Council news press releases

New Mayor chosen at annual meeting

Published on Wednesday, 19 May 2021

ONE of the highlights of the civic year took place at the council’s annual meeting last night (18 May) when a new Mayor of the Borough was installed for the next 12 months.

  • Cadent relocation

    Published on Wednesday, 19 May 2021

    The Borough Council and partners stand ready to offer support to local Cadent employees affected by the company’s recent announcement to close its Hinckley office and relocate to Ansty Business Park.

  • Injunction extended until the autumn

    Published on Wednesday, 19 May 2021

    The council has secured an interim injunction order which will remain in place until mid-October in an ongoing bid to prevent unauthorised works on land off Leicester Road, Hinckley.

  • War memorial set to be restored this summer

    Published on Friday, 14 May 2021

    HINCKLEY’S WAR MEMORIAL is set to be restored to its former glory this summer after the stone on the monument suffered weather damage.

  • Art galleries at Atkins Building to reopen 17 May

    Published on Thursday, 13 May 2021

    Hinckley’s Atkins Building will be reopening to the public on Monday (17 May) following the Government’s announcement of further easing of coronavirus restrictions starting next week.

  • Tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh

    Published on Friday, 09 April 2021

    His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

  • Hinckley and Bosworth ‘making a difference’ awards 2021 Launched

    Published on Friday, 26 March 2021

    The Borough Council is launching its annual ‘making a difference awards’.

  • Electric vehicle charging points go live

    Published on Wednesday, 24 March 2021

    Electric vehicle charging points (EVCs) will be available for members of the public to use in council run car parks for the first time in Hinckley from next week.

  • Have your say on Hinckley high street heritage zone

    Published on Tuesday, 23 March 2021

    Hinckley residents and businesses are being invited to take part in a short survey to gain a better understanding of how they use and experience Hinckley town centre and what could be improved.

  • Coronavirus, one year on: a day of reflection - 23 March 2021

    Published on Tuesday, 23 March 2021

    You are invited to join a one minute’s silence at 12 noon today (23 March) as part of a nationwide remembrance ‘A Day of Reflection’ and to mark one year since the first national lockdown.

  • Summer events set to return 

    Published on Wednesday, 10 March 2021

    POPULAR TOWN EVENTS are set to return to Hinckley this summer if Government restrictions allow.

  • One year since first coronavirus case

    Published on Friday, 05 March 2021

    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.

  • Council Leader Stuart Bray’s response to MP Dr Luke Evans about the Local Plan

    Published on Wednesday, 03 March 2021

    The following letter sets out council leader Stuart Bray’s response to Dr Luke Evans MP’s letter to the council about the Local Plan:

  • Borough Council working with E.ON to offer free central heating systems to eligible homes

    Published on Wednesday, 03 March 2021

    The Borough Council is working with E.ON to offer eligible residents up to 100% funding for either a first-time gas central heating system with free gas connection, or an air source heating system.

  • Reminder to renew garden waste collection service

    Published on Thursday, 25 February 2021

    Green fingered residents have more time to renew their subscription to the garden waste collection service this year following the disruption to the service last April resulting from the pandemic. 

  • Inspector backs planning refusal

    Published on Wednesday, 24 February 2021

    THE PLANNING INSPECTOR has backed the Borough Council's decision to refuse planning permission for extended delivery hours to the Crown Crest warehouse near Desford. 

  • Council maintains one of the lowest Council Tax rates in the country

    Published on Wednesday, 24 February 2021

    The Borough Council is to increase its council tax charge for 2021/22 by £5 following a decision of the full council at its budget-setting meeting last night (Tuesday 23 February 2021). 

  • Business recovery project fund launched

    Published on Thursday, 18 February 2021

    Small businesses that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic are being urged to apply to a new fund to help businesses to safeguard jobs in the borough.

  • Health guidance brochure available free to borough residents

    Published on Thursday, 11 February 2021

    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council has written, designed and produced a free wellbeing and health advice booklet to help individuals and families stay healthy in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Electric vehicle charging points being installed

    Published on Friday, 29 January 2021

    ELECTRIC VEHICLE charging points (EVCs) will be available for members of the public to use in two council run car parks for the first time in Hinckley this spring.

  • Free webinars - cyber awareness, fraud and scams

    Published on Thursday, 28 January 2021

    Information issued by Leicestershire Police:

  • Work starts on crematorium

    Published on Tuesday, 26 January 2021

    Building work has started on a brand-new crematorium on a site off the A47 Leicester Road between Hinckley and Earl Shilton.

  • Thank you to volunteers

    Published on Friday, 22 January 2021

    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council would like to thank local residents who have volunteered to become Covid-19 Marshals at the newly opened vaccination centre at Hinckley Leisure Centre.

  • Transport to vaccination centres provided for elderly residents

    Published on Thursday, 21 January 2021

    Local transport service Dial a Ride has joined forced with local charity Hinckley & Bosworth Community Transport to respond to residents’ concerns about getting elderly and disabled relatives and neighbours to a vaccination centre.

  • Grants for businesses ordered to close

    Published on Friday, 15 January 2021

    Businesses in Hinckley and Bosworth that have been forced to temporarily close or severely affected by government restrictions in December and January may be eligible to apply for several new grants.

  • Hinckley Leisure Centre goes live as a Covid-19 vaccination centre

    Published on Thursday, 14 January 2021

    Hinckley Leisure Centre has opened as a Covid-19 vaccination centre serving the local community.

  • Letter from the Council Leader

    Published on Tuesday, 05 January 2021

    Update from the Leader, Councillor Stuart Bray:

  • Service changes due to New Year lockdown

    Published on Tuesday, 05 January 2021

    The majority of Borough Council services will continue in a COVID secure way through the third lockdown which begins today (5 January) and is expected to continue until at least mid-February.

  • Grants for Businesses Ordered to remain closed

    Published on Friday, 18 December 2020

    Businesses across Hinckley and Bosworth that have been ordered to remain closed under the tier three restrictions national restrictions are now being urged to apply for a grant.

  • Plan set to improve local football facilities

    Published on Thursday, 17 December 2020

    The Borough Council has been involved in a two year project making plans which will help to improve community football facilities across England. 

