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July 2019

Bloom News Story

Loughborough competes in national gardening competition

31st Jul

Loughborough was in full bloom as it took part in Britain in Bloom on July 30. The town was selected to represent the region in the small city category at the national awards organised by the Royal Horticultural Society. Loughborough in Bloom is..

Edible Forest Festival 2018

Edible Forest Festival returns to Charnwood Forest in September

31st Jul

The annual Edible Forest Festival returns this September to celebrate the best in local food and drink at unique and iconic settings around the ancient woodland of Charnwood Forest. From September 7-15, 2019, there will be a range of tasty food and..

Rob Mitchell

Chief executive appointment is confirmed

30th Jul

Charnwood Borough Council has confirmed the appointment of its new chief executive. Councillors approved the appointment of Rob Mitchell, currently chief executive officer at Ashfield District Council in Nottinghamshire, at a special meeting on..

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Changes to bulky waste service confirmed

29th Jul

Changes to Charnwood Borough Council’s bulky waste collection service have been approved. 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 doorsteps. Currently,..

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HMO study makes recommendations

25th Jul

A study looking at the impact of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) in Charnwood has been published. The assessment has taken place as part of Charnwood Borough Council’s review of its current Local Plan which guides where future development..

Community lottery

Lottery now helping the fab 50!

24th Jul

Charnwood Community Lottery is celebrating a milestone as the 50th good cause has signed up to take part. Friends of Hallam Fields joined the lottery recently and is a parents and teachers association raising funds for Hallam Fields primary school in..

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Man jailed for 30 weeks after breaching injunction

22nd Jul

A man has been jailed for 30 weeks after breaching an injunction which banned him from begging and entering parts of Loughborough town centre. Charnwood Borough Council secured the conviction against Terry Spencer, 53, of Lovett Court, Sileby after..

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Charnwood to consider new chief executive

19th Jul

Charnwood Borough Council will consider the appointment of a new chief executive at a special meeting on Monday, July 29. Current chief executive Geoff Parker is retiring and following a recruitment process, the Council is proposing the role is taken..

Idverde Intranet Story

New project to help protect nature in Charnwood

18th Jul

A new project will ensure Charnwood will become an important haven for wildlife. Charnwood Borough Council’s green spaces partner idverde and the RSPB have announced a new partnership to help protect nature across the borough. The six-year project..

Couch to Goal

Districts to meet on the pitch after Couch to Goal programme

16th Jul

Adults looking to improve their health and fitness have the opportunity to join a football-based Couch to Goal programme in either Charnwood or North West Leicestershire. The aim is for people to get more active by taking up football in a relaxed..

This Girl Can

Get together with the girls for a night of fun and exercise

15th Jul

Unfortunately the Active Charnwood This Girl Can Charity Night on August 16 has been cancelled due to low numbers. Everyone who purchased a ticket will receive a full refund shortly. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Women in Charnwood can..

Regulatory services award

Council awarded for work with food start-ups

12th Jul

A project which supports food start-up businesses has won a regional award. Charnwood Borough Council’s food safety team won the Best Small Business Friendly Regulatory Approach at the Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB) Leicestershire and..

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Projects awarded over £20,000 in grant funding

11th Jul

Groups in Charnwood have been awarded £22,500 to support local projects. In the latest round of grant applications for 2019-20, Charnwood Borough Council awarded funding to several community groups. Falcon Support Services was awarded £10,000..

Incharnwood News Story

Film showcases Charnwood’s investment potential

10th Jul

A film showcasing Charnwood’s commercial potential to investors from around the region, nation and the world has been premiered. InCharnwood, the borough council’s regeneration brand, commissioned the film as part of its strategy to attract more..

Loughborough in Bloom 2019

Competition judges welcomed to blooming Loughborough

10th Jul

Loughborough looked blooming lovely as it took part in a regional horticultural competition on July 9. The East Midlands in Bloom competition judges visited the town to see how volunteers have demonstrated their pride and environmental responsibility..


Remaining summer bandstand concerts cancelled

4th Jul

Update on the bandstand summer concerts. Unfortunately, we had to make the unfortunate decision to cancel the final two performances which were due to take place on July 21 & August 11. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. The bandstand in..

Student waste blitz

Tonnes of rubbish cleared during waste blitz

2nd Jul

Tonnes of rubbish has been cleared in Loughborough following an end-of-term blitz on waste in student areas. Charnwood Borough Council and waste management partner Serco joined forces with Loughborough University to organise the big clear-up on..

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Search is on for this year’s Charnwood sporting heroes

2nd Jul

Do you know someone in Charnwood who’s sporting achievements deserve to be recognised? Nominations for the 2019 Charnwood Sports Awards, run by Charnwood Borough Council, are now open. The awards recognise the successes of athletes, coaches and..

Armed Forces Day 2019

Loughborough pays tribute to Armed Forces

1st Jul

Loughborough saluted the Armed Forces on Saturday June 29 as it held events in the market place to mark Armed Forces Day. The annual event, organised by Charnwood Borough Council and supported this year by Loughborough Building Society on the hottest..