Are you fed up of slow broadband? Do you think we need better facilities for young people in Ullesthorpe? Would you like to have support in making your house more energy efficient and green? Does your business need more support?

Are there other services, amenities or general improvements that you would like to see in Ullesthorpe?

Then take this chance to have your say.

The Rural Community Council is seeking the views of residents about how they can support village residents to improve their quality of life.

If you want to express your views you can send them to Jhanvi Shukla on and Tracey Pollard on

Here is the statement from the RCC about their proposed strategy:

The Rural Community Council is a community development charity working to increase stronger and more connected communities across Leicestershire, Rutland and surrounding Rural areas.

We are developing a Rural Strategy for the Harborough District, looking at key rural issues and needs and service gaps of our rural communities. This will include a focus on both Community and Rural Business engagement.

The project is designed to engage and consult with both the community and local businesses on several different areas. These areas will include the on-going effects and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and look at how we can assist our communities and businesses with information about what is available to them in their local area and what will be needed for longer term support. 

In the community we will be looking at widespread issues and disadvantages at grass-roots level and speaking to groups and communities facing isolation, economic, housing or social hardship and connectivity/broadband issues. We will be discussing the essential needs and priorities of each community, looking at possible gaps in existing services and identifying key areas of unmet need.

We understand that there may be many topics arising post-pandemic and we really want to drill down to the key issues affecting our local communities and businesses. We are hoping that as a starting point, we could ask you to discuss with residents in your ward and feed back to us any matters you wish to be raised, any concerns they may have about the local community and / or businesses in the area and any ideas and suggestions about how we can deliver a clear picture of the rural strategy required to continue to develop the Harborough District.

We understand you may be busy so we are happy to hold Teams or Zoom meetings as a group or on a one-to-one basis. Please contact us on and to discuss.