The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event and has raised over £165.5 million since its start. People are encouraged to hold their own Coffee Morning or attend someone else’s. Last year £29.5 million was raised for Macmillan, this year they are hoping to raise even more.
The weekend of 12th/13th August saw the return of one of Monmouthshire’s most popular agricultural shows to Chepstow Racecourse. The Chepstow Show is an annual event which celebrates the best of the local community. The weekend was a feast of rural trades, talents and tastes.
It has been confirmed that on 8th January 2018 both Severn bridges will come into public ownership, with the tolls for these bridges coming to an end by 31st December of the same year.
On Sunday 9th July, the Orchard Trust held their annual summer fair. A record number of visitors attended the day service site in Lydbrook where, with the sun beaming down, they enjoyed live music from Which One’s Gerry and Lydbrook Training Band, a traditional Punch and Judy show, roaming reptiles, birds of prey and an array of stalls and games.
The Innsworth Military Wives Choir, The Lydney Primary Schools Choir and the Lydney Training Band came together on Saturday 13th May at Lydney Town Hall for a lively evening packed with music and fun!