The Friends of the 65 Bus, the group originally established last year to save our local bus service from threatened cuts, now have their own web site www.friendsofthe65bus.org.uk. As well as bus timetables there are suggestions for trips out, news, links to related sites (such as how to apply for a bus pass) and the continuing campaign to keep the bus in operation and encourage the use of our local public transport.
The 65 is one of the most picturesque bus routes in the country. We are very lucky to have it and we shouldn’t take it for granted, so if you have any thoughts or stories to tell, get in touch with the Friends via their site.
A KINGFISHER’S TALE
The first meeting of Wye Valley Women for 2019 will take place in the Village Hall on Tuesday 15th January. By popular demand, Jeff Chard is making a return visit to talk about the lives of kingfishers and to share some of his amazing photographs. Jeff is known locally as “The Otterman” and last year he gave us a very entertaining and informative talk about otters.
Doors and bar open at 7:15, with the talk starting at 7:30. Entry for non-members is £3.
Come and find out more about these exquisite and elusive birds.
The holiday timetable for our 65 Bus is below. For the normal timetable from The Narth see our Local Transport page, and the full timetable on the County Council’s web site
- Monday 24 December – Normal Monday to Friday Service
- Tuesday 25 December – No service
- Wednesday 26 December – No service
- Thursday 27 December – Saturday Service
- Friday 28 December – Saturday Service
- Saturday 29 December – Saturday Service
- Sunday 30 December – No service
- Monday 31 December – Normal Monday to Friday Service
- Tuesday 1 January – No Service
- Wednesday 2 January – Normal service resumes
It’s the Social Event of the year at the Village Hall: The Glade Tavern Christmas Party is on Friday 7th December, from 7pm.
Food will be a Festive Ploughman’s Selection, £5 per head, produced by our local gourmet chef, Sue Flower.
Music will be a Disco, so bring your dancing shoes and prepare to get the festive season started!
Our latest newsletter published November 2018 is now available to download
Our editor for the past few years, Pete Walters, has retired from the village hall committee for a well deserved rest. We know the village joins the committee in thanking Pete for all his hard work producing the village newsletter since joining us in 2014.
Our new Newsletter editor is Pam Manfield, who can be contacted on 01600 861836.
Our newsletter archive is available online here
Wye Valley Women will be hosting a Festive Celebration for the Village on Saturday December 15th, between 3.30 pm and 6.00 pm in the Village Hall.
Featuring music and carols, with the Forest Flutes.
£2 admission will include tea & cake/mince pies. Mulled Wine and soft drinks will also be available.
PLUS a very special visitor will appear!! (Let us know if you will be bringing children & their ages – call Dianne on 01600 860664 or let the hall committee know).
The next meeting of the Garden club is on Tuesday 27th November at 2.30pm in the village hall with doors opening at 1.45
The talk will be Mistletoe: Fact, Myth and Legend with Michael Jones
This will be followed by festive refreshments of mulled wine, cakes as well as tea and coffee.
The next Wye Valley Women meeting will be at 7.30pm on Tuesday November 20th.
We will be celebrating Christmas Crafts with an exhibition of items made by members, demonstrations of Christmas crafts, an opportunity to have a go and make a pine cone “Christmas cuties” and other decorative items, together with Mulled Wine, or soft drink, tea or coffee and mince pies.
If you have any of your own crafts that you would like to include in the exhibition please bring them along. There may also be small items to buy.
As usual, the Village Hall committee are offering a delivery service for your village Christmas cards again this year, in return for a small donation to Hall funds. This is a useful fundraiser for the hall so please join in if you send cards to friends locally.
Bring your cards to the hall on Sunday 16th December between 10.00 and noon. Cards will be delivered in the following few days, before Christmas, by our team of volunteers. Continue reading