News and What's On in Llangarron
Llangarron News 2 October 2016


2 October 2016 

Apologies that there hasn't been a full newsletter for a while but please remember that if you use social media then the Llangarron and Llangrove Village Facebook pages tend to be more current as they're quicker to update!

Lots to report this time as Autumn is always a busy time.  There will be a separate newsletter later in the week with county and parish council news as there's too much to include here.

This issue...
  • What's On (see right)
  • Llangarron Community Association AGM
  • Llangarron Life Website Update
  • Llangarron Church Coffee Morning
  • Parish Freighter
  • Family Walk
  • Shopping Trip to Bath
  • Llangarron Christmas Market
  • Christmas Wreaths
  • Christmas Quiz
Latest News...

LCA Annual General Meeting: Friday 7 October 5.30 for 6pm

You are cordially invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the LCA to be held at 6.00 p.m. on Friday 7 October at the Garron Centre.

As with all AGMs there are a number of formalities to cover at the meeting but it's also a chance to catch up on what's been happening, what's in the pipeline, and just to have a chat. To that end the Garron Centre will be open from 5.30 p.m. so come early and enjoy a free glass of wine or two with us.
The AGM agenda will include:
 • Review of activities since the last AGM
 • Accounts, finances and legal issues
 • Committee membership changes
 • Programme for the next 6 months
 • AOB

LCA Management Help Required
It’s now two years since the Garron Centre was opened. We have well established processes and a modest but regular stream of bookings from users, both local and from further afield.

The centre hosts many activities that benefit the community including the extremely popular dine pop-up restaurant, monthly community cafe, h.Art, French classes, pilates, children's films and church events.  In addition the venue has been hired frequently for private functions such as christenings, funerals, parties, quizzes and meetings. 
The management team is now looking at ways to build on this stable foundation and to increase still further the benefits we can all get from this fantastic resource.
Do you think you could add some fresh thinking? If so why not join the management team and contribute your ideas? Don’t worry, this is not an onerous job – maybe four management meetings a year – just a great chance to make your voice heard.
If you have an interest in joining in, or if you’d simply like to know more, drop a line to or have a word with any of the following:
Nigel Hill 01989 770428 or email
Tony & Val Sullivan 01989 770291 or
Thank you.

Llangarron Church Coffee Morning
After a short break the next coffee morning will take place on Saturday 8 October at The Garron Centre between  10.30 am to 12 noon.

Why not come along and catch up with friends, and enjoy freshly made coffee and the usual selection of delicious home-made cakes which will be available from 10.30am to12 noon. Free range eggs, produce and plants. You can also collect your Saturday paper.

Plants for sale.

We look forward to seeing you.

Llangarron Life Website Update
The new Llangarron website is still being updated and new pages are being published as they are created. The events calendar which shows community events including those held at The Garron Centre will be ready by the end of this week.  If you have any questions in the meantime please contact Ann Turner on Thank you for your patience.

Llangarron Parish Council Parish Freighter Service
The Freighter will attend at Llangrove Village Hall Car Park next Saturday, 8th October, 2016 from 11.00 a.m. until 1.00 p.m.

It will take any unwanted items of household waste, subject to the exceptions listed below:
(1) No commercial/industrial waste. (2) No liquids (chemicals, oils, solvents, paints, thinners). (3) No builders waste. (4) No special hazardous or dangerous waste.

The service is available to all residents covered by Llangarron Parish Council area. Any queries, please speak to a local Parish Councillor or Parish Clerk. Please use the service and co-operate with time schedule - no items should be left either prior to, or after, the service.

Llangarron Parish Family Walk
Organised by Barbara Lewis, our Footpath Officer, the walk on Saturday 22nd October will be approx. 3 miles long. Meet at Llangrove Village Hall at 10.30.  Bring a drink, and snack if you'd like to, wear comfy shoes, and if it looks like rain, bring waterproofs! Contact Barbara on for more information, also look out for the posters. 

Shopping Trip to Bath
The annual coach trip Bath will take place on Saturday 19th November. Tickets adults £12, under 18's £8. Please ring Judith Gill (01600) 890943 or Judith Price (01600) 719881 for more information or to book seats

Christmas Market - Save the Date
Apologies for mentioning Christmas already but make a note in your diaries that the Christmas Market will take place at The Garron Centre on Saturday 26 November.  A wide range of lovely gifts and goodies will be on sale - perfect for Christmas presents!

Christmas Wreaths
The LCA have arranged to purchase seasonal, decorative wreaths from Allensmore Nurseries and will be taking orders for these during October.

The wreaths are designed and produced for commercial garden centres and shops, hence they are of a very high quality.

A range of sizes and designs (priced competitively between £9.99 and £34.99) will be available and you will be able to collect them from the Llangarron Christmas Market on 26 November or from Val Sullivan or Rachel Hitchen.

More details and photos to follow shorltly.

