Market Bosworth Station
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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.
The Work. Live. Leicestershire (WiLL) project aims to build a better rural future through learning, training and employment opportunities. The project is currently operating in the rural areas of Hinckley and Bosworth. As part of the project a Jobs Fair has been organised at Hinckley Library on 12 February 2020 between 10-12:30.
Posted: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 11:05 by Cathy Monkman
Residents to have their say on crime and disorder
PEOPLE living in the districts of Hinckley & Bosworth and Blaby are being asked for their views on what they think are the most important types of crime for the Community Safety Partnership for both areas to focus on in the next three years.
Residents' views, alongside actual crime and disorder data, will help to determine priorities for the partnership for the next year, while the results of the survey will also be used to inform the Crime and Community Safety Priorities for the Hinckley & Bosworth and Blaby areas until 2023. More »
Residents of both areas can get involved by completing the survey on line at www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/communitysafetysurvey2020. Paper copies can be picked up from the council offices at the Hinckley Hub and will also be available from a number of community buildings including the community houses in Earl Shilton, Barwell and Wykin. The consultation closes on 3 February 2020.
Councillor Michael Mullaney, Executive Member for Community Safety at the Borough Council and Joint Chair of the Blaby and Hinckley and Bosworth Community Safety Partnership said: "It is really important that we, as a Partnership, are addressing the issues that are of most concern to the people in our borough. We would really like to encourage residents to complete the questionnaire as the more responses we get the more we can be sure we are focusing on what local people feel are important to them." » Less
Posted: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 10:58 by Cathy Monkman
In response to complaints regularly received about speeding traffic, the Parish Council has purchased a portable speed indicator sign which it is hoped will encourage drivers to slow down, making our roads and footways safer. The sign will be rotated around Barton Road, The Park and Shenton Lane and it is hoped to extend the scheme in the future subject to permissions required from Highways.
Better traffic management is an aspiration of the Market Bosworth Neighbourhood Plan which was adopted in 2015. Data analysis from the portable speed indicator device should provide important background evidence to assist with traffic management, the placement of signage and the painting of lines, roundels, 'dragons teeth', 'SLOW DOWN' etc. It is hoped the data analysis will also assist in the preparation of proposals for the redevelopment of the Market Place, the review of existing school travel plans and establish the accuracy of complaints received about speeding traffic. More »
Cllr Martin Cartwright, executive member for Rural Communities at Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council said: "It is sad that our rural villages suffer from speeding and Market Bosworth certainly suffers from the speeding issue on many of its roads. The purchase of a portable speed indicator sign part funded by the Parish Council and the Borough Council working together will allow the Parish Council to locate this sign in any one of three of the hotspots in Market Bosworth. Indeed, just as effective was the five of us standing under the newly installed sign which seemed to have a dramatic effect on the speed of approaching cars that passed while we were there taking this photograph. I sincerely hope the sign will help to reduce the speed in all parts of Market Bosworth to a level that keeps us all safe living, visiting or passing through Market Bosworth. I would be very interested to learn of the results Market Bosworth obtains as a result of this speed indicator sign being installed over time."
Cllr John Wasteney, Chairman of the Parish Council said: "The Parish Council is pleased to acknowledge funding from the Borough Council's Parish & Community Initiative Fund to support the introduction of a new speed indicator sign which will encourage drivers to slow down and provide a valuable database of traffic speed." » Less
Posted: Mon, 23 Dec 2019 09:31 by Cathy Monkman