The Parish Council is aware of, and shares, parishioner’s concerns about dog fouling in the Parish. This is not a new problem and various actions have been taken to encourage dog owners to be responsible and not allow their dogs to foul in public places. These have included installing signs, installing additional dog waste bins and placing ‘dog pooh’ bags at various problem locations. Despite this the problem persist as a result the laziness of a few dog owners. Any new actions need to be both legal and have the appropriate approvals and permissions.

Allowing a dog to foul in any public area is both irresponsible and illegal. To deal with the issue, it is important that the community works together to solve the problem in a responsible way and doesn’t inadvertently cause further issues. Where a resident sees dog fouling take place it is also important that they are sensible in how they respond and most importantly consider their own safety in actions they take. To avoid any confusion, this article sets out the correct legal position and process for reporting dog fouling.

The law requires that anyone walking a dog in a public space picks up any fouling by their dog and disposes of it correctly. Correct disposal is either in a dog waste bin, a normal litter bin or it should be taken home for disposal. Dog owners should always carry suitable bags to put the waste in.

Sheepy Playing Field and Sheepy Glade (along with a number of other areas – see below) have been designated as a Public Open Space and are subject to a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO). The signs displaying the rules relating to this order were placed in various locations at the entrances to the playing field and the Glade but have been recently vandalised and/or stolen. The Parish Council is currently in the process of replacing them. Public footpaths and other areas open to the public without a specific PSPO are also subject to the same restrictions and rules for dog owners.

A PSPO sets out the rules that apply to the designated area. In all public open spaces dogs are allowed to be off the lead except for, on the Playing Field, when there is an officiated sporting event being held or they are causing a nuisance and an Officer requires them to be on a lead. Dogs are not allowed on the children’s play area at any time.

Dog fouling should be reported directly to the Borough Council (HBBC); it has a process for reporting and is empowered to issue fixed notice fines for anyone caught allowing their dog to foul and not picking it up. The Parish Council can’t issue fines. The HBBC website has details of what information it requires when reporting dog fouling. See:

A person who allows their dog to foul and doesn’t dispose of it properly is liable to a £100 fine (fixed notice penalty). If they fail to pay the fine, then a prosecution might follow, and if successful this could lead to the court issuing a fine of up to £1000 (maximum).

On occasions, dog bins and/or other waste bins can become full. When this occurs, disposal of additional waste on top of the dog/waste bins so that they become overflowing or placing waste beside the bins is illegal and is technically considered to be ‘fly tipping’. Offenders risk a £400 on-the-spot fine. Therefore, please either inform or HBBC or the Parish Council Clerk to arrange for the bins to be emptied and take any waste that needs to be disposed of to another bin that is not full. There are already an adequate number of bins in the parish, with at least four in the Sheepy playing field area.

Locations with PSPOs: Sheepy Playing Field, Sheepy Glade, Sheepy and Sibson churchyards and cemeteries, land Fronting 15 to19 Meadow Close Sheepy Magna.



All Saints Church, Sheepy Magna will be open between 10 am and 12 noon on weekdays during December, January, February and March to provide a warm place in which anyone can sit, make themselves a cup of tea or coffee and perhaps meet with friends and share a conversation.
It is already open on Tuesdays and Thursdays for Coffee and Conversation between
10 am and 12 noon.

This extra time is supported by a grant from Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council.

For extra information pop into church or telephone Neil Jones on 01827 880338.


Good afternoon,

I am writing to advise you of changes to the below local bus registration, which we have received and will affect residents within your parish.

Stagecoach have submitted the below changes to the Traffic Commissioners to take effect from the 31st of December 2022.

Outlined below is an initial assessment of these changes. Officers are in the process of reviewing the full impact, and we will be in touch if we identify that there are any further significant changes to communicate.

Stagecoach 7 – Measham – Atherstone – Fenny Drayton

• The service previously routed Fenny Drayton to Witherley to Atherstone. Following the change the service will serve in the following order Witherley, Fenny Drayton, Atherstone.
• Due to the rerouting of the service Fenny Drayton is only included in the timetable for one direction of travel. However there will be no decrease to the number of journeys a day serving Fenny Drayton.
• The change in the routing looks to improve service punctuality, in particularly to ensure the AM school-day journey departing Witherley arrives punctually at Market Bosworth.
• Minor punctuality changes to the timetable due to the change in routing.

