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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

Planned Road Works - Ingarsby Close

Posted: Mon, 16 May 2022 09:31 by Stephen Derry

Please note that from Monday 23 May 2022 to Tuesday 7 June 2022 Openreach will be carrying out the following works:-

Traffic Management Arrangements:- Road Closure

For more information about roadworks call Leicestershire County Council's Customer Service Centre: 0116 3050001. This notification is based on information received on Monday 16 May 2022. To view the latest position, check out the Parish Council's Facebook page or the Parish Council website. More »

Whilst the Parish Council does its best to share information, it cannot be guaranteed and readers should not rely on this content. The Parish Council will not be held liable should they decide to act upon the information provided and suffer damages as a result. » Less

Houghton Parish Council monthly news report

Posted: Mon, 02 May 2022 09:12 by Stephen Derry

The Parish Council submits a monthly article for publication in Houghton News which summarises key Parish Council decisions made at the monthly Parish Council meeting together with other useful information. This is generally available around the 15th of the month. The latest article is shown here. To view previous ones, please access documents and enter search criteria.

Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Posted: Thu, 17 Mar 2022 16:18 by Stephen Derry

The Parish Council is planning or supporting various events to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th June
Programme of Events

Thursday Evening
From 7.30 pm HFA will be holding a Family Night Event on the playing field at Weir Lane.
At 9.45 pm the Beacon will be lit on the playing field followed by a short firework display. More »

Friday Afternoon
Tea Dance with refreshments at the Village Hall. Please see April Houghton News for details or contact Franklin and Mary Woodcock (0116 241 8183) for tickets.

Friday Evening
5.30 – 7pm. Family Disco for children up to 11 years accompanied by parents at the Village Hall organised by Houghton Scout Group. Free entry and refreshments. Please see publicity from the Scout Group for ticket information.

Saturday Evening
Houghton Community Cinema with refreshments at the Village Hall. Movie to be shown is A Royal Night Out (12A). The doors will open at 7pm and the movie starts at 7.15 pm. Tickets and refreshments are free. Please see Community Cinema posters and details in Houghton News.

The National Big Sunday Lunch at the Village Hall

• The Village Hall and green will be open from 12 noon.

• Please bring a picnic with food and drinks and celebrate with friends and neighbours.

• Tables and chairs will be set out ready for you and the green will be decorated with bunting.

• 1pm children's fancy dress parade and judging for best costume with engraved trophy and engraved medals for the winners. Small prize for every entrant.

• 1.30pm best Jubilee crown parade and judging will take place. Entries invited from both adults and chil-dren. Get creative and design and make your Jubilee headwear. Engraved trophy and prize for the win-ner. Small prize for every child entrant.

• Half yard of ale competition for adults.

• Music with DJ.

• Bowls Club competition.

• Table tennis available.

• St Catharine's Church Bell Ringers will be ringing over the weekend.

Best Dressed House. Why not join in by decorating your house or front garden in a Jubilee theme, or perhaps with Jubilee Scarecrows? If you would like to take part please forward your name and address to Steve Derry clerk@houghtononthehillpc.org.uk. A list of decorated homes will be available for residents to take away, tour the village and judge the best dressed home with engraved trophy and prize for the winner. » Less