Public Toilets

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The Flower Shop

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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....

Further Notes on the Travellers Site

Dalebrook Farm EntranceAfter reading through the solicitor’s letter outlining the main objections to the planning committee’s decision of the Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council approving the building of the travellers site, one thing struck me as rather odd.

Nobody has referred to the fact that the entrance to the site is in a very dangerous position. It was one on the things I picked up immediately, maybe someone has but I’m unaware of that fact, and it is probably in the plans to move it away from that dangerous bend. I sincerely hope so!

When the old filling station was being changed to a private dwelling some years back I was returning from Leicester one day, doing about 50mph. At that bend I had to brake hard to avoid a car which seemed to just pull out in front of me from the hedge. I later found out it was the entrance to Dalebrook Farm and the person driving had obviously not seen me.

Last week I went with a friend to the spot where the photo was taken and I drove towards Earl Shilton, again at 50mph. The red car you see is me. As I passed the first driveway (A) to the house I could see the second driveway (B) but could not see the track to Dalebrook Farm, (C), until I passed (B).

I was driving slow in relation to some of the drivers who regularly exceed the speed limit along that stretch of the road; furthermore I was aware of the concealed drive and was looking out for it. How many other drivers who use that road, either every day or just occasionally are aware of that entrance on a dangerous bend?

Can you imagine what would happen if a motorist who is unfamiliar with that stretch of road and takes the bend at speed just as a car pulling a caravan, or a lorry, comes out? Has the Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council taken this into consideration when they were foolish enough to pass the plans for the travellers site?

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