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June 2019

Cllr Hilary Fryer, Isabel Rycroft and Hazel Skellington

Council tenant receives war medal at 97

27th Jun

A chance conversation between 97-year-old Isabel Rycroft and Charnwood Lifeline warden Hazel Skellington has led to Isabel’s war service being recognised after more than 70 years. Isabel served in the Auxiliary Territorial Service, the women’s..

Outwoods Cottage

Planning application submitted for Outwoods visitor centre

27th Jun

A planning application to convert a derelict former ranger’s cottage at the Outwoods in Loughborough into a café and visitor centre has been submitted. Charnwood Borough Council has submitted the plan and says the project would help further..

Carbon Neutral by 2030

Council targets being carbon neutral by 2030

26th Jun

Charnwood Borough Council has declared its intention to be carbon neutral by 2030. The Council backed a motion to aim for carbon neutrality at a meeting on Monday, June 24 after it was put forward by Cllr Eric Vardy, lead member for the..

Stay Connected

Stay connected with the borough council

26th Jun

Charnwood residents are being urged to stay connected with the borough council by signing up to new email alerts. The Council has introduced the alerts to help keep people informed about Council services and news. There are a range of topics..

Honorary Freeman

Council’s highest honour bestowed on Loughborough businessman

25th Jun

A prominent Loughborough businessman has been awarded the freedom of the borough of Charnwood in recognition of his service to the community. Charnwood Borough Council bestowed the honour on Lez Cope-Newman at a special meeting on Monday June 24. It..

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Cabinet to consider changes to bulky waste

21st Jun

Changes to Charnwood Borough Council’s bulky waste collection service will be considered by councillors. The Council is one of only a handful of authorities in England to currently offer a free collection for some bulky items from people’s..

Southfields new entrance work

New look for Southfields Park entrance

18th Jun

A project to improve the entrance to a popular Loughborough park is underway. The borough council has started work on the £60,000 project to revamp the Leicester Road entrance to Southfields Park. A new archway bearing the name of the park will be..

Holiday Activities News Story

Have a summer adventure in Charnwood

17th Jun

A range of exciting activities are on offer for children, young people and families in Charnwood this summer. The borough council’s Active Charnwood team has put together a programme of events and sessions at various locations in the area. The..


Taxi driver fined for using unlicensed vehicle

13th Jun

A taxi driver in Charnwood has been fined £660 in court for operating an unlicensed vehicle and failing to use a meter in his taxi. Charnwood Borough Council prosecuted Noel Bertram, 71 of Milton Street Loughborough after a police officer spotted..

Student waste blitz 2019

End-of-term waste blitz in student areas

12th Jun

Students in Loughborough are being urged to get behind an end-of-term blitz on waste on Saturday, June 29 (2019). Charnwood Borough Council and waste management partner Serco have joined forces with Loughborough University to organise the big..

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Delight at Dishley with new paths

7th Jun

Improvements to the paths at a local wildlife area in Loughborough have been completed. Charnwood Borough Council worked with Loughborough-based CR Civil Engineering to make improvements to Dishley Pond, a popular destination in Loughborough for..

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Appeal for new Independent Remuneration Panel member

5th Jun

Charnwood Borough Council is looking for a new member of the Independent Remuneration Panel which makes recommendations on the allowances paid to councillors and co-opted members. The panel usually meets two or three times a year. Interested people..