Parish Council

Parish Council

Whitwick Parish Council was set up to provide a strong, independent voice for the village and to protect its identity from being lost in a ‘greater Coalville’ urban sprawl.

Following a campaign by local people, the District Council carried out a community governance review and made an Order on 12 May 2010 to set up the new parish Council.

Whitwick Parish Council held its Inaugural Meeting on 18 May 2011.

The Parish Council later qualified (and still holds) The Power of General Competence.  This extends the powers available to the council to work for the benefit of Whitwick.

Whitwick is now the second largest parish in North West Leicestershire (after Ashby de la Zouch) and stretches from Whitwick Moor/Gracedieu Road in the north; Brooks Lane/Thornborough Road in the west; Stephenson Way in the south and most of Hall Lane and part of Meadow Lane in the east. It borders on to the existing Charley and Swannington Parish Councils and the unparished areas of Coalville and Thringstone.

The 2011 Census showed the population as 8,612.