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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 Open Garden Weekend
Following the Government’s announcement on 22nd February we are hopeful that this will be able to go ahead on the weekend of 26-27th June this year. We are looking for volunteers for cake making, manning the Village Hall for refreshments and help with car parking. If you are splitting plants, taking cuttings or sowing seedlings please save some for us as we are having a plant sale.
Jo Hurrell & Jill Roy

At a meeting between a Working Party of the Parish Council and representatives of Lanpro/Proworks on 17 February  concerns expressed by local residents and requests for clarification of the development plans were put to Lanpro.     Lanpro said they would consider these and respond shortly; they confirmed they intended to submit an application for full planning permission in the near future.  In the meantime the next meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Monday 3 March and will be accessible via a zoom link.

Proposed development of Hempstead Chicken Unit Site

A working party of the Parish Council will be meeting with Proworks (previously Lanpro) on 17th February to discuss the latest proposals for the development of the Pickin Poultry Unit site.

The proposal is for five dwellings - of which 2 are bungalows, 2 are five bedroom houses and one a four bedroom house - within the area of the existing hardstanding, along with the possibility of a plot for community use.

If you would like to make any comments on these proposals please do so as soon as possible by emailing the Chairman of the Parish Council -

Also, all views and comments sent to this website by would be welcomed and made available on this new page -
Hempstead Conservation & Chicken Farm Development Comments

Proworks have indicated that they wish to be in a position to submit a formal planning application within the next few weeks.
2nd February 2021

Use this link to access the Proposal Summary

If you have any thought or ideas that you would be happy to share please email them to me and I will add them to the page for Pickin Poultry site development proposal

Latest edition of our Church & Village News magazine
Back copies

Dec 2020

Parish Council Minutes
Jan 2021 - draft

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.

December newsletter from our MP Duncan Baker

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

Sadly, Su Summers, our village correspondent died on 5th September 2020 after a long illness. Her well attended funeral took place at Hempstead Church on 14th September 2020.

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