News and What's On in Llangarron
Llangarron News April 2022

Welcome to the April 2022 edition of the Llangarron Community Association (LCA) Newsletter

Hello everyone, we hope that all our subscribers are well and enjoying the spring flowers and getting your gardens ready for the coming summer displays of flowers, fruit or vegetables etc.  As a reminder the Community Cafe is being held on Easter Saturday (16th April) this month, so we hope to see you there if you are free.  

We wish all our readers a very Happy Easter break.

Date for your Diaries - The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebration on Friday 3rd June 2022
In celebration of the Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee the LCA are planning a community wide Garden Party to be held at Langstone Court on Friday 3rd June from 1.00 pm - 6.00 pm.  There will be a hog roast, a bar, coffee, teas, and ice creams for sale along with music for all to enjoy.  Please add the date to your calendars and plan to come along with picnics, picnic chairs, rugs and/or tables to enjoy a fun filled day.

Upcoming Events

Easter Saturday 16th April - LCA Community Café  
The LCA Community Cafe will be open from 11.00 am to 1.00pm on Easter Saturday.  Please come along and join us for Hot Cross Buns and Easter Nests (for children).  As usual, we will be serving teas, freshly brewed coffees, soft drinks, cakes and light lunches, including hot bacon rolls to order, as well as Ann's famous cheese and bacon puffs. 

The March Community Cafe raised £260 for the DEC Ukrainian appeal from the cafe and Bric-a Brac sales. Many thanks to all who attended and contributed so generously.

Saturday 23rd April - PCC Progressive Supper
Those attending should all have received letters/emails from Gill at  Thank you to Gill for organising this very popular event.

Saturday 14th May - PCC Coffee Morning
The PCC will be holding the regular monthly coffee morning from 10.30 am to 12.30 serving teas, freshly brewed coffees, soft drinks and home made cakes at the now regular slot of the second Saturday in the month. There will also be a produce and craft sale during the event. Please come along to meet old friends and new.

The March Coffee Morning raised £535 for the DEC Ukrainian appeal from the cafe and Bric-a Brac sale, and the April Coffee Morning raised £214. Many thanks to all who attended and contributed so generously.

Saturday 7th May - Eleanor Kelly Classical Guitar Recital
Eleanor Kelly is a classical guitarist based in Merseyside, UK.  In 2021, Eleanor graduated from the prestigious Master en Interpretacion de Guitarra Clasica course at the Universidad de Alicante, Spain, where she studied with the world's foremost performers and teachers.

Eleanor will be playing a programme of Latin American music starting at 7.30 pm.  Tickets are £12.50 each and include a glass of wine.  There will be refreshments and snacks on sale in the interval.  Doors open at 7.00pm. 

Tickets can be purchased by contacting  They will also be on sale at the Community Cafe on Saturday 16th April.

Dates for you diaries - note some dates may be subject to change

Saturday 11th June - PCC Coffee Morning and plant sale. 

Saturday 2nd July - PCC Quiz Night.

h.Art Saturday 3rd - Sunday 11th September.

Friday 30th September - PCC Harvest Supper.
Saturday 15th October, at 7.00 pm - Murder Mystery Evening and Dinner.

Saturday 19th November, at 7.30pm - Jemima Philips, Harpist.

Saturday 3rd - Sunday 4th December - Festival of the Nativities.

Saturday 26th November, 10.00am - 4.00 pm - Christmas Market.

Saturday 10th December at 7.30 pm - Le Voci Christmas Concert.

Archenfield Newsletter - April 2022
A link to the newsletter reporting on the very successful environment day held in Llangrove on Saturday 26th March can be found here: Newsletter 12 April 2022 (
If any readers have any items for the March Newsletter please let me know by the 3rd March 2022

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

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


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This newsletter is published by the Llangarron Community Association.

