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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). 

August 2019

Design Awards 2019

Competition to find outstanding building design in Charnwood

23rd Aug

The search is on for high-quality building design as Charnwood Borough Council launches the Charnwood Design Awards 2019. The awards recognise the excellent work of building owners, agents and contractors on a wide range of developments and..

Tenant garden competition winners

Tenants awarded for gardening talents in annual competition

23rd Aug

A number of borough council tenants have been rewarded for their gardening talents in an annual competition. The competition, which is run by Charnwood Borough Council, saw a record number of beautiful gardens entered and highlighted the hard work..

Heritage Open Days

Town’s historic tower to take part in national heritage celebration

22nd Aug

Loughborough’s historic Carillon Tower will open its doors on Saturday, September 14 as part of a national event to celebrate heritage. Charnwood Borough Council is working with the Carillon War Memorial Trust to open the tower during Heritage Open..

AFC Gold Award

Council’s win top award for Armed Forces support

22nd Aug

Charnwood and Rushcliffe borough councils have received a gold award for their support of the Armed Forces. The Armed Forces Covenant Employer Scheme (ERS) Gold Award is the highest badge of honour for organisations which have signed the Armed Forces..

Big Switch

Charnwood’s ‘Big Switch’ offers energy bill savings

13th Aug

Residents in Charnwood are being offered the chance to sign up to the ‘Big Switch’ with the possibility of saving more than £240 a year on energy bills. The borough council has launched the Charnwood Big Switch, a collective switching scheme to..

Leicestershire Recycles

Don’t let your recycling go to waste

12th Aug

Charnwood Borough Council is supporting a campaign to help reduce the amount of contamination in Leicestershire’s recycling bins. Leicestershire County Council has launched the campaign to help residents in the county recycle right by making sure..

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Make sure you are on the electoral register

7th Aug

Thousands of forms are being delivered across Charnwood to ensure the borough’s electoral register is up to date. Charnwood Borough Council will be delivering around 76,000 household enquiry forms to homes and residents are being urged to..

Rubbish court case

Man fined for leaving rubbish outside home

2nd Aug

A man has been fined £440 after he left 80 bags of rubbish outside his property and failed to remove them despite repeated warnings from Charnwood Borough Council The Council took action following complaints from the public about the unsightly and..

Queen's Park green flag

Queen’s Park flying the flag as one of the UK’s best green spaces

1st Aug

One of Loughborough’s beauty spots has been awarded a prestigious Green Flag for the eleventh year running. Loughborough’s Queen’s Park, which is managed by Charnwood Borough Council and its open spaces contractor idverde, has achieved the..

July 2019

Bloom News Story

Loughborough competes in national gardening competition

31st Jul

Loughborough was in full bloom as it took part in Britain in Bloom on July 30. The town was selected to represent the region in the small city category at the national awards organised by the Royal Horticultural Society. Loughborough in Bloom is..