St. Briavels Assembly Rooms. Royal Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. GL15 6TG
Availability & Events Diary 2018

 St. 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. GL15 6TG

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.

DEC 2016 - CINEMA SCREEN & ACOUSTICS Many thanks to the Parish Council & The New Grove Trust!
FEB 2015 - KITCHEN FINISHED! Many thanks to the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust for their generous grant aid of £13,875
AUG 2014 - NEW ROOF Over main hall!
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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 enclosed pretty 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.

AMENITIES: Computer access with free Wi-Fi and free international telephone calls. Twice weekly café offering local produce for sale, as well as delicious handmade French bread & patisserie.

WEEKLY COMMUNITY OUTREACH SERVICES: (Tuesday & Thursday afternoons) Citizens Advice Bureau; Village Agent; Mobile Hairdresser and Seamstress Service.  

FROM THIS... (2008 Pre-phase 1 renovation)

After 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.

TO THIS... (2011 / 2012 ~ Pre phase 3 renovation of Recreation Room)

There was a further 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 Council.

2013: THE NEW LIGHT, WARM & AIRY INTERIOR...

St. 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.

email here

ASSEMBLY ROOMS NOTICE BOARD

AWARD WINNING - LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET!

SAT. 01 SEPT 2018
10am - 12.30pm

& every 1st Sat. of the Month
ST. BRIAVELS PAVILION

KIMIS'S AUTHENTIC SUBLIME ORGANIC CURRIES AND TRADITIONAL SNACKS

- hot, to eat in or takeaway! -

Kimi's Authentic Organic Curries at St. Briavels Produce Market

MUTI AWARD WINNING COWSHILL PEDIGREE PORK & RARE BREED GLOUCESTER BEEF; MADGETTS POULTRY & GAME; FABRICE'S FRENCH BREAD & PATISSERIE; 

French  Bread, Patisserie, Cider & Cheese at St. Briavels

HANDMADE PIES; SAUSAGES; BURGERS; CHEESE DELI; LIP SMACKING ST. BRIAVELS CIDER;  CELIA'S PANTRY DELICIOUS HANDMADE CHUTNEY; NURDIN'S FRUIT & VEG; OLIVES, NUTS & ANTIPASTI; LOCAL EGGS & HONEY; CRAFTS, REFRESHMENTS WITH FANTASTIC HOMEMADE CAKES - and friendly company!

WIN A FAMILY SIZED ROASTING JOINT FROM COWSHILL FARM ! 100 CLUB DRAW ! 

STATEMENT TO PARISHIONERS

 AS THE BENEFICIARIES OF ST. BRIAVELS ASSEMBLY ROOMS: -

 RE: Barricaded Reading Room and accesses by Peter, Tracy & Robert Morgan, Lanlords of 1 & 2 Townsend Cottages: -

CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER INFO

Barricaded Reading Room

 RE: Almshouses Trustees recent spontaneous claim over SBAR path: -

CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER INFO & SBAR EVIDENCE OF TITLE

50 years after the Assembly Rooms east side path was laid on SBAR titled land, the Almhouses’ trustees  made a sudden and spontaneous claim to the path and barricaded the Assembly Rooms oil tank with a padlocked gate. The sign placed on gate by Almshouses trustees reads: -

"Anyone requiring access to the Assembly Rooms oil tank should call 01594 530905 giving 24 hours notice for the gate to be unlocked"  

Charles Lord-Denton Almshouses Barricade St. BriavelsVillage Hall

NB: this action is NOT instigated or supported by the tenants of the Almshouses whatsoever, all of whom have nothing to do with the dispute being made on their behalf.

Many thanks to parishioners for your support as local volunteers are are being forced to defend this hostile action on behalf of our community.


