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Shop local in free car parks this Christmas

Shop local in free car parks this Christmas

Festive shoppers in Coalville and Ashby de la Zouch are being encouraged to support local businesses and our high streets this Christmas by taking advantage of free Saturday parking. North West Leicestershire District Council will once again make its car parks free of charge on every Saturday in December. Charges usually apply in Coalville and…

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Star wars toys return home to fans and creators to great acclaim

Star wars toys return home to fans and creators to great acclaim

“Brilliant to see it all back where they were made. Awesome!” “Great to see the collection back home!” “Excellent exhibition. Found you completely by luck and very glad I did. So cool to see all of the various Star Wars toys I used to have.” “Wonderful exhibition. So many memories. Thank you for reminding me…

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Children challenged to complete festive toy trail

Children challenged to complete festive toy trail

A popular toy trail will return to Coalville this festive season as families are encouraged to shop locally. Toys will be hidden all around and the town and North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) is asking youngsters to help track them all down. The challenge is to visit all 15 shops and businesses in the…

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Family favourite Christmas in Coalville returns

Family favourite Christmas in Coalville returns

A feast of festive entertainment is lined up for the annual Christmas in Coalville celebration on Saturday 24 November. The fun-filled day organised by North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) is packed with entertainment, which this year includes a Greatest Showman performance and ends with the traditional spectacular fireworks display. Further performances on stage will…

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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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