Scarecrows Return to The Narth! Join the Trail on Bank Holiday Weekend

On the usual Village Fete weekend, at the end of August, residents are invited to exhibit their own scarecrows with the theme Heroes and Villains. There will be a trail map produced for people to follow – if you want to add your scarecrow to the map please let the Anna Brown know by Monday 9th August. That’s brown.anna@hotmail.co.uk or WhatsApp 07963 954330.

Get creative – there will be voting for the favourites!

The Glade Tavern: Booking for 3 July

UPDATE: I’m afraid the Tavern team have decided to cancel this event.

The Tavern is Back!! Unfortunately under Welsh rules we have to restrict this to table service, so we are asking people to book a table for your group (up to 6 people). There will be Fish and Chips available too.

Nikki Godfrey is managing bookings – details of how to contact her are below.

There will be two sittings: at 4pm and at 7.30pm.

To book please give:

  • The name of the ‘lead’ member of your group
  • Phone number
  • Email
  • Address
  • The full names and contact details of all the others in your party (this is a legal requirement for Track and Trace purposes)
  • Which sitting you prefer, and whether you are able to come to the alternative sitting if your first choice is full

Please bring a mask for going through the hall.

If you are able to book a place then find you, or someone in your party, cannot come, please let Nikki know so we can release the place for someone else.

If you or any of your party feel ill, or test positive for Covid, please do not come!  

Most of the tables will be outside, but there will be open-sided marquee cover in case of rain.  Some tables will be inside.  

The Fish and Chip van will be in place from 6pm on the day, opposite the Village Hall, and this does not require booking so you can get your supper and take it home if you don’t have a place at the Tavern.  There will be socially distanced queuing of course, but you can just turn up.

TO BOOK A PLACE
Email Nikki Godfrey nikkigodfrey@mayphil.com.  Include the details listed above.

Places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis until all tables are full.  There is a maximum of 50 people per sitting, so don’t delay sending in your booking.

Thanks everyone, and please bear with the volunteers as this is a lot of work for the team and it’s all new territory.

Village Newsletter June 2021

The latest issue of the Village Newsletter is now available to download

Download the June Newsletter

A paper copy will be delivered door to door, unless you have opted out. If you don’t get your copy, please get in touch with the hall committee, using the Contact Us form here.

The editor is the Village Hall secretary, Maria Ricketts. If you have something you would like to publicise, get in touch with Maria on 01600 869171 or use the Contact form linked above.

Previous newsletters can be viewed here.

The Art of the Magician: Wye Valley Women talk Tuesday 15 June

A Virtual Village Hall talk via Zoom, at 2.30pm (virtual doors open 2.15pm) on Tuesday 15th June. Non-members are welcome. To join in, please contact the Wye Valley Women wyevalleywomen1@gmail.com and a link will be sent to you. (Members will receive the link in their normal news mail so do not need to book in advance.)  There is no charge, but a donation is appreciated.

If you have a question you would like to ask it helps to let them know in advance.

Garden Club Plant Sale: 26 June

The Narth Garden Club will be holding a Plant Sale at the Village Hall on Saturday 26th June between 10am and noon.

This will be an outside event, and subject to Covid regulations at the time. Sadly no refreshments this year, but there will be a great selection of plants, as usual.

For more information contact the Club Chairman Graham Agg (01600 861951)

Virtual Events at The Hall: Wild Bees!

Wye Valley Women once again invite you to their meeting on Tuesday May 18th at 2.15pm with a talk on

Ashy Mining Bee (photo, Jon Dunkelman)

Wild Bees in the Garden

With George Pilkington of Nurturing Nature

George is an ecologist, educationalist and researcher. Concerned by the dramatic decline in wild bee populations, he has focussed on researching the nesting behaviour of wild bees, in gardens and in the wider countryside. He will talk about how and why we should attract wild solitary bees into our gardens, and explain about their ecology, nests and pests.

‘Doors’ open 2.15pm, talk starts 2.30. 

To join, please contact the Wye Valley Women on wyevalleywomen1@gmail.com.  A link will be sent to you to join the event. (Members will receive the link in their normal news mail so do not need to book in advance.)  There is no charge but a donation is appreciated.

Virtual Events at the Hall: The Art of Sourdough

On Tuesday 20th April in the afternoon there is another ‘Virtual Village Hall’ event as the Wye Valley Women invite others to join their online talk on The Art of Sourdough with Guy Stafford.

During the talk, Guy hopes to be able to demonstrate  the whole process, resulting in a baked loaf, and will share lots of helpful tips along the way.  That’s on Tuesday, 20th April – doors open 2.15pm, talk starts 2.30.  To join, please contact the Wye Valley Women wyevalleywomen1@gmail.com.  A link will be sent to you to join the event. (Members will receive the link in their normal news mail so do not need to book in advance.)  There is no charge but a donation is appreciated.

If you have a question you would like to ask it helps to let them know in advance.

May’s talk will be about why solitary bees are important creatures to attract into your garden, with speaker George Pilkington showing some of his innovative solutions for attracting and keeping solitary bees happy.

Village Newsletter March 2021

The latest village newsletter is ready and will be delivered door to door soon.

If you prefer to just have the digital copy of the newsletter, make sure you are on the village email list and it will be sent to you, or you can download it from this web site.

Download the March 2021 newsletter (pdf)

If you want to add your household to the list of people just getting the digital copy, please let us know using the Contact Us form here.

The editor is the Village Hall secretary, Maria Ricketts. If you have something you would like to publicise, get in touch with Maria on 01600 869171 or use the Contact form linked above.

Previous newsletters can be viewed here.

Additional Bus Services for The Narth

The new 65 Bus timetable commenced on Monday 22nd March 2021. This improved the service to The Narth as, until now, the Chepstow to Monmouth services starting at 7am and 3.30pm both bypassed our village, as did the Monmouth to Chepstow service starting at 7.45am.

The Narth now has three additional services Monday to Friday at the following times from our village:

  • 07.30 to Monmouth
  • 08.03 to Chepstow
  • 16.00 to Monmouth

This good news follows discussions between Friends of the 65 Bus and Monmouthshire County Council.

The full timetables are available on the Friends of the 65 Bus web site www.friendsofthe65bus.org.uk

Virtual Events at the Hall: Paradise Found, with Robin Smith

Tuesday 16th February, in the afternoon. Wye Valley Women’s online event this month features a talk by award winning wildlife cameraman and director of photography Robin Smith, who will be presenting Paradise Found, featuring pictures from his film about birds of paradise. (This was originally scheduled for a live meeting last March.)

The meeting is open to all, and there’s no charge, although donations to Wye Valley Women are appreciated from non-members (£2 is suggested).

The session will begin at 2.15pm to give time to chat and socialise before the talk begins at 2.30pm.

To book contact Wye Valley Women on wyevalleywomen1@gmail.com. A link will be sent to you to join the event. (Wye Valley members will receive the link in their normal news mail so do not need to book in advance.)

For a taster see Robin’s website – robinsmith.tv