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January 2017

16th Jan

Charnwood Dementia Action Alliance supports families in Charnwood

A new branch of an alliance which helps people living with dementia has been formed in Charnwood. The Dementia Action Alliance encourages local communities to take practical action to improve the lives of people living with dementia. The Charnwood..

13th Jan

Bargains galore as car boot sales come to Loughborough market place

A series of car boot sales will be held in Loughborough market place from January 29. The car boot sales are being organised by Charnwood Borough Council’s markets and fairs team, and will run until March. Mike Bird, Market and Fairs manager at the..

11th Jan

BIG Weekend of comedy returns to Loughborough

Love Loughborough and Charnwood Borough Council are co-sponsoring the BIG Weekend, a special weekend of comedy taking place in Loughborough for the second year, as part of Leicester Comedy Festival 2017. The BIG Weekend returns after the hugely..

9th Jan

£400,000 funding to help rough sleepers

Rough Sleeper Grant Funding Cropped 2

A £400,000 grant has been secured to offer more help to rough sleepers in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Councils and organisations in the area have secured the Government funding which will be used to provide extra bed spaces for rough..

9th Jan

Charnwood’s Largest Loser kick-starts 2017

Charnwood’s Largest Loser programme is back for 2017 and residents are being urged to get involved. Charnwood Borough Council’s 10-week Largest Loser programme is back and offering regular weigh-ins and exercise classes for anyone looking for a..

5th Jan

Fly-tipped rubbish costs man over £700 in court bills

Fly-Tip, Gorse Hill

A man has been left with a court bill of over £700 after rubbish from his home was fly-tipped. Charnwood Borough Council prosecuted Luke Guildford, 28, after the waste was found at Gorse Hill, Anstey in July 2016. Guilford pleaded guilty to a duty..

4th Jan

Queen’s Park wins prestigious landscape award

Queen’s Park in Loughborough has won a prestigious BALI National Landscape Award for its grounds maintenance.

4th Jan

Council seeks independent Audit Committee chair

The borough council is looking for someone to play a role in making sure its finances are being properly managed.

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