Mock Interviews -exciting times!

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It was a real pleasure to meet the pupils of King Edward VII College in Coalville on 1 March 2017. Deana and Julia, took part in the ‘mock interview’ day, they saw just how much talent and passion there is in young people, some with clear cut career paths already in place, others taking their time to see what develops! lgi01a201310230300

It was memorable to see “the smiles on the faces of those students who particularly lack confidence and have overcome this as a result of their interviews. Volunteering your time at events such as this makes a colossal difference to the lives of young people. You have widened their horizons, raised their aspirations, improved their confidence and made them smile. Your hard work has literally changed the lives of the young people you interacted with; neither we nor they can possibly thank you enough!”

Alice Wealleans, Senior Leader for Employability

Deana and Julia are in the great position to offer young people the chance to get meaningful community based volunteering opportunities in Coalville. Why not get in touch and see how you can be part of our team of Coalville Heroes!

EXHIBITION : George Smith of Coalville – the Children’s Friend

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Hope you can make it to the market in Coalville on Friday or Saturday  (Feb 17th / 18th) to visit the first contemporary art exhibition it has ever hosted!

Newbridge pupils have been working very hard to create an interpretation of the life and times of one of Coalvilles great heroes GEORGE SMITH!.  Come along to find out more. All welcome.  We would love  your feedback and nominations for other Coalville heroes! There ‘s a chance for you to add to the exhibition too!  Bring your kids, bring your grannies,  bring yourselves. See you there!

It’s open between 10 and 4pm




12 Days of Coalville Market Christmas! Win £50 to spend for your entries.

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Ok. Starting on December 1st  your chance to make a song for Coalville but also to win £50 to spend!

Day 1 will be followed by 11 more. Watch as they reveal the full song!  A true Coalville community version will be made and released on Christmas eve!

Get involved . Thanks to James Reader of Front Row Films for the film,  the market traders for the words and Coalville Male Voice Choir for the recording !

Any other suggestions for mad ideas please send them to

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Shire Grant success…

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We are really happy to announce that following a Leicestershire County Council Shire Grant application submitted last month… We have heard we were awarded £9000 for our #growlocal & #eatsocial project which we will deliver in Coalville and the surrounding area.

More information to follow…

Reverse DIY SOS – Good News

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Here are some of the pictures of the community garden that has been subjected to a reverse DIY SOS – that is, lovely things that were in place have been taken away by local community gardening organisations. This is because the land has been sold to be developed into industrial units. Deana and Julia are never short of an idea or two, so they negotiated an extra week to clear the site of any items they could [ thank you to LCC staff and Wates who have been patient with us]

So far we have rescued lots of items – still got  the very large shed in these photos,  looks like its sheer size makes it impossible to rescue, you’d need an army and a huge truck – are there any spare armed forces out there? There is also a large aluminium greenhouse with poly carbonate panes – again its size makes it too big for one or two people – needs that army or navy or air force… or young farmers or any strong, knowledgeable gang with tools and large vehicle! There is still just about time if you could use them, we are supposed to clear site by Sunday 13th November!

Almost forgot there are some large trees and if anyone wanted the wood for laying off to season, then turn into something beautiful in the future – its there for the taking!

Quite a bit of rockery stone – some block paving bricks still available.

The tunnel has been rescued, as have lots of tools and willow, raised beds, timber, chairs and tables rescued too! Workbenches and some old woodworking tools are going to be loved back into life and lots of staging from the greenhouse has been rehomed!

Beneficiaries include Coalville Heroes, CEEP, John Storer House Allotment and Saffron Acres, Leicester  and of course all the people that work, volunteer and use their spaces and attend activities.

Is it possible to do 1080 workshops in one day?. Well by the end of the day we will know! Update- we did it ! Thanks to an amazing bunch of people! Archaeology, creative design, food heroes, employment skills, and more! Thanks to all the young people involved!

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Today Newbridge School are hosting an enterprise and environment day and King Edward VII an inspiration day. The Hero Project through some Arts Council funding and with the support of NWLDC are providing workshops in archaeology , upcycling & designing t-shirts, and Coalville foody heroes for all year 9’s and inspiration workshops and qanda for years 10, 11’s and sixth form! pics and a rest to follow !

‘Souper’ Monday

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supplies-soup-lOn Monday 31 October,  Coalville Heroes volunteers are providing free tasters of lovely hot soup between 12 noon and 2pm on the landing in the main NWLDC offices.

If you work in the NWLDC office bring along your mug, we want to be more green by not using disposable cups if we can help it!

If you are a visitor to the offices, we will provide you a disposable cup with lid!


Take part in our November Challenge whilst collecting your free taster!

Tell us what you could do with £10, £500 or £10k to improve Coalville in some way, it also helps if you can tell us what benefits there could be if we followed up on your idea! Flyers will be available to fill in on the day or Email your answers to Julia & Deana