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July 2023

Biodiversity Project at Jubilee Park

Biodiversity project sees wildlife meadow created in Cropston

27th Jul

A meadow area been created on Jubilee Park in Cropston to encourage more wildlife to the site. The area on land which is loaned by Charnwood Borough Council has been designed by Thurcaston and Cropston Parish Council and sees relaxed mowing of the..

Gardeners Fair

Unique Gardeners’ Fair is coming to Loughborough

27th Jul

This press release has been published by Love Loughborough Gardeners can enjoy a new event being brought to the heart of Loughborough. Love Loughborough BID has created the first Gardeners’ Fair which will take place on Sunday, August 6 in the..

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Still time to nominate your Charnwood Community Heroes

26th Jul

Charnwood residents are being urged to show their thanks for those who go above and beyond in the borough. Charnwood Community Heroes is a chance to thank people in the local community who have carried out a good deed – no matter how small or..

From left to right, Mel Gould, Chairman of Loughborough Carillon Tower War Memorial Museum, Pip Greasley, Composer of Silent Chimes, Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Margaret Smidowicz, Revd. Wendy Dalrymple, Chaplain to the Loughborough Branch of the Royal British Legion, Mike Kapur OBE, Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire

Charnwood marks centenary of Loughborough’s Carillon Tower

24th Jul

The centenary of Loughborough’s war memorial, the Carillon Tower, was marked with a series of commemorations over the weekend. Charnwood Borough Council organised the events on Saturday July 22, exactly 100 years since the official opening of the..

Pip Greasley - New Carillon composittion

Video: Musical composition written for Carillon Tower centenary

21st Jul

Composer Pip Greasley has written a special musical piece named 'Silent Chimes' for the Carillon Tower's centenary. We spoke to Pip about the piece, the difficulty in writing it and how it feels to follow in Edward Elgar's footsteps in writing music..

Second Time Around

Community shop supports Syston residents with cost-of-living grant

20th Jul

A community organisation in Syston has shared how they used £1,000 in grant funding to support vulnerable residents in the town. As part of its Charnwood Community Action campaign, Charnwood Borough Council awarded over £37,000 to various projects..

Leader of Charnwood Borough Council, Cllr Jewel Miah.

Council Leader backs South Asian Heritage Month

18th Jul

The Leader of Charnwood Borough Council is supporting South Asian Heritage Month which gets underway on July 18. Cllr Jewel Miah is the first Asian Leader of Charnwood Borough Council and he has shared his story as part of the commemoration and..

Carillon Composition

Special musical composition produced for centenary of the Carillon Tower

17th Jul

A new musical composition has been specially written to mark the centenary year of Loughborough’s Carillon Tower. The musical piece, ‘Silent Chimes’, has been created by composer Pip Greasley who lives locally. It will be premiered at the..

LWP Fly-tipping campaign 2023

Countywide campaign to prevent fly-tipping launched

13th Jul

Residents are being warned to be careful with their waste as a crackdown on fly-tipping gets underway. The Leicestershire Waste Partnership has launched a campaign to prevent people illegally dumping waste with the warning that even if you pay..

Annual canvass 2023

Next stage of annual check of electoral register underway

13th Jul

Residents in Charnwood are being urged to respond to this year’s check of the electoral register as thousands of forms will be hand delivered across the borough. Charnwood Borough Council will be sending around 62,000 forms to homes to ensure the..

Carillon Centenary Reminder

Centenary of Loughborough’s Carillon Tower to be marked next week

12th Jul

Loughborough’s iconic Carillon Tower is gearing up for a series of events to be held on the weekend it marks its official centenary. Events and activities will take place on Saturday, July 22, 100 years to the day the tower was officially opened,..

Charnwood Sports Awards

Celebrate sporting achievements with the Charnwood Sports Awards

11th Jul

 Nominations for this year’s Charnwood Sports Awards are open! The awards, run by Charnwood Borough Council, will celebrate sporting achievements of individuals and clubs as well as the commitment of volunteers. The awards are in their 13th year..

Image shows members from Loughborough in Bloom, East Midlands in Bloom judges, volunteers, idverde, council officers and Cllr Anne Gray, the Council's lead member for waste, open spaces and leisure

Loughborough looking its best for Bloom judges

10th Jul

Loughborough is aiming for another gold award after the Loughborough in Bloom judging took place last week. The East Midlands in Bloom judges visited the town on Thursday, July 6 to see the hard work that volunteers, community groups and Charnwood..

Photo shows Cllr Anne Gray, lead member for open spaces at Dishley Pool, Loughborough

Photo competition returns celebrating open spaces in Charnwood

6th Jul

A competition to find the best photographs of parks and open spaces in the borough has returned for a second year. Charnwood Borough Council ran the competition last year as part of the ‘Love the outdoors in Charnwood’ campaign to celebrate the..

Picture of Watermead Day Nursery children and members from Loughborough in Bloom and idverde with their plants

Nursery children help pot plants to mark the centenary of the Carillon Tower

4th Jul

One hundred plant pots are being potted to mark the centenary year of the Carillon Tower in Loughborough. Loughborough in Bloom, in partnership with Charnwood Borough Council’s open spaces partner, idverde, invited children from Watermead Day..

From left, Dr Nik Kotecha OBE DL, Chair of Loughborough Town Deal; Stuart Lindeman, Chair of Governors at Loughborough College; Emma Kendrick, Employer Manager for the DWP; Jamie Perkins - Employment Adviser for the DWP; Jane Hunt, MP for Loughborough; Rob Mitchell, Chief Executive of Charnwood Borough Council; Prof Chris Reilly, lead for the Town Deal funded Healthy and Innovative Loughborough Project hosted at Loughborough University; and Heather Clarke, Deputy Principal at Loughborough College

Careers and Enterprise Hub relaunches with recruitment fair

3rd Jul

The Careers and Enterprise Hub in Loughborough has relaunched following some further work funded by Loughborough Town Deal. The Hub, which is run by specialist advisors from Loughborough College and Loughborough University, marked the occasion by..

Picture from left to right: Nadja Rein, neighbourhood development officer, George Oliver, managing director of 1284, Dr Nik Kotecha OBE, chairman of RandalSun Capital Ltd, Karen Frostick, director at John Storer Charnwood, Cllr Liz Blackshaw, lead member for communities and neighbourhoods, Tony Jones, contract manager at idverde

It’s time to thank your Charnwood Community Heroes

3rd Jul

Charnwood Community Heroes is making a return to celebrate those who go above and beyond in the borough. Residents are being urged to nominate their local heroes for the awards which are run by Charnwood Borough Council. Charnwood Community Heroes is..