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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 and Sally Eames, communications officer (website and publications). 

July 2018

17th Jul

Loogabarooga is back to thrill young readers

Loogabarooga 2018 Festival Launch

Loughborough will again be home to the major Loogabarooga Festival of Incredible Illustrations and Brilliant Books this October with a range of literary events and shows for children and families across six days. The festival will also be celebrating..

16th Jul

Pitch your community project to 'Dragon's Den'

A “Dragons’ Den” style event is returning to Charnwood to help groups and residents learn more about securing funding for projects. Community groups and individuals will be given the chance to pitch their projects to a panel of experts and..

13th Jul

Looking to the future after £200,000 project

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A popular community centre is looking to the future following the completion of more than £200,000 of essential maintenance. Charnwood Borough Council has invested the funding into Fearon Hall in Rectory Road, Loughborough to ensure the building is..

13th Jul

Groups urged to sign up and benefit from community lottery

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Groups and projects in Charnwood are being urged to sign up for a new community lottery which will raise thousands of pounds for good causes. The borough council will launch the Charnwood Community Lottery in September and it is encouraging..

11th Jul

Council Supporting Customers as Benefits System Changes

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Support is available for Charnwood residents who may be affected by the wider rollout of Universal Credit. The Department of Work and Pensions is expanding Universal Credit and from July 11, 2018 it will affect more people of working age in the..

2nd Jul

Loughborough shows respect for Armed Forces

Armed Forces Day 2018

Loughborough saluted the Armed Forces on Saturday (June 30) as it held events in the town centre to mark Armed Forces Day. The event, organised by Charnwood Borough Council and supported by Love Loughborough, included a display of military vehicles..

June 2018

30th Jun

First Charnwood Heritage Plaque Is Unveiled

Charnwood Heritage Plaque

The first Charnwood Heritage Plaque has been unveiled and it marks the borough’s links to the Armed Forces. The plaque was revealed at the Army Reserve Centre in Loughborough at a ceremony held on Saturday, June 30 and honours the 158 Logistics..

29th Jun

Nominate your local sporting hero for a Charnwood Sports Award

Do you know a local sporting hero who deserves to be recognised for their achievements? Nominations for the tenth annual Charnwood Sports Awards are now open. The awards are run by Charnwood Borough Council and recognise the successes of athletes,..

29th Jun

Leader responds to proposed new unitary

The leader of Charnwood Borough Council, Cllr Jonathan Morgan, says a proposal to create a single unitary authority for the whole of Leicestershire is "unlikely to happen". It follows an announcement by the leader of Leicestershire County..

27th Jun

Grants to help sports clubs buy life-saving defibrillators

Sports clubs in Charnwood are being encouraged to apply for borough council funding to help install life-saving defibrillators. The Council is offering up to £250 towards the equipment and is working with Leicestershire heart charity the Joe..

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