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Trellech Village Hall Newsletter – April 2014

Spring has most definitely sprung.  There’s new life emerging everywhere, including at our Village Hall.  We have a bumper edition of the newsletter today – lots going on, changes afoot and exciting developments following our Open Meeting on Monday.

If you want to keep up to date with what’s going on and share any news and views, please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.  We also have a fantastic new website which has up to the minute news about all our events, including those in the coming months.

So, grab a cuppa and take a look at what’s happening in your Village Hall.

Hope to see you soon.


Open Meeting
An Open Meeting was held at the Village Hall on Monday March 31st.  The results of our recent survey were discussed and many good ideas were put forward by those that came.

One of the main points to emerge was that help can take many forms.  You may not be able to step up as a Trustee but perhaps you can offer your time to help out on a specific event, you perhaps have contacts that would be useful for the Hall or maybe you have skills that you could offer to help on specific projects.

The Village Hall can be used for so many more events that it’s currently being used for so we’ll be advertising for people to run events and we’ll be much more specific about the type of help we need to get other events up and running.

The minutes of the meeting will be published soon.

After school activities

Do you know anyone who could run an after school activity group in the Village Hall?  It could be crafts, sports, music, art, dance – or anything that would be of interest to children.  If you do, please contact Nora Roberts on 01600 860282 or nora.ginkgooh@gmail.com.

Bearing the unbearable

Burning Issues Supper
Friday April 4th 7:30pm
Loss and grief affects us all at some stage in our lives. Rosemary Decker-Thomas, Counselling Practitioner will talk about how what seems unbearable can be dealt with positively.

Supper is provided.  Entry is free – donations gratefully received.  Everyone is welcome.

Monmouthshire Meadows

Spring meeting
Thursday April 10th 7:00pm
We’ve been working with the Monmouthshire Meadows group to create a meadow in the grounds of the Village Hall.  The group is holding their AGM and an open meeting on Thursday April 10th to which everyone is invited.

Following a short AGM George Tordoff from Butterfly Conservation Wales and Mike Kilner, Gwent Spider Recorder will be giving a talk on the importance of flower-rich grassland for invertebrates.  There will be news of future plans for the group and plenty of chance to chat to other people interested in meadows.

Tickets are £15 for non members which includes supper and a glass of wine.  If you’d like to come to the meeting but not join in the supper you can do so for just £3.00.

For more information and to book tickets, please visit the Monmouthshire Meadows Group website  www.monmouthshiremeadows.org.uk or contact Maggie Bliss on 01989 750740.  BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.


What’s on – Trellech Teas
We have some interesting events happening at Trellech Teas each week this month.

April 4th – Organo Gold – a new type of coffee
If you like coffee then you may be interested in Organo Gold.  This new company produces ‘healthy’ coffee and will be bringing tasters for you to try.  If you’d like to find out more, visit their website www.organogold.com.

April 11th – The Doorstep Dresser
Margaux Lambert will be returning with her lovely selection of unique clothes.  Come along and browse.  Cash sales only.

April 25th – Kitchen Table sale
If you’ve got kitchen equipment that you don’t use, here’s your chance to de-clutter your cupboards. Bring items along to Trellech Teas and we’ll sell them for you.  Please make sure they’re clean and in good working order – especially anything electrical.  50% of the sale price of each item goes to the seller and 50% to Trellech Teas.  Items can be dropped off at the Teas at any time.  (If you have large items please just bring a photograph and description).

A HUGE ‘thank you’
Trellech Teas is going from strength to strength. To date we have raised over £5,200 for the Village Hall and the BIG Weekend. We also helped Busy Bodies Playgroup raise over £200 last week with our first ever local fundraiser at the Teas.

If you’d like to get involved in helping with the Teas we need cake bakers and tea ladies (and gents!). You don’t have to commit to regular baking or attendance – you choose what and when you contribute.  It’s huge fun and you’ll make new friends.

If you’d like to find out more, please contact Sarah Whiddett on 01600 860967 or sarahwhiddett@hotmail.co.uk.

Dog Training

Classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings
Did you know that it is possible to teach an old dog new tricks?  And did you know that puppies who benefit from good traiing when they’re young are easier to handle as they grow up?

Helen Atton’s popular dog training classes continue to run on a rolling programme so if you’ve missed out on the current course, please contact her for details of new dates.  Helen also does one-to-one consultations and runs agility classes in Mitchel Troy,

Visit Helen’s website (www.fidobehaviour.com) or contact Helen on 07974 444082 or email helen@fidobehaviour.com.

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