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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

Parish Council Grants 2021/22

Posted: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 00:01 by Stephen Derry

If you are considering submitting an application for a 2021/22 grant, in order for it to be considered for inclusion in the budget, the Parish Council needs to receive your application by 1 October 2020. More »

Any grant application received after this date will not be considered.

Grant applications will be considered only upon completion of a Grant Aid application form. All questions on the application form must be fully answered and any further information requested in support of an application, must be provided.

Click to view the Parish Council's Grant Policy.

If you require any advice or assistance in completing the application please contact the Clerk to the Parish Council whose contact details are on the website. » Less

Planned Road Works - Scotland Lane

Posted: Mon, 27 Jul 2020 14:56 by Stephen Derry

Please note that from Friday 24 July 2020 to Tuesday 11 August 2020 LCC (Permit Authority) will be carrying out the following works:-

Scaffolding at the following location:-

11a Scotland Lane

Traffic Management Arrangements:- Some Carriageway Incursion More »

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

Work Live Leicestershire Employability Project

Work Live Leicestershire Employability Project

Posted: Fri, 24 Apr 2020 20:09 by Stephen Derry

Leicestershire and Rutland RCC are currently promoting a community project that offers support to people who have found themselves out of work during these challenging times.

The Work Live Leicestershire project offers free online training, 1-2-1 help with job searching, help to improve interview skills and even support from specialists to launch a new business venture. Just to note that only Leicestershire residents aged over 18 and currently out of work are eligible to join.