In 2015, the Council started to develop a new website for Flamstead.

We knew that we would need great photos of the village and the many activities and events that take place here every year.

The Council invited residents to enter a photo competition with their 5 best photos and more than 80 people did so.

Rachel Piper, a professional photographer who was highly commended as British Wildlife Photographer of the Year (2012), in addition to many other accolades, kindly agreed to judge the Flamstead Five Competition.

Rachel has a website dedicated to those battling mental illness, where you can see and buy her beautiful work, including many images of nature and local places such as the Ashridge Estate. (


Winner: John Fountain

2nd Place: Liz Atkinson

3rd Place: P.J. Dean


Winner: Ellie Sands

2nd Place: David O’Leary

3rd place: Maisie O’Niell