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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.

Renovations at The Castle Inn....

Back in January 2020 it was decided to refurbish the window frames of the Castle Inn.  Once work started however it became clear that more was required and it was not long before the WBC listings officer was involved...  Now, nearly a year later the end of major works is in sight...  hopefully in March.  Read more..

As soon as Covid restrictions are over, Matt & Helen are planning a grand re-opening when you will be able to come and see all the improvements and extensive works.  

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Local Takeaway Options During Lockdon

The Castle Inn, The Elephant & Castle, The Jolly Farmer and Flame BBQ are all doing takeaway options at the moment in Hurst. 
View what is available.

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St Nicholas Church News

Due to Covid restrictions.  All services are online only at the moment.

For the latest news visit the Church facebook page.


Latest News - Government reverses plans to build 1,635 houses/year in WBC.  Target now back to 789 houses/year from 2026.

Society Aims - 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.


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 email newsletters (generally monthly) to everyone who has signed up.  If you are interested in receiving the newsletter please let us know.

You can also view historic to emails sent.


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. And we are not just about planning - we organise social events, improve the village environment and run entertainments and other parish activities.


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

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Dates for your Diary

The 2020 Christmas dinner dance with St Nicholas School PTA has been postponed.  The Hall is booked for Saturday 11th December 2021 so you can make a date in your diary! Details to follow.

Hurst Celebrates VE Day

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

Click here to see how.

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