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Taynton and Tibberton Village Hall

What a busy and exciting year we’ve had at the Hall last year.

The installation of Broadband and the television saw convivial viewings of the 6 Nations Rugby matches in a social setting, followed by a ‘Last night at the Proms’ event where we were delighted by a performance by the Mesne Singers and then joined everyone in the Royal Albert Hall in the traditional singing of “Rule Britannia”, “Land of Hope and Glory” and other traditional Prom. classics. Much enjoyed by everyone present.

The purchase of the annual alcohol licence has enabled more events such as these and means that hirers of the Hall are guaranteed the opportunity to purchase a licence easily if wished.

Many of our usual, events have been well supported and enjoyed. Tea at the Hall, the quiz and ‘Fun Quiz’ with supper, dancing to the Bad Back Band and the very popular Christmas Dance

Plans for a kitchen extension have been drawn up and passed, at present we are awaiting approval of a final technical detail from the Building Regulations, the rest having been approved by them.

An industrial speed Dishwasher has been installed in the present kitchen in anticipation of this. We would like to thank the Horticultural Society for a grant of £500, which together with a grant from the Masons enabled the purchase of this dishwasher, now available for use by hirers.

Fundraising for the new Kitchen is planned as well as many old favourites for 2018. The first being a Thai meal on 2nd February, already advertised and a wine tasting on 9th March. Watch out for the adverts of these planned events in the LINK and round the Villages.  We hope to see you there.

Thanks are due to all the hardworking committee members and many helpers for organising the events, fundraising, maintenance and general running of the hall to keep this excellent facility available for us all.

Sue Moulds Secretary. (01452) 790236 suemoulds47@gmail.com


Notice of Village Hall AGM.

Monday 12th February at 8.00pm, in the Hall.




Tibberton & Taynton WI

A special thanks to Pat for the reports over the last few years.

Our ladies would like to thank Kathy Pratt for organising the Christmas Afternoon Tea at Rodway Hill Golf Club. Friday 8th December approx. 20 of us enjoyed a really delicious festive tea.

Tibberton and Taynton WI are a welcoming group of ladies, who would like to see any ladies recently moved into the area and were thinking of joining a WI.

We meet on the 3rd Wednesday in the month at the village hall at 7.30pm

Every month we have a vetted speaker with either personal stories or a talent to share.

In June we have our annual dinner instead of the normal meeting.

The WI ladies are responsible for the catering at the local Horticultural Society Annual Show

We supply the lunches for the Judges etc. Then open the hall to the public for Afternoon Teas. All the cakes are supplied by our ladies and a superb selection of cakes are always on offer.

Throughout the year we have days out arranged. Gardens, Castles, Houses, Theatre trips and much more.                            

The last Wednesday in the month we have an informal coffee morning at Trioscape from 10.30am. Sometimes we even have a few gentlemen join us!!!

T & T have a very enthusiastic committee who work very hard to keep the group active

Next Meeting: Wednesday 21st February at 7.30pm. Speaker Sarah Avery. Oasis Centre`. Family Space `

If you are thinking about joining, why not come and join us one evening. You will be met with a warm welcome.

Call Jennie (01452) 790643 for further information


A number of dates for ‘Lunch at the Hall’ were printed incorrectly in last month’s Link. Please find the correct dates.

Lunch at the Hall - dates for 2018

 22nd February, 29th March, 26th April, 31st May, 28th June, 26th July, 30th August, 27th September, 25th October, 29th November, 20th December 

Coffee Morning                                                         Monday 12th February

Hosted by Christine and Peter Gardner, 35 Orchard Rise 10.30am—12 noon.

Christine and Peter Gardner

Tibberton CP School and Early Years

As we look back over 2017, we enjoy memories of a busy and fulfilling year. The year ended with the youngest of our children doing a nativity play in the church – the children summed up the spirit of Christmas with everyone gathering together and enjoying the excitement of the festive season. This was topped by a fall of snow which all the children enjoyed on the school field.


Earlier in the month the choir entertained residents at Shepherd House with Christmas songs and carols. This followed several success fundraising events organised by the School and nursery fundraising committees. There was a very enjoyable Kenyan night to support our ‘sister’ school – Hopeful Rays in Kenya, a pantomime and a fabulous Macmillan coffee morning. Needless to say, these events couldn’t happen without the support of our staff, parents and community who come together to keep the school at the heart of Tibberton. The next fundraising evening for Nursery is the Silent Auction on Friday 23rd February @ 8pm in the Village hall – tickets from Sheila Johnson 01452 790184. The next school fundraiser is on Friday 2nd March - Take away Curry- order your homemade curry and wine from school and have it delivered (to school) on the Friday for your evening meal – delicious. Phone school for more details 01452 790469.

Perhaps some of most rewarding times in the year are when previous pupils ask to come back for teaching practice or work experience at the nursery or school – they enjoyed their time so much at Tibberton they just want to come back. We were especially proud of many of the amazing results achieved this year at secondary level by previous pupils of our school.  We are always delighted to hear from past pupils and have been privileged that several have chosen to send their own children to school and nursery at Tibberton. 

If you would like to visit our school or nursery – please give us a ring on (01452) 790469 or emailadmin@tibbertonearlyyears.co.uk or admin@tibberton.gloucs.sch.uk

and arrange an appointment – we would love to show you around.

