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November 2018

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Count of rough sleepers carried out

27th Nov

An annual count to establish the number of rough sleepers in Charnwood has been carried out by the borough council, with the support of local partner agencies. Four teams checked over 50 locations across the borough in the early hours of Wednesday,..

Loughborough Christmas Lights 2018

Loughborough shines brightly for Christmas

26th Nov

The festive season is well and truly underway in Loughborough after thousands of people packed the town centre to see the Christmas lights being switched on. Crowds gathered for the annual event which saw a host of entertainment throughout the day..


Shining stars in Light up Loughborough Competition

22nd Nov

We asked to find a special young person to Light up Loughborough by switching on the town’s Christmas lights and we managed to find two – brother and sister Alex and Megan Hutton. Charnwood Borough Council and the Loughborough Echo joined forces..

Don't Muck Around 2018

Don’t Muck Around – Wheel ‘em in!

20th Nov

Wheel ‘em in – that’s the message for the borough council’s Don’t Muck Around campaign this year. The Council is encouraging people to get their wheelie bins off the streets in Loughborough to make sure paths and pavements look smart and..

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Find out more about becoming a councillor

17th Nov

People interested in standing in next year’s local elections can find out more about being “a voice for the community” at an event in Loughborough on November 17. Voters will head to the polls on May 2, 2019 and Charnwood Borough Council is..

Empty Homes Consultation

Views sought on proposed changes to empty homes premium

16th Nov

A consultation is being held over proposals to increase a council tax premium paid by the owners of empty homes in Charnwood. The borough council is seeking views on possible changes to the empty homes premium following new powers given to local..

Christmas Light Switch-On

New Christmas lights to kick-off festivities in Charnwood

15th Nov

Loughborough is gearing up for the switching-on of the town’s Christmas lights on Sunday November 25. Thousands of people are expected to enjoy the event with festivities taking place in the Market Place between 10am-5pm. This year will see the..

Cascade of Poppies From the Carillon Tower

Charnwood pays its respects on Armistice Day

12th Nov

Thousands of people came together in Loughborough to mark 100 years since the end of World War One on Sunday, November 11. People gathered in the town centre and Queen’s Park to see the annual Remembrance Parade and service at the Carillon..

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Leicestershire Police statement in response to Loughborough Fair

9th Nov

Please read the below statement released by Leicestershire Police this afternoon: "We are aware of concerns being circulated online and on social media about the safety of people attending Loughborough Fair this weekend. Among these concerns are..


Charnwood 14-18 events to mark 100 years since end of World War One

1st Nov

A number of poignant events will be held in Loughborough on November 11 to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One. Charnwood 14-18, organised by the borough council and supported by Love Loughborough, will see people come together in..

Empty Homes

Empty home owners invited to free event to unlock property’s potential

1st Nov

Owners of empty homes in Charnwood are being invited to a drop-in surgery to help them unlock the potential of their properties. The free event has been organised by Charnwood Borough Council who can help to get empty homes back into use by offering..

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Notice of vacancy issued for Anstey

1st Nov

A notice of vacancy has been issued for the Anstey ward following the death of Cllr John Sutherington. An election will take place if two electors from the borough of Charnwood request one by contacting the Returning Officer. More details are on the..