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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.

 

St Hilary Foragers' Produce Market raises over £700 for Church restoration funds

A HUGE thank you to everyone who supported our 5th annual St Hilary Foragers Produce Market – either by offering fruit and vegetables, baking, helping at the event or visiting to buy the produce. We couldn’t have done it without you!!
A particular thank you must go to the stalwart volunteers who braved the weather to press the apples – and produced the most delicious apple juice!
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And, despite the rain we had a fantastic turnout, not only villagers but also visitors from further afield. As a result we raised over £700 which will be donated to St Hilary Church Restoration funds.
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A special evening of entertainment at Coed: Wednesday, 27 November

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Join Coed in St Hilary, for an evening of entertainment with special guests Pembrokeshire Fire Spinners (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvr6E0CK73o) performing an outstanding show ahead of a delicious street style feast by Coed event caterers Chefs Dan and Jon.
Be entertained by their very own magician and relax to the sultry jazz tones of Tiger Town Swing.Licensed bar serving local craft beers from Rob Ilford and Ciders from local Vale Cider company.
 
With the log fire roaring, fairy lights twinkling and live music playing enjoy the relaxed vibe in the ambience of a beautiful rural venue.
 
The event is on Wednesday, 27 November from 5pm until late...tickets are limited and just £15 per head and available from  https://www.coedweddings.co.uk/events-at-coed
 

The Bush Sunday Quiz: 20 October

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It continues!
Sunday,  20 October
 £2 per person
Theme: Gavin and Stacey
Higher or Lower: c£150
  
Click on read more for previous winners
(Alternate Sundays - Sept to April)
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Cut, clear and clean group (3Cs): 10am, Wednesday, 9 October

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CHANGE OF DATE - THIS MONTH ONLY 2nd Wednesday
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!)
 

Village Hall AGM: 12.30pm, Sunday 17 November

Come and support your hard working committee members at the Village Hall AGM on Sunday, 17 November. 
Doors open 12 noon, meeting starts at 12.30 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
 

Scout Christmas Post

As in previous years Cardiff and The Vale Scouts are offering a reliable local Christmas post service. Stamps are 30p and will be available from 1 November 2019. The last posting date is Monday 2 December to give time for sorting before deliveries by our 'postmen' which should take place between Saturday 7 December and Sunday 15 December.

In 2018 1st Cowbridge Scout Group raised over £2,700 from the post all of which goes for the benefit of the boys and girls who attend Beavers, Cubs and Scouts in Cowbridge.

Please address your cards carefully and completely and to post them ONLY in the Scout post boxes. All thesales outlets and post boxes have full details of the areas covered which you can see by clicking on the read more link below.

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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

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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
Read more...
 

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 .
 

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
 

FREE Latin Dance Taster – Village Hall: 7pm, Thursday 21 November

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LATIN DANCE CLASSES WITH PAULA
(She's the one on the right)
(Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, ChaChaCha, Bolero...)
 
Discover the skills your body has and you didn't know !
Details: Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or WhatsApp +34665450007
And practice your Spanish too!
 

Valuation Day: Thursday, 24 October

A representative from Peter Francis will look at your antiques and collectibles and provide a valuation based on auction prices. It is then up to you whether you wish to consign them for sale or not. Basically like The Antiques Roadshow on TV but on a much smaller scale!

Valuation day

 

Winter's Eve 2019 - Sunday, 8 December

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St Hilary’s Celebration of Winter's Eve is coming back!
 
SUNDAY 8 DECEMBER 2019
More details in due course - for now all you need to do is put the date in your diary (and maybe start practicing)!
 

Drop in coffee morning: 11am Wednesday, 6 November

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

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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.
 

The Rugby World Cup comes to St Hilary

Check out the St Hilary telephone box to see the latest makeover - it has been decorated to cheer on the Welsh team at the Rugby World Cup. And, as well as taking a photo, check out the hall of fame on the side of the box which features past, present and future rugby champions who were educated in Cowbridge.
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Regular yoga and pilates classes

Yoga - Monday evenings
 
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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.

Yoga - Wednesday mornings
 
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Pilates - Friday mornings
 
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Village Hall Committee meeting: 22 January

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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.
Read more...
 

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 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).
 
4 July 2019
 
No items relating to St Hilary.
 
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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Newsletter

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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 .

2019

Q3 September 2019 October 2019 

Q2 May 2019 June 2019 July 2019

Q1 March 2019   February 2019   January 2019 

2018

Q4 December 2018   November 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  
 

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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