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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 and Sally Eames, communications officer (website and publications). 

July 2018

20th Jul

Tributes paid to Harry Cook

Harry Cook

Tributes are being paid to community stalwart Harry Cook who played an instrumental part in the success of Loughborough in Bloom. Harry sadly died this week. Cllr Jonathan Morgan, leader of Charnwood Borough Council, said: “We were very sorry to..

19th Jul

Work continues on Loughborough Markets plan

Markets 2018

Plans to refresh Loughborough Markets are continuing to be worked upon by the borough council and traders. Regular meetings are being held between traders, officers and councillors as they look to improve the town’s award-winning markets. Work has..

17th Jul

Loogabarooga is back to thrill young readers

Loogabarooga 2018 Festival Launch

Loughborough will again be home to the major Loogabarooga Festival of Incredible Illustrations and Brilliant Books this October with a range of literary events and shows for children and families across six days. The festival will also be celebrating..

16th Jul

Pitch your community project to 'Dragon's Den'

A “Dragons’ Den” style event is returning to Charnwood to help groups and residents learn more about securing funding for projects. Community groups and individuals will be given the chance to pitch their projects to a panel of experts and..

13th Jul

Looking to the future after £200,000 project

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A popular community centre is looking to the future following the completion of more than £200,000 of essential maintenance. Charnwood Borough Council has invested the funding into Fearon Hall in Rectory Road, Loughborough to ensure the building is..

13th Jul

Groups urged to sign up and benefit from community lottery

Charnwood Lottery logo news banner

Groups and projects in Charnwood are being urged to sign up for a new community lottery which will raise thousands of pounds for good causes. The borough council will launch the Charnwood Community Lottery in September and it is encouraging..

11th Jul

Council Supporting Customers as Benefits System Changes

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Support is available for Charnwood residents who may be affected by the wider rollout of Universal Credit. The Department of Work and Pensions is expanding Universal Credit and from July 11, 2018 it will affect more people of working age in the..

2nd Jul

Loughborough shows respect for Armed Forces

Armed Forces Day 2018

Loughborough saluted the Armed Forces on Saturday (June 30) as it held events in the town centre to mark Armed Forces Day. The event, organised by Charnwood Borough Council and supported by Love Loughborough, included a display of military vehicles..

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