Village Halls

The land on which the Village Hall stands was given by Miss Charlotte Smith in 1920. The present village hall was built by J T Forsell in 1921, in memory of his son who died in the 1st World War. Two street names in the village – Forsell's End and Charlotte's Walk – also recognise the generosity of the two benefactors.

Houghton Village Hall is available for hire for both private and commercial purposes. There is a main hall with a raised stage, a refurbished meeting room, a modern fully equipped kitchen and ladies and gents toilets. The village bowls club is based here, also the Scouts, Guides, W.I. etc. There is a large recreation field beside the hall for use by the general public.

More information is available about Houghton Village Hall.

Automated External Defibrillator

The Parish Council's defibrillator is installed on the outside wall of the Village Hall in Main Street and is registered with the East Midlands Ambulance Service. It is checked, in turn, on a regular basis by four residents.