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March 2023

A46 spring clean-up

A46 and A6 spring clean to get underway

23rd Mar

Two major high-speed roads in Charnwood are scheduled to be given a spring clean this month. Charnwood Borough Council’s waste partner Serco will be undertaking the clean-up in March which sees litter and debris removed from central reservations..

Candidate nominations open local elections 2023

Nominations open for local elections in May

22nd Mar

Candidates looking to stand in the local elections in May have until 4pm on Tuesday, April 4 to submit nominations. Charnwood Borough Council has 52 councillors across 24 wards with all seats being up for election on Thursday, May 4. Elections will..

Town Hall roof fire picture

Town Hall to remain closed until March 27 following fire

21st Mar

Loughborough Town Hall will be closed until at least Monday, March 27 following a fire in the town centre last week. However, Charnwood Borough Council says preparations are already underway to get the venue reopened as soon as possible. The Town..

Pictured are representatives from various organisations in Leicestershire, including Charnwood Borough Council, who have signed the Leicestershire Climate and Nature Pact.

Council signs up to climate and nature pact

20th Mar

The Leader of Charnwood Borough Council has supported a pact to tackle climate change, nature decline and carbon reduction in Leicestershire. Cllr Jonathan Morgan signed the Leicestershire Climate and Nature Pact with other councils and organisations..

Casting of the Hope Bell

Historic moment as Hope Bell is cast at iconic Loughborough bell foundry

16th Mar

A bell which will mark the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Charnwood communities has been cast in Loughborough today (March 16). The Hope Bell will remember those lost in the pandemic but also pay tribute to the NHS and key workers while being a..

The scene in Loughborough town centre on March 16 following a fire

Loughborough Town Hall closed to the public until Monday March 20 inclusive

16th Mar

Loughborough Town Hall has issued the following statement: "Following the fire in Loughborough town centre on Wednesday afternoon, we can confirm that Loughborough Town Hall will be closed to the public until Monday 20th March 2023..

The scene in Loughborough town centre on March 16 following a fire

Council leader thanks fire service for 'amazing' response to town centre blaze

16th Mar

The Leader of Charnwood Borough Council has thanked firefighters for their response to the blaze in Loughborough town centre yesterday. Cllr Jonathan Morgan said: “This was a significant fire, but importantly no-one has been hurt. “I would like..

Image of litter picks from last year's Great British Spring Clean

Grab yourself a litter picking kit to help give Charnwood a spring clean

15th Mar

Litter picking kits will be loaned out to Charnwood residents to help give the borough a spring clean. Charnwood Borough Council has a number of free litter pickers, high-vis jackets, and litter bags to loan out to residents as part of the Great..

Council's civic officer, Carol Hardy with her award

Council’s civic officer earns national award

14th Mar

Charnwood Borough Council’s civic officer, Carol Hardy has been awarded a highly commended award at this year’s Civic Office of the year awards. The awards, organised by the National Association of Civic Officers was attended by Carol and..

Image shows Passion youth work manager, Victoria Gould with Cllr Leigh Harper-Davies, the Council's lead member for communities with members of Passion

Group offering a safe space for young people supported by Charnwood Community Grant

13th Mar

A community group which engages and works with young people across the borough has been awarded a £5,000 community grant from Charnwood Borough Council. Shepshed based, Passion Youth Group, helps develop young people’s skills to make them more..

Vegan market in Loughborough

Vegan market proves popular once again in Loughborough

13th Mar

Residents and visitors enjoyed a vegan market as it returned to Loughborough on Sunday, March 12. The event, delivered by Charnwood Borough Council in partnership with the Vegan Market Co.  had stalls offering vegan street food, artisan bakes, craft..

Nanpantan Road Cemetery Image

Video: New cemetery opens in Loughborough

8th Mar

The Nanpantan Road Cemetery has been officially opened in Loughborough. The cemetery, created by Charnwood Borough Council, is needed for the town as the existing cemetery in Leicester Road is running out of space. The Council has invested over £1..

Photo shows officers from the Council, our open spaces partners idverde, Leader of the Council Cllr Jonathan Morgan and lead member for Loughborough, Cllr Jenny Bokor.

New Nanpantan Road Cemetery in Loughborough is now complete

8th Mar

A new cemetery which includes natural burial spaces and memorial gardens has opened in Loughborough. Nanpantan Road Cemetery, in Watermead Lane, has been created by Charnwood Borough Council and is needed for the town as the existing cemetery in..

The image shows the Charnwood Borough Council logo, a calculator and pen and the words, Budget 2023/24

Council approves budget for 2023/24

2nd Mar

Charnwood Borough Council approved its budget for 2023/24 at a meeting on Monday, February 27. The budget sets out the Council’s spending plans for services in the coming year and the Council’s lead member for finance, Cllr Tom Barkley says the..

Vegan Market 2022

Popular vegan market returning to Loughborough

1st Mar

Loughborough will welcome a vegan market back to the town on Sunday, March 12. The event which proved popular last year, is run by the Vegan Market Co. in partnership with Charnwood Borough Council. The event held in Loughborough Market Place will..