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Bees on bench in Sketchley Hill Farm Recreation Ground!

Bees on bench in Sketchley Hill Farm Recreation Ground!

Following reports from members of the public this morning, Cllr Mr Stanley Rooney an experienced beekeeper, attended Sketchley Hill Park Recreation Ground (Tilton Rec) with our Grounds Maintenance Supervisor, Stuart Mottershaw, to collect a swarm of bees that had gathered on a bench near the footpath.

The bees were safely collected and removed from the site. There is some residual bee activity around the bench which.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:48 by Parish Council

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Snap Dragon children’s event goes on tour

THE popular Snap Dragon Children and Families Festival will be back for the sixth year running this summer with a week-long programme of activities taking place in Hinckley's popular Argents Mead and Hollycroft parks.

But before then, Snap Dragon on Tour will be visiting four villages in the Borough to give people a taste of what lies in store when the festival proper is held from Monday 31 July to Friday 4 August.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:06 by Parish Council

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Free storytelling sessions continue in Argents Mead

THE third in a series of free Saturday lunchtime storytelling sessions for children of all ages will take place in Hinckley's Argents Mead bandstand on Saturday 1 July.

Each session promises stories told in an entertaining way that will appeal to the whole family, by professional storytellers who can captivate an audience with their tales. All sessions will take place between 12noon and 1pm.

The.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:05 by Parish Council

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Awards honour volunteers who make a difference

VOLUNTEERS who have made a difference to the lives of other people in Hinckley & Bosworth have been recognised at a special event held at Hinckley's Concordia Theatre.

The Making a Difference awards were sponsored by Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council and recognised the contribution that volunteers play in strengthening the community and improving the quality of the life for residents.

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Posted: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:04 by Parish Council

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The next Prince's Trust Team Programme returns to Hinckley on Monday 10th July 2017!

The next Prince's Trust Team Programme returns to Hinckley on Monday 10th July 2017!

The Prince's Trust Team programme is a free personal development course for young people aged 16-24 and unemployed. It runs for 12 weeks (Monday to Friday) and is designed to give young people the opportunity to gain new skills, build confidence and self-esteem and become work ready.

Across the 12 weeks you will have the opportunity to go away on a team building residential, undertake a 2 week work placement and take part.. Read More »

Posted: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:45 by Parish Council

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Employment Park Proposals - Land Near Junction 1, M69

Employment Park Proposals - Land Near Junction 1, M69

Parcel delivery company DPD, has drawn up plans to develop a new employment park near Hinckley that would create approximately 2,000 new jobs across the manufacturing, light industry and logistics sectors.

Go along to one of the Public Exhibitions listed below to view plans and have your say:-

BURBAGE:
Wednesday 21 June, 4.00pm–8.00pm:
Burbage Millennium Hall, Britannia Rd,
Burbage, Hinckley LE10 2HF.. Read More »

Posted: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 14:11 by Parish Council

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Event will honour our Armed Forces

THE 9th national Armed Forces Day will be celebrated in Hinckley next Saturday (24 June).

Residents will be given a chance to say 'thank you' to members of the Armed Forces, both past and present, with a special outdoor service and parade through the town centre.

Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council and the Hinckley Combined Ex-Service Association have worked together to organise the event and hope that it will be a.. Read More »

Posted: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:26 by Parish Council

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Council Website named in UK top 10%

The Borough Council's website is in the top ten percent council websites in the country according to the Society of Information Technology Management (SOCITM), the independent organisation responsible for vetting UK council websites.

Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council's website – www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk - is one of 36 out of the 416 council websites in the UK and one of just two council websites in the East Midlands.. Read More »

Posted: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:13 by Parish Council

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Take a simple test to see if you are at risk of diabetes

Residents are being encouraged to grab a tape measure and scales to find out if they are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Some 11.9 million people in the UK are thought to be at increased risk of the disease so as part of National Diabetes Week this June, Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council has teamed up with Silver Star, a charity that campaigns for diabetes awareness and Diabetes UK to get as many people as possible to find out if they are at risk.. Read More »

Posted: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:52 by Parish Council

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Play areas are now smoke-free zones

Play areas are now smoke-free zones

CHILDREN'S play areas in Hinckley have become smoke-free zones in a bid to protect the children who play there.

Signs are going up at all 10 borough council-run play areas across Hinckley asking people not to smoke. The signs will be supplied on request to any parish or town councils in the borough who wish to make their playgrounds smoke free.

The colourful signs were designed by Natalie Cattell from.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 12 Jun 2017 13:18 by Parish Council

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