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April 2020

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District councils issue almost £100 million in coronavirus funding to 8,000 businesses

30th Apr

District and borough councils in Leicestershire have distributed almost £100 million of vital government coronavirus funding to thousands of local businesses in the county. Since early April, officers at Blaby, Charnwood, Harborough, Hinckley and..

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Work continues to support Charnwood communities

30th Apr

From delivering food parcels and making befriending calls, work is continuing to support residents through Charnwood Community Action. The campaign was launched by Charnwood Borough Council in partnership with John Storer Charnwood to support,..

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Council joins forces with business groups to offer online support to small businesses

30th Apr

Small businesses across Charnwood are invited to learn more about support and funding available to help them through the national lockdown. Charnwood Borough Council has joined forces with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and Leicestershire..

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Council leader welcomes funding boost

29th Apr

Charnwood Borough Council leader Jonathan Morgan has welcomed the Government’s announcement to provide extra funding to councils on the frontline of supporting communities during the coronavirus pandemic. The Government last week announced an extra..

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Loughborough town centre regeneration scheme moves to next stage

28th Apr

A £2million scheme to regenerate Loughborough town centre continues to move forward with councillors due to discuss the latest stage shortly. The Bedford Square Gateway Project will transform the southern end of the town centre and create a..

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Call to industry to support Leicestershire PPE drive

27th Apr

The Lord Lieutenant is teaming up with local councils and business leaders in a new drive urging companies to donate personal protective equipment (PPE) for key workers. The appeal – spearheaded by Mike Kapur – asks firms to donate anynew and..

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Supporting homeless people in Charnwood during the coronavirus pandemic

24th Apr

One of the many challenges facing Charnwood Borough Council during its response to the coronavirus pandemic has been supporting homeless households and rough sleepers. On March 26, the Government instructed councils to arrange accommodation for..

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Message to residents from Mayor of Charnwood

23rd Apr

As we continue through these unprecedented and challenging times, it has been heart-warming to see the fantastic response from the local communities which have come together to ensure vulnerable residents in Charnwood get the help and support they..

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Businesses urged to apply for Coronavirus support grants

21st Apr

Small businesses yet to claim more than £13 million in government Coronavirus support are being urged to apply online now. Charnwood Borough Council is contacting 1,243 businesses who haven’t applied for a grant, after distributing more than..

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Garden waste service resumes from Monday, April 20

19th Apr

Charnwood Borough Council is resuming its garden waste service from Monday, April 20. The service, which has more than 30,000 customers, was suspended on March 23 due to staff shortages caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The service is being phased..

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Half of eligible businesses claim Coronavirus business support grants

17th Apr

More than 1,400 Charnwood businesses have already shared £18.8 million of government funding as part of a support package to help local firms.

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Councillors commit extra £26,000 to coronavirus community action scheme

17th Apr

Borough councillors have committed £26,000 to further support the Charnwood Community Action campaign which is helping communities during the coronavirus pandemic.   All 52 councillors are allocated up to £1,000 a year to give to community groups..

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Book of Thanks for our NHS, care workers and key workers

16th Apr

An online book of thanks has been launched so Charnwood residents can pay tribute to the NHS, care workers and key workers who are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus. The online book is being co-ordinated by Charnwood Borough Council..

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Council staff redeployed to support Charnwood Community Action

16th Apr

James Nelson is normally found treading the boards and corridors of Loughborough Town Hall, but since March 26 he has been on the front line of the effort to support Charnwood communities affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Tell us about your community stars!

15th Apr

Residents in Charnwood are being encouraged to shout about local stars helping communities during the coronavirus pandemic. As part of Charnwood Community Action, a campaign by the borough council and John Storer Charnwood and others to support..

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VE Day events cancelled

8th Apr

Events due to take place in Loughborough to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day have been cancelled. The borough council had started to plan a programme of events which would take place in the town centre on Friday May 8 to mark 75 years since the..

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Cross-party message urges people to follow the social distancing guidelines

7th Apr

Councillors representing all political parties on Charnwood Borough Council have issued a joint statement over the coronavirus pandemic with a plea for people to follow the social distancing guidelines and help save lives. The leaders of the..

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Community praised for Charnwood Community Action response

3rd Apr

Organisations, volunteers and businesses from across the borough have been praised for coming together and supporting Charnwood Community Action. The campaign was launched by Charnwood Borough Council in partnership with John Storer Charnwood to..

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£50 million support package for Charnwood businesses leaps into action

2nd Apr

More than £5 million of government funding is on its way to Charnwood businesses as part of a £50 million package to help local firms. Charnwood Borough Council has acted quickly to get the first set of government business grants to local companies..