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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 communications@charnwood.gov.uk.

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). 

November 2020

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Concern that pandemic is distracting from crucial EU Exit preparations

23rd Nov

North West Leicestershire District Council have published the following press release: Businesses urged to get ready for end of EU transition on 1 January. Evidence suggesting that many Leicestershire businesses might not be prepared for the end of..

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Town sparkles under Christmas lights

20th Nov

The Christmas lights in Loughborough town centre have been switched on to bring some much-needed festive cheer to the town. The usual Christmas lights switch-on event had to be cancelled because of the pandemic but Charnwood Borough Council was..

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Businesses urged to apply for Covid-19 grants

20th Nov

Businesses in Charnwood are being encouraged to apply for the latest round of Covid-19 grants being distributed by Charnwood Borough Council. The Council has four grants available after receiving £6.1 million of government funding to help local..

Cllr Shona Rattray, lead member for business support, on Quorn high street.

Residents urged to Shop Safe, Shop Local this Christmas

19th Nov

Residents in Charnwood are being urged to shop local in the run up to Christmas and help businesses during these difficult times. The borough council’s Shop Safe, Shop Local campaign has launched its festive push to urge people to look online for..

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Statement over proposed Covid-19 vaccination centre

19th Nov

The Council has issued the following statement with regards to a proposal to open a Covid-19 vaccination centre at the Council offices in Southfield Road, Loughborough. A spokesperson for the Council said: “We can confirm the Council is in..

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Walk leader shortlisted for BBC Unsung Hero Awards

19th Nov

A volunteer who leads walking groups in Charnwood has been shortlisted in the 2020 BBC East Midlands Sports Unsung Hero Awards. Ann Bullock from Shepshed is the walk leader and co-ordinator for the Gorse Covert Walking for Health group and regularly..

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Call to unite in last fortnight of lockdown

17th Nov

Leicestershire County Council has issued the following press release: With two weeks of national lockdown left, a Covid-19 survivor from Leicestershire says ‘it’s down to all of us’ to unite in the fight against the virus.  Alex, from..

Cassandra Costelow, museum manager (left), Sylvia Wright, head of leisure and culture at Charnwood Borough Council (centre) and Councillor Jenny Bokor (right) at Charnwood Museum.

Charnwood Museum to benefit from two recovery grants

12th Nov

Charnwood Museum has been awarded two recovery grants to develop its education programme and improve communication with visitors. The museum, situated in Queen’s Park in Loughborough and run in partnership with Leicestershire County Council, is one..

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Bid submitted to fund community woodland in Hathern

12th Nov

A £43,000 bid has been put together to fund the creation of a community woodland in Hathern. Charnwood Borough Council is working with Hathern Parish Council on the project which is looking to create a 15-acre woodland on council-owned land off..

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Charnwood pays respects on Remembrance Sunday

9th Nov

A small service was held at the Carillon Tower in Loughborough yesterday to mark Remembrance Sunday and pay tribute to those who gave their lives for this country. This year’s service was held in line with national guidance and residents were..