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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). 

August 2019

Big Switch

Charnwood’s ‘Big Switch’ offers energy bill savings

13th Aug

Residents in Charnwood are being offered the chance to sign up to the ‘Big Switch’ with the possibility of saving more than £240 a year on energy bills. The borough council has launched the Charnwood Big Switch, a collective switching scheme to..

Leicestershire Recycles

Don’t let your recycling go to waste

12th Aug

Charnwood Borough Council is supporting a campaign to help reduce the amount of contamination in Leicestershire’s recycling bins. Leicestershire County Council has launched the campaign to help residents in the county recycle right by making sure..

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Make sure you are on the electoral register

7th Aug

Thousands of forms are being delivered across Charnwood to ensure the borough’s electoral register is up to date. Charnwood Borough Council will be delivering around 76,000 household enquiry forms to homes and residents are being urged to..

Rubbish court case

Man fined for leaving rubbish outside home

2nd Aug

A man has been fined £440 after he left 80 bags of rubbish outside his property and failed to remove them despite repeated warnings from Charnwood Borough Council The Council took action following complaints from the public about the unsightly and..

Queen's Park green flag

Queen’s Park flying the flag as one of the UK’s best green spaces

1st Aug

One of Loughborough’s beauty spots has been awarded a prestigious Green Flag for the eleventh year running. Loughborough’s Queen’s Park, which is managed by Charnwood Borough Council and its open spaces contractor idverde, has achieved the..

July 2019

Bloom News Story

Loughborough competes in national gardening competition

31st Jul

Loughborough was in full bloom as it took part in Britain in Bloom on July 30. The town was selected to represent the region in the small city category at the national awards organised by the Royal Horticultural Society. Loughborough in Bloom is..

Edible Forest Festival 2018

Edible Forest Festival returns to Charnwood Forest in September

31st Jul

The annual Edible Forest Festival returns this September to celebrate the best in local food and drink at unique and iconic settings around the ancient woodland of Charnwood Forest. From September 7-15, 2019, there will be a range of tasty food and..

Rob Mitchell

Chief executive appointment is confirmed

30th Jul

Charnwood Borough Council has confirmed the appointment of its new chief executive. Councillors approved the appointment of Rob Mitchell, currently chief executive officer at Ashfield District Council in Nottinghamshire, at a special meeting on..

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Changes to bulky waste service confirmed

29th Jul

Changes to Charnwood Borough Council’s bulky waste collection service have been approved. The Council is one of only a handful of authorities in England to currently offer a free collection for some bulky items from people’s doorsteps. Currently,..

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HMO study makes recommendations

25th Jul

A study looking at the impact of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) in Charnwood has been published. The assessment has taken place as part of Charnwood Borough Council’s review of its current Local Plan which guides where future development..