Welcome to Leverstock Green Village Association
- About LGVA
- LGVA Committee
- Committee Members
- Area of Benefit
Leverstock Green Village Association
Leverstock Green Village Association is a voluntary group 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.
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 station and nearby St Albans station. 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 bus station National Express offers 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 Hall Hire link above.
Many of the clubs and organisations that use the hall would welcome new members, details of many of these can be found by clicking on the Activities link above.
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 as we know it today became a registered charity (No. 266940) 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.
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 enrolment 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'.
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.
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 2014
|Audrey Weightman (Chair)||Mick Reeve (LG Players)|
|Margaret Rayner (Secretary)||Derrick Smith (LG Cricket Club)|
|Iris Parish (Treasurer)||Bill Dawes (LG Football Club)|
|Colin Gage (Vice-Chair)||Barry Dixon (LG Tennis Club)|
|John Baldwin||Cllr Margaret Griffiths (DBC)|
|Nick Taylor||Cllr Graham Sutton (DBC & North End Residents Assoc.)|
|Bernadine Makins||Margaret Rayner (LGWI)|
|John Walker||Colin Gage (Holy Trinity PCC)|
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.