St Hilary Community Website

...because the community matters

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Current news - click on the left for archived news and memories of the village

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

cake1
Advance Notice!!!
Village Bake Off and Mad Hatters Tea Party to celebrate the Queen's Birthday
From early afternoon to late evening: Saturday, 11 June
Adults, young adults and children's competitions
Who'll be the Star Baker in the village?
Who can bake a pie or cake that will be talked about for months?
Homemade pies and cakes to eat and tea and beer and wine to drink
Bring your children, grandchildren and parents
More details in due course - for now, put the date in your diary
 

Queen's birthday celebration planning: 11 June

royaljubilee Ideas are emerging for a right royal celebration of the Queen's birthday on Saturday, 11 June.  Initial ideas include games on the village green, face painting and children's activities, a hog roast/BBQ and music.  More ideas will be discussed at the Village Forum in the Hall at 8pm on Monday, 25 April.  After that, details will be posted here.
 

Notice of Safari Supper: Saturday, 25 June

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.
 
 

Advance notice - Village Hall food event: 19 November 2016

cheeseandwine
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

forum
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...
 

Christine Frederick's memories of the village

Our grandparents were Evan and Florence Frederick who used to live in Rose Cottage behind the Bush. Our father , Stanley used to keep his motorcycle in the Bush garage which was on the left hand side - now the snug when he was courting my mother, Elvira (known as Vera). I have photos of my grandparents and me as a baby outside Rose Cottage which I loved. I remember my grandparents moving to 1 Church Crescent, with all the villagers helping them move their belongings, must have been in 1954/55. My father and his brother John were bell ringers in the Church, and apparently there is a photo of them with Kenny Vaughan in the church tower. Our grandfather, Evan (also known as Ianto) was a gardener in the"big houses" in the village such as Erw Fain, the Manor, Mrs Shaw's , and Kninkin which I adored. His garden was spectacular and people used to come from miles around to see it. He also bred Norwich or Norfolk terriers. My brother, Neil and our Dad used to live with my grandparents, Evan and Florence, do longish periods when our mother was frequently in hospital , having ear operations, and we see it as our second home.

 

Household items and furniture wanted

pinefurniture
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 Team

bushinncycle1
The Bush Inn Cycle Team rolls 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

whist_2
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 Spring Plant Sale: Sunday 15 May

plantsale2
Your Chance To Brighten Village Gardens
 12-3, Sunday 15 May

Spring is in the air: days are getting longer, daffodils are beginning to bud.  So we can start thinking about resurrecting our gardens ready for the summer when we will be able to sit in the garden with a glass of wine admiring the fruits of our labours – a pristine and lush green lawn bordered by a beautiful sea of colour and fragrances from the plants that we have nurtured.

So this year, instead of disposing of the excess plants we are asking St Hilary gardeners to pot and donate them to the village plant sale which is being held on Sunday, 15 May between 12 noon and 3pm.  All proceeds will go to village funds.
plantsale
If you would like to help brighten other villagers’ gardens, let us know and we will arrange to collect your plants at a convenient time.
 
Monica: 07811 159 800 /  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

Superfast broadband is in the village

superfastbroadband
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.
 

Free Guided Walks: The Vale and South Wales

walkingboots
-  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...
 

Advance Notice: Harvest Thanksgiving Supper 30 September

Advance Notice
 
The Harvest Supper is scheduled for Friday, 30 September.
 
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.
 

Village Hall Committee meeting: 21 September

villagehall1
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.
 

Riverside Market Garden (near Coed Hills)

riversidemarketgarden
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.
Read more...
 

Fresh free-range eggs for sale

eggs
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

fabricpaint
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...
 

@StHilaryCC Tweets

Loading..