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Leicestershire Villages website to close
Posted: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 9:55am

We would like to make you aware that the Leicestershire Villages website will be switched off on Thursday 1 September 2016.

Leicestershire County Council decided 2 years ago not to extend the contract for the Leicestershire Villages website when it comes to an end on 31 August 2016.

Since then, we have given village groups and parish councils support and advice on how to move their content and archives onto alternative, free sites before we close this website.

Users of the website are advised to save any information they want to keep. More »

We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes. » Less

Posted: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 4:39pm
Change Your Life and Get into Learning

Are you looking to learn new skills and gain valuable qualifications that could change your life for the better, or improve your confidence and meet new people?

Well the good news is you can get all of these from joining one of our inspiring and affordable adult learning courses.

Our new brochure is out now, and as an added bonus we are offering a 20% discount on your course tuition fees if you enrol before 31 August.

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Alternatively view and enrol online at www.leicestershire.gov.uk/GoLearn or call us on 0800 988 0308 or 0116 305 0820 » Less

Conclusion of Audit
Posted: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 9:25am

Grant Thornton has concluded the annual audit of the Parish Council's Accounts with an unqualified audit opinion, stating that: "On the basis of our review of the annual return, in our opinion the information in the annual return is in accordance with proper practices and no matters have come to our attention giving cause for concern that relevant legislation and regulatory requirements have not been met".

CBT+ 3 hrs motorcycle training for £10
Posted: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 5:10pm

3 hours post CBT training with a DSA accredited motorcycle instructor.

Enhance your riding skills and awareness of everyday hazards incl., speed, road position, junctions, roundabouts, overtaking & hazard spotting along with a riders individual concerns.

Open to anyone in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland who has completed CBT and is still riding on a provisional licence.

On completion each candidate will receive a Certificate and a £35 voucher from Shires Motorcycle Training.

For further information or to reserve a space contact info@shires-motorcycle-training.co.uk or ring: 0116 2518999

Posted: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 5:58pm

Have your say on how the County Council looks after Leicestershire's roads, pavements and verges.

A consultation has been launched and will run for three months to give residents, motorists and organisations the chance to comment on how Leicestershire County Council can change its approach to maintenance in order to make savings.

The deadline for responses is 25 September.

You can find out more online at leicestershire.gov.uk/highwaysconsultation, or by calling 0116 305 0001 or emailing highwaysconsultation@leics.gov.uk More »

http://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/have-your-say/current-consultations/maintaining-leicestershire%E2%80%99s-roads-pavements-and-verges » Less

Posted: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 6:10pm

Community groups in Leicestershire can cut their carbon emissions and their energy bills. Leicestershire County Council's SHIRE Community Climate Change Grants were launched in October and have received a warm welcome.

Parish and Town councils, charities, community groups and religious organisations can apply for up to £5,000 towards a wide range of community schemes in Leicestershire, including energy efficiency audits, new heating systems, renewable technology and insulation in community buildings such as village halls, community centres and church halls, as well as composting, recycling and food growing projects, surveys, training courses, volunteer days and community events relating to climate change and energy efficiency. More »

Although there is no closing date for applications, funds are limited and must be spent by the end of March 2010.

For further details contact Kate Nightingale (Grants Administrator) on 0116 305 7971 or » Less

Consultation on waiting restrictions
Posted: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:46am

Leicestershire County Council Highways Department is consulting on the imposition of new waiting restrictions on Barton Road and extended waiting restrictions on Station Road and Sutton Lane.

The proposals are being made in the interests of road safety.

For further information please contact the Parish Council Office.

THE LEICESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL hereby gives notice that it proposes to make an Order
under Sections 1(1), 2(1), 2(2) 4, and Part IV of Schedule 9 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
("the Act"), and of all other enabling powers, and after consultation with the Chief Officer of Police in
accordance with Part III of Schedule 9 to the Act, the effect of which will be:
1. To prohibit vehicles from waiting at any time on various lengths of Barton Road, Station Road
and Sutton Lane, Market Bosworth.
2. To prohibit vehicles from waiting between the hours of 8am and 6pm on various lengths of
Station Road, Market Bosworth.
3. To amend the written restriction applicable to certain lengths of road. Such amendment will have
no practical effect on the intent of the original Order and shall not affect the use of such road by
members of the public.
A copy of the proposed Order, together with a plan illustrating the proposals and an explanatory
statement giving the Council's reasons for proposing to make the Order may be inspected during
normal office hours at my offices, Room 200, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester LE3 8RA at the offices
of Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley LE10 0FR and at
Market Bosworth Parish Council, Parish Council Office, Park Street, Market Bosworth, Nuneaton,
Warwickshire, CV13 0LL.
Documents can also be viewed online at www.leics.gov.uk/tro_consultations.htm.
Objections to the proposals, specifying the grounds on which they are made, should be sent in writing
to the undersigned by not later than 6th July 2016, quoting reference JM/HTWMT/3311. Alternatively,
objections can be emailed to jane.x.moore@leics.gov.uk or via the online comment form which may
be accessed via the link above. If you require alternative formats of this Notice, including larger print,
braille or fax transmission, please contact Leicestershire County Council on (0116) 305 6752.
Dated: 15th June 2016
LAUREN HASLAM, Director of Law and Governance, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester LE3 8RA

