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This section contains our latest press releases as well as links to our press release archive.

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For media inquiries, please contact the council communications team on 01509 634705 or 01509 634681 email

The communications team includes Mike Roberts, communications manager, Catherine Thorne, senior communications officer, Stacey Simpson, communications officer (PR and social media) and Daley Francis, communications officer (website and publications). 

March 2021

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Leader welcomes successful East Midlands Freeport bid

3rd Mar

The leader of Charnwood Borough Council has welcomed the government's announcement that the East Midlands will be one of eight new Freeports in England, creating an estimated 60,000 new skilled jobs for the region. Cllr Jonathan Morgan says the..

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Plan unveiled for Covid-19 memorial in Loughborough

3rd Mar

A plan has been unveiled for a lasting memorial in Loughborough to mark the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on local communities. The Hope Bell, revealed by the Loughborough Town Deal Board, would commemorate the lives lost to Covid-19, honour key..

February 2021

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Increase to local element of council tax approved

26th Feb

Charnwood Borough Council agreed to raise its share of council tax by less than 9p a week for a Band D property. The increase was agreed at full Council on Monday February 22. At the meeting 36 councillors were in favour of the increase, 14 were..

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Warning as Covid-19 cases remain high in Charnwood

25th Feb

The county council’s director of public health says residents of Charnwood need to remain vigilant as latest figures show a high number of COVID cases across the district. Figures released today for Charnwood show that coronavirus infections rose..

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Everyone will benefit from Census 2021

24th Feb

Households across Charnwood will be asked to take part in Census 2021 this spring. The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. Understanding the needs of the..

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Briefing for local elections candidates and agents

23rd Feb

A virtual briefing session is being held for people considering standing in the elections for Leicestershire County Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire on May 6. Anyone who is considering being a candidate in the..

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Work on scheme to revitalise Loughborough town centre to get underway

19th Feb

Work on a major regeneration scheme for Loughborough town centre gets underway on Monday, February 22. Charnwood Borough Council is carrying out the £2.6 million Bedford Square Gateway Project to make the area more attractive to visitors and to..

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Loughborough loos shine with platinum award

17th Feb

Public conveniences in Loughborough have once again received national recognition for their high standards of facilities and cleanliness. The Market Place toilets in Loughborough, which are operated and maintained by the borough council, have..

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Work to get underway on new Outwoods visitor centre

17th Feb

Work will soon start on creating a visitor centre at the Outwoods in Loughborough. Charnwood Borough Council is converting the former ranger’s cottage into a visitor centre and café at the ancient woodland site. Plans for the project were approved..

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Charnwood offers help for owners of empty homes

15th Feb

Owners of empty homes in Charnwood are being encouraged to bring them back into use with support from Charnwood Borough Council. The Council helps get empty homes back into use by offering advice and support on what is best for the owner including..