Local News and Links


News from the Parochial Church Council on Repairs to St Deinst 
The PCC are very pleased to announce that Phase 1 of the Church repairs is now complete.  Some work was done last year to stop the damp between the Garron Centre and the Church, and the work on the Tower and Spire has now been completed.  
The PCC would like to thank everyone that has contributed towards these repairs.  The village has donated a whopping £9,160 from individual donations, fundraising events, legacies and a memorial service.  The LCA contributed £6,000 to help sort out the damp area and the National Churches Trust have donated £37,440 towards the Tower and Spire work.  This grant is made possible thanks to a £1.5 million investment in church heritage by the Heritage Stimulus Fund, part of the Government's Culture Recovery Fund.  The Laslett's Charity have also pledged £1,000 towards the Tower and Spire work.
Phase 2 of the work in the church will begin at the beginning of June for which grants have been offered by Hereford Historic Churches Trust of £8,000 and the Wolfson Foundation of £7,500.  All the VAT will be recoverable from the Listed Places of Worship Scheme which will amount to approximately £18,000.

Village Help and Support 
As a reminder, support is on hand for anyone in our community who would like help with shopping, picking up medication etc., or if you are just in need of a friendly chat.  Please contact:
Lisa Hill - 01989 770012
Penny Saunders - 01989 770321
Jenny Murray - 01989 770221 

Santa Rosa Beauty Salon

Santa Rosa Beauty & Aesthetics is very proud to announce that on the 12th April we turn one year's old! I'm happy to share the news that we have surpassed our  initial goals and couldn't be more thankful to our fantastic community who have shown insurmountable kindness and support. We look forward to our next year in the idyllic village of Llangarron!

Bra Bank at Santa Rosa
Thank you to everyone who has donated their unwanted bras to date, please keep those bras coming! 

The bra recycling scheme takes your unwanted or unloved bras and through the Breast Cancer UK network of bra banks, raises vital funds for pioneering breast cancer research.
The same bras also help to support small businesses in developing countries in Africa and around the world. Together with  recycling partners, the textile recovery project prevents these bras going into landfill before giving them a new lease of life in countries such as Togo, Ghana and Kenya, where bras remain expensive to produce locally.  To arrange a drop off, email:
The size of the donation (number of bras!) is based in the weight of the bank, so more bras means more funds!  Please visit Hannah at the salon to donate your unwanted bras to this very worthy cause.

Welcome to new residents in our community
If you know of, or, have recently moved into our community please consider introducing yourselves via the Newsletter by contacting

Please let me know if you know of residents in our community who would like to receive this newsletter.

Thursday 21st April, at 7.30pm - Talk on Women's Health
Llangrove WI will be hosting a talk by Dr Micaela Fairman-Wright on Woman's Health, in particular Ovarian cancer, a topic which the WI are campaigning to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms.  Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served. The event will be held in the village hall.

Llangrove Events:
Please follow the link and/or sign up for Llangrove Links newsletter for more information:

Useful Links

Llangarron Website

ooding has become a regular event affecting properties in Llangarron, particularly near to the bridges.
As we face an increasing local risk from flooding directly or indirectly, it is important that we are aware of measures that can be taken to minimise that risk to property, health and the environment.
Below are links to Herefordshire Council advice and to the Environment Agency Incident Hotline.

Llangarron Village Hall
Contact: Jamie Harris 01989 770313

Llangrove Website

Llangrove Village Hall
Contact: Nigel Winters 01989 770942

Llangrove Village Hall Booking Secretary

Website: Llangrove website info

The Garron Centre
Contact: Penny Saunders 01989 770321
Facebook: GarronCentre

Revd Ben Bentham
The Vicarage Llangrove
Tel: 01989 770454

St Deinst Church Warden
To be advised

Border News - December 2021 Edition

The monthly copy of ‘Border News’, our Parish Magazine, can be downloaded from the Wye Reaches website.  Click on the link below and scroll down the page to the Parish Magazine section
Resources – Wye Reaches

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

Llangarron Parish Council
Clerk: Mark Hearne

Meetings usually last Tuesday of the month.

Elissa Swinglehurst
Llangarron 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.


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


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