The Babington Centre, Trellech Teas, Trellech Village Hall

A Warm Welcome to 2017 from Trellech Teas

a-cup-of-tea(Trellech Teas opens every Friday* at the Babington from 2pm to 4.30pm)

This year has seen a few changes at Trellech Teas with the departure of Sarah to Saundersfoot in August and a new team taking over the co-ordination of Trellech Teas. We are also pleased to welcome some new tea ladies on board. They are Karen Bourner, Linda Garwood, Lynda Thornycroft, Julie Powell, Caroline Clayton, Sarah McMahon, Pam Lloyd and Kathryn Hagg.

We normally offer four sessions as “take-over” teas to various organisation during the year. This year we are increasing it to six. We already have four booked so if any local organisation would like to request a session please contact Margaret or Jean. The first take-over teas will be on the 20th January to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the opening of the Babington Centre by the M.P. at that time, Roger Evans. We hope you will give your usual support to this event.

The trip to Bath for the Christmas market was very well supported. Everybody seemed to have had a good day. A big thank you to Simon Phillips for getting us there and back safely. Hopefully, we will organise another trip next year.

Thank you to everyone who attended our Christmas Teas on the 16th. We donated £50 of our takings to the Christmas jumper event which was held that evening in aid of ‘Save the Children’.

We hope you have a Happy Christmas and New Year and look forward to seeing you all back for tea and cakes on the *6th January.

Hope to see you all soon.

Margaret Morris, Jean Hughes and all at Trellech Teas

The Babington Centre, Trellech Village Hall

New Year’s Day ‘Pop-up Pub & Kitchen’ at the Babington

15622675_1285338718156154_4734036893559327399_nWe have found out that the nearest Pubs to the Babington Centre are closed on New Year’s Day, so we are going to open the Babington Centre to run ‘Peter’s Pop-up Pub’ with ‘Sue’s Soup and Ploughman’s Kitchen’ from 11am to 3pm.

The day will be starting with a continental Cafe experience – good coffee, cakes and pastries with the Sunday Papers.

You are all welcome to donate cakes etc and join in to help, or just nurse the hangover and see if the ‘hair of the dog’ works.

For more details, please contact…

Sue & Peter Flower
Telephone: 01600 860754

The Babington Centre, Trellech Teas, Trellech Village Hall

Trellech Village Hall Newsletter – January 2015

Happy New Year to you all.  I hope you had a lovely festive break and a well earned rest at some point over the last couple of weeks!All the excitement and preparation for Christmas and, of course, the big day itself can make January feel a bit ‘flat’.  However, it doesn’t have to be that way – there are things to do in the Village Hall, even if it’s just coming along for a cuppa.Take a look at what’s on and we hope to see you soon.Sarah

Trellech Teas news
Opening, farewell and fundraising
We were closed last Friday (even our dedicated Tea Ladies weren’t going to come in on Boxing Day!) but we open again on January 2nd with limited cake choices, and then we’re back to normal on the 9th.We said a sad ‘bon voyage’ to one of our lovely Trellech Chief Tea Ladies last month.  Wendy Lilley and her husband Paul are off on their next adventure, moving back to the West Country where they are both from and where one of their daughters lives.  Wendy will be missed by us all – she was one of our star bakers and helpers.I’m in the process of finalising our last quarter and last year’s takings.  I don’t have final figures yet but I can tell you that we raised £1,400 in the last quarter; just over £4,700 in the last year and since we started in September 2012 we’ve raised a very impressive £9,100.I’m so proud of everyone who is involved – either as a baker, a server or a customer.  Well done to you all – we couldn’t do it without you (or have so much fun in the process!).

A ‘Thank you’ and celebration of John Windridge
Sunday, January 4th 11:00am – 2:00pm
Sue Flower’s father would have been 100 years old on Sunday.  To celebrate his life and to say ‘thank you’ to those who supported them in the last few months and years, Sue and Peter are inviting you to come along to the Village Hall on Sunday for a light lunch.If you know Sue and Peter and/or you knew Sue’s father, do pop in for a bite to eat and a chat.

FIDO Dog training
Two new classes for you and your pooch
Helen Atton is starting a new dog socialisation class on Tuesday January 6th, 7:00pm-8:30pm.  It’s an eight week course and is ideal for any age of dog from puppyhood onwards.  This is a very popular course so book in quick!Helen is also starting an exciting new course for owners who want to consolidate their dog’s training and move on to more challenging commands.  This eight week course starts on Wednesday January 14th, 7:00-8:30pm.For more information and to book on either of these courses, contact Helen on 07974 444082 or on email

Tai Chi
Following the popular Tai Chi class last year, Steve Whiddett is running a six week refresher course starting mid-January.  He’s also considering starting a class to teach the Chinese 24, a fantastic form of Tai Chi that helps balance, core strength and general well-being.If you’re interested in either of these classes contact Steve Whiddett on 01600 860967 or on

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.
January 16th – Phoenix Trading
Beat the price rise and come along to stock up for the year – greeting cards, gift wrap and other beautiful stationery items all at fantastic prices.  Take a look here to look at the 2015 designs.
January 30th – Carol Fisher
Do you have back trouble, aches and pains or do you just feel ‘under the weather’?  Carol is the woman who may just be able to help you.  She is an experienced complementary therapist and, among other things, uses Emmett therapy to ease muscle pain.  Carol will be offering ‘tasters’ and advice and she is one of the nicest people you could wish to meet so pop along and say ‘hello’.  Read more about Carol here.If you know anyone who’d like a stall please ask them to contact Sarah Whiddett on 01600 860967 or