Please see the attached neighbourhood mental health newsletter that Jodine Legg the Neighbourhood Mental Health Lead has produced.

Hinckley Bosworth Neighbourhood Mental Health Newsletter February- 2024

A5 Birch Coppice maintenance work

Please find attached the postcard currently being sent to customers in relation to the A5 Birch Coppice maintenance work. I can confirm that the letter is being sent to local business and residential addresses. We have also engaged with Birch Coppice Business Park and Core 42 Business Park, please see attached letter. Further to this we will be engaging with our strategic partners, road hauliers, local authorities and emergency services.


A5 Birch Coppice maintenance work letter to Birch Coppice and Core 42 A5 Birch Coppice maintenance work postcard to stakeholders

A5 Birch Coppice maintenance work postcard to stakeholders

Notice of Vacancy in the Office of Councillor Sheepy Parish Council – Sheepy Ward

Notice of Vacancy in the Office of Councillor
Sheepy Parish Council – Sheepy Ward

that a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Sheepy Parish Council in the Sheepy Ward.

If by 27 December 2023 (14 days excluding Dies Non, after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the Sheepy Parish Ward, an election will be held to fill the vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place no later than 1 March 2024.

Dated 5 December 2023

Bill Cullen
Returning Officer
Hinckley Hub
Rugby Road
LE10 0FR

National Adult Safeguarding Week 20th – 24th November 2023

National Adult Safeguarding Week 20th – 24th November 2023 – more information can be found in the information below:

Safeguarding Adults Resource 2023 LLR

Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council Launches New Bin Service for Home Clear-Outs

Council Launches New Bin Service for Home Clear-Outs

RESIDENTS who are having a home or garage clear out can now make use of the council’s new ‘Big Bin’ service.

The Big Bin Clear Out collection service is aimed at those who are throwing out numerous items which are too big to fit in a standard waste bin, but not enough to fill a skip.

In using the service, residents can enjoy the convenience of not having to put waste items in their car, arrange transport or even organise a private collection service.

As part of the service, a large, four-wheeled bin will be delivered to a property. It will then be collected six days later for a fixed fee. Bins can be delivered five days a week, across the whole of the borough.

Residents can choose from a 660-litre refuse bin, which is the equivalent of almost three standard-sized black bins, or a 1100-litre refuse bin – the equivalent of 4.5 standard-sized black bins depending on how much waste they are clearing out.

The cost will be:

• One 1100 litre bin will cost £60 for seven days hire, or £100 for two 1100 litre bins.
• One 660 litre bin will cost £50 for seven days hire, or £80 for two 660 litre bins.
• Residents have the option of hiring the bin(s) for an additional week at the cost of £20.

Two recycling bins, ten textile bags and a bag for small electrical items can also be included for free.

Cllr Lynda Hodgkins, Executive Member for Streetscene Services said: “We are delighted to be launching this new service to help our residents who are having a clear-out, or who are perhaps moving home, emptying a garage or shed.

“This service is delivered to and collected from your door, making it an easy and convenient way to get rid of anything you no longer need. It is particularly helpful for those who don’t have enough rubbish to fill a skip, or for those who don’t have a car to make a journey to the recycling centre.

“You can also add recycling bins to your order free of charge, making it easy to recycle at the same time. We are expecting high demand for this service, so please book in soon if you are interested.”

Council Leader Cllr Stuart Bray said: “This is a great service which I am sure will prove invaluable to residents. We all have occasions when a bigger bin would prove to be very handy. It will save trips to the waste and recycling centre plus filling the car and the bonus of being able to separate items at home for recycling.

“A service that is both time-saving and convenient. I hope that it will also help put a stop to unlicensed waste collectors and fly-tipping in general.”

There are some restrictions on what can be placed into the bins: construction waste, business waste, garden waste or large volumes of wood cannot be collected.

