Briavels Assembly Rooms 2014
St. Briavels Assembly Rooms Registered
Charity: 1124367. Registered charitable company: 6558465 - East
Street, St. Briavels, Nr. Lydney, Gloucestershire, England. U.K.
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.
NOV 2014 -
installation ALMOST FINISHED!
NEW ROOF OVER MAIN
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 and Police Information Point; Mobile Hairdresser
and Mobile Seamstress.
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...
10am - 12.30pm
1st Sat. of the Month
Sweet & savoury crepes to eat in or
takeaway from Crazy Creperie!
A stunning array of top
quality produce will be on offer to you at the
next Produce Market in St. Briavels as usual!
Bring your friends and family along to stock up
on everything from
CHEESE, BREAD, PATISSERIE,
ORGANIC FRUIT & VEG; ORGANIC LAMB; RARE BREED
PEDIGREE PORK, BEEF, FREE RANGE POULTRY & GAME,
EGGS, CHEESE, PIES, CAKES, FUDGE, HERBS, OLIVES, NUTS ,
VEGAN & VEGETARIAN FAYRE, CIDER
OUTREACH COMMUNITY SERVICES
at the Assembly
1st & 3rd THURSDAY
Free, confidential advice
2nd & 4th TUESDAY
1.30pm - 4.30pm
over 50, the
630 190 /
TUES & THURS
at the Assembly Rooms Courtyard Café
OR 101 for non emergencies
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:
SE YOUR LOAF AND ORDER NOW!
Classes at the Assembly Rooms
7pm - 8.30pm
TUESDAYS 9.30am - 11am
Ali Rose (01594)530616
MOST WEDNESDAYS: 2pm - 3pm
REPS LEVEL 3 ADVANCED
£5 per session.
Penny Jones: 01291 627243 or mobile:
Zumba Fitness & Dance
Thursday: 8.35pm - 9.35pm
Saturday: 9am - 10am
Wye Valley Dance School
‘Creative Dance for 2 -4 year olds'
Wednesdays 2pm - 3pm
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
brings her sewing machine to the Assembly Rooms
Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, 2.30pm - 4.30pm.
Need an urgent SAME DAY repair or alteration?
Or less urgent alterations, repairs, or other sewing projects
undertaken? Ida's your lady with the tape!
On the spot
drop off and
collection point for bigger projects.
you want to guarantee an appointment or have something urgent,
firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise just walk in and take a
Enjoy a delicious cappuccino with cake, ice cream, the
newspapers, and internet while you wait. You can even make
FREE international and mobile phone calls.
BY THE HOUR
for just £10
& U.K. MOBILE CALLS
(*to 190 countries, inc. all EUROPE, USA, CANADA, INDIA,
AUSTRAILIA, CHINA etc)
broadband / Wi-Fi
telephone, scanner & printer
& Toddler Group
per family, inc. a drink & snack.
Play; Toys; Stories; plenty of space to run around.
01594 531 248
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.
TO BOOK PRIVATELY
OR JUST TURN
UP TO THE OPEN SESSIONS
7pm - 9pm
every 2nd Monday
of the month]
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 530
950 for more information or email
BECAUSE TOGETHER WE MAKE THINGS HAPPEN!
THANKS FOR DONATIONS
AND SUPPORT FROM: