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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

Information kiosk

Posted: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 12:28 by Stephen Derry

The information kiosk has been fitted with new shelving and looks very smart. The library is a popular feature in the village and the Parish Council is pleased that it is well used.

When donating books please leave good quality, clean books, maybe you received books at Christmas and have now read them. Do bear in mind it is a library , consider taking a book and either returning it or donating a replacement. More »

Please do not deposit magazines or old text books, or put books on the floor as they get damp and are just destroyed. » Less

Vaccinators needed - help us overcome the virus

Posted: Tue, 19 Jan 2021 11:41 by Stephen Derry

Healthcare professionals are being asked to come forward to help administer the Covid-19 vaccines in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

A number of new vaccination centres are being set up, and each one requires dozens of staff to administer the jabs. More »

Any registered healthcare professional can play a part after appropriate training – most of which they can do online at home. Retired professionals can join a temporary register up to five years after they have left the permanent register.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is recruiting staff on behalf of the local NHS.

Anne Scott, director of nursing, allied health professionals and quality said: "We are looking for staff who are registered healthcare professionals, or could easily re-register. This includes a wide range of professions such as physiotherapists, pharmacists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists as well as nurses and doctors.

"We will be offering full and part-time work over the next few months. You will be very welcome.

"Staff who have already been involved in the programme have said it is hugely rewarding to help deliver vaccines which protect life, and will help the country return to normal."

We are also looking for administrative staff to welcome patients and to help ensure accurate records are kept for members of the public receiving the vaccination.

In addition, this project is looking for volunteers to help patients at the vaccination sites.

For more details and to apply, please visit: www.leicspart.nhs.uk/supportvaccinations » Less

Planned Road Works - Stretton Lane

Planned Road Works - Stretton Lane

Posted: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 11:04 by Stephen Derry

Please note that from Wednesday 3 March 2021 to Thursday 4 March 2021 Leicestershire County Council will be carrying out the following works:-

Carriageway patching works

Traffic Management Arrangements:- Temporary Road Closure More »

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