Skip to Content

Council news

Residents in Leicester and its outlying areas, including Birstall, Thurmaston and Wanlip in Charnwood, are to be asked to continue to follow stricter lockdown restrictions for at least two weeks, and non-essential shops will be closed. More information - including frequently asked questions and a postcode checker - can be found at

Subscribe to RSS Feed

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). 

July 2020


Get active this summer with online activities

10th Jul

A virtual activity timetable will help families in Charnwood stay active this summer. The borough council’s Active Charnwood team has worked with partners to put together a six-week timetable of online activities as an alternative to its usual..

Loughborough Leisure Centre

Government announcement on leisure centres

10th Jul

Charnwood Borough Council welcomes the Government’s recent announcement on the reopening of indoor gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools from July 25. The Loughborough, Soar Valley and South Charnwood leisure centres, which are operated on..

Beehive Repairs

Covid-19 measures brought in as free parking extended until end of July

10th Jul

Work is underway to make borough council car parks in Loughborough more Covid-19 secure. Charnwood Borough Council is installing contactless barriers and ticket machines at Beehive Lane and Granby Street car parks. The Council has also committed to..

Remembering Srebrenica

Remembering Srebrenica

9th Jul

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, in which over 8,000 Muslim men and boys were murdered in the worst atrocity on European soil since the Second World War, simply because of their religious identity.  As an organisation..

Loughborough Town Deal banner

Loughborough Town Deal awarded £750,000 for projects

9th Jul

Loughborough Town Deal has scored its first success after being awarded £750,000 of government funding to make the town better for everyone. The project is aiming to secure up to £25 million of government funding to transform the town and an..

Charnwood logo news banner

Over 10,000 local companies receive £119 million in support during pandemic

9th Jul

This press release is being issued on behalf of Blaby, Charnwood, Harborough, Hinckley and Bosworth, Melton, North West Leicestershire and Oadby and Wigston district and borough councils. District and borough councils in Leicestershire have..

LCC logo

Leicestershire County Council releases further data

9th Jul

Leicestershire County Council has released more detailed data as part of efforts to urge residents to play their part in tackling the rate of coronavirus infection in the county. The press release can be read below: As some concerned residents..

Southfields entrance June 2020

Reception to open on appointment-only basis from July 13

6th Jul

Charnwood Borough Council will open its Customer Service Centre to customers with essential enquiries on an appointment-only basis from Monday, July 13. Customers will be able to make appointments to visit the Customer Service Centre in Southfield..

Charnwood logo news banner

Businesses share discretionary grant funding

6th Jul

A support package of £1.65 million is being shared by 185 Charnwood businesses struggling because of the pandemic. Charnwood Borough Council is today issuing government grants of up to business that successfully applied to the discretionary grant..

Charnwood Museu - Queen's Park

Charnwood Museum to remain closed until later this summer

3rd Jul

Charnwood Museum in Loughborough is to remain closed until later this summer while plans are put together to make the venue Covid19 secure. The borough Council is working with partner Leicestershire County Council on the plans and it is hoped the..