Maria Ricketts and Fiona Harling are organising an art auction and cake sale in response to the events in Ukraine. The event will be held in the village hall on Saturday 9th April and there will be an opportunity to preview the art from 7pm the previous evening.
Space in our First-Class dining room is limited so bookings will be allocated on a first come first served basis. When the dining room is full we will create a reservations list, maintaining the first come, first served ethos.
You may also pre-order wine or prosecco, by the bottle.
House Red £10 per bottle
House White £10 per bottle
Prosecco £12 per bottle
We will confirm your reservation within five days of receipt, together with your invoice and ask that this be paid in full by 8 April 2022 to confirm your booking.
Unconfirmed bookings will be allocated to the reservations list from 9 April.
Your exclusive First-Class Dining passes will be handed to you as you board the ship.
Our ever-popular Dawn Chorus Walk returns this spring on Sunday 10th April. Led by naturalist and broadcaster, Ed Drewitt (https://www.eddrewitt.co.uk), we will gather in the silence and dark of pre-dawn in order to experience the sights and sounds of our local woodland wildlife waking up. We take a short walk through the woodland, pausing frequently to listen to the birds, before returning to the Village Hall for tea/coffee and pastries. We usually identify 25-30 different species of birds, making our woodland a very species-rich environment in which to experience the Dawn Chorus.
Price £12.50, to include refreshments.
This event is organised by the village Footpath Group. Places are limited and demand is always high so you’re advised to register your interest early. Please email Jane on firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place.
The Village Hall Committee have received a number of queries regarding the use of the gravelled area opposite the village hall. This land is not owned by the village hall and as such, the Hall Committee has no authority or influence over its use or condition. We believe that this land forms part of the highway and therefore owned by Monmouthshire County Council.
For clarity, the trustees of the village hall (the Committee) only have responsibility for the hall buildings and immediate car park, within the hall boundary. Our remit is governed in legislation by our charity status.
The Committee are often asked to either run or sanction events in the village that do not directly involve the hall buildings. Whilst we are generally supportive of these events and may volunteer to help as individuals, we do not have the authority to permit or refuse such events.
Whilst the members of the Committee are not experts on all matters concerning the village, we will try to provide help or advice wherever we can.
The Committee are organising Christmas Card deliveries around The Narth, Pen y Fan and Maryland again this year. We appreciate donations in return for this service – details below.
Once again we will have a Post Box outside the hall for you to drop your cards into, which will be open from Wednesday 1st December to Saturday 11th December. We will also accept last minute deliveries at the hall between 10.00 and 11.30 on the morning of Sunday 12th December.
Please write the name of the house on the envelope and it would help us tremendously if you could also write the house number from the Village Map – you can download the latest map here.
Please make sure you are using the right map (not the map in the history book as this is out of date and the numbering is different)!
Only cards for the village please and remember, our volunteers don’t know where everyone lives so please use the house name and number!
It would help us if you could make your donation by bank transfer, with the reference ‘Xmas’. If you don’t have the hall’s bank details Contact Us to request them.
If you cannot do this, please put your donation in an envelope and post it SEPARATELY into the green post box attached to the wall of the building, to the left of the front door. (Not in with the cards.) If you do this, please contact the hall treasurer, Dave Lloyd (email@example.com), or use the Contact Us form to let us know there’s something to collect.
If you qualify for Gift Aid, please fill in the form here so we can claim an additional 25% on your donation.
THANK YOU and we hope you have the best Christmas possible.