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Please make sure you are using the right map (not the map in the history book as this is out of date and the numbering is different)!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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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.
This year the AGM will take place in the hall but will also be available online via Zoom, on Wednesday 20th October at 7.30pm
All residents are invited to attend, and we would very much appreciate your support.
For those attending the hall, refreshments will be available, including a limited bar. The first beer or glass of wine will be free.
For those who would prefer to attend via Zoom, a link to the meeting will be emailed to everyone on the Village Email List. If you are not on the list please contact us using our form here to be sent a link or to ask to be added to the mailing list. The link will take you straight to the meeting, using a computer, tablet or phone. You do not need to install anything in advance.
As with last year’s AGM, the meeting is expected to be relatively short as groups have only recently been returning to the hall. We will give a short report of the hall’s activities in the last year and our current situation, as well as a summary of the financial report. Full versions of these reports will be posted online.
Following the successful relaunch on the August Bank Holiday weekend, the Glade Tavern returns to the village hall this Saturday (2nd October) with an earlier opening time of 5.00pm.
Fantastic, and ever popular, fish and chips will be available from SuperFish from around 6.30pm.
In October Simon Wheelton is cycling 280 miles over three days hoping to raise £10,000+ for Air Ambulance UK. To support his efforts there will be an official collection pot on the bar during the evening. If you want to know more visit Simon’s Just Giving page
The Glade Tavern is provided by a a small group of volunteers and if you are interested in helping out in any way please get in touch.