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June 2017

Tue 27 June, 2017

Smartphone app encourages residents to join fraud fight

Residents are now able to help tackle fraud by reporting suspected cases through a new North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) app. The North West Leicestershire Fraud Reporter App can be used to report in absolute confidence in any..

Thu 22 June, 2017

Taxi driver loses appeal following an allegation of inappropriate sexual contact with passenger

A taxi driver has lost his appeal against the revocation of his private hire driver’s licence following an appeal to Loughborough Magistrates.

Wed 21 June, 2017

Council pledges funds to support canal aqueduct restoration

A £20,000 grant from North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) will support a project to restore a section of Ashby Canal.

Fri 16 June, 2017

Funding boost for Coalville Air Squadron through £20,000-for-Seven scheme

Cadets and staff from the 1188 Coalville Air Squadron are celebrating after receiving a £10,000 grant towards new training equipment.  The squadron received the money through North West Leicestershire District Council’s (NWLDC) £20,000-for-Seven..

Fri 16 June, 2017

Ensure you're eating safely this summer

We all love it when the weather gets warmer. But did you know that you might need to think harder about food safety in the summer months? New research indicates that people in the East Midlands could be putting themselves and their families at risk..

Thu 15 June, 2017

Champneys Springs spa ordered to pay £32,000 after two injured in falls

A health and spa resort in Ashby de la Zouch has been fined £20,000 after two customers were injured while using the facilities. North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) prosecuted Champneys Springs Ltd after health and safety failings..

Thu 15 June, 2017

Support Ruth ahead of 53-mile ultra-marathon challenge

On Saturday 24 June Ruth Mulvany, who works in the council's Environmental Protection Team, will take part in Race to the King - a fully supported 53-mile ultramarathon challenge. The breathtaking route starts near Arundel in West Sussex and runs..

Thu 15 June, 2017

Flag to be raised in show of support for Armed Forces Day

North West Leicestershire District Council will host a flag raising ceremony in support of Britain’s Armed Forces.     The Armed Forces Day flag will be raised at the Council Offices in Coalville at 10.30am on Monday 19 June and flown for one..

Tue 13 June, 2017

Heritage trail opens to public after being boosted by Small Grant Scheme

Visitors to New Lount Nature Reserve will be able to learn about and appreciate the coal mining history of the area along the heritage trail. The project adds an additional attraction to the site which will enhance the experience for visitors to the..

Mon 12 June, 2017

North West Leicestershire’s Local Plan takes a step forward as consultation on modifications begins

North West Leicestershire’s new Local Plan has taken a step forward following the publication of proposed changes to the draft plan. The Local Plan sets out North West Leicestershire District Council’s planning policies for the development of the..

Mon 12 June, 2017

Consultation launched on proposed conservation area in Hugglescote

Residents living in Hugglescote are being asked to share their views on a potential new conservation area for the village. North West Leicestershire District Council has proposed the plan which would see a conservation area centred upon Dennis..

Fri 9 June, 2017

Council crackdown on recycling site fly-tippers

CCTV cameras are helping North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) to prosecute residents dumping unsuitable waste at a recycling site in Coalville. Furniture, car parts, children’s buggies and fridges are among items left by people..

Wed 7 June, 2017

Results of North West Leicestershire District Council Planning Committee – Tuesday 6 June

At the meeting of Planning Committee held on Tuesday 6 June, one planning application was permitted, and one was rejected. Please see the table below for more detail. An application to subdivide a five-bedroom home in Elder Lane, Griffydam, into..

Tue 6 June, 2017

Public information for Download Festival

Download Festival 2017 will take place at Donington Race Circuit, Castle Donington this weekend. The musical performance times for the three-day open-air concert are from 1pm to 11pm from Friday 9 June 2016 to Sunday 11 June. Camping facilities are..

Mon 5 June, 2017

Council doesn’t muck around after school children send letters

Children from a Coalville school hope that a new a bin and hand-drawn posters will stop irresponsible dog owners from throwing waste into their nature area. A number of understandably disgusted pupils at All Saints Church of England Primary School..

Fri 2 June, 2017

Funds available in effort to help North West Leicestershire get active

Clubs and organisations looking to help the young and old get active, fit and healthy can apply for funding support.  North West Leicestershire Local Sports Alliance is behind the scheme which is available to projects in the district that aims to..

Thu 1 June, 2017

Domestic abuse survivor tells her story ahead of fund-raising Coalville Colour Run

A woman subjected to years of domestic abuse has told how the charity that will benefit from the second-ever Coalville Colour Run helped turn her life around. In September, hundreds of people will line-up for the fun, family, event that sees runners..

Thu 1 June, 2017

Fitness for all the family at Buggycise classes

Mums and dads looking to get fit without worrying about the need for childcare can join an innovative fitness class. Organised by North West Leicestershire District Council, Buggycise helps children under the age of five get active together with..

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