Welcome to Exton and Horn Parish Council website.Exton is one of the most beautiful villages in Rutland with an English village green standing at its heart. Around The Green is a scattering of traditional stone cottages many of them over 300 years old and the Fox and Hounds public house. Horn village no longer exists apart from a few houses around Horn Mill and in 2015 it was agreed that the parishes of Exton and Horn would be merged and served by one parish council.
Exton and Horn Parish Council provides YOUR local services. We strive to make Exton and Horn a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Find local groups and businesses in our Community Page. This site also includes pages on the history of Exton and galleries of pictures of Exton past and present. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. You can find documents such a Council minutes in the documents tab if you click on the Council menu on the left hand side. Past editions of the Village Newsletter are located on the Community tab (click on newsletters). If you can't find what you want or would like to recommend any improvements to our website then please contact us.
Residents may like to be aware of the following: Network Rail is carrying out work next month to upgrade the surfacing at Oakham level crossing to make it smoother for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. Teams will be removing the current tarmac and rubber surfacing, carrying out track improvements, then installing new rubber panels. Once this vital part of the project to make the level crossing less bumpy for drivers and cyclists is complete, the surface will be re-tarmacked and new white and yellow road markings will be painted. The improvements will also make the crossing safer and smoother for pedestrians. More »
For this work to take place safely, Melton Road will be fully closed at the crossing from 19:00 on Friday 4 June until 06:15 on Monday 7 June.
A signposted diversion will be in place for drivers and pedestrians will be able to use the footbridge next to the crossing. During this time, there will be no access over the crossing for pushchairs or wheelchairs.
Traffic lights will also be in place on Barleythorpe Road, on the approach to the crossing, and one lane will remain open.
Buses will replace CrossCountry train services between Melton Mowbray and Peterborough on Friday 4, Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 June. Passengers who need to travel are strongly advised to check their journey via National Rail Enquiries or with their train operator and allow plenty of time. » Less
Posted: Thu, 27 May 2021 13:09 by Paul Taylor
After having to cancel this annual village event last year, the Committee have decided to hold a Mini Produce and Craft Show in the Village Hall provisionally on Sunday 8th August. We will be limiting the number of categories to only 20, to facilitate organisation and conformance with COVID rules (as they may then stand). These categories represent the most popular topics from Fresh Produce, Flowers, Home Baking, Arts and Children's Sections, with full details available in the July Exton Newsletter. More »
Furthermore, we are also interested to hear from anyone in the village who would like to be more involved either as a Committee Member or to lend assistance on the day of the Show.
For the produce show schedule please download the attachment. » Less
Posted: Thu, 27 May 2021 12:58 by Paul Taylor
At the Parish Council Annual Meeting Tommy Cooper was elected as Chairman after agreeing to take over from John Pitts earlier in the year. John has had to resign due to ill health and the Parish Council is grateful for all his hard work for Exton.
Peter McNally was also co-opted onto the Council recently to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Derek Palmer and we welcome him into this new role.
Posted: Tue, 18 May 2021 14:29 by Paul Taylor