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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.

Due to Covid there was no Panto this year.  However the Hurst Village Pantomime Group is back and will be rehearsing a panto from September to perform 20-22 Jan 2022.  

Every production brings together a large team from the village and surrounds.  There are a host of different roles from lighting, marketing, hair and acting..

If you are interested, please join the Group's AGM and launch event on Thursday 8th April at 7.30pm via zoom.  Email hurstpanto@hotmail.co.uk for details re roles or for the zoom details.  


12 April - Pubs Open in Hurst & Local Takeaway Options

As from 12 April the government is allowing pubs and restaurants to serve customers outside.  Both The Castle and The Jolly Farmer will be opening. There are also still takeaway options being offered.  View what is available.

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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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Hurst Almshouses

A History

Click here to find out more.

There is also an apartment currently available.  View details

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