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

April 2021

Great British Spring Clean 2021

Litter picking equipment to help spring clean local communities

21st Apr

Residents in Charnwood are being encouraged to get their free litter picking equipment ahead of the Great British Spring Clean. Charnwood Borough Council has purchased additional equipment to help people who want to help give their local communities..

Front of Charnwood Museum in Queen's Park

New Charnwood Museum website launched

16th Apr

A new website for Charnwood Museum has been launched thanks to Covid-19 recovery funding. Charnwood Borough Council which operates the museum in partnership with Leicestershire County Council successfully applied for £10,000 of funding from the..

Elections 2021 Polling stations signs

Time running out to register to vote in local elections on May 6.

15th Apr

Elections are being held for Leicestershire County Council and the Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner on May 6. The last chance to register to vote in these elections is 11.59pm on Monday, April 19. Visit While..

Gary Bineker lorry

Gary Bineker and friends arrive in the borough

13th Apr

A new fleet of refuse and recycling vehicles in Charnwood have been officially named. Charnwood Borough Council revealed the winning names of its Name That Wagon competition earlier this year and all the names have now been added to the lorries and..

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Video launched to welcome back Charnwood high streets

12th Apr

Charnwood Borough Council and Love Loughborough are working with local businesses to safely welcome more visitors back to the town centre and high streets across the borough.

Outdoor Hospitality

Calls for sensible approach as outdoor hospitality reopens

11th Apr

People are being urged to plan ahead and book if possible to avoid queues and make sure they follow the restrictions at all times, in particular the need to continue following social distancing rules. From April 12, pubs, restaurants, cafes and other..

Duke of Edinburgh

Deeply saddened by the death of the Duke of Edinburgh

9th Apr

The Mayor of Charnwood, councillors and officers of Charnwood Borough Council are deeply saddened at the news of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time. The Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr David Snartt, said:..

Exterior shot of Loughborough Leisure Centre, Browns Lane Loughborough

Leisure centres to reopen in Charnwood

8th Apr

Residents in Charnwood will be able to get back to the gym and take a swim from next week as all three leisure centres will reopen from April 12. Charnwood Borough Council and its leisure partner Fusion Lifestyle has confirmed that in line with the..

March 2021

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Have your say on Council housing services

30th Mar

Three places on a housing advisory board are up for grabs for council tenants who would like to have their say on how council housing services are run by the Council. Charnwood Borough Council’s Housing Management Advisory Board (HMAB) discusses..

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Changes to Covid restrictions from March 29

29th Mar

Changes to Covid restrictions from March 29. The ‘stay at home’ rule ends today and there are changes to restrictions on social contact and outdoor activities.