Welcome to
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

Work Live Leicestershire

Work Live Leicestershire

Posted: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 08:58 by Stephen Derry

Work Live Leicestershire is a charity based in Hinckley which are currently delivering an exciting project which helps local people living in Leicestershire. This project finds people who are currently out of work, identifies any barriers facing them and then supports them on a 1-2-1 basis to help overcome each one. The project is FREE TO ACCESS to people living in Leicestershire over 18 who are not in any paid work. More »

So if the project finds someone who wants a career working with animals but they do not have any work experience, then our partners will step in to help - Voluntary Action Leicestershire to action arrange some relevant volunteer experience (e.g. with an animal rescue centre) and a local job club to design and update their CV, as well as some mock interviews and free training on interview techniques. Similarly, if a single mum joins who wants to set up her own business but has no childcare support, then she will be signposted to free business advice via our partner CASE, with the project covering her childcare and transport costs.

These are of course only two examples - the project has been designed in such a way that it will be able to deal with a large range of situations and personal circumstances.

For more information contact Joanne Lowe by telephone on 01455 856315 or by emailing jlowe@ruralcc.org.uk. » Less

The New Police Web site and Online Crime Reporting Portal

Posted: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 16:16 by Stephen Derry

With the new online reporting system now active, members of the public are encouraged to visit the new force website www.leics.police.uk to find out more about things that are happening in your local community and to report crime and incidents directly online at a time that is convenient to you. More »

Here is the direct link to the reporting page:

https://www.leics.police.uk/report-online » Less

Notice of a Community Governance Review

Posted: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 06:59 by Stephen Derry

Harborough District Council has commenced a Community Governance Review of the civil parishes of the Harborough District, the purpose of which is to consider if changes are needed to the parish arrangements within the District. More »

The Council is now conducting the first stage of the review process and is inviting residents and interested organisations to submit their views on existing arrangements together with any proposals for change.

The Terms of Reference and other information can be viewed and downloaded from the Council's website at www.harborough.gov.uk/community-governance-review.

Should you wish to submit a written representation regarding this review please address it to:

Electoral Services
Harborough District Council
Council Offices
Adam and Eve Street
Market Harborough
LE16 7AG

Alternatively your submission may be emailed to:

The deadline for submissions is 31st January 2020. » Less