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A few words about us

The Hampton Society is primarily concerned with the protection and development of the local environment, both built and natural, and to ensure that the provision of amenities enhances the quality of life for the residents of Hampton.

We think Hampton is pretty special. We welcome improvements to our surroundings as long as they don't adversely affect the well being of the village and its residents.

If you feel the same way and would like to find out more about the village you live in then we welcome you to join the Society today.

Join the Society today

We welcome new people of all ages and encourage our existing members to introduce the Society to their neighbours and friends. If you know someone who is interested in joining us and would like more information, please pass their details on to Trisha Shirt, our membership secretary. Our application form offers regular payment by cash or cheque, or by standing order.

We can achieve so much more with
a strong membership!

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Upcoming Society events

Visit to the Banqueting House, Whitehall

Accompanied by a talk by Siobhan Clarke (£4.50 per head, if not a member of Historic Royal Palaces).

Wednesday 21 September, 11.00am  

Visit to Kneller Hall, Whitton

Visit to Kneller Hall, Whitton, the home of The Royal Military School of Music.

Wednesday 12 October at 10.30am at Kneller Hall  

Notes from the Chair

“I started working from home in 2006 and that’s when I really started to see the pleasure of this place and its people. It’s an outstanding and caring community where people work together to achieve great things that we can all enjoy.”read moreā€¦

William Redfern,
Chair of the Society

Local issues and news


Special Anniversary Newsletter now available

To celebrate our Diamond Anniversary, we have produced a special eight-page issue of our quarterly newsletter. It contains a summary of our achievements over the last 60 years, our current concerns and a review of recent talks and events. It is available to download from our Newsletter page, by clicking on the image on the left or from the following link.



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The Hampton Society Planning Guidance Document V1.01  

The Hampton Society Planning Guidance Document V1.01 now available to download

Our planning sub-group, that includes an architect and a surveyor, have put together a guide to how they approach planning applications. We review many applications a month and the guide will give you an idea of what criteria has to nbe met before we follow up or put in an objection. We hope you find it of interest.



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Village Survey Feedback  

Village Survey Feedback

Thank you to everyone who took part in the survey in November

We will be providing the council leaders and local councillors a copy of the full feedback document that we expect to inform the Village Plan process.

As a snapshot of life in Hampton towards the end of 2015, the most overriding conclusions are that the sampled residents feel strongly about the following issues:



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Local events

Loki Music  

Loki Music’s series of early music concerts

This Friday (23 September), the celebrated viola da gamba player Richard Boothby will be playing newly-discovered fantasias by Telemann and recently recorded music for the lyra viol by Lawes. Richard is well-known for his work with the viol consort Fretwork. The concert will take place in the delightful Temple to Shakespeare built by David Garrick by the Thames, and refreshments will be provided. 

Friday 23 September at Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare



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Full of Life 2016 is back!

Richmond Council is happy to announce that the annual Full of Life Fair will once again take place on Friday 7th October 2016 at the Twickenham Rugby Stadium in Twickenham and will be open from 10am – 4pm. The fair is hugely popular among the senior residents and in 2014 was attended by over 1,500 people.

At the fair, residents will have the opportunity to seek advice from local professionals about health options, social care, how to get involved in the community and local activities and entitlements. There will also be information available for carers along with free refreshments, workshops, activity taster-sessions, celebrity guest and a lunch.

Friday 7th October 2016, Twickenham Rugby Stadium from 10am – 4pm



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Hampton 100 Years Ago  

Hampton 100 Years Ago by John Sheaf available now

This newly published book, written by Hampton local historian John Sheaf, provides a fascinating description of Hampton 100 years ago.

It covers the layout of the village, the roads, the shops and pubs and some of the significant buildings at that time as well as the occupations of some of the householders. There is a separate section for every road that then existed; each with an individual map and related images.



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Hampton Sailing Club  

Hampton Sailing Club

We have a family focused club, uniquely located on a freehold island which opens every Sunday from March to December.

Races, Open meetings for GP 14’s, Merlin Rockets and other classes, Sunbury Rally, long distance race, Junior regatta, to name but a few events, take place all year round in this very sociable club.

Every Sunday from March to December. Benns Alley, Hampton Middlesex



You can call in on any Sunday 
during the sailing season, or 
leave your contact details at 
our email address:


or go to our website.

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