Burbage Farmers' Market will be held on Saturday December 4 on the car park at Burbage Methodist Church on Windsor Street
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St Catherine's Church invites you to an open air service of carols and readings by the Coronation Tree on Church Street, Friday 17th December, 7pm
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Covid-19 Vaccination Sessions for 12-17 year olds, Hinckley Leisure Centre, 3, 10 and 17 December, 3.15pm - 7.15pm.
Posted: Thu, 02 Dec 2021 16:29 by Parish Council
Young people aged 12-17, from Hinckley and the surrounding areas, are invited to get their COVID-19 vaccine at specialist temporary clinics being held over the next three Fridays.
The clinics are all being held at Hinckley Leisure Centre, Argents Mead, from 3.15pm – 7.15pm on Fridays 3, 10 and 17 December.
These clinics provide young people with another opportunity to get the vaccine if they missed getting it at school, as well as enabling those young people who are eligible (primarily those aged 16-17 or who live with a vulnerable person) to get their second dose to have it – so long as they had their first vaccine more than 12 weeks ago. More »
Vaccinators are all specially trained to work with young people and strict safeguarding protocols will be followed. The vaccine used will be Pfizer. Healthy children who have tested positive for COVID-19 need to wait 12 weeks before they can have the vaccine.
Parents and guardians of 12-15-year-olds are advised to attend the vaccination with their children so consent can be obtained.
Both pre-booked and limited walk-in appointments are available. To book an appointment in advance, please visit: https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/pre_timescreen.php?id=$2y$10$kdQz9Xf2Auo/HYZCbFsSie6oYn4cX6SuHkbHBWjEXqcxxmxi11fj8
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Posted: Thu, 02 Dec 2021 10:58 by Parish Council
THE BOROUGH COUNCIL has set aside £10,000 in a bid to tackle speeding motorists in areas of Hinckley.
The funds will pay for a digital sign (an MVAS box) to inform motorists of the speed they are driving at and record vehicle speed as well as the posts needed to put the sign in place. The funding will also support Neighbourhood Watch who take an active role in tackling speeding in this area.
The money was pledged at the Council's Hinckley Area Committee meeting, which took place in November after considering the request from the police, Neighbourhood Watch (NHW), ward councillors and the community safety team. More »
The Hinckley Area Committee gives consideration to budget and spending matters relating to the Hinckley special expenses area which all Hinckley residents contribute to.
Before the meeting, residents across Hinckley had been voicing concerns about speeding in various areas of the town including Roston Drive, Ashby Road, Brookdale, Clifton Way, Coventry Road, Outlands Drive, Glenbarr Drive, Barwell Lane, Leicester Road, Middlefield Lane, Nutts Lane, Southfield Road and Wykin Road.
Once purchased, the new sign will be portable and can be used in various locations. It will be monitored by Neighbourhood Watch teams who will progress action with other partners such as the police, community safety and the county council.
Councillor Michael Mullaney, Executive Member for Community Safety, said: "We have had one MVAS box for a number of years. However, having just one box means we can't cover as many locations as we would like to since the box has to be up for a few weeks and then taken down. Results then need to be assessed before it's placed in another location.
"This funding will help to cover more areas that have been highlighted as areas of concern by residents. This means that data can be collected on a regular basis and, if further action is needed, we can liaise with the county council to tackle the speeding issues in that area."
Deputy Leader of the Council, Cllr David Bill said: "These devices will soon be installed all over Hinckley. I hope they will be seen as an early Christmas present from ourselves as local councillors, the Neighbourhood Watch and the Police all working together to try to make our streets safer from irresponsible driving."
"This coincides with another breakthrough. This week the long anticipated 40 mph signs have been uncovered on the northern perimeter road. The lowering of the speed limit between Roston Drive and Stoke Road was one of the measures we were able to impose on the back of the Bloors development which is rapidly taking shape alongside the road. These two schemes should make a real contribution to making our roads safer for all of us."
Hinckley and Blaby Neighbourhood Policing Area Commander, Inspector Jamie Osborne, stated "It is imperative that the police work in conjunction with our partners at Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council (HBBC) to tackle issues of speeding. Speeding remains a priority for the police and I am grateful to HBBC in making further investment in a MVAS box. The data received will assist the police in being able to target certain locations at the right time to assist in casualty reduction." » Less
Posted: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 13:14 by Parish Council
Nominations can now be made to help to find Hinckley & Bosworth's Active Champions of 2021.
While the traditional format of Hinckley & Bosworth's Local Sport and Health Alliance (LSHA) annual sports awards has been cancelled the LSHA still wants to recognise all of the hard work individuals, sports clubs, organisations and schools have undertaken to help others keep active and healthy particularly during lockdown by celebrating online. We just need your nominations! More »
Would you like to thank someone or a sports club/organisation/school for their support; recognise and celebrate their hard work during the pandemic? Has your gym instructor gone online and delivered a zumba, pilates or karate class via zoom? Has someone helped an older person keep active by joining them on a social distanced walk regularly? Do you know someone who has helped get their sports club started again once restrictions were lifted? Does your school have a 'Joe Wicks' inspirational PE teacher or have you as an individual taken up a new sport and got the family to join in– we want to hear all those active health stories.
Nominations can be made in the following categories:
- A sports club / organisation
A local club or organisation that has been creative in the way that they have reacted to the crisis. It may have been by helping out in the local community, starting new initiatives or projects, going virtual and hosting online classes to make sure members have been kept active and socially connected.
- A school (primary or secondary)
That has taken part in the Leicestershire Rutland and Sport Virtual School Games Summer Championships, or creatively and inclusively supported its pupils helping them to stay well.
An individual who has achieved a personal goal and got themselves active or helped others to start taking part in physical activity, and continued to stay active, or may have volunteered in the local community during the pandemic.
Sue Houghton, Chair of Hinckley and Bosworth Sport and Health Alliance said: "I know that within Hinckley and Bosworth we have a great depth of talent that has really come to the fore and risen to the challenge of keeping sport running during the pandemic. We want to celebrate this and acknowledge the great talent we have in the borough. However, we can only do this with your help in submitting nominations and encouraging your friends and family to do so as well."
Executive Member for Leisure at the Borough Council, Councillor Keith Nichols said: "In recognition of all the great work happening in the community we would like to highlight and thank all those who have creatively continued to help others stay active and healthy in yet another challenging year. I urge residents to tell us about their sporting heroes. These nominations mean that we can still express our gratitude and highlight all that is good and positive in the borough."
Nomination forms are available online: https://www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/sportinghero
The closing date for all nominations is 4pm on Wednesday 15 December 2021. All those nominated will receive a certificate and with permission will feature on the council's social media channels from early January 2022. » Less