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January 2023

Charnwood Local Plan 2021-37 news story

Local Plan hearings to resume on February 7

30th Jan

A series of public hearings will resume in February 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 last year by independent planning inspectors who..

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Council reveals plans for eight new bungalows in Thurmaston

30th Jan

Plans to create eight new high-quality bungalows for council tenants in Thurmaston have been revealed. Charnwood Borough Council is proposing to replace a sheltered housing complex with bungalows and the Council's Cabinet will consider allocating a..

Holocaust Memorial Day 2023

Charnwood marks Holocaust Memorial Day with annual service

27th Jan

A service to mark Holocaust Memorial Day took place on Friday January 27 in Queen’s Park in Loughborough. The event was attended by the Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Jennifer Tillotson, who read the Act of Commitment. Members of the public were invited..

Elections spotlight

Electoral Services – Working hard to support democracy in Charnwood

26th Jan

Throughout 2023, we will be continuing a series of features about Council services to explain a bit more about what we do. This time it’s the turn of our Electoral Services team. ---------- The Council’s Electoral Services team organises and..

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Views sought on strategy to help Charnwood tackle climate change

26th Jan

Views are being sought on a climate change strategy for Charnwood which is being developed by the borough council. The Climate Change Strategy 2023-30 sets out how the Council will help lead local and work in partnership with communities, residents,..

Cost of Living Lboro event February 2023

Event in Loughborough to offer advice on cost of living issues and wellbeing

23rd Jan

A drop-in event is being held in Loughborough to provide people with an opportunity to talk about any concerns they may have about the rising cost of living and find out what support may be available. Charnwood Borough Council, as part of its..

Virtual Landlord Forum February 2023

Landlords invited to virtual forum to find out about applying for new licensing schemes

23rd Jan

Landlords and letting agents in Charnwood are invited to join a virtual forum for a further update on new licensing requirements and to find out how to apply online. Charnwood Borough Council has introduced two new licensing schemes for private..

Photo from left to right: Cllr Jonathan Morgan, leader of Charnwood Borough Council, Cllr Jenny Bokor, lead member for Loughborough, Cllr Jennifer Tillotson, Mayor of Charnwood and Mel Gould, Chairman of the Loughborough Carillon Tower and War Memorial Museum

Centenary celebrations for iconic Carillon Tower

18th Jan

Loughborough’s historic war memorial, the Carillon Tower is marking its 100-year anniversary in 2023. The tower, located in Queen’s Park in Loughborough is one of the most well-known monuments and instruments in the town and pays tribute to..

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Leicestershire's long-term plan for recycling and waste set to progress

17th Jan

This press release has been issued on behalf of the Leicestershire Waste Partnership by Leicestershire County Council. Twelve key pledges for recycling and waste plans in Leicestershire have been set out in a revised partnership strategy to..

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Introduction of photo ID for local elections

16th Jan

Residents in Charnwood are being urged to check they have an accepted form of photo ID ahead of this year’s local elections on Thursday May 4, 2023. The new requirement of showing photo ID at polling stations is being introduced by the UK..

Cllr Jonathan Morgan, Leader of Charnwood Borough Council, gives his monthly Viewpoint update by video for January.

Viewpoint: Looking ahead to 2023 - challenges and opportunities

13th Jan

Cllr Jonathan Morgan, Leader of Charnwood Borough Council, gives his monthly Viewpoint update by video for January. In the video, he looks at the year ahead and while recognising there are challenges ahead, there is still plenty to look forward to..

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Video: Great Central Railway project underway with help of Loughborough Town Deal

13th Jan

Loughborough Town Deal is helping keep a Great Central Railway project on track with £280,000 worth of funding. In these two videos below, see how the funding is being used to help create a new heritage locomotive works and education centre at the..

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Service to be held for Holocaust Memorial Day 2023

12th Jan

An annual service to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day will take place at the bandstand in Queen’s Park in Loughborough. The event on Friday, January 27 at 12pm, will see the Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Jennifer Tillotson read a statement of..

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Start your own business in Leicestershire in 2023

10th Jan

The following press release was first issued by LUinc. People with ambitions to start a new business are being encouraged to move quickly to access free support as they establish and grow. LUinc. is recruiting for its March 2023 intake - about 10..

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Over £60,000 awarded to community projects across the borough through Charnwood Community Grants

5th Jan

Over £60,000 has been awarded to 15 fantastic community projects in Charnwood. The borough council has awarded Charnwood Community Grants to 12 community groups and organisations to support projects including a counselling group, a coffee shop..

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Stay in the loop with our Council and community news

4th Jan

Charnwood residents are being urged to stay in the loop with news from the borough council by signing up to its email alerts. The Council introduced the alerts 2019 to help keep people informed about Council services and news. There are now over..