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.


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The Society endevours 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.


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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 .


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


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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.


Hurst Village Society was formed over 40 years ago to fight proposed gravel extraction and conversion of the pits into an activities centre and theme park stretching from Twyford to Sindlesham.


Since then HVS has successfully campaigned to keep Hurst as rural as possible, and that is one of the reasons why many people choose to live here.


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Hurst Show &  Country Fayre 2018


Satruday 23rd & Sunday 24th June 2018

Willowmead Field, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Annual Dinner Dance




The 2017 Dinner Dance Saturday 9th December was a great success in the Village Hall.


The hall looked magical and the food and music was excellent


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