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Delight at nomination for community planning work

Published on Thursday 21 March 2019

Harborough District Council has been shortlisted for a national award recognising its work with communities and neighbourhood planning.

  • Working to create sustainable communities

    Published on Thursday 21 March 2019

    Millions of pounds for infrastructure and community facilities are being secured by the Council to ensure that development across the Harborough district is sustainable.

  • Council to deliver high-tech fitness boost

    Published on Tuesday 19 March 2019

    Harborough District Council has paved the way for new, state-of-the-art gym equipment to be installed at Lutterworth and Market Harborough leisure centres.

  • Investment to benefit residents and businesses

    Published on Monday 18 March 2019

    Harborough District Council and Harborough District Commercial Services Ltd has taken advantage of an exciting investment opportunity to benefit the whole district.

  • 'Lutterworth East' planning application submitted

    Published on Monday 11 March 2019

    A major planning application has been submitted seeking to create 2,750 new homes, community facilities and employment space near Lutterworth.

  • Exciting tourism boost planned by Council

    Published on Thursday 7 March 2019

    A tourism guide and the launch of a new website to promote local attractions and businesses are among exciting plans set to help bring more visitors into the Harborough District.

  • Innovative electric street cleaning vehicle trialled

    Published on Thursday 7 March 2019

    An innovative electric-powered street cleaning vehicle has been successfully trialled in the Harborough district – and more could be used in the future.

  • Still time for forces families to respond to survey

    Published on Thursday 7 March 2019

    There is still time for Armed Forces families to share their experiences as part of a wide-ranging survey looking at aspects of military life.

  • Magna Park decision appeal – date set

    Published on Thursday 7 March 2019

    A planning appeal inquiry date, relating to a storage and distribution centre and other facilities at Magna Park, has been set.

  • Vintage vehicles needed for classic car show

    Published on Wednesday 6 March 2019

    It’s back and set to be bigger than ever! Market Harborough’s hugely popular Classic Car Show returns this year and car enthusiasts are being encouraged to register their vintage vehicles.

  • Creating work opportunities for school leavers

    Published on Wednesday 6 March 2019

    Bringing schools and businesses together to create recruitment, apprenticeships and work experience opportunities was the aim of a business skills event held this week.

  • Standing as a candidate in local elections

    Published on Wednesday 6 March 2019

    Anyone interested in standing for election as a parish councillor can obtain nomination papers from the following locations:

  • Joining forces to reduce energy bills

    Published on Wednesday 6 March 2019

    Residents are being given the opportunity to save money on their energy bills thanks to a new scheme being launched by the Council.

  • CCTV coverage boost to improve community safety

    Published on Wednesday 6 March 2019

    More closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras are to be installed in Harborough district, alongside support being offered to villages which want to install their own.

  • Apprentices Blaze A Trail

    Published on Monday 4 March 2019

    Harborough District Council's ace apprentices are blazing a trail - and there's more to follow.

  • Time to ‘Invest in Harborough District’

    Published on Friday 1 March 2019

    A major initiative has been launched to showcase the Harborough District as a key location for businesses to invest, expand and prosper.

  • Council takes on grounds contract for Rutland

    Published on Tuesday 26 February 2019

    Harborough District Council has agreed to carry out grounds maintenance for a neighbouring Council as part of an innovative partnership.

  • Budget will ‘put residents first’

    Published on Tuesday 26 February 2019

    Harborough District Council has approved its budget – with no rise to its share of the Council Tax – which the Council says puts residents’ priorities first.

  • Electric car charge-up points installed in Broughton Astley

    Published on Tuesday 19 February 2019

    New charge-up points for electric vehicles have been introduced in Broughton Astley.

  • Local Plan reaching final stages

    Published on Friday 15 February 2019

    Harborough District Council’s Local Plan Executive Advisory Panel will meet on Wednesday 20 February 2019 at 2pm in the Council Chamber at The Symington Building in Market Harborough.

  • Successful home support partnership extended

    Published on Tuesday 12 February 2019

    People in the Harborough district, who need home adaptations due to mobility issues, will continue to get support through an innovative partnership.

  • Land sale will help would-be homeowners

    Published on Tuesday 12 February 2019

    People hoping to get on the housing ladder will be helped thanks to the sale of a piece of disused land in Saddington.

  • New bus shelter plan after land sale

    Published on Tuesday 12 February 2019

    Villagers in Broughton Astley are set to benefit from a new bus shelter after the District Council agreed to sell a piece of land to Broughton Astley Parish Council.

  • Air quality action plan sees new monitor installed

    Published on Monday 11 February 2019

    A new high-tech monitoring station has been installed in the Kibworths as part of Harborough District Council’s plan to improve air quality in the area.

  • Bargain Hunt’s Kate Bliss to visit market for valuation

    Published on Monday 11 February 2019

    Are you curious about how much your antiques are worth? Perhaps you want to know a little more about them?

  • Read latest Council e-newsletter

    Published on Monday 4 February 2019

    Our regular newsletter is packed with the latest information about what is happening near you.

  • Food and drink festival scoops national award

    Published on Friday 1 February 2019

    Market Harborough’s Food and Drink Festival 2018, organised by Harborough District Council, has been named Best Small Speciality Market at the Great British Market Awards 2019.

  • Electronic car park permits welcomed

    Published on Tuesday 29 January 2019

    New ‘e-permits’ are being introduced for car parks across the Harborough district, offering users a faster, paperless and more cost-effective way to obtain a permit.

  • Tree planting scheme at town parks welcomed

    Published on Tuesday 29 January 2019

    Trees are being planted at two popular parks in Market Harborough to replace those which have had to be felled for safety reasons.

  • Plastics Pledge launched in Harborough district

    Published on Friday 25 January 2019

    A fantastic turnout of people arrived at the market on Friday to help launch a pioneering environmental campaign urging residents to take a ‘plastics pledge’ to help protect the planet.