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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.

  • New train station posters showcase town

    Published on Wednesday 7 August 2019

    Eye-catching posters have been introduced at Market Harborough train station highlighting some of town’s assets and attractions.

  • Inspector supports Council on enforcement action

    Published on Tuesday 6 August 2019

    Enforcement action at a Gypsy and Travellers ‘transit site’ near Lutterworth has been upheld despite an appeal.

  • Pay to park by phone option is here

    Published on Monday 5 August 2019

    Residents and visitors can now use their mobile phone to pay for parking in Council-owned car parks – and also top up their parking time remotely if they wish to stay in town longer.

  • Going back to ‘classroom’ to help with dementia

    Published on Friday 2 August 2019

    A unique and innovative project encouraging people with dementia to re-learn skills in a relaxed and friendly environment has taken a major step forward thanks to a funding boost.

  • Men fined after rubbish dumped in country lane

    Published on Thursday 1 August 2019

    Two men, both from Kettering, have been fined, after a Council investigation, for their part in the illegal dumping of rubbish in a country lane in the Harborough district.

  • Grow on Space project praised as ‘exceptional’

    Published on Thursday 25 July 2019

    The Grow On Space office construction project, in Market Harborough, has been praised as ‘exceptional’ in a new report.

  • Harborough Innovation Centre update

    Published on Tuesday 23 July 2019

    Harborough District Council and the Chair of the Harborough Innovation Centre (HIC) Strategy Board held a productive meeting on Friday 19 July 2019 with the businesses at the HIC concerning occupancy.

  • VIP chef announced as star guest at Food & Drink Festival

    Published on Friday 19 July 2019

    Thousands of food lovers are expected to flock to Welland Park to celebrate the 2019 Market Harborough Food and Drink Festival.

  • Make sure you're registered to vote

    Published on Wednesday 17 July 2019

    Harborough District Council's Annual Canvas is starting and, over the coming days, look out for a 2019 Household Enquiry Form arriving on your doorstep.

  • Play area in Lutterworth set for revamp

    Published on Tuesday 16 July 2019

    A popular play area in Lutterworth is set to be enhanced and updated as part of a programme of play improvements across the district.

  • Bigger and better sandpit to provide fun all year long

    Published on Monday 15 July 2019

    Children can enjoy the fun of the ‘beach’, all year round, with the introduction of a newly extended and enhanced sandpit in Welland Park.

  • Major step forward in meeting housing demand

    Published on Monday 15 July 2019

    A further step forward has been taken in helping make sure the right development happens in the right place across Harborough district.

  • Council offers flexibility to Innovation Centre occupants

    Published on Friday 12 July 2019

    Harborough District Council will offer more time and flexibility to long-stay occupants of the Innovation Centre to ensure they can relocate to suitable office space.

  • Street name unveiled to honour WW1 hero

    Published on Thursday 11 July 2019

    A hero solider, who was killed in action whilst charging an enemy patrol during World War One, has been honoured after a street near his former home in Fleckney was named after him.

  • Big crowds at town’s classic car show

    Published on Tuesday 9 July 2019

    Thousands of people flocked to Market Harborough on Sunday for the Classic Car Show – one of the most popular events in the East Midlands.

  • Shoppers set to go ‘plastic-free’ at market

    Published on Friday 5 July 2019

    Harborough Market is urging shoppers to get behind its traders during ‘Plastic Free July’.

  • Volunteers come forward to help out in an emergency

    Published on Friday 5 July 2019

    A number of people have expressed an interest in helping out in the event of an emergency in the Harborough district following a recent event.

  • Council’s strong financial position highlighted

    Published on Tuesday 2 July 2019

    Major investment in key projects to boost the economy, as well as investment in the services which residents value are just some of the positive outcomes highlighted in a new report.

  • Council puts energy into greener future

    Published on Tuesday 2 July 2019

    Moves to secure a new electricity supplier which could see a further reduction in the Council’s carbon footprint has been welcomed.

  • Businessman fined after his rubbish is flytipped

    Published on Tuesday 2 July 2019

    A businessman, who paid someone to dispose of rubbish from a property he was working at, has been fined after it was dumped in a country lane.

  • Street food event to create exciting vibe

    Published on Monday 1 July 2019

    Great street food, music, beers, cocktails, coffees and hot chocolates are all part of an exciting new event happening this week.

  • Food for thought at local school

    Published on Friday 28 June 2019

    Children at Meadowdale Primary School in Market Harborough have been busy designing market stalls and learning all about healthy eating during National Healthy Eating Week.

  • Cemetery restoration investment

    Published on Friday 28 June 2019

    New railings have been unveiled at Market Harborough cemetery after much-needed renovations were carried out to improve the look of the area.

  • Developers told to abide by rules

    Published on Tuesday 25 June 2019

    Developers across the Harborough district have been told to ensure they are respecting residents and planning rules – or face action.

  • Market Harborough successfully renews Fairtrade Status

    Published on Tuesday 25 June 2019

    Market Harborough has successfully renewed Fairtrade status for two years, following its ongoing commitment to promoting Fairtrade principles.

  • Positive action on climate change

    Published on Monday 24 June 2019

    Harborough District Council has joined other local authorities across the country in declaring a ‘Climate Change Emergency’ with the aim of being ‘carbon neutral by 2030’.

  • More CCTV cameras to be installed

    Published on Monday 24 June 2019

    Two more CCTV cameras are set to be installed in Market Harborough providing extra safety and security.