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.
HAMPTON FESTIVAL 2014
Please keep the weekend Saturday 31st May and Sunday 1st June 2014 free as this is when the Hampton Festival will take place at the Sports Ground, Shadowbrook Lane, Hampton in Arden. On the Saturday there will be the traditional Fete with stalls, refreshments and entertainment - plenty to see and do for all the family! In the evening there will be a concert by the AD Concert Band, bring your picnic and enjoy outdoor entertainment! On the Sunday Duncan will conduct the Church service in the open air on the field and this will be followed by the Big Lunch which takes place every year all across the country and is a great way to meet people in the village.
In the build up to the Festival, there will be a scarecrow competition in the village. The theme this year is book characters so please start thinking about which character you would like to recreate in your garden and lets make the village somewhere that people make an effort to drive through simply to see the scarecrows.
Please do put these dates in your diary!
If you use the navigation menu on the LH side of this website you will see that there is a Village Diary page. This is a free service for you to advertise your events taking place in the village. To use the diary, please e-mail your dates to the Clerk.
WATER MAINS NETWORK RENEWAL
As you are all aware, there is major work being carried out in the village and the expected completion date is September and we are told that the contractors Morgan Sindall have promised a public meeting towards the end of March 2014.
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 - 17 March 2014