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March 2021

Wed 24 March, 2021

New vision for future of East Midlands economy post Covid is revealed

*Shared in patnership with Midlands Engine* A new vision for the long-term future of the East Midlands economy is revealed today with images which show how landmark sites could together deliver tens of thousands of new jobs and drive a futuristic..

Tue 23 March, 2021

Council homes go green thanks to grant funding boost

More than 50 of North West Leicestershire’s least energy efficient council homes will get a revamp thanks to £700,000 of funding. North West Leicestershire District Council’s (NWLDC) successful bid to the Government’s Green Homes scheme has..

Mon 22 March, 2021

Local reflections - a year on from first lockdown

* Shared in partnership with Leicestershire County Council One year since the first national lockdown, leaders across the city, county and Rutland are sharing a message of remembrance, thanks and hope. In a short video, police, council and NHS..

Fri 19 March, 2021

North West Leicestershire football pitches to up their game

Football players in North West Leicestershire will soon be able to practice their skills on improved pitch surfaces thanks to funding for new equipment. North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) has secured £25,000 in funding from the..

Thu 18 March, 2021

Environmental projects set to go green with new funding

Projects with an environmental focus in North West Leicestershire can now receive funding of up to £500 towards making green improvements across the district. North West Leicestershire District Council’s (NWLDC) new Zero Carbon Grant scheme,..

Wed 17 March, 2021

North West Leicestershire’s Local Plan approved following partial review

The Partial Review of the North West Leicestershire Local Plan has been approved by the Planning Inspector and adopted by the district council’s Full Council. The Local Plan sets out North West Leicestershire District Council’s (NWLDC) planning..

Tue 16 March, 2021

Major plans for A511 under discussion

*Leicestershire County Council press release* Major plans to develop junction and road improvement schemes through a £49m programme of work between Ashby and Coalville will be discussed by the county council next week (23 March). The county..

Fri 12 March, 2021

Community groups and sports clubs in North West Leicestershire to apply for funding

A new grant scheme has opened for non-profit voluntary organisations, community groups, and sports clubs in North West Leicestershire who need a financial boost after a challenging year. North West Leicestershire District Council’s (NWLDC)..

Thu 11 March, 2021

Challenges overcome as Coalville’s Newmarket nears completion

Building work on a new, vibrant, modern indoor market in Coalville is complete with the final touches now being added ahead of a planned opening when Covid-19 restrictions allow. North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) has received the..

Wed 10 March, 2021

Assistive technology (AT) dementia pilot project

There’s still time to take part in the AT dementia pilot project aimed at people with dementia who live on their own in Charnwood; North West Leicestershire; Hinckley and Bosworth, Blaby; Oadby and Wigston areas. The project is a partnership..

Tue 9 March, 2021

Rates remain high in county district - Ashby 'hot-spot' also identified

* Shared in partnership with Leicestershire County Council Coronavirus infection rates remain high in North West Leicestershire, with Ashby now an area which is causing concern among public health officials. For a while last week, the district had..

Fri 5 March, 2021

One year since first coronavirus case

*Shared in partnership with Leicestershire County Council This week marks the anniversary of the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Leicestershire – and council, police and health chiefs and survivors are reflecting on their experiences. A..