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If you have any information or event you wish to publicise or know about please contact
our Village Correspondent - Diana Spalton on 01263 711117
or use contact information at the bottom of this and every page on this website.

Hempstead Yard Sale Trail

Join in the Hempstead Yard Sale Trail on Saturday 14th May. There will also be a car boot sale on the playing field with the Village Hall open for drinks and snacks on the day.

Sell your unwanted stuff - (antiques, treasures, toys, clothes, bric-a-brac, books, dvd’s, etc.) from the comfort of your home.

We’ll arrange the advertising, maps, car parking etc. Start sorting now. Times will be 10am until 3pm.

If interested, please let us know by either email: or phone 07973 712829, giving your name, address and contact details.
Cost per household £10 or £7 per pitch for the car boot. These fees to be donated to the Village Hall and Hempstead Church equally.

If you are interested we do need you to register asap in order for us to advertise properly and plan maps with notices outside homes etc., in good time.

North Norfolk District Council - Local Plan

The Local Plan is the key planning document for North Norfolk, and this is your chance to influence its content and get involved in local planning

Regulation 19 Consultation

A final period of public consultation on the Proposed Submission Version Local Plan is currently underway.  The extended closing date is 7 March 2022.
How to respond
You must read the guidance notes and submit the response form through the Consultation Portal, providing a separate response for each issue where you are seeking a change to the Plan.
Proposed Plan Submission
Policies Map
Sustainability Appraisal
Habitats Regulation Assessment
Consultation Statement

Sheringham Shoal & Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm Extension Projects
February 2022 document
Norfolk Parish Movement for Offshore Transmission Network

Archaeological exploratory trenches on the south side of Chapel Lane - 17th March 2022

Village Needs You

First step towards big new recycling centre for Sheringham

Plans for a bigger and better recycling centre for Sheringham is set to get a boost next week as councillors discuss proposals for new sites for the growing towns and surrounding areas.

The current location is too small to allow for the expansion that’s needed for the future. A move to a new site would allow improved access to the site with more parking available, smoother traffic flow, and better recycling facilities including the opening of a reuse shops on site.

Cllr Andy Grant, Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, said: “This is an important first step towards our goal of bringing better recycling centres to the communities in and around Sheringham. Sadly we’ve now outgrown the old site so I’m pleased that we’re seeing good progress being made in identifying this potential location for a bigger and better recycling centre. It’s great that the bigger site would allow us to open a reuse shop, which has proven very popular at our other recycling centres, and helps stop good quality second hand items being thrown away.”

If members agree to go ahead with the proposals the necessary planning and permitting processes could get underway later this year. A first step would be to provide opportunities for local communities to help shape the plans for the new recycling centre.

Sheringham recycling centre, that’s just off the A148 Holt Road near the town, could be relocated to a new, larger site across the road from the current site. The new site would allow for the centre to remain open while the bins are emptied, thanks to a separate operational area.

County council cabinet members will discuss this topic when they meet on Monday 31 January. See the cabinet meeting papers.

Further information
The stage that the County Council is at now, which is site selection, is a very early part of the process, and to help get things right the next steps will involve consultations with customers and the public, developing a final design, and then asking for permission to build and operate the new site - with both those two process also involving public consultations. To do all that properly does take time and following that the new recycling centre would have to be built, so allowing for all that means the new recycling centre could be open approximately two years from now.

Proposed further development of The Knoll

NNDC Planning Documents, views and comments can be found here -
The Knoll Development - Plans & Comments Page

Proposed development of Hempstead Chicken Unit Site

A second and amended application from Lanpro is imminent and documents have already been supplied - New Site Plan; Proposed Street Elevations;
House Type A; House Type B; Housed Type C

Information, views and comments can be found here -
Chicken Farm Development Plans & Comments Page

Latest edition of our Church & Village News magazine
Back copies


Aug 2021

Dec 2020

February newsletter from our MP Duncan Baker

Holt Safer Neighbourhood Team
Community Update
Including crime figures for
Baconsthorpe, Bodham, Briston,Corpusty & Saxthorpe, Edgefield,
Itteringham, Lt Barningham and Plumstead

The Newsletter can be read here

North Norfolk District Council's
Appraisal & Management Plan for Hempstead

Please do your views and comments and they will be placed on the
Hempstead Conservation & Chicken Farm Development Comments Page

Forthcoming Parish Council Meetings in 2022
7th March
2nd May
4th July
5th September
7th November

Hempstead Defibrillator
what3words location - ///ribcage.eyeful.slopes

Pammie Wallis had the original idea for a village defibrillator and competed in the Prudential 100 cycling event to raise funds.
A big thank you is due to all those people who sponsored or donated. Significant contributions were made by the Village Hall Committee, the Parochial Church Council and the Parish Council.

The defibrillator is housed in a cabinet inside the old telephone kiosk near the Village Hall on The Street, Hempstead. The Ambulance Service has confirmed registration of the machine and signage has been added to the kiosk.

The Zoll AED Plus Defibrillator is ready for use in an emergency.

Hempstead Fete - 1st August
enjoyed a record turnout with lovely weather.
All our visitors (and their dogs) made for a great atmosphere
Many thanks too for the hard work of the many helpers.
52 photos of the day can be seen
See if you appear on one of them!

Hempstead Open Gardens - 26th & 27th June
was a also a great success and was enjoyed by all who visited
thanks to the hard work of the many helpers and gardeners
Photos of the weekend can be seen

Hempstead_church and its parish are a member of the Matlaske benefice of seven churches in the Holt Deanery within the Diocese of Norwich. If anyone is interested in becoming a church warden please contact Airlie Inglis - 01263 577440

If you have any notices or information you would like listed on this page,
I would be pleased to hear from you.
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