Following the creation of the Michaelston-y-Fedw Village Hall CIO and purchase of the Village Hall from Newport Council (see below), over the next few years the Village Hall will require essential works to ensure it remains the essential community resource it has become.
These works include:
The total amount required for these projects is expected to exceed £70,000.
Usually funds to cover the cost of maintaining the Village Hall are raised with events such as quizzes, shows, pantomimes, etc. However, these events only cover general maintenance and would not be able to raise the funds required for these projects.
Therefore, the Village Hall Committee has launched an Appeal in order to raise these much-needed funds, and would be extremely grateful for any donations to help raise the £70,000+ it needs.
If you would like to donate please go to our donations page at www.m-y-f.com/donate
Now that the COVID restrictions are being lifted, allowing social gatherings once more, the Village Hall is putting on a special night in September.
You may have seen the cast and crew filming at various places around the village over the past few months and wondered what it was all about.
Well, filming has finished, the editing is complete and the dates have been set for Friday September 3rd, Saturday September 4th and Sunday September 5th for The Sound of Music Sing-Along, a fun night for all the family singing along to all your favourite songs such as Do-Re-Me, Edelweiss and The Lonely Goatherd from that timeless film, The Sound of Music, with locals playing the characters from the film.
Don't worry, you don't have to memorise all the words, they will be up on the big screen along with all the action, so bring along your best singing voice and join in.
The first night on 3 September will be a Red Carpet Premiere with some of the stars on hand to greet you along with a glass of bubbly.
Tickets are £15 for the Premiere and £10 for the following two nights and £5 for children under 16 on all three nights and will go on sale at 10:30am on Monday 9th August.
The screenings will be held at The Farm Fitness Centre, Bridge Farm, Michaelston-y-Fedw CF3 6XT.
Ticket sales are online only and on a first come, first served basis. Just go to tickets.michaelston-y-fedw.com and buy online.
The Michaelston-y-Fedw Village Hall has been leased out to the community by Newport Council for over 50 years, managed by a Committee made up of local volunteers.
In that time the Village Hall has been the hub of the village hosting many events such as children's tea partys, village fetes, talent shows, quizzes, etc. It has also been home to many community groups such as The Women's Institute and Young Farmers, and well-used by the local community for wedding receptions, birthday parties, harvest festivals and numerous other activites linked to St. Michael's Church alongside it.
In 2019 the opportunity arose for the management committee to purchase the hall with a covenant ensuring it remains as a village hall.
The committee recently established a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) to manage the hall going forward and, through a generous donation from MyFi, the charitable organisation established by locals to provide high-speed broadband to the village, the hall has now been purchased from Newport Council.
The three Trustees tasked with managing the CIO are Gareth Davies, Louise Cohen and Christopher Walford.
Former members of the Michaelston-y-Fedw Womens Institute have set up a group called the Michaelston-y-Fedw 2020 Group to help anyone that is self-isolating and needs assistance.
They can help with
You can reach out in the following ways:
Please note: Coronavirus is contagious. Please take every precaution to ensure you are spreading only kindness.
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Photos courtesy of Graham Hughes.
If you wish to report pot holes, flooding, make a complaint or simply an enquiry, the Council Helpline is 01633 656656.
If you see any suspicious vehicles or individuals please call 101.
For many years Gwent Beekeeper's Association has offered a free honeybee swarm collection and re-homing service for Torfaen, Monmouthshire, Newport, Blaenau Gwent, parts of Powys and Herefordshire.
We have a team of trained and insured beekeepers able to collect swarmed honeybees from reasonably accessible locations. If someone in your community should be troubled by a swarm, then please contact either Ken Key or Andrew Knapp on the numbers below.
North Gwent: Ken Key 01873 852512 firstname.lastname@example.org
South Gwent: Andrew Knapp 01600 860930 email@example.com
Unfortunately we are unable to deal with Wasps, Hornets or Bumblebees but please visit website http://bumblebeeconservation.org/ for further information on Bumblebee Conservation.