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Cotesbach

Locality

Cotesbach is a village and civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England. The nearest town is Lutterworth, about 11⁄2 miles (2.4 km) to the north. The population is just over 200.

 

History

It is notorious as the location of the 5,000 strong Enclosures Riot in 1607, which gave a precedent for action and environmental change.

Major Road Links

It is located between Jct 19 and 20 of the M1 and the M6. The village also has easy access to the A5 and a14. Cotesbach also has easy access to the city of Leicester and nearby towns of Rugby, Lutterworth and Market Harborough.

Health Services

The nearest health services are located in the nearby town of Lutterworth, only 5 miles away, and include;

The Wycliffe and Masharani Practices at the doctor's surgery on Gilmorton Road, LE17 4EB
The Fielding Palmer Cottage Hospital, Gilmorton Road, LE17 4DZ
Dentist’s offices and pharmacies throughout the town
Further hospital services are available in Leicester and Rugby, both of which are not too far out field of the village.


Councils and Authorities

The parish is Cotesbach Parish Council where all the contact information can be found on their website.

The Community Forum is Lutterworth, Broughton Astley & Rural West .

The Neighbourhood Policing Unit is Lutterworth South.

The District Council is Harborough District Council.


Education

The local Primary school can be found in the neighbouring village of Swinford with two additional primary schools in nearby Lutterworth.

 The nearest secondary school is Lutterworth High, which has achieved an outstanding reputation, and the nearest upper school is Lutterworth College, which is heralded for having outstanding aspects.


Public Facilities

Cotesbach is home to St Mary’s Church and a village hall. The Village Hall takes regular bookings for classes, parties and all sorts of community events.  A substantial library is located on George Street in Lutterworth, which is also home to a number of other facilities, such as the Leisure Centre and various sporting grounds.

Culture and Events

The village regularly hold fund raising events for the village facilities.

The Kilworth House Theatre, only a few miles outside the village, stages productions at their open air theatre and other performing arts groups regularly produce shows at the venue of Lutterworth College.

Clubs and Leisure

Leisure events are regularly held by the parish council, usually in the village hall. Further clubs and facilities are available in many of the nearby towns and villages.

Sporting Societies

Many clubs are located around the village, several at the Lutterworth Leisure Centre, and further afield at the Harborough Leisure Centre in Market Harborough. Other clubs include the Lutterworth Soccer Centre, Lutterworth Rugby, Lutterworth Golf Club, Kilworth Springs Golf Club, Ullesthorpe Golf Club and the Lutterworth Cricket Club all a short distance away.

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