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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

Posted: Tue, 08 Jun 2021 12:00 by Stephen Derry

Please note that on Tuesday 15 June 2021 Leicestershire County Council will be carrying out the following works:-

Surface dressing (works weather dependant and subject to change)

Traffic Management Arrangements:- Prohibition of through traffic and prohibition of waiting and loading More »

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

Planned Road Works - Scotland Lane

Posted: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 14:17 by Stephen Derry

Please note that from Monday 21 June 2021 to Friday 9 July 2021 Western Power will be carrying out the following works:-

New mains electricity cable connection and undergrounding of overhead supplies at the following location:- More »

Vicinity of 18 Scotland Lane

Traffic Management Arrangements:- Temporary Road Closure

Diversion Route

Main Street, Scotland Lane and vice versa

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

Planned Road Works - Uppingham Road

Posted: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 09:24 by Stephen Derry

Please note that from Wednesday 9 June 2021 to Friday 11 June 2021 Severn Trent Water will be carrying out the following works:-

New connection of 25mm MDPE service to 90mm PE main in carriageway at the following location:- More »

Service Road

Traffic Management Arrangements:- Traffic Control (Give and Take)

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