B4293 Closures from 11th September

Road closed 1874034There’s been some confusion about which stretches of the B4293 are closed and when, over the period 11th to 25th September.  The Pelham Hall web site is keeping up to date and has comprehensive information here.  With thanks to David May for doing this.

The Friends of the 65 Bus have details of the revised routes and timetable for the bus over this period on their Facebook page

Quilting Skills with Wye Valley Women: 17 September

quiltingThe next Wye Valley Women meeting will be in the Village Hall on Tuesday 17th September at 7:30pm, when the speaker will be Sue Falconer who will be well known to many in the village.  Sue’s talk is entitled “Quilting not Patchwork”

Quilting is a centuries old skill.  After a brief, illustrated history of this fascinating, skill Sue will outline the main hand quilting techniques and their potential uses. Samples of different techniques and a range of quilted items will be on display.


Footpath Project Update

Walking bootsThe Footpath Project was launched in 2015 to maintain and improve the rights of way around the village for the benefit of residents and walkers, and to promote walking as a healthy and social activity in our area.  This is their latest report:

“The Footpath Group has been active again through 2019.  Our regular monthly maintenance group has been keeping paths accessible and in good order by cutting encroaching vegetation and we have been out with the Monmouthshire County Council Wardens to overhaul some of the paths between Pen y Fan and Bigsweir.  We installed twelve new waymarking posts to make the routes easier to follow, so please give them a try.  The more our footpaths are used, then the easier they will be for us to keep clear. Continue reading

Walk & Talk: Tuesday 3 September

walk-dog-clipartThe Wye Valley Women’s monthly Walk and Talks are resuming in September.  The first walk will be next Tuesday 3rd September when we will do a figure-of-eight walk through the woods towards New Mills.  There are no stiles and some gentle gradients which we will take slowly!

Meet as usual at 9:30am outside the Village Hall.

Please wear clothing suitable for the weather conditions and sensible footwear.

Everyone welcome, including dogs on leads.


The Invisible Woman: 22nd October

A play by Ailsa Jenkins, starring Nicola Reynolds

Coming to the Village Hall, Tuesday 22nd October

Invisible Woman posterA few years ago, Mari realised she had disappeared. Shocked but undaunted, she’s decided to use this misfortune to her advantage. Get ready for red lipstick, rubber bands and retribution as Mari attempts to right the wrongs of her community.

But there’s something else behind her crusade. Can she make peace with the past to fix her present? Can she make herself visible to those who matter most to her?

The Invisible Woman is a one-woman dark comedy about ageing ungracefully and searching for significance, written by Ailsa Jenkins and inspired by her own disappearance.  It is performed by Welsh actress Nicola Reynolds.

Doors and bar open 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

Booking Details

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Narth Lane closure: 3rd September

Road closed 1874034Narth Lane will be closed to traffic temporarily soon, probably from 3rd September to 5th September if all goes to plan. This is to allow a BT telegraph pole to be replaced.  The council’s official notice says that ‘reasonable access will be maintained for properties fronting the affected lengths of road during the period of the closure.’

Map showing closed section

Please direct any queries to the Highways Department at Monmouthshire County Council: highways@monmouthshire.gov.uk or 01633 644644.

Quiz & Curry Night: 14th September 2019


UPDATE: Online bookings are closed as we are almost up to capacity. Please contact Pam Manfield to check if there are spaces left or due to cancellations.

Our annual Quiz & Curry, for the perpetual trophy, is on Saturday 14th September, with Helen King once again presiding.  A choice of curry suppers will include 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

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 tombola – 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