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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 19th November 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.

May 2018

PCSOs Eleri Morgan and Shanice Thomas updated members present on their activities in the area. PCSO Shanice is responsible for Pencader and hopes to start the Community Speed Watch again.

The Garden & Craft Show will be held on Saturday 8th September, 2018. The schedule will go in the June issue of Clecs Bro Cader.

June 2018

A complaint re an item in Parish Pump was discussed. The Chairman will go and see the gentleman.

The June Clecs Bro Cader will be last one as the Editor is retiring and no one else has come forward.

There are so many comments on what a good publication it is, yet no one is able to help edit it. Posters will be put around villages in the hope of someone coming forward.

Facebook: the Community page has 110 followers. The latest meeting had been posted but with no response to it.

July 2018

An advert for a new Clecs Bro Cader Editor resulted in a volunteer from New Inn willing to take it on. The Chairman had called several times to see the writer of the complaint discussed at the last meeting but not been able to speak to him yet. PCSO Shanice Thomas reported on matters concerning residents, mainly relating to speeding, dog (or their owners) issues and a suspicious van seen on Maescader.

If you feel you would like to join the Group, please come along to the next meeting held at 7:30pm at the Pavilion on the third Monday of the month.

2018 Fun Garden & Craft Show

Saturday, September 8th dawned at the Pavilion when some 42 competitors brought in their various entries for this year’s Show. There were several new faces plus some faithful participants and it was a delight to see the paintings from the children from Ysgol Cae’r Felin lining the walls as you went in. There were 178 entries as well as some 60 paintings from the school children.  It had been an exceptional summer this year and there were some amazing entries on display, particularly the runner beans. The cup for the most points in the Garden Produce section was awarded to Raymond Lewis of Dolgran Road. This was kindly donated by Dr & Mrs Coles

Frances Fuller of Alltwalis won the Oliver Evans Trophy for the best entries in the Flower section.  The photo shows her being presented with the shield by Cllr Linda Evans.

The shield for the most points in the Handicraft Section was won by Edwina Davies of Pencader, seen here being presented with the shield by Cllr Linda Evans. The Helen Rose Wilson cup for the highest number of points in the Cookery section was presented to Karen Bowen of Llanfihangel ar Arth. The Overall Winner with the highest number of points was won by Frances Fuller. The Children’s prize was shared between Gwenny Radford and Elsi Williams.  Elsi is seen here collecting her trophy from Cllr Linda.   Some of the school children with their entries. The Committee would like to thank all those who helped in any way: PIDA for the use of the Pavilion, Premier Stores for the refreshments to keep everyone going, all those who loaned tables and fetched and carried them, the Judges and Stewards for giving up their time, donors of cups and trophies and anyone else who helped towards the event.  However our main thanks go to the residents of our Parish who proudly brought their entries to support this community event.  Without them there would be no Garden & Craft Show, so thank you and we hope to see you all again next year

PARISH PUMP

September 2018

I had not expected to be asked to produce another missive regarding life, as I see it, within the parish. So, this will be brief and hopefully not infuriate the reader.

The highlight must be the super carnival held in glorious weather for the third year running. It was surely a stroke of genius that a real magician was there who absolutely enthralled groups of children all afternoon. Never have I seen, or would have imagined, that magic was so popular.

Thanks to the Carnival Committee for a great day.

Referred to elsewhere in the newsletter is the date for the Autumn Clean Up. It will be interesting to see if Carmarthen County Council promotes its politically correct policy “Pride in Your Patch” for the estates as they did last April; only to cancel it at the last minute citing “illness of the organiser” as the reason. After some thirteen years of “doing” Maescader I will apply myself elsewhere rather than embarrass them and the politically correct council.

My thanks to the new Editor for taking on the September edition of the newsletter and, hoping it continues, we all wish her well.

Comments please to the Editorial Committee c/o Stuart Wilson, tel: 01559 384709

or janegriffithsuk@btinternet.com

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

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