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For media inquiries, please contact the council communications team on 01509 634705 or 01509 634681 email

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

April 2019

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Artists appointed for Shepshed art project

18th Apr

Artists have been commissioned for a public art project in Shepshed. Charnwood Borough Council has appointed Derbyshire-based firm Sculpture Works Ltd to produce artwork for the Buttercup Fields development in Shepshed. Sculpture Works Ltd has worked..

Outwoods bluebells

Explore the bluebells at the Outwoods

17th Apr

People are being encouraged to take a short walk to see the bluebells at the Outwoods in Loughborough this spring. Charnwood Borough Council’s ranger service is hosting a guided bluebell walk at the Outwoods on Thursday April 25 at 10am. Matt..


Free breakfast for 100 veterans

16th Apr

Armed Forces veterans are being invited to a free breakfast event in Leicestershire. Leicestershire’s Big Breakfast on Saturday April 27 will bring together a hundred veterans to enjoy a free breakfast. The event which is being held at the..

Carillon Tower

Plans to improve the Loughborough Carillon Museum

10th Apr

A bid for around £60,000 of lottery funding to improve the museum at Loughborough’s historic Carillon Tower is being put together. Charnwood Borough Council is supporting the Carillon Memorial Trust, which operates and curates the museum, with a..

Southfields skatepark extension

Get your skates on at Southfields Park

1st Apr

A £70,000 extension to a popular skatepark has been opened. Charnwood Borough Council announced plans to extend the skatepark in Southfields Park in Loughborough last month and people are being encouraged to get their skates on and try it out. Matt..

March 2019

Landlord Forum

Forum being held for private sector landlords in Charnwood

29th Mar

Landlords are invited to the launch of a new forum on Wednesday, April 17 in Loughborough. Charnwood Borough Council has arranged the event so landlords can get together, network and find out more about changes in the private rented sector. More..

Forest Schools

Online booking for eggs-cellent Easter activities

27th Mar

An exciting programme of activities is on offer for kids this Easter in Charnwood and for the first-time people can book online. Charnwood Borough Council is introducing a new online booking system for the holiday activity programme and bookings will..

Marios Tinenti Centre kitchen

New kitchen for popular community hub

21st Mar

A community hub in Loughborough will be cooking up a host of treats in their new kitchen thanks to a kind gesture. Charnwood Borough Council’s home improvements contractor Fortem offered to fit a new kitchen at the Marios Tinenti Centre. The work..

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Council takes action against drug related anti-social behaviour

21st Mar

A flat in Loughborough has been served with a closure order after reports of drug-related anti-social behaviour. Charnwood Borough Council secured the order on the council flat in Waterside Close on March 13 and it means no-one, including the tenant,..

New rounds of Charnwood grants to benefit community

New rounds of Charnwood grants to benefit community

15th Mar

Community groups and charities are being invited to apply for funding in 2019. The Charnwood Grants scheme is run by Charnwood Borough Council in a bid to help local organisations, charities and community groups access funding support. Cllr Deborah..