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August 2021

A consultation is being held on new ward boundaries in Charnwood

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

30th Aug

This is a copy of a press release issued by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England: New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Charnwood Borough Council. The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents..

Bedford Square Gateway Project 2021

Temporary closure of town centre road

27th Aug

A town centre road in Loughborough will close for around nine weeks as a multi-million pound improvement scheme progresses. The £2.6 million Bedford Square Gateway Project is being carried out by Charnwood Borough Council to make the town centre..

The Careers and Enterprise Hub in Loughborough received initial Town Deal funding and opened in May, showing how Loughborough Town Deal is already making a difference.

Projects worth over £40 million to boost jobs, skills and town centre secure Loughborough Town Deal support

27th Aug

A series of projects worth over £40 million which will create jobs, boost skills and improve a town centre have received the backing of Loughborough Town Deal. The Town Deal Board has been offered £16.9 million by Government to invest in..

The Carillon Tower in Queen's Park, Loughborough.

Successful funding bid will see improvements to Carillon Tower

26th Aug

A project to improve the visitor experience at Loughborough’s iconic Carillon Tower has received a boost thanks to Arts Council England. A grant of £13,500 has been awarded to the project which involves Charnwood Borough Council, Loughborough War..

Charnwood Local Plan 2021-37 website

Thank you for your Local Plan consultation responses

25th Aug

Charnwood Borough Council is compiling hundreds of responses from residents, businesses and organisations as it prepares to send its Local Plan 2021-37 to Government. A six-week public consultation relating to the contents of the Charnwood Local Plan..

Careers Hub

Jobseekers urged to ‘shop for a job’ at unique job market event

25th Aug

Loughborough College has issued the below press release. Jobseekers can ‘shop for a job’ from 30 employers at a unique two-day jobs market organised by Loughborough MP Jane Hunt, Loughborough College and Loughborough University. Employers,..

Market traders' photos winners - Donna Purdy of Donna's flowers and Andrew Smith of Smith's Fruit and Veg

The ‘Face of Loughborough Markets’ revealed at traders’ photo exhibition

23rd Aug

Shoppers voted for their favourite ‘Face of Loughborough Markets’ at a traders’ photo exhibition to commemorate the 800 years anniversary of Loughborough Markets and Fair. Charnwood Borough Council displayed a selection of photos showcasing..

Armed Forces Covenant

Recent events in Afghanistan

23rd Aug

The recent news coverage regarding events in Afghanistan may be affecting our Armed Forces and veteran community. We want to raise awareness that the impact the situation in Afghanistan may be triggering difficult thoughts and feelings and could be..

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Applications open for new round of community grants

23rd Aug

Community groups and voluntary organisations in Charnwood are being offered another chance to apply for grant funding. Charnwood Borough Council has launched the latest round of its Charnwood Community Grants scheme which helps local voluntary..

Covid Jabs

Drop-in Covid-19 vaccine clinics at Loughborough Hospital week commencing Monday August 23

23rd Aug

Further drop-in clinics at taking place at Loughborough Hospital this week. People can attend a drop-in clinic even if they aren’t registered with a GP or they don’t have an NHS number. Anyone who had their first dose at least eight weeks ago can..

Competition judges - Cllr Jenny Bokor, lead member for Loughborough, Tracey Whellams, Steph Smith, Tony Simons and Elaine Round

Sweet treats help mark 800 years of Loughborough Markets and Fair

17th Aug

Residents of Charnwood were being creative at the weekend decorating cakes and cookies for a competition to celebrate the 800 years anniversary of Loughborough Markets and Fair. Charnwood Borough Council invited children to bake a biscuit, cookie or..

Covid Jabs

More drop-in Covid-19 vaccine clinics at Loughborough Hospital this week

16th Aug

Further drop-in clinics at taking place at Loughborough Hospital this week. People can attend a drop-in clinic even if they aren’t registered with a GP or they don’t have an NHS number. Anyone who had their first dose at least eight weeks ago can..

NHS Get vaxxed - enjoy being back

Young people invited for life-saving Covid jab ahead of their 18th birthday

13th Aug

Press release shared on behalf of the NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.  The local NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) is inviting young people nearing their 18th birthday for their life-saving Covid jab. Teenagers within..

Work starts on new cemetery in Loughborough

Work starts on new cemetery in Loughborough

12th Aug

Construction work has started on a new cemetery in Loughborough. Charnwood Borough Council is creating the new facility in Watermead Lane and it will include memorial gardens and space for natural burials. The new cemetery is due to be ready in..

Blue Green Algae

Blue-green algae confirmed at Dishley Pool

11th Aug

Charnwood Borough Council has received confirmation from the Environment Agency that the toxic ‘blue-green algae’ are present at Dishley Pool in Loughborough. Visitors to the site are being advised to stay away from the water and people are also..

Covid Jabs

Further drop-in clinics at Loughborough Hospital this week

10th Aug

Further drop-in clinics at taking place at Loughborough Hospital this week. People can attend a drop-in clinic even if they aren’t registered with a GP or they don’t have an NHS number. Anyone who had their first dose at least eight weeks ago can..

Charnwood Local Plan 2021-37

Time running out to have a say on Charnwood Local Plan

9th Aug

There’s only two weeks left to have your say on Charnwood Borough Council’s vision for economic growth, healthy communities and environmental safeguards over the next 16 years. During the last four weeks, the Council has been consulting..

Loughborough Market in 1904

Museum exhibition charts times of historic market

6th Aug

A new exhibition charting the 800-year history of Loughborough’s market is now on display at Charnwood Museum. The Market 800 exhibition has been created by Leicestershire County Council’s Communities and Wellbeing Team, working with Loughborough..

Cllr Jenny Bokor, lead member for Loughborough and open spaces, Cllr Roy Rollings, lead member for transformation and Roy Dann, Chair of Hathern Parish Council

Views wanted on Hathern Community Woodland proposal

3rd Aug

Please note this consultation has been extended to August 26 to give people more time to respond following some feedback. Residents in Hathern are being encouraged to have a say on the proposal for a community woodland. Charnwood Borough Council is..