  • Call for community groups to apply for grant funding

    Published on Thursday, 17 December 2020

    COMMUNITY groups in Hinckley and the parishes of Hinckley and Bosworth are encouraged to apply to the Borough Council's Parish Community Initiative Fund and Hinckley Community Initiative Fund.

  • New avenue of trees for Queens Park

    Published on Tuesday, 15 December 2020

    Hinckley’s Queens Park is now even greener after a new avenue of eight heavy standard trees were planted this week.

  • New and highly skilled jobs coming to this area

    Published on Monday, 07 December 2020

    Britishvolt, a company that specialises in battery engineering for electric vehicles, has chosen to move to the borough, bringing new and highly skilled jobs to this area.

  • Latest grant for businesses available now

    Published on Friday, 04 December 2020

    Businesses across Hinckley and Bosworth which have been severely affected by national restrictions to limit the spread of coronavirus are being urged to apply for the latest round of COVID-19 grants.

  • Green fingered Lions are ‘treemendous’

    Published on Friday, 04 December 2020

    Members of the Hinckley and Burbage Lions pulled on their wellies, grabbed a spade and dug in to help plant trees at Burbage Common.

  • Christmas and New Year arrangements 2020

    Published on Friday, 04 December 2020

    THE following opening times during the Christmas and New Year period have been announced by the Borough Council, together with the arrangements that have been made for various council services:

  • The people have spoken – and voted for their 10 favourite parks

    Published on Thursday, 03 December 2020

    More than 59,000 votes cast as the nation picks the best of British – Hollycroft Park, Hinckley winner of 2020 People’s Choice vote.

  • Residents urged to ‘Shop Local’ as extension to opening hours announced

    Published on Wednesday, 02 December 2020

    Residents are being urged to support their local shops as businesses reopen today (December 2) across Hinckley and Bosworth as the borough moves into Tier 3 restrictions.

  • Have your say on Market Bosworth Masterplan

    Published on Wednesday, 25 November 2020

    Residents and businesses are being invited to have their say on a masterplan that will guide the development of land South of Station Road in Market Bosworth.

  • Free parking on Saturdays this Christmas

    Published on Tuesday, 24 November 2020

    To coincide with lockdown restrictions easing, the Borough Council is reintroducing free parking in five popular town centre car parks on Saturdays in the run-up to Christmas.

  • Concern that pandemic is distracting from crucial EU Exit preparations

    Published on Tuesday, 24 November 2020

    Businesses urged to get ready for end of EU transition on 1 January.

  • Love local, shop local directory launched

    Published on Friday, 20 November 2020

    TWO new directories highlighting local shops and businesses across Hinckley and Bosworth have been launched by the Borough Council.

  • Cineworld

    Published on Wednesday, 18 November 2020

    The Chief Executive of Cineworld Cinemas has thanked the Borough Council for its ongoing support of the Hinckley cinema and responded to a number of concerns raised following its temporary closure.

  • Grants for businesses ordered to close (published 16/11/2020)

    Published on Monday, 16 November 2020

    Businesses across Hinckley and Bosworth that have been forced to temporarily close under the national restrictions brought in on 5 November are now being urged to apply for a grant.

  • Remembrance Service 2020

    Published on Friday, 06 November 2020

    In line with national guidance on social distancing, large outdoor events across the country have had to be scaled back or moved online this year including Remembrance Sunday services and parades.

  • Vote for your favourite park (published 06/11/2020)

    Published on Friday, 06 November 2020

    Everyone is urged to vote for their favourite park in Hinckley and show how much they love their parks.

  • Service changes due to second lockdown

    Published on Thursday, 05 November 2020

    The majority of Borough Council services will continue in a Covid secure way through the second lockdown which begins today (5 November).

  • Concerns raised about proposed planning overhaul

    Published on Friday, 30 October 2020

    Councillors and planners have raised concerns about sweeping Government proposals to overhaul the planning system.

  • Remembrance Sunday in Hinckley

    Published on Friday, 30 October 2020

    Hinckley's Atkins Building is among the landmarks in the county to be lit up in red in support of the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal 2020 once again this year.

  • Double accolade for town parks

    Published on Wednesday, 28 October 2020

    TWO HINCKLEY parks are officially among the best in the UK after they were each awarded a much coveted green flag - a prestigious accolade that is only awarded to the very best parks and green spaces.

  • Call to ‘celebrate differently’ to stay safe

    Published on Wednesday, 28 October 2020

    Press release issued by LLR Prepared:

  • Test and Trace isolation support payment scheme launched

    Published on Monday, 12 October 2020

    Financial help is now available through the Borough Council to help qualifying people on low incomes who have been told to self-isolate through NHS Test and Trace.

  • Tributes paid to former mayor

    Published on Friday, 09 October 2020

    TRIBUTES have been paid to a former Mayor of Hinckley and Bosworth and long-serving Earl Shilton councillor who has died aged 88.

  • Borough council and the health and safety executive join forces to carry out COVID checks on local businesses

    Published on Thursday, 08 October 2020

    The Borough Council is working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to contact businesses in the borough to make sure they are COVID-19 secure and to help tackle coronavirus in the local area

  • Cineworld - published 6/10/2020

    Published on Tuesday, 06 October 2020

    The Borough Council is extremely concerned to hear the news that Cineworld, one of the biggest cinema operators in the world, is temporarily closing all of its UK cinemas from Thursday 8 October.

  • Time to nominate your ‘Active Champions’

    Published on Monday, 05 October 2020

    GET READY to cast your nominations and help to find Hinckley & Bosworth's ‘Active Champions’ of 2020.

  • Music in the Mead (published 29 September 2020)

    Published on Tuesday, 29 September 2020

    A SERIES OF POPULAR outdoor live music performances wowed the socially distanced crowds on Saturday afternoons throughout September in Argents Mead.

  • Honouring volunteers who make a difference

    Published on Thursday, 24 September 2020

    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council annually recognise and celebrate the contribution that volunteers make in supporting the community and improving the quality of life for residents in the borough.

