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May 2017

25th May

Pauline takes over the chains of office at Charnwood

Mayor of Charnwood 2017

A new Mayor of Charnwood has taken over the chains of office for 2017/18. Councillor Pauline Ranson was appointed as the borough’s first citizen on Monday night (May 22) at the council’s annual meeting at Loughborough Town Hall. Cllr Ranson will..

17th May

Activities and support on offer during Dementia Awareness Week in Charnwood

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Free activities, support and information will be on offer at an event as part of Dementia Awareness Week. The ‘Celebrating Choice’ event has been organised by Charnwood Borough Council in partnership with AGE UK, as part of Dementia Awareness..

16th May

New drop-in British Legion sessions at Council offices

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Former and serving Armed Forces personnel and their families can get advice at a regular drop-in session hosted by Charnwood Borough Council and the Royal British Legion. An adviser from the legion will be on hand at the council offices in Southfield..

16th May

Parking at the Outwoods

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Parking charges are being introduced at the Outwoods in Loughborough from May 29, 2017. The award-winning park is managed by Charnwood Borough Council which is introducing the charges. Visitors will pay £1 a day at the pay and display machines or..

15th May

Local businesses flourishing thanks to market’s Try a Trade scheme

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Two traders who have seen their businesses flourish after they joined Loughborough market’s Try a Trade scheme are urging others to give it a go. The scheme is run by Charnwood Borough Council and the call to try it out comes during Love Your Local..

9th May

Woman landed with £400 court bill for failing to bin cigarette

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A woman has been fined £220 after she dropped a cigarette out of her car window. Lisa Hamilton, of Cleveland Road, Loughborough was prosecuted by Charnwood Borough Council after she was seen littering in November last year. Leicester Magistrates’..

2nd May

Activities to Help Improve Mental Health Awareness in Charnwood

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Free exercise classes, mindfulness sessions and walking events are being held across Charnwood as part of a national campaign to improve mental health. The Charnwood Mental Health Network, which is made up of organisations from across Charnwood..

April 2017

26th Apr

Ceramics in Charnwood returns to Loughborough market

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Loughborough will be celebrating again this year as the town welcomes the annual Ceramics in Charnwood market. The market will return to Loughborough on Sunday, May 14. Over 60 potters and ceramic artists from across the East Midlands will be selling..

26th Apr

Residents of all ages and abilities keep active at a walking group in Sileby

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A walking group in Sileby is helping people with mobility issues stay active and enjoy the outdoors. The walks are held throughout the summer and will resume on Wednesday, May 10 at 2.30pm at Sileby Community Centre, High Street,..

21st Apr

Briefing session for general election candidates

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A briefing session is being held for prospective candidates and their agents in the forthcoming parliamentary elections for the Loughborough and Charnwood constituencies. The session will take place at 6pm on Thursday, April 27 at Charnwood Borough..

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