Welcome to Hartest Village Website
Our beautiful village is over 1000 years old and is probably as quintessentially English as you can imagine.
It boasts a fabulous village green, church, a great pub, Primary School, a butcher, a vineyard and even it's own microbrewery.
Local countryside is perfect for walking, cycling and horseriding.
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Summer swimming for the community
This started a couple of weekends ago and so far, has raised £79 for FOHS funds which is great. There are 2 sessions in the afternoon, 2-3pm and 3-4 pm, on a first come basis. Unfortunately, you cannot save places for friends. The sessions are running every Saturday until the 24 th August and every Wednesday in the school holidays.
The age range for swimming is baby to adult with 20 as the maximum number in the pool. There are 2 volunteer lifeguards on duty with another adult helper. Children from 14 yrs can supervise 2 others (over 5yrs) and children from Yr5 may attend on their own. Parent carers are responsible for up to 4 children. (If at any point the lifeguards deem any situation to be unsafe they can cease the session) The rules for swimming are the standard ones of no diving, jumping in, running round etc. Hats need to be worn and one-piece costumes not bikinis please. No phones to be used at the poolside.
Let’s hope the sun keeps shining and we can continue enjoying the pool. (Sessions will only be cancelled if there is a storm)
‘People on Wheels’ is available to all residents in Hartest, Boxted,
Somerton and Hawkedon.
We provide a car driving service for anyone in need of
transport. The service is primarily for medical needs such as appointments to Hospital,
GP, Dentist, Chemist, Optician etc., and social needs (to the Village Institute or visiting a
friend for example).
There is no cost for being driven. If you need help or know anyone
who does, contact John Kendall on 01284 789326.
We have a bank of drivers who
have kindly offered to help.
Hartest Neighbourhood Plan
The second consultation closed on 3 May 2018
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