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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 one member short and is looking to fill the place 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 the... Read More »

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

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Scam Mail

Scam Mail

Typically Scam Mail involves professional fraudsters sending convincing letters that are designed to trick people out of money or other valuables. Scam Mail can include bogus competitions and fake prize draws. This mail mostly originates from overseas and is hard to detect.

Read the poster for further information.

Posted: Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:52 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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Assets of Community Value

The Parish Council nominated seven Assets of Community Value which have been included in the list:

  • Houghton Cricket Pitch
  • Houghton Field
  • Methodist Church schoolroom and chapel
  • Old Black Horse Public House
  • Rose and Crown public house
  • St. Catharine's Green
  • Village Hall and field

They will remain on the list of Assets of Community Value for a period of five years. They cannot be sold before the end of this five... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 16 Dec 2015 10:41 by Stephen Derry

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A new, improved way of gathering public views about key planning issues is being introduced by the Harborough District Council (HDC). It is launching a new online consultation system which will help keep the public informed about the preparation of the new Local Plan for Harborough and related documents and encourage them to make their views heard. It will be easier to use, faster, and will allow people... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:49 by Stephen Derry

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