The Tintern News
Produced by the Friends of Tintern – July 2008
Well done Dawn
On the 25th June Dawn Floyd of Tintern Antiques was awarded the ‘Community Champion’ award for Monmouthshire by the Monmouthshire Youth Services. This was for services to youth in the community and was presented at a ceremony in Usk Agricultural College. This is the top award in Monmouthshire for services to youth and is only presented to one person each year. Dawn was one of four finalists in the County but was chosen as the winner because of her work in the Tintern Community for young people. Dawn established the youth club in Tintern two years ago and it has gone from success to success and now attracts children from other villages. Dawn also organizes trips for youngsters as well as summer sporting activities. The award was presented by the leader of Monmouthshire County Council, Councillor Peter Fox.
Youth Club Report
I can report that the club has had fantastic year. The number of young people attending has risen considerably and we have been joined by youngsters from other villages. for The club is on Wednesday evenings in the Village Hall between 6:30pm and 8:00pm for young people aged between 8 and 15. We have just been on a great day trip to Drayton Manor Theme Park and everybody, including myself, really enjoyed it.
This summer Monmouthshire Youth Services are going to hold a series of sports sessions in the Leytons Field for young people aged between 9 and 15. These are for suitable for all levels of ability, are held between 2:00 and 4:00 and cost £2. They are on the following dates
Wenesday 28th July
Wednesday 4th August
Wednesday 11th August
Wednesday 18th August
Finally, I am proud to have been awarded a Monmouthshire Volunteer Award and would like to thank Izzy and Mattie for their support for the club and helping me win this prize.
This service started on June 17th 2008 and is located in the Anchor Inn car park at the following times:
Tuesday 9.00am – 11.00 am and 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Wednesday 10.00am – 11.00am
Thursday 9.00am – 11.30am
Services include, overseas currency, passport renewal, car tax, all postal services, banking, bill paying etc. Pick up a leaflet from the mobile office for full details.
Below are the revised charges for hiring the village hall, with effect from the 1st July. The hall committee regret the need to increase the charges, but increased costs of insurance, fuel, and council tax has made the increases necessary.
Bookings can be made by contacting the committee at: Tintern.email@example.com
OR Ring: 07512 856024
Hire of China
Parties will be subject to a deposit charge.
2) The above room charges include the use of urn and cooker.
3) The Centre is also available for longer higher periods, in 3 hours slots.
4) For non-local organisations/individuals please double the above charges
5) For profit making organisations the charges will be notified on application.
6) Centre users must clean the room(s) after use.
The hall has recently had worked carried out to bring up to date the gas pipe from the gas tank to the hall. Currently the hall committee is purchasing some new tables of approximately 3ft by 2ft for going into the small hall, the tables will be able to be folded out of the way and will be similar to those in the large hall.
As a result of this purchase the hall, now has for sale the old solid oak tables, these tables have detachable legs and are approximately 3ft by 2ft. Some tables have draws in, whilst other have inlaid tops, and others solid oak tops. If anybody is interested in making an offer or need further details, please contact the committee, details as above.
Adam Parker - Chairman Village Hall Committee
Tintern Landslide – Royal George Hotel – Drop In Session
Public “Drop in” session. Halcrow and FCW staff will provide a visual presentation of the remediation design for the landslip. Thursday 31st July – 2.00pm – 7.00pm.
June 17th was an important milestone for the project. The flow of water in the Angiddy dropped to 83 litres per second which is the minimum residual flow that is likely to be approved by the Environment Agency. This is the first time since starting flow measurements in October 2007 that it has been possible to appreciate visibly what 83 litres per second means. There was still a healthy flow in the brook.
At this level the project would stop producing electricity.
This fits closely with the prediction that the scheme could achieve full extraction/power for 45% of the year, a depleted extraction/power for 42% of the year and no extraction/power for 13% of the year, whilst leaving an adequate residual flow in the Angiddy.
