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September 2016

23rd Sep

‘Daft’ decision lands fly-tipper with £700 court bill

Fly-Tipping Campbell

A fly-tipper has been ordered to pay more than £700 in court fines and costs after dumping two fridge-freezers in a car park. Charnwood Borough Council prosecuted Sammy Campbell, 37, of Sonning Way, Leicester, following the discovery of the waste..

21st Sep

No excuse not to bag it and bin it!

Max Stephenson

A schoolboy has been praised for his community spirit after working with local councils to help keep his village clean. Max Stephenson, of Rothley, wrote to Charnwood Borough Council and asked if a dog poo bag dispenser could be installed in Kiln..

21st Sep

Tenants urged to help keep homes gas safe

Council tenants are being urged to help keep their homes gas safe as part of a national campaign. Charnwood Borough Council is backing Gas Safety Week which started on September 19 and runs until Sunday, September 25. The Council services appliances..

19th Sep

Come and Feel Alive at 65!

Tai Chi

People over 65 are being encouraged to get out, about and active for a week-long campaign. Charnwood Borough Council is supporting Leicester-shire and Rutland Sport’s Feel Alive from 65 campaign which starts on Monday, September 26. During the week..

12th Sep

Views sought on proposals to improve Loughborough town centre

Bedford Square

A consultation has been launched over proposals to improve part of Loughborough town centre. Charnwood Borough Council has unveiled plans to make Bedford Square, Devonshire Square and Wards End more attractive to shoppers by widening pavements and..

9th Sep

Official unveiling of park after £125,000 revamp

Shortcliffe Park Official Opening Sept 14

A £125,000 revamp of Shortcliffe Park in Loughborough has been officially unveiled today (September 14). The ribbon was cut at a short ceremony this morning and the area now boasts a skate park and ball court which have already been popular with..

5th Sep

Call to back Mayor’s charity appeal

Mayor's Charity Appeal 2016

Mayor of Charnwood, Councillor David Gaskell, is urging people to support his charity appeal and help two very good causes. This year’s Mayor’s appeal will help the Birstall Playgroup for Children with Special Needs and the Charnwood branch of..

5th Sep

County scheme welcomes first Syrian refugees

Leicestershire has welcomed the first Syrian refugees to be housed in the county as part of a government relocation scheme. Two families arrived at the end of August and have been moved in to privately-rented accommodation by Charnwood Borough..

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