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This section contains our latest press releases as well as links to our press release archive.

You can also keep up to date with our news on Twitter and Facebook

For media inquiries, please contact the council communications team on 01509 634705 or 01509 634681 email

The communications team includes Mike Roberts, communications manager; Vickie Bruce, communications officer (PR and social media) and Sally Eames, communications officer (website and publications). 

May 2018

17th May

Consultation on Local Plan discussion paper

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Views are being sought on a discussion paper about future development in Charnwood. The borough council is carrying out the consultation as part of its review of its current Local Plan – a series of policies and strategies which identify how land..

10th May

Enjoy a summer of music in Queen's Park

Band Stand

The bandstand in Queen’s Park, Loughborough will play centre stage to performances by local talent this summer. Free afternoon concerts by a number of bands and choirs will be staged on the bandstand from May 27 until July 22. Performers will..

10th May

Tenants urged to enter garden competition


Council tenants are being encouraged to enter an annual garden competition. The event is run by Charnwood Borough Council and is open to its nearly 6,000 tenants who are being urged to show off their green-fingered skills. There are four categories..

10th May

Memorial Service for Cllr David Slater

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A service to celebrate the life of former Charnwood Borough Council leader David Slater will be held on Monday, June 4 at 1pm. The service will be held at St Bartholomew’s Church in Quorn and anyone who knew David is welcome to attend. Cllr Slater..

10th May

Results are in for this year's Largest Loser

Largest Loser Winner 2018

A woman from Loughborough has landed a 12-month membership at Fusion Lifestyle after winning this year’s Largest Loser competition. Donna Barnett, 50, along with 18 other participants, completed the Largest Loser programme run by Charnwood Borough..

9th May

Council welcomes LGA report

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The building blocks are in place for Charnwood Borough Council to achieve its ambitions, according to a new report. The Local Government Association, which produced the report following a three-day visit to the Council, says the authority is serving..

3rd May

County-wide fly-tipping campaign is launched

If only fly-tipping campaign

A new campaign to stop people illegally dumping their rubbish in Leicestershire has launched. The #IfOnly campaign has seen councils across the city and county join forces to warn people that they face tough action if they are caught fly-tipping. The..

2nd May

Injunction secured to stop unauthorised development

An injunction has been secured to stop unauthorised development and occupation of land in Syston. Charnwood Borough Council took action after unauthorised engineering works were carried out and a caravan was placed on the land off the Fosse Way. The..

2nd May

Potter along to Ceramics in Charnwood

Ceramics Market

Loughborough town centre will once again be welcoming Ceramics in Charnwood. The market returns to the town on Sunday, May 13 and will feature over 60 potters and ceramic artists from across the East Midlands. The stalls will be selling pots, plates..

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