Welcome to Bottesford Parish Council
Bottesford Parish lies about 20 miles (32 km) east of Nottingham and 16 miles (26 km) north of Melton Mowbray. Bottesford village is the largest in the Vale of Belvoir and is near to Belvoir Castle, home to the Duke and Duchess of Rutland.
The Parish consists of four villages: Bottesford, Easthorpe, Muston and Normanton. There is a population of 3587 (2011 census) of which 2,852 are adults and 735 are children.
There is a post-office, railway-station, three churches, five play-parks, a number of sports-clubs, several small shops and three pubs.
The photograph below was taken April 2016 courtesy of Ashley Waterfall. Thank you.
If you feel that you have an eye for a good photograph and would like to see one of you photographs on the website please send it in to the clerk with your name and contact details. The image needs to be representative of the parish. Good luck.
Bottesford Community Library opened in October 2015
The village library is now run by the Bottesford Community Library Association, a registered charity. The people who work there are all volunteers who are giving up their time to provide this valuable service for the community. If you would like to join us do get in touch.
As a charity we need funds to keep the lights on. You can support us by becoming a 'Friend of the Library' and making a regular amount, giving us a donation via our MyDonate page, or remember us when you buy online using Easy Fundraising. To find out more about the library go to our website: www.bottesfordcommunitylibrary.org.uk or our Facebook page.
We are open at the following times, so do call in to see what we are up to and borrow a book or two.
Monday - 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday - 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday - Closed
Thursday - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Friday - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Saturday - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Sunday - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Parish Office Hours
Please note the Parish Clerk will be available in the Parish Office from 2.00pm to 6.00pm Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Bottesford Good Neighbour Scheme...
Speed Camera data now available
We now have the speed-camera data which we have downloaded from our mobile-vehicle activated speed camera (MVAS).
The MVAS has been positioned at the south end of Belvoir Road, monitoring all traffic heading into Bottesford.
Top speed 68 mph recorded at 22.21 hours on the 8th Feb 2014. This is incredibly dangerous and could result in the driver facing a £1,000 fine and a driving ban.
- Speed camera data Belvoir Road 21 Jan-1 March 2013 (PDF, 194 Kb)
- CT396 Press Release (PDF, 24 Kb)
Bottesford Recycling Centre
Winter opening hours,
- Saturday to Wednesday: 9am until 4pm
- Thursday and Friday: Closed
Summer opening hours (1st April until 30th September),
- 7 days per week: 9am to 7pm
The site will continue to close on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.
Photograph Permissions: Photographs used are all Copyright © Neil Fortey, Catherine Pugh or the Bottesford Community Heritage Project as appropriate and solely for use of Bottesford Parish Council on its official website. No other use is permitted. Contact the Clerk for queries.