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January 2018

29th Jan

Council buys homes to increase affordable housing

Cllr Mercer and Beverly Wagstaffe

Charnwood Borough Council has bought two homes in Loughborough to help meet the ever increasing demand for affordable housing in the area. The homes will be added to the Council’s housing stock and let through its Choice Based Lettings Scheme. Cllr..

29th Jan

Go outdoors this half-term with activities on offer in Charnwood

Feb Half-Term 2018

From horse riding to archery, 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..

26th Jan

Workshops encourage businesses to Switch On, Stand Out with social media

Social Media

A series of workshops are helping local companies to use social media to boost their business. The Switch On, Stand Out social media programme has been developed by Loughborough Students’ Union Enterprise Hub, with support from Charnwood Borough..

25th Jan

Views sought on draft economic strategy

Charnwood Logo

Views are being sought on a draft strategy to guide economic development in Charnwood. The borough council has produced the draft Economic Development Strategy for Charnwood and is welcoming comments. The draft strategy sets out priorities and..

17th Jan

Referendum on Barrow-upon-Soar Neighbourhood Plan

A referendum is being held in Barrow-upon-Soar 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 local..

15th Jan

Final proposals for parish electoral arrangements

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A review of parish electoral arrangements is due to be completed by Charnwood Borough Council. Councillors will vote on a series of proposals put forward at a council meeting on January 22 as part of a community governance review. The review looks at..

11th Jan

Have a say on strategic growth plan

Strategic Growth Plan

People are being asked to have their say on a plan setting out how Leicester and Leicestershire will grow in the future. A draft Strategic Growth Plan is being developed by a partnership formed by Leicester City and Leicestershire County councils,..

10th Jan

Proposal to look at future of town centre site

Limehurst Site

Charnwood Borough Council is considering the future of a vacant town centre site in Loughborough. Cabinet will be asked to consider seeking external advice to help develop options for the Council-owned site in Limehurst Avenue at a meeting on January..

10th Jan

900 trees planted to develop the Outwoods for the future

Councillors and CBC Officers with Green Gym Volunteers

Around 900 native trees have been planted at the Outwoods in Loughborough to help the woodland area flourish. Charnwood Borough Council has planted the trees as part of a five-year Countryside Stewardship scheme. The scheme is run by Natural England..

8th Jan

Charnwood Borough Council awarded for Armed Forces support

CLLR Hilary Fryer and Vicky Coomber

Charnwood Borough Council has received a Bronze award for its support of armed forces. The Council was given the award by the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Scheme (ERS). The national scheme encourages employers to support defence and inspire others..

5th Jan

Community Lottery Proposed for Charnwood

A community lottery could be set up to raise funds for local good causes in Charnwood.  Charnwood Borough Council is looking at creating the weekly lottery scheme to support the local voluntary and community sector. The Council’s Cabinet will..

2nd Jan

Clamp down on cycle theft this new year

Independent charity Crimestoppers and Charnwood Borough Council are launching a campaign to encourage people to keep their bikes safe.  In 2016/17 360 bike thefts were reported in Charnwood. This new year, a campaign will encourage people to ‘mark..

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