9:47am Thursday 11th December 2008
The November meeting was once again held in St Michael’s church as repair work was being done at Pandy Hall. At the meeting a very informative talk was given by Robert Davies of Homemakers Recycling Centre Abergavenny. The organisation was formed in 2001 by members of The Friends of the Earth, in a bid to stop furniture being dumped into landfill sites. Currently they are based in St. Michael’s Road Abergavenny. Furniture will be collected, and if deemed suitable for sale, a fee of £10 is payable for removal, for a large item. Not all items are suitable for sale and, if taken to Homemakers by their owners, may be refused. The money is ploughed back into the business and the aim is to recycle 100% of the goods accepted, and therefore reduce landfill. The team are happy to give talks to community groups, and visit schools where they find that pupils are very willing to join in with recycling and the schools are very committed to educating the children in this way.
9:45am Thursday 11th December 2008
9:43am Thursday 11th December 2008
It has been another busy year for local artist Caroline Downey of the Downey Barn Gallery in Cwmyoy. Her series of children‘s books now numbers three with the publication of her latest tale ‘Secret of the Standing Stones.’ The first in the series was ‘The Black Mountain Sheep’ in 2006 and the second ‘Shadows in the Fforest’ came out last year. Caroline hopes to publish a series of ten tales in all. They are beautifully illustrated books suitable for children aged 8 upwards and for adults. At this time of year these collectable stories could well be worth adding to your present list. For more information there is a web-site to visit at www.properdragontales.co.uk or telephone Caroline on 01873/890993.
9:26am Thursday 13th November 2008
Successful Quiz: The recent Cwmyoy Hall Quiz proved to be a great success, with 16 teams competing. The winning team which didn’t live up to its name of ‘Half wrong, half right’ was composed of Maggie and Philip Laurent, Pat Wright and her grandson. The lively evening raised over £200 for hall funds.
9:23am Thursday 13th November 2008
These Llanthony Show Society annual competitions will take place on Saturday, November 22, starting at 9am. The hedging competition will be held at Llwyngwyn Farm Pantygelli by kind permission of Mike and Sian Lewis. Hedge training sessions will be held on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 at Llwyngwyn Farm and interested hedgers should contact Mark Egerton for training day details on 01873 890448, The walling competition, as usual on the same day as the hedging competition, will be held at The Gott Farm by kind permission of the Powell family.
9:42am Thursday 23rd October 2008
Staff and pupils at Llanvihangel Crucorney Primary School were delighted to hear their names called out as ‘Best kept School’ with under 75 pupils at an awards ceremony at County Hall last month. It was the accumulation of a lot of hard work by the pupils of Years 3 and 4 who have thoroughly enjoyed weeding, digging, planting, watering, composting and nurturing fruit, vegetables and flowers under the watchful eye of class teacher Miss Lucy Jenkins.
9:38am Thursday 23rd October 2008
The Llangattock Lingoed based building preservation Trust has, since 2004, secured grant-aid to rescue and restore listed agricultural buildings such as the Cwm Farm Cider House at Llangattock Lingoed and the Grade II* corn barn at Great Trerhew Farm, Llanvetherine. Now the Trust is aiming to recognise historic building conservation work carried out by others in Monmouthshire by offering Awards for Building Conservation to recognise best practice in the county. The work should be carried out on a building or structure in Monmouthshire between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2008. The first Village Alive Trust Awards for Building Conservation will be made in June 2009 and each winner will receive a specially commissioned plaque for the award-winning buildings, as well as a certificate for the owner and any professionals involved in the work. Application forms can be downloaded at www.villagealivetrust .org.uk and should be sent to Awards Secretary, Old Shop, Skenfrith, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 8UH. The closing date for applications is 31st January 2009. Applications will be assessed by a panel that includes professionals in the field of conservation.
9:47am Thursday 16th October 2008
Pandy Singing Festival: Choir rehearsals are going well for the Festival which will be held at St Michael’s church Llanfihangel Crucorney next Sunday evening, October 19, at 8pm. The soloist is soprano Elizabeth Tiley. Admission is by programme which costs £1 and refreshments are provided as ever. Proceeds of the festival will go to the work of Abergavenny Teen Challenge.
9:54am Thursday 9th October 2008
9:52am Thursday 9th October 2008