Neil O’Brien, MP for Harborough has welcomed news that Market Harborough has ranked top in the country as the most liveable place in England.
The index looks at a number of factors such as employment opportunities, performance of local schools and affordability of housing. The report was produced by ‘Your Housing Group’, written by former Treasury economist, Chris Walker.
Neil said, “This is great news and reflects what many of us have long known – that Harborough is a fantastic place to live, work and invest.
This is down to the hard work of so many different partners and organisations, who work tirelessly to make it the uniquely wonderful place that it is. Ranging from the local traders, to the Council and the brilliant Market Harborough in bloom volunteers; their combined efforts and those of many others are crucial to the town and surrounding villages.
We’re fortunate to have so many strong independent retailers in the town which helps to give it such a strong and unique identity, so I’d very much encourage people to continue to support local businesses to ensure we retain this for years and decades to come.”
Further details of the study can be found in the following Guardian article: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jul/21/market-harborough-most-liveable-place-in-england--homes-we-can-afford?utm_term=Autofeed&CMP=twt_gu&utm_medium&utm_source=Twitter&__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR00E-bvQrbh8pLKbkkYSLq2z_LcHtAP1qYOMJ9cZSlPdO1HHJsHHqgsAiU