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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

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Clecs Bro Cader 88

PARISH PUMP

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

June 2017

Following the audit on the speed humps in Alltwalis and the single one in New Inn, it’s good to see that some action has at last been taken whereby the “illegal” one in Alltwalis has been replaced with one conforming to the Department for Transport – i.e.3” or 75mm which was considered adequate. I wonder who financed this remedial action.

The road to the turbine site at Wern is still in a bad state, much worse than before the turbine was erected. What action, if any, is the “Enforcement Department” of Carmarthenshire County Council likely to take over the inadequate reinstatement of this road and the island? None I expect without pressure being brought to bear.

The flower troughs in the community have been good this spring and hopefully the summer displays will be equally successful.

There are still too many holes and bumps in the road between the Beehive and Twelly Garage.

Has anyone seen a representative of the Police in the villages lately despite a rise in the Police precept for the year 2017-18? The old adage of “the more you pay, the less you get” certainly springs to mind.

Following a most welcome dry April, could this be a precedent for a grand summer with events such as the PTA Fayre, Carnival, Garden & Craft Show and Chairman’s Bloomers to look forward to in the coming months.

Who says nothing happens in the Parish? Come on – participate, mingle and share in the competition and fun.

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

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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