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Spooktacular Saturday – 27 October

Spooktacular Saturday – 27 October

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 10:44 by Parish Council

Following the success of last year's event, Hinckley Town Centre will be celebrating Halloween with a Spooktacular Saturday event on Saturday 27 October from 10.00am – 3.00pm.


Spooktacular Saturday offers fun for all the family. Come into town in your Halloween costumes with prizes for best dressed. FREE activities on the day include pumpkin bowling, freaky face painting, creepy crafts, and spooky stone painting with #islastones, themed stilt walker, scary stories in the Mead with Tom the Tale Teller and more! More »

Bring in your carved pumpkin and display at the event with prizes to be won. Local radio station Fosse 107 will be providing the soundtrack. Visitors will be able to purchase 'blood crepes' from Event Crepes or pumpkin Lattes from Proppa Coffee.

We are encouraging visitors to Hinckley Town Centre to dress up in their Halloween costumes and join us for some frightful fun and a fang-tastic day out in haunted Hinckley!

Executive Member for Culture at the Borough Council, Councillor Maureen Cook said "last year's event was extremely popular with many families dressing up and enjoying the activities on offer. This day-time event means all ages can take part and enjoy all the fun." » Less

District leaders pledge to continue to work together

District leaders pledge to continue to work together

Fri, 05 Oct 2018 14:55 by Parish Council

The leaders of all seven district councils have today unanimously agreed to continue working together to review the current model of local government in Leicestershire.

The leaders of Blaby, Charnwood, Melton, Oadby and Wigston, North West Leicestershire, Harborough and Hinckley & Bosworth councils, said in a joint statement: "The district councils are continuing to work together to look at future service delivery in Leicestershire to ensure it is lean, effective and in touch with residents. More »

"Any potential changes need to be based on a thorough assessment of all options and backed by evidence and communities.

"The district councils will ensure residents; partners and stakeholders are involved in the conversation and fully consulted. The needs of our residents will be put first." » Less

Mayor to attend carols around the tree

Mayor to attend carols around the tree

Wed, 03 Oct 2018 12:20 by Parish Council

The mayor of Hinckley and Bosworth, Cllr Jan Kirby and her consort, Mr Mike Kirby are to be guests of honour at this year's carols around the tree event.

The festive gathering around the Coronation Tree in the village centre is to be held on Friday December 21st at 7pm and will be an opportunity to make donations to the mayor's chosen charities, Hinckley Homeless Group and Dementia Action Alliance. More »

Parishioners are invited to attend the outdoor service, to be led by Father Andrew Hall of St Catherine's Church, and communal carol singing.

Hinckley Homeless Group runs Lawrence House in Hinckley, which provides supported accommodation for up to 12 homeless 16 to 25 year olds from across the borough.

Dementia Action Alliance is a coalition of national organisations which works to share best practice in dementia care and campaigns for change to health and social care services for people living with dementia.

To accommodate the event, road closures will be in force on sections of Hinckley Road and Church Street between 6pm and 9pm. » Less