Village Newsletter April 2018

primroseWith so much happening in the village at the moment we have produced an extra April newsletter, which can be  can be downloaded here  (pdf file)

Everyone living in our district should get a copy through the door.  If you don’t get yours please get in touch with us.

Back copies of our newsletters are available to download from the archive here.


Wye Valley Women: Tuesday 17 April

Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend


Wye Valley Women’s April meeting is on Tuesday April 17th and again it is an open meeting.

The evening is entitled, ‘Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend’, and led by Adrian Gaunt of Adrian Gaunt County Jewellers, Monmouth.

Adrian will talk about gemstones but diamonds in particular and will be happy to answer questions.

The meeting begins at 19.30 at The Narth Village Hall, is free to members with a charge for visitors, guests or spouses of £3.00. A raffle will be held with proceeds to charity and refreshments will be served.

Films on The Narth brings Royalty to the Hall

Audience_reducedIn place of our normal film, on Friday 27th April Films on the Narth will present a filmed live performance of The Audience featuring Helen Mirren in her widely acclaimed role as Queen Elizabeth II.

The play depicts a series of Her Majesty’s regular interviews with prime ministers over the years, including Edward Fox as Winston Churchill and Haydn Gwynne as Margaret Thatcher.

Written by Peter Morgan and directed by Stephen Daldry, the production has won many accolades including three Tony Awards and two Olivier Awards. Continue reading

Mexican Food at the Glade Tavern

Busy Bodies ChilliThe Glade Tavern will be open on Friday 6th April when the food will be provided by the Busy Bodies Playgroup committee who will be preparing delicious Mexican Chilli with rice & nacho’s (meat and veggie options).  £7.00 per meal, with all profits going to the playgroup.

The bar, as usual, will be run in aid of the Village Hall.  Doors open at 7pm.

Join friends and neighbours for our great monthly social night, and some lovely grub.


Quiz & Curry Night

trophy_with_baseThis year we are holding our annual General Knowledge Quiz, for the perpetual trophy, on Saturday 28th April.

Once again our quizmistress supreme is Helen King, and we shall be serving a curry supper, including a vegetarian option.

Teams are a maximum of 6 people.  Doors open 7 pm for a 7.30 pm start.  Tickets £8 per person

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

Wye Valley Women: Open Talk


Tuesday 20th March 7:30-9:30pm at the Village Hall

The new village women’s group, Wye Valley Women, are hosting this illustrated talk by Greg Browning, Critical Care Allocator – Air Support Desk at the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust and Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service (EMRTS) Cymru

Everyone is welcome.  Entrance for non-members is £3 * Raffle proceeds to Wales Air Ambulance

To join, or to find out more about Wye Valley Women, contact Jane Gilliard,, 01600 861974.

Footpaths Project: February News Update

There is a lot of new activity on the paths around the village.

Monmouthshire CC will be replacing some of the waymarking signs that were damaged in the snow and clearing some fallen trees on public rights of way.

Natural Resources Wales have been installing new signs and interpretation boards at Manor Wood and Beacon Hill and will be putting in new waymarking for the two walks in each of these locations.  These walks have fallen into disrepair over recent years, so we are delighted to see them being brought back into use.  Modest revisions have been made to the original routes to take in features of interest and avoid a few stretches of more difficult terrain.

The final piece of current work is the replacement of the steps down to the Manor Brook Footbridge (pictures below).  Continue reading