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.
Village Hall – plans for re-opening
The committee responsible for these areas, are continually reviewing the governments Guidelines and regulations around mitigation of the pandemic risks. We had a full review on Wednesday of last week (22 July) with the majority of the committee in attendance. Our primary aim is to maintain compliance to the rules so that we can assure our community that when we do reopen that the areas will be as safe as they can be.
The committee have made the decision that unfortunately at this time we are unable to meet all of the objectives and will there not be re-opening either the Hall or the plays area for now.
We are committed to open as soon as it is safe and are therefore reviewing updates as they are issued by the government and will act accordingly.
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