Council news press releases

New fleet to clean up Hinckley and Bosworth

Published on Friday, 19 October 2018

A NEW FLEET of waste and recycling vehicles is out on the streets of Hinckley & Bosworth marking the final stage of a major overhaul of the council’s bin collection and grounds maintenance service.

  • Spooktacular Saturday: 27 October

    Published on Friday, 12 October 2018

    Following the success of last year’s event, Hinckley town centre will be celebrating Halloween with a Spooktacular Saturday event on Saturday 27 October from 10am to 3pm.

  • Places Leisure and Places Gym team up to raise money

    Published on Monday, 08 October 2018

    Issued on behalf of Hinckley Leisure Centre.

  • District leaders pledge to continue to work together

    Published on Friday, 05 October 2018

    The leaders of all seven district councils have today unanimously agreed to continue working together to review the current model of local government in Leicestershire.

  • Plan sets out how city and county will grow

    Published on Tuesday, 02 October 2018

    A PLAN setting out how Leicester and Leicestershire will grow in the future is set to be agreed by local partners.

  • Woman guilty of littering in Hinckley

    Published on Monday, 01 October 2018

    A CIGARETTE BUTT thrown out of a car window has cost a Hinckley woman a total of £630 after she was convicted of littering by a magistrates court.

  • Town smokers urged to 'Vote with your butt'

    Published on Thursday, 27 September 2018

    The first cheque has been awarded to the most popular charity as voted by smokers of Hinckley.

  • Work begins to restore damaged playground

    Published on Thursday, 27 September 2018

    Work has begun on restoring a play area following an act of arson earlier this year.

  • New free community classes launching in Newbold Verdon, Desford and Ratby

    Published on Monday, 24 September 2018

    Residents of Newbold Verdon, Desford and Ratby are being offered the chance to try two new free activity classes that begin this autumn.

  • Free volunteering event

    Published on Thursday, 20 September 2018

    Keen volunteers and community groups are invited to attend a free event which aims to promote volunteering opportunities in the borough.

  • Children’s autumn play sessions

    Published on Wednesday, 19 September 2018

    TWO play sessions have been organised for youngsters next month to encourage children to explore and have fun during the October half term holiday.

  • Time to nominate your sporting heroes

    Published on Tuesday, 18 September 2018

    GET READY to cast your votes and help to find Hinckley & Bosworth's sporting heroes of 2018.

  • It’s ‘Easy to ASK’ about food allergies

    Published on Monday, 17 September 2018

    A new campaign is being launched to help protect young people with food allergies when eating out.

  • Dog Warden Service scoops two national awards

    Published on Monday, 17 September 2018

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

  • New legislation for landlords

    Published on Monday, 17 September 2018

    LOCAL landlords who let certain types of properties are being urged to check whether they need to apply for a licence following recent changes to legislation from central government.

  • Switch and save energy scheme running again

    Published on Friday, 14 September 2018

    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.

  • Heritage Open Days to continue this weekend

    Published on Monday, 10 September 2018

    HISTORY ENTHUSIASTS are set for a second weekend discovering more about the heritage of the borough as the Heritage Open Days festival continues from this Thursday (13 September).

  • District leaders call for collaboration over local government reorganisation

    Published on Tuesday, 04 September 2018

    District council leaders are calling on Leicestershire County Council to work with them to fully investigate options for the future of local government organisation in the county.

  • Flying the Red Ensign for Merchant Navy Day

    Published on Monday, 03 September 2018

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

  • We all have a favourite park and now’s the time to vote for yours!

    Published on Friday, 31 August 2018

    Vote for your favourite park in Hinckley and show how the UK loves parks.

  • Have your say on the future of council services

    Published on Friday, 31 August 2018

    EVERYONE LIVING IN HINCKLEY AND BOSWORTH is being asked for their views about proposals for the future of council services in the borough.

  • Plans submitted for new Hinckley Crematorium

    Published on Thursday, 30 August 2018

    BUILDING WORK on a crematorium on the A47 outside Hinckley could start in the spring if plans are approved by the council’s planning committee.

  • Borough Council raises grave concerns about moving to one large council

    Published on Friday, 24 August 2018

    PROPOSALS TO SCRAP EVERY COUNCIL IN LEICESTERSHIRE and replace it with one single enlarged council for the county, have received a thumbs down from local borough councillors.

  • Heritage Open Days

    Published on Tuesday, 21 August 2018

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

  • Barbecue top tips safety checklist

    Published on Monday, 20 August 2018

    With an estimated 33 million people planning a barbecue over the bank holiday weekend, we have partnered with the Food Standards Agency to provide some top tips to help prevent food poisoning.

  • Atkins Gallery hosts Earl Shilton Camera Club exhibition 2018

    Published on Thursday, 16 August 2018

    Earl Shilton Camera Club is returning to Atkins Gallery, Hinckley with their biggest exhibition yet!

  • Popular food festival returned to Hinckley

    Published on Tuesday, 14 August 2018

    A POPULAR FOOD FESTIVAL wowed the crowds at the weekend (11 and 12 August) when it returned to Hinckley for its second year.

  • #Islastones exhibition opens at Atkins

    Published on Wednesday, 08 August 2018

    AN INSPIRATIONAL exhibition of #islastones has opened at Hinckley’s Atkins Gallery this week.

  • Council website awarded top four star rating

    Published on Friday, 03 August 2018

    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council’s website is one of 43 out of the 414 council websites in the UK to be awarded the top four star rating in the Better Connected audit for 2017-2018.

  • Double accolade for town parks in Hinckley

    Published on Friday, 03 August 2018

    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 in the UK.

  • Golf club fined for safety failings after fatal accident

    Published on Friday, 27 July 2018

    A GOLF CLUB has been fined £75,000 after it was found guilty of three health and safety breaches that led to a golf course manager being fatally injured by a falling branch.

  • Unitary authority - joint statement by council leaders

    Published on Friday, 27 July 2018

    Update on behalf of the District and Borough Council Leaders of Leicestershire.

  • Inspector backs planning refusal

    Published on Wednesday, 25 July 2018

    THE PLANNING INSPECTOR has backed the Borough Council's decision to refuse planning permission for 185 new homes to be built in open countryside in Barwell.

  • #islastones campaign is coming to Atkins Gallery

    Published on Wednesday, 25 July 2018

    THE POPULAR #islastones campaign, which aims to raise awareness of childhood cancers, is coming to Hinckley’s Atkins Gallery this summer in memory of local school girl, Isla Tansey.

  • A5 Partnership receives major boost from Chris Grayling,

    Published on Tuesday, 24 July 2018

    Issued on behalf of the A5 Partnership

  • Hansom Cab makes historic return

    Published on Friday, 13 July 2018

    THE HANSOM CAB has returned home to Hinckley, the place of its birth over 180 years ago.

  • Hinckley BID's ninth annual Soap Box Derby

    Published on Tuesday, 10 July 2018

    Press release - issued on behalf of Hinckley BID

  • Summer activity brochure for youngsters

    Published on Tuesday, 10 July 2018

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

  • War memorial restored in time for centenary

    Published on Monday, 09 July 2018

    HINCKLEY’S WAR MEMORIAL has been given a facelift in time for this year’s commemoration of the centenary of the end of the First World War.

  • New grounds machinery delivered

    Published on Monday, 09 July 2018

    MORE THAN TWO MILLION SQUARE METRES of publicly owned parks and green spaces across Hinckley and Bosworth is set to become even greener this year.

  • Event honoured our Armed Forces

    Published on Monday, 02 July 2018

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

  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council makes a stand against domestic abuse

    Published on Friday, 29 June 2018

    The Borough Council has signed up to a new national campaign to confirm its commitment to tackling domestic abuse in communities across Hinckley and Bosworth.

  • Popular food festival returns to Hinckley's Argents Mead

    Published on Wednesday, 27 June 2018

    A POPULAR FOOD FESTIVAL is returning to Hinckley on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 August.

  • Tributes paid to former mayor

    Published on Tuesday, 26 June 2018

    TRIBUTES have been paid to a former Mayor of Hinckley and Bosworth and long-serving Burbage councillor who has died at the age of 97.

