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November 2016

25th Nov

Neighbourhood Plan overwhelmingly backed at referendum


Charnwood’s first Neighbourhood Plan is set to be adopted following a referendum. People in Thurcaston and Cropston voted in favour of adopting the plan at a referendum on Thursday, November 24. Neighbourhood Plans give communities direct power to..

23rd Nov

Work underway on new £3.9m Memorial Centre

Mountsorrel Memorial Centre 2

Work is well underway on a new £3.9 million Memorial Centre in Mountsorrel. The old hall has been demolished and a new one is being built in its place for the village and surrounding community to use. The new facility will offer a hall complete with..

22nd Nov

Join a magical game of Quidditch in Queen’s Park

Muggles living in Charnwood can experience the magic of Harry Potter on Saturday, November 26 with a game of Quidditch. Children and adults are invited to Queen’s Park in Loughborough to try out the ‘muggle’ version of Quidditch. People can..

22nd Nov

Finalists revealed for awards to honour sporting achievements

The finalists for this year’s Charnwood Sports Awards have been announced. The awards ceremony, organised by Charnwood Borough Council, received a fantastic 110 nominations this year. Judges have now selected finalists in all 11..

22nd Nov

Borough taxis pass safety checks

Licensing Team

Borough council officers and the police carried out a number of safety checks on taxis during an operation on Tuesday, November 15 and all of the taxis passed. A total of 15 private hire taxis reported to the temporary inspection centre at..

21st Nov

Court orders fly-tipper to pay £500 in fines and costs

Lambert Fly-Tip

A fly-tipper has been left with a £500 court bill after leaving a pile of rubbish by the roadside in Loughborough. Charnwood Borough Council prosecuted Derwent Lambert, 45, after an officer spotted the waste on the grass verge near the junction of..

17th Nov

Mark of success for car parks in Charnwood

Cark Park Mark Award

All five borough council car parks in Loughborough town centre have been recognised for being among the safest in the country. Four sites have received the prestigious Park Mark Safer Parking Award accreditation for the eighth year in a row, while..

17th Nov

Council teams up with Leicester Tigers to tackle anti-social behaviour

An innovative sports scheme to divert young people away from anti-social behaviour has been launched. Charnwood Community Safety Partnership has teamed up with Leicester Tigers to offer a group of secondary school students the chance to gain sports..

17th Nov

Christmas lights switch on kicks off festive fun in Charnwood

Christmas Lights Switch on 2015

***  Loughborough’s Christmas lights will be officially switched on Sunday, November 27 2016 at 5pm***  *** There will be activities and events running throughout the day including choirs, children’s entertainers and local performers. *** The..

17th Nov

Referendum for Neighbourhood Plan

Ballot Box

A referendum is being held in Thurcaston and Cropston about whether to adopt a Neighbourhood Plan. Neighbourhood Plans give communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their..

8th Nov

What do you think about Loughborough town centre?

Loughborough Town Centre

Views are being sought on Loughborough town centre for an annual survey. Every year Charnwood Borough Council seeks opinions from people and businesses on the town centre to help plan for its future. Visitors will be asked a variety of questions..

8th Nov

Food business fined £4,000 over salmonella contamination


A food company has been fined £4,000 after it supplied a spice mix which contained salmonella. Charnwood Borough Council launched an investigation into Catermix in Syston after another authority had found the bacteria in tikka spicing supplied to a..

7th Nov

Activity groups awarded for helping older people stay active

Thurmaston Games Morning group members

Activity groups which help older people stay active have been celebrated at an awards ceremony. The ‘Feel Alive at 65’ Celebration Evening, run by Leicestershire and Rutland Sport, celebrates people who continue to stay physically..

7th Nov

Roll up, roll up and enjoy all the fun of the fair

Loughborough Fair

Loughborough will experience all of the fun of the fair as the four-day event rolls into town on Wednesday, November 9.  Loughborough Fair is back for its 795th year, bringing attractions for all the family to enjoy. Popular attractions will include..

7th Nov

Try your hand at hockey with new sessions on offer

Back 2 Hockey

Grab your hockey stick and get active with news sports sessions on offer in Charnwood. A new ‘Back 2 Hockey’ activity has been launched by Charnwood Borough Council, in partnership with Active Charnwood, England Hockey and Fusion Lifestyle. The..

2nd Nov

Annual report for 2015-16 is published

The 2015-16 annual performance report which provides information on how Charnwood Borough Council is meeting its aims has been published. The report highlights some of the key work the Council has undertaken across the borough in that year.It shows..

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