Village Food Delivery: Evans of Monmouth

Local food delivery businesses are inundated with requests, and stretched to their limits.  To help, we are arranging a combined delivery system for veggie boxes and a few staples with Evans of Monmouth.  This will ease the pressure on Evans and provide people who are self-isolating with a regular delivery.

Evans have informed us that they can no longer do individual deliveries in the village as they are prioritising helping isolated and vulnerable people across the area.

Food boxes will be dropped off at the Village Hall on Mondays and we will ask our volunteers to deliver the boxes to your door if you are self-isolating.  The first delivery will be on Monday 6th April.  Orders must be placed with us by calling

Tricia Porter on 01600 860913 

Select your order from Evans order form which is available from their web site here, but please avoid contacting Evans if you can as they are overwhelmed with calls and emails.

There is a minimum order value of £10 and a £3 delivery charge. Payment can be made after delivery by bank transfer to Evans.  If you are unable to do bank transfers we can arrange to pay Evans and get your payment from you later.

Order before midday on Wednesday for delivery the following Monday.

Payment: Your invoice will be delivered with your order, and Evans require bank transfer payments.  If this is a problem to you please contact the Help on The Narth team as we may be able to help. 

We are likely to need more volunteers for all of this as time goes on, so if you haven’t yet put your name forward yet and you are not in a vulnerable category or a key support worker, please get in touch, particularly if you can help with the veggie boxes on Mondays or shopping in general.


Prescription Collections Procedure


This is new information about our prescription collection service. We have agreed a twice weekly collection service with Trellech Surgery on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Please try to order your repeat prescriptions at least one week before you need them

If you need someone to collect a prescription, please contact Help on The Narth before you contact the surgery to order the prescription. We will give you the name of the volunteer who will collect your prescription and the day on which they will collect it. You can then order in your usual way.

If you order your prescriptions online, there is a free text box where you can add the name of the volunteer who will collect the prescriptions.

If you order by telephone, please add the name of the volunteer to the end of the message after you’ve given your name, date of birth and item required.

If you are a patient at one of the Monmouth surgeries, we have a dedicated volunteer who will pick up prescriptions from these surgeries. Please contact us and we will pass the message to the volunteer and let you know what arrangements we have been able to put in place.

If you need an urgent prescription or any other errand involving any of the surgeries, please get in touch. We can arrange individual collections for anything that can’t wait until our next scheduled collection



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Village Lockdown: Useful Information

The situation is changing rapidly, but we shall try to keep up with information that will help the village at this time and post it on this page.

Help on The Narth Prescription Collection Service

Village collective food delivery from Evans of Monmouth

Contact us if you have any information or updates to share.

The Narth Community group on Facebook is a source of shared information too.

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Help on The Narth

In these difficult times, a group of us from the Village Hall committee are working on a network to provide support for people who are experiencing difficulties due to Covid 19.

Who we are
How to volunteer

Our Prescription Collections Service

If you Need Help

If you are self-isolating, on your own, or need help in anyway, with shopping or other tasks – posting mail, collecting prescriptions, dog walking or just someone to chat to if you are feeling anxious, contact us in one of these ways: Continue reading

Wye Valley Women March Meeting: Robin Smith

Event cancelled: a message from Wye Valley Women:

In light of the current health situation and after careful consideration, we have decided to cancel the meeting next Tuesday 17th. It wasn’t an easy decision and we’re sorry for any inconvenience. We know that Robin Smith is a popular speaker and that many people will be disappointed. We’re hoping we can say it’s postponed rather than cancelled, and that we’ll be able to arrange another date for his talk.

The March meeting of Wye Valley Women will be held on Tuesday 17th March at 7:30pm in the Village Hall (doors open at 7:15).

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The speaker is award winning wildlife cameraman Robin Smith, who will be showing pictures from a film he made about birds of paradise. For a taster see Robin’s website –

Everyone welcome. Non-members £3

The Narth & District Gardening Club Programme 2020

GardenClub2020The Narth and District Gardening Club is a friendly and enthusiastic club that meets throughout the year, in the autumn, winter and spring for indoor meetings with speakers in the Narth Village Hall. The meetings, held on the last Tuesday of the month, provide an excellent opportunity to socialise with fellow gardeners over refreshments and listen to talks covering a wide range of garden topics. We have an Annual General Meeting with a social event including dinner in January. Throughout the summer we have outings including short afternoon or evening visits to local gardens and usually once a year a coach outing further afield. Over the last few years we have also held a successful plant sale and coffee morning in May, a wonderful opportunity to purchase common and unusual garden plants at low prices. Continue reading

Wednesday Afternoon Concert

Appalachian MusicPOSTPONED: This will not be on Wednesday 19th February as originally planned, due to issues with the floods.  A new date will be announced in due course.

The Wednesday Afternoon Social Club are hosting a group of visiting Minstrels who will play traditional Welsh tunes and give a demonstration of Appalachian folk dancing, which is a cross between Irish/English and Clog dancing developed in the mountains of North America.  It’s amazing and very entertaining!

It is open to everyone (as is the Club) and will cost £3 to include refreshments.  Could people please let Linda Snowden know if they are coming – phone 01600 869128 or email (Note the underscore between Linda and Snowden).

Children are welcome – it’s half term week!


Wye Valley Women: Blood Bikes Wales

Blood Bikes WalesWye Valley Women will be holding their next meeting on Tuesday February 18th at 7:30 in the Village Hall.  The speaker is coming from Blood Bikes Wales, an entirely volunteer organisation helping the NHS reduce the costs of transferring blood, emergency medicines and other health requirements around Wales.  They will be coming on one of their motorbikes so we have a chance to get a close view of an emergency bike!

On Thursday February 13th, they will be holding theirr monthly Coffee, Cake and Create session in the Village Hall starting at 2pm – an opportunity to bring along an art or craft project and enjoy a chat while you work on it.  Everyone is welcome.

Photo Competition 2020


Take Photos for the 2021 Calendar

Or if your talent lies in pencil, charcoal, or oils, photograph your masterpieces and submit an entry!

The theme is Out and About on The Narth 

Capture the changing seasons in Manor Wood, sunrise on Beacon Hill, the excitement of the Raft Race or the frivolity at the Glade Tavern – all would be contenders for inclusion in our 2021 calendar, with the overall winner to appear on the front cover.

Note that the pictures should be jpegs, landscape to fit the calendar format and should be a reasonable resolution for printing (around 300 dpi or more).  Other points are given in the competition rules (below).

Three winners for each season will be included.  The deadline for Winter and Spring photos is Friday 20th March 2020.

The overall winner will be chosen from the final 12 images and voted by residents at the Village Hall AGM in October. Continue reading

Charity Quiz Night: 21st March

quiz-clipartPOSTPONED: The quiz will not be held on 21st March as planned, due to the current health crisis. It is hoped that a new date will be arranged for later in the year.

UPDATE: As places are limited and we are almost at our booking limit, online booking has been closed.  Please contact Pam Manfield (details below) to book a place or, if we are full, to add your name to the waiting list for cancellations.

Test your skills in this tantalising Fun Quiz at the Village Hall on Saturday 21st March.  

Entries are £2 per person and teams a maximum of six people.  Topics will be mainly general knowledge with some multiple choice questions.

Profits will be divided equally between the Village Hall and St David’s Hospice.

The doors and licensed bar will be open from 7.30pm with the quiz starting at 8pm, and there will be nibbles available to buy.

Please book in advance as our quizzes do tend to get booked up.  Contact Pam Manfield on 01600 861836,