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If you have any queries, any information or an event you wish to publicise or know about please contact
our Village Correspondent - Jonathan Neville on 07836 675369

Hempstead Parish Council Meetings Agendas & Minutes
Parish Clerk: John Stibbons - 01263 577397

The Village and Village Hall Events Calendar
is on the

Village Hall page

Land Rear of The Knoll, Hempstead

Ref: Appeal Against Refusal for
Hybrid application for change of use of land to car park for village hall (full planning) and demolition of stables and erection of two detached self-build bungalows

Inspectorate’s decision was Appeal Dismissed on 3rd Nov 2023

We have had a lot of rain!

Oct 2022    42 mm
Oct 2023  186.4 mm

Total rainfall 2022 from 1st Jan to 31st Oct -  420 mmTotal rainfall 2023 from 1st Jan to 31st Oct  - 725 mm

Diana Spalton Memorial
It has been proposed that there should be a
memorial to Diana Spalton within the village -
A bench has been proposed

Anyone willing to contribute, please contact Jonathan Neville

07836 675369 or

Xmas Party

Ann Udale
Ann, who had a home in Marlpit Lane for more than 50 years has passed away. Her varied life included being a pioneer Montessori School teacher and travelling extensively in South America. Her funeral was at All Saints, Hempstead, on Friday 3rd November where she had been Churchwarden until 2020.

David Durst

David Durst passed away peacefully on Wednesday 21st June at Letheringsett Hall Care Home aged 100 and seven months.  David's physical and emotional attachment to the village of Hempstead has been so strong for half a century, since moving into Marlpits in 1972 and continuing after he moved into Letheringsett Care Home in 2021 when sadly his health over-ruled his ability to stay at home. He was an active and enthusiastic member of the Hempstead community in both village and church affairs, serving on the PCC, thirty years as Church Treasurer, forty years recording Hempstead's weather and at any opportunity up a ladder or entering into any activity going on, whatever it might be! Hempstead was his contentment, he was happy and proud to live there.
Jenny Spencer-Jones (David's daughter)

Be wary!
At around midday on Wednesday 20th April, some unidentified males were seen entering the garden of the Matthews’ bungalow in The Street.
They had gained entry through the hedge via the drive to Hempstead Lodge, opposite the Old Vicarage.
When they realised they had been spotted, they ran back down the drive and were seen driving away in a black pickup with an aluminium ladder.

If anyone sees this vehicle or anything suspicious, please contact me - or 07836 675369 and I’ll let the police and other people know.

Crafdy Creations has its own page Here

Our Church & Village News magazine
is shared with Baconsthorpe, Barningham Winter, Edgefield, Matlaske, Plumstead
and Saxthorpe with Corpusty.

The current copy and back copies can be viewed Here

Latest newsletter from our MP Duncan Baker


The Committee is pleased to announce that three new members have joined at the AGM  bringing fresh ideas and expertise.  The average age of the committee as a whole has fallen considerably as a result !  

Chairman:  Richard Roy
Hon Secretary: Lesley Lennox
Hon Treasurer:  Andy Wallis
Committee:  Chas Lister, Ian Summers, Melissa Weir
The immediate past Chairman Mike Thody has accepted the position as one of the Trustees of the Hall

A further application has been made to NNDC Planning
to develop Hempstead Poultry Farm
into 5 detached dwellings

The application has been passed by the Parish Council and can be viewed here

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

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 Comments Page

Hempstead Defibrillator
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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.

Hi, my name is Claire and I am one of the Community Connectors at North Norfolk District Council. We specialise in promoting and supporting groups and organisations across the District.
We strive to build links between services and people by connecting them to improve their health, wellbeing and the community spirit for residents of North Norfolk.
We can provide information about community groups, where you’ll receive a warm welcome and support or signpost you to organisations who can provide financial and emotional assistance.
The rising living costs are affecting us all, but we can help find local food hubs and warm spaces.
Maybe you are new to the area and would like to meet like-minded people, or perhaps you would like to start a new hobby or volunteer - we can help.
If you run a community or voluntary group, we can help you by providing support to recruit volunteers, find funding streams or try to encourage more people to participate.
Email me today at: or call 01263 516147
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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.
By all means or telephone 07836 675369

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