Houghton Parish Council
Houghton Parish Council meets bi-monthly basis at Houghton Village Hall, usually on the first Tuesday of the month in January, March, April (Annual Assembly), May (AGM), July, September and November at 7.30 pm.
- Chair of the Council - Alan Young
- Vice-Chair - Llyn Adams
- Councillors - Peter Chant, Alistair Dougall, Jamie Coombs
- Clerk to the Council - Clare Cotterell
Click on the photographs below to show the name of the Councillor.
There are currently TWO vacancies for Parish Councillors, which can be filled via co-option, rather than an election. Please click this link: Houghton Parish Council - Parish Vacancies for further information and how to apply.
More information about the work of Houghton Parish Councillors, their contact details and formal Minutes of Parish Council meetings are published on the Parish Council's dedicated website. Minutes are also posted on the noticeboard outside Houghton Village Hall. Informal notes from Council meetings are often included in Houghton News.
On Houghton Parish Council's website, there is a Planning Tracker which lists planning applications and their progress for locations within Houghton.
The term ‘lengthsman’ dates back to the 1800s, referring to workers who were responsible for keeping a particular length of road neat and tidy. The modern role of Parish Lengthsman was reintroduced by Hampshire County Council in 2010, giving local communities more say – and a resource! – for the upkeep of their area.
The kind of work that carried out by a Lengthsman includes:
Cleaning bus shelters - Clearing and draining ditches - Cutting hedges (other than those privately owned) - Clearing leaves from the highway - Picking up litter - Pulling ragwort out from public areas - Cleaning railings, road signs, community benches/seats -Clearing stiles of brambles, etc - Strimming round signs and on verges - Clearing vegetation and fallen brambles on the highway
Please note: The Lengthsman role does not cover work on the actual highway, which is carried out by Hampshire County Council's Highways Department.
If you are aware of maintenance work in the village that needs to be carried out, please contact Cllr Alan Young [email protected] 01794 388612