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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). 

July 2021

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800 years of Loughborough Markets and Fair to be marked with heritage plaque

26th Jul

A Charnwood Heritage Plaque is to be unveiled to mark the 800th anniversary of the Royal Charters for Loughborough Markets and Fair.

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Get vaxxed and enjoy being back

23rd Jul

Press release shared on behalf of the NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Get vaxxed – enjoy being back, the new local campaign created to encourage young people to get their Covid-19 vaccinations has launched today. The campaign has been..

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Make sure you are on the electoral register

23rd Jul

Thousands of forms are being delivered across Charnwood to ensure the borough’s electoral register is up to date. Charnwood Borough Council are posting out around 77,000 enquiry forms to homes and residents are being urged to respond. Every year..

Co-founders of Pickle Illustration, Olivia Collins and Lauren Jefferis, are some of the local entrepreneurs already benefiting from LU Inc’s business start-up support. 
(Photo credit: Loughborough University)

Loughborough University launches business start-up accelerator programme

22nd Jul

Press release shared on behalf of Loughborough University. Loughborough University has partnered with Charnwood Borough Council to launch an exciting new programme that aims to help local people working on unique, early-stage products or services..


Cabinet approves licence conditions for private sector housing licensing schemes

21st Jul

Charnwood Borough Council’s Cabinet has approved licence conditions for two schemes for private landlords. Cabinet members approved the conditions for the Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) and Selective Licensing schemes at a meeting on Thursday..

Photo shows lead member for Loughborough, Cllr Jenny Bokor and chair of Loughborough in Bloom, Andy Rush.

Bloom judges welcomed to Loughborough

20th Jul

Loughborough looked blooming lovely as it took part in a regional horticultural competition last week. The East Midlands in Bloom competition judges visited the town on Thursday July 15 to see how volunteers have continued to demonstrate their pride..

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Leisure facilities in Charnwood to increase capacities from July 19

19th Jul

Charnwood Borough Council and it's leisure partner Fusion Lifestyle are pleased to announce that in line with the government roadmap, classes, sessions capacities at leisure facilities will increase from today (Monday July 19) in a phased..

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Still need to be cautious as restrictions are lifted, says Council leader

19th Jul

Still need to be cautious as restrictions are lifted, says Council leader.

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Where to grab-a-jab this weekend

16th Jul

Press release shared on behalf of the NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Anyone aged 18+ in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland who has not yet been vaccinated against Covid-19 or is due their second dose can grab-a-jab this weekend at..

The launch of the Your Store social supermarket

Social supermarket to offer affordable shopping to people in need

14th Jul

A social supermarket is being launched in Charnwood to help people access affordable shopping and support. Your Store is being created by a partnership involving Charnwood Borough Council, John Storer Charnwood, The Bridge and Charnwood Food Poverty..