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January 2017

31st Jan

Half-term activities at Charnwood Museum

Charnwood Museum

Craft workshops, games and quizzes are on offer for young visitors to Charnwood Museum this half-term. The museum is open from 10am to 3pm, Tuesday to Saturday and has a host of activities to enjoy during the holidays. Upcoming events include: Print..

30th Jan

Study of future growth in Leicester and Leicestershire is released

Strategic Growth Plan

Key evidence about the future need for housing and employment land in Leicester and Leicestershire has been published. The Housing and Economic Development Needs Assessment (HEDNA) has looked at a wealth of evidence, including population, household..

27th Jan

Views sought on review of parish electoral arrangements

A public consultation will be launched on February 1, 2017 as part of a review of parish electoral arrangements in Charnwood. Charnwood Borough Council is seeking people’s views as part of a community governance review which will look at existing..

26th Jan

Have an adventure this half-term with activities on offer in Charnwood

Half-Term Adventure

From laser quest to geocaching, there are plenty of adventures to be had in Charnwood this half-term. Charnwood Borough Council’s holiday activity programme is back for February half-term with a host of activities on offer. The activities will run..

25th Jan

Help shape the future of your community

Thurcaston and Cropston Neighbourhood Plan Presentation

Charnwood communities are being urged to consider developing neighbourhood plans and have a greater say in future developments. The call comes following the approval of the borough’s first neighbourhood plan in Thurcaston and Cropston. The parish..

24th Jan

Charnwood Dementia Action Alliance supports families in Charnwood


Photo L-R: Carol Sargent, founder of MindforYou Ltd; Councillor David Gaskell, Mayor of Charnwood; Jan Gaskell, Mayoress of Charnwood. A new branch of an alliance which helps people living with dementia has been formed in Charnwood. The Charnwood..

24th Jan

Garth the dog offers award winning advice to new owners

Rspca Award

Photo L-R: John Barker, Owner of Garth College Kennels, Nicola Gibson, Enviro-Crime & Dog Control Manager at Charnwood Borough Council, Ginger the dog and his owner, Jim Lucas, Chief Inspector, Leicestershire RSPCA and Nicky Morgan, MP for..

19th Jan

Service to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day will be commemorated at a special memorial service in Loughborough on January 27. Councillor David Gaskell, the Mayor of Charnwood, will attend the service in Queen’s Park, which remembers the many Jewish lives lost during..

19th Jan

Swap the suits for football boots and join in a corporate kick-about


Organisations in Charnwood are being urged to swap the boardroom for the football pitch and take part in a corporate kick about. The annual corporate football tournament is organised by Charnwood Borough Council, and encourages local businesses to go..

16th Jan

Charnwood Dementia Action Alliance supports families in Charnwood

A new branch of an alliance which helps people living with dementia has been formed in Charnwood. The Dementia Action Alliance encourages local communities to take practical action to improve the lives of people living with dementia. The Charnwood..

13th Jan

Bargains galore as car boot sales come to Loughborough market place

A series of car boot sales will be held in Loughborough market place from January 29. The car boot sales are being organised by Charnwood Borough Council’s markets and fairs team, and will run until March. Mike Bird, Market and Fairs manager at the..

11th Jan

BIG Weekend of comedy returns to Loughborough

Love Loughborough and Charnwood Borough Council are co-sponsoring the BIG Weekend, a special weekend of comedy taking place in Loughborough for the second year, as part of Leicester Comedy Festival 2017. The BIG Weekend returns after the hugely..

9th Jan

£400,000 funding to help rough sleepers

Rough Sleeper Grant Funding Cropped 2

A £400,000 grant has been secured to offer more help to rough sleepers in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Councils and organisations in the area have secured the Government funding which will be used to provide extra bed spaces for rough..

9th Jan

Charnwood’s Largest Loser kick-starts 2017

Charnwood’s Largest Loser programme is back for 2017 and residents are being urged to get involved. Charnwood Borough Council’s 10-week Largest Loser programme is back and offering regular weigh-ins and exercise classes for anyone looking for a..

5th Jan

Fly-tipped rubbish costs man over £700 in court bills

Fly-Tip, Gorse Hill

A man has been left with a court bill of over £700 after rubbish from his home was fly-tipped. Charnwood Borough Council prosecuted Luke Guildford, 28, after the waste was found at Gorse Hill, Anstey in July 2016. Guilford pleaded guilty to a duty..

4th Jan

Queen’s Park wins prestigious landscape award

Queen’s Park in Loughborough has won a prestigious BALI National Landscape Award for its grounds maintenance.

4th Jan

Council seeks independent Audit Committee chair

The borough council is looking for someone to play a role in making sure its finances are being properly managed.

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