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October 2020

Fri 30 October, 2020

Covid-19 testing centre in Coalville

From early November, London Road car park will become a temporary Covid-19 testing centre site and will therefore become unavailable for parking. Parking restrictions will apply from 10pm on Saturday 31 October. The centre will be managed by Public..

Tue 27 October, 2020

Taxi driver fined for driving illegally in North West Leicestershire

An unlicensed private hire driver has been prosecuted by North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) for driving illegally for Ashby-de-la-Zouch taxi firm, A1 Taxis. Appearing at Loughborough Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 8 October, Zara..

Fri 23 October, 2020

Funding schemes relaunch to support North West Leicestershire community projects

Community groups in North West Leicestershire can receive a financial boost to support worthy projects after three grant schemes re-opened. Available from Monday 26 October, North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) will be accepting new..

Fri 23 October, 2020

Call to ‘celebrate differently’ to stay safe

‘Celebrate differently’ to stay safe is the plea from organisations across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland as residents gear up for Halloween, Bonfire Night and Diwali. Chiefs from councils, the NHS, police, fire service and other bodies..

Wed 21 October, 2020

Revitalised Belvoir Shopping Centre begins to take shape

*Shared in partnership with Gylo*  New town square with seating, planting and water feature Gylo, who acquired the Belvoir Shopping Centre in Coalville last year have announced that following the approval of their planning application earlier this..

Tue 20 October, 2020

Public encouraged to Remember at Home on Remembrance Sunday

Residents in North West Leicestershire are being asked to Remember at Home on Remembrance Sunday, paying tribute to the sacrifices of our Armed Forces while also keeping safe from the Covid-19 pandemic. The difficult but sensible decision to cancel..

Thu 15 October, 2020

Support scheme available for residents isolating in North West Leicestershire

Residents in North West Leicestershire can now apply for the Government’s new Test and Trace Isolation Support Scheme which was announced at the end of September. The scheme, administered by North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC), looks..

Thu 15 October, 2020

Rising Covid-19 cases across the county

*Shared in partnership with Leicestershire County Council* The county council’s director of public health says it needs everyone in Leicestershire to be ‘extra vigilant’ to control the spread of coronavirus as the latest figures show a rising..

Wed 14 October, 2020

Coalville Park lands Green Flag award for second year running

Coalville’s clock tower will be lit up green tonight to celebrate Coalville Park retaining its Green Flag award for the second..

Tue 13 October, 2020

Newmarket work to resume as new contractors appointed

Work to build a new indoor market for Coalville will resume this month after new contractors were appointed to complete the project. The North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) project to transform the former Litten Tree Pub into a..

Mon 12 October, 2020

Spot checks to be carried out in North West Leicestershire to make sure businesses are COVID-secure

North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) has joined forces with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to make sure business premises in North West Leicestershire are following the current government guidelines. Spot checks will be carried..

Fri 9 October, 2020

‘It’s down to us’ to control the virus, says new campaign

*Shared in partnership with Leicestershire County Council* A new wide-ranging campaign is calling on residents across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to stem rising rates of coronavirus during a second wave. The drive - backed by the NHS,..

Mon 5 October, 2020

"We must work together - we will take enforcement action when required"

*Shared in partnership with Leicestershire Police* "We all have a responsibility to work together – when people aren’t, enforcement action will be taken”. This is Leicestershire Police’s message ahead of the weekend as individuals and..