Hamstreet belongs to the parish of Orlestone together with
Warehorne and Ruckinge
Below information is for Hamstreet.
|Population: 1,700. |
Facilities: Kindergarden, primary school, dance
studio, post office counter, pub, doctor's surgery, hardware store, supermarket,
antique shop, hairdressers, Old School House Restaurant, garage, village hall
and sports field, estate agent, mobile library once a week, sheltered housing
scheme, BR station on the Ashford/Hastings line, tennis court, garden centre.
Places of Worship: The Church of the Good Shepherd. Hamstreet and Orlestone
Ashford: 6 miles.
Organisations: Under Fives' Club, Table Tennis
Club, Women's Fellowship,
Footpaths Association, Orlestone, Hamstreet and
Ruckinge Women's Institute, Over 60s' Club, Royal British Legion, Conservative
Association, Football Club, Bowls Club, Age Concern, Play School. Sports and Leisure
Association, Short Mat Bowls Club.
History: Hamstreet village, in the heart
of Orlestone parish, is where most of
the population lives. There is adequate
provision for day-to-day shopping and
Victory Hall is the venue for many
of the social activities that take place in the village.
Hamstreet Woods are
of great interest and are visited by many people throughout the year, as is the
stretch of the Royal Military Canal, popular with anglers, which runs through
Twinned with Therouanne village in France.
of the information taken from the official Ashford Kent Web Site.