Wanted for The Narth Fete

Bric a brac

The Narth Fete will, as usual, be on Bank Holiday Weekend – Sunday 25th August.  We are looking for donations for a bric a brac stall and for a raffle – proceeds to hall funds.

Work is about to be done on the storage area of the hall will which improve our facilities, so we are looking to top up our funds after this major expenditure. Continue reading


Pollinating Insects: Talk at Wednesday Social Club 17th July

beefriendlymonmouthshire_logoRose Parkhouse of Bee Friendly Monmouthshire will be giving an illustrated talk on pollinating insects and their importance, at the Local Links club on Wednesday 17th July, 1.30pm to 3.30pm at the hall.

Bee Friendly Monmouthshire was formed in 2013 from the need to do something to address the dramatic decline in the numbers of honey bees, bumblebees, solitary bees and other pollinating insects such as butterflies, moths and hoverflies.  Rose will talk about their contribution to the environment, and what we can do to help them.

£3.00 admission including refreshments, no booking necessary.

Find out more about Local Links from Monmouthshire Community Support Services (Age Cymru Gwent) on 01291 673300. More details here

Hand Massage Therapy: Wednesday 10th July


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Tension can build up in hands, especially when you are using them on keyboards, craftwork or gardening. A hand massage can relieve stress and tension in the hands, and help you to relax and feel refreshed.

Come along to the Local Links club on Wednesday 10th July, 1.30pm to 3.30pm at the hall, to find out more from therapist Samantha McDonald.

£3.00 admission including refreshments, open to all, no booking necessary.

Find out more about Local Links from Monmouthshire Community Support Services 01291 673300. More details here

Wye Valley Women: July Walk & Talk

walking-outside-clipart-5On Tuesday 2nd July we will meet as usual at 9:30am outside the Village Hall and go for a short 2-3 mile walk locally.  We’ll decide nearer the day on the exact route, depending on the weather, but it won’t be strenuous.

As always, please wear sensible footwear and clothing to suit the weather conditions.

Toffees and mint imperials will be provided!

Information on Wye Valley Women

Wye Valley Women: June’s Walk & Talk

nature-walk-clipart-43The Wye Valley Women’s monthly Walk and Talk will take place on Tuesday 4th June

Please note we are meeting at a different time and venue from usual.

The group will meet at Trellech Methodist Church car park at 11.00.  From The Narth you can catch the 10.46 bus.

The walk will be about 3 miles, flat and only a couple of stiles to negotiate.

We will head over to Trellech Tump then onto the busy B4293 for 100yrds past Trellech Surgery to cross a couple of fields (one of which is Wet Meadow reserve managed by Monmouthshire Meadows Group).   Finally on good forest tracks to reach the GWT New Grove Meadows reserve hopefully to see a wonderful display of wild orchids.  Don’t forget your camera!

You can return to The Narth on the 13.40 bus.

Sturdy footwear is advisable and dress for the weather!

For further information contact Jill on 01600 860684.

The timing of the walk means that those who wish could have a pub lunch at The Lion.  Please let Jane know if you would like to do this and they will book a table – 861974

Ceilidh at the Hall – Postponed


With apologies – the Ceilidh at the Hall has been postponed until later in the year.  We are contacting everyone who has booked tickets.

Dance the night away with live band Cannon Fodder at the Village Hall

Doors and bar open at 7pm for 7.30pm dancing.  No previous dance experience necessary – just come along and enjoy yourselves.

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Tickets are £5 each.  Numbers are limited so please book, via Mary Pardington on  01600 860227 or fill in the form below. Continue reading

Wye Valley Women: May’s Walk & Talk

walking-outside-clipart-5The WVW’s May Walk & Talk will take place on Tuesday 7th May.  Meet outside the Village Hall at 9:30am.  The walk is just under 3 miles with one stile and some (but not too much) undulation!  We’ll be heading towards Pen-y-Fan through the woods.  The wildflowers, especially the bluebells, should be looking splendid.  We will pass through an area of rather exotic non-native trees … perhaps a Victorian plant collector’s garden?  It would be interesting to learn more from anyone who knows the background.

Sturdy footwear is advised, and dress for the weather!

As always, liquorice allsorts and mint imperials will be provided!!

For further information, ring Jane on 861974.

Spring Village Walk: Sunday 2nd June

ButtercupsThe Footpath Project’s Spring Village Walk on Sunday 2nd June will follow the successful format of previous village walks, but with new routes that will be revealed on the day.

These social walks are a great way to get to know your neighbours while appreciating the beautiful countryside around our village.  Newcomers will be made very welcome by the regular walkers.

There will be the usual choice of a longer walk (about 5 miles or so) and an easier short walk (around 2 miles on flatter ground). Highlights of the short walk will include some spring wildflowers in local meadows, while the longer walk will be through woodland. Continue reading