Raffle Tickets

WENVOE COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Tel: 02920 594176 – during opening hours or wenvoelibrary@outlook.com

Like and follow us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/WenvoeCommunityLibrary

For general enquiries you can email us at wenvoelibrary@outlook.com


Raffle tickets


Win one of our beautiful festive hampers. Raffle tickets are £1 each. They are on sale now at the library and Caroline will be selling tickets in the community. The draw will take place on Saturday 18th December at 12 noon. Proceeds towards the running costs of the Community Library Hub.

Opening Hours

Monday 3.00pm – 5.00pm

Tuesday 10.00am – 1.00pm

Wednesday 10.00am – 12.00pm and 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Saturday 9.00am-1.00pm

Call in and see us at our new, warm building.

 



 

Click and Collect Information

WENVOE COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Tel: 02920 594176 – during opening hours or wenvoelibrary@outlook.com

Like and follow us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/WenvoeCommunityLibrary

For general enquiries you can email us at wenvoelibrary@outlook.com


Click and Collect

We shall continue to supply you with books on a click and collect basis during library closure. We’ll be at hand in the Community Centre on Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 10-12 to help you with on-line ordering and general enquiries. You can phone us during opening hours on 07526 478740 whilst we are in the Community Centre.

We hope to open the new Community Library Hub soon.

 



 

New Library Opens Its Doors

WENVOE COMMUNITY LIBRARY

For general enquiries you can email us at wenvoelibrary@outlook.com


ANOTHER WENVOE LANDMARK EVENT:
NEW COMMUNITY LIBRARY HUB OPENS ITS DOORS
IN NOVEMBER


If you fancy some good reads as we head towards winter, a cup of coffee and a chat in the centre of the village, and a dedicated reading and activity area for children… look no further! Wenvoe Community Library is re-opening its doors – new doors, as the library now has a brand-new building in the same location behind the community centre.

Thanks to tireless efforts by the directors and volunteers to secure grants and raise funds, the library team is delighted to expand its services to the community in the form of a dynamic community hub.

Books will form the principle, but not the sole focus of the hub. The new space includes a coffee area, a new children’s space, an enhanced IT offering, and the capacity for local groups to host meetings and classes.

The community library hub continues a long tradition of reading in Wenvoe. The Church Hall, built in 1894 and stocked with popular papers and magazines supplied by Laura Jenner, was known as the Reading Room and considered the origin of the library. The Church Hall later housed a village library for many years before it moved in the 1970s to the present site behind the Community Centre.

The new library building has been built by Wenvoe Community Council, and funded by Vale of Glamorgan Council, using section 106 contributions together with a Strong Communities grant. The Community Library Hub is run and managed by volunteers and will be open as often as possible depending on the number of volunteers available. It will also be holding regular fund-raising events to cover costs to ensure the library stays open.

We hope to be able to count on your support – and if you would like to contribute to this community-based initiative as a volunteer, please call in or contact the team via email: wenvoelibrary@outlook.com


Click and Collect

We shall continue to supply you with books on a click and collect basis during library closure. We’ll be at hand in the Community Centre on Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 10-12 to help you with on-line ordering and general enquiries. You can phone us during opening hours on 07526 478740 whilst we are in the Community Centre.

We hope to open the new Community Library Hub soon.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Library opening times

 



 

October Notes

WENVOE COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Tel: 02920 594176 – during opening hours or wenvoelibrary@outlook.com

Like and follow us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/WenvoeCommunityLibrary

For general enquiries you can email us at wenvoelibrary@outlook.com


New Library Building and parking

The old library has been demolished and the new building is under construction. As you can see, building work is progressing and the shell is already in place.

Thank you all for your co-operation particularly the residents of Wenvoe Close and the lower part of Walston Road from refraining from parking in the road thus allowing access throughout the day for lorries and cranes carrying parts to the site.

We can’t wait to see you in a month or so in our new library hub. We still need more volunteers, so please email us at wenvoelibrary@outlook.com if you would like to join our team.


Click and Collect

We shall continue to supply you with books on a click and collect basis during library closure. We’ll be at hand in the Community Centre on Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 10-12 to help you with on-line ordering and general enquiries. You can phone us during opening hours on 07526 478740 whilst we are closed

 



 

September Notes

WENVOE COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Tel: 02920 594176 – during opening hours or wenvoelibrary@outlook.com

Like and follow us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/WenvoeCommunityLibrary

For general enquiries you can email us at wenvoelibrary@outlook.com


Click and Collect – We shall continue to supply you with books on a click and collect basis during library closure. We’ll be at hand in the Community Centre on Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 10-12 to help you with on-line ordering and general enquiries. You can phone us during opening hours on 07526 478740 whilst we are closed and awaiting our exciting new building.


Pop-up book sales – On the second and fourth Saturday of each month, a pop-up stall selling pre-loved books, cards etc will be held on the grassed area to the front of the Community Centre from 10:30 – 12:30.

Please come and see us on the 11th and 25th of September.

 

 


Musings from a volunteer

Famous Last Words.

I must admit, I am one of those readers who will invariably turn to the last page of a novel to read the final words before deciding whether the book is for me or not. It is true that the opening sentences of a story are important, but so are the final words. A book’s last sentence is the final detail of a plot that has been presented to the readers’ imagination; it is a last chance for a lasting impression.

Some final lines have the power to disrupt and shake our expectations. Others will provide a sense of closure or leave us with a degree of ambiguity. An effective ending anchors the story in a reader’s mind long after the book is finished. Wuthering Heights, 1984, Gone with the Wind and Jane Eyre have memorable endings.

In Wuthering Heights, the narrator is in the graveyard and…(I) lingered round them under the benign sky: watched by the moths fluttering among the heath and harebells, listened to the soft wind breathing through the grass and wondered how anyone could ever imagine unquiet slumbers for the sleepers in the quiet earth.

