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Trellech Village Hall Newsletter – April 2015

Happy Easter to you all.  Mother Nature has been doing a bit of spring cleaning over the last couple of days, ready for the Easter Weekend!  Whatever your plans for the next few days, I hope you have a lovely time – and perhaps see you at Trellech Teas on Friday.  Yes, we’ll be there, with some slightly different goodies on offer – and some colouring in.

New classes are starting this month, plus we’re setting up a Food Co-op.  Dates are set for the Trellech BIG Weekend and we have spring time flowers at Trellech Teas on Friday.

So, read on……..and we hope to see you soon.



Trellech Teas news
We are open tomorrow, Good Friday, so please come along and enjoy all things ‘eggy’.  We’ll also have a big colouring in Easter tablecloth for the young at heart.

We are also very pleased to welcome back Justine Scouller from Far Hill Flowers.  Justine will be bringing along spring flowers to adorn your homes over the coming festivities.  Take a look at her website here.

I’ve totted up our first quarter’s takings and pleased to announce that we raised just over £1,000 taking the total we’ve raised since we started to just over £10,000!  It’s not all about raising money though. Far more important (to me anyway) is the fantastic community focus of the Teas; bringing together friends – old and new, young and not so young (!) – for a sociable, happy end to the working week.

As always, a HUGE ‘thank you’ to everyone who is involved – as a baker, a server or a customer.  Well done to you all – we couldn’t do it without you.

We need you
Are you able to spare a Friday afternoon and/or bake a cake for Trellech Teas once in a while?  We are looking for willing volunteers to help the Teas continue to be the success they are.  If you’d like to join our merry band of Tea Ladies (or Gents!) and wear the prestigious pinny, or simply bake something for us every now and then, please contact Sarah Whiddett on or 01600 860967.


FIDO Dog training
Two new classes for you and your pooch
Helen Atton is running a Follow On FIDO training course on Wednesday evenings for eight weeks. This is an advanced course, ideal for dog owners who want to consolidate their dog’s training and move on to more challenging commands.

There is also a new Training and Socialisation eight week course starting on Thursday 16th April.

For more information and to book on either of these courses, contact Helen on 07974 444082 or on email


Tai Chi
New course starting April 13th
Steve Whiddett is starting a new 12 week Tai Chi class, beginning Monday 13th April 7:00pm – 8:00pm.  The course will be suitable for absolute beginners and the first two sessions will focus on principles, posture and the basic movements in Tai Chi.

For those who have already practiced some Tai Chi you can come to the first two sessions (and you are encouraged to if you can), but if you are unable or prefer not to, you can start at the session on April 27th.

This course will cover about one third of the 24 step Yang style routine, often referred to as the Beijing 24 routine. This routine is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. For those who have already trained with Steve, this course builds on the eight posture routine and all you have learned so far.
The course fee will be £60 for twelve weeks or £50 if starting on the 27th April, payable at the beginning of the course. Once the course has started the group can look at suitable dates for courses to cover the remaining sections of the routine.
For more information and to book, please contact Steve Whiddett on 01600 86096 or email him on


Food Co-op
Starts April 24th
at Trellech Teas
We’re taking orders for our first Food Co-op deliveries on April 24th – which means the first bags will be available to collect on May 1st.

If you’re not familiar with the scheme, it works on an order/pay on a Friday; collect (and order again if you wish) the following Friday.

There will be five types of bags available – Fruit, Vegetables, Mixed (fruit and veg), Salad and Stir Fry.  Bags are just £3.00 each and you can order as many as you want, as often as you want.

You must collect your bags the week after you order them – we can’t deliver to home addresses.  You can send friends to collect if you’re not able to make it to the Teas.

If you’d like more information about the Food Co-op, we have flyers available at the Teas or you can click here for an information brochure.


Burning Issues Forum
Friday April 24th 6:00pm

In support of the Pre-Election Hustings meeting being held in St Nicholas’s Church on Friday April 24th, there will be a light supper on offer at The Village Hall for all those who wish to attend.  The Hustings meeting starts at 7:30pm.
Trellech BIG Weekend
July 17-19
We’re finalising details for the BIG Weekend.  Put the dates in your diary now – it’ll be another good one with something for everyone.  We’ll keep you posted with events as they are finalised.

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