Village Notices

Village Notices for 15 January 2024

In Today’s Notices:

  • Subscriptions for The Gaddesden Diary
  • Monday 15 January 2024 – Parish Council Meeting
  • Saturday 20 January 2024 – Councillor Terry Douris, Bridgewater Arms
  • Saturday 20 January 2024 – RNLI “Sample Our Soup”, Village Hall
  • Saturday 3 February 2024 – VPA Winter Show, 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: due in September, please pay now if you haven’t already done so.  Click here for details of how to pay.

Monday 15 January – Parish Council Meeting, 7.30pm Village Hall

Parish Council Meeting at the Village Hall. The agenda will include an update on the Church Road situation.

Everyone welcome.

Saturday 20 January – 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 10.00am to 10.30am should you have any local issues you wish to discuss with him.

Saturday 20 January – RNLI “Sample Our Soup”, 12 noon – 2pm, Village Hall

Soup and crumble
Little Gaddesden Village Hall

Donations of £5.00 minimum

Saturday 3 February – VPA Winter Show, Village Hall

The VPA Committee is hard at work setting up the Winter Show – it’s Saturday 3rd Feb in the Village Hall.

We will have all the usual favourites, Fruit and Vegetables, Cookery, Floral Art, Homemade Wines and Spirits and Juices, Photography & Handicraft, Pets and of course Children’s Classes.

Programmes and Entry forms are available at the village shop and online on the VPA Winter Show 2024 page at

Entries will need to be submitted by 31st January.

We look forward to receiving lots of entries, and to welcoming everyone on Saturday 3 February.

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.

Happy New Year from GadSoc!

The committee of The Gaddesden Society would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year.

Phil Heaphy (President), Mandy Haynes (Secretary), Andrew Sheard (Treasurer), Trevor Fernandes, David Seymour, Josie Jeffrey, Vicki Fruish

Got Something to be Included in Village Notices?

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