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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 7.00 pm, unless otherwise stated.

  • Chair of the Council:  Alan Young 
  • Vice-Chair:  Llyn Adams
  • Councillors:  Ben Battey, Peter Chant, Jamie Coombs, Alistair Dougall, Lynda Middleton
  • Clerk to the Council:  Clare Cotterell

Click on the photographs below to show the name of the Councillor.

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.

Planning Applications

On Houghton Parish Council's website, there is a Planning Tracker which lists planning applications and their progress for locations within Houghton. 

Parish Lengthsman

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