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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). 

January 2020

Honorary Alderman Day

Former Mayor of Charnwood made honorary Alderman

21st Jan

A former Mayor of Charnwood has been made an honorary Alderman. Paul Day, a former borough councillor and Mayor was presented with the title which is the highest award that can be made to a former councillor in recognition of exceptional service to..

Free Trees Syston

Residents collect free trees in Syston

21st Jan

Hundreds of residents collected their free trees from Syston at the weekend. The borough council once again teamed up with the National Forest and partner idverde to run the scheme and give away 5,000 trees to residents. Cllr Roy Rollings, lead..

CLLR Taylor Quote Card

Projects in Charnwood awarded over £27,000 in grant funding

16th Jan

Community groups in Charnwood have been awarded over £27,000 to support local projects in the latest Charnwood Grants rounds. Charnwood Borough Council has awarded funding to a number of community groups in the latest round of grant funding..

Soldiering on Awards 2020

Armed forces project reaches national award finals

16th Jan

A project which supports the armed forces community in Charnwood/Rushcliffe/Melton has been selected as a finalist in the national Soldiering on Awards. The partnership between Charnwood, Rushcliffe and Melton borough councils encourages..

Carillon tower museum to reopen while new lottery bid developed

Carillon tower museum to reopen while new lottery bid developed

15th Jan

Loughborough’s Carillon Tower museum will reopen in the spring while a new lottery bid is put together. The Carillon Memorial Trust had applied for £80,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to improve the museum but it has been told the bid has been..

Cllr Morgan, January 2020

Leader's Blog - January 2020

9th Jan

Happy New Year to you all and I hope everyone enjoyed the festive holidays. Already they seem a long time ago. It’s going to be another busy year for the Council with plenty of opportunities and challenges ahead. One of those opportunities is the..

December 2019

Choose to Move 2019

Choose to move in 2020

20th Dec

A programme which helps residents become more active is returning for 2020. 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 way..

LTH Regional Award 2019

Loughborough Town Hall crowned ‘Best Night Out’

17th Dec

Venues, businesses and events in Charnwood picked up a host of prizes in a top regional tourism competition. Loughborough Town Hall won the best night out category at the Leicestershire Promotions 2019 Tourism and Hospitality Awards while..


Festive events in the town centre

16th Dec

From gift wrapping to markets, there will be a range of activities taking place in Loughborough to help people get into the festive spirit over the next week. There will be several retail markets taking place over the Christmas period including one..

Loughborough Cemetery

Planning application submitted for new cemetery in Loughborough

16th Dec

A planning application to create a new cemetery in Loughborough has been submitted by Charnwood Borough Council. The Council says the new 14-hectare cemetery could provide burial space in the town for the next 300 years and it will replace the..