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October 2023

Birstall MUGA contractor appointed

Contractor appointed for games area backed by prosperity fund

31st Oct

A contractor has been appointed to create a multi-use games area (MUGA) in Birstall which is being supported by the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The MUGA will be created on School Lane Playing Fields and will be used by residents for a..

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Climate strategy sets direction for greener future

30th Oct

A climate change strategy has been adopted by Charnwood Borough Council to help reduce emissions and lead local communities to a greener future. The Climate Change Strategy 2023-30 sets out how the Council will work in partnership with communities,..

Loughborough Fair (1)

Loughborough Fair to make its return next week

30th Oct

Loughborough Fair will welcome thousands of residents and visitors to the town centre as it returns for its 802nd year. The historic fair, which is operated by Charnwood Borough Council will take place from Wednesday November 8 to Saturday November..

The official opening of SportPark Pavilion 4

Official opening of SportPark Pavilion 4

27th Oct

Loughborough Town Deal has welcomed the official opening of SportPark Pavilion 4 on Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP). Dame Katherine Grainger, Chair of UK Sport and one of Britain's most decorated female Olympians of..

Winners and runners-up of this year's competition with the judges

Open spaces photo competition winners revealed

27th Oct

Talented photographers have been recognised for their brilliant photos of the outdoors in Charnwood. Charnwood Borough Council ran its ‘Love the outdoors in Charnwood’ photo competition again this summer following its popularity with residents..

MUGA and park improvements in Sileby funded through UKSPF

Work underway to redevelop games area in Sileby thanks to UK Shared Prosperity Fund

25th Oct

A multi-use games area (MUGA) in Sileby is being redeveloped after being backed through the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The MUGA on Sileby Memorial Park is being extended to provide an improved facility which can be used for a range of..

Leicester Business Event

Insightful business event to take place in Loughborough

25th Oct

Entrepreneurs are being offered the opportunity to learn, share and network with businesses, startups and enterprises at an event held at Loughborough University. The Startup and Entrepreneur Inspiring event held on Wednesday November 15 is being led..

Vegan Market October

Vegan market enjoyed by visitors to Loughborough

24th Oct

A popular vegan market returned to Loughborough on Sunday, October 22. The event delivered by Charnwood Borough Council in partnership with Vegan Markets Co. was enjoyed by visitors and residents to the town with a variety of vegan products on..

Remembrance 2022 news story

Charnwood to pay respect to fallen heroes this Remembrance Sunday

19th Oct

Charnwood will remember its fallen heroes this Remembrance Sunday. The poignant Remembrance Sunday event will return to Queen’s Park in Loughborough on November 12. People will gather at the Carillon Tower, the town’s War Memorial, to honour..

Lab space at Charnwood Campus in Loughborough.

£4.6m investment will bring 222 jobs to world-class lab space

19th Oct

This press release has been published by the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) More than 200 jobs will be created through a £4.6m investment in revamping laboratory space at Charnwood Campus. Highly-specialised lab space,..

Light Up Loughborough

Chance for a youngster to switch-on Loughborough’s festive lights

17th Oct

Do you know a deserving youngster who would love to get Christmas going in Loughborough and switch-on the town’s lights in front of thousands of people? If you do, then put them forward for Charnwood Borough Council’s Light up Loughborough..

Right stuff right bin

‘Right stuff, right bin’ campaign to help residents recycle with confidence

16th Oct

A campaign has been launched to help Charnwood residents recycle more. Charnwood Borough Council which collects recycling from 77,000 homes in the area has launched ‘Right Stuff, Right Bin’, a campaign to help residents increase their knowledge..

Vegan Market (1)

Vegan market returning to Loughborough this October

9th Oct

Loughborough will host a popular vegan market in the town on Sunday, October 22. This will be the third vegan market, run by the Vegan Market Co. in partnership with Charnwood Borough Council, to take place in Loughborough this year. The event in the..

Memorial bench unveiled in memory of Marion Smith

Memorial bench unveiled in Queen’s Park in memory of former councillor

6th Oct

A hand carved bench has been unveiled in Queen’s Park, Loughborough in memory of former Charnwood borough councillor and Loughborough in Bloom Chair, Marion Smith. Marion represented the Loughborough Southfields Ward between May 2011 – May 2015..

Loughborough Fair 2023

Come along for the ride at Loughborough Fair

6th Oct

There will be fun and laughter as Loughborough Fair returns to the town in November  The historic spectacle, operated by Charnwood Borough Council, will take place from Wednesday, November 8 to Saturday, November 11. It will be the 802nd year that..

Closure order on a property in Shepshed

Closure order secured on Shepshed property after drug-related anti-social behaviour

5th Oct

A property in Shepshed has been served with a closure order after reports of drug-related anti-social behaviour. Charnwood Borough Council secured the order on the council property in St James Road on September 27 which means no-one, including the..

Solar Together installations

Householders save with Solar Together scheme

5th Oct

Householders across Leicestershire have saved thousands of pounds on solar panels thanks to the latest round of a group buying initiative. The Solar Together 22 Scheme saw 460 total installations across the county. The price achieved for a typical..

Polling station

Consultation on proposed changes to polling districts, places and stations in Charnwood

3rd Oct

A consultation has been launched about proposed changes to polling districts, places and stations in Charnwood. All 92 polling districts, places and polling stations have been reviewed by officers at Charnwood Borough Council and views are now being..

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Community Heroes celebrated in Charnwood

2nd Oct

People in Charnwood have been thanked for their work in the community at this year’s Charnwood Community Heroes awards. Charnwood Borough Council celebrated the positive contributions of nominees at an awards ceremony at John Storer House in..