See new planning application on Church Road land opposite Church

A new application has been submitted to repair and reinstate fencing at Plot 17, just opposite the Church.

If anyone wishes to comment on the application, or see comments already submitted by others, you can use this link to get to the right place on the Dacorum Planning system.

20/03636/FUL | Replacement fencing | Plot 17 Land South East Of Church Road Little Gaddesden Hertfordshire (

The Parish Council is preparing a response for consideration at the next Parish Council meeting on 21st December. The draft for consideration is attached below.

Plot 17 Church Road response – 20-03636-FUL- 17th December 2020 v2



“Under the new Track & Trace system some of us may be asked to self isolate and we would encourage you to do so. Your local community volunteers are more than happy to support you. If you need help with shopping, medicines or just a friendly chat on the phone either contact your local volunteer or the coordinators- Wendy Molloy (07771 762505 / 01442 843215) or Sarah Gall ( 07717 068280 / 01442 842422)

All requests will be treated with the utmost confidence.”


The protection of Church Road from development

The Council would like to publicise a planning application opposite the Church in Church Road, where the applicant wants to erect fencing, create a new access to the road and relocate the route of the footpath that comes out opposite the Church. People are concerned that allowing the application would set a precedent for how the rest of the land is used, the threat being the creation of multiple accesses to Church Road and fencing criss-crossing the historic open pasture land.

The Parish Council have responded (attached) and although the official response time has for the Parish Council has now passed any comments made by members of the public are taken into consideration for a while yet.

Plot 17 Church Road response 20-01927-FUL- 5th August

The link below takes you to the application within Dacorum’s Planning system where people can respond or if they prefer can send in letters with their comments to Briony Curtain, Lead Planning Officer Development Management, Dacorum Borough Council, The Forum, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead. HP1 1DN





Parish Council meeting 3rd August at 8pm on Zoom

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75th Anniversary of the VE Day Celebrations

Whilst we can’t all celebrate special events the way we would all want to at the moment, it is still the 75th anniversary of VE day on 8th May.
Here are some ideas to commemorate the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of armed forces on 8 May 1945.

The government’s official website – – has lots of downloadable resources, including bunting and posters to colour in, 1940’s style menus and instructions on how to Lindy Hop by way of exercise!

Do also have a look at the Royal British Legion website – which has details of:
• A live VE Day 75 livestream at 11.15am – with national moments of Remembrance and thanksgiving, including a Two Minute Silence
• The Words to We’ll Meet Again (see below)
• A VE Day learning pack for children aged 7-14 years.

As a Village I hope you will join the members of the Parish Council and the British Legion in:-

• Putting out Union Jack bunting and waving flags.
• At 3pm, giving a cheer (or even raising a glass) and checking the skies in case the VE plane with its VE Day banner is coming our way
• At 9pm, leaving your doorsteps and joining in a country-wide rousing rendition of “We’ll Meet Again” (which takes on a whole new resonance in these times).

Little Gaddesden Charities

At our last Parish Council meeting held on 20th April (online Zoom to keep people safe) the Reverend John Russell explained about the work of the Little Gaddesden Charities. He said that we don’t know how long the lock down will last and appreciated that people’s worries won’t necessarily go away when the lockdown is over. For many people the impact of COVID 19 will be long lasting. With that in mind he reminded us of the excellent work of The Little Gaddesden Charities: The aim of the charity is to aid anyone in need, hardship or distress within the Parish of Little Gaddesden, by making grants of money or providing or paying for items, services or facilities calculated to redress the need of such people. He assured us that the charity maintains strict confidentiality in all that they do. Do please contact: Reverend John Russell on 01442 214898 to seek support from this charity, and if you see others who might benefit please do encourage them to call.