Public Toilets

Advertise here

The Flower Shop

Business Card

Do you want to sell your unwanted items? Are you looking for that special something? Maybe you would like swap your unused items for something you can use?
Sorry, no properties, cars or commercial ads.

To advertise for free in this column please email me with the details.

Items for Sale

Nothing at the moment.

Items wanted

Video Cassette or DVD
of Hinckley as it was years ago. Think it was produced locally.
Phone: 01455 846 587


Nothing at the moment.

Local Community

Earl Shilton Community
Radio Group

Hilltop Radio is the brand name of the Earl Shilton Community Radio Group, a voluntary organisation with a focus on the community in and around the town of Earl Shilton in Leicestershire.Our objectives are to develop and provide a media network, delivering information and awareness to a wide diversity of the local community.

To read more about Hilltop Radio click here to go to their website.

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Community House

Working together

The Community House was developed through the Crime & Disorder Partnership. The project was launched in September 2001 with the initial funding coming from the Home Office, county and borough council.

The aim of the project is to work with local residents and youth, encouraging them to become involved in community projects and activities, helping to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and by working together to encourage a sense of pride back into the area.

To read more about the Community House and to find out what is available there click here.

Earl Shilton Trials Club Earl Shilton
Trials Club

is affiliated to the Auto Cycle Union (A.C.U.)

The main aim of the club is to promote trials to suit young riders and beginners. The Club run numerous training days for every standard of rider from just started to expert.

The contact page is here.

E/S Institute

About the "Stute"

The Social Institute was founded at the end of the 19th century to cater for the social needs of the young men of Earl Shilton. Reconstituted in 1977 as a charity, it now serves as a social centre for the whole village and the surrounding area.

Click on the image to go to the webpage or here for more details

The things you see!

The face is familiar....

Ripped off!

Not quite in Earl Shilton, but close enough for people who like to shop in Hinckley.

I used the Coinstar machine in our local Sainsburys a few days ago with about £11 worth of 1p’s, 2p’s and 5p’s. My voucher showed £10.15 to turn Into cash or spend In store after taking their fee of […]

Pathway obstructions

I recently bought a mobility scooter, a case of “needs must”, because my arthritis is getting worse. I can only walk for about 100 yards now with the aid of a stick.

The mobility scooter is a Class 2 model, which means that it can only be driven on the footway, or pavement as […]

I’m back!

I closed this blog just two years ago because of the lack of interest shown by people in Earl Shilton. Someone said to me that I never say anything good about the town or the Town Council. Quite frankly I can never find anything good to write about, it seems that the town is just […]

Great British High Street

An article with the above title was published in the latest copy of the “Newsletter of the Town Council”.

An award?

It states that “Earl Shilton has achieved success as a result of being short listed in the ‘Great British High Street Awards 2014’.”

Just who do they think they are kidding? We have a […]

The First World War was a turning point in world history. It claimed the lives of over 16 million people across the globe and had an impact on the lives of everyone. One hundred years on, we are all connected to the First World War, either through our own family history, the heritage of […]

Scene at the “Lord Nelson”

Market Tuesday Market

Your Town Needs You!

Travellers Site

Are you aware that Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council have approved planning permission for a 10 pitch travellers site at Dalebrook Farm on Leicester Road (Behind the old filling station on the A47)?

What does this mean for you and Earl Shilton

– The local schools are already over subscribed.– Heath Lane […]

Another shop gone. . . .

AT least 14 shops a day are shutting down on the UK’s high streets, a recent study shows. More closed last year than opened — for the first time since the start of the recession.

Earl Shilton is no exception, in fact quite a number of shops have closed down since I moved to […]

Big Brother is watching you . . .

. . ..or it’s the police and/or the council keeping an electronic eye on you.

As you approached Earl Shilton from Leicester via the A47 to Hilltop you may have noticed a large pole on the left just before Church Street with an assortment of cameras on it.

Then I […]