  • People with dementia to be at the heart of new technology trial

    Published on Wednesday, 23 September 2020

    Press release issued by Leicestershire County Council.

  • Town set for free parking boost (Published 23 September 2020)

    Published on Wednesday, 23 September 2020

    Shopping in Hinckley to be given a boost during half term week after councillors approved a free parking scheme in Hinckley town centre.

  • Heritage Open Days

    Published on Friday, 11 September 2020

    FAMILIES AND HISTORY ENTHUSIASTS will be able to take part in a series of special activities that have been organised to mark Heritage Open Days in Hinckley and the wider borough this September. 

  • Hinckley high street heritage action zone launched

    Published on Wednesday, 26 August 2020

    More than £1.85 million of funding and heritage expertise is set to safeguard and celebrate Hinckley Town Centre over the next four years.

  • Return of free concerts to Argents Mead

    Published on Friday, 21 August 2020

    Live outdoor music performances will return to the bandstand in Argents Mead every Saturday throughout September. 

  • New digital exhibitions are coming to Atkins Gallery Online

    Published on Wednesday, 19 August 2020

    Two new digital exhibitions are coming to Atkins Gallery Online following the success of the ‘Life in Lockdown’ open exhibition which took place this summer. 

  • Events programme 2020

    Published on Tuesday, 18 August 2020

    The Borough Council has announced a number of major changes to its events programme for the rest of 2020 in order to manage the risk to public safety during the Coronavirus pandemic.

  • Licence offers fast track to alfresco dining

    Published on Wednesday, 12 August 2020

    Al fresco dining spaces and street cafes could soon become a more familiar sight across the borough as local food and drink businesses are invited to apply for a fast track pavement licence.

  • Council website ranked top three for accessibility

    Published on Wednesday, 12 August 2020

    The Borough Council’s website has been ranked one of the top three council websites in the UK for accessibility.

  • Low income households offered extra help

    Published on Friday, 07 August 2020

    A scheme providing additional council tax help during the Covid-19 pandemic is benefiting working age households who are living on a low income.

  • Contacting the council survey launched

    Published on Wednesday, 05 August 2020

    Borough residents are being invited to take part in a survey that explores how customers prefer to contact the council.

  • Bike Sale and Maintenance Workshop for Charity 8 August, Hinckley Rugby Club

    Published on Friday, 31 July 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic has affected the country in many different ways and here in Hinckley and Bosworth it is no different.

  • Hinckley Leisure Centre to reopen 3 August

    Published on Monday, 20 July 2020

    Following the recent announcement that indoor gyms and leisure centres can reopen the Borough Council is delighted to announce that Hinckley Leisure Centre plans to open its doors on Monday 3 August.

  • Leader of the council seeks government support

    Published on Friday, 17 July 2020

    Council Leader seeks government support to help protect the borough from unwarranted and speculative development.

  • Borough schools impress in first virtual games

    Published on Thursday, 16 July 2020

    Pupils across the borough are celebrating after an impressive performance against county schools in the first virtual school games summer championships.

  • Highways authorities urged to note local hot spots

    Published on Friday, 10 July 2020

    Highways authorities are being urged to make sure that local transport hot spots, including the A5, are fully considered when delivering any future local road improvement schemes for the area.

  • Voters urged to make sure they are registered to vote

    Published on Tuesday, 07 July 2020

    The Borough Council is encouraging its residents to make sure they’re registered to vote by responding to the annual canvass.  

  • Leicester and surrounding areas return to lockdown

    Published on Tuesday, 30 June 2020

    Following the government announcement that Leicester City and other areas in the county were to return to lockdown, due to an increase in numbers of coronavirus cases, a map has been created.

  • Cyclists reminded to dismount

    Published on Wednesday, 24 June 2020

    Cyclists are being reminded to dismount when travelling through Castle Street and the pedestrianised areas of the town centre.

  • Events cancelled in August 2020

    Published on Wednesday, 24 June 2020

    Borough Council organised events that were due to take place in August (including Hinckley BID and Friends of Hollycroft Park) have been cancelled.

  • Tributes Paid to Former Mayor, Jeff Chantrell

    Published on Friday, 19 June 2020

    TRIBUTES have been paid to a former Mayor of Hinckley & Bosworth and long-serving Bagworth councillor who has died at the age of 92.

  • Council leader urges government to support Twycross Zoo

    Published on Wednesday, 10 June 2020

    Council Leader Stuart Bray has formally written to the Prime Minister pressing for urgent government support for Twycross Zoo that has been forced to stay closed with no visitor income since March.

  • Town set to welcome back shoppers safely

    Published on Tuesday, 09 June 2020

    Towns across the borough are preparing to welcome back more shoppers by making a number of practical changes designed to help safeguard shopper and trader safety as lockdown restrictions continue to ease.

  • Hinckley Market resumes full trading

    Published on Monday, 08 June 2020

    Hinckley Market is set to fully reopen over the next couple of weeks after the government gave the green light for outdoor markets to get back to business.

  • Atkins Gallery Open Exhibition returns digitally

    Published on Thursday, 04 June 2020

    Atkins Gallery’s popular annual Open Exhibition is set to return this summer, in an accessible online format.

  • Events cancelled – July 2020

    Published on Thursday, 04 June 2020

    Borough Council organised events that were due to take place in July (including Hinckley BID and Friends of Hollycroft Park) have been cancelled.

  • Plans for development of Land South of Station Road in Market Bosworth

    Published on Tuesday, 02 June 2020

    A draft master plan has been drawn up to guide the development of land South of Station Road in Market Bosworth.

  • Mayor of Hinckley and Bosworth thanks NHS as ‘Clap our Carers’ finishes

    Published on Monday, 01 June 2020

    The weekly ‘Clap for our Carers’ is reportedly to finish after last Thursday (28 May), 10 weeks since the show of appreciation started.

  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council open Discretionary Grants Fund application

    Published on Friday, 29 May 2020

    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council has been allocated an additional £1,092,000 to support businesses across the borough as part of the Government’s Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund.

