The rural parish of St.Nicholas Hurst is within the Wokingham Borough of Berkshire, southern England. It is the largest parish in the Borough covering some two and a half square miles. A large proportion of the parish is open farmland with most of the 2,000 residents living in the three residential areas: the village centre (Wards Cross - Whistley Green), Forest Road and Davis Street. The parish contains Dinton Pastures country park, School Road and Davis Street Playgrounds. There are two schools in the village: St.Nicholas Primary School and Dolphin School.
St. Nicholas Hurst Parish Council consists of 10 elected volunteers who are responsible for overseeing a number of amenities in the village, including the two playgrounds and the allotments. Members of the Parish Council work closely with colleagues at the Borough Council and Hurst Village Society to ensure the Parish is maintained and developed for the benefit of both Parishoners and visitors. Grateful thanks is given to the many volunteers and stakeholders who regularly support our work.