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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). 

June 2020

Garden Waste

Garden waste to return to fortnightly collections

4th Jun

Charnwood Borough Council is returning its garden waste service to its normal fortnightly collections from Monday June 15. The service has been operating in a limited capacity since the end of April following a period of suspension due to the..

Town Deal news story

Help shape Loughborough Town Deal

4th Jun

Residents and businesses in Loughborough are being encouraged to help a planned consultation on the Loughborough Town Deal.  The Loughborough Town Deal is an opportunity to secure up to £25 million of government funding to transform the town’s..

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Discretionary grant launched to support struggling businesses

3rd Jun

Small businesses across Charnwood who have been financially hit by the coronavirus pandemic can now apply for a grant of up to £25,000. Charnwood Borough Council has launched its business discretionary grant fund for companies that have previously..

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Council launches campaign to help local companies connect with customers

2nd Jun

Charnwood Borough Council has launched the Charnwood inBusiness campaign to help local companies connect with their customers as they battle back from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The Council has teamed up with the Leicester..


Volunteers thanked for their hard work

1st Jun

Volunteers who are offering their time, skills or experience to support the people and businesses of Charnwood are being thanked this week. As part of national Volunteers Week, Charnwood Borough Council is highlighting on social media some of the..

May 2020

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Charnwood businesses claim much-needed government grants

27th May

Charnwood Borough Council has distributed more than 90% of government funding designed to support businesses through the Coronavirus pandemic. So far 2,442 businesses have received grants totalling £29.46 million since the funding was made available..

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Creating safe and welcoming high streets

21st May

Preparations are underway to create safe and welcoming shopping areas in towns and villages across Charnwood. Charnwood Borough Council is working with businesses and Love Loughborough to help high streets get ready to trade safely as lockdown..

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Council given £1.6million to support more businesses

14th May

An extra £1.6 million has been allocated to Charnwood Borough Council to support local businesses who have struggled to access Coronavirus grants. Funding has been awarded to all councils to provide additional top up grants to small businesses who..

Mental Health Awareness 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week focuses on Kindness

13th May

A simple act of kindness can make a real difference, that’s the message of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. Running from 18 to 24 May, the national awareness week highlights mental health and mental health problems to tackle stigma and..

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Outwoods, golf course and Charnwood Water car park reopen – play areas remain closed

13th May

The Outwoods in Loughborough have reopened to the public following the introduction of new coronavirus guidance by the government. The ancient woodland was closed in March as the government introduced social distancing including restricting travel to..