To book a collection and for further information visit:


Please find attached the Autumn/Winter 23/24 newsletter, where further details can be found relating to Storm Babet, as well as actions the EA are undertaking to increase community resilience. Thank you to parishioners and local flood wardens who helped out during the recent storms.

Flood Warden Newsletter Autumn LLR

National Adult Safeguarding Week that starts on the 20th November until the 24th November 2023

Just a reminder about National Adult Safeguarding Week that starts on the 20th November until the 24th November 2023.

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Safeguarding Adults Board have produced a resource pack to support organisations to raise awareness of the safeguarding adults within their organisation and with people who use their services.

The pack contains information on:
• recognising signs of abuse and neglect
• Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland YouTube Channel which has a number of animations
• Details on free online information sessions on what adult safeguarding is
• links to resources on safeguarding adults in different languages and
• Other useful resources like safeguarding matters and Carers Pack

Safeguarding Adults Resource 2023 LLR


Food and Fuel Support
• Leicestershire residents who need help with food and energy costs can apply for a new round of grants.
• Leicestershire County Council was awarded £7.2m earlier this year by the Department of Work and Pensions to help people who are struggling to pay their bills.
• Eligible households can apply now to receive an average of £200 in food and energy costs. The cash also meant that during October half term, a £15 food voucher was given to more than 14,000 children receiving free school meals.
• More information and the online application form for support can be found at

UPDATE – Police and Crime Commissioners Visit to Sheepy Parish

Update regarding the up and coming Police & Crime Commissioner visit to Sheepy Parish on 23rd November at 6.00pm at Sheepy Memorial Hall.


We can confirm the session will be ‘round table style‘ discussion based on topics focused around road safety and speeding.

The parish council will facilitate the discussion and we asked parishioners for their views on the lines of questions to be raised at the meeting.


We have now received many lines of questions form parishioners, which have been collated and the 4 most relevant questions have been submitted to the Police and crime commissioners office for the Police and Crime Commissioner to feedback on the 23rd November


The Parish Council is encouraging parishioners to attend, even though no more questions will be allowed on the night, this will be your opportunity to gain first hand the Police and Crime commissioners views on matters that affect the Parish.

Thank you for everyone who took the time to submit a question and look forward to seeing you on the 23rd November.


Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 0FR


ISSUED 10 November 2023

Christmas and New Year arrangements

THE following opening times during the Christmas and New Year period have been announced by the Borough Council, together with the arrangements that have been made for various council services:
Council office closing times
Borough Council services at the Hinckley Hub will close at 4.30pm on Friday 22 December and re-open at 8.30am on Tuesday 2 January 2024.

In an emergency call Tel. 01455 251137.

Refuse & recycling arrangements
Alternate arrangements for refuse (black bin) and recycling (blue-lid bin) collections due on Monday 25 December, Tuesday 26 December 2022 and Monday 1 January 2023 are as follows:

• Refuse due on Monday 25 December will be collected on Friday 22 December
• Recycling (blue-lid) due on Monday 25 December will be collected on Thursday 21 December
• Refuse due on Tuesday 26 December will be collected on Wednesday 27 December
• Recycling (blue-lid) due on Tuesday 26 December will be collected on Thursday 28 December
• Refuse due on Monday 1 January will be collected on Friday 29 December
• Recycling (blue-lid) due on Monday 1 January will be collected on Tuesday 2 January

For residents living in rural west areas of the borough who usually have garden and refuse bins collected on the same day, collection arrangements are as follows:

• Refuse due on Monday 25 December will be collected on Friday 22 December
• Refuse due on Tuesday 26 December will be collected on Wednesday 27 December
• Recycling (blue-lid) due on Monday 1 January will be collected on Tuesday 2 January.

All other refuse and recycling collections will continue on their usual days during the Christmas and New Year period.

The garden waste (brown bin) collection service will be suspended for two weeks during the Christmas and New Year period (last collection Tuesday 19 December and collections starting again Wednesday 3 January). There will be no collections of large (bulky waste) items between Monday 18 December and Monday 1 January with collections recommencing from Tuesday 2 January 2024.

