Village Notices

Village Notices for 16 August 2023

In Today’s Notices:

  • Subscriptions for The Gaddesden Diary
  • Saturday 19 August – Councillor Terry Douris at the Bridgewater Arms
  • Saturday 19 August – VPA Summer Show
  • Friday 1 September – Jazz at Nettleden Church
  • Saturday 2 September – Village Produce Market
  • Saturday 9 September – Village Sports Day
  • Saturday 14 October – ABBA’s Angels, Village Hall
  • Little Gaddesden Charities Fund
  • 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 19 August – Councillor Terry Douris at the Bridgewater Arms, 10am to 10.30am

Terry Douris, Dacorum and Hertfordshire County Councillor, will be at the Bridgewater Arms from 10.00am to 10.30am should you have any local issues you wish to discuss with him.

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

Entries to be submitted by 8.00pm on Wednesday 16 August.

VPA Summer Show 2023 Programme Cover

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 is available at

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 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 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.

Got Something to be Included in Village Notices?

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