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September 2022

Cllr James Poland talks about the customer engagement strategy

Video: Lead member for public housing talks about the customer engagement strategy for council tenants

22nd Sep

Charnwood Borough Council has published a new customer engagement strategy to improve the way the Council involves tenants and leaseholders in shaping its services. In this short video, lead member for public housing Cllr James Poland talks about the..

Customer engagement strategy - HMAB meeting

New strategy to engage with tenants and improve services

22nd Sep

A fresh commitment and strategy to help engage with tenants has been made by Charnwood Borough Council. It has published a new customer engagement strategy to improve the way the Council involves tenants and leaseholders in shaping its services. The..

Image shows spring bulbs at Forest Road Greenbelt, Lighting of the Beacon in Queen's Park Loughborough, Carillon Tower in Queen's Park and Church Gate

Loughborough in Bloom secures gold!

21st Sep

Loughborough has struck gold once again in the East Midlands in Bloom awards. The town was awarded with the highest recognition in the ceremony which was held at Loughborough Town Hall on Wednesday September 21. It is the eleventh time since 2011..

Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Jennifer Tillotson, collecting flowers at the Carillon Tower at Queen's Park in Loughborough

Tributes for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II collected by Mayor of Charnwood

21st Sep

Flowers left in memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the Carillon Tower in Queen’s Park in Loughborough have been collected. The Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Jennifer Tillotson, joined the Council’s open spaces partner, idverde, in removing..

The Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Jennifer Tillotson, speaking at the Thanksgiving service

Thanksgiving event in memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II takes place in Loughborough

17th Sep

A Thanksgiving service in memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II took place in Loughborough on Friday September 16. The Mayor of Charnwood and residents attended the service at All Saints with Holy Trinity Church. The service included a number of..

The medallion on the chains of office worn by the Mayor is shrouded with a black cloth as a mark of respect for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Council customs during period of mourning

16th Sep

When we are in a period of national mourning, the Council has a range of customs it introduces, some of which date back many hundreds of years. For example, Councillors will wear black armbands for some events and meetings that take place. The..

Cllr Mary Draycott MBE meeting Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll

Memories of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

15th Sep

Following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Councillors, including the Mayor of Charnwood have shared their memories of meeting Her Majesty or their memories of the longest serving monarch. Below we have two stories and a video from Cllr Mary..

The Council offices and Loughborough Town Hall have been illuminated in purple to mark the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Buildings illuminated in purple in memory of Queen Elizabeth II

15th Sep

Charnwood Borough Council's offices in Loughborough and Loughborough Town Hall have been illuminated in purple in memory of Queen Elizabeth II. The buildings will remain lit up in the evenings until after the funeral. Books of Condolence remain open..

Queen Elizabeth II

The Council’s plans and arrangements during the national period of mourning

14th Sep

The Council has been marking the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the Proclamation of King Charles III. Here is some information about further events and service changes during the national mourning period. A Civic Thanksgiving Service is being held..

Photo of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II

Residents invited to join Thanksgiving service for Her Majesty The Queen

13th Sep

A Thanksgiving service of the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be held in Loughborough on Friday, September 16. Residents are invited to join the Mayor of Charnwood for the service at All Saints with Holy Trinity Church in..

Dr Nik Kotecha, Deputy Lieutenant, for the County of Leicestershire, speaking ahead of the reading of the local Proclamation

Video: Deputy Lieutenant for Leicestershire, Dr Nik Kotecha welcomes residents ahead of the local Proclamation

12th Sep

Deputy Lieutenant, for the County of Leicestershire, Dr Nik Kotecha, welcomed residents to Queen's Park in Loughborough, ahead of the local reading of the Proclamation before handing over to the Mayor of Charnwood. In this video below, you can watch..

The Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Jennifer Tillotson reads out the local Proclamation

Video: The Mayor of Charnwood reads out the local Proclamation

12th Sep

Crowds gathered to hear the reading of the Proclamation of King Charles III at Queen’s Park in Loughborough on Sunday, September 11. The historic moment was witnessed by hundreds of people who attended the service at the Carillon Tower. The Mayor..

Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Jennifer Tillotson talks about the local Proclamation

Video: Mayor of Charnwood reflects on reading the local Proclamation

12th Sep

On Sunday September 11, 2022, the Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Jennifer Tillotson read the local Proclamation for the new sovreign, King Charles lll at the Carillon Tower in Queen's Park, Loughborough. In this video, the Mayor talks about the pride of..

The Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Jennifer Tillotson reads the Proclamation at the Carillon Tower on September 11, 2022

Crowds gather for historic Proclamation service in Queen’s Park, Loughborough

11th Sep

Crowds gathered to hear the reading of the Proclamation of King Charles III at Queen’s Park in Loughborough on Sunday, September 11. The historic moment was witnessed by hundreds of people who attended the service at the Carillon Tower. The Mayor..

The Carillon Tower in Queen's Park

Proclamation service to be held in Loughborough

9th Sep

A service to mark the local reading of the Proclamation of the new Sovereign will be held in Loughborough on Sunday. The Proclamation of King Charles III becoming the new monarch will be read by the Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Jennifer Tillotson, at 2pm..

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth

Our thoughts are with the Royal Family

8th Sep

The Mayor of Charnwood, councillors and officers of Charnwood Borough Council are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty The Queen. The Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Jenny Tillotson, said: “This is a very sad day for our nation and on behalf of the..

Chief Executive of Loughborough Wellbeing Centre, Helen Carter with Cllr Leigh Harper-Davies, lead member for communities and visitors of the Wellbing Centre holding a cheque from Charnwood Borough Council

Wellbeing Café one of many projects awarded with a Charnwood Community Grant

8th Sep

A Wellbeing Café in Loughborough has received £3,500 through a community grant awarded by Charnwood Borough Council. The café is one of the many activities delivered by Loughborough Wellbeing Centre at its new venue at Asha House on Woodgate and..

Local resident from Quorn Jane Hollingworth

Video: Quorn resident talk's about late father's 51-year-old letter about restoring the Outwoods

7th Sep

In this short video, a Quorn resident and parish councillor Jane Hollingworth, talks about discovering a letter her late father wrote to the Echo in 1970. Peter Gamble, who also lived in Quorn was passionate about nature and wildlife sadly passed..

Jane Hollingworth in the Outwoods with her dad's 51-year-old letter.

51-year-old-letter reveals resident’s late father’s Outwoods wish has come true

7th Sep

A local resident has shared her delight after discovering her father’s wish to restore the Outwoods in Loughborough is becoming a reality. Jane Hollingworth, a Quorn Parish Councillor and volunteer for Quorn in Bloom got in touch with the borough..

Love outdoors photo comp

Time running out to enter open spaces photo competition!

7th Sep

Charnwood residents have less than two weeks to enter the ‘Love the outdoors in Charnwood’ photo competition. Charnwood Borough Council launched the competition as part of its ‘Love the outdoors in Charnwood’ campaign which celebrates the..

Charnwood Community Lottery

Community Lottery celebrates its four-year anniversary

6th Sep

Over 50 good causes are continuing to be supported by the Charnwood Community Lottery as it marks its fourth birthday. Charnwood Borough Council launched the community lottery in 2018 and since then, over 145,000 tickets have been bought and £87,000..