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A few words about us

The Hampton Society is primarily concerned with the protection and development of the local environment, both built and natural, and to ensure that the provision of amenities enhances the quality of life for the residents of Hampton.

We think Hampton is pretty special. We welcome improvements to our surroundings as long as they don't adversely affect the well being of the village and its residents.

If you feel the same way and would like to find out more about the village you live in then we welcome you to join the Society today.

Join the Society today

We welcome new people of all ages and encourage our existing members to introduce the Society to their neighbours and friends. If you know someone who is interested in joining us and would like more information, please pass their details on to Trisha Shirt, our membership secretary. Our application form offers regular payment by cash or cheque, or by standing order.

We can achieve so much more with
a strong membership!


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Upcoming Society events

Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him

Tracy Borman, author of the bestselling biography Thomas Cromwell, takes us behind the scenes of Henry VIII’s court and sheds new light on the most notorious Tudor monarch through the fresh perspective of his male relationships.

Thursday 8 November, 7.30pm for 8.00pm, St Mary's community hall   Read more...

The King’s Chocolate Kitchen

Marc Meltonville, Royal Palace Food Historian, will be giving a talk that should get us into the Christmas mood!

Thursday 6 December, 7.30pm for 8.00pm at St Mary’s community hall   Read more...

Lunch at Merits

Yet another delicious lunch at a very reasonable price is on the cards at Merits, the training restaurant for Richmond College.

Friday 18 January (TBC) at Merits, Richmond College.   Read more...

Notes from the Chair

“Unfortunately our shopkeepers have been subject to a series of recent burglaries, some of which follow a very similar pattern. Contrary to the traders’ concerns, Hampton is not experiencing a crime wave, but is, on average, no better or worse than any other area in the borough. So don’t be overly anxious, but also don’t be complacent by overlooking the basics. Make sure your house is secure and don’t forget to lock your back doors and windows. This alone should be just enough to put off this type of opportunist.”read more…

William Redfern,
Chair of the Society

Local issues and news

The Hampton Society Planning Guidance Document V1.01  

The Hampton Society Planning Guidance Document V1.01 now available to download

Our planning sub-group, that includes an architect and a surveyor, have put together a guide to how they approach planning applications. We review many applications a month and the guide will give you an idea of what criteria has to nbe met before we follow up or put in an objection. We hope you find it of interest.

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Village Survey Feedback  

Village Survey Feedback

Thank you to everyone who took part in the survey in November

We will be providing the council leaders and local councillors a copy of the full feedback document that we expect to inform the Village Plan process.

As a snapshot of life in Hampton towards the end of 2015, the most overriding conclusions are that the sampled residents feel strongly about the following issues:

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Special Anniversary Newsletter now available

To celebrate our Diamond Anniversary, we have produced a special eight-page issue of our quarterly newsletter. It contains a summary of our achievements over the last 60 years, our current concerns and a review of recent talks and events. It is available to download from our Newsletter page, by clicking on the image on the left or from the following link.

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Local events

Hampton Sailing Club  

Hampton Sailing Club

We have a family focused club, uniquely located on a freehold island which opens every Sunday from March to December.

Races, Open meetings for GP 14’s, Merlin Rockets and other classes, Sunbury Rally, long distance race, Junior regatta, to name but a few events, take place all year round in this very sociable club.

Every Sunday from March to December. Benns Alley, Hampton Middlesex

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You can call in on any Sunday 
during the sailing season, or 
leave your contact details at 
our email address:

thecommodore(_AT_)hamptonsailingclub.com
 

or go to our website.

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Hampton 100 Years Ago  

Hampton 100 Years Ago by John Sheaf available now

This newly published book, written by Hampton local historian John Sheaf, provides a fascinating description of Hampton 100 years ago.

It covers the layout of the village, the roads, the shops and pubs and some of the significant buildings at that time as well as the occupations of some of the householders. There is a separate section for every road that then existed; each with an individual map and related images.

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