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November 2020

Photo of the moped in the block of flats in Russell Street, Loughborough

Tenant fined after obstructing flat block communal area

30th Nov

A man has been fined £660 for breaching a community protection notice which banned him from leaving his moped in the communal area of a block of council-owned flats. Charnwood Borough Council secured the prosecution against Hassan Heydari, 27, of..

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Council leader welcomes opening of Lighthouse Lab

30th Nov

The leader of Charnwood Borough Council has welcomed the opening of the UK’s newest Lighthouse Lab today (November 30) at Charnwood Campus in Loughborough. Cllr Jonathan Morgan says the lab is not only a boost for the country’s Covid-19 testing..

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Cabinet to consider draft budget

27th Nov

Charnwood Borough Council has produced a draft budget for 2021/22 which will be considered by Cabinet on December 10. Residents can have a say on the draft budget before it is considered by Council in February 2021. Cllr Tom Barkley, the Council’s..

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Leader urges residents to follow the rules as borough gets ready for Tier 3 restrictions

26th Nov

Charnwood Borough Council leader Jonathan Morgan has encouraged residents to follow the new rules of Tier 3 when they come into force in the borough on December 2. The Government has announced that Charnwood will be under Tier 3 restrictions from..

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Charnwood to move into Tier 3 (very high) restrictions from December 2

26th Nov

The Government has confirmed that from 00:01 on Wednesday December 2, Charnwood will move into Tier 3 restrictions (Very High). That means: you must not meet socially indoors or in most outdoor places with anybody you do not live with, or who is not..

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Concern that pandemic is distracting from crucial EU Exit preparations

23rd Nov

North West Leicestershire District Council have published the following press release: Businesses urged to get ready for end of EU transition on 1 January. Evidence suggesting that many Leicestershire businesses might not be prepared for the end of..

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Town sparkles under Christmas lights

20th Nov

The Christmas lights in Loughborough town centre have been switched on to bring some much-needed festive cheer to the town. The usual Christmas lights switch-on event had to be cancelled because of the pandemic but Charnwood Borough Council was..

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Businesses urged to apply for Covid-19 grants

20th Nov

Businesses in Charnwood are being encouraged to apply for the latest round of Covid-19 grants being distributed by Charnwood Borough Council. The Council has four grants available after receiving £6.1 million of government funding to help local..

Cllr Shona Rattray, lead member for business support, on Quorn high street.

Residents urged to Shop Safe, Shop Local this Christmas

19th Nov

Residents in Charnwood are being urged to shop local in the run up to Christmas and help businesses during these difficult times. The borough council’s Shop Safe, Shop Local campaign has launched its festive push to urge people to look online for..

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Statement over proposed Covid-19 vaccination centre

19th Nov

The Council has issued the following statement with regards to a proposal to open a Covid-19 vaccination centre at the Council offices in Southfield Road, Loughborough. A spokesperson for the Council said: “We can confirm the Council is in..

Ann Bullock - BBC Unsung Hero Award

Walk leader shortlisted for BBC Unsung Hero Awards

19th Nov

A volunteer who leads walking groups in Charnwood has been shortlisted in the 2020 BBC East Midlands Sports Unsung Hero Awards. Ann Bullock from Shepshed is the walk leader and co-ordinator for the Gorse Covert Walking for Health group and regularly..

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Call to unite in last fortnight of lockdown

17th Nov

Leicestershire County Council has issued the following press release: With two weeks of national lockdown left, a Covid-19 survivor from Leicestershire says ‘it’s down to all of us’ to unite in the fight against the virus.  Alex, from..

Cassandra Costelow, museum manager (left), Sylvia Wright, head of leisure and culture at Charnwood Borough Council (centre) and Councillor Jenny Bokor (right) at Charnwood Museum.

Charnwood Museum to benefit from two recovery grants

12th Nov

Charnwood Museum has been awarded two recovery grants to develop its education programme and improve communication with visitors. The museum, situated in Queen’s Park in Loughborough and run in partnership with Leicestershire County Council, is one..

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Bid submitted to fund community woodland in Hathern

12th Nov

A £43,000 bid has been put together to fund the creation of a community woodland in Hathern. Charnwood Borough Council is working with Hathern Parish Council on the project which is looking to create a 15-acre woodland on council-owned land off..

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Charnwood pays respects on Remembrance Sunday

9th Nov

A small service was held at the Carillon Tower in Loughborough yesterday to mark Remembrance Sunday and pay tribute to those who gave their lives for this country. This year’s service was held in line with national guidance and residents were..

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Garden waste service to resume

6th Nov

The Council’s garden waste service will resume on Monday November 9. The service which is operated by the Council’s waste partner Serco was paused for two weeks after a small number of Serco staff tested positive for Covid-19 and a number of..

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Loughborough Remembrance Sunday Service to be broadcast on Facebook

5th Nov

Residents of Charnwood are being asked to stay home on Remembrance Sunday this year and find other ways to honour those who served and sacrificed themselves in the line of duty. A small service is being held in Loughborough, in line with national..

It's Down To Us - Bonfire Night

Celebrate bonfire night safely

4th Nov

Residents in Charnwood are being reminded to be a good neighbour and celebrate bonfire night safely this year. From spectacular fireworks to toasting marshmallows, bonfire night is an exciting occasion in the events calendar. However, with organised..

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Changes to Council services for new national lockdown measures

3rd Nov

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement regarding new national lockdown measures, Charnwood Borough Council is planning to make a number of changes to its services. The changes are set out via the link below and will be updated as further..