Hurst Village Society

Preserving and enhancing the Parish of Hurst as a living community


Hurst Village Society

The Society is based in the rural village of Hurst in the Royal County of Berkshire, England. The primary concern of the Society is to protect the physical environment and maintain the rural aspect of the area. It aims also to promote greater use of the village amenities and services and to encourage their expansion.


More about the HVS

Hurst Residents Coronavirus Action Group

Visit the facebook page for up to date village information.


Hurst Volunteers

Over 60 people in Hurst have volunteered to offer help.  To see a list of who in your road/area is available click here.

If you would like to be added to the group please email Hurst Parish Council.  


Wokingham Borough Community Support.

Click here



Skills Register

From piano teacher to plasterer, there's probably someone in Hurst with the skill you need.  Follow the link below to see the full Skills Register.  If you live in the village and  want to be included, we charge an annual fee per entry: £20 if you are a member of the Hurst Village Society, £25 if you are a non-member .


More on skills register

Magazine & Newsletter

The Society publishes a magazine                  "The Hurst Villager"  twice a year, which is delivered free to all households in the village.


We also publish e-zines (newsletters)  periodically during the year and these are e-mailed to members with e-mail addresses.

Newsletter archive   



Make your voice heard!  By joining HVS we have a strong voice on planning issues in the parish. It costs only £5 per year for a household, so why not fill in the membership form?  And we are not just about planning - we organise social events, improve the village environment and run entertainments and other parish activities.


If you would like more information, please e-mail: [email protected].



Are you a member of HVS?

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Support Our Village Shop


A vital part of our community, providing a service and supporting village events for over 110 years.




The Society endeavours to review all Planning Applications submitted for Hurst and those in neighbouring Parishes which are likely to have an impact on Hurst. The Society makes its views known to the Planning Authority if it is of the view that an Application may have a detrimental effect upon the village..

More on planning 


Hurst Celebrates VE Day


Despite the impact of Covid 19 Hurst celebrated VE Day in style

Click here to see how.