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May 2023

St Michael's Court drop-in event

Thurmaston community invited to drop-in event about St Michael’s Court

26th May

People in Thurmaston are being invited to a drop-in event to find out more about proposals to develop nine new bungalows in the village. Charnwood Borough Council is planning to create nine new high-quality bungalows to replace St Michael’s Court,..

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Networking event for council tenants and leaseholders

25th May

Council tenants and leaseholders are being invited to a special event on Thursday, June 8, 2023.  The tenant networking event will take place at Loughborough Town Hall from 10am until 4pm. Council tenants will be able to meet officers, ask..

Loughborough Canal towpath

Canal towpath in Loughborough reopens after further phase of improvements

24th May

The press release below has been issued by the Canal & River Trust A section of the historic canal towpath in Loughborough has reopened after we completed the latest phase of improvements, making it easier for people to access the canal. The..

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New Cabinet announced for Charnwood Borough Council

23rd May

The new Cabinet for Charnwood Borough Council has been announced. Council Leader Jewel Miah confirmed the Cabinet after being elected on Monday evening (May 22). Cllr Miah said: “I am delighted to announce my new Cabinet and I look forward to..

New Mayor

New Mayor of Charnwood sworn in for 2023-24

23rd May

The new Mayor of Charnwood has been sworn in following the Council’s Annual Meeting on Monday, May 22. Cllr Margaret Smidowicz says she is looking forward to representing Charnwood after being voted in as the borough’s first citizen at..

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New Leader of Charnwood Borough Council is elected

22nd May

A new leader of Charnwood Borough Council has been elected.  Cllr Jewel Miah was voted in at the Annual Council Meeting on Monday, May 22 as the Labour group, which he leads, became the Council’s ruling administration. Cllr Miah said: “It is an..

Vegan market - May 23

Two specialist markets enjoyed in Loughborough

22nd May

Residents and visitors to Loughborough have enjoyed back-to-back weekends of specialist markets in the town. Ceramics in Charnwood returned to the Market Place on Sunday, May 14 with the second vegan market of the year taking place on Sunday, May..

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Work gets underway to save UK’s last major bellfoundry

19th May

Construction works are now underway at Taylor’s Bellfoundry in Loughborough to protect and enhance the Grade II* Listed Bellfoundry buildings and onsite museum, the last of their kind in Britain. Funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and..

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Mayor of Charnwood attends Buckingham Palace following coronation celebrations

16th May

The Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Jennifer Tillotson attended a special Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace last week. The annual event took place on Tuesday, May 9 with the Prince and Princess of Wales, the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh and Princess..

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Recommendation made for Leader of Charnwood Borough Council

12th May

A report has been published that sets out a proposal to nominate Cllr Jewel Miah as Leader of Charnwood Borough Council at its annual meeting on May 22. Cllr Miah is the Leader of the Labour Group on Charnwood Borough Council. The proposal will be..

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Charnwood marks coronation of His Majesty King Charles III

11th May

Charnwood joined the rest of the nation over the weekend in celebrating the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III. Street parties and coronation events took place in towns and villages across the borough. The Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Jennifer..

Vegan Market (2)

Specialist markets coming to Loughborough in May

10th May

Residents and visitors to Loughborough can enjoy two specialist markets as they return to the town this month. Ceramics in Charnwood will be offering a wide range of pottery sculptures to visitors on Sunday, May 14 before the second vegan market of..

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Pop-up HSBC branch to open in Loughborough Town Hall

8th May

Loughborough Town Hall will host a pop-up branch of HSBC following a significant fire in the town centre. The HSBC building in Market Place was destroyed by fire on March 15 and the blaze also caused some damage to the town hall. From Tuesday, May 9,..

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Councillor recalls meeting His Majesty King Charles III

6th May

Millions of people will be watching the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III on television at our homes with family and friends, but few people will have the opportunity to meet the new King face-to-face. One borough councillor has had that..

Local Election Results 2023

Results of local elections in Charnwood

5th May

Local elections have taken place in Charnwood. Charnwood Borough Council has 52 councillors across 24 wards and all seats were up for election on Thursday May 4.  Votes for the elections were counted at Loughborough Leisure Centre on Friday May..