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News, events and regular activities

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 Community and on the Cowbridge Hub.


Village Carol Service: Sunday, 22 December

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Village Carol Service
6.30pm at St Hilary Church
Sunday, 22 December
Followed by seasonal refreshments in the Village Hall

2018 - a year in the life of the telephone box

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Following the adoption of the telephone box in 2018 local residents took over its maintenance and care.
Initially, it was cleaned and given a sparkly coat of telephone box red paint.
Then suggestions were made for its use, which included:
 • Housing a defibrillator • Book exchange • Art gallery 
• Magazine swap • Five minute Welsh lessons
 And much more!
Click on this link to find out what actually happened!

Drop in coffee morning: 11am Wednesday, 8 January

St Hilary Village Hall
Drop in for coffee/tea, cake and a chat
11am to 12.30pm
Every 1st Wednesday of the month



Locals' Christmas meal at the Bush: Thursday, 12 December

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The Bush's Christmas meal for villagers, locals and regulars will be held on Thursday, 12 December.

Regular yoga and pilates classes

Yoga - Monday evenings
Mondays at 6pm in the village hall
(5.45pm on the 1st Monday of the month).
Contact Ann Culverwell
on 07855 448356 for more information.

Pilates - Friday mornings

Village Hall Committee meeting: 22 January

The next Village Hall Committee meeting will be held at 5.45pm on Wednesday, 22 January.  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 for the last year.

St Hilary Chit Chat on Facebook

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: ( 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


The matters relating to St Hilary that were discussed at the last but one Community Council meeting are below.  (Note: the minutes can be up to two months in arrears, as they are put on the website when they have been approved at the following meeting)
Click here for the dates of the forthcoming meetings (7pm on Thursdays).
3 October 2019

Item 6.1: HGV vehicles getting ‘stuck’ in St Hilary. The Clerk had contacted Highways at the Vale of Glamorgan Council asking for a meeting for councillors with Highways Officers to discuss the issue. The request had been refused but the Operational Manager asked for detailed information of occurrences and particularly photographs with dates, times and names of companies. A request was made for the 30mph speed signs to be moved to the outskirts of the village in an attempt to slow down through traffic.

Item 10: BT Kiosk, St Hilary. The Clerk explained that she had made enquiries with regard to the insurance cover applicable to the BT kiosk in St Hilary. The kiosk has insurance cover for public liability. Should the Council wish to have all risks cover, a value for the kiosk would need to be established. Enquiries made had indicated a kiosk currently up for sale at £3,500. Resolved that the kiosk should not be insured for all risks and that public liability insurance would be adequate.

Item 14.1: Planning Application No. 2019/00805/RES. Applicant: Mrs S Mercer. Location: Land at North East, St Hilary. Proposal: Construction of a rural enterprise dwelling along with associated equestrian buildings and landscaping utilising the existing vehicle access to the site. No objection.
Click here for the full minutes on Community Council website. Click on the link below for the minutes of previous meetings.



St Hilary News is a monthly publication that is 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.

The newsletter is managed by Liz Loch This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Q3 September 2019 October 2019 

Q2 May 2019 June 2019 July 2019

Q1 March 2019   February 2019   January 2019 


Q4 December 2018   November 2018  


Fresh free-range eggs for sale

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  

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.

The Bush Festive Sunday Quiz: 22 December

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It's the Festive special!
Sunday, 22 December
 £2 per person
Theme: Christmas of course!
Higher or Lower: restarts
Click on read more for previous winners
(Alternate Sundays - Sept to April)

St Hilary Telephone Box of Christmas delights is back!!!

Villagers braved the rain this week to watch the lights being switched on in the St Hilary telephone box. For the second year running Santa and his Elves dropped by to decorate the box for Christmas and the popular Santa’s Pantry and Elf Exchange are the main features. Santa’s Pantry is for the children and the Elf Exchange is for the little people. Each shelf contains a gift that visitors are welcome to take - but if they do they must leave another gift else in its place.
Visitors can also drop donations in the box for the Vale Food Bank over the next couple of weeks. 
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Cut, clear and clean group (3Cs): 10am, Wednesday, 8 January

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Every 1st Wednesday of the month. 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!)

Advance notice: St David's Supper - Friday, 6 March 2020

Village Hall
7.00 pm for 7.30 pm
3 course supper + bar
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.


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

-  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

Household items and furniture wanted

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.

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 .

Monthly Monday whist evenings

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

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