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October 2022

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Video: Loughborough Town Deal confirms £280,000 worth of funding for Great Central Railway project

28th Oct

Plans to create a heritage locomotive works and education centre at Great Central Railway have been given a £280,000 boost by Loughborough Town Deal. The Town Deal Board has confirmed funding to support the creation of the facility which will be..

From Left, Jane Hunt, MP for Loughborough, Cllr Jonathan Morgan, co-chair of Loughborough Town Deal and Leader of Charnwood Borough Council, and David Ellard, commercial manager for Great Central Railway

Heritage railway project on track thanks to Loughborough Town Deal

28th Oct

Plans to create a heritage locomotive works and education centre at Great Central Railway have been given a £280,000 boost by Loughborough Town Deal. The Town Deal Board has confirmed funding to support the creation of the facility which will be..

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Charnwood Community Action campaign relaunched to highlight cost-of-living support

27th Oct

A campaign has been relaunched to support people and communities in Charnwood who are struggling with the cost of living. Charnwood Community Action was set up by the borough council and partners during the pandemic and it is being kickstarted once..

The Carillon Tower in Queen's Park, Loughborough.

Updated: Statement on graffiti at Loughborough's Carillon Tower

26th Oct

Update: We're pleased to confirm we have removed the graffiti from the War Memorial. On Wednesday October 26 we issued the following statement regarding the Carillon Tower in Queen's Park, Loughborough being vandalised with graffiti. Statement  We..

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Find out more about being a councillor

25th Oct

People interested in standing in next year’s local elections can find out more about being a councillor at an event in Loughborough on Saturday November 26. Voters will head to the polls on May 4, 2023 and Charnwood Borough Council is offering..

Remembrance 2022 news story

Fallen heroes to be honoured on Remembrance Sunday

21st Oct

Charnwood will remember its fallen heroes in November. Loughborough’s Queen’s Park will host a poignant Remembrance Sunday event on November 13, where those who have served and are currently serving in our armed forces will be honoured. The..

FSB Regional Award

Council named best in the region for Covid-19 business support

20th Oct

Charnwood Borough Council has been recognised as the ‘best in the region’ for its support of small businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Council was named as the overall winner in the East Midlands Covid-19 Support and Recovery category at..

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Video: Competition winners delighted their photos were chosen

19th Oct

Three residents whose fabulous photos were chosen as the winning entries for the Council's outdoors photo competition have explained how it feels to have won and why they love the outdoors in Charnwood! Ollie Boby's photo of remote control boats at..

Cllr Jenny Bokor

Video: Lead member talks about the photo competition and thanks everyone who entered

19th Oct

Fantastic photographers have been recognised for their brilliant photos of the outdoors in Charnwood! Charnwood Borough Council launched the ‘Love the outdoors in Charnwood’ photo competition in the summer and asked people to submit their snaps..

Love the outdoors photo competition

Winners of photo competition revealed!

19th Oct

Fantastic photographers have been recognised for their brilliant photos of the outdoors in Charnwood! Charnwood Borough Council launched the ‘Love the outdoors in Charnwood’ photo competition in the summer and asked people to submit their snaps..

Photo shows Incubator 2023 members

High demand for places as more new businesses are inducted at start-up incubator

19th Oct

The following press release was first issued by Leicester and Leicestershire Local Enterprise Partnership Ltd (LLEP). Twenty-four new businesses have been accepted onto the autumn cohort for Leicestershire start-up incubator LUinc. A total of 81..

Recycle Week 2022

Leicestershire residents get real about recycling this Recycle Week

18th Oct

The following press release was first issued by Leicestershire County Council. As a national recycling campaign begins, Leicestershire County Council is encouraging residents to think twice about what they’re putting in their recycling bins in a..

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Sign up to help local elections with short-term paid roles

17th Oct

A call has gone out for people to apply for short-term paid roles at next year’s local elections in Charnwood. The borough council is encouraging people to sign up to be considered for a number of roles such as polling clerks and vote..

Vegan market in Loughborough

Residents flock to visit Vegan Market in Loughborough

17th Oct

A vegan market returned to Loughborough on Sunday October 16 and proved to be a huge success. The event, run by Vegan Market Co. in partnership with Charnwood Borough Council, had over 25 stalls including vegan street food, artisan bakes, craft..