  • Car park changes in Hinckley announced

    Published on Monday, 25 June 2018

    SHOPPERS and residents will soon be able to benefit from more flexible parking in Hinckley town centre car parks.

  • Hinckley & Bosworth Community Safety Partnership kick off their World Cup campaign

    Published on Wednesday, 20 June 2018

    With England’s World Cup campaign now in full swing the Hinckley & Bosworth Community Safety Partnership are launching a campaign to remind people of the impact of anti-social behaviour and violence.

  • Traditional sports day

    Published on Monday, 18 June 2018

    FAMILIES GATHERED in Argents Mead on Saturday (16 June) to enjoy a traditional sports day outside Hinckley Leisure Centre.

  • Event will honour our Armed Forces – Saturday 30 June 2018

    Published on Friday, 15 June 2018

    A SPECIAL outdoor service and parade will be held in Hinckley on Saturday 30 June to enable people to show their support for the Armed Forces.

  • Madness at Mallory as bikers make it to Moscow and beyond

    Published on Wednesday, 13 June 2018

    HUNDREDS OF CYCLISTS young, old, new and existing took part in the 17th Mallory Mile cycling event on Monday evening (11th June).

  • Snap Dragon festival week 2018 programme launched

    Published on Thursday, 07 June 2018

    THE popular Snap Dragon children and families festival will be back for the seventh year running this summer with a week-long programme of activities in Hinckley.

  • The people who protect your plate in Hinckley and Bosworth

    Published on Monday, 04 June 2018

    WE love our food, there’s simply no denying it. In fact, as a nation, we spent over £203 billion on food and drink last year alone*. But the safety of our food is often something we take for granted.

  • Get active: Take up the challenge of the Summer Series

    Published on Friday, 01 June 2018

    WHY NOT take up the challenge of our Summer Series this year! Hinckley and Bosworth is the place to be this June, with a number of events taking place for everyone to take part in.

  • Bin collection days to change from 11 June 2018

    Published on Tuesday, 29 May 2018

    A new bin collection schedule starts in Hinckley and Bosworth from Monday 11 June, with some residents seeing a change in collection days for their refuse and recycling bins.

  • Recreation field gets new play equipment

    Published on Monday, 21 May 2018

    A new piece of play equipment has been installed in the recreation field on Hall Drive, Stoke Golding.

  • New Mayor chosen at annual meeting

    Published on Wednesday, 16 May 2018

    ONE of the highlights of the civic year took place at the council’s annual meeting last night (15 May) when a new Mayor of the Borough was installed for the next 12 months.

  • Biggest ever turn out at Burbage Common Open Day

    Published on Tuesday, 15 May 2018

    More visitors than ever before enjoyed a fun-filled day at Burbage Common’s 24th annual open day, which was held on Sunday (13 May).

  • Residents invited to have a say on a new Crematorium

    Published on Monday, 14 May 2018

    Hinckley and Bosworth residents are being invited to give their views on draft plans for a new crematorium.

  • Sharing the love of Hinckley Market

    Published on Thursday, 10 May 2018

    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.

  • Countywide campaign to stop fly-tipping

    Published on Thursday, 03 May 2018

    A new campaign to stop people illegally dumping their rubbish in Leicestershire has launched today.

  • Family fun promised at Burbage Common Open Day

    Published on Thursday, 26 April 2018

    A FUN-PACKED day for the whole family is promised when Burbage Common holds its 24th annual open day on Sunday 13 May.

  • Hundreds celebrate St George’s Day in Hinckley

    Published on Monday, 23 April 2018

    Hundreds of people came out to celebrate St George's Day in Hinckley town centre on Saturday (21 April) and enjoyed a special programme of traditional entertainment.

  • Bin rounds are changing: look out for your new calendar

    Published on Wednesday, 18 April 2018

    Every household in Hinckley and Bosworth will be receiving a new bin collection calendar during May setting out how changes to bin collections will affect them.

  • Hinckley set to celebrate St George’s Day

    Published on Friday, 13 April 2018

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

  • Music in the Mead 2018

    Published on Friday, 06 April 2018

    Following last year’s highly successful summer season of music we are delighted to announce that another season of free concerts will take place in the bandstand at Argents Mead this summer.

  • Easter opening hours

    Published on Tuesday, 27 March 2018

    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:

  • New Sunday Market Launching in Hinckley

    Published on Friday, 23 March 2018

    Shoppers in Hinckley and the surrounding areas can look forward to the introduction of a new market, the ‘Sunday Munch’ to buy hand crafted, grown and local produce.

  • Desford Lawn Tennis Club awarded ‘Disability Project of the Year’ award

    Published on Friday, 23 March 2018

    Desford Lawn Tennis Club has been presented with the ‘Disability Project of the Year’ Award, by Leon Smith, GB Davis Cup Captain.

  • Awards will honour volunteers who make a difference

    Published on Wednesday, 21 March 2018

    The hunt is on to find Hinckley and Bosworth residents who make a difference to the lives of others through volunteering.

  • Mayor’s son running 500 miles in March for charity

    Published on Monday, 12 March 2018

    THE MAYOR of Hinckley and Bosworth's son, Laurance O'Shea, is running 500 miles in March in aid of the Mayor's charities.

  • Price cut to halt fly tipping

    Published on Wednesday, 07 March 2018

    CHARGES for the removal of large items in the Hinckley and Bosworth area are being reduced from 1 April 2018 in a bid to combat fly-tipping.

  • Recycling is set to get even easier

    Published on Monday, 05 March 2018

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

  • Council’s share of council tax charge to rise by average £5

    Published on Tuesday, 27 February 2018

    THE Borough Council will increase its council tax charge for 2018/19 by a little over 4% per cent following a decision of the full Council at its budget-setting meeting on Thursday (22 February).

  • Arson at Argents Mead

    Published on Tuesday, 27 February 2018

    AN ACT of arson which took place in the Argents Mead castle play area in the early hours of Saturday morning (24 February) has caused around £10,000 worth of damage.

  • Residents to have a say on a new Crematorium

    Published on Tuesday, 27 February 2018

    Hinckley and Bosworth residents are to be asked for their views on a new crematorium for the area.

  • Invitation to residents over 50

    Published on Thursday, 08 February 2018

    OVER 50’s are being invited to an informative meeting at the Hinckley Hub where they can find out how older people's needs are being accommodated in the local plans for housing.

  • Residents move into new council homes

    Published on Tuesday, 30 January 2018

    RESIDENTS have begun to move into their new homes on a council new build site in Hinckley.

  • Time to Talk day

    Published on Monday, 22 January 2018

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

  • Hinckley BID’s 8th annual Great Pancake Race is approaching

    Published on Tuesday, 16 January 2018

    Issued on behalf of Hinckley BID

  • Borough workers urged to join the Workplace Challenge

    Published on Monday, 15 January 2018

    This January, workplaces across Hinckley and Bosworth are being urged to introduce more physical activity into the working day by taking part in the Active Workplace Challenge.

  • New Year New You

    Published on Monday, 15 January 2018

    A NEW INITIATIVE is being launched this month to encourage people to make better lifestyle choices and improve their health.

  • Have your say on how city and county will grow

    Published on Thursday, 11 January 2018

    PEOPLE are being asked to have their say on a plan setting out how Leicester and Leicestershire will grow in the future.

  • Hinckley Community Initiative fund opens for applications

    Published on Monday, 08 January 2018

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

  • Local retailer to open in Hinckley superstore

    Published on Wednesday, 13 December 2017

    A LOCAL FURNITURE RETAILER is set to open in the former Co-op Super store building early next year.

  • Hinckley carols around the tree

    Published on Tuesday, 12 December 2017

    HINCKLEY’S annual outdoor carol service brought some early festive spirit to the town centre last week.

  • Let’s talk turkey

    Published on Tuesday, 05 December 2017

    WITH TWO THIRDS of UK households choosing to have roast turkey for Christmas dinner, the Council and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) are offering tips on how to you can safely prepare turkey at home

  • Hinckley wins Best Market Town in Leicestershire

    Published on Tuesday, 05 December 2017

    HINCKLEY has won the best market town in Leicestershire award in the annual Leicestershire Promotions 2017 Tourism and Hospitality Awards.

