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Sheepcote Lane to Codicote Road – closure

From Hertfordshire County Council:

The public byway between Sheepcote Lane and Codicote Road will be closed for up to 21 days (starting 3 December 2019). 

The closure is due to the surface damage along the byway, which is being repaired. Once the works are complete, the aim is for the byway to be more accessible to walkers and cyclists. 

See below road closure notice.

Lights Up – a festive success!

Once again, Wheathampstead came together in true community style for our annual festive light switch on event held on Thursday 28 November 2019.

The event kicked with off with some fantastic singing from the local schools, which included Stevie Wonder’s festive classic, ‘What Christmas means to me’. The lights were thereafter switched on to great cheers and even Santa had the time to join in! 

Santa’s Grotto, which was organised by the Wheathampstead Community Group, was incredibly popular and raised much needed money for the organisation. 

Despite the rain, feedback from residents was extremely positive, with comments about the tasty pizza and the quirky gifts available from the market stalls. 

What a wonderful way to kickstart the festive season!

Road closure reminder – Lights Up 2019

You may have seen on the advanced warnings notices that the High Street is closed for Lights Up on Thursday 28 November 2019. The closure starts at 4pm, however there may be limited access from 3.30pm. The closure and will end by 8.30pm, however this could be earlier if the event is cleared quickly. 

 The section of High Street being closed is from Church Street to East Lane. Church Street, Lower Luton Road, Marford Road and East Lane car park are not affected and will remain open. 

Please remember to plan your journey between these times accordingly. Access will be granted to those living on the High Street and Granary Close, if it is safe to do so. 

Children in Need are coming to Wheathampstead

BBC Children in Need and The One Show’s Rickshaw is well under way after setting off on Friday from Holyhead, as six young riders have embarked on a challenging 400 mile route making their way to London as they raise money for Children in Need along the way. 

On Friday 15 November – the final day of the challenge – they be passing through Wheathampstead, as Team Rickshaw pedals its way to the final destination of Elstree, for the live BBC Children in Need Appeal Show that evening.

They will be coming along the High Street at around 2.25pm, and they would love for the village to cheer the team on as they ride through. It really does make all of the difference! 

You can also see the exact route here, and the team can also be tracked live at this link:

Make sure you are there to cheer them on! 

Lights Up 2019 – Winners

A huge well done to all of the poster competition entries from the local schools – the artwork this year was fantastic as always! 

The winners are Ben Coomber, Marta Marnauza and Oscar Morrell – congratulations! Their posters will be put up throughout the village over the next few days. 

Each winner, plus the runners-up, will receive a letter via their school giving details of how to collect their prizes.

Click on the images below for a larger view.

Remembrance Day Service & Parade

Wheathampstead Parish Council and St Helen’s Church invite you join the procession from Church Street (by the entrance to Bury Green) at 10.45am, thereafter gathering at the War Memorial outside the church in time for a two minute silence at 11am. Reverend Richard Banham will hold a short service outside, followed by a service within the church.

Everyone is welcome.

Parish Councillor vacancy

Would you like to become a voice for your community and affect real change?

Wheathampstead Parish Council currently has a vacancy for a Parish Councillor. If you wish to apply for this role, click here for more information.

Updating The Memorial Hall – have your say!

The Parish Council wants feedback from residents with regards to their next big project – the development of The Memorial Hall.

Click here to find out more information about this project, as well as have your chance to give your feedback/opinions/ideas in the form of a short survey.

Lights Up 2019: Christmas Market – Stalls needed

We will be once again having our Christmas Lights Up event on Thursday 28 November 2019 along the High Street.

In order to give the event more of a Christmas market feel, we would like to offer a small number of spaces for stalls. There will be no charge for a space. However, as space is limited, priority will be given to small local businesses selling gifts etc and local not-for-profit organisations wishing to promote their services. All stalls must be as Christmas themed as possible so as to not detract from the festive feel!

If you would like a stall, please email Ellie at