ampstead is a charming small village set in the beautiful rural surroundings of North Buckinghamshire.

Its name is taken from the River Leck, which runs through the village and is a tributary of the River Great Ouse. A sympathetic mix of historic and more modern homes and farms has helped to maintain the unspoilt character of the area.

Chief among the important historic buildings is the Grade I listed 12th century parish church of St Mary, which is mentioned in the Domesday Book and is well worth a visit.

Leckhampstead was one of the villages selected for the Whittlewood Project, an archaeological and historical survey carried out by the University of Leicester and which set out to discover what shaped the size, position and survival of medieval rural settlements.

This small community took on a huge task to raise the £80,000 needed to restore the 100-year-old village hall. Much of the fundraising was due to the hard work of villagers organising events.

Generous grants were also made by Waste Recycling Environmental (WREN) and local authorities. The work was done and Leckhampstead now boasts a hall to be proud of at the heart of the village.

In July 2017, the finishing touch was added with a specially commissioned oak sign, created by woodcarver Mick Waterhouse (pictured).

Transport for Bucks (Bucks County Council) has informed the parish council that Wicken Road will be closed from 00:00 to 23:59 on 03/09-05/09/2018 for work on water mains. Diversions will be in place. Full details of the closure order and diversions can be found under the following link: