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March 2020

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Garden waste service update

31st Mar

The garden waste service was suspended on March 23 and while we had hoped it would resume soon, it is now clear that it will not be operating for some time. This is because our waste partner Serco is experiencing staff shortages due to the..

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Council given nearly £1 million to help people on low incomes with council tax bills

27th Mar

Nearly £1 million has been allocated to Charnwood Borough Council to help people on low incomes with council tax bills during the coronavirus pandemic. All councils have been given funding by government to further reduce council tax bills for people..

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Pledge to get support to businesses

26th Mar

Around 2,500 businesses in Charnwood could be eligible for government support to help them through the coronavirus pandemic. Charnwood Borough Council, which will co-ordinate some of the support in the area, estimates it could end up distributing..

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We will stand by our communities, pledges Leader

24th Mar

Charnwood Borough Council will stand by communities, businesses and organisations throughout the coronavirus pandemic, leader Jonathan Morgan has pledged. Cllr Morgan says the Council is focussing all its resources on supporting communities during..

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Council offices closed to the public

23rd Mar

Following the government’s latest advice on social distancing, the Council offices in Southfield Road, Loughborough are now closed to the public. We apologise for any inconvenience but protecting the health and wellbeing of everyone living and..

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Outwoods closed and people urged to follow social distancing guidance

22nd Mar

Charnwood Borough Council has closed the Outwoods in Loughborough and the car park at Charnwood Water to support the government’s guidance on social distancing. The closures are until further notice and in line with the approach of other open..

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Leisure centres now closed

21st Mar

Following the Government's decision to close all leisure facilities, the Council's three leisure centres, Loughborough, Soar Valley and South Charnwood at Syston, we will be closed until further notice. The centres are operated on behalf of the..

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Garden Waste Service suspended

20th Mar

With our waste partner Serco, we have decided to suspend garden waste collections from Monday, March 23 for a period of at least two weeks due to staff shortages resulting from the coronavirus. Please do not put your bins out. We do not take this..

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Campaign launched to support community effort

18th Mar

Charnwood Borough Council is supporting the community effort to help residents in need during the coronavirus pandemic. The Council, working with John Storer Charnwood, has launched Charnwood Community Action – a campaign to help support, advise,..

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How we’re tackling coronavirus – from the Local Resilience Forum (LRF)

18th Mar

Help protect us, so we can protect you – is the message from the Local Resilience Forum (LRF) for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. With coronavirus now impacting on almost every area of life, it’s more important than ever that we are..

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Bulky waste collections suspended

18th Mar

The Council is suspending its bulky waste collection due to staff shortages. We will therefore not be taking any bookings for collections until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience and will resume the service as soon as..

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Non-essential Council meetings cancelled

18th Mar

The Council is cancelling non-essential meetings due to the coronavirus pandemic and based on guidance from government. Government has indicated that we need to continue with normal business as much as possible and therefore we are still planning to..

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Statement from Fusion regarding the leisure centres

18th Mar

Our leisure centres are currently open, we are monitoring the situation constantly and would like to give you some further reassurance following the recent updates from Public Health England, as issued by the Chief Medical Officer. Continuing to..

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Suspension of sports and leisure activities

17th Mar

Following recent government advice regarding the coronavirus pandemic, we have made the tough decision to temporarily cancel some of our sports activities until further notice. Please see below details of the activities which have been cancelled. We..

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Temporary closure of Charnwood Museum

17th Mar

We have taken the very difficult decision to temporarily close Charnwood Museum from Wednesday March 18 following the Government’s most recent advice regarding the coronavirus pandemic. The government has advised people to stop non-essential..

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Live streaming at tonight’s plans committee

17th Mar

Charnwood Borough Council will be live streaming tonight’s plans committee on Twitter. The Council will trial a live stream of the meeting from 5pm to give people an opportunity to watch from the comfort of their homes. Members of the public are..

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Temporary closure of Loughborough Town Hall

17th Mar

In light of the government advice to people that they should “avoid large gatherings, and gatherings in smaller public spaces such as pubs, cinemas, restaurants, theatres, bars, clubs, Loughborough Town Hall regrets to announce that it will be..

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Pledge to support communities

17th Mar

Charnwood Borough Council has pledged to support communities through the coronavirus pandemic and keep them informed about possible changes to services. Cllr Jonathan Morgan, Leader of the Council, said: “This is a serious situation and our..

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Pledge over newly-announced business rates support scheme

13th Mar

Charnwood Borough Council has pledged to implement the government’s new support measures around business rates as soon as possible. The government announced in this week’s Budget a package of measures to support businesses, including increasing..

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New round of grants on offer to benefit community

11th Mar

Community groups and charities in Charnwood are being invited to apply for funding in 2020. Charnwood Borough Council has launched its new rounds of Charnwood Grants in a bid to help local organisations, charities and community led projects to access..

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Man who abandoned vehicle left with £1,500 court bill

11th Mar

A man has been ordered pay more than £1,500 in fines and court costs after failing to move his abandoned vehicle despite several warnings from Charnwood Borough Council. Dale Haggett, of Chapman Place, Colchester was identified as the registered..

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Planting gets underway at Outwoods

9th Mar

Over a thousand trees have been planted at the Outwoods in Loughborough to help the ancient woodland flourish. Charnwood Borough Council which maintains the Outwoods, working alongside the Outwoods Management Committee has planted the trees as part..

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Armed Forces project in national awards final three

6th Mar

A project which supports the armed forces community in Charnwood, Rushcliffe and Melton has been shortlisted as one of only three finalists in the in the Forces in Mind Trust, Working Together category of the national Soldiering on Awards. The..

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Leicestershire authorities committed to being carbon neutral by 2030

6th Mar

The seven district and borough councils in Leicestershire have declared a collective ambition of being carbon neutral by 2030. Working closely together on schemes and initiatives that will help to tackle climate change issues and reduce carbon use..

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Community comes together to replace vandalised trees

5th Mar

The local community have come together to ensure 30 trees which were vandalised at Charnwood Water in Loughborough have been replaced. Park rangers who work for the borough Council’s open spaces partner Idverde recently discovered the trees which..

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Thanks for taking part in Loughborough Town Deal survey

4th Mar

More than 250 people have put forward ideas as part of a project to secure up to £25 million of government funding to transform Loughborough. The Loughborough Town Deal Board appealed for ideas as it works to secure the funding under the..

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Over 6,000 trees given away

2nd Mar

Thousands of free trees have been handed out to residents, community groups and parish councils in the borough. Charnwood Borough Council gave away over 6,000 free trees after teaming up with the National Forest and partner idverde for the second..