  • Christmas and New Year arrangements

    Published on Thursday, 30 November 2017

    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:

  • Free parking on Tuesdays this Christmas

    Published on Thursday, 30 November 2017

    CHRISTMAS shopping in Hinckley will be given a boost this year with free car parking on Tuesday afternoons in the run-up to Christmas.

  • Consultation on future plans moves step closer

    Published on Thursday, 30 November 2017

    A DECISION about consulting the public on the first stage of Hinckley & Bosworth’s new draft Local Plan and the consultation draft of the Leicester and Leicestershire Strategic Growth Plan is due

  • A Splash of Colour

    Published on Tuesday, 28 November 2017

    A COLOURFUL EXHIBITION opening in December in Hinckley’s Atkins Gallery is ideal for brightening up wintery days.

  • Lucky winners will get free garden waste collections

    Published on Monday, 27 November 2017

    ANYONE in Hinckley & Bosworth who sets up a direct debit for their garden waste collection service before 31 January 2018 could win next year's collection for free.

  • Borough celebrates its sporting heroes

    Published on Thursday, 23 November 2017

    ROB BEASLEY, award winning sports writer, best selling author and TV pundit was the special guest at this year's Hinckley and Bosworth Sports and Health Alliance Awards evening.

  • Noisy neighbour fined £1,100

    Published on Thursday, 16 November 2017

    A NOISY neighbour, who continued to disturb fellow residents in a block of flats despite official warnings to stop, was fined £1,100 by Leicester magistrates.

  • Children’s play area extended

    Published on Friday, 10 November 2017

    AN extension to the hugely popular children's play area in Argents Mead has now been opened.

  • War memorial benches installed at Hinckley War Memorial

    Published on Friday, 03 November 2017

    WITH the centenary of the end of the First World War only a year away, two special war memorial benches have been installed at Hinckley War Memorial in time for Remembrance Sunday.

  • Hinckley’s spectacular Christmas lights switch-on

    Published on Thursday, 02 November 2017

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

  • Artists 'Bouncing Back' after fire

    Published on Thursday, 02 November 2017

    An EXHIBITION featuring work from a group of artists who are 'Bouncing Back' after their artwork and equipment was destroyed in an arson attack, is being staged in Hinckley's Atkins Gallery this month

  • Mayor judges Halloween competition

    Published on Wednesday, 01 November 2017

    THE Mayor and Mayoress took time out from a tour of the V12 Sports and Classics showroom in Hinckley to judge the company's special Halloween competition.

  • Children’s play sessions give parents time to plan Christmas

    Published on Thursday, 26 October 2017

    TWO play sessions have been organised for children this December to give parents some extra time to get their Christmas preparations underway.

  • Remembrance Sunday in Hinckley

    Published on Monday, 23 October 2017

    HINCKLEY’S annual Remembrance Sunday service will take place on Sunday 12 November at the Argents Mead war memorial.

  • Blue plaque for world’s first computer programmer

    Published on Monday, 16 October 2017

    A BLUE PLAQUE was unveiled at a special event to honour the achievements of the world's first computer programmer, who was brought up in Kirkby Mallory.

  • Mystery artist exhibits at the Atkins Gallery

    Published on Monday, 09 October 2017

    A MYSTERY artist will be exhibiting in Hinckley's Atkins Gallery this month under the alias of the Happy Dabbler.

  • Invitation to residents over 50

    Published on Monday, 02 October 2017

    OVER 50’s are invited to an informative meeting at the Hinckley Hub where they can find out how to protect themselves from fraud and scams, switch energy suppliers and enjoy safe, responsible

  • Time to nominate your sporting heroes

    Published on Monday, 02 October 2017

    VOTING has now started in the quest to find Hinckley & Bosworth's sporting heroes of 2017.

  • Blue Plaque for world’s first computer programmer

    Published on Monday, 25 September 2017

    A SPECIAL event is being planned to honour the achievements of the world's first computer programmer, who was brought up in Kirkby Mallory.

  • Volunteers help to clean-up Sketchley Brook

    Published on Thursday, 21 September 2017

    VOLUNTEERS filled 16 bags with rubbish when they helped to clean-up the Sketchley Brook in Burbage.

  • Smokers encouraged to quit during Stoptober campaign

    Published on Thursday, 21 September 2017

    THE number of smokers in Hinckley & Bosworth has almost halved since the introduction of smoke-free legislation in the UK 10 years ago.

  • Spooktacular Saturday planned for Hinckley town centre

    Published on Thursday, 21 September 2017

    A FANG-TASTIC day out is being promised for those who visit haunted Hinckley's town centre during the run-up to Halloween.

  • First schools’ engagement event hailed a great success

    Published on Monday, 18 September 2017

    THE COUNCIL ORGANISED an event, the first of its kind, to bring together representatives from the wide variety of academies and multi-academy trusts, multi-agency partnerships and business networks,

  • Camera club showcasing members’ photographic skills

    Published on Friday, 15 September 2017

    EARL Shilton Camera Club are returning to the Atkins Gallery in Hinckley this month for their third exhibition showcasing the photographic skills of their members.

  • Dog Warden Service wins sixth RSPCA gold award

    Published on Friday, 15 September 2017

    FOR the sixth year running, the Borough Council's Dog Warden Service has received a gold award from the RSPCA for its contribution to improving animal welfare.

  • Hansom cab makes historic return

    Published on Monday, 11 September 2017

    THE HANSOM CAB returned to Hinckley town centre streets for the first time in 100 years on Saturday as part of the National Heritage Open Days celebration.

  • Vote for Hinckley’s premier parks

    Published on Friday, 08 September 2017

    HINCKLEY’S two premier parks are up against some of the top parks in the country in a competition to find the nation’s most popular green spaces.

  • Taking the first steps to a healthier lifestyle

    Published on Thursday, 07 September 2017

    A NATIONWIDE campaign encouraging adults to get more active by building just 10 minutes of brisk walking into their daily lives is being backed by Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council.

  • Maria’s defibrillator campaign pays off in Bagworth

    Published on Friday, 01 September 2017

    A BAGWORTH woman's campaign to provide a life-saving piece of equipment for her village has paid off with the installation of a defibrillator at the community centre.

  • Flying the flag for the Merchant Navy

    Published on Thursday, 24 August 2017

    TO CELEBRATE Merchant Navy Day the Red Ensign will fly at the Hinckley Hub from Friday 1 to Monday 4 September.

  • Council serves temporary stop notice

    Published on Thursday, 03 August 2017

    The Borough Council has served a temporary stop notice on redevelopment works to the former police station building in Hinckley town centre.

  • Popular food festival returns to Hinckley

    Published on Wednesday, 02 August 2017

    OVER 30 food and drink vendors offering a mouth-watering range of local, national and international cuisine will be coming to Hinckley's biggest-ever food festival this month.

  • Double accolade for town parks

    Published on Thursday, 20 July 2017

    HINCKLEY'S Argents Mead has won its first Green Flag Award - a prestigious accolade that is only awarded to the very best parks and green spaces in the UK.

  • Historic tapestry presented to council

    Published on Friday, 14 July 2017

    A TAPESTRY that hung in the main entrance of Hinckley's former courthouse until the building's closure last year has now been passed into the safekeeping of the Borough Council.

  • Further funding available for rural businesses

    Published on Tuesday, 11 July 2017

    Issued on behalf of the LEADER programme.

  • New fountain for Argents Mead

    Published on Wednesday, 28 June 2017

    WORK is underway to replace the fountain in Argents Mead pond as part of the Borough Council’s improvements to the popular Hinckley town centre park.

  • Snap Dragon children’s event goes on tour

    Published on Friday, 23 June 2017

    THE popular Snap Dragon Children and Families Festival will be back for the sixth year running this summer.

  • Free storytelling sessions continue in Argents Mead

    Published on Friday, 23 June 2017

    THE third in a series of free Saturday lunchtime storytelling sessions for children of all ages will take place in Hinckley’s Argents Mead bandstand on Saturday 1 July.