  • Working together to safely reopen Hinckley town centre

    Published on Wednesday, 27 May 2020

    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council in conjunction with Hinckley BID is working with businesses to get Hinckley town centre ready to safely reopen for business as shop managers prepare to start trading again following the announcement that retail and shops can reopen from Monday 15 June.

  • Hinckley & Bosworth residents asked to complete physical activity and well-being survey

    Published on Thursday, 21 May 2020

    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council in conjunction with Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport are asking residents to complete an online survey to understand the impact coronavirus restrictions are having on their physical activity.

  • Reminder to renew garden waste collection service, 21/05/2020

    Published on Thursday, 21 May 2020

    Green fingered residents are reminded that they will need to renew their subscription to the garden waste collection service by 31 May; this follows a two month extension following the suspension of the service due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Planning meetings to resume remotely

    Published on Thursday, 14 May 2020

    Planning Committee meetings for Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council will resume remotely from next week following the government’s decision to grant local authorities powers to meet and make decisions

  • Special collection service re-introduced

    Published on Wednesday, 13 May 2020

    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council are re-introducing their Special collection service accepting online bookings for additional refuse sack collections and removal of small clearance items.

  • Mobile testing unit to open in Hinckley

    Published on Tuesday, 12 May 2020

    A mobile testing unit will open in Hinckley from 13 May to 15 May to provide coronavirus tests to people in the local area.

  • ‘Thumbs up’ for bin crews

    Published on Tuesday, 28 April 2020

    Younger residents in Hinckley and Bosworth can now show their appreciation for bin crews by colouring in a #thumbsup poster and displaying it in their window or sticking it to their bin.

  • Bulky waste collections to resume

    Published on Monday, 27 April 2020

    The Council is resuming a limited bulky waste collection service in May.

  • Closure order issued on Hinckley Flat

    Published on Monday, 27 April 2020

    A closure order has been granted for a council flat in Hinckley after people living nearby raised repeated concerns about antisocial behaviour and drug offences taking place at the property.

  • Events cancelled

    Published on Monday, 27 April 2020

    Borough Council organised events that were due to take place in June have been cancelled in response to the government’s continued advice around coronavirus and social distancing.

  • Small businesses urged to claim unpaid grants

    Published on Friday, 24 April 2020

    Small businesses across Hinckley and Bosworth are being urged to claim £4.3 million of unpaid business grant support that is available to help them during coronavirus pandemic.

  • Garden waste service update, 23/04/2020

    Published on Thursday, 23 April 2020

    The garden waste collection service will resume from Monday (week commencing 27 April).

  • New X-ray facility for the borough welcomed

    Published on Wednesday, 15 April 2020

    The Borough Council has welcomed the opening of a new X-ray facility at Hinckley and District Hospital following the decision to reinstate the service rather than its closure.

  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council’s response to coronavirus

    Published on Thursday, 09 April 2020

    Latest update from the Leader, Councillor Stuart Bray and Chief Executive Bill Cullen:

  • Coronavirus resident support scheme launched

    Published on Monday, 06 April 2020

    In response to the Coronavirus outbreak Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council has been supporting local residents who are self isolating and have no support networks through a resident support scheme.

  • Garden waste service update - 3 April 2020

    Published on Friday, 03 April 2020

    The council has suspended its garden waste collection service for the time being. It has pledged to keep this matter under continuous review and will resume the service as soon as it possibly can.

  • Supporting businesses across the borough

    Published on Wednesday, 01 April 2020

    Businesses across Hinckley and Bosworth have begun to receive grants to support them through the coronavirus pandemic with more set to be paid this week.

  • Council tax payment assistance

    Published on Friday, 27 March 2020

    Following concerns over paying council tax during the coronavirus pandemic the council has announced that residents, who pay their council tax over 12 months can ask to switch to 10 monthly payments.

  • Garden waste service suspended, 20/03/2020

    Published on Friday, 20 March 2020

    The council has suspended its garden waste collection service for at least two weeks.

  • Service changes due to coronavirus

    Published on Thursday, 19 March 2020

    The council has suspended its bulky waste collection service and is making a range of changes to a number of other key public streetscene services until further notice.

  • (COVID-19): A message from Councillor Stuart Bray, Leader of Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council

    Published on Wednesday, 18 March 2020

    I know many of us are understandably worried about the current coronavirus pandemic that is dominating our daily lives right now.

  • Events cancelled 18 March 2020

    Published on Wednesday, 18 March 2020

    Borough Council organised events that were due to take place in April and May have been cancelled in response to the latest government advice around coronavirus.

  • It’s your call on climate emergency

    Published on Thursday, 12 March 2020

    A STRATEGY for how Hinckley and Bosworth can tackle climate change has been launched at the council’s Rural Conference.

  • Awards will honour volunteers who ‘make a difference’

    Published on Wednesday, 04 March 2020

    THE HUNT IS ON to find Hinckley and Bosworth residents who make a difference to the lives of others through volunteering.

  • Proms in the Park 2020

    Published on Monday, 02 March 2020

    HINCKLEY’S Hollycroft Park will come alive with the sound of music when the popular Proms in the Park concert returns on Saturday 22 August.

  • Debut photographic exhibition Hinckley on Canvas at Atkins Gallery, Monday 16 March to Friday 20 March

    Published on Friday, 28 February 2020

    A debut photographic exhibition Hinckley on Canvas by Hinckley resident and photographer John Coward is to be held at the Atkins Gallery from Monday 16 March – Friday 20 March.

  • Council tax still one of the lowest in the country

    Published on Wednesday, 26 February 2020

    The increase in the Borough’s council tax charge for 2020/21 will be limited to 2.1%, following a decision of the full council at its budget-setting meeting last night (25 February 2020).

  • Free parking extended for shoppers

    Published on Thursday, 06 February 2020

    Shopping in Hinckley is set to be given a boost from Monday when a new free parking scheme begins in Hinckley town centre.

  • LGBT+ History Event, Wednesday 19 February

    Published on Wednesday, 05 February 2020

    An event to celebrate LGBT+ History Month is being hosted by Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, Leicester LGBT Centre and Leicestershire Library Service.

  • National Apprenticeship Week: Meet Michael

    Published on Friday, 31 January 2020

    To conclude National Apprenticeship Week just remember there are hundreds of different apprenticeships to choose from.

