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

Leicestershire County Council Snow Warden Scheme

Posted: Fri, 09 Nov 2018 09:12 by Stephen Derry

LCC is again launching its Snow Warden scheme which primarily intends to provide local treatment of key footways during periods of prolonged snow and ice. All necessary equipment will be provided. The level of remuneration will be decided by the Parish Council. More »

If you might be interested, please contact the Clerk to the Parish Council. » Less

Free Legal Advice

Posted: Fri, 12 Oct 2018 17:29 by Stephen Derry

University of Leicester Pro Bono Legal Advice Clinic

A charity organisation based at University of Leicester offers free legal advice to the general public. Its team of trained law students, supervised by qualified solicitors, can deal with the following areas: contract, consumer law, employment, family, probate, housing. More »

In order to book an appointment, please email lawadviceclinic@leicester.ac.uk and request an 'Initial Client Details' form. » Less

Casual Vacancy

Posted: Fri, 12 Oct 2018 09:44 by Stephen Derry

The Parish Council is one member short and is looking to fill the place by co-option.

The Parish Council exists to represent the views of the community and is involved in a variety of projects:-

- Grass cutting to keep the village looking at its best More »

- Allotments for 'grow your own' enthusiasts

- Litter and Dog bins to help keep Houghton tidy

- Salt bins for road safety

- Benches for rest and to enjoy the lovely surroundings

- Commenting on planning applications to reflect community views

- Awarding grants to local organisations

- Working towards village improvement projects

If you are interested in serving on the Parish Council, please contact the Clerk:-