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

  • Bosworth Marina

    Bosworth Marina

  • Parish Field

    Parish Field

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. This 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

Proposals regarding Hinckley & Bosworth health services

People are being given the opportunity to have their say on proposed improvements to community health services in Hinckley and Bosworth.

The Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care Board (LLR ICB) has developed proposals for the Hinckley and District Hospital site which would increase the range of services available for the local community.

The LLR ICB has received national government funding of approximately £14.5 million to build a new Community Diagnostic Centre on the Hinckley and District Hospital (Mount Road) site. This would provide a one-stop-shop for health checks, scans and tests, allowing people who have an illness or other problem, to be diagnosed closer to home without the need to travel to a large hospital further away. It will also provide two rooms for carrying out endoscopy examinations, replacing the existing single endoscopy room, which is old and requires updating. More »

Depending on the successful outcome of a business case a further £7.35 million would be allocated by NHS England for a Day Case Unit, providing planned surgical procedures in hospital for patients who would then be able to return home on the same day. The Day Case Unit would continue to offer the services that are currently available at Hinckley and District Hospital together with additional procedures. Services provided would include general surgery, gynaecology, ophthalmology, orthopaedic surgery, pain management, plastic surgery, podiatric surgery, urology and vascular surgery.

The proposals also include moving the physiotherapy facilities currently provided from a portacabin on the Mount Road site into the Hinckley Hub on Rugby Road and carrying out improvements to the interior of Hinckley Health Centre.

Helen Mather, Associate Director of Elective Care, Cancer and Diagnostics at the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care Board, said: "It has been our ambition for some time to make improvements to the community health services in Hinckley and to provide a Day Case Unit. It has also long been recognised that conditions at the hospital, which was built in 1899, are difficult for both patients and staff, with a need for more modern facilities.

"Additionally, with the recent government investment in new Community Diagnostic Centres, we now have a fantastic opportunity to provide more services closer to patients' homes, in modern, fit for purpose buildings that meet the needs of a growing and ageing population."

The ICB is considering a number of options for how the Day Case Unit is developed; these include building the new standalone unit, making changes to part of the existing hospital to accommodate the unit, or making the unit part of the new Community Diagnostic Centre.

Helen Mather added: "It is really important that people have the opportunity to look at our proposals, ask questions and tell us their views and I really encourage people who use or may use services in Hinckley to get involved. We will be holding public events, both face-toface and online and there is a questionnaire that people can complete. We look forward to hearing people's views on this exciting development."

People have until 8 March 2023 to share their views and full details are available online at www.HaveYourSayHinckley.co.uk Alternatively, people can:

• Come along to one of the public events or workshops - full details available at https://leicesterleicestershireandrutland.icb.nhs.uk/be-involved

• Complete the questionnaire online at llricb-llr.beinvolved@nhs.net

• Fill in and return a questionnaire available at community venues located across Hinckley and Bosworth

• Email views to llricb-llr.beinvolved@nhs.net

• Telephone 0116 295 7572 to request a questionnaire

• Write to: Engagement NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care Board Room G30, Pen Lloyd Building, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester LE3 8TB » Less

Posted: Mon, 23 Jan 2023 15:27 by Cathy Monkman

2023 Local Elections

Market Bosworth Parish Council supports a national campaign encouraging residents to stand in the local (parish and town) council elections.

The Make A Change campaign by the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) calls on people from all backgrounds and experiences who are passionate about their local area to put themselves forward.

Market Bosworth Parish Council is urging enthusiastic and engaged members of the community who want to make a long-lasting change, have innovative ideas or have concerns about a specific issue to stand as councillors for the opportunity to make a real difference. More »

The work of the Parish Council can be rewarding. An integral part of a councillor's role is engaging with local people, groups, and businesses to determine their needs, making decisions on the services and projects the council should take forward, and getting involved to ensure services meet the community's needs.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Council Office to find out more about the local elections and how to become a councillor. » Less

Posted: Thu, 05 Jan 2023 10:20 by Cathy Monkman

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order, Heath Road & Spinney Hill

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is to be made for Heath Road and Spinney Hill. The purpose of the TTRO is to allow Leicestershire County Council to facilitate carriageway patching 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 29th January 2023.

Posted: Thu, 22 Dec 2022 15:38 by Cathy Monkman