Speed Checks by the Charnwood East Beat Team

Speeding operations were carried out on 04/02/2020 by Charnwood East beat team that covers East goscote, Queniborough, Barkby, South Croxton, Thurmaston & Syston. The locations were selected after feedback from the public that attended local Parish council meetings or beat surgeries and raised concerns.

While stationed at the locations the following numbers were exceeding the speed limit and a number were issued with speeding tickets.

In East Goscote, Melton road– 5 vehicles found to be be above the speed limit.

Further speeding operations will be arranged in future.

Flooding information for River Wreake

River levels are forecast to rise as a result of recent rain.  Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Mill Lane and Water Lane at Frisby on the Wreake, Station Road at Thrussington, Broome Lane at Ratcliffe on the Wreake, Frisby, farmlands at Hoby, Brooksby, Thrussington, Ratcliffe and Syston.

Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. River levels are expected to remain high until tomorrow afternoon, 25/02/20. The situation is being closely monitored.  Please plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses.

For more information


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: www.charnwood.gov.uk/holidayprogrammes 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: