Welcome to the website of Flamstead Parish Council. Flamstead is a rural village in Hertfordshire, just 25 miles north of London, with a population of around 1400 people. Set on a ridge above the River Ver, and adjacent to the Old Watling Street Roman road leading north from St Albans, this historic village was first documented in 1006. The distinctive “Hertfordshire spike” of the spire of St Leonard’s Flamstead, set on its flint and stone tower, is visible over a wide area. The village, including the previously separate hamlet of Trowley Bottom to the south, has around 500 dwellings of which some 65 are listed.
Flamstead’s very close transport links to London, the motorway, Luton airport and to rail services does make it a very popular place to live but above all, what makes it unique is the welcoming community spirit which prevails throughout the village. The work of Flamstead Parish Council in serving the village can be explored on this website.