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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, Stacey Comery, senior communications officer, Lewis Harbon, communications officer (PR and social media) and Daley Francis, communications officer (website and publications). 

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March 2023

A46 spring clean-up

A46 and A6 spring clean to get underway

23rd Mar

Two major high-speed roads in Charnwood are scheduled to be given a spring clean this month. Charnwood Borough Council’s waste partner Serco will be undertaking the clean-up in March which sees litter and debris removed from central reservations..

Candidate nominations open local elections 2023

Nominations open for local elections in May

22nd Mar

Candidates looking to stand in the local elections in May have until 4pm on Tuesday, April 4 to submit nominations. Charnwood Borough Council has 52 councillors across 24 wards with all seats being up for election on Thursday, May 4. Elections will..

Town Hall roof fire picture

Town Hall to remain closed until March 27 following fire

21st Mar

Loughborough Town Hall will be closed until at least Monday, March 27 following a fire in the town centre last week. However, Charnwood Borough Council says preparations are already underway to get the venue reopened as soon as possible. The Town..

Pictured are representatives from various organisations in Leicestershire, including Charnwood Borough Council, who have signed the Leicestershire Climate and Nature Pact.

Council signs up to climate and nature pact

20th Mar

The Leader of Charnwood Borough Council has supported a pact to tackle climate change, nature decline and carbon reduction in Leicestershire. Cllr Jonathan Morgan signed the Leicestershire Climate and Nature Pact with other councils and organisations..

Casting of the Hope Bell

Historic moment as Hope Bell is cast at iconic Loughborough bell foundry

16th Mar

A bell which will mark the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Charnwood communities has been cast in Loughborough today (March 16). The Hope Bell will remember those lost in the pandemic but also pay tribute to the NHS and key workers while being a..

The scene in Loughborough town centre on March 16 following a fire

Loughborough Town Hall closed to the public until Monday March 20 inclusive

16th Mar

Loughborough Town Hall has issued the following statement: "Following the fire in Loughborough town centre on Wednesday afternoon, we can confirm that Loughborough Town Hall will be closed to the public until Monday 20th March 2023..

The scene in Loughborough town centre on March 16 following a fire

Council leader thanks fire service for 'amazing' response to town centre blaze

16th Mar

The Leader of Charnwood Borough Council has thanked firefighters for their response to the blaze in Loughborough town centre yesterday. Cllr Jonathan Morgan said: “This was a significant fire, but importantly no-one has been hurt. “I would like..

Image of litter picks from last year's Great British Spring Clean

Grab yourself a litter picking kit to help give Charnwood a spring clean

15th Mar

Litter picking kits will be loaned out to Charnwood residents to help give the borough a spring clean. Charnwood Borough Council has a number of free litter pickers, high-vis jackets, and litter bags to loan out to residents as part of the Great..

Council's civic officer, Carol Hardy with her award

Council’s civic officer earns national award

14th Mar

Charnwood Borough Council’s civic officer, Carol Hardy has been awarded a highly commended award at this year’s Civic Office of the year awards. The awards, organised by the National Association of Civic Officers was attended by Carol and..

Image shows Passion youth work manager, Victoria Gould with Cllr Leigh Harper-Davies, the Council's lead member for communities with members of Passion

Group offering a safe space for young people supported by Charnwood Community Grant

13th Mar

A community group which engages and works with young people across the borough has been awarded a £5,000 community grant from Charnwood Borough Council. Shepshed based, Passion Youth Group, helps develop young people’s skills to make them more..