The Babington Centre, Trellech Teas, Trellech Village Hall

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.

FIDO, The Babington Centre, Trellech Village Hall

New dog training class

Starts Thursday November 20th

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Helen Atton from FIDO will be running a new eight week dog training course, starting on November 20th (with a gap for Christmas).  If you would like to find out more and/or book a place on this very popular course, contact Helen today on 07974 444082 or

FIDO, The Babington Centre, Trellech Teas, Trellech Village Hall

Trellech Village Hall Newsletter – November 2014

Isn’t the autumn such a lovely season?  The smells, the final hedgerow bounty and kicking through the leaves.  And we’re so lucky to be living in an area that shows autumn off at its best.
There’s a lot to report this month – visiting stalls to Trellech Teas, a trip to Bath Christmas Market, a Christmas Market in the Hall, the TCF Christmas lunch, an opportunity to raise funds for your favourite good cause, a new dog training class and a fascinating speaker telling us all about the importance of netting.  Phew!  So, grab a cuppa and read on……Sarah

Coming to Trellech Teas..
If you want to browse some goodies from local producers come along to Trellech Teas where we’ll be showcasing lots of lovely ideas for presents.  Here’s who we have coming in the next few weeks:
Friday November 14th – June Hill will be returning with her popular hand crafted jewellery – all at very affordable prices.Friday November 21st – Sarah Whiddett will be displaying the wide range of Phoenix products including charity Christmas cards, stocking fillers and our very popular advent calendars and cards.

Friday November 28th – Justine from Far Hill Flowers will be bringing along wreaths, garlands and table decorations and will be taking orders for Christmas.

Friday December 5th – Karin Whittaker of Karosa Jewellery will be returning with her stunning range of silver and gold jewellery all made with ethically sourced materials and inspired by the Forest of Dean.  Karin also sells vouchers for her very popular workshops – a great and unique gift.

Trellech Teas is every Friday afternoon between 2:00pm and 4:30pm.

Charitable Surgery in Africa
Friday November 21st  
6:30pm for a 7:00pm start
Brian Stephenson is used to performing surgery in modern facilities in the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport which is positively luxurious compared to his time as a mission surgeon in South Africa in the 1980s.  Brian still works in many far flung places on a humanitarian basis.  This talk will outline some of the more interesting and fascinating places he’s visited and how simple things such as mosquito nets can make a huge difference to people’s lives.Tickets are just £12.00 which includes a sumptuous two course supper.  You can buy tickets online here or at Trellech Teas.

New dog training class
Starts Thursday November 20th
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Helen Atton from FIDO will be running a new eight week dog training course, starting on November 20th (with a gap for Christmas).  If you would like to find out more and/or book a place on this very popular course, contact Helen today on 07974 444082 or

Christmas Market

Saturday November 29th
1:00pm to 4:00pm
We’ve got lots of stalls selling all sorts of lovely gifts for you and your loved ones for Christmas and birthdays (people still celebrate their birthdays in December!).  There will be refreshments available and a raffle too so pop in and have a browse.  It’s free to enter – and parking is free too.  So much more civilised than elbowing people out of the way in Cribbs Causeway and queuing to get out of the car parks!

Christmas Lunch

Sunday November 30th
Trellech Country Fayre are once more hosting a Christmas Lunch for our more senior members of the community.  An invitation is extended to all those who live in and around the village of Trellech who are over 65.  If you know of someone who qualifies but has not been before, please let them know that they are invited.  To confirm your attendance, please ring Nora Roberts on 01600 860282 or email to

Trip to Bath – Dec 3rd
Do you fancy a trip to Bath but can’t face the drive in or the parking?  Well, join us on Wednesday December 3rd and you can be whisked off and brought back without the hassle.
We’ll be leaving Trellech at 10:00am with a pick up arranged in The Narth at 9:45am.  We aim to return at around 6:00pm.  Ticket price is £12.50 per person – payable in advance*.We need to have a minimum number to make the trip viable so if you want to come along please buy your ticket by November 30th AT THE ABSOLUTE LATEST.  Places are limited and are being sold on a frist come, first served basis.

Tickets can be bought at Trellech Teas – every Friday afternoon between 2:00pm and 4:30pm or from Sarah Whiddett on 01600 860967 or email

If we make any money over and above the cost of the trip it will be donated to Trellech Teas.

*Terms apply.

FIDO, The Babington Centre, Trellech Village Hall

New Dog training course starts on 19th August

Join us for behaviour shaping and training classes at the Babington Centre, Trellech!


Helen Atton’s very successful dog training classes (FIDO basic socialisation and training course) resumes this month.  A new eight week evening course will start on Tuesday 19th August, 7 until 8.30 pm, only £105 for 12 hours instruction. Places are limited to 9 dogs.

For more information, and to book, contact Helen on or on 07974 4444082.