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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). 

September 2018

Fortem Kitchen

Tenant delighted as home improvement contract gets underway

18th Sep

A multi-million pound contract to deliver improvements to Charnwood Borough Council homes is underway. Anstey resident Ann Houghton was delighted to be the first person to have a new kitchen fitted by Fortem, the Council’s newly-appointed..

Artist Jeni Cairns

Artist commissioned to bring Charnwood war horse to life

14th Sep

An artist has been commissioned to create an armature of Charnwood war horse Songster for this year’s Remembrance Day commemorations which will mark 100 years since the end of World War One. Charnwood Borough Council has appointed award-winning..

Cemetery Consultation

Cemetery consultation will close soon

10th Sep

Time is running out to have a say on a consultation over possible locations for a new cemetery in Loughborough. Charnwood Borough Council is seeking views by September 23, 2018 on proposed sites for new burial ground as the current cemetery in..

Glass Recycling

Bring sites starting to be removed across the borough

7th Sep

The process to remove bring sites across Charnwood has started in a move which will save taxpayers around £20,000 a year. The Council announced plans earlier in the year to remove 79 glass and aluminium recycling banks at a number of locations. The..

Lottery Launch

Full steam ahead for Charnwood Community Lottery

4th Sep

People are being urged to take a chance and make a difference by supporting Charnwood Community Lottery which has launched today. Tickets for the lottery, which is being run by the borough council, are now on sale and will help raise money for good..

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District leaders call for collaboration

4th Sep

District Council leaders are calling on Leicestershire County Council to work with them to fully investigate options for the future of local government organisation in the county. The leaders have written to the county council this week and urged it..

August 2018

Community Heroes

Search is on for this year’s Community Heroes in Charnwood

30th Aug

Residents are being urged to nominate community heroes who do small things to make a real difference in Charnwood. The call is being made by the borough council which is once again holding its annual Community Heroes Awards in partnership with John..

Edible Forest Festival 2018

Edible Forest Festival returns to Charnwood in September

29th Aug

Charnwood Forest is set to welcome back the popular Edible Forest Festival from 9-16 September 2018. The Festival, created by Leicestershire Promotions, offers a range of unique food and drink events that will showcase local produce at a number of..

New Defibrillators Available for the Community

New defibrillators available for the community

24th Aug

Life-saving defibrillators have been installed at two locations in Loughborough thanks to the borough council and Charnwood Tennis Club. The equipment is now available for the community to use at the Derby Road and Nanpantan sports grounds. While the..

Enterprise Incharnwood

Free business support to help local businesses succeed

24th Aug

Residents and local businesses in Charnwood are being encouraged to take advantage of free business support. Enterprise inCharnwood is a series of free workshops, one-to-one advice and networking events for anyone thinking about starting a business..