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.

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: