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June 2022

Pictured are Cllr Shona Rattray, lead member for business support, and council officers Nick Shaw, Lin Machin and Sylvia Wright

Tourism Awards for Excellence 2022 launched today

30th Jun

The following is a press release issued by Leicestershire Promotions. The 2022 Leicestershire Promotions Tourism and Hospitality awards were launched today, June 29, 2022. Hot on the back of the success of two of last year’s finalists in the..

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Council welcomes universities agreement to tackle local issues together

29th Jun

Councils and universities across Leicestershire have signed an historic agreement to work together to drive economic growth and tackle social challenges across the region. The University of Leicester (UoL), De Montfort University (DMU) and..

Cllr Jenny Bokor, lead member for Loughborough at the Ladybird Books exhibition at Charnwood Museum

Charnwood Museum’s new Ladybird Books-inspired exhibition looks at changing world of work

29th Jun

This press release was first issued by Leicestershire County Council. A new exhibition based on a series of Ladybird Books exploring various jobs has opened at the Charnwood Museum in Loughborough. ‘People at Work: Earning a Living in a Ladybird..

Welcome event for Ukrainian refugees

Welcome event for Ukrainian refugees

28th Jun

An event to help welcome Ukrainian refugees to the Charnwood community was held recently. It was kindly hosted by Loughborough Polish Club which organised it with Charnwood Borough Council. The event was an opportunity to welcome refugees who have..

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Book your child’s place for summer activities

28th Jun

A host of exciting activities are on offer to youngsters across Charnwood during the summer holidays. Active Charnwood, the sport and recreation team at Charnwood Borough Council, are running activities from Monday July 18 to Friday August 26. The..

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Share your memories of the Commonwealth Games

27th Jun

People are being asked to share their stories and memories of the Commonwealth Games to celebrate the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay which will visit Loughborough on Monday July 11. Charnwood Borough Council would like to hear from residents..

Armed Forces Day celebrations taking place in Loughborough's Market Place on Saturday June 25, 2022.

Armed Forces Day celebrated in Loughborough

27th Jun

Visitors to Loughborough helped mark Armed Forces Day on Saturday June 25. Charnwood Borough Council organised an event in Loughborough’s Market Place which was an opportunity for residents to show their appreciation for the armed forces..

Photo shows the Charnwood Symphonic Wind Orchestra performing in the bandstand at Queen's Park in Loughborough on Father’s Day, Sunday June 19, 2022.

Bandstand concerts return to Queen’s Park

20th Jun

Throughout the summer months, Queen’s Park in Loughborough will host a variety of exciting concerts for residents and visitors to attend. The concerts have not been able to take place over the past couple of years due to the coronavirus pandemic,..

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Loughborough prepares to celebrate Armed Forces Day

20th Jun

Armed Forces Day celebrations are planned in Loughborough to show appreciation for the armed forces community. Charnwood Borough Council will be marking Armed Forces Day 2022 on Saturday June 25 with a small event in Loughborough Market Place. The..

Photos shows the winner of the Harry Cook Award, Nayankumar Patel, being presented the award by Loughborough in Bloom chair Pat Cook at the Charnwood Community Heroes event on Saturday June 18, 2022.

Charnwood celebrates its community heroes

20th Jun

Individuals, community groups and businesses have been honoured at an event that showcased this year’s Charnwood Community Heroes. Charnwood Borough Council celebrated the positive contributions made by people and organisations in the borough..

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Students encouraged to ‘Choose to Reuse’ ahead of summer break

17th Jun

Students in Loughborough preparing to move out of their term-time homes are being encouraged to ‘Choose to Reuse’ before they leave town for the summer. Charnwood Borough Council has been working with Loughborough University, private landlords..

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New email checks for electoral register in Charnwood

15th Jun

Residents in Charnwood are being asked to look out for an email as part of an annual check of voter details. Every year, Charnwood Borough Council sends a letter to all households to check voters’ details are correct on the register. For the first..

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Public hearings to be held as part of Local Plan examination process

14th Jun

A series of public hearings will be held as part of the scrutiny process for Charnwood Borough Council’s Local Plan which sets out a vision for growth in the area. The sessions will be held at Loughborough Town Hall starting on Tuesday, June..

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One month until the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay visits Loughborough

13th Jun

Residents in Charnwood are being urged to show their support for the Commonwealth Games when the Queen’s Baton Relay visits Loughborough in July. Charnwood Borough Council is planning an afternoon of fun activities and celebrations on Monday, July..

Cllr Ken Pacey has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Jubilee Birthday Honours for his services to Local Government.

Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours delight for local councillor

10th Jun

A former Mayor of Charnwood and serving councillor has been recognised in the Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours list for his services to local government. Cllr Ken Pacey, a Councillor for Charnwood Borough Council and Syston Town Council has been..

Cllr Jonathan Morgan speaking about the Town Deal funding for the Generator project

Video: Loughborough Town Deal confirms funding for the Generator project

7th Jun

Loughborough Town Deal has confirmed £1.6 million of funding for the Generator project. The funding will bring a derelict hall in Packe Street back into use as an arts and culture hub. It is one of 11 projects Loughborough Town Deal is backing after..

Pictured are Dr Jill Vincent, from the Generator project, Cllr Jonathan Morgan and Dr Nik Kotecha OBE, Loughborough Town Deal co-chairs, and Andy Harper and Roger Perrett, from the Generator project.

Loughborough Town Deal confirms £1.6m grant for arts and culture hub

7th Jun

Plans for an arts and culture hub in the heart of Loughborough have received a £1.6 million boost from Loughborough Town Deal. The Town Deal Board has confirmed the funding to support the Generator project which will bring a derelict hall in Packe..

Residents in Charnwood held their own litter picks

Residents help keep Charnwood tidy during Great British Spring Clean

7th Jun

Residents and groups across Charnwood took part in scores of litter picks supported by the borough council’s spring clean giveaway. The Council gave away 300 litter picking packs to individuals and organisations so they could take part in Keep..

Beacon Lighting in Queen's Park, Loughborough

Charnwood celebrates Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

6th Jun

Residents in Charnwood celebrated Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a number of events across the borough. There were scores of street parties and celebrations over the bank holiday including the lighting of the beacon in Queen’s..

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The Big Lunch in Queen’s Park cancelled

5th Jun

Unfortunately The Big Lunch event which was planned to be held in Queen’s Park today (Sunday June 5) to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee has sadly been cancelled due to heavy rain and a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms. Charnwood..