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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

School Parking

School Parking

Posted: Thu, 16 May 2019 12:53 by Stephen Derry

Leicestershire County Council is carrying out a consultation in relation to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order. The effect of this will be to impose a Mandatory School Keep Clear Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm on Stretton Lane, Houghton. More »

Objections to the proposals specifying the grounds on which they are made should be sent to the undersigned by not later than 6th June 2019, quoting reference JM/HTWMT/4294.

Lauren Haslam, Director of Law and Governance, Leicestershire County Council, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester LE3 8RA. » Less



Posted: Fri, 10 May 2019 16:34 by Stephen Derry

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order is to be made for Ingarsby Road, Hungarton (see attached plan). The purpose of the TTRO is to allow Openreach to facilitate safe access for engineer to work in underground structure. More »

The TTRO will incorporate a temporary road closure.

The duration of the restriction is not anticipated to exceed a period of 3 days commencing on the 31st July 2019. » Less

Poll Clerk Vacancies

Posted: Fri, 10 May 2019 14:20 by Stephen Derry

There are Poll Clerk vacancies for the European Parliamentary Elections on 23rd May 2019 at the following location:-

Bitteswell, Broughton Astley, Dunton Bassett, Houghton on the Hill, Illston on the Hill, Lutterworth, Newton Harcourt, Owston, Peatling Magna, Shawell, Tilton on the Hill. More »

The hours are 6.30 am till 10pm and payments are

£115 fee

£25 online training fee

£10 mileage

If you are interested please email

s.mortimer@harborough.gov.uk » Less