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Double accolade for town parks

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.. Read More »

Posted: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:57 by Parish Council

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Historic tapestry presented to 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.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 17 Jul 2017 11:44 by Parish Council

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Film Star Wins Role at Scampton Airshow

Film Star Wins Role at Scampton Airshow

One of the best-loved warbirds on the UK airshow circuit, and a star of many films including Memphis Belle, will play a leading role in the inaugural Scampton Airshow which takes place at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire on September 9-10.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sally B, Europe's sole airworthy example of this famous Second World War bomber, though a familiar sight in the Lincolnshire skies during the conflict, will take part.. Read More »

Posted: Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:05 by Parish Council

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Snap Dragon on Tour 2017

Snap Dragon on Tour 2017

Monday 24th July 2017 11:00am at Burbage Millennium Hall

A brand new exciting programme!

Bring a picnic and have a great family day out with:

Beach and sand play - play in the sand, build a castle or just dig a hole.

Have a ride on a seaside donkey(small cost) or just say hello Giant bubbles

Circus skillsFun and games Scavenger hunts Craft activities

Enjoy a traditional Punch and.. Read More »

Posted: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 11:05 by Parish Council

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Further funding available for rural businesses

A FUNDING programme aimed at boosting the rural economy across the North Warwickshire and Hinckley & Bosworth area, is now calling for a new round of grant applications.

The LEADER Programme, which was launched in 2015, is aimed at funding projects which will have a positive impact on the local economy and improve services for local people. The money will be allocated to businesses, groups or organisations that can contribute to the.. Read More »

Posted: Tue, 11 Jul 2017 10:31 by Parish Council

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New fountain for Argents Mead

WORK is underway to replace the fountain in Argents Mead pond as part of the Borough Council's improvements to the popular Hinckley town centre park.

As well as improving the look of the area, the council hopes the fountain will help circulate the water in the moat, preventing it from becoming too stagnant and improving its quality.

The former fountain stopped working some time ago and funding to replace it has.. Read More »

Posted: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:59 by Parish Council

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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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