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.

  • 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.