Charnwood Borough Council Garden Waste Bins to be removed

Garden waste bins to be removed

Residents are being advised that any garden waste bins which are not displaying valid subscription stickers will be removed from June 25.

Charnwood Borough Council, which runs the scheme, says a number of properties are still putting bins out to be emptied despite not paying for the service.

The Council says checking for valid subscriptions and issuing reminders and warnings adds time to the rounds and therefore taking away the bins will make the service more efficient for those who are paying for it.

Matt Bradford, head of cleansing at the Council, said: “The garden waste scheme is very popular and we have more than 35,000 subscriptions.

“However, there are several hundred properties which consistently leave out the bins despite not having a valid subscription and being issued with various reminders and warnings.

“This can have an impact on the quality of the service and we think the best way to tackle this is to simply take the bins away.

“The bins are the property of the Council and we will simply be removing bins which are put out for emptying but do not have a valid subscription.”

Last year the Council introduced a permit scheme which means garden waste bins need to display a sticker to prove the service has been paid for. If the sticker is not displayed, the bin will not be emptied.

If you have a paid garden waste subscription, please:

  • put your bin out on the right day
  • ensure it is displaying a valid sticker

If you do not put a sticker on, it will not be emptied and a leaflet will be left explaining why it has not been collected

From June 25, any bins which are left out and do not have valid subscriptions will be taken away. A letter will be delivered to the property explaining what has happened.

Anyone wanting more information or to subscribe to the garden waste service should visit




Issued by Charnwood Borough Council Communications Team
Tel: 01509 634705 or 634681
Twitter: @charnwoodbc




ANSTEY LANE, Thurcaston - Notice of Road Closure


A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is to be made for the following location: Anstey Lane, Thurcaston / Cropston (see attached plan). The purpose of the TTRO is to facilitate Leicestershire County Council with carriageway patching works.

The TTRO will incorporate a temporary road closure.

The duration of the TTRO is for a period not exceeding 6 months commencing on the 16th July 2018.

The actual duration of the restriction is not anticipated to exceed a period of 1 day within the aforementioned duration.

A Press Release will be issued to confirm these details approximately 2 weeks prior to the works commencing.


Charnwood Borough Council IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE 30/4/2018 09:18

Media Release

April 30, 2018

For immediate release

Tribute to Cllr David Slater

It is with sadness that Charnwood Borough Council confirms the death of former leader Cllr David Slater.

Cllr Slater served as the leader for seven years, stepping down in November.

Cllr Jonathan Morgan, who took over the leadership of the council, said: “David was an incredibly decent man who served the Council and the residents of Charnwood with absolute dedication.

“His mantra was putting residents at the heart of everything we do as a Council and he certainly put that into practice, helping to build a very solid and stable council which focused on serving our local communities.

“David was also a genuinely decent person and I have received many messages of sympathy from across the borough and the political spectrum. He was always someone you could turn to for advice and support and he has left a huge hole in civic life and the lives of his family, whom our thoughts are with at this time.

“David was a friend to many and he will be missed by us all.”

Cllr Slater, 70, was the ward member for Quorn and Mountsorrel Castle Ward and chair of the Plans Committee.

He joined the borough council in 2001 and became leader in 2010 having previously served on cabinet as lead member for housing and planning. He was the Council’s longest serving leader.

The borough flag is being flown at half-mast at the Council’s office in Loughborough and at Loughborough Town Hall.

A photo of Cllr Slater is available here:

Important advice from Charnwood Police Beat Team

Leicestershire Police urge you all to get your property registered. There is a link below which will take you directly to website.

The way this works for those of you that don’t know is that you create a log in and document as many of your items as possible with serial numbers etc. If they ever get stolen you log on and update the site that the item is stolen. If then a burglar/thief attempts to take them into a pawn shop such as cash converters etc they are obligated to conduct a search of the system to see if they have been reported stolen prior to selling them on.

It is so unfortunate in many cases that we have carried out searches to find that items have been taken in to such shops and resold prior to recovery due to them not showing as stolen. Unfortunately we as the Police are not able to place these items as stolen on the website as it is a public site with your own unique log in details. We have a mirror site where we can only conduct searches.

It is also handy for you also as it will give you a database that will save all of your serial numbers.  


A warning message from Charnwood West of Leicestershire Police

On 19 April, at least two elderly Charnwood residents were contacted by criminals who claimed to be police officers and asked them to withdraw large amounts of money from their bank accounts.  In one of these cases the victim followed the instructions and handed over a large amount of money to the criminals.


We would urge local residents to be wary of such scams.  The police and other agencies will never telephone and ask you to withdraw or transfer money from your bank.  If you receive an unsolicited call from the police, gas board, bank or any other agency then take their name and contact details then telephone their organisation or company.  Please be wary though, these criminals can make it sound as if you have disconnected the call and phoned a different number when in fact you are still on the line to them.  Use a different phone (mobile phone or neighbour’s) and ring their main switchboard (from Yellow Pages or a utility bill), not the number that the person ringing gives you.  If in doubt, telephone the police.