Council leaders stationed themselves outside the Old Grammar School on Tuesday for an informal chat with residents about any issues troubling them.
Harborough District Council leader Cllr Blake Pain and County Hall leader Nick Rushton met with about 30 local residents.
People had their chance to raise issues with the leaders and had a chance to have some questions answered.
Cllr Blake Pain said: “It is really important that elected members get out and about and put faces to names and engage with the people that elected us. It gave them an opportunity to express to us directly what their thoughts and issues are.
“There were a wide range of issues from Glebe Road through to master planning, highways and social care and it was very useful to take these on board and hopefully we will be addressing each one in turn.”
The leaders met with people between midday and 1pm.
District councillors Phil King and Sarah Hill were also on hand to meet residents.
Cllr Pain said that he was pleased Cllr Rushton could join him to show how the district and county councils work together.
Cllr Rushton said: “It is about the fifth one of these events that I’ve done in the county. It’s good to come here and see people to show that we are not all just sitting in County Hall.
“I want to be approachable and accountable – for county council services the buck stops with me.”
He has had requests to hold a similar event in Lutterworth and hopes to organise that next year.
Harborough businessman Ian Joule attended to speak out against plans for the new Tesco in Harborough and to gain support for reviving Arts Fresco.
He said: “I think it was a brilliant event but I think far more people should have turned up.”