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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 - Stretton Lane

Planned Road Works - Stretton Lane

Posted: Tue, 16 Jun 2020 12:54 by Stephen Derry

Please note that from Monday 20 July 2020 to Tuesday 21 July 2020 Leicestershire County Council will be carrying out the following works:-

Gully repairs

Traffic Management Arrangements:- Road Closure

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

Planned Road Works - Ingarsby Lane

Planned Road Works - Ingarsby Lane

Posted: Fri, 29 May 2020 15:23 by Stephen Derry

Please note that from Thursday 16 July 2020 to Friday 17 July 2020 Leicestershire County Council will be carrying out the following works:-

Filling carriageway overriding and pull back verges

Traffic Management Arrangements:- Road Closure 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.