Village directory

Useful telephone numbers and website addresses

Doctors, Billesdon — 0116 2596206,
‘Drop In’ contact Madeleine 0116 2598277, or
Harborough District Council — 01858 828282,
Neighbourhood Watch Geoff Rowden 0116 2598364
Mercury News, Oakham — 01572 755537
Oil Club —
Tugby Churchwardens:
Philip Baughan, 0116 2598402 and Janet Doughty, 0116 2598497
Tugby Community Choir contact Geoff Rowden on 0116 2598364
Tugby Village School — 0116 2598248, email : See below for further details.
Village Diary  — Chris Sturmey, 0116 2598566

Your Parish Councillors

Chair: Mr Roger Peel
Vice chair: Mrs Gail Squire
Councillors: Mr Martyn Veasey, Mrs Wendy Storry and Mrs Ann Baughan

Local shops and businesses

Butchers G.T. Doughty ~ Rural Butcher for over 130 years ~ Chapel Lane, Tugby. 0116 259 8211
Closed on Monday and Tuesday every week.
Open: Wednesday 9–4pm, Thursday 8–4pm, Friday 8–5pm, Saturday 8–1pm.
Cafe Ventoux — Wood Lane, Tugby.
Feel free to pop in for coffee and a bit to eat and just enjoy the vibe. Tel. 0116 2598063; website:
Closed on Monday, open every other day. Check web site for time.
Fish & Chip Van — Saturdays at 5.30 pm, outside the school.
Hairdressers — Billesdon 0116 2596380
Post Office, Billesdon — 0116 2596407
Post Collection Times, Tugby — Monday to Friday 4 pm; Saturday 11 am
Pub and restaurant: Fox & Hounds — 0116 2598188
Stef and Emily will be pleased to serve you their excellent food, wines and beers. Lunches, Dinner and Sunday Roasts plus a takeaway menu. Open every day (except Mondays).
Shop, Billesdon — 0116 2596267
Window cleaner  —
Jason Keogh, 0116 2841851 or 07548 841540

Tugby, Belton and Hallaton’s annual football match is organised by Monty, telephone: 07931 536194.
The cricket match is organised by Ian Guyler, telephone: 07973 693455.
2018’s cricket match, will be held on Sunday July 22nd — with the usual BBQ support and a good cause to raise money that will be confirmed. These are great occasions that are a must-watch.

Tugby & Keythorpe Parish Council Meetings

The Parish Council meets quarterly — February, May, August and November; with the annual meeting being held in May. There will be additional meetings as required. All meetings are open to the general public. Meeting dates, agenda and minutes are posted on the Parish Council website and on the village notice board (on the village green). Copies of minutes are also delivered to every household.

The club meets on the second Thursday of each month. The details of each walk are in Hexad and the village magazine. Generally we meet at 10 am, walk for a couple of hours and end up somewhere for lunch. Everyone is welcome including non-walkers who may wish to just attend for lunch. For further details contact Gill Pawley 0116 2598 442 or Mary Twidell on 01858 555204.

“Drop In” sessions are informal gatherings of villagers; for tea, cake and a chat and everyone is welcome. We meet each month on the 4th Tuesday between 2:30–4pm in people’s homes and in the church (details are in the village magazine). We pay a monthly contributions of £1.50, which goes towards an annual outing for lunch or afternoon tea. For more details please contact Madeleine on 0116 2598 277 or at

We meet on the second Tuesday evening of the month, usually at the home of our leader (Carol Johnson) in East Norton. We have discussions and interesting talks from various invited guests. We also raise money for Mothers’ Union charities both in the UK and abroad. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Carol Johnson on 0116 2598216, or Christine Hutchinson (Treasurer) on  0116 2598250.

Mobile Library Leicestershire County Council
The library visits monthly on the first Friday of the month, except Bank Holidays. The van is usually in Main Street, fairly near the school, from 13.50 to 14.10.

The ‘100’ Club costs £15 per year to join. The funds raised are used for the upkeep of the Village Hall and astroturf facilities. There is a monthly draw with prizes of £20, £15 and £10, culminating in a Grand Draw in October when the prizes are £100, £50, £25 and £25. If you wish to join by buying one or more tickets:

Please ring Wendy on 0116 259392, Anne on 0116 2598585, or Kathy on 0116 2598443

Tugby Community Choir meets in church on Monday evenings in the Autumn between 6 and 7pm. We are a friendly bunch of people of all levels of musical talents who are always on the look out for more people to join us to have a bit of fun. We meet primarily to sing at Advent services but we also sing at other special services during the year and sometimes for weddings. If you are interested, please contact Geoff, our leader, on 0116 2598 364.

The Ladies Club is a monthly meeting of ladies from Tugby and nearby. We have interesting talks on a very wide range of topics, social activities and outings. We also organise a yearly event for charity (usually a quiz night) to which we invite the men.

A year’s membership costs £20 (as of March 2018) which includes tea/coffee after the talk. Visitors are very welcome and pay per meeting/outing (£4 as of March 2018). Fees are kept as low as is possible to cover the cost of speakers and hiring the hall. We usually meet on the third Wednesday of the month, 7.30 in the Village Hall, except for outings and our Christmas meal. Details are in the village magazine. For more information or enquiries please feel free to contact :

Chair, Janet Doughty on 0116 2598497
Social Secretary, Ann Baughan on 0116 2598402.

The courts are available to hire for either £6 per hour or for an annual ‘Family Membership’ of just £25 per year. The year starts on 1st April each year. If you would like to take up or renew your membership, please ring Julie Dawson on t 0116 2598 002. It’s wise to ring and make sure the courts are free.

All enquiries for bookings : contact Julie Dawson on 0116 2598 002.

Headmaster Mr. P. Wiggin. B.Sc.(Hons), M.Sc. NPQH

Our delightful village school is an eminent government-funded, independent school within the Diocese of Leicester Academies Trust. Although the catchment area for Tugby C of E Primary School is large, we are renowned for being a caring, family school, where every child is able to play and learn in a safe and happy environment.

Being an integral part of the local rural community allows our school children to learn the neighbourly values that bring people together and provides a framework of social responsibility, which equips them for later life. We are also privileged to be fully included in the life of the ancient Saint Thomas Becket church (we wear its crest proudly on our school uniform) that celebrates the Christian faith throughout the year with the wider congregation. If you would like to know more about our joyful school, then please do not hesitate to contact the school office, as we would be delighted to see you.

2nd Tugby Guides and 1st Billesdon Brownies.

Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls in Leicestershire & Rutland.

The Guides meet at Tugby village Hall on Tuesdays and Brownies meet at The Coplow Centre, Billesdon on Wednesdays.. Brownies are girls aged 7–10 and take part in Brownie adventures with regular meetings, special events, day trips, camps and holidays.

Guides get involved in anything from adventure sports to performing arts, travel and community action projects. They are girls aged 10–14 who join up to make new friends and try exciting activities. For further info. please contact: or call 0800 1695901.

Yoga Classes at Tugby Village Hall

Relax, restore, lengthen, strengthen and stretch! Exercise the body and mind! Monday morning 9.30–1.00, Warm up for the week. Thursday Evening 7.30–9.00. Sun Power workout. All levels. Contact Lucinda on 07850 341088.