Welcome to Helpston


Helpston Village Sign

Following an extensive review of the proposed draft new Peterborough Local Plan

Helpston Parish Council has submitted its response. A response to the original draft was submitted last year but changes in Government policy have moved the goal posts and new submissions in response to the latest edition of the LP have their cut off date at 11.59am on Tuesday 20th February 2018. To view the Parish Council’s response please visitthe PC page and click on the link provided.

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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