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Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:19 by Parish Council
SHOPPERS and residents will soon be able to benefit from more flexible parking in Hinckley town centre car parks.
From 1 July 2018 Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council will be implementing a range of changes after commissioning an independent Hinckley car parks study.
Plans aim to increase the availability of short stay parking. These include introducing one and two-hour tariffs on all long-stay car parks, increasing charges for longer stays in short-stay car parks, and making Trinity Lane East car park short stay only. More »
The study revealed that, while there were plenty of car parks, individual sites can become very busy. There is also often a shortfall of short-stay parking on Saturdays.
Short stay car parks will see fees rise from 50 pence for up to an hour to 60 pence, while over four hours will increase from £4.80 to £6.00. New car park charges will become effective from Sunday 1 July 2018.
On long stay car parks parking for up to five hours will see an increase from £1.30 to £1.60, while those staying for over five hours will see a 10 pence rise. Charges for parking permits on these car parks are frozen.
Meanwhile, parking in the popular town centre Church Walk and St Mary's car parks will be available for a maximum of three hours (including the blue badge holders bays) to ensure spaces are available for shoppers throughout the day.
New payment machines (chip and pin and / or contactless and cash) will also be phased in as pay and display machines are replaced.
Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council's Executive Member for Towns, Councillor Miriam Surtees said: "Over the past few years we have been working with Hinckley BID and the Chamber of Trade to seek to improve the parking offer in Hinckley.
"We hope that the introduction of more short stay car parking and new cash and card payment machines will help residents to choose to come into Hinckley town centre for both shopping and leisure activities, supporting local businesses and events.
"There has been no increase in parking charges for many years and we have tried to keep the increase as low as possible. While charges have been frozen for eight years, the decision to increase them was not made lightly by the Borough Council and we remain committed to regularly reviewing and refreshing parking strategies to meet the needs of residents." » Less
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:56 by Parish Council
With England's World Cup campaign now in full swing the Hinckley and Bosworth Community Safety Partnership are launching their "Do you know the score?" campaign which aims to remind people of the importance of being responsible for their own actions, and the impact that anti-social behaviour and violence can have on the lives of families, friends and others.
The campaign encourages people to drink responsibly during the World Cup, and to educate and divert people away from crime and disorder, but it also has a clear message that when necessary enforcement powers will be used to keep the community safe. More »
Councillor Mike Hall, Chair of the Community Safety Partnership and Leader of Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council said "I want people to enjoy the World Cup and like many I hope that we witness a brilliant England performance. At the same time it is important for people to drink responsibly, keep themselves and their families safe and be respectful of others.
This campaign will help to promote good behaviour, and to ensure that members of the community know where to access support if they should need it."
As part of the campaign for this year's World Cup posters are appearing in pubs, bars and in community facilities to encourage responsible drinking and during the campaign representatives from the partnership will be working in schools to educate young people about the consequences of alcohol misuse drugs and anti-social behaviour
Posters and social media will also be used to raise awareness of domestic abuse and to ensure individuals know how to access support.
The council has a dedicated adult domestic abuse outreach service which offers free, confidential advice, advocacy, emotional and practical support in safe venues. To self-refer; refer a friend or relative contact the Borough Council's Domestic Abuse Outreach Service on Tel. 07966 202181 or the Community Safety Team on Tel. 01455 238141.
- To report a crime or suspicious behaviour call your local police on 101, in an emergency always call 999
- To anonymously report any information about crime call Crimestoppers on0800 555 111
- To report anti-social behaviourcall the police on 101 or the Borough Council's Endeavour Team on 01455 238141
- To report an environmental health issue such as noise nuisancecall the council's Environmental Health Team on 01455 238141 » Less
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:02 by Parish Council
Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order at the above location.
A temporary road closure is required on Cowper Road between the junction of Rugby Road Slip road to the junction of Lucas Road on the 25/06/2018 for one day.
The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will be implemented for public safety for carriageway patching.
The proposed alternative diversion route will be via:- More »
Head north on Cowper Road towards The Beeches, turn left onto Featherston Drive, turn left onto Brookside, turn left onto Rugby Road.
Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during these works.