  • National Apprenticeship Week: Meet Blaine

    Published on Friday, 31 January 2020

    Different apprenticeships are available all over the country, at companies large and small, in a wide range of industries and organisations. From local organisations to large national brands.

  • National Apprenticeship Week: Meet Caitlin

    Published on Friday, 31 January 2020

    This week is National Apprenticeship Week (3 - 7 February 2020).

  • Switch and save energy scheme running again

    Published on Wednesday, 29 January 2020

    RESIDENTS in Hinckley & Bosworth could get a better deal from their energy provider by taking part in the latest round of the Borough Council's energy switching scheme.

  • Time to Talk Day – Thursday 6 February

    Published on Friday, 24 January 2020

    A free event aimed at encouraging people to talk about mental health is being hosted at Barwell’s George Ward Centre next month.

  • Hinckley and District Photographic Society debut exhibition at Atkins Gallery

    Published on Friday, 17 January 2020

    Atkins Gallery for the first time will be hosting the Hinckley and District Photographic Society 2020 exhibition from Monday 20 January until Friday 24 January.

  • Support for Local Electricity Bill

    Published on Thursday, 16 January 2020

    Councillors have backed a move to lobby Government to open up opportunities for the local generation and supply of green energy.

  • Tributes paid to former mayor (published 14/01/2020)

    Published on Tuesday, 14 January 2020

    TRIBUTES have been paid to a former Mayor of Hinckley and Bosworth who has died.

  • Residents to have their say on crime and disorder

    Published on Friday, 10 January 2020

    Residents' views, alongside actual crime and disorder data, will help to determine priorities for the partnership for the next year, while the results of the survey will also be used to inform the Crime and Community Safety Priorities for the Hinckley & Bosworth and Blaby areas until 2023.  

  • Hinckley Community Initiative fund opens for applications

    Published on Thursday, 09 January 2020

    Community groups within the town of Hinckley are being encouraged to apply for their share of this year’s Hinckley Community Initiative Fund.

  • LGBT+ Community Event, Wednesday 15 January, Hinckley

    Published on Wednesday, 08 January 2020

    Interested in LGBT+ issues and events in the Hinckley and Bosworth area?

  • Treemendous effort by green fingered volunteers

    Published on Thursday, 19 December 2019

    Green fingered adults and children pulled on their wellies and grabbed a spade on Saturday (14 December) and dug in to help plant trees at Burbage Common.

  • Avoid the unwanted gift of food poisoning this Christmas

    Published on Tuesday, 17 December 2019

    There are an estimated one million cases of food poisoning in the UK every year, and without attention to food hygiene, this doesn’t stop during the festive season.

  • Hinckley carols around the tree, (published 16/12/2019)

    Published on Monday, 16 December 2019

    HINCKLEY’S annual outdoor carol service brought some festive spirit to Hinckley town centre on Friday evening (13 December).

  • Festive Feast draws in festive shoppers

    Published on Monday, 16 December 2019

    FESTIVE SHOPPERS packed Hinckley town centre on Sunday (15 December) for Hinckley’s Festive Feast Christmas market.

  • Community initiative fund opens for applications 2020/21

    Published on Friday, 13 December 2019

    Community groups in parishes across Hinckley and Bosworth are being encouraged to apply for their share of the Parish and Community Initiative Fund for 2020/21.

  • Second annual festive run hailed a great success

    Published on Monday, 09 December 2019

    More than 200 people of all ages took part in the second annual free festive family fun run on Sunday 8 December in Hinckley town centre.

  • Civic carol service in Hinckley

    Published on Wednesday, 04 December 2019

    HINCKLEY and Bosworth’s civic carol service will take place on Monday 16 December at Hope Community Church, Deveron Way in Hinckley.

  • A festive feast for shoppers

    Published on Monday, 25 November 2019

    A Sunday food and craft market offering a selection of hot and cold food plus crafts, collectibles and gifts will be returning to Market Place, Hinckley on Sunday 15 December from 10.30am until 4pm.

  • Campaign pledges to support victims of violence

    Published on Monday, 25 November 2019

    A series of events will be held this month as part of the Borough Council’s ‘White Ribbon’ pledge to support and protect victims of domestic violence.

  • Hinckley carols around the tree, (published 25/11/2019)

    Published on Monday, 25 November 2019

    HINCKLEY’S annual outdoor carol service will bring some early festive spirit to the town centre in December.

  • Thousands turn out for lights switch-on

    Published on Monday, 25 November 2019

    Thousands of people crammed into Hinckley town centre to see the town’s annual spectacular Christmas lights switch-on on Friday night.

  • Borough Celebrates its Sporting Heroes

    Published on Friday, 22 November 2019

    The Hinckley and Bosworth Sports and Health Alliance Awards celebrated the very best in local sporting achievement at their recent sports awards, held at Hinckley Rugby Club.

  • Line up for the Festive Family Fun Run

    Published on Friday, 22 November 2019

    A FREE FESTIVE Family Fun run hosted by Hinckley BID and the Borough Council will be held on Sunday 8 December in Hinckley Town Centre.

  • Plant a tree this winter

    Published on Thursday, 21 November 2019

    Volunteers are being urged to do their bit to halt the climate emergency by grabbing a spade and planting a tree at one of two free sessions taking place in Hinckley this December.

  • Christmas and New Year arrangements 2019

    Published on Tuesday, 19 November 2019

    THE following opening times during the Christmas and New Year period have been announced by the Borough Council, together with the arrangements that have been made for various council services.

  • Black Roses event helps highlight dangers of hate crime, published 19/11/2019

    Published on Tuesday, 19 November 2019

    Twelve years after her daughter Sophie’s death, Sylvia Lancaster OBE is still campaigning to stamp out prejudice and intolerance towards people from alternative subcultures.

  • Stay safe this Christmas, 2019

    Published on Monday, 18 November 2019

    With the festive season nearly underway, Hinckley & Bosworth’s Community Safety Partnership are urging people to keep safe during the Christmas and New Year season.