The new year began on high note for school with the publication of the school’s OFSTED report – there was so much to celebrate and enjoy in our report – you can find it on our website in full. But for us the inspector summed up our very unique school in the following words.

               “Tibberton is a little school with big ideas.”     Amanda





Tibberton and Taynton Book Club

The book club continues to meet on the first Wednesday of the month. 

We take it in turns to host the meeting.  A variety of ways are employed to choose the next book, either out of a hat maybe with a theme, taking it in turns or even this year, a Secret Santa at Christmas.  Our tastes vary quite widely which always makes for a good discussion.

In 2017 we read a wide range of books and at the end of the year we voted for our favourites. 

This year’s top 5 were:

  1. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

  2. The Help by Kathryn Stockett

  3. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

  4. Animal’s People by Indra Sinh

  5. Nocturnes – Five Stories of Music and Nightfall by Kazuo Ishiguro.

Bottom of the list was the American classic, On the Road by Jack Kerouac, which we all found heavy going.                                                                           Sally Ashwell

 Tibberton and District Local History Society

Monday 12th February, 7.30, Church Room, Tibberton.

Tuesday Club

In the absence of the Chairman and Treasurer, still in Australia, Dot Hicks welcomed members.

The annual meal was held at the Red Lion, Huntley in December and favourable comments were made: thanks to Sheila and Keith for organising a splendid meal.

The first meeting for 2018 was held on a very miserable day in January but a very appreciative audience turned out to listen to the speaker, Rosemary Prosser whose talk was entitled ‘from Tights to Trousers.’

Rosemary, who has visited us before reminded us that she was a farmer’s daughter and after leaving school and working on the farm and a clerical job , which she hated, decided to join the Police Force. She was already married and with her husband’s blessing started her life with the police. She was the only girl where she was trained; in fact on all photographs she had, she was the only female. After a very interesting and informative few years she decided to leave and concentrate on starting a family.

She had very many tales to tell about her life with the police and soon had members laughing. Rosemary certainly earned her cup of tea and was thanked for coming to talk to us.

Next meeting Tuesday 6th February Tony Osman will be giving a talk on Glass Blowing. Visitors welcome as always.

Meetings start at 2.30pm on the first Tuesday of each month. For further information please contact the Secretary.                              Secretary Dot Hicks. 790506

Tibberton Early Years

Charity No: 1118067

Silent Auction

 Friday 23rd February 8pm at the Village Hall

 £10 to include hot supper. Licensed Bar.

Tickets from: TEY Nursery or

Pat Rackliff (01452 790520) Sheila Johnson (01452 790184)


Come along and have a fun evening

















Tibberton Show 2018

Tibberton District Horticultural Society cordially invite you to a

Schedule Launch Party

Thursday 1st March 7.30 for 8.00pm

Taynton and Tibberton Village Hall GL19 3AN


Come and celebrate the launch of the schedule, have a glass of wine on us and listen to short presentations from three guest speakers who will let us into the secret of how to win!

Entrance free.












Tibberton Parish Council

The following was discussed at the meeting held on Monday 8th January

Planning Applications: -

Hanman Villas~ extension

Orchard Rise - extension of existing single storey garage to form double garage.

Rundless Hill Farm - erection of single storey building to provide holiday let.

Griffins Farm - hard and soft landscaping around previously agreed extension.

Poplars Farm - demolition of existing dwelling and outbuildings and erection of replacement dwelling and garaging including bat loft.

All plans were viewed and discussed, there were no objections.

 Verges along Tibberton Lane have been churned up over the winter and in parts the white markers which define the edges have disappeared, for example opposite Meredith Lane. The Parish Clerk will to write to the Divisional Surveyor to request that verges be defined and white markers restored.

There was a discussion about the lack of parking spaces outside the school which is causing driveways to be blocked around the school. The Police Commissioner has been asked about this, and although it is not currently a police priority, there will be an increase in PCSO’s which may help.

Community bus days have changed to Mondays and Thursdays.

Date of litter pick to be Saturday 17th March meet at 10am by the pond.

Report from County Councillor, Brian Robinson: -

Following on from the budget meeting last week, Council Tax will be raised including a 2% rise for care of the elderly. The final figure could include a rise of 5% which would also cover an increase in the policing budget.

With reference to the recent snowfall, it was confirmed that the County Council will grit the primary routes when the temperature falls below freezing, and will provide the grit/salt for other routes.

Pot holes in roads - it was confirmed that these should be dealt with within 24 hours if they are deep.

Farm vehicles leaving mud on the roads - it was confirmed that farmers/contractors are responsible for cleaning this up. Forest of Dean Highways Department will clean the roads but farmers will be charged the cost.

An application made by the Tibberton and Taynton Toddlers to a charitable trust for a grant had been very successful.

Road safety posters, key rings and car stickers to be distributed throughout the village as part of a campaign for safe and considerate driving in the Forest of Dean completed Brian`s report.

Date of next meeting Monday 12th March 7.30pm in the Church Room Tibberton.                                                                                           Sue Mills. Parish Clerk 









Taynton and Tibberton Village Hall

Wine Tasting and Supper

Friday 9th March 7.30 pm

Taste 8 different wines and enjoy a two-course supper, £15.00

Wines chosen and presented by Ade Roberts of Stroud Wine Society

Tickets from: Hazel 790528 or Gill 790450




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