Charnwood’s Half Term Holiday Programme

Charnwood Borough Council’s Sport and Active Recreation Team is offering a range of exciting opportunities designed to keep everyone entertained this February half term.

This February they have yet another exciting programme of activities planned to include the very popular horse riding, den building, multi-sports and arts and crafts. There will also be love family fit, yoga and laser quest as requested by you! With 2 activities on offer every day, there is something for everybody this half term!

Book online at: or call our Contact Centre on: 01509 634561.

February 2020 Half Term Programme Information Pack

February holiday activity programme 2020

Van thefts in East Goscote 13th & 14th January 2020

Overnight on 13th & 14th January there was some vehicle thefts on Lilac Way ,Broome Ave , Yeomans Dale and Long Furrow.

On each occasion tools were stolen from the vehicles.

*Please remain vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour.
*Where possible don’t leave tools in vans overnight.
*Park in well lit areas.
*Ensure doors and windows are closed and locked.
*Spread this message

The police will patrol the area , are working on intelligence and reviewing cctv.

Free trees for Charnwood residents

Residents can apply for free trees under a scheme which has returned to Charnwood.

The borough council has once again teamed up with the National Forest and partner idverde to run the scheme which has 3,000 trees to give away and people have until January 10, 2020 to apply.


Last year 2,000 trees were given away to local residents, community groups and parish councils in the borough.

Households and community groups are eligible to choose up to three trees and there is a choice of three varieties; holly, hazel and cherry plum.

The trees will be approximately 20cm – 40cm  when they are collected. Each resident who applies for a free tree will be given a guide on how to look after them properly.

Trees will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and residents that apply for a free tree must be available to collect on one of the following dates and locations:

  • Saturday January 18 2020, 10am-3pm – Central Park, Syston

To apply online, all residents need to do is visit:

Christmas Tree Festival

The Parish Council Christmas tree in the Church has been put up and decorated by the Clerk and the Vice-Chair of the Council.  They have done a magnificent job.  Although the Tree Festival has finished, church goers will continue to enjoy seeing them all.

EGPC Christmas Tree


Charnwood’s Christmas Collections

Refuse and recycling collections over the festive period:

Friday 27 December collection will move to Monday 30th December

Friday 3 January 2020 collection will move to Saturday 4 January 2020

There will be no garden waste collections from Friday 20 December until Monday 6 January 2020.

The last bulky waste collection of 2019 will be Monday 23rd December.  They will start up again on Monday 6 January 2020.

Please ensure that your bin is out by 6 am on your changed collection day.