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Rubbish being dumped in park to launch campaign

Published on Friday 21 October 2016

A campaign, highlighting the blight of flytipping in Harborough district, will be launched with a giant pile of rubbish being dumped in a picturesque family park.

  • More work scheduled on key planning document

    Published on Friday 21 October 2016

    The timetable for the creation of a new Local Plan for the Harborough district is to be revised to allow for a fuller understanding of local housing need.

  • Efficiency plan to help secure Government funding

    Published on Thursday 20 October 2016

    Harborough District Council’s Executive has approved an efficiency plan to be issued to the Government.

  • Your views needed on car parking proposals

    Published on Thursday 20 October 2016

    Public comments are being invited on the future of car parking facilities in the Harborough district.

  • Get ‘Nifty from Fifty’ with fun activity events

    Published on Tuesday 18 October 2016

    A new activity programme has been created encouraging people aged 50 and over to enjoy the health and social benefits of being active.

  • New information on Local Plan considered

    Published on Friday 7 October 2016

    Councillors are to meet this month to discuss further information received around the new Local Plan.

  • Ryan wins regional apprenticeship accolade

    Published on Friday 7 October 2016

    Harborough District Council employee, Ryan Finnegan, is celebrating after winning a prestigious regional apprenticeship award.

  • Explore Harborough Tourism Event

    Published on Wednesday 5 October 2016

    Local businesses can find out about plans to develop tourism in the district – and how they can benefit from them – at a free Explore Harborough event on Thursday 27 October 2016.

  • Local Plan - new committee date to be set

    Published on Friday 30 September 2016

    Local Plan update

  • Grants help more sport clubs flourish

    Published on Thursday 29 September 2016

    Two sports clubs in the Harborough district have benefited from a grant – and others are being encouraged to apply for funding.

  • Chief Constable offers reassurance over town burglaries

    Published on Monday 26 September 2016

    The Chief Constable for Leicestershire has given reassurance to businesses in the Harborough district that a recent spike in thefts is being addressed.

  • Four projects get major funding boost

    Published on Wednesday 21 September 2016

    A diverse range of community projects have received a welcome financial boost.

  • Workshop helps parishes secure community funding

    Published on Tuesday 20 September 2016

    Benefiting from community contributions, provided by developers when new housing is built, was the focus of a workshop for parish councils.

  • Heavy rain forecast by Met Office

    Published on Wednesday 14 September 2016

    Heavy rain has been forecast by the Met Office possibly affecting the Harborough district today - Thursday 15 September 2016.

  • Leisure centre improves child safety in car park with new speed ramp

    Published on Tuesday 13 September 2016

    Work planned at leisure this week

  • Local Plan moving towards a preferred option

    Published on Friday 9 September 2016

    Councillors will meet this month to discuss recommendations on a key area of development as part of Harborough district’s Local Plan.

  • Car parking report being considered

    Published on Wednesday 7 September 2016

    An independent report has set out a number of recommendations to help shape how car parking facilities in the Harborough district can meet the future needs of residents, businesses and visitors.

  • Free event helps older people ‘get up and go’

    Published on Wednesday 7 September 2016

    Older people, who may feel less confident about mobility and exercise, are being encouraged to join a free event promoting a more active lifestyle.

  • County scheme welcomes first Syrian refugees

    Published on Monday 5 September 2016

    Leicestershire has welcomed the first Syrian refugees to be housed in the county as part of a government relocation scheme.

  • District councillor retires

    Published on Thursday 1 September 2016

    A councillor, who has served the Harborough district for a decade, has stepped down.

  • Public screenings of Kayleigh’s Love Story

    Published on Thursday 1 September 2016

    Public screenings of a film about how a Leicestershire teenager was groomed, raped and murdered last year are to be held in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland during the next four weeks.

  • Warwick Road homes update

    Published on Wednesday 31 August 2016

    Warwick Road, Kibworth Beauchamp - update

  • Air quality on council agenda

    Published on Thursday 25 August 2016

    Harborough District Council’s Executive will consider, on the 5 September 2016, the Air Quality Annual Status Report which sets out any monitoring results for the district over the previous year.

  • Countdown to Arts Fresco festival

    Published on Thursday 25 August 2016

    People can expect some thrilling sights and sounds on the streets of Market Harborough when the international street theatre festival Arts Fresco returns to the town on Sunday 18 September 2016.

  • Exciting events welcomed in district

    Published on Monday 15 August 2016

    Two major events – an agricultural show and a food and drink festival – are set to provide a welcome boost for the Harborough district.

  • Food and drink festival returns to district

    Published on Monday 15 August 2016

    Market Harborough’s Food & Drink Festival promises to be even bigger and better when it returns to the town on Sunday 28 August and Monday 29 August 2016.

  • Local Plan discussions focus on ‘housing for all’

    Published on Friday 12 August 2016

    Councillors are to meet to discuss the next stage of the new Local Plan – including how the district can provide a range of homes that are ‘affordable to all’.

  • Landlords offered expert advice at free event

    Published on Friday 12 August 2016

    In collaboration with the National Landlords Association (NLA), Harborough District Council is inviting local landlords to a free forum offering advice about new legislation and other relevant issues.

  • Chairman’s fundraising tour of home town

    Published on Tuesday 9 August 2016

    Special guests and dignitaries were given a unique insight into Lutterworth’s fascinating heritage during a fundraising tour of the town.

  • Have your say on strategic growth plan

    Published on Friday 5 August 2016

    People can help shape a long-term plan to advise where future employment and housing developments take place in Leicester and Leicestershire.