Village Notices

Village Notices for 8 December 2023

In Today’s Notices:

  • Subscriptions for The Gaddesden Diary
  • Saturday 9 December – LG School Christmas Fair, LG School
  • Sunday 10 December – BHA Gift Service, LG Church
  • Monday 11 December – Parish Council Meeting and talk by National Trust
  • Saturday 16 December – Councillor Terry Douris, Bridgewater Arms
  • Saturday 16 December – Christmas Carol Service and Christmas Celebration, Little Gaddesden Village Church
  • Tuesday 19 December – Carols on the Village Green
  • 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.

Saturday 9 December – Little Gaddesden School Christmas Fair – 12.30 to 3.00pm

Get in the Christmas spirit by coming along to Little Gaddesden School Christmas Fair – food market, games, craft stalls and choir …. and Father Christmas will be there, of course.

Sunday 10 December – Gift Service in aid of British Humanitarian Aid, Little Gaddesden Church, 9.00am to 10am

BHA Poster

Everyone is invited to the Gift Service at church on 10th December. Gifts of clothing (i.e. underwear, hats, scarves and gloves) and toiletries are welcome. No need to wrap the presents as they need to be checked by customs, however, gift sacks are suitable.

The service is followed by Advent Breakfast in the Thomas Field Hall. A chance to enjoy some time together before the Christmas rush sets in!

Aid Collection – outside the Church at 10.00 am

If you can’t make the Church Service, do come along at 10.00 am with your donations. Please refer to the attached list, which is also posted on village noticeboards. Donations may be left in the church, behind the font, from Friday 8th December.

Please pack items in separate bags/containers clearly labelled and please DO NOT mix different items within the same container; for example clothing should be labelled mens, womens, boys or girls but not a combination. The same will apply to bed linen, please keep separate from clothes and again label clearly.

Other household items are welcome. Consider what might be useful in a war zone – candles, torches (with batteries), non-perishable foodstuffs, working electrical items (240v just like in the UK). Please put all items in labelled bags.

Sadly, we have to announce the passing of Tony Budell, who founded British Humanitarian Aid over 20 years ago. Tony was a charismatic character and will be greatly missed.

Monday 11 December – Parish Council Meeting, 7.30pm,Village Hall

Little Gaddesden Parish Council are delighted to welcome

Paul Miller from the National Trust as Guest Speaker.

Paul will join the last meeting of the Parish Council in 2023 at 19:30 to talk  to residents about the very special and diverse Ashridge Estate, the significant current and future challenges across the estate, and the strategic approach the NT are taking to mitigate these threats. ‘Protecting our Roots’ is the NT project developing the necessary transformational change, collaboratively with a range of stakeholders. Paul will be pleased to listen to residents’ views. 

Everyone welcome.

Saturday 16 December – Councillor Terry Douris at the Bridgewater Arms, 10.00am to 10.30am

Terry Douris, Dacorum and Hertfordshire County Councillor, will be at the Bridgewater Arms from 10am to 10.30am should you have any local issues you wish to discuss with him.

Saturday 16 December – Christmas Carol Service & Christmas Celebration at LG Village Church, 6pm

Saturday 16 December is the Little Gaddesden new format Christmas Carol Service and Christmas Celebration at 6pm in Little Gaddesden Village Church.

Calling any bass singers who would be keen to join the Christmas Carol Service on 16th December. Contact David on if you are interested.

Tuesday 19 December – Carols on the Green, 6pm to 6.45pm approx

Join us for carols on the village green on Tuesday 19 December underneath the Christmas tree.

Mulled wine and mince pies will be supplied.

Everyone welcome including dogs and donkeys!

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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