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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 20th August 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.

PARISH PUMP

June 2018

At last it seems as though summer is here; all is forgiven for the awful long winter we had to endure. There seems little to comment about at the moment other than the arrival (from outer space?) of a very large public lavatory.

Provided at the behest of the Community Council for the benefit of many it stands like a Tardis in front of the now closed Public Lavatories. No doubt many will in time express thanks for its belated arrival.

It is good to notice that the wind farms are now quite operative and damage to the roads during the construction is being addressed.

A public meeting was called by PIDA last month to explore the possibility of constructing a Multi Use Games Area by the playing field. It was good to see some forty people present to listen to and ask questions about this ambitious project. Further information is elsewhere in this edition.

Comments please to Editorial Committee

c/o Stuart Wilson Tel: 384709 or janegriffithsuk@btinternet.com

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

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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

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 8 SEPTEMBER 2018

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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 2018 Garden and Craft Show 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

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

CHAIRMAN’S BLOOMERS 2017

This year instead of a Garden Competition, there will be recognition for the best or most interesting front gardens under the heading of “Chairman’s Bloomers”.

Judging will be through Spring and Summer up to early September. Everything that is visible from the road or public footpath, with no entry to the garden being necessary, is eligible. The display does not have to be flowers – the front garden could be planted as a vegetable garden if that is your choice.

Stuart Wilson (as Chairman) will be the judge and as he goes out and about on his travels, he will keep a watch on the various areas and draw up a list of possible contenders.

“Highly Commended” certificates will be awarded at the Garden at Craft Show on Saturday 9th September after the main prizes from the show are awarded.

Anyone can send in nominations, you can nominate your own garden if you want to – just contact Stuart Wilson on 384709 and leave a message and be sure to leave a contact number for him to get back to you. Or email janegriffithsuk@btinternet,com with your suggestions.

Good Luck!

Fun Garden & Craft Show

Buy your seeds and start planting and growing – the Garden & Craft Show will be held at the Pavilion of Saturday 9th September 2017. There will also be Cookery and Handicraft sections plus something for the younger members of the Community. This is an event in which all the family can take part. Full details and schedule will be in the next edition of Clecs Bro Cader

Greetings Cards

Regeneration Group Greeting Cards