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This section contains our latest press releases as well as links to our press release archive.

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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 Simpson, communications officer (PR and social media) and Daley Francis, communications officer (website and publications). 

October 2018

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Empty home refurbished to provide six self-contained flats

16th Oct

A house which has stood empty in Loughborough for more than 20 years has been refurbished to provide six self-contained flats. The former care home had become an eyesore and a source of complaints from residents but thanks to work between the owners..

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Community Heroes are recognised

15th Oct

Charnwood’s Community Heroes have been celebrated at a special event in Loughborough. The Charnwood Community Heroes Awards were organised by the borough council in partnership with John Storer Charnwood to recognise the great work people are doing..

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Be the voice of your community

15th Oct

A series of events are taking place across Leicestershire and Rutland for people interested in becoming a councillor in next year’s local elections. Voters will head to the polls in all seven districts of Leicestershire and in Rutland for the local..

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Lead member welcomes Leicester City investment

12th Oct

Charnwood Borough Council’s lead member for inward investment has welcomed Leicester City Football Club’s plan to create a state-of-the-art training facility in the borough. The Council’s Plans Committee granted the club's planning application..

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Investing in festive celebrations

9th Oct

Loughborough will be shining brightly at Christmas thanks to new £100,000 festive lights being installed by Charnwood Borough Council. The new decorations are part of the Council’s continued investment in the town centre and events to attract..

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Tribute to Cllr John Sutherington

8th Oct

Tributes have been paid to Charnwood borough councillor John Sutherington who has sadly passed away. Cllr Sutherington represented the Anstey Ward and had served the Council since being elected in May 1999. Cllr Jonathan Morgan, Leader of Charnwood..

Loughborough Cemetery

Cabinet to consider location for future cemetery

8th Oct

The potential location of a new cemetery in Loughborough is due to be considered by councillors later this month. Charnwood Borough Council’s Cabinet will consider a report about where to locate a new cemetery on October 18. The current cemetery in..

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District leaders pledge to continue to work together

5th Oct

The leaders of all seven district councils have today unanimously agreed to continue working together to review the current model of local government in Leicestershire. The leaders of Blaby, Charnwood, Harborough, Hinckley and Bosworth, Melton, North..

Strategic Growth Plan

Plan sets out how city and county will grow

3rd Oct

A PLAN setting out how Leicester and Leicestershire will grow in the future is set to be agreed by local partners. The Strategic Growth Plan has been developed by a partnership made up of Leicester City and Leicestershire County councils, the seven..

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Views sought on polling districts in Charnwood

1st Oct

A consultation about polling districts in Charnwood gets underway on October 1, 2018 and people are urged to have a say. The borough council is required to review polling districts, places and stations every five years to ensure voting arrangements..