Shops, trades and services - 2007

A snap shot of Bottesford only a few years ago - have there been many changes?

By David Middleton

Sid's Greengrocers shop on Queen Street, people queuing to buy their fruit and veg | Neil Fortey, 13th January 2007
Sid's Greengrocers shop on Queen Street
Neil Fortey, 13th January 2007

Geographically located in N.E Leicestershire (with a Notts., postal address!) Bottesford has a history of self sufficiency. With that comes a tradition of commerce and services including shops and trades, professional and community services, clubs and organisations, recreation and entertainment.

Continuity and change is reflected in the living history of all these activities. The Bottesford Living History web pages focus on what makes Bottesford the place it is, not just in terms of its past, but also in terms of its present diversity and what it can continue to be in the future.

This page gives a snap shot of Bottesford today and links to other community web sites where information is routinely updated on a wide range of issues.


  • Information – Bottesford Today Community Web Site
  • Library
  • Schools – Bottesford Primary and Belvoir High Schools
  • Bottesford Play Group
  • Preschool nursery
  • Community Centre
  • Doctors’ surgeries – The Woll Surgery and Belvoir Vale Surgery
  • Police
  • Parish Council
  • Parish Rooms
  • Youth Centre
  • Village Hall
  • U3A


  • Supermarket
  • Deli
  • Green grocery
  • Fish and Chip Bar
  • News Agents, General Store and Post Office
  • Furniture
  • Butcher
  • Building Society and Card Shop
  • Petrol Station and Store
  • Gym
  • Vehicle repair and maintenance
  • Free range eggs
  • Nursery and plants
  • Pharmacy
  • Mower shop
  • Car Boot sale – Grantham Road, summer only
  • etc etc


  • Wine and gourmet food
  • Plant hire
  • Agricultural feed
  • Kitchen fittings
  • Bathroom fittings
  • Bedrooms fittings
  • Concrete products
  • Stick Insects

Trades and Professions

  • Builders
  • Undertaker
  • Decorators
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Roofers
  • Farming – Arable, livestock and poultry
  • Gardening
  • Carpet and flooring
  • Physiotherapy


  • Rutland Arms
  • Bull Inn
  • Red Lion
  • Restaurant and Wine Bar
  • Restaurant and Guest House
  • Chinese ‘Take Away’

Clubs with recreational facilities

  • Cricket Club
  • Bowls Club

Clubs and organisations

  • Football club
  • Garden Association
  • Belvoir Lions
  • W.I.
  • Forget-me-not
  • Skate Park Trust
  • VC Hall Trust
  • Belvoir Arts Society
  • BATS theatre group
  • Book Groups
  • Church Choir
  • Mermaid Group
  • Theatre Group
  • Scouts and Guides
  • Brownies and Rainbows
  • Sunday schools
  • Bell Ringing
  • Conservation Group
  • Living History Group
  • History Society


Facilities for public use

  • Parish Football field
  • Parish Green
  • Schools
  • Parish Fuller Rooms
  • Village VC Hall
  • Allotments (West End, Centre and East End)
  • Playgrounds (Under 7’s  – Village Centre and Village Green; Football field swings)
  • Skate park
  • Recycling amenity site

Chapels and Church

  • Methodist Chapel
  • Baptist Chapel
  • St Mary’s Church

For an up to date complete listing of services and local organisations see the Village Guide available on the Bottesford Today web site

This page was added on 12/12/2006.

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