News and What's On in Llangarron
Llangarron News 18 December 2018


Christmas is only a week away so this will be the last newsletter of 2018. The photo above was sent by Amy and is a reminder of the heavy snow in March. Thank you for all the contributions and photographs you've submitted over the last twelve months.

The Llangarron Community Association would also like to thank everyone for their support.  The LCA is a not-for-profit charity which aims to raise sufficient money to run The Garron Centre and other community activities. The income from the Lottery Club and events at The Garron Centre helps to maintain the building and fund other village projects like the restoration of the phone box.

There are a few items of news below to round off 2018.

Please check the website and Facebook page for more frequent updates and information. 

Events Calendar
Online calendar of all future events on the website: 

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

This issue...
  • Christmas Church Services
  • Parish Council
  • Rubbish Collections
  • New Friday Yoga Class
  • Jemima Phillips Harpist: 8 February

Christmas Church Services
  • Carol Service: St Deinst Llangarron on Friday 21 December 7 pm.
  • Holy Communion: Christ Church Llangrove on Sunday 23 December 9.30am.
  • Crib Service: St Deinst Llangarron on Sunday 23 December 3.30pm.
  • Midnight Communion: Christ Church Llangrove Monday 24 December 11.30pm (23.30).
  • Christmas Service: Christ Church Llangrove Tuesday 25 December 10 am.
  • Christmas Communion: St Deinst Llangarron on Tuesday 25 December 11am.
  • Benefice Communion: St Deinst Llangarron on Sunday 30 December 11 am.

Parish Council

The next Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 29th January at 7.30
pm at Llangrove Primary School. 

Llangarron Parish Council NOTICE OF VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF PARISH COUNCILLOR for Llangarron Parish

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy is deemed to have occurred in the office of Councillor for the Llangarron Parish following the resignation of Adrian Hitchen.

Rules 5(5) and 5(6) of the Local Elections (Parish and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006, provides that on a casual vacancy occurring in the office of Parish councillor within six months before the day on which that councillor would regularly have retired, the Llangarron Parish Council may, as soon as practicable after the expiry of the period of fourteen days* after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than Monday, 31st December 2018) has been given in accordance with section 89(3) of the Local Government Act 1972, co-opt a person to fill the vacancy.

Any vacancy not so filled must be filled at the next ordinary election. Clerk to Llangarron Parish Council Dated: Thursday, 6th December 2018

*In computing any period of time for this purpose, a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday, or bank or public holidays or any day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning must be disregarded.

Neighbourhood Plan

Llangarron Parish Council wishes to announce its Call for Sites for its Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP).

Friday 30th November 2018 til Wednesday 30th January 2019

Application forms and more information can be downloaded from the PC website

Christmas Rubbish Collections

There will be NO recycling and general rubbish collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Use the bin collection day search to find out when your bin will be collected.

For example, Llangarron village centre (usual collection day Tuesday) will change as follows:

Recycling collection due on Tuesday 25 December 2018 will instead take place on Saturday 22 December 2018.

Rubbish collection due on Tuesday 1 January 2019 will instead take place on Saturday 5 January 2019.

All household waste and recycling centres are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Yoga with Evangeline

Evangeline will be running three yoga classes at the Garron Centre from January. 
Tuesdays 9.30 - 10.30 am and 6 -
7 pm
Fridays 9.30 - 10.30 am NEW CLASS!
Please contact Evangeline direct for information and to book.
Tel;  07729 992 092

Jemima Phillips Harpist: Friday 8 February 2019

Jemima is one of the outstanding harpists of her generation.  An exciting, versatile and innovative performer, equally at home on acoustic and electric harps, she has performed throughout the UK and internationally.

Appointed official harpist to HRH Prince of Wales in 2004, her three-year tenure included playing at his wedding to the Duchess of Cornwall.  

We are delighted to offer you the chance to hear Jemima when she performs at St Deinst for our villages in February.  The programme will vary from classical pieces to modern pop music. 

Click here to view a YouTube clip of Jemima performing 'A Thousand Years' by Christina Perri which featured in Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn.

Tickets to include a welcome drink £10 adults and £5 children (incl full-time education) from Bobby Woodcock 01989 770256 or Rachel Hitchen 770590 or email
The concert is being jointly organised by Llangarron and Llangrove in support of a local charity which will be announced shortly.

  If you have a local business based in the parish 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
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This newsletter is published by the Llangarron Community Association.

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



Please see the main newsletter for one-off events.
Regular Activities 

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

Monday Term Times
The Garron Centre: 1.15 and 2.30 pm
Contact: Hannah
Modget 07789 237 853
or email

Tuesday and Friday
The Garron Centre: Tuesday 9.30am and 
Friday 9.30am

Contact: Evangeline di Michele 07729 992 092 
or email

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

Llangarron Whist Drive
2nd Thursday 7.30pm
Llangarron Village Hall

Community Café
in association with Woods of Whitchurch 

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



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
Contact: Wendy Price 01989 770450

Rainbows and Brownies
Every Wednesday term time 
Llangrove Village Hall
Contact: 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 770374

The Royal Arms Quiz
Fortnightly on Thursdays: 8.30pm 
Contact: Claire or Pete Nottage 01989 770267

Village Singers
Every Monday 
All welcome young or old
Llangrove Village Hall
Contact: 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: Maggie Pridgeon 01989 770435

Llangrove Events:
See newsletter and/or sign up for Llangrove Links newsletter below for more info:

Useful Links

Llangarron Website

Llangarron Village Hall
Contact: Jamie Harris 01989 770313

Llangrove Website

Llangrove Village Hall
Contact: Nigel Winters 01989 770942

Llangrove Village Hall Booking Secretary

Llangrove website info

The Garron Centre
Contact: Rachel Hitchen 01989 770590
Facebook: GarronCentre

Revd Ben Bentham
The Vicarage Llangrove
Tel: 01989 770454

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

Llangarrron Parish Council
Meetings usually last Tuesday of the month.

Elissa Swinglehurst
Llangarrron Ward Councillor

Tel: 01989 770038

Jesse Norman MP
Tel: 01432 276422 

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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