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Chairman handover

New chairman is elected at district council

Published on Tuesday 24 May 2016

Councillor Janette Ackerley has been elected as the chairman of Harborough District Council for 2016/17.

  • Market stall helps to tackle noise

    Published on Monday 23 May 2016

    Barking dogs, rowdy neighbours and hot tub parties are just some of the noise complaints made by residents in the Harborough district.

  • Second ‘Dragon’s Den’ event helps local projects

    Published on Monday 23 May 2016

    The second ‘Dragon’s Den’ style event has seen local groups pitching ideas to a panel of funding experts with a view to getting community projects off the ground.

  • Council prepares to help Syrian families

    Published on Monday 16 May 2016

    Harborough District Council is preparing to help house and support a number of Syrian families over the next five years.

  • Much-needed homes being built on garage sites

    Published on Friday 13 May 2016

    Work has begun to transform a former council garage site into much-needed homes to help people get on the housing ladder in Leicestershire.

  • Local Plan work progressing

    Published on Tuesday 10 May 2016

    Harborough District Council’s Executive met on Monday 9 May 2016 to agree the next phase of work on the Local Plan which will help shape future development in the Harborough district.

  • Harborough Lifeline: Emergency home alarm service offers a real lifeline

    Published on Tuesday 3 May 2016

    If you feel vulnerable on your own at home – or know someone else who might feel that way – a service is available which not only offers peace of mind but can also save lives.

  • Local Plan moves to next stage

    Published on Thursday 28 April 2016

    Councillors are set to meet in May to discuss the next stage of the Local Plan following consultation with the public.

  • Charity’s welcome boost thanks to funding

    Published on Wednesday 27 April 2016

    A local charity, which supports those with long term health conditions, has been able to help more people thanks to a grant.

  • Celebrations at market after a trio of awards

    Published on Tuesday 26 April 2016

    Market Harborough’s town market has scooped yet another accolade completing a hat-trick of award wins in recent months.

  • ‘Take it steady’ urges new project

    Published on Thursday 21 April 2016

    People over 65 years old, who may be worried about balance or mobility, are being invited to join some special sessions being launched to help them.

  • Feel Good Friday – 20 May 2016

    Published on Thursday 21 April 2016

    Yoga sessions, cake and a cuppa, colouring-in for grown-ups, and a short walk are all part of a special day dedicated to celebrating positive mental health.

  • Council enforcers move in to tackle village ‘eyesore’

    Published on Wednesday 13 April 2016

    Dramatic ‘before and after’ photos have been released showing a major clean up by council enforcers who tackled a residential grot-spot branded an “eyesore” by local residents.

  • Headstone survey

    Published on Monday 11 April 2016

    Harborough District Council is to carry out a headstone survey for safety reasons in line with Ministry of Justice guidelines.

  • New bin collection fleet flies in

    Published on Tuesday 5 April 2016

    A fleet of brand new recycling and waste vehicles – all named after historic aeroplanes – will be seen out on the streets from this week.

  • Parish council set to take on recreation ground

    Published on Tuesday 5 April 2016

    District councillors have agreed, in principle, to accept an offer from Great Bowden Parish Council to purchase the village’s recreation ground.

  • Taxi policy – consultation on revised policy

    Published on Friday 1 April 2016

    Harborough District Council is inviting views on potential changes to its taxi licensing policy.

  • Council delighted with uptake of garden waste subscriptions

    Published on Wednesday 23 March 2016

    Residents in the Harborough district have been thanked for subscribing to have their garden waste collected from April.

  • Councillor takes over planning role at district council

    Published on Wednesday 23 March 2016

    A change to a key planning role at the District Council has been announced.

  • Eco Question Time event - ask about climate change

    Published on Tuesday 22 March 2016

    An 'Eco Question Time' event - based on the BBC TV programme Question Time with David Dimbleby - will take place in Market Harborough and you can get involved.

  • Superstar Steve scoops top accolade

    Published on Monday 21 March 2016

    A building control officer from Market Harborough has been elevated to ‘superstar’ status after winning a top award.

  • Market Harborough on track for a better future

    Published on Thursday 17 March 2016

    Harborough District Council has welcomed the announcement in the Chancellor’s budget of £1million to expand car parking facilities at Market Harborough rail station.

  • New visitor maps go on display in town

    Published on Monday 14 March 2016

    Attractive visitor information panels have been installed as part of a major drive to boost tourism across the Harborough district.

  • Get your green bin sticker today

    Published on Friday 11 March 2016

    Residents are being reminded that, if they haven’t already, they will need to subscribe to have their garden waste collected from next month.

  • Council apprentices say experience has been ‘incredible’

    Published on Friday 11 March 2016

    “You’re hired” might be Lord Sugar’s catchphrase on popular TV show The Apprentice, but next week local businesses will be encouraged to follow the famous entrepreneur’s lead.

  • Magna Park applications to be considered at later date

    Published on Tuesday 8 March 2016

    Update on Harborough District Council’s Planning Committee meeting due to be held on 23 March 2016.

  • We did you proud Ma’am!

    Published on Monday 7 March 2016

    Volunteers came out in force to blitz grot spots and give the district a fantastic spring clean to mark the Queen’s impending 90th birthday.

  • Get ready for Sport Relief mile

    Published on Tuesday 1 March 2016

    It’s time to grab your trainers and join the fun as preparations begin for the fundraising Sport Relief Mile in Market Harborough.

  • Dog control orders and alcohol zones feedback

    Published on Tuesday 1 March 2016

    Feedback from the public – due to be published in March – about proposed new anti-social behaviour regulations are set to be discussed by district councillors.

  • Help for people to build their own homes

    Published on Thursday 25 February 2016

    People who are keen to build their own homes, or commission them to be built, are being given help to ensure projects are a success.