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The communications team includes Mike Roberts, communications manager, Stacey Comery, senior communications officer, Lewis Harbon, communications officer and Daley Francis, communications officer. 

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December 2023

Town Deal - Canal & River Trust

Canal improvements in Loughborough officially opened

4th Dec

This release was issued by the Canal & River Trust A section of historic canal towpath in Loughborough has been officially reopened following a government-funded project to make it better for walkers, cyclists and visiting boaters. Charity, the..

The picture shows, from left, Anstey Parish Council vice-chair Sue Billington, Charnwood borough councillor and lead member Jennifer Tillotson, Anstey Parish Council chair Glyn McAllister and parish clerk Liz Hawkes.

Work underway to extend bustling village hall thanks to UK Shared Prosperity Fund

4th Dec

A village hall at the heart of the community is undergoing a transformation thanks to the support of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Anstey Parish Council is extending the Jubilee Hall to provide a second larger community hall for the local scout..

Tourism Awards

Charnwood businesses recognised at regional tourism awards

1st Dec

Charnwood businesses, events and locations have scooped up the top accolades at a regional awards ceremony. The Leicestershire Tourism & Hospitality Awards recognise the successes of events and businesses across the past 12 months. The awards..

Free tree giveaway 2023

Tree-mendous giveaway popular in Charnwood

1st Dec

Thousands of people in Charnwood collected free trees during this year’s giveaway. Charnwood Borough Council handed out 3,500 tree saplings so local people could plant them in their garden as part of its commitment to plant trees and help the..

November 2023

Small Business Saturday

Shop local this Small Business Saturday

30th Nov

Charnwood residents are being encouraged to support their local high streets and businesses in the run up to Christmas. Small Business Saturday makes its return on December 2 and is asking for people across the country to shop small. Shepshed based..

Sileby Tennis and Pickleball Club

Tennis club now serving up pickleball thanks to Charnwood Community Grant

28th Nov

A local tennis club has been awarded £1,300 through Charnwood Community Grants to promote and run pickleball classes. Sileby Tennis and Pickleball Club has recently converted a tennis court into three pickleball courts and has been promoting the..

Inspiring Entrepreneurs Event

Business event offers advice to entrepreneurs and start-ups in Leicestershire

27th Nov

A sold-out entrepreneurial event took place in Charnwood on November 15 as part of the Leicester Business Festival. The Inspiring Entrepreneurs event organised by Charnwood Borough Council in partnership with Loughborough University offered an..

Christmas Lights Switch On

Festivities begin in Loughborough with Christmas lights switch-on

26th Nov

Loughborough is looking festive following the Christmas lights being switched-on in front of thousands of people on Sunday November 26. The event, organised by Charnwood Borough Council, was an afternoon of fun with a variety of market stalls, food..

Sports Awards 2022

Charnwood Sports Awards finalists revealed

23rd Nov

The finalists for this year’s Charnwood Sports Awards have been announced. The awards, organised by Charnwood Borough Council’s Sport and Recreation team, Active Charnwood, received over 100 nominations this year. The Charnwood Sports Awards..

Photo from left to right, shows: Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Margaret Smidowicz, Mum Vicky Wilson, Light up Loughborough winner, Amellia Baker and the Council's lead member for economic development, regeneration and town centres, Cllr Jennifer Tillotson.

Sileby youngster chosen to switch on Loughborough’s Christmas lights

20th Nov

An inspirational youngster has been chosen to ‘Light up Loughborough’ and switch on the town’s Christmas lights in front of thousands of people. Amellia Baker, from Sileby, has been named the winner of the Light up Loughborough competition run..