  • Remembrance Sunday in Hinckley (published 11/11/2019)

    Published on Monday, 11 November 2019

    THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE attended Hinckley’s annual Remembrance Sunday service which took place at the Argents Mead war memorial yesterday (10 November).

  • Free parking on Saturdays this Christmas in Hinckley

    Published on Friday, 08 November 2019

    CHRISTMAS shopping in Hinckley will be given a boost once again this year with free car parking in selected town centre car parks on Saturdays in the run-up to Christmas.

  • Town set for free parking boost

    Published on Tuesday, 05 November 2019

    Shopping in Hinckley is set to be given a boost if councillors approve a free parking scheme in Hinckley town centre when they meet this evening.

  • Hinckley’s spectacular Christmas lights switch-on

    Published on Tuesday, 05 November 2019

    THOUSANDS of people are expected to visit Hinckley town centre later this month to see the town’s spectacular Christmas lights switched on.

  • Tackle Litter - Bin It!

    Published on Thursday, 31 October 2019

    Students from St Martin’s Catholic Academy in Stoke Golding have participated in an interactive actor-led presentation Bin It! A workshop, encouraging 11-13 year olds to think about why people litter, reflect on their own behaviour and emphasise the importance of caring for their local area and to take pride in where they live.

  • Councillors welcome X-ray funding

    Published on Wednesday, 30 October 2019

    COUNCILLORS have welcomed news that x-ray facilities will be returned to Hinckley.

  • Remembrance Sunday in Hinckley 2019

    Published on Tuesday, 29 October 2019

    HINCKLEY’S annual Remembrance Sunday service will take place on Sunday 10 November at the Argents Mead war memorial.

  • Spooktacular Saturday success in Hinckley (published 28/10/2019)

    Published on Monday, 28 October 2019

    Even the wet weather could not stop families and visitors to Hinckley celebrating all things ‘spooky’ when it held its annual Spooktacular Saturday event at the weekend.

  • Plan for development of Land South of Station Road in Market Bosworth

    Published on Thursday, 24 October 2019

    In July 2019 Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, St Peters Church and Market Bosworth Parish Council issued a statement confirming that there is a joint commitment to overseeing the development of land south of Station Road in Market Bosworth. 

  • ‘Spooktacular Saturday’ isn’t Scared by Wet Weather

    Published on Thursday, 24 October 2019

    So you’re not spooked by the weather ‘Spooktacular Saturday’, Hinckley Town Centre’s popular Halloween themed event will now take place indoors this weekend.

  • Young drivers taught to stay safe and avoid car accidents, 23/10/2019

    Published on Wednesday, 23 October 2019

    Young drivers were taught how to stay safe and avoid car accidents during a recent morning of activities at John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre.

  • Hollycroft Park, Hinckley winner of 2019 People’s Choice vote

    Published on Wednesday, 16 October 2019

    Today, Green Flag Award is announcing the winners of the 2019 People’s Choice vote. With more than 1,800 sites to choose from – all of which meet the standards demanded by the international Green Flag Award programme – the public have chosen their ten favourites. Included in this year’s list of winners for the first time are Hollycroft Park, managed by Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council and Valentines Park, managed by Vision Redbridge.

  • Council offers X-ray machine help

    Published on Thursday, 10 October 2019

    EFFORTS TO RETURN X-ray facilities to Hinckley moved a step closer after the Borough Council offered its help to explore the reinstatement of the key service for the benefit of local residents.

  • Hammonds extends lease to stay in Hinckley

    Published on Thursday, 10 October 2019

    Hammonds, the Hinckley-based fitted furniture manufacturer, has had its lease extended for a term of 125 years.

  • Climate change plans gather momentum

    Published on Thursday, 10 October 2019

    Plans to tackle climate change are gathering momentum in Hinckley and Bosworth.

  • No tricks, just treats for 'Spooktacular Saturday'

    Published on Wednesday, 02 October 2019

    Look out for ghosts, ghouls, witches and wizards in Hinckley town centre on Saturday 26 October from 10am to 3pm when the town centre hosts its annual Spooktacular event.

  • Plans approved for new sheltered housing scheme

    Published on Wednesday, 02 October 2019

    BUILDING WORK on a new sheltered housing scheme in Market Bosworth is due to begin in the spring after planning consent was granted by the council’s planning committee (17 September).

  • Blue plaque for local framework knitter and working class agitator

    Published on Thursday, 26 September 2019

    A blue plaque has been unveiled in Hinckley in recognition of a local framework knitter and political agitator for the working class.

  • Appeal to help find Gotham fly-tippers caught on camera

    Published on Monday, 23 September 2019

    Press release issued on behalf of Rushcliffe Borough Council

  • Residents invited to have a say on revised proposals for the old leisure centre site, Coventry Road, Hinckley

    Published on Friday, 20 September 2019

    Press release issued by Green 4 Architects.

  • Hinckley & Bosworth Sports Awards - nominations are now open

    Published on Wednesday, 18 September 2019

    GET READY to cast your votes and help to find Hinckley & Bosworth's sporting heroes of 2019.

  • Enchanting with numbers: the computing countess of Kirkby Mallory

    Published on Thursday, 12 September 2019

    A MAJOR NEW EXHIBITION to honour the first computer programmer is taking place at Hinckley’s Atkins Building this October.

  • Proposed new railway station welcomed

    Published on Wednesday, 11 September 2019

    News of a possible new railway station between Hinckley and Nuneaton has been welcomed by councillors.

  • Free volunteering event

    Published on Tuesday, 10 September 2019

    Anyone interested in volunteering and community groups is invited to attend a free event which aims to promote volunteering opportunities in the borough.

  • Voters urged to make sure they are registered to vote (05/09/2019)

    Published on Thursday, 05 September 2019

    The Borough Council is encouraging its residents to make sure they’re registered to vote to ensure they are able to vote in any upcoming General Election.

  • New restaurant set to open in The Crescent

    Published on Wednesday, 04 September 2019

    A NEW INDIAN RESTAURANT is set to open in The Crescent, the mixed retail and leisure scheme in Hinckley town centre.

  • Dog Warden Service scoops national award

    Published on Tuesday, 03 September 2019

    The Borough Council’s Dog Warden service has scooped a national award for its ongoing work in the care of stray dogs.

