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Steady Steps to help keep over 65s on their feet

Steady Steps to help keep over 65s on their feet

An exercise programme proven to help over 65s develop strength and balance, and ultimately prevent falls, is returning to North West Leicestershire. North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) is bringing back its popular Steady Steps classes which are aimed at anyone aged over 65 that has either previously suffered a fall or might be worried…

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Community play tells story of the First Fifty over Remembrance weekend

Community play tells story of the First Fifty over Remembrance weekend

The story of Coalville’s First Fifty and their bravery during First World War will be told in a special Remembrance performance. As a mark of Remembrance a special community play called ‘The First Fifty’ will pay tribute to North West Leicestershire’s fallen heroes on the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War….

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Marlborough Square project update

Plans to redesign Coalville’s Marlborough Square have been temporarily put on hold to ensure that the price for the work reflects value for money. North West Leicestershire District Council’s (NWLDC) public realm project was due to start earlier this month, but the cost received from contractors is over the estimate and the allocated budget.  Work…

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Coalville’s former bus depot site being brought back to life

Coalville’s former bus depot site being brought back to life

Work to give a new lease of life to a former bus depot and bring new jobs to Coalville, which has been supported by grants from North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC), has been making good progress.   The owners of the building on Ashby Road, Deepak Mavani and Paul Westwood, were forced to temporarily suspend…

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Free digital skills training for independent businesses

Free digital skills training for independent businesses

Retailers and businesses in North West Leicestershire can attend a free course designed to help them improve their digital skills.  Having a digital footprint, a high quality website and a presence on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are becoming increasingly important to any business wanting to compete with major online brands.  To…

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Grab a tree for free as part of 10th anniversary celebrations

A scheme that has helped to plant almost 75,000 trees in North West Leicestershire is celebrating its 10th anniversary. North West Leicestershire District Council works in partnership with The National Forest and HK Wentworth Ltd to make thousands of free trees available to all residents and community groups in the district every year. To mark…

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Ashby turning purple after retaining nightlife award

Ashby turning purple after retaining nightlife award

Bars, restaurants and businesses in Ashby are joining forces to host a Purple Flag party after the town successfully received accreditation for its excellent and safe nightlife for a second year.  A Purple Flag recognises excellence in the management of town and city centres at night. Just as a Blue Flag is an indicator of a good…

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District leaders pledge to continue to work together

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. The leaders of Blaby, Charnwood, Melton, Oadby & Wigston, North West Leicestershire, Harborough and Hinckley & Bosworth councils, said in a joint statement: “The district councils are continuing to work…

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Workshop to help food and drink business to grow

Independent food and drink businesses in Ashby and Coalville are being invited to a free workshop to pick up tips and inspiration to help their businesses grow. Suitable for business owners, manager and supervisors the two-hour event will explore the tactics that can be used to increase footfall, average spend and repeat purchases into businesses…

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Plans for new Ashby B&M store approved

Retailer B&M could open a new store in Ashby-de-la-Zouch after planning permission was granted by North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC). The plan to build the shop, garden centre and car park at the Ashby Gateway – near to the M&S Food Hall – was heard at the Planning Committee meeting on Tuesday 2 October….

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