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April 2024

Young traders invited to sign up for new Loughborough KickStart Market

New market to help young people kickstart businesses

30th Apr

Young people in Charnwood are being invited to sign-up to take part in a new market in Loughborough which aims to support budding businesses. A pilot Loughborough KickStart Market will take place on Sunday May 26 between 10am-4pm and will provide an..

Remember your photo ID on May 2, 2024

Remember your photo ID on May 2

30th Apr

Voters in Charnwood are being encouraged to have a say in the two elections taking place on Thursday May 2. People will be able to cast their vote in the Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner election and Loughborough East by-election. In..

Grow Give Live

Fresh produce on the menu in Syston thanks to Charnwood Community Grant

26th Apr

A community garden in Syston which is encouraging residents to live sustainably whilst offering free and fresh produce is being supported by a Charnwood Community Grant. Grow, Give, Live has received £1,000 through Charnwood Borough Council’s..

Defibrillator at Outwoods

Life-saving defibrillator installed at the Outwoods

23rd Apr

A popular open space in Loughborough has had a life-saving defibrillator (AED) installed. Charnwood Borough Council has worked in partnership with Joe Humphries Memorial Trust (JHMT) to install the equipment at the Outwoods in Loughborough. The..

Events for 2024

New summer event planned as part of action-packed programme

18th Apr

A series of exciting events will take place this year for residents and visitors to enjoy including a fantastic new summer event. The borough council will be holding ‘Celebrating Charnwood’ over a weekend in June which will include film..

Bluebells at the Outwoods in Loughborough

Explore the Outwoods bluebells with guided walk

18th Apr

People are being encouraged not to miss this year’s stunning display of bluebells at the Outwoods in Loughborough. The fantastic display at the north side of the ancient woodland which flourishes each year is expected to only be in bloom over the..

Beacon Lighting

Chance to light the beacon to mark 80 years since D-Day

15th Apr

A competition is being held to find a local resident to light the beacon in Queen’s Park in Loughborough, to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day. Charnwood Borough Council is searching for a resident with either a military background or personal..

Flytipping at Loughborough Cemetery.

Man fined after rubbish fly-tipped in cemetery

11th Apr

A man has been left with a court bill of £750 after his rubbish was dumped in Loughborough Cemetery on Leicester Road. Charnwood Borough Council prosecuted Mr John Bromley, 28, of Woodthorpe Avenue, Loughborough after the fly-tip was reported to the..

Pinders Circus

Popular circus to return to Loughborough

10th Apr

The thrills and spills of the circus will be on display in Loughborough this April. Pinders Circus will be returning to Southfields Park for their third consecutive year with performances from Tuesday, April 23 to Sunday, April 28. Performances will..

Dishley Pool, Loughborough

Enjoy the sounds of a spring morning with Dawn Chorus Walk

9th Apr

People in Charnwood are invited to experience the magical sounds of the morning bird chorus at Dishley Pool in Loughborough. The borough Council’s open spaces partner idverde has teamed up with the Charnwood Bird Ringing Club and the RSPB to host..

Upcoming elections - register to vote

Time running out to register to vote for upcoming elections on May 2

8th Apr

Time is running out for people register to vote for two elections which will take place in Charnwood on Thursday May 2. Residents will be able to have their say in the Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election and the Loughborough..

Carillon Tower UKSPF announcement

£100k investment to improve Loughborough Carillon Museum

5th Apr

Around £100,000 from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund has been secured to make improvements to Loughborough’s historic Carillon Tower and Museum. Charnwood Borough Council has worked with the Carillon Memorial Trust, which operates and curates the..

Making Space For Nature

Have your say to help us make space for nature

4th Apr

The following press release was first issued by Leicestershire County Council. People are being asked for their priorities to help shape an ambitious new nature strategy for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland. The Local Nature Recovery Strategy..

The image shows the new Town Deal chair Martin Traynor OBE and new board member Charles Bentley

Martin takes the helm at Loughborough Town Deal

4th Apr

A former Government business champion has been appointed as chair of the Loughborough Town Deal Board. Martin Traynor OBE is a former consultant and Group Chief Executive of the Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce and spent many years in the..

CBC 50 Years Updated (2)

Charnwood celebrates its golden anniversary

2nd Apr

The borough of Charnwood is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024.  The borough was created on April 1, 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972 when three former districts – Barrow upon Soar Rural District, Loughborough Municipal Borough and..