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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) Lewis Harbon, communications officer (PR and social media) and Daley Francis, communications officer (website and publications). 

January 2022

Omicron Biz Grant

Hundreds of businesses apply for new Omicron grant as new deadline set

18th Jan

Over 300 businesses in Charnwood have applied for a new business grant which aims to help hospitality and leisure firms impacted by Omicron. Charnwood Borough Council is administering the Government funding and is urging eligible businesses to come..

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Video: Local pub landlord talks about Covid-19 business grants

17th Jan

Since the start of the pandemic, the Council has distributed a total of more than £55 million of Government funding to businesses across Charnwood. In this short video, landlord of The Swan Inn in Mountsorrel Danny Harwood, talks about how the..

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Video: Businesses encouraged to apply for Omicron Hospitality and Leisure grant

14th Jan

Cllr Shona Rattray, the Council's lead member for business support has filmed a short video encouraging eligible Charnwood businesses to apply for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure grant scheme. Applications opened last week and over 200 businesses..

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Have your say on council housing issues

14th Jan

Two places on a housing advisory board are up for grabs for Charnwood Borough Council tenants and leaseholders. Board members can have a say on how housing services are run by the Council to help make them better. The Housing Management Advisory..

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New postal ballot papers issued for Loughborough Shelthorpe by-election

11th Jan

Postal ballot papers for the Loughborough Shelthorpe by-election on January 20 are being re-issued due to an error with the forms already sent out. Charnwood Borough Council is advising people in the Shelthorpe area who have received a postal vote..

Shelthorpe by-election

Shelthorpe by-election to take place on January 20

7th Jan

Voters will take to the polls on Thursday, January 20 for the Loughborough Shelthorpe by-election. The ward has two Charnwood Borough Council seats and both are currently vacant. Polling stations are open between 7am and 10pm and voters are required..

Omicron Biz Grant

New Omicron grant launched to support leisure and hospitality businesses

5th Jan

Updated on January 14: The deadline for applications for this grant scheme is Monday February 14. Applications for a new business grant which will aim to help the hospitality and leisure sector in Charnwood are now open. The Omicron Hospitality and..

December 2021

A new business grant scheme has been launched to support local businesses

Covid-19 grant scheme goes live to support Charnwood businesses

23rd Dec

A new Covid-19 grant scheme for businesses in Charnwood is now open for applications. The Local Discretionary Grant Scheme is being operated by Charnwood Borough Council following the Government’s announcement of extra funding being made available..

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New Armed Forces Bill passed in Parliament

22nd Dec

New legislation which will ensure Armed Forces personnel, veterans and their families are better supported when accessing key public services has been passed in Parliament. Charnwood Borough Council’s Armed Forces Champion, Cllr Hilary Fryer has..

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Mayor’s Community Carol Service goes online due to pandemic

17th Dec

The Mayor of Charnwood’s Community Carol Service on Monday December 20 will be shown online only due to the pandemic. Organisers had been planning to have a reduced capacity audience at All Saints Parish Church. However, due to the increasing..