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.

COUNCILLOR VACANCY

Following the resignation of Jim Holt from the parish council, we are looking to co-opt a new councillor. If you are interested in this role please get in touch with the clerk who will be able to give you further information.

OVERFLOWING DRAIN ON ROBINS NEST HILL

Ringway, from Herts Highways Department, visited Robins Nest Hill on Tuesday 6th October and the drain has been partially cleared and is currently flowing freely. There is a further road closure planned for carriageway preparation works prior to resurfacing in 2021/22 and as part of this, the remaining jetting works will be completed. At present there is no date set, however Ringway expect it to be completed by the end of March 2021.

Parish Council

The next meeting of the parish council will be held on Wednesday 18th November at 8pm. This will be held, socially distanced, in the village hall if regulations allow. Otherwise, it will be a Zoom Video Conference. If you wish to attend, or have questions or comments for the council, please contact the parish clerk before the meeting. clerk@littleberkhamsted.org.uk

News & Events

Property Flood Resilience Survey

Risk & Policy Analysts Ltd have been commissioned by the Environment Agency to undertake a study on resilience to flooding. As part of the study we have developed a short survey to collect information on behaviours and opinions on Property Flood Resilience. Property owners and occupiers (both residential and commercial) are invited to complete the survey so we can find out what they think.

The survey can be found here.

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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Path and Roadside Hedges and Trees

We would like to appeal to all property/landowners in the parish to please, regularly trim hedges and trees where they border our roads and pathways. We will all then, be able to see and read the road signs and drive and walk in greater safety.

Reopened Playground

It is lovely to see the playground being enjoyed by the children again. In line with the Government's regulations please remember the following when visiting:
A maximum of 8 children in the area at one time. Only one household on each piece of equipment at a time. Observe social distancing. No eating or drinking is allowed in the area. The equipment is not regularly cleaned and hand sanitiser is not provided.

Update on Bridleway 18

Link to the latest investigation report

Bridleway 18 Modification Order Application Investigation Report