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February 2023

Register to vote

Make sure you are registered to vote in May’s local elections

28th Feb

Charnwood residents have until midnight on Monday, April 17 to register to vote in the local elections in May. Charnwood Borough Council has 52 councillors across 24 wards with all seats being up for election on Thursday, May 4. Most residents are..

Image shows Loughborough Christmas lights switch-on, Loughborough Fair and Cllr Jenny Bokor, lead member for Loughborough in Loughborough Market

Exciting events planned for 2023

27th Feb

Charnwood residents can look forward to a series of exciting events taking place in in the year ahead. From speciality markets and car shows to traditional favourites like Loughborough Fair and the Loughborough Christmas lights switch-on, there is..

Council officers, tenants and Michael's family next to the defibrillator

Defibrillator donated to a sheltered court in Syston

27th Feb

A life-saving defibrillator has been installed at one of the Council’s sheltered courts in Syston. The defibrillator at St Peters Court, was paid for by the family of Michael Billingham, a tenant who sadly passed away last year. It was officially..

The Ukrainian community in Charnwood gathers in Loughborough to mark the anniversary of Russia's invasion of their home nation. They are joined by other members of the Charnwood community

Community marks anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine

24th Feb

The Ukrainian community came together in Loughborough today (Friday, February 24) to mark the first anniversary of the invasion of their home nation. They were joined by other members of the Charnwood community as they gathered outside Loughborough..

Image shows fly-tips in Wanlip and Sileby

Council takes action to tackle fly-tipping and poor dog control  

23rd Feb

Nine fines totalling over £3,000 have been handed out following reports of fly-tipping, dog fouling and poor dog control in Charnwood over the last three months. The borough council has taken action as part of its ongoing commitment to look after..

Image shows from left, Alan Leather, partnerships manager at Canal & River Trust and Cllr Jonathan Morgan, co-chair of Loughborough Town Deal

First phase of canal towpath improvements completed in Loughborough

16th Feb

The below press release has been issued by the Canal & River Trust. Working in partnership with Loughborough Town Deal, we are improving a two-kilometre stretch of the River Soar towpath between Moor Lane Bridge and Belton Lane. The project Part..

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Briefing to be held for prospective candidates in Charnwood elections

14th Feb

A session is being held to brief people who are considering standing in the Charnwood Borough Council elections in May. Anyone considering becoming a candidate is invited to attend the session, which is being held on Monday, March 6 at Loughborough..

Leader's Viewpoint - February

Viewpoint: Funding confirmed for Charnwood through UK Shared Prosperity Fund

13th Feb

The leader of the Council, Cllr Jonathan Morgan has given his latest monthly viewpoint. In this video, Cllr Morgan discusses the different types of funding going into Charnwood including the recently announced UK Shared Prosperity Fund which will see..

The picture shows, from left, Rosemary Richardson, Sileby Parish Council Clerk, Julie Jones, Sileby Parish Council Chair, and Cllr Jonathan Morgan, Leader of Charnwood Borough Council

£4 million confirmed for exciting projects to make Charnwood’s future brighter

10th Feb

Projects which will help make the future brighter for Charnwood residents have secured around £4 million of Government funding. Charnwood Borough Council has worked with communities to draw up the Future Charnwood Investment Plan to secure funding..

Living Loughborough video

Video: Town Deal confirms funding for Living Loughborough project

8th Feb

Loughborough Town Deal has confirmed £2.87 million of funding to support the Living Loughborough project which will see more events held in the town centre, investment in the town markets, expansion of the CCTV system and digital heritage trails..

The picture shows, in Loughborough town centre, from left: Cllr Jonathan Morgan, Leader of the borough council and Loughborough Town Deal co-chair; Lisa Brown, Love Loughborough BID manager; Lez Cope Newman, Love Loughborough BID Chair; and Cllr Jenny Bokor, the Council's lead member for Loughborough

£3 million project to boost Loughborough town centre is confirmed by Town Deal

7th Feb

Nearly £3 million is set to be invested in Loughborough town centre to make it more attractive and safer for visitors thanks to a Loughborough Town Deal grant. The Town Deal Board has confirmed £2.87 million of funding to support the Living..

The image shows a key with a house shaped keyring being passed from one hand to the hand of another person.

Landlords urged to apply for new licensing schemes

3rd Feb

Charnwood Borough Council is now accepting applications from landlords of private rented properties that are covered by two new licensing schemes. The Council has introduced Additional and Selective Licensing to drive up standards across privately..

The image shows a calculator and pen with the words 'draft budget for 2023/24'

Council’s Cabinet to consider budget

2nd Feb

Charnwood Borough Council’s draft budget will be considered by Cabinet on February 9. The budget contains a proposal to increase the Charnwood element of Council tax by 9p a week for the average Band D property in the borough. The proposed increase..