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July 2021

A plaque is unveiled to mark the 800th anniversary of Loughborough Markets and Fair

Plaque marks 800 years for Loughborough Markets and Fair

31st Jul

A Charnwood heritage plaque has been unveiled to mark the 800th anniversary of the Royal Charters for Loughborough Markets and Loughborough Fair. Charnwood Borough Council, which operates the markets and fair, commissioned the plaque and it was..

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Disruptions to bulky waste and garden waste collections

29th Jul

We are experiencing service disruptions to our bulky waste and garden waste collections this week due to staff shortages. The shortages are not Covid-19 related but a combination of general sickness, annual leave and a shortage of HGV drivers which..

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Preparation works to be completed in Shepshed

29th Jul

Minor works will be completed in Market Place in Shepshed next month ahead of an improvement scheme getting underway next year. The works are in preparation for the £1.2 million Shepshed Town Centre project which is hoped to commence in..

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800 years of Loughborough Markets and Fair to be marked with heritage plaque

26th Jul

A Charnwood Heritage Plaque is to be unveiled to mark the 800th anniversary of the Royal Charters for Loughborough Markets and Fair.

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Get vaxxed and enjoy being back

23rd Jul

Press release shared on behalf of the NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Get vaxxed – enjoy being back, the new local campaign created to encourage young people to get their Covid-19 vaccinations has launched today. The campaign has been..

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Make sure you are on the electoral register

23rd Jul

Thousands of forms are being delivered across Charnwood to ensure the borough’s electoral register is up to date. Charnwood Borough Council are posting out around 77,000 enquiry forms to homes and residents are being urged to respond. Every year..

Co-founders of Pickle Illustration, Olivia Collins and Lauren Jefferis, are some of the local entrepreneurs already benefiting from LU Inc’s business start-up support. 
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Loughborough University launches business start-up accelerator programme

22nd Jul

Press release shared on behalf of Loughborough University. Loughborough University has partnered with Charnwood Borough Council to launch an exciting new programme that aims to help local people working on unique, early-stage products or services..


Cabinet approves licence conditions for private sector housing licensing schemes

21st Jul

Charnwood Borough Council’s Cabinet has approved licence conditions for two schemes for private landlords. Cabinet members approved the conditions for the Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) and Selective Licensing schemes at a meeting on Thursday..

Photo shows lead member for Loughborough, Cllr Jenny Bokor and chair of Loughborough in Bloom, Andy Rush.

Bloom judges welcomed to Loughborough

20th Jul

Loughborough looked blooming lovely as it took part in a regional horticultural competition last week. The East Midlands in Bloom competition judges visited the town on Thursday July 15 to see how volunteers have continued to demonstrate their pride..

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Leisure facilities in Charnwood to increase capacities from July 19

19th Jul

Charnwood Borough Council and it's leisure partner Fusion Lifestyle are pleased to announce that in line with the government roadmap, classes, sessions capacities at leisure facilities will increase from today (Monday July 19) in a phased..

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Still need to be cautious as restrictions are lifted, says Council leader

19th Jul

Still need to be cautious as restrictions are lifted, says Council leader.

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Where to grab-a-jab this weekend

16th Jul

Press release shared on behalf of the NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Anyone aged 18+ in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland who has not yet been vaccinated against Covid-19 or is due their second dose can grab-a-jab this weekend at..

The launch of the Your Store social supermarket

Social supermarket to offer affordable shopping to people in need

14th Jul

A social supermarket is being launched in Charnwood to help people access affordable shopping and support. Your Store is being created by a partnership involving Charnwood Borough Council, John Storer Charnwood, The Bridge and Charnwood Food Poverty..

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Launch of Charnwood Local Plan 2021-37 consultation

12th Jul

Charnwood Borough Council today launches a six-week consultation about its new Local Plan and vision for the area over the next 16 years. Councillors last month agreed that the Charnwood Local Plan 2021-37 should go out for public consultation ahead..

The Council and Equality Action have created video messages to encourage take-up of the Covid-19 vaccine

Video messages encourage Covid-19 vaccination take-up

9th Jul

A series of video messages from people in the Loughborough community have been produced to help encourage take-up of the Covid-19 vaccine. Charnwood Borough Council has teamed up with Equality Action, a registered charity based in the town, to..

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Get the covid jab; get back to what you enjoy

6th Jul

Anyone who has not yet been vaccinated or is due their second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland is urged to go and get their jab in the next two weeks, as the local NHS scales up the number of vaccine opportunities..

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Holiday Activity Programme returns this summer

5th Jul

A small number of holiday activities will be on offer in Charnwood this summer. The borough council’s Active Charnwood team has put together the programme of in-person activities to help children and their families stay active over the school..

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Temporary town centre road closure

2nd Jul

A town centre road in Loughborough will close for five days to allow a multi-million pound regeneration scheme to progress. The planned closure of Ward’s End and Devonshire Square will begin on July 19 and end on Friday, July 23. The closure is..

Photo show Karen Widdowson, the Council’s democratic services manager and deputy monitoring officer, Mayoress and Mayor of Charnwood, Dr Ning Baines and Cllr Paul Baines, Laura Knights, the Council's housing income officer and Cllr Deborah Taylor, ward member for Anstey.

Mayor to lead team on 26-mile charity walk

2nd Jul

The Mayor of Charnwood is lacing up his walking boots to help raise money for charity. Cllr Paul Baines, the 48th Mayor of Charnwood will be leading a team to the Peak District later this month to take on the Peak District 2021: Pick Your Path..