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March 2018

Another year to look forward to and to participate in some of the activities available within your community, of which there are many. “Seek and you will find” can you complete this phrase? It certainly applies to us in that there is always something happening in our community if we seek them out. Events are mentioned in this newsletter, posters and notices are placed in local shops, they are also found on Facebook and other social media sites, plus people speak about events in general conversations.
Despite all means of communication however very little seems to actually happen in improving participant numbers. Why? Any ideas?
The Spring Clean Up will be on Saturday 7th April at 10am at the Pavilion. Please try and come along, we need more helpers as the original volunteers are not getting any younger but still come along to do what they can. Light refreshments are provided afterwards. It is surprising what can be achieved in just five minutes cleaning up a small area near where you live as you walk to and from home to the shops.
As a well know advert says “Every little helps” and it does wonders for the overall view of things.
Now that the bulk of the construction works has been completed on the turbines at the Brechfa Forest West Windfarm, the new turbines have begun regular production of electricity and will also generate funds for the Community Investment Fund.
Innogy have held meetings to invite suggestions as to what the money could be used for which is all well and good, but there are limits as to what the funds can be used for. Perhaps it is time to start thinking about this and what it could entail.
Take heart – this awful weather can’t last much longer and no doubt before too long people will be saying that we need rain. Quite daft really as what are taps and hoses for?

Comments please to Editorial Committee c/o janegriffithsuk@btinternet.com
or Stuart Wilson Tel: 01559 384709

December 2017

Producing these newsletter quarterly permits the compilers to concentrate on
other topics. While there are those who would prefer to revert to 6 issues a year. To those who disagree with the present situation please come to the AGM on 18TH January 2018. We would like to see you and hear your proposals and offers to assist particularly in regard to distribution.
The closure of Moriah Chapel is extremely sad and shocking. After one hundred and twenty years little remains and even less to show for its
existence. How its founders must shudder at the prospect of its demise and reincarnation into something that they could never have envisaged.
Transportation of the wind farm components has been completed; a project which has been conducted in a really highly professional manner. The weights involved and their bulk was most challenging; to be accompanied with the minimum of drama and fuss gives the onlooker a perception that it is routine and therefore relatively easy. It is not – a huge amount of planning and skill is entailed. Very well done.
The surface of the road through Pencader is so much improved now that the holes have been sorted; a coating of chippings would have been even better.
The traffic lights near Cambrian Pet Foods have been in place long enough – they must be very expensive to hire these days.

Comments please to Editorial Committee c/o clecscader16@gmail.com
janegriffithsuk@btinternet.com Or Stuart Wilson Tel: 01559 384709

September 2017

I am told to “be more positive “ and “less complaining” so no more comments regarding the state of the roads, pot holes or even speed humps or police who vanish like snow in the morning sun…………………… Instead- look on the bright side, the glass is half full.

It is Summer time, the children are on holiday and the weather is good. We’ve seen and enjoyed another outstanding Carnival for the second successive year. Any brief loss of electricity was but a blip in the efficient afternoon of activity at the pavilion.

The Pavilion and grounds were so tidy and gave the impression that here was a community that took a pride in its appearance, together with its carnival and associated activities. Our thanks must be directed at PIDA and all those who have brought this about after several weeks of grass cutting and weeding in the evenings. So Thank You to all those people.

The official Carnival report appears elsewhere. Is it not reassuring to witness the arrival of this new family of even larger wind turbines progressing along the road from Carmarthen and up the hills at such an even speed, non-stoppable, steady and sure as light follows dark. All to ensure the chance of our being plunged into the cold and dark of winter is averted and swelling the size of the Community Fund. Now that surely is something to be pleased about?

Enjoy the remainder of the summer holidays and hopefully you will attend and participate in the Garden and Craft Show at the Pavilion on 9th September.

Comments please to Editorial Committee

c/o clecscader16@gmail.com

janegriffithsuk@btinternet.com

or Stuart Wilson Tel: 01559 384709

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This Small Corner

If any one wants a copy of Steve Dubé’s book on the history of Pencader there are some available at Llwyngwen. Originally for sale at £9.99 they can now be purchased for £7.50. Ring Stuart if you wish to buy a copy.

Comments please to –

email: janegriffithsuk@btinternet.com

or Stuart Wilson – tel: 01559 384709

Clecs Bro Cader

    Clecs Bro Cader Community Newsletter

Online version of the latest edition is available here


Clecs Bro Cader 89

Regeneration Group – Chairman’s Report 2017

Firstly I would sincerely thank you all for your support during the past year, particularly those who serve on the committee, organise the annual Garden and Craft Show and produce the newsletter.  These activities rely on our untiring Treasurer who will produce an update regarding the accounts as of this past year.

Revenue from the sale of the cards has been constant; there is always a demand for them with the most popular ones having to be re-printed each year.

This year’s Garden and Craft Show was deemed to be the best ever. With entries up, competitor numbers up and revenue up it was a real boost for the organisers after several years of decline. An effort will be made to increase the children’s entries for the 2018 show, by urging the school to promote relevant classes during the summer term.
 
Clecs Bro Cader has become an unprecedented success judging by the way it has been cleared from the shelves of the retail outlets within days of its appearance. The whole layout, especially the coloured front and rear pages has made a tremendous difference to peoples’ perception of it, our thanks go to all the editorial committee but especially the typesetter who makes it look so well laid out.  In fact we should be very proud of it.
 
We are also most grateful to Statkraft for the continued finance to produce it during this and previous years; without the help generated by the windfarm it just could not be produced in the volume it currently is.
Finally, don’t let us forget the so important Distributors, who, come rain or shine, cold or hot, wend their way along tracks or garden paths, cross farmyards and risk pesky dogs to deliver copies of the latest masterpiece.
 
We were lucky to have some young helpers at both Clean Ups this year, we are most grateful to all who do their bit to help, either on or before the actual day. None of us are getting any younger!!
 
Thank you again, to each and every one of you here tonight (and those unable to attend) for all you have contributed, not only in this past year but in the previous years too.
 
Stuart Wilson     January 2018