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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). 

September 2020

Covid-19 Local Testing Site to open in Loughborough

24th Sep

A walk-through Covid-19 testing site will be opening in Loughborough. The semi-permanent site, known as a Local Testing Site (LTS), is being set up in Limehurst Avenue and is due to open on Friday, September 25. It is likely to remain for several..

Campus and town ready to welcome back students

22nd Sep

Loughborough is preparing to welcome university students back to town following months of preparations to make the return safe and Covid-secure. A range of measures have been introduced for students including socially distanced arrival arrangements,..

Plans revealed for £1.2m improvement scheme for Shepshed town centre

18th Sep

Plans for a £1.2m scheme to improve Shepshed town centre have been revealed. Charnwood Borough Council has worked closely with the Shepshed Town Team, with support from Shepshed Town Council on the public realm improvement scheme which will make the..

Pubs reminded of need for COVID security as students due to return

18th Sep

Work continues to prepare for the return of university students to Loughborough. This week, pub landlords in Loughborough are being reminded of the need to be Covid secure before students arrive in significant numbers at the end of the..

Council working with the HSE to make sure businesses remain COVID-secure

17th Sep

Charnwood Borough Council is working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to contact businesses in the borough to make sure they remain COVID-secure and to help tackle coronavirus (COVID-19) in the local area. The checks will begin on Monday..

Virtual forum for landlords to help plan for student return

15th Sep

Landlords of student properties in Loughborough are invited to a virtual forum which will include advice and support on covid-19 guidelines. The Virtual Landlords Forum is being hosted by Charnwood Borough Council and is open to anyone who has a..

All three council-owned leisure centres now open

14th Sep

Residents are getting back to the gym and swimming lanes as Loughborough leisure centre reopens to the public. Charnwood Borough Council which owns the Loughborough, Soar Valley and South Charnwood leisure centres has worked closely with its leisure..

Two wins for building control team in regional industry awards

11th Sep

The building control team at Charnwood Borough Council are celebrating after picking up two regional industry awards. The service makes sure that all structures, properties or extensions throughout Charnwood are built properly, according to the..

Residents delighted with £250 win on lottery

11th Sep

Two lucky residents have won £250 each thanks to supporting good causes and playing the Charnwood Community Lottery. The lottery, which is run by the borough council, helps raise money for good causes, voluntary organisations and charities in..

District and borough leaders will protect interests of residents and businesses in local government discussions

11th Sep

The leaders of all seven district and borough councils in Leicestershire say they will be fully involved in any discussions about the future of local government and will protect the interests of residents and businesses. The Government is expected to..