Annual Parish Meeting
Posted: Mon, 02 May 2016 5:19pm


6.30 pm, 3 MAY 2016




The meeting will be followed by the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council at 7.00 pm

Parish Council Vacancy
Posted: Thu, 03 Mar 2016 11:04am


to be filled by Co-option


Notice of Casual vacancy to be filled by co-option

The Electoral Services Officer at the office of Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council has confirmed that the regulation 10 requests from electors has not been fulfilled and the council can now fill the casual vacancy by co-option.

NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to Rule 8 of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) Rule 1986 the council will fill the casual vacancy by co-option. More »

The council may co-opt any person who is legally qualified to hold such office, and who is willing to serve provided they are a British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union, and are neither the subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order or have, within five years before the day of the election, been convicted in the United Kingdom of any offence and have had a prison sentence (whether suspended or not) for a period of over three months without the option of a fine.

Provided the person also satisfies at least ONE of the following they may be apply.

  • They are registered as a local government elector for the parish
  • They have during the whole of the preceding twelve months occupied as owner or tenant, any land or premises in the parish
  • Their principal or only place of work during the preceding twelve months has been in the parish
  • They have during the whole of the preceding twelve months resided in the parish or within 4.8 km of it
  • They are 18 years or older on the day you become nominated for election

Written expressions of interest from persons wishing to serve as a councillor need to be submitted to the Clerk of the council within 10 days of the date of this notice (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday and Bank Holidays).

A written submission of interest must be received by the Parish Council Clerk no later than 4.00pm 16/3/2016 and following that the council will fill the casual vacancy by co-option process.

Market Bosworth Parish Council, Parish Hall, Park Street, Market Bosworth CV13 0LL

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Posted: Sat, 27 Feb 2016 8:11pm
Could you help bring a 1620s garden to life?

Have you got 'green fingers'? Have you ever considered volunteering your gardening skills?

Call 0116 305 0552 . Email: nicola.seika@leics.gov.uk

Join our heritage team to become a 1620s Garden Volunteer. Share and learn new skills.

Visit: http://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/sites/default/files/field/pdf/2015/12/21/Volunteer_Gardener_and_Interpreter_DLH.pdf

Casual Vacancy in the Office of Parish Councillor
Posted: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 1:12pm





that a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

If by 1st March, 2016 (14 days excluding Dies Non, after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the said Parish Ward, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option. More »

If an election is called, it will take place not later than 6 May, 2016.

Dated 10th February, 2016

Steve Atkinson

Returning Officer

Hinckley Hub

Rugby Road



LE10 0FR » Less

Local challenges require Market Bosworth Parish Council to increase parish rates for the first time in 9 years….
Posted: Tue, 02 Feb 2016 3:57pm

Market Bosworth is facing a number of significant calls on its budget from 2016 onwards and as a result the Parish Council agreed at its meeting on 5 January 2016 to raise the Parish Council's element of the council tax by 50.5%. This will mean that (for example) a council tax band D property will pay £72.84 per year towards Parish Council expenses, an increase of £24.44 from the current sum of £48.40. This amounts to an increase the equivalent of a pint of milk per week for the average household. More »

In recent years, the parish has benefited from two annual income pots - the New Homes Bonus and Council Tax Support Grant. These will no longer be available from 2016/2017. There are also pressures on the infrastructure of the village which need to be budgeted for including the Parish Council assuming responsibility for the public toilets in Back Lane, planned improvements to the cemetery and the Market Place, and support for a social enterprise scheme including a community post office and library. There are also several major improvement schemes in the longer term which will require significant funding, such as car park resurfacing, traffic issues and likely cemetery extension. The Council recognizes the need to build up reserves to support these whilst also taking a realistic view of likely income from car parking and the cemetery. There may well be further community initiatives which we are not aware of at this stage and the Parish Council will be setting up a meeting in the spring with community groups to discuss what plans there might be locally and how best support can be given.

