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May 2020

Thu 28 May, 2020

High streets readied for safe shopping and an economic boost for businesses

Preparations are underway to create safe and welcoming shopping areas in towns and high streets across North West Leicestershire. North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) is planning to use floor markings, signage and barriers in Coalville..

Sun 24 May, 2020

Ivanhoe Line announcement a major boost for North West Leicestershire

News that the reinstatement of the Ivanhoe Line between Burton and Leicester has moved a step closer has been welcomed by North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) Leader, Richard Blunt. The announcement named the first round winners of the..

Fri 22 May, 2020

Airport releases additional £25,000 for COVID-19 relief

*Shared on behalf of East Midlands Airport* East Midlands Airport is making a further £25,000 available to support local community groups who are helping with the COVID-19 relief effort.  In April, the airport created a Community Relief Fund,..

Fri 22 May, 2020

Land sale to provide housing and funds for new Coalville leisure centre

The sale of North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) owned land in Greenhill will provide much-needed housing and secure funds for the new Coalville Leisure Centre. A planning application submitted today (22 May) seeks permission to build..

Thu 21 May, 2020

LLEP supports programme to improve workplace mental health

*Shared on behalf of Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership Ltd. (LLEP)* To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership Ltd. (LLEP) is pleased to announce a new initiative.  The Mental..

Wed 20 May, 2020

Mobile testing unit for COVID-19 due in Coalville

We’ve had confirmation that a mobile testing unit for COVID-19 testing will be open at Apollo Court, Vulcan Way, Coalville, in an effort to boost the national testing capacity.  The drive-through test centre offers self-administered tests for..

Tue 19 May, 2020

Drivers warned to take extra care when returning to the roads

*Shared on behalf of Leicestershire Police* Drivers across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are being urged to take extra care on the roads as many get back behind the wheel for the first time since lockdown began. The government’s phased..

Thu 14 May, 2020

Plans being finalised for re-opening of seven county waste sites

The county council is putting the finishing touches to its plans to re-open seven of its recycling and household waste sites next week.

Thu 14 May, 2020

Social distancing remains priority as park restrictions eased

Residents in North West Leicestershire are being urged to enjoy parks and local spaces safely after coronavirus restrictions were reviewed this week. Following the Government’s announcements in recent days North West Leicestershire District Council..

Mon 11 May, 2020

Supporting our communities through good times and bad

*Shared on behalf of Citizens Advice* Citizens Advice first opened its doors in September 1939 in response to the crisis of the Second World War, and our volunteers have been supporting the people of Leicestershire to solve their problems for the..

Thu 7 May, 2020

Growth Hub offers over 40 business webinars including RESTART post Covid-19

*Posted in partnership with the Business Gateway Growth Hub* The Business Gateway Growth Hub has a calendar of over 40 free, easy to access webinars. Business owners and their employees are able to continue improving their skills and knowledge,..

Thu 7 May, 2020

Councils working to re-open waste sites

*Shared on behalf of Leicestershire County Council* The city and county councils say they are working hard to re-open some of their recycling and household waste sites later this month. Under new Government guidelines, sites can re-open for waste..

Wed 6 May, 2020

Prohibition order for Ibstock pub after drinkers found in cellar

A pub landlord that breached Coronavirus regulations eight times since the end of March has been served a prohibition notice by North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC). The landlord of The Boot Inn in Gladstone Street was also issued with..

Tue 5 May, 2020

Businesses supporting communities with food donations

Businesses in North West Leicestershire are being thanked for donating food and essentials used to create care packages for the vulnerable residents in the district. North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) is creating the care packages and..

Mon 4 May, 2020

VE Day in North West Leicestershire: Enjoy video commemoration service, virtual exhibition and find ways to decorate your home

Friday marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day and with events across the district sadly cancelled North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) has worked with partners to ensure the celebrations and commemorations can continue..

Fri 1 May, 2020

Government funding crucial to support and recovery efforts

Extra Government funding to help councils in their efforts to support communities during the coronavirus pandemic has been welcomed by North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) leader Richard Blunt. Last week the Government announced an..

Fri 1 May, 2020

District councils issue almost £100 million in coronavirus funding to 8,000 businesses

  District and borough councils in Leicestershire have distributed almost £100 million of vital government coronavirus funding to thousands of local businesses in the county. Since early April, officers at Blaby, Charnwood, Harborough, Hinckley..