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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.

 

Valuation Day, Village Hall, 10-1 Tuesday, 4 February

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 but on a much smaller scale!
 
You can just turn up, but appointments are preferred: 01267 233456 / 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

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£660 raised for Valleys Kids

A message from Ewa
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On 19 January St Hilary Hall was transformed into the Ritz during the Blitz for an afternoon tea with a difference.  It was themed around WW2, and focused on women’s significant role during the war,. Not only did they keep the family together in turbulent times they worked in various settings such as Bletchley Park, the Land Army, nursing, Women’s Institute, munitions factories and even put themselves in danger working as spies.
 
The Afternoon Tea brought guests together to enjoy each other’s company whilst fundraising for a very worthwhile cause – the charity Valleys Kids.

And through the generosity of those attending an amazing £660 was raised.

A very big thank you to those who supported the event, either by helping to make the tea, enjoying it or contributing wartime memorabilia to decorate the hall. Your support is very much appreciated.

Best wishes, Eva Thomas

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Cut, clear and clean group (3Cs): 10am, Wednesday, 5 February

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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!)
 

Lorries in the village

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Yet another huge lorry trying to negotiate our lane this morning. What is the point of having a sign to deter them at this point when they are certainly going to get stuck? Surely, we need the sign at the top of the lane at the A48 junction as well to stop them coming down in the first place?
 
Many thanks to Jackie Griffin at the Community Council for her prompt response. She is sending the photos to Vale Highways Department and sharing them at this week's community council meeting. 

If you see a large lorry trying to negotiate the village and can take a photo, please send it to us and we will pass it on.

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Best kept village 1990

In 1990, as part of the St Hilary 900 celebrations, the village entered and won the Vale of Glamorgan Best Kept Village Competion.
Click on this link to read some documents such as letters, meeting notes and Plans for No Man's Land.
 
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Search the St Hilary website
Click here to go direct to the page – it’s also on the home screen menu half-way down on the left underneath - The People and the Place

If, for example, if you wanted to see pictures of the Royal Wedding celebrations key in “wedding”, “India” for the Indian afternoon teas, “telephone” to see what the phone box has been used for, and so on. (Hint: it is better to put in a short search word rather than a phrase.)

 

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
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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 .
 

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
 

The Bush Sunday Quiz: 8pm, Sunday 2 February

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It continues
8pm, Sunday 2 February
 £2 per person
Theme:the books of Julia Donaldson including The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick Man!
Higher or Lower: c£150
  
Click on read more for previous winners
(Alternate Sundays - Sept to April)
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Drop in coffee morning: 11am Wednesday, 5 February

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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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Advance notice / hosts needed: Safari Supper: Saturday, 6 June

This is advance notice of this year's Safari Supper which takes place on Saturday, 6 June.
 
More details in due course. 
If you are able to host (starters, main course or dessert) please contact Ewa Thomas on 771728 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
 

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!
 

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.

 
Pilates - Friday mornings
 
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Village Hall Committee meeting: 29 April

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The next Village Hall Committee meeting will be held at 5.45pm on Wednesday, 29 April.  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.
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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).
 
14 November 2019

Item 6.1 - Councillor Hawkins referred to the issue of Heavy Goods Vehicles becoming ‘stuck’ in St Hilary and the letter received from the Vale of Glamorgan Council in response to the one sent by the Community Council. Councillor Hawkins highlighted the item he had prepared for publishing in the St Hilary newsletter and on the Community Council’s website and requested the Members agreement, which was given, to his suggestions. Furthermore, it was suggested that a Village meeting is called for discussion of the item and to inform residents of the ‘Speedwatch’ scheme with the aim of seeking volunteers to be trained and operate the initiative.

Item 16.3 A number of street lights on the junction of the A48 and the turning into St Hilary are not working and need to be reported.

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 circular walking guides

Click here to download the walks as a pdf and click on the read more link below to access details of all 9 walks.
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