Vacancy for a Parish Councillor
Would you like to be a part of your Parish Council—the most local level of government?
Would you like to become a voice for your community and affect real change?
Wheathampstead Parish Council was established in 1895 and includes 12 councillors. Each of these councillors play a key role in village life, managing events including Village Weekend, working with others to determine planning applications and maintaining allotments, play areas, open spaces and the Memorial Hall.
Being a Parish councillor is a great way to get involved and represent your community to improve the quality of life for those living within Wheathampstead.
If you are interested in applying, you can contact the Clerk to the Council, Julia Warren for an informal chat on 01582 832541 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find further information and an application form here. We aim to make a co-option decision at our meeting on Thursday 9th November 2017 at 7.30pm.
Please note, the deadline for applications is
3rd November 2017.
The village and civil parish of Wheathampstead is located in the City and District of St Albans and is situated four miles north of St Albans on the River Lea in the middle of Hertfordshire beween the A1 and M1.
Wheathampstead has a population of 6,410 (2011 Census) and comprises the village itself, Waterend, Gustard Wood to the north, Marshalls Heath, Bower Heath and Leasy Bridge to the west, and Amwell to the south and covers an area of approximately 26 sq km (10 sq miles).
We have two primary schools, Beech Hyde Primary School and Nursery, and St Helen's Church of England Primary School. Our other schools are Aldwickbury School for Boys and St Albans High School for Girls. Our amenities include play areas and football fields (including an all weather pitch), numerous open spaces including the Meads and River Lea, a library, GP surgery, dentists, rural police office, fire station, community halls (Hilldyke Community Centre, The Memorial Hall, and Mead Hall), Post Office, and a selection of pubs, restaurants and businesses. Select from the menus on this page to find out about our open spaces, play areas, sports facilities and rooms for hire.
Places of worship include St Helens (Wheathampstead) and St Peters (Gustard Wood) Church of England, St Thomas More Catholic Church, and the Wheathampstead United Church (currently closed).
Wheathampstead prides itself for its strong community spirit with a wide range of clubs and organisations meeting regularly to support the village. Every year on the second weekend of July many of these groups set up a stall on the Marford Playing Fields for our annual Village Day - part of our Village Weekend festivities run over two days featuring stalls, arena entertainment, live music, picnicing by the river, a parade, and talent competition.
Wheathampstead is reputed to have been the site of the battle at which Julius Caesar defeated the local tribe the Catuvellauni during his invasion of Britain in 54BC. For more information of the rich history of the Parish including our historical Grade I and Grade II listed buildings please click here.