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Current news - click on the left for archived news and memories of the village

In Memoriam: Ralph Lewis - 22 May 2016

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Ralph Lewis
 
22 May 2016

 
  
Former husband of Mary and father of Geraint and Sian
 
 
 

A family day to celebrate the Queen's Birthday: Saturday, 11 June

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On the Green
In the Hall
At the Bush
12.00    
 
 Treasure Hunt
2.00  
Tug o'War
 
 
2.30  
Children's Races
 
 
3.00    
Icing competition
BBQ
3.30    
Mad Hatter's Tea Party
 
4.30    
Fancy Dress
 
5.00    
Bake Off begins
 
8.00    
Star Baker award
 
9.00       Music
(provisional)
 

Litter picking: Saturday 28 May and Sunday 5 June

litterpicking Meet at the Village Green at 12 noon
We may have missed the official "Clean for the Queen" weekend in March but there's still time to tidy up the Village before our festivities to celebrate her 90th birthday on June 11th.
Please wear gloves and sensible boots or shoes. If you have a hi-vis cycling or riding jacket, please wear this also. Rubbish sacks will be provided. Safety briefing will take place at 12 noon on the Village Green.
Safety equipment provided by Glamorgan White Lining
 

Plant sale raises a whopping £452

plantsale2016 We would like to thank all those who supported the village plant sale – everyone who donated, bought plants, manned the tables and served tea. Your generosity helped to raise £452 which will go to village funds to support future events - the first of which is the Royal Bake Off (prizes), Mad Hatter's Tea Party (materials) and Village Day (insurance) on 11 June. And future events and activities identified at the Village Forum.
 

Andy rides for the NSPCC

NSPCCbike  The Bush Inn's landlord, Andy Hooker, will be cycling the 140 mile Dragon Ride 2016 on Sunday, 5 June. All proceeds go to the NSPCC and donations can be made using this Just Giving link or by sponsorship forms at The Bush.
 
 
 

Superfast broadband is in the village

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Superfast broadband is now in the village.
Initial reports are that average speeds of between 20mb and 30mg are being achieved.
Contact your internet service provider (ISP) if you want to upgrade.
 

NSPCC Coffee Morning raises £527

teaandcakes The NSPCC's coffee morning on 14 April was a great success and raised a terrific total of £527.  Many thanks to everybody who provided tremendous support. The money raised will go a long way to help vulnerable children.
 

Advance Notice: Harvest Thanksgiving Supper 30 September

Advance Notice
 
The Harvest Supper is scheduled for Friday, 30 September.
 
More details in due course.
 

St Hilary Foraging Market: Sunday, 9 October

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Advance notice
The St Hilary Foraging Market is scheduled for Sunday, 9 October.
More details in due course.
 

Village Hall AGM: 27 November 2016

Come and support your hard working committee members at the Village Hall AGM on Sunday, 27 November. Doors open 12 noon, meeting starts at 12.15 pm.
No bribes needed - but a glass of wine will be provided.
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  by 13 November.
 

NSPCC coach trip to Bath: Saturday, 26 November

bathbus The St Hilary NSPCC committee is planning a pre-Christmas coach trip to Bath on Saturday, 26 November - 2 days after the Christmas market opens.  More details in due course.
 

Riverside Market Garden (near Coed Hills)

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Villagers (and anyone else!) are invited to visit the Riverside Market Garden between to buy fresh, seasonal organic vegetables direct from the field. It is open between 10 am and 3 pm (or when the gate is open) and is located 200 yards past Coed Hills Artspace entrance on Llantrythyd Road. There is also a vegetable box service on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and delivery is available.
 
Click on read more below for details of the produce that is available and contact information.
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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.
Read more...
 

The Royal Village Bake Off & Mad Hatters Tea Party: 11 June

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Village Bake Off and Mad Hatters Tea Party to celebrate the Queen's Birthday
Children's activities from 2pm, Bake Off from 5pm: Saturday, 11 June
Adults, young adults and children's competitions
Who will win the Star Baker apron?
Who can bake a pie or cake that will be talked about for months?
Lots of homemade pies and cakes to eat.
Bring your children, grandchildren and parents
Click here to download all the details, including how to enter.
 

Safari Supper: Saturday, 25 June

Bookings are now being taken for the Safari Supper on Saturday, 25 June (7pm start).
Tickets (£20 per head) go quickly for this popular event and bookings close on 3 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.
 

Village Forum Update

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The inaugural village forum was held on Monday, 25 April.
Click on the read more link below for the results.
The next meeting is scheduled provisionally for Monday, 19 September.
Read more...
 

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...
 

Notice of Safari Supper: (25 June 2016)

Advance notice:
This year's safari supper is being planned for Saturday, 25 June.
More details in due course
Hosts are needed so do please offer to host if you can (and it will guarantee you a place!)
Contact Ewa Thomas on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 01446 771728 if you can accommodate 8 dinner guests.
 

Advance Notice: Village Sunday Lunch 3 July 2016

St Hilary Church's annual village lunch is being planned for Sunday 3 July (12.30pm for 1pm).
 
More details in due course.
 
 

Llanfiair Community Council: 3 March 2016 meeting

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Click on the read more link below for the items discussed that concerned St Hilary or here for the full minutes.

Next meeting: Thursday, 7th April 2016 at 7.00pm in St Hilary Village Hall.

Read more...
 

Advance notice - Village Hall food event: 19 November 2016

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We don't know what it will be, but the Village Hall Social Sub Committee is planning another very exciting event for the evening of Saturday, 19 November themed around food from somewhere.
 
More details in due course.
 

Village Forum: Village Hall: Monday 19 September

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The 2nd St Hilary Village Forum will give you the opportunity to meet your fellow villagers informally to discuss village things.  Click on read more below for all the details.
Read more...
 

Village Hall Committee meeting: 21 September

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The next Village Hall Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, 21 September 2016.  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.
 

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.
Read more...
 

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
 

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