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Funding available for community groups and volunteers

Funding available for community groups and volunteers

Recognising the extensive work local groups put into organising community events and activities, Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council has made available two funds; the Community Transport Fund and the new Community Volunteers Fund to apply for.

The Community Transport Fund is available if you are organising an event and may consider arranging community transport to enable other people to attend.... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 11:30 by Parish Council

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Borough hosts fourth annual Rural Conference

Borough hosts fourth annual Rural Conference

FOLLOWING the establishment of Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council's Rural Strategy in 2015 – which sets out key priorities to tackle some of the most common and important issues faced by people living and working in rural areas - this annual event provides the opportunity to take stock of what has been achieved, and to make sure that resources and delivery continue to be focused on the right... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 11:13 by Parish Council

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Coronation tree lights - work in progress

Coronation tree lights - work in progress

Burbage Parish Council is aware that there is an issue with the Coronation Tree lights and is working to resolve the problem.

The Council thanks residents for their interest in the village centre illuminations and shares their disappointment in their malfunction.

A new piece of equipment is being purchased with the aim of preventing the problem from recurring, and it is hoped that they will be back to... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 05 Dec 2018 16:44 by Parish Council

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Invitation to join Carols Around the Tree

Invitation to join Carols Around the Tree

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 service of Carols Around the Tree.

The festive gathering around the Coronation Tree in the village centre is to be held on Friday December 21st at 7pm and will be led by the Revd Andrew Hall, from St Catherine's Church.

It will be an opportunity to make donations to the mayor's... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 03 Dec 2018 14:00 by Parish Council

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Community Initiative fund opens for applications

Community Initiative fund opens for applications

Community groups in parishes across Hinckley and Bosworth are being encouraged to apply for their share of this year's Parish and Community Initiative Fund.

This year the fund has been increased to £275,000, offering community projects in the parished areas of the borough the chance to bid for grants of up to 50 per cent of the total project cost. These grants fund a wide variety of projects such... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 11:51 by Parish Council

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Tributes Paid to Former Mayor

Tributes Paid to Former Mayor

TRIBUTES have been paid to a former Mayor of Hinckley and Bosworth and long-serving Newbold Verdon councillor who has died.

Mike Preston served as a Conservative councillor for Newbold Verdon ward for 10 years from 1977 to 1987 and was Mayor of Hinckley & Bosworth between 1979 and 1980. Mr Preston also served on the former Market Bosworth Rural District Council before the Borough Council was formed... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 11:50 by Parish Council

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Avoid the unwanted gift of food poisoning this Christmas

Avoid the unwanted gift of food poisoning this Christmas

There are an estimated one million cases of food poisoning in the UK every year, and without attention to food hygiene, this doesn't stop during the festive season.

To save your loved ones from a nasty bout of food poisoning over the holidays, follow these Food Standards Agency tips from Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council to keep your festive season truly the most wonderful time of the year.

TOP... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 11:49 by Parish Council

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Retail and Leisure Complex on the open Market

PART of a multi-million pound town centre mixed retail and leisure redevelopment scheme, The Crescent, is to be put on the open market.

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council have taken the decision to sell their stake of the Hinckley development to help fund new major projects in the borough. Businesses in The Crescent are unaffected by the sale.

Commenting on the decision, Council Leader, Cllr Mike... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 11:47 by Parish Council

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Matthew is a Sporting Hero

Matthew is a Sporting Hero

The borough is celebrating the success of another one of its sporting unsung heroes.

Matthew Chilvers was announced as the East Midlands BBC Sport Unsung Hero on East Midlands Today. He will now go forward to represent the East Midlands at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards at the Genting Arena in Birmingham on Sunday, 16 December.

It is the fifth time since 2012 that the regional winner has... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 11:47 by Parish Council

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On your marks for the Festive Fun Run

On your marks for the Festive Fun Run

A FREE FESTIVE Family Fun run hosted by Hinckley BID and the Borough Council will be held on Sunday 9 December in Hinckley Town Centre.

The run, which is just under a mile long, starts at 10.30am from the Market Place in Hinckley with participants invited to dress up as Santa, an elf or reindeer or wear their Christmas jumpers.

Hinckley BID will be awarding a £50 voucher prize for the best dressed... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 17:30 by Parish Council

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