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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 - Uppingham Road

Posted: Thu, 25 Nov 2021 13:08 by Stephen Derry

Please note that from Monday 10 January 2022 to Thursday 13 January 2022 Severn Trent Water will be carrying out the following works:-
Drainage installation works at the following location:-

Midway between Main Street and Firs Road More »

Traffic Management Arrangements:- Temporary prohibition of waiting and loading

For more information about roadworks call Leicestershire County Council's Customer Service Centre: 0116 3050001 » Less

Planned Road Works - Ingarsby Lane

Posted: Fri, 19 Nov 2021 16:50 by Stephen Derry

Please note that from Wednesday 12 January 2022 to Thursday 13 January 2022 Leicestershire County Council will be carrying out the following works:-

Carriageway Patching

Traffic Management Arrangements:- Temporary Road Closure More »

For more information about roadworks call Leicestershire County Council's Customer Service Centre: 0116 3050001 » Less

Casual Vacancy

Posted: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 11:11 by Stephen Derry

Notice is hereby given that due to the resignation of Councillor Eric Fernandez a vacancy exists in the office of Parish Councillor for the Parish of Houghton on the Hill.

The vacancy will be filled by election if any ten Local Government Electors for the said electoral area submit a written request to that effect in the manner prescribed below and if no such request is made the vacancy will be filled by the Parish Council. More »

Any request for an election to be held to fill the vacancy must be in writing and must reach the Returning Officer, Harborough District Council, Council Offices, Adam & Eve Street, Market Harborough LE16 7AG no later than 2nd December 2021

Dated this 15th day of November 2021 » Less