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May 2018

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The Edible Forest Festival returns this September

25th May

The Edible Forest festival will return to Charnwood in Leicestershire from 9-16 September 2018. The festival, created by Leicestershire Promotions, offers a range of unique food and drink events that will showcase local produce at a number of iconic..

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Grant secured thanks to Council help

24th May

An art group which helps people with mental health issues has secured a £10,000 lottery grant with the help of Charnwood Borough Council. Albert Street Artists has been awarded the money from the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All programme to help..

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Charities share more than £12,000 thanks to former mayor

22nd May

Two charities have shared more than £12,000 which has been raised by the former Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Pauline Ranson during her year of office. The money was recently handed over to Loughborough Wellbeing Café and MyAware, a national charity..

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Christine 'proud to serve' as Mayor of Charnwood

22nd May

A new Mayor of Charnwood has taken over the chains of office for 2018/19. Councillor Christine Harris was appointed as the borough’s first citizen on Monday night (May 21) at the council’s annual meeting at Loughborough Town Hall. Cllr Harris,..

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Consultation on Local Plan discussion paper

17th May

Views are being sought on a discussion paper about future development in Charnwood. The borough council is carrying out the consultation as part of its review of its current Local Plan – a series of policies and strategies which identify how land..

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Enjoy a summer of music in Queen's Park

10th May

The bandstand in Queen’s Park, Loughborough will play centre stage to performances by local talent this summer. Free afternoon concerts by a number of bands and choirs will be staged on the bandstand from May 27 until July 22. Performers will..


Tenants urged to enter garden competition

10th May

Council tenants are being encouraged to enter an annual garden competition. The event is run by Charnwood Borough Council and is open to its nearly 6,000 tenants who are being urged to show off their green-fingered skills. There are four categories..

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Memorial Service for Cllr David Slater

10th May

A service to celebrate the life of former Charnwood Borough Council leader David Slater will be held on Monday, June 4 at 1pm. The service will be held at St Bartholomew’s Church in Quorn and anyone who knew David is welcome to attend. Cllr Slater..

Largest Loser Winner 2018

Results are in for this year's Largest Loser

10th May

A woman from Loughborough has landed a 12-month membership at Fusion Lifestyle after winning this year’s Largest Loser competition. Donna Barnett, 50, along with 18 other participants, completed the Largest Loser programme run by Charnwood Borough..

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Council welcomes LGA report

9th May

The building blocks are in place for Charnwood Borough Council to achieve its ambitions, according to a new report. The Local Government Association, which produced the report following a three-day visit to the Council, says the authority is serving..

If only fly-tipping campaign

County-wide fly-tipping campaign is launched

3rd May

A new campaign to stop people illegally dumping their rubbish in Leicestershire has launched. The #IfOnly campaign has seen councils across the city and county join forces to warn people that they face tough action if they are caught fly-tipping. The..

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Injunction secured to stop unauthorised development

2nd May

An injunction has been secured to stop unauthorised development and occupation of land in Syston. Charnwood Borough Council took action after unauthorised engineering works were carried out and a caravan was placed on the land off the Fosse Way. The..

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Potter along to Ceramics in Charnwood

2nd May

Loughborough town centre will once again be welcoming Ceramics in Charnwood. The market returns to the town on Sunday, May 13 and will feature over 60 potters and ceramic artists from across the East Midlands. The stalls will be selling pots, plates..