Briavels Assembly Rooms
Run By The
Community, For The Community.
St. Briavels Assembly Rooms Registered
Charity: 1124367. Registered charitable company: 6558465 - East
Street, St. Briavels, Nr. Lydney, Gloucestershire, England. U.K.
St. Briavels Assembly
Rooms are funded & volunteer run as a charitable limited
company, on the behalf of the parishioners of St.Briavels who
own them. They were built & donated to the parishioners by
Captain Octavius W. Andrews CBE circa 1900, using money donated
by his uncle, Charles Lord Denton.
Acoustics, cinema screen & projector due to be installed!
Many thanks to the Parish Council
& The New Grove Trust.
FEB 2015 -
to the Gloucestershire Environmental
Trust for their generous grant aid of
NEW ROOF OVER MAIN
2008 - 2016
Thanks to the completion of 3 phases of refurbishment since
2008, the Assembly Rooms can now provide an exceptionally
desirable venue for a wide rage of events. The rooms
offer a large, open plan flexible space,
with a stunning internal glass slide back partition wall between
the main hall and the stylish recreation room / cafe-bar area,
which leads on to an
walled garden terrace, to the rear.
There is also
a new fully equipped 'hire-by-the hour'
office / meeting room with garden access
through French doors.
The new toilets comprise a disabled loo and a
walk in wet room shower plus baby changing station.
Computer access with free
free international telephone calls.
Twice weekly café
offering local produce
for sale, as well as delicious handmade French bread &
WEEKLY COMMUNITY OUTREACH
(Tuesday & Thursday afternoons)
Citizens Advice Bureau;
Village Agent; Mobile Hairdresser
and Seamstress Service.
St. Briavels Assembly Rooms 2013:
New interior glass partition wall, looking from the
café-bar to main hall
Scroll down to
see more present day interior photos
Pre-phase 1 renovation.
winning a Defra grant of £94,000 from the South West Rural
Enterprise Scheme and securing a £96,000 loan from the Charity
Bank, renovation of the main village hall finally began on 21st
April 2008. The main hall was re-built during 2008 and re-opened
in January 2009.
2011 / 2012 ~ Pre phase
3 renovation of Recreation Room.
followed by another phase of refurbishment in 2011 & 2012 as further
funds were raised and grants secured from Biffaward, the FODDC LAG
'Rural Development Programme for England' fund, the Summerfield
Charitable Trust, Magnox North and the £6,000 from the Parish
radically improved and new look Assembly Rooms re-opened fully in
2013: THE NEW LIGHT, WARM & AIRY
Briavels Assembly Rooms are run by unpaid volunteers from within
the community. Would you like to get involved?
From just the
occasional few hours in the café, to helping at larger events.
All assistance is appreciated to run YOUR rooms.
ACTIVITES & EVENTS...
SAT. 07th JAN
10am - 12.30pm
1st Sat. of the Month
FRESH FISH & SHELLFISH
sausage rolls, authentic curries &
Indian snacks freshly made on the
to eat or take away! delicious
selection of cheese; chutneys;
olives; nuts; french bread &
patisserie; preserves; free range
poultry & game; cider; cakes; eggs;
honey; fruit & veg, refreshments;
WIN A FAMILY SIZED ROASTING JOINT
FROM COWSHILL FARM
WEEKLY SERVICES AT YOUR ASSEMBLY ROOMS...
to the Assembly Rooms
Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, 3pm - 4.30pm. Email:
guarantee your appointment - or just walk in and take a chance.
ALTERATIONS & REPAIRS
Need an urgent SAME DAY repair or alteration?
Or less urgent alterations, repairs, or other sewing projects
At The Assembly Rooms
EVERY TUESDAY &
1.30pm - 4.30pm
ground coffee & selection of tea .
Selection of homemade cakes & savouries.
breads & Patisserie
Local produce on sale
FREE WI-FI . FREE
INTERNATIONAL PHONECALLS . FREE PAPERS .
MOBILE HARDRESSER . MOBILE SEAMSTRESS .
DELIVERIES TO ST. BRIAVELS
See price list & product information in the Assembly
Rooms Courtyard Café, or at:
USE YOUR LOAF AND ORDER NOW...
With Ali Rose
TUESDAYS 9.30am - 11am
THURSDAYS: 7pm - 8.30pm
WEDNESDAYS: 2pm - 3pm
REPS LEVEL 3 ADVANCED
£5 per session.
01291 627243 or
mobile: 07787 193302
St. Briavels Assembly Rooms
- 1.45pm: Beginners
10am - 11.45pm: Advanced
12.15pm - 2pm: Year 2
during school term
Play; Toys; Stories; plenty of space to run
Contact Jennie Chew
OUTREACH COMMUNITY SERVICES
at the Assembly
1st & 3rd THURSDAY
Free, confidential advice
VILLAGE AGENT /
MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT
2nd & 4th TUESDAY
1.30pm - 4.30pm
over 50, the
BY THE HOUR
for just £12
(*to 190 countries, inc. all EUROPE, USA, CANADA, INDIA,
AUSTRAILIA, CHINA etc)
broadband / Wi-Fi
telephone, scanner & printer
TO BOOK PRIVATELY
OR JUST TURN
UP TO THE OPEN SESSIONS
7pm - 9pm
every 2nd Monday
of the month]
BRIAVELS ASSEMBLY ROOMS
Friendly Art Group:
Do you fancy painting or
you like to join a very friendly,
non-threatening group of like-minded souls, just
painting for the fun of it in the company of
Many budding artists are
shy and a little afraid of putting paint to paper or canvas.
Please do come along to a small friendly gathering at the
Assembly Rooms once a week.
Got a business in St. briavels?
YOUR AD HERE!
£50 PER ANNUM
IN THE MONTHLY FUN!
£5 per month,
minimum 12 months will enter you into the ‘100
Club Charitable Lottery’ with your very own number, which
will be put into a monthly draw for cash prizes. The remaining
funds raised will go towards the continued refurbishment &
running costs of St. Briavels Assembly Rooms.
MANY THANKS TO ALL OUR FUNDERS!
are supported by
by the European Agricultural Fund
for Rural Development: Europe investing
in rural areas
project is also supported under the
England Rural Development Programme
by the Department for Environment,
Food and Rural Affairs and the European
Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee
TO PARISHIONERS OF HEWELSFIELD & ST. BRIAVELS
Are you aware that St. Briavels Assembly Rooms
belongs to YOU?
They are currently funded and run as a charity by
local volunteers - but your help is needed too, in
order to commence the final phase of refurbishment
which will include the Reading
'ADOPT A FUND RAISER'
Just 1 EVENT - Just 1 DAY
Just decide on something you enjoy doing with
friends - such as lunches, gourmet suppers, coffee
mornings, jumble sales, barbeques ~ and hold one in
aid of your Assembly Rooms. It's a great & rewarding
way to make a contribution back into our community.
NO? Heart willing, but no time / energy /
Would you rather maybe make a donation of some
kind instead? donate here
A great big thank you to all of you who have already
done their bit! These have included donations of
paint, equipment & cash, cakes, art & craft fairs,
guided walks with lunch, fabulous choir concerts, a
lady's pamper night, art group & table tennis
proceeds - even assistance with events. It all
If you are interested in joining the committee or
can lend a hand in some way, please call 01594 51for more information or email email@example.com.
BECAUSE TOGETHER WE MAKE THINGS HAPPEN!
THANKS FOR DONATIONS
AND SUPPORT FROM: