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  • Council records improvements in air quality

    Published on Tuesday 15 November 2022

    Air pollution levels are continuing to improve in the Harborough district.

  • Lockdowns contribute to third year of improved air quality

    Published on Tuesday 12 October 2021

    Air quality has continued to improve in Lutterworth, for the third year running, with the coronavirus lockdowns noted as a significant factor.

  • Homes get energy-efficiency boost thanks to grant

    Published on Wednesday 28 July 2021

    Some of the least energy-efficient homes in the Harborough district are set to benefit from a new initiative after funding was secured. 

  • Tell us how we can work together to tackle climate emergency

    Published on Tuesday 1 June 2021

    People are being asked to have their say on tackling climate change across the Harborough district.

  • Action on air quality reaps encouraging results for second year

    Published on Wednesday 9 September 2020

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

  • Council to crack down on illegal animal sales

    Published on Friday 14 February 2020

    New laws are being introduced in England to help combat the illegal trade in pet animals and to ensure the welfare of puppies and kittens.

  • Hosting a VE Day event? Here’s all you need to know

    Published on Friday 14 February 2020

    A handy guide is available for anyone intending to hold an event to celebrate VE Day in the Harborough District.

  • Dog control regulations extended

    Published on Tuesday 3 December 2019

    An order aimed at tackling irresponsible dog owners in Harborough District will continue for at least another three years, following a public consultation.

  • Fly-tipping falls in district thanks to proactive campaign

    Published on Friday 1 November 2019

    Fly-tipping has been dramatically cut in the Harborough district thanks to a Council campaign to crackdown on people dumping rubbish illegally.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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’.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Save money on your energy bills

    Published on Friday 25 January 2019

    More than 500 homes in the Harborough district have benefited from measures to save money on their energy bills in the last two years and more householders are being encouraged get support.

  • Fly Tipper Fined

    Published on Friday 28 September 2018

    Harborough District Council’s Tip Off campaign to tackle fly-tipping continues, with another successful prosecution of a serious case.

  • Improving air quality across district

    Published on Friday 21 September 2018

    Views are being sought on an action plan to improve air quality in the Kibworths.

  • Licence changes for landlords with multiple tenants

    Published on Friday 24 August 2018

    Landlords in the Harborough district are being urged to make sure they are complying with new laws around Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs).

  • 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.”

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    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.

  • Butchers fined over ‘filthy’ premises

    Published on Wednesday 2 May 2018

    A Market Harborough butchers has been fined £4,000 for failing to meet food hygiene standards.

  • Unsafe trees in dog walking area to be removed

    Published on Thursday 12 April 2018

    A number of decaying trees which pose a serious safety risk are being removed – but will be replaced later in the year.

  • Fall in flytipping thanks to campaign

    Published on Tuesday 3 April 2018

    A tough campaign targeting those who dump rubbish illegally in the Harborough district has seen a welcome reduction in the number of flytipping incidents in the last year.

  • Unsafe trees near park to be removed

    Published on Friday 19 January 2018

    A number of decaying trees, which pose a serious safety risk, are being removed.

  • Public asked for views on air quality improvements

    Published on Friday 21 July 2017

    Views are being sought on plans to improve air quality in the Kibworths.

  • Air quality improvement plans after data published

    Published on Tuesday 20 June 2017

    Plans to improve air quality in the Kibworths are being put forward following the publication of a new report.

  • Gumley flytipping

    Flytipping crackdown catching culprits

    Published on Friday 2 December 2016

    A campaign, aiming to crackdown on the blight of flytipping in Harborough district, has already seen a fine issued – with potentially more to follow.

  • Air quality on council agenda

    Published on Thursday 25 August 2016

    Harborough District Council’s Executive will consider, on the 5 September 2016, the Air Quality Annual Status Report which sets out any monitoring results for the district over the previous year.

  • Market stall helps to tackle noise

    Published on Monday 23 May 2016

    Barking dogs, rowdy neighbours and hot tub parties are just some of the noise complaints made by residents in the Harborough district.

  • Council enforcers move in to tackle village ‘eyesore’

    Published on Wednesday 13 April 2016

    Dramatic ‘before and after’ photos have been released showing a major clean up by council enforcers who tackled a residential grot-spot branded an “eyesore” by local residents.

  • Eco Question Time event - ask about climate change

    Published on Tuesday 22 March 2016

    An 'Eco Question Time' event - based on the BBC TV programme Question Time with David Dimbleby - will take place in Market Harborough and you can get involved.

  • Dog control orders and alcohol zones feedback

    Published on Tuesday 1 March 2016

    Feedback from the public – due to be published in March – about proposed new anti-social behaviour regulations are set to be discussed by district councillors.

  • River Welland restoration project – update

    Published on Thursday 24 September 2015

    The River Welland rises above Market Harborough and flows through Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Rutland, before reaching Stamford where it is one of the features that makes town so attractive.

  • ‘No feeding’ signs aim to prevent spread of vermin

    Published on Thursday 19 March 2015

    New signs are discouraging people from feeding wildlife along a river in Market Harborough in a bid to prevent the spread of vermin.

  • Join the big spring clean - 21 March

    Published on Tuesday 17 March 2015

    A big spring clean is taking place on Saturday and people are invited to get involved and help tackle ‘grot-spots’.

  • Notice served after holiday chalet illegally lived in

    Published on Friday 23 January 2015

    An enforcement notice has been issued to the owners of a holiday chalet after it was found to be illegally lived in.

  • Fire safety during industrial action

    Published on Friday 6 June 2014

    The Fire Brigades Union has announced firefighters’ strikes from 9am on Thursday 12 June 2014 to 9am on Friday 13 June 2014; and from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 21 June 2014.