Parishes set for boundary changes after review

Published Monday 1 February 2021

Changes to parish boundaries in the Harborough district will now take place after feedback from the public.

All parishes in the Harborough district have been reviewed by Harborough District Council as part of a Community Governance Review to ensure they continue to best meet the needs of the local community.

Such reviews provide opportunities to look at governance in areas where there may have been changes in population, new development or specific or local new issues.

In October 2020, a public consultation was launched inviting feedback from the residents. Parish councils, community groups and other organisations were also asked for their views.

The Council has now concluded its review and will now make a Reorganisation of Community Governance Order which will bring the approved changes into effect. 

The changes will be in place for the next parish council elections due in 2023.

The changes include making alterations to the parish boundaries between Lubenham and Market Harborough, Kibworth Beauchamp and Kibworth Harcourt, Fleckney and Saddington, removing the parish warding in Thurnby and Bushby and increasing the number of parish councillors for Claybrooke Magna and Husbands Bosworth.

Cllr Paul Dann, Harborough District Council’s Cabinet lead for Corporate & Regulatory Services, said: “We’d like to thank everyone who provided feedback during this important review. Local decision-making is an important part of democracy; we hope these changes will help empower residents to get the best out of their communities.”

The Community Governance Review report was approved by Council on 25 January 2021. Read more about the changes here.