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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.

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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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Posted: Mon, 25 Nov 2019 17:54 by Stephen Derry

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is to be made for Gaulby Lane, Houghton on the Hill (see plan) to allow Severn Trent Water to facilitate a new water connection.

The TTRO will incorporate a temporary road closure. More »

The duration of the restriction is not anticipated to exceed a period of 3 days commencing on 6th January 2020. » Less

Work Live Leicestershire

Work Live Leicestershire

Posted: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 08:58 by Stephen Derry

Work Live Leicestershire is a charity based in Hinckley which are currently delivering an exciting project which helps local people living in Leicestershire. This project finds people who are currently out of work, identifies any barriers facing them and then supports them on a 1-2-1 basis to help overcome each one. The project is FREE TO ACCESS to people living in Leicestershire over 18 who are not in any paid work. More »

So if the project finds someone who wants a career working with animals but they do not have any work experience, then our partners will step in to help - Voluntary Action Leicestershire to action arrange some relevant volunteer experience (e.g. with an animal rescue centre) and a local job club to design and update their CV, as well as some mock interviews and free training on interview techniques. Similarly, if a single mum joins who wants to set up her own business but has no childcare support, then she will be signposted to free business advice via our partner CASE, with the project covering her childcare and transport costs.

These are of course only two examples - the project has been designed in such a way that it will be able to deal with a large range of situations and personal circumstances.

For more information contact Joanne Lowe by telephone on 01455 856315 or by emailing jlowe@ruralcc.org.uk. » Less