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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

Parish Council Election

Posted: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:08 by Stephen Derry

Elections for the Parish Council will be held on Thursday 2 May 2019.

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER - SCOTLAND LANE, HOUGHTON ON THE HILL

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER - SCOTLAND LANE, HOUGHTON ON THE HILL

Posted: Mon, 01 Apr 2019 15:41 by Stephen Derry

Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order at the above location.

A road closure is required on Scotland Lane from the junction with Main Street for approximately 40m on the 24 April 2019 for 3 days. More »

The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will be implemented for public safety for Severn Trent Water to facilitate boundary box install.

The proposed alternative diversion route will be via:- Main Street, Scotland Lane and vice versa. » Less

ADVANCE NOTICE OF A TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER - SCOTLAND LANE

ADVANCE NOTICE OF A TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER - SCOTLAND LANE

Posted: Wed, 27 Mar 2019 09:59 by Stephen Derry

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is to be made for Scotland Lane, Houghton on the Hill. The purpose of the TTRO is to allow Severn Trent Water to facilitate boundary box install.

The TTRO will incorporate a temporary road closure. More »

The duration of the restriction is not anticipated to exceed a period of 3 days commencing on the 21 May 2019. » Less