Membership of Coleorton Heritage Group

The Coleorton 2000 Committee was initiated in 1998 to devise a way of commemorating the new millennium. We developed the Millennium Garden in a plot of land donated by Joan Cull, erected a commemorative sign and organised various celebrations and events.

More recently the Group has been concerned with researching, recording and making publicly available local heritage, social, industrial and family history. We have also supported various restoration projects, for example the Communal Bakehouse on The Moor, and our name was changed to "The Coleorton Heritage Group".

During 2023 we realised we were at a point where our plans include the acquisition of somewhere to store and display documents and artefacts and to have a place where people can come to research Coleorton families and history.

To do this we needed to change from being a fairly loose, albeit constituted, association of interested residents to an incorporated body legally entitled to own or lease property, employ people when necessary and to take advantage of tax relief on donations. So we have registeres as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). This is a legal entity with trustees and members. A bit like a limited company trustees and members, while needing to follow strict rules, procedures and accounting practices, are not liable at the end of the day for debts incurred by the Organisation. At an EGM (Extraordinary General meeting) on Tuesday 30 January 2024 at The Beaumont Centre, Peggs Green our members voted to become a CIO.

As a member you will be able to help and participate in the activities of Coleorton Heriage Group and we welcome your support.

What are the benefits to members?

  • You will be helping to preserve the heritage and social fabric of our community.
  • Members receive a quarterly email magazine with articles, photographs and news.
    (This is in addition to the monthly email newsletter which you should subscribe to separately.) Contributions for the magazine are welcome.
  • Discounted fees for on-line and in-person at BALH events (British Association for Local History)
  • You will receive the Group's annual report.
  • You will be invited to attend the Annual General Meeting to hear about the year's achievements and future plans and you will be eligible to vote.
  • You are eligible to stand for membership of the Group’s Management Committee. We welcome your support and participation in our Coleorton Heritage Group.

Membership application

The membership fee for the year is £15 per individual. Membership year runs from 1 January to 31 December.

Data Protection and Communication: We need to keep your details for administrative purposes and to communicate with you about your membership. We will not divulge information supplied to any outside persons or organisations, without your explicit consent. We also ask you to abide by some reasonable terms & conditions so we request that you read and accept the terms of membership.

Terms and conditions of membership (pdf) >>

Joining instructions:

To join please download, print and complete the Membership Application form (pdf) >>

Then send your completed form with payment by Cheque to “Coleorton Heritage Group” to Coleorton Heritage Group, Froggarts Cottage, School Lane, Peggs green, Leics. LE67 8HT.

OR email completed form to and pay by BACS to Sort Code 30-92-15; Account Number 00606003 using your name as the “Reference” to enable us to match the payment.

We welcome your support and participation in our Coleorton Heritage Group.