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 decennial census is almost upon us.

Households across Little Berkhamsted will soon be asked to take part in the nationwide survey of housing and the population. It has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941.

Information from the digital-first census will help decide how services are planned and funded in your local area. This could mean things like doctors’ surgeries, housing or new bus routes.

Households will receive a letter with a unique access code in the post, allowing them to complete their questionnaire online. Paper questionnaires will be available on request.

Census day is March 21.

For more information, visit census.gov.uk.

Are you fed-up with doing the same old walks?

Walking in Herts is the website for you!

With hundreds of walks to download and print, free, it also has books of walks, contact details for all the walking groups in the county and much more. Whether you want to walk on your own or with a group all the information is there in one place.

With walks from half a mile to twelve miles plus long, and a note of suitability for pushchairs and wheelchairs, everyone can find a walk to enjoy.

So home or away, check out the websites and get walking!

Parish Council

The next meeting of the parish council will be held on Wednesday 20th January 2021 at 8pm. This will probably be held as a Zoom Video Conference. If you wish to attend, or have questions or comments for the council, please contact the parish clerk clerk@littleberkhamsted.org.uk before the meeting. - Agenda

News & Events

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Herts Help Assistance

If you are in need of some assistance during the current lockdown Herts Help may be able to help. The document below covers assistance with food, prescriptions, financial support, loneliness and isolation etc. There is also the opportunity to offer help to others.

Help and information for Herts residents

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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Thank You

Many thanks to everyone who worked to make Christmas 2020 as special as possible for the villagers of Little Berkhamsted. The Christmas lights decorating so many homes and the shop made a cheering sight. The wonderful Nativity scene, Christmas tree and carols in the churchyard reminded us all of the meaning of Christmas. The children enjoyed an Angel Trail through the village and Father Christmas popped in unexpectedly! The Parish Council with help from Linda Haysey, East Herts Council leader, and St Andrews delivered hampers filled with Christmas treats to some of our elderly and isolated residents. On behalf of the whole parish, thank you to all those involved.

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