Market Bosworth Parish Council

Serving the people of Far Coton and Market Bosworth

Bosworth in Bloom 2016

Clerk: Cathy Monkman
Parish Council Office, Parish
Hall, Park Street, Market
Bosworth, Nuneaton
Warwickshire CV13 0LL

  • Ashby Canal

    Ashby Canal

  • Polo mint finial

    Polo mint finial

  • Market Bosworth Station

    Market Bosworth Station

  • Parish Field

    Parish Field

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.

Latest News

Market Bosworth joins the digital age with free public wi-fi

Market Bosworth has hit the digital age with free public Wi-Fi installed in December and going live during January. The new Wi-Fi is completely free, allowing members of the public to access free Wi-Fi on their phones and tablets whilst within Market Bosworth town centre.

The Wi-Fi has been installed as a joint venture between Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, Market Bosworth Parish Council and with part funding from the Leicestershire Local Enterprise Partnership. The idea has been driven by the Market Bosworth Business Group in partnership with The Dixie Grammar School, which is kindly hosting the system. More »

The Wi-Fi is designed to bring more people in to the village centre and allow them to spend more time there as they will be able to access the internet during shopping/leisure or whilst at work. It will also be able to help tourists who visit the historic town.

To access the Wi-Fi on your smartphone/tablet all you need to do is connect to "Market Bosworth Free Wi-Fi" and then log in via Facebook or an online form which will then open up the free Wi-Fi to use in Market Bosworth.

The Wi-Fi has been installed by a local Hinckley company, Elephant Wi-Fi, who will also be hosting and maintaining the services.

Phil Bowman, Chair of Bosworth Business Group said: "The development of the free Wi-Fi in Market Bosworth brings the town into the digital age and means we can keep up with the competition. The access to free Wi-Fi will enable people to access the internet whilst they are in the town and get on with their daily lives and will also help tourists who visit Market Bosworth. This should also help the businesses by attracting more people into the towns and allowing visitors to stay for longer. "

John Wasteney, Chair of Market Bosworth Parish Council said: "This is great news for the people of Market Bosworth as well as the businesses. We are really excited to be at the forefront of technology and we are really pleased that the Parish Council, Businesses, the Grammar School and the Borough Council have all worked together to make this project happen."

Richard Lynn, Headmaster at The Dixie Grammar School said: "We are extremely proud that we could work in partnership with the local Business Group, Parish Council and Borough Council to bring this technology into Bosworth. The system will benefit the community and we are happy that we could help."

This scheme builds on the success of the free Wi-Fi in Barwell and Hinckley town centres. » Less

Posted: Tue, 05 Feb 2019 12:58 by Cathy Monkman

Public consultation: proposed speed limit order, Wellsborough Road

THE LEICESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL (VARIOUS ROADS IN THE PARISHES OF MARKET BOSWORTH AND SHEEPY IN THE BOROUGH OF HINCKLEY AND BOSWORTH, IMPOSITION OF A 40 MPH AND 50 MPH SPEED LIMIT) ORDER 201

Below are copies of the above proposed Traffic Regulation Order. The public consultation began on 30th January 2019 and ends on 20 February 2019.

Posted: Mon, 04 Feb 2019 15:49 by Cathy Monkman

Nomination for prestigious planning industry award

Nomination for prestigious planning industry award

4 February 2019

The Parish Council and Neighbourhood Forum have been delighted to learn that the Market Bosworth Neighbourhood Forum's 'Survey of Important Trees and Hedgerows in the Parish of Market Bosworth' has been nominated for a prestigious planning industry award.

The Neighbourhood Forum has been named as a finalist in the category for Excellence in Planning for the Natural Environment at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2019. More »

The RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence are the most established and respected awards in the UK planning industry. Running for over 40 years, they celebrate exceptional examples of planning and the contribution planners make to society.

The project, carried out entirely by local volunteers, aimed to gain an understanding and evaluation of the defining characteristics of the Parish of Market Bosworth by assessing the potential impact of the loss of trees and hedgerows on the landscape character. The report contributes to maintaining the evidence base on which the Market Bosworth Neighbourhood Plan (MBNP) was developed. By protecting and enhancing valued landscape assets and recognising the intrinsic character and beauty of the countryside, and the wider benefits from natural capital - including the benefits of trees and woodland – the data will help identify new MBNP policies (2026-2036) used to inform planning decisions.

John Pope, Chairman of the Market Bosworth Neighbourhood Forum, said: "We are extremely pleased that 'localism' and the contribution of local volunteers in the neighbourhood planning process has been recognised."

RTPI President Ian Tant MRTPI said: "Many congratulations to all this year's finalists, who demonstrate outstanding contributions to planning, producing a positive effect on our communities, the economy and the environment. They have shown how planners can use their passion and skills to meet needs, deliver high quality design and tackle environmental challenges – they should all be proud of their role as a force for good in society."

The winners will be announced during a ceremony held at Milton Court Concert Hall in central London on 24 April 2019.

Andrew Jones MRTPI, Practice Leader Design Planning + Economics at AECOM, said: "AECOM is proud to once again be a headline sponsor of this year's RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence. The finalists are a diverse mixture of outstanding examples of planning, which demonstrate the breadth of the impact the profession has on quality place making and delivery in the built environment."

David Jackson MRTPI, Head of Planning at Savills, said: "Savills is delighted to be a headline sponsor of the RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence. The finalists reflect the positive impact planning has on our communities and wider society across the UK, Ireland and internationally through exemplary projects, plans and people."

The RTPI champions the power of planning in creating prosperous places and vibrant communities. It is the only body in the UK that confers Chartered status to planners, the highest professional qualification sought after by employers. It supports its members – over 25,000 worldwide - throughout their careers. » Less

Posted: Mon, 04 Feb 2019 14:33 by Cathy Monkman