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News, events and regular activities

Bake Off and Fun Day: 14 July 2018

Families and friends enjoyed a marvellous Bake Off and Family Fun Day on Saturday, 14 July.Children were kept entertained by a pirate icing competition and a fantastic range of games and races. There were also pony rides courtesy of Misty (and Simon Lait). For the peckish, there were mountains of homemade cakes served up with teas and coffees, along with ice cream.

The Bake Off produced some very deserving winners with the young adults making a spectacular selection of cakes. We have a budding master baker in the village - Josh Evans (with help from brother Riley) not only won the young adult category, he scooped the Star Baker and People's Choice awards. Other category winners were Mary Thomas, Richard Calcaterra, Liz Loch and Caroline Neudegg. And Phil Thomas gave a great sigh of relief at not winning because he can enter as a novice again in 2020. The word on the street is that he has taken his cake home and put it in the freezer for next time!

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Calendar of events

Click here or the menu link on the left for the listing of village events for the next 12 months.  Please email asap if you are planning an event so we can add it to the calendar.  You can also put it on Facebook (St Hilary Chit Chat) and on the Cowbridge Hub.

 

Drop in coffee morning: 10.30 Wednesday, 1 August

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St Hilary Village Hall
 
Drop in for coffee/tea, cake and a chat
 
10.30am to 12 noon
Every 1st Wednesday of the month

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Cut, clear and clean group (3Cs): 10am, Wednesday, 1 August

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The next outing is at 10am on Wednesday, 1 August. Everybody is welcome to join us – meet at the tree outside the rear door of the village hall. If you have suggestions for what needs to be done, let us know and we’ll put it on the work schedule.
(10am every 1st Wednesday of the month - normally!)
 

Yoga - Monday evenings

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Mondays at 6pm in the village hall (except when there's whist).
 
First class on Monday, 8 January.
 
Contact Ann Culverwell on 07855 448356 for more information.
 

St Hilary Chit Chat on Facebook

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A Facebook group has been set up (St Hilary Chit Chat) so that anyone who lives or is connected with St Hilary can let everybody know what's going on, share a bit of gossip and let off steam. Anyone (with a connection with the village) can join as a member and that will then enable you or them to start a discussion, make comments and share photos of what’s happening in and around St Hilary.  Please suggest members and/or encourage them to join.
 This is a summary of the social media we have and their main purpose:
 Web: (www.sthilary.org.uk) static information - news and events, news archives and the social history of the village
  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it : ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) for general communication and events and news updates
 Twitter: (@sthilarycc)  for event reminders and the occasional news item
 Facebook: for photos, gossip, ongoing activity and rants
 We are reducing leaflet drops, so only those villagers who are not connected digitally will be the only ones to get paper updates. 
If you know of anyone who might like to get email news, but doesn’t, please let us know.
 

St Hilary Village Choir

rw-choir1 The St Hilary Choir is well established, but always has space for new members (especially tenors and basses).  It rehearses on Tuesday evenings.  The repertoire includes hymns, folk songs, light classics and songs from musicals.  Chris Mowat, the Choirmaster, can be contacted on 01446 771601.
 

Free Guided Walks: The Vale and South Wales

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-  1 hour to all day
 -  Any day of the week
 -  Free
 -  Small donations to village funds appreciated
 -  Contact Terry Dennis
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 -  Advance booking best but short notice is OK
 
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Newsletter

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St Hilary News is a monthly publication that will be delivered to every house in the village and surrounding hamlets. In it, we hope to share village news, local information and to keep everyone up to date with what’s coming up.

Publication of the newsletter has been made possible by a grant from Creative Rural Communities which will fund the first 12 months’ production (2018). The newsletter is being managed by Liz Loch on behalf of St Hilary Forum.

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018 

February 2018

January 2018

 

Fresh free-range eggs for sale

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Fresh free-range eggs for sale.
£3 a dozen.
From Jane Williams at Stable Cottage.
Pop in or phone 774040 or 07773 729267 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
 

The Bush Inn Cycle Club

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The Bush Inn Cycle Club rolls out for a testing ride most Saturdays at 7.30am and for a more gentle ride on Sundays at 9am.  There's also occasional sportives... and the odd pint or two!  New members of all grades are always welcome.  For more information pop into the Bush and ask for Andy or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or follow on Twitter @bushinncycle.
 

