Community Facilities

The Parish is well served by a large number of community facilities.  These amenities and services provide the residents of the Parish with a varied and vibrant social life and include the following:

  • provisions for children and young people:  Within the Parish there is a preschool (Hampton-in-Arden Preschool), a nursery and primary school (the George Fentham Endowed School) and two playground areas. The Parish Council has provided outdoor gym equipment for young people and adults;
  • provisions for older people:  The Fentham Green Bungalows and Crocketts Court provide living facilities for older residents.  Every two weeks, a Luncheon Club is held at Fentham Hall for elderly residents;
  • outdoor sports facilities:  Within Hampton-in-Arden, the Parish has the Sports Club and Recreation Ground which houses a cricket pitch, Astroturf all-weather playing surfaces, tennis courts and outdoor gym equipment.  There is also a Bowls club (near Fentham Hall) and a playing field (adjacent to the Primary School).  Within Catherine-de-Barnes there are two Cricket Clubs and three football fields (along Lugtrout Lane);  .
  • Indoor sports facilities:  Within the Parish there is the Hampton-in-Arden Sports Club (with squash and racketball courts) and the Hampton Gym;
  • churches:  The Parish Church of St. Mary and St. Bartholomew in Hampton-in-Arden offers weekly services as well as weddings, baptisms and funerals.  Hampton-in-Arden also has the St. Mary and St. Antony’s Coptic Orthodox Church, one of the first Coptic Orthodox Churches outside London;
  • shops:  The Parish supports a number of shops including, in Hampton-in-Arden, a Post Office, a pharmacy, a hairdressers, a bakery and café, an off licence and two small convenience stores.  In Catherine de Barnes there is a NISA Convenience store and hairdressers;
  • restaurants:  Including Peel’s, Smoke and Grace and Savour at Hampton Manor, the White Lion Inn and the Beeches Bar and Grill (the latter is currently closed for refurbishment) in Hampton-in-Arden and The Boat Inn and Fox Hampton Lane in Catherine-de-Barnes;
  • accommodation:  Including a hotel (Hampton Manor) and bed and breakfast accommodation (at the White Lion Inn);
  • public houses: The White Lion Inn in Hampton-in-Arden and The Boat Inn in Catherine-de-Barnes;
  • a GP surgery: Hampton Surgery provides healthcare for the Parish and surrounding area, including three Traveller sites of which one is currently within the Parish;
  • Hampton-in-Arden Library:  Based in Fentham Road, the library is open on a part-time basis (one and a half days a week only, and is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions);
  • Venues available for bookings for clubs, meetings and events: Fentham Hall, Parish Church Hall and Catherine-de-Barnes Village Hall;
  • allotments;
  • open spaces for recreation: The Arboretum and Spinney in Hampton-in-Arden; the Common in Catherine-de-Barnes; a network of local footpaths including the towpath along the Grand Union Canal

Local and national charitable funders played an important part in helping to provide these facilities.  The Parish Council will be vigilant in seeking funding which will continue to provide an opportunity to enhance the range of facilities, services and the local environment for the benefit of current and future generations,