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, banks, 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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Upcoming Events

The Oddfellows Brass Band Commemorative Concert.
Christ Church. Smeeton Westerby.
Saturday 10th November at 7.30pm.

'We Shall Remember'

Brass Band in the Church

The Oddfellows Brass Band (of 'Brass on the Grass fame) will be performing a very special concert in Christ Church, Smeeton Westerby to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War 1.

The program for the evening will be as follows.

Tickets are £10 per head, with children under 12 going free. All profits will go to The British Legion.
To reserve a place, please ring Philippa on 0116 2793841.

Seats will be on a first come first served basis and we suggest that you bring your own cushion!

Christmas Fayre - Saturday 8th December 3.00 - 5.00pm

Please join us for fun and festivities as we get into the Christmas spirit with our Christmas Fayre.

Come and meet Father Christmas, enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie, or tea and cakes, look around the stalls, try your luck at the tombola or rummage for a bargain on the Bric-a-Brac stall and much more!

If you would like to have your own stall or if you have any Bric-a-Brac, cakes, produce, soft toys etc to donate, then please ring Janet on 0116 2792810 or Nicola on 0116 2796779

We look forward to seeing your there!

Sunday 8th July 2018 - Smeeton Westerby Open Gardens and Brass on the Grass at 6pm

More 2018 Open Gardens here

Open Gardens

  1. BRASS ON THE GRASS - More Pictures Here

Sunday 8th July – 6.00pm on the allotments, Gumley Road
Bring a chair or blanket to sit on as you relax and listen to the Oddfellows Brass Band. (If it is raining, we will decamp to the church!)
Beer and Pimms, strawberries and cream, ice creams etc. will be available to make the evening go with a swing!

More events will be announced later in the year.


Open Gardens and
Brass on the Grass
Sunday 8th July 2018 at 6pm
More Brass on the Grass Pictures

Refreshments will be available but feel free to bring chairs, rugs and food. Church if wet.

Brass on the Grass 2017

 

This year’s coming events include;

  1. A quiz night on Saturday 14th April - 7.00 for 7.30pm at the Village Hall

       when a delicious hot supper will be served. Ticket cost £10. Please    
       contact Philippa on 01162793841 or Nicola on 01162796779 for more 
       details.

  1. ROYAL WEDDING AFTERNOON TEA CELEBRATION

Saturday 19th May – 3.30 – 5.00pm at the Village Hall
Come and join us in the village hall for bubbly, tea, coffee, cake etc. to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Harry and Meghan.
No need to book, just come along!

  1. MURDER MYSTERY SUPPER NIGHT

Saturday 2nd June - 7.00 for 7.30pm at the Village hall
Can you solve the murder? Watch a short play, witness a murder and become the detectives!
£10 per ticket
               Delicious hot supper included
               Contact Janet on 01162792810 for more details

Murder Mystery

Fun and laughter was had our recent Murder Mystery Supper Night, when members of The Main Street Theatre Company performed for us a short play entitled “Dying for a Drink’.

By the end of this 30 minute play, a murder had taken place and it was then the job of the audience to question the suspects and to make their discussions as to who they thought had committed this dastardly deed. But firstly to feed those little grey cells, an excellent supper was served, after which the cast reappeared to be questioned by each table. Once the interviewing was completed the audience then, in their teams, discussed and then finally confirmed who they thought had committed the murder as well as how and why.

The winning teams received a prize! It was a great evening, once again bringing the village immunity together. 

The Oddfellows Brass Band will be performing their annual Brass on the Grass fund raiser for The Green on Sunday 8th July 2018 at 6pm. Free admission with collection. Pictures from last years event.

Smeeton Westerby Village Fete
Sunday 5th July 2015

Sunday 5th July 2015 for our village Fete from 2pm until 6pm in Church Meadow - behind the church.

Fete

See more pictures from the Village Fete here.

Spitfire

Dog Show

See more pictures from the Village Fete here.

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