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March 2021

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Have your say on Council housing services

30th Mar

Three places on a housing advisory board are up for grabs for council tenants who would like to have their say on how council housing services are run by the Council. Charnwood Borough Council’s Housing Management Advisory Board (HMAB) discusses..

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Changes to Covid restrictions from March 29

29th Mar

Changes to Covid restrictions from March 29. The ‘stay at home’ rule ends today and there are changes to restrictions on social contact and outdoor activities.

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Outdoor group exercise classes to kick off phased reopening of leisure centres in Charnwood

26th Mar

Charnwood Borough Council and Fusion Lifestyle are pleased to announce that in line with the Government roadmap, outdoor group exercise classes will restart at Soar Valley Leisure Centre on Monday March 29. The outdoor exercise programme will see..

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Lateral flow testing extended to all

26th Mar

Leicestershire County Council has issued the below press release about lateral flow testing. Lateral flow test centres across Leicestershire are being opened up to all residents next week as lockdown restrictions start to ease across the country. The..

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Licensing schemes to raise property standards expected later this year

26th Mar

Two licensing schemes for landlords of private properties in Charnwood are expected to be introduced later this year. Charnwood Borough Council has been consulting with landlords, residents, and businesses on the Additional and Selective Licensing..

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Could your business operate the new Outwoods café?

24th Mar

There is still time for businesses to register their interest in running a new café at the Outwoods in Loughborough. Charnwood Borough Council is converting the Outwoods ranger’s cottage into a visitor centre and is putting a final call out to..

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Have your say on a new political map for Charnwood Borough Council

23rd Mar

The below press release has been issued by The Local Government Boundary Commission. A new pattern of wards is being developed for Charnwood Borough Council. The Local Government Boundary Commission has decided that the number of councillors in..

March 23, 2021 marks the anniversary of the first national lockdown

Community leaders reflect on a year of sadness, challenge and inspiration

22nd Mar

Community leaders in Charnwood have reflected on the past 12 months as the nation marks one year since the start of the first national lockdown. On March 23, 2020 the Prime Minister took the unprecedented step of announcing that everyone must stay..

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Covid vaccine drop-in clinic available for Charnwood patients over 50 or in at-risk groups

20th Mar

Charnwood GP Network will be offering COVID-19 vaccination drop-in clinics at Charnwood Borough Council's offices in Southfield Road, Loughborough on Sunday, March 21 between 8.30am and 12.30pm and 1.15pm and 4.30pm and on Monday, March 22, between..

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Support your local shops online and shop safe

19th Mar

Residents are being encouraged to support their local shops on a website which features local high street businesses in Charnwood as well as promoting Covid-19 safety measures. The Shop Safe, Shop Local in Charnwood website, commissioned by Charnwood..

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£20,000 funding boost for Councils' Armed Forces Project

17th Mar

Charnwood, Rushcliffe and Melton Borough Councils have successfully bid for £20,000 from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund to support vulnerable veterans in their areas. The funding boost will be used by each Council to increase their understanding of..

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New vaccine centre opens in Loughborough

16th Mar

The press release below has been issued by the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust. A new vaccine centre is being opened to the public at Loughborough Hospital this week. From Wednesday (March 17), people in the eligible cohorts (currently those..

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Update from Loughborough University – roadmap from lockdown

9th Mar

Loughborough University have released the following press release that will be of interest to Charnwood residents. Following the Government’s roadmap from lockdown announcement last month the University has now reviewed and confirmed its plans for..

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Have you got your census letter?

8th Mar

Households across Charnwood are being asked to take part in Census 2021. Census day is on March 21, but households will now be receiving letters with online codes explaining how they can complete their forms. If you don’t get one in the next couple..

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One year since first coronavirus case

5th Mar

The below press release has been released on behalf of the Local Resilience Forum (LRF) for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. This week marks the anniversary of the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Leicestershire – and council, police..

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Tree vandalism not acceptable

4th Mar

Hundreds of trees at Charnwood Water have been relocated following a series of vandalism and thefts. Charnwood Borough Council is extremely disappointed to report further incidents where trees have been vandalised and purposely removed at Charnwood..

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Leader welcomes successful East Midlands Freeport bid

3rd Mar

The leader of Charnwood Borough Council has welcomed the government's announcement that the East Midlands will be one of eight new Freeports in England, creating an estimated 60,000 new skilled jobs for the region. Cllr Jonathan Morgan says the..

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Plan unveiled for Covid-19 memorial in Loughborough

3rd Mar

A plan has been unveiled for a lasting memorial in Loughborough to mark the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on local communities. The Hope Bell, revealed by the Loughborough Town Deal Board, would commemorate the lives lost to Covid-19, honour key..