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Trellech Village Hall Newsletter – July 2015

What an exciting month – our new village shop opened yesterday, Trellech BIG Weekend is only a week away and the Village Hall is having a mini make-over.  There’s definitely change in the air around the village – and hopefully all for the good.

So, grab a cuppa and read on…



Trellech Teas news
I’m in the process of tallying up our last quarter’s accounts.  Since we opened we’ve raised a huge £11,300, nearly £850 of that was in the last quarter alone!  Some of that money has gone to fund the BIG Weekend and much of it is funding the rennovations in the Hall.  More on both of these below.

Once again, a huge ‘thankyou’ goes to all our hard working Trellech Tea Ladies, our bakers and of course our lovely customers.  Trellech Teas has become part of Trellech Village life, and long may it continue.

On that note, we really need some more people on our baking and serving rotas.  If you could spare the occasional Friday afternoon and fancy donning a prestigious Trellech Teas pinny, or if you could bake a cake every once in a while, please let me know.  My details are at the end of this newsletter.

In September we’ll be celebrating our third birthday so look out for more on that in the coming months.

Trellech BIG Weekend
July 17th – July 19th
This is the third BIG Weekend and there should be something for everyone.  At the Village Hall there is a Fun Dog Show on Saturday afternoon with classes such as Most Handsome Dog, Prettiest Bitch, Best Rescue Dog and Dog with the Waggiest Tail.  And if your pooch has never won anything before perhaps enter him or her into the Dog Never To Have Won First Prize In Any Show category!  You enter on the day and it’s just £1 per class.

In the evening the Trustees are hosting a Wine and Cheese Supper.  For just £10 per person we will be tasting a range of wines, presented by local wine expert Peter Ayling.  Alongside this we’ll be eating some fabulous food, specially prepared to go with each of the wines, provided by Sue Flower.  Tickets must be bought in advance from Trellech Teas or from Sarah Whiddett (contact details below).

There will  be refreshments provided every day too.  Trellech Teas will be providing them on Friday and Saturday and Busy Bodies Playgroup will be hard at work on Sunday.

For more information on all the events in and around the village please visit the BIG Weekend website (click here) or pick up a leaflet which you’ll find in locations around the village.

Food Co-op
The Food Co-op is going really well.  Each Friday a band of happy customers collect their bags of produce – vegetables, fruit, salad and stiry fry.  It’s amazing what fills the bags for just £3 per bag.  If you’d like to see what you’d get or would like to order a bag please come along to Trellech Teas.  Orders placed and paid for on one Friday are collected the following week.  There’s no need to have a regular order – you can have as much or as little, as often or as irregularly as you like.

Village Hall Mini Makeover
Our kitchen has long needed some serious attention and this summer it’ll be getting it.  So, from July 20th for a period of about three weeks the old kitchen will be getting a make-over and the Village Hall will be closed.  Much of this work is being funded by the money raised from Trellech Teas.

Obviously Trellech Teas will be affected by this work.  We may relocate or may have to close for a week or so.  I’ll send out more information when I know exactly what we’ll be doing and, of course, we’ll let you all know at the Teas.

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