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Community

Baughurst Parish includes the hamlet of Wolverton.

Baughurst offers the people of the Parish, as well as people in the adjacent
town of Tadley, immediate access to local countryside with a ‘breath of fresh air’ feeling and lots of interesting walks.

Baughurst Parish has just under 1,000 homes and a population of approximately 2,500. This includes an estate of 500 houses built around the 1950s on the former Baughurst Common and a small number of newer developments of mainly larger houses within small closes.

The greater part of the Parish consists of mixed countryside with scattered housing and farms, the latter either arable or dairy/beef cattle with fields for silage and hay production, as well as some grazing for sheep and horses. There are also a number of livery and other stables.

Two beautiful churches, each standing in commanding locations, two village
halls
and three public houses provide places for people to meet and strengthen the community. 

The Hurst Community College provides an excellent learning environment for about 850 children and also offers recreational and educational activities to people of all ages. A
parade of local shops and a post office are conveniently located at Heath End.

Many of the people who live in the Parish work away from the area, although traditionally AWE (Atomic Weapons Establishment) has provided employment for many local people. The neighbouring town of Tadley provides a reasonable level of local services and some employment opportunities but many residents travel daily to jobs in Basingstoke, Newbury or Reading, or even further afield.