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December 2017

14th Dec

Former leader made honorary Alderman

Mayor and Robert Shields

A former leader of Charnwood Borough Council has been made an honorary Alderman. Robert Shields, who served as a borough councillor for 20 years, has been made an Alderman, the highest award that can be made to a former councillor in recognition of..

14th Dec

Charnwood's Largest Loser is back for 2018

Largest Loser 2018

Charnwood’s Largest Loser programme is back to help residents get fit and healthy for the new year. Charnwood Borough Council’s 10-week Largest Loser programme offers regular weigh-ins and exercise classes for anyone looking for a healthy way to..

13th Dec

Updated statement on Birstall incident

Here's an updated statement on the incident at Birstall on Monday, December 11: "We have carried out an initial audit of homes in the area of Allington Drive and Keswick Close and so far we have established that between 35 and 40 properties have..

12th Dec

Statement: Sincerest condolences, Birstall incident

Councillor Jonathan Morgan, Leader of Charnwood Borough Council said: “We would like to express our sincerest condolences to the family of the victim of yesterday’s incident in Birstall. “This is a tragic event which has shocked the community..

11th Dec

Further statement regarding incident at Birstall

A Charnwood Borough Council spokesperson said: “The rest centre at Birstall has now closed. “People have gone back into their properties if they have been able to. We have worked with those who have not been able to return to their homes, to make..

11th Dec

UPDATED: Statement regarding incident at Birstall

A Charnwood Borough Council spokesman said: “Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the incident in Birstall. “Earlier today we set up a recovery centre in Birstall Parish Council offices in Birstall Road and just over 30 people affected by..

11th Dec

Statement regarding the incident at Birstall

A Charnwood Borough Council spokesman said: “We were called to support the emergency services following reports of a loud bang and a house being damaged in Allington Drive, Birstall earlier this morning. “We have sent a senior officer to the..

7th Dec

Charnwood excels in tourism awards

Charnwood businesses, venues and destinations have shined in the prestigious Leicestershire Promotions 2017 Tourism and Hospitality Awards. The borough picked up a total of 16 awards and while the borough council was pleased to see Queen’s Park..

6th Dec

Plans to improve Loughborough market for the future

Loughborough Market

A number of innovative ideas are being considered to help shape the future of Loughborough market. An independent review has put forward several ideas to help the market to continue to flourish after being crowned Best Large Outdoor Market in Britain..

5th Dec

Charnwood Sports Awards 2017 winners announced

Sports Awards 2017

Local sporting stars have been honoured at the annual Charnwood Sports Awards ceremony, 2017. The awards ceremony, organised by Charnwood Borough Council, involved 35 shortlisted groups and individuals who were celebrated at Burleigh Court,..

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