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

Billesdon Surgery

Posted: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 12:06 by Stephen Derry

A resident has pointed out that Billesdon Surgery is running out of face masks and patients are therefore requested to bring their own.

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

Sign up to the Citizens’ Panel and help improve local health services

Posted: Thu, 28 May 2020 10:33 by Stephen Derry

People in Houghton on the Hill are invited to sign up to a new online network to share their experiences of NHS services and help shape the future of local NHS services.

The NHS Citizens' Panel has been set up by local NHS organisations to gather public views and opinions on a wide variety of health topics, which will be used to help us to understand peoples' experiences and what matters most to them. More »

Evan Rees, a local patient and Chair of the Public and Patient Involvement Assurance Group said: "As patients this is our opportunity to help improve the healthcare services that thousands of people in the area use every single day. This could be in the large hospitals in Leicester, the community hospitals, care at home or in your GP practice or local clinics.

"The NHS wants to know what is done well, what could be improved, and what we all think of any future plans to change services. The feedback we all give will be used to make meaningful improvements that affect our lives for the better. In the uncertain times of the Covid-19 pandemic it is a great way to get involved. The NHS Citizens' Panel is also a great place to network online with local people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland."

It's really easy to get involved as the Citizens' Panel will mostly take place online. You could simply spend a few minutes each month taking part in surveys, polls and questionnaires. You can do these on your mobile at a time that suits you, in the comfort of your home or out and about. If you want to get more involved, you'll also have the opportunity to take part in online focus groups on a health topic that interests you. If you don't have an opinion on a topic or you're too busy to help, you don't have to. It's designed to fit around you."

Evan continued: "It's vital that the voice of local people is at the heart of the NHS.

"What makes the NHS Citizens' Panel different is the number of conversations that will take place online; in this way we hope to reach out to people who perhaps wouldn't normally join a patient group, because they are busy."

Anyone can sign up and members will receive a regular newsletter with information about health and social care and be asked for their views on health topics. To find out more about the Citizens' Panel and to sign up go to www.healthcareviewsllr.co.uk » Less