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High Halstow Parish Council

About Us

High Halstow Parish Council About Us

Our new Parish Clerk

Cat
Bloomfield
High Halstow Parish Council

Please welcome Cat Bloomfield as our new Parish Council Clerk.  Cat commences work on 1 February - just in time to help organise our Neighbourhood Plan should the Parish Council vote to go ahead.  Also, Cat will be invaluable in helping us in the fight to keep High Halstow a rural community.

Present Clerk Contact details:  Roxana Brammer -  Clerk 01474 871 269   clerk@highhalstow.org.uk

Summary of High Halstow

The parish of High Halstow lies on the north side of the Hoo Peninsula.  Its southern half is upland, straddling the ridge of higher ground that forms the peninsula's spine and reaching a peak at Northward Hill.  From here the ground drops away to reclaimed marshland, and a river frontage on the Thames.  Flanked by St Mary Hoo to the east and Cooling to the west, the central area encompasses both the main settlement and a woodland nature reserve.

Until the mid 20th century it was a modestly sized community, similar in character to neighbouring villages, but thereafter it has experienced considerable growth. 

The village remained small until after the Second World War, comprising the church, a school, two shops, a pub, a wheelwright's shop, and an undertaker's, with the village being served by a single policeman. Eventually some of the older houses were demolished and replaced. Churchill Place was developed and in the area behind the church, formerly known as the Square, several modern bungalows replaced five thatched cottages. From 1952 more homes were built in the village to house Isle of Grain oil refinery employees.

Population

1801 - 227      

1951 - 401     

2011 - 1,781