A gentle ending to an emotional roller-coaster of a novel. Catherine, Edgar and Heathcliff lived tragic and tempestuous lives in total and mutual disharmony. Furthermore, their turbulent lives condemned the next generation to unhappiness. Now, however, they rest in peace and the young have moved on. Unlike many Victorian novels, Wuthering Heights has no happy ending, but the author has written a peaceful and serene conclusion for her anguished characters in describing nature at peace.

1984 ends abruptly with just four words: He Loved Big Brother.

The brief, stark and very powerful sentence establishes the inevitability of the hero’s life. He had fought the system which was engulfing and diminishing his true nature; he had loved and had been loved in return; for a brief glorious moment he had been truly free. In the end it was all for nothing. The futility of his rebellion makes his bid for freedom all the more tragic. He is once more just a faceless and nameless cog in the Party’s greater plans. His self-esteem and spirit have been utterly destroyed.

Although Reader I married him is probably the most quoted, parodied, and adapted phrase in Jane Eyre, the novel actually concludes with a quotation from The Book of Revelations: Amen. Even so come, Lord Jesus.

It is not even Jane, or Rochester who quotes this, but St John somewhere in India on his deathbed. True to the majority of Victorian novels there is a happy ending – the good are rewarded and the evil have met their just deserts. God is praised for watching over the characters in the novel and guiding them to their destiny. Jane, although never overtly religious, reaches her true destiny in her marriage to Rochester. She has achieved all she has striven for.

A young woman who somehow just cannot reach her ‘true destiny’ and the reader is left with the lingering doubt that she may never do so, is Scarlett O’Hara from Gone with the Wind. On realising that Rhett Butler is walking out of her life for ever she cheers herself up with the following words: Tara. Home. I’ll go home, and I’ll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day.

Scarlett is not a likeable heroine. She is brash, self-centred, and totally heartless in her determination to achieve her own goals. The final words reveal her defiance. There is not only heartbreak, but a note of hope to rebuild what she has destroyed. In many ways she epitomises the America that emerged from the trauma of the civil war, hopeful and optimistic for a better future. But will she achieve her dream? That is something that many readers cannot agree upon.

Alina Trigger

 



 

WENVOE COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Tel: 02920 594176 – during opening hours or wenvoelibrary@outlook.com

Like and follow us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/WenvoeCommunityLibrary

For general enquiries you can email us at wenvoelibrary@outlook.com


New Library Hub

Our old library will close on 24th July and a brand new, slightly larger, Community Hub will open on the same site. We are hopeful that the new facility will open week commencing 4th October with everyone’s approval.

We shall continue to supply you with books on a click and collect basis during library closure from the Community Centre where we shall be on hand to help you with on-line ordering and general enquiries. You can phone us during opening hours (see page 2) on 07526 478740 whilst we are closed and awaiting our new building.

Also on every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month a pop-up stall selling pre-loved books, cards etc will be held on the grassed area to the front of the Community Centre from 10:30am – 12:30pm

Can you help us?

As well as needing additional volunteers to help with the library’s extended opening hours, running the coffee area, and offering children’s activities, we need help in developing a dynamic social media presence. If you have any experience in web design and are willing to offer us your service by getting us started, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us on wenvoelibrary@outlook.com if you’d like to get involved in any capacity

 



 

General News

General News


New Library Building

(Editors Note:  This article was written before construction was delayed because of unforeseen problems with  asbestos. The start date will be delayed )

Construction work on the new library will commence on Monday 16th August with the demolition of the old building and construction of the groundworks. Most of the car park will be fenced off, except for the footpath from Wenvoe Close to Old Port Road, and access to the Community Centre.

In the week of 30th August a large crane and the four building modules will be delivered, which will require a clear road from the church to the building site. Residents of Wenvoe Close and Lower Walston Road are asked NOT to park on the road at this time. The exact date will be notified by a letter to all concerned.

The plan is to complete all the work within 6 weeks, and to have the library back in operation by 4th Oct.


Police Report

Police attended the meeting to update councillors on local crime figures and answer any questions. There was a report of a rogue trader operating in the village targeting vulnerable people. The police advice is if seen in the area to ring 101; but if spotted actually doing work call 999 and try and provide as much detail as possible about the vehicle they are using.


Community Centre

All regular users of the Community Centre have been contacted to assess their requirements for future use of the building as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. A new set of regulations will be provided for all hirers.

Additional notice boards will be erected at the Redrow and Belway developments when permission can be obtained from the landowners. A third board will be erected on St Andrews Road.

The Council still awaits the Vale’s S106 proposals for funding possible youth facilities locally.

The Council has been aware that the hall suffers from poor acoustics and the matter has been especially highlighted when holding social distancing meeting during the Covid-19 crisis.

Professional advice will be sought in an attempt to improve the situation.

Quotations for repairs/replacements to the Community Centre windows is still being investigated. Finding proficient contractors is at the present time proving difficult.

Concern has been expressed about the state of pavements around the area with overgrown hedges and weeds in particular. With Vale budgets being extremely limited they can only carry out limited operations. It is suggested we could improve the look of the community by at least keeping the area around our own properties tidy.

Complaints concerning the voting difficulties encountered recently by compelling all local voters to use the Community Centre as their polling station has resulted in a visit from the returning officers and agreement that the size of the community warranted a second polling location being required in future. An acceptable location will be sought at the northern end of the community (Culverhouse Cross area)

Every person should know when and how to perform CPR to keep the blood flowing to the brain and around the body in the event of an emergency. With the installation of additional defibrillator machines locally the public should also be confident in using the machines to assist in the patient’s recovery while awaiting the emergency services. The Council will be organising free training courses in the near future.

 



 

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