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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, Catherine Thorne, senior communications officer, Stacey Simpson, communications officer (PR and social media) and Daley Francis, communications officer (website and publications). 

June 2021

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Loughborough Hospital is now offering the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine

25th Jun

Press release shared on behalf of the NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. People who are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine can now book to have the Pfizer jab at Loughborough Hospital to protect them against the virus. Clinics are running..

Photo shows Roger from Boon's Hosiery at his market stall

Fond farewell to Boon’s Hosiery at Loughborough Market

23rd Jun

One of the longest standing stall holders on Loughborough Market will trade for the final time this week. Roger Boon, from Boon’s Hosiery, has been part of the Charnwood Borough Council’s market for over 54 years and is swapping the early morning..

Armed Forces Day flag Loughborough Town Hall

Armed Forces Day celebrations planned in Loughborough

22nd Jun

Armed Forces Day celebrations are planned in Loughborough to show appreciation for the armed forces community. Charnwood Borough Council will be marking Armed Forces Day 2021 on Saturday June 26 with a small event in Loughborough Market Place. There..

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Views wanted on Veteran Wellbeing Hub idea

22nd Jun

A bid is being put together to help fund a Veteran Wellbeing Hub and people are being asked to give their views on the idea. The Charnwood, Melton and Rushcliffe Armed Forces Covenant project is working with the Loughborough Wellbeing Centre to apply..

Charnwood Local Plan 2021-37

Charnwood Local Plan 2021-37 approved for consultation

22nd Jun

Residents, businesses and partners will next month get the chance to have their say about Charnwood Borough Council’s vision for the borough. At a meeting on Monday (June 21) councillors gave their approval for a six-week public consultation on the..

Covid-19 Testing

Door-to-door testing in Loughborough as rates rise

17th Jun

Leicestershire County Council has issued the following press release Targeted door-to-door covid testing will begin in an area of Loughborough this week, following a recent rise in case numbers. Residents in parts of Lemyngton ward will be asked to..

Charnwood Local Plan 2021-37

Council to consider Charnwood Local Plan 2021-37

11th Jun

Charnwood Borough Council’s vision for future growth, environment and healthy communities is set to go before Council later this month Cabinet members last night (Thursday, June 10) gave their approval to the Charnwood Local Plan 2021-37. The..

Leicester City FC win the FA Cup

Council proposal to bestow highest honour on Leicester City FC 

11th Jun

Charnwood Borough Council is proposing to grant FA Cup-winning Leicester City FC the Freedom of the Borough. The honour, the highest the Council can bestow, would recognise the club’s incredible success in recent years and its connection to..

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Concerns in Charnwood as Covid-19 cases rise

9th Jun

Public health officials in Leicestershire have today reiterated a ‘get tested’ message as COVID-19 cases continue on an upward trend across the county and the rest of the country. People are being encouraged to get tested for the virus following..

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£17 million Town Deal investment confirmed for Loughborough

8th Jun

Loughborough has secured a massive £17 million package of Government funding to boost skills, jobs and the local economy. The Loughborough Town Deal Board today (June 8) welcomed the announcement by Government that its Towns Fund bid had been..