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 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.
Marlborough Square redesign
We are currently working on a project to redesign Marlborough Square. This project will remove a lot of the cars and buses from the square, creating a pleasant, safe space for pedestrians and a great place to hold events.
The draft plan has been put together by our urban designer, who has worked with businesses and users of the square (including bus companies and taxi companies) to make sure the design takes everyone's needs into account.
The detailed design will be drawn up in early 2018, and we hope the work will be completed by winter 2018/19.
Swan Lake Comes to Coalville!
We are pleased to announce the return 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.
Book tickets for Vienna Festival Ballet Swan Lake at the Century Theatre, Coalville. Advance tickets are priced at £24, £25 on the door, and are available to purchase from 10am on 5 December, 2017 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.
Other improvement projects in Coalville:
Frontages improvement scheme
We offer grants to business owners on Hotel Street and High Street to improve the look and feel of their frontages. A key part of the conservation area, many businesses in the designated zones have benefited from the scheme.
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, Bitter and Twisted Micro Pub has brought back historic elements, La Torre and Swanswell look fresh and new, and both PJ Collier and Music Maker are looking good, as well as the Constitutional Club, all thanks to grants from the council.
Phase 2 of the scheme, launched in October 2016, is open to businesses on Belvoir Road and Marlborough Square. Our first projects in phase 2 of the scheme, Emporium and Strandz which is nearing completion, look great.
Grants are currently available, and we are seeing further applications come in all the time.
We're working with the Coalville Heritage Society on projects that bring Coalville's heritage into our everyday lives.
You may have seen the Coalville heritage timeline displayed on the hoardings around the Motors Coalville site, which shows the town's history, including fantastic historic images and graphics.
Just across the road from there, you can see a display of the local heritage in that area in the window of the currently empty 2A Hotel Street.
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.
Last updated: Wed 17 January, 2018 @ 17:01