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

December 2019

Christmas Charnwood Community Lottery

Support good causes this Christmas

9th Dec

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

CBC Big Switch

Residents save average of £269 on energy bills

3rd Dec

Residents who signed up to the Charnwood big Switch have saved an average of £269 a year on their energy bills with the first auction. Earlier this year the borough council introduced ‘Charnwood Big Switch’ a collective switching scheme to help..

Sports Awards 2019

Charnwood Sports Awards 2019 winners announced

3rd Dec

Local sporting stars have been celebrated at this year’s Charnwood Sports Awards. The awards ceremony, organised by Charnwood Borough Council honoured over 30 shortlisted individuals and groups at Burleigh Court, Loughborough on Monday, December..

Local plan 2019

Consultation over key planning policy to end soon

2nd Dec

Time is running out to have a say in a consultation about Charnwood Borough Council’s draft local plan which will guide growth and development until 2036. The draft plan sets out how the Council will balance future growth in the area while making..

November 2019

Design Awards Website (1)

Eye-catching buildings in Charnwood scoop design awards

29th Nov

The very best of building design in Charnwood has been honoured. Charnwood Design Awards, run by the borough Council, recognise high-quality building design and the excellent work of owners, agents and contractors. The 2019 winners, revealed at an..

Free Tree Scheme (1)

3,000 free trees to give away

25th Nov

Residents can apply for free trees under a scheme which has returned to Charnwood. The borough council has once again teamed up with the National Forest and partner idverde to run the scheme which has 3,000 trees to give away and people have until..

Light Up Lboro Winner (2)

Loughborough gets into the festive spirit

25th Nov

Loughborough is shining brightly and ready for the festive season after thousands of people visited the town centre to watch the Christmas lights being switched on. Crowds gathered for the annual event which saw a host of entertainment throughout the..

Light Up Lboro Winner (1)

Selfless Evie-Grace to Light-up Loughborough

20th Nov

We recently launched the search to find a special young person to switch on the town’s Christmas lights and we’ve found a very special and deserving winner – Evie-Grace Abbott. Charnwood Borough Council and the Loughborough Echo joined forces..

Nicky Gibson, enviro-crime & dog control manager, and Chris Cary, senior enviro-crime enforcement officer

CCTV cameras to tackle fly-tipping

19th Nov

CCTV cameras are being deployed in Charnwood as the borough council steps up its fight against fly-tippers. The council has introduced the cameras in various hot-spots across the area and it comes as the Council launches its annual Don’t Muck..

Fair 2019 ride

Loughborough Fair celebrates its 798th year in style

19th Nov

Loughborough Fair rolled into town on Wednesday November 13 and was a great success over its four-day run. The historic fair, which was celebrating its 798th year, is organised by Charnwood Borough Council and attracts thousands of people every..