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

You can also keep up to date with our news on Twitter and Facebook

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

The communications team includes Mike Roberts, communications manager; Vickie Bruce, communications officer (PR and social media) and Sally Eames, communications officer (website and publications). 

April 2018

20th Apr

Views sought on plans to improve Sidings Park

Residents are being asked for their views on plans to revamp Sidings Park in Loughborough. The plans have been drawn up by Charnwood Borough Council, in partnership with Sidings Park Area Residents Association Proposals include better access, a new..

16th Apr

Plans to revamp Southfields Park

CLLR Bokor at Southfields Park

Residents are being asked for their views on plans to revamp Southfields Park in Loughborough. The work will be commissioned by Charnwood Borough Council and could include new fitness and play equipment, footpaths and better access to the park. It..

12th Apr

Contractor appointed to deliver investment in homes

Decent Homes Contract

A new contractor has been appointed to deliver multi-million pound improvements to borough council homes in Charnwood. Property maintenance firm Fortem has been awarded a five-year contract by Charnwood Borough Council which says the partnership will..

11th Apr

Mayor plants tree to mark carbon efforts

Mayor Plants Tree to Mark Carbon Efforts

A tree has been planted in Sileby to mark Charnwood Borough Council’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Pauline Ranson, helped plant the Syston plum tree at Dudley Court sheltered housing complex to highlight the..

11th Apr

Free workshops to help local businesses succeed in Charnwood

Enterprise Incharnwood

A new programme of free workshops and drop-in advice sessions has been launched to help local businesses flourish in Charnwood. The Enterprise inCharnwood programme is being run by CASE, a Leicestershire-based business support service. It is funded..

4th Apr

New community grant scheme being considered

To note: This proposal was approved at Cabinet on April 12, 2018. Read the minutes from the meeting A new grant scheme to spread funding for community groups even further and wider in Charnwood is being considered by the borough council. The..

4th Apr

Changes to Garden Waste Charge

Garden Waste

The garden waste collection provided by Charnwood Borough Council will cost £40 per year from May 1, 2018. The Council says the service provides excellent value for money and it plans to freeze the cost for the next two years. The Council says the..

4th Apr

Council launches new homelessness strategy

Homeless Strat Cropped

Charnwood Borough Council has finalised a new homelessness strategy in preparation for the most significant changes to homelessness legislation in 20 years. The Homelessness Reduction Act came into effect on Tuesday, April 3 and places new duties on..

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