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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.

On 7th May 2021, Lanpro submitted their Planning Application for the Demolition of poultry sheds, ancillary structures and hardstanding, and erection of 5 no. detached dwelling and garages,
community space, landscaping, sustainable drainage and upgraded access.

The 32 associated documents can all be viewed on North Norfolk DC's website -

Hempstead Open Garden Weekend
Sat 26th & Sun 27th June
Programme and full list of events is here
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 -
Display of textiles and hand made fabric items for sale in the Village Hall

A new 66 Bed Care Home is to be built just off the Hempstead Road in Holt
Here are the Care Home Plans

Rookery Pit toads - end of migration summary
The toad migration season is now finished for this year - as far as we can tell, there have been very few additional toads leaving the pond after we provisionally suspended patrols on 5 April.
In total we recorded 2,434 toads, 31 frogs and 8 common newts saved from the risk of being killed by traffic by moving them off the road. This is lower than figures for recent years but this was the case for most if not all sites in Norfolk. You can find figures for all the Norfolk sites on the Norfolk Toadwatch web site -
Of course, some of the toads recorded were leaving the pond so this doesn’t represent the number using the pond for breeding. However, we think we probably missed significant numbers on a few evenings when the weather meant they moved to the pond later in the night after patrols had finished – fortunately when there was little, if any, traffic. Another odd feature of this year was the movement of toads during the day towards the end of the migration, probably again related to the weather patterns. This led to rather higher mortality figures than might otherwise have been the case - we recorded a total of 232 toads, 1 frog and 1 newt lost to traffic.
Overall, it appears that there remains a good local population of toads using the pond.
Tim Venes

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

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

Proposed development of Hempstead Chicken 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 page -
Hempstead Conservation & Chicken Farm Development Comments

Here is Lanpro's_response to the points raised at the meeting between a Working Party of the Parish Council and representatives of Lanpro/Proworks on 17th February. 

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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If anyone has any items for sale (or wants) that they would like to advertise on this site for free - please send up to 4 photos and details by and they will be added to the page.

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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