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May 2024

Loughborough resident Jane Bryson (left) will be lighting the beacon to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 2024, alongside the Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Dr Julie Bradshaw MBE.

Former Territorial Army Major selected to light the beacon to mark D-Day anniversary

31st May

A Charnwood resident with a military background has been selected to light the beacon in Queen’s Park to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day. Loughborough resident, Jane Bryson, served in the Territorial Army for 20 years in the Queen..

KickStart Market traders

KickStart Market welcomes new traders to Loughborough

29th May

A pilot market in Loughborough supporting new and young traders and budding businesses has had a successful first outing. Loughborough KickStart Market took place for the first time on Sunday May 26 between 10am-4pm. The new market is being organised..

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

Council tenants and leaseholders invited to networking event

28th May

Council tenants and leaseholders are being invited to a special event on Thursday, June 13, 2024.  The tenant networking event returns to Loughborough Town Hall from 10am until 4pm. Council tenants will be able to meet officers from Charnwood..

Improved outdoor seating area at Queen's Park Cafe in Loughborough

Brew-tiful outside area at Queen’s Park Cafe reopens

24th May

An outdoor seating area in an award-winning Loughborough park has been officially reopened following a government-funded project to improve the surroundings. Charnwood Borough Council carried out the work to the outdoor seating area at Queen’s Park..

The image shows an outline of people and the words Candidates and Agents Briefing Session on May 30, 2024

Briefing for election candidates in Loughborough and Mid Leicestershire constituencies

24th May

A virtual session is being held by Charnwood Borough Council to brief people who are considering standing in the general election on July 4, 2024, for the Loughborough and Mid Leicestershire constituencies. Anyone considering becoming a candidate is..

Beacon Lighting Event

80th anniversary of D-Day to be marked with beacon lighting

23rd May

Charnwood will mark 80 years since D-Day with a special beacon lighting event at Queen’s Park in Loughborough. The event will take place on Thursday, June 6 with information stalls and activities taking place from 7.30pm with the lighting of the..

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Scheme launched to help Charnwood companies take next big step

22nd May

A scheme has been launched to support Charnwood businesses which are looking to reach new heights. Charnwood’s Scale-Up programme is searching for companies which may benefit from business support to help them grow and expand. It is being supported..

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Club for young people with disabilities supported by a Charnwood Community Grant

21st May

A weekly club set up in Charnwood to support young people with disabilities and their families, has received funding through a Charnwood Community Grant. Leicester-based charity Menphys, has set up a class on a Saturday morning at Gorse Covert..

Loughborough Kickstart Market

Support new businesses at pilot Kickstart market

17th May

People are being encouraged to visit a pilot market in Loughborough which aims to support young traders with budding businesses. Loughborough KickStart Market will take place for the first time on Sunday May 26 between 10am-4pm and will provide an..

Care experienced motion passed at full council on April 22

Council to recognise care experienced people as protected characteristic

15th May

 Steps have been taken in Charnwood to reduce discrimination of people who have come through the care system. Charnwood Borough Council has voted to treat care experienced people as a protected characteristic when it makes decisions and develops..

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Record breaking swimmer appointed new Mayor of Charnwood

14th May

An open water swimming world record holder has been sworn in as Mayor of Charnwood for 2024-25 at the Council’s Annual Meeting. Cllr Dr Julie Bradshaw MBE, who has been a borough councillor since 2011, has said it is a proud moment to be appointed..


Work underway on Town Deal-backed arts facility project

10th May

Loughborough Town Deal's chair has welcomed news that work has begun on a 1930s derelict building in Loughborough to transform it into a multi-media arts hub. The Generator project, which is supported by a £1.6 million grant from Loughborough..

Mick Wright Refuse Supervisor Looks Back at 50 Years on the Bins

Refuse supervisor looks back at 50 years on the bins

3rd May

A refuse supervisor who has been collecting waste and recycling in Charnwood for 56 years, has shared some of his memories as the borough marks its 50th anniversary. The Council is highlighting everything that is great about the area, including its..

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Loughborough East Ward by-election results

3rd May

The Loughborough East Ward by-election took place on Thursday May 2, 2024. Counting of the vote took place at Loughborough Leisure Centre on Friday May 3. The results from the by-election can be found on the Council's website.