Welcome to the Village of Little Berkhamsted with Howe Green and Epping Green

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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.


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.

20's Plenty


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.

If you would like to get involved in the Little Berkhamsted campaign please contact littleberkhamsted@20splentyforus.org.uk. Further information can be found at https://www.20splenty.org

Parish Council

The next meeting of the Parish Council is on Wednesday 19 January 2022 at 7.30pm. Agenda

For minutes of PC meetings, please see the transparency page.

News & Events

Parish volunteer rights of way surveyor required

Do you like walking the footpaths and bridleways across the parish? As a volunteer you can help to survey, maintain and improve the network of routes and this role can be undertaken in whichever way suits you. For further information and to get involved please click on the link below.


Unfortunately, because of Covid the STRICTLY - THE FINAL night that had been planned was unable to go ahead. This was extremely disappointing for all those who had given their time to organise this event. However, the idea was very well received and may well happen in the future!

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

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