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Town committee will meet for first time

A committee set up by Charnwood Borough Council to consider issues affecting Loughborough will meet for the first time on June 20.

The agenda for the first Loughborough Area Committee includes an update on plans to expand the town cemetery, a £280,000 conservation project at the Carillon Tower and improvements to the town’s markets.

The committee comprises all 20 borough councillors whose wards cover the town and was set up to give those councillors a more formal role in key matters relating to the area.

It is not a decision-making committee but allows the borough councillors representing Loughborough to be consulted and to give their collective views on significant issues.

Adrian Ward, head of strategic support at the council, said: “The intention is that the Loughborough Area Committee will meet twice a year to consider budget proposals affecting the town and to receive an annual review of significant matters or issues relating to Loughborough.”

The chair and vice-chair will be elected annually.

Also on the first agenda are updates on plans to improve Southfields Park and Sidings Park, off Burder Street.

The committee meets on Wednesday, June 20 at the council offices in Southfield Road at 6pm. It is open to the public and the reports are available online.

At future meetings, residents will be able to ask questions about matters affecting Loughborough by submitting them six working days before the meeting.