Photography and filming in private gardens is only permitted for private and personal use and not for any form of reproduction or dissemination nor for publication, electronically or otherwise, including via social media and image libraries. Photography for professional or commercial purposes is expressly forbidden. This is regarded as mandatory for all community events held in private gardens throughout the parish of Berden.

Thank you                                 Berden Parish Council

Vintage Car Rally  June 22nd

As you can see from the below a Vintage Car event will be passing through Berden on June 22nd.

The first car will be arriving from Brent Pelham  at about 09.30am and we leave towards Clavering via Berden and Little London.

Most cars will be through within one hour but those with navigational, car performance or other issues may continue passing through for a further hour or so.

It will be a great opportunity for villagers to take photos



Cinema Club

This season we will mainly be showing films on Saturday evenings as before, with as wide a range as possible, but are also going to have occasional screenings on Thursday evenings, which will usually be aimed at more particular tastes.


All screenings in the Village Hall: Doors (and bar) open at 7.30, and the films will start at 8.00.

Club Membership: £12.00 (entire season) – Guest ticket: £4.00 per film.
All information from
Sue Griffiths 777465 Andrew Nelson 777784 John Walker 777470



Friday 31st May, photographer Stefan Rousseau is coming to Berden Village Hall at 8.00pm

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Stefan Rousseau describes himself as “completely impartial and unbiased   Chief Political Photographer of the Press Association. All pictures and views are my own unless stated otherwise”

The Berden Sports and Social Club is delighted to announce that Stefan will be showing us some of his iconic photographs and telling us some of the fascinating background stories to his work. Find out more about Stefan here


Defibriillator Refresher Talk

Toby Fellows will be running a short training/refresher course on how to use the defibrillator on Friday 24th May at 8.30pm in the Village Hall. All are welcome.


Saturday 8th June, Berden Barn Dance at Priory FarmImage may contain: 2 people, people smiling, people dancing, people standing, crowd and indoor

Tickets are now on sale for the Berden Barn Dance on Saturday 8th June 2019, 7pm for 7:30pm start, at Berden Priory Farm – courtesy of Mr & Mrs Frank Tinney.

We are fortunate to have booked the Silver Key Barn Dance Band and their Caller again to provide some great barn dance music.  Great fun for all ages.

The Bar will be selling beer, wine and soft drinks.  BBQs will be serving Hatfield Broadoak sausages and burgers at very reasonable prices, and you are welcome to bring your own snacks & nibbles.

Tickets are available now from the Friday night Social Club bar in the Village Hall, or can be reserved by emailing, or from John Walker on 777470.

Tickets are £10 for members, £12 for Guests.
Children aged 10 and under are free,
and children from 11 to 17 are £5.

More details to follow but save the date and watch a video clip from the 2017 event here

More events being planned for 2019

May, Table Tennis Tournament

September, Darts Tournament

Saturday 21st September, Berden’s Got Talent

Friday 11th October, Autumn Quiz Night

Saturday 2nd November, Berden Fireworks Night

Friday 6th and 13th December, Carol Singing

Saturday 15th December, Children’s Christmas Party

Tuesday 31st December, New Years Eve Dinner

Wednesday 1st January 2020, New Years Day Drinks

The Social Club Bar Rota needs you!

Running the bar is great fun and you would always be paired with an “old hand” to show you the ropes.

Opening time is 8.00pm except on Family/Early Bird Night when the early staff open at 6.30pm and the later bar staff come in at 8.30pm.

If you can commit to a Friday evening around four times a year and would like to get involved please contact Wendy on 777852

email – Wendy Riddell

Thank you.

Keep an eye on the Website, Parish Magazine and the e-mailed Newsletters

We are always happy to welcome new people onto the committee.  Please contact John Walker on 01279 777470 for more information.  Alternatively, if you feel you would like to help with events from time to time when you are able then you can join our team of event volunteers.  Please contact

To join the mailing list and be kept up to date follow this link Berden S&SC mailing list

It’s Berden Croquet time again!

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If you haven’t played  then why not give it a go?

Just talk to any of the organisers. they are willing to help with advice, coaching etc. You can borrow all the equipment you need and lawns are always available.

If you don’t   want to join in the completion (there is a handicapping system to give everyone a chance) do please come along  and have a game  to see what it’s like.

The cost for theBowl and Plate   completion is £7.50 per person (or £15.00 per team, which includes the   use of the croquet lawns for practising or matches, plus nibbles with wine at the end of the opening weekend,  and on finals day, the excellent lunch with wine, tea and cake.

The main dates will be:

Opening Weekend 11/12th May. this is when there is a get together with  the usual drinks and nibbles  to mark the start of the season. We anticipate that everyone will play their first match by the end of May.

Finals Day , late September, date TBA

Please get your entries in by the end of April to avoid disappointment, and we need to make the draw!

Please email

or phone any of the organisers

Peter and Barbara Jester 777313, Richard and Liz Little 777123, Mary and Andrew Nelson 777784 or Steve Bates 777575

Presentation1open gardens

T is for tea, talks, trips B is for Berden, what else  D is for discussions, debate, diversion

Meetings and events through the year, 2019 dates as follows:

Thursday 13th June – Garden Meeting, courtesy of Liz Little

Wednesday 17th July – Car Ramble organised by Hazel Brookfield and Fi Cook, last years winners.

Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings

Contact Heather Davis email or call on 777611

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