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

You can also keep up to date with our news on Twitter and Facebook

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). 

November 2018

Empty Homes Consultation

Views sought on proposed changes to empty homes premium

16th Nov

A consultation is being held over proposals to increase a council tax premium paid by the owners of empty homes in Charnwood. The borough council is seeking views on possible changes to the empty homes premium following new powers given to local..

Christmas Light Switch-On

New Christmas lights to kick-off festivities in Charnwood

15th Nov

Loughborough is gearing up for the switching-on of the town’s Christmas lights on Sunday November 25. Thousands of people are expected to enjoy the event with festivities taking place in the Market Place between 10am-5pm. This year will see the..

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Charnwood pays its respects on Armistice Day

12th Nov

Thousands of people came together in Loughborough to mark 100 years since the end of World War One on Sunday, November 11. People gathered in the town centre and Queen’s Park to see the annual Remembrance Parade and service at the Carillon..

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Leicestershire Police statement in response to Loughborough Fair

9th Nov

Please read the below statement released by Leicestershire Police this afternoon: "We are aware of concerns being circulated online and on social media about the safety of people attending Loughborough Fair this weekend. Among these concerns are..


Charnwood 14-18 events to mark 100 years since end of World War One

1st Nov

A number of poignant events will be held in Loughborough on November 11 to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One. Charnwood 14-18, organised by the borough council and supported by Love Loughborough, will see people come together in..

Empty Homes

Empty home owners invited to free event to unlock property’s potential

1st Nov

Owners of empty homes in Charnwood are being invited to a drop-in surgery to help them unlock the potential of their properties. The free event has been organised by Charnwood Borough Council who can help to get empty homes back into use by offering..

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Notice of vacancy issued for Anstey

1st Nov

A notice of vacancy has been issued for the Anstey ward following the death of Cllr John Sutherington. An election will take place if two electors from the borough of Charnwood request one by contacting the Returning Officer. More details are on the..

October 2018

Dishley Pond

Partnership proves success for Dishley Pond

31st Oct

Access to a wildlife area in Loughborough has been greatly improved thanks to a project involving the borough council, a local civil engineering company and other partners.  Charnwood Borough Council has worked with Loughborough-based CR Civil..

Lottery Prize Winners

Residents delighted with lottery prizes

31st Oct

Two residents who took a chance and made a difference have won prizes in the first ever Charnwood Community Lottery draw. The lottery was launched by Charnwood Borough Council in September. To celebrate the launch players had the chance of winning..

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2,000 free trees to giveaway

30th Oct

Update on November 9, 2018: The date for applications has been changed to Friday November 23. A scheme to give away 2,000 free trees to residents in Charnwood has been launched. The borough council has teamed up with the National Forest and..