Coronavirus and the Houghton Community

HOUGHTON VOLUNTEERS

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

https://www.facebook.com/groups/HOTHCommunity/

THE PHARMACY

Open as usual. Monday to Friday – 09:00 – 12:45 and 14:00 – 18:15

GP SURGERIES

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/

POST OFFICE

Open as usual. Monday to Friday 09:00-17:30 and Saturday 09:00-13:00
Branch opening times can change at short notice.

THE CO-OP

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
Sunday 08:00-22:00

THE OLD BLACK HORSE INN

Mat and Becky are offering both a takeaway and delivery service

Breakfast - Sat & Sun 9-11:45am

Specials and Regular Takeaway menu - Weds-Sat 12-8pm

Sunday Lunch - 12-6 (orders in before 2pm on Sat please)

📞 To order call on 0116 2413486 and paid for by card over the phone

MOBILE FOOD SERVICES

Fish and Chips - This is operating as normal on Wednesday 1830 (Main St.) 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
Sunday 07:00-21:00
The Workshop and MOT bay is open again Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00

HAIRDRESSERS AND ANNABELLAS

The Hairdressers (Studio Image) open by appointment only

Annabella remains closed until further notice.

ST. CATHARINE'S CHURCH

The church is open for private prayer each Sunday from 2pm-4pm (adhering to social distancing), services are live streamed every Sunday at 10:30am.

Visit:
http://houghtonchurch.co.uk/

The Rev. Steve Ransley can be contacted on 0116 2416895 and 07977298838

VILLAGE HALL

The Village Hall is now able to consider taking bookings again, but please note due to new regulations there are now extra conditions that need to be in place so that a safe environment can be provided for all hirers.

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