Monmouthshire County Council’s popular Knit & Natter session at Chepstow’s Community Hub celebrated its third birthday with a special afternoon tea last Friday (14th October).  The session provides a time and a space for people whose lives, whether personally, family or friends, have been touched by cancer.  Those attending enjoy the opportunity to chat, engage in shared reading, have a cuppa and of course, knit.

 Organised by information assistant Caroline Jones, Knit & Natter has grown from strength to strength since its beginnings in October 2013 as part of the council’s partnership with MacMillan Cancer Support.  To mark the third birthday Caroline organised an afternoon tea featuring cucumber sandwiches and fancy cakes.

 Councillor Bob Greenland, Monmouthshire’s cabinet member with responsibility for the county’s community hubs said: “Our Knit & Natter provision is a great example of how the council’s five hubs bring people together to access help, help themselves and offer them an opening to become involved in the community.”

 Knit & Natter takes place at the Chepstow Community Hub in Manor Way, NP16 5HZ every Friday from 2.30 to 4pm.  The sessions are free, open to all, there is no need to book and as well as the knitting fraternity, people partaking in crafts like weaving, crochet or sewing are welcome.  A cuppa and story are provided but people must bring their own materials.  For further details, contact Chepstow Community Hub on 01291 635730 or call into any one of the council’s community hubs.