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May 2021

Bags of litter collected by the Shepshed Litter Pickers

Volunteers praised for helping to reduce litter in the borough

28th May

Groups and individuals who help clear litter across Charnwood are being praised for their efforts. Charnwood Borough Council is proud to have already supported many volunteers across the borough who strive to keep their local communities clean and..

Charnwood Local Plan 2021-37

Cabinet to consider Charnwood Local Plan 2021-37

27th May

Charnwood Borough Council has set out its vision to make Charnwood one of the most desirable places to live, work and visit in the East Midlands. The Charnwood Local Plan provides a strategy for the location and quantity of development required to..

The Beehive Lane Car Park in Loughborough

Free parking boost to support businesses in Loughborough

21st May

Additional free parking is being provided in Loughborough town centre on a temporary basis to support local businesses while a regeneration scheme continues. Charnwood Borough Council is introducing free parking for up to an hour during the day, free..

Careers Hub

New town centre hub will boost careers in Charnwood

20th May

A Careers and Enterprise Hub has opened its doors in the heart of Loughborough to help local people enhance their skills to access the careers market, progress in their existing careers or launch a new business idea. The Hub, which is run by..

Photo shows Cllr Paul Baines and his wife Dr Ning Baines, Mayor and Mayoress of Charnwood for 2021/22

Mayoral chains handed to professor

18th May

A university professor has been chosen as the new Mayor of Charnwood. Cllr Paul Baines, councillor for Anstey and professor at the University of Leicester, was sworn in as the 48th first citizen of the borough on Monday May 17 at the Council’s..

Charnwood Big Switch

Energy users ‘save over £170 each’ with Charnwood Big Switch

17th May

Residents in Charnwood could save more than £170 a year on their energy bills with Charnwood Big Switch. Charnwood Borough Council runs the switching scheme in partnership with iChoosr to help residents change energy suppliers with ease and save..

Cllr Shona Rattray

Call to back pubs, cafes and restaurants as restrictions ease

17th May

Call to back pubs, cafes and restaurants as restrictions ease and indoor hospitality can reopen

Exterior shot of Soar Valley Leisure Centre

Indoor group exercise to return to leisure centres

13th May

Residents in Charnwood will be able to get back to indoor group exercise from Monday May 17. Charnwood Borough Council and its leisure partner Fusion Lifestyle are pleased to announce that in line with the government roadmap, indoor group exercise..

Charnwood Map

Parish Councils and community groups invited to virtual boundary review meeting

12th May

Parish Councils and community groups in Charnwood are being invited to join a virtual meeting to find out more about a consultation on council ward boundaries. The Local Government Boundary Commission is an independent body that draws the ward..

Restart grants are now available for businesses

Charnwood businesses urged to apply for Restart Grants after £4.5 million already paid out

11th May

Around £4.5 million has been paid to nearly 600 businesses in Charnwood by the borough council under the Covid-19 Restart Grant scheme, but more companies are being urged to come forward. The Restart Grant scheme supports businesses that offer..

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 logo

Councillors share experiences for Mental Health Awareness Week

9th May

Two Charnwood borough councillors have shared their experience of mental health to help mark Mental Health Awareness Week. Cllrs Robin Popley and Ted Parton have both struggled with mental health issues in the past and say they wanted to talk about..

The scene at the count at Loughborough Leisure Centre on May 7 2021

County councillors elected in Charnwood divisions

7th May

Here are the Leicestershire county councillors for the divisions in Charnwood who have been elected in the local elections held on May 6. The full results are on the Leicestershire County Council website. County councillors elected in the Charnwood..