LEVERSTOCK GREEN LITTER PICK

Saturday 22nd September 2018

Meet at the Village Hall at 10.00am (finish at 2.00pm).

Please bring your own gloves.  Litter pick up sticks, tabbards and black bags will be provided.

 

Welcome to Leverstock Green Village Association

  • LGVA
  • About LGVA
  • LGVA Committee
  • Committee Members
  • Area of Benefit
  • Constitution

Leverstock Green Village Association CIO

Leverstock Green Village Association is a voluntary group and charity which seeks to promote and protect the interests of residents and to provide facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation and leisure time. It also supervises the maintenance and management of the Village Hall in the furtherance of these aims.

Leverstock Green

Just a short walk from open countryside, Leverstock Green is a historic and pretty English village on the eastern edge of Hemel Hempstead. With its village green, local shops, schools, library, clubs, church and various other amenities, it is a popular place to live for all ages. The village has excellent transport links and is conveniently located for easy access to the M1 (Junction 8) and M25 (Junction 20 or 21).

Frequent train services run from Hemel Hempstead and nearby St Albans stations. Regular bus services serve Hemel Hempstead, St Albans, Watford, Rickmansworth, Stevenage and Welwyn Garden City.

Nearby, the 758 Green Line bus offers a fast service to Brent Cross, Baker Street and Victoria while from the town centre National Express provides services to Luton, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports as well as other towns and cities in the Home Counties.

The Village Hall

We benefit from having one of the finest Village Halls / Community Centres in Dacorum with a main hall and two smaller rooms, also two kitchens and a bar. All are very well used for a variety of purposes ranging from dance classes to amateur dramatic productions and are available for hire by the hour on a 'one off', weekly or monthly basis at very competitive rates. Full details can be found by clicking on the Hall Hire link above.

Many of the clubs and organisations that use the hall would welcome new members, details of most of these can be found by clicking on the Activities link above.

About LGVA

Leverstock Green Village Association was founded in 1962 by Fred Buglass to act as a voice for the whole community. Until that time we had a Village Hall Trust which ran the old hall at the top of Pancake Lane. The Association became a registered charity  on 25 April 1974 just prior to the present hall being opened in July of that year. The area we cover (known as our 'Area of Benefit') is defined as the ecclesiastical Parish of Leverstock Green as it existed at that time.

The day to day running of the halls falls largely to the Hall Management Sub-Committee of LGVA and we hold regular fund raising events for this purpose.

In recent years the Association has provided Christmas lights in the Village Centre and these have proved very popular. We are grateful to shops and businesses and residents of Leverstock Green for their generous support of this venture.

If you are a keen, or even occasional, photographer and have one or more good photographs taken around the village why not send them to our Administrator. We will endeavour to post some of them on our website. Watch out also for our photo competitions which will be held twice a year.

On 1st September 2017 we became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation and this is reflected in the change of our formal title to Leverstock Green Village Association CIO and our new charity number, 1172784.

How Can You Help?

Our fund raising events can only succeed with the support of members of the local community and we appeal to everyone to come along to our annual fete, our firework display, our winter fayre, our ever popular quizzes and any other events which we organise.

Why not support us by joining the 500 Club with a first prize of £100 every month. For full details and enrollment form click on 500 Club above.

With the increasing popularity of on-line shopping there is a great opportunity for everyone to support us at no cost to themselves, just click on Online Shopping above.

Finally, we always welcome new members with fresh ideas to our committee, or perhaps you would like to become a 'Friend of LGVA'.

If you are just prepared to give a few hours of your time each year, principally to assist in physical tasks such as helping to set up the Fete or Firework Night, or perhaps just manning a gate for half an hour, then please register as a 'Friend of LGVA' by calling in to the office or by emailing our Administrator on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Newsletter

A newsletter is published three times a year, in February, June and November. Current and past newsletters can be viewed by clicking the Newsletter Tab in the Menu bar above.

