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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 communications@charnwood.gov.uk.

The communications team includes Mike Roberts, communications manager, Stacey Comery, senior communications officer, Lewis Harbon, communications officer (PR and social media) and Daley Francis, communications officer (website and publications). 

November 2022

Matthew Bradford - head of contracts: leisure, waste and environment at Charnwood Borough Council, Cllr Leigh Harper-Davies, Charnwood Borough Council's lead member for community support and Cllr Jonathan Morgan, leader of Charnwood Borough Council.

Free three-day pass on offer following £1m works at Charnwood leisure centres

29th Nov

People are being invited to try out Charnwood’s leisure centres following the completion of £1 million investment into improvement works. Charnwood Borough Council and its leisure partner Fusion Lifestyle have completed a range of improvements at..

Charnwood Borough Council councillors and officers, from left, Mike Roberts, communications manager, Cllr Shona Rattray, lead member for business support, Sylvia Wright, head of leisure and culture, Melinda Capewell, business support manager, and Cllr Jenny Bokor, lead member for Loughborough

Top honours for Charnwood’s tourism businesses

28th Nov

Charnwood’s visitor economy scooped a number of honours at the Leicestershire Promotions Tourism and Hospitality Awards for 2022. A host of businesses, events, and brands from the borough were in the finals of the awards and several of them were..

An image showing a man sitting in front of CCTV monitors with the wording: Spotlight on the CCTV team and Find out more about what we do

Eyes in the sky – how CCTV helps keep people safe in Charnwood

24th Nov

We’re running a series of Service Spotlight features which shine a light on the Council’s many different teams as we attempt to explain a bit more about what we do. This time it’s the turn of the CCTV team. ---------- There are nearly 250..

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Video: Buy Local in Charnwood campaign launched

24th Nov

Shoppers are being urged to Buy Local in Charnwood as part of a new campaign to support local high streets. Discover Charnwood, the borough’s destination brand, and Charnwood Borough Council are making the call to encourage people to spend their..

Cllr Shona Rattray, lead member for business support, with the Buy Local in Charnwood logo on a local high street

Shoppers urged to Buy Local as part of new campaign

23rd Nov

Shoppers are being urged to Buy Local in Charnwood as part of a new campaign to support local high streets. Discover Charnwood, the borough’s destination brand, and Charnwood Borough Council are making the call to encourage people to spend their..

Cost of Living and Wellbeing Roadshow

Event being held in Syston to offer advice on cost-of-living issues

21st Nov

An information and advice event is being held in Syston for people who may have concerns about the rising cost of living. Charnwood Borough Council, as part of its Charnwood Community Action campaign, has organised the Cost of Living and Wellbeing..

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Video: Christmas lights switched on in Loughborough

21st Nov

Loughborough’s Christmas lights were switched on during a day of festive fun on Sunday November 20. The event in the town centre, organised by Charnwood Borough Council, saw a huge variety of children’s fairground rides, musical performances,..

Christmas light switch-on 2022 news story

Loughborough gets into festive spirit with Christmas lights switch-on

20th Nov

Loughborough’s Christmas lights were switched on in front of thousands of people during a day of festive fun on Sunday November 20. The event in the town centre, organised by Charnwood Borough Council, saw a huge variety of children’s fairground..

Community planting sessions at Hathern Community Woodland

Tree planting sessions at Hathern Community Woodland

18th Nov

Residents in Hathern are being invited to grab their wellies and get involved in planting a new community woodland in the village. Charnwood Borough Council recently announced it was planting over 14,000 trees to create Hathern Community Woodland on..

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Firm awarded two-year contract for Council home improvements

17th Nov

A new contractor has been appointed to deliver improvements to council homes in Charnwood. J Tomlinson, a property maintenance firm has been awarded a two-year contract by Charnwood Borough Council to deliver planned improvements to council-owned..

Light Up Lboro

The festive season kicks off this Sunday with lights switch-on

17th Nov

Be ready to get festive in Loughborough as the Christmas lights will be switched on this Sunday, November 20. The event, which is organised by Charnwood Borough Council, will include a full day of festive fun with the lights being switched on at..

