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

  • Polo mint finial

    Polo mint finial

  • Market Bosworth Station

    Market Bosworth Station

  • Country Park bluebells

    Country Park bluebells

  • Bosworth in Bloom - Floral Rainbow

    Bosworth in Bloom - Floral Rainbow

PUBLIC TOILET BLOCK

Please be assured that the Parish Council is working extremely hard to try to reopen the toilet block. It is not a straightforward matter especially as we don't have the staff and resources of larger authorities.

The Parish Council has legal obligations as a statutory body to make sure its facilities are safe. The toilets are currently closed for health and safety and insurance reasons because we are unable to meet the requirements for reopening them safely as outlined by government in terms of extra cleaning and social distancing. The facilities, built as they were in the 1960s do not lend themselves to meeting the requirements easily. Furthermore, they are permanently damp and cold even in the hottest weather and with ventilation, which is apparently the perfect breeding ground for Covid-19.

We are continuing to look in to options as to how the facilities may be reopened safely. The Parish Council is as frustrated as members of the public by the problems we are encountering especially as we took them on in the first place to ensure they were not closed permanently. We are working extremely hard to try to resolve matters being put before us.

PLAYGROUNDS

The playgrounds at Heath Road and Waterside Mede have been reopened.

PARISH HALL BOOKINGS

For Parish Hall bookings please contact the Benefice Administrator on admin@bosworthbenefice.org.uk or Tel: 01455 817255. Although the Parish Council is based in the building, the Parish Hall actually belongs to St Peter's Church and the full name is St Peter's Parish Church Hall.

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

Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders in Far Coton

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is to be made for the following locations: Coton Bridge Lane and Priory Lane, Far Coton. The purpose of the TTRO is to allow BT Openreach and their contractors to access their underground apparatus and carry out necessary work / repairs. The TTRO will incorporate a temporary road closure. The duration of the restriction is not anticipated to exceed a period of 31 days commencing on the 8 September 2020. The road closures will be consecutive, so the roads will not be closed at the same time. The closure on Coton Bridge Lane will take place first before Priory Lane.

Posted: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 12:28 by Cathy Monkman

Temporary Traffic Regulation Priory Lane Far Coton

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is to be made for the following location: Priory Lane, Far Coton, Market Bosworth. The purpose of the TTRO is to allow Leicestershire County Council to facilitate carriageway repairs and any other associated work to the highway. The TTRO will incorporate a temporary road closure. The duration of the restriction is not anticipated to exceed a period of 1 day commencing on the 8th July 2020.

Posted: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 09:27 by Cathy Monkman

Market Bosworth Masterplan

Plans for development of Land South of Station Road in Market Bosworth

A draft masterplan has been drawn up to guide the development of land South of Station Road in Market Bosworth.

The plan follows the statement issued by Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, St Peter's Church and Market Bosworth Parish Council in July 2019 confirming their joint commitment to overseeing the development of the land. More »

Planning consultants, Birmingham-based Define were subsequently appointed and have now created an overall masterplan and development strategy for the site.

The objective is a development of high quality design in keeping with the distinctiveness of the town, with affordable housing well integrated into the scheme, business units for existing and new companies and appropriate community facilities. The plan will be used to secure a developer to ensure completion of the scheme in the next five years.

A draft masterplan is available to view on the Council's website www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/mbmasterplan. It is intended that formal public consultation on this document will be held later in the year once the current Covid 19 restrictions are sufficiently relaxed. In the meantime anyone who wishes to make any comments is invited to please contact the Borough Council at planningpolicy@hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk

Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council Chief Executive, Bill Cullen, said "We are pleased to be working in partnership with Market Bosworth Parish Council and St Peter's Church in securing a high quality scheme for this proposed major development in Market Bosworth which is an opportunity to bring forward a key development site in the borough." » Less

Posted: Thu, 04 Jun 2020 11:06 by Cathy Monkman