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Fleckney

 

GENERAL
Fleckney is a village and civil parish in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside, making it a very desirable place to live. There are a wealth of amenities including schools, a doctors surgery, shops and a sports centre.

HISTORY

The village of Fleckney dates back as far as the Domesday Book when it was simply an agricultural community, it remained so until the 19th Century which saw the development of some local industry, firstly brickmaking , some bricks were used in the construction of the original St. Pancras Station, and then, like many of the local villages, the hosiery industry. Fleckney has always been a desirable place to put down roots, Lady Byron, the wife of the poet the 6th Earl Byron, kept a house here as Lady of the Manor.

LOCATION
Fleckney is approximately 8 miles southeast of Leicester and 7 miles from Market Harborough which has good rail links with the capital and beyond.

NURSERIES AND PLAYGROUPS

The are both day nurseries and playgroups in Fleckney,

Fleckney Baptist Pre-school in High Street, Fleckney

The Peter Pan Pre-school meets in the Village Hall , The Parade, Fleckney.

Fleckney Church of England Primary School, Batchelor Road, Fleckney takes children between the ages of 5 - 11 years

Children then move onto the Senior school in Kibworth.

Transport is available from the village to the local independent schools

Leicester Grammar School, Great Glen, Leicester, LE8 0LQ, this school has both infant/junior and senior departments

Stoneygate School, Great Glen, Leicester, LE8 9FL Independant School with nursery.

Ofsted reports on all the above schools are available at Ofsted.gov.uk

FACILITIES

The village has a well stocked library and two churches,The Church of England Church of St.Mary Magdelene and also Fleckney Baptist Church in High Street.  There are also two pubs in the village which serve food and a range of shops including a Co-op and a Post Office. The Fleckney Sports Centre is a very popular amenity and many clubs are based there (see below).

SPORT

The sports centre hosts many sports clubs, including Football, Indoor Bowls, Tennis, Table Tennis, Keep Fit and many more. Locally there are a wide range of other sporting facilities, including

Kibworth Golf Club 18 Hole course Par 71 and 6345 yards

Kibworth Shooting Ground, clays, rifle and airgun

Fleckney and Kibworth Running Club

There is also a Skate Park, a Walking Club, a Gardening Club, a History Group and Fleckney Silver Band.

CUISINE

This area of south Leicestershire features some of the most highly rated gastropubs in the county. Locally , in Kibworth, there are two award winning Italian restaurants, Firenze on Station Road and Boboli in Kibworth Harcourt. There is also a fine Indian restaurant, Raitha's, on Leicester Road, Kibworth along with several pubs and takeaways. Market Harborough and Leicester, slightly further afield, also have a wider range of coffee shops, pubs and restaurants.

HEALTHCARE

The doctors surgery is located at

The Fleckney Medical Centre, High Street, Fleckney, LE8 8AJ

There is a dental practice at

Fleckney Dental Practice, 7, School Street, Fleckney, LE8 8AS

LOCAL AUTHORITIES

Fleckney Parish Council

Harborough District Council

Leicestershire County Council

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