We hope you will find this list of local businesses useful – there are three who can offer you a good day out and the rest of the information is on where you can shop locally. Continue reading
We hope you will find this list of local places to eat and drink useful
We hope you will find this list of local places to stay in the Upper Usk Valley helpful – we have a good mix of serviced, self catering accommodation and camping.
There is a meeting on Tuesday 23rd June at The White House in Sennybridge from 7pm to which all of the local and wider community are welcome.
The purpose of this meeting is for collecting information, stories, anecdotes and pictures of rural life in the local community. The information gathered will be used to help with the development of some walking leaflets showing the history of this area being produced by Meinter Brycheiniog.
The Upper Usk Valley Group are specifically also looking for any memorabilia etc from the flooding of the Usk Valley when the Usk Reservoir was built 60 years ago as they are hoping to hold a commemoration service at Traianglas Church in the week of August 7th with a display for visitors to peruse.
The meeting is on Tuesday 23rd June at The White House in Sennybridge from 7pm.
In August 2015 Trecastle will be hosting the official Agincourt exhibition which is circulating the area over the Summer. The Friends Of St David’s have decided to stage the exhibition with a flower festival to be held over the weekend of 15th and 16th August in St David’s Church, Llywel.
The theme for the weekend will be: ‘The Archer’s Journey’ with each display depicting one of the villages or towns that the bowmen visited on route from Carmarthen to Southampton. The Friends are in the process of asking local groups and volunteers to prepare floral arrangements and at the same time approaching local businesses to ask if they would consider sponsoring the event. Donations would be used to fund the flowers used for the arrangements and cover the printing cost to publicise the event.
Sponsorship Option 1 – £20 – the name of the supporting business will be included in the flower festival catalogue
Sponsorship Option 2 – £25 – the name and contact details of the supporting business will be included in the flower festival catalogue
Sponsorship Option3 – £50 – giving 1/8 of an A4 page within the flower festival catalogue.
If you would like to donate, please contact Gillian Byrne via email: firstname.lastname@example.org for a sponsorship form.
Upper Usk Valley Community Walks
Our next walk takes place on Sunday 27th April from Trecastle Community Hall.
Please meet at 2.00pm, parking in the layby opposite the Hall, near the red phone box, or slightly further down the road beyond the Antiques Centre
The route takes in some of the ancient track ways around Trecastle, taking in the old roman road, bridleways around the village, crossing the River Usk and heading through old woodlands.
Spring is here, so there are plenty of opportunities to see the bird life and wild flowers en route.
The route is suitable for all ages, dogs on a short lead are welcome, though please ensure they are kept on a lead as there are young lambs in the fields on the route.
Some areas may be wet and muddy and the weather forecast suggests a possibility of heavy showers, so please arrive prepared for these.
The newly formed Upper Usk Rural Alliance invite all members of the communities of Sennybridge, Trecastle, Crai and Defynnog to come to their launch event on Wednesday 30th April between 2 – 8 pm. Find out what’s happening in the local area and meet other local residents and businesses. Be amongst the first to see the wonderful new local guide leaflets highlighting local walks and history in each community. Refreshments served all afternoon and drinks & nibbles served before evening entertainment from your local YFC. Everyone welcome, drop in or stay throughout!