Briavels Assembly Rooms 2013
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.
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...
Classes at the Assembly Rooms
THURSDAYS: 7pm - 8.30pm
TUESDAYS 9.15am - 11.15am
Ali Rose (01594)530616
MOST WEDNESDAYS: 2pm - 3pm
REPS LEVEL 3 ADVANCED
£5 per session.
Penny Jones: 01291 627243 or mobile:
Assembly Rooms - private office suite
OUTREACH COMMUNITY SERVICES
1ST& 3RD THURSDAYS
Free, confidential advice
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
2ND & 4TH
1.30pm - 4.30pm
No appointment necessary. Next due:-
over 50, the
Friendly Art Group:
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?
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.
Zumba Fitness & Dance
Assembly Rooms Internet Cafe.
07964 865 351
Centre: 0845 090 1234
101 for non emergencies
Freshly brewed real coffee & selection of tea
Selection of homemade cakes & savouries
Local produce on sale
Fresh French breads & Patisserie
FREE WI-FI . FREE
INTERNATIONAL PHONECALLS . FREE PAPERS .
MOBILE HARDRESSER . MOBILE SEAMSTRESS .
St. Briavels in 2013!
Dance Class every FRIDAY!
Little Rascals (age 4-5) 4:15 – 4:45pm / £21
for 6 week course
• A-Team (age 6-7) 4:45 – 5:30pm / £30
for 6 week course
• Rebellious (age 8 up) 5:30 – 6:15pm / £30
for 6 week course
Jenny Pickering 01594
TO BOOK PRIVATELY
OR JUST TURN
UP TO THE OPEN SESSIONS
7pm - 9pm
every 2nd Moday
of the month]
BRIAVELS ASSEMBLY ROOMS
1st Sat. of the Month
FISH / BREAD & PATISSERIE / AUTHENTIC CURRIES
BREAKFAST ROLLS & BURGERS / AWARD WINNING
& Toddler Group
per family, inc. a drink & snack.
Play; Toys; Stories; plenty of space to run around.
01594 531 248
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
Street, St.Briavels, Gloucestershire
Original Art, St. Briavels Mugs, Prints, Ceramics, Silver Jewellery,
March – Christmas
to Monday – 10.30-5.00
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
you aware that St. Briavels Assembly Rooms belongs
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 walled garden and the Reading Room.
A FUND RAISER'
1 EVENT - Just 1 DAY
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.
Heart willing, but no time / energy / inclination?
Would you rather maybe make a donation of some kind
instead? donate here
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 helps.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOGETHER WE MAKE THINGS HAPPEN!
THANKS FOR DONATIONS
AND SUPPORT FROM: