Annual Parish Meeting 2019

Join us at The Memorial Hall for our Annual Parish Meeting, on Wednesday 20 March 2019, 7.30pm to 10pm. Come along and meet our councillors and find out what has been happening in the village, We have also got a talk from St Albans District Council about what happens to our food waste - an opportunity not to be wasted!  Click here to read the agenda for the meeting. 


Landscaping the Crinkle-Crankle Community Garden

Work began on the garden (next to King Edward Place/Rectory Meadow) on Monday 10 December 2018. For more information, click here.


The village and civil parish of Wheathampstead is located in the City and District of St Albans and is situated four miles north of St Albans on the River Lea in the middle of Hertfordshire beween the A1 and M1.

Wheathampstead has a population of 6,410 (2011 Census) and comprises the village itself, Waterend, Gustard Wood to the north, Marshalls Heath, Bower Heath and Leasy Bridge to the west, and Amwell to the south and covers an area of approximately 26 sq km (10 sq miles).

We have two primary schools, Beech Hyde Primary School and Nursery, and St Helen's Church of England Primary School. Our other schools are Aldwickbury School for Boys and St Albans High School for Girls. Our amenities include play areas and football fields (including an all weather pitch), numerous open spaces including the Meads and River Lea, a library, GP surgery, dentists, rural police office, fire station, community halls (Hilldyke Community Centre, The Memorial Hall, and Mead Hall), Post Office, and a selection of pubs, restaurants and businesses. Select from the menus on this page to find out about our open spaces, play areas, sports facilities and rooms for hire.

Places of worship include St Helens (Wheathampstead) and St Peters (Gustard Wood) Church of England, St Thomas More Catholic Church, and the Wheathampstead United Church (currently closed).

Wheathampstead prides itself for its strong community spirit with a wide range of clubs and organisations meeting regularly to support the village. Every year on the second weekend of July many of these groups set up a stall on the Marford Playing Fields for our annual Village Day - part of our Village Weekend festivities run over two days featuring stalls, arena entertainment, live music, picnicing by the river, a parade, and talent competition.

Wheathampstead is reputed to have been the site of the battle at which Julius Caesar defeated the local tribe the Catuvellauni during his invasion of Britain in 54BC. For more information of the rich history of the Parish including our historical Grade I and Grade II listed buildings please click here.

News and Events

Latest News

The defibrillator is back!

Submitted on 20 March 2019 by Ellie Metherell

The defibrillator is now back in place at The Memorial Hall.  The ambulance service has confirmed that it is not

WIllow spilling vandalised at the Meads

Submitted on 20 March 2019 by Ellie Metherell

The willow spiling, which was put along the river banks by our extremely hardworking volunteers in 2018, has been vandalised and pulled out. This spiling was...

Update - the future of the 304 and 657 bus services

Submitted on 04 March 2019 by Ellie Metherell

Herts County Council will subsidise the weekday 304 St Albans-Hitchin service, to keep it going for now.

Changes to the 657 and 304 buses

Submitted on 19 February 2019 by Ellie Metherell

The Sunday 304 St Albans-Wheathampstead service and the Sunday 657 St Albans-Sandridge-Wheathampstead-Batford-Harpenden-Redbourn service are under threat&nbs...

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