Elections 2nd May 2019 - Make a change, join your Parish Council

MAKE A CHANGE, JOIN YOUR PARISH COUNCIL

Local elections will take place on Thursday 2nd May 2019. This is your opportunity to join the Parish Council and be a voice for your community.

Please go to our Elections Page within Documents to find out more about the elections.

The Good Councillors Guide introduces the work of local councils and is useful reference.

If you would like further information please contact the Clerk by emailing tncparish@btconnect.com

Elections 2nd May 2019 - Make a change, join your Parish Council

MAKE A CHANGE, JOIN YOUR PARISH COUNCIL

Local elections will take place on Thursday 2nd May 2019. This is your opportunity to join the Parish Council and be a voice for your community.

Please go to our Elections Page within Documents to find out more about the elections.

The Good Councillors Guide introduces the work of local councils and is useful reference.

If you would like further information please contact the Clerk by emailing tncparish@btconnect.com

Charnwood Borough Council Press Release - Increase to local element of council tax approved

Media Release

 

Tuesday February 26, 2019

For immediate release

 

Increase to local element of council tax approved

Charnwood Borough Council has agreed to raise its share of council tax by 9p a week for a Band D property.

The increase will see the annual charge for an average Band D property rise £5 (4.27 per cent) to £122.09 from April 1, 2019.

The Loughborough Special Rate, paid by residents of Loughborough and the equivalent of a parish precept in villages, will remain at the same rate as £74.97.

The increase was agreed at full Council on Monday February 25. At the meeting 37 councillors were in favour of the increase, eight were against and there was one abstention.

Councillor Tom Barkley, lead member for finance and property services, said: “Our funding from Government has continued to decrease which means we need to raise our element of council tax.

“This increase will not cover the reduction in government funding as we are also planning to use our reserves to balance the books for 2019/2020. However, because of careful planning, our financial position remains strong which will enable us to continue offering excellent services for residents.

“As ever, the Council will continue to regularly look at its services to ensure they are running as efficiently as possible.”

Charnwood Borough Council currently has the 23rd lowest council tax charge out of 201 district councils in the country.

Council tax pays for a range of services provided Charnwood Borough Council, Leicestershire County Council, Leicestershire Police and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue and the parish council where you live (or Charnwood Borough Council for people in Loughborough).

The Charnwood element accounts for less than 10 per cent of the total bill. 

For more information about the budget, see the February 25 report to Council.

ENDS

Issued by Charnwood Borough Council Communications Team
Tel: 01509 634705 or 634681
Email: communications@charnwood.gov.uk
Web: www.charnwood.gov.uk
Twitter: @charnwoodbc
Facebook: facebook.com/charnwoodbc

PRESS RELEASE FROM CHARNWOOD BOROUGH COUNCIL #LITTERHEROES

Calling all #litterheroes for the Great British Spring Clean

Communities in Charnwood are being encouraged to become #litterheroes and help give the borough a spring clean as part of a national tidy-up campaign.

The Great British Spring Clean is organised by Keep Britain Tidy and will be held across the country between March 22 and April 23, 2019.

Charnwood Borough Council is hoping residents will get involved and organise events to tidy up local areas over the month-long campaign. The Council is offering to help projects by providing free litter-picking equipment and organising the collection of rubbish and recycling.

Groups could arrange litter picks or undertake any other tasks which will keep the borough looking tidy. The Council is also arranging its own litter picks in key areas.

The focus of this year’s campaign is to collect and safely dispose of single-use plastic, but the Council is encouraging people to help remove as much general litter from the community, recycling as much as possible.

Councillor Leigh Harper-Davies, lead member of contracts said: “The Great British Spring Clean encourages and inspires local communities to get together and help clean up their neighbourhoods.

“The issue of single-use plastic has been well documented over the past few years. This is a great opportunity for communities to work together to reduce the amount of plastic and litter in the borough to help it look as beautiful as possible.

“We’re able to support a number of events so I would urge people to get in touch if you need our help.

“I would like to encourage organisations, clubs, schools, community groups, parish councils and residents in Charnwood to take part.”

People are being urged to get in touch as soon as possible as the Council has a limited amount of equipment available.

The Council is being supported by partners Idverde which manages the Council’s parks and green spaces, and Serco, which runs the refuse, recycling and street cleansing service.

Schools are being asked to also get involved by taking part in the Great Big School Clean. Keep Britain Tidy is offering schools that take part the chance to win £1,000 worth of school equipment.

Individuals and groups are being asked to register their events at www.greatbritishspringclean.org.uk.

If you think the Council could support your event by supplying some litter picking equipment, please email cleaner.greener@charnwood.gov.uk

PRESS RELEASE FROM CHARNWOOD BOROUGH COUNCIL

Elections briefing for prospective candidates and agents

A briefing session is being held for people considering standing in the Charnwood Borough Council elections in May.

Anyone who is considering being a candidate in any of the 28 Council wards is welcome to attend the session on Tuesday, March 5 at Loughborough Town Hall. Candidates’ agents are also welcome.

The session, which starts at 5.30pm in the Victoria Room, will cover an overview of the election processes and arrangements.

Candidate and agent nomination and support packs will be available after the session.

Geoff Parker, Returning Officer, said: “The session will explain the key steps in the electoral process which is more complex than people sometimes expect. This is an opportunity to speak to the officers who run the elections in Charnwood and ask questions.”

For further information, confirmation of attendance or if you are unable to attend the briefing and require a nomination and support pack, please contact the electoral services office on 01509 634612 or e-mail electoral.services@charnwood.gov.uk

To keep up to date on the latest local Charnwood elections news, please follow the Council on Twitter @CharnwoodBC and look for the hashtag #CharnElections.