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

April 2021

Elections 2021 Polling stations signs

Leicestershire’s polling stations will be safe places to visit

30th Apr

Leicestershire’s director of public health has reassured voters that polling stations are safe places to visit, despite the pandemic. Mike Sandys has joined with Bev Smith, Police Area Returning Officer for the Police and Crime Commissioner..

Bedford Square Gateway Project 2021

Virtual meeting postponed

30th Apr

A virtual meeting for local businesses and residents in Loughborough town centre about an ongoing regeneration project has been postponed. The meeting about the Bedford Square Gateway Project had been arranged for May 5 but to allow time to finalise..

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Funding for Charnwood community organisations up for grabs

28th Apr

Community groups and voluntary organisations in Charnwood are being encouraged to apply for grant funding in 2021. The borough council has launched the latest round of its Charnwood Community Grants scheme which helps local organisations, charities,..


Reminder for letting agents and property managers after business fined

26th Apr

Residential letting agents and property managers in Charnwood are being reminded of their legal responsibilities after a business was fined by the borough council. All residential lettings agents and property managers are required by law to join one..

Bedford Square Gateway Project 2021

Virtual meeting for traders and residents about Bedford Square project

23rd Apr

A virtual meeting is being held for local businesses and residents in Loughborough town centre about an ongoing regeneration project. Charnwood Borough Council appointed Fitzgerald Contractors Ltd to undertake the work on the Bedford Square Gateway..

Great British Spring Clean 2021

Litter picking equipment to help spring clean local communities

21st Apr

Due to an overwhelming number of requests, applications for the free litter picking equipment packs have now closed. Huge thank you to everyone who has been in touch. Residents in Charnwood are being encouraged to get their free litter picking..

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New Charnwood Museum website launched

16th Apr

A new website for Charnwood Museum has been launched thanks to Covid-19 recovery funding. Charnwood Borough Council which operates the museum in partnership with Leicestershire County Council successfully applied for £10,000 of funding from the..

Elections 2021 Polling stations signs

Time running out to register to vote in local elections on May 6.

15th Apr

Elections are being held for Leicestershire County Council and the Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner on May 6. The last chance to register to vote in these elections is 11.59pm on Monday, April 19. Visit While..

Gary Bineker lorry

Gary Bineker and friends arrive in the borough

13th Apr

A new fleet of refuse and recycling vehicles in Charnwood have been officially named. Charnwood Borough Council revealed the winning names of its Name That Wagon competition earlier this year and all the names have now been added to the lorries and..

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Video launched to welcome back Charnwood high streets

12th Apr

Charnwood Borough Council and Love Loughborough are working with local businesses to safely welcome more visitors back to the town centre and high streets across the borough.