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January 2021

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Cabinet to consider raising its share of council tax by less than 9p a week

29th Jan

Charnwood Borough Council's cabinet approved a proposal to raise its share of council tax by less than 9p a week for a Band D property at a meeting on Thursday Feburary 12. The recommendation will now go to full council on Monday, February..

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New grant scheme to help Charnwood businesses affected by Covid-19

27th Jan

Businesses in Charnwood which have been affected by Covid-19 may qualify for a new round of government funding. Charnwood Borough Council has opened applications for the Additional Restriction Grant which is available to businesses that have been..

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National online ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

25th Jan

People are being invited to join an online ceremony to commemorate this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day. The online ceremony on Wednesday January 27, at 7pm is being held by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, a UK charity which promotes and supports..

NHS Coronavirus vaccination webinar on Thursday January 28, 2021 from 7-8pm.

Coronavirus vaccination webinar – what you need to know

25th Jan

The NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have released the following information about a webinar that is taking place on Thursday January 28, 2021 from 7-8pm. The coronavirus vaccination programme is the biggest immunisation programme in the..

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Mayoress receives Covid-19 jab and councillors take part in vaccine trial

25th Jan

The Mayoress of Charnwood, Joan Snartt, has received her Covid-19 vaccination jab and with the Mayor, Cllr David Snartt, is encouraging people to have the jab when they are offered it. They attended the vaccination centre at Thorpe Astley Surgery in..

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Loughborough Markets and Fair celebrate 800 years of history

21st Jan

Loughborough is celebrating a landmark year as its weekly market and annual fair mark 800 years since they were given the Royal seal of approval. In 1221, a young King Henry III granted a Royal Charter to Hugh Despenser, the Lord of the manor, to..

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Local companies reminded to follow lockdown rules

21st Jan

Local companies have been reminded of the need to follow the lockdown rules after Charnwood Borough Council issued notices to four businesses for breaching lockdown regulations. Council environmental health officers issued notices to the retailers..

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Former Mayor urges residents to take up Covid-19 jab offers

15th Jan

A former Mayor of Charnwood who has received the Covid-19 vaccine is urging residents to take up the jab when they are invited to and ‘help get life back to normal’. Cllr Ken Pacey, a ward councillor in Syston, was the first Charnwood borough..

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Loughborough University update on arrangements for new term

7th Jan

Loughborough University has confirmed arrangements for the start of the new academic term following the Government’s announcement of a new national lockdown. In line with the Government guidance students have been informed: They should not return..

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Stay at home and save lives, urges Council leader

5th Jan

The Leader of Charnwood Borough Council, Cllr Jonathan Morgan, has urged residents to follow the rules and stay at home following the announcement of a new lockdown by the Prime Minister. Cllr Morgan said: “The NHS is under immense strain and that..

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Call for people to share memories of Loughborough Fair

4th Jan

Leicestershire County Council have published the below press release: People are being urged to share their memories of Loughborough Market and Fair as part of plans to celebrate its 800th anniversary this year. The first fair was held in..