Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council Making a Difference Awards 2020

The 2020 Making a Difference Awards close for nomination on 1st May 2020 for more details and a nomination form please click below.

Making a Difference Awards 2020

MAD AWARDS 2020 Nomination Form

Switch and Save Energy Scheme

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Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council

Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 0FR






ISSUED 29 January 2020



RESIDENTS in Hinckley & Bosworth could get a better deal from their energy provider by taking part in the latest round of the Borough Council’s energy switching scheme.

They can sign up for free, with no obligation, to tell the council they are interested in switching suppliers to save money. The deadline to register is 10 February 2020.

The next auction will be held in February 2020 when iChoosr will ask energy suppliers to bid for the collective business of everyone who signs up. The scheme brings together a number of people who want to switch providers into one ‘auction’.  To-date some 20,790 people took part in the last auction.

Energy providers then bid for their business by offering the best available prices. The more people who join the collective scheme, the better a deal everybody gets.

Residents who took part in the October 2019 auction saved an average of £293 (per year).

How does the scheme work?

Residents can sign up for free, with no obligation. Businesses currently on a domestic tariff are also eligible to sign up.

In February 2020, iChoosr will run an auction asking energy suppliers to bid for the collective business of everyone who signs up.

After the auction, iChoosr will contact everyone who has signed up with an offer of an energy tariff based on their usage. This will outline how much the resident will save by switching to the winning energy provider.

Residents then choose whether or not to sign up to the new supplier. There is no obligation to change and there are a few weeks to accept the offer. They will be then be contacted by the new supplier to arrange the switch.

Executive Lead for Housing and Community Safety Cllr Michael Mullaney at the Borough Council said “Through this scheme borough residents are given the opportunity to see if they can reduce their energy costs. ‘Switch and Save’ lets everyone join together all of their energy use and then to offer it up in an auction. Energy providers will then try to offer excellent contract prices in order to win all of the business on offer. There is no obligation to change but previously Borough residents have saved up to £293 per year by switching through this auction process.”

Those interested in registering an interest should visit www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/switchandsave


Alternatively, those who do not have access to the internet, can call Tel. 01455 255988 to register their interest.

New Age Kurling @ Markfield Community and Sports Centre

At the start of the year new age kurling was launched at Earl Shilton Citizen Centre and Markfield Community Centre; both have been successful and seen high numbers of participants who have thoroughly enjoyed taking part.

Due to the demand at Markfield, the team are now launching an evening New Age Kurling Club and Carpet Bowls which will start on Wednesday 19 February. The sessions will run from 7.00pm to 9.00pm and will cost £2 per hour, which includes tea/coffee and biscuits. All welcome.

If you are a community group and would like to have a go at new age kurling or would like more information please contact Lewis by email: lewis.austin@hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk or call Tel. 01455 255913. #sportforall

Bus Service Changes

Following review of Services 120 and 155, these two services have been combined into one – Service 125 – with East Midlands Airport no longer being served.  The new timetable for Service 125 will be effective from Monday 24th February 2020

Further information and the new timetable can be found here: Service 125 Change Notice

Community Safety Partnership Questionnaire 6th January-3rd February 2020

The Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is made up of a range of agencies who work together to make Blaby and Hinckley & Bosworth safer places to live, work and visit. The Partnership is consulting with residents via a questionnaire to find out what residents think are the most important crimes/disorder for them to tackle in the borough.
Resident’s views, alongside actual crime and disorder data, will help to determine priorities for the partnership for the next year and the results of this survey will also be used to inform the Crime and Community Safety Priorities for the area for the next three years, 2020-2023.
This survey is your chance to have your say so please find the time to complete it.
The survey is open from 6th January 2020 to 3rd February 2020 and to take part please click on the link  https://www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/communitysafetysurvey2020 (or copy and paste it in your browser).
If you prefer a paper copy please pick one up from the reception at Hinckley Hub or contact Community Safety on 01455 255746.  Paper copies are also available from a number of community buildings including Hinckley library and the community houses in Earl Shilton, Wykin and Barwell.

Veterans Foundation Appeal for Pilot Project


Do you suffer from PTSD, anxiety, insomnia, or war injuries?

We have been treating men who are sufferers of war and have found complementary therapies to be so beneficial to them. We are running a 6-week pilot treating ex/armed force personnel with complementary therapies (CAM) – particularly those suffering with mental health, PTSD, anxiety, insomnia, and injuries. Therapies such as tapping, emotional release technique, and Shiatsu will be used. Advice on diet and exercise may also be given. Participants will also take away self-help techniques such as breathing exercises and stretches. All therapies are non-invasive and carried out fully clothed by fully qualified practitioners.

The pilot is very kindly being funded by the #VeteransFoundation so there will be no cost to yourselves.

Every participate will be required to complete evaluation forms at the start, during, and at the end of the pilot so we can analyse the results. All personal information will be kept strictly private and confidential and only used for the purpose of the pilot.

All treatments will be carried out in Leicester. You will receive one treatment per week for 6 weeks. The pilot will start in the next couple of weeks.

If you would like to be considered for the pilot, or would like further information, please contact us on 07957 957433 or email info@hawcscic.org.


Health and Wellbeing Community Scheme CIC.

89 Onley Park, Willoughby, Rugby CV23 8AW.

Tel: 01788 522925.  Email:  info@hawcscic.org     www.hawcscic.org

Company Registration Number: 11108089. Registered at Companies House, England.



Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

The Parish Office will be closed from mid-day on Friday 20th December 2019 until 10.00am on Monday 6th January 2020. In an emergency or if your enquiry is urgent please contact us on 07989169044.

Temporary Road Closure and Parking Restrictions Markfield Road, Groby 18th February 2020


A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is to be made for the following location:  Markfield Road, Groby (see attached plan). The purpose of the TTRO is to allow Leicestershire County Council facilitate carriageway patching and other associated highway works.

The TTRO will incorporate a temporary road closure and parking restrictions.

The duration of the restriction is not anticipated to exceed a period of 1 day commencing on the 18th February 2020.

Temporary Closure plan Markfield Rd Feb 2020

Leicestershire Police – Market Bosworth & The Villages Newsletter September 2019

Leicestershire Police Market Bosworth and The Villages Newsletter September 2019