Wye Valley – Tintern, Brockweir & Tidenham Chase.

We parked at Tintern Abbey and started by walking across the bridge at Abbey Mill over a full river Wye. The Abbey Mill’s old water wheel was made around 1870 and ran until 1951 when electricity replaced water power. The mill paid an important role in the industrial history of Tintern. Originally a corn mill to Tintern Abbey, it later […]

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Goodrich and the River Wye

Another beautiful day, starting in Goodrich we passed the church and headed uphill via Coppett Hill common, a nature reserve to Coppett Hill. The views were clear for miles across a relatively flat landscape and the church and the ruins of Goodrich castle stood out. We walked south catching occasional glimpses of the meandering River Wye in the distance. Near […]

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Letters

Letters to the Editor   Village Show   Congratulations and thanks to all involved in the Village Show – another very successful day where villagers could mingle and admire each other's skills. Anne Bennett     Church Hall Sale.   I was surprised to read in What's On that St Mary's is planning to sell the Church Hall and build […]

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September Events

Leisure Group commenced the new Autumn session on September 7th at the Community Centre with a wonderful afternoon of music from the Cardiff Live Music Club. Four gentlemen came with their keyboard. Each played us a medley which created a lot of foot tapping and singing. All agreed it was a very enjoyable afternoon. On September 14th Mr Andrew Kelland […]

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September Planning Applications

   Sutton Mawr Solar Farm, Barry – Variation of Condition 2 of Planning Application 2013/00617/FUL for the installation of ground mounted photovoltaic (PV) solar arrays to extend the operational period of the facility from 25 to 30 years. No objection.  Port Road, adjacent Quarry Road, One double advertising unit fully integrated into bus shelters was objected to due […]

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September Planning Updates

The following applications have been approved.  10, Walston Road, Reduce Copper Beech by 40%  1, Wenvoe Close, Existing driveway to be widened to provide additional off road parking  37, Old Port Road, Remove existing rear conservatory. Convert existing garage into storage and habitable room – part of new side/rear extension. Two storey side/rear extension and single storey […]

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New Term Starts

  The children have settled back well into school after the summer holidays and have all been incredibly helpful and patient during the period of building work – a massive thank you to them all! Our new Reception children have all settled in very well and it is lovely to see them all looking so happy and smart in their […]

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Friends of Wenvoe Library: Book Sales

On a very wet Saturday at the beginning of September we held our first Book Sale in the Community Centre. We raised over £300, which was fantastic, and sold several hundred books; every table in the Community Centre was used for the sale, just to give you an idea of the scale. Given the weather this was a great start […]

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Vale Village Fun Day

It had to had to happen. After 3 years with sunny weather this year we were greeted by torrential downpours as we surveyed Grange park on the morning of the event. Contingency plans were quickly put in place and we transferred as many activities as possible to the Village Hall. The lingering question was, with the weather being so unpleasant, […]

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