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January 2021

Fri 29 January, 2021

Rapid testing centre for key workers opening in Swannington

*Leicestershire County Council press release A programme to provide the county’s key workers with rapid community testing for Covid-19 is fast gathering pace, with a third venue due to open on Monday and two further sites expected to follow days..

Fri 22 January, 2021

Wanted! Traders encouraged to apply for Coalville’s Newmarket

Traders looking to move into a new modern and vibrant market being built in the heart of Coalville are being invited to submit their applications. The council’s Newmarket project involves the former Litten Tree pub in Marlborough Square transformed..

Wed 20 January, 2021

Dog breeder has licence revoked over cruelty concerns

A dog breeder in North West Leicestershire has had their licence removed after raising animal welfare concerns by overbreeding dogs and breaching several licence conditions. The Coalville based breeder, Ellis Hopkins, who traded as Bardon Bullys of..

Tue 19 January, 2021

North West Leicestershire goes green with new electric charging points

North West Leicestershire will be turning a little bit greener thanks to 12 new electric car charging points set to be installed in the district. The work is possible after North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) successfully applied for a..

Tue 19 January, 2021

Residents urged to prepare for flooding

People in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are encouraged to make sure they’re flood-ready, following a Met Office forecast for heavy rain this week. The amber warning says heavy rain between midnight on Monday night and lunchtime on Thursday..

Fri 15 January, 2021

Nearly 1,000 jobs expected to be created in North West Leicestershire as new warehousing approved

A new distribution warehousing complex is set to be built to the east of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, bringing around 1,000 new jobs to North West Leicestershire. The 68-acre site development, approved by North West Leicestershire District Council’s (NWLDC)..

Thu 14 January, 2021

Measham Leisure Centre to deliver first North West Leicestershire vaccines

Measham Leisure Centre, off High Street, Measham, will host a community-based vaccination centre from this week. Residents will be contacted by their GP practice to book vaccinations when their turn comes. The leisure centre will be vaccinating..

Wed 13 January, 2021

Police reveal some of the recent reasons why they have given FPN’s for COVID breaches

*Leicestershire Police press release*  This lockdown is perhaps the most serious that Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland have experienced. The new strain of Coronavirus is putting huge strain on our NHS and the death toll is rising each..

Fri 8 January, 2021

Lockdown ‘just in time, but vital to stay home'

*Shared in partnership with Leicestershire County Council Chiefs across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland say the national lockdown has been brought in ‘just in time’ for our area – and it could be the last chance to prevent a catastrophic..

Thu 7 January, 2021

Work set to begin on Ashby Road improvements in Coalville

*Shared in partnership with Leicestershire County Council Work is set to begin this month on a series of improvements to Ashby Road in Coalville with a £250,000 scheme aimed at improving the highway environment in the area. The roadworks will start..

Mon 4 January, 2021

75 fines issued for Leicestershire New Year lockdown breaches

*Shared in partnership with Leicestershire Police* A total of 75 fixed penalty notices were issued by Leicestershire Police over the New Year period. The total value of all of these fines adds up to almost £74,000. Between 7am on New Year’s Eve..

Sun 3 January, 2021

North West Leicestershire’s Local Plan takes a step forward as consultation on modifications begins

North West Leicestershire’s revised Local Plan has taken a step forward following the publication of proposed changes to the draft plan. The Local Plan sets out North West Leicestershire District Council’s (NWLDC) planning policies for the..