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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

Proposed Puffin Crossing A47 Uppingham Road

Proposed Puffin Crossing A47 Uppingham Road

Posted: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 00:01 by Stephen Derry

Please note that the developer has erected the crossing before the legal consultation has taken place. The legal process must take place in order to make any future prosecution etc. enforceable should an accident occur on the crossing. More »

Leicestershire County Council proposes to establish a Puffin Crossing outside number 19 Uppingham Road between 135m and 160m to the east of Deane Gate Drive.

Details of the proposed scheme can be viewed online at https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/cars-and-parking/trafficmanagement-consultations.

Works will involve constructing a puffin crossing to create a large area for pedestrians to wait and be able to pass by each other with ease. Installation of traffic signal equipment, and associated signing/lining works will also form part of the scheme.

Works are anticipated to last 3-4 weeks and will be mostly carried out during weekdays, during the off-peak period. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the duration of the works. It is inevitable that some inconvenience will be caused, but delays will be kept to a minimum.

Objections to these proposals with grounds for your objection should be sent in writing to LAUREN HASLAM, Director of Law and Governance, Leicestershire County Council, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester LE3 8R quoting reference JM/HTWMT/4461 by no later than Wednesday 9th October 2019. Alternatively you can submit your objection via email to jane.x.moore@leics.gov.uk. » Less

East Midlands Airport consultation

Posted: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 21:05 by Stephen Derry

The Parish Council has been notified about an important piece of work that is about to begin at East Midlands Airport as part of the Government's national programme to modernise the way UK airspace is managed. More »

All airports in the UK have been asked to review their current controlled airspace up to 7,000 feet and decide whether the routes currently flown by aircraft are the best they can be.

The aim of the programme is to increase safety and efficiency of operations, whilst also seeking to reduce carbon emissions and the impact of noise.

The first stage of this process is to work with stakeholders to determine a set of design principles – or rules – that we will use to govern the review of our airspace.

You might want to share your views. You can find out more about East Midlands Airport's Future Airspace Programme by visiting its dedicated web-page at eastmidlandsairport.com/community/future-airspace.

It has also published a useful information booklet, which explains more about the programme, what the airport is trying to achieve, and the key areas where it would like input. You can view the information booklet by clicking here.

On the website and in the information booklet you will also find a link to complete an online feedback form. Here you can provide notification as to what is important to you so that it can make sure it is considered in its thinking. All of this feedback will be used by its technical teams when they start planning future routes later in the programme.

This is the biggest change to the UK's airspace in over 50 years and East Midlands Airport hopes that you will be able to find the time to play your part in shaping it. » Less

Harborough District Big Switch and Save

Posted: Thu, 29 Aug 2019 14:37 by Stephen Derry

Harborough District Council is offering residents the opportunity to save money on energy bills by collectively switching. The Council is working with a specialist company, iChoosr.

Information will be in the September Residents' Newsletter. More »

It is simple to sign up at https://www.harborough.gov.uk/switchandsave

Once residents have signed up, then iChoosr goes to the energy companies and sees who can offer the best deal.

Residents then get an individual offer, which they can then choose to accept or reject.

If residents accept the offer they will be switched to the new supplier and tariff, if not everything stays the same!

iChoosr offers full support if anything goes awry.

Residents can sign up on line and can sign up family who are out of area. You will need a recent utility bill to get the information on consumption and your current tariff.

Registration is until 7th October.

Harborough District Council can offer support to those who don't have access to the internet by calling in at customer services. » Less