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Regeneration Group meeting

Could you support us?

The Pencader and District Regeneration Group is keen to have more people supporting its activities.

The next meeting will be on Monday 21st May at 7:30 pm, in the Pavilion.

Please come along.

“ Clecs Distributors are urgently needed for Pencader village – if you enjoy walking and meeting people and would like to help please contact Jane on 01559 384187 or Stuart 01559 384709”

PLEASE NOTE

Our meetings take place on the THIRD Monday in the month in the Pavilion, Pencader, at 7:30pm.

January – The AGM took place first and all officers were nominated for re-election;

Chairperson Stuart Wilson

Vice Chairperson Chris Fuller

Secretary/Treasurer Jane Griffiths

Chairman’s and Treasurer’s reports were given and the need for further fundraising was discussed together with ways to attract more supporters. Monthly meeting followed on from AGM. If printers had to specially order the lighter weight paper for Clecs, as they do not normally stock it, then this would cancel out the cheaper cost of postage. Christmas lights had been judged and certificates given out.

A possible new deliverer has offered to help with distribution.

No replies to requests for help with website or Clecs.

December – A tentative enquiry had been received about editor for Clecs, but no contact details given. Clecs Postage costs discussed and whether it would be cheaper to use lighter weight paper. Liability insurance due next month and cost had increased, need for fund raising discussed.

November -  More distributors need for Clecs as two have moved away from the area. Request for help with website and also Clecs posted on website. Innogy holding meeting to discuss Community Fund from new wind farm at Brechfa Forest Christmas Lights competition will be held again this year.

October - Garden & Craft Show was very successful, will need more space next year. Results had been posted up at several locations around the villages and on Facebook as too long to wait until December to read in  newsletter.

It was good to see several children helping at the Clean Up.

August- Plans for Garden & Craft show finalised.
There were not many gardens to be considered for the Chairman’s Bloomers, more people seem to have pots and containers rather than traditional gardens.
Date fixed for Autumn Clean Up.
No Meeting in September

July – Garden & Craft show details discussed. Copy of schedule to be sent to Editor to form back pages of September Clecs as usual. Copies will also be left in shops. Cllr Linda reported that yet again Pencader had been unsuccessful with the funding application that would include a pavement down from Tremle to Masescader. The recently cultivated area in the grass by the bus stop at Maescader is supposed to be a wild flower area. Turbine parts deliveries were causing traffic hold ups on the Carmarthen road. Residents can request text message from Innogy to notify times of daily deliveries.

June – Banners had been made to promote the Group at various events and also one for the Garden Show. Notice board to be removed from Local Bargain wall and relocated at pavilion by PIDA due to difficulty of access to it. All copies of June CBC that were left in local shops had gone within a week. Webmaster is appealing for someone to help with the website and routine maintenance.

May – Garden Show schedule had been agreed and would be in September Clecs. Concern had been expressed about the access to the Community Notice Board on the wall of Local Bargain. It has been suggested relocating this at the Pavilion.

April – A successful “Clean Up” was held. It was heartening to see some new faces helping us.. The group will have a stall at the School Fair in July. We hope to be selling greeting cards. There is a need to produce an information sheet or poster explaining the group’s role in the Community. The New collection of Garden Waste was discussed. The Information can only be seen on the County Council’s website. However perhaps it should be remembered that not all households have access to a computer.

March – Statkraft have kindly released the first payment of the grant allocated to us for the production of the newsletter. The March issue of “Clecs Bro Cader” with the colourful cover page was very well received, congratulations to the typesetter for an excellent issue. It was suggested to ask the school to produce a “Children’s Page” for “Clecs Bro Cader”.

February –The March edition of “Clecs Bro Cader” has been sent to the printers, all thanks to our new typesetter. CAVS is no longer in charge of the website it has been transferred to the group. An appeal has been launched by John for support by anyone with website experience. “Pencader Community Group” has set up a “Facebook page. Unfortunately it can only be accessed by Facebook members.

Complaints made to CCC about the state of the public footpaths on the Pencader Loop walk, stiles are broken and paths are impassable in places.

PUBLIC MEETING & PIDA AGM

Next Event Local History Club

Local History Club

The next invited speakers to the Llanfihangel-ar-arth and Parish Local History Club will be as follows –

March 8th – Mr Lloyd Jones, Ystrad Dewi, Llanio, will discuss the history of the milk factory in Llanio (in Welsh)

April 5th – The Reverend Goronwy Evans, Lampeter, topic to be confirmed (in Welsh)

May 3rd – Mr Rhys Mwyn, topic to be confirmed (in Welsh)

May 31st – Dr Mererid Hopwood and Mr Tudur Dylan Jones will talk about the Black Book of Carmarthen (in Welsh)

Meetings are held in Neuadd yr Ysgol, Llanfihangel, and start at 7.30pm. Admission is £3 which includes refreshments and a raffle.

A warm welcome to everyone.

Pencader WI

We have enjoyed some interesting meetings in recent months.

Janice Richards told us about her many years working at No. 10 Downing Street. Janice worked with several Prime Ministers during her time there. Her favourite was John Major.

