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February 2021

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Increase to local element of council tax approved

26th Feb

Charnwood Borough Council agreed to raise its share of council tax by less than 9p a week for a Band D property. The increase was agreed at full Council on Monday February 22. At the meeting 36 councillors were in favour of the increase, 14 were..

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Warning as Covid-19 cases remain high in Charnwood

25th Feb

The county council’s director of public health says residents of Charnwood need to remain vigilant as latest figures show a high number of COVID cases across the district. Figures released today for Charnwood show that coronavirus infections rose..

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Everyone will benefit from Census 2021

24th Feb

Households across Charnwood will be asked to take part in Census 2021 this spring. The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. Understanding the needs of the..

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Briefing for local elections candidates and agents

23rd Feb

A virtual briefing session is being held for people considering standing in the elections for Leicestershire County Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire on May 6. Anyone who is considering being a candidate in the..

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Work on scheme to revitalise Loughborough town centre to get underway

19th Feb

Work on a major regeneration scheme for Loughborough town centre gets underway on Monday, February 22. Charnwood Borough Council is carrying out the £2.6 million Bedford Square Gateway Project to make the area more attractive to visitors and to..

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Loughborough loos shine with platinum award

17th Feb

Public conveniences in Loughborough have once again received national recognition for their high standards of facilities and cleanliness. The Market Place toilets in Loughborough, which are operated and maintained by the borough council, have..

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Work to get underway on new Outwoods visitor centre

17th Feb

Work will soon start on creating a visitor centre at the Outwoods in Loughborough. Charnwood Borough Council is converting the former ranger’s cottage into a visitor centre and café at the ancient woodland site. Plans for the project were approved..

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Charnwood offers help for owners of empty homes

15th Feb

Owners of empty homes in Charnwood are being encouraged to bring them back into use with support from Charnwood Borough Council. The Council helps get empty homes back into use by offering advice and support on what is best for the owner including..

New lights mark 800th anniversary of market's Royal Charter

Lighting up Loughborough to celebrate market's 800th anniversary

15th Feb

Commemorative lights have been installed in Loughborough as part of celebrations to mark 800 years since the town weekly market was given the Royal seal of approval. In 1221, a young King Henry III granted a Royal Charter to Hugh Despenser, the Lord..

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Charnwood businesses offered free resources to help residents shop safe and shop local

12th Feb

High street businesses in Charnwood are being offered a resource pack as part of the Shop Safe, Shop Local campaign. The pack has been produced by Charnwood Borough Council and includes a range of Covid-19 posters and social media images which..

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Winning names revealed for new fleet of refuse vehicles

10th Feb

From Gary Bineker to Trash Bandicoot, names for a new fleet of refuse and recycling vehicles in Charnwood have been revealed. Charnwood Borough Council put a call out to young residents last year to help name its new bin lorries and road..

The Monk bar and restaurant in Quorn and the Swan Inn pub in Mountsorrel are just two businesses to have accessed grant funding

£43 million in business grants issued

9th Feb

Around £43 million in government grants has been paid to businesses in Charnwood to support them during the pandemic. Charnwood Borough Council has been responsible for distributing the grants since the start of the national crisis last year. And..

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Two Loughborough beauty spots awarded Green Flag

8th Feb

Two beauty spots in Loughborough have recently been awarded a prestigious Green Flag. Loughborough’s Queen’s Park, which is managed by Charnwood Borough Council and its open spaces partner idverde, has achieved the national standard of excellence..

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Rapid Covid-19 testing available in Loughborough

4th Feb

Rapid community testing for Covid-19 is now available in Loughborough for key workers and those who cannot work from home. A testing site has been set up at Gorse Covert Community Centre in Maxwell Drive. One in three people who have coronavirus show..

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Council working with the HSE to make sure businesses are Covid-secure

4th Feb

Charnwood Borough Council are working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to continue to contact local businesses to make sure they are Covid-secure. The HSE are also working alongside local public health authorities to support the..

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Appeal for Audit Committee Chair

3rd Feb

Charnwood Borough Council is seeking an individual to take on the role of Independent Chair of the Council’s Audit Committee.  The Committee meets approximately five times per year and is responsible for considering the Council’s corporate..

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Consultation on conditions for private housing licensing schemes

3rd Feb

Residents, landlords and businesses in Charnwood are being invited to give their views on the proposed conditions for two licensing schemes for private landlords. Charnwood Borough Council consulted on the Additional and Selective licensing schemes..

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Another chance for Charnwood residents to save money on energy bills

1st Feb

Residents in Charnwood could save more than £405 a year on their energy bills in 2021 with Charnwood Big Switch. The collective switching scheme which is run by the borough Council helps residents change energy suppliers with ease and save money on..