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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, Stacey Comery, senior communications officer, Lewis Harbon, communications officer and Daley Francis, communications officer. 

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June 2024

Hanging Basket Comp (1)

Planting workshop to take place as part of hanging basket competition

11th Jun

A hanging basket competition is returning to Charnwood for 2024 with some great prizes on offer. The Council’s open spaces partner idverde and Loughborough in Bloom are inviting residents across the borough to put on their gardening gloves and..

Shepshed Bull Ring

Further work to improve Shepshed town centre to begin

11th Jun

Work is due to start on further improvements to Shepshed town centre. Charnwood Borough Council will be carrying out work to improve Bull Ring and Hall Croft in the town. It is the second phase of a scheme which has seen improvements made to Market..

A map showing the parliamentary constituency boundaries for the General Election 2024.

Check your parliamentary constituency ahead of general election

10th Jun

Charnwood residents voting in the general election on Thursday July 4 can now check which parliamentary constituency they are voting in. People living in Charnwood can visit my.charnwood.gov.uk and enter their address to find out their constituency..

Celebrating Charnwood 2024

Outdoor cinema screenings and family activities part of new summer event in Loughborough

7th Jun

A weekend of fun for all ages will be taking place in Southfields Park in Loughborough with a brand-new event this June. Celebrating Charnwood will be held on Saturday June 29 and Sunday June 30. This new annual summer event coincides this year with..

Community Heroes Launch Graphic V3

Special 50th anniversary category marks return of Charnwood Community Heroes

7th Jun

Charnwood Community Heroes is returning for 2024 to celebrate the wonderful work of residents across the borough. Nominations are now open for the awards which recognise those that go above and beyond in the community. The awards are being run by..

Beacon Lighting Post Event Website

Charnwood marks 80th anniversary of D-Day with beacon lighting

7th Jun

The 80th anniversary of D-Day was marked with a special beacon lighting event in Queen’s Park in Loughborough. The event was held on Thursday June 6, exactly 80 years since the Allied invasion, and was one of thousands to take place across the..

May 2024

Loughborough resident Jane Bryson (left) will be lighting the beacon to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 2024, alongside the Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Dr Julie Bradshaw MBE.

Former Territorial Army Major selected to light the beacon to mark D-Day anniversary

31st May

A Charnwood resident with a military background has been selected to light the beacon in Queen’s Park to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day. Loughborough resident, Jane Bryson, served in the Territorial Army for 20 years in the Queen..

KickStart Market traders

KickStart Market welcomes new traders to Loughborough

29th May

A pilot market in Loughborough supporting new and young traders and budding businesses has had a successful first outing. Loughborough KickStart Market took place for the first time on Sunday May 26 between 10am-4pm. The new market is being organised..

Council tenants with customer engagement officer Andrew Everitt-Stewart at the tenant networking event at Syston Community Centre on Wednesday September 20, 2023.

Council tenants and leaseholders invited to networking event

28th May

Council tenants and leaseholders are being invited to a special event on Thursday, June 13, 2024.  The tenant networking event returns to Loughborough Town Hall from 10am until 4pm. Council tenants will be able to meet officers from Charnwood..

Improved outdoor seating area at Queen's Park Cafe in Loughborough

Brew-tiful outside area at Queen’s Park Cafe reopens

24th May

An outdoor seating area in an award-winning Loughborough park has been officially reopened following a government-funded project to improve the surroundings. Charnwood Borough Council carried out the work to the outdoor seating area at Queen’s Park..