Formal Handover

On 1st September your library was formally handed by the Vale of Glamorgan Council over to Wenvoe Community Library Ltd and we signed a Licence to Occupy the Library building with the Community Council. One sentence of text, but it was the culmination of 18 months of hard work. We are now running the Library with fantastic volunteer effort plus […]

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Goldsland Farm Charity Scheme

If you find yourself in Tescos up till around 9th October you will have an opportunity to vote for us under the Bags of Help scheme. We were delighted to have been one of the three charities to be supported in the latest round and our project involves the development of wildlife habitats and education at Goldsland Farm near the […]

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Children’s Corner

Autumn Leaf Hedgehog This is an easy craft make when the autumn leaves begin to fall. Draw a hedgehog outline on a piece of paper. Collect different coloured autumn leaves, spiky shaped ones work best. Starting at the top, glue a layer of leaves across the body, making sure the points of the leaves are pointing upwards. Then add a […]

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The Children Act by Ian McKewan, and other Reads

Fiona Maye is a successful, middle aged, High Court Judge in the Family Court, requiring her to make decisions about children and families in crisis. Fiona and Jack have been married for 39 years when she is confronted with his revelation that he is about to embark on an affair with a younger woman, even though he says he still […]

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Florentine Brownies

 Ingredients 150g soft butter, + extra for greasing 150g dark brown chocolate [about 70% coca solids ] broken in pieces 300g light muscovado sugar 3 large eggs, lightly beaten 150g plain flour Topping 40g butter 40g demerara sugar 1 x 100 pkt flaked almonds 50g currants 50g glace cherries halved 50g mixed peel Preheat oven 180 C, Grease and line […]

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Blondie Cappuccino Squares with Coffee Cream

Ingredients 250g softened butter,+ extra for greasing 1 x 200g pkt pecan halves 500g light muscovado sugar 4 large eggs, lightly beaten 2tbsp coffee extract 300g plain flour 50g white chocolate, in pieces Coffee Cream 300ml double crean 3 tbsp icing sugar 1 tbsp coffee extract Preheat oven to 180 C. Grease and line a 20cm x 30cm, 5cm deep […]

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Ancient Trees

  Possibly the oldest in Wales? Recently we wrote about Citizen Science – how anyone can contribute to what we know about our world by recording what they see. One example is the Ancient Tree Register managed by the Woodland Trust. The Wildlife Group is registered as a recording group so if we come across a tree that is likely […]

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‘CAPABILITY’ BROWN

DID LANCELOT ‘CAPABILITY’ BROWN EVER VISIT WENVOE? The August edition of Wenvoe What’s On contained a fascinating article on Wenvoe Castle. The grounds surrounding the castle are listed Grade II by Cadw (the Welsh Government’s historic environment service) because the layout and surviving planting are of national interest. Some of those features are typical of the work of ‘Capability’ Brown […]

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