Last week a Nolan transport lorry became stuck in the village – and seriously damaged a villager’s car, parked on their drive.
If we are to influence the Vale of Glamorgan Council to take action (and it is a massive “if”), we have to keep the pressure on the council.
During lockdown Monica Dennis has filled the days making two scrolls in fabric and stitch and embellished with buttons and charms – held on a vintage bobbin.
The first, which can be viewed by clicking here, logs the activities that she chose to fill the days whilst confined to barracks – walking, baking, sewing, gardening and foraging. This scroll features in an e-book recently published by the Gawthorpe Textile Collection and has been accepted for an online exhibition at Arts Central Gallery, Barry.
The second scroll pictured below records some of the activities that took place in the village during lockdown – collection of NHS toiletries for NHS staff and patients, the sunflower competition, the Easter Tree of Good Wishes (messages from Mary Thomas and the family at Grove Cottage feature on the scroll), VE Day and the St Hilary Foragers Produce Market - Beryl Price, Joan Davies, Caroline Neudegg and Rob Lang feature in the photographs. Quite an impressive list considering the situation!
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Support your local Welsh Blood Service donation sessions in these unprecedented times to continue the vital supply of platelets and blood products.
Your regular place of donation may no longer be available as the Welsh Blood Service has set up regional donation hubs. You might, therefore, have to travel further than normal. The Welsh Government has agreed that travelling to donate blood is classed as essential travel.
Sunday 27th September 2020 was a very special day. We were given the go ahead by Vale Council to hold our annual St Hilary Foragers' Produce Market on the village green. The surplus from the event was earmarked for two local foodbanks - Vale Foodbank and Action for Caerau and Ely (ACE).
There are a couple of families looking to move to the village:
"We are a young family looking to move back to South Wales and find a home to bring up our children in the area. We would love to find a property in the St Hilary community. If you are considering selling, then we would love to have an informal chat. We are hoping to find a house with at least four bedrooms. We have no chain and could move more or less quickly as is convenient. Please do let us know if you think it’s worth discussing. Thank you"
A message from Clare Anderson:
“We are actively looking to move into the beautiful village of St Hilary. Having grown up in Cowbridge, we want to raise our children here also. We are ideally looking for a detached property (or land to build) which has 4 or more bedrooms, or the opportunity to possibly extend. We are not in a chain and have a budget in the region of £750,000. We would be interested in hearing from anyone who would like to explore this further.”
You can contact Clare on 07753748044
Dave the Fish is parked by the church lychgate around 12.45 every other Wednesday - it's easy to remember, it's the Wednesday before green garden bag day
07757 794 231
Lynn and Bruce Rankin are collecting food donations on behalf of the Cardiff Vineyard church in Cardiff. The food will be distributed to those in desperate need. Examples include tinned soup, tinned tomatoes, baked beans, instant coffee, rice, pasta, UHT milk, cereal, biscuits – but no fresh items
Please leave donations with Lynn and Bruce at Hendre in a box in their carport (on the right about 100 yards past the phone box on the lane towards Llantrithyd – here’s the link to the map of village houses) - acceptance of donations will resume on 9 November
Click on this link for a pdf file of a map of the location of houses in the village - useful if you need to provide directions to family, friends or delivery van drivers. There are two pages: the first is of houses in the centre of the village, the second is of outlying houses.
Stalling Cafe is open 7 days a week from 9am to 2pm.
It's a simple 15min walk up to The Clump, straight across the Roman Road then down a wide track to the Mughal car park.
And a nice option is to cross the A48 (by the bridge) and walk around the perimeter of Stalling Down, returning to the cafe for a coffee before heading back up The Clump and back home. About 1 hour walking time.