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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 Comery, senior communications officer, Lewis Harbon, communications officer (PR and social media) and Daley Francis, communications officer (website and publications). 

Find out more about what we do in our Service Spotlights

June 2023

Safeguarding

New safeguarding leaflet for Town and Parish Councils in Charnwood

9th Jun

Parish and Town Councils in Charnwood will soon have access to a new leaflet which aims to help them get to grips with safeguarding issues. Charnwood Borough Council has worked with other local authorities in Leicestershire to create the new bitesize..

Caroline Sharpe Video

Video: How is the Carillon Tower played?

9th Jun

Loughborough’s iconic Carillon Tower is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2023. We spoke to the borough's carillonneur, Caroline Sharpe about how the Carillon Tower is played and the pride of playing it in its centenary year. Charnwood Borough..

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Armed Forces Day to be celebrated in Loughborough

7th 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 2023 on Saturday June 24 with a small event in Loughborough Market Place. The..

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Video: Loughborough Town Deal backed project announces free wi-fi throughout town centre

6th Jun

Visitors to Loughborough now have access to free wi-fi across more of the town centre. The network is being expanded as part of the £2.87 million Living Loughborough project which is being led by Charnwood Borough Council in partnership with Love..

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Free wi-fi extended across Loughborough town centre thanks to Town Deal-backed project

5th Jun

Visitors to Loughborough now have access to free wi-fi across more of the town centre. The network is being expanded as part of the £2.87 million Living Loughborough project which is being led by Charnwood Borough Council in partnership with Love..

Shepshed Video

Video: Work to Shepshed Market Place about to begin

2nd Jun

Construction work to improve Market Place in Shepshed and make it a more attractive place for visitors and residents will begin this month.  Charnwood Borough Council will be creating a more open and more pedestrian-friendly space while increasing..

Carillon Centenary Event

Centenary of the Carillon Tower to be marked with weekend of events

2nd Jun

Loughborough’s iconic Carillon Tower will be the focus of events to mark its 100th anniversary. Charnwood Borough Council will be marking the occasion with a weekend full of events and activities in Queen’s Park on Saturday July 22 and Sunday..

Shepshed Market Place Regeneration Scheme

Work to start on scheme to transform Market Place in Shepshed

1st Jun

Work on a scheme to transform Market Place in Shepshed will get underway in June. Charnwood Borough Council will be creating a more open and more pedestrian-friendly space while increasing parking in the area for shoppers. The improvements have been..

May 2023

St Michael's Court drop-in event

Thurmaston community invited to drop-in event about St Michael’s Court

26th May

People in Thurmaston are being invited to a drop-in event to find out more about proposals to develop nine new bungalows in the village. Charnwood Borough Council is planning to create nine new high-quality bungalows to replace St Michael’s Court,..

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Networking event for council tenants and leaseholders

25th May

Council tenants and leaseholders are being invited to a special event on Thursday, June 8, 2023.  The tenant networking event will take place at Loughborough Town Hall from 10am until 4pm. Council tenants will be able to meet officers, ask..