January 2020 Village Newsletter

NewsBoyOur latest newsletter can be downloaded here: Newsletter January 2020

As always you should get a copy through you door.  If it doesn’t arrive please get in touch with the committee (you can use our Contact Us page)

Our next newsletters will be in April. If you have a village event or relevant news, please send this to by 10th April: Pam Manfield (pamela.manfield@gmail.com).

Our newsletter archive is available online here

Fundraising Success for Velindre Cancer Centre

On 29th December, residents Phil Bowen and Sally Welsh put on an afternoon tea in the village hall, to celebrate their birthdays and to raise money for the Velindre Cancer Centre, part of the Velindre hospital. www.velindre-tr.wales.nhs.uk/home

This was a great social event and raised over £1,000 for the charity.  Phil and Sally sent this photo, and want to thank everyone who turned out to support them.  Congratulations on a great success!

Phil and Sally party Dec 2019

The Narth Social Club

FriendsThe weekly social club started by Age Cymru Gwent has become independent and will be known as The Narth Social Club, thanks to Linda Snowden and Alison Pugh-Jones who have volunteered to run the group now that Age Cymru’s funding has come to an end.  The friendly group now has no particular membership restrictions but welcomes everyone to join them for activities and chat on Wednesday afternoons at the Village Hall.

The group is on a break over Christmas but will start up again on Wednesday 8th January.  If you want to find out whether it is for you, join them between 1.30pm and 3.30pm.  There is a weekly fee of £3 when you attend (which includes refreshments), but there’s no obligation to sign up for any length of time.

On Wednesday 15th January a representative from the local police will be giving a talk on scams, how to spot them and how to avoid them.

Find out more by going along, or contact Linda on 01600 869128 or Alison on 01600 860983.

Latest Newsletter: November 2019

newspaper_iconOur latest Village Newsletter can be downloaded here: November Newsletter

You should get a paper copy through your door.  If it doesn’t arrive please get in touch with the committee (you can use our Contact Us page)

Our next newsletter will be published in January.  If you have a village event or relevant news, please send this to Pam Manfield (pamela.manfield@gmail.com) before the copy deadline of 10th January.

Our newsletter archive is available online here

Village Christmas Cards: Delivery Service

xmas-postboxOnce again the Village Hall committee are offering a delivery service for your village Christmas cards, in return for a small donation to Hall funds.  As well as saving you time, 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 15th December between 10.00 and noon.  Cards will be delivered before Christmas by our team of volunteers.

If you can’t get to the hall at that time, contact one of our committee members in advance to arrange collection.

Please remember: Continue reading

Christmas Carols in the Hall: 15th December

Christmas carolsWye Valley Women would love you to join them in the Village Hall for an hour on Sunday 15th December at 4:30pm to sing Christmas carols and to enjoy seasonal refreshments.

🎅🏻 Father Christmas has promised to take time out from his busy schedule to drop in and see us too 🎅🏻

All welcome – please bring your friends and family and enjoy the Christmas fun together.


Victorian Christmas Trials: 14th December, 3pm

Vic trials_21Sep19Take a stroll back in time this year to see the Victorian Christmas Trials at The Narth Village Hall on the afternoon of Saturday 14th December,  when Gwent Magistrates  will be re-enacting true cases as they appeared in Court back in the Victorian times.

Victorian Courts were rowdy, with cases being swiftly dealt with and sentencing being rather harsh on relatively minor crimes. Come and join in with the atmosphere and witness Justice as it was served during those times.

Audience participation and Victorian style dress is encouraged, even if it’s just a hat!

Tickets £5 in advance (£6 on the door, if available).  Proceeds to be shared between Alzheimer’s Research UK (Gwent Magistrate’s selected charity) and The Narth Village Hall.

Doors and licensed bar open at 2 .30pm for a 3pm start.

Numbers are limited so please book in advance, phone Sue on 01600 860373 or use the booking form below: Continue reading

Update your Bus Pass

BusDo You Need Help Renewing your Bus Pass?

Bus pass holders must get new passes by the end of the year.  You can do this at the libraries in Chepstow and Monmouth or online at www.tfw.gov.wales/travelcards

You can also go to The Narth Village Hall on

Wednesday 9th October and

Wednesday 16th October

Between 12:15pm and 1pm

age-cymru-gwent-logo-rgbWhere Age Cymru Gwent staff will renew your pass online for you

You must bring with you

  • Your National Insurance number
  • Your current bus pass
  • Your post code where you lived when you applied for your bus pass

For more information contact Friends of the 65 Bus or The Narth Village Hall Committee