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December 2020

Sun 27 December, 2020

‘We’ll do it the hard way’ – leader upbeat after Coalville bid turned down

North West Leicestershire District Council’s (NWLDC) leader Richard Blunt has re-emphasised the authority’s  commitment to regeneration in Coalville after its Future High Street Fund bid to Government was unsuccessful. Coalville was the only..

Wed 23 December, 2020

Dreaming of a green Christmas? Recycle more in North West Leicestershire

Residents across North West Leicestershire are being encouraged to reuse and recycle as much of their Christmas waste as they can over the festive period.  With household waste increasing by around a third over the Christmas period, North West..

Tue 22 December, 2020

Best dressed window competition helps bring shoppers into safe town centres

Elizabeth Grace in Coalville and Sew Wardrobe in Ashby de la Zouch have won the North West Leicestershire District Council and Ashby de la Zouch Town Council’s festive Best Dressed Window competition. The competition was designed to bring a festive..

Tue 22 December, 2020

New grant scheme opens for businesses that remain closed under tier 3 rules

Businesses across North West Leicestershire that have been told to remain closed under the tier three national restrictions can now apply for a new grant scheme. The scheme will pay qualifying businesses grants worth up to £1,500 for each 14-day..

Tue 22 December, 2020

NWLDC 2021/22 budget consultation

Have your say on the district council's budget consultation for 2021 to 2022

Wed 16 December, 2020

New Covid-19 marshals to provide reassuring presence in North West Leicestershire

Two new Covid-19 marshals will support and advise businesses, reassure shoppers and help to encourage a shop local atmosphere in North West Leicestershire. North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) has appointed the compliance officers..

Tue 15 December, 2020

Nominate your mental health and community health Covid Heroes!

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) is inviting patients, service users, carers and staff to nominate their staff and volunteers for the trust’s new Covid Heroes awards – a special Celebrating Excellence award, which has been launched as a..

Mon 14 December, 2020

Snibston Colliery Park opens following £3m regeneration scheme

*Shared in partnership with Leicestershire County Council* The Snibston Colliery Park has officially reopened following an ambitious £3m regeneration scheme carried out by Leicestershire County Council. Building work for the project started in..

Mon 14 December, 2020

Community testing set to start in the New Year

Community testing is set to get underway in hot spots early next month, says Leicestershire County Council.   Plans are being finalised that will see lateral flow test pop-up testing deployed in communities across Leicestershire with the highest..

Fri 11 December, 2020

Covid vaccination gets the go ahead in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

NHS partners have confirmed that a hospital vaccination hub at Leicester General Hospital will start vaccinating from Saturday, 12 December. Andy Williams, chief executive for the three Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning..

Thu 10 December, 2020

Residents in North West Leicestershire encouraged to register interest for newly formed bowls club

A former bowls club is set to re-open in Coalville in April 2021 in a project that aims to bring residents together and promote community spirit. North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) is inviting people of all ages and abilities to..

Wed 9 December, 2020

Air pollution monitoring stepped up to support district council’s long-term ambitions

North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) has set out plans to vastly improve its air quality monitoring in the district so it can gather improved data that can help inform future decisions. Along with Leicestershire County Council and other..

Tue 8 December, 2020

Keeping you safe this festive season

As the festive season of 2020 begins, Leicestershire Police officers will continue to be out and about working to keep you safe. With the usual Christmas parties and nights out being cancelled this year, December will be a very different time in..

Tue 1 December, 2020

Reopening date for local leisure centres announced

Local leisure centres in North West Leicestershire are set to reopen after being given the green light by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.  Hermitage Leisure Centre and Hood Park Leisure Centre, managed by sports and leisure operator Everyone Active in..

Tue 1 December, 2020

Post-lockdown festive fun planned in North West Leicestershire

Residents in North West Leicestershire are being encouraged to celebrate Christmas by shopping local and enjoying Covid-safe town centre activities, despite the cancellation of traditional annual events. North West Leicestershire District Council..

Tue 1 December, 2020

More than three tonnes of food waste collected in first week of council trial

More than three tonnes of food waste has been collected in the first week of a food waste collection trial in Coalville, which launched on Tuesday 17 November. During the trial run by North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC), food waste is..