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Houghton Parish Council monthly news report

The Parish Council submits a monthly article for publication in Houghton News which summarises key Parish Council decisions made at the monthly Parish Council meeting together with other useful information.

Click here to view the latest article.

Posted: Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:12 by Stephen Derry

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Parish Council Grants 2022/23

If you are considering submitting an application for a 2022/23 grant, in order for it to be considered for inclusion in the budget, the Parish Council needs to receive your application by 1 October 2021.

Any grant application received after this date will not be considered.

Grant applications will be considered only upon completion of a Grant Aid application form. All questions on the application form... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 30 Jul 2021 00:01 by Stephen Derry

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Uppingham Road Parish Wildflower Verge

This verge is being managed to improve biodiversity as part of the County Council/Parish Council verges biodiversity trial. It will be surveyed in 2021 by NatureSpot volunteers but we would welcome additional wildlife records from the community, whether plants, animals or fungi.

The aim of the project is to demonstrate that by managing the grassland as a wildflower meadow it can support a much greater... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 16 Feb 2021 12:40 by Stephen Derry

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Information kiosk

The information kiosk has been fitted with new shelving and looks very smart. The library is a popular feature in the village and the Parish Council is pleased that it is well used.

When donating books please leave good quality, clean books, maybe you received books at Christmas and have now read them. Do bear in mind it is a library , consider taking a book and either returning it or donating a replacement.... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 12:28 by Stephen Derry

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Vaccinators needed - help us overcome the virus

Healthcare professionals are being asked to come forward to help administer the Covid-19 vaccines in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

A number of new vaccination centres are being set up, and each one requires dozens of staff to administer the jabs.

Any registered healthcare professional can play a part after appropriate training – most of which they can do online at home. Retired professionals... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 19 Jan 2021 11:41 by Stephen Derry

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Shared Lives Carers

Shared Lives Carers

Would you like to work from home and be paid to make a real difference to someone's life?

Click here for more information.

Click for Shared Lives Service user information.

Posted: Fri, 27 Nov 2020 18:09 by Stephen Derry

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LCC Snow Warden Scheme

LCC Snow Warden Scheme

Snow Warden Scheme

We expect that Leicestershire County Council will be launching the snow warden scheme again this winter season and will be inviting Parish Councils to get involved to help the community during the coming winter.

The snow warden scheme is primarily intended to provide local treatment of key footways during periods of prolonged snow and ice.

The pressure that severe winter conditions... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 18:53 by Stephen Derry

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Work Live Leicestershire Employability Project

Work Live Leicestershire Employability Project

Leicestershire and Rutland RCC is currently promoting a community project that offers support to people who have found themselves out of work during these challenging times.

The Work Live Leicestershire project offers free online training, 1-2-1 help with job searching, help to improve interview skills and even support from specialists to launch a new business venture. Just to note that only Leicestershire... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 24 Apr 2020 20:09 by Stephen Derry

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Coronavirus and the Houghton Community

Coronavirus and the Houghton Community

Click to view the 'Houghton and the Community' page for local business advice.

Posted: Wed, 22 Apr 2020 13:58 by Stephen Derry

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Harborough District Council Community Support Hub

Residents in Harborough District can now refer themselves, a family member that requires help, or someone in the community who needs help, during the Coronavirus crisis to the Council's Community Hub.

People who are vulnerable and do not have a local support network can contact Harborough District Council if they:

  • need supplies of food and essentials
  • are feeling lonely or would like a friendly phone call... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 06 Apr 2020 09:23 by Stephen Derry

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