Wheathampstead Parish Council award a handful of local community groups/organisations a grant of up to £500 twice a year - April and October. We are now accepting applications for this April 2018. You can download details of the grant policy and an application form by clicking HERE. This application form can be completed electronically via Microsoft Word. if you require a printable copy, please click HERE. Please note the deadline for submissions is Tuesday 3rd April 2018. In addition, a member of your organisation is required to attend a Community Involvement meeting on Monday 9th April 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact the office on 01582 832541 or email 



If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor, please visit our Vacancies section by clicking here.


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.

News and Events

Latest News

Crime Prevention Evening - Tuesday 20th March 2018

Submitted on 08 March 2018 by Ellie Metherell

Following an increase in burglaries in the District, the St Albans and Harpenden Volunteer Police cadets are running a crime prevention evening to arm reside...

Katherine Warington School planning application approved

Submitted on 20 February 2018 by Ellie Metherell

The recent planning appplication from the new secondary school in Batford was approved on 19th Februay 2018 at a planning meeting held by the County Council....

Nomansland Common Greenspace Action Plan 2018-2023

Submitted on 05 February 2018 by Ellie Metherell

The Countryside Management Service (CMS) is working on behalf of and in partnership with St Albans City and District Council (SADC) to write a new 5 year Greens

St Albans District & City Local Plan 2020-2036

Submitted on 15 January 2018 by Ellie Metherell


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