Living Here

Allotments

Kimpton Parish Council is responsible for the management of the Hall Lane allotment site which is behind the playing fields of Kimpton Primary School and BT Exchange, accessed off either Pams Lane or Hall Lane. The site has a variety of size plots to suit the needs of people. Allotment site layout with plot sizes

At the moment however all plots are taken but if you would like to go onto the waiting list please contact the Parish Clerk, Carina Helmn clerk@kimptonpc.org.uk

For information, here are the terms of the Tenancy agreement

If you would like to find out more about what being an allotment holder is all about please read Allotments, A Plotholder’s Guide

Lewis Hawke, our council allotment representative has produced a leaflet with some useful information Our Allotments pamphlet

Allotment Privacy Policy

Community Defibrillators

Kimpton Parish Council has, with the help of generous donations, installed three Community Public Access Defibrillators in the village. They are housed in a bright yellow cabinets and are clearly visible on the external walls of the buildings or without a cabinet inside the Memorial Hall.

The locations for the defibrillators are:

  1. Outside Kimpton Primary School
  2. Outside Corner Stores, Claggy Road
  3. Inside Kimpton Memorial Hall

Operation

The defibrillators are installed in weatherproof cabinets and can be opened in an emergency. No prior training is needed to operate a defibrillator. The units we purchased have a graphic display which shows users where to locate the pads on a patient, it also delivers very clear spoken voice prompts. It will only administer a shock to a patient if it detects that the heart is in a condition where a shock is required. The units will work on both adults and children.

As The Community Heartbeat Trust says “No one will criticise you for trying to save a life! The defibrillator will not function unless it determines there is a need, so do not worry about using one!”.

Food Table

Don’t go hungry.

Take what you need from the Food Table at the back of the Church. (open during daylight hours)

If you can’t get there we will deliver: ring Kimpton Cares 07745 903539

Highways and Parking

For a map allowing you to view live traffic, road closures, diversions road and street works which may have an effect on your journey.  The map includes utility street works and local authority roadworks.

This map is streamed live from roadworks.org.

http://streetworks.org.uk/live-traffic-works-map/

Notes from the Highways and Parking Working Party:

Highways and Parking WP Minutes 16 July 2019

Highways and Parking WP Minutes 7 November 2018 FINAL (9) (2)

Kimpton Bench Working Party

This is a group of volunteers, men and women, that meet once a week to do a variety of jobs around the village. Jobs such as painting railings, trimming hedges, mending gravestones, repairing fences, putting up Christmas lights and so on. Our origins are in repairing old and installing new benches – hence the title of the group. Keeping the village benches stained and repaired is still one of our tasks. We also help at local functions, for instance, manning the gate at The Kimpton Horse Show, putting up tables at The Kimpton Autumn Show. An activity report is made each month to Kimpton Parish Council. There is a seemingly inexhaustible number of things to do to keep Kimpton tidy so new members are always welcome.

Bob Finch, 
Bench Working Party Co-ordinator.

More information on https://benchworkingpartykimpton.weebly.com/

Kimpton Cares

KIMPTON RESIDENTS’ HELPLINE

If you find yourself in need of help during this time of crisis, for any reason, please contact 07745 903539 or kimptoncares@gmail.com

Our team of volunteers can help in many ways:

  • Collect shopping or prescriptions
  • A practical emergency
  • Access food banks
  • Simply to be a listening ear

Unfortunately we cannot enter your home due to social distancing guidance, but we will do whatever we can to help you out. The phone will be manned 8am to 8pm, with an answerphone outside these hours. Please be assured all contact will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

Take care and stay safe

Kimpton Map

 

Kimpton Parish Church

Kimpton Church website

Neighbourhood Watch

Join more than 165,000 households who are helping to protect our local communities in Hertfordshire

Neighbourhood Watch is one of the most successful crime prevention initiatives ever.  It is based on the simple idea that you and your neighbours can to help to reduce crime and create a safer community.

We encourage neighbours to look out for each other; keep an eye on their homes when they are out; watch out for those who are elderly or vulnerable; and receive and share our alerts and crime prevention advice to help keep you, your homes and property safe.

Neighbourhood Watch members receive regular updates and alerts from their local policing team via email, or by telephone if preferred, using Hertfordshire’s OWL system.

Your policing team will keep you informed about what is happening near you and how you can help, for example to look out for stolen property or help find missing people.   We will alert you about crimes, scams or other incidents in your area; we’ll circulate appeals for information or witnesses; and keep you up-to-date with the latest crime prevention advice to share with your friends and neighbours to help you to keep yourselves and your property safe.

The quickest way to join up is to visit www.OWL.co.uk to register.

Planning

KPC considers the Planning Working Party reports at the monthly council meetings

NHDC planning application page

Public Spaces and Playgrounds

Public Spaces June 2020

Walks and Cycle Rides

Walks

We will be devising some walks in and around Kimpton in the coming months and adding them to this website. If you have a special walk that you would be prepared to write up for others to use then please forward to clerk@kimptonpc.org.uk

Our new Kimpton Country Walks leaflet Kimpton Country Walks

Whitwell and St Paul’s Walden

Sandridge

Wheathampstead Trail Map

Kimpton Public Rights Of Way

For more great circular walks around Hertfordshire

Cycle Rides

Many residents enjoy cycling and so we will include suggested cycle rides around Kimpton. Again please let me know if you have a special local cycle ride that you would be prepared to share clerk@kimptonpc.org.uk

Our thanks to the Chiltern Society for the following ride called ‘Peaceful Pedalling in the Northeast Chilterns’ which starts at Gustard Wood for a circular route of 19.7 miles. The Society also organises popular cycle rides on the first Thursday in a month, Graham Trent who designed this route is leading a group on 3rd August 2017.

Cycle ride starting Gustard Wood

Welcome Pack for New Residents

Welcome Pack Letter