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Trellech Village Hall Newsletter – December 2015

I met someone recently (hi Brian!) who commented on what a fantastic community we have here in Trellech.  For such a small village we have a lot going on – and the Village Hall, along with the pub, church, playgroup, school and other organisations, is a key part of that success.  So ‘thank you’ if you’re an organiser, helper, participant or supporter – long may we continue.  We also have a thank you message from the Hall’s Trustees, the Friends of the Church and Trellech Trips for you below.

There are still activities happening in the Hall this month – so take a look at what’s on and we hope to see you soon.


‘Thank you’ from the Trustees
The trustees of the Village Hall would like to thank everybody for their support during 2015 especially during the refurbishment process. We are particularly indepted to Peter Flower for all of his hard work and his band of volunteers who we would not have been able to do without. Trellech Teas continue to provide funding, Trellech United Community Council and the New Grove Trust have been generous with grants that have allowed us to do more than we planned.  Busy Bodies  still operate from the hall and as well as providing us with necessary income are a fantastic asset to the village. We would like to take this opportunity to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.
Seniors Christmas Lunch
Sunday December 6th
12:30pm for 1:00pm
Do you know anyone who’s 60 or over and lives in Trellech (or is that you?).  The annual Trellech Country Fayre’s Christmas Lunch is this Sunday.  If you haven’t already booked a place – or you know someone who could join in – please contact Nora Roberts on 01600 860282.
Trellech Teas
Christmas opening
Fridays 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Even our dedicated Trellech Tea ladies need time off over Christmas so we will be closed on Christmas Day and New Years’ Day.  We’ll be back on January 8th – pinnies pressed, cakes baked and tea pots warming, ready to welcome you all back after your Christmas break.


Trellech Teas
What’s on….

This Friday (December 4th) Sarah will be selling all things Phoenix.  That includes charity Christmas cards, general greetings cards, stationery and plenty of ideas for Christmas presents.  10% of all sales goes to Trellech Teas.  If you don’t know what Phoenix does, take a look at Sarah’s website here.

Over the next three weeks we will be raffling a lovely Christmas cake – made as usual by the talented Gladys Young, iced by the rather less talented Sarah*  Tickets will  be on sale at the Teas and we will pick the winner on December 18th at 4:00pm.

* This means the cake will taste lovely even if the icing looks somewhat ‘amateurish’!!

Take Over Teas

Last month saw the Friends of St Nicholas’s Church and Churchyard run Trellech Teas.  They made a very respectable £100 – so ‘thank you’ to everyone who came along and helped and supported.

The closing date for the 2016 Take Over Teas has now passed.  Applications are in and I’ll announce the dates and organisations running the teas in the newsletter next month.

Trellech Trips
Bath Christmas Market
‘thank you’
On Tuesday this week, 39 of us caught the bus to Bath to the Christmas Market.  A lovely day was had by all.  After expenses we raised £200 for Trellech Teas so thank you to everyone who came along and particularly ‘thank you’ to Simon Phillips who drove us there and back with a cheery smile!
Busy Bodies Playgroup, The Babington Centre, Trellech Teas, Trellech Village Hall

Trellech Village Hall Newsletter – September 2015


Firstly, apologies for the late arrival of this months’ newsletter – I’ve had rather a busy month!  Still, better late than never.

As many of you will know, we’ve had some major work being done at the Hall – work that’s still ongoing.  Read all about it below.

Our resident playgroup, Busy Bodies, has a rather strenuous fundraiser happening this month too – find out what below.

Apple Day is coming up and we have some visitors to Trellech Teas.  So, grab a cuppa, and read on…


Trellech Teas is Three
Friday September 25th

Can you believe it?  We’ve been running the Teas for three whole years?  We’ve made over £12,000 in total – much of which has gone to help pay for the recent renovations at the Hall.  Much more importantly, though (at least in my opinion) is the fantastic community spirit at the Teas.  I know many of you really enjoy coming along – and we enjoy having you there too.

Come along this week and celebrate with us.  I have a very special cake slice that will make its debut.  We will also hopefully get some visitors you’ll recognise from days gone by.

Hope to see you all there.

We need YOU!
As you know, Trellech Teas is run entirely by volunteers.  The more people who can bake and/or serve, the better.  We need more bakers and especially more helpers on the day.  If you could spare some time, even if it’s only now and then, please let me know.  t: 01600 860967 or e: sarahwhiddett@hotmail.co.uk

Apple Day
Saturday October 17th
Sue Flower is organising this year’s Apple Day for October 17th.  If you’d like to help – via contributions for the day or to help out on the day, please contact Sue onflowertrek@googlemail.com or 01600 860754.

Hall Renovations
You may have noticed that we now have shiny new toilets.  The kitchen is also in the process of being upgraded to allow users to cater for large events.  This is the result of a program of upgrades planned by the Trustees to make the Hall a much nicer environment to use. For more information about what has been done – and what is still left to do – please click here.

Busy Bodies Fundraiser

As a registered charity, Busy Bodies attempts to keep fees at a minimum to be inclusive and open to all, and this means there is always a  huge amount of fundraising that has to happen.

A small group of parents and staff are carrying out a sponsored hike on Sunday 27th September, walking the three tallest South Wales Peaks in one day:
·      Pen y Fan
·      Waun Fach
·      Fan Brycheiniog
This will be around 20km of demanding walking – no small feat for anybody!

Please sponsor this excellent initiative. All funds raised will go towards providing much needed equipment for the playgroup.

You can donate online – click here. If you choose the online option, please send Laura Sims a text with the amount so she can check it’s gone through. (07733 448346).

Good luck – hopefully we’ll have some photographic evidence next time!

Take Over Teas

Last month The Narth WI and Garden Club took over Trellech Teas to help raise money for their groups.  We had a lovely afternoon and I’m really pleased to tell you that they raised a healthy £225.  So, thank you everyone who came along and supported.

Look out next month for requests for next year’s Take Over Teas opportunities.

Food Co-operative
As you (hopefully!) know we’ve been running a Food Co-op scheme at Trellech Teas for a few months now.  This was instigated by Rosemary Decker-Thomas who has organised weekly deliveries and orders.  It proved very popular at the beginning, but interest seems to have been tailing off of late.  If you’d like to find out what you can order, or if you’d like to place an order, please drop into the Teas at any time.  We need a minimum of 10 orders each week to make it work.

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 2nd – June Hill, Jewellery
June has been a few times to the Teas and her hand made jewellery has been very popular.  Start your Christmas shopping early!

October 23rd – Phoenix Trading
I’ll be at the Teas with lots of Phoenix goodies – many of which will be on offer.

If you know anyone who’d like a stall please ask them to contact Sarah Whiddett on 01600 860967 or sarahwhiddett@hotmail.co.uk.