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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). 

May 2019

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Charnwood events to pay tribute on Armed Forces Day

24th May

A host of events will be held in Loughborough on Saturday June 29 to celebrate Armed Forces Day. Charnwood Borough Council is proud to be once again organising a range of entertainment and attractions to recognise our Armed Forces. The Market Place..

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New Mayor of Charnwood appointed

21st May

A former window dresser turned mature student is now learning a few new skills as Mayor of Charnwood. Cllr Brenda Seaton was appointed as the borough’s first citizen on Monday night (May 20) at the council’s annual meeting at Loughborough Town..

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Summer of music at park bandstand

17th May

The bandstand in Queen’s Park, Loughborough will come alive with the sound of music this summer. Free afternoon concerts by a number local of bands and choirs will be staged on the bandstand from May 26 to August 8. Performers will include the..

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Twin town scholarship joy for student

9th May

A student is set to study and sample the culture in Loughborough’s twin town of Schwäbisch Hall in Germany thanks to a scholarship. The Goethe Institute, a non-profit cultural organisation in Schwäbisch Hall, offers a young person from..

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Sessions to help improve mental health awareness in Charnwood

7th May

Walking events, singing cafes and exercise sessions are being held across Charnwood as part of a national campaign to improve mental health. The Charnwood Mental Health Network, which is made up of organisations from across Charnwood including the..

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Kids have an adventure over Easter!

2nd May

Kids across Charnwood had a great time taking part in a range of activities this Easter. Charnwood Borough Council’s two-week holiday activity programme offered 15 different activities including archery, futsal and all-stars cricket. Zoe Griffiths,..

April 2019

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Closure order granted at address in Loughborough

26th Apr

This press release has been issued by our colleagues at Leicestershire Police: A closure order has been granted at a house in Peel Drive, Loughborough, following reports of County Lines related criminality at the address. Officers applied for the..


Have your say on May 2

24th Apr

Voters in Charnwood are being reminded to have their say in the local elections on Thursday, May 2. Charnwood Borough Council has 52 councillors across 28 wards and all seats are up for election this year. There are also elections for some town and..

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Artists appointed for Shepshed art project

18th Apr

Artists have been commissioned for a public art project in Shepshed. Charnwood Borough Council has appointed Derbyshire-based firm Sculpture Works Ltd to produce artwork for the Buttercup Fields development in Shepshed. Sculpture Works Ltd has worked..

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Explore the bluebells at the Outwoods

17th Apr

People are being encouraged to take a short walk to see the bluebells at the Outwoods in Loughborough this spring. Charnwood Borough Council’s ranger service is hosting a guided bluebell walk at the Outwoods on Thursday April 25 at 10am. Matt..