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St Hilary Summer Plant Sale: 8 June

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Spring is in the air and there is a flurry of activity to revive our gardens ready for those balmy summer days to come! So, following last year's successful event, we are holding another plant sale but this time at Ffynnon Wen (because the hall is a polling station on that day) from 10am to 1pm on Thursday, 8 June.

There's no need to throw away your surplus plants - just pot and save them for the sale. We will be in touch nearer the date with a reminder. In the meantime if you have any queries email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or phone 775186 or 07811 159800.

 

Advance Notice: Village Sunday Lunch 2 July

St Hilary Church's annual village lunch is being planned for Sunday 2 July (12.30pm for 1pm).
 
More details in due course.
 
 

St Hilary Produce Market: Sunday, 8 October

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On Sunday 8 October we will, once again, be holding the St Hilary produce market in the village hall.
It has proved to be a popular event and one that many villagers contribute to in one way or another by:
  •  donating surplus home grown fruit and vegetables
  • making chutneys, cakes, puddings, jams, soups, apple juice, etc from the donated fruit
  • buying the produce

Last year we gathered apples, blackberries, crab apples, plums, marrows, rhubarb, leeks, potatoes, etc. - all gathered from the village and used to make some tasty produce to sell - and as a result raised a substantial amount of money for village funds.

So, this is advance notice that we will be on the hunt for anything surplus to your requirements. Please contact Monica or Caroline - see below.

Best wishes

Monica Dennis (07811 159 800 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) & Caroline Neudegg (07967 976 076 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Advance notice - Raising funds for the village hall: Saturday, 25 November

A Promise Auction and food event is being planned for Saturday, 25 November to raise funds for the village hall.
 
More details in due course - for now, just put the date in your diary.
 

Intuitive plant medicine courses at Coed Hills

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4-day all inclusive residential courses at Coed Hills on intuitive plant medicine:
9-13 June and 1-5 September
 
Click here for details
 

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.
 

Llanfair Community Council Minutes

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The matters relating to St Hilary that were discussed at the last Community Council meeting (the last three meetings as the minutes were put on the web site in April) are as follows:

2 March 2017
Members discussed their concerns regarding 'The Farm' with PC Elson. There have been incidents at the premises but it was stressed that all incidents had occurred within the confines of the premises and had not impacted on St Hilary village. Nevertheless, it was stated that villagers are concerned, particularly as so little is known locally on proceedings at the premises.

The two benches on St Hilary Down. Councillor Shaw advised that she has contacted Coed Hills and is awaiting for a response.

2 February 2017
Councillor Hawkins read out a 'Thank You' card that he had received from Ms H Drew, of the local NSPCC committee thanking the Community Council for its donation to the 'Christmas Carol Sing Event' which took place in St Hilary in December.

Councillor Hawkins reported that 5 black and white posts have been installed on the edge of the road between the A48 and St Hilary road, presumably to prevent motorists encroaching onto the verge.

Members discussed the 'state' of the two benches on St Hilary Down and what may be done to 'repair' or replace them. Councillor Shaw offered to make enquiries at Coed Hills to ask if they may be prepared to renovate the benches on behalf of the Community Council.

5 January 2017
Members discussed the two benches on St Hilary Down. The wooden/resin bench (in memory of Mr Jack Solomon) is on the part of the Common under the responsibility of the Vale of Glamorgan Council. The Clerk will take a look at both benches before the next meeting.

The adoption of the BT Telephone box in St Hilary. The Clerk advised that enquiries were made with Zurich Insurance and should anyone be injured through use of the box they would be fully covered under the public liability section of the insurance. The box itself would need to have a value placed on it for insurance purposes. It is probable that BT would be able to give the replacement cost of the telephone box.

E-mail communication from WEL Medical giving information with regard to an offer of 30% off an iPAD Defibrillator Package and External Cabinet. Members discussed the e-mail and how their villages are discussing obtaining defibrillators for their communities.

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

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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
        This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 07977 492926
 -  Advance booking best but short notice is OK
 
 Click on read more for information
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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 .
 

The Bush Inn Cycle Club

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The Bush Inn Cycle Clubrolls 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
 

Safari Supper: Saturday, 24 June

Bookings are now being taken for the Safari Supper on Saturday, 24 June.
 
Tickets (£25 per head) go quickly for this popular event and bookings close on 16 June, so contact Ewa Thomas as soon as possible on 771728 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  if you would like to attend.
 

Advance notice - Village Fete: Saturday 15 July

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Planning is underway for the Village Fete on Saturday, 15 July - more details in due course.
There is a meeting on 9 July for stallholders and helpers.
Please contact Beth,  Liz L, Caroline N, Nancy, Bruce or Ewa if you have any suggestions and/or would like to help.

 

Village Hall AGM: Sunday, 15 October

Come and support your hard working committee members at the Village Hall AGM on Sunday, 15 October. 
Doors open 12 noon, meeting starts at 12.15 pm.
 
To put items on the agenda contact Ewa Thomas on  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 01446 771728
 

Village Forum: 18 September

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This Village Forum is the opportunity to meet your fellow villagers informally to discuss village things.
The main actions being followed up are:
- review of upkeep of benches and general maintenance of the Clump
- adoption of the telephone box
- village noticeboard
- clearance of the Clump track
- explore possibility of litter bin (via Llanfair CC)
- disseminate information about tree saplings

Click here for the current position on the activities of the four task and finish groups that have been following up the actions from the Village Forum meetings to date.  The next meeting is scheduled for 8pm on Monday, 18 September in the Hall.

 

Patrick's polytunnel blog

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Patrick Whelan is writing a blog about his polytunnel
 
Click here to read what he has to say
 

Village Hall Committee meeting: 20 September

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The next Village Hall Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, 20 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.
 

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.
 

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
 
 

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  
 

Fabric Painting: 1st Thursday of every month

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There is an informal Cutting Edge fabric painting day in the Village Hall on the 1st Thursday of every month, between 10am and 4pm.
You are welcome to bring your fabric dyes, acrylic inks, crayons, stencils, screens, to experiment, or, if you have a piece of work in mind that you want to get started on, this is your opportunity!
The cost is £5 which covers the room hire, tea, coffee and biscuits. You will need to bring your own lunch.
To book a place email 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

 

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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