Residents can find full details of collection dates on-line at

Free Parking on Saturdays in Hinckley
CHRISTMAS shoppers in Hinckley will once again be able to enjoy free car parking in selected town centre car parks on Saturdays this festive season.

Shoppers can park for free from 9am in the Lower Bond Street, Trinity West and Castle car parks on Saturday 2, 9, 16 and 23 December as well as North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College car park (LE10 1QQ).

The Borough Council has agreed to repeat the popular offer again this year in order to thank shoppers for their loyalty and to increase trade for shops and businesses.

Shoppers are reminded that parking is free in all council run car parks on Sundays throughout the year.

Hinckley Market at Christmas
There will be markets in Hinckley on Friday 22 December and Saturday 23 December, plus Friday 29 and Saturday 30th December. No markets due to bank holiday on Monday 25 December and Monday 1 January. Markets will return to the usual Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays from Friday 5 January onwards.

Carols around the tree
Wrap up warm and enjoy singing well known carols around the tree on Friday 8 December, 4.15pm – 5.00pm in partnership with Churches Together, Hinckley town centre.

Hinckley Christmas lights tour
The annual Hinckley’s Christmas lights tour for elderly and disabled people will be held on Wednesday 6 December. Castle Street will be open to traffic from 6pm to 8pm to allow the public to drive down with their elderly or disabled family and friends, allowing them to view the lights. There will be festive music and street entertainment along the route.

Festive Feast and Craft Market
A Sunday food and craft market offering a selection of hot and cold food plus crafts, collectibles and gifts will be in Market Place, Hinckley on Sunday 10 December from 10am until 4pm.

There will be 45+ stallholders including street foods, warming mulled wine and cider, crafts, gifts, collectibles and more plus live music, Santa on Stilts and entertainment from Fosse 107.

Hinckley BID’s Santa’s Grotto
The Borough Council and Hinckley BID Santa’s Grotto will be held on Saturday 16, Sunday 17 and Monday 18 December from 10am to 4pm in the Britannia Centre.

Entry is £3 per child. Each child will receive a small gift.

On the Sunday a ‘quiet hour’ for children with additional needs will be available (subject to availability). To request a booking in the ‘quiet hour’ or for more information email or Tel. 01455 698494.

Festive Fun Run

A free festive fun run hosted by Hinckley BID and the Borough Council will be held on Sunday 3 December in Hinckley Town Centre.

The run, which is just under a mile long, starts with a warmup from our resident ‘Healthy Elf’ from 10.45am in Market Place, Hinckley. Participants are invited to dress up as Santa, or ‘anything Christmassy’ or just wear their Christmas jumpers.

There will be neck medals for everyone sporting festive dress. Two £50 Town centre voucher prizes (one for the best dressed individual and another for the best dressed family group) will be awarded and a £25 voucher will be presented to each of two Runners-up. Well-behaved dogs (on leads) in festive fancy dress are also welcome to join and the best dressed dog will receive a special dog treat.

The route is suitable for all abilities including wheelchairs and pushchairs – walking, toddling or ambling is encouraged for any non-runners. There will also be a sweet stop at the end of the run for all children taking part.

Entry is free and parking is free in all council town centre car parks on Sundays (Not NCP which charges). To pre-register, Tel. 01455 698 494 or email

Hinckley Leisure Centre
Hinckley Leisure Centre will close at 12 noon on 24 December and remain closed on 25 and 26 December. The centre’s opening hours from 27 December to 30 December will be 8.00am to 3.00pm. The centre will close at 12 noon on 31 December and remain closed on 1 January 2024. The centre will revert to normal opening hours from Tuesday 2 January. For further information including the swim and class timetable see the leisure centre’s website:

The Community Houses
Barwell, Earl Shilton and Wykin Community Houses close on 2.30pm Friday 15 December and re-open Wednesday 3 January 2024.