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Village Street Lighting

Following concerns raised at a meeting on 8 February 2019, District and County Councillor, Simon Galton submitted a formal request to Leicestershire County Council for the street lighting in Houghton to remain on all night. The police officer at the meeting said he would support such a move.

By the time you read this the lights in the village may indeed be staying on, but if they are still going off... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 08:52 by Stephen Derry

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The purpose of the TTRO is to allow Severn Trent Water to facilitate boundary box installation.

The TTRO will incorporate a temporary road closure.

The duration of the restriction is not anticipated to exceed a period of 3 days commencing on 20 February 2019.

Posted: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 12:16 by Stephen Derry

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747 Bus Service

747 Bus Service

Good Prospects of the continuation of the 747 Bus Service.

It is now confirmed that the subsidies provided by Leicestershire County Council and Rutland County Council to support the 747 Bus service will be continued until the end of June 2019. Even better news is that the usage of the bus service is increasing. This is the single most important change necessary to ensure the long-term viability of the... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 03 Jan 2019 17:18 by Stephen Derry

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Leicestershire County Council Snow Warden Scheme

LCC is again launching its Snow Warden scheme which primarily intends to provide local treatment of key footways during periods of prolonged snow and ice. All necessary equipment will be provided. The level of remuneration will be decided by the Parish Council.

If you might be interested, please contact the Clerk to the Parish Council.

Posted: Fri, 09 Nov 2018 09:12 by Stephen Derry

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Free Legal Advice

University of Leicester Pro Bono Legal Advice Clinic

A charity organisation based at University of Leicester offers free legal advice to the general public. Its team of trained law students, supervised by qualified solicitors, can deal with the following areas: contract, consumer law, employment, family, probate, housing.

In order to book an appointment, please email and... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 12 Oct 2018 17:29 by Stephen Derry

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Casual Vacancy

The Parish Council is two members short and is looking to fill the places by co-option.

The Parish Council exists to represent the views of the community and is involved in a variety of projects:-

- Grass cutting to keep the village looking at its best

- Allotments for 'grow your own' enthusiasts

- Litter and Dog bins to help keep Houghton tidy

- Salt bins for road safety

- Benches for rest and to enjoy... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 12 Oct 2018 09:44 by Stephen Derry

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National planning law states that housing developers should be required to pay towards the provision of long-term community facilities which the residents of their new dwellings will require. This covers all aspects of a resident's lifetime, play areas, schooling, healthcare, sport and recreation, community buildings, and even burial grounds. (Note the general services to the residents such as rubbish... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:42 by Stephen Derry

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Scraptoft Golf Club

There is a proposal in the Harborough District Council Local Plan to relocate the Scraptoft Golf Club to a new course to be built east of Houghton.

Posted: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:02 by Stephen Derry

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Village Shop Support Grant

The aim of the scheme is to provide necessary financial support to local rural retailers which will help to ensure their future sustainability. The grants will aim to improve the performance of post offices, village shops and other rural retail outlets selling essential fresh produce through enhancing existing services and introducing new ones. Expert retail advice is also available to help increase... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 15:33 by Stephen Derry

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Main Street Weight Restriction

Main Street, Houghton has a 7.5t weight restriction although the Parish Council has received reports of such vehicles using this road. HGVs can enter a weight restricted zone for loading, unloading and access which includes legitimately entering a zone to make a delivery. It is, however, an offence for a HGV to be driven through a weight restricted zone without stopping for these purposes. The Police... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 16 Feb 2016 16:58 by Stephen Derry

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