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May 2020

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Charnwood businesses claim much-needed government grants

27th May

Charnwood Borough Council has distributed more than 90% of government funding designed to support businesses through the Coronavirus pandemic. So far 2,442 businesses have received grants totalling £29.46 million since the funding was made available..

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Creating safe and welcoming high streets

21st May

Preparations are underway to create safe and welcoming shopping areas in towns and villages across Charnwood. Charnwood Borough Council is working with businesses and Love Loughborough to help high streets get ready to trade safely as lockdown..

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Council given £1.6million to support more businesses

14th May

An extra £1.6 million has been allocated to Charnwood Borough Council to support local businesses who have struggled to access Coronavirus grants. Funding has been awarded to all councils to provide additional top up grants to small businesses who..

Mental Health Awareness 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week focuses on Kindness

13th May

A simple act of kindness can make a real difference, that’s the message of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. Running from 18 to 24 May, the national awareness week highlights mental health and mental health problems to tackle stigma and..

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Outwoods, golf course and Charnwood Water car park reopen – play areas remain closed

13th May

The Outwoods in Loughborough have reopened to the public following the introduction of new coronavirus guidance by the government. The ancient woodland was closed in March as the government introduced social distancing including restricting travel to..

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Garden waste service update

12th May

Charnwood Borough Council is continuing to operate a limited garden waste service as it focuses resources on maintaining recycling and refuse collections for borough homes. The Council resumed the service on April 20 and emptied customers’ garden..

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Leicestershire’s Charnwood Forest secures National Lottery support

7th May

Charnwood Forest in Leicestershire has been awarded a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £2,767,300 to put this little known, but internationally important, heritage landscape very firmly on the map. This unique landscape is one of the most..

Cllr Morgan Leader's Blog

Leader's Blog - Building a stronger future, together

7th May

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the world in just a few short weeks. Thousands of people have lost their lives to the virus in the UK. Many more have risked their own lives to save or care for others and public services have been forced to adapt..

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Book of thanks for key workers filled with messages

6th May

Tributes from across the borough have been pouring into an online book of thanks for the NHS, carers and key workers. The book, launched by Charnwood Borough Council, features messages of appreciation for the many people continuing to work on the..

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Borough council leader welcomes extra funding for businesses

6th May

Charnwood Borough Council leader Jonathan Morgan has welcomed the Government’s announcement to provide up to an additional £617m to help small businesses across the UK who may not have qualified for earlier coronavirus support schemes. A..

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Bookings open for bulky waste collections

5th May

Residents in Charnwood will be able to book bulky waste collections from today, Tuesday May 5. The borough council is resuming the service after it was suspended due to staff shortages caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The first collections will..

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Loughborough Town Hall Dame crowned best in the UK at the Great British Pantomime Awards 2020

4th May

Loughborough Town Hall and producers Little Wolf Entertainment have been celebrating as last year’s 5-star rated Jack and the Beanstalk took home the award for Best Dame for James Peake’s portrayal of the Helga Skelter Trott at this year’s..

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Council offers gesture of goodwill to garden waste customers

4th May

Garden waste customers across Charnwood are being offered £5 off their next subscription as a gesture of goodwill. Charnwood Borough Council is offering the reduction after collections were disrupted because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Any..

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First virtual Council meeting on May 6

4th May

The first ever virtual meeting for Charnwood Borough Council will take place on Wednesday May 6. Members of the plans committee will swap their chamber seats and for the comfort of their own homes as they take part in the meeting which will allow..

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Residents encouraged to celebrate VE Day at home

1st May

Residents in Charnwood are being urged to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day from the safety of their homes.   In line with national government guidance, the borough council cancelled its programme of events planned to mark 75 years since the end..