Sutton's talk, in Arnesby Village Hall, began with references to the villages in the Domesday Book of 1086 and went on to describe many cultural and economic developments from then to the early 20th century.
Arnesby May Fayre 29 May 2006
Another successful and enjoyable day was had by all at the 26th Arnesby May Fayre on Bank Holiday Monday. In spite of the cold and showery weather, around 4,000 people visited the village and just over £10,000 was raised for local organisations and amenities.
Full report »»
20 May Charity Promises Auction in aid of Arnesby School
Organised by the Shearsby Community Association. Spirited bidding meant that a splendid total of £2,000 was raised for the school.
Charities & Charity
Many elderly people are experiencing financial difficulties because of rising living costs and reduced return on their savings......
Maurice Bown suggests a solution.
Promises Auction 25 March 2006
Another highly successful and enjoyable promises auction was held in the village hall and over £4,300 was raised to support local organisations and amenities. Report»»
Money raised will be used on various Arnesby Projects.
Loseby Wood, Arnesby The proposal that the Arnesby Loseby Charity Trust create an acre of woodland on part of the unused land at the allotment site has been greeted with great interest, enthusiasm and generosity by residents of Arnesby.
For more information and progress to date, click here» Update 25 Feb»
2/11/05 Little India was adjudged the best Asian restaurant in Leicestershire and Rutland for 2005 at the inaugural award ceremony at Stapleford Hall. More Details»»
10/5/05 Sue Spriggs raised a final total of £650 on the 'Ride & Stride Day' in aid of Leicester Historic Churches on 10 September.
10/10/05 The Harvest auction of produce after the harvest supper raised a total of £632, to be split between the Pakistan earthquake appeal and the Rainbows Childrens Hospice.
30 May 2005, 25th Arnesby May Fayre
After a wet start the day developed into the usual busy and thoroughly enjoyable day. Around 6,000 visitors came to the village to be entertained by the Wigston brass band, Morris men, a falconer and many other events around the village. 74 runners took part in the 5th 5 mile cross country race.
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2/8/05 The Charity Curry Buffet and auction in aid of the Rainbows Children's Hospice held at the Little India Restaurant on 11 July raised a magnificent total of £3,900, with £3,100 coming from the auction. Photos of presentation: click here.
15/07/05The coffee morning in aid of Hope and Homes for Children, held at the home of Carol and Martyn Greenwood on July 14 raised a total of £272. Thanks to all who attended. Another morning will be held later in the year. Watch this space!
26/3/05 Eggstravaganza Afternoon
Easter Egg Hunt starts 2pm at Arnesby Village Hall £1 per entry
Egg decorating 50p per egg, Egg and spoon race £1 per entry
Refreshments and much more.
All proceeds to Arnesby school funds for much needed computer equipment.
24/2/05 The Little India Charity Dinner in aid of the Tsunami Appeal on Monday 21 February was extremely well supported and raised a total of £780 for the British Red Cross.
Well done to the customers & staff of Little India.
1/2/05 Arnesby Village Hall AGM, 10 Dec.
Hall development plans agreed.
12/9/04 Cricket. Arnesby ended their 4 match programme with a loss, to end the summer with 2 wins and 2 losses. The 2 losses were at the hands of regular cricketing teams, one being Willoughby who hosted a match at Dunton Bassett cricket ground. Report »»
23/8/04 The Olde Cock Inn re-opened tonight as "Little India" providing Indian cuisine in the restaurant or for takeaway.
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12/8/04 Cricket - Arnesby defeated for the first time this season.
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26/6/04 Kerr & Ingrid leaving!
Last night Kerr announced that he has sold the Olde Cock Inn to a consortium of buyers from the Dine India restaurant from Countesthorpe. Kerr Ingrid and Jack will hand over the pub in mid July but tomorrow will be the last Sunday lunch that they will serve at the pub.
7/6/04 May Fayre a great success!
In it's 25th year the Fayre on 31 May attracted an estimated 6,000 people and raised over £10,000 for local organisations.
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31/3/04. Arnesby to get Broadband!
BT has announced that there has been sufficient interest in Broadband/ADSL in the Peatling Magna exchange area to warrant upgrading the exchange. The work will be done on August 11.
12/3/2004 Arnesby Promises Auction
Sue Spriggs organised an extremely successful and enjoyable evening that raised £4,442 towards improving facilities for the disabled in the village. 
12/11/03 Village Hall Improvements are approved
At the AGM of the Arnesby Village Hall Committee on 12 Nov. it was agreed to proceed with work to provide toilet facilities for disabled visitors. Details»»
Arnesby School Sports success
The Leicester Mercury of 5 July 2003 featured the successes of Arnesby School pupils in various sports during the last year.
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