Wheathampstead & District Preservation
Society (WDPS) was formed in 1995 by villagers to:
- Protect what is best about Wheathampstead from what members feel is harmful development
- Promote Wheathampstead as a village
- Encourage the preservation of our countryside and green spaces.
We live in a time of change, with
a constant increase in development, traffic, pollution and the cost of housing. All of these take their toll on our village.
WDPS is well known for fighting against developers and those who are careless of the concerns of villagers and our environment.
WDPS is an example
of local people getting together to say what it is we want for our village. We don’t want to preserve the village in
aspic but to ensure that any changes benefit rather than damage it. Our successes have shown what local people can do when
we act together.