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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, Stacey Simpson, communications officer (PR and social media) and Daley Francis, communications officer (website and publications). 

February 2019

Southfields skatepark extension

Work starts on extension to Southfields skatepark

19th Feb

Work is underway to extend a popular skatepark in Loughborough. Charnwood Borough Council is investing £70,000 to extend the skatepark in Southfields Park. The work is due to be completed before Easter. Cllr Jenny Bokor, lead member for Loughborough..

Elections briefing

Elections briefing for prospective candidates and agents

18th Feb

A briefing session is being held for people considering standing in the Charnwood Borough Council elections in May. Anyone who is considering being a candidate in any of the 28 Council wards is welcome to attend the session on Tuesday, March 5 at..

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Free event to help businesses be more innovative

15th Feb

Business people are being invited to find out how to make their companies more innovative. inCharnwood and Loughborough Advanced Technology and Innovation (LATi) have organised the free and informal get-together in Loughborough to help local..

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Cabinet approves proposal to raise Council Tax by 9p a week

15th Feb

Charnwood Borough Council’s cabinet has approved a proposal to raise its share of council tax by 9p a week for a Band D. The proposed increase would see the annual charge for an average Band D property rise £5 (4.27 per cent) to £122.09 from..

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New fine being introduced to tackle the issue of fly-tipping

11th Feb

Fixed penalty notices have been introduced to take action against people who fail to dispose of their waste correctly and it ends up being fly-tipped. Charnwood Borough Council can now issue £400 fixed penalty notices to people who do not ensure..

Carbon Trust workshop

Workshop inspires local businesses to become more ‘green’

8th Feb

Over 35 people from local businesses in Charnwood attended a “green” workshop organised by Charnwood Borough Council and the Carbon Trust. The Green Business Fund Workshop held at the Loughborough Town Hall on February 6 attracted representatives..

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Leader's Blog - February 2019

7th Feb

The Cabinet recently agreed to investigate the creation of a Housing Development Company as we look at options to increase affordable and social housing. It comes after the Government lifted restrictions on how councils can invest in social..

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Proposal to raise council tax by 9p a week

4th Feb

Charnwood Borough Council is proposing to raise its share of council tax by 9p a week for a Band D property.  The proposed increase would see the annual charge for an average Band D property rise £5 (4.27 per cent) to £122.09 from April 1,..

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Council secures £65,000 grant to investigate housing issues

4th Feb

Charnwood Borough Council has secured a £65,000 government grant to investigate issues around houses of multiple occupation (HMOs) and privately rented properties. The funding will allow the Council to look at the impact of HMOs on tenants and the..