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The communications team includes Mike Roberts, communications manager, Stacey Simpson, communications officer (PR and social media) and Daley Francis, communications officer (website and publications). 

September 2019

Forest Road Greenbelt Gardeners

Community groups urged to contact local councillors about grant funding

18th Sep

Community groups in Charnwood are being urged to contact their local councillor to help them access grant funding for projects. The member grants scheme is run by Charnwood Borough Council and enables each borough councillor to award up to £1,000 to..

Community Heroes Day 2019

Celebrating Charnwood Community Heroes 2019

16th Sep

Scores of people who are dedicated to helping others have been honoured at the Charnwood Community Heroes 2019 awards. The event, organised by Charnwood Borough Council, celebrated the many positive contributions made by people, groups and businesses..

Loughborough College student portrait of former Mayor Cllr Christine Harris

Former Mayor portrait by Loughborough College student officially unveiled

13th Sep

A mayoral portrait painted by a Loughborough College art student has been officially unveiled to its subject. Erin Smith, who was only 16 when she received the commission from Charnwood Borough Council, presented the portrait to former Mayor, Cllr..

Invitation to networking event for tenants and leaseholders

Invitation to networking event for tenants and leaseholders

9th Sep

Council tenants and leaseholders are being invited to a special event on Thursday, September 26. Charnwood Borough Council has organised a tenant networking event at Loughborough Town Hall. Council tenants will be able to meet officers, ask questions..

Cllr Morgan Town Centre Quote

Leader welcomes multi-million pound regeneration funding announcement

6th Sep

The leader of Charnwood Borough Council has welcomed news that Loughborough is in line for up to £25 million of funding to regenerate the town. Cllr Jonathan Morgan says the announcement today by Local Government Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick is a..

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Recycling simplified across Leicestershire

4th Sep

District councils in Leicestershire have joined forces to make recycling easier than ever by providing a more consistent recycling service for Leicestershire residents. The majority of county residents are now able to recycle exactly the same..

Serco Protect

Council supports new campaign to protect partners staff members

4th Sep

Charnwood Borough Council is backing a new campaign by its waste management partner Serco which aims to protect its frontline staff members. Serco is launching a new zero tolerance policy towards any violence, aggression or abuse directed against its..

Charnwood Museum rides high on Visit Britain survey

Charnwood Museum rides high on Visit Britain survey

3rd Sep

Charnwood Museum is one of the most visited free attractions in the East Midlands according to Visit Britain. The museum in Loughborough, run by Charnwood Borough Council, was the 11th most popular free attraction in 2018 with nearly 45,000..

Empty home partnership grant

Empty home now ready to rent thanks to grant

2nd Sep

A house in Loughborough which was empty for over three years has received an £8,000 grant to help bring it back into use. The owner of the property contacted Charnwood Borough Council for help with renovating the three-bedroom property which had..

August 2019

Sports Awards 2018

Time is running out to nominate your local sports stars

30th Aug

People are being reminded to nominate their local sporting stars for this year’s Charnwood Sports Awards. The annual awards are run by Charnwood Borough Council and give recognition to committed athletes and the dedicated coaches and volunteers who..