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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

Temporary Road Closure Scotland Lane

Temporary Road Closure Scotland Lane

Posted: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 17:35 by Stephen Derry

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order is to be made for Scotland Lane. The purpose is to allow Cadent Gas to facilitate a new gas connection. The order will incorporate a temporary road closure. The duration of the restriction is not anticipated to exceed a period of 4 days commencing on the 4 May 2020.

Tackling Loneliness in Leicestershire

Tackling Loneliness in Leicestershire

Posted: Tue, 17 Dec 2019 09:19 by Stephen Derry

Tackling loneliness and social isolation is one of the biggest challenges we are facing in society at the moment. Many people across different sections of society experience loneliness or isolation at various times in their lives, and it's clear that loneliness can affect anyone, regardless of a person's age or the area they live in. We also know that feeling lonely can have quite a significant effect on our health and wellbeing. More »

Leicestershire County Council has therefore embarked on a large scale project to tackle loneliness and isolation in our communities. As part of its work on this important agenda, Leicestershire County Council has worked with partners to create some new resources to help with tackling loneliness in our communities.

The Loneliness Toolkit for Leicestershire comprises of an 8-page booklet, which provides lots of useful information to help people reduce feelings of loneliness. It also has information about local sources of support, as well as how to get involved in community groups, projects and activities. A shorter 2-page summary document has also been produced.

In addition to the toolkit document, a new area on the Leicestershire Communities website has also been created, with details about how to get help, information and support regarding loneliness.

The Loneliness Toolkit document was launched at a 'Celebrating Great Communities' event, held at County Hall on Thursday 5 December 2019.

Hard copies of the 8-page Loneliness Toolkit document, along with the 2-page summary are also available, so if you would like to receive paper copies of either document, please contact: noel.singh@leics.gov.uk, tel: (0116) 3057020.

We hope this is the beginning of a proactive and collaborative approach to tackling the challenges associated with loneliness here in Leicestershire, to help ensure we have happy, healthy and safe communities, where we can do all we can to help each other, as this is something that is within your gift to give.


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Royal National Institute of Blind People

Royal National Institute of Blind People

Posted: Thu, 28 Nov 2019 13:12 by Stephen Derry

RNIB is one of the UK's leading sight loss charities.

By collecting used stamps to recycle you can help raise much-needed funds to help people living with sight loss. Every kilogram of used stamps collected raises £20, which could help someone feel more confident about living with sight loss, with personalised support on a topic like reading, technology or their eye condition from our expert Advice Service. More »

There are currently over 2 million people living with sight loss in the UK and estimated 3,900 people to be in the Hinckley and Bosworth District Council alone. Your support can help RNIB create a world where sight loss is no longer a barrier.

If you or anyone locally would like more information about RNIB including volunteering, talks about our work or fundraising, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I do hope that you're able to support us by spreading the word of our work within your community.

With many thanks in advance,

Nick Kirker
Volunteer Administrator
RNIB East Midlands Team
RNIB College
Radmoor Road
LE11 3BS

t. 015059642413
e. nick.kirker@rnib.org.uk
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