Richard III banners for the 19.03.17 event
Richard III shop window at Michaelmas House
Captain Mortimer and his Men
The Market Place RIII plaque
Winner of many Britain in Bloom awards and well known for its characterful Market Place, interesting shops and popular eateries, Market Bosworth is a small market town that can trace its history back to a settlement in the Bronze Age. The Battle of Bosworth took place to the south of the town in the village of Upton in 1485. If you take a walk around the town you will find shields and Tudor roses as well as street nameplates decorated with Henry VII's dragon and Richard III's boar in recognition of the Battle. There are also three schools and three churches and with the Country Park, Water Park and Battlefield Line Railway within walking distance there is plenty to do for all ages.
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Good news regarding Post Office services
The latest update with regard to provision of Post Office services in Market Bosworth is that the town has been designated for an outreach service which will provide full Post Office services for two half days per week. The provision will be reviewed based on demand. A location is currently being sought with one or two options being considered.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:21 by Cathy Monkman
The Parish Council has organised a dedication event and programme of entertainment to mark the official 'unveiling' of the artwork commissioned to commemorate King Richard III's cortege procession passing through Market Bosworth in March 2015.
The event and programme of attractions will take place in the Market Place between 1.00 - 5.00 pm on Sunday 19 March 2017. Attractions will include Hawkwise Falconry, Captain Mortimer and his Men, Medieval Music, the Community Choir and a Mobile Cinema. More »
An official dedication of the artwork, led by Rev M Poskitt, Team Rector of the Market Bosworth Benefice, will take place during the afternoon from 3.30 - 4.00 pm. The artwork will be unveiled by the Mayor of Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council. » Less
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:46 by Cathy Monkman
Further to our news item in August 2016 regarding requests for automatic doors to be installed at Market Bosworth Surgery, the Parish Council can confirm that the matter was referred to the Medical Practice and to Borough Councillor Mrs M Cook. The Borough Councillor referred the matter to MP David Tredinnick, who contacted the West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group to find out whether automatic doors could be installed. More »
It has been confirmed that automatic doors will not be installed, primarily because the current access and egress arrangements meet legal requirements and because there is no funding available for such an expenditure.
Although disappointed with the outcome, the Parish Council is grateful to the Borough Councillor and MP for pursuing the matter and to the West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group for clarifying the matter. » Less
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:02 by Cathy Monkman