Coronavirus and the Houghton Community
A village-wide help system is in place for anyone in need of help such as essential shopping, prescriptions, dog walking or just a friendly chat. For assistance, please phone Mike Welsh on 0116 2415095 or 07891420 197.
FACEBOOK COMMUNITY GROUP
A Facebook Community Group run by local volunteers is available to share information and maintain a community spirit
Open as usual. Monday to Friday – 09:00 – 12:45 and 14:00 – 18:15
All GP surgeries are open although operating in slightly different ways. It is ok to contact them if there is a worry about Covid 19 and other illnesses. For current information go to:
Billesdon Surgery: 0116 259 6206 or go to: http://www.billesdonsurgery.co.uk
Downing Drive Surgery: 0116 241 3801 or go to https://www.downingdrivesurgery.nhs.uk/
Open as usual. Monday to Friday 09:00-17:30 and Saturday 09:00-13:00
Branch opening times can change at short notice.
Opening hours are back to normal. Maximum of 5 persons allowed in the store at any time. Children are not allowed in for sweets etc. Aisles may be closed for re-stocking from time to time.
Monday to Saturday 07:00- 22:00
THE OLD BLACK HORSE INN AND THE SHEPHERD'S HUT STORE
The Inn is now closed and will not be providing a takeaway service until further notice. The Shepherd's Hut store remains open Weds - Sat for all details go to https://www.facebook.com/theshepherdshuthoughton/
THE ROSE & CROWN (CINNAMON DINING)
Take away and home delivery is available.
Opening hours:- 17:00 - 22:00.
Contact:- 0116 3192520
MOBILE FOOD SERVICES
Fish and Chips - This is operating as normal on Wednesday 1800 to 1830 (Main Street) and Saturday. 1200 (St. Catharine's Flats). Customers are requested to maintain social distancing while queuing and have the correct money ready, if possible. If you need to price up your order text 07881 657981.
Fishmonger - Neil Taylor outside The Post Office every Friday 0900 to 0930
HOUGHTON GARAGE WORKSHOP AND MOT BAY
The petrol station and shop remain open as normal.
Monday to Saturday 06:00-21:00
The Workshop and MOT bay is open again Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00
HAIRDRESSERS AND ANNABELLAS
Closed until early December
ST. CATHARINE'S CHURCH
Closed until further notice. Services are live streamed every Sunday at 10:30am.
The Rev. Steve Ransley can be contacted on 0116 2416895 and 07977298838
Closed until further notice see http://www.houghtonvillagehall.btck.co.uk/ for information
HARBOROUGH DISTRICT COUNCIL SERVICES
Some services usually provide by HDC have been temporarily halted:
- Grass cutting across the District (this is on a 3 to 4-week review)
- Tree/hedge maintenance
- Mechanical sweeping/street cleaning and litter picking
- Refuse sack delivery
- Site visits for enforcement issues
- On street parking enforcement
The following services are however still operational:
- Black, blue and green bin collection services
- Bulky waste, bin deliveries and repairs, clinical waste collection
- Litter bin/dog bin emptying,
- Trade waste collections
- Fly tip removal
- Routine patrols for off street parking enforcement