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Applications now open for next round of Charnwood Community Grants

28th Apr

Community groups and voluntary organisations across Charnwood are being encouraged to apply for a Charnwood Community Grant. The borough council awards thousands of pounds in community grants each year as part of its commitment to caring for the..

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Hanging basket competition returns to celebrate the coronation

28th Apr

People in Charnwood are invited to take part in a competition to find the best hanging basket to mark the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III. The Council’s open spaces partner idverde and Loughborough in Bloom are inviting residents across..

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Charnwood Lifeline can make a difference to you and your family

28th Apr

We are running a series of features about Council services to explain a bit more about what we do. In this feature, we focus on Charnwood Lifeline which supports independent living and provides peace of mind for residents throughout the..

Bluebells at the Outwoods

Bluebells in bloom at the Outwoods

26th Apr

Residents and visitors to Charnwood are being encouraged not to miss this year’s fantastic display of bluebells at the Outwoods in Loughborough. The stunning display at the north side of the ancient woodland which bloom every year are expected to..

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Have a say on May 4 and remember your photo ID

26th Apr

Voters in Charnwood are being encouraged to have a say in the local elections on Thursday May 4. In addition, those heading to a polling station are also being urged to remember to take along their photo ID. The UK Government has introduced the new..

Photo shows the Charnwood Symphonic Wind Orchestra performing in the bandstand at Queen's Park in Loughborough last summer.

Bandstand concerts return to Queen’s Park this summer

21st Apr

Queen’s Park in Loughborough will host a variety of exciting concerts for residents and visitors to attend this summer. The bandstand concerts made a triumphant return in 2022 following the coronavirus pandemic, with well-attended performances from..

Roger Wilson - former Mayor of Charnwood

Tribute to former Mayor of Charnwood Roger Wilson

18th Apr

Charnwood Borough Council would like to pay tribute to the former Mayor of Charnwood, Roger Wilson, who has sadly passed away. Roger represented the Birstall Stonehill Ward as a borough councillor from May 1991 to May 2003 and then represented the..

Photo shows King Charles III and the Queen Consort.

Celebrating His Majesty King Charles III’s coronation in Charnwood

17th Apr

Events are taking place throughout Charnwood to celebrate the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III. The coronation ceremony to mark the King’s ascension to the throne will take place at Westminster Abbey in London on Saturday May 6, 2023. An..

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Final call to check photo ID before local elections

14th Apr

Residents in Charnwood are running out of time to check they have an accepted form of photo ID ahead of the local elections on Thursday May 4, 2023. The UK Government has introduced the new requirement which means voters in England will need to show..

Loughborough Events 2023 (3)

Loughborough events already proving popular with visitors

13th Apr

Exciting events are underway this year in Loughborough with plenty more to come for residents and visitors to enjoy. The programme of events began with another popular vegan market which took place in March and the return of Pinders Circus over the..

Carillon Stories

Remembering Loughborough's fallen heroes as war memorial marks its centenary year

12th Apr

The Carillon Tower in Loughborough is marking its 100th anniversary this year. Charnwood Borough Council will be holding a ceremony to celebrate the tower’s momentous year on July 22, exactly 100 years since it was officially opened. Other events..

Winners at tenant garden competition 2022

Tenant garden competition returns for 2023

12th Apr

Council tenants are being encouraged to enter an annual garden competition. The event is run by Charnwood Borough Council and is open to its tenants who once again are being urged to showcase their skills in the garden. This year, there are eight..

Simon Gibson, Loughborough Town Hall manager

Video: Loughborough Town Hall reopening following town centre fire

5th Apr

Loughborough Town Hall is reopening on Thursday April 6 following a fire in the town centre last month. Three weeks on from the fire, the Town Hall is opening its doors to the public and in this video, Town Hall manager, Simon Gibson speaks about the..

Loughborough Town Hall

Loughborough Town Hall to reopen April 6

4th Apr

Loughborough Town Hall will welcome audiences back on Thursday April 6 following a fire in the town centre last month. Charnwood Borough Council has been busy getting the Grade II listed building ready for customers since the blaze at the..

Register to vote

Time running out to register to vote

3rd Apr

The last chance to register to vote for May’s local elections in Charnwood is Monday April 17. Residents in the borough have until midnight on Monday April 17 to make sure they are registered to vote. Charnwood Borough Council has 52 councillors..