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.
A new councillor joins Hampton in Arden Parish Council
Hampton in Arden Parish Council is delighted to welcome Cat Sellars as a newly co-opted councillor. Cat has lived in Hampton for 4 years and applied for the vacancy because she wanted to play a more active role in the village in which her young son will be growing up.
Cat is qualified as a Senior Ecologist and much of her work has been in supporting planning applications and Environmental Impact Assessments, skills which will be invaluable to our planning team. We wish Cat a very happy and successful association with the parish council.
On 25th November the HS2 Environmental Statement was released by the Government. It is a very detailed plan for the construction programme of HS2 and forms the basis of the Hybrid Bill, the parliamentary go ahead for the scheme.
The documents number thousands of pages and can be viewed in the local libraries or on line here.
The parish council and Hampton Society have worked together to read the lengthy documents and extract detail that is important for the village, we have now sent off our separate responses, click here to read the response of the parish council.
The actual consultation period has been extended by decree of the House of Lords as over 500 pages of detail were omitted from the Environmental Statement!
Representatives of the parish council and Hampton Society have been working closely with Councillors and planning officers at SMBC and we are pleased to report that all our 'asks' have been included in the draft SMBC response which we hope they will fight to achieve on our behalf.
We have now requested a meeting with HS2 Ltd to press for our asks to be contractually agreed, the company says it aims to resolve as many issues as possible by arbitration as the next stage would be petitioning Parliament, time consuming and costly and if many petitions need to be heard the project could be delayed.
The parish council is prepared to petition on the important issues but remains fundamentally opposed to HS2 which will severely affect the nature of our village for future generations.
WINTER WARMTH CAMPAIGN - KEEP WARM, KEEP WELL
Solihull Council has again set up a special helpline (within their Partnership Scheme) for anyone who may need urgent help this winter - the number is 0121 704 8080 and Advisors are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm to provide information and advice to vulnerable residents who may need help with emergency heater breakdowns, finding tradesmen to carry out work, debt advice and assistance with paying bills, warm clothing, emergency food supplies and provision of electric blankets.
If you know anyone who may be in need, please make them aware of this service.
Thank you to all who made this day so special! The Church service was beautifully presented by Duncan and proper respect was shown for the event. This was the seventh year in succession that the roads in the village were closed to allow the parade to pass down the main road without cars being allowed and everyone conducted themselves in a calm and respectful manner. So thank you again from the Parish Council!
As usual, the people of Hampton showed what heart they had when so many turned out for the Christmas Fair at the Scout Hut on Sunday 1st December 2013. The aim was to raise £1000 to buy 2 benches to out at the children's play area in memory of 2 villagers who had sadly passed away during the year. There were stalls galore and cakes etc and the target amount was smashed!
Well done to all those who organised the event and thanks to all who supported this worthy cause!
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 - 27 February 2014