We are working with others on a number of projects to help regenerate Coalville - and we need your help!
We know there are lots of things that we can do as a council to improve the town, but we can't do it on our own. We're already talking to community groups, businesses and individuals in Coalville to see how they can support the project, which will run for the next four years.
Choose Coalville has been established to celebrate everything that positive that is going on in the town. Created by the district council, it can be used by businesses, groups and organisations to promote positive activity in Coalville.
Visit the Choose Coalville website to find out more.
For more information about this wide-ranging scheme, please see this presentation given to stakeholder groups in January 2016:
Coalville Project - stakeholder presentation - January 2016 (PDF Document, 1.36 Mb)
Cinderella Comes to Coalville!
We are pleased to announce the arrival of the Vienna Festival Ballet in Coalville. This event is brought to you by Performing Arts @ Century Theatre, supported by North West Leicestershire District Council.
On Friday 19 May, the company will perform excerpts from the ballet classic Cinderella live on stage at Coalville’s own classic theatre venue, the Century Theatre.
Book tickets for Vienna Festival Ballet Cinderella at the Century Theatre, Coalville. Advance tickets are priced at £22 and are available to purchase from 10am on Monday 19 December by phoning the Century Theatre Box Office on 01530 278444.
North West Leicestershire District Council has a limited number of tickets available for distribution to local schools and dance schools. Watch this space for announcements about how to get involved.
Improvement projects already taking place in Coalville:
Coalville Conservation Area
We designated a conservation area incorporating a lot of Coalville town centre in 2014. This gives special status to buildings within the conservation area, and allows us to bid for funding from bodies like the Heritage Lottery Fund.
In 2014, the outside of Coalville Market was given a face lift. The old toilet block was demolished, new toilets were built inside the market building, the car park was resurfaced and a new public space was created for events.
Work to regenerate the inside of the market hall took place in 2015, improving the lighting, flooring, decoration and signage inside.
Royal Oak Court - affordable housing
The former Pick and Shovel pub on Memorial Square stood empty for more than ten years. Thanks to a partnership between the council, emh group and the Homes and Communities Agency, 14 affordable apartments have taken the place of the derelict building.
Shop front improvement scheme
We are offering grants shop owners on Hotel Street and High Street to improve the look and feel of their shop fronts. A key part of the conservation area, these shop fronts will benefit from phase 1 of this scheme.
The first shop fronts are now complete - Martin & Co estate agents on High Street has had a complete face lift, premises at 16-18 Hotel Street have had a fresh coat of paint and the Bitter and Twisted Micro Pub is currently undergoing work to bring back historic elements of its frontage - all thanks to grants from the council. We have received several further applications and are speaking to a number of businesses about the possibilities for their premises.
Phase 2 of the scheme is due to launch in 2017. It will be open to businesses on Belvoir Road and Marlborough Square, as well as other types of business - not just shops.
The site of the Ford Motors Coalville garage and shops on Hotel Street has planning permission for new retail units. We have worked with the owners of the site to make sure the design of the scheme is appropriate for the area, as well as working on planning conditions.
Last updated: Fri 23 December, 2016 @ 10:39