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October 2019

Mon 28 October, 2019

Boost your VE Day celebration with a community grant

Party planners preparing for the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day can access a grant to boost their special event. Community groups, parish councils, voluntary organisations and schools can all apply to receive £250 from North West..

Mon 28 October, 2019

Recycling trolleys on trial as part of Recycle more… campaign

New stackable recycling trolleys are being trialled with 250 residents in North West Leicestershire as part of the district council’s Recycle more… campaign.  North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) is working to support residents in..

Thu 24 October, 2019

Only 14% of over 65s in Leicester hit recommended NHS guidelines on activity

Leicester ranks as one of the lowest cities for its residents being active over the age of 65, recent research conducted by a leisure operator has revealed.

Wed 23 October, 2019

Remembrance service and parade mark World War One anniversary

North West Leicestershire will remember and reflect on the sacrifices of fallen soldiers at a Remembrance Day service and parade on Sunday 10 November. The Coalville event is organised by North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) in..

Tue 22 October, 2019

What could the Hermitage site be used for? Everyone invited to a community information and feedback event

A community event to discuss the future of the Hermitage recreation ground and leisure centre site will take place on Monday 4 November at Hermitage Leisure Centre.

Thu 17 October, 2019

Bus depot transformation complete as new car showroom opens in Coalville

A former bus depot in Coalville has opened as a car showroom, bringing new jobs to the town and regenerating a derelict site on Ashby Road.   With support from North West Leicestershire District Council’s (NWLDC) grant schemes the owners of the..

Wed 16 October, 2019

New leisure centre given green light

A new, state of the art leisure centre in Coalville was given the green light last night (Tuesday 15 October 2019) when it received planning permission.

Tue 15 October, 2019

Council and house builder work together to secure future for local charity

Hospice Hope, a local charity which provides support for people with life limiting conditions, will have a new home, thanks to a partnership between North West Leicestershire District Council and Bloor Homes.

Mon 14 October, 2019

Children’s toy workshop at Palitoy

*Shared on behalf of Coalville Heritage Society* A special workshop for children to make a copy of a historic toy, a ‘Flitafast’ windmill, will be held at the Many Faces of Palitoy exhibition in Coalville. The workshop will be a fun and creative..

Fri 11 October, 2019

Councils' joint statement on local government in Leicestershire

The seven district councils in Leicestershire have issued a joint statement following the publication of a document by the county council regarding local government structure in Leicestershire. The statement, issued on behalf of Blaby, Charnwood,..

Thu 10 October, 2019

First electric taxi licensed in North West Leicestershire

North West Leicestershire has its first electric private hire vehicle after CK Cars’ new Tesla was officially licenced by the district council.  The Ellistown firm has invested £50,000 in the new car as it looks to adopt a greener and more..

Wed 9 October, 2019

Brexit: No Deal Readiness Report

Today (Wednesday 9 October 2019) the Government has published the No Deal Readiness Report

Thu 3 October, 2019

This autumn, the toys are coming home

*Shared in partnership with Coalville Heritage Sociery* Action Man, Pippa, Tressy, Tiny Tears, Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcake, Star Wars and many more are making a welcome return to Coalville this autumn.  The Many Faces of Palitoy exhibition..

Wed 2 October, 2019

Majority of UK’s over-65s are not active enough

Research announced today, on International Day of Older Persons (Tuesday 1 October), has revealed that more than three quarters of over-65s do not hit the recommended exercise targets. This is despite the warnings that sedentary behaviour is linked..

Wed 2 October, 2019

EU Exit planning for food and drink businesses

*Shared in partnership with Melton Borough Council and the LLEP* The government continues to prepare for the UK’s exit from the European Union on 31st October. To prepare businesses for this Melton Borough Council has partnered with the Department..