Wistow cum Newton Harcourt Parish Meeting

Serving the people of Wistow and Newton Harcourt

Clerk: Bal Bahia

  • Wolf Moon

    Wolf Moon

    Wolf Moon

  • The little red phone box

    The little red phone box

  • Misty Canal in December

    Misty Canal in December

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If you live in Newton Harcourt or Wistow, the best way to stay in touch with information and the help available within the community is via:

- our private village FaceBook group, search for Newton Harcourt and Wistow. Please ask if you are not sure how to join it.

- by being included in the Parish Update email. Just send an email to the clerk Graham Handsley to request inclusion.


Otherwise please contact the clerk direct with any questions.


Wistow and Newton Harcourt Parish Meeting is, in a sense, the conduit for local services provided by Harborough District Council and Leicestershire County Council. We also have the mandate to raise a small amount of money each year, for inclusion in the annual Council Tax, but which sum, called the precept, is entirely for the benefit of the two villages. The decision on amount and usage is taken at a Parish Meeting after public discussion. Our prime responsibility though is endeavouring to assist in ensuring our villages remain ideal places to live and work.

Our Parish Meetings are open to all residents and are held four times a year in Newton Harcourt Reading Room. Dates are on the website. We do hope you will feel able to attend and take the opportunity to put forward matters of interest/concern to you. It will also be a chance to learn of current village activities from the various village groupssuch as, for example, the Friends of Newton Harcourt, the Parochial Church Council, WI etc etc. There is also an opportunity to question our local Harborough District Councillor.

We certainly hope you will enjoy our new website and most importantly, that it gives you information that you might require.Search and browse the site for the information you need and please feel free to contact us with any suggested improvements.

Latest News

Parish Meeting Chair's Report April 2020

Posted: Mon, 27 Apr 2020 19:36 by Bal Bahia

Report of the Chair of the Parish Meeting, published in lieu of holding the April meeting which has been cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions.

Music in the Park

Music in the Park

Posted: Wed, 08 May 2019 07:39 by Bal Bahia

The annual Music in the Park and fireworks event takes place on Saturday 8th June in the grounds of Wistow Hall.

A46 Expressway Meeting

Posted: Sat, 23 Feb 2019 12:32 by Bal Bahia

See attached information regarding the proposed expressway and the invitation for all residents to attend a meeting organised by the Groups opposed to the proposal as it stands.

Please contact them direct to book your place.