Village Notices

Village Notices for 28 July 2023

In Today’s Notices:

  • Subscriptions for The Gaddesden Diary
  • Saturday 5 August – LG Local Produce Market, Village Hall
  • Saturday 19 August – VPA Summer Show
  • Friday 1 September – Jazz at Nettleden Church
  • Saturday 9 September – Village Sports Day
  • Saturday 14 October – ABBA’s Angels, Village Hall
  • Little Gaddesden Charities Fund
  • The Gaddesden Society’s Constitution
  • Event Hub Dacorum – A New Free Listing Service for Local Events
  • Got Something to be Included in Village Notices?

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Subscriptions for The Gaddesden Diary

Subscriptions for The Gaddesden Diary:  only £5.00: normally due in September, but please pay now if you haven’t already done so.  Click here for details of how to pay.

Saturday 5 August – LG Local Produce Market, Village Hall 9.00am to midday

Lots of lovely varied local produce, crafts, bric a brac, plants, candles, cakes and bakes, and not forgetting a cuppa with a bargain breakfast bap.

Free entry ….. and a very warm welcome

Saturday 19 August – VPA Summer Show, Village Hall, 2.30pm

This year is the 75th anniversary of the Little Gaddesden Village Produce Association.

Let’s make the 75th summer show the best yet. Let’s have a bumper year for entries. The show schedule to follow shortly (unexpected amendments have had to be made).

The show takes place in the Village Hall from 2.30pm on Saturday 19 August, refreshments available with prizegiving at 3.30pm.

Friday 1 September – Jazz at Nettleden Church, 7.30pm

TJ Johnson and his Jazz & Blues band

TJ Johnson is widely considered to be one of the UK’s most charismatic and highly revered jazz and blues singers.
He is also a hot piano player, and a respected bandleader.

Backed by his group of top UK based musicians TJ plays an extraordinary blend of music that transcends the boundaries of jazz, blues, swing and gospel and is influenced by some of the greats such as Ray Charles, Dr John, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Cash, BB King, Nina Simone, Alberta Hunter, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Witherspoon and many more.

Tickets £20 in advance from Ian Hamilton on or  

Bar and burgers etc. in churchyard from 6:30pm

Saturday 9 September – Village Sports, Sports Field from 1pm

Make a note in your diaries for this year’s Village Sports on the Sports Field. Races for all the family, as well as a bar and barbecue, tea and cakes, and tombola. Fun for all the family. We hope you’ll come along and join in.

Saturday 14 October – ABBA’s Angels, Village Hall, 7pm to 11.30pm

ABBA’s Angels
ABBA Tribute Band

in aid of Dacorum Mencap
Saturday 14th October, 2023,
Little Gaddesden Village Hall
tickets available from Ticket Source
Monday 14th August, 2023, at 12.00pm
Tables for 8 people@ £240 each. Few individual tickets @ £30.00 pp
Includes Show + 3 course meal

We are pleased to offer a vegetarian option. If required, please indicate your preference on the website when purchasing your ticket.
Regretfully we cannot accommodate other dietary requests.
Please be aware that the organisers will not assume responsibility for any allergles to ltems on the menu.
Guests are requested to take responsiblity for their dietary requirements and any potential allergens

Little Gaddesden Charities Fund

Established in 1997 (as a combination of a number of established local charities), the Little Gaddesden charities has supported individuals and families in Little Gaddesden Parish for 25 years.

The charities’ sole purpose is to help individuals or families resident in the parish with small one-off requests for financial support.

The committee are aware that local parishioners may or may not be aware of the charities and wish to promote the purpose to all residents.

Requests for support are made by, either contacting The Revd John Russell on 01442 214898 or by emailing John chairs the charities’ small committee of trustees based on his role within the Parish; alternatively Pat Catchpole (01442 842544) as secretariat.

In such a period of financial uncertainty and with the cost of living crisis it is even more important to ensure that members of the Parish are aware of the support availability, and we would welcome being able to provide more support from funds available.

All requests are treated with the utmost confidence and no personal information is shared.

We would also welcome any local organisations providing information of how to access the charity in any wider communications they may undertake.

The Gaddesden Society’s Constitution

The Gaddesden Society’s original constitution, dating from 1945, has recently come to light, courtesy of Lyn Hyde. A copy is available here, and a copy of a contemporaneous explanatory leaflet ‘How it All Came About’ is available here. We are planning to update the constitution to be better suited for the way we operate today.

If you are aware of any amendments or updates that have previously been made to the 1945 constitution, it would be really helpful to the committee if you could please let us know as soon as possible by email to

Event Hub Dacorum

A New Free Listing Service for Local Events

Event Hub Dacorum is a new free listing service for events, brought to you by Berkhamsted Chamber of Commerce and funded by Dacorum Borough Council.

The aim is to show people all that’s going on in Berkhamsted and the surrounding villages under the postcode HP4. The listing service is at – click on Add an Event to register/login and create a listing. Any problems, just send an email to Lauren at

Got Something to be Included in Village Notices?

To request that something gets included in the Village Notices, please email Mandy Haynes at