Community and living news

Diwali celebrations come to Harborough Market

Food court

Published on Thursday 9th October 2014

To help celebrate Diwali 2014, Harborough District Community Safety Partnership, in conjunction with the Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner, is holding an event at Harborough Market.

Creative community banner goes on display

Published on Wednesday 24th September 2014

A special banner, made by local people as part of a community event, has gone on display in the town library.

Fire safety during industrial action

Published on Friday 6th June 2014

The Fire Brigades Union has announced the dates of firefighters’ strikes between 10 and 21 July 2014.

Easter Bonnet Competition – win a new bike

Published on Friday 28th March 2014

We are asking local children to get creative with Easter bonnets for the chance to win a brand new bike.

Test your smoke alarms when you change the clocks

Published on Friday 28th March 2014

This weekend Tick Tock Test your smoke alarms.

Floods investigation report published

Flooding information

Published on Friday 21st March 2014

Following the flood in Market Harborough last summer, the findings of the subsequent investigation have been presented to the Highways Forum.

River Welland restoration project underway

Published on Wednesday 12th March 2014

A major river conservation project is underway in Market Harborough which aims to ‘turn eyesores into central cultural features’ and ‘give the river back to the town’.

French market returns to district

Euro market

Published on Tuesday 25th February 2014

The French market is making a welcome return to the district in April 2014.

Rainbow flag flies to mark LGBT history month

Published on Tuesday 4th February 2014

The Rainbow flag is flying above the Harborough District Council offices this week to mark the start of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans (LGBT) History Month.

Lord-Lieutenant’s Award for Young People 2014

Published on Friday 20th December 2013

The Lord-Lieutenant’s Award for Young People 2014 aims to identify, celebrate and reward the very best examples of achievement by young people in Leicester and Leicestershire.

Don't eat alone on Christmas day, join this special lunch

Image of decorated Christmas tree

Published on Tuesday 17th December 2013

Home alone on Christmas Day? Please don't be.

Enjoy a safe and trouble-free festive season

Photo showing people raising their glasses at a party

Published on Wednesday 27th November 2013

Have fun this Christmas, but drink sensibly, stay safe, and look out for your friends.

Italian market returns to Harborough

Photo of stall at European Market in Market Harborough

Published on Wednesday 20th November 2013

The friendly Italian Food Market, Italia in Piazza, returns to Market Harborough on Friday 29th & Saturday 30th November 2013 for the second time this year.

City still set to shine despite culture title knockback

City of culture

Published on Wednesday 20th November 2013

Leicester’s dream of becoming the UK City of Culture 2017 may have ended, but people will still be able to enjoy highlights of the city’s bid from 2014.

Staff rise to occasion for charity ‘bake off’

Published on Tuesday 19th November 2013

Staff at Harborough District Council held their very own ‘bake-off’ by cooking up cakes and savouries for charity.

Join exciting Inter-faith event in district

Published on Monday 11th November 2013

People are invited to join an exciting inter-faith event aiming to dispel myths and increase understanding.

Bake Off winner to switch on Xmas lights

Published on Friday 8th November 2013

The Great British Bake Off winner Frances Quinn will be switching on her home town’s Christmas Lights in Market Harborough at the Lights Switch On event on Friday 22 November.

Remembrance Day silence

Published on Tuesday 5th November 2013

To mark Remembrance Day on Monday 11 November 2013 the Market Harborough Branch of the Royal British Legion will conduct a short ceremony to observe a 2 minutes silence at 11am on The Square.

Sustainable Harborough Food Forum

Published on Wednesday 23rd October 2013

A Local Food Forum meeting is being held by Sustainable Harborough at 7pm on Tuesday 29 October, with guests arriving from 6.30pm, at the Three Swans Hotel in Market Harborough.

Share views and exchange slippers!

Published on Friday 11th October 2013

A slipper exchange is being held as part of a special event to get the views of residents in Gilmorton.

Fun family day at Magna Park - Oct 5

young people

Published on Friday 4th October 2013

Don't miss a fun family day at Magna Park near Lutterworth at the weekend.

Remembering the heroes


Published on Thursday 1st November 2012

There will be Remembrance events happening across the district this weekend.

‘Troubled families’ is topic at next public forum

Published on Monday 3rd September 2012

People are being invited to a forum where the topic will be ‘troubled families’.

Join family fun day in Lutterworth

Published on Friday 10th August 2012

A family fun day is being held in Lutterworth this weekend.

Funding boost for emergency alarm service


Published on Tuesday 24th July 2012

Improvements to the council’s Lifeline service have been agreed ensuring it will continue to provide independence and support for older and vulnerable people.

Popular sandpits event returns

Harborough by the sea

Published on Monday 23rd July 2012

It’s time to grab that bucket and spade as Harborough-by-the-Sea returns to The Square in Market Harborough!

