Coronavirus Notices

Miscellany of Coronavirus Notices Tuesday Group – Please note that all sessions are cancelled for the rest of the session including the trip to Fonmon Wildlife Group – The Great British Spring Clean has been postponed until 11th September Women’s Institute – all planned events have been cancelled until further notice The Valeways Walking Organisation has cancelled their walking programme […]

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A Stroll Around Barry Island.

A Stroll Around Barry Island. February’s Carers walk welcomed 2 new carers (photo-shy!) to the regular stroll around Barry Island. The two new members of the group welcomed the opportunity to take a break from their caring activities and gave them a chance to take some personal time, exercise and chat. Alan, a regular walker said he never realised how […]

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Sticky Apple, Sausage and Bacon

Sticky Apple, Sausage and Bacon 8 rashers of smoked streaky bacon 8 quality pork sausages 1 tbsp sunflower oil 2 red skinned apples, cored and cut into 8 wedges 2 red onions, peeled and thinly sliced Heat the oven to 180C fan. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and gently fry the onions until just softened; transfer to […]

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Pork and Pesto Cobbler

Pork and Pesto Cobbler 1 tbsp. olive oil 450g pork fillet, cut into 2.5 cm chunks 1 large red onion cut into wedges 2 large cloves of garlic, crushed 2 carrots, cut into 2.5 cm pieces 1 tbsp. plain flour 15g fresh rosemary, roughly chopped 1 vegetable stock cube, made up to 400ml 2 tbsp. red pesto 350g scone mix […]

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NHS-Funded Minor Eye Conditions Clinic Opens

NHS-Funded Minor Eye Conditions Clinic First for Barry as new NHS-funded minor eye conditions clinic opens. People with urgent eye problems across the Vale of Glamorgan are now able to receive a free NHS assessment by a local optometrist thanks to a new service based in Barry. Patients with problems such as eye infections, minor eye injuries or sudden loss […]

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A Lovely March Morning

A Lovely March Morning On a lovely March morning, the large turnout (4) cut back the roses on the village green. Group member, big John, told us of the method Len Jones used to cut roses back in the early Spring. Unfortunately, Gardeners’ Question Time has been cancelled, but we will reorganise this in conjunction with the Community Library, as […]

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One of the Longest Walks

One of the Longest Walks March’s walkers welcomed a new member, Sylvia, who was lucky enough to join us for one of the longest walks the group have been challenged with. However, plied with St David’s Day Welsh cakes, everyone stayed dry and finished the walk in style. So after the wettest February on record, what made people turn up […]

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RHS Tips and Advice for April

  RHS tips this month Protect fruit blossom from late frosts. Tie in climbing and rambling roses. Start to feed citrus plants. Sow new lawns or repair patches. Hardy annuals can be sown outdoors. Environment team tips for April Don’t forget to put on sunblock, even in April. Try to keep on top of weeds. Check shrubs, hedges etc for […]

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Welcoming A Fox Into Your Garden

  Have you seen a fox in the village recently? The photo shows one in a Wenvoe garden at midday during last August and sightings from other residents are not uncommon. Whilst there is no clear demarcation between ‘rural’ and ‘urban’ foxes, ours are likely to be more of the countryside variety. However many urban areas of Britain have large […]

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