The Babington Centre, Trellech Village Hall

The Trustees are very saddened to hear about the potential closure of Trellech Village Stores

The Trellech Babington Educational Trust had an informal conversation with the Trellech Village Stores some months ago about the potential to work together on a possible new venture. This was very much a hypothetical conversation around some plans which were not even at the outline stage.
In a bid to orient any plans around the key stakeholders in the village, we reached out to the Trellech Village Stores to assess their opinion on being involved as we have reached out to other stakeholders.
The Trust would hope that the plans of Trellech Village Stores are reviewed to ensure the continued service given by a valued asset within the village of Trellech.


The Babington Centre, Trellech Village Hall

Trellech Beacon Dash 2019

The Trellech Beacon Dash c.10km multi-terrain running race is now entering its third year.

Brought to you by Spirit of Monmouth Running Club (who also organise the Kymin Dash and the Monmouth Santa Fun Run) with the Babington Centre (aka Trellech Village Hall), a registered charity.

The 2019 race will be held at 11am on Sunday November 3rd.


Come and join us for the third running of the Trellech Beacon Dash in November.  Entry procedures will be published in the coming weeks.

About the Race

The Trellech Beacon Dash was a brand new c.10km multi-terrain running race for 2017. Brought to you by Spirit of Monmouth Running Club with the Babington Centre (aka Trellech Village Hall), a registered charity.

When we say multi-terrain, we aren’t kidding! There is tarmac, forestry track, woodland trails and farmland. Trail shoes are strongly recommended as parts of the course could potentially be very muddy and waterlogged. Just like the Kymin Dash, the race starts on a hill! Much of the first two miles is uphill (though not as steep as the Kymin). The good news is that once you have reached the Trellech Beacon, the rest of the race is fairly flat or downhill. There will be a separate prize for the first man and lady to reach the Beacon – plus the glory of being crowned “King” or “Queen” of the Beacon. The race has about 400ft of ascent in total.

The other advantage of the uphill climb at the beginning is that (in good weather), there are lots of far-reaching views to enjoy. We don’t think there are many running races with views of the Brecon Beacons, the Malvern Hills, Monmouthshire AND the Wye Valley – even the Severn Bridge can be seen from the route! And of course the woodlands of Monmouthshire, through which the route runs, are stunning in late October.

There will be lots of marshals to help guide runners through the woodland and sweeper runners to ensure no-one is left behind. There will be a water station at approx 4 miles.

For all race participants, there will be refreshments at the Babington Centre after the race plus a little memento of the race. There will be prizes for King and Queen of the Beacon, Overall winners and age category winners.

If you have any questions at all about the race, you can message us on Facebook or via our website contact form.

We hope to see you there!

Spirit of Monmouth Running Club

The Babington Centre, Trellech Teas, Trellech Village Hall


Welcome back to 2019 Trellech Teas. Everyone welcome for a hot cuppa and tasty fare from 2 till 4.30pm every Friday at the Babington Village Hall.

We are starting to fill places for the ‘takeover teas’ slots too, so if you would like to use the session for building up some funds for a particular organisation of your choice, this provides an ideal platform to invite supporters, friends as well as reaching out to our existing customers. All you need to do is to contact Jean or Margaret with a Friday in mind, advertise your event and find volunteers to bake and help! We can help guide you through the process.

We are always on the lookout for new helpers and bakers ourselves, so please let us know if you would like to contribute occasionally.

Most of all, just come along and enjoy some friendly chat; and if you can’t stay, then we can package up a takeaway box with cake and or quiche!

With best wishes

Jean and Margaret