Trellech Village Hall Newsletter – October 2014

Welcome
I was standing in the queue in a bank in Monmouth the other day and someone commented on the piece in the local paper about Trellech Teas.  “What a great achievement” they said “and what a lovely community event it is.”  I absolutely agree.  We are very lucky to have not only the Teas but a diary filling up with interesting talks (the next one is tomorrow) and great classes and all in the lovely Village Hall that we’re so lucky to have.  I hope you’re making good use of it and long may it continue.

Are you getting fed up with the traffic speeding through the village?  If so, do join the petition to get something done about it.  More of that below.

After three successful ‘take overs’ of Trellech Teas this year, we’re inviting applications for good causes to benefit next year.  There’s more about it below – but don’t dally, the closing date is next month.

Hope to see you soon.

Sarah

Love Food, Hate Waste

Burning Issues supper
Friday October 3rd – 7:30pm
Did you know that we throw away 7 million tonnes of food and drink from our homes every year?  And most of it is food that could have been eaten.  Not only is this wasteful on our pockets (total cost is around £12.5 billion pounds) but it’s not good for the environment either.

Joanne Tarling will be delving into what’s behind these numbers – and sharing ways in which we can all reduce the amount of waste we produce.  Visit the website www.lovefoodhatewaste.com for more information and ideas.

The event is free to attend and includes supper.  Donations are gratefully received.

Apple Day

Friday Oct 24th at Trellech Teas
This year we’re celebrating all things ‘apple’ at Trellech Teas. The cakes will have a distinctly ‘apple’ feel about them and there will be apple related information and fun to be had.  More information will be coming out nearer the time.

If you’d like to get involved, please contact Sue Flower on 01600 860754 or flowertrek@gmail.com.

Traffic petition
Do you find it difficult to drive out of the Village Hall car park?  Do you find it scary simply walking anywhere in the village?  A petition has been started to highlight the issues that many villagers face simply getting around and about – on foot and in our cars.  If you’d like to support this initiative, or find out more, please visit change,org.

Do you want to raise money for your favourite cause?
Three times during this year Trellech Teas has been ‘taken over’ by a local group to help raise funds.  Busy Bodies, St Nicholas’ Church and The Narth WI have all benefitted from this scheme.

It’s been so successful that we’re going to hand the Teas over to four groups next year.  If you’d like your favourite cause to be one of these groups, please apply before November 22nd 2014. Application forms can be downloaded hereor collected from Trellech Teas.

If we end up with more than four good causes, we will put them all to the vote with Trellech Teas’ customers being able to cast a vote each time they visit.  Final decisions will be made by end of December 2014.

Coming up……
November 21st, 6:30pm for 7:00pm start.  A talk and supper with Consultant General Surgeon Brian Stephenson who has used his skills to help patients in Africa.  Tickets can be bought here or at Trellech Teas.

There are plans for a Christmas Market, pencilled in for November 22nd.  If you’d like to take part, please contact sarahwhiddett@hotmail.co.uk.

Trellech Trips – a coach trip to Bath Christmas Market is scheduled for December 3rd.  Keep the date in your diary – more information to follow.

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