Welcome to the Smeeton Westerby Village Web Site.

About Smeeton Westerby

Smeeton Westerby Village HistoryThe picturesque village of Smeeton Westerby was once divided into the two separate hamlets of Smeeton and Westerby. The boundary believed to marked by two white stones next to Westerby House

Smeeton Westerby doesn't have any shops of it's own but it does have a traditional village pub, a village hall, a parish church plus several stables and farms. Originally it was a mainly farming village which also had several pubs, a shop, a butchers and a blacksmiths - the old blacksmith cottage is a very pretty cottage opposite Debdale Lane.

Location

The narrow village sits in gently rolling Leicestershire countryside between Kibworth Beauchamp and Saddington. It is 10 miles south east of Leicester and about six miles from the nearest market town and railway station at Market Harborough.

Shopping

The nearest shops are a 10-15 minute walk away in Kibworth Beauchamp. This excellent shopping centre includes a post office, supermarket, flower shop, beauticians, health centre, newsagents, estate agents, hardware store, several takeaways, cafes, restaurants and pubs. There was a railway station but this closed in 1968.

Despite It's close proximity to the very popular village of Kibworth Beauchamp it still retains it own identity and character. This is probably because, as it is in a conservation area, there has been little change to the size of the village for some time.

Smeeton Westerby Open Gardens

The Smeeton Westerby Open Gardens weekend took place on the wet and very windy weekend of 21st-22nd June 2008. There were 15 gardens open to the public ranging from the tiny to the very large.

Click here to see pictures from the event

More Smeeton Westerby Websites

A very useful website maintained by the Parish Council with access to the minutes of Parish Meetings and local councillors.

contact@smeetonwesterbypc.org.uk

A website run by www.leicestershirevillages.co.uk with links to various resources and walks.

admin@leicestershirevillages.com

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2024 Smeeton Westerby Events

Sunday 9th June 2024
Christ Church - Smeeton Westerby
Outdoor Family Service - Refreshments at 9.30am Service at 10am at Highfields, 20 Gumley Road, Smeeton Westerby. Refreshments include Bacon and Sausage Rolls, Tea and Coffee. Dress for the weatherbut if raining the event will be in the church.




Wednesday 19th June 10.30 - Noon - Coffee and Conversation Meeting at the Village Hall

Sunday 30th June 2024
Brass on the Grass Summer Concert
6pm-7.30pm with the Oddfellows Brass.
Refreshments from 5.30pm Langton Beer, Pimms, Prosecco, Strawberries and Cream, Bring a chair or blanket to sit on.

Sunday 18th August 2024
Village Treasur Hunt

Pictures from the Oddfellows Brass Band Christmas Concert in December 2023

Sunday 3rd December 2023
First snow of the Winter

Smeeton Snow

Smeeton Westerby Christmas Faye
Saturday 18th November 2023



Brass on the Grass
Sunday 2nd July 2023 at 6pm

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Brass on the Grass 2023

More Br

Kings Head - Under New Management.


Kings Head

Edd Brown and Andrew Smith with retiring landlady Anne Charlton.

New Queen Elizabeth Platinum Jubilee Bench by the allotments.



Smeeton Westerby Tree Planting

Mike & Philippa Britten will be planting just over 200 broadleaf trees around the pond area in the field behind the church over the weekend of 19th & 20th November.

If you would like to help with this project, which is part of the Queen's Green Canopy, and plant a tree or three for posterity we would love to see you, armed with wellies and spade or trowel, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on either day. We hope you will enjoy watching our copse grow around the pond in the years to come. If you aren't around on these dates and would like to plant some trees please ring 0116 2793841 to arrange a different time.

Tree Planting

Tree Planting

Tree Planting

Oddfellows Brass Christmas Concert in the Church. 9th December 2022.
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Christmas-Brass

Village Hall Christmas Fayre

With our village Christmas Fayre fast approaching, we are looking for items for the Tombola and Raffle. If you have any new unwanted gifts, bottles etc. that you could donate, we would be most grateful. Please either drop them into Nicola's porch, The Elms, 18 Main Street, Smeeton or into Janet's porch, 16 Saddington Road, Smeeton.


If you would like to make large or small cakes for the cake stall or for refreshments, please ring Philippa on 01162793841, or just bring them down in the morning.


For any more information, please ring Janet on 07950409610. Thank you.

 

Brass on the Grass 3rd July 2022
More Pictures Here

Brass on the Grass 2022

 

 

THE QUEEN'S PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS IN A SMEETON WESTERBY A THURSDAY 2ND JUNE TO SUNDAY 5TH JUNĚ

Jubilee Bonfire

 

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Jubilee Bonfire

 

 

COME AND JOIN IN THE FUN!

Thursday 2nd June 2022

Penny and Pete Rivett invite us to a Bonfire Beacon at Bungalow Farm, Gumley Road. Meet at the allotments at 7.30pm before walking or driving up to the farm. The bonfire will be lit at approximately 8.15pm. Bring your own refreshments (and torches for those walking back!)

Saturday 4th June 2022

Philippa and Mike Britten invite us to a village BBQ on their field behind the church.
Start time 6.00pm. Bring your own food to BBQ and drinks, although there will be a barrel of Langton Brewery's Inclined Plane 'on tap' to purchase! Plastic glasses and plates please!

Some chairs and tables will be provided but feel free to bring your own.

Jubilee Bonfire

Sunday 5th June 2022

An ideal time to organize our own street parties! If you would like to liaise with your neighbours, why not have a street / garden party?

Alternatively, you could join in with the one on Pit Hill!

IF YOU HAVE ENQUIRIES ABOUT ANY OF THE ABOVE CALL JANET ON 07950 409610

January Snow 2020

Smeeton Westerby Snow

Covid Safe Christmas Carol Concert
Sunday 20th December 2020

Covid Carol Concert

Janet Arthur MBE

Janet Arthur MBEMrs Janet Arthur, of Smeeton Westerby, was awarded an MBE in the Queen's New Years Honours List 2021. 

Janet has been an inspirational contributor to many causes including the local Smeeton Westerby community in Leicestershire, as Chair of the Historical Churches Trust and playing a key role in the Re-interment of King Richard III at Leicester Cathedral.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smeeton Westerby During Lockdown

A Poem by Eve Munsey

A long held dream to sail the world
See rich tapestries of life unfurled
A wide expanse of ocean, crossed in style
The cruise ship devouring each nautical mile.

The elegant vessel glides through the waves
Peaceful ambiance the whole world craves.
Whales and dolphins some might discern
A roadway on high seas left by her stern.

Alas, as yet this is just a dream
Lockdown presents a dismal theme.
Yet new world order I’ll be free one day
Virus beaten. Oldies - now time to play.

VE Day 2020 Celebrations around Pit Hill

VE Day 2020

VE Day 2020

VE Day 2020

VE Day 2020

VE Day 2020


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