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Hi and welcome to Little Gaddesden Parish Council

For those who are new to the village, the Parish Council meets on the third Monday of each month - in the Village Hall Committee room usually. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and to speak on issues which are important to them. There is a slot at the beginning of meetings, which start at 8pm, for you to air opinions on issues.

As part of our active communications policy a full and up-to-date record of Council agenda, past and upcoming meetings, minutes, newsletters as well as a photo album of Councillors at work in the community, is maintained by the Parish Clerk on this website. There is also a policing page maintained by the Clerk with useful contacts and information about community policing.


The seven parish Councillors who are in office until 2019 divide up their responsibilities to cover environmental, planning, traffic administrative and policing matters. For 2019-19, individual responsibilities are covered as follows:  


Cllr. Archer* - Play Area Safety, Traffic and SID, Airports, Working Planning Group
Cllr. Heaphy - Sports Field, Ashridge Liaison, National Trust Liaison
Cllr. Hyde* - Play Area Safety, Tree Warden, Disaster Planning, Village Hall, Working Planning Group
Cllr. Irving -  Parish Communications, Policing, Financial Auditor, Village Hall
Cllr. Kelly* -  Play Area Safety, Planning Enforcement, Working Planning Group
Cllr.. Magson - Sports Clubs, GDPR, 

Cllr. Saner* -  Working Planning Group, 


Clerk       Alastair Greene

The 4 councillors identified above with an * form a team to expedite the increasing numbers of planning applications that we are required to comment on. These Councillors may also attend the development control sub-committee at Dacorum to speak to  individual applications, those relevant to the preservation of the Area of Outstanding National Beauty that Little Gaddesden is part of and the conservation area for the village. 

The activities and priorities of the Council in recent weeks are described in greater detail in the latest Newsletter.  Among current matters occupying the Council’s attention are:

 

  • WITH VHMC CONTINUE THE PROGRAMME TO IMPROVE VILLAGE HALL FACILITIES USING GRANT FUNDED ASSISTANCE WHERE POSSIBLE
  • EXECUTE A CONSERVATION AREA CHARACTER APPRAISAL TO CREATE AN IMPROVED FRAMEWORK FOR PLANNING DECISIONS
  • DEVELOP THE PLANNING APPLICATION REVIEW PROCESS SO THAT THE VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS IS DEALT WITH EFFICIENTLY
  • DEVELOP A DEDICATED PARISH COUNCIL WEBSITE
  • EMBED GDPR PROCESS IN THE COUNCIL’S SYSTEMS. AND WORKING PRACTICES
  • ACQUIRE FRESH AIR FITNESS EQUIPMENT AND LAUNCH ON THE PLAYING FIELDS AT AN AGREED SITE
  • COMPLETE UPGRADING OF PLAY EQUIPMENT AT CROMER CLOSE
  • DEVELOP TRAFFIC MONITORING CAPABILITY AND SPEED ENFORCEMENT
  • IMPROVE CONSISTENCY OF SAFETY INSPECTIONS
  • PLAN FOR COUNCIL ELECTIONS IN MAY 2019 AND ENCOURAGE POSSIBLE NEW MEMBERS


As always, residents should approach Councillors on matters of concern and interest to them.
 Cllr. Rob Irving

How to get in touch…

Gaddesden Society President
Trevor Fernandes 01442 843498

Gaddesden Society Honorary Secretary
Mandy Haynes 01442 842496
mandy.haynesco.fsnet.co.uk

Gaddesden Society Treasurer
Phil Heaphy 01442 842283
philiph@audiolink.co.uk

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Phil and Rachael Heaphy 01442 842 283 philiph@audiolink.co.uk

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