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More mindless vandalism

Wheathampstead is a wonderful place to live and work, or visit. A caring community with huge togetherness of spirit. All spoilt by a few inconsiderate individuals.

Our latest ‘victim’ is the bug hotel in the Meads Community Orchard.

If you know those responsible please contact the police on 101

St Albans City & District Council- Grant coming soon for community groups.

St Albans City & District Council will be launching the new Response Capital Funding at the beginning of April. This grant will allow year-round applications with grants awarded between £200 and £2,000 from a total pot of £6,000. It is for organisations in need of small capital items to aid their delivery of services. Examples include IT equipment, portable ramps and sports or arts materials.

The new Community Project Funding will also be launching this year. It will be allocated twice-yearly and open for applications in May and November. Grants of between £500 and £5,000 will be awarded from a total fund of £41,000 available.

This grant will be aimed at smaller organisations for time-limited projects which meet community needs.

If you would like more information about application criteria and how to apply, please check for updates.

Village Weekend 2021

Having reviewed the Government’s Covid roadmap, with earliest lifting of restrictions being 21st June, we have decided to cancel Picnic on the Meads, scheduled for 10th July. We are looking at possibly rescheduling a scaled down ‘Village Day’ ( was 11th July) later in the year, possibly early autumn. Watch this space for updates.

The Crinkle Crankle Community Garden is ‘officially’ open!

Sue Walford sat next to the plaque in the garden
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As some of you may know, the Parish Council intended to open the Crinkle Crankle Community Garden officially at VE Day in 2020.

As this wasn’t possible, a private socially distanced event took place in December 2020. Nigel Oxley installed a specially made plaque for Derek Hills. Derek’s partner Sue Walford, pictured in the image to the left, also attended.

Derek, who had been a Parish Councillor many years ago, kindly bequeathed a generous sum of money which was used towards creating the community garden. 

It’s that time again! Follow our Christmas Trails from 1 December

The Musical Village Christmas Trail

Follow the trail around the village & see how many Christmas carol/song themed decorations you can spot! For the live trail map, keep an eye on our homepage.

Decorate your home to be part of the trail! With your favourite carol or song in mind, decorate any part of your home – a window, front door, the whole house – as long as is it visible from the street. Get in touch ASAP via email or telephone so that your location can be added to the map.

WIN PRIZES! Our judges love originality, creativity & homemade creations. Three winners will be chosen on 21 Dec.

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High Street Knitivity Trail

Can you work out the secret message hiding in the High Street windows?
Find a letter hidden amongst each knitted nativity scene in the business and shop windows along the High Street. Arrange the letters to work out the secret Christmas message!

WIN PRIZES! For a chance to win, email your answer & contact info to the email address below by 20 Dec. Three winners will be chosen at random.

Christmas 2020 is going to be a little different!

As we all know, 2020 has been a year of changes, challenges and unknowns. Sadly, many events have had to be cancelled or postponed and our annual Christmas Lights Up will have to be added to that list.

You will still be able to see the beautiful lights on the High Street, but we will not be having our usual event.

There WILL be something wonderfully Christmassy for the village to take part in which is much safer and allows for social distancing. Please keep an eye out on our social media and posters around the village for updates.