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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

Pencader Spring Clean Up 2018

The Spring village clean-up will be held on Saturday 7th April commencing at 10am from the Pavilion.

Pick-up sticks, bags, gloves, tabards etc can be collected from the Pavilion and retuned with the rubbish collected.

The April Clean-Up is usually challenging to say the least, and we really do need your help on the actual day, Should that not be possible, please try and do some on the day before or whenever. But DO help please – we really need you..

Refreshments will be provided afterwards.

Further Information from Stuart, telephone 01559 384709.

Pencader Improvement & Development Association

The above committee (carnival committee incorporated) proposes to hold a Public Meeting at the Pavilion on Wed April 18th at 7.30p.m..

This is in relation to the possible development of a MUGA (multi use games area) to the rear of the playing field. We would like to see a good representation from the catchment area to ascertain the level of interest, support and encouragement for this venture.

There will also be a short AGM meeting.

This is your community please support it.

Bingo evening to be held at the Pavilion March 23rd. eyes down 7.30p.m.

Used Postage Stamps

The Royal National Institute for the Blind recycle used British and Foreign Stamps, they are usually sold by weight, the British stamps can be expected to sell for £10.00 per kilo and the foreign stamps for up to £15.00 per kilo. The money raised goes to help blind and partially sighted people. Sorting the stamps into separate piles…British and Foreign, leave about 1cm. of envelope around each stamp.

If you can help, please take them to Avril, The Green House, Pencader or drop them off to Glyncoch. Alltwalis. 01559 384499

So far we have collected 400g of stamps and I would like to get a kilo to make the parcel worthwhile sending off, so please keep saving your stamps

Thank you

Frances Fuller

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.

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

YOUR COMMUNITY NEEDS YOU

If you are interested in helping your community why not come
along to Pencader Village Hall (Pavilion) on the 3rd Monday of the
month and have your say. The next meeting is Monday 19th
February 2018.

Anyone from Pencader, Llanfihangel ar Arth, New Inn,
Gwyddgrug, Alltwalis and Pontweli would be most welcome.
Further information from Stuart Wilson Tel 01559 384709

PENCADER & DISTRICT REGENERATION GROUP