Woodhouse Parish Council

Serving the people of Woodhouse & Woodhouse Eaves


Clerk: Emma Crowe
50a Main Street
Woodhouse Eaves
LE12 8RZ

  • Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall

    Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall

    Built in 1887 & extended to add stage. Car park adjacent.

  • Under 5's Play Area

    Under 5's Play Area

    Children's play area also has swings, monkey bars and a trim trail for older children.

  • New community building 2015

    New community building 2015

    The new building can seat 60 and has tables, chairs, a full kitchen and 4 toilets.

  • Playing field

    Playing field

    Football and Cricket played here

  • Playing field

    Playing field

    Cricket & football pitches; tennis courts; play areas


Welcome To Your Council
Woodhouse Parish Council provides local services to local people and visitors. It covers Woodhouse, Woodhouse Eaves and the surrounding farms and isolated dwellings. It is one of the largest in Charnwood by geographical area. It is a popular destination for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. The development of our villages are partly bound up with the 'big house' Beaumanor, whose workers were housed in Woodhouse and later in Woodhouse Eaves. This website contains a lot of information about the area and the council's work. If you cannot find something, please get in touch.
Our logo
Art class member Jane Harris designed the art work over the King George V room, built in 2015. The logo is the centre of the art work, showing that all age groups use our buildings.

Latest News

Johnsons' Meadow Vandalism

Posted: Mon, 25 Jan 2021 18:39 by Emma Crowe

Johnsons' Meadow Vandalism

The Parish Council has been aware of vandalism occurring in Johnsons' Meadow (between Woodhouse Eaves and Old Woodhouse) since the Autumn. The landowners displayed signs to make the public aware that the meadows are now designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Following this some temporary barriers were erected to discourage the use of an informal footpath across the meadow (not to be confused with the officially designated footpaths). More »

In the December 2020 Parish meeting the Parish Council condemned any individuals damaging the landowner's property. Following contact with Natural England and Leicestershire County Council, the Council understand that the Landowner is well within their rights to erect fencing to limit public use of the informal path.

The landowner has advised the Parish Council that the police have been informed and they have made contact with those allegedly involved. » Less

February 2021 Issue of the Roundabout

February 2021 Issue of the Roundabout

Posted: Fri, 22 Jan 2021 11:24 by Emma Crowe

Please take time to read the latest Roundabout magazine for February 2021.

Johnsons’ Meadow

Johnsons’ Meadow

Posted: Fri, 08 Jan 2021 18:46 by Emma Crowe

Following some concerns raised by the Parishioners, the Parish Council wishes to determine the recent history (last 20 or so years) of an informal path which crosses Johnsons' Meadow (not the 2 existing recognised public footpaths). Last year Natural England designated Johnson's Meadows as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), the meadows are clearly a wonderful asset to the village and the Parish Council supports the designation. However, concerns have been raised that a potentially long-standing footpath is now being lost. Natural England have advised the Parish Council that IF the path has been used by the public, uninterrupted, without force, without secrecy and without permission for 20+ years then a public right of way may have become established. Natural England have encouraged the Parish Council to review the Path with the Access Authority (Leicestershire County Council) to see whether the path can be added to the 'definitive map of public rights of way'. Natural England have advised that given that the path certainly existed before the SSSI designation then the use of the path does not damage the SSSI. More »

So, the Parish Council is now seeking evidence to determine if and how the path has been used over the past 20 years or more. Based on this evidence the Parish Council will determine whether a request should be made to the Access Authority to add the path to the 'definitive map of public rights of way' and be protected for public use into the future.

If you have used the path now or in the past, please get in touch with Emma Crowe at clerk@woodhouseparishcouncil.org.uk or telephone 07739 808871. » Less