Courtyard Cafe at the Assembly Rooms
At The Assembly Rooms
EVERY TUESDAY & THURSDAY
1.30pm - 4.30pm
Delicious homemade cakes 
 
Free Wi-Fi * Computer access * Free phone calls
 
CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU / MACMILLAN AGENT
MOBILE HAIRDRESSER / SEAMSTRESS SERVICE
BOOKS TO LEND OR BUY
 KNITTING & SEWING GROUP
'WALKING FOR HEALTH' CLUB
PHOTOCOPYING & FAX SERVICE

DELICIOUS HOMEMADE CAKES & FABRICE'S AWARD WINNING FRENCH
BREAD & PATISSERIE 
 
- LOCAL EGGS FOR SALE -

Want to order your bread? bread@st-briavels.com


Mobile Hairdresser at St. Briavels Assembly Rooms

Sam brings her mobile hairdressing to the Assembly Rooms most Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, 2pm - 4.30pm. Email: ‘hair@st-briavels.com’ to guarantee your appointment - or just walk in and take a chance.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON ANY OF THRE SERVICES ABOVE, PLEASE CONTACT INFO@ST-BRIAVELS.COM

GENTLE YOGA

With Ali Rose

TUESDAYS: 9.30am - 11am

 THURSDAYS: 7pm - 8.30pm
SATURDAYS: 9.30am - 11am

Ali Rose Yoga

 Ali Rose (01594) 530616 / 07883 678629

www.yogawithalirose.co.uk
PILATES

With Penny Jones

WEDNESDAYS: 2pm - 3pm

REPS LEVEL 3 ADVANCED INSTRUCTOR 01291 627243 or mobile: 07787 193302

penelopejones@tiscali.co.uk

French for Beginners

French Classes

MONDAYS:
10am - 12 pm
enquire here
FRIDAY
'Tea & Tots'
Parent & Toddlers
 during school term
9am ~ 10.30

Soft Play; Toys; Stories; plenty of space to run

Contact Amy Hulme

OUTREACH COMMUNITY SERVICES
at the Assembly Rooms



CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU

1 X MONTH - THURSDAY
1.30pm - 4.30pm
No appointment necessary

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VILLAGE AGENT / MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT
EVERY 2nd & 4th TUESDAY
1.30pm - 4.30pm
Your Village Agent is there to help anyone over 50, the disabled & carers.
Tel. 07810 630 190 / richards@grcc.org.uk

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HIRE AN OFFICE
BY THE HOUR

for just £12 all inclusive!

FREE WI - FI & CALLS

Laptop, telephone, scanner & printer

Assembly Rooms Office Suite.
Email: office@st-briavels.com

TABLE TENNIS

EMAIL TO BOOK PRIVATELY

OR JUST TURN UP TO THE OPEN SESSIONS

EVERY MONDAY
7.30pm - 9pm
[except every 2nd Monday of the month]

ST. BRIAVELS ASSEMBLY ROOMS

SING

With The People's

Do you like to sing?
We Do!
Most Sunday evenings
6.30pm - 9pm
The Assembly Rooms.
All welcome!  Check the online diary.

ART & CRAFT

Art & Craft Classes

Acrylic & Watercolour Classes:
M
ONDAYS 2pm - 4pm. MillsA@wyedean.gloucs.sch.uk

Friendly Art Group:

Do you fancy painting or drawing?Would 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 others? 

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.

Most Wednesdays, 10am ~ 1pm. Ann Kilminster, on 07980 978 348

Got a business in St. briavels?

YOUR AD HERE!

£50 PER ANNUM

ad@st-briavels.com
JOIN IN THE MONTHLY FUN!
(fantastic odds)

St. Briavels 100 Club
£5 per month 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. SIMPLE!
Full Terms & Application Here
Email to choose your ball number: 100CLUB@st-briavels.com

READ OUR EU GDPR PRIVACY STATEMENT HERE

THANK YOU!
A great big thank you to all of you who have helped do their bit towards our community owned facility! Apart from a small army of volunteers, we have had donations of paint, equipment & cash, cakes. A number of fund raisers have also been held, such as Art & Craft Fairs, guided walks with lunch, fabulous choir concerts, a lady's pamper night,and regular Quiz Nights!  It all helps.

If you are interested in joining the committee or can lend a hand in some way, or for more information, please email: Trustees@st-Briavels.com.

BECAUSE TOGETHER WE MAKE THINGS HAPPEN!

MANY, MANY THANKS TO ALL OUR FUNDERS!

New Grove Trust

     
     
   
     Magnox Oldbury Power Station

Supported by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas. This 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 Fund.

AN APPEAL

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 Room.
All you need to do is -
'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 / inclination? Would you rather maybe make a donation of some kind instead? Well you can donate here :)

THANKS FOR DONATIONS AND SUPPORT FROM:

 

RENDONA PAINTS

Availability & Events Diary 2018