Rain since the 17th June has increased the flow rate but it is expected to fall below 83 litres per second for several weeks in the July and August. Regular measurements will be maintained.
During the month of June the dormouse and bat surveys were completed. These surveys were carried out to assess the likely impact of the scheme. Reports will be issued in early July.
The next survey being planned is for the presence of crayfish. This will be done in July.
Archaeological consultations are still on-going, as are the consultations within the Environment Agency. Permissions and licences are unlikely to be granted until August or September.
Marketing & Publicity Director
Tintern Angiddy Project Ltd
Telephone 01291 680016
E Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Our monthly meeting was a visit to Dewstow Gardens on Friday 20th June in the evening. We were met by the owner who described to us the remarkable history of the (now) Grade 1 listed garden and the restoration work which has been ongoing for the last six years. It was hard to believe that the fascinating underground grottoes and the beautifully planted surface gardens and water features were derelict and buried under pasture land only a few years ago.
The next meeting will be our summer Garden Party at the home of Jean Davey , Spring Lodge, Tintern at 6.30pm on Friday 18th July. Bring a plate of nibbles to share and something to drink. New members are always welcome. Come along to a meeting or contact Bernard or Christine Bradshaw on 689877 for more information. BDB
For many years Bob Davies has carved love spoons and has sold them to raise thousands of pounds for charity. The love spoons are very varied with carvings of flowers, birds, faces and names and all superb. The only time they were not individually designed is when he made 50 love spoons to be given out to guests at a wedding – what a task! Bob also does many other free standing carvings in various sizes with one of the largest being the totem pole at Dewstow Golf Club, which was carved from the trunk of a tree due to be felled and took over 150 hours one cold winter to complete. As well as showing us many of his carvings we were also able to look at two photo albums full of his work over the years including the lovely rocking horses that he makes. Bob is a very talented man and his talk was fascinating and enjoyed by all of us.
Next month’s meeting is on Monday 21st July at 2.00pm in the Village Hall when
Frances Parker will talk on “Thought Field Therapy” – should be interesting. CMB
Tintern Abbey in running for National Award - Warburtons Best Picnic Site Awards
You may be aware that Tintern Abbey has recently been voted the best picnic site in Wales. This is obviously fantastic news for Tintern, as the site will receive a cash bursary for the enhancement as well as the publicity that will follow.
Tintern Abbey is now in the final of the competition, against the other regional winners, and therefore needs your vote again, in order to win the main prize and a larger cash bursary.
Please take a moment to log on to www.welovebread.co.uk <http://www.welovebread.co.uk/> and vote for Tintern Abbey. Make sure your friends and colleagues do the same, and of course, why not prove the point to them by enjoying a picnic at Wales‚ favourite picnic site?!
With many thanks,
Mark Jones, Tourism Marketing Office, Monmouthshire County Council - 01633 644842 email@example.com
BT telephone kiosk review
BT have advised me that they intend taking away the K6 kiosks at Sylvan View (01291 689203) and at Tanglewood (01291 689322). If you have any objection to this please do one of the following by 31st August 2008:
(a) Advise your Community Councillor
(b) Let me – Councillor Ann Webb know (01291 689559 or e-mail me at annwebb@Monmouthshire.gov.uk
All these comments will then be collated and a response sent on to BT.
BR say that these kiosks are not being used sufficiently to continue service at these locations. It is not ironic that the Sylvan View kiosk has just been refurbished following communication with BT for well over three years! - Ann Webb
BROCKWEIR HISTORY SOCIETY
Is holding its summer outdoor meeting at
The Nurtons, on July 24th at 7pm
Cheese, Wine and Spring Water
An exploration of some of the many springs, wells, and other water features
on the hillside from the vineyard to The Nurtons
Non-members are very welcome; please ring in good time
if you wish to join us; 01291 689253
Church Services – United Benefice of Tintern and Llandogo with Whitebrook
St. Oudoceus Church, Llandogo – Communion Service 9.00am every Sunday
Rev. John Dearnley
Everyone is warmly invited to all of these services.
