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February 2024

Collaborative project to develop planning students

Collaborative project aims to develop future planners

28th Feb

A new project to inspire and support the next generation of planning officers is underway. Charnwood Borough Council is working alongside planning consultancy Marrons and law firm Shakespeare Martineau to help Loughborough University students learn..

Queen's Park Cafe

Plans unveiled for improvements to outdoor seating area at Queen’s Park café

27th Feb

Visitors to an award-winning park in Loughborough will soon be able to enjoy refreshments in revamped surroundings under new plans which have been revealed. Charnwood Borough Council will be improving the outdoor seating area at Queen’s Park café,..

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Council approves budget for the year ahead

27th Feb

Charnwood Borough Council approved its budget for 2024/25 at a meeting on Monday, February 26, 2024. The budget sets out the Council’s spending plans for services in the coming year and includes the creation of a £100,000 grants pot to support..

St Michael's Court Artist Impression

Planning application approved for nine new bungalows in Thurmaston

23rd Feb

Work to redevelop a sheltered housing complex in Thurmaston is due to start later this year following approval at plans committee last night (February 22). Charnwood Borough Council submitted the application last year to replace St Michael’s Court,..

Generation Charnwood (1)

Key life and employability skills provided to children thanks to UK Shared Prosperity Fund-backed project

23rd Feb

School children in Charnwood will be taught key life and employability skills through physical education, physical activity and sport, thanks to a new project. Generation Charnwood is being run by Youth Sport Trust and Active Together, and it is..

Be Flood Ready graphic

Drop-in events for people affected by recent storms

21st Feb

The below press release has been issued on behalf of Leicestershire County Council Communities impacted by recent flooding are being supported through a series of drop-in events. Residents and businesses affected by flooding will be able to talk to..

Copy of Vegan Market

Loughborough’s first vegan market of the year to take place in February

14th Feb

Loughborough will host a popular vegan market on Sunday February 25. This will be the first vegan market of 2024 following its success and popularity in recent years. The event, run by Vegan Market Co. in partnership with Charnwood Borough Council,..

Home Upgrade Grant

Residents urged to apply for free energy efficiency measures – and reduce fuel bills

12th Feb

The following press release was issued by Leicestershire County Council. People living in homes across Leicestershire without mains gas central heating are being encouraged to apply for free installation of energy efficiency improvements, which will..

Charnwood Local Plan 2021-37 news story

Local Plan hearings to resume on February 20

12th Feb

Public hearings will take place in February as part of the scrutiny process for Charnwood Borough Council’s Local Plan which sets out a vision for growth in the area. The independent planning inspectors, who have been appointed by Government to..

Council tenants with customer engagement officer Andrew Everitt-Stewart at the tenant networking event at Syston Community Centre on Wednesday September 20, 2023.

Shepshed to host first council tenant and leaseholder networking event of 2024

8th Feb

Council tenants and leaseholders in Charnwood are being invited to a special event on Thursday, March 21, 2024.  The tenant networking event will take place at Shepshed Town Council offices on Charnwood Road, Shepshed from 10am until 2pm. The event..

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Budget to be considered by Council’s Cabinet

7th Feb

Charnwood Borough Council’s draft budget will be considered by Cabinet on Thursday February 8, 2024. The proposed budget includes the creation of a £100,000 grants pot to support community groups who help residents struggling with the cost of..

Loughborough Market 2023

Opportunity for new traders to join monthly farmers and craft market

6th Feb

Food and drink producers and handmade craft traders are invited to join a monthly market in Loughborough. Charnwood Borough Council, which operates the historic Loughborough Market runs a Farmers and Craft Market in the town centre on the second..

Dr Nik Kotecha OBE DL in Loughborough town centre. Dr Kotecha's tenure as chair of the Town Deal has come to an end.

£14 million of investment delivered by Loughborough Town Deal and more on the way

5th Feb

Millions of pounds have already been invested into the area thanks to Loughborough Town Deal and more developments are on the way. The Town Deal is backing 11 projects with several already being completed or progressing well and 2024 looks set to be..

Free bulky waste collections to take place in areas in the borough most affected by Storm Henk in January

Free bulky waste collection for flood-hit households

1st Feb

Residential households in Charnwood which were most impacted by flooding due to Storm Henk can benefit from a free bulky waste collection this month. Charnwood Borough Council has worked with its refuse and recycling partner Serco to arrange further..