Planting at Hathern Community Woodland

Planting of 14,000 trees underway for new woodland in Charnwood

17th Nov

A project which will see over 14,000 trees planted to create a community woodland in Hathern is underway. Charnwood Borough Council is creating the 15-acre woodland on council-owned land in Hathern. Around 14,500 trees will be planted to create..

Free tree scheme 2022

4,000 free trees to giveaway!

15th Nov

Residents in Charnwood are being encouraged to grab themselves a free tree! The borough council is once again teaming up with its open spaces partner idverde to run the scheme which will see 4,000 trees handed out across the borough. Residents have..

Light up Loughborough winners, Katie and Emelia Corns with parents Mark and Jenny Corns alongside the Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Jennifer Tillotson

Inspirational twins chosen to switch on Loughborough’s Christmas lights

15th Nov

A set of inspirational twins have been chosen to light up Loughborough on Sunday, November 20 and turn on the town’s Christmas lights in front of thousands of people. Katie and Emelia Corns, from Loughborough, were selected through the Light up..

Loughborough Fair 2022

Fun of the fair celebrated in Loughborough for 801st year

14th Nov

Thousands of Charnwood residents and visitors enjoyed all the thrills of Loughborough Fair as it returned to the town for its 801st year. The fair, which is operated by Charnwood Borough Council, welcomed over 170 attractions to the town centre. The..

Remembrance Sunday 2022

Service honours fallen heroes on Remembrance Sunday

13th Nov

Residents and organisations in Loughborough joined serving and former members of the Armed Forces to pay tribute to our fallen heroes on Remembrance Sunday. People gathered for the service in Queen’s Park to see the Remembrance Service and..

Last chance to comment on parliamentary boundary changes

Last chance to comment on parliamentary boundary changes

9th Nov

The below press release has been issued by The Boundary Commission for England. Parliamentary constituency boundaries are changing, and it’s your final chance to help shape the new map. The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) is required by..

Light Up Lboro

Festivities will begin in Loughborough with Christmas Lights switch-on

7th Nov

Loughborough is preparing for the Christmas lights to be switched-on in the town on Sunday, November 20. The event, which is organised by Charnwood Borough Council, will include a full day of festive fun with the lights being switched on in the..

Mayor of Charnwood's Remembrance message

Mayor of Charnwood’s Remembrance message

7th Nov

"It is a personal honour and privilege to take part in this year’s Remembrance events as Mayor of Charnwood, as we come together to remember those who have died in the service of their country. Our Remembrance parade and service in..

Charnwood Sport Awards 2019

Charnwood Sports Awards finalists announced

3rd Nov

The borough’s sporting finest have been shortlisted for the Charnwood Sport Awards. The awards, organised by Charnwood Borough Council’s Sport and Recreation team, Active Charnwood and the Active Charnwood Alliance, received 82 entries into this..

Cllr Jonathan Morgan, Leader of Charnwood Borough Council, gives his monthly Viewpoint update by video for November.

Viewpoint: Council wins award for supporting businesses during the pandemic

1st Nov

Cllr Jonathan Morgan, Leader of Charnwood Borough Council, gives his monthly Viewpoint update by video for November. In the video, he talks about the Council’s recent award from the Federation of Small Businesses for its work to support businesses..

Great Central Railway interview with staff

Video: Great Central Railway staff discuss their roles following Town Deal announcement

1st Nov

Last week, Loughborough Town Deal announced £280,000 worth of funding for a Great Central Railway project to build a heritage locomotive works and education centre. We spoke to Simon and Owen who both work at the Great Central Railway. Simon has..

Loughborough Fair

Not long to go until the return of Loughborough Fair

1st Nov

Thousands will enjoy the fun of Loughborough Fair as it makes its return to the town this month. The historic fair, which is operated by Charnwood Borough Council, will be running from Wednesday November 9 to Saturday November 12. Loughborough Fair..