Tintern Pentecostal Church - every Sunday at 11:00am and 6:00pm and every Wednesday at 7:30pm
St. Michael’s Church - Cleaning Rota - fortnight beginning:
14th July Janet, Sue and Barbara
28th July Tintern WI
25th August Jude Spooner
8nd September Trudy and Nina Phelps
22th September Ann and Barry Richardson
6thth October Elspeth and Karen
3rd July - Happy Birthday to Sally Ball with love from Gran and Grampy.
Tintern Youth Club every Wednesday from 6.30 – 8.00pm – Village Hall.
Wednesday 9th July – Bingo at the Anchor from 7.30pm
Friday 18th July - VPA – 6.30pm - Summer Garden Party at Spring Lodge, Tintern.
Monday 21st July- WI - 2.00pm in the Village Hall when Frances Parker will talk on “Thought Field Therapy”.
Thursday 31st July – 2.00pm – 7.00pm – Tintern Landslide - public “Drop in” session. Halcrow and FCW staff will provide a visual presentation of the remediation design for the landslip.
Thursday 17th July 7.30pm. The Narth Singers. Entry and refreshments free. Donations to charity.
Tickets £10.00 per head. Bring your own drink.
6th December – provisional date for wine and food evening. More details to follow.
Coffee Mornings held on the third Tuesday of each month at 10.30 a.m. All welcome.
Yoga Classes with Ruth Routh, on Tuesday evenings and Thursday mornings. For
details contact Ruth on 01600-860648.
For details of all other events or to hire the hall contact Rosemary Stephens on 01600-860451.
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Items for the Tintern Newsletter can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or delivered to Wye Barn, Tintern. Items for the August Newsletter should be received by Saturday 26th July, 2008.
The Tintern News is a vehicle for the expression of opinion by all members of the Tintern community. While it does not necessarily endorse the views of any particular contributors, it does wholeheartedly support the promotion of lively debate on the development of the village and of freedom of speech in general. However, it will reserve the right to edit any contributions in order to preserve moderation and a spirit of good intent in the presentation of arguments. Thoughts from everyone in our community will continue to be very welcome. ER
Tintern News is sponsored by Monmouthshire County Council Welsh Church Act Fund.
THE ITALIAN GARDEN
TRADITIONAL PASTA AND DELICATESSEN
IMPORTED FROM SMALL FAMILY FIRMS IN ITALY
FREE FROM PRESERVATIVES AND ARTIFICIAL COLOUR
DESIGNER PASTA all made with 100% Italian duram wheat semolina with natural flavourings such as chilli, spinach, squid ink, wine, basil and garlic.
Penne Rigate from Puglia. Spaghetti from Puglia. Spaghetti al Peperoncino (chilli)
Spaghetti Neri (squid ink) Cassulli (spinach) Linguine (plain or al pesto)
CARNAROLI RICE especially suitable for risotto
PASTA SAUCES made with tomatoes, basil, green olives and aubergines
GREEN PESTO made with basil, parmesan and pecorino cheese, pine nuts and extra virgin olive oil and sea salt.
RED PESTO made with tomato, extra virgin olive oil, olives, capers, chilli, cheese and sea salt
ORGANIC EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL from Sardinia
BALSAMIC VINEGAR from Modena ARTICHOKES,THISTLES,OLIVES
VACUUM-PACKED ANTIPASTI, WILD BOAR, SMOKED BEEF, PROSCUITTO, SALAMI
ORGANIC PARMESAN REGGIANO CHEESE, PECORINO made from sheep's milk, GORGANZOLA DOP
SOLD AT THE VILLAGE SHOP, BROCKWEIR,
LONDIS, LLANDOGO ( PASTA AND SAUCES ONLY)