Village Notices

Village Notices for 26 September 2023

In Today’s Notices:

  • Subscriptions for The Gaddesden Diary
  • Tuesday 26 September – Rural Heritage AGM & Talk
  • Thursday 28 September – Gaddesden Society Talk, Village Hall
  • Saturday 30 September – VPA Harvest Supper & Quiz Night, Village Hall
  • Saturday 7 October – Village Produce Market, Village Hall
  • Monday 16 October – Restart a Heart Session, Bridgewater Arms
  • 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: due in September, please pay now if you haven’t already done so.  Click here for details of how to pay.

Tuesday 26 September – The Rural Heritage Society AGM, Village Hall, 7.30pm

The Rural Heritage Society’s AGM this year is to be held in the Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday, 26 September 2023.

After the short formal part of the meeting, we are pleased to welcome Liz Hamilton as our speaker.  Liz is a regular speaker on behalf of CPRE Herts (the local part of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England) and will give a talk on ” A recent history of Hertfordshire, and how CPRE continues to protect the countryside”.

All members and potential members are welcome. Wine and nibbles will be served.

Thursday 28th September – Gaddesden Society Talk, Village Hall, 8.15pm

We will welcome Katrina van Grouw to talk about her books, including “Art, Science and the Unfeathered Bird”, and fascinating art.

Everyone welcome – entry fee £1 including wine and cheese.

Saturday 30th September – VPA Harvest Supper & Quiz Night, Village Hall, doors open 6pm, quiz starts 6.30pm

Little Gaddesden Village Produce Association


Saturday 30th Sept.    Village Hall.   

Doors open at 6.00pm, quiz starts at 6.30pm

Three course meal, quiz, raffle and a welcoming glass of Prosecco/soft drink all for £25 per head.

Quiz host Shaun McCarthy will run the quiz, Janet the raffle and Julia Maddox the catering. This year it is bring your own drink, we’ll supply the glasses.

It is tables of eight but if you haven’t got an eight we will be able to create a team for you to join, so whether you are singles, couples or full teams, buy your tickets now to avoid missing out on the night.

Tickets can be purchased from Alastair Greene (07900 052753) or June Abraham (07760 144057), or VPA Store

Payment by cash, cheque or bank transfer to:

  • Sort code: 090151
  • Account number: 48549306
  • Account name: Gaddesden District Village Produce
  • (Give your surname as the reference and the word ‘Quiz’)

Any special dietary requirements please advise when purchasing tickets; where possible send details to:

Saturday 7 October – 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

Monday 16 October – Restart a Heart Session, Bridgewater Arms, 7.30pm

Your local Community First Responders are again running a training session in the village pub as part of the British Heart Foundation’s annual “Restart a Heart Campaign”. There will be practical demonstrations and training in the use of the public AED (defibrillator).

All welcome.

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.

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