Welcome to Helpston


Helpston Village Sign

Further housing developments are possible in Helpston

Peterborough City Council is in the process of delivering a draft local plan which the Parish Council has responded to but now due to Government reviews of housing numbers needed in this area the planned 2500 houses at Castor will not go ahead.  However Helpston has not been saved from further development plans as there is now an amended draft plan to take into account the Governments revisions which indicates that the village is due to get larger still.  The area identified by the City Council planners in their original draft plan as the preferred site lay along side the existing new development off Broad Wheel Road called the Nightingales but the amended plan includes another piece of land to the north of that which it will join.  This will provide developers with a large plot of land for an estimated 84 houses that will stretch between Broad Wheel Road and West Street.  The Parish Council is in the process of considering their reply to this amended draft plan and will be writing to  Peterborough City Council with their objections to any further development with in the village and any extension to the already extended village envelope

A real welcome to Helpston, a delightful village with a wonderful rural and historic heritage.  Be part of it !

Welcome to the Helpston Parish Council website. If you are new to the village or to this website its intention is to help residents and visitors find out about the amazing range of things that happen in this fantastic village. If you have events to publicise or suggestions to improve the website or just want to know more please contact us.  Telephone numbers for the Clerk and Chairman of the Parish Council can be found on the Parish Council page under the “village organisations”  drop down menu.

Helpston is a flourishing village between Peterborough and Stamford with a real sense of community. It was home to John Clare, the countryside poet, and his name and work are a proud part of our heritage. We have a primary school, numerous clubs and societies, and many local businesses. This web site is provided by the Parish Council to share information about the village and its community.

You can also find a library of photos of the village past and present and information about the wildlife and countryside around the village.

There are some suggested walks and of course plenty of links to information about John Clare – you can even listen to readings of his poems and sounds of the natural world.

If you have any suggestions to improve this site or would like to add information please contact us

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m baumber March 28, 2017 at 4:39 pm

I am considering purchase of ‘The Stables’, Main st Helpston, next door to the Helpston shop.

1. Is it within the Helpston Conservation area, please?
2. Would the replacement of windows with upvc frames and double glazing be permitted, please?

I look forward to hearing from you

Mike Baumber.


Roy Hinchliff April 10, 2017 at 1:15 pm

Dear Mike,
Sorry for the delay in responding. I have been away.
The Stables is within the Helpston Conservation Area. I would suggest you contact Peterborough City Council’s Conservation Officer, Jim Daley, on 01733 453522. He should be able to advise on what kind of windows would be acceptable.
Kind regards,
Roy Hinchliff, website administrator


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