  • Awards honour volunteers who make a difference

    Published on Friday, 23 June 2017

    VOLUNTEERS who have made a difference to the lives of other people in Hinckley & Bosworth have been recognised at a special event held at Hinckley's Concordia Theatre.

  • Event will honour our Armed Forces

    Published on Thursday, 15 June 2017

    THE 9th national Armed Forces Day will be celebrated in Hinckley next Saturday (24 June).

  • Play areas are now smoke-free zones

    Published on Tuesday, 13 June 2017

    CHILDREN'S play areas in Hinckley have become smoke-free zones in a bid to protect the children who play there.

  • Take a simple test to see if you are at risk of diabetes

    Published on Monday, 12 June 2017

    Residents are being encouraged to grab a tape measure and scales to find out if they are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

  • Hinckley College students display their work

    Published on Friday, 02 June 2017

    STUDENTS at North Warwickshire and Hinckley College return to the Atkins Gallery this month with their Graduate and Portfolio Show.

  • This Girl Can... be more active

    Published on Friday, 26 May 2017

    A SERIES of 21 fun sessions aimed at encouraging more women to become active will be held across Hinckley & Bosworth next month.

  • Borough joins the Great Get Together

    Published on Wednesday, 24 May 2017

    Local events including coffee mornings, community forums and a traditional sports day are taking place in the borough in June.

  • Free storytelling sessions continue in Argents Mead

    Published on Tuesday, 23 May 2017

    The second in a series of free Saturday lunchtime storytelling sessions for children of all ages will take place at Hinckley’s Argents Mead bandstand on Saturday 3 June.

  • Popular Food Festival returns to Hinckley

    Published on Wednesday, 17 May 2017

    A POPULAR FOOD FESTIVAL is returning to Hinckley this Bank Holiday weekend, 27-29 May.

  • New Mayor chosen at annual meeting

    Published on Wednesday, 17 May 2017

    ONE of the highlights of the civic year took place at the council’s annual meeting last night (16 May) when a new Mayor of the Borough was installed for the next 12 months.

  • Residents urged to join energy switching scheme

    Published on Monday, 15 May 2017

    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.

  • Residents urged to help in the fight against fly-tipping

    Published on Wednesday, 10 May 2017

    RESIDENTS in Hinckley and Bosworth have been urged to help in the fight against fly-tipping after the number of incidents rose by 46 per cent in the Borough last year.

  • Feel Good Sunday to improve mental health

    Published on Thursday, 04 May 2017

    THIS year Mental Health Awareness Week (8 - 14 May) will be looking at mental health from a new angle.

  • Superb collection of oil paintings at the Atkins Gallery

    Published on Wednesday, 03 May 2017

    A SUPERB selection of oil paintings by local artist Neil Prior will go on display in Hinckley's Atkins Gallery this month.

  • Businesses urged to be Cyber risk aware

    Published on Wednesday, 03 May 2017

    Issued on behalf of LLR Prepared (Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland's Local Forum)

  • Awards will honour volunteers who make a difference

    Published on Wednesday, 03 May 2017

    The hunt is on to find Hinckley and Bosworth residents who make a difference to the lives of others through volunteering.

  • Sharing the love of Hinckley Market

    Published on Wednesday, 26 April 2017

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

  • Students uncover Hinckley’s Roman history

    Published on Thursday, 20 April 2017

    REDMOOR Academy students in Hinckley will be exhibiting some interesting historical research in a week-long exhibition in the town's Atkins Gallery next month.

  • Family fun promised at Burbage Common Open Day

    Published on Tuesday, 18 April 2017

    A FUN-PACKED day for the whole family is promised when Burbage Common holds its 23rd annual open day in May.

  • A Day of Fun to celebrate Hinckley Leisure Centre’s 1st birthday

    Published on Tuesday, 18 April 2017

    ONE year on from the opening of Hinckley Leisure Centre, the £15m state-of-art facility is set to celebrate its 1st birthday.

  • Hinckley set to celebrate St George’s Day

    Published on Monday, 10 April 2017

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

  • Retail Manager is new Assistant Town Centre Manager

    Published on Wednesday, 05 April 2017

    AN EXPERIENCED retail manager from Hinckley has been appointed as the town's new Assistant Town Centre Manager.

  • Free storytelling sessions in Argents Mead

    Published on Wednesday, 05 April 2017

    A SERIES of free storytelling sessions suitable for children of all ages will take place in Argents Mead bandstand on Saturdays during the summer, from 12 noon to 1pm.

  • Performers can use bandstand for free

    Published on Wednesday, 05 April 2017

    DRAMA groups, musicians and other performers - as well as local schools - now have the chance to air their talents for free in the bandstand in Hinckley's Argents Mead.

  • Music in the Mead returns this summer 2017

    Published on Thursday, 30 March 2017

    HINCKLEY town centre will be filled with the sound of music this summer when the Music in the Mead series of free concerts returns

  • Final reminder to renew garden waste collection service

    Published on Monday, 27 March 2017

    ALMOST a year after the introduction of a payment-based garden waste collection service in Hinckley & Bosworth.

  • Fairtrade Borough status successfully renewed

    Published on Thursday, 23 March 2017

    HINCKLEY and Bosworth Fairtrade Forum has successfully renewed its Fairtrade Borough status for another two years.

  • Alchemy in the spotlight at art exhibition

    Published on Friday, 17 March 2017

    AN art exhibition exploring the themes of alchemy and perception is being staged at Hinckley's Atkins Gallery later this month.

  • Leisure centre’s new Fitness Manager

    Published on Tuesday, 14 March 2017

    Issued on behalf of Hinckley Leisure Centre.

  • Further funding available for rural businesses

    Published on Monday, 13 March 2017

    Issued on behalf of the LEADER Programme.

  • New appeal for witnesses to A47 fly tip

    Published on Wednesday, 08 March 2017

    Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council has launched a fresh appeal for witnesses to the 20 tonne fly tip that was illegally dumped on an access road next to the A47 in Hinckley last month.

  • ‘Safer driver’ event highlights mobile phone dangers

    Published on Wednesday, 08 March 2017

    VISITORS to a 'safer driver' event held in Hinckley last week (Wednesday 1 March) had a chance to try out the latest and most advanced car crash simulator in the UK.

  • Market Bosworth unveils special tribute to Richard III

    Published on Friday, 03 March 2017

    Issued on behalf of Market Bosworth Parish Council.

  • Council maintains one of the lowest council tax rates in the country

    Published on Friday, 24 February 2017

    THE Borough Council will increase its council tax charge for 2017/18 by a little over four per cent - following a decision of the full council at its budget-setting meeting on Thursday (23 February).

  • Hosiery heritage on display at Gallery

    Published on Thursday, 23 February 2017

    AN EXHIBITION fusing local heritage with contemporary art will open at Hinckley's Atkins Gallery this weekend (25 February).

  • ‘Safer Driver’ event coincides with tougher mobile phone penalties

    Published on Wednesday, 22 February 2017

    A safer driver event is being held in Hinckley next week to coincide with the introduction of tough new penalties for driving whilst using a mobile phone.

  • Reminder to renew garden waste collection service

    Published on Friday, 10 February 2017

    ALMOST a year after the introduction of a payment-based garden waste collection service, the Borough Council is reminding residents that they will need to renew their subscription by 31 March.

  • New Pool Equipment Welcomed by Students

    Published on Friday, 10 February 2017

    STUDENTS from Hinckley's Dorothy Goodman School have welcomed a new piece of equipment at Hinckley Leisure Centre to help disabled customers and those with mobility issues.

  • A warmer winter for Thornton tenants

    Published on Friday, 27 January 2017

    A GROUP of council tenants in Thornton will be feeling much warmer this winter after Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council carried out insulation improvements to their homes.

  • Dog fouling – we’re watching you!

    Published on Tuesday, 17 January 2017

    A popular dog fouling campaign sees its winter launch this week, aimed at dog walkers who don’t ‘scoop the poop’.

  • Motorists fined in vehicle littering campaign

    Published on Thursday, 05 January 2017

    A CRACKDOWN on littering from vehicles in Hinckley and Bosworth has already resulted in fines for a number of motorists.

