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July 2018

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Unitary Authority - joint statement by Council Leaders

31st Jul

Update on behalf of the District and Borough Council Leaders of Leicestershire. The District and Borough Council Leaders of Leicestershire have agreed to work together to review the current model of local government for Leicestershire. We as Council..

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Vacancy after councillor resigns

31st Jul

Councillor Renata Jones, who represented the Birstall Wanlip ward, has resigned from Charnwood Borough Council. A notice of vacancy has now been issued meaning a by-election could be called.  Residents in that ward can contact their other ward..

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Leader's blog: Working together to review local government in Leicestershire

30th Jul

I recently met with the other six district council leaders in Leicestershire and we have all signed an agreement to work together  to review the current model of local government in Leicestershire. It follows the county council’s rather rushed..

Fly Tipping

Man fined over dumped rubbish in car park

23rd Jul

A man has been left with a court bill of £1,800 after rubbish from a car he had sold was fly-tipped in a car park in Loughborough. Charnwood Borough Council prosecuted Craig Nash, 32 of Stirling Avenue, Loughborough after the waste was found in the..

Harry Cook

Tributes paid to Harry Cook

20th Jul

Tributes are being paid to community stalwart Harry Cook who played an instrumental part in the success of Loughborough in Bloom. Harry sadly died this week. Cllr Jonathan Morgan, leader of Charnwood Borough Council, said: “We were very sorry to..

Markets 2018

Work continues on Loughborough Markets plan

19th Jul

Plans to refresh Loughborough Markets are continuing to be worked upon by the borough council and traders. Regular meetings are being held between traders, officers and councillors as they look to improve the town’s award-winning markets. Work has..

Loogabarooga 2018 Festival Launch

Loogabarooga is back to thrill young readers

17th Jul

Loughborough will again be home to the major Loogabarooga Festival of Incredible Illustrations and Brilliant Books this October with a range of literary events and shows for children and families across six days. The festival will also be celebrating..

Dragon's Den

Pitch your community project to 'Dragon's Den'

16th Jul

A “Dragons’ Den” style event is returning to Charnwood to help groups and residents learn more about securing funding for projects. Community groups and individuals will be given the chance to pitch their projects to a panel of experts and..

Fearon Hall

Looking to the future after £200,000 project

13th Jul

A popular community centre is looking to the future following the completion of more than £200,000 of essential maintenance. Charnwood Borough Council has invested the funding into Fearon Hall in Rectory Road, Loughborough to ensure the building is..

Charnwood Community Lottery

Groups urged to sign up and benefit from community lottery

13th Jul

Groups and projects in Charnwood are being urged to sign up for a new community lottery which will raise thousands of pounds for good causes. The borough council will launch the Charnwood Community Lottery in September and it is encouraging..

Universal Credit

Council Supporting Customers as Benefits System Changes

11th Jul

Support is available for Charnwood residents who may be affected by the wider rollout of Universal Credit. The Department of Work and Pensions is expanding Universal Credit and from July 11, 2018 it will affect more people of working age in the..

Loughborough Shows Respect for Armed Forces

Loughborough shows respect for Armed Forces

2nd Jul

Loughborough saluted the Armed Forces on Saturday (June 30) as it held events in the town centre to mark Armed Forces Day. The event, organised by Charnwood Borough Council and supported by Love Loughborough, included a display of military vehicles..