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December 2016

6th Dec

Council carries out survey of rough sleepers

A count to establish the number of rough sleepers in Charnwood has been carried out by the borough council. Four teams checked nearly 50 locations across Charnwood during the early hours of Wednesday, November 30. One person was found during the..

6th Dec

Charnwood Sports Awards winners announced

Sports Awards 2016 Winners

Photos: Local sporting stars have been honoured at the annual Charnwood Sports Awards ceremony, 2016. This year two teams took home Junior Team of the Year, Charnwood Riders..

5th Dec

Have a say on BT proposal to remove phone boxes

Have Your Say

A consultation has been launched after BT has proposed the removal of 24 public phone boxes within Charnwood. BT has to consult with local government agencies when proposing to remove a service such as phone boxes and after asking the opinion of..

5th Dec

Bursting to beat the burglars

Student balloon campaign

A crime-fighting campaign is being floated with students to help deter would-be burglars. Balloons are being put through the open windows of student properties to remind them to lock up and protect their possessions. If a balloon can squeeze in, then..

November 2016

25th Nov

Neighbourhood Plan overwhelmingly backed at referendum


Charnwood’s first Neighbourhood Plan is set to be adopted following a referendum. People in Thurcaston and Cropston voted in favour of adopting the plan at a referendum on Thursday, November 24. Neighbourhood Plans give communities direct power to..

23rd Nov

Work underway on new £3.9m Memorial Centre

Mountsorrel Memorial Centre 2

Work is well underway on a new £3.9 million Memorial Centre in Mountsorrel. The old hall has been demolished and a new one is being built in its place for the village and surrounding community to use. The new facility will offer a hall complete with..

22nd Nov

Join a magical game of Quidditch in Queen’s Park

Muggles living in Charnwood can experience the magic of Harry Potter on Saturday, November 26 with a game of Quidditch. Children and adults are invited to Queen’s Park in Loughborough to try out the ‘muggle’ version of Quidditch. People can..

22nd Nov

Finalists revealed for awards to honour sporting achievements

The finalists for this year’s Charnwood Sports Awards have been announced. The awards ceremony, organised by Charnwood Borough Council, received a fantastic 110 nominations this year. Judges have now selected finalists in all 11..

22nd Nov

Borough taxis pass safety checks

Licensing Team

Borough council officers and the police carried out a number of safety checks on taxis during an operation on Tuesday, November 15 and all of the taxis passed. A total of 15 private hire taxis reported to the temporary inspection centre at..

21st Nov

Court orders fly-tipper to pay £500 in fines and costs

Lambert Fly-Tip

A fly-tipper has been left with a £500 court bill after leaving a pile of rubbish by the roadside in Loughborough. Charnwood Borough Council prosecuted Derwent Lambert, 45, after an officer spotted the waste on the grass verge near the junction of..

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