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Peace garden plaque a permanent mark of Remembrance

Peace garden plaque a permanent mark of Remembrance

A peace garden in Coalville that offers a place for reflection and remembrance all year round has received recognition through the Centenary Fields programme. A new commemorative plaque, accompanied by the shadowed figure of a World War One soldier, now stands proudly in the peace garden in Coalville Park. The Centenary Fields programme was launched…

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Belvoirdale Primary achieves special recognition

Belvoirdale Primary achieves special recognition

The children and staff of Belvoirdale Primary School were proud to accept a very special award from Historic England last week. The Heritage Schools Award, supported by the Department for Education recognisees those schools that support and promote local history within their curriculum. The schools’ most recent work saw pupils getting involved with North West…

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North West Leicestershire District Council taking part in Voter ID pilots in 2019

North West Leicestershire District Council is one of 11 local authorities across England confirmed to take part in Voter ID trials Participating local authorities will test different methods of identification Next step towards national rollout of Voter ID at the next scheduled general election North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) is set to take part…

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Remembrance service and parade mark 100th World War One anniversary

Remembrance service and parade mark 100th World War One anniversary

North West Leicestershire will remember and reflect on the sacrifices of fallen soldiers at a Remembrance Day service and parade on Sunday 11 November.  The Coalville event is organised by North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) in partnership with the Whitwick branch of the Royal British Legion.  The parade leaves Christ Church at 10.35am passing…

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Operation Early Bird upping the ante against irresponsible dog owners

Operation Early Bird upping the ante against irresponsible dog owners

Waste collection teams, park staff and street cleaners will help to be the eyes and ears of the council in the battle against dog fouling. In recent weeks North West Leicestershire District Council’s Ruth Mulvany and Jackie Sykes, from the environmental protection team, have been rising early to join other council staff on their morning…

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New family run party superstore opens in Coalville

New family run party superstore opens in Coalville

A family run party business that specialises in helping customers plan their perfect parties is celebrating its relocation to North West Leicestershire due to growth and demand for its new services. North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) has been working closely with Party Save Smile owners, husband and wife, Dean and Emma Palmer, to help…

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New play equipment for Coalville Forest Adventure Park

New play equipment for Coalville Forest Adventure Park

Five new pieces of play equipment in a Coalville park will encourage youngsters to enjoy the outdoors, keep fit and have fun. North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) has been able to install the new items to the Coalville Forest Adventure Park thanks to support from Aggregate Industries and their Bardon Hill Quarry Community Fund…

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Could you be a friend of Coalville Park?

Could you be a friend of Coalville Park?

People passionate about their local park can influence future improvements by joining a new community group.  Coalville Park is already a popular spot for families, dog walkers and fresh-air lovers but North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) is always looking for new ideas of how it might be improved.  A Love Your Local Park event…

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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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