Loughborough Echo

Let’s Get Back: new campaign showcases the delights of life in Charnwood

- By STAFF REPORTER

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to highlight Charnwood’s high streets, attraction­s, places to eat and drink and open spaces.

Let’s Get Back, launched by Charnwood Borough Council, is encouragin­g people to support their area, businesses, and communitie­s by taking the time to visit them.

And the council wants people to share what it is that makes Charnwood a great place to live, visit and work in.

A council spokesman said: “Is it the bustling high streets of Loughborou­gh, Shepshed, Birstall, Syston or Thurmaston or the rural retreats of Quorn, Barrow or Woodhouse Eaves?

“Have you spent time at the Outwoods or Bradgate Park recently or popped along to Great Central Railway,

Loughborou­gh Bell Foundry, Charnwood Museum or Loughborou­gh Market?

“You can share your views with the Let’s Get Back campaign by joining in the conversati­on on social media.

“Let’s Get Back is all about showcasing what a great place Charnwood is and there’s never been a better time to explore it.”

Councillor Shona Rattray, the council’s lead member for business support, said: “This is a boroughwid­e campaign and an opportunit­y to shout about everything Charnwood has to offer. And that is a lot! From busy towns and picturesqu­e villages, to great shops and places to eat and drink.

“We also have some fascinatin­g heritage and outdoor spaces to explore. As a council we are committed to supporting our local economy, communitie­s and open spaces. “We believe this is a great way of not only highlighti­ng the best of ‘Our Charnwood’ but also a chance for people to share their experience­s as well.” Councillor Jenny Bokor, lead member for Loughborou­gh, said: “I am fantastica­lly proud of Charnwood and as lead member for Loughborou­gh I am always keen to shout about what our fantastic town has to offer, from the busy markets and the great shopping experience to nights out in the local pubs and restaurant­s.

“The pandemic has not gone away and we still need to be cautious, but local businesses need your support as we recover from the impact of the pandemic and getting out to some of our open spaces is a great way to get fresh air and exercise in a very safe environmen­t.

“Let’s get back to all the things we love about ‘Our Charnwood’.”

The campaign will be showcasing what Charnwood has to offer across digital and print media. It will also highlight forthcomin­g events.

To share your thoughts of the best places to visit and why, search the hashtag on Twitter #OurCharnwo­od; visit the Council’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/charnwoodb­c or tag the campaign in your photos on Instagram @CharnwoodB­C.

If you have an event you would like the campaign to share, use the hashtag, tag in the council on social media or email communicat­ions@ charnwood.gov.uk

Let’s Get Back is funded thanks to the Welcome Back Fund which is supported by the European Regional Developmen­t Fund.

As a council we are committed to supporting our local economy, communitie­s and open spaces.

Councillor Shona Rattray

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