WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE FOR HAMPTON IN ARDEN!
Thank you for visiting the Hampton in Arden website which includes information about the village, events and services and which is sponsored by the Parish Council.
Please use the links on the left hand side of the page to easily navigate around the site and we hope that you find the information useful and readily available. Please remember to visit this site frequently as the information will be regularly updated.
SOLIHULL NEIGHBOURHOOD IN BLOOM
Earlier this year we told you that we had entered the village in this competition being run by Solihull Council and Notcutts Garden Centre. In July the Judges came round and looked at all that was going on in the village. We are delighted to announce that Hampton in Arden won the best village category and the prize was £100! Thank you so much to those hardy souls who came out on the Saturday before the judging to help to pick up litter and generally make the village look the best that it could. At last, someone other than us has recognised what a wonderful village we are!!!
VILLAGE CLEAN UP
Thank you to the volunteers who helped with the clean up of the village on Saturday 13th July 2013. The village looked beautiful when the Judges of the Solihull Neighbourhoods in Bloom Competition came and they were very impressed. We will let you know how we got on when we hear back from the Judging Panel.
The Parish Council are continuing their work to develop a Neighbourhood plan and are pleased to report that Solihull MBC have approved the whole of the Parish being recognised as the Neighbourhood Area on which the plan will be based. The consultation process now moves forward to establish what factors residents consider important for the development of the village in the future. We will continue to keep you updated and there is a further piece about this is the Summer newsletter (due out first week in August).
Download Neighbourhood Area decision document.
The situation with High Speed 2 continues to change almost daily, with the possibility of a tunnel and realignment away from the village appearing highly unlikely. The Hampton Society have made a resolution to support a new option at Patricks Farm, Option 7, which would involve minimal raising of the rail viaduct allowing the Meriden Road to remain intact negating the need for a new road to be built behind Diddington Lane and protecting surrounding farmland. The Parish Council have made a resolution that this is the best current option available and will continue to liase with the various organisations involved to ensure that we continue to do what is best for the whole of Hampton regarding the high speed train.
DIAMOND JUBILEE TREE
Some of the funds raised during the Diamond Jubilee events of last year have been used to plant a semi-mature oak tree at the Recreation Ground in commemoration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. We hope to order a circular bench before too long for the enjoyment of spectators at the cricket and boules pitches.
BENCH IN THE SPINNEY TO COMMEMORATION RAY PARKER
Ray Parker contributed a huge amount to the life of Hampton in Arden over very many years and particularly in caring for the Spinney woodland that surrounds the Recreation Field. A bench was recently placed in a tranquil location within the Spinney surrounded by bluebells and birdsong so please sit there a while to remember a good friend.
We hope that you are all enjoying the renovation of the War Memorial. Thanks go to Councillor Clive Bowen for all his hard work on this project and to The Hampton Society and Fentham Trust for assistance with finance. Please take the time to visit the War Memorial and look at how wonderful it looks now that it has been cleaned and all the names re engraved.
Please take some time to view all areas of the site and let us know how we may improve the service which we are providing. Remember, please advise us of your forthcoming events for the village diary.
Website last updated - 22 November 2013