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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 communications@charnwood.gov.uk.

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

January 2022

An image that shows numerous solar panels.

Council to investigate solar farms to cut carbon and generate revenue

28th Jan

Charnwood Borough Council could explore the creation of two solar farms to reduce its carbon footprint. The Council has identified two locations on land it owns in Loughborough and its Cabinet will consider a proposal to carry out feasibility..

Pebbles that were laid by residents who attended.

Residents in Charnwood attend service to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2022

28th Jan

Residents in Charnwood remembered those who lost their lives during the Holocaust in an annual commemoration at Queen's Park, Lougborough.  The event on Thursday January 27,2022, was attended by Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Paul Baines, who read the Act..

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Video: Loughborough Bell Foundry receives £835,000 of funding from Loughborough Town Deal

26th Jan

A project to save Taylor’s historic bell foundry has been given a significant boost by Loughborough Town Deal. The Town Deal has confirmed £835,000 worth of funding to support the project to save the last major bell foundry in Britain. In this..

Leader of Charnwood Borough Council, Cllr Jonathan Morgan with Andrew Wilby,  a trustee of the Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust.

Loughborough Town Deal strikes again to support £5.4 million bell foundry project

25th Jan

A project to save Taylor’s historic bell foundry has been given a significant boost by Loughborough Town Deal. The Town Deal has confirmed funding to the tune of £835,000 to support the project to save the last major bell foundry in Britain. It is..

Pebbles laid on the Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration stone

Service to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2022

25th Jan

The annual Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration will be held once again at the bandstand in Queen’s Park in Loughborough. The commemorations took place online last year due to the country being in lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. The..

Tiger Who Came to Tea - Website

Charnwood Museum launches children’s writing competition

24th Jan

The following press release was issued by Leicestershire County Council. Budding young writers are being given the chance to get creative and share their short stories to be in with the chance of winning a prize! The museum is currently hosting an..

The display of photographs of Loughborough Market traders at the Town Hall

Looking back over a year of celebrating Loughborough markets and fair

21st Jan

Loughborough is marking a busy and thrilling year of celebrating the 800-year anniversary of the town’s markets and fair with a final event. On January 22, 1221, a charter was signed by King Henry III granting permission to the Lord of the Manor,..

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Exercise referral programme resumes at Charnwood leisure centres

21st Jan

Charnwood Borough Council’s leisure partner Fusion Lifestyle is resuming its Exercise Referral Scheme in Charnwood. Participants who have been referred by a health care professional will be offered the chance to take part in a 12-week exercise..

Viewpoint, a regular update for residents by Cllr Jonathan Morgan, Leader of Charnwood Borough Council.

Viewpoint: Leader's thoughts on Council issues

21st Jan

Viewpoint - January 2022 It may be a bit late, but I’d like to wish Charnwood residents a Happy New Year and all the best for 2022! I have launched this new feature to provide residents with regular updates on Council issues. Sometimes it will be..

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£25,000 boost for Armed Forces project

20th Jan

A project which supports Armed Forces veterans and serving personnel in Charnwood has been given a £25,000 funding boost thanks to the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. Charnwood Borough Council signed the Covenant in 2013 and in partnership with..