Latest news

Man found guilty after ignoring penalty linked to fly tipping

Published on Thursday 10 October 2019

A man who failed to pay a fine after being linked to a fly tipping incident in a country lane in the Harborough district has been ordered to pay over £1,400 by a court.

  • Further success in reducing ‘carbon footprint’

    Published on Tuesday 8 October 2019

    The district council has continued to dramatically reduce its carbon footprint – reducing emissions by over 40% in the last decade, according to new figures.

  • Community Toilet Scheme comes to district

    Published on Monday 7 October 2019

    People will now be able to pop in and use toilet facilities in shops and cafes in the Harborough District as part of a new scheme helping to boost business and increase footfall.

  • VE Day anniversary celebrations planned

    Published on Friday 4 October 2019

    To celebrate 75 years since the end of World War 2, plans are underway to mark the occasion with exciting events and activities across the Harborough district.

  • More than £640,000 given out to local projects

    Published on Thursday 3 October 2019

    A diverse range of community projects have received a welcome financial boost – totalling more than £640,000 – thanks to the district council.

  • Food and drink businesses invited to get ‘Ready for Brexit’

    Published on Wednesday 2 October 2019

    Businesses across the Harborough district, in the food and drink sector, are being encouraged to attend an event to prepare them for Brexit.

  • Boost local economy by spending a ‘fiver’

    Published on Monday 30 September 2019

    Local independent shops and businesses across Harborough District are taking part in an initiative to help boost the local economy.

  • Public involvement in planning to be reviewed

    Published on Monday 30 September 2019

    Ensuring residents have every opportunity to have their say on planning issues is the aim of a review of how the Council consults on development matters.

  • Chance to bid for share of £60k funding pot

    Published on Wednesday 25 September 2019

    Parishes, schools and community groups can now apply for a share of £60,000 to help fund projects within the Harborough District.

  • Parishes discuss planning compliance at pilot workshop

    Published on Wednesday 25 September 2019

    Parish Councils in the Harborough district took part in an innovative pilot workshop to look at ways to work together to ensure developers abide by planning rules.

  • Warning issued over construction working hours

    Published on Friday 20 September 2019

    A warning has been issued to developers after construction work was carried out outside of approved construction working hours in Kibworth.

  • Council offers vital support to care leavers

    Published on Thursday 19 September 2019

    More support could be offered to vulnerable young people leaving the care system as part of Council proposals being put forward.

  • Review of community governance proposed

    Published on Tuesday 17 September 2019

    All parishes in the Harborough district are set to be reviewed to ensure they continue to best meet the needs of the local community.

  • Sporting history events for those with dementia

    Published on Friday 13 September 2019

    Remembering sporting highlights and memorable moments from the past is the aim of two events for people with dementia.

  • Man fined after rubbish dumped in village

    Published on Tuesday 10 September 2019

    A Kettering man has been fined £300 after rubbish removed from his house was fly-tipped in a village in the Harborough district.

  • New £6.9million business centre supports growth

    Published on Monday 9 September 2019

    Harborough District Council (HDC) has appointed Andrew Granger & Co Ltd to manage lettings at the new Harborough Grow On Centre (HGOC) at Compass Point Business Park in Market Harborough.

  • New business centre officially named

    Published on Friday 6 September 2019

    A new office development which will help expanding businesses develop and prosper has been officially named.

  • Recycling simplified across Leicestershire

    Published on Wednesday 4 September 2019

    District councils in Leicestershire have joined forces to make recycling easier than ever by providing a more consistent recycling service for Leicestershire residents.

  • Controlled drinking zones to be extended

    Published on Tuesday 3 September 2019

    Controlled drinking zones, which help prevent anti-social behaviour in public places, are to be extended following a public consultation.

  • Have your say on dog controls

    Published on Tuesday 3 September 2019

    People across the district are being invited to take part in a consultation on regulations to help tackle irresponsible dog owners.

  • Council to work with others on key trade route

    Published on Monday 2 September 2019

    Harborough District Council has joined other local authorities in agreeing to work in collaboration to develop a strategy for a key trade route in the Midlands.

  • Local company supports popular tourist attraction for the day

    Published on Thursday 29 August 2019

    Volunteers were out in force at Foxton Locks on Friday as part of a pilot initiative encouraging businesses to help out in the community.

  • Have your say on Market Harborough’s future

    Published on Wednesday 28 August 2019

    People are being invited to have their say on the future of Market Harborough town centre at a drop-in event being held in September.

  • New approach to having say on planning

    Published on Friday 23 August 2019

    People who comment on planning applications in the Harborough district will no longer have their details published online from next month.

  • Join others and save on energy bills

    Published on Friday 23 August 2019

    Residents across the Harborough district are being encouraged to join others in saving money on their gas and electricity bills.

  • Armed Forces Survey has excellent response

    Published on Friday 23 August 2019

    Harborough District Council is keen thank residents after more than 700 people responded to a recent survey conducted to understand all aspects of military life.

  • Action on air quality brings success

    Published on Thursday 22 August 2019

    Air quality has significantly improved in Lutterworth, in the last year, according to annual data just published.

  • Car park improvement work set to start

    Published on Thursday 15 August 2019

    Improvements to Council-owned district car parks, approved in June, are set to start in Lutterworth and Market Harborough from Monday 19th August 2019.

  • Volunteers and Community Fair returns to district

    Published on Friday 9 August 2019

    Following the success of last year’s Community and Volunteers Fair, Harborough District Council is delighted to be hosting the annual event once again.

  • Chance to pitch your idea at ‘Dragon’s Den’ style event

    Published on Thursday 8 August 2019

    The next Dragon’s Den style event could help bring exciting projects in the Harborough district to fruition – with some major funders ready to offer support.