Christmas Quiz with Hot Supper
Saturday 10th December at The Garron Centre: 6.30 for 7pm.  A light-hearted quiz evening with hot supper and a glass of wine £10 per person.  Please ring Lisa Hill 01989 770012 to book a table of 4-6 people.  Please book in advance because this is a very popular event and space is limited.

Banner Photograph
The photo was submitted a year ago by Audrey Freeman and is published in her memory as she passed away a year ago.

Please let us know if you have any news. Feel free to send photos or write-ups of events, groups if you would like to publicise them to  Thank you.

Llangrove News
We try to include news from Llangrove too when we have space but there's so much happening at the moment that we suggest you sign up for their email newsletters direct by contacting  Thank you.

You can view the latest Llangrove newsletter by clicking here.


  If you have a local business and a facebook page why not "like" the Llangarron Village and Llangrove Village pages and let people know what you do?  We'll like you back.

Newsletter Photo
If you have a picture of the village or surrounding area that you think would look good at the top of our newsletters, please send it to  Photos should be straight off the camera/high resolution please.

Please check the websites and facebook pages below for more local news and information:                        Llangarron Village                     Llangrove Village               The Garron Centre


Friday 7th October 
Llangarron Community Association AGM 

The Garron centre: 6pm
(see newsletter)

Saturday 8th October 
Church Coffee Morning
The Garron Centre: 10.30 am - 12 noon
(see newsletter)

Saturday 8th October 
Parish Freighter 
Llangrove Village Hall: 11 am - 1pm
(see newsletter)

Saturday 22nd October 
Llangarron Parish Family Walk
Meet at Llangrove Village Hall: 10.30am
(see newsletter)

Saturday 19th November
Shopping Trip to Bath
(see newsletter)

Saturday 26th November
Llangarron Christmas Market
The Garron centre: 10 am to 4pm
(see newsletter)

Saturday 10th December
Christmas Quiz
The Garron Centre: 7pm
(see newsletter)

Llangrove Events in brief:
sign up for newsletter below for more info:
Thursday 6th and 20th August
Quiz Night 
The Royal Arms, Llangrove: 8.30pm
Quiz entry is £1 per person 
Teams can be any size 

Contact: 01989 770267

Monday 31st October
Pumpkin Disco
Llangrove Village Hall: 5pm - 7pm
Activities, games, food and organised
sweetie trail around the village.
Contact: Wendy Price 770450

Regular Activities 

Llangarron Short-mat Bowls
Every Monday 7 - 10pm
Llangarron Village Hall

Llangarron PCC Coffee Morning
2nd Saturday
The Garron Centre: 10.30 am - 12 noon

Community Café
in association with Woods of Whitchurch 

4th Saturday 
The Garron Centre: 10am - 12 noon

Llangarron Walking Group
2nd, 4th & 5th Thursday 
St Deinst Church car park: 9.00 am
Contact: Anthea 01989 770075
NB: Earlier start time


Beavers, Cubs and Scouts
Every Tuesday in term time 
Llangrove Village Hall
Beavers: Rosie Kelsall
Cubs: Jon Clatworthy
Scouts: Chris Harris 01989 770344

Llangrove & District Gardening Society
1st Thursday
Llangrove Village Hall
Contact: Ruth Walker 01989 770831

Llangrove Leapfrogs Stay and Play 
Mondays from 9am & during holidays
Llangrove CE Academy 
£2 a family plus £1 for extra siblings.
Fresh Air Friday: 1.15pm - 2.30pm

Rainbows and Brownies
Every MONDAY term time 
Llangrove Village Hall
Wendy Price 01989 770450

Table Tennis 
Fridays 6-7 pm juniors (FREE) 
7-9 pm adults every week
Llangrove Village Hall
Contact: Mick Proctor 01989 770734

Village Singers
Every Monday 
All welcome young or old
Llangrove Village Hall
Janet Taylor 01989 770736

Walking Group
1st & 3rd Thursday

Llangrove Village hall Bus Stop: 9.30am
Contact: Jane Oakley 01989 770311

Women's Institute
3rd Thursday
Llangrove Village Hall: 7.30pm
Contact: Anne Whitely 01989 770710

Useful Links

Llangarron Village Hall
Contact: Jamie Harris 01989 770313

Llangrove Village Hall
Contact: Bernie Macdonald 07932 965493
Llangrove website info

The Garron Centre
Contact: Ann Turner 01989 770477
Facebook: GarronCentre

Herefordshire County Council
Plough Lane, Hereford HR4 0LE
Tel: 01432 260500

Llangarrron Parish Council
Tel: 01989 770665 

Llangrove CE Academy
Tel: 01989 770322

West Mercia Police
Safer Neighbourhood Team
Non emergency incident dial 101.
Emergency (immediate fear for life/property) dial 999. 
Crimestoppers confidential reporting system 0800 555 111. 
Do not report incidents by email, phone instead.
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