Charnwood Borough Council – Proposed Notice of Intention – Public Spaces Protection Order

Charnwood Borough Council would like to seek your views on the proposed Notice of Intention to extend and vary the public spaces protection order.  This Notice outlines the details of the proposed variations to the Order in red text.  The extension will be from 6th January 2020 for up to 3 years.  Any comments and/or objections should be sent in writing or by email to the correspondence address below.

A draft of the proposed Order is available for inspection on the Council’s website (Reference:  CBC/08/19).


Alternatively, you can email quoting reference CBC/08/19.

For East Goscote Parish Council the new areas to be covered are Lilac Way and Weavers Wynd.  The Jubilee Playing Field and other parks are already covered in the New Order.

Notice 2020


Changes to bulky waste services confirmed

Changes to Charnwood Borough Council’s bulky waste collection service have been approved.

The Council is one of only a handful of authorities in England to currently offer a free collection for some bulky items from people’s doorsteps.

Currently, Charnwood residents can request from the Council three free bulky waste collections each year and only face a charge after exceeding that amount.

However, the Council’s Cabinet has agreed to introduce a £20 charge for each collection for up to three items. Officers will also consider an exemption scheme for people experiencing exceptional hardship.

The Council will review the changes after six months and ensure promotion of alternative methods of collection to residents.

Community Speed Watch Scheme coming soon

Community Speed Watch Scheme


East Goscote Parish Council is working with the Leicestershire County Council and Leicestershire Police to monitor speeding vehicles in our village.

To do this we need volunteers to help the scheme succeed.

Last year’s campaign resulted in over 200 drivers receiving warnings from the police for speeding through our village.

The next campaign will be held in September.

Sessions are usually 1 hour

Contact Councillor Roger Merry-Howe
Tel. 07443050168

Charnwood Borough Council’s Summer Holiday Activity Programme

Summer Holiday Activity Programme

A range of exciting activities are on offer for children, young people and families in Charnwood this summer.

The borough council’s Active Charnwood team has put together a programme of events and sessions at various locations in the area.

The six-week programme is once again offering plenty for the family to do including family rounders and yoga. Activities will run from Monday July 15 until Friday August 23 and will take place at locations including Loughborough, Shepshed, Mountsorrel and Birstall.

Zoe Griffiths, sport and active recreation manager at the Council, said: “We’re offering another busy programme of activities for young people and families in Charnwood. There are some new things for people to try this summer such as kite flying and frisbee fun. We’ve also bought back some favourite activities like forest schools and archery.

“This year’s holiday programme offers 37 different activities and over 85 sessions so there is plenty for the whole family to do this summer.”

Activities also include arts and crafts, boxing, dodgeball, den building, tennis and more.

Bookings for this year’s summer programme are now open. Sessions start at £1 and some activities are free.

Discounts are available for Wild Card holders. If you are aged five to 16, or have a disability, and live or go to school in Charnwood, you may be able to sign up to the Wild Card scheme by visiting

Below is a copy of the Summer holiday timetable and information on the activities:

Gladman Planning Proposal for 270 dwellings refused

Gladman’s planning proposal for 270 dwellings had been resubmitted as a new application (P/18/2123/2) on 28th November 2018.  After lots of community comments against the proposed development, the planning application was refused on 25th April 2019.

(There remains a further application from Gladman’s which is going to Appeal later this year)