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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE - WORKHOUSE LANE

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:29 by Parish Council

Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order at the above location.

A temporary road closure on Workhouse Lane, Burbage, at the junction with Frezenberg Close from 27th July for approximately 5 days.

The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will be implemented for public safety to allow British Telecom to safely undertake the installation of BT ducts in the carriageway. More »

During the restricted period, the alternative diversion route will be via:- signed on site

Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during these works. » Less

Double accolade for town parks

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:57 by Parish Council

HINCKLEY'S Argents Mead has won its first Green Flag Award - a prestigious accolade that is only awarded to the very best parks and green spaces in the UK.

The award is recognition of the Borough Council's substantial investment in the town centre park over the past 18 months, with the opening of the new leisure centre followed by the creation of a new children's play area and the more recent restoration of the fountain feature in the moat. More »

And in a double celebration for the town, Hollycroft Park has also won a Green Flag - the eighth time that Hollycroft's environmental excellence has been acknowledged by the scheme.

This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

Councillor Mark Nickerson, the council's Executive Member for Neighbourhood Services, said: "Ever since being elected, I have pressed the Neighbourhood Services team to have both the Hollycroft stream and Argents Mead fountain restored to their former glory, and so these two awards are just the icing on the cake. Well done to the team."

International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: "We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme.

"Each flag is a celebration of the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. The success of the scheme, especially in these challenging times, demonstrates just how much parks matter to people." » Less

Historic tapestry presented to council

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 11:44 by Parish Council

A TAPESTRY that hung in the main entrance of Hinckley's former courthouse until the building's closure last year has now been passed into the safekeeping of the Borough Council.

An official handover ceremony was held in the council chamber at The Hinckley Hub during the latest meeting of the full council.

The presentation was made by Mrs Jean Anderson, the Deputy Chair of Leicestershire and Rutland Magistrates, and it was received on behalf of the council by the Mayor, Councillor Ozzy O'Shea. More »

Mrs Anderson described the tapestry as a "unique piece of history" and stressed how important it was that it should continue to stay on public display in the borough.

Councillor Maureen Cook, the council's Executive Member responsible for Culture, Sport and Leisure, added: "I am delighted to have contributed to the transfer of this iconic artwork into the custody of the council. Once again the council has proved its commitment to our community as does the tapestry, which symbolizes our historical justice system."

It was initially commissioned for the opening of the Upper Bond Street courthouse in 2000, with every serving magistrate and staff member at that time contributing to the stitching.

The tapestry includes various historical references in its design, including: Market Bosworth Petty Sessional Division, the arms of the Magistrates Association, the red dragon standard of King Henry VII, the white boar standard of King Richard III, the Hansom Cab (which was designed and built in Hinckley by Joseph Hansom) and a mining wheel (in recognition of the area's industrial heritage).

The tapestry is now hanging on the wall of the council chamber. » Less