Manor Brook Footbridge Replaced

The Narth Footpath Project achieved another success last week when a new footbridge was installed across Manor Brook, thanks to the County Council.  The old bridge had been closed for some time after it was condemned for being in a dangerous state.

Brian Mahony, who set up the Footpath Project last year, said “our thanks to the Monmouthshire CC Countryside Wardens for all their help in working with us to provide and install a recycled footbridge over Manor Brook to replace the derelict one which we believe dated from the 1970s.” Continue reading


Garden Club 28th February

gardenclubfeb17The next Garden Club is on 28th February in the afternoon at 2pm for 2.30pm in the village hall when we will be welcoming back  Jon Mason as our speaker.   His subject is  ‘Getting the best from your roses’

We have had Jon a few times now and he is a very knowledgeable and entertaining speaker so I hope you will come and support us.

Refreshments will be available after the meeting.

The Garden Club usually meets on the last Tuesday of the month (except July, August and December), plus visits in the summer. Contact Wendy Hill on 860121


Quiz & Curry Night Friday 31st March

trophy_with_baseNOW FULLY BOOKED:  With apologies but we cannot fit everyone in!  We have started a waiting list.  If you can no longer come please let us know (contact Pam, details below) so we can re-allocate your space.  Also contact Pam to be added to the waiting list.

Our annual General Knowledge Quiz for the perpetual trophy, on Friday 31st March, with quizmistress Helen King.  Price includes a curry supper, with a vegetarian curry option.

Teams a maximum of 6 people.  Doors open 6.30 pm for a 7.30 pm start.  Tickets £8 per person

Please book in advance as places on the door will be limited.

To book, contact Pam Manfield on 01600 861836 or email  Payment can be made by cheque or cash to Pam (cheques to The Narth Village Hall) or online banking (ask for details, or use our usual account if you have details already with’Quiz‘ as the referece).

Otherwise entries on the night on a first-come basis until we reach our maximum capacity of 60 people.

Licensed bar from 6.30pm & raffle – all proceeds to Village Hall funds

Egyptian Food Night at Penallt 5th March

Book in advance for a home cooked meal, in aid of iNeed, the charity that helps refugees in need.  Contact Natasha on 07810 837462 / 01600 860041 or

Note this was originally to be held in The Narth hall but problems with our oven have forced this change of venue (and explains why we are publicising it on the Narth Hall web site!)


February WI Meeting, Tues 21st at 2pm

The next meeting is Tuesday 21st February at 2pm when the speaker will be discussing the British policy of deinstitutionalization, treating and caring for people in their own homes rather than an institution.  What support is available?


Note this is an afternoon meeting.

For information about the WI contact Jan Stephens on 01600 860576

Village Defibrillator 2nd March

defib_useA defibrillator is a device that steadies the heart when someone has a cardiac arrest.  There is a defibrillator at the Village Hall available for emergencies. It is easy to use.

To help everyone understand the principles there will be a short training video shown at the hall on

Thursday 2nd March, 7.30pm

This is free of charge and open to all

The hall committee encourages you to attend.  If you doubt whether you will want to use defibrillator_symbolthe device, there is a role in an emergency for other helpers who know where it is located and how to activate it.

For more information on defibrillators see