Osgathorpe Parish Council

Serving the people of Osgathorpe

Osgathorpe Stone

Clerk: Lisa Clarke
Chapel Cottage, Breedon Lane
Tonge DE73 8BA

Tel: 07795 958980

  • Church

    Church

  • Osgathorpe fields in the snow

    Osgathorpe in the snow

  • Osgathorpe Church

    Osgathorpe Church

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Osgathorpe is a small village which lies in a fold of the hills in North West Leicestershire, England, and is about a quarter of a mile from the A512 Ashby to Loughborough Road. The civil parish population at the 2011 census was 411.

The parish church is dedicated to Saint Mary the Blessed Virgin and dates from the fourteenth century. It was heavily restored in the nineteenth century, with the addition of a polygonal apse to the chancel. A tower with a small pyramid turret was built at the south west corner of the church in around 1930 and contains two bells, which are rung using a clocking method. There are pleasing north and south windows to the nave and chancel, and in the south wall of the nave can be seen a very unusual hagioscope (or squint), which is set diagonally within the stonework, to allow a view of the altar.

Opposite the church is the village school, built in 1670, with almshouses of the same date. There is also a good example of a sixteenth-century yeoman farmer's house just southwest of the church, with a fine Swithland slate roof.

Remains of a stretch of the long-abandoned Charnwood Forest Canal can be seen alongside a footpath to the south of the village, running from Thringstone to The Snarrows.

Latest News

Ukraine conflict

LCC letter: Ukrainian Conflict and a note from Local Policing.

Dear friend and partners.

Leicestershire Police currently has a Community Impact Assessment (CIA) open in relation to the Ukraine conflict with Russia.

As you can imagine, concern within our Ukrainian communities is at a significant level, although thankfully there have only been a couple of incidents thus far that we can attribute as being linked to the war. More »

There is the potential for an increase in hate crime as a result of the conflict and, as with other well-publicised events, there is often an increase in the use of symbolic graffiti or stickers to show support for a cause. In Russia, the "Z" symbol is fast becoming seen as a staunchly pro-war symbol of President Putin's invasion of Ukraine. It has been sported by politicians, seen on the sides of cars, vans and advertising hoardings - as well as daubed on bus shelters. It has also been used by other nationalities at pro-Russian demonstrations.

Photographs, such as those on the attachment, have been widely shared on social media.

With that in mind, please could I ask for your officers, staff and elected members to be briefed on the use of the letter "Z" as a show of solidarity with Russia and for its impact on members of the Ukrainian community to be recognised.

We would welcome reports of any such symbology so that we can record them as hate incidents, add them to our CIA and work with you to reassure those affected by this terrible conflict.

Kind regards

Paul

Paul Allen

T/Superintendent - City

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Community Recovery Worker

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NHW

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Posted: Tue, 12 Jan 2021 14:09