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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!
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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
Grant Thornton UK LLP concluded its audit of the Council's accounts on 16 June 2015. An unqualified audit opinion was given. A Local Government Elector for the Parish may obtain, inspect or take a copy of the Statement of Accounts and Auditor's Certificate and Report by arrangement with the Clerk at the address and times set out below:
On Thursdays between 10.00 - 13.00.
Otherwise by appointment.
Between the dates of 9 July 2015 and 7 August 2015.
At the Parish Council Office.
The What's Going Down brochure is an annual guide produced by Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council. It is an easy-to-use guide on the activities and events available for 0-19 year olds and their families in Hinckley and Bosworth Borough this summer. Click on the title above to find out more.
A highlight this year is the return of the Snap Dragon Children and Families Festival, from Monday 3 August to Friday 7 August, which is a special week of activities for all the family to enjoy. This year, a different theme will feature each day. A highlight of the week will be on Wednesday 5 August - Play Day. This is an annual celebration of a child's right to play and promises to be a fun packed day which will include the waterslide - back by popular demand. More details of all activities and events planned for the week are on pages 24-29 of the guide. More »
The brochure also has some great information and advice for children, young people and their families.
We hope you and your family have a happy and safe summer. » Less
Final Call for Entries. To register to enter your scarecrow it is £5.00 per household and this year's theme is 'Children' Characters'.
Fiona Harle 01455 292434 or
Elisa Grimmer 01455 290741
The Tardis lands in Market Bosworth!
St Peters Primary School, Market Bosworth is holding a Doctor Who Spectacular on Saturday 5th September 2009 from 10am – 4pm to raise money towards the £64,000 target which is needed to finish the building work that will complete the school redevelopment.
Ralph Wood, Head teacher said "We are very excited to be holding this event and to bring both the Tardis and the Daleks from the Doctor Who television series to Market Bosworth. This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close to some of the best loved Doctor Who creations."
The event welcomes several VIPs from the worlds of Doctor Who. Jennie Linden starred as Barbara, the Doctor's granddaughter, in the 1966 film Doctor Who and the Daleks - Doctor Who's first big-screen outing. This will be a special weekend for Jennie, who has a long and distinguished career in films and TV, as she will be reunited with the actual Tardis used for the film. Recently discovered languishing in a village church, the Police Box prop has been lovingly restored to its former glory by Graham Aldred, a lifelong Doctor Who fan who will also be bringing the Daleks to St Peters. Joining Jennie is Anneke Wills*, Doctor Who's first sexy assistant. Anneke travelled with the first and second Doctors, and is still involved with the programme today. A true child of the swinging sixties, Anneke has a great insight into Doctor Who, and some amazing tales to share at the Q&A session. Also appearing is Lisa Bowerman, who plays Doctor Who's companion Bernice in the acclaimed range of official Doctor Who audio adventures.
Younger Doctor Who fans will be able to meet Joseph Millson, who appears as a regular character in the Doctor Who spin-off series The Sarah Jane Adventures. Joe also had a role in Eastenders, and appeared in Daniel Craig's first James Bond film, Casino Royale. Further guests spanning Doctor Who's 46-year history will be announced soon. There will be events for Doctor Who fans of all ages, including an opportunity to have your photo taken with the Tardis, meet a Dalek or two, chat with the actors, collect autographs, buy goodies and win prizes for fancy dress.
"We have are very grateful to the actors Anneke Wills, Jennie Linden, Lisa Bowerman & Joseph Millson for contributing their time to our fundraising efforts, to Graham Aldred and Tim Hirst who have helped us put this amazing event together. It is great that we can kick start our fundraising activities by bringing this fabulous event to the local community", said John Willetts, Chair of the Governors. "Raising £64,000 is a real challenge but we have the support of the local community. We know that working together; we will have a school fit for the 21st century for the local community and beyond."
We are a flexible music group, where the content we use is always fresh, topical, appropriate, lively and most of all fun. The children will be captivated by the many puppets and props used which are safe and carefully chosen for their quality and bright colours.
Using a variety of music from around the world we perform a toe tapping, foot stomping, thigh slapping, tummy tickling, hand clapping, instrument playing, lycra pulling, parachute waving, bottom wriggling fun filled experience for both carers and children alike.
