Information about council services

We are working hard to protect our staff and residents in Harborough District. Our priorities are supporting our most vulnerable residents and maintaining our essential services.

We will need to make changes to some of our services and postpone some meetings and events and will be updating this page regularly.

We thank you for your understanding at this time.


Customer services

To protect our residents and staff, Harborough District Council has taken the difficult decision to close our front-facing customer service for the foreseeable future.

You can access our services at or by email at or by phoning 01858 828282.

We are receiving higher than normal customer and business enquiries. Please bear with us; we will respond as soon as we can. If your enquiry is urgent, such as housing / homelessness or foodbanks please call 01858 821232. 

Please check our website - - from where you can make some payments and applications.


Parking charges

Parking charges have been suspended at all Harborough District Council-run car parks in the Harborough district in line with Government health advice. You will not need to get a ticket to park. All parking machines will be covered up.

Please be aware that all other parking regulations, eg. disabled bays, will be in force. We would reiterate national advice to stay at home unless your journey is absolutely necessary.


Play areas

All Council-run play areas in the Harborough district will close in line with Government advice on social distancing to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Nearly 30 play areas will temporarily close in the district.




Harborough Market

The Food Hall will remain open (from Tues 24 March 2020), as it is integral to the food supply chain. Mrs J's Fresh Eggs, Jams 'n' Jars, The Bent Tin Shop, and Rural Trading have been relocated to the Food Hall to continue to supply essential food products, and cleaning and household supplies.

Trading times will also alter to 8am to 3pm Tuesday to Saturday.

Social distancing measures have been put in place, including queuing 2 metres apart.

The Market team thank all valued customers, loyal traders and hard working staff for their support during these difficult times.


Harborough Farmers Market 

With the tighter guidance from the Government around social distancing, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel Harborough Farmers Market until further notice.

Our market staff are working hard to keep the indoor market open for day to day essential foods and household supplies, which means we do not have the resources to safely deliver both operations at the same time.


Public toilets

All Council-run public toilets in the Harborough district have closed in line with Government health guidance around social distancing and to prevent the spread of coronavirus.


Leicestershire County Council - coronavirus updates

View Leicestershire County Council updates - including information about local museums, libraries, highways and weddings / registrars.


Town / Parish Councils

Information for parish and town councils from Leics & Rutland Assocation of Local Councils (LRALC)