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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ARMISTICE DAY CELEBRATIONS on SUNDAY 11TH NOVEMBER at ALL SAINTS CHURCH
Everyone in the village is invited to join us in All Saints Church on Armistice Sunday, 11th November for an afternoon of remembrance and celebration on the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
Plans are provisionally as follows:
3-4pm. The Bell Tower will be open for those who'd like to try their hand at bell-ringing under the guidance of our Bell captain Stephen Stone. Please come along if you're interested.
4pm onwards: The Friends of Hartest Church are hosting a tea party in the Church. Everyone is welcome. Contributions of sandwiches, cakes, sausage rolls will be very welcome. Please let Mo Rocknean know if you can bring something.
5pm onwards: There will be music and singing and readings: the organist Rodney Bullock has kindly offered to play- and the Choir will be taking part. We will distribute songsheets so that everyone can join in. Anyone wanting to read or be involved in any way, please get in touch with John Kemp or Sarah Howell or Gill Leeming, or come along on the Saturday afternoon 10th November 2-4pm.
6.45pm: a bonfire will be lit in the field at the top of Hartest Hill. It will be an amazing experience from this vantage point, standing on the hill and listening to the peel of bells from the Church below in the Village. Even if you are unable to attend the events in the Church you are most welcome to come and join in. (Please be aware that this part of the programme is very wind and weather dependant and could be cancelled at the last minute)
Displays of memorabilia: During the afternoon some residents will be showing displays of their own personal family memorabilia of those who served in battle. If you'd like to take part, please bring your displays to the Church on Saturday 10th between 2-3. Also on display will be Graham Manning's book of obituaries published in Contact from 2014-2018 about the 17 men who died and are named on the War Memorial. Please let Sarah Howell or Gill Leeming know in advance if possible.
At 6pm, drinks for everyone
At 7pm there will be a nationwide bell ringing in which Hartest Church is taking part
Do please be in touch if you'd like to help and/or take part in any way. Together with the PCC, the Friends of Hartest Church, the Parish Council, the Choir and the Bell ringers we hope to make this a memorable day for the village.
‘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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