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.
CINEMA SCREEN &
Many thanks to the Parish Council
& The New Grove Trust!
to the Gloucestershire Environmental
Trust for their generous grant aid of
Over main hall!
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.
(2008 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.
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
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...
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.
100 CLUB DRAW !
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
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 .
With Ali Rose
TUESDAYS: 9.30am - 11am
THURSDAYS: 7pm - 8.30pm
With Penny Jones
WEDNESDAYS: 2pm - 3pm
REPS LEVEL 3 ADVANCED
01291 627243 or
mobile: 07787 193302
'Tea & Tots'
during school term
Play; Toys; Stories; plenty of space to run
Contact Jennie Chew
OUTREACH COMMUNITY SERVICES
at the Assembly
1.30pm - 4.30pm
No appointment necessary
VILLAGE AGENT /
MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT
2nd & 4th TUESDAY
1.30pm - 4.30pm
over 50, the
BY THE HOUR
for just £12
FREE 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.
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
guided walks with lunch, fabulous choir concerts, a
lady's pamper night,and regular Quiz Nights! It all
If you are interested in joining the committee or
can lend a hand in some way, or for more information,
BECAUSE TOGETHER WE MAKE THINGS HAPPEN!
MANY THANKS TO ALL OUR FUNDERS!
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? Well you can donate here
THANKS FOR DONATIONS
AND SUPPORT FROM: