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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 15th July at 7:30 pm.

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.

If you feel you would like to join the Group, please come along to the next meeting – held at 7.30 at the Pavilion on third Monday of the month.

April 2019

Current website had been updated with latest CBC, plus info from Skanda Vale about their planned walking events. The updated website files had now been sent to SCL for them to swap the sites over.

Table-Top sale being promoted on website and Facebook, posters to be distributed to usual outlets.

The group were told there will be no Carnival this year due to lack of community support.

Nine helpers had taken part in the Clean Up and 18 bags of litter collected. By the next day time CCC came next day to remove the 18 bags someone had added a further 10 black bags of soil and ashes.

This is not acceptable, nor is dumping of rubbish behind the wall by the bridge.

The new planter has been installed at the panel area, and thanks sent to the maker for his generosity.

March 2019

Invoices sent out for CBC advert renewals, it was agreed that if not paid by time  issue due to go to press then advert would be deleted.
Postage costs due to rise at end of month so stock of stamps for mailing CBC copies
purchased at current rate to keep costs in line with grant application.
Louisa now taken over as Facebook coordinator Work continues on new website, the Online Directory needs updating, request to go in CBC for new entries.
Quote received for repairing hardwood bench, awaiting another one before decision can be made.
Clean up- forms submitted to CCC with request for equipment.
Skanda Vale had asked Group for letter of support for a project that they are submitting to Brechfa Windfarm fund. It was agreed to support their application.

February 2019

The Gwili plate has now been mounted in a wooden frame; it just needs a descriptive plaque making for it.

Statkraft has very generously agreed to fund the newsletter for a further two years. The Editor has quite a few ideas for future articles but wants to ask readers what they would like to see. It will now be possible to have more colour pages in future issues.

A volunteer has kindly offered to make a new trough for the Panel Area and will also quote for repairs to the hardwood bench.

Several suggestions made for fund raising in the next few months. See notices elsewhere.

January 2019

The AGM was held on Monday 21st January. It was unanimously decided that all officers would remain in office for another year; Stuart thanked Group for all their hard work in 2018.

It is hoped that the new website would go live in a few weeks; the original background information has to be re-written as it is very much out of date. The Parish Directory also has to be rewritten as there are so many changes.

Work needs to be done on the wooden furniture at the Interpretation Panel Area; enquiries are to be made on costs etc.

Cup had been purchased and presented to the winner from this year’s show.

 

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

 

 

 

Next Event Local History Club

On April 4th, the Llanfihangel-ar-Arth and Parish Local History Club had an interesting talk by the Rev. Matthew Bayman on ‘King Lear’ by Shakespeare. He drew our attention to the number of references in the play which quoted from the Bible, especially the Sermon on the Mount.

It was not possible, unfortunately, for the arranged speaker to come in May. Hopefully he will be able to attend in the autumn. At short notice, Dr John Davies discussed the historical background to the landing by the French at Carregwastad near Fishguard in 1797. During the previous half century there had been a number of riots and a lot of discontent with the ruling class in Wales. The hope was that the Welsh people would revolt but all the invaders were captured.

The last presentation this term will be by Mr Owen Shiers on June 6th. He will be talking about Folk Singing (in Welsh).

The Club’s Annual Trip will be on July 13th. Names to Calfin Griffiths, 01559 384812, please.

Y Garthen is now available at the ‘Green House’, Pencader 

Spring Clean Up

Spring Clean Up 13th April 2019
This time we were lucky with the weather, and the regular stalwarts came out and did their area either on the day or during that week.
18 bags were collected (3 black, 9 red and 6 blue) plus an assortment of larger items found at roadside. However, by the time CCC came and collected the bags the next day, someone had dumped a further 10 black bags which seemed to be full of soil and ashes.
This is not acceptable nor is it very community spirited after the hard work done by others.

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Table-Top Sale
Despite advertising in Clecs, Facebook, Website plus the usual local shops, there were only 4 tables rented out. There were however, quite a few shoppers eager for bargains and have a cuppa and a cake.
The organiser had gone to a lot of trouble to arrange this but once again the result shows the lack of community spirit in the village.

Merched y Wawr Pencader a’r Cylch

On April 13th to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the branch, an “Afternoon Tea”  as held in the hall at the Old School Llanfihangel ar Arth, a pleasant time was had by all. Our guest was the author Dana Edwards, a Pencader girl now living in Aberystwyth. After her opening speech all partook in a delicious feast prepared by the members. The tables and window-sills had been beautifully decorated with floral arrangements in the colours of the movement.

Following the tea we were entertained in Welsh by the lovely voice of Sandie Stefanetti.

Grateful thanks to everyone that helped to make the afternoon a success.

 

 

Clecs Bro Cader

Clecs Bro Cader 95

Clecs Bro Cader Community Newsletter

Online version of the latest edition is available here

 

Mobile Library Timetable

Solar Energy being produced and used locally in Llandysul and the area

A very exiting, local renewable energy project is currently underway in Dyffryn Teifi. Energy Local Llandysul is a project where locally generated renewable energy will be used by local residents as a means of lowering annual energy bills. Energy Local Llandysul are collecting names of those with an interest in being a part of this project – and at the moment are looking for 50 homes to take part.

A local solar project on the land of Lesley and Greg Parker, Pont-Tyweli will be selling the energy generated by their 150kw solar array to the ‘Cooperative Energy’ group, who will in turn sell the energy at an agreed lower rate to the Llandysul Energy Local Club. By joining this group, you will be taking an active part in the project and be able to take advantage of lower energy prices.

Energy Local projects already exist in Bethesda in Gwynedd, and are in development across Wales, with Llandysul and the area a part of this collection of innovative community enterprises. Following this initial project, the hope would be that other community energy projects could be developed in the area, keeping the benefits local.

Ynni Sir Gâr (Carmarthenshire Energy) are currently in the process of collecting the names of local people who want the opportunity to use renewable energy, decrease their energy costs and contribute towards a green local economy, by joining the Llandysul Energy Local Club. You will also be doing your bit in acting on climate change, by using local renewable energy.

If you live in the area, particularly around the villages of Llandysul, Pont-Tyweli, Pencader, Pentrecwrt,Horeb, Trelech, Cynwyl Elfed, Croeslan, Saron, Bancyffordd, Llanfihangel-ar-Arth, Rhos, Cwmduad, Alltwalis and Bryn Iwan; contact Ynni Sir Gâr to declare your interest. Contact Cara through: cara@ynnisirgar.org.

Look out for more events about Llandysul Energy Local in the area over the coming weeks and months!

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.

400g of stamps have been collected and it would be nice to have 1 kilo to make it more worthwhile sending the parcel so please continue to save your stamps.

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

Thank you

 

Pencader WI

In April we visited Dinefwr Park and Newton House in Llandeilo. We were a bit apprehensive about the changeable weather but, happily, the first part of the visit was inside one of the meeting rooms in Newton House where we had an interesting talk on the work of an arboriculturist by Will Lewis. He outlined the history of some of the ancient trees in the park and described the diseases, such as ash die back, which have been the cause of thousands of trees being felled. Luckily, when we went outside for our walk, the sun came out. We saw some amazing specimens of trees. Fortunately, we avoided the next downpour as we were back inside the house for tea and a visit to the gift shop.

In May we went to Myddfai where we visited the lovely community centre, built to commemorate the work of the Physicians of Myddfai famous for their herbal lore in times before modern medicine was available. We used a meeting room at the centre for our monthly meeting and enjoyed a delicious tea and visit to the gift shop. Afterwards, as the weather was good, we explored the village and church.

Forthcoming meetings:

June 4th: One of our members, Linda Harrison will talk about keeping tortoises.

July 2nd: A day trip to Cenarth (the Coracle Centre & pub lunch). Visit to Helen Eliot’s Studio on the way home.

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.

Pencader Carnival 2018

1st-5th AUGUST, FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY

**WEDNESDAY: Childrens sports evening… From 5pm and ages 4 – 14
An evening of traditional sports to include egg n spoon, bean bag, wheelbarrow and running races, also tug
of war and British bulldog. Medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and each child will receive a
free hot dog and refreshments during the event. Bar will open at 7.30…

**THURSDAY: Treasure hunt by car…
6pm start and £5 entry fee per vehicle with £20 and shield for 1st place, £10 for 2nd and £5 for 3rd.
Bar will be open at 6pm and Jeff Mason will be serving up his delicious pork rolls…

**FRIDAY:Tippit and Curry night..7pm start and cash prizes depending on the amount of entries. Bar open
at 6pm…

**SATURDAY: Carnival day. From midday – Open fancy dress, £5 per child for all day bouncy castle fun to
include a gladiator duel, Y Ddraig Goch giant castle, giant jenga and giant connect 4 with lots more. 2 lots
of soft play with small castle and slide for the little ones at £1 per child for all day fun. The favourites, Zorbs
are back and the 2 table tennis tables will be available. Wales Air Ambulance, Mobile police unit and the
Amazing Llandysul fire crew will be supporting again this year.
The floats procession will start from Dolgran at 1pm and judging will take place on the field. A whopping
£100 cash prize for 1st place float, £50 for 2nd and £25 for 3rd.

Good food and refreshments will be served throughout the day…

**EVENING: Party time with the Trillbies. A band to suit all ages. The auction will be held during the
evening and Grubz will be providing a delicious selection of their home reared food…

**SUNDAY: The annual duck race, Tug of war and egg throwing fun. Grubz will be providing food
throughout the day…

If you’d like to advertise in this years Carnival programme, prices are £40 full page £25 half page and £10
business card size.

*Stalls are £5 per table and if electricity is required we kindly ask for a donation towards the electric. Could
I also remind you to bring your own table and if electricity is required to bring your own cable.
*The Duck Race forms can be found in:

Farmers Arms
Avrils Flower shop
Pencader Chippy
Local Bargain (Middle shop)
Premier (Spar)
Family Centre
Windy Corner garage
Rach’s Comb