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November 2017

28th Nov

Activities on offer to celebrate World Disability Day

Activities for all the family to enjoy are on offer to celebrate World Disability Day. Charnwood Borough Council’s sport and active recreation team has organised a number of free, inclusive activities on Sunday, December 3. Sports include..

27th Nov

Please stick 'em up!

Garden Waste Stickers

Subscribers to the Charnwood Borough Council garden waste service are being reminded to make sure they’ve put their stickers on their bins. Only bins with stickers – proof of a current subscription - will be emptied and last week (up to November..

27th Nov

Event for private landlords to find out latest renting advice

Charnwood Borough Council, in partnership with DASH Landlord Accreditation and the East Midlands Property Owners (EMPO) are inviting landlords to an advice event. The event will be held Wednesday, December 6 from 4-8pm at the Ramada Loughborough..

27th Nov

Crowds get into the festive spirit at Christmas lights switch-on

Christmas Lights Switch on 2017

This year’s festivities kicked-off with the Christmas lights switch-on in Loughborough Market Place on Sunday, November 26. Crowds gathered to see Capital FM host the event for the first time, with breakfast’s Dino, Pete and Tyles as well as..

23rd Nov

Rough sleeper count carried out

Rough Sleeper Count 2017

A count to establish the number of rough sleepers in Charnwood has been carried out by the borough council. During the early hours of Wednesday, November 22 council staff and volunteers checked 46 locations in Loughborough, Syston and Barrow upon..

20th Nov

It’s #OurDay to celebrate local government

Our Day 2017

From bin collections to housing, street cleaning to community safety, there are hundreds of vital services of that councils deliver. Charnwood Borough Council will be celebrating the officers who deliver these services as part of #OurDay. The..

17th Nov

Council agrees to give land to Taylor’s Bell Foundry to support its future

An area of Council-owned land is set to be given to Taylor’s Bell Foundry to help support its future.  Charnwood borough councillors agreed in principle to transfer ownership of the land at a Cabinet meeting on Thursday (November 16). The small..

17th Nov

Councillors agree to look again at cemetery plans

Charnwood borough councillors have agreed to look again at plans to find more space for burials in Loughborough. Cabinet met on Thursday night (November 16) and agreed that more work should be done around the options for new burial sites in the..

16th Nov

Innovation showcase crowned top event at the Leicester Business Festival

Innovation Showcase

An innovation showcase event to support local businesses has been voted ‘Event of the Festival’ at the Leicester Business Festival 2017. The showcase was organised by inCharnwood, a Charnwood Borough Council initiative and Loughborough Advanced..

16th Nov

Charnwood car parks receive Park Mark award once again

Park Mark 2017

All five borough council car parks in Loughborough town centre have been recognised for being among the safest in the country – yet again. They have secured the prestigious Park Mark Safer Parking Award accreditation for ensuring a safe environment..

16th Nov

A night of celebration for dedicated community efforts

Don't Muck Around and It's Your Neighbourhood Awards

Individuals and groups who go the extra mile in the community have been honoured at an awards ceremony. Charnwood Borough Council held its Don’t Muck Around and Loughborough in Bloom It’s Your Neighbourhood Awards at Burleigh Court. The Don’t..

13th Nov

Council environmental team highly commended at ‘Noise Oscars’

Noise Oscars

Charnwood Borough Council’s environmental health team has been recognised for its work to reduce noise problems. The team received the John Connell “Highly Commended” Award at the Palace of Westminster, for their work on developing guidance on..

8th Nov

Christmas lights switch-on kicks off festivities

Christmas Lights Switch On

Christmas cheer is heading to Charnwood with a host of events in the borough. This year’s festivities will officially kick-off with the Christmas lights switch-on in Loughborough Market Place on Sunday, November 26, from 1pm – 5pm. Capital FM..

7th Nov

New leader of Charnwood Borough Council is appointed

CLLR Jonathan Morgan

Councillor Jonathan Morgan has been appointed as the new leader of Charnwood Borough Council. The former deputy leader was appointed at a full council meeting on Monday, November 6 following the resignation of Cllr David Slater. Cllr Morgan, 49,..

2nd Nov

Reminders over garden waste bin stickers

Garden Waste

From Monday November 6, garden waste bins in Charnwood will only be emptied if they display a valid sticker to prove the subscription has been paid. The new rules come into effect following the distribution of around 34,000 stickers across Charnwood..

2nd Nov

Owner left with £700 court bill for failing to microchip her dog

A dog owner has been fined £220 for failing to get her pet microchipped. Charnwood Borough Council prosecuted Victoria Taylor, of Forest Gate, Anstey after her brindle and white pug cross was picked up as a stray and taken to Garth College Kennels..

1st Nov

Remembrance events planned for Charnwood’s fallen war heroes


Charnwood’s fallen war heroes will be remembered at three poignant events. The Mayor of Charnwood, Councillor Pauline Ranson, will place a cross in Queen’s Park’s Garden of Remembrance on Saturday, November 4. A short service to commemorate..

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