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New Ashby public art: your chance to meet the artist

New Ashby public art: your chance to meet the artist

Ashby de la Zouch will celebrate its culture and leisure quarter with a new piece of public art funded by North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC), and local people are being asked their opinion on the artwork.  Artist Adrian Moakes has been commissioned to create a bespoke piece of public art which will stand proudly…

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Tips for combatting keyless car crime offered at community event

Officers from Leicestershire Police are teaming up with North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) to share crime prevention advice at Jim’s Tractor Run. The hugely popular family fun day on Sunday 29 July at the Bath Grounds in Ashby, provides a great opportunity to engage with the community and share messages and tips, in this…

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Empty home owner ordered to pay over £3

Empty home owner ordered to pay over £3,000 by courts

A man who allowed a two bedroom house in Kegworth stay empty for over 18 years was fined £2,500 plus costs by Leicester Magistrates Court on 5 July 2018 for not providing information about the property.  In its work to reduce the number of empty properties in the district, North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC)…

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New roof offers opportunity for Ashby wine and cocktail bars

New roof offers opportunity for Ashby wine and cocktail bars

Two busy bars in Ashby will now cater for more customers than ever before thanks to a new courtyard roof funded in part by a grant from North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC).  The Wine Bar and The Cocktail Bar are two venues that share an outdoor courtyard in Rushtons Yard, Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Both have previously…

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Plans for homes off Greenhill Road in Coalville given approval

An application to build 166 new homes on land off Greenhill Road in Coalville was permitted by North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) Planning Committee on Tuesday 3 July 2018. The applicant – Avant Homes – resubmitted an application after it breached a previously granted permission by starting some work on site before it had…

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Have your memories of Coalville recorded for future generations to enjoy

Have your memories of Coalville recorded for future generations to enjoy

Local people can have their memories of Coalville’s iconic Memorial Clock Tower noted down in history as part of an important restoration and local heritage project. Following the lead of 85 year-old Peggy Leawood, who has lived locally all her life and remembers working and going to events around the tower, local people can record…

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Application for a summary review of a premises licence

Notice is hereby given that the Leicestershire Police has applied for a summary review of the premises licence for the premises known as the White Hart Inn Market Street Ashby de la Zouch Leicestershire LE65 1AP The grounds for the review are: Association of the premises with both serious crime and serious disorder. Dated: Monday…

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Small construction businesses can learn of funding opportunities

A breakfast meeting is to provide construction businesses an overview of available construction work in the district, as well as the opportunities for training and funding. The event for Leicestershire based businesses is being jointly hosted by North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC), Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council (HBBC) and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). …

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Belvoirdale Primary School pupils get creative with Clock Tower

Belvoirdale Primary School pupils get creative with Clock Tower

Standing at about 21 meters (68 feet) tall Coalville’s Grade II Clock Tower is constructed of enough bricks, that when laid end to end they would extend to nearly 13 km (eight miles) – the distance from Coalville to Loughborough!  This is just one of the many amazing facts that pupils at Belvoirdale Primary School…

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Coalville events to display children’s Art in the Park designs

Coalville events to display children’s Art in the Park designs

Children from 13 schools across Coalville will see their artwork on display this weekend after being challenged by North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC). Ahead of the Music and Picnic in the Park events in the town this weekend, youngsters have been designing, drawing and writing on large boards under the theme of Choose Coalville….

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