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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. To find out more about our village click here >>
TREES ON THE GREEN
As part of its tree safety policy Hartest parish council employs a professional every three years to examine the trees on Hartest Green. This examination was carried out in September this year and as a result a successful application was made to Babergh DC to fell three trees which were felt to pose a danger to the public. The three trees are the red horse chestnut closest to the war memorial which had lost a limb earlier in the year, the pollarded lime adjacent to Appleby Cottage at the bottom end of the Green and, regrettably, the attractive purple leaved plum tree on the small green between the church and the pub. The loss of this tree was so unexpected the council sought a second opinion which confirmed that the tree is badly affected by decay.
These will be removed on 5th February. The plum will be replaced by a similar tree as soon as possible and a suitable tree to replace the lime is also planned although this is unlikely to be a lime.
John Kemp Tree Warden
Hartest Parish Council has vacancies for two PARISH COUNCILLORS
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Living within the parish, or three miles thereof, for the last year you could be considered for co-option.
Please telephone Pat Lamb, Parish Clerk, on 01359 233288 for further information.
Home, But Not Alone phoneline goes live again today
The Home, But Not Alone free phoneline, which supports vulnerable people in our communities who may be struggling with the impact of Coronavirus, was paused in August because of low demand and the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions. However, in light of Thursday’s national lockdown, the service is now up and running again.
Chrissie Geeson, Chair of the Collaborative Communities Covid-19 Board and Head of Localities and Partnerships at Suffolk County Council, said: “The phoneline was absolutely vital during the first lockdown and it is only right that the same support is on offer as we head into the next wave of lockdown.
“The phoneline helped thousands of people and families, who often didn’t have a network of family or friends to call upon, access emergency support such as food and medicine deliveries and befriending schemes.
“It’s success was down to the amazing local networks that sprung up across towns and villages in Suffolk and looked after those most in need.”
The telephone number is freephone 0800 876 6926 and will be staffed from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
This Home, But Not Alone phoneline compliments The Suffolk Advice and Support Service phoneline (0800 068 3131) which helps those with debt, benefits employment or housing worries. This phoneline, also delivered by the Collaborative Communities Covid-19 Board, is staffed by the Citizens Advice Suffolk Alliance, which includes the eight Citizens Advice Bureaus across Suffolk, and Anglia Care Trust and Ipswich Housing Action Group. Call handlers use resources and information from across many Suffolk organisations and specialist providers, which are tailored to individual needs.
COVID-19 Grant Funding Schemes
The Government has introduced new grants under its response to COVID-19. The grants will be distributed as widely as possible by the Council.
To obtain the grant you will need to provide the Council with some information, including your bank details. You can only apply for one of the grants listed below.
Grant payments are now being made. When we pay your grant, you will receive an email confirming how much has been paid and when it will appear in your bank account.