For those new to the area or thinking of moving to Kempshott this is a guide to services in and around Kempshott. For Kempshott residents it provides a starting point for finding information on basic community services.
Kempshott has the best community magazine in Basingstoke (but we may be biased)! Delivered free to all households monthly in Kempshott, and a few adjacent districts, this is full of community news and events, and useful information. Online copies are available HERE, and the Editor can be contacted at The Kempshott Kourier .
Kempshott has its own primary schools, although over half the pupils come from outside the ward.
There is a choice of state secondary schools in west Basingstoke – the three nearest are:
There are many pre-school nurseries in the ward and in the adjacent area.
- Noah’s Ark Pre School in Kempshott Village Hall – who also run 2 by 2 Toddlers
- Snapdragons Community Pre School in Old Down Hall
- The Chatterbox Nursery (149 Kempshott Lane, no website)
- Tiny Tots Day Nursery & Pre-School in Down Grange Farm House
- Kempshott Under Fives Preschool at St Marks, Homesteads Rd
Local Shopping Centres
While Buckingham Parade is the local shopping precinct in the middle of Kempshott, the services are limited.
A small parade of shops on Pack Lane in the north of the ward and Buckland Parade shops on the north east periphery are also used by Kempshott residents.
There are no local shops in the southern half of Kempshott but the pedestrian underpass under the A30 gives access to the Sainsburys supermarket and Hatch Warren Retail Park.
Church of England – Saint Mark’s, Homesteads Road
Methodist– Kempshott Methodist Church, Kempshott Lane
Evangelical – Buckskin Evangelical Church
Roman Catholic – St. Joseph’s in St. Michael’s Road
Kempshott is a hive of activity, with the Community Centre function spread across several sites:
Kempshott Village Hall in the north
Old Down Hall in the south of the ward
There are also activities based in the church halls. To see what is going on at each venue, see each website.
General Medical Facilities
The Acorn Medical Partnership is the primary care partnership which covers all of Kempshott and adjacent wards, with medical centres adjacent to Kempshott in South Ham and Brighton Hill and a centre adjacent to Brook Vale near town centre.
There are pharmacies at the Brighton Hill and South Ham medical centres and at the local Sainsburys supermarket in Hatch Warren, with Chemist’s shops in Brighton Hill Shopping Centre and in Beggarwood shopping centre.
There are 2 mobile podiatrists in the Kempshott area – Penny John ( 01256 467912) and Sarah Sadler (07916 253618), a podiatrist practice within the Acorn Health Partnership premises at Essex Rd, Brook Vale as well as The Foot Clinic in town centre and several other podiatrists.
Kempshott enjoys a regional sports centre in Down Grange Park which covers athletics, rugby, football, hockey and other sports. Stratton Park accommodates football, cricket and tennis. See details under individual sports. You can find out about all the dozens of sports clubs and leagues in the Basingstoke area at The Basingstoke Sports Council.
Buses go along the A30, along Kempshott Lane and along Buckskin and Pack Lanes; most buses take you to the town centre but you can also get to the hospital on one service. Visit the Stagecoach website for more information.