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ABOUT THE VILLAGE

Newgate Street is a small village in the Welwyn Hatfield district of Hertfordshire, approximately six miles south-west of Hertford with a population of around 400. 

Only 30 mins from London yet set amongst thousands of acres of woodland and countryside, the village sits on the Hertfordshire Way and miles of footpaths, bike trails and bridleways. 

It has two lovely pubs (The Crown and The Coach & Horses), a Mediterranean restaurant and a 19C church. 

On a major cycling thoroughfare, the village is a entry point to many of the county's bike trails. 

For more about the village and it's history, click here >.

 

Newgate Street, Hertfordshire UK.

 

VILLAGE NEWS

VILLAGE HAPPENINGS


Events


Regular Fixtures

Check the calendar below for exact dates or for cancellations. 

Pub Social

A general social, and chance for newcomers to "meet the neighbours", usually held at the Crown on the second Friday of every month. See the calendar for dates or contact Jo on jo.maytum@icloud.com

Coffee Mornings

Held in the church on the first Monday of every month from 10 to 12am. A chance to get out and catch up with other villagers over simple teas, coffees and biscuits. Contact Gill gillsutcliffe@googlemail.com

Table Tennis Club

Held every Tuesday from 7:30pm, followed by a small refreshment in the Coach. All are welcome. Contact Gloria for details gloria.macarthur@btinternet.com. 

TENNIS GROUP

Every Wednesday from 9.30 am to 10.30 am (school term time only) on Village courts. Contact Jo on jo.maytum@icloud.com


Calendar

A combination of the Village, School and Church Google Calendars. Any additions, errors, etc. please contact calendar@newgatestreet.org. 

SOCIAL PAGES

WhatsApp

Get yourself on the WhatsApp Village Chat group by clicking this link - (link pending!)...

Facebook

Up to date news, comments and village business on your Facebook page.

Flickr

Share and download high resolution images from the village on Flickr. The May Fayre Photo Emporium images are also here. 

Twitter

Follow or mention @StreetNewgate to share and receive urgent news - traffic, accidents, closures, emergencies, etc. 

HALL HIRE

The Newgate Street Village Hall is run by volunteers for the local community. It has 200sqm of space including a kitchen, bar area, anti-room, disabled washrooms and plenty of parking. It has a sprung wooden floor, a performance stage, seating for up to 100, It is over the road from the church and adjacent to the common fields. 

It is available for bookings for anything from children's parties through, christenings, weddings, to clubs, classes school, social and community functions. It isn't available for raves, brawls nor Nigel Farage. More details below. 

FACILITIES

 

Outdoor Sports and Playground

The village has two public tennis courts, large playing fields and a two of acres of common. The children’s playground is fenced, dog free and brilliaaaaaannnt!

 

Post Office

A small Post Office is open on Tuesday and Thursday mornings in the village hall. 

 

St Mary's Ponsbourne Church

A Grade 2 Listed Building dating from 1847 with services held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month and others besides. Full details of services in the Group can be found on the Hertford Hundred site.

Rector, The Revd Canon Pauline, 01707 875940. Warden, Mr T M Sutcliffe on 01707 874388. Organist, Mr P Minchinton on 01707 323742.

 

Ponsbourne St Mary's Primary School

Our beautiful, charming and 'outstanding' village school. Contact 01707 872395 - ponsbourne.herts.sch.uk

 

PRODUCE SHOW 2018

midday 14th July

 
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How to enter

 Anyone can enter, with pretty much anything. Grow, bake, make, take. It’s fun, it’s challenging, it’s rewarding AND there are prizes. Don’t miss this opportunity to win big and be the envy of your street, class, household, club or pub…

Just bring your entry along to the Village Hall before 12 o’clock midday on Saturday 14th July.

Prizes!

 

Prizes will be awarded at 3:30 by a surprise guest (hopefully)

There are rosettes, loads of them, for every category, in every section; there are separate prizes for different age groups; AND there are the section cups; AND there are these all-show prizes: 

 
  • Best in Show - overall best entry
  • Wooden Spoon - best effort… without a prize
  • The Johnson Knocker - Rudest/oddest fruit-n-veg
  • The Great Big Giggle - make everyone laugh

Categories

 

Kids, please, please enter any section in any category (there are special kid’s prizes in each!) but the ones above are just for you.


Rules

 

The competition is open to anyone living in or associated with Newgate Street village. Visitors are also very welcome to view the show, come to the prize giving and to the party. 

All entries must be delivered to the Village Hall between 9am and 12 o’clock noon on the day. If you can't make it, entries may be submitted in advance - please contact Sharon Smith for further details. There is a £1 fee per entry, 50p for children. Competitors must enter their own work/produce. No canned or packet mixes are to be used. There will be no access to the hall while judging takes place. Judges are independent and in all matters their decision is final. All entries need to be removed at the end of the show. 

Contact 

Sharon - 07769 780567 sharon@smithy.me.uk

Aletia - 07739 361011 mealetia@yahoo.co.uk