Wildlife Group meeting

Hamstead Marshall Wildlife Group’s first event was held at the village hall on 23rd September, attracting 31 people, some of whom came from Kintbury, Marsh Benham and further afield.

Simon Claybourn of BBOWT gave a presentation on the wildflower verges project which he manages for West Berkshire Council, and answered questions from the audience. After refreshments Anne Budd gave an account of the group to date, emphasising that the mapping of local habitats will continue through the autumn and winter, and anyone can volunteer to take part.

Refreshment donations raised £33.50 for the village hall, and the raffle raised £98 for the British Hedgehog Preservation Society. Anne thanked everyone for their generosity.

The group's next meeting will be held in early spring. Details will be posted here when available.

Coming soon...

19.30 Thursday 7th October  White Hart quiz.

10.00-13.00 Saturday 9th October  Community Market at the village hall.

19.30 Wednesday 3rd November AGM of Enborne and Hamstead Marshall Garden Society (details tbc)

19.30 Thursday 4th November  White Hart quiz.

18.00 Friday 5th November Bonfire night party and fireworks: tbc.

10.00-13.00  Saturday, 13th November Community Market at the village hall.

19.30pm Wednesday 8th December Enborne and Hamstead Marshall Garden Society Christmas meeting: details tbc.


The September 21 issue of the Hamstead Hornet can be seen here  with all the latest village news.

For details of White Hart Inn opening hours and events see here.


To find out about the new Pilates classes, contact Jenny.

The present course is under way, but Jenny may run a second class.

See her website here.

Mobile library

The mobile library will stop at Ash Tree Grove from 10.40 until 11.10 on Thursdays 16th September, 7th October, 28th October,  18th November, 9th December.