Welcome to Catbrook, a small village in Monmouthshire, set high above Tintern on the western side of the Wye Valley, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The website aims to keep those living in, or visiting, Catbrook and the surrounding area in touch with events and matters that are part of our village life.
If there is anything you would like to see included on the site, or if you have suggestions for changes or improvements, please get in touch with Sarah or Steve through the 'contact us' page.
Catbrook Memorial Hall and COVID-19
The Trustees have undertaken a COVID-19 risk assessment and also made detailed enquiries into the requirements for reopening Catbrook Memorial Hall.
The Trustees have unanimously decided that it is not practical, viable or economic to reopen the hall at present in the light of the restrictions imposed by the UK and Wales Governments, especially with the worsening countrywide situation.
However, food deliveries from the hall will continue as before, maintaining social distancing and facemask requirements, unless there is further regulation to the contrary.
There is an obligation to adhere to the law, guidelines, and rules to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading,
imposing too much individual responsibility on volunteers – and it would not be possible to provide an acceptable and enjoyable environment for events to take place.
The situation will be monitored – but until and unless there is a significant improvement in the spread of the
virus allowing for a relaxation of the rules, Catbrook Memorial Hall will, regrettably, remain closed.
Trustees of Catbrook Memorial Hall
28 September 2020
HALL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
An AGM is usually held in the Hall during the autumn but due to the continued closure of the Hall due to the pandemic this will not be possible this year. There is no suitable alternative venue available and it was not considered appropriate to hold a Zoom AGM. The Trustees are not obliged by the Trust Governing Document to hold an AGM but they are required by the Charities Commission to issue a Trustees Annual Report and prepare financial accounts. The Trustees have therefore decided not to hold an AGM this year but instead to issue the required information in document form HERE
Supporting local children and young people with learning and development grants
The Catbrook Educational Trust (CET) was launched in 2004 after a group of residents from the Catbrook community fought to get the proceeds from the sale of the Catbrook School put into Trust for the children of Catbrook. The Trust was active for some years, but hasn’t been able to distribute any grants in recent years. The capital has been carefully protected and with a new board of Trustees we are now in a position to re-launch the CET.
The Trust was set up with the aim of supporting the education (including social and physical training) of young people under the age of 25, who are or have been resident in the catchment area of the former Catbrook School. This area includes the villages of Catbrook, Broadstone, Whitelye, Parkhouse, Trellech Grange, Cicelyford and Botany Bay.
Applications for grants will open after the Easter holidays 2021 and will close at the end of June; with funds being sent to successful applicants in August, ready for the new school year. To find out more information about the Trustees, how the Trust will be managed and the application click on the logo to go to the CET Webpage.