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August 2023

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Camera trial underway to tackle littering from vehicles

31st Aug

A camera which uses artificial intelligence to capture people littering from vehicles is being trialled in Loughborough. Charnwood Borough Council will be piloting the LitterCam technology on Warwick Way over a 12-week period. Vehicle owners could be..

Annual canvass 2023

Households urged to respond to annual electoral register check

30th Aug

Letters reminding households in Charnwood to respond to this year’s check of the electoral register will begin to land this week. Charnwood Borough Council is posting around 11,500 forms to prompt the remaining households which have not yet..

Gardeners' Fair in August 2023

Gardeners' Fair is returning to Loughborough

25th Aug

A unique event for gardeners is returning to Loughborough in September. Love Loughborough BID’s Gardeners' Fair event will return to Loughborough town centre on Sunday September 3. The event is free to attend and will take place between..

Ukraine Independence Day 2023

“It was 5am on February 24, 2022 when we suddenly woke to the sound of a bomb”

24th Aug

Charnwood continues to stand with Ukraine as the war-torn country marks 32 years of independence from the Soviet Union today (August 24). The Council is showing its ongoing support by flying the Ukrainian Flag at Loughborough Town Hall and its..

Loughborough Upcoming Events (1)

Exciting events continuing in Loughborough for visitors

17th Aug

Loughborough will continue to host a number of exciting events over the next few months for visitors and residents to enjoy. The town has welcomed vegan markets, a circus and much more alongside events to mark the centenary year of Loughborough’s..

St Michael's Court Artist Impression

Planning application submitted for St Michael’s Court, Thurmaston

16th Aug

A planning application to redevelop a sheltered housing complex in Thurmaston into nine new bungalows has been submitted. Charnwood Borough Council has submitted the plan and says the project will create nine new high-quality bungalows to replace St..

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Loughborough Town Hall - entertaining visitors for decades

15th Aug

Throughout 2023, we will be continuing a series of features about Council services to explain a bit more about what we do. This time it’s the turn of our team at Loughborough Town Hall in Market Place. It’s fair to say it has been a challenging..

Peter Pan Panto Funday

Free family activities at Loughborough Town Hall Panto Funday

14th Aug

Families are being invited to Loughborough Town Hall for some high-flying fun ahead of this year’s pantomime Peter Pan. The Town Hall, operated by Charnwood Borough Council, will open its doors between 10am-3pm on Sunday September 10 to offer a..

LLC Energy Bils

£6.8m of grant funding awarded to help households reduce their energy bills

14th Aug

This press release has been published by Leicestershire County Council Around 350 households across Leicestershire are set to benefit after Leicestershire County Council, in partnership with district authorities, was awarded £6.8 million by the..

Loughborough Mela 2023

Initiative to support residents’ health at Loughborough Mela on Sunday – pop along

11th Aug

Researchers from Loughborough University will be at Loughborough Mela Festival this weekend to chat to visitors about a series of initiatives designed to support and benefit local residents. Visitors can drop by their stand in Loughborough town..

Artist Jacqui Grace with the Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Margaret Smidowicz

Video: Loughborough Market and Fair celebrated with newly designed bench

10th Aug

A bench has been unveiled in Loughborough town centre to mark over 800 years of its historic market and fair. Loughborough-based artist Jacqui Grace, designed the bench as part of a project with Charnwood Borough Council, Soar Project and..

Photo shows left tor right: Jacqui Grace, Linda Machin, market fairs and town centre operations manager, Ben Gardner, Loughborough Churches Partnership chair, Steven Reeve, assistant town centre operations officer, Cllr Margaret Smidowicz, Mayor of Charnwood, Keith Munro, team leader at Soar Project and Cllr Jennifer Tillotson, the Council's lead member for economic development, regeneration and town centres

Bench unveiled to mark over 800 years Loughborough Market and Fair

10th Aug

A bench which celebrates the history of Loughborough Market and Fair has been unveiled in the town centre. Loughborough based artist Jacqui Grace, designed the bench as part of a project with Charnwood Borough Council, Soar Project and Loughborough..

Lead member for public and private sector housing Councillor Colin Hamilton with officers from Charnwood Borough Council at the tenant networking event at Loughborough Town Hall on June 8.

Networking event for council tenants and leaseholders in Syston

9th Aug

Council tenants and leaseholders in Charnwood are being invited to a special event on Wednesday, September 20, 2023.  The tenant networking event will take place at Syston Community Centre on School Street, Syston from 10am until 2pm. The event is..

Love the outdoors in Charnwood photo comp reminder

Last chance to enter photo competition celebrating outdoor spaces in Charnwood

8th Aug

Time is running out to enter a photo competition which will showcase the borough’s fantastic parks and open spaces. Charnwood Borough Council launched the ‘Love the outdoors in Charnwood’ photo competition earlier this summer to celebrate the..

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Number of projects across Charnwood being supported with community grants

7th Aug

Around £60,000 has been awarded in grants to community groups across Charnwood. The borough council has provided Charnwood Community Grants’ funding to 12 community projects ranging from mental health and wellbeing groups to a recycling project..

Green Flag Awards

Queen’s Park celebrates 15 years of Green Flag success

4th Aug

Loughborough’s Queen’s Park has achieved the national standard of excellence for the fifteenth consecutive year. The popular park in the town, managed by the borough council and its open spaces partner idverde along with the help of volunteer..

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Video: Augmented Reality Heritage Trail launched in Loughborough

3rd Aug

The Discover Loughborough Heritage Trail has recently been launched in the town and will help people find out more about Loughborough's rich heritage at 15 fascinating locations. The initiative is part of the £2.87 million Loughborough Town..

Hanging Basket Comp

Time is running out to enter hanging basket competition

2nd Aug

Charnwood residents have until the end of August to enter a competition to find the best hanging basket in the borough. The Council’s open spaces partner, idverde have teamed up with Loughborough in Bloom to invite residents to get creative and..

Photo shows from left to right: Cllr Jennifer Tillotson, the Council’s lead member for economic development, regeneration and town centres, Lia Brown, manager at Love Loughborough BID, Chris Grace, the Council's head of economic development and regeneration, Lez Cope Newman, chair of Love Loughborough BID and Janine Williams, deputy chief executive and director of marketing at Leicestershire Promotions LTD

Loughborough’s history at visitors’ fingertips thanks to Town Deal-backed project

1st Aug

Loughborough’s history will be brought to life by an augmented reality heritage trail being launched in the town. The Discover Loughborough Heritage Trail will help people find out more about the town’s rich heritage at 15 fascinating..