News

We have a winner!

Congratulations to Ian Chadwick, who has won the Sustainable Harborough prize draw. At the Christmas Fayre on 4th December we invited members of the public to make a pledge to say what they would do to live in a more environmentally friendly way. All the pledges made...

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Cast out that Christmas chill

Sustainable Harborough is very aware of the high fuel costs incurred by many households across the district and especially in rural areas. Changes in Government programmes have meant that there is a lot of confusion about how to access energy efficiency advice and...

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Christmas “Treecycling” in aid of LOROS

After Christmas, you can recycle your Christmas tree with the help of LOROS, the hospice charity. In return for a minimum donation of £5, LOROS will come and collect your tree over the weekend of 9th/10th January 2016. The scheme is only covering Market Harborough,...

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Festive goodies from edibLE16

Are you starting to dream about all the good things you'll eat and drink over Christmas? edibLE16, the click-and-collect local food and drink hub have added lots of Christmas goodies to their online shop, including: Chocolate truffles (fig and cassis, orange and...

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Harborough community share offer success

Harborough's first community owned solar project is getting closer to realisation. The share offer was fully subscribed, raising the full £183,600, and closed on 9th November. In a further important step, planning permission has also been granted. Structural surveys...

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Tasty new services from edibLE16

edibLE16 - the online click-and-collect shopping service for local food - has introduced new services from 6th November to improve convenience and make it possible for more people to enjoy locally produced food and drink. Additional pick up time From 6th November,...

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Harvest time at Waterloo Community Garden

Recently we have been harvesting a bumper crop of potatoes and squash, and there are lots of leeks, spinach, raspberries and beans ready to pick too. This is the time of year when volunteers get to enjoy the fruits (and veg) of their labours, quite literally! The...

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Community Energy Share Offer Launches

The largest community solar project in Leicestershire has launched on 12th October 2015, offering community shares to the public. Market Harborough is seeing the launch of an innovative new Community Solar Project set to benefit a local school in the town and a local...

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Developments at Waterloo Community Garden

The last two weeks have been a busy time at the community garden, with two action days taking place, and we also welcomed a couple of new volunteers. At the action day on 29th September the main focus was to create a herb bed, sited near the gate, and planted with...

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Join the Community Energy Revolution!

Harborough Energy has been set up to give residents in and around Market Harborough the opportunity to collectively invest in, and own, local renewable energy projects. We are now almost ready to launch our first community scheme. In order to raise the finance for our...

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