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Relationships strengthened in bid to tackle rural crime

Relationships strengthened in bid to tackle rural crime

Farmers and rural business owners have met with leading police and council representatives to share experiences of rural crime and discuss means of tackling it. The North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) event on Monday 16 April was supported by Leicestershire Police and saw more than 30 members of rural communities attend, many of them…

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Set out your stall for Coalville music and picnic events

Set out your stall for Coalville music and picnic events

Preparations are already under way to bring back two popular family-friendly summer events in Coalville and now’s the time for charities and businesses to get involved. Music and Picnic in the Park take place back to back over Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June with around 5,000 people attending over the weekend last year. Both…

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See redesign plans for Marlborough Square

See redesign plans for Marlborough Square

Plans to redesign Marlborough Square in Coalville have taken a step forward with detailed designs now available to the public.   As part of its commitment to regenerate and build confidence in Coalville, North West Leicestershire District Council is investing £1.1 million in the redesign of the square to make it a much more attractive public…

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Council working to protect Royal Hotel in Ashby

Officers from North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) are working with the owners of the Royal Hotel in Ashby de la Zouch to secure the long term future of the Grade II listed building. The hotel closed in March due to financial pressures and the need for investment to bring the building up to modern…

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Crime workshop for district’s rural farmers and businesses

Farmers and business owners from rural communities will learn from experts about how they can help play a part in crime reduction.  Hosted jointly by North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) and Leicestershire Police, the upcoming rural crime prevention event will talk about crime and policing in these communities, and the challenges faced by farmers…

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Landlords reminded of property energy and safety responsibilities

Landlords in North West Leicestershire will now need a minimum E rated energy performance certificate before renting out their homes to tenants. The new law applies to all rented homes in the UK, and North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) is keen to ensure landlords don’t fall foul of the legislation. The Government’s new Minimum…

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Planning permission paves way for Castle Donington Dominos

Pizza takeaway firm Dominos could be set to open a new store in Castle Donington after planning permission was granted to change the use of an existing shop. North West Leicestershire District Council’s Planning Committee voted in favour of allowing the current Go Local shop in Bondgate to change its use to a hot food…

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Charity dinner raises almost £4

Charity dinner raises almost £4,000 for worthy causes

More than 140 guests have helped raise £3,800 at the annual fund-raising dinner hosted by the Chairman of North West Leicestershire District Council. The Air Ambulance, LOROS and the Salvation Army were the charities chosen to benefit from the event by Councillor Virge Richichi, who has been chairman of the council for the past year….

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Tenants move into first new-build council homes for three decades

Tenants move into first new-build council homes for three decades

The first council homes to be built in North West Leicestershire for 27 years have just been completed. The two houses and four bungalows have been built on North West Leicestershire District Council-owned sites at Linford Crescent and Verdon Crescent in Coalville. The council’s contractor, Robert Woodhead Ltd, has built the new homes which tenants…

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More time to comment on city and county’s future growth plans

More time to comment on city and county’s future growth plans

People are being given more time to comment on plans about how Leicester and Leicestershire could grow in the future. The draft Strategic Growth Plan has been out for consultation since 11 January. The consultation was due to close at the beginning of April, but the closing date for people to give their views has…

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