More happenings

Dear Transitioners

With the easing of restrictions we have more happenings!

Woolly Monmouth Community Hub – at the lower end of Monnow Street on the sunny side with great visibility for traffic and pedestrians:  The idea is to make this a natural meeting place in the web of the community to support, encourage and develop ideas and actions for enrichment of our local area.  On the ground floor we envisage a café space and pop-up shop/event space.  Upstairs seems suited to rentable rooms for meetings, activities/studios workshops, and co-worker spaces, and out in the yard – well, it could be part covered with a tent to give dynamic indoor/outdoor space to act as a café overflow, and used for outdoor meetings (Covid safe), workshops, table sales, repair workshops etc.  It’s time we had a look at this marvellous building to take forward our ideas so we are having a meeting on Tuesday 22 June at 7.30 to do just this.  Interested?  What should we do with the building?  How should it be run (CIC, Charity)?  Please come with your ideas to help develop an opportunity not to be missed.  Hey – Transition Monmouth highly visible in the High Street! – well, at 103-105 Monnow Street.

Beictown:  Sunday 27 June, 10 till 2 in the Monnow Street Market area:  Bike-Friendly Monmouth invite you to join a cycling celebration – bring your bike for a FREE basic check up and bicycle repair service, join the Vintage Bike Ride to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust – register with Honeysuckle Wood (1 Whitecross Street or phone 01600 715264), bike stalls for bikes and all your accessories – ACE Bicycles and Launch Bikes, Monmouth Cycling Club, and lovely street food.

Members’ Meeting:  Tuesday 13 July at 7.30 outside the front of Monmouth Comprehensive School NP25 3DP:  The last meeting was lovely – sitting on the grass under the stars talking to like minds.  In July we will discuss how we go forward with the Community Hub, and also our Community Fridge and Library of Things, and no doubt, lots of other things too.

Monmouth Bee Festival:  Saturday 31 July/Sunday 1 August:  It will be Open Gardens on the Saturday and we will be showing off our Kitchen Garden and wildflower meadow at Monmouth Comprehensive School.  Then on the Sunday the Festival with loads of stalls and information will be held in the Nelson Garden and on Chippy.

Well, there’s some dates for your diaries and we look forward to seeing you at one or more of these events.  One last thing:  Fundraising:  We haven’t been able to hold our usual fundraising activities so have decided to join in the Rotary Club Raffle – tickets £1 each.  We keep all of the proceeds while Rotary pay for the prizes of £250, £150 and £75.  We have a couple of months to sell our allocation of 500 tickets.  Please let me know if you would like to buy!

Vivien Mitchell