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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). 

October 2019

Rob Mitchell and CLLR Morgan

Council welcomes new chief executive

14th Oct

Charnwood Borough Council has welcomed new chief executive Rob Mitchell into the role. Rob, formerly chief executive officer at Ashfield District Council in Nottinghamshire, has taken over from Geoff Parker who retired recently. Cllr Jonathan Morgan,..

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Councils' joint statement on local government in Leicestershire

11th Oct

The seven district councils in Leicestershire have issued a joint statement following the publication of a document by the county council regarding local government structure in Leicestershire. The statement, issued on behalf of Blaby, Charnwood,..

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Letting agent fined £80,000 over unlicensed properties

8th Oct

A letting agent has been fined £80,000 for failing to license four houses of multiple occupation in Loughborough. Orange Living Ltd, trading as Loc8me and based in Loughborough, pleaded guilty to four offences under the Housing Act 2004 at Leicester..

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Consultation planned on updated vision for Charnwood's future

4th Oct

A consultation is planned on an updated vision of Charnwood’s future growth. Charnwood Borough Council is reviewing its local plan which sets out how it will balance future growth in the area while making sure the environment is looked after and..


Lottery celebrates fantastic first year

4th Oct

Good causes in Charnwood have come together to celebrate the Charnwood Community Lottery’s first birthday. Charnwood Borough Council held the celebration event at Fearon Hall, one of the 50 organisations registered for the lottery. Since launching..


Event to help food businesses prepare for Brexit

2nd Oct

An event is being held in Melton to help food businesses in the East Midlands prepare for when the UK leaves the EU. Melton Borough Council has partnered with the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Leicester and..

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Leicestershire agencies respond to flood issues

1st Oct

Councils, police, fire and the Environment Agency are working hard to help residents following the heavy rain. Charnwood Borough Council is working with other agencies and closely monitoring the situation across the borough. Leicestershire County..

September 2019

Holiday Activities

Have fun this Autumn with Charnwood’s holiday activities

30th Sep

From archery to dodgeball there are plenty for the kids to do during the October half-term break. The borough council’s Active Charnwood team have put together activity sessions from Monday, October 14 until Friday, October 18 to help keep..

Student #THINK campaign 2019

Loughborough students encouraged to #THINKcommunity

26th Sep

Students are being encouraged to think about their local community at the start of a new term in Loughborough. Charnwood Borough Council, Loughborough Police and Loughborough University are working in partnership once again to urge new and returning..

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Save money – go energy shopping

23rd Sep

Residents are being reminded to sign up to the Charnwood Big Switch for the chance of saving more than £240 a year on their energy bills. The Council launched the Charnwood Big Switch last month and residents are being urged to register before the..