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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

LCC Snow Warden Scheme

LCC Snow Warden Scheme

Posted: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 18:53 by Stephen Derry

Leicestershire County Council will be launching the snow warden scheme again this season and is inviting Parish Councils to get involved in this scheme to help the community during the coming winter.

The snow warden scheme is primarily intended to provide local treatment of key footways during periods of prolonged snow and ice. More »

The pressure that severe winter conditions places on LCC resource means that it is not able to treat footways itself. The objective of the snow warden scheme is to support the use of local resources to clear footways in the local community during prolonged severe weather. This locally delivered activity will enable greater community resilience when unfortunately, in reality, the County Council's current budgetary position means it is not able to resource this service.

If you think that you could be interested in helping, please contact the Clerk to the Parish Council.

LCC will provide the necessary equipment including protective clothing, a shovel, brush and wheelbarrow.

The snow warden will undertake the relevant training provided by LCC before they are able to carry out any duties. This will cover safe working practices, manual handling, salt use etc.

The identified snow warden will be indemnified against any third party claims providing they operate within the terms of the agreement and adhere to the safety guidelines outlined in the training provided. » 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.

Coronavirus and the Houghton Community

Coronavirus and the Houghton Community

Posted: Wed, 22 Apr 2020 13:58 by Stephen Derry

Click to view the 'Houghton and the Community' page for local business advice.