For your reference, I have attached copies of the documents submitted by the bus operator. 13465 TT

If you have any questions about this proposed registration change, please email

Hinckley and Bosworth Environmental Health Newsletter

Please find attached the latest Hinckley and Bosworth Environmental Heath Newsletter.

EH QR 1 July to 30 Sept 2022


Free Trees Scheme, which is now open.


This year the council is giving away 27000 trees as part of our declared climate emergency. These trees will absorb over 10,000 tonnes of carbon over the next 40 years (assuming they all survive).


Community groups and parish councils can apply for up to 20 trees and up to 30 metres of hedging and we hope as many of you as possible will be able to join us and plant trees within your parishes and other community buildings  to both fight climate change and support wildlife.


The scheme launches on 26 September and you will need to be able to collect your trees on the weekend of 26/27 November. Click on the link in the attached document to find out how you can apply for your trees.  We recommend you apply asap to avoid disappointment as we expect a high demand. Please follow the link belwo for more details.


Sign up for our scheme | Free tree scheme | Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council (

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 21 April 1926 – 8th September 2022 A message of condolence from Sheepy Parish Council

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

21 April 1926 – 8th September 2022

A message of condolence from Sheepy Parish Council


Sheepy Parish Council and its parishioners are deeply saddened to learn about the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 8th September 2022.

Since 6th February 1952 when she became Queen, Her Majesty’s life has been dedicated to serving this nation and its people. As the longest reigning monarch, her presence has been a comfort and source of strength in a rapidly changing world and Her Majesty’s hard- working dedication has been a source of inspiration to so many.

A book of condolence will be in Sheepy Parish Church and will be open throughout the mourning period, there will also be a Hinckley and Bosowrth Borough Council condolence book at Twycross Zoo.
Floral tributes can be left under the village Sign and at the beacon in Sheepy Magna and at the village signs in Sheepy Parva, Sibson and Upton.

She will be greatly missed and the impact her reign has had will not be forgotten. May she rest in peace.


Dr Rob Ward

Chair, Sheepy Parish Council


This is a great opportunity for people with special needs to try a range of sports in a relaxed and positive environment,


Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions and please feel free to pass on to anyone you think may be interested.

More information can be found here:


All the best,





Graeme Chilvers

Health and Recreation Manager

Tel: 01455 255678



Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley, Leics LE10 0FR


We’ve got lots of activities on for kids and adults. The Sir John Moore Foundation Museum is normally only open by appointment only, because it is above a school. It is also up several flights of stairs!


But for the annual Open Day I’m able to put exhibitions downstairs in accessible rooms, and have games and activities for kids. We’ve also got refreshments, an interactive Victorian lesson in our Victorian classroom, and hourly tours of the museum.


And the whole thing is free! (Donations welcome)



Sir John Moore Foundation, Appleby Magna DE12 7AH. Back in time for school! For a fun family day out, come to our Open Day. With a 17th century clock, an early 20th century Punishment Book, and a collection spanning over three centuries, there’s a lot to see at the Sir John Moore Foundation Museum. Explore what it was like to work, learn and live at one of the country’s oldest schools – but watch out for our Victorian teacher!


Sunday 11th September 10am-4pm


Dear resident,

As you may be already aware, Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council is currently undertaking a community governance review. This purpose of the review is to ensure that parish and town council electoral arrangements across the borough are appropriate, efficient and reflective of local communities.

The review commenced in February with a public consultation. The Council has now analysed the consultation responses and approved draft recommendations on changes for further consultation.

Changes are recommended in the following parishes:

  • Bagworth & Thornton
  • Groby
  • Markfield
  • Peckleton
  • Stoke Golding
  • Sutton Cheney
  • Witherley.

You can view more information about the changes on our website.

If you live in one of these areas, you can respond to this consultation using the relevant online form for your area which you’ll find on the draft recommendations page of our website. The consultation closes on 7 September 2022.”

Yours sincerely,
Communications Team page of our website. The consultation closes on 7 September 2022.”

Yours sincerely,
Communications Team


Sheepy Brunch is held every Wednesday at 11 a.m at Sheepy Memorial Hall

Come along and meet like minded people and enjoy a bacon sandwich, or a cup of tea or coffee and

cake, and a friendly chat.They also intend to arrange speakers on a monthly basis.

Please come along and keep this wonderful event going everyone welcome!