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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

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

NEW EDITOR FOR CLECS BRO CADER

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new Editor for Clecs Bro Cader, the highly valued and appreciated bilingual Community Newsletter for Pencader and District.

Applicants must be computer literate, competent in word-processing and graphics management, able to communicate with other groups in the area and be able to work to a deadline.

Although there is no remuneration for this position, it would be possible to reimburse for computer consumables used in preparing each edition.

The Regeneration Group have published 6 editions a year of Clecs Bro Cader for just over twelve years: issue 87 has been added to the website.

If a new editor cannot be found, then the December issue will be the last one; it would be such a shame if this very popular publication, which has been described as providing a vital community service, has to stop.

If you think you may be up to the challenge please contact:

Jane Griffiths– Tel 01559 384187 or email janegriffithsuk@btinternet.com for further information

John Hubert –  webmaster@pencader.org.uk

Local History Club – Programme 2017-2018

Clwb Hanes Lleol Llanfihangel-ar-arth a’r Plwyf

Llanfihangel-ar-arth and Parish Local History Club

Rhaglen / Programme

2017 – 2018

(C) Cymraeg  (E) English  (D) Dwyieithog / Bilingual

Hydref 19eg /October 19th Noson Clwb / Club Night

Tachwedd 2il / November 2nd  Jane Davies, Gwardafolog Pontsian gynt (C)

Tachwedd 16eg / November 16th  Noson Clwb / Club Night

Tachwedd 30ain / November 30th  Mr Terry Beverton, Maesycrugiau (E)

Rhagfyr 14eg / December 14th  Noson Clwb / Club Night

Ionawr 4ydd / January 4th  Mr Tweli Griffiths, Ei Hanes a Doethuriaeth (C)

Ionawr 18fed / January 18th  Noson Clwb / Club Night

Chwefror 1af / February 1st  Mr Eifion Daniels, Sir Benfro (C)

Chwefror 15fed / February 15th  Noson Clwb / Club Night

Mawrth 8fed / March 8th  Mr Lloyd Jones, Ystrad Dewi Llanio (C)

Mawrth 22ain / March 22nd  Noson Clwb / Club Night

Ebrill 5ed / April 5th Y Parchedig Goronwy Evans, Llambed (C)

Ebrill 19fed / April 19th  Noson Clwb / Club Night

Mai 3ydd / May 3rd  Mr Rhys Mwyn (C)

Mai17eg / May 17th  Noson Clwb / Club Night

Mai 31ain / May 31st  Mererid Hopwood a Tudur Dylan Jones,Llyfr Du Caerfyrddin (C)

Mehefin 14eg / June 14th Noson Clwb / Club Night

Mehefin 28ain / June 28th Hawl i holi hanes / A chance to ask about history  (D)

Gorffennaf 14eg / July 14th  Trip Blynyddol / Annual Trip

 

Am fwy o wybodaeth / for more information, cysylltwch â / contact –

Calvin Griffiths 384812 neu/or Gerald Coles 384987

 

 

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

PENALTIES ISSUED FOR DOG FOULING

Over the weekend the officers employed by Carmarthenshire County Council issued three FPNs for dog fouling.

Two were issued in Pendine, one to a local woman and one to a female holiday maker, both of whom had failed to remove the faeces from the beach after their dog had defecated. A female day visitor to Llansteffan who failed to remove the faeces from the footpath leading towards the castle was also issued with an FPN.

In a recent incident a member of the public reported cardboard discarded at Furnace Pond, Llanelli. A local man has admitted leaving the cardboard and has been issued with a £75 fixed penalty notice.

Members of Llanfihangel ar arth community council ask members of the community not to allow their dogs to foul the roads, pavements and paths when taking their dogs walking. Also, we wish to remind members of the public that dogs are not allowed in the cemetery. A sign has been installed.

Let’s have some pride in where we live.

No fly tipping.

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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Welsh couple featured on George Clarke’s The Restoration Man finish their eco home after SIX years – Wales Online

Welsh couple featured on George Clarke’s The Restoration Man finish their eco home after SIX years – Wales Online.

Wind Turbine will affect TV reception

The new 67m high, 500kW ‘Wern’ wind turbine will soon be erected about one mile from Pencader, overlooking Cwm Tyweli,.

A report has been published in planning application W/32909 which shows that up to 30 households in Cwm Tyweli and particularly in Llanfihangel-ar-Arth are likely to have their Freeview television reception affected. This is because the wind turbine will be in direct line with the Preseli transmitter.

In these locations the presence of unwanted signal reflections and interactions from the rotating wind turbine blades could disrupt Freeview reception. Satellite television should not be affected. Interference with HD television is more likely to occur.

The report suggests that affected Freeview viewers could use digital satellite reception to restore their services, but not all terrestrial channels are currently available via satellite.

Previous versions of the TV report [Baseline TV Signal Survey and TV Reception Impact Assessment] are still available for download on the County Council’s Planning web site. The changes have been obtained that mean that the turbine’s operator, now stated to be a company in Helston, Cornwall will respond to complaints. Complaints will be investigated and if found to be valid the developer will fund the work needed to restore residents’ reception. The waiting period was 3 months but in the latest document, [Amended TV survey] dated 14/4/2016 this has now been amended to 4 weeks. This amendment has yet to be approved and will go before the Planning Committee on Thursday 28th April.

Please click on the links to download the report where you can see a map of the affected areas and more details on how to complain.

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