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Hempstead is a small historic village situated seven miles east of Saffron Walden in the north-west corner of Essex. The notorious highwayman Dick Turpin was born in the village public house. William Harvey, the man who discovered the circulation of blood in the human body, and Sir Eliab Harvey, Captain of the Temeraire at the battle of Trafalgar, are interred with many members of their family in the Church crypt. For more information click here.
Election result and Annual Assembly
At the local elections on the 6th May, Martin Foley (R4U) was voted in as our new County Councillor and George Smith (Con) was voted in as our District Councillor.
Both councillors will be invited to attend the Hempstead Annual Parish Meeting to take place on Friday 28th May at 8pm in the Village Hall (social distancing and Covid 19 rules applied).
A copy of the Annual Report for 2020/2021 can be accessed here.
The Annual Parish Meeting will take place in the Village Hall on Friday 28th May at 8pm. Everyone is welcome and our new County Councillor Martin Foley, and new District Councillor, George Smith will be invited. Please note that seating will be spaced to 50% of the hall capacity in line with current government guidelines for social distancing and masks must be worn.
You will be asked to sign in on arrival so please bring your own pen.
Village Hall Re-opening
The Village Hall will be re-opening from the 17th May.
Bookings can be made through Julie Wilson via the website here: Hempstead Village Web Site - Village Hall (hempstead-essex.org.uk). At this stage of the Covid Roadmap the rules are basically half capacity, increased ventilation, social distancing rules and additional cleaning. These rules will relax in time with government guidelines but if you want to book a social event, or a children’s party or whatever, you can now do so with confidence.
Full details and rules about your booking including any updates on government restrictions will be discussed with you by Julie at the time.
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