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

January 2019

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Warning for lettings agents and property managers after company fined

14th Jan

Lettings agents in Charnwood are being urged to ensure they are aware of their legal responsibilities after a business was fined by the borough council. All lettings agents and property managers are required by law to be part of a government-approved..

Outwoods Improvements

Investment means exciting times for the Outwoods

7th Jan

Exciting plans to invest £140,000 in the Outwoods in Loughborough have been revealed. Charnwood Borough Council has secured funding to upgrade visitor facilities at the popular woodland and will be installing a shelter to hold more activities, a..


Food business ban for pizza shop owner who broke safety laws

4th Jan

A pizza shop owner from Loughborough has been banned from managing a food business and fined after breaching food safety and hygiene regulations. Charnwood Borough Council prosecuted Iqbal Hussain after its officers discovered mouldy and out-of-date..

Choose to Move 2019

Choose to Move in 2019

2nd Jan

Residents are being encouraged to Choose to Move and become more active in 2019. Charnwood Borough Council’s Choose to Move is a 10-week physical activity programme which offers weekly weigh-ins and exercise classes for anyone looking for a healthy..

December 2018

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New councillor elected for Anstey

21st Dec

Paul Baines (Con) has been elected as the new ward councillor for Anstey following a by-election on Thursday, December 20. Cllr Baines secured 523 votes while Labour candidate Glyn McAllister secured 507 votes. The turnout was 18.84%. The..

Empty Homes Consultation

Deadline approaching on council tax consultation

20th Dec

Time is running out to have a say over proposals to increase a council tax premium paid by the owners of empty homes in Charnwood. The borough council is seeking views on possible changes to the empty homes premium following new powers given to local..

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Free workshop to help launch new businesses

17th Dec

People interested in starting 2019 by launching their own business are invited to a free workshop to get top tips on how to go about it. The event is being hosted by Charnwood Borough Council on Wednesday January 9, 2019 and it is aimed at those who..

Sweet gesture by town university

Sweet gesture by town university

14th Dec

There was a buzz in the council chamber at Charnwood recently after members were presented with pots of “Loughborough Gold” honey produced by the town’s university. Vice-Chancellor Professor Bob Allison attended a meeting of the full council to..

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Successful bid generates extra £14m for city and county

14th Dec

Major plans to unlock an extra £14m for public services across Leicester and Leicestershire have been given the thumbs up. Secretary of State James Brokenshire announced yesterday (Thursday) that the area was one of 15 chosen to take part in a..

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Council staff donate gift parcels to local charity

11th Dec

Staff members from Charnwood Borough Council have donated around 50 gift parcels to Living without Abuse. The charity supports people experiencing domestic abuse across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Nadia Ansari, chair of the Council’s..