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Elections 2nd May 2019


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 click on the links below 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.

Posted: Wed, 27 Feb 2019 08:56 by Gail Newcombe

Charnwood Borough Council Increase to local element of council tax

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. More »

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. » Less

Posted: Wed, 27 Feb 2019 08:37 by Gail Newcombe

Press Release Elections briefing for prospective candidates and agents

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. More »

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

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. » Less

Posted: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 10:40 by Gail Newcombe