Wistow cum Newton Harcourt Parish Meeting

Serving the people of Wistow and Newton Harcourt

Clerk: Bal Bahia

  • Grand Union Canal

    Grand Union Canal

  • Cruising on the canal

    Cruising on the canal

  • Wistow Hall and Lake

    Wistow Hall and Lake

Welcome to the Wistow and Newton Harcourt Community

Local Walks

Want some new routes for local walks? Click on the link below to find some and get those steps in!




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 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 groups such as, 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 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

Back 2 Basics Mobile Shop

Back 2 Basics Mobile Shop

Posted: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 14:47 by Bal Bahia

Fridays 1.15pm - 2pm at the Reading Room car park. We would like to go 'back to basics' and bring you a traditional service to your village. Over the years, through major players in the food and retail sector we have lost the village amenities that were so important to the local community. More »

We can't compete against the low cost supermarkets, but what we can do is provide quality products at affordable prices without all the plastic packaging, sourcing local produce where we can. You can come along and buy only what you need, helping to combat food waste and bring your own containers for us to fill helping to cut down on unnecessary plastic packaging. » Less

Fish and Chip Van

Fish and Chip Van

Posted: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 14:30 by Bal Bahia

Chip van calls here on Friday evenings from 7.45pm approx. Two stops - one at the corner of Wistow Rd / Glen Rd and the other in The Square.

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.