Demolished January 2002  The site had to be dug down to a considerable depth in order to de-contaminate it fully.  Work on the 7 houses, "Wheelwright's Mews" was begun



 Business in the old bus garage (opposite Claggy Road) ceased trading.




Planning permission was applied for two houses.





The County Council replaced most of the lamposts on the High Street.  The old ones were 20 years old and not able to support the weight of the floral displays in hanging baskets which were to be fixed on  them for the Jubilee Year.





Flooding - the overflow pipe which had been constructed across Claggy Road was removed, but was retained along the footpath which runs parallel with the High Street, which continued to remain closed.  A strategy was put into place for any future flooding crisis.

 Probyn House Sheltered Housing - The resident warden moved out and North Herts District Council announced that the units would be serviced by a visiting warden only.

Land at Kimpton Bottom - farm land had been sold to a company called Property Spy and divided into 50 or so plots.  These were being sold off individually to speculators with a promise of eventual planning permission for houses.  This caused much concern in the village with the Kimpton Protection mounting a campaign to try to stop the process.


Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee

  A committee was formed to discuss arrangements. 

  Lamposts would be decorated with red, white and blue flowers in hanging baskets, with a large floral display outside the Memorial Hall. 

 The Parish Council bought celebratory mugs for all primary school aged children - these were presented to the children in Kimpton School on 31st May when they dressed in red, white and blue for their Jubilee party.



Kimpton Parish Council commissioned a village sign erected at the foot of Coopers Hill, commemorating the Golden Jubilee.


During the Bank Holiday week-end, a church service was held in the Parish Church on Sunday 2nd June and there were several street parties held in the village.  Some from the village went into London to watch the celebrations there.

The May Festival awarded members of the community during the church service with "Outstanding Achievement Awards".


  It was agreed to build an extension to the Memorial Hall for the use of the Scouts and Guides.  Plans were also being drawn up for a bar and a Parish Room/Archive Room


Following the death in February 2001 of Dr Peter Wardill, Stoneheaps changed hands after two generations of ownership by the Wardill family.


Peters Green Village Hall saw the completion of a long programme of work to improve and repair the building and to provide disabled access to comply with the new Act to come into force in 2004.  The stage was removed and replaced with a kitchen, windows were replaced, and a new front door and toilets fitted.  Funding was obtained from grants and village fund-raising.


Footpaths - the route of Footpath No. 4 was moved from the East of the hedge (where it had been walked for many years) to the route as shown on the Rights of Way map - i.e. the West of the hedge.


Crime in the village saw an increase in the middle of the year with a spate of burglaries and car crimes. 


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