In line with New Tier 3 - High Alert Area - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Restrictions effective from 2nd December 2020, Parish Council managed play areas and outdoor gym equipment are now open.
Burbage Farmers' Market - Saturday December 5 from 9am to 12.30pm. A queueing system will be in place to aid social distancing
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Posted: Fri, 04 Dec 2020 17:26 by Parish Council
Businesses across Hinckley and Bosworth which have been severely affected by national restrictions to limit the spread of coronavirus are being urged to apply for the latest round of COVID-19 grants.
The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) aims to help businesses which have been forced to close or have been severely impacted by restrictions. Businesses that do not have a rateable value are eligible to apply for this discretionary scheme which aims to help affected businesses which do not meet the criteria for other grants. More »
Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council is distributing the grant according to an eligibility criteria and priority will be given to businesses in the greatest need.
Full details on the eligibility criteria for this and how to apply is available on the council's website. Visit www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/additionalrestrictionsgrant
Council Leader Stuart Bray added: We fully appreciate how tough it is out there for local businesses and we will help as much as we can. I urge eligible local businesses to apply as soon as possible." » Less
Posted: Fri, 04 Dec 2020 11:45 by Parish Council
THE following opening times during the Christmas and New Year period have been announced by the Borough Council, together with the arrangements that have been made for various council services:
Council office closing times
Borough Council services at the Hinckley Hub will close at 5pm on Thursday 24 December and re-open at 8.30am on Monday 4 January 2021.
In an emergency call 01455 251137.
Refuse & recycling arrangements More »
There will be alternate arrangements for collections due on Friday 25 December, Monday 28 December and Friday 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 Tuesday 22 December and collections starting again Monday 4 January 2021). 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 Friday 25 December, Monday 28 December and Friday 1 January are as follows:
• Refuse (black bin) on Friday 25 December will be collected on Thursday 24 December
• Recycling (blue-lid) due on Friday 25 December will be collected on Wednesday 23
• Refuse due on Monday 28 December will be collected on Tuesday 29 December
• Recycling (blue-lid) due on Monday 28 December will be collected on Wednesday 30
• Refuse due on Friday 1 January will be collected on Thursday 31 December
• Recycling (blue-lid) due on Wednesday 1 January will be collected on Monday 4 January
For residents living in rural west areas of the borough who usually have garden and refuse bins collected on the same day please check your calendar or visit the online bin checker 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 St Mary's, Church Walk, Castle, Lower Bond Street and Trinity Lane East car parks in the final two Saturdays (12 and 19 December) before Christmas. Parking is also free after 3pm every day in Trinity Lane East, Castle and Lower Bond Street car parks as well 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 two Saturdays (12 and 19 December) before Christmas. The car park, which is directly behind the Atkins Building, can be accessed from Druid Street.
Hinckley Market at Christmas
There will be markets as usual in Hinckley throughout the Christmas period on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays including Monday 21 December. There will be no market on Monday 28 December (bank holiday).
Hinckley Leisure Centre
Hinckley Leisure Centre will close at 12 noon on Thursday 24 December (last admission at 11am) and remain closed on Friday 25, Saturday 26, Sunday 27 December. The Centre's opening hours will be from 8am to 4pm from Monday 28 December to Wednesday 30 December. The centre will close at 12 noon Thursday 31 December and remain closed on Friday 1 January 2021. The Centre will revert to normal opening hours from 7.15am on Saturday 2 January 2021. For further information including the latest Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions see the Leisure Centre's website: www.placesleisure.org/centres/hinckley-leisure-centre
Earl Shilton Community House, Wykin Community House and Barwell Community House will close at 12 noon on Wednesday 23 December and re-open on Monday 4 January. » Less
Posted: Thu, 03 Dec 2020 12:02 by Parish Council
More than 59,000 votes cast as the nation picks the best of British – Hollycroft Park, Hinckley winner of 2020 People's Choice vote.
In 2020, more people than ever have come to see the benefits of visiting our parks and green spaces they have been at the heart of our lives.
For millions of us, they have been a lifeline; a place to meet friends and family safely and to escape for some much-needed peace and quiet. Many have also discovered the added benefits of exercising outdoors. More »
More people have come to love and value our parks in a way that they never have before so it is perhaps not surprising that tens of thousands of people took part in the vote to find the country's ten best Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces.
The Green Flag Award scheme is the international quality standard for parks and green spaces, and this year a record-breaking 2,061 achieved the award.
During November, the public were invited to vote for their favourite park and more than 59,000 did just that.
Included in this year's list of winners for the second year running is Hollycroft Park in Hinckley.
The People's Choice ten most popular parks and green space are:
- Cassiobury Park, Watford
- Hollycroft Park, Hinckley
- Margam Park, Port Talbot
- Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London
- Strathaven Park, South Lanarkshire
- Telford Town Park, Telford
- University of Essex Wivenhoe Park, Colchester
- Valentines Park, Ilford
- Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets
- Warley Woods, Smethwick
Commenting on the result, International Green Flag Award manager Paul Todd said: "I would like to congratulate our ten worthy winners and thank all the thousands of parks staff and volunteers across the country who have gone the extra mile this year to ensure our country's parks and green spaces remain such fantastic places to escape to and enjoy."
"We know how important quality parks are to people of all ages in every corner of the UK and so, for these parks, this public recognition of just how much they are loved and valued is a real achievement."
Leader of Hinckley & Bosworth Council Councillor Stuart Bray said: "Fantastic news, thank you to everyone who has voted for Hollycroft Park. To be recognised as one of the top ten favourite parks in the country rightly recognises the amazing contribution of our staff, the Friends of Hollycroft Park and all our volunteers and the visitors who make this park such a great place to visit at the heart of our community.
"To be awarded a People's Choice Award for the second year running is a great accolade. It highlights how important Hollycroft Park is to the local community."
L – R Cllr Bill Crooks, Executive Member for Parks and Open Spaces, Bill Cullen, Council Chief Executive, Mrs Dawn Jeffrey, Chair of the Friends of Hollycroft Park, Council Leader, Cllr Stuart Bray and members of the Green Spaces Team. » Less