The Babington Centre, Trellech Village Hall

Our village No. 65 bus service is still under threat

Please complete the No. 65 Bus Petition – the more people we can get to complete the better chance we have of saving this service and it literally takes seconds.
Thank you for your support.
Some news on the planned withdrawal of the 65 bus service:
The County Council have announced that “members have reflected upon this proposal and its implementation has been suspended”. They say that “this is because a wider review of public bus services is being undertaken at a county wide and potentially regional level” but the other explanation is the outcry from the villages affected, with, apparently, over 1,000 signatures on the petition (paper and online) calling for a protection of the service, as well as the many letters and emails sent.
As this is just a ‘suspension’ of the proposal, the petition is still open and the issue will be taken to the Council meeting on Thursday by our County Councillor, Debby Blakebrough, and Richard John, Councillor for Mitchel Troy, who have supported retention of the service. They will stress the strength of feeling about the issue and the importance of the bus to the villages, so that it is a matter of record and will hopefully be remembered during the Council’s review. Petition numbers will be sent to the Council on Thursday, in time for the meeting, so if you do know people who may wish to sign and have not yet done so there is still time to pass on the link.
The issue is not over, but at least we have a temporary reprieve, and we must congratulate Rosemary Corcoran and Jane Gilliard who organised the petition and have done a great job of publicising the issue to the villages.
The Babington Centre, Trellech Village Hall

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The Babington Centre, Trellech Teas, Trellech Village Hall

Trellech Teas warming up for Summer

(Trellech Teas opens every Friday at the Babington from 2pm to 4.30pm)

We continue to welcome all at Trellech Teas, as we hopefully move towards warmer weather.

This month, we are proud to say that as we run as a not for profit organisation, we are able to make three substantial donations from last year’s takings. This is due of course to our customers and volunteer helpers and bakers, without whom we would not be able to run.

The ‘good causes’ identified this year are; Solas, who provide a broad range of services for vulnerable people, those that are homeless or at risk of homelessness locally; a charity in Cambodia supporting children and girls education and our own village hall in Trellech, to be put towards a new notice board to replace the one currently in use outside the Babington Centre.

We have two ‘takeover teas’ coming up soon. This is an opportunity for local organisations to hire the hall and raise money for their own causes. 27th April will be the turn of the Babington Trust to organise the afternoon and 18th May will be the turn of ‘Home Start’ who provide help and support for families in the locality. Please come along and take refreshment in the usual way, in the knowledge that you are contributing to the community at the same time.

For now, enjoy a cup of tea, coffee and a delicious slice of cake or quiche in the warmth of the hall. Don’t forget we do a range of speciality teas and cafetiere coffees along with a gluten free cake every week.  The 3 smaller pieces of cake for £2.50 is always a popular option and you can always ‘takeaway’ with our purpose built cake boxes.

Hope to see you soon and don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to help or bake!

Best wishes,

Jean Hughes
Margaret Morris