Brilley with Michaelchurch


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10-03-2023 at 5:36 PM

Eardisley Group Newsletter 20.03.2023

28-02-2023 at 12:07 PM

Plants for sale

Iris Reticulata plants (Blue Note) are available for sale in Brilley Church.

50p per pot. Please put money in collection box by the door.

23-02-2023 at 4:21 PM

Would you like to use a free allotment?

I live in Brilley, Herefordshire, and have a vegetable garden that is not being used.  It measures 23yards by 23 yards and in it there is a greenhouse measuring 3 yards by 5 yards.

If you would like to use it as your allotment, you're welcome to it free of charge other than providing me with some of your produce from time to time.

If you're interested, please call Roger on 07836 749633.


17-02-2023 at 5:30 PM

Sheila Cianchi is home!

Good news. Sheila is home from hospital. She is having treatment via the Hospital at Home service, but the planned visits from carers have yet to materialise, so visits from her friends would be most welcome.

13-02-2023 at 12:37 PM

Church Newsletter 10.02.2023

04-02-2023 at 11:30 AM

Eardisley Group Newsletter 03.02.2023

01-02-2023 at 3:26 PM

Verging on the Wild Update

Please see the message below from the parish council:

At the last Parish Council meeting we discussed the Verging on Wild scheme.

The link for the scheme is:

It was agreed that the parish council will put any local residents who wish to take part in the scheme in touch with the organiser and provide guidance where they can.

The parish council contact is Liz Tucker and she can be contacted by emailing

Many thanks

Emma Noble

Clerk to Brilley Parish Council 

21-01-2023 at 11:05 AM

Eardisley Group Newsletter

17-01-2023 at 11:00 AM

Would you like to help assess the state of Brilley's footpaths and bridleways?

The Parish Council would like to assess the state of our rights of way, footpaths and bridleways.

We have not had any specific funding or a footpath officer until now, so we are aware there are issues. However, a new initiative with Herefordshire council and some collective support from the Kington group has enabled us to see a way forward.

The first thing we need to do is log all our rights of way, and assess what state they are in. To do this we need community help, with reports from residents. We know that many of you like to get out and walk the byways, so hopefully this should not be too difficult.

If you are interested in helping record the rights-of-way of the parish, then we would like to hear from you. We will need to provide you with a map and details on how to log any entries.

Please contact either or if you would like to be involved.

Thank you!

Adrian Chapman
Chair, Brilley Parish Council

12-01-2023 at 3:08 PM

Update on Chris Scarratt

Please see good news from Judith Scarratt:

Chris is now back in Hereford. He is now in Wye Ward. He has made so much progress in a week but there is a long way to go yet. I think it would be nice for him to have some more visitors but no more than 2 at a time. Visiting hours are 10 - 7. Please thank everyone for their messages of support & offers of help. It has been overwhelming and humbling. How lucky we are in Brilley.

06-01-2023 at 3:41 PM

Would you like a free TV?

Cheryl & Richard Robertshaw have a TV they would like to give to someone locally. Here is their message:

"We have a B&O 40 inch tv, approx. 10years old, with a Panasonic HDD recorder and CD player. ( Their original instructions included). The tv is on a stand and is free to a good home, but must be collected. It is quite heavy.

Please contact if interested."

06-01-2023 at 3:35 PM

Would you like a free single bed divan?

Graham and Mary Fisher at Rhydspence Barn have a single divan bed (2 drawer) with mattress and headboard in need of a new home. It’s about 5 years old and in what we consider good condition. And it is free, provided the new owner collects from Rhydspence area.

Give us a call on 01497 831358.

31-12-2022 at 11:17 AM

Flicks in the Sticks in Brilley

For more information and to buy tickets, go to

  • Jan 5th: West Side Story
  • Feb 2nd: Mrs Harris Goes to Paris
  • Mar 2nd: The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Mar 11th: Live Show: Cabaret with Claws
  • Mar  18th: Decision to Leave (3.30pm screening) part of Borderlines Film Festival
  • Mar 18th: Moonage Daydream (7.30pm screening) part of Borderlines Film Festival
  • Apr 6th: Living (to be confirmed)


09-12-2022 at 3:14 PM

Anyone needing help at home?

Caring, patient and hardworking farmer's wife, looking for part-time work, Wednesday and Thursday only.

Experienced Nanny, childminder and teaching assistant for 17yrs.

Please contact Nicci Lloyd


01-12-2022 at 11:08 AM

Defibrillator Training

Message from Dave Woolley

We have had a fantastic response and a training session has been arranged that will take place on 5th December 2022 and will start at 19:00 in the Village Hall. Please can any delegates arrive 15mins early to allow time to get a tea/Coffee (provided FOC) and then to get seated. A model on which to practice CPR will be available and then will run through use of the defibrillator. We all hope that we will never have to use these for real but knowing how too may if needed save someone's life.

Kind regards


19-11-2022 at 10:10 AM

Sheila Cianchi home at last

Good news. Sheila is home at last. She passes on her thanks to everyone who visited her in hospital or sent good wishes.

She would welcome visitors, as she won't be out and about for a while.

