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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.

  • Views sought on council tax support proposals

    Published on Thursday 4 August 2016

    Changes to a scheme which offers relief on council tax to some people on low incomes are being considered by councils across Leicestershire.

  • Roof work begins at The Symington Building

    Published on Friday 29 July 2016

    Maintenance work to the roof of The Symington Building in Market Harborough will begin on Monday 1 August 2016, with scaffolding being erected on site from Saturday 30 July 2016.

  • Community projects get welcome funding boost

    Published on Wednesday 27 July 2016

    Worthy projects across the Harborough district are to share more than £130,000.

  • Helping hand for local sports clubs

    Published on Monday 25 July 2016

    Nearly 20 local sports clubs attended an event aiming to help them develop as well as seek funding for the year ahead.

  • Giant sandpits return to Market Harborough in July

    Published on Friday 15 July 2016

    This month will see the return of the giant sandpits as the hugely popular Harborough by the Sea event gets underway in Market Harborough.

  • Reconsidered Magna Park storage centre plan approved

    Published on Thursday 14 July 2016

    Plans to build a storage and distribution centre at the Magna Park business park, near Lutterworth, have been approved subject to a number of conditions.

  • Girls join forces to try fun activities

    Published on Monday 4 July 2016

    Active young people from the Harborough district joined others from around the region on Friday to promote healthy lifestyles and take part in a host of exciting activities.

  • New website promotes tourism in Harborough district

    Published on Friday 1 July 2016

    A new tourism website has been launched to promote Harborough to leisure and business visitors.

  • Audit of Accounts - Notice of Public Rights

    Published on Monday 20 June 2016

    As with all local authorities, Harborough District Council's accounts are subject to external audit.

  • Lift improvement works set to start at town building

    Published on Thursday 16 June 2016

    Work to install a new and improved lift is set to begin at The Symington Building in Market Harborough.