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We are working with others on a number of projects to help regenerate Coalville.

We want Coalville to be a vibrant, family-friendly town, and we have made this a corporate priority for the council. 

Read about our commitments to Coalville in our Council Delivery Plan Council delivery plan 2020 - 2021 (PDF Document, 12.34 Mb)

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 always ready to work with community groups, businesses and individuals in Coalville on how they can support the town's regeneration. 

Keep up to date on what's happening in Coalville 

In March 2019 we held community drop-in sessions for people to learn about what is (and isn't) happening in Coalville. 

It's important that everyone understands what the council can and can't control - there are things that we can't influence, although we do have an open door policy and will aim to support anyone who can make a positive contribution or investment in the town. 

We keep this page up to date with information on key projects and developments in the town. If you would like to join our mailing list to receive updates in your inbox, please email 

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Markets in Coalville 

In September 2021 we opened Newmarket - a new indoor market and community space. The former derelict pub has been transformed into a place to meet friends, grab a bite to eat and support local traders. 

Find out more about Newmarket. 

We are also committed to redesigning Marlborough Square, creating a new public square, where we will hold regular outdoor markets, specialist markets and family-friendly events. 

The former market hall has now closed. 

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. 

Businesses and users of the square (including bus companies and taxi companies) have had input into the design to make sure the the new square takes everyone's needs into account. 

Choose Coalville events - Feb - May 2019Events in Coalville

Coalville has some fantastic events that are enjoyed by the whole community; Coalville by the Sea, Music and Picnic in the Park and Christmas in Coalville are the main three events that we organise in the town. 

Over the last years, we have invested in bringing new events to the town: 

  • We brought drive in cinemas to town during the pandemic and held the spectacular Cinema in the Park over summer 2021
  • We sponsor the Coalville Fun Run (Formerly the colour run), which takes place in September each year 
  • We have funded ballet at the Century Theatre - watch out for when it returns
  • We have introduced an annual community litter pick in the town 
  • We helped Mantle Arts to bring Coalville Writes literary festival to town in 2018 and 2019
  • We brought the May the Toys be With You Star Wars exhibition to Coalville - bringing many toys back to the place they were made 
  • We supported Coalville Heritage Society in successful a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund to celebrate 100 years of toy making in the town with the Many Faces of Palitoy

We also produce a poster bringing together many of the events that take place in the town. 

Coalville Leisure Centre 

Artist's Impression of the New Coalville Leisure Centre in Its Parkland SettingA new, £23 million leisure centre is now being built on land off the A511 (Stephenson Way). 

The new centre will replace the Hermitage Leisure Centre, which will stay open until the new one is ready to open. 

Our leisure partners, Everyone Active, are managing Hermitage Leisure Centre and will manage the new leisure centre when it is open. 

The parkland destination will include cycle and footpath links to Coalville and Whitwick. 

Read more about the leisure centres project.

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. 

So far we have given businesses in Coalville more than £280,000 to improve their properties. 

Martin & Co estate agents on High Street was the first property to have a complete face lift. You may have noticed other good looking premises around the town, which have been helped by our grants:

  • Desirable Car (former Arriva bus depot), Ashby Road 
  • Emporium nightclub, Marlborough Square
  • 16-18 Hotel Street
  • Bitter and Twisted Micro Pub, High Street
  • La Torre, High Street
  • Strandz, Belvoir Road
  • Swanswell, High Street
  • Elite Gaming Lounge (when it was Geoff's Toys), High Street 
  • Kat's Antiques, High Street
  • Constitutional Club, Hotel Street
  • Newton Fallowell, Belvoir Road

Read more about the Coalville shop front improvement scheme.


We're working with the Coalville Heritage Society on projects that bring Coalville's heritage into our everyday lives. 

The Many Faces of Palitoy event was a fantastic celebration of 100 years of toy making in the town. 

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.  

We also created a timeline of the Memorial Tower's history when work was being done to restore the tower in 2018. Look out for more 'heritage on the streets' projects coming soon. 

Memorial Clock Tower 

During 2018, the Memorial Clock Tower received a complete restoration, with new stonework and internal structures. The clock faces have been fixed and restored to their former glory and the stone plinth at the bottom of the tower is now having work done to it. 

Using a mix of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and War Memorials Trust, plus council funding, the work to restore and secure this iconic building in Coalville town centre is nearly complete. 

The restoration work has gone hand in hand with a project to explore memorials in and around Coalville, involving members of the community. 

Read more about the Coalville Clock Tower Project on the Choose Coalville website. 

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. 

Find out more about Coalville Conservation Area. 

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. 

Read more about the Pick and Shovel redevelopment scheme. 

Last updated: Sun 3 October, 2021 @ 21:18