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Festival of stories, books and writing coming to coalville

Award winning author Joanne Harris will headline the first Coalville Writes festival as a wealth of workshops, performance and films celebrating the written word comes to town. During the festival, which runs from Thursday 8 March to Saturday 10 March, a giant metal whale will host live theatre in the town centre, shoppers will have…

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Council begins review of local plan to take account of new evidence

A review of the North West Leicestershire Local Plan has begun with a public consultation which runs from Wednesday 21 February to Wednesday 4 April. The plan was adopted in November 2017 but included a commitment to start a review within three months. The public consultation on the review is now available at www.nwleics.gov.uk/localplanmysay The partial…

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Ask for Angela launched across Leicester

Ask for Angela launched across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

A campaign enabling people who might feel uneasy on a date in pubs and clubs to discreetly approach staff and request assistance is being rolled out. Available at participating venues throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland the ‘Ask for Angela’ initiative aims to provide customers with a way to remove themselves from an uncomfortable situation while…

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Steady Steps to keep over 65s fit and on their feet

Steady Steps to keep over 65s fit and on their feet

A new rejuvenating exercise programme aimed to help over 65s develop strength and balance, and ultimately prevent falls, is being launched in North West Leicestershire. North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) is working in partnership with West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, Leicester County Council and Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport to establish the free Steady Steps…

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Man sentenced after foul-mouthed tirade aimed at enforcement officer

A council is warning that the abuse of its enforcement officers will not be tolerated after the offence landed one man in court. Jamie Burton, 40, of Chapel Street, Oakthorpe, was handed a 12-month community order after he subjected a North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) enforcement officer to a tirade of abuse in Measham….

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New home joy for tenants benefiting from council agreement

New home joy for tenants benefiting from council agreement

Council tenants have moved into 21 new homes that have been handed over to North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) as part of an agreement with house builders. David Wilson Homes and Bellway provided the council with the homes as part of the developer contribution to affordable housing in the district. Nineteen of the properties…

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Hospitality jobs up for grabs at mini Coalville job fair

Pubs, bars and restaurants from Ashby and Coalville are among employers attending a hospitality sector jobs fair next week. North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) has linked up with Coalville Jobcentre Plus to help people find work and meet the current increased demand for workers in this sector. Employers signed up to the event from…

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Council seeking operator to build new leisure centre

Council seeking operator to build new leisure centre

The process of finding an operator to build a new leisure centre in Coalville has begun. North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) has invited operators looking to win the contract for this exciting leisure development and management opportunity to submit their expressions of interest. The chosen operator will design, build, operate and maintain the new…

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Redesign of Marlborough Square approved

Redesign of Marlborough Square approved

A redesign of Marlborough Square in Coalville has been approved by North West Leicestershire District Council’s (NWLDC) Cabinet. The redesign, which has been drawn up alongside local businesses and organisations that use the square, includes pedestrianising most of the area and creating an open space that can be used for events. Part of the council’s…

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