Hastoe - looking North from Browns Lane

Welcome to the Hastoe Matters website, built by the residents of Hastoe to support the local community.

Hastoe is a hamlet nestling in the Chiltern Hills on the borders of Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Its origins are lost in the mist of time. It is traversed by the ancient Grim’s Ditch and the modern route of the Ridgeway and accessed by several holloways and green lanes. It contains the highest point in Hertfordshire at 802 feet.The hamlet’s principal feature is the Village Hall, built by the Rothschild family, and a project to restore it to its former glory has now been completed. Hastoe Village Hall now has its own dedicated web site to help with the management, hire and funding of the halls upkeep. Click here to visit
Now available:
'Hilltop Hamlet' - notes towards a history of Hastoe by David Ridgwell.
56 page illustrated booklet, price £7.99.  Available at Tring Local History Museum in Brook Street, or contact ridgwell@waitrose.com, or call 01442 825746

Access problems… Grave concerns have long been expressed over the obstruction of Hastoe Lane by visitors to Tring Natural History Museum parking indiscriminately during the school holidays and at weekends. Access from Tring along Akeman street after 18:00 is also difficult because of parking by visitors to the numerous fast food restaurants and the Akeman Pub. Principle concerns are access for us residents and emergency vehicles as well as safety issues. Valuable time would be lost while emergency vehicles find alternative routes and with many cyclists, walkers and horse riders visiting the area, and for our own safety, emergency access is vital.
The new car park at the museum was intended to relieve this situation but unfortunately the choice of surface has led to more problems now that wet sand and mud from the site has spread through adjacent roads as far as Tring High Street.  The concerns for the residents of Hastoe are now compounded and representations need to made both to the Town Council and to the Woodland Trust.

The bin collection schedule for Hastoe can be found here