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October 2016

11th Oct

Lights switched on for Diwali

Diwali celebrations begin in Loughborough town centre on Monday, October 17. Charnwood Borough Council is organising the event with Shree Ram Krishna Community Project to mark the festival of lights. The event starts at 6.30pm and the Diwali lights..

4th Oct

Go outdoors this autumn with half-term activities

Youngsters can enjoy a packed programme of fun and exercise during the October half-term. From Monday, October 17 to Friday, October 21, children can put down their pens and pick up bats and balls thanks to Charnwood Borough Council’s holiday..

4th Oct

Communities “stand together” Hate Awareness Week

Communities are being urged to “Stand together” and report hate. Partners, including councils across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and the police, are spreading the message and supporting a series of events during National Hate Crime..

4th Oct

Emergency planning is everyone’s business

Emergency Planning – it’s everybody’s business is an interactive resources pack being launched next week to encourage people to think about how ready they are to react to emergencies and how individuals and local groups can improve their..

4th Oct

Council takes part in anti-fraud drive

Charnwood Borough Council is participating in a fraud-busting initiative being launched nationally to protect public funds. The National Fraud Initiative (NFI) is carried out every two years, and uses sophisticated ‘data matching’ techniques to..

3rd Oct

Organisations raise awareness for World Mental Health Day

Local groups are taking part in a week-long campaign to raise awareness of World Mental Health Day (Monday, October 10, 2016). The campaign is being run by the Charnwood Mental Health Network, which includes Charnwood Borough Council. Sessions will..

3rd Oct

Rapper rhymes for Council's Don't Muck Around campaign

A Loughborough rapper has teamed up with Charnwood Borough Council to put rhythm and rhyme into a campaign to tackle litter and dog fouling. Jonezy has leant his special talents to the council and produced a rap for the Don’t Muck Around campaign..

September 2016

27th Sep

Advice to keep students safe ahead of a new academic year

Charnwood Borough Council is working in partnership with Leicestershire Police and Loughborough University to help new and returning students stay safe and crime free as they arrive for the start of a new academic year. All three agencies will be..

26th Sep

Time is running out to recognise sporting heros

Sports Awards

Time is running out to nominate your sporting hero for this year’s Charnwood Sports Awards. The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 30. The Awards, organised by Charnwood Borough Council, celebrate the successes of people who make a..

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..

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