  • Hinckley fund to be relaunched

    Published on Tuesday, 03 January 2017

    A FUND aimed at helping to develop community projects in the Hinckley urban area is set to be relaunched by the Borough Council.

  • New ‘wellness’ phone app launched by leisure centre

    Published on Tuesday, 03 January 2017

    AN exciting new wellness phone app will be launched by Hinckley Leisure Centre this month (January).

  • New Swim4Health programme launches

    Published on Thursday, 29 December 2016

    Issued on behalf of Hinckley Leisure Centre

  • Issued on behalf of Hinckley and District Museum

    Published on Monday, 19 December 2016

    Hinckley and District Museum accreditation success

  • Winter shows at the Atkins Gallery

    Published on Monday, 19 December 2016

    HINCKLEY’S ATKINS GALLERY will play host to a full programme of exhibitions and events through the winter and into spring.

  • Turkey tips and making the most of your freezer this Christmas

    Published on Friday, 16 December 2016

    COOKING Christmas dinner ranks as one of the most stressful activities of the festive season, but the level of stress can be eased with these tips and advice from Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council.

  • Construction rubble tipped near Market Bosworth

    Published on Friday, 16 December 2016

    THREE fly tips amounting to over 20 tonnes of construction-related waste were found on the same day in the Market Bosworth area.

  • New swim sessions for early risers

    Published on Monday, 12 December 2016

    Issued on behalf of Hinckley Leisure Centre.

  • Order will protect public spaces

    Published on Thursday, 08 December 2016

    STEPS are being taken to help tackle the problems associated with public drinking, the taking of drugs and so-called 'legal highs' in all public areas of the borough.

  • Civic carol service in Desford

    Published on Tuesday, 06 December 2016

    HINCKLEY and Bosworth’s civic carol service will take place on Saturday 17 December at St Martin’s Church, Desford.

  • Christmas and New Year arrangements

    Published on Tuesday, 06 December 2016

    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.

  • Hinckley Christmas lights tour

    Published on Monday, 05 December 2016

    A special tour of Hinckley town centre is taking place next week to provide elderly and disabled people with the opportunity to see the Christmas lights and really get into the festive spirit.

  • TV Reporter at Sports Awards Event

    Published on Tuesday, 29 November 2016

    TV sports reporter Mark Shardlow together with Borough Sporting Champion Councillor Peter Wallace were special guests at this year's Hinckley and Bosworth Sports and Health Alliance Awards evening.

  • Blue plaque honours influential musician

    Published on Tuesday, 29 November 2016

    A BLUE plaque commemorating achievements of influential musician, composer and inventor of DADGAD guitar tuning, the late Davey Graham, has been unveiled at the place of his birth, Market Bosworth.

  • Hinckley carols around the tree

    Published on Friday, 25 November 2016

    HINCKLEY’S annual outdoor carol service is expected to bring some early festive spirit to the town centre.

  • Residents to have their say on new Economic Strategy

    Published on Friday, 25 November 2016

    PEOPLE in Hinckley & Bosworth are being asked for their views on a new strategy that aims to set out how the council can make the borough a place where businesses want to settle and can flourish.

  • Children find out about local democracy

    Published on Friday, 25 November 2016

    CHILDREN and young people from primary schools in Hinckley & Bosworth found out how local democracy works during a special event that was held this month.

  • Leisure centre wins prestigious building award

    Published on Monday, 21 November 2016

    HINCKLEY Leisure Centre has won one of the most prestigious construction and architectural awards in the Midlands.

  • Independent report praises council

    Published on Monday, 21 November 2016

    “HINCKLEY and Bosworth Borough Council is well-managed, with a can-do culture - committed to making a difference to people’s lives.”

  • Blue Plaque will honour influential musician

    Published on Wednesday, 16 November 2016

    A BLUE Plaque commemorating achievements of influential musician, composer and inventor of DADGAD guitar tuning, the late Davey Graham, will be installed at the place of his birth in Market Bosworth.

  • Hinckley BID launch new town centre directory also containing Christmas info and a monthly prize draw throughout 2017

    Published on Tuesday, 15 November 2016

    Issued on behalf of Hinckley Town Centre Partnership - BID

  • Hinckley’s spectacular Christmas lights switch-on

    Published on Tuesday, 01 November 2016

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

  • Remembrance Sunday in Hinckley

    Published on Monday, 31 October 2016

    Hinckley’s annual Remembrance Sunday service will take place on Sunday 13 November at the Argents Mead war memorial.

  • Residents to have their say on crime and disorder

    Published on Friday, 28 October 2016

    PEOPLE in Hinckley & Bosworth and Blaby are being asked their views on what they think are the most important crimes for the Community Safety Partnership to focus on in the next three years.

  • Council cuts carbon dioxide emissions by over a quarter

    Published on Friday, 28 October 2016

    CARBON dioxide emissions by the Borough Council have been cut by over a quarter over the last eight years.

  • Walking football kicks off in Hinckley

    Published on Tuesday, 25 October 2016

    FOOTBALL FANS who think their playing days are over now have the chance to carry on playing at a more leisurely pace following the launch of Hinckley’s first walking football club.

  • Volunteers needed to help with litter picking

    Published on Tuesday, 25 October 2016

    VOLUNTEERS are being sought by the Borough Council to help with litter picking in various parts of Hinckley & Bosworth.

  • Crackdown on littering from vehicles

    Published on Tuesday, 25 October 2016

    A CRACKDOWN on littering from vehicles is being launched in Hinckley and Bosworth this autumn and winter.

  • Leisure centre welcomes back inspirational swimmer

    Published on Thursday, 20 October 2016

    A STAPLETON man has been able to resume his passion for swimming at Hinckley's new leisure centre, despite suffering from a serious lung condition.

  • ‘Back to Squash’ coaching programme

    Published on Tuesday, 18 October 2016

    HINCKLEY Squash and Racketball Club, with the support of Active Together Leicestershire, have created a ‘Back to Squash’ coaching programme.

  • Hinckley’s Market set to grow under council control

    Published on Tuesday, 18 October 2016

    HINCKLEY’S award-winning market is poised to thrive under a host of new initiatives being brought in as part of a decision to keep the market under the management of the Borough Council.

  • Hinckley shortlisted for Great British High Street Award

    Published on Tuesday, 18 October 2016

    HINCKLEY has today been named as one of the country’s best town centres by being shortlisted in the third annual Great British High Street competition.

  • Former Co-Op car park set to re-open

    Published on Monday, 17 October 2016

    THE FORMER Co-Op car park in Hinckley will reopen to the public from Monday 24 October, after the Borough Council stepped in to buy the site.

  • Huge fly-tip takes two days to clear

    Published on Monday, 17 October 2016

    A HUGE fly-tip in a secluded part of Hinckley & Bosworth has taken workmen from the Borough Council's Clean Neighbourhoods team over two days to clear up.

  • Community groups urged to apply for grants

    Published on Wednesday, 12 October 2016

    COMMUNITY groups in parishes across the Borough are being encouraged to apply by 3 February 2017 for their share of the Borough Council's Parish and Community Initiative Fund.

  • Raising funds for healthy hearts

    Published on Thursday, 06 October 2016

    A SERIES of events is being staged at Hinckley Leisure Centre this month to raise money for Heart UK, which is campaigning to prevent early deaths caused by high cholesterol.

  • Battling Brook pupils the most Active Travellers

    Published on Friday, 23 September 2016

    BATTLING Brook Primary School in Hinckley has been awarded the Active School trophy after meeting the challenge to increase the number of children who travel to school by walking, cycling and scooting

  • RSPCA gold award for council’s Dog Warden Service

    Published on Friday, 23 September 2016

    FOR the fifth year running, the Borough Council's Dog Warden Service has received a gold award from the RSPCA for its contribution to improving animal welfare.

  • Free event to promote good mental health

    Published on Friday, 23 September 2016

    A FREE event enabling people to find out more about looking after their mental health and well-being is being held in Earl Shilton next month.

  • Council installs life-saving equipment

    Published on Friday, 23 September 2016

    THREE defibrillators that can be used by the public, as well as members of staff, in the event of a medical emergency are being installed in Borough Council buildings in Hinckley.

