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December 15th 2015

New Joint Cadet Centre to open in Hinckley

Youth organisations in Hinckley may soon have a new location to train in, thanks to the construction of a new Joint Cadet Training Centre in the town.

A planning application has been submitted to Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council to develop a new training centre for both local Army Cadets and Air Cadets to use for training purposes. If the planning application is approved, building work is hoped to commence in March 2016.

The centre, which will be built on Brunel Road, will replace a former Army Reserve training facility that has been in place since the 1920s, and is no longer fit for purpose.

Martin Capewell, Head of Estates at East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA), will be project managing the building work. He said: “The new centre will allow up to 80 cadets and adult volunteers to be able to train in Hinckley.

“The new building will include four new classrooms, a large training hall, office spaces, a kitchen and storage facilities. We are also planning to replace an existing indoor firing range for the cadets to use.”

It is hoped that a decision will be made about if the development work can go ahead in mid-January, meaning that the current building will be demolished soon afterwards.

The new centre will be used by cadets from Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland Army Cadet Force (ACF) and young people from 197 (Hinckley) Squadron Air Training Corps (ATC).

“The new centre will allow up to 80 cadets and adult volunteers to be able to train in Hinckley."