Little Hadham Village Guide Print
Village Guide and Parish Plan make their debut 

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Little Hadham (well, most things at least) and a programme of activities to make this village an even friendlier place in which to live have been delivered to every household in the form of the new Village Guide and latest Parish Plan.

They come in a smart folder with enough space to keep copies of the Parish News and other useful references.

The Village Guide contains a profile of the village today and recalls its unique history. It is packed with useful contacts and information including places to visit in the surrounding area. It comes with Village Directory Plus, containing details of local organisations and services and even a local bus timetable. It is printed in loose leaf form to make updating easier and cheaper and has a wrap-around cover with a full map of the parish inside.

The Parish Plan is a continuation of the plan first published in 2006, which started the process of getting people to work together to build community spirit. Another six activities have been added to the programme of events ranging from a biodiversity study and a plan to create a village-wide email network to events such as a Fun Run and a scheme to encourage
families to explore our footpaths.

The pack received an enthusiastic reception at its launch at the parish assembly. “I hope the guide and the latest plan will give residents a fresh insight into their village and encourage them to take an active part in a whole range of new activities,” said Mike Fairchild, who edited the publications. “It was very evident from comments at the assembly that the number of activities now going on in Little Hadham have created a real buzz in the village.”

A great deal of hard work has gone into production of the guide and the plan. At the launch, Mike thanked especially Hilary Davies who produced the initial draft, and Jan Finn, editor of the Parish News, who created the design and printed most of the material.

The pack, supplied free to every household, has been produced by the Parish Plan Group and paid for by fund-raising activities and a Grassroots grant from Hertfordshire Community Foundation. The Parish Plan Group is grateful to the stalwart band of Parish Plan distributors who have successfully delivered a very large consignment this month.

Feedback on the pack and offers of help with events in the plan would really be appreciated – what about writing a note in the next Parish News or contacting a committee member (see Parish Plan for details)? Enjoy the read and look out for additions and updates!