  • Flying the Red Ensign for Merchant Navy Day

    Published on Tuesday, 03 September 2019

    THE RED ENSIGN is flying in the borough today (3 September) to recognise Merchant Navy Day.

  • Recycling simplified across Leicestershire

    Published on Tuesday, 03 September 2019

    District councils in Leicestershire have joined forces to make recycling easier than ever by providing a more consistent recycling service for Leicestershire residents.

  • Vote for your favourite park

    Published on Tuesday, 03 September 2019

    Everyone is urged to vote for their favourite park in Hinckley and show how the UK loves parks.

  • Popular food festival success defies the weather

    Published on Monday, 12 August 2019

    A POPULAR FOOD FESTIVAL wowed the crowds on Sunday (11 August) when it returned to Hinckley for its third year, despite challenging weather conditions.

  • Heritage open days 2019

    Published on Friday, 09 August 2019

    FAMILIES AND HISTORY ENTHUSIASTS will be able to attend a series of Heritage Open Days in Hinckley and throughout the borough this September.

  • First day of Feast Hinckley cancelled

    Published on Thursday, 08 August 2019

    The first day of Feast Hinckley, the free entry food and drink festival that was due to take place on Saturday (10 August) has been cancelled due to severe weather conditions forecast for Saturday.

  • Young drivers taught to stay safe and avoid car accidents, 06/08/2019

    Published on Tuesday, 06 August 2019

    Young drivers were taught how to stay safe and avoid car accidents during a recent morning of activities at Brookvale Groby Learning Campus.

  • Double accolade for town parks (published 01/08/2019)

    Published on Thursday, 01 August 2019

    TWO HINCKLEY parks are officially among the best in the UK after they were each awarded a much coveted green flag - a prestigious accolade that is only awarded to the very best parks and green spaces.

  • Plan for development of Land in Market Bosworth

    Published on Thursday, 01 August 2019

    The Borough Council, St Peters Church and Market Bosworth Parish Council intend to join forces to oversee the development of land south of Station Road, Market Bosworth.

  • Proposed changes to council tax on empty properties

    Published on Tuesday, 30 July 2019

    RESIDENTS in Hinckley & Bosworth are being urged to have their say on some proposed changes to council tax charges for owners of empty properties.

  • Blue plaque celebrates birthplace of the Pukka Pie

    Published on Wednesday, 24 July 2019

    A BLUE PLAQUE celebrating the establishment of the Pukka Company has been unveiled in Earl Shilton.

  • Free Summer activity brochure for youngsters

    Published on Wednesday, 17 July 2019

    An electronic brochure packed full of summer holiday activities for young people in Hinckley & Bosworth can now be downloaded from the Borough Council’s website.

  • Triumph comes to Atkins Gallery

    Published on Wednesday, 17 July 2019

    The unique and limited edition Triumph Thruxton TFC is coming to Atkins Gallery.

  • Climate emergency declared by Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council

    Published on Wednesday, 17 July 2019

    At a full council meeting on Tuesday 16 July Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council declared a 'Climate Emergency'.

  • Public urged to speak up about proposed rail hub

    Published on Wednesday, 10 July 2019

    Hinckley and Bosworth residents are being urged to take part and provide feedback in the latest series of public consultation events on plans to build a National Rail Freight Interchange.

  • Great grandson attends blue plaque unveiling

    Published on Tuesday, 02 July 2019

    The great grandson of the inventor of a famous saddle was the special guest of the Mayor when a blue plaque dedicated to his ancestor was unveiled.

  • Event honoured our Armed Forces, published 1 July 2019

    Published on Monday, 01 July 2019

    A SPECIAL outdoor service and parade was held in Hinckley on Saturday (29 June) to enable people to show their support for the Armed Forces.

  • #Islastones wins national award

    Published on Thursday, 27 June 2019

    The #Islastones #photo #post #rehide campaign has won a prestigious national award from the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM).

  • A Celebration of Smiles aims to be a record breaker

    Published on Wednesday, 26 June 2019

    There will be a 'Celebration of Smiles' day in Argents Mead in July in memory of Isla Tansey.

  • Students gain insight into world of work

    Published on Tuesday, 25 June 2019

    MORE than 80 students from local secondary schools got a vital insight into the world of work when they took part in a careers speed networking event at MIRA Technology Institute last week (18 June).

  • Awards honour volunteers who make a difference (published 18/06/2019)

    Published on Tuesday, 18 June 2019

    VOLUNTEERS who have made a difference to the lives of other people in Hinckley and Bosworth have been recognised at a special event held at Hinckley Rugby Club.

  • Second time lucky for Mallory mile

    Published on Tuesday, 18 June 2019

    The ever popular Mallory mile returned on Monday (17 June) to the Mallory Park Circuit in Kirkby Mallory as part of local celebrations for National Bike Week.

  • Families gather for traditional sports day (published 17/06/2019)

    Published on Monday, 17 June 2019

    FAMILIES GATHERED in Argents Mead on Saturday (15 June) to enjoy a Traditional sports day and take part in some of the popular school games they may have enjoyed growing up.

  • Have your say on the future of Hinckley town centre’s public spaces

    Published on Friday, 14 June 2019

    LOCAL residents and businesses are being invited to have their say on the way Hinckley town centre’s streets and spaces could look in the future.

  • Event will honour our Armed Forces (published 13/06/2019)

    Published on Thursday, 13 June 2019

    A SPECIAL outdoor service and parade will be held in Hinckley on Saturday 29 June to enable people to show their support for the Armed Forces.

  • Snap Dragon Festival Week 2019 programme launched

    Published on Wednesday, 12 June 2019

    THE popular Snap Dragon Children and Family Festival will be back for the ninth year running this summer with a week-long programme of activities taking place in Hinckley's Argents Mead and Hollycroft Park from Monday 5 August to Friday 9 August.

  • Traditional sports day 2019

    Published on Wednesday, 05 June 2019

    Everyone is invited to come along to a traditional sports day in Hinckley on Saturday 15 June and enjoy some of the popular school games they may have enjoyed growing up.

