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)

Fundraising for a defibrillator for the Village


Every year Lee Smith and Ross Perkins organise a Boxing Day Charity Football match in East Goscote.

This year it was held to raise money for a defibrillator to be installed on Jubilee playing fields, so that it is near the football pitches and play areas.

The total raised was a fantastic £850 and has been topped up to £950 by a donation from a previous raffle held in the Chemists.

The team are aiming to raise at least another £500 in order to get this project completed.

The defibrillator will be for the benefit for the whole village and any extra will be used for future maintenance of the machine.

Please consider donating and helping this fantastic project!

Defibrillator page for crowdfunder


Half Term Activities for children

Let the kids have an adventure this half-term

From den building to archery, there are plenty of things for the kids to do in Charnwood this half-term.

Charnwood Borough Council’s holiday activity programme returns for February half-term with a host of activities on offer.

The activities will run from Monday, February 18 to Friday, February 22, 2019 at locations across the borough including Loughborough, Birstall, Sileby and Shepshed.

Most of the activities are suitable for children of all ages and families are welcome to come and watch and take part in a number of events.

Activities on offer include:

  • Den building
  • Cheerleading
  • Indoor bowls
  • Family yoga
  • Boxing
  • Geocaching
  • All stars cricket

The price of activities starts from £1, with a number of free activities available.

Wild Card holders can also enjoy great discounts. If you are aged five to 16, or have a disability and live or go to school in Charnwood, get your hands on a Wild Card by visiting

For a full list of activities available this half-term visit

Bookings will open on Monday February 4, 2019. To book call 01509 634561 or email