Market and live music in Windsor Street, with businesses and community venues open around the village on Friday 29th November from 5pm to 9pm - Road closure 4pm to 10.30pm
Test your fitness at the outdoor gym at Brookside recreation ground
Next Farmers Market - Saturday 7th December 2019 - Methodist Church car park Windsor Street
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Posted: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 12:41 by Parish Council
Volunteers are being urged to do their bit to halt the climate emergency by grabbing a spade and planting a tree at one of two free sessions taking place in Hinckley this December.
One session will take place at Burbage Common on Saturday 14 December (meet in the main car park off Leicester Road) and the other session will take place at Roston Drive public open space (at the junction of Roston Drive and Outlands Drive) in Hinckley on Wednesday 4 December. Both sessions start at 10am and anyone who would like to join in and help to plant a tree is welcome to come along. Spades will be provided and wellies are recommended. More »
Some 250 trees supplied by the Borough Council and a further 135 trees supplied by the Woodland Trust are set to be planted by volunteers during the two sessions. The Borough Council's green spaces team will be planting 550 trees throughout the borough's public spaces this winter.
The public planting sessions have been organised in support of the Woodland Trust's Big Climate Fightback campaign which aims to plant trees in publicly accessible areas. The charity wants to get more than a million people to pledge to plant a tree this year and by 2025, it hopes to have planted a tree for every person in the country.
Head of Street Scene Services at the Borough Council, Caroline Roffey explained: "Planting trees has enormous benefits for future generations. They are important habitats for wildlife and they also mitigate the impacts of climate change by providing shade and absorbing carbon acting as they lungs of our planet. Spending an hour tree planting is not only good fun but it is an investment in our future."
Everyone is welcome to get involved by coming along to a tree planting session or even arranging their own. Earlier this month council officers helped pupils from Battling Brook School to plant 120 trees in Wykin Park after member of the public, Peter Rushton, requested the trees from the Woodland Trust and worked with the council to plant them in a public place.
- The Woodland Trust provides free tree packs for community groups and schools who would like to get involved. All of the trees provided by the charity will be native broadleaf varieties, such as oak, birch and hawthorn. Please see the Woodland Trust's website www.woodlandtrust.org.uk for more details. » Less
Posted: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 14:50 by Parish Council
The Parish Council apologises for any inconvenience while recycling banks usually available at the Britannia Road recreation ground car park are out of action.
The banks will be out of use while work is being carried out to provide extra parking spaces on the site.
They will be reinstated as soon as possible.
Other recycling facilities are available across the parish and in Hinckley.
Locations of sites can be found on Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council's website using the following link or by calling the Borough Council on 01455 238141. More »
Posted: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 11:55 by Parish Council
Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council has announced its operating arrangements for the Christmas and New Year period, including refuse and recycling collections and office opening times, as follows:
Council office closing times
Borough Council services at the Hinckley Hub will close at 12 noon on Tuesday 24 December and re-open at 8.30am on Monday 30 December.
Borough Council services at the Hinckley Hub will also be closed on Wednesday 1 January 2020. More »
In an emergency call 01455 251137
Refuse & recycling arrangements
There will be alternate arrangements for collections due on Wednesday 25 December, Thursday 26 December and Wednesday 1 January. All other refuse and recycling collections will continue as usual during the Christmas and New Year period. However, the garden waste (brown bin) collection service will be suspended for two weeks during the Christmas and New Year period (last collection Friday 20 December and collections starting again Monday 6 January 2020). There will also be no collections of large items (bulky waste) during the same dates.
Alternate arrangements for refuse (black bin) and recycling (blue-lid bin) collections due on Wednesday 25 December, Thursday 26 December and Wednesday 1 January are as follows:
• Refuse due on Wednesday 25 December will be collected on Tuesday 24 December
• Recycling (blue-lid) due on Wednesday 25 December will be collected on Monday 23 December
• Refuse due on Thursday 26 December will be collected on Friday 27 December
• Recycling (blue-lid) due on Thursday 26 December will be collected on Monday 30 December
• Refuse due on Wednesday 1 January will be collected on Tuesday 31 December
• Recycling (blue-lid) due on Wednesday 1 January will be collected on Thursday 2 January
For residents living in rural west areas of the borough who usually have garden and refuse bins collected on the same day, collection arrangements are as follows:
• Recycling (Blue-lid) due on Wednesday 25 moves to Tuesday 24 December
• Recycling (Blue-lid) due on Thursday 26 moves to Friday 27 December
• Refuse due on Wednesday 1 January moves to Tuesday 31 December.
Residents can find full details of collection dates on-line at http://www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/collections
Free Parking on Saturdays in Hinckley
Customers are reminded that Christmas shopping in Hinckley will be given a boost this year with free car parking in selected town centre car parks on Saturdays in the run-up to Christmas.
Shoppers will be able to park for free in Lower Bond Street, Druid Street, Alma Road, Holliers Walk, Trinity Vicarage Road and Thorneycroft Road car parks in the four Saturdays before Christmas. The Borough Council, has agreed to repeat the popular offer again this year in order to thank shoppers for their loyalty and to increase trade for shops and businesses.
The free parking offer applies from 9am on Saturday 30 November and then Saturdays 7, 14 and 21 December. Shoppers are reminded that parking is free in all council run car parks on Sundays throughout the year.
Additionally, shoppers will also be able to park for free in North Warwickshire and Hinckley College (NWHC) car park in the four Saturdays before Christmas. The car park, which is directly behind the Atkins Building, can be accessed from Druid St.
Hinckley Market at Christmas
There will be markets as usual in Hinckley throughout the Christmas period on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays including Monday 23 December, Friday 27 December and Monday 30 December.
A Sunday food and craft market offering a selection of hot and cold food plus crafts, collectibles and gifts will be in Market Place, Hinckley on Sunday 15 December from 10.30am until 4pm.
This time we are including live music for the very first time with Hinckley's own 4th Avenue, performing festive favourites in front of the Christmas tree.
There will be 40 stallholders including street foods, warming mulled wine and cider, crafts, gifts, collectibles and more plus live music, Santa on Stilts and entertainment from Fosse 107.
Hinckley BID's Santa's Grotto
Hinckley BID is offering a Santa's Grotto in Britannia Centre daily from Wednesday 18 to Sunday 22 December.
The grotto, which is located in the former Argos unit in Britannia Centre off Castle Street, is open from 12pm until 6pm on weekdays and from 10am until 4pm at the weekend.
Entry costs £2 per child, with free admission to under 3s. Each child will receive a gift. No booking is necessary.
Festive Fun Run
A FREE FESTIVE Family Fun run hosted by Hinckley BID and the Borough Council will be held on Sunday 8 December in Hinckley Town Centre.
The run, which is just under a mile long, starts at 11.00am from the Market Place in Hinckley with participants invited to dress up as Santa, an elf or reindeer or wear their Christmas jumpers.
There will be medals for everyone sporting a festive theme. Well-behaved dogs (on leads) in fancy dress are welcome to join in. There will also be four gift vouchers to be won for the best festive costumes. £50 each for the best individual and the best turned out group, with two lucky runners-up each receiving £25 (1 x Junior, under 12yrs and 1 x Senior).
The route is suitable for all abilities including wheelchairs and pushchairs - walking, toddling or ambling is encouraged for any non-runners. There will be a fun warm-up routine at 10:30am from the 'Healthy Elf' for anyone interested!
Entry is free and parking is free in all Council town centre car parks on Sundays.
To pre-register, email email@example.com
Hinckley Leisure Centre
Hinckley Leisure Centre will close at 12 noon on Tuesday 24 December (last admission at 11am) and remain closed on Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 December. The Centre's opening hours will be from 8am to 6pm from Friday 27 to Monday 30 December. The centre will close at 4pm on Tuesday 31 December and remain closed on Wednesday 1 January 2019. The Centre will revert to normal opening hours from 6:30am on Thursday 2 January. For further information including the swim and class timetable see the Leisure Centre's website: www.placesleisure.org/centres/hinckley-leisure-centre
Earl Shilton Community House and Wykin Community House close at 12 noon on Friday 20 December and Barwell Community House will close at 12 noon on Thursday 19 December. All three Community Houses reopen at 9.15am on Thursday 2 January. » Less