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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

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

May 2021

Exterior shot of Soar Valley Leisure Centre

Indoor group exercise to return to leisure centres

13th May

Residents in Charnwood will be able to get back to indoor group exercise from Monday May 17. Charnwood Borough Council and its leisure partner Fusion Lifestyle are pleased to announce that in line with the government roadmap, indoor group exercise..

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Parish Councils and community groups invited to virtual boundary review meeting

12th May

Parish Councils and community groups in Charnwood are being invited to join a virtual meeting to find out more about a consultation on council ward boundaries. The Local Government Boundary Commission is an independent body that draws the ward..

Restart grants are now available for businesses

Charnwood businesses urged to apply for Restart Grants after £4.5 million already paid out

11th May

Around £4.5 million has been paid to nearly 600 businesses in Charnwood by the borough council under the Covid-19 Restart Grant scheme, but more companies are being urged to come forward. The Restart Grant scheme supports businesses that offer..

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Councillors share experiences for Mental Health Awareness Week

9th May

Two Charnwood borough councillors have shared their experience of mental health to help mark Mental Health Awareness Week. Cllrs Robin Popley and Ted Parton have both struggled with mental health issues in the past and say they wanted to talk about..

The scene at the count at Loughborough Leisure Centre on May 7 2021

County councillors elected in Charnwood divisions

7th May

Here are the Leicestershire county councillors for the divisions in Charnwood who have been elected in the local elections held on May 6. The full results are on the Leicestershire County Council website. County councillors elected in the Charnwood..

April 2021

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Leicestershire’s polling stations will be safe places to visit

30th Apr

Leicestershire’s director of public health has reassured voters that polling stations are safe places to visit, despite the pandemic. Mike Sandys has joined with Bev Smith, Police Area Returning Officer for the Police and Crime Commissioner..

Bedford Square Gateway Project 2021

Virtual meeting postponed

30th Apr

A virtual meeting for local businesses and residents in Loughborough town centre about an ongoing regeneration project has been postponed. The meeting about the Bedford Square Gateway Project had been arranged for May 5 but to allow time to finalise..

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Funding for Charnwood community organisations up for grabs

28th Apr

Community groups and voluntary organisations in Charnwood are being encouraged to apply for grant funding in 2021. The borough council has launched the latest round of its Charnwood Community Grants scheme which helps local organisations, charities,..


Reminder for letting agents and property managers after business fined

26th Apr

Residential letting agents and property managers in Charnwood are being reminded of their legal responsibilities after a business was fined by the borough council. All residential lettings agents and property managers are required by law to join one..

Bedford Square Gateway Project 2021

Virtual meeting for traders and residents about Bedford Square project

23rd Apr

A virtual meeting is being held for local businesses and residents in Loughborough town centre about an ongoing regeneration project. Charnwood Borough Council appointed Fitzgerald Contractors Ltd to undertake the work on the Bedford Square Gateway..