I am about to embark on my 5th 90 minute run around the LCFC pitch to raise money for the LCFC Foxes Foundation chosen Charities. My first run took place at the very last match played at Filbert Street before the match against Spurs and I raised £800. In my last 3 runs I have challenged myself to run full laps of the King Power Stadium pitch. I managed to raise £2,711 in 2012 running 51 laps before the West Ham match and raised £1,242 in 2013 running 52 laps before the Watford match . Last season was a great occasion as the team won the Championship and gained promotion to the Premier League. I managed to raise £1,051 running 50 laps before the Doncaster Rovers match.
I have just turned 54 and am not getting any younger... but once again I will be challenging myself to run as many full laps around the pitch before the QPR match that takes place on Sunday 24th May. Those of you who know me will know that I will give maximum effort running around the four corner flags where I am hoping to hit the 50 laps mark once more.
This season's LCFC Foxes Foundation beneficiaries:
Leicester Hospitals Charity
Leicestershire Autistic Society
Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research (Leicester & Rutland Branch)
Lord Mayors Appeal (Prostate Cancer UK – Silver Star Diabetes – Leicester Sea Cadets)
LCFC Foxes Foundation Charity Number 1144791 More »
I would really appreciate it if you would make a donation to my just giving page.
Donations can also be made by texting GUNN61 With the amount i.e. £5 to 70070
I also have the good old fashioned paper sponsorship if preferred.
Many thanks in anticipation of your help.
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Concert-goers will be treated to the exquisite harmonies of Gabriel Fauré's hauntingly beautiful Requiem in a concert performed by Hinckley Choral Union as part of the 2015 Market Bosworth Festival on June 20.
The performance will include a special arrangement of Pie Jesu. Also on the programme will be Elgar's Songs of the BavarianHighlands and Haydn's Te Deum for Empress Marie Therese, conducted by musical director Richard Archer with accompaniment by Alec McGregor.
A spokesman for the choir said: "The Requiem is absolutely beautiful. It is a wonderful experience for the choir to sing it and a rare chance for local music lovers to hear it sung live." More »
The concert will take place at St Peter's Church, Church Lane, Market Bosworth, CV13 OLL from 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 including refreshments. Call 01455 635432 for more details or to book in advance. » Less
PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS
This year, an election will be held with regard to Market Bosworth Parish Council. Market Bosworth parish, which includes Far Coton, has 8 Parish Councillors and 11 people have been nominated for election as a Parish Councillor meaning that there must therefore be an election.
A poll will be taken on Thursday 7 May 2015 between the hours of 7.00 am and 10.00 pm at the same time as the election of Borough Councillors and the election of a Member of Parliament for the Bosworth Constituency. More »
It is therefore hoped that there will be a high turnout for polling day this year. The ballot sheets will indicate that voters can choose up to 8 names from the 11 listed for election to the Parish Council. Those nominated for election as a Parish Councillor are: Mr P Blewitt, Mrs H E Broughton, Mr K Coleman, Mrs G D D Hargreaves, Mr K M Hughes, Mr J E Pope, Mr R M Symonds, Mrs S M Ward, Mr J S Wasteney, Mr H M Whitehead and Mr J N Wiffill.
If you require any further information regarding the election process please either contact the Electoral Services Team at Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council on 01455 255918 or the Parish Clerk on 01455 291867 or firstname.lastname@example.org. » Less
The attached document gives advanced warning of a temporary traffic regulation order on roads likely to affect Cadeby residents starting in early 2015.
More Leicestershire homes and businesses gearing up to reach the high-speed broadband fast lane
A £9.2 million contract to expand high-speed broadband to even more rural communities across Leicestershire was signed on Friday 13th March.
The partnership between Leicestershire County Council and BT will see more than 10,000 extra homes and businesses get access to fibre broadband technology as part of the Government's Superfast Extension Programme.
The latest multi-million pound Superfast Leicestershire contract, signed at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough, includes £3.45m from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), £2.3m from BT, £2m from the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) as part of its Local Growth Deal and £1.45m from the county council. More »
Pam Posnett, Leicestershire County Council's cabinet member for rural broadband, said: "This contract builds on the success of our current rollout and will enable us to drive broadband speeds up across rural Leicestershire.
"This is an exciting project that is continuing at pace, connecting more communities and businesses together thanks to the internet."
Steve Henderson, BT's regional director for next generation access, said, "The Superfast Leicestershire partnership has already made fibre broadband available to tens of thousands of homes and businesses across the county. This has transformed the way people use the internet, the services that local businesses are able to provide, and the way that everyone can learn online. We're delighted to have been selected by the council to work with them to extend that reach even further in the coming years."
