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Charnwood Borough Council new-look website

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Charnwood Borough Council

New-look website for customers

A new-look Charnwood Borough Council website has been launched to improve residents’ online experience.

The site has been refreshed to make it easier for customers to find information, make payments, request services and report issues.

Cllr Roy Rollings, deputy lead member with responsibility for customer services, said: “The website is absolutely key to providing good customer service these days and more and more people are using it to access our services.

“That’s why we decided it was time to give it a cleaner look and make it easier for people to find their way around.

“We have sought feedback from staff, customers and councillors and tested it to make sure it is easily accessible. We will be carrying out further work to improve accessibility later this year.”

Cllr James Poland, lead member for strategic support, said: “We are putting more and more services online and that’s why the website needs to be as good as it can be.

“We hope customers find the new-look site easier to use but we’re always interested in feedback as its improvement is an ongoing process.

“We’ve worked with Loughborough-based Cuttlefish on the site and we would like to thank them for their support.”

Residents can access a wide variety of services on the council website, anything from reporting a missed bin or fly-tipping to paying council tax or submitting planning applications.

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Charnwood Borough Council Press Release


Nominate your local sporting hero for a Charnwood Sports Award

Do you know a local sporting hero who deserves to be recognised for their achievements?

Nominations for the tenth annual Charnwood Sports Awards are now open.

The awards are run by Charnwood Borough Council and recognise the successes of athletes, coaches and volunteers who make a difference to sport and physical activity in Charnwood.

Over the last decade the awards have seen a total of 760 nominations and 320 finalists.

Councillor Deborah Taylor, the Council’s lead member for communities, safety and wellbeing, said: “The sports awards are always a great opportunity to celebrate the talented sports stars we have in the borough and this special tenth year event will be no different.

“If you know someone who is outstanding in their chosen sport, or a dedicated coach or volunteer, you can nominate them for an award and recognise the great work they do.”

This year’s awards ceremony will take place on Monday, December 3.

The deadline for nominations is 5pm on Friday, September 21.

The categories this year include:

  • Junior Sportsperson of the Year
  • Junior Volunteer of the Year
  • Junior Team of the Year
  • Disabled Sportsperson of the Year
  • Senior Sportsperson of the Year
  • Senior Volunteer of the Year
  • Senior Team of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • Club of the Year
  • Contribution to School Sport
  • Best Community Sport & or Physical Activity Project
  • Outstanding Contribution to Physical Activity and Sport
  • Joe Humphries Special Recognition Award

To celebrate 10 years of recognising sporting achievement across the borough a new award is being launched.

The Joe Humphries Special Recognition Award will recognise inspirational people and groups who have gone above and beyond and made outstanding achievements in the face of adversity.

The Joe Humphries Memorial Trust is a Leicestershire heart charity which was set up in memory of Rothley teenager Joe Humphries, a victim of sudden arrhythmic death syndrome. The trust provides CPR training for schools, local sports and community groups and helps to fund community defibrillators.

To nominate online or find out more about the awards visit or call 01509 634592.


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Tel: 01509 634705 or 634681
Twitter: @charnwoodbc






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