  • Work starts on affordable housing scheme

    Published on Tuesday, 20 September 2016

    WORK has now started on re-developing a derelict former hosiery factory site in Hinckley to create 68 affordable homes in the town centre.

  • Swim ‘The Channel’ at Hinckley Leisure Centre

    Published on Thursday, 08 September 2016

    SWIMMERS are being challenged to take on the Aspire Channel Swim at Hinckley Leisure Centre this autumn in aid of the spinal cord injury charity, Aspire.

  • Vote for Hinckley’s Hollycroft Park

    Published on Monday, 05 September 2016

    Hinckley's Hollycroft Park is up against some of the top parks in the country in a competition to find the ten most popular parks in the UK.

  • Heritage Open Days event

    Published on Friday, 02 September 2016

    A FREE guided tour of three Grade Listed buildings in Hinckley connected to the notable Atkins family promises to be one of the highlights of the Heritage Open Days scheme taking place next week.

  • Price frozen for garden waste service

    Published on Friday, 26 August 2016

    THE price for Hinckley & Bosworth’s highly successful garden waste collection service has been frozen at £24 for at least the next two years for customers who sign up to pay by direct debit.

  • Tea dances return at Hinckley Leisure Centre

    Published on Wednesday, 24 August 2016

    MONTHLY tea dances will be re-launching in the new £15m state-of-the-art Hinckley Leisure Centre next month.

  • Electric Proms to showcase young musical talent

    Published on Friday, 12 August 2016

    AN 'Electric Proms' concert will be held in Hinckley next month to showcase the musical talents of youngsters from the Hinckley area.

  • Extra Sunday Market dates in Hinckley announced

    Published on Tuesday, 09 August 2016

    Shoppers in Hinckley are set to benefit from extra Sunday markets from this month following the success of the new Sunday market venture that launched earlier this year.

  • Have your say on future development

    Published on Friday, 05 August 2016

    Issued on behalf of the Strategic Growth for Leicester and Leicestershire Partnership of which HBBC is a member.

  • Hollycroft Park wins top accolade for seventh year running

    Published on Thursday, 04 August 2016

    HOLLYCROFT Park in Hinckley is one of the very best in the UK – and that’s official.

  • New Town Centre play area opens

    Published on Thursday, 28 July 2016

    A NEW play area in Hinckley town centre’s Argents Mead will be officially opened on Monday (August 1).

  • Xplorer Orienteering Family Fun

    Published on Tuesday, 26 July 2016

    A SERIES of fun orienteering challenge sessions suitable for the whole family will take place every month in Hinckley’s Hollycroft Park.

  • Photographic show at the Atkins Gallery

    Published on Monday, 25 July 2016

    AN exhibition promoting the art of photography is being staged at Hinckley's Atkins Gallery later this summer.

  • Community awards presented at Activity Day

    Published on Tuesday, 19 July 2016

    AN AWARD scheme aimed at recognising and rewarding the contributions made by residents in their communities has been celebrating its annual winners.

  • Holiday summer camps at Hinckley Leisure Centre

    Published on Monday, 18 July 2016

    Issued on behalf of Hinckley Leisure Centre

  • Black Roses event helps highlight dangers of hate crime

    Published on Friday, 15 July 2016

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

  • Story book ending for children

    Published on Thursday, 14 July 2016

    SCORES of budding young authors from across the borough will see their work in print this summer as part of a special project for this year’s Snap Dragon Children’s Festival.

  • Counter terrorism seminar well supported

    Published on Thursday, 07 July 2016

    A COUNTER terrorism seminar held at Desford was well supported by businesses in Hinckley & Bosworth.

  • Snap Dragon children’s event goes on tour

    Published on Thursday, 07 July 2016

    THE popular Snap Dragon Children and Families Festival will be back for the fifth year running this summer with a programme of activities taking place in Hinckley's newly-improved Argents Mead park.

  • Landscape exhibition for local artists

    Published on Wednesday, 06 July 2016

    THE Atkins Gallery in Hinckley is looking for artists to display their creative talents this summer.

  • Event showcased Hinckley’s Crescent development

    Published on Monday, 04 July 2016

    A SPECIAL event to showcase Hinckley town centre’s exciting new multi million pound Crescent development took place at the weekend.

  • Householders urged to ‘freeze not throw away’ this Food Safety Week

    Published on Tuesday, 28 June 2016

    We are supporting this year’s Food Safety Week (4-10 July), which aims to help people better understand how to waste less food safely, by making more use of their freezers.

  • Owner failed to stop dogs from barking

    Published on Thursday, 23 June 2016

    A BARWELL dog owner, who repeatedly failed to stop his pets from barking and annoying the neighbours, has been fined £250 by Loughborough Magistrates.

  • Dog breeder banned for keeping dogs in filthy conditions

    Published on Wednesday, 22 June 2016

    A DOG BREEDER has been banned from operating a dog breeding establishment for four years and was ordered to pay costs and a fine of over £1500 for keeping dogs in filthy conditions.

  • Shoppers urged to explore 'Upper' Castle Street

    Published on Tuesday, 21 June 2016

    Hinckley’s 'Upper' Castle Street is being given a boost with a new leaflet designed to remind shoppers what’s available on their doorstep.

  • Hinckley to benefit from better bus services

    Published on Tuesday, 21 June 2016

    On behalf of Arriva UK

  • Event will showcase Hinckley’s Crescent Development

    Published on Tuesday, 21 June 2016

    A special showcase event to celebrate Hinckley town centre’s exciting new multi million pound Crescent development will take place early next month.

  • Get your dog microchipped for just £10

    Published on Friday, 17 June 2016

    DOG owners are being reminded that since 6 April, their pets must be microchipped or they run the risk of a £500 fine.

  • Householders warned to take care over fly tipping

    Published on Friday, 17 June 2016

    RESIDENTS are being urged to take care over who they pay to take waste away from their homes or they may find that getting rid of rubbish cheaply proves to be an expensive mistake.

  • Families on their bikes at Mallory

    Published on Tuesday, 14 June 2016

    Hundreds of cyclists braved the unpredictable British weather to ride the Mallory Mile last night.

  • Event will Honour our Armed Forces

    Published on Tuesday, 14 June 2016

    A SPECIAL outdoor service and parade will be held in Hinckley on Saturday 25 June to enable people to show their support for the Armed Forces.

  • Mallory Mile returns next week

    Published on Tuesday, 07 June 2016

    The ever popular Mallory Mile returns on Monday 13 June to the Mallory Park Circuit in Kirkby Mallory as part of local celebrations for National Bike Week.

  • Work to begin on Argents Mead play area

    Published on Friday, 03 June 2016

    WORK will begin shortly on installing the new castle-themed play area in Hinckley's Argents Mead with the aim of completing the installation in time for the school summer holidays.

  • Gym equipment donated to hospital

    Published on Wednesday, 01 June 2016

    SURPLUS gym equipment from Hinckley's old leisure centre has now been donated to the outpatient physiotherapy department at Hinckley and District Hospital by the Borough Council.

  • Sharron Davies MBE to officially open new £15m Hinckley Leisure Centre

    Published on Friday, 27 May 2016

    On behalf of Places for People Leisure

  • The Queen’s 90th birthday picnic

    Published on Friday, 27 May 2016

    A SPECIAL picnic is being held in Hinckley's Argents Mead in June to celebrate HM The Queen's 90th birthday.

  • Free terrorism briefing for businesses

    Published on Friday, 27 May 2016

    A FREE briefing for businesses is being held next month to make them aware of how they can protect their business, staff and communities from the threat of terrorism.

  • Historic glass on display at the Atkins

    Published on Monday, 23 May 2016

    THIS summer will see another busy programme of exhibitions being staged at Hinckley's Atkins Gallery.

  • Tantalize your taste buds in Hinckley this weekend

    Published on Monday, 23 May 2016

    Hinckley’s first ever food and drink festival is set to delight the senses this coming bank holiday weekend.

  • Noise Action Week to highlight unwanted sound

    Published on Thursday, 19 May 2016

    The Borough Council’s Environmental Health Service will be raising awareness of the impacts of noise and action that can be taken to prevent noise problems.