Areas of the county expected to benefit from the contract extension and get access to fibre for the first time include Frisby on the Wreake, Eastwell, Seagrave, Shawell, Lockington, Congerstone, and Orton-on-the-Hill, as well as additional parts of South Wigston, Stoney, Stanton, Blaby, Ullesthorpe and Burton on the Wolds.
A revised interactive map is now available on the Superfast Leicestershire website that shows the full expected coverage across the county. The first properties to benefit from this latest phase are expected to go live towards the end of 2016, with the rollout expected to be completed by the end of 2018.
More than 25,000 premises already have access to superfast broadband thanks to the first Superfast Leicestershire contract signed between Leicestershire County Council and BT in 2013. As part of this work, 124 green roadside fibre cabinets have already been installed and more than 270kms of fibre cable laid.
Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey said: "Today's announcement marks the next step in the transformation of the digital landscape of Leicestershire. We want as many people as possible to enjoy the benefits of superfast broadband, and this new £9.2 million investment will help us reach another 10,000 local homes and businesses. By 2017, 95% of the UK will be able to access superfast speeds and I congratulate Superfast Leicestershire for the remarkable progress they have made already in helping us deliver this."
If you are on Facebook why not follow Market Bosworth's preparations to welcome King Richard III's cortege procession on the following link: www.facebook.com/MBRichardIII.
Or if you are on Twitter try Twitter@kingrichard1485.
Due to the expected increased number of visitors it is important to follow the signs for access into Market Bosworth. Please do not rely on SAT NAV guidance as some of the minor roads may be closed.
Entry into Market Bosworth from the east will be from the A447 and designated car parks will be clearly signposted on entry to the town.
Entry into Market Bosworth from the west will be from the A444 and designated car parks will be clearly signposted on entry to the town
All car parks will be charged at £4.00 per car
Delays and queues are expected and in the event of extremely heavy congestion some alternative routing may be brought into force.
Due to closure of certain roads in the town centre diversions will be in place for through traffic.
Message from County Highways for those coming to Market Bosworth on 22 nd March for the King Richard III cortege procession:
" As well as the signed diversion route and road closures, no waiting or loading restrictions will be in force on the following roads: in Market Bosworth - Cadeby Lane, Rectory Lane, Sutton Lane, Station Road and Barton Road to Harcourt Spinney; in Carlton - Main Street. Cones will indicate these temporary restrictions. All usual restrictions will apply as well. Civil Parking Enforcement Officers will be on patrol and vehicles may be towed away if they restrict routes".
If you have any queries about the diversions and road closures, please contact Leicestershire County Council Environment and Transport Department.
Important information relating to the route for the King Richard III reinterment cortege procession has been released by Leicester City Council. For further details please see the document below.
Click on the item below to read a newsletter from the Parish Council.
We're booking our holidays this week - brush up YOUR holiday phrases with a Leicestershire Adult Learning Service 6 week beginners language course:
French @ Coalville – 25th Feb
Greek @ Mkt Harborough – 24th Feb
Italian @ Coalville – 27th Feb
Italian @ Groby – 24th Feb
Italian @ Loughborough – 25th Feb
Spanish @ Coalville – 24th Feb
Spanish @ Enderby Brockington – 26th Feb
Spanish @ Hinckley JCC – 25th Feb
Spanish @ Thurmaston Roundhill – 25th Feb More »
Explore the county on a local parish walk
If you feel like strolling around an historic town or rambling through the woods, exploring on foot is a great way to relax, discover new places and keep active. Most people in the county live within 500 meters of a footpath, meaning many sights and attractions are only a short distance away.
You can now see all local parish walks on our new website.
Market Bosworth Neighbourhood Plan: Independent Examination. Notice of Hearing.
A call has gone out to honour Leicestershire people and places in the second round of Leicestershire County Council's Green Plaque Awards scheme.
Nominations are now open for the scheme at http://www.leics.gov.uk/greenplaques with a closing date of Friday 23rd January when a dozen of the county's most famous people and buildings will be shortlisted by a panel of judges, before votes are sought for the top six from the general public.
The scheme has had a successful first year with the public nominating and voting for the local people and places they wanted to see honoured with an Award. More »
The first six recipients included writer and comedian Graham Chapman from Melton, Burbage's Dambuster pilot Geoffrey Rice, social reformer Charles Booth from Thringstone, teacher/missionary Alice Young from Enderby, Kibworth Harcourt's First World War hero James Lochhead Jack and The John Taylor Bellfoundry in Loughborough.
Details of the scheme so far, photos of the events in honour of the six finalists from 2014 and the criteria we use to evaluate nominations are all available at http://www.leics.gov.uk/greenplaques. » Less