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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

Engagement Consultation

Posted: Mon, 10 Jan 2022 16:45 by Stephen Derry

Residents are being invited to share their aspirations and priorities for the Harborough district. Harborough District Council has launched a survey asking for comments on a wide range of topics with the aim of improving facilities and wellbeing and creating more opportunities across the Harborough district. More »

The survey asks residents to rank how they feel about community safety, sport, recreation, and parks, as well as job opportunities, sustainability, health and wellbeing, and more. Residents can use free text boxes within the survey to comment further or make other suggestions.

Feedback gathered from the survey will help to identify what is most important to residents to help the Council focus its priorities over the next few years.

Cllr Phil King, Leader of Harborough District Council said: "This is a unique opportunity for residents of all ages and from across the Harborough district, to give the Council their feedback about what matters most to them in their locality. The results of the survey will help us move forward with our plans to make Harborough district cleaner and greener, as well as improve facilities and prioritise our resources to benefit the whole district."

The survey will be shared directly with youth and community groups, parishes, and disability groups. The Council will also be out with the Rural Community Council to promote the survey in areas across the district.

The survey is anonymous (no individual data will be shared) and takes around 20 minutes to complete. It will close on 31 January 2022. Share your views and complete the survey by following the link below. » Less

Planned Road Works - Main Street and Stretton Lane

Posted: Mon, 20 Dec 2021 12:29 by Stephen Derry

Please note that from Monday 14 February 2022 to Friday 18 February 2022 Western Power will be carrying out the following works:-

Street lighting repairs works

Traffic Management Arrangements:- Temporary Road Closure More »

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

Planned Road Works - Scotland Lane

Posted: Tue, 14 Dec 2021 12:06 by Stephen Derry

Please note that from Monday 7 February 2022 to Wednesday 9 February 2022 Leicestershire County Council will be carrying out the following works:-
Gully works at the following location:-

Outside 1 to 9 St. Catharines Terrace More »

Traffic Management Arrangements:- Temporary Road Closure

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