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MP event gets to heart of business

Published on Monday 23 July 2018

People got to hear the latest on how the business landscape is evolving, as well as some of the challenges it faces, at the special event held in the district.

  • Poignant Silhouette installed in Broughton Astley

    Published on Friday 20 July 2018

    A poignant reminder of those local people who made the ultimate sacrifice during World War I has been installed close to a village war memorial.

  • Local sponsor announced for Food & Drink Festival

    Published on Friday 20 July 2018

    Thousands of food lovers are expected to flock to Welland Park in Market Harborough on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August 11am to 7pm for the 2018 Market Harborough Food and Drink Festival.

  • More success in regional building awards

    Published on Friday 20 July 2018

    The district council and building industry professionals are celebrating after scooping an accolade at a prestigious awards event.

  • Unitary Authority

    Published on Tuesday 17 July 2018

    In June 2018, Leicestershire County Council Leader Nick Rushton said he wanted to start a conversation about creating a unitary authority to replace the county council and the seven district councils.

  • Appeal lodged against Magna Park decision

    Published on Friday 13 July 2018

    An appeal has been lodged against a decision to refuse plans for a storage and distribution centre, and associated facilities, at the Magna Park business park near Lutterworth.

  • Sandpits event relocates to popular town park

    Published on Tuesday 10 July 2018

    Harborough District Council will be bringing the seaside to Welland Park, Market Harborough on 27, 28 and 29 July from 10am to 4pm.

  • More success for council in improving green footprint

    Published on Friday 6 July 2018

    The district council has dramatically reduced its carbon footprint by nearly a third in the last 10 years.

  • Pitch your project at next ‘Dragon’s Den’

    Published on Friday 6 July 2018

    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.

  • Electric car charge-up points welcomed – and more on way!

    Published on Wednesday 4 July 2018

    Charging points for electric cars have been welcomed at a business centre in the Harborough district – and more are set to follow.

  • Overgrown public land tidied by landowner

    Published on Tuesday 26 June 2018

    Unsightly public land in Broughton Astley, which residents had raised concerns about, has now been tidied up by the landowner following intervention from the district council.

  • Flag raised to mark Armed Forces Day

    Published on Monday 25 June 2018

    A specially-commissioned flag has been hoisted above The Symington Building to mark Armed Forces Day.

  • Town’s classic car show set to draw massive crowds

    Published on Monday 25 June 2018

    Market Harborough’s eagerly-awaited Classic Car Show is set to be even bigger and better – with double the number of classic vehicles on display compared to last year’s inaugural event.

  • Children show why they love local market

    Published on Wednesday 20 June 2018

    School pupils have been having fun learning about their local market – and have been busy creating some artwork about it.

  • Event calls for ‘plastic-less planet’

    Published on Tuesday 19 June 2018

    People across the Harborough district are joining forces in a bid to stop our “earth and oceans filling up with plastic.”

  • New Building Control partnership

    Published on Friday 15 June 2018

    A new partnership has brought together two authorities’ Building Control teams.

  • Woman who flytipped ordered to pay nearly £4,500

    Published on Thursday 14 June 2018

    A woman has been fined and ordered to pay significant costs after she illegally dumped rubbish in a country lane in the Harborough district.

  • Private landlords sought to help home refugees

    Published on Wednesday 13 June 2018

    Harborough District Council is looking to work with private landlords to potentially provide another home to refugees fleeing war-torn conditions in Syria.

  • District Strategy Wins National Award

    Published on Friday 8 June 2018

    Harborough District Council’s cemetery and burial strategy has won a national award for Plan-Making.

  • Harborough Pilots Scheme to Help Families Get Active

    Published on Friday 8 June 2018

    Leicestershire County Council has been awarded £442,800 of National Lottery funding from Sport England to help low-income families get active with their children.

  • Review of Committee Meetings on Agenda

    Published on Wednesday 6 June 2018

    A review of the council’s procedures for planning committee meetings will be considered by councillors.

  • Poignant Silhouette Honours Fallen Heroes

    Published on Wednesday 6 June 2018

    A poignant reminder of those local people who made the ultimate sacrifice during World War I has been installed next to a town war memorial.

  • Inspector appointed to examine Local Plan

    Published on Thursday 31 May 2018

    An independent Planning Inspector has been appointed to examine the Harborough Local Plan which sets out future development and infrastructure across the district.

  • Audit of Accounts - Notice of Public Rights

    Published on Tuesday 29 May 2018

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

  • Vintage poster for classic car show unveiled

    Published on Wednesday 23 May 2018

    The new vintage style poster for this year’s Market Harborough Classic Car Show has been unveiled.

  • New District Council Chairman Elected

    Published on Tuesday 22 May 2018

    Councillor Lesley Bowles has been elected as the chairman of Harborough District Council for 2018/19.

  • Fallen heroes could have streets named after them

    Published on Monday 21 May 2018

    Local soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice during World War I could be commemorated by having streets named after them.

  • Business and its apprentices inspire others

    Published on Monday 21 May 2018

    A village business which has helped apprentices take their first steps into the world of work is hoping to inspire others to follow suit.

  • Headstone Survey

    Published on Monday 21 May 2018

    Harborough District Council is to carry out a headstone survey for safety reasons in line with Ministry of Justice guidelines.

  • Woman told to remove mobile home

    Published on Friday 18 May 2018

    A woman who unlawfully sited a mobile home on her land to live in has been ordered to remove it.