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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). 

July 2019

Rob Mitchell

Charnwood to consider new chief executive

19th Jul

Charnwood Borough Council will consider the appointment of a new chief executive at a special meeting on Monday, July 29. Current chief executive Geoff Parker is retiring and following a recruitment process, the Council is proposing the role is taken..

Idverde Intranet Story

New project to help protect nature in Charnwood

18th Jul

A new project will ensure Charnwood will become an important haven for wildlife. Charnwood Borough Council’s green spaces partner idverde and the RSPB have announced a new partnership to help protect nature across the borough. The six-year project..

Couch to Goal

Districts to meet on the pitch after Couch to Goal programme

16th Jul

Adults looking to improve their health and fitness have the opportunity to join a football-based Couch to Goal programme in either Charnwood or North West Leicestershire. The aim is for people to get more active by taking up football in a relaxed..

This Girl Can

Get together with the girls for a night of fun and exercise

15th Jul

Women in Charnwood can enjoy an evening of fun and exercise whilst also raising money for charity on Friday August 16. The Charity Girls Night Out is organised by the borough Council’s Active Charnwood team as part of the This Girl Can..

Regulatory services award

Council awarded for work with food start-ups

12th Jul

A project which supports food start-up businesses has won a regional award. Charnwood Borough Council’s food safety team won the Best Small Business Friendly Regulatory Approach at the Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB) Leicestershire and..

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Projects awarded over £20,000 in grant funding

11th Jul

Groups in Charnwood have been awarded £22,500 to support local projects. In the latest round of grant applications for 2019-20, Charnwood Borough Council awarded funding to several community groups. Falcon Support Services was awarded £10,000..

Incharnwood News Story

Film showcases Charnwood’s investment potential

10th Jul

A film showcasing Charnwood’s commercial potential to investors from around the region, nation and the world has been premiered. InCharnwood, the borough council’s regeneration brand, commissioned the film as part of its strategy to attract more..

Loughborough in Bloom 2019

Competition judges welcomed to blooming Loughborough

10th Jul

Loughborough looked blooming lovely as it took part in a regional horticultural competition on July 9. The East Midlands in Bloom competition judges visited the town to see how volunteers have demonstrated their pride and environmental responsibility..


Bandstand closed for repairs but the show will go on

4th Jul

The bandstand in the heart of Queen’s Park in Loughborough is undergoing some maintenance work and is currently closed. Charnwood Borough Council discovered an issue with the floor during a routine check and repairs are needed. This will be carried..

Student waste blitz

Tonnes of rubbish cleared during waste blitz

2nd Jul

Tonnes of rubbish has been cleared in Loughborough following an end-of-term blitz on waste in student areas. Charnwood Borough Council and waste management partner Serco joined forces with Loughborough University to organise the big clear-up on..