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July 2020

Update on leisure centres July 31

31st Jul

Opening dates have been set for two Charnwood Borough Council leisure centres as more details have been released about the situation. Fusion, which operates the leisure centres on behalf of the Council, has confirmed the health and fitness facilities..

Planning for an alternative Christmas and Fair

31st Jul

Charnwood Borough Council is looking at alternative ways to celebrate Christmas and mark the annual Loughborough Fair in November as it considers cancelling key events due to the pandemic. Loughborough Fair will not be happening in its usual format..

Preparations to improve Shepshed town centre get underway

28th Jul

Plans are shaping up for a £1.2 million regeneration scheme in Shepshed town centre. Charnwood Borough Council is working closely with the Shepshed Town Team, with support from Shepshed Town Council on a public realm improvement scheme which will..

Leader's Blog - Pressing ahead with recovery

27th Jul

I was delighted that Birstall, Thurmaston and Wanlip (and a part of Anstey) were removed from the Leicester lockdown zone last week. This is exactly what we had asked the County Council and Government for as the data clearly showed these areas no..

Parking charges reintroduced from 3 August

27th Jul

Visitors to Loughborough are being reminded that parking charges are being reintroduced at Council-owned car parks on August 3. From Monday Charnwood Borough Council is reinstating charges in its car parks as more people and businesses return to work..

Update on leisure centres

24th Jul

Here is a statement regarding the reopening of leisure centres in Charnwood: "We are working with our partner Fusion, which operates the leisure centres on behalf of the Council, about reopening the leisure centres in Charnwood in the coming..

Name that bin wagon!

21st Jul

Young residents are being asked to name a new shining fleet of refuse and recycling vehicles which have started to arrive in Charnwood. Charnwood Borough Council’s current vehicles are being replaced with a new fleet of 41 new lorries, vans and..

Don’t lose your voice – look out for electoral registration letters

20th Jul

More than 77,000 homes across Charnwood will be contacted this month to keep the electoral register in the borough up-to-date. Charnwood Borough Council is writing to all homes in the borough as part of the annual canvass, to ensure residents have..

Covid-19 recovery grants launched to help community groups

17th Jul

Community groups and charities in Charnwood are being encouraged to apply for funding to help them recover from coronavirus pandemic. The borough Council’s Charnwood VCS Covid-19 Recovery grants will help voluntary organisations respond to..

Leader welcomes lifting of restrictions from July 18

17th Jul

The Leader of Charnwood Borough Council, Cllr Jonathan Morgan has welcomed the Secretary of State’s announcement about the easing of the Leicester lockdown restrictions from Saturday July 18. The announcement means that parts of Charnwood which..

Get active this summer with online activities

10th Jul

A virtual activity timetable will help families in Charnwood stay active this summer. The borough council’s Active Charnwood team has worked with partners to put together a six-week timetable of online activities as an alternative to its usual..

Government announcement on leisure centres

10th Jul

Charnwood Borough Council welcomes the Government’s recent announcement on the reopening of indoor gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools from July 25. The Loughborough, Soar Valley and South Charnwood leisure centres, which are operated on..

Covid-19 measures brought in as free parking extended until end of July

10th Jul

Work is underway to make borough council car parks in Loughborough more Covid-19 secure. Charnwood Borough Council is installing contactless barriers and ticket machines at Beehive Lane and Granby Street car parks. The Council has also committed to..

Remembering Srebrenica

9th Jul

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, in which over 8,000 Muslim men and boys were murdered in the worst atrocity on European soil since the Second World War, simply because of their religious identity.  As an organisation..

Loughborough Town Deal awarded £750,000 for projects

9th Jul

Loughborough Town Deal has scored its first success after being awarded £750,000 of government funding to make the town better for everyone. The project is aiming to secure up to £25 million of government funding to transform the town and an..

Over 10,000 local companies receive £119 million in support during pandemic

9th Jul

This press release is being issued on behalf of Blaby, Charnwood, Harborough, Hinckley and Bosworth, Melton, North West Leicestershire and Oadby and Wigston district and borough councils. District and borough councils in Leicestershire have..

Leicestershire County Council releases further data

9th Jul

Leicestershire County Council has released more detailed data as part of efforts to urge residents to play their part in tackling the rate of coronavirus infection in the county. The press release can be read below: As some concerned residents..

Reception to open on appointment-only basis from July 13

6th Jul

Update: Please be aware that from August 8 it is mandatory for face coverings to be worn on the premises. More information on face coverings can be found on the Government website. Charnwood Borough Council will open its Customer Service Centre to..

Businesses share discretionary grant funding

6th Jul

A support package of £1.65 million is being shared by 185 Charnwood businesses struggling because of the pandemic. Charnwood Borough Council is today issuing government grants of up to business that successfully applied to the discretionary grant..

Charnwood Museum to remain closed until later this summer

3rd Jul

Charnwood Museum in Loughborough is to remain closed until later this summer while plans are put together to make the venue Covid19 secure. The borough Council is working with partner Leicestershire County Council on the plans and it is hoped the..

Help available to residents in the lockdown area

3rd Jul

Charnwood Community Action is here to help – that’s the message to residents in Birstall, Thurmaston and Wanlip which are affected by the lockdown restrictions around Leicester. The Charnwood Community Action campaign was launched by the borough..

Calls for sensible approach to save lives and livelihoods as pubs and bars open

3rd Jul

Pubs, bars, cafes and other venues are due to open this weekend for the first time in in most parts of Charnwood as government restrictions continue to ease. People going out are being urged to support the businesses in a sensible way and a range of..

Play areas to open on Monday July 6

2nd Jul

Play areas in Charnwood will reopen on Monday July 6 Charnwood Borough Council which owns 44 play areas across the borough will reopen them next week but is asking people to follow social distancing and guidance to ensure everybody’s safety. A..