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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). 

February 2018

13th Feb

Over £270,000 funding awarded to support local organisations

Organisations in Charnwood are due to receive £270,860 in grant funding to support their work. The funding has been awarded by Charnwood Borough Council as part of its Strategic Partner Grant Scheme. The scheme gives financial support to a number of..

12th Feb

Charnwood Now – the Council’s new email bulletin service

Charnwood Now

Charnwood Borough Council has launched a new email bulletin service, Charnwood Now, and residents are being encouraged to sign up. The new service will be a way to keep residents informed about what’s going on at the council and news which might..

9th Feb

Ding Dong the Clock Bell Is Back

Clock Tower Bell Rings Again

Loughborough Town Hall’s historic clock bell is chiming once again after several years of silence. The borough council has restored the clock bell to bring the rings back to Loughborough’s high street. LED lighting has also been added to make the..

9th Feb

Emergency alarm is a Lifeline for Jack, 86 and his family

MR Needham

A man says new equipment provided by Charnwood Lifeline is “worth its weight in gold” and provides reassurance for him and his family. Jack Needham, 86, a retired car mechanic from Shepshed, is one of the first Lifeline customers to use a new..

8th Feb

Proposed changes to conservation areas in Loughborough

Views are being sought on proposals to alter the boundaries of conservation areas in Loughborough. Charnwood Borough Council has carried out a review of the eight current conservation areas and is proposing changes to six of them. Conservation areas..

6th Feb

Help beat the burglars at crime prevention roadshows


A series of roadshows will offer advice on how to prevent crime in your local area. The roadshows have been organised by Charnwood Borough Council and Leicestershire Police and will be held in a number of places around the borough. Residents will..

5th Feb

Breakfast club helps army veteran reconnect with his past

Len Witts

An army veteran has told how a breakfast club which is celebrating its first anniversary has helped him reconnect with his past. The Charnwood Armed Forces Breakfast Club is organised by Victoria Coomber, who is the Armed Forces Community Covenant..

5th Feb

Proposal to raise council tax by 9p a week

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 (4.46 per cent) to £117.09 from April 1,..

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