  • New Council Leader and Executive appointed

    Published on Wednesday, 22 May 2019

    A number of new appointments to key council positions were made at the annual council meeting last night (21 May).

  • Retail and Leisure Complex to be retained

    Published on Wednesday, 22 May 2019

    PART of a multi-million pound town centre mixed retail and leisure redevelopment scheme that was to be sold is now to be retained by the Borough Council.

  • New Mayor chosen at annual meeting 2019

    Published on Wednesday, 22 May 2019

    ONE of the highlights of the civic year took place at the council’s annual meeting last night (21 May) when a new Mayor of the Borough was installed for the next 12 months.

  • Sharing the love of Hinckley Market (published 20 May 2019)

    Published on Monday, 20 May 2019

    A DAY of activities took place at Hinckley market on Saturday (18 May) to celebrate this year’s Love Your Local Market campaign.

  • Public toilets to close for essential refurbishment

    Published on Friday, 17 May 2019

    THE public toilets in Station Road, Hinckley will be closed for two weeks later this month to allow for essential maintenance and refurbishment works to be carried out.

  • Sharing the love of Hinckley Market, (published 13 May 2019)

    Published on Monday, 13 May 2019

    A DAY of activities is planned this month to showcase Hinckley Market, which has been at the heart of the town centre for over 700 years.

  • Thousands visit Burbage Common open day

    Published on Monday, 13 May 2019

    Thousands of visitors packed Burbage Common for the 25th annual open day on Sunday (12 May).

  • Community award for Hinckley hero

    Published on Wednesday, 08 May 2019

    HINCKLEY HERO Ben Yates has been presented with a community award by the Mayor for jumping into a lock to save a five-year-old girl.

  • Music in the Mead 2019

    Published on Tuesday, 23 April 2019

    A new season of free concerts will take place in the bandstand in Argents Mead, Hinckley this summer.

  • Have your say on new planning guidance

    Published on Thursday, 18 April 2019

    Hinckley and Bosworth residents and businesses are being invited to have their say on the latest planning guidance for new build developments and extensions.

  • Hinckley set to celebrate St Georges Day (published 11/04/2019)

    Published on Thursday, 11 April 2019

    Final preparations are now underway to celebrate St George's Day with a special programme of traditional entertainment in Hinckley.

  • Easter opening hours

    Published on Monday, 01 April 2019

    THE following opening times during the Easter period have been announced by the Borough Council, together with the arrangements that have been made for various council services:

  • The Atkins Gallery spring and summer programme launched

    Published on Friday, 29 March 2019

    With the clocks changing this weekend we can now officially welcome the Atkins Gallery's spring and summer programme.

  • Have your say on new planning guidance - 20 March 2019

    Published on Wednesday, 20 March 2019

    Residents and businesses are being invited to have their say on the latest planning guidance for new build developments and extensions when a new consultation opens next month.

  • Issued on behalf of Leicestershire Promotions

    Published on Tuesday, 19 March 2019

    Unique sculpture trail to reinterpret famous battle of Bosworth story.

  • Earl Shilton boxing coach awarded lifetime achievement award

    Published on Friday, 15 March 2019

    Craig Perkins was surprised at Earl Shilton Boxing Club last week when he was awarded with the Hinckley and Bosworth Sport and Health Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • Voters urged to make sure they are registered to vote March 2019

    Published on Tuesday, 12 March 2019

    WITH JUST UNDER eight weeks to go until the local elections, the Borough Council is encouraging its residents to make sure they’re registered to vote.

  • Launch of ‘Message in a bottle’ – it could save your life!

    Published on Wednesday, 06 March 2019

    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council are launching ‘Message in a bottle’, a scheme where essential medical information and next of kin contact details are kept in case of an emergency in your home.

  • Awards will honour volunteers who make a difference (published 05/03/2019)

    Published on Tuesday, 05 March 2019

    THE HUNT IS ON to find Hinckley and Bosworth residents who make a difference to the lives of others through volunteering.

  • Civic Service in Hinckley (published 05/03/2019)

    Published on Tuesday, 05 March 2019

    HINCKLEY and Bosworth’s civic service will take place on Thursday 14 March at St Mary’s Church in Hinckley.

  • Recycling set to get even easier

    Published on Thursday, 28 February 2019

    RECYCLING for residents across the borough is set to become even easier from next month.

  • Council maintains one of the lowest council tax rates in the country 22/02/2019

    Published on Friday, 22 February 2019

    The Borough Council will increase its council tax charge for 2019/20 by a little under four per cent, following a decision of the full council at its budget-setting meeting on Thursday (21 February).

  • Residents to have their say on council services

    Published on Tuesday, 05 February 2019

    PEOPLE living in the Hinckley & Bosworth area are being asked for their opinion on the services they receive from the Borough Council.

  • New machines mean no more loose change

    Published on Tuesday, 05 February 2019

    The Borough Council is phasing in new ticket machines at its pay-and-display car parks across Hinckley town centre.

  • Plans approved for new Hinckley crematorium

    Published on Thursday, 24 January 2019

    BUILDING WORK on a crematorium on the A47 outside Hinckley is due to begin later this year after planning consent was granted by the council’s planning committee (22 January).

  • Isla 'Smiler' Tansey memorial stone unveiled in Hinckley

    Published on Wednesday, 16 January 2019

    A permanent memorial to seven-year-old Isla ‘Smiler’ Tansey has been unveiled in Argents Mead, Hinckley.

  • Hinckley Community Initiative fund opens for applications (published 09/01/2019)

    Published on Wednesday, 09 January 2019

    Community groups within the town of Hinckley are being encouraged to apply for their share of this year’s Hinckley Community Initiative Fund.

  • Residents and businesses invited to comment on Local Plan review

    Published on Monday, 07 January 2019

    RESIDENTS, local businesses and others with an interest in the borough are invited to give their views on the next stage of the review of the Hinckley & Bosworth Local Plan from Monday 7 January 2019.

  • Free parking on Saturdays this January

    Published on Wednesday, 02 January 2019

    NEW YEAR shopping in Hinckley will be given a boost this year with free car parking in selected town centre car parks on Saturdays.