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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The Data Protection law changed on the 25 May 2018.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is intended to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the EU.

The Parish Council has been greatly assisted by Leicestershire & Rutland Association of Local Councils (LRALC) who have worked with the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) and the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) to ensure that councils became compliant or were working on becoming compliant before the deadline date.

The ICO offered a '12 step' guidance sheet to assist with the changes and Steps 1 to 12 can be found on the About the Council page on this website, or you can follow this link to take you straight to the page:

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Birstall Christmas light switch on, Fri 7th dec 18.

Posted: Tue, 06 Nov 2018 12:22 by Stacey Hodgson

2,000 Free Trees to Give Away

2,000 Free Trees to Give Away

2,000 free trees to giveaway

A scheme to give away 2,000 free trees to residents in Charnwood has been launched.

The borough council has teamed up with the National Forest and contractor idverde to run the free tree scheme and people have until November 16 to apply.

All they need to do is email the Council and each resident can request up to two trees.

Cllr Eric Vardy, lead member for the environment, said: "We're delighted to launch the free tree scheme in Charnwood and I would encourage people to apply soon as I am sure the trees will be snapped up. More »

"Charnwood is part of the National Forest and we want to make our borough even greener and this is one way to help."

Residents are eligible to choose two trees and there is a choice of three varieties; rowan, wild cherry, crab apple.

Trees will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and distributed during National Tree Week which runs from November 27 to December 1.

To apply, email

idverde manages the borough's parks and open spaces on behalf of the Council.

The National Forest is right in heart of the country, embracing 200 square miles of the Midlands. It spans across parts of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire and aims to link the two ancient Forests of Charnwood and Needwood. » Less

Posted: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:34 by Sue Coulson

Notice of Election for Birstall Wanlip Ward

Charnwood Borough Council have posted a Notice of Election of Borough Councillor for Birstall Wanlip Ward. This is due to the resignation of Councillor Renata Jones.

To see the notice published on Charnwood Borough Council's website please follow this link:

Posted: Wed, 08 Aug 2018 14:33 by Sue Coulson

  • Severn Trent (PDF, 919 Kb)

    Notification of water works commencing on Wanlip lane on 16 July 2018.