Steve Adams talked to us about his book, “Murder at the Star”. Steve is a journalist, who became editor of the “South Wales Guardian” in 2014. Whilst researching feature ideas for the newspaper, Steve became aware of the unsolved murder of Thomas Thomas, which took place in the Carmarthenshire village of Garnant, in 1921. Steve did a lot of research into the case and discovered new evidence about the suspects. His book reveals the identity of the murderer. Steve’s illustrated talk was very entertaining.

Doug Rowlands entertained us with an illustrated talk about his career at sea. He worked on many different types of ships and travelled all over the world, before retiring to West Wales.

In February our guest was local fitness expert, Joan Venables. We all thoroughly enjoyed the “Ease into Fitness” session and have resolved to follow Joan’s advice, “Use it or lose it!’

We have many more interesting meetings planned for this year:

Tuesday 6th March St David’s Day lunch at the Porth Hotel

Tuesday 10th April Richard Keen, the Ukulele Man

Tuesday 1st May an afternoon visit to Aberglasney Gardens

If you would like to join us at any time, we’d be pleased to see you.

Meetings are held in the Pavilion at 2pm on the 1st Tuesday of the month.

GARDEN & CRAFT SHOW 2017 WINNERS

This year’s Fun Garden and Craft show was held on Saturday 9th September at the Pavilion. Despite the heavy showers 37 competitors came to the Pavilion with some 202 entries – a huge increase on previous years.

The winners were:

Garden Produce / Cynnyrch yr Ardd – Meredith Williams

Flowers / Blodau – Oliver Evans Trophy – Frances Fuller

Cookery / Coginio – Helen Rose Wilson Memorial Cup – Karen Bowen

Handicrafts / Crefftau – Edwina Davies

Children /Plant – Sophia Trigwell and Tabitha Radford

Overall Winner / Enillyd Cyffredinol – Green House Cup – Meredith Williams

 Thank you to all who helped make the day a success: the judges, stewards, those who donated cups and raffle prizes, but especially the entrants for taking part. As always we are very grateful to Pencader Bakery and Premier Stores for supplying refreshments. Without the support of the Community it would not have been such a success.

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CHAIRMAN’S BLOOMERS 2017

This year instead of a Garden Competition, our Chairman has been watching local gardens as he has been out and about. Certificates will be awarded to those he felt had shown a consistent display of colour from spring until September.

Mrs & Mrs Evans, Gaywood, Dolgran Road, Pencader

Mr & Mrs J Evans, Veindre Parc, Gwyddgrug

 Mrs W Brooker, Springfield, Llanfihangel ar Arth

FUN GARDEN AND CRAFT SHOW

PENCADER & DISTRICT REGENERATION GROUP

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FUN GARDEN AND CRAFT SHOW

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PAVILION

PENCADER

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SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 2017

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 Entry fees: – per item 40p, children 20p, payable on the day

 Doors open to the public at 11.45 am

Items to be removed between 1 & 2pm

Click 2017 Garden Show.FINAL docx to download a printable copy of the full details with an entry form. 

More details available here…

Entrants must reside in the Pencader area including Alltwalis, Dolgran, Gwyddgrug, Llanfihangel ar Arth, New Inn and Pont Tyweli

Merched y Wawr Pencader a’r Cylch

Gwyneth Alban presenting flowers to Siân Davies

On Friday evening 5th May a coffee evening was held to raise Money for Cancer Research, Glangwili Hospital and to the local branch of Merched Y Wawr.. A warm welcome was extended to everyone by the branch president Mrs Gwyneth Alban, and she also welcomed the guest for the evening Mrs Sian Davies, Cae’r Felin School’s Headteacher.

Mrs Davies gave a very favourable address, tracking her whereabouts before taking on the Headship of Pencader School. She also generously contributed towards the evening. Entertainment was by the Sunday school children of Tabernacle, Pencader and Gwyddgrug chapels, and it was wonderful to see the youngsters enjoy singing in front of an audience. At the end of the evening it was noted that the sum in excess of £300 was raised. Many thanks to all who contributed to the evening’s success.

A warm welcome is extended to new members. For more details contact Mair on 01559384283.

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Dolgran Tractor Run

On Easter Monday, a lovely Spring morning, 44 tractors turned up at Dolgran, many of them vintage Tractors to join in the tractor run. They came from as far afield as Llangyndeyrn and Llangwyryfon. It was also very pleasing to see a large number of well wishers arriving to see the tractors off. The route took them to Dolgran, then passed Ffynonhenri Chapel to Esgair, Conwil Elfed, Blaenycoed, Five Roads, Hermon and to their finish at Llangeler where a hearty meal was waiting for them. Again, the run was a huge success, and a total sum of £3200 was raised to Alzheimers Research in Cardiff. Tom Lewis who organised the run wishes to thank everyone who contributed towards the event, many gave raffle prizes, everyone who bought raffle tickets, the tractor drivers and those who sponsored the drivers, a large number sponsored without being asked.

A HUGE THANKYOU TO EVERYONE

Local Eisteddfod

Llanfihangel-ar-arth and Parish Eisteddfod

To see the report for 2017 and the full results click on the links below.

             Report                 Results

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