Carlton Parish Council

Parish Clerk: C J Peat, 7 Main Street, Carlton, Nuneaton, Warks, CV13 0BZ
Tel: 01455 290934

Carlton Parish Council

General information

Carlton is a small rural parish and village in the attractive countryside of western Leicestershire, and the Borough of Hinckley & Bosworth. The Parish has a population of around 340, with 305 registered electors and 144 dwellings in 2015. The Parish precept in 2018-19 will be £8,000; the Council Tax is the fourth lowest in the Borough.

The village of Carlton is a mile north of the rural centre of Market Bosworth. Saint Andrews church is in the centre of the village, The Gate Hangs Well public house at the eastern end, and Carlton Green at the western end.

Although Carlton is in Leicestershire, Post Office mail is delivered from Nuneaton, and the postal address is therefore Carlton, Nuneaton, Warks, CV13. This can lead to confusion.

Carlton is served by the 153 bus service between Market Bosworth and Leicester, which runs two-hourly on weekdays and Saturdays.

Carlton is crossed by the Leicestershire Round circular path, and is at the hub of a network of well-marked public footpaths, many of which have few stiles. The Parish Council has an ongoing programme to replace all stiles with gates, working closely with the Carlton Footpath Group and the County Council. The Parish is also traversed by the Ashby Canal and the Battlefield Line preserved railway.

Carlton Parish Council is responsible for the Carlton Diamond Jubilee Orchard, an area of public open space between Barton Road and Nailstone Road at the eastern end of the village. The Diamond Jubilee Orchard also contains a small Toddlers Play Area. The Orchard has been developed and is largely maintained by the Carlton Gardening Group - see their page on this site for up to date information.

The Parish Council also manages the closed churchyard, the Parish Cemetery, two village greens (Carlton Green and the Glebe Farm Green), Little Lane (a walk and nature refuge), two bus shelters and a former BT telephone kiosk which now houses the community defibrillator, managed by the Carlton Defibrillator Group.

The Keep Carlton Tidy Group ensures that public areas are kept free of litter.

There are eleven affordable homes in Carlton, comprising four two-bedroomed bungalows and seven two-bedroomed houses. Two of the houses are for shared ownership, the other properties are for rent. These homes are reserved for people with a strong local connection, and are not subject to right-to-buy. Applicants for one of these homes must be on the Housing Register of Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council. Any vacancies are advertised through the Choice-based Lettings Scheme. The affordable homes are managed by Nottingham Community Housing Association, with local input from the Northfields Liaison Group.

Annual Reports

2019 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report

Code of Conduct

Current code of conduct

Complaints Procedure

Current complaints procedure

Emergency Plan

Carlton Community Emergency Response Plan 2013

General Data Protection Regulation

Current Data Protection Policy
Current General Privacy Policy
Current Members and Staff Privacy Policy

Grant Awarding Policy

Current grant awarding policy

Green Space Strategy

Current Green Space Strategy

Health and Safety Policy

Health and Safety Policy March 2019

Housing Needs Survey

Carlton Housing Needs Survey Analysis Report Sept 2017

Information Commissioner

Current registration certificate
Current registration entry


Public liability insurance 2018-19
Employers liability certificate 2018-19
Certificate of insurance 2019-20

Publication Scheme

The Model Publication Scheme was adopted by Carlton Parish Council on 9th September 2015

Model publication scheme
Schedule of Information Available

Register of Members Interests

Register of Members Interests
Register of Members Gifts & Hospitality 2019-
Register of Members Gifts & Hospitality 2010-2019

Retention of Documents Policy

Current Retention of Documents Policy

Toddlers Play Area

TPA Management Policy
TPA Inspection checklist
RoSPA Risk Assessment
Post installation inspection
Annual inspection Aug 2016
Annual inspection Aug 2017
Annual inspection Sept 2018
Annual inspection Sept 2019