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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

Neighbourhood Plan

Posted: Mon, 15 Aug 2022 11:26 by Stephen Derry

The questionnaire forms a key part of the Neighbourhood Plan process and the final version has been agreed. Volunteers will soon be needed to deliver and collect questionnaires. If you are interested in helping out, please contact the Clerk to the Parish Council by email at clerk@houghtononthehillpc.org.uk. More »

You will be asked to comply with the Volunteer Policy and sign a Volunteer Agreement form.

Volunteers working at the sole request of and under the sole control of the Parish Council will be insured under the Parish Council's Public Liability and Employers' Liability cover. » Less

Planned Road Works - Uppingham Road

Posted: Mon, 15 Aug 2022 09:15 by Stephen Derry

Please note that from Monday 22 August 2022 to Friday 26 August 2022 Leicestershire County Council will be carrying out the following works:-
Roadworks at the following location:-

Between Main Street and Firs Road More »

Traffic Management Arrangements:- Lane Closure

For more information about roadworks call Leicestershire County Council's Customer Service Centre: 0116 3050001. This notification is based on information received on Monday 15 August 2022. To view the latest position, check out the Parish Council's Facebook page or the Parish Council website.

Whilst the Parish Council does its best to share information, it cannot be guaranteed and readers should not rely on this content. The Parish Council will not be held liable should they decide to act upon the information provided and suffer damages as a result. » Less

Planned Road Works - Forsells End

Posted: Mon, 15 Aug 2022 09:14 by Stephen Derry

Please note that on Monday 22 August 2022 Leicestershire County Council will be carrying out the following works:-
Roadworks

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

For more information about roadworks call Leicestershire County Council's Customer Service Centre: 0116 3050001. This notification is based on information received on Monday 15 August 2022. To view the latest position, check out the Parish Council's Facebook page or the Parish Council website. More »

Whilst the Parish Council does its best to share information, it cannot be guaranteed and readers should not rely on this content. The Parish Council will not be held liable should they decide to act upon the information provided and suffer damages as a result. » Less