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For media inquiries, please contact the council communications team on 01509 634705 or 01509 634681 email communications@charnwood.gov.uk.

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). 

September 2021

Loughborough in Bloom 2021

Gold for Loughborough in Bloom!

24th Sep

Loughborough strikes gold once again at the East Midlands in Bloom awards. The town was awarded gold in the small city category at this year’s awards ceremony which took place in Grimsby on Wednesday September 22. It’s the tenth time Loughborough..

Photo shows Cllr Leigh Harper-Davies and Will Blanche Senior Active Recreation Development Officer

Beat the Street launching in South Charnwood

23rd Sep

Part of Charnwood is set to be transformed into a giant game thanks to National Lottery funding from Sport England. An innovative physical activity game that has engaged more than a million people is set to launch in the south of borough. The Beat..

Officers and staff from Charnwood Borough Council, Loughborough University and Charnwood Police and Charnwood Borough Councillors in Storer Road, Loughborough

Welcoming students to Loughborough for new academic year

21st Sep

Organisations have been working together to welcome students for the new academic year in Loughborough. Charnwood Borough Council, Charnwood Police and Loughborough University have been putting plans in place to help the students with a range of..

Exterior shot of Soar Valley Leisure Centre

Get active with a 'midweek mile' this National Fitness Day

16th Sep

Residents in Charnwood will be able to get active on National Fitness Day with a free pass for a gym or swim session.  Fusion Lifestyle and Charnwood Borough Council will be celebrating National Fitness Day on Wednesday September 22 by encouraging..

Photos from a recent event at Your Store which provided information to a range of organisations and local groups from the voluntary, community and charities sector.

Organisations welcomed to event at Your Store

15th Sep

Local groups from the voluntary, community and charities sector recently joined a number of health, education and employment support organisations at an event to find out more about Your Store.  The social supermarket is being created by a..

From left, the Mayor of Charnwood Cllr Paul Baines; Lez Cope-Newman, Freeman of the borough; Deputy Council Leader Tom Barkley; Deputy Mayor of Charnwood Cllr Jenny Tillotson; Kasper Schmeichel; Leicester City FC Chief Executive Officer Susan Wheelan; Council Chief Executive Rob Mitchell; Tony Kavanagh, head of operations at the training ground; Cllr Jewel Miah; Brendan Rodgers; Alderman Robert Shields and Alderman Paul Day

Leicester City FC granted Freedom of the Borough

14th Sep

FA Cup winners Leicester City FC have been granted Freedom of the Borough of Charnwood by the borough council. The honour, the highest the Council can bestow, recognises the club’s incredible success in recent years and its connection to..

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Co-ordinated effort to support Afghan refugees

13th Sep

Councils in Leicestershire and Rutland are working together to co-ordinate their response to resettle Afghan refugees. The Government has two schemes to help resettle Afghan people who have either worked with British forces or are classed as..

Pictured, from left, Jane Hunt, MP for Loughborough and board member for Loughborough Town Deal, Andrew Wilby, Trustee of the Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust, and Cllr Jonathan Morgan, co-chair of the Loughborough Town Deal board and Leader of Charnwood Borough Council.

First bells for Covid-19 memorial are cast at iconic bell foundry

13th Sep

A memorial to mark the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on local communities in Charnwood is starting to take shape. The first three, quarter bells of the planned Hope Bell project were cast at Loughborough’s iconic John Taylor and Co bellfoundry..

Leicester City FC win the FA Cup

Special meeting to confer top honour on Leicester City FC

10th Sep

Charnwood Borough Council is proposing to grant the Freedom of the Borough to Leicester City FC in recognition of the club’s incredible success in recent years and its connection to Charnwood. The FA Cup winners and 2016 Premier League champions..

The Hope Bell - a symbol of hope, thanks and remembrance.

First bell to be cast for Covid-19 memorial

8th Sep

Work to create a lasting memorial in Loughborough to mark the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on local communities will soon get underway. The Hope Bell project, backed by Loughborough Town Deal, will see the creation of a clock chime installation..