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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). 

April 2020


Community praised for Charnwood Community Action response

3rd Apr

Organisations, volunteers and businesses from across the borough have been praised for coming together and supporting Charnwood Community Action. The campaign was launched by Charnwood Borough Council in partnership with John Storer Charnwood to..

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£50 million support package for Charnwood businesses leaps into action

2nd Apr

More than £5 million of government funding is on its way to Charnwood businesses as part of a £50 million package to help local firms. Charnwood Borough Council has acted quickly to get the first set of government business grants to local companies..

March 2020

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Garden waste service update

31st Mar

The garden waste service was suspended on March 23 and while we had hoped it would resume soon, it is now clear that it will not be operating for some time. This is because our waste partner Serco is experiencing staff shortages due to the..

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Council given nearly £1 million to help people on low incomes with council tax bills

27th Mar

Nearly £1 million has been allocated to Charnwood Borough Council to help people on low incomes with council tax bills during the coronavirus pandemic. All councils have been given funding by government to further reduce council tax bills for people..

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Pledge to get support to businesses

26th Mar

Around 2,500 businesses in Charnwood could be eligible for government support to help them through the coronavirus pandemic. Charnwood Borough Council, which will co-ordinate some of the support in the area, estimates it could end up distributing..

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We will stand by our communities, pledges Leader

24th Mar

Charnwood Borough Council will stand by communities, businesses and organisations throughout the coronavirus pandemic, leader Jonathan Morgan has pledged. Cllr Morgan says the Council is focussing all its resources on supporting communities during..

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Council offices closed to the public

23rd Mar

Following the government’s latest advice on social distancing, the Council offices in Southfield Road, Loughborough are now closed to the public. We apologise for any inconvenience but protecting the health and wellbeing of everyone living and..

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Outwoods closed and people urged to follow social distancing guidance

22nd Mar

Charnwood Borough Council has closed the Outwoods in Loughborough and the car park at Charnwood Water to support the government’s guidance on social distancing. The closures are until further notice and in line with the approach of other open..

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Leisure centres now closed

21st Mar

Following the Government's decision to close all leisure facilities, the Council's three leisure centres, Loughborough, Soar Valley and South Charnwood at Syston, we will be closed until further notice. The centres are operated on behalf of the..

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Garden Waste Service suspended

20th Mar

With our waste partner Serco, we have decided to suspend garden waste collections from Monday, March 23 for a period of at least two weeks due to staff shortages resulting from the coronavirus. Please do not put your bins out. We do not take this..