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August 2017

Wed 30 August, 2017

Inspirational heritage timeline reveals 200 years of Coalville history

A new 50-metre timeline revealing the heritage and history of Coalville has been unveiled in the town centre. The colourful display stretching along Hotel Street is the result of a partnership between North West Leicestershire District Council..

Wed 30 August, 2017

Don’t miss out on the Coalville Colour Run!

Runners, joggers and walkers have just two weeks to secure their place in the fun-filled Coalville Colour Run. On Sunday 17 September hundreds of people will head to the colour run start line to support Leicestershire-based charity Living Without..

Thu 24 August, 2017

Monthly draw lands Measham man with a month’s free rent

A month’s free rent has been awarded to a lucky council tenant just for signing up to manage his account online. Steven Bourne from Measham is a North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) tenant, and the winner of the latest draw, which the..

Wed 23 August, 2017

Council responds to comments on proposed changes to Local Plan

The North West Leicestershire Local Plan has taken a significant step forward as the final public consultation comes to a close. Following public examination by the Planning Inspector (Mr Brian Sims) in January and March, North West Leicestershire..

Tue 22 August, 2017

Hello Heritage reveals historic North West Leicestershire in all its glory

More than 15 buildings and locations are throwing their doors, gates and fields open for free as part of North West Leicestershire’s Hello Heritage fortnight. Organised by North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC), Hello Heritage aims to..

Mon 21 August, 2017

Youngsters benefit from funded FireSkills course

A FireSkills programme at Coalville Fire and Rescue Station run by Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service and funded by the Safer North West Leicestershire Partnership has proved to be a huge success. FireSkills, a team-based programme for young..

Fri 18 August, 2017

Anti-social pensioner fined £3,500 for making neighbours’ life a misery

A pensioner who repeatedly ignored a court order not to harass, alarm or cause distress to her neighbours has been fined £3,500 for continuing her relentless campaign of anti-social behaviour. In June 2016, Kathleen Neal, 77, of Park Lane, Castle..

Tue 15 August, 2017

Nominate your sporting stars for North West Leicestershire awards

Nominations are now open for North West Leicestershire’s annual celebration of sporting excellence and dedication. The North West Leicestershire Local Sports Alliance Sports Awards return on Thursday 23 November, to Hermitage Leisure Centre in..

Tue 15 August, 2017

Grants make all the difference for North West Leicestershire community groups

Funding from North West Leicestershire District Council grant schemes has boosted three community groups. Each has taken advantage of just some of the grants the council has available for communities to access. The Moira Village Hall committee has..

Fri 11 August, 2017

Disused Coalville building makes way for new family homes

A former sheltered housing block in Coalville has been demolished to make way for new family homes, as part of North West Leicestershire District Council’s (NWLDC) affordable home building programme. Construction company, Robert Woodhead Ltd, began..

Tue 8 August, 2017

Sci-fi and fantasy convention brings on-screen stars to North West Leicestershire

Stars of some of our favourite TV programmes and films – including Darth Vader himself - are heading to North West Leicestershire for its first ever EM-Con. The Comic-Con style event at Hermitage Leisure Centre in Whitwick will welcome actors and..

Thu 3 August, 2017

Council goes contactless to make car parks more convenient

It will soon be easier than ever before to use town centre car parks in North West Leicestershire thanks to new upgraded machines. North West Leicestershire District Council will be installing new state-of-the-art payment points at council car parks..

Wed 2 August, 2017

Results of North West Leicestershire District Council Planning Committee – Tuesday 1 August

At the meeting of Planning Committee held on Tuesday 1 August, five planning applications were permitted and one was rejected. Please see the table below for more detail. An application for up to 270 homes and associated works on land at Thornborough..

Wed 2 August, 2017

Make a splash at Ashby’s open-air pool while school’s out

Ashby’s open air pool has welcomed hundreds of people in the first two weeks of summer holidays as it opens every day to families and lane swimmers. The popular venue at Hood Park Leisure Centre is one of the UK’s last remaining outdoor swimming..

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