17-11-2022 at 10:48 AM

Financial support from Herefordshire Council

Herefordshire Council has funding to support Herefordshire households up until the end of March 2023; particularly those who may not be eligible for the other forms of support the government has recently made available, but are still struggling due to the increased cost of living.

The funding will help vulnerable residents with rising food and energy bills and other essential household items, and it includes emergency support for individuals and families where needed.

The grant will also be used to provide food vouchers during the school holidays for children entitled to free school meals. 


For further information go to:

15-11-2022 at 11:29 AM

Anthony Harvey's funeral

Vanessa Harvey thanks everyone for their kind thoughts, cards and messages. It has meant so much to her and the family.

Anthony's funeral is at 1.30pm on Friday 18th November at Brilley Church and afterwards in the village hall.

The family have asked if people can park at the village hall leaving the spaces by the church for those with mobility issues.

04-11-2022 at 12:14 PM

Potholes and other road problems

A message from Adrian Chapman - Chair of Brilley Parish Council.

02-11-2022 at 3:27 PM

Molly's rehabilitation journey

Six months ago, Molly, grand daughter of Burnt Hengoed in Brilley, suffered a massive bleed on her brain. 

Her friend, Jemma, has set up a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to aid her rehabilitation. If you would like to contribute, here is the link to the GoFundMe page.

Even a small donation could help reach their fundraising goal. And if you can't make a donation, it would be great if you could share the fundraiser to help spread the word.

28-10-2022 at 9:56 AM

Beware! Prowler seen in Brilley

Message from Adrian Chapman (chair of parish council).

There has been a spate of late night prowling around the village - at least two last night, and several over the last week or two.

Reports are of a man on a bicycle who appears in a yard, and checks car doors, shed doors etc.

I'm going to drop PC Dean Wall, at Kington, a line, and ask him to keep us posted on what's going on.

Adrian Chapman

Chair, Brilley Parish Council

28-10-2022 at 8:28 AM

Village Hall warm welcome

Please see the message below from Dave Woolley and the village hall committee:

During these times of increased energy costs and with our moving into colder winter months, the village hall committee understand the challenges we are all facing. We want to trial using the village hall as a social warm space for anyone who wants to come along. This may be to just meet socially but also to help provide an area of warmth that means your own heating can be more effectively used.

We plan in the first instance to open the hall twice per week for a period of 2 weeks. We want to understand the need for this and we will agree next steps once we have determined this. There will be tea/coffee available for which we will not charge but would ask for donations towards their cost. In addition, the lunches we have started will continue at a cost of £3 with an additional session being introduced in November.

So, to confirm opening times,

Tuesday 8th November @ 11:15 till 13:30 hall opens for tea/coffee and lunch

Thursday 10th November @ 09:00 till 12:15 hall opens for tea/coffee

Tuesday 15th November @ 11:15 till 13:30 hall opens for tea/coffee and lunch

Thursday 17th November @ 09:00 till 12:15 hall opens for tea/coffee

The next light lunch will continue on 13th December even if this current initiative is not required.

Please pass this message onto anyone who has not got social media or email access as we want to include as many people as possible. Thank you.

25-10-2022 at 2:56 PM

Defibrillator training

You may be aware that a defibrillator is located at Brilley and Michaelchurch Village Hall. When it was originally installed, training in its use was arranged. This was free of charge to attendees. As a refresher to this, Joan Kendrick has arranged for another training session but would like to have an idea of numbers of attendees. If you are interested in attending this, please can you reply to and I will let Joan know. We can then arrange a suitable time.
I would encourage people to attend this if possible. It's one of those things that hopefully never gets used but if it does will likely save a life. Thanks.

kind regards

Dave Woolley 

16-09-2022 at 4:46 PM

Can you help with information on the Gwilliam family?

Can you help with this request from Jack Alexander Hughes:

My Gwilliam ancestors lived at New House and Merthyr ( Little Merthyr?) cottage. 1850s And i wander if you knew of the family Gwilliam? They came from Newchurch and hence moved to Clifford and Hay Where's Rhydspence Bank? A cottage?

If you can help, please contact Jack on


25-08-2022 at 10:59 AM

Would you like to help with house chores?

This message is from Daphne Tucker, who lives in Brilley.

Hello good day to all, 

I wonder if there is anyone interested to help with house chores, I mean I do outdoor accommodation, so there are a few units need doing on the 29th Monday, is there anyone interested, more exactly, its about stripping and making beds, and shaking out rugs, I have a muscle problem... so am finding difficult to make beds in particular... anyhow if anyone is interested, it could be an ongoing job...

Thank you for considering, if you are interested please drop a line to this email,, no phone as I am totally deaf....



21-08-2022 at 9:11 AM

Brilley on You Tube

This inheritance film on You Tube, possibly made in the seventies, features Brilley.

17-08-2022 at 4:31 PM

Thieves about. Beware!

Yet again the thieves are about, this time breaking into an outbuilding on Brilley Mountain.

New(ish) resident, Tim Charles, is offering to carry out a crime prevention survey for anyone in the village. He is Home Office accredited to do this.

If you would like to be put in touch with Tim, please complete and submit the form on this page.

03-08-2022 at 11:05 AM

Beware! Thieves about in Brilley

A local resident had an attempted break in to their barn this week. Luckily the thieves were unsuccessful, but please be aware there are thieves about in the locality.

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