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September 2020

Charnwood Community Lottery

Second birthday joy for community lottery

30th Sep

Over £38,000 has been raised for good causes in Charnwood as the community lottery marks its second birthday. Charnwood Borough Council launched Charnwood Community Lottery in 2018 and lottery players have helped to support 54 good causes including..

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Councillors back Local Electricity Bill

30th Sep

Charnwood borough councillors have backed a campaign to make the local generation and supply of green energy more achievable. The councillors backed a motion at Full Council to support the Local Electricity Bill which is making its way through..

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Lead member welcomes Loughborough College news on Kickstart scheme

28th Sep

Loughborough College has issued the following press release, which may be of interest for Charnwood residents: Loughborough College will play a central role in supporting at least 100 people into jobs throughout Charnwood as part of the..

Leaflets were delivered in Charnwood this week reminding residents to follow the guidance on coronavirus

Covid-19 cases rise in Charnwood – ‘we all need to act’

25th Sep

There remains a rising trend in the number of positive Covid-19 cases across Leicestershire, including in Charnwood, says the county council. The latest data shows Oadby and Wigston’s rate has dropped to 94.6 per 100,000, but there have been..

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Covid-19 Local Testing Site to open in Loughborough

24th Sep

A walk-through Covid-19 testing site will be opening in Loughborough. The semi-permanent site, known as a Local Testing Site (LTS), is being set up in Limehurst Avenue and is due to open on Friday, September 25. It is likely to remain for several..

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Campus and town ready to welcome back students

22nd Sep

Loughborough is preparing to welcome university students back to town following months of preparations to make the return safe and Covid-secure. A range of measures have been introduced for students including socially distanced arrival arrangements,..

Shepshed £1.2m scheme

Plans revealed for £1.2m improvement scheme for Shepshed town centre

18th Sep

Plans for a £1.2m scheme to improve Shepshed town centre have been revealed. Charnwood Borough Council has worked closely with the Shepshed Town Team, with support from Shepshed Town Council on the public realm improvement scheme which will make the..


Pubs reminded of need for COVID security as students due to return

18th Sep

Work continues to prepare for the return of university students to Loughborough. This week, pub landlords in Loughborough are being reminded of the need to be Covid secure before students arrive in significant numbers at the end of the..

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Council working with the HSE to make sure businesses remain COVID-secure

17th Sep

Charnwood Borough Council is working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to contact businesses in the borough to make sure they remain COVID-secure and to help tackle coronavirus (COVID-19) in the local area. The checks will begin on Monday..

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Virtual forum for landlords to help plan for student return

15th Sep

Landlords of student properties in Loughborough are invited to a virtual forum which will include advice and support on covid-19 guidelines. The Virtual Landlords Forum is being hosted by Charnwood Borough Council and is open to anyone who has a..

Loughborough Leisure Centre

All three council-owned leisure centres now open

14th Sep

Residents are getting back to the gym and swimming lanes as Loughborough leisure centre reopens to the public. Charnwood Borough Council which owns the Loughborough, Soar Valley and South Charnwood leisure centres has worked closely with its leisure..

Andrew Beard, Team Leader Building Control

Two wins for building control team in regional industry awards

11th Sep

The building control team at Charnwood Borough Council are celebrating after picking up two regional industry awards. The service makes sure that all structures, properties or extensions throughout Charnwood are built properly, according to the..

Charnwood Community Lottery

Residents delighted with £250 win on lottery

11th Sep

Two lucky residents have won £250 each thanks to supporting good causes and playing the Charnwood Community Lottery. The lottery, which is run by the borough council, helps raise money for good causes, voluntary organisations and charities in..

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District and borough leaders will protect interests of residents and businesses in local government discussions

11th Sep

The leaders of all seven district and borough councils in Leicestershire say they will be fully involved in any discussions about the future of local government and will protect the interests of residents and businesses. The Government is expected to..

CBC Big Switch

Charnwood residents ‘saving £247’ with renewable energy switching

10th Sep

Residents in Charnwood can now reduce their carbon footprint and save on their energy bills with ‘Charnwood Big Switch’.   The council’s energy switching partner iChoosr has introduced new rules which means only suppliers offering 100%..


Work continues to support Charnwood communities

9th Sep

Charnwood Community Action is continuing to support residents across the borough.   The borough council launched the campaign earlier this year in partnership with John Storer Charnwood and other voluntary organisations to help advise, co-ordinate..

Shop safe, shop local news story

Campaign launched to highlight safe local high streets

8th Sep

Shop Safe, Shop Local – that’s the message from Charnwood Borough Council as it launches a campaign to support local high streets. The Council, and partners, are calling on people to support their local high streets and reassure them that..

Charnwood Campus

Council leader welcomes COVID testing boost and 400 jobs in Loughborough

4th Sep

A new ‘Lighthouse Lab’ facility will be established in Leicestershire to increase the UK’s COVID-19 testing capacity, in an investment creating 400 jobs. The UK Department of Health and Social Care’s Lighthouse Lab at Charnwood Campus in..