The Babington Centre, Trellech Teas, Trellech Village Hall

Trellech Village Hall Newsletter – October 2015


A friend of mine suggested that we love the time of year when we were born.  That’s certainly true of me – I love the autumn.  The nights are drawing in, we’re still enjoying mild weather and the autumn leaves will showcase this lovely valley in a wonderful way in the coming weeks.

There’s a lot to tell you this month – reports on celebrations and fundraising plus news about a couple of great events happening this month.

So, grab a mug of something warming and read on…


Trellech Teas celebrated its third birthday
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If you were at the Teas a couple of weeks ago you will have seen this magnificent cake, baked by Sue Flower – and decorated with the help of Linda Campbell.  Yes, hard to believe, but we’ve been running for three years now!

Over those three years we’ve raised over £12,000 for the Village Hall and the Trellech BIG Weekend.  We’ve also ‘spread the love’ through our Take Over Teas where local groups take over the teas and raise money for their cause.  Nearly £800 has been raised this year via our Take Over Teas.

However, far more important to the Tea Ladies, and I suspect to most of our customers, is the opportunity to meet up with old friends, make new ones and start the weekend with a bit of indulgence!  There’s such a great sense of community at the Teas and that, to me anyway, is its real success.

Of course, none of this would happen without the dedicated support of our lovely bakers and helpers who give their time, skills and resources for free to help Trellech Teas be such a huge success.

Thank you
Apple Day
Saturday October 17th
11:00am – 3:00pm
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It’s our 6th Annual Apple Day this month.  A popular feature in our calendar, this celebrates all things ‘apple’.

  • Refreshments, including morning coffee
  • Buffet lunch
  • Apple pressing demonstration
  • Apple Bring & Buy
  • Raffle
  • Apple related goodies for sale

If you can donate excess apples, make apple related desserts, cakes, chutneys, etc., and/or offer a raffle prize, please contact Peter or Sue Flower on 01600 860754.

You can also bring apples to Trellech Teas – and collect ingredients to make something for the day.

Proceeds to benefit the Babington Centre
Beyond the Prison Walls
Trellech United Annual Talk
Friday October 30th
6:30pm for a 7:00pm start
Geoffrey Hughes BA MEd MBA
Geoffrey Hughes BA MEd MBA

Join us for an informal, entertaining and insightful evening with former Governor of HMP Belmarsh, Geoffrey Hughes. Geoff is a penal expert and knowledgeable speaker who gives a practitioner’s view of imprisonment, crime and punishment, providing a fascinating insight into life behind prison walls.

ENTRY IS BY TICKET ONLY as numbers are limited – £12 in advance of the evening, or £15 on the door if not sold out.  Ticket price includes a sumptuous two course supper, including cheese board.

Tickets can be bought at Trellech Teas or via the ticket website here.

Busy Bodies Fundraiser

Last month saw a group of hardy souls walk three peaks in South Wales to raise money for the play group.  Well done to everyone who took part and thanks to everyone who sponsored the group.

Trellech Teas
Coming soon…..

As you know we occasionally have local providers of goods and services come along to showcase their wares.  Here’s what’s coming up this month.

October 23rd – Phoenix Trading SALE!
Come along to look at the fantastic cards, stationery and many other products in the Phoenix Trading range.  Many items will be reduced – ideal for doing a bit of early Christmas shopping.

If you know anyone who’d like a stall please ask them to contact Sarah Whiddett on 01600 860967 or

Trellech Trips
Bath Christmas Market

Tuesday December 1st

Following our successful trip last year, we’re doing it all again this year.  The price remains the same, just £12.50 per person.

We’ll pick up at The Narth at 9:30am and at the Village Hall at 10:00am.  We’ll get back around 6:00pm.

Tickets must be bought in advance and will go on sale at Trellech Teas from October 16th or contact Sarah Whiddett on 01600 860967

Your ticket price pays for the bus – any money we make over and above will be donated to the Village Hall.  If we don’t meet the numbers required to pay for the trip your money will be refunded in full.

Take Over Teas
Dates for 2016

The Take Over Teas is an opportunity for local good causes to benefit from a ‘ready made’ fundraising event.

If you’d like your favourite cause to be one of these groups, please apply before November 27th 2015. 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 2015.

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