  • Make sure you are registered to vote in the EU referendum

    Published on Thursday, 19 May 2016

    If you are not registered you will NOT be able to vote in this important referendum to determine Britain’s future.

  • New Sunday Market in Hinckley

    Published on Tuesday, 17 May 2016

    A new Sunday Market will be open for business in Hinckley town centre for the first time this weekend.

  • Public’s views wanted on Hinckley Cemetery

    Published on Thursday, 12 May 2016

    A NEW five year management plan is being prepared for Ashby Road Cemetery in Hinckley and the Borough Council would like the public's views on the existing facilities and possible new features.

  • Budding young entrepreneurs urged to set out their stall

    Published on Tuesday, 10 May 2016

    BUDDING young entrepreneurs who have got a business idea and just need a platform to sell it from are being encouraged to try a stall on Hinckley market as part of the launch of the new Sunday market.

  • Hinckley College students display their work

    Published on Monday, 09 May 2016

    STUDENTS at North Warwickshire and Hinckley College return to the Atkins Gallery this month with their Graduate and Portfolio Show.

  • Hinckley and Bosworth rides again

    Published on Monday, 09 May 2016

    Cyclists are being invited to ride the Leicestershire countryside around Hinckley this weekend in the first of a series of free guided cycle rides taking place this summer.

  • Free events mark mental health and dementia week

    Published on Monday, 09 May 2016

    A series of free events are taking place across Hinckley and Bosworth this month to mark Mental Health and Dementia Awareness Week.

  • Love Hinckley Market

    Published on Monday, 09 May 2016

    Hinckley market will be celebrating Rio style this Saturday as part of a special event to mark this year's ‘Love your Local Market’ week.

  • Summer of free concerts in Argents Mead

    Published on Wednesday, 04 May 2016

    A NEW season of free concerts will take place in the bandstand in Argents Mead this summer, beginning later this month.

  • Free swimming sessions at Hinckley Leisure Centre

    Published on Tuesday, 03 May 2016

    A HOST of free, regular swimming sessions are now available to customers at Hinckley's new £15m Leisure Centre since it opened its doors for the first time today (Tuesday 3 May).

  • Free Discovery Weekend at Hinckley Leisure Centre

    Published on Tuesday, 03 May 2016

    HINCKLEY’S new leisure centre is holding a free Discovery Weekend on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 May to welcome people to the brand new £15m facility.

  • Get set for parking changes in Hinckley

    Published on Tuesday, 26 April 2016

    DRIVERS in Hinckley are reminded that Mount Road Car Park will become the new Leisure Centre Car Park from Sunday (1 May).

  • Affordable housing scheme approved

    Published on Tuesday, 26 April 2016

    A DERELICT former hosiery factory site in Hinckley will soon be redeveloped to create 68 affordable homes in the town centre.

  • Calling all performers

    Published on Wednesday, 20 April 2016

    DRAMA groups, musicians and other performers - as well as local schools - now have the chance to air their talents for free in the bandstand in Hinckley's Argents Mead.

  • New Sunday Market in Hinckley

    Published on Tuesday, 19 April 2016

    A new Sunday Market will be open for business in Hinckley town centre for the first time during May.

  • Over 22,500 households sign-up for the garden waste collection service

    Published on Tuesday, 19 April 2016

    OVER 22,500 households across Hinckley & Bosworth Borough have now signed-up for the council’s new garden waste collection scheme.

  • Opening date announced for Hinckley's new £15m leisure centre

    Published on Tuesday, 12 April 2016

    Hinckley's new £15m state-of-the-art leisure centre will open its doors to all users for the first time from Tuesday 3 May 2016.

  • New Hinckley play area opens

    Published on Tuesday, 05 April 2016

    A NEW play area at the Preston Road Open Space in Hinckley has now been officially opened.

  • Civic Service in Hinckley

    Published on Tuesday, 05 April 2016

    HINCKLEY and Bosworth’s civic service will take place on Sunday 24 April at St Mary’s Church in Hinckley.

  • Hinckley beacon will be lit on Queen’s birthday

    Published on Tuesday, 05 April 2016

    HINCKLEY'S beacon in Argents Mead will be one of hundreds to be lit across the country later this month to help celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

  • Hinckley set to celebrate St George’s Day

    Published on Tuesday, 05 April 2016

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

  • Grants available for summer holiday activities

    Published on Monday, 04 April 2016

    HINCKLEY'S Snap Dragon Children and Family Festival has proved so popular in the past that it is being extended to cover the whole of this year's summer holiday period.

  • Over 17,000 households sign-up for the garden waste collection service

    Published on Friday, 01 April 2016

    OVER 17,000 households across Hinckley & Bosworth Borough have already signed-up for the council’s new garden waste collection scheme.

  • Police statement regarding Brussels attacks

    Published on Tuesday, 22 March 2016

    The National Police Chiefs Council Lead on Counter Terrorism, Mark Rowley, said: “Our thoughts are with the people of Brussels following this morning’s horrific attacks.

  • Employment boost thanks to The Crescent

    Published on Wednesday, 09 March 2016

    THOUSANDS of people were employed during the construction of The Crescent, Hinckley town centre’s newly-built £60 million leisure and retail development.

  • Amicia’s poster design is a winner

    Published on Wednesday, 09 March 2016

    A PUPIL at St Margaret's Primary School in Stoke Golding has won a competition to design an anti dog fouling poster.

  • New play area opens soon

    Published on Wednesday, 09 March 2016

    A NEW play area has been installed at the Preston Road Open Space in Hinckley by the Borough Council and is due to open later this month (March).

  • Living well with Dementia day – a free event open to all

    Published on Thursday, 03 March 2016

    A FREE EVENT that offers people the chance to find out more about support and services for people living with dementia and their carers takes place at Hinckley Library later this month.

  • ‘Renewal’ artwork on show at the Atkins gallery

    Published on Friday, 26 February 2016

    AN ECLECTIC group of Loughborough artists will be holding an exhibition of their work at Hinckley's Atkins Gallery this March.

  • Winners at county tennis awards evening

    Published on Friday, 19 February 2016

    TENNIS players and volunteers from Hinckley & Bosworth were well represented at the AEGON Leicestershire Lawn Tennis Association Awards evening.

  • Council sets budget for 2016/17

    Published on Friday, 19 February 2016

    THE Borough Council will increase its council tax charge for 2016/17 by a little over four per cent - following a decision of the full Council at its budget-setting meeting last night (18 February).

  • Adventure soft play area at new leisure centre

    Published on Tuesday, 16 February 2016

    CHILDREN will have the opportunity to access a fantastic two-storey adventure play area within the new £15m Hinckley Leisure Centre, which opens in late spring this year.

  • Council Budget in 2016 and Beyond

    Published on Thursday, 11 February 2016

    THE Borough Council will increase its council tax charge for 2016/17 by a little over four per cent - if the full Council agrees at its meeting on 18 February.

  • Enjoy a stress-free Valentine’s meal

    Published on Monday, 08 February 2016

    PLANNING the perfect Valentine's Day date can be stressful for most people as there’s a lot to worry about including, of course, making a good impression.

  • Atkins Building to hold 5th Wedding Fair

    Published on Monday, 08 February 2016

    A WIDE variety of exhibitors will be showcasing their specialist goods and services at the Atkins Building's 5th annual Wedding Fair in Hinckley later this month.

  • Dog owners reminded to get pets microchipped

    Published on Wednesday, 27 January 2016

    DOG owners in Hinckley and Bosworth are being reminded that they have until 6 April this year to ensure that their pets are microchipped.

  • Join the 2016 Workplace Challenge

    Published on Monday, 04 January 2016

    On behalf of Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport

  • Defrost your turkey in good time

    Published on Monday, 21 December 2015

    To help people stay safe during this festive season Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council has issued advice to Christmas cooks to start thinking of the defrosting process in plenty of time.

  • Preparations to demolish former centre begins

    Published on Monday, 21 December 2015

    The Borough Council has begun preparations to demolish Hinckley Leisure Centre when it closes for the final time in May 2016.