AGM 2017 

For 2017 accounts click here - 2017 Accounts.  For Chair's 2017 report click here - Chair's Report 2017

LGVA Committee

The Association is run by a committee of unpaid volunteers with a local interest in Leverstock Green. Any resident of eighteen years of age or over can stand for election at the Annual General Meeting. Affiliated membership is also open to associations and organisations, other than those with political links, which operate within Leverstock Green.

The main Committee meets eleven times a year on the second Monday of each month except August. Our meetings are held at the Village Hall and seldom last more than two hours. We always welcome new members to the Committee and if you are interested in joining please give your name and contact details to the Hall Administrator.

There are three regular sub-committees that consider in detail finance, hall management and environmental issues. Other specialist sub-committees are convened, from time to time, to take forward events such as the annual summer fete, winter fayre and the fireworks display.

Committee Members 2018

Elected Members

Group Representatives

 Audrey Weightman (Chair)  Mick Reeve (LG Players)
 Margaret Rayner (Secretary)  * Bernadine Makins (LG Cricket Club)
 Dominic Tang (Treasurer)  Bill Dawes (LG Football Club)
 Colin Gage (Vice-Chair)  Alan Woof (LG Tennis Club)
 Iris Parish  Councillor Margaret Griffiths (DBC)
 John Baldwin  Cllr Graham Sutton (DBC & North End Res, Assoc)
 Nick Taylor  * Margaret Rayner (LGWI)
 Hazel Bassadone  * Colin Gage (Holy Trinity PCC)
 Rosie Sutton  * Councillor Hazel Bassadone (DBC)
 Bernadine Makins
 John Walker  * Also an elected member
 Sue Brind
 Margaret Kelly

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LGVA Area of Benefit

The LGVA Area of Benefit, ie. the area where residents are automatically considered to be members of the Association, follows the old Parish boundary. This is not quite the same as it is today.

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Constitution

Adopted at Special General Meeting on 10th July 2017

A copy of the Constitution may be downloaded by clicking this link, Click Here.

Announcements

Car Parking, Village Centre

Many residents will be aware of the problem of parking at the Village Centre and LGVA has been campaigning for several years for a resolution.  As a result DBC has posted a planning application to extend the car park at the side of the village hall to provide an additional 24 spaces.  The plan is to site an additional 20 spaces at the top of the playing field in the corner adjacent to the existing car park as this area is rarely, if ever, used.  The other 4 spaces will be gained at the bottom of the existing car park in the area kept clear for vehicles circulating.

Controlled parking will also be introduced in front of the shops and will, if necessary, be extended to the hall car park.  

Access will be available to the field for mowing, etc, but steps will be taken to ensure that unauthorised access will be very difficult.

Library Volunteers Wanted

Our library is to become a ‘Community Library’ which will be run by volunteers, similar to models which already exist across small towns and villages in Hertfordshire including Kings Langley, Chorleywood and Wheathampstead.

The library service needs to recruit a number of local volunteers to eventually take over the running of our branch.  Full training will be given and hours will be flexible and on an entirely voluntary basis.

If you would like to find out more about this valuable community service please register your interest with our Administrator at the Village Hall, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01442 268723.  Full details will be passed to you.

Alternatively click here for posters: LEV volunteers drop-in poster / LEV volunteers induction poster.

East Hemel Plans – Latest Updates

For full details and the latest information on the planned East Hemel development, please visit that heading on the Environment page or follow the Red Link.

NOTE June 2018 - In view of recent developments this page has been completely revised.

LGVA Photographic Competition 2018 - Buildings

Results showing winning photographs.  All entries will be displayed in the Village Hall.

1st  Small Temple, Penang - John Baldwin

JB 2 Small Temple, Penang.jpg

2nd  Temple, Malaga - Ralph Rayner

RWR 1 Temple  Malaga.JPG

3rd  Audley End House - Barbara Chapman

BAC 1 Audley End House Saffron  Waldon.JPG

East Hemel Development