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Houghton on the Hill Parish Council

Main Street, south from the A47, is one of the original village roads containing 17th, 18th and 19th century houses. This view is looking south west towards the War Memorial.

Houghton on the Hill lies six miles east of Leicester on the main A47 Leicester to Uppingham Road. The first mention of Houghton is in the Domesday Book although it is likely there was a settlement here as early as the Bronze Age. The village, which boasts two public houses, two garages, a combined newsagents/Post Office, a pharmacy, a Co-operative store, a hairdresser and a beauty salon as well as a Norman Parish Church and a nineteenth century Methodist Chapel, had until the Second World War been centred on the half mile long Main Street. The construction of four housing developments from the 1950s to the 1980s, however, saw the population triple in size, rising from 662 at the time of 1951 census to 1,524 at the time of the 2011 census.

The Parish Council was established in 1894 with a membership of 5 Councillors and it had the same composition in 1958 although it now has a complement of 7. The Parish Council generally meets every second Thursday of the month at 7.30 p.m. at the Methodist Church Schoolroom in Main Street. Parishioners are welcome to attend and are encouraged to make individual contributions during the informal public participation session.

Latest News

Courier Fraud

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:57 by Stephen Derry

A Fraud MO is being conducted against elderly vulnerable people involving a male caller, described by various victims as having an Indian or foreign accent, contacting the vulnerable person knowing their name, address and bank in order to try to get them to withdraw money from the bank. More »

Offences have continued across the force with a potential further 14 incidents being called into the Police over the last few weeks. This is likely to be higher in number due to some incidents being reported directly to Action Fraud and others being unreported.

A couple of variations to the method have been observed, these being the victim being persuaded to transfer their money into the suspects bank account and also where the scam initially began as a BT/Talk Talk representative rather then from the Police/bank.

This is to ensure that people are aware of the scam and that they a) don't become a victim and b)They report the offence to the police.

The police can be contacted on 101 at any time or 999 if prompt attendance is required to catch suspects in the act of committing a crime, or have just committed the crime and are in the vicinity. » Less

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER:- INGARSBY LANE

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:42 by Stephen Derry

Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order at the above location.

A temporary road closure is required on Ingarsby Lane on the 5th March to 6th March 2018 from 09:30 to 15:30. More »

The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will be implemented for public safety for removal of vegetation.

The proposed alternative diversion route will be via:- Billesdon Road (Hungarton), Tilton Lane (Billesdon), A47 Uppingham Road (Houghton on the Hill), Ingarsby Lane and vice versa.

Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during these works.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Leicestershire County Council Highways Tel: 0116 305 0001

Scraptoft Golf Club

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:02 by Stephen Derry

There is a proposal in the Harborough District Council Local Plan to relocate the Scraptoft Golf Club to a new course to be built east of Houghton.