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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

The communications team includes Mike Roberts, communications manager; Vickie Bruce, communications officer (PR and social media) and Sally Eames, communications officer (website and publications). 

March 2018

19th Mar

Show how your project helps local people at Community Heroes Day

Community Heroes Logo

Community groups are being encouraged to sign up to join this year’s Community Heroes Day. The event, run by Charnwood Borough Council, gives groups the chance to promote their work to residents, to network and learn about other local projects. It..

12th Mar

Major Carillon project to get underway

CLLR Jenny Bokor and Mel Gould

Work is set to start on a £280,000 refurbishment of Loughborough’s Carillon Tower. The war memorial, built after the First World War to commemorate the men of Loughborough who gave their lives for their country, will undergo a range of..

12th Mar

£150,000 secured to fund new mobile support service for the Armed Forces

Armed Forces Covenant

£150,650 of funding has been secured by three councils to help serving and former Armed Forces personnel in their communities. The funding will be used to set up a new mobile hub for serving armed forces personnel, veterans and their families. The..

6th Mar

Crowdfunding to be considered for community projects in Charnwood

An innovative scheme to support community groups is being proposed by Charnwood Borough Council. The Council’s Cabinet will consider a proposal to set up a scheme to encourage crowdfunding for community projects in the borough. Projects would apply..

February 2018

28th Feb

Strategic growth plan exhibitions

Strategic Growth Plan

To note: the dates of the exhibitions have been slightly amended as Syston Town Council is not open on Good Friday, as previously stated, or Easter Monday). An exhibition with information about a plan setting out how Leicester and Leicestershire..

27th Feb

Tax rise will help protect frontline services

Charnwood Borough Council is raising its share of council tax by 9p a week for a Band D property. The proposed increase sees the annual charge for an average Band D property rise £5 (4.46 per cent) to £117.09 from April 1, 2018. The Loughborough..

20th Feb

Deadline approaches for £80,000 of business rates relief funding


Time is running out for Charnwood companies to apply for financial support if they have experienced hardship caused by changes to business rates. Charnwood Borough Council has £80,000 to help local businesses but applications need to be in by March..

13th Feb

Over £270,000 funding awarded to support local organisations

Organisations in Charnwood are due to receive £270,860 in grant funding to support their work. The funding has been awarded by Charnwood Borough Council as part of its Strategic Partner Grant Scheme. The scheme gives financial support to a number of..

12th Feb

Charnwood Now – the Council’s new email bulletin service

Charnwood Now

Charnwood Borough Council has launched a new email bulletin service, Charnwood Now, and residents are being encouraged to sign up. The new service will be a way to keep residents informed about what’s going on at the council and news which might..

9th Feb

Ding Dong the Clock Bell Is Back

Clock Tower Bell Rings Again

Loughborough Town Hall’s historic clock bell is chiming once again after several years of silence. The borough council has restored the clock bell to bring the rings back to Loughborough’s high street. LED lighting has also been added to make the..

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