Misterton with Walcote is one of the largest Civil Parishes in Leicestershire by area. It comprises two settlements: Walcote, the larger with a population of approximately 500 and Misterton. Both were mentioned in the Domesday Bool, although, at that time they were more equal in size. Within Walcote there is a petrol station and a small shop, community owned pub – The Black Horse, a well-appointed village hall (Walcote Memorial Hall), a park, playing field and skateboard ramp. Misterton includes St Leonard’s Parish Church.
Since its inception in 2012, the Eight Parishes CIC has helped fund a range of projects which have benefitted most parish residents in some way. These include the installation of a toilet and servery in the Parish Church, new storage for the Memorial Hall, improvements to the network of footpaths surrounding the village, the provision of new toys for the Walcote Wrigglers and help with the legal costs of reopening the Black Horse as a community pub.
The Parish Council awards grants once each year, inviting applications before the end of February and making decisions annually during its April meeting. The Parish Council is keen to spread the benefits of windfarm grants as widely as possible and welcomes applications from anyone with an interest in the village.