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Charnwood Local Plan hearings to resume

14th Oct

A series of public hearings will resume later this month 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 were paused earlier this year by independent planning..

Loughborough's Christmas Lights

Do you know a youngster who deserves to Light up Loughborough?

14th Oct

Festive cheer will soon be coming to Loughborough once again and Charnwood Borough Council is looking for a special youngster to turn on the town’s Christmas lights. The switch-on will take place on Sunday November 20 and the Council has teamed up..

Syston Community Garden

Views wanted on Syston Community Garden proposal

12th Oct

Residents in Syston are being encouraged to give their views on a proposal for a community garden in the town. Charnwood Borough Council is working alongside Syston Town Council and community group Grow Give Live on the project which is looking to..

Loughborough Fair

Roll up! Roll up! Historic fair is returning to Loughborough

11th Oct

All the fun of the fair will be coming to Loughborough in November for the 801st year. The historic Loughborough Fair, which is operated by Charnwood Borough Council, will be running from Wednesday November 9 to Saturday November 12. Thousands of..

Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Jennifer Tillotson with Cllr Paul Baines and his team ahead of the abseil

Former Mayor takes a leap of faith for charity

11th Oct

A former Mayor of Charnwood braved the heights of a cathedral to abseil 200 feet in the spirit of raising money for charity. Cllr Paul Baines was joined by a team of friends to complete the abseil at Derby Cathedral on Saturday October 8, in aid of..

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Video: Loughborough Town Deal confirms £2.5 million grant for Healthy and Innovative project

11th Oct

Loughborough Town Deal has confirmed a £2.5 million grant to help build on the town’s reputation for sporting excellence and harness that knowledge for the good of residents. The funding has been awarded to Loughborough University’s Healthy and..

Pictured are representatives of Loughborough University and Loughborough Town Deal. From left, Dr Robert Harland; Professor Fehmidah Munir; Professor Chris Rielly, the university's Loughborough Town Deal lead; Professor Nick Jennings, Vice Chancellor; Dr Nik Kotecha OBE, co-chair of Loughborough Town Deal; Cllr Jonathan Morgan, co-chair of Loughborough Town Deal; Pete Hitchings, Loughborough University Incubator Manager; and Dr Asya Natapov

Loughborough Town Deal confirms £2.5 million grant to help build on town’s sporting reputation

10th Oct

Loughborough Town Deal has confirmed a £2.5 million grant to help build on the town’s reputation for sporting excellence and harness that knowledge for the good of residents. The funding has been awarded to Loughborough University’s Healthy and..

Southfields Park

The fun of the circus is coming to Loughborough

7th Oct

Thrills, spills and plenty of laughter is heading for Loughborough as the town gets ready to welcome Circus Cortex. Southfields Park, which is operated by Charnwood Borough Council, will host Circus Cortex from Thursday October 13 to Monday October..

Hanging basket competition winners

Beautiful hanging baskets awarded in Charnwood

5th Oct

Charnwood residents have been recognised for their gardening work in a hanging basket competition. Charnwood Borough Council’s open spaces partner, idverde teamed up with the Loughborough in Bloom board to find the best hanging basket in the..

The Mayor of Charnwood, Councillor Jennifer Tillotson.

Mayor of Charnwood’s Christmas card competition

5th Oct

A competition is being held to find artwork that will become the Mayor of Charnwood’s Christmas card for 2022. Children aged 11 and under and living in Charnwood can enter the competition. Entrants have total creative freedom as long as the design..

Winners at tenant garden competition 2022

Videos: Tenant garden competition awards 2022

3rd Oct

Council tenants from across the borough have received awards for their gardening talents in an annual competition. The tenant garden competition, which is run by Charnwood Borough Council, showcases gardens of all shapes and sizes. Overall, there..

Queen's Park defib

Community work together to install defib at Loughborough bowls club

3rd Oct

A bowls club in Loughborough is on its way to becoming ‘heartsafe’ thanks to support from the borough council and the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust (JHMT). Queen’s Park Bowls Club in Loughborough has a new defibrillator for use during cardiac..