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.
The Parish of Market Bosworth includes the village of Far Coton as well as the settlement of Market Bosworth. Market Bosworth Parish Council provides your local services. We strive to make Market Bosworth a better place to live, work and play. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search engine or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.
Residents and businesses are being invited to have their say on the latest planning guidance for new build developments and extensions when a new consultation opens next month.
The Borough Council will be consulting on a document - known as 'The Good Design Supplementary Planning Document' (SPD) - for four weeks starting on the 15th April 2019.
Once agreed, the document will guide developers, agents and members of the public with the design of their developments and extensions. It will set out the general principles accepted by the council for new residential, existing residential, barn conversions, commercial and shop front developments. More »
The Council will publish the consultation version of The Good Design SPD and details of how to comment on its website on 15th April and anyone who wishes to take part has until 12th May 2019 to do so.
Following the consultation, comments will be analysed and necessary changes will be incorporated into the final document for adoption by the council, anticipated to be later this year.
To take part, go to hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk and select 'have your say' from 15 April onwards, » Less
Posted: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:29 by Cathy Monkman
Recycling is set to get even easier
RECYCLING for residents across the borough is set to become even easier from next month.
From 4 March, Hinckley and Bosworth residents can recycle a host of common items including carrier bags, cling film, plastic film, bubble wrap, books, crisp tubes and egg boxes alongside other plastics, paper, cardboard glass and cans in their blue lidded recycling bin.
The changes are possible now that recycling material is being sent to a plant in Leicester that is capable of handling the materials. More »
To reduce the risk of contamination, residents are reminded that all materials should still be clean and free from food residue. Additionally black plastic – including black plastic bags and film - is unsuitable for recycling due to the carbon black pigments it contains which means it cannot be sorted by the optical sorting systems used in plastics recycling.
Executive Member for Neighbourhood Services at the Borough Council, Councillor Mark Nickerson, said: "This welcome change has been brought about by the hard work of all districts, led by our own senior officers, and will further enhance our efforts to increase our already excellent recycling rates."
Posted: Fri, 22 Feb 2019 14:08 by Cathy Monkman