  • Company wins two new hybrid bikes

    Published on Friday, 18 December 2015

    TWO new hybrid bikes and a range of cycling accessories have been awarded to Hinckley business management consultants, Croner – Wolters Kluwer, after winning a Business Bike Challenge.

  • Festive Business Games well supported

    Published on Friday, 18 December 2015

    THE first-ever Festive Business Games held in Hinckley & Bosworth was won by a joint team representing the Borough Council and Places for People (Hinckley Leisure Centre).

  • Hinckley BID’s sixth annual Pancake Race - It’s only nine weeks away

    Published on Wednesday, 16 December 2015

    On behalf of Hinckley BID

  • Residents have their say on Council Funding

    Published on Tuesday, 15 December 2015

    More than 2,000 people have given their views on the future of council funding in Hinckley and Bosworth.

  • Keen cyclists wanted to run guided ride programme

    Published on Friday, 11 December 2015

    KEEN cyclists, who would like to help with the running of a new guided ride programme in Hinckley & Bosworth next year, are being sought by British Cycling.

  • Hinckley Wedding Fair set to return

    Published on Friday, 11 December 2015

    THE Atkins Building's popular annual Wedding Fair in Hinckley is set to return in the New Year.

  • Borough hosts first Rural Conference

    Published on Thursday, 10 December 2015

    The first rural Conference for Hinckley and Bosworth has helped to identify a work programme that will tackle some of the most common issues faced by people living in rural areas during the next year.

  • Hassle-free way to switch energy suppliers

    Published on Friday, 04 December 2015

    RESIDENTS and businesses in Hinckley & Bosworth have another chance to save money on their energy bills thanks to hassle-free scheme that can help to find a cheaper energy supplier.

  • Grant help for young people’s sports projects

    Published on Thursday, 03 December 2015

    HINCKLEY and Bosworth Sport and Health Alliance are actively seeking applications to deliver Sportivate projects from next April (2016).

  • Civic Carol Service in Earl Shilton

    Published on Thursday, 03 December 2015

    HINCKLEY and Bosworth’s civic carol service will take place on Sunday (13 December) at St Simon and St Judes Church, Earl Shilton.

  • Public Art unveiled in The Crescent

    Published on Tuesday, 01 December 2015

    A new public art installation has been unveiled in The Crescent, the £60 million retail and leisure development nearing completion in Hinckley Town Centre.

  • More Improvements for Queen’s Park

    Published on Tuesday, 01 December 2015

    HINCKLEY's Queens Park has benefited from further improvements works to add to those carried out in 2011.

  • High Sheriff of Leicestershire attends sports awards event

    Published on Tuesday, 01 December 2015

    The High Sheriff of Leicestershire was among the special guests at this year's Hinckley and Bosworth Sports and Health Alliance Awards evening.

  • Christmas and New Year arrangements

    Published on Monday, 30 November 2015

    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:

  • Children learn about local democracy

    Published on Tuesday, 17 November 2015

    CHILDREN and young people from primary schools in Hinckley & Bosworth found out how local democracy works during a special event that was held earlier this month (November).

  • £1.4 million now available to boost local businesses

    Published on Tuesday, 17 November 2015

    On behalf of the LEADER programme

  • Tour of Christmas lights

    Published on Tuesday, 17 November 2015

    LOCAL disabled and elderly residents will once again be invited to tour Hinckley town centre to see the Christmas lights.

  • Community groups urged to apply for grants

    Published on Friday, 13 November 2015

    COMMUNITY groups in parishes across the Borough are being encouraged to apply for their share of the Borough Council's Parish and Community Initiative Fund before applications close on 5 February 2016

  • Improvement works to be unveiled under Christmas lights

    Published on Thursday, 12 November 2015

    On behalf of Leicestershire County Council

  • New vision planned for Hinckley and key village centres

    Published on Wednesday, 11 November 2015

    A VISIONARY new plan that will guide the continuing regeneration of Hinckley town centre is now being drawn up by the Borough Council.

  • Borough set to join combined authority

    Published on Tuesday, 10 November 2015

    Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Councillors are set to approve the Borough Council's inclusion in a Combined Authority for Leicester and Leicestershire, when they meet this evening.

  • Free parking boost for Hinckley shopping this Christmas

    Published on Monday, 09 November 2015

    SHOPPING in Hinckley will be given a further big boost this Christmas with the introduction of free parking in the town during December.

  • New Rural Bus Service for A5 villages

    Published on Friday, 06 November 2015

    A new bus service connecting the rural Leicestershire villages of Fenny Drayton, Witherley and Ratcliffe Culey with Nuneaton launches later this month.

  • Hinckley’s spectacular lights switch-on

    Published on Thursday, 05 November 2015

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

  • Hinckley health review

    Published on Wednesday, 04 November 2015

    Residents in the Hinckley and Bosworth area are being urged to have their say on the way local health services are delivered in the future.

  • Funding consultation extended

    Published on Friday, 30 October 2015

    Residents in Hinckley and Bosworth now have until mid-December to have their say on the future of council funding after the council extended the closing date of a major public survey.

  • Workplace teams invited to take part in Festive Business Games

    Published on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

    TEAMS from workplaces across Hinckley and Bosworth are being invited to take part in an exciting evening of multi-sports competitions in December.

  • Hollycroft chosen as one of the nation’s top parks

    Published on Tuesday, 27 October 2015

    HINCKLEY'S Hollycroft Park has been chosen as one of the nation's best parks.

  • Have your say on a combined authority, to boost jobs and transport

    Published on Thursday, 08 October 2015

    Boosting jobs, improving transport and taking decisions locally – that’s the purpose of a proposed combined authority for Leicester and Leicestershire.

  • The Big Draw is an event for the whole family

    Published on Friday, 02 October 2015

    AN EVENT aimed at encouraging people to reminisce about Hinckley’s industrial history is being held at the town's Atkins Gallery this month.

  • Burbage planning appeal rejected

    Published on Friday, 02 October 2015

    A PLAN to build 14 dwellings on a site off Bullfurlong Lane, Burbage, has been dismissed at appeal by a Planning Inspector acting on behalf of the Secretary of State.

  • Get your dog microchipped for just £10 at Petworks

    Published on Thursday, 01 October 2015

    A special microchipping event will be held later this month as part of the Borough Council’s campaign to encourage all dog owners to microchip their pets before the law makes microchipping compulsory

  • One way restrictions on Station Road, Hinckley

    Published on Wednesday, 30 September 2015

    AS part of Leicestershire County Council’s road improvements, there will be temporary closures to Station Road, Hinckley during October and November.

  • Project helps care home residents improve mobility

    Published on Wednesday, 30 September 2015

    ELDERLY care home residents across the borough have taken part in a project aimed at improving their health and mobility.

  • Outdoor gym installed in Richmond Park

    Published on Tuesday, 29 September 2015

    An outdoor gym has just been installed in Richmond Park by the Borough Council, offering free access to fitness equipment to people of all ages and abilities.

  • Views sought on Argents Mead play area

    Published on Friday, 25 September 2015

    RESIDENTS are being asked for their views on a design for a children’s play area for toddlers and juniors on land next to Hinckley's new leisure centre in Argents Mead.

  • Dog Warden Service receives another accolade

    Published on Monday, 14 September 2015

    FOR the fourth year running a prestigious Gold Footprint award has been given to Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council by the RSPCA for its work with stray dogs.

  • Farmers’ Market Festival to celebrate our local produce

    Published on Tuesday, 07 April 2015

    A FARMERS’ MARKET Festival showcasing locally produced food will be held in Hinckley town centre next week.

  • Construction begins on new Leisure Centre

    Published on Monday, 16 March 2015

    Progress on Hinckley's new £15 million pound leisure centre in Argents Mead reached a new milestone this week when work commenced on the building’s steel frame.

  • Clarification for Leisure Centre members

    Published on Friday, 23 January 2015

    HINCKLEY Leisure Centre members are being reminded that their membership will be automatically transferred to the new operators, Places for People (PFP), when they take over the facility in April.

  • Council acts over future of football pitches

    Published on Friday, 23 January 2015

    IN response to representations from many people with an interest in the future of football in Hinckley, the Borough Council is taking action.