Public Toilets

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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


Exchanges

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
Project


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....

I’m back!

220px-uk_earlshiltonI 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 going downhill.

The roads and footways (pavements) are in an appalling condition around the Hilltop area due to the constant digging up and patching afterwards by BT, electricity, gas, cable and water companies. Over the years this has rendered some parts into potential accident areas, especially in Keats Lane and Church Street.

I look around me and I see new shops opening up and within a few months they close down, probably due to lack of custom. The premises stand empty for a while and then a new business opens up and the cycle starts all over again. Even the Tuesday market is pathetic. I have seen some good stallholders come and go through lack of trade. The independant baker who tried to sell his breads, which incidentally were excellent and far better than the mass produced muck in the supermarkets, gave up after two attempts. Then there was a man selling fancy goods, he lasted about two weeks. If you read the previous post you will see some of the reasons why.

I still shop in Hinckley and also do my main shopping in Leicester rather than Earl Shilton.

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