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May 2022

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Startups invited to apply for one of 20 places on Loughborough-based business accelerator

30th May

The following press release was first issued by Loughborough University. LU inc. has opened up 20 places for startups on its Autumn business accelerator. The Charnwood-based incubator is inviting entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses to apply for..

Platinum Jubilee news story

Platinum Jubilee celebrations in Loughborough’s Queen’s Park

27th May

Please note that due to heavy rain and a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms, The Big Lunch which was due to take place on Sunday June 5 has unfortunately been cancelled. More details can be found in this news story. Residents are invited to..

Leader of Charnwood Borough Council, Cllr Jonathan Morgan.

Viewpoint: Call for projects to come forward for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund

27th May

The Leader of Charnwood Borough Council, Cllr Jonathan Morgan, talks in his latest Viewpoint video update about the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and how the Council is calling for projects to come forward. He also talks about how it is one of several..

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Projects sought to build pride and create opportunities for communities

25th May

Charnwood Borough Council is appealing for projects to come forward to bid for a slice of a £4 million fund which aims to help the area level-up. The Council has been allocated the money under the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and..

Cllr Jennifer Tillotson has been voted in as Mayor of Charnwood and will be support by her consort, husband Mr John Tillotson

Proud moment for new Mayor of Charnwood

24th May

The new Mayor of Charnwood says she is proud to represent the borough after being sworn in at a Council meeting. Cllr Jennifer Tillotson, was voted in as the borough‘s first citizen at the Council’s Annual Meeting on Monday May 23. Cllr Tillotson..

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Statement on Loughborough Cemetery vandalism

24th May

We have issued the below statement following recent vandalism of memorial benches at Loughborough Cemetery.  We are aware that a number of memorial benches at Loughborough Cemetery which have been dedicated in memory of loved ones have been..

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£6.3 million in council tax energy rebates distributed to Charnwood households

23rd May

Households in Charnwood have started to receive the £150 council tax rebate to help with energy bills. The Government announced a £150 council tax rebate payment to households in council tax bands A-D to help with rising energy bills. The Council..

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Loughborough’s Careers and Enterprise Hub marks first anniversary

20th May

The Careers and Enterprise Hub in the heart of Loughborough is celebrating its first anniversary. The Hub, which is run by specialist advisors from Loughborough College and Loughborough University, officially opened on May 20 last year thanks to a..

Loughborough resident Stephen Hutchins has been selected to light the beacon

Video: Loughborough resident chosen to light the Beacon for Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

18th May

Charnwood Borough Council has been searching for a resident who was born in 1952 – the year of the Queen’s accession to the throne – to join the Mayor of Charnwood in a lighting of a beacon ceremony in Queen’s Park in Loughborough on June..

The vegan market was held in Loughborough on Sunday May 15

Vegan Market held in Loughborough proved to be a huge success

16th May

Scores of people packed a vegan market which visited Loughborough town centre on Sunday, May 15. The event, run by Vegan Market Co. in partnership with Charnwood Borough Council, had over 30 stalls which included vegan street food, craft cheeses,..

Picture shows Cllr Jenni Tillotson and Loughborough resident Stephen Hutchins in front of the beacon at Queen's Park, Loughborough

Winner chosen to light the Beacon for the Platinum Jubilee

16th May

A winner has been chosen in a competition to find a local resident to play an important role in Charnwood’s celebrations for Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Charnwood Borough Council has been searching for a resident who was born in..

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Councils to consider approach over housing and employment distribution

13th May

This press release has been issued on behalf of Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council, Blaby District Council, Charnwood Borough Council, Harborough District Council, Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, Melton Borough Council,..

From left, Cllr Jonathan Morgan, Loughorough Town Deal co-chair and Leader of Charnwood Borough Council, Phil Mulligan, Regional Director for the Canal & River Trust,  Jane Hunt, MP for Loughborough and Town Deal Board Member, and Alan Leather, from the Canal & River Trust

Loughborough Town Deal support makes a splash with £885,000 grant for River Soar towpath improvements

13th May

Plans to make the River Soar towpath more attractive for walkers and cyclists is being backed by Loughborough Town Deal. The Town Deal Board has confirmed an £885,000 grant to support the project by the Canal & River Trust which wants to upgrade..

Watch the video below to hear about the launch of the new heritage guide.

Video: Discover Charnwood Heritage Guide launched

12th May

A guide to showcase Charnwood’s fascinating heritage has been launched to help boost the tourism economy. The Discover Charnwood Heritage Guide, produced by Charnwood Borough Council in partnership with Loughborough Heritage Forum and..

The Big Lunch

Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee with The Big Lunch

12th May

Residents are invited to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Loughborough’s Queen’s Park on Sunday June 5. Charnwood Borough Council will host ‘The Big Lunch’ picnic from midday until 4pm, which is an afternoon of..

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Video: Loughborough Town Deal confirms £2.6 million funding for Digital Skills Hub

11th May

A hub to help equip local people with digital skills for the future has received a £2.6 million boost from Loughborough Town Deal. The Town Deal has confirmed the funding to create the Digital Skills Hub at Loughborough College which will also work..

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Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay confirmed to visit Loughborough

10th May

The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay is confirmed to visit Loughborough during its final journey through England this summer, as the full route is revealed. Birmingham 2022 is hosting the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay – a journey which..

Pictured left to right are: Chrissie Van Mierlo, Museum Director, Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust, Martin Peters, CEO of Leicestershire Promotions, Cllr Shona Rattray, Council's lead member for business support, Janine Williams, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Marketing of Leicestershire Promotions, Jill Vincent, Loughborough Heritage Forum and Lynne Dyer, Lynne about Loughborough.

Heritage guide launched to showcase Charnwood

10th May

A guide to showcase Charnwood’s fascinating heritage has been launched to help boost the tourism economy. The Discover Charnwood Heritage Guide, produced by Charnwood Borough Council in partnership with Loughborough Heritage Forum and..

Solar panels being fitted to the roof of a house

Solar Together scheme launches in district

9th May

Save on energy bills and help cut carbon emissions by investing in solar panels through an exciting new group-buying energy scheme. Solar Together Leicestershire helps people looking to make an investment in solar panels on their house and battery..

Pictured are Cllr Jonathan Morgan and Dr Nik Kotecha, co-chairs of Loughborough Town Deal Board, and Jo Maher, Principal and CEO of Loughborough College

£2.6 million Loughborough Town Deal investment confirmed to boost digital skills for local people

6th May

A hub to help equip local people with digital skills for the future has received a £2.6 million boost from Loughborough Town Deal. The Town Deal has confirmed the funding to create the Digital Skills Hub at Loughborough College which will also work..

Hanging basket competition to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Search is on for best hanging basket to mark Platinum Jubilee

6th May

A competition has been launched to find the best hanging basket in Charnwood in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Council’s open spaces partner idverde and Loughborough in Bloom are inviting residents across the borough..

Picture shows: Mike Walker, Soaring Dragons club captain and Mike Bushell, Soaring Dragons head coach.

Dragons roar as they join Charnwood Community Lottery

5th May

A dragon boat racing club is one of the newest causes being supported by Charnwood Community Lottery. Soaring Dragons, based in Loughborough, have joined lottery to help buy essential equipment as the popular club continues to expand. It means there..

Image of Her Majesty The Queen for the Platinum Jubilee.

Share your stories for Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee

3rd May

People of all ages are being asked to share their royal stories as Charnwood prepares to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Charnwood Borough Council would like to share stories and photos from residents who may have met the Queen,..