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Combined event will honour our Armed Forces and commemorate the Falkland 40-year anniversary

Combined event will honour our Armed Forces and commemorate the Falkland 40-year anniversary

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2022 11:33 by Parish Council

A SPECIAL service and parade will be held in Hinckley on Saturday 25 June to enable people to show their support for the Armed Forces in a combined event which also commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Falkland conflict.

Lasting 74 days, the Falklands War was the first military action since the Second World War that utilised all elements of the Armed Forces, with 255 British personnel losing their lives. More »

Organised by the Borough Council in partnership with the Hinckley combined Armed Forces and Veterans Community and Churches together the Hinckley Combined Ex-service Association, the event will include representatives from several regiments, nationalities, sections and services, including the local cadet forces.

Now in its 14th year, Armed Forces Day offers everyone a chance to thank the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community, from currently serving troops to service families, veterans and cadets.

At 10.45am a procession will leave from outside Jaspers and march down Castle Street and into Argents Mead for a service (11am), which will be led by Reverend Ian Hill from Churches Together. Afterwards the parade then makes its way down Castle Street and along Station Road where a formal salute will be taken.

A variety of military vehicles and memorabilia will be on display in Argents Mead for visitors to view, these are kindly supplied by Charnwood MVT (Affiliated to the Military Vehicle Trust) and their members. A walk about 'Captain Mainwaring' will also be in mead offering balloon modelling.

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council's Armed Forces Champion, Councillor Danny Findlay said: "This year as ever, offers an opportunity to highlight the sacrifices that were made for the freedoms that we enjoy today and to recognise the ongoing service that our Armed Forces undertake.

"The backdrop of Armed Forces Day 2022 is significant for the 40th Anniversary of the Falklands conflict, as well as more recent events such as servicemen and women supporting the national pandemic effort and now increased military deployments to Europe in the face of ongoing global security concerns.

"Armed Forces Day is both an opportunity to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice and a celebration for the steadfast service that our serving, reserves and veterans have given. The day offers the opportunity to consider the wider armed forces family such as those Cadet Forces, servicemen and women's families and civilian support personnel.

"Finally, I would both welcome and encourage citizens of Hinckley and Bosworth to come and support Armed Forces Day, previous events have been very well attended, with the historic vehicle collection receiving fantastic reviews." » Less

NEW CHAIRMAN FOR PARISH COUNCIL

NEW CHAIRMAN FOR PARISH COUNCIL

Posted: Fri, 20 May 2022 09:17 by Parish Council

Cllr Danny Findlay has been elected Chairman of the Parish Council for 2022-23.

The Liberal Democrat Parish representative for Sketchley ward was presented with the chain of office from outgoing Chairman Cllr Keith Lynch, pictured right, at the Annual Parish Council meeting on May 9.

Cllr Findlay said: "It is a privilege to have taken over as Chairman of the Council for the forthcoming year and I'd like to put my thanks on record to the outgoing Chairman Cllr Keith Lynch for his tremendous contributions. More »

"The Council has an exciting year ahead, starting with events to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, and I look forward to updating residents on the fantastic work we do in the coming weeks and months."

Information on Council projects, plans, meetings and events can be found in its monthly newsletters which appear in the centre pages of The Local Rock villages editions, online and across the Council's social media platforms.

Cllr Findlay also serves as a Borough Councillor for Burbage Sketchley & Stretton ward and is vice chairman of the Borough Council's Planning Committee.

Photo: Cllr B Walker » Less

New Mayor for Hinckley & Bosworth

New Mayor for Hinckley & Bosworth

Posted: Thu, 19 May 2022 13:44 by Parish Council

Hinckley & Bosworth have a new mayor for 2022-23 Mayor Dawn Glenville

The following fact sheet has been issued to coincide with the election of Councillor DAWN GLENVILLE as Mayor of the Borough for 2022-23 at the Council's annual meeting on Tuesday 17 May.

Name: Dawn Glenville

Ward: Burbage St Catherine's & Lash Hill

Length of service: First elected to the Borough Council in May 2019.

Family: Councillor Glenville is married to fellow councillor Barry Walker. The couple moved to Burbage in 1988. More »

Work: After retiring as a professional singer, Councillor Glenville now works in a jewellery store in Hinckley's Castle Street.

Charities:Councillor Glenville will be raising funds for Age Concern and Air Ambulance.

Minister: The Mayor's Chaplain will be Rev Andrew Hall, Rector of Burbage St Catherine's Church.

Outside Interests: In her spare time Councillor Glenville enjoys walking, cycling and golf – she was Ladies Club Champion in 2012.

Mayor's Consort: The Mayor's Consort is her husband, Councillor Barry Walker.

Deputy Mayor: The Deputy Mayor is Councillor Scott Gibbens. » Less