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Hempstead Parish
is to receive a commemorative plaque

from the Office of

The Lady Dannatt MBE
HM Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk

To commemorate our community’s resilience
in the year of the pandemic 2020-2021

The presentation will be made before the Parish Council meeting
on 3rd January 2022

All residents are welcome

The letter from the Lord Lieutenant's Office can be viewed here

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 Comments Page

Latest edition of our Church & Village News magazine
Back copies

Aug 2021

Dec 2020

Music in HempsteadFriday 10th December at 3.40pm
in Hempstead Village Hall - no charge
I am pleased to announce that the series of Music in Hempstead will resume after over a year and half when it has either been illegal or inadvisable. I have gathered a group of six musicians to rehearse and play through Beethoven’s Sextet for two clarinets, two bassoons and two horns. It is a splendid piece. As with previous events in the series, we will meet for the first time at 2 pm and an invited audience will join us for refreshments at 3:45. We will begin the run through at 4 pm. This is not intended to be a polished performance though we will do our best. All should be over by about 4:30.

I have a regular list of people who I invite and it has always been possible to accommodate people at the last minute. If you would like to be added to the list to receive a reminder near the date then please ask me on

Hitherto, we have played in the body of the hall but I feel it would be wise to allow more space for the audience by placing us on the stage and having well-spaced groups of chairs and tables for refreshments scattered about the hall. Please bring face masks and wrap up well so you will be comfortable with the doors and windows open. I would very much appreciate notification of your intention to come even it it is a ‘maybe’ ( This will allow me to put out enough chairs in advance. Thank you.
Ian Summers

December newsletter from our MP Duncan Baker

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

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
3rd January
7th March
2nd May
4th July
5th September
7th November
Parish Council Minutes
Jan 2021 - draft

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_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

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