Give Blood 2

Give Blood 1



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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.





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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.

Flood Supper

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Llanvihangel Court Fair

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


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On Saturday 16th November 2019, 64 villagers and friends packed the Town Hall and enjoyed the Grosmont Events Apple Pie Supper. This was the first event to be held in the newly redecorated Town Hall, and it looked superb. A delicious 3 course meal was provided by a group of helpers too numerous to mention individually, including of course, a large variety of apple-based puds! 

It was heartening to see just how much support the event was given, both by those people who decorated the room, provided the food and stayed to help afterwards, and those who bought tickets and attended the evening, making it so successful. We shouldn’t really mention any one individual as that wouldn’t be fair, but just a shout-out to Jan Chatfield, GE Chair, who so ably steered the event to such a fantastic conclusion. Thank you to everyone who participated in any way – your support is much appreciated. Here’s to the next event!


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Hello Grosmont

Following the Rural Futures meeting on 13 November there are a number of key updates:

A new name for a new group
A working name was decided for the group: Grosmont Futures. From this point on village meetings and updates formerly under the name of Rural Futures will use this name.

Grosmont Futures draft mission statement
A draft mission statement to outline the aims and values of the group was produced. This can be seen in the attached notes. This is only a starter for ten and you are encouraged to send feedback.

Community event planning
The group will be organising an event called Grosmont’s Got Talent. Whilst this will include a talent show it will also aim to showcase all the existing groups and small businesses in the village. It will also introduce Grosmont Futures, priorities developed, progress so far and seek views on prospective projects. More information can be seen ion the attached notes.

The next planning meeting for this event will be:

2pm-4pm, Tuesday 3 December at the Town Hall

Please do get in touch if you have any views about the mission statement or if you think you can contribute to the event in any way.

Best wishes

Peter Willis
Cydlynydd Lle / Place Coordinator

Notes for Rural Futures Meeting 13.11.19

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Please come and join in with the new Family Service.  It is for both children and adults.


11.00am – Sunday 17 November

with Messy Church Families
and the Revd. Gaynor Burrett

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Hello everyone

A friendly reminder that the next Rural Futures meeting is this Wednesday, 13 November at 7pm in the Town hall.
As discussed in the message below, this meeting will focus on:

Planning a community event.

The purpose of the event is to discuss and publicise the formation of a new community group in Grosmont to lead on community agreed action. This would include an invitation for people to become involved themselves. It has also been suggested as an opportunity to gather wider views on some of the topics under discussion by people in the village since the Shaping Grosmont event/ report. We have previously proposed that this might include people’s views about renovations to the town hall,  market research about the village shop and opportunities to develop a play space but this can be confirmed as part of the event planning.

The aim will be for the event to appeal to a wide section of the community to attend.  Please have a think about what shape this event might take to achieve this. Whilst we do want the chance to talk to people it can be more than a “consultation event” – bring your ideas please!

Please remember, once we have developed plans, Grosmont Events have kindly offered to help provide support with logistics.

I hope to see you on Wednesday- you’ve involvement is absolutely key.

Best wishes

Peter Willis
Cydlynydd Lle / Place Coordinator

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All tickets for this event have now been sold.

If you wish to be added to a waiting list, please give your name and contact details to Richard at the Post Office.

Similarly, if you have bought tickets but are no longer able to attend the event, please speak to Richard who may be able to re- allocate them.

Finally, please make sure that you have informed Richard if you are vegetarian, vegan or gluten free so that we can cater effectively for everyone.

Many thanks,



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