Rural Youth Voice Project shortlisted for top award

Rural Youth Voice Project logo

Published on Monday 16th July 2012

Local youth project Rural Youth Voice, part of Voluntary Action South Leicestershire, which works across Harborough District, have been shortlisted for a national award.

Olympic flame set to arrive in district

Olympic 2012 torch

Published on Tuesday 26th June 2012

The Olympic torch will be carried through the Harborough district today (Monday) and people are being encouraged to line the streets and “make some noise” to mark the occasion.

Torch relay traffic advice sent out

Olympic 2012 torch

Published on Tuesday 12th June 2012

Leaflets about the Olympic torch relay are landing on doormats across Leicestershire ahead of the flame's visit next month.

Safer summer campaign launches

Harborough District Community Safety Partnership

Published on Monday 11th June 2012

A campaign has been launched across the Harborough district to ensure people have a safe and enjoyable summer.

Music quiz in aid of Rock on the Rec

Music Quiz Poster for Rock on the Rec

Published on Friday 25th May 2012

Rock on the Rec organisers, Enable Youth and the Rural Youth Voice Project are putting on a Music Quiz to raise funds for this year's Youth Music Festival.

Priorities for district on discussed at forum

Published on Wednesday 23rd May 2012

Harborough District Council held its first Harborough Forum at Stanford Hall, which included updates on the campaign to bring superfast broadband to the district.

Get involved in Torch Relay Community Village!

Olympic 2012 torch

Published on Tuesday 8th May 2012

Communities throughout the Harborough district will get to welcome the Olympic Torch as it travels through the district on Monday 2 July 2012 as part of the Olympic Torch Relay.

Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal comes to Harborough!

Heston Blumenthal

Published on Tuesday 17th April 2012

Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal arrived in Market Harborough on Thursday (April 19) to put biscuits to the test, by dunking them in mugs of tea!

Council meets with market traders to discuss redevelopments plans

Photo of outside of market hall, Market Harborough

Published on Friday 24th February 2012

Harborough District Council chief executive, Anna Graves, has met with representatives of the market traders to discuss the possible relocation of the market from Market Hall.

Sign up for popular fun run – and get half off!

logo for 2010 Sport Relief

Published on Thursday 1st December 2011

It’s time to step up for the hugely popular Market Harborough Sport Relief mile and – until next week – there’s a chance to enter for half price!

Come and support heroes!

Royal Anglians

Published on Monday 19th September 2011

The Royal Anglian Regiment will march through the district in October with bayonets fixed, colours flying and band playing.

Race for Life run raises funds

Published on Wednesday 10th August 2011

A group of women, all linked to children’s services in the district, have helped raise more than £1,400 for charity.

District one of the best places to live

Published on Thursday 12th May 2011

The Harborough district has been named as one of the best places to live in Great Britain, according to a new survey.

District one of the best places to live

Published on Thursday 12th May 2011

The Harborough district has been named as one of the best places to live in Great Britain, according to a new survey.

Carol service sees young helping old

Image of decorated Christmas tree

Published on Monday 6th December 2010

A children’s carol service is taking place, with an appearance from Santa Claus – but instead of giving out presents, he’ll be receiving them!

Two minutes silence - November 11

Poppy field

Published on Wednesday 10th November 2010

Staff at Harborough District Council will be observing the two minutes silence on Thursday, 11th November, 2010 in memory of those who died, or have suffered as a result of war.

‘First Contact’ for those in need

Check list

Published on Tuesday 23rd February 2010

The lives of potentially vulnerable older people are set to be improved thanks to a new pilot scheme, which uses a 'checklist' filled in by visitors, to assess any needs residents might have.


Image of front page of TalkBack, winter 2009 edition

Published on Wednesday 25th November 2009

TalkBack - Winter 2009 - The district-wide residents newsletter published by Harborough District Council

‘Spotlight’ on young people

Published on Monday 19th October 2009

A special event, called Spotlight, has been organised by young people - for young people - to promote school councils. Organisers Harborough Youth Council hope local schools will get involved.

Older people’s issues discussed over tea!

Published on Wednesday 23rd September 2009

A new forum is being held to help older residents in the district raise issues affecting them. The Older People’s Forum, takes place at the Settling Rooms TODAY (Thursday, September 24) from 11am.

Community safety under the spotlight

Published on Tuesday 15th September 2009

A special event has been held to look at ways to develop the Community Safety Partnership. Around 50 representatives from different organisations, linked to community safety, attended the event.


newsletter published by Harborough District Council

Published on Monday 17th August 2009

TalkBack - Summer 2009. The district-wide residents' newsletter published by Harborough District Council, features the latest council news and a competition to win leisure centre membership.