Chairman of Market Bosworth Parish Council, John Wasteney, said: "The national agenda is driving more responsibilities down to community level and the Parish Council is committed to keeping abreast of these and supporting some necessary improvements to our village. For this reason, we have had to look at the level of parish council rates, which have not seen a significant increase for over 10 years. Having the resources to invest is fundamental to the vitality and economy of Market Bosworth village and community; at present parish councils are able to raise local funds in this way to meet local demands, although this position might change in the future. We have responsibilities to implement our local Neighbourhood Plan and we want to work together with the Borough and County Councils, local churches, businesses, schools and attractions, and indeed everyone who cares about our community."

The increases will come into effect from April 2016.

In more detail, the changes to the Parish Council's element of the council tax over the past few years have been as follows:

2006/07, increase of 3.46%

2007/08, increase of 11.74%

2008/09, decrease of 0.41%

2009/10, decrease of 3.52%

2010/11, increase of 1.79%

2011/12, increase of 1.43%

2012/13, increase of 0.12%

2013/14, no change

2014/15, no change

2015/16, no change

For council tax purposes, in Market Bosworth there are 47 dwellings in Band A; 145 dwellings in Band B; 225 dwellings in Band C; 161 dwellings in Band D; 167 dwellings in Band E; 137 Dwellings in Band F; 87 dwellings in Band G and 4 dwellings in Band H.

The Parish Council's element of the council tax is known as the Parish Precept. The Precept plus income from the car park and cemetery cover the costs incurred by the Parish Council for running the services it provides. Past Parish Precepts have been:

2010/11 Precept £44,012.00 - Council tax on a band D property £47.66

2011/12 Precept £44,577.00 - Council tax on a band D property £48.34

2012/13 Precept £44,577.00 - Council tax on a band D property £48.40

2013/14 Precept £42,177.00 - Council tax on a band D property £48.40

2014/15 Precept £42,554.00 - Council tax on a band D property £48.40

2015/16 Precept £43,168.00 - Council tax on a band D property £48.40

2016/17 Precept £66,910.40 (an increase of 55%) – Council tax on a band D property £72.84 (an increase of 50.5% per property once the taxbase figure for the parish has been factored in).

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Posted: Mon, 18 Jan 2016 11:22pm
Have you ever considered the benefits of learning?

The New Year is a great time to take the leap and go for it, whatever your age or ability. Leicestershire Adult Learning Service courses can help you gain skills and confidence that are crucial for everyone in life and in work.

Learning is like a health club for your brain. And an active mind can stimulate physical activity and keep your spirits high!

It's an all-around fantastic tool for better health!


• creates a curious mind and increasing our knowledge leads to an enriching and happier life More »

• can help us make new friends

• helps us to support our children with their learning at school

• new work skills increases our chances of employability or promotion

• helps us to adapt to change and to keep an open mind

• keeps us fit, healthy and active.

Time, finance, distance and lack of confidence can be barriers to accessing learning. So we're helping learners wherever possible by offering day time, evening and one-off Saturday courses in locations around the county to fit in with work and family commitments.

Courses are available at the reduced fee or may be free for learners on low incomes or certain benefits.

They range from short, supported tasters for adults with low confidence, to those leading to qualifications. Look out for additional courses starting throughout the year too.

Whatever you choose we will support you every step of the way.

Contact us to find out what's starting soon near to you on 0800 988 0308 or search and enrol online at www.leics.gov.uk/GoLearn » Less

Posted: Thu, 31 Dec 2015 7:27pm
Need a special gift but on a budget?

Find examples and your nearest showroom by visiting www.lrrn.org or call 0330 355 0707

Posted: Mon, 28 Dec 2015 2:56pm

Two new yoga classes are starting in Carlton from Wednesday 6th January 2016.

