Sunday, October 04 2015

Contacts & Information


Great Bowden Allotment Site
Located off Leicester Lane. The site consists of 8 plots.
Mr John Parrott,
Council Offices
Adam and Eve Street
Market Harborough
LE16 7AG

Telephone  01858 821282, Fax  01858 821002 or email:


CWC Coping with Cancer

Time Out: Market Harborough

Second and fourth Thursday every month, 
1.30pm - 4.00pm 
Lubenham Village Hall
Laughton Road, Lubenham (nr Market Harborough)

Time Out: Market Harborough is a drop-in complementary therapy group for anyone affected by cancer - patients, their carers and families. 

Enjoy a complementary therapy in a calm, relaxing atmosphere, and chat to other patients and carers over a cup of tea. No need to book, just turn up! 


Dog Warden

Further information on the Dog Warden Service


Environment Agency – Flood Map

The link below shows the areas of flood plane, which currently lie within the Separation of Settlements land between the village of Great Bowden and Market Harborough.



The council has responsibility for acting on reports of flytipping to both remove the waste and to locate and prosecute the offenders.  Where the waste is hazardous the council has a responsibility to ensure public safety until such time as the waste can be removed. 


Telephone: 01858 82 82 82




This Search link allows you to view all the footpaths in and around Great Bowden

Footpaths around Great Bowden


If you would like to trace your past family tree to the area then perhaps these links below may be of use to you.
All of the sites listed offer varying services from Census records, birth, marriage & death certificates, Military records, Parish records as well as Immigration & Emigration records.

National Archives
1901 Census of England & Wales
General Register Office England & Wales
General Register Office for Scotland
Scotlands Census
Leicestershire County Council - Parish Records in Leicestershire Libraries

also   search Great Bowden for it's workhouse history


Go Green

Some useful links to help the environment are:-
Compost Bin & Water Butt offers subsidised by Leicestershire County and Leicester City Councils.
To place an order or for more information please call 0844 571 4444 - Composting and recycling Information

Severn Trent Water customers -
Save a flush bag ( saves 1 litre per flush) – Free and limited to 4 per household
Tel: 0845 527 4953, Mon-Fri 9am - 9pm

Severn Trent Water customers -
Discounted water butts and compost bins.
Tel: 0845 130 8686

Green Electricity Suppliers/ packages – in support of 100% renewable energy.

Good Energy -
Ecotricity -
Green Energy UK -

Organic Food delivered to your door
Riverford Organic Veg -
Woodlands Farm - - Tel: 01205 724778 Resident at the Farmers Market, The Square, Market Harborough: First Thursday in the Month

Energy Tips

Typical Energy Usage for Household Appliances


Usefull information:-

Green cleaning - Bicarbonate of soda  including Olive Oil, Vinegar & Lemons

Remember ‘Phil’ can buy bicarbonate of soda in bulk for you at a great price.

Which Wood Burns Best? A guide for wood burning stoves and fires. A carbon neutral way to warm your home.


Harborough District Council Planning Page

alternatively view all application on an interactive map at Leicestershire Villages

Harborough District Council - Main page

Harborough Mail

9 Northampton Road, Market Harborough, LE16 9HB
Tel: 01858 436000


Harborough Museum

Harborough Museum, Council Offices, Adam & Eve Street, Market Harborough LE16 7AG
Telephone: (01858) 821085 or E-mail:


Market Harborough & The Bowdens Charity

Tel: 01858 462467

Mobile Library - A Valuable Service

Free book loan including bestsellers for all ages. Talking Books (hire charge).
Every other Tuesday, The Green, Great Bowden 3.00pm – 3.30pm

For further details contact: Harborough Library, 0116 305 3627
Mobile 3 : Tuesday Week 3


Mobile Library web page

Main Library in Market Harborough is
Pen Lloyd Library, Adam and Eve Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7LT
Tel: 0116 3053627, Fax: 01858 821265
Market Harborough Library web page

For further information please contact 0116 3053627


Mobile Library Great Bowden  Great Bowden Mobile Library

Open Access Great Bowden


Call (0116) 222 2222 to speak to the police about a matter not covered
by the 999 services.
Henry Whatley – Police Community Co-ordinator – 0116 248 3875

Harborough-and-the-Bowdens link

Leicestershire Police -

Crime Commissioner   -

Political Representatives for Great Bowden & Arden Ward

Councillor Phil Knowles

Councillor Dr Sarah Hill
Tel: 01858 431993

Councillor Barry Champion


Edward Garnier - MP - Conservative


Parish Council -

102.3 FM

Recreation Ground

The recreation ground is a central part of the village with a well equipped playground for children as well as fitness apparatus. It is home to Bowden Cricket Club and the Market Harborough Lawn Tennis Club . It is also used by many dog owners and dog litter bins are provided around the perimeter.

Great Bowden Recreation Ground


There is a full recylcing facility at The Riverside Industrial Estate, off the Rockingham Road, Market Harborough.

All residents should now have a recyling wheelie bin for card, paper, plastics (excluding black plastic), cartons, cans and glass.


A clothes and blanket etc recyling point can be found both at
Great Bowden Pre-school (Pre-school) hours which receives a donation from the Firefighters Charity for collections.
Church Hall, Dingley Road


A Ragtex collection bin at Great Bowden primary school car park off Gunnsbrook Close.


Tree Warden

Paul Terry - Tel: 01858 46219
Oldest Trees Map 1998
(please note 14a - Madeline Close - Cedar of Lebanon has been removed)



Village Design Statement

The Village Design Statement was created to set out guidance and principles for the design of any future development, ensuring the distinctive character of the village is retained.

Copies are available from John Panter on 01858 435819 or email John for further information.

Village Design Statement View

Please note this is a 22 page document and may take a moment to download.


Great Bowden village



Village Map

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