Vacancy on parish council

Rob Manser has resigned from Hamstead's parish council, leaving a vacancy.

If 10 or more parishioners who are registered to vote write to the Electoral Officer at WBC within 14 days asking for an election, nomination papers will be issued. If not, a co-option process will be allowed. The official notice can be seen here.

Anyone interested in joining the parish council should contact the chair, Anne Budd. (There is no parish clerk at present.)

Updates from the parish council

Speeding and SIDs

The process of training volunteers and lending out the device have been simplified, and Hamstead Marshall is about to register with the scheme. Contact Anne Budd if you are interested in taking part.

Pot-holes

Anne Budd is creating a database of local pot-holes, and she intends to report regularly to WBC to press for maintenance. She would welcome input from parishioners on individual pot-hole sites and conditions.

Craven Quarry

No action at present, pending judgment on the case between Earthline and Wiltshire.

Village Design Statement

The VDS of 2008 is to be updated, and the parish council would welcome input from parishioners for this revision.

Parish clerk

Angela Boyce, who joined as Hamstead’s parish clerk earlier this year, has resigned, and the post is being advertised.

See here for the full text of the parish council update issued 2nd August 2022

 

Summer show is back

Enborne and Hamstead Marshall Garden Society is bringing back the summer show, which will be held on Saturday 3rd September in Hazel Paddock, opposite Enborne School.

All the usual classes of exhibits are scheduled, and entry is not limited to members. If your home-grown carrots or onions are looking particularly good this year, why not enter them for a prize?  There are 85 classes available, ranging through fruit, veg and flowers to jam, cakes and handicrafts. There are 16 classes for children, too.

Schedules can be obtained from Dawn Taylor (01635 32006) and Penelope Lake (01635 48701).

The society's first show was held in 1910, when the emphasis appears to have been more on races than exhibits. Over the decades it has been held variously at Hamstead Park, Enborne Rectory and several farms, returning to Hazel Paddock in 2004.

 

Hamstead's new rector

Hamstead's new rector, the Rev Canon Annette Shannon will be inducted on Wednesday 31st August at 7pm in St Mary’s Church, Kintbury.

The vacancy has existed since her predecessor (as priest-in-charge) Mark Wilson left in 2020. The new incumbent serves Hamstead with Enborne (formally combined in 1926), Inkpen, West Woodhay and Combe (since 1981), and Kintbury (since 2000). The post is now halved from what it formerly was: the new appointment is for .5 of a rector.

For nigh on 600 years Hamstead was a separate rectory, for several of them with its own parsonage on the site of what is now North Lodge, although for two extended periods (1743 to 1771, and 1816 to 1826) the incumbent also served Enborne. A list of all Hamstead's previous rectors can be seen here.

Coming soon...

July

Wed 6th July 19.30 Garden Soc summer meeting details here
Thu 7th 19.00: Fone Quiz at the White Hart
Sat 9th 10.00-13.00: Community market in the village hall
Thu 14th 19.00: Circle of Friends at the village hall
Thu 21st 20.00: Parish council meeting in the village hall
August
Thu 4th 19.00: Fone Quiz at the White Hart
Thu 11th 19.00: Circle of Friends at the village hall
Sat 13th 10.00-13.00: Community market in the village hall
September
Thu 1st 19.00: Fone Quiz at the White Hart
Sat 3rd 14.00: Enborne & Hamstead Marshall Garden Society Show
Thu 8th 19.00: Circle of Friends at the village hall
Sat 10th 10.00-13.00: Community market in the village hall
Thu 28th 20.00: Parish council meeting in the village hall
October
Thu 6th 19.00: Fone Quiz at the White Hart
Sat 8th 10.00-13.00: Community market in the village hall
Thu 13th 19.00: Circle of Friends at the village hall
Sat 15th Harvest supper at the village hall
November
Thu 3rd 19.00: Fone Quiz at the White Hart
Sat 5th Bonfire and fireworks party at the village hall field
Thu 10th 19.00: Circle of Friends at the village hall
Sat 12th 10.00-13.00: Community market in the village hall
Thu 17th 20.00: Parish council meeting in the village hall

The mobile library will stop at Ash Tree Grove from 10.40 until 11.10 on Thursdays  7th and 28th July, 18th August, 8th and 29th September.

 

Pilates in the village hall continues on Tuesday mornings, 09.30 to 10.30.
To enquire or join, see details here, or  contact Jenny Carter to book.

 

Ladies who Brunch are meeting regularly again. For details contact Lanie Allen.

The June 2022 issue of the Hamstead Hornet is now published and can be seen here

featuring the latest on

Jubilee celebrations

Opposition to quarrying

Break-ins

Parish council matters

Wildlife Group

Village hall

Good Hope Farm

New style quiz at White Hart

Plumb’s Farm Home-from-Home scheme

Stile campaign
Planning applications: what’s approved, refused, and awaiting decision
What’s on

White Hart

The White Hart is now open seven days a week:

Monday to Thursday:    12 - 3pm and 5pm - 10pm
Friday and Saturday:     12 - 10pm
Sunday:                             12-5pm

Details of menus, events and accommodation can be seen here.