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The communications team includes Mike Roberts, communications manager, Stacey Simpson, communications officer (PR and social media) and Daley Francis, communications officer (website and publications). 

December 2018

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Council staff donate gift parcels to local charity

11th Dec

Staff members from Charnwood Borough Council have donated around 50 gift parcels to Living without Abuse. The charity supports people experiencing domestic abuse across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Nadia Ansari, chair of the Council’s..

Christmas Charnwood Community Lottery

Give the gift of community spirit this Christmas

7th Dec

You can give the gift of community spirit thanks to a festive offer by Charnwood Community Lottery. People can now give lottery tickets as Christmas presents to family and friends who can enjoy the exciting chance to win a prize and know funds are..

Loughborough Fair wins Tourism Award

Top tourism award for Loughborough Fair

7th Dec

Organisers and showmen of Loughborough Fair are celebrating after the event won a top regional tourism award. The fair, a fixture in the town for nearly 800 years, won the best free event category at the Leicestershire Promotions 2018 Tourism and..

Sport Awards 2018

Charnwood Sports Awards 2018 winners announced

4th Dec

Local sporting stars have been celebrated at the tenth annual Charnwood Sports Awards. The awards ceremony, organised by Charnwood Borough Council honoured over 35 shortlisted individuals and groups at Burleigh Court, Loughborough on Monday, December..

November 2018

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Count of rough sleepers carried out

27th Nov

An annual count to establish the number of rough sleepers in Charnwood has been carried out by the borough council, with the support of local partner agencies. Four teams checked over 50 locations across the borough in the early hours of Wednesday,..

Loughborough Christmas Lights 2018

Loughborough shines brightly for Christmas

26th Nov

The festive season is well and truly underway in Loughborough after thousands of people packed the town centre to see the Christmas lights being switched on. Crowds gathered for the annual event which saw a host of entertainment throughout the day..


Shining stars in Light up Loughborough Competition

22nd Nov

We asked to find a special young person to Light up Loughborough by switching on the town’s Christmas lights and we managed to find two – brother and sister Alex and Megan Hutton. Charnwood Borough Council and the Loughborough Echo joined forces..

Don't Muck Around 2018

Don’t Muck Around – Wheel ‘em in!

20th Nov

Wheel ‘em in – that’s the message for the borough council’s Don’t Muck Around campaign this year. The Council is encouraging people to get their wheelie bins off the streets in Loughborough to make sure paths and pavements look smart and..

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Find out more about becoming a councillor

17th Nov

People interested in standing in next year’s local elections can find out more about being “a voice for the community” at an event in Loughborough on November 17. Voters will head to the polls on May 2, 2019 and Charnwood Borough Council is..

Empty Homes Consultation

Views sought on proposed changes to empty homes premium

16th Nov

A consultation is being held over proposals to increase a council tax premium paid by the owners of empty homes in Charnwood. The borough council is seeking views on possible changes to the empty homes premium following new powers given to local..