Village Notices

Village Notices for 2 May 2024

In Today’s Notices:

  • Saturday 4 May 2024 – Village Produce Market, Village Hall
  • Sunday 12 May 2024 – Gaddesden Gallop
  • Saturday 18 May 2024 – Councillor Terry Douris at Bridgewater Arms
  • Saturday 18 May 2024 – Christian Aid Strawberry Cream Tea
  • Sunday 19 May 2024 – VPA Annual Plant Sale
  • Sunday 19 May 2024 – Music Club: Craig Ogden in Concert
  • Thursday 23 May 2024 – Gaddesden Society AGM and talk
  • Friday 31 May to Monday 3rd June – Art Club Summer Exhibition
  • Thursday 19 September 2024 – Mr Happy’s Circus, Church Road
  • Little Gaddesden Charities Fund
  • Got Something to be Included in Village Notices?

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Saturday 4 May – Village Produce Market, Village Hall, 9.30am to midday

Sunday 12 May – Gaddesden Gallop, Sports Field, Church Road from 10am

Gaddesden Gallop 2024 registration is now open!

Gaddesden Gallop
12th May 2024
Run starts 11am
Registration 10-10.45am
5km and 10km races
Fun-run races for younger kids
Register to take part at

Saturday 18 May – 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 18 May – Christian Aid Strawberry Cream Tea, 3pm to 5pm, Thomas Field Hall, LG Church

The Strawberry Cream Tea is now an annual event in Little Gaddesden during Christian Aid week. Come and enjoy afternoon tea and homemade cakes and scones in the Thomas Field Hall in Little Gaddesden Church on Saturday 18 May, 3pm to 5pm – £5.00, under 5’s free.

Sunday 19 May – VPA Plant Sale, 10am, Village Hall Car Park

Don’t forget the VPA PLANT SALE on Sunday May 19th at 10am at the Little Gaddesden Village Hall car park. We would welcome donations of plants so:-

With seedlings ‘Please sow an extra tray for the VPA’

Have you too many of something in the garden, or need to create some space for something new, if so split up the plants or pot up the spares and bring them along at 8.30am on the day (or before if you cannot make the day itself). Plant donations can be left with Kate Filippidis at Christmas House (left hand side as you head along the road towards Ringshall) or at the VPA store. More details on the arrangements for donations will be provided in the week before the sale. Please label up your plant donations so people know which plants/seedlings they are.

Thanks very much in anticipation!

Your VPA Committee

Sunday 19 May – Music Club: Craig Ogden in Concert, Little Gaddesden Church, 6pm

“A worthy successor to Julian Bream” BBC Music Magazine

“A polished soloist” New York Times

A household name to listeners of Classic FM and BBC Radio 3, both critically and popularly acclaimed with a string of No.1 recordings to his name, Australian born Craig Ogden is one of the most successful classical guitarists of his generation.

Programme includes works by Rodrigo, Villa-Lobos, Vivaldi (arr. John Williams), JS Bach, Django Rheinhardt (arr. Roland Dyens) and Scarlatti.

Craig’s relaxed style of concert presentation, the diversity of his chosen repertoire and his virtuosity have made him a firm favourite with audiences.

This concert is open to the public.

Tickets: £20 in advance from or Ian Hamilton on 07491 654415 (or £25 on the door – if any are left!)

Website:    Craig Ogden

Thursday 23 May – Gaddesden Society AGM and Talk, 8.15pm Village Hall

Please join us for our (brief) AGM followed by a talk from our very own Josie Jeffrey – “Secrets of a Store Detective”.

Everyone very welcome. Entry fee minimum £1 to include wine and cheese.

Friday 31st May to Monday 3rd June – Art Club Summer Exhibition, Village Hall

Little Gaddesden Art Club Logo

Private View:
Friday 31st May 8pm – 10pm

Open to Public :
Saturday 1st June 10.30am – 6.00pm
Sunday 2nd June 10.30am – 6.00pm
Monday 3rd June 11.00am – 6.00pm

Framed pictures, folios, pottery, fused glass and wood turning.
Refreshments … Tea, coffee and cake

Thursday 19 September – Happy’s Circus, 6pm, Church Road

The Friends of Little Gaddesden School are proud to announce that ‘Happy’s Circus’ will be coming to the village for one night only on Thursday 19th September 2024. 

Join us for an unforgettable adventure under the Big Top! Happy’s Circus brings you an enchanting 2 hour experience filled with laughter, thrills, and wonder. 

Expect captivating acrobats defying gravity with their breathtaking stunts and dazzling Aerialists soaring high above the audience with grace and skill.  

Come early to enjoy the BBQ serving burgers, hot dogs and veggie options as well as freshly cooked pizza and a fully licensed bar serving beer, wine and soft drinks. All proceeds from food and drink sales go to FOLGS to support the work of the school. There will be popcorn and candy floss aplenty!

Tickets will be available via the link below:

Friends of Little Gaddesden School (

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

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