Welcome to the community website for the civil parish of Little Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. As well as the village of Little Berkhamsted, the parish includes the hamlets of Epping Green and Howe Green. The website is sponsored by the parish council for the entire community.
With a population of around 560, Little Berkhamsted is located in the district of East Herts, Hertfordshire, in beautiful countryside near the county town of Hertford. The village has an interesting history and can trace its past to Saxon times. It was in Little Berkhamsted that William the Conqueror accepted the surrender of the City of London after the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
The thriving village community has a parish church, St Andrew’s, two pubs; The Beehive in Epping Green and The Five Horseshoes, a cricket club, and a village store. The parish is criss-crossed with public footpaths and bridleways and is a lovely place to live, work and visit.
20's PLENTY FOR LITTLE BERKHAMSTED
The banners, signs and bin stickers are on display reminding drivers that 20mph is plenty as they pass through our lovely village. Please help to encourage drivers to slow right down by doing so yourself, especially around pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders.
WE ARE NOT ALONE!
The UN are calling for 20mph/30km/h to become the norm in places where people on foot, on bicycles and horseback mix with motor vehicles. Please use the 'Email your MP' facility on the 20's Plenty website https://www.20splenty.org/ungrsw-ukmp which provides an easy way to contact Oliver Heald, our MP, highlighting the need to set a national 20mph speed limit. Every email is another indication to MPs that communities support the high level UN call for lower speed limits and will help to accelerate the introduction of a 20mph speed limit and slower, safer roads in our area.
The next meeting of the Parish Council is on Wednesday 14 July at 7.30pm. We are hoping that this will be held in person in the village hall. If you have any comments or questions you would like raised at the meeting, but are unable to attend, please email the clerk beforehand. firstname.lastname@example.org .
For minutes of PC meetings, please see the transparency page.
News & Events
Parish Council Vacancy
Little Berkhamsted Parish Council currently has a vacancy for a Parish Councillor. This is a rewarding voluntary role in which you really can make a difference in your village.
To obtain more information or to apply for the position, please contact;
Clerk to the Council, Laura Brooks-Payne by email email@example.com or phone 07803 906291.
Applications to be received by Friday 2nd July
Thank you to all 29 volunteers who turned out on Sunday morning to join in with the village litter pick. It is very satisfying to see litter free roads and a large pile of bagged rubbish waiting for East Herts to take away. Thanks too to The Five Horseshoes and resident Ben who provided the hot and tired workers with some much needed refreshment. Have a look at some photos on the Galleries page.
Help the Village
One of the conditions of the East Herts Health and Wellbeing grant that we were awarded for the pavilion renovations is that we sell at least 50 tickets for our cause on the East Herts Lottery. Thank you to those who have already bought tickets, your support is very much appreciated. If you would like to help us in this way, and be in with the chance of winning £25,000, please go to Play the East Herts Lottery
Relocation of Speed Identification Device (SID) on Church Road, Little Berkhamsted SG13 8LY
The public consultation period has now ended. The Parish Council have submitted all responses received to the Highways Department of Hertfordshire Count Council and are awaiting a response.