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    The Village Room began its life as a purpose-built reading room constructed in stone with a boarded roof covered in slate and with its interior beams exposed in a vaulted roof. It opened to the public in August 1890. Now the Room is a regular venue for meetings including the Parish Council, the Village Society Committee and the Wednesday Group.Hampsthwaite Village Room High Street,HG3 2ET For bookings, contact: T:  01423 770332 E: See also the History section for a brief history of
  • Village Room Events Calendar

    Details of events and meetings at Hampsthwaite Village Room.PLEASE NOTE: whilst every effort is made to ensure this calendar is kept up to date and can be used for guidance, potential Village Room users are strongly advised to confirm vacancies with the Booking Secretary before committing to a date for any new events. For bookings, contact:Booking SecretaryT:  01423 770332E: you need to visit the Village Room prior to an event, please make an appointment with the Booking Secretary to help us avoid any inconvenience to other hirers.
  • Harrogate Housing Association

    Affordable Homes to Rent and Buy for local people at Grange Park Hampsthwaite We are a small, but expanding, housing association who only operate in the Harrogate District. We offer homes for rent and on a shared ownership basis and have 1, 2 and 3 bedroomed homes on Grange Park. With a personal, local service we want to help our customers create homes near family and work.
  • Christmas Tree Festival

    St. Thomas a Becket Church, Hampsthwaite are holding a Christmas Tree Festival over the weekend of 15th – 17th December.There will be a ‘Preview Evening & Concert ’ on Friday 15th with wine and canapes being served from 6.30 p.m and with a choral performance from Voces Seraphorum from 7.00 – 7.45 p.m. – tickets can be purchased from Hampsthwaite Post Office or you can buy them on the door (£7.00).The church will be open from 10.00 – 16.00 on Saturday 16th December for you to come along and enjoy the Christmas Trees and there will be refreshments served throughout the day.
  • Hands Off Hampsthwaite Action Group

    Newsletters and Updates resulting from Action Group meetings An Action Group to oppose excessive development in Hampsthwaite was formed following the public meting at the Memorial Hall on Thursday 19th July 2017.Meetings are held on Monday evenings, 6.00pm  at Sophie's Coffee Shop unless advised otherwise. Email: URL: FaceBook:@handsoffhampsthwaitevillage Twitter:
  • Management Committee Meetings

    "The general management and control of the Trust Premises and the Arrangements for their use shall be vested in a Committee of Management (hereinafter called “the Committee”) consisting of not more than Twenty-five members (exclusive of members co-opted . . . )" and "All members of the Committee shall retire annually at the Annual General Meeting". Extracts from Conveyance No.8791 dated 24th April 1953


    Harrogate Borough Council is currently preparing a new Local Plan which will set out how the district should grow and develop to 2035. Link to HBC's Online Planning Application Information (opens in a new window) Link to Harrogate District Draft Local Plan Additional Sites consultation 14 July - 25 August 2017 (opens in a new window)
  • Birstwith Road Site (HM9)

    Harrogate Borough Council is preparing a new Local Plan that will set out how the district should grow and develop to 2035. Birstwith Road is proposed as an Additional Site HM9 and is now the subject of a consultation exercise.See:

    Harrogate Borough Council is currently preparing a new Local Plan which will set out how the district should grow and develop to 2035.Previous iterations of their proposals and supporting documents are listed below with particular reference to their impact on Hampsthwaite. Link to HBC's Online Planning Application Information (opens in a new window) Click on Images or Headings to link to related articles
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General information for residents of Hampsthwaite

Hampsthwaite Snooker & Billiards Club

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We would like to take this opportunity to welcome new and old members to join our friendly club
Situated at the Memorial Hall in Hampsthwaite, we provide high quality playing facilities for those who wish to play socially or who would like to compete in one of our league teams - visit the club section of this web site for details.
Annual membership is £20.00 for adults (over 18) and £10.00 for juniors.
If you would like any further information, would like to have a look round and try the facilities or be interested in joining please feel free to contact Gary Collett (Club Secretary) on 07921 067410

Waste Recycling in North Yorkshire

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find out more about new ways of dealing with York and North Yorkshire's waste, including proposals for a waste recycling and energy recovery facility at the existing Allerton Quarry site, next to the A1.

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Hunt for Veteran Trees

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The North Yorkshire County Council ecology team are looking for keen members of the public to help with the hunt for veteran trees across the county.

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Knabs Ridge Wind Farm Community Fund

This fund will award grants between £200 to £2500 to local charities and community groups in the parishes of Felliscliffe, Hampsthwaite, Birstwith, Norwood, Menwith with Darley, Haverah Park with Beckwithshaw and Fewston for projects that are innovative and that can demonstrate they will make a real difference to people lives.

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20's Plenty For Us

20's Plenty For Us was formed in order to campaign for the implementation of 20 mph as the default speed limit on residential roads in the UK.

Research has shown that the vast majority of the public would like 20 mph on residential roads. 2006 changes in Dept for Transport guidelines have relaxed the recommendations and in many residential areas 20 mph limits may be set without any physical measures at all.

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Smart Water

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During Neighbourhood Watch presentations, we were introduced to SmartWater - a simple colourless, odourless and non-toxic spray that uniquely identifies any product. SmartWater has been used in crime reduction programmes worldwide and has been proven to reduce crimes such as burglary and car-crime, by over 80% in some cases. Click on the logo or link to for further details

A pack suitable for marking up all domestic items is available for less than £45 from:
SmartWater Technology Limited
PO Box 136

Tel:0870 2428899

Yorkshire in Bloom

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See the Yorkshire in Bloom website for details of this campaign which is open to all communities in the County, from villages through to the largest cities. It aims to encourage people to work together to care for their local environment. Entrants are judged according to a set of criteria which include floral enhancement, community, cleanliness, permanent landscaping, conservation and recycling.

Litter and Dog Fouling

  • Both are offences, which can incur fines, and nationally both are receiving media publicity.
  • The Dog (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 covers all land to which the public have access including road verges where the speed limit does not exceed 40 mph. This is the entire village. The Dog Warden service is now aware of villagers concerns and spot fines of £50 will be issued. Court fines can reach £1000.
  • Dropping litter incurs spot fines of £50. Court fines can reach £2500
  • Please help keep our beautiful village clean, safe and friendly.
  • Contacts:
    Dog Warden 01423 556633
    Street Cleaning 01423 500600

General information for residents of Hampsthwaite