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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, Stacey Simpson, communications officer (PR and social media) and Daley Francis, communications officer (website and publications). 

August 2018

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Let us know about your World War One events

16th Aug

Charnwood Borough Council will be supporting a series of events on Sunday November 11 to mark 100 years since the end of World War One. In addition to the annual remembrance parade in Loughborough, a Charnwood Heritage Plaque will be unveiled in..

Loughborough Mela

Loughborough Mela returns to the town centre

13th Aug

The annual Loughborough Mela event returns to the town centre on Sunday August 19 between 12-5pm. The free event celebrates Loughborough’s cultural and ethnic diversity and brings a variety of food stalls, children’s activities, fairground rides..


Get back into netball

10th Aug

A series of netball sessions are offering women the chance to get “back into netball”. The borough council’s Active Charnwood team is excited to be putting on the fun, social and informal sessions at Wreake Valley Academy. They are aimed at..

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Consultation launched over new cemetery site

7th Aug

A consultation will be launched on Wednesday, August 8 over possible locations for a new cemetery in Loughborough. Charnwood Borough Council is seeking views on sites for new burial ground as the current cemetery in Leicester Road is expected to be..

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Silver award for Armed Forces support

7th Aug

Charnwood Borough Council has received a silver award for its support of armed forces. The Council was given the award by the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Scheme (ERS) which encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the..

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Community groups urged to contact local councillors about grant funding

7th Aug

Community groups in Charnwood are being urged to contact their local councillor to help them access grant funding for projects. Charnwood Borough Council has introduced a member grants scheme which enables each borough councillor to award up to..


Taxis removed from road following inspections

7th Aug

Two taxis were taken off the road following inspections carried out by Charnwood Borough Council officers and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) Seventeen taxis reported to the temporary inspection centre at Sandicliffe Motors in..


Warning for landlords over new HMO law

6th Aug

Landlords in Charnwood are being warned to make sure they are complying with new laws around Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO). From October 1, 2018 strict new rules introduced by the government mean that the majority of smaller properties being..

Community Heroes 2018

Find out about local projects at this year's Community Heroes Day

3rd Aug

Find out about local projects and how you can get involved at this year’s Community Heroes Day on August 12 in Loughborough. The event, run by Charnwood Borough Council in partnership with John Storer Charnwood, gives groups the chance to promote..

Jianyang Visit 2018

Charnwood plays host to representatives of China's Jianyang Municipal Government

2nd Aug

Charnwood was visited by representatives of the Jianyang Municipal Government in China on July 30 and 31 as overseas interest in developing links for economic development and investment purposes has grown in recent months, following a visit to..