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Kings Langley Good Neighbours

Coronavirus news


Thanks to the excellent response in Kings Langley to the call for volunteers to step forward, we have thus far been able to fulfil all the requests for help with shopping and with calling at the pharmacy for prescriptions. Some of our volunteers have cheerfully stood in queues in either the High Street or outside Sainsbury’s for many minutes when the demand for service has beenparticularly high. We salute them all!Queue


Shopping and prescriptions

Kings Langley Good Neighbours is able to help  anyone in the village who is self isolating or confined to their homes during the current corona virus crisis. We can collect prescriptions or get some essential shopping for you. We are also looking for more volunteers to help us through the next few weeks. Contact us at KLGNA.ORG or contact 07790668672


Need gardening help now?

catkinsFollowers of Monty Don & co. will be aware that now Spring has arrived we need to be tidying up our gardens to make a backdrop to the displays of Summer flowers, vegetables and fruit! “I know what needs to be done out there,” said one elderly Kings Langley resident, “but I can’t bend down to do it any more!” We now have a few volunteers prepared to help.

Provided our volunteer can access you garden without coming into your house, we may be able to offer a certain amount of gardening help. Does this service appeal to you, either to join our gardening team, or to alert us to the need of an elderly neighbour or relative? If so, Ring our Helpline on 07790 668 672.


Watch our documentary film "Village with a Soul" and see the Good Neighbours Scheme in action. Produced in 2015 with a 2019 update.

How much notice do I have to give?


We usually need several days notice to find a driver, but as our drivers are all volunteers they can usually wait while you are being seen.

What does it cost?

Our services are free (apart from the Lunch Cub) but we welcome donations to help with our running costs and with our transport costs. How much you give is up to you. Typically, for return drives, we receive the following:

In the Kings Langley area

£3

Apsley area  

£3

 Hemel Hempstead and Watford

£10

St Albans 

£10

Mount Vernon Hospital

£15

Stoke Mandeville Hospital    

 £25

Central London Hospitals 

£30 plus Congestion and Parking charges


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DIY and help with shopping

Some of our volunteers can help with small DIY tasks, including gardening, and will visit people at home, either to provide company, or to relieve a carer, or both. We can also help with shopping trips if these are proving difficult.
Please give us a call if you think we might be able to help, and one of our volunteers will call you to discuss your needs. 

Lunch Club

Every Tuesday we run a Lunch Club for any villagers who want an excellent meal in friendly surroundings. There is a small charge for the lunch (£5) but transport to and from the club is free.

Volunteers are always needed

If you are interested in volunteering give us a call on 07790 668672 or complete the contact form. Volunteers are called in rotation when a job comes in. They then decide whether or not they can help on this occasion - it's entirely up to them. If they can help, they then make contact with the client and complete the job. If not, they will be called again next time. Most volunteers are drivers but other services like DIY and gardening are also needed. We also need volunteers for our Lunch Club.

Volunteers are offered out of pocket expenses, including a milage allowance.