6:30pm Gentle Yoga, breathing & Meditation

7:30pm Dharma Yoga Level 1 for beginners / Novice

For more information please contact Mat Millns on 07977 573244 or email: yoga@matmillns.co.uk


find him on Facebook 'Mat Millns - Dharma Yoga Teacher"

Referendum result
Posted: Fri, 11 Sep 2015 12:56pm

Market Bosworth Parish Council was delighted to learn that the result of the recent poll was in favour of the Neighbourhood Plan.
In response to the question:
Do you want Hinckley and Bosworth Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for the Market Bosworth Area to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area?
Responses were 358 in favour and 46 against.
The number of ballot papers rejected was as follows:
a) want of official mark 0
b) voting for more than one answer 0
c) Writing or mark by which the voter/proxy could be identified 0
d) Unmarked or void for uncertainty 1
Total Rejected Votes 1
Total no. of votes 405

Notice of Poll
Posted: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 1:38pm

Hinckley and Bosworth Council

Market Bosworth Neighbourhood Planning Referendum


Notice is hereby given that:

  1. A poll for the above referendum will be held on Thursday 3 September 2015, between the hours of 7 am and 10 pm.
  1. The question to be put to voters is as follows:

"Do you want Hinckley and Bosworth Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for the Market Bosworth Area to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area?"

  1. The situation of the Polling Station and the descriptions of the persons entitled to vote are as follows:

Situation of Polling Station More »

Polling Station No

Persons entitled to Vote

Local Government Electors whose names appear on the Register of Electors for the said Electoral Area for the current year.

Market Bosworth Parish Hall

Park Street

Market Bosworth

CV13 0LL


JAH 1-1790

Dated: 25 August 2015

Steve Atkinson

Counting Officer

Printed & Published by Steve Atkinson, Counting Officer, Hinckley & Bosworth Council, Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley, LE10 0FR » Less

Posted: Sun, 16 Aug 2015 3:22pm
Don't leave it too late!

You can still sign up to an Adult Learning course before 31 August and receive 10% discount on your course tuition fees.

The autumn is traditionally the time to enrol onto a course, and there are 100s of inspiring learning opportunities that could help to change your life for the better.

Some courses lead to valuable qualifications that could impact on your life with job progression, a new career, confidence building to help your children at school or improve your general health and wellbeing with a new interest or increased fitness. More »

Simply browse the courses online, call into your local library or learning centre to pick up a brochure, or call our Freephone enrolment line to get more information on courses. » Less

Market Bosworth Neighbourhood Plan Referendum
Posted: Mon, 03 Aug 2015 5:01pm


Market Bosworth Neighbourhood Planning Referendum

Referendum on the adoption of the Market Bosworth Neighbourhood Plan

  1. A referendum will be held on Thursday 3 September 2015 to decide the question below:

'Do you want Hinckley and Bosworth Council to use the

Neighbourhood Plan for the Market Bosworth Area to help it decide planning

applications in the Neighbourhood Area?'

  1. Applications to be included on the register of electors for this election must be received no later than Monday 17th August 2015.
  1. New applications for, or amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or cancellations of existing proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley LE10 0FR by 5pm on Tuesday 18th August 2015.
  1. New applications to vote by proxy at this referendum must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley Leicestershire LE10 0FR by 5pm on Tuesday 25th August 2015.
  1. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this referendum on grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 0FR by 5 pm on Thursday, 3rd September 2015. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5pm on Tuesday 25th August 2015. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station after 5pm on Tuesday 25th August 2015
Posted: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:11pm
The new-look Adult Learning autumn course brochure is now available!

Would you like to acquire new skills, gain more qualifications, find a different job, develop a new interest or simply take your life in a new direction? The new-look adult learning autumn course programme offers 100s of daytime, evening and weekend learning opportunities that could help you change your life for the better!

View online or browse the course search - visit www.leics.gov.uk/GoLearn. Alternatively brochures will be available in County libraries from early August.

If you enrol before 14 August you get a massive 20% off your course tuition fees! More »

You may also be able to pay by instalments to help you spread the costs. If you are in receipt of certain benefits or have a low household income (a single household income of £18,572 or a joint household income of £23,716), you may already be able to access a 70% discount on tuition fees, or courses may be completely free.

Our Learner Support Fund is also available to help meet costs relating to your course, such as your tuition and exam fees, childcare, transport, books and materials, so please ask at enrolment.

Remember - the 20% Early Bird discount also applies to all courses starting next spring and summer!

Follow us on facebook for all the latest news and course information - Facebook.com/Leicsgolearn

Enrol online at www.leics.gov.uk/golearn or ring our enrolment line 0116 305 0820 or freephone 0800 988 0308. Our team of advisors can offer advice about courses and enrolment fees. If lines are busy then please leave your phone number or email address and we will get back to you as soon as possible. » Less

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