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August 2022

Cllr Morgan - August Viewpoint

Viewpoint: Future Charnwood Investment Plan

26th Aug

Cllr Jonathan Morgan, Leader of Charnwood Borough Council, gives his monthly Viewpoint update by video for August. He talks about the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and some of the projects across the borough which have been chosen to form part of a £4..

The image shows an outline of the borough and the words Future Charnwood Investment Plan

£4 million Future Charnwood Investment Plan identifies projects

26th Aug

A series of projects have been chosen to form part of a £4 million investment plan in Charnwood to help the area level-up. Charnwood Borough Council has been allocated the funding under the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and has..

Residents, Councillors, Deputy Mayor and members of staff from both idverde and RSPB at the Dishley Pool BIOBLITZ

Wildlife species surveyed by residents at open space in Loughborough

25th Aug

Charnwood residents took part in finding out which wildlife species inhabit Dishley Pool in Loughborough. The ‘BIOBLITZ’, organised by Charnwood Borough Council’s open spaces partner idverde with the Royal Protection of Birds took place at the..

The image shows a taxi sign and the words: Spotlight on licensing, find out more about what we do

Licensing – keeping people safe and supporting local businesses

25th Aug

We are starting a series of features about Council services to explain a bit more about what we do. First up is licensing. The Council’s Licensing team currently have over 3,500 licences on record. That covers everything from taxis and scrap metal..

The image shows a sunflower, the colours of the Ukraine flag and a quote from Oksana which says: ‘I could not believe until the last day that a military invasion could take place in Europe in the 21st century.
I hope the war will be over as soon as possible and millions of Ukrainians will be able to go home’

'I hope the war will be over soon and millions of Ukranians can go home'

24th Aug

As part of Ukraine Independence Day on August 24, Oksana has shared her story after travelling with her family from Dnipro in Ukraine to Loughborough. They arrived in April and are currently staying in a house offered by a host family. Oksana said:..

Ukraine flag flying at Loughborough Town Hall in support for Ukraine.

Council reaffirms support for Ukraine as country marks Independence Day

23rd Aug

Charnwood continues to stand with Ukraine says Charnwood Borough Council leader Jonathan Morgan as the war-torn country marks its Independence Day. Today (August 24) also marks exactly six months since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as well as 31..

The image shows Kateryna who has shared her story for Ukraine Independence Day

From Ukraine to Charnwood, Kateryna's story

23rd Aug

As part of Ukraine Independence Day on August 24, Kateryna has shared her story after moving from Kyiv with her four-year-old daughter Lera to Sileby to stay with a host family. Kateryna said: “I arrived in Sileby in June and I am still impressed..

Photo shows Janice Wright, a resident of Riversdale Court retirement housing in Birstall, with Councillor James Poland and fellow residents enjoying the new garden furniture.

Grants available for council tenants

22nd Aug

Council tenants are being urged to apply for grants which can be used to help improve communal facilities and fund events. Charnwood Borough Council runs three different grant schemes which aim to bring communities together and improve areas for..

Love outdoors photo comp

Photo competition launched to celebrate open spaces in Charnwood!

16th Aug

The search to find the best photographs of parks and open spaces in Charnwood is on! Charnwood Borough Council has launched a competition as part of the ‘Love the outdoors in Charnwood’ campaign to celebrate the borough’s fantastic range of..

Charnwood Sports Awards finalists from 2019

Charnwood Sports Awards return for 2022!

11th Aug

The Charnwood Sports Awards are back for 2022 and residents are being encouraged to enter their nominations. The awards, run by Charnwood Borough Council, will celebrate the sporting achievements of individuals and clubs as well as the dedication of..

Dishley Pool

Help find out which species live at an open space in Loughborough

11th Aug

Residents are being invited to survey wildlife species at Dishley Pool in Loughborough. Charnwood Borough Council’s open spaces partner, idverde is working in partnership with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, to host a BIOBLITZ to..

Picture of a sunny sky.

Important advice to keep people safe as heatwave temperatures soar again in Leicestershire

11th Aug

This press release was originally issued by Leicestershire County Council. Health experts and the emergency services in Leicestershire say they are concerned about another prolonged heatwave affecting the county this week. Representatives from the..

South Charnwood Leisure Centre Gym

£1m improvement work set to start at Charnwood leisure centres

5th Aug

Works to improve Charnwood’s three leisure centres will soon get underway. Charnwood Borough Council, and its leisure partner Fusion Lifestyle announced the £1m investment earlier this year as part of a new contract meaning the partnership will..

Forest Road Greenbelt, Queen's Park and Chair of the Greenbelt Gardener volunteers, Pat Cook with Green Flag award

Charnwood’s glorious open spaces receive national award

2nd Aug

Two of Loughborough’s open spaces cared for by the community have been awarded a Green Flag award. The Forest Road Greenbelt, which is maintained by the Greenbelt Gardener volunteers, supported by Charnwood Borough Council and its grounds..