Herriard is a village of just over 200 residents with its roots in agriculture.
Much of the village land is owned by The Herriard Estates , including the beautiful beech woods and parkland alongside the A339 from Basingstoke.
Being only a few miles south of Basingstoke and the M3 and with good road, rail and air links, it’s a great place to live. As well as farming, there is a diverse range of businesses in the Parish including joiners, builders, artisan food and produce producers, architects and surveyors, software and high tech electronics companies, all creating local employment and maintaining the vitality of the village. The community has a village hall run by the Royal British Legion, St Mary’s Church, the Fur and Feathers pub and wide range of sports facilities,
Supported by the Herriard Estates, the Parish Council has provided affordable housing both for families and retired people who have strong connections with the village. Along with the Estate’s policy to give preference to local people when houses are available to rent, this has enabled growing and maturing families to remain in the village. Combined with the additional enthusiasm and ideas of those moving in, Herriard is a traditional and close knit village community.
Herriard is a Parish within the Basingstoke and Deane local government district with the upper tier of local goverment provided by Hampshire County Council. Herriard is within the North East Hampshire Parliamentary constituency.
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
Cllr Mark Ruffell
Hampshire County Council
Cllr Anna McNair Scott
Ranil Jayawardena MP
Herriard enjoys a close relationship with the hamlet of Winslade. More information about the hamlet can be found at www.herriardpark.com/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winslade.
Herriard evolved as a group of small hamlets and farms tracing their history back to Saxon and Danish agricultural settlements….
Herriard is home to a range of clubs and groups, a selection of these are listed below.
St Mary’s Church
We are a warm and welcoming church family of all ages that meets every Sunday to worship and pray together…