Planning for the Harborough Big Green Week, Sept 24th – Oct 2nd, is now well underway, and Sustainable Harborough Community (SHC) would love to hear from any Parish who is keen to get involved. The idea is for local community groups (schools, playgroups, churches, guides, scouts, WI, Young Farmers, environmental groups etc) across Harborough District to run events at any time during that week to celebrate activity that is already underway to protect and enhance the environment, and to help people lead more sustainable lives.

More information can be found on the SHC Website Sustainability | Sustainable Harborough Community | England and you may also be interested in this really useful document from the national organiser of the Great Big Green Week, giving ideas for events that groups might be interested in running: A-Z-of-ideas.pdf (

If you already have an event in mind, do let us know and we can add it to our publicity materials. You can contact us at

Leicestershire Neighbourhood Planning Network Event provides an opportunity for Neighbourhood Planning groups within Leicestershire to come together and share their experiences, knowledge and skills. This is taking place in the Committee Suite at County Hall on the evening of Tuesday 27th September.

There will be three key items covered at this meeting:

  • National Update & Support Available (Annabel Osbourne, Locality)
  • Guidance regarding Accessibility & Policy Writing (Nik Green, LCC)
  • Historic Environment & Neighbourhood Plans (Richard Clark, LCC)   

Anyone involved in neighbourhood planning is welcome to attend, including those thinking about a neighbourhood plan for their community and who would just like to find out more.

The September event will be an In-Person Networking Event with the option to alternatively join via the web for viewing only.

The evening will start at 5:30 pm with light refreshments and an opportunity to network and finish by 7.30 pm.

Booking information and a copy of the Agenda can be found here Leicestershire Neighbourhood Planning Network (