The Babington Centre, Trellech Teas, Trellech Village Hall

Trellech Village Hall Newsletter – March 2014


Spring is in the air – but where did winter go?  I know it’s been wet (!) but it hasn’t really been cold has it?  Perhaps we’ve got a winter version of ‘Indian Summer’ coming?  Still, we haven’t been hibernating – in fact, there’s a lot going on.

I urge you to shop many, many times in Waitrose this month and drop your green discs in the slot marked ‘Trellech Teas’ – the more the merrier.  Following on from the successful talk by David Davies MP last month, there’s another very interesting speaker lined up for this Friday.  We have some shopping opportunities for you and a drop in to find out more about community connections.  Our first ever Trellech Teas in support of a local charity happens this month too – and we’ve launched a new website. (And that’s not all) *Phew*

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Happy reading folks!

Sarah Whiddett

Green discs in Waitrose
Every month Waitrose chooses three local causes to support through their green disc scheme.  I am very happy that this month one of those causes is us!  Please pick up a disc each time you shop and support Trellech Teas.  If you shop online, you can select us at the end of your order too.

Thanks everyone.

Dog training – new course

March 6th

A new training and socialisation course for dogs of all ages starts in March.  Helen Atton’s classes have proved to be hugely popular – lots of dogs (and their owners!) continue to be very happy with what they’ve learned.

The next eight week course starts on Thursday March 6th – 7:00pm to 8:30pm.  If you’re interested, contact Helen at or on 07974 4444082.

New website

Trellech Village Hall (The Babington Centre) has a smart new website (  It is full of news, information and links to sites you may find helpful.  You can also view the calendar and see at a glance not only what’s on but if the Centre if free for your event.

Christopher Edwards has been working hard behind the scenes to produce it and it looks superb.

If you have anything you’d like to add to the site – or suggestions to improve it – please contact Christopher via the contact tab on the site.

Take a look here.

Cold War to Hot Wars

March 7th at 7:00pm

A fascinating and very personal view of life in the armed forces by Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Griffin.  Tickets are £12 (which includes a buffet) and are available from Trellech Teas or email, or click here.

Supporting each other

Community Connections
March 15th – 2:00pm-3:00pm
Do you help a neighbour or friend and sometimes need information and advice?  Or, would you like to help someone but don’t know what support there is?  Community Connections may be able to assist you in helping people in yoru community.Miranda Thomason and her team from Community Connections will be at Trellech Village Hall (The Babington Centre) on Saturday March 15th and would love to meet up for a chat.  No obligation – just drop in.  Refreshments will be provided for free.If you can’t get there but would like more information, contact Miranda on 01600 710895 / 07532 183039 or email:

Doorstop Dresser

March 14th – 2:00pm-4:30pm
We have some exciting and rather lovely clothes for sale on March 14th.  Margot Lambert, the Doorstop Dresser, will be bringing a selection of the spring ranges to Trellech Teas for us to browse and buy if we want.  Check out her Facebook page here.
Busy Bodies & TrellechTeas – March 28th
Our first local fundraising Trellech Teas is being run by the playgroup Busy Bodies on March 28th.  It will be run by volunteers from the playgroup (assisted by a Chief Tea Lady) and all money raised on the day, minus expenses, will go directly to the group.  If you’re a regular to the Teas please come along as usual.  If you’ve not been to the Teas before, please come and support the playgroup and find out why the Teas are so popular.More information about this will be sent out nearer the time.

We’ve hosted a Crufts winner and now a Times Best Seller!
Some of you may remember the visit to Trellech Teas last year of the three legged dog Haatchi.  The story of this amazing dog and his owner Owen has been recently released as a book.  It’s well worth a read.Owen and Haatchi also star in their own video here.

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