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GROSMONT FAWR COMMUNITY COUNCIL JOB VACANCY FOR THE POSITION OF CLERK OF THE COUNCIL:
Grosmont Community Council serves the communities of Grosmont, Llangua, Llangattock Lingoed and Llanvetherine, Monmouthshire. The Council also owns and administers Grosmont Town Hall.
Working from home, applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have good administrative skills; an ability to understand local government law and procedure; basic financial management knowledge and competent IT skills.
Hours – Approximately 8 hours per week working from home. The hours are flexible but will including attending the bi-monthly Council meeting on the second Monday evening every other month.
If you are interested please contact the Clerk with CV and covering letter ASAP– email email@example.com or telephone 01873 890658.
A friendly reminder that the next Grosmont Futures meeting is next Wednesday, 15 Jan 7-8.30pm @ Town Hall. I have been asked to forward the message below from members of Grosmont Futures to stress how crucial it is for people to attend.
Dear Member of Grosmont Futures
As you know, from Peter’s last email, there is a meeting next week on 15th January to take forward the Grosmont’s Got Talent Event planned for March , for which we have secured a microgrant of £750. This will include the launch of the proposed Grosmont Business Directory and is planned to be the platform for engaging more support in the Grosmont Futures projects.
Following a really good turn out at the November meeting, it was disappointing and frustrating that the last Grosmont Futures meeting was very poorly attended with only three of us present, therefore making it difficult to plan, share ideas and make decisions. In order to make Grosmont Futures happen we need a core group of people who are committed and willing to provide input across a wide skills set from making the tea, delivering leaflets, coordinating events to completing complicated forms! We need a diverse group of people, across the community, who are willing to share their knowledge, talents and ideas to work together for the duration of the projects.
The time for talking is over, now its time for ACTION. At the meeting on Wednesday 15th we must put together an active steering group, otherwise nothing will happen, Grosmont Futures will fold and £100,000 will be lost to the village.
So please, please, please come along
Jan Chatfield and Debs Nevill
Cydlynydd Lle / Place Coordinator
Trip to Cinderella Pantomime – 30 December 2019
On August 25th Russ Williams and Jamie Edwards held a Battle of Grosmont event to raise money for the MacMillan charity and a local cause. The event, which included members from the football, darts and boules teams also included a Tug of War. It was so successful they decided to sponsor an event for the village children.
Grosmont Events were approached to see if they would assist with funding and after some discussion they agreed to take over the planning for a trip to a local pantomime in Monmouth. The Savoy Theatre, Church Street is reputedly the oldest working theatre in Wales. It is run by a charitable trust and relies heavily on the support from volunteers who diligently make every performance an enjoyable experience for all the visitors.
This year Cinderella featured. We all know the story of a beautiful heroine who worked her fingers to the bone while dreaming of a better life away from her wicked stepmother and two ugly sisters who spend their days plotting and scheming on how to make Cinderella’s life more miserable. However after a surprise visit from her Fairy Godmother, and a sprinkling of fairy dust, Cinderella’s life is turned upside down, when she is transported from a ‘rags to riches’ world following an invitation to a royal ball with a handsome prince who is looking for a beautiful wife.
In total 40 excited children and parents boarded two coaches and made their way to Monmouth for the 2pm performance. True to tradition, we booed the baddies, cheered the goodies, joined in the singing and dancing and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Oh yes we did!
Our thanks go to everyone involved for making this lovely Christmas event possible.
A Grosmont Futures meeting was held on 3 December to progress plans for the Grosmont’s Got Talent event and finalise a funding application to cover the costs. This application has subsequently been approved marking an early success for the group. Congratulations to all who contributed to this. Please click below for more details of decisions made at the meeting regarding the event.
The next meeting is on 15 January 2020 -7.00pm to 8.30 in Grosmont Town Hall. I hope to see you there.
In the meantime wishing you all a very happy Christmas and a productive new year.
Cydlynydd Lle / Place Coordinator
The Old Girls New Coat
At a meeting of Grosmont Events earlier this year the Chairperson asked the audience if there was any other business and someone asked “Can we do something to decorate the Town hall and make it look more welcoming”. The reaction from everyone at the meeting was “Let’s do it”.
Grosmont Community Council were approached and agreed to meet the cost of the decorating materials and we would provide the willing workforce from around the village to decorate the staircase and hall which would also complement the recently refurbished ground floor rooms.
Many villagers volunteered their time over three weekends in October and early November.
Armed with cleaning materials, abrasive paper and a few tubs of filler we made a start at 10.00am on the morning of Saturday 19th October. Over this first weekend we prepared the walls and paintwork for the first coat of paint.
The second weekend we completed both glossing the paintwork, emulsioning the walls and with Mark Whitaker’s eagle eyes doing a grand job of filling in the cracks in the walls and paintwork.
By the third weekend, we set about cleaning through and finishing off. Everyone took to their allotted tasks with incredible energy and enthusiasm fuelled constantly with tea, lunch time bacon butties and cake ably supplied by Jo Whitaker.
That afternoon we had a Topping Out celebration sit down lunch for all of the volunteers in the newly refurbished Town Hall.
It was amazing to see how everyone took so much pride in what they were doing and the atmosphere during the whole period was one of enjoyment and fulfilment in seeing such a great result.
Many thanks to you all.
On Saturday 23rd November 2019 there was a Candlelit Supper for our neighbours who were flooded a few weeks back. This was to show some community support and love. There was live music and a hot buffet provided by the people of Grosmont.
Below is the Poster for the event and some photographs.
Once Upon a Time There Was a House. A House That Stood Alone and for Many Many Years The House held Centuries of Life. Once a Year this House Became A House That Christmas Remembered, it became The House of Christmas and People from Near and Far came to Fill it Full of Joy and Laughter and the Spirit of Christmas Came to Dwell in the House that Time Forgot……Llanvihangel Court throws open its doors and becomes a glittering treasure trove filled with over 45 stalls & workshops, mulled wine & mince pies, a vintage tearoom, a poetry and print workshop, storytelling, candlelit carolling, hot chocolate & list making with Father Christmas, in-house artists, pyrography, willow workshops, wreath making with Field Day Flowers, Resonant Healing’s gong baths, vintage, craft, food, drink & the weekend finishes with a children’s telling of the Nativity in the stables…join us & start your Christmas here! x