Loughborough in located within the borough of Charnwood in Leicestershire.

The earliest mention of Loughborough come from 1066 in the Domesday Book. Since then it has grown into a thriving town with businesses that support the local economy including the Bell Foundry and the Falcon Engine and Car Works.

Loughborough is twinned with Epinal, France; Schwabisch Hall, Germany; Gembloux, Belgium and Zamosc, Poland. The town has excellent transport links with easy access to the cities of Derby and Nottingham. Central London can also be easily reached by train. The town is surrounded by the countryside of Leicestershire and parts are located witin the boundary of The National Forest.

Loughborough in Bloom formed in 2007 by local newspaper, the Loughborough Echo.

Echo Editor and Bloom Chairman, Andy Rush explains: “We formed a Bloom Board which is made up of most of the key players in Loughborough and haven’t looked back since.

“We now have more than a hundred Bloom partners made up of town individuals, businesses, local authorities, the MP, nurseries, residents associations, the university and schools.”

Everyone has their own Bloom projects and help each other out as part of the wider community.