Monthly Monday whist evenings

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St Hilary Church whist evening and raffle
 
First Monday of every month
 
7.30 pm, St Hilary Village Hall
 
Entry £1 - all welcome
 

St Hilary Women's Institute

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St Hilary Women's Institute (WI) meets at 7 pm every 2nd Tuesday of the month in the village hall

Telephone:  01446 773298
 
 

Ceramics and jewellery and honey at Coed

Coed Hills Rural Art Space has a new art shop selling beautiful ceramics, jewellery and sculptures from Zimbabwe alongside Coed Hills very own Honey. Well worth a visit and you are welcome to enjoy a walk through the grounds whilst you are there! 

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Harvest Thanksgiving Supper: Friday 21 September

The Harvest Supper will be held on Friday, 21 September at 8pm in the Village Hall following the 7pm service in the church.
 
More details in due course.
 

Village Hall available to hire

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The Village Hall is an important facility for the village.
Without the Hall, the village would not be able to hold annual events such as the St David's Day supper, the village lunch and the harvest supper. It would also be difficult to hold village-wide activities, including the bake-off, the fete and other celebrations like the Queen's jubilee and royal wedding.

The Hall is available to hire for parties, regular and one-off meetings and clubs and societies.

All the money from fees go towards maintaining the Hall and its upkeep.
Click here for details about the facilities and how to book.

 

Village Hall Committee meeting: 26 September

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The next Village Hall Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, 26 September.  If you have any matters you'd like to raise, please contact Ewa Thomas on  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 01446 771728.
 
Click on the link below for minutes of the Committee.
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Llanfair Community Council Minutes

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The matters relating to St Hilary that were discussed at the last but one Community Council meeting are below.  (Note: the minutes are normally up to two months in arrears, as they are only put on the website when they have been approved at the following meeting)
The next two meetings are at 7pm on Thursday, 5 July (Llanfair School) and Thursday, 6 September (St Hilary Village Hall).
 
10 May 2018

Item 5.2: St Hilary Forum has prepared a report on traffic through the village which has been forwarded to Councillors Hawkins and Llewellyn and the Clerk. It was resolved that the report should be supported by the Community Council and forwarded to the other Members of the Community Council that had not received it. Furthermore Members agreed that there should be more signs directing traffic straight through the village in an effort to prevent the issues currently being experienced.

Item 9: Councillor Llewellyn reported on the Footpath Forum meeting which was held on 12th April 2018. The issue of the horses training on St Hilary Down was discussed. The use of by-laws is a long process and the matter is being investigated by the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Legal Department. It may be that Country Rangers will be utilised to try to catch them in action.

Click here for the full minutes on Community Council website. Click on the link below for the minutes of previous meetings.

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Riverside Market Garden (near Coed Hills)

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Riverside Market Garden is a 5 acre community owned organic market garden located 200 yards past Coed Hills Artspace entrance on Llantrithyd Road, and supplies organic produce via a vegbox scheme and at local farmers' markets. Vegboxes are available  to pick up from the field on a Wednesday, or have home delivered. Volunteers and visitors are also welcome by prior arrangement. Contact Debbie Leigh on 07889 846526, email  admin@riversidemarketgarden, or visit our website www.riversidemarketgarden.co.uk
 
 

Household items and furniture wanted

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Lynn and Bruce Rankine are looking for donations of good quality household items and furniture for the Storehouse project, which is run by Cardiff Vineyard Church - providing household items and furniture free of charge to people to needy people in Cardiff.  Please contact Lynn or Bruce on 01446 775717 if you have items which you think might be suitable or would like further information about the project.  Donations will be collected. Click on this link for details of the Storehouse Project and the read more link below for details of what they can collect.
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Home Library Service

homelibrary For readers who are unable to get to the library to choose their books and don’t have anyone to come to the library for them the Vale Libraries have a Free Home Library Service, delivered by volunteers who bring a big bag of books or talking books chosen from the stock at their nearest library. Readers are generally visited once a month and can be issued with up to ten items which are stamped for four weeks. Books can also be reserved online. Please contact Andrea Griffiths, Community Outreach Officer on 01446 725381 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 

Sunday service

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There is a service every Sunday at 11am
 
 Everybody welcome
 

St Hilary walking guides

We are pleased (and slightly relieved!) to announce the 9th (and final) walking guide - St Hilary South - which is a circular 11.1 miles, 4.2 hours walk from the village to Llanblethian, Llandough, St Mary Church, Flemingstone and Llanbethery.
Click here to download the guide as a pdf and click on the read more link below to access details of all 9 walks.
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