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August 2020

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Call to ‘remember the basics’ ahead of bank holiday weekend

27th Aug

Leicestershire County Council has released the following advice ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend. Residents are urged to play their part in a new push to drive down stubbornly high coronavirus numbers across Leicestershire. Ahead of the bank holiday..

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2020 Charnwood Sports Awards cancelled

27th Aug

Charnwood Borough Council has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Charnwood Sports Awards. The annual awards, which take months of planning, celebrate the achievements of sports clubs, individual athletes, coaches and volunteers..

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Loughborough Town Hall confirms Pantomime postponement to 2021

26th Aug

Loughborough Town Hall has announced that this year’s action-packed Pantomime Aladdin will be postponed until Christmas 2021. The Leicestershire venue, along with Little Wolf Entertainment, say they will now focus on making sure next year’s panto..

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Charnwood Museum reopens to the public on Wednesday August 26

25th Aug

Charnwood Museum will open its doors to the public again from Wednesday, August 26. The museum closed in late March when the country went into lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Staff were redeployed to other services within the Council and..

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Plans to reopen remaining leisure centre facilities confirmed

21st Aug

Charnwood Borough Council and its leisure partner Fusion have confirmed details for the reopening of Loughborough Leisure Centre and the swimming pools at all three sites. The health and fitness facilities and swimming pool at Loughborough Leisure..

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Grants available for Charnwood homes and businesses affected by storms in February

20th Aug

Residents of Charnwood who were victims of flooding after Storms Ciara and Dennis in February 2020 may be eligible for a grant. The Property Flood Resilience (PFR) Recovery Support Scheme Grant 2020 is funded by the Department for Environment, Food..

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Loughborough University set to welcome students for new academic year

18th Aug

Loughborough University has released the following information about students returning to campus for the new academic year. Loughborough University has confirmed that its campuses will be operational in October and significant measures have been put..

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Information on schools reopening in Leicestershire

18th Aug

Leicestershire County Council has released the following information about schools reopening for Leicestershire families. Families with children returning to school in Leicestershire this autumn can access new online information and support. Schools..

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Government calls time on COVID grant schemes

18th Aug

Charnwood businesses impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic have until 28 August to apply for government grants of up to £25,000 before the schemes close.  Charnwood Borough Council has already issued a total of £31.6 million in government grants to..

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Last chance to Name That Wagon

14th Aug

Time is running out for young residents in Charnwood to enter name suggestions for a new fleet of refuse and recycling vehicles. Charnwood Borough Council is investing in a new fleet of vehicles and has invited local children to name some of..

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Statement on market stalls in Sileby

13th Aug

We have issued the following statement regarding market stalls in Sileby. Statement Cllr Jenny Bokor, Lead Member for Loughborough, said: “We have very carefully considered all the points raised around the stalls currently being held every Tuesday..

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75th anniversary of VJ Day

13th Aug

Residents are being encouraged to follow social distancing guidelines while marking the 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan (VJ) Day on Saturday August 15. The borough Council has collated a range of information and resources from national..


Consultations launched over licensing privately-rented properties

10th Aug

Residents, landlords and businesses in Charnwood are being asked to give their views on two proposed licensing schemes.   The borough Council is proposing to introduce two different licensing schemes for private landlords. The aim is to improve the..

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Guided walks around Charnwood return from August 10

7th Aug

Residents of Charnwood will be able to enjoy guided walks again from August 10. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the guided walks, organised by Charnwood Borough Council’s Active Charnwood team, will be a bit different to previous events to ensure..

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Mayor visits community hub to mark 10,000 parcels

7th Aug

The Mayor of Charnwood has visited the Charnwood Community Action hub to mark the delivery of the 10,000th food parcel. The Charnwood Community Action campaign is a partnership with the borough council, John Storer Charnwood, The Bridge East Midlands..

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Campaign extended to help businesses affected by lockdown zone

6th Aug

Charnwood Borough Council has extended its Charnwood inBusiness campaign to help local companies in Thurmaston, Birstall, Syston, Anstey and Wanlip. The Council has teamed up with the Leicester Mercury, Leicestershire Live, Loughborough and Shepshed..

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Thank you for telling us about your community stars

5th Aug

More than 60 individuals, community groups and local businesses have been recognised as community stars for helping their local communities during the coronavirus pandemic.   Charnwood Community Action Stars was launched by the borough council to..

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Booth Wood local nature reserve consultation

4th Aug

Residents and visitors to Loughborough’s Booth Wood are being invited to have their say on plans to turn the area into a local nature reserve. Charnwood Borough Council is working with partners idverde to protect the wildlife in the beauty-spot and..