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October 2018

Dishley Pond

Partnership proves success for Dishley Pond

31st Oct

Access to a wildlife area in Loughborough has been greatly improved thanks to a project involving the borough council, a local civil engineering company and other partners.  Charnwood Borough Council has worked with Loughborough-based CR Civil..

Lottery Prize Winners

Residents delighted with lottery prizes

31st Oct

Two residents who took a chance and made a difference have won prizes in the first ever Charnwood Community Lottery draw. The lottery was launched by Charnwood Borough Council in September. To celebrate the launch players had the chance of winning..

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2,000 free trees to giveaway

30th Oct

Update on November 9, 2018: The date for applications has been changed to Friday November 23. A scheme to give away 2,000 free trees to residents in Charnwood has been launched. The borough council has teamed up with the National Forest and..

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Statements on future of local government in Leicestershire

30th Oct

The leaders of the district councils in Leicestershire have issued statements about the future of local government in Leicestershire. Cllr Jonathan Morgan, leader of Charnwood Borough Council, said: “Leicestershire’s MPs have written to the..

Park Road Tennis

Loughborough tennis courts revamped after receiving council funding

26th Oct

Tennis players in Charnwood have been served up a treat thanks to a £108,000 revamp of courts in Loughborough. Charnwood Borough Council has resurfaced six tennis courts at Loughborough Greenfields Bowling Club on Park Road. Markings for two netball..

Solar Panels

Free workshop to help businesses reduce energy costs

26th Oct

Businesses in Charnwood are being encouraged to sign up for a free event in November to help them become more energy efficient. Charnwood Borough Council is working in partnership with The Carbon Trust Business Fund, an energy efficiency support..

Loughborough Fair

All the fun of the fair heading for Loughborough

26th Oct

Loughborough Fair rolls back into town on Wednesday, November 7 and there will be a host of rides and entertainment on offer for visitors. The fair will be in Loughborough town centre for four days and it will be packed with a variety of funfair..

Southfields green gym opening

Outdoor gym with mobile phone app opens in Loughborough park

23rd Oct

An outdoor gym that comes with its own phone app has officially opened at Southfields Park in Loughborough in a bid to improve the open space and help people get fit. Charnwood Borough Council has installed the gym over the summer and residents have..

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Dog owner fined following attack

23rd Oct

A woman has been ordered to pay nearly £600 in court fines, costs and compensation after her Alaskan malamute attacked another dog in a street in Syston. Following a prosecution by Charnwood Borough Council, Stacie Beeby, 38, of Hallaton Drive,..

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Council participates in anti-fraud drive

23rd Oct

Charnwood Borough Council is participating in a fraud-busting initiative to protect public funds. The National Fraud Initiative is carried out every two years and uses sophisticated ‘data matching’ techniques to analyse data provided by around..

Loughborough Cemetery Consultation

Cabinet approve location for future cemetery

19th Oct

The location of a new cemetery in Loughborough has been approved by councillors. Charnwood Borough Council’s Cabinet approved that land at Nanpantan is to be developed as a new cemetery in Loughborough. The current cemetery in Leicester Road is due..

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Citizens Advice Charnwood signs the Armed Forces Covenant

18th Oct

Citizens Advice Charnwood has signed the covenant of the Armed Forces in order to show and offer their support for servicemen and women who serve at home and abroad. The covenant was brought to the attention of Citizens Advice Charnwood by Victoria..

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Empty home refurbished to provide six self-contained flats

16th Oct

A house which has stood empty in Loughborough for more than 20 years has been refurbished to provide six self-contained flats. The former care home had become an eyesore and a source of complaints from residents but thanks to work between the owners..

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Community Heroes are recognised

15th Oct

Charnwood’s Community Heroes have been celebrated at a special event in Loughborough. The Charnwood Community Heroes Awards were organised by the borough council in partnership with John Storer Charnwood to recognise the great work people are doing..

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Be the voice of your community

15th Oct

A series of events are taking place across Leicestershire and Rutland for people interested in becoming a councillor in next year’s local elections. Voters will head to the polls in all seven districts of Leicestershire and in Rutland for the local..

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Lead member welcomes Leicester City investment

12th Oct

Charnwood Borough Council’s lead member for inward investment has welcomed Leicester City Football Club’s plan to create a state-of-the-art training facility in the borough. The Council’s Plans Committee granted the club's planning application..

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Investing in festive celebrations

9th Oct

Loughborough will be shining brightly at Christmas thanks to new £100,000 festive lights being installed by Charnwood Borough Council. The new decorations are part of the Council’s continued investment in the town centre and events to attract..

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Tribute to Cllr John Sutherington

8th Oct

Tributes have been paid to Charnwood borough councillor John Sutherington who has sadly passed away. Cllr Sutherington represented the Anstey Ward and had served the Council since being elected in May 1999. Cllr Jonathan Morgan, Leader of Charnwood..

Loughborough Cemetery

Cabinet to consider location for future cemetery

8th Oct

The potential location of a new cemetery in Loughborough is due to be considered by councillors later this month. Charnwood Borough Council’s Cabinet will consider a report about where to locate a new cemetery on October 18. The current cemetery in..

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District leaders pledge to continue to work together

5th Oct

The leaders of all seven district councils have today unanimously agreed to continue working together to review the current model of local government in Leicestershire. The leaders of Blaby, Charnwood, Harborough, Hinckley and Bosworth, Melton, North..

Strategic Growth Plan

Plan sets out how city and county will grow

3rd Oct

A PLAN setting out how Leicester and Leicestershire will grow in the future is set to be agreed by local partners. The Strategic Growth Plan has been developed by a partnership made up of Leicester City and Leicestershire County councils, the seven..

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Views sought on polling districts in Charnwood

1st Oct

A consultation about polling districts in Charnwood gets underway on October 1, 2018 and people are urged to have a say. The borough council is required to review polling districts, places and stations every five years to ensure voting arrangements..