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Huncote shown within Leicestershire
|Area||0.388 km2 (0.150 sq mi) |
|Population||1,756 (Census, 2011)|
|– density||4,526/km2 (11,720/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|– London||101 mi (163 km)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
|UK Parliament||South Leicestershire|
The place-name Huncote is the etymological root of the American surnames Hunnicutt, Honeycut.
The village is small but still benefits from several amenities including a village pub (The Red Lion), Post Office, food shops, three hairdressers, a fish and chip shop and a local park. For 2007, the local constabulary prioritized police work toward curbing "anti-social behaviour" at the shops and park.
At the edge of the village is Huncote leisure centre and further along the Forest Road, near to the M69 motorway is the home of Leicester Animal Aid, a pet rescue centre. Huncote boasts two newsagents, a hairdressers, a fish & chip shop and also a retirement home, run by local business Skubala Ltd.
Huncote provides sporting facilities with a local cricket team and running club.
Huncote Juniors Football teams e.g. Mini Dribblers 4-6 U7s U8s U9s U10s U11s U14s and U17s.
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- "Leicestershire Constabulary: Croft, Leicester Forest West, Huncote, Sapcote, Sharnford, Stoney Stanton, Thurlaston and surrounding villages: Neighbourhood priorities - Spring/Summer 2007". leics.police.uk.
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