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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

Planned Road Works - Houghton Lane, Stoughton

Posted: Mon, 18 Oct 2021 15:38 by Stephen Derry

Please note that on Monday 15 November 2021 Leicestershire County Council will be carrying out the following works:-
Carriageway patching at the following location:-

Houghton Lane near to its junction with Gaulby Lane More »

Traffic Management Arrangements:- Road Closure

Diversion Route
Head south-east on Gaulby Lane towards Houghton Lane, turn left onto Stretton Lane
For more information about roadworks call Leicestershire County Council's Customer Service Centre: 0116 3050001 » Less

Planned Road Works - Main Street

Posted: Mon, 18 Oct 2021 09:32 by Stephen Derry

Please note that from Tuesday 26 October 2021 to Wednesday 27 October 2021 Leicestershire County Council will be carrying out the following works:-

Roadworks at the following location:-

Near to 29 Main Street More »

Traffic Management Arrangements:- Traffic Control (Give and Take)

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

Houghton Parish Council monthly news report

Posted: Mon, 18 Oct 2021 09:12 by Stephen Derry

The Parish Council submits a monthly article for publication in Houghton News which summarises key Parish Council decisions made at the monthly Parish Council meeting together with other useful information. More »

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