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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.

Planning Update

Local authorities told to adopt ‘ambitious’ local plans ahead of reforms

Housing secretary Michael Gove has urged local authorities to ‘continue adopting ambitious local plans’ ahead of reforms to the system. 

For more details visit the HVS Local Plan page


Christmas Dinner Dance - 9th December


As last year’s event was sold-out, and we have received considerable interest for 2023, book tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Dinner Dance 2023 will include a “Get-You-Home” taxi service to avoid the need to drive. The pre-booked Service will cover the local area and operate 10.30 to 12.30 at no cost. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Email: to book your tickets.

View photos from the 2022 Dinner Dance.

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Amen Corner 

An outline application (232026) for up to 45 residential dwellings has been submitted to WBC.  Public consultation lasts until 21st September.

View HVS letter of objection to application.

View more details.


History of Hurst Book

The History of Hurst book has just been updated and reprinted.

For more details and to buy a copy click here.

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HVS Membership Scheme

Enjoy discounts on local businesses with the HVS membership card.

To get your new HVS Members Benefit Card please email  If you are not already a member, click here to join.

View details of participating businesses.


Magazine & Newsletter

We send out newsletters (generally monthly) to everyone who has signed up to our email list.  If you are interested in receiving the newsletter please let us know or enter your email address by clicking here

You can also view historic to emails sent.


HVS Traffic Calming Strategy

One of the main concerns that HVS members raise is speeding in Hurst.  A lot of work has been done by the Parish Council to reduce speeding, but the problem persists.

HVS have therefore devised a Traffic Calming Strategy which was presented to HPC at the December Council Meeting.  You can view the presentation by clicking here.

In the meantime, if you have any comments or feedback please email us.

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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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HVS monitors all planning applications submitted to WBC and comments as appropriate.  

In addition, an increasing number of local residents are contacting HVS to ask our opinion.  If you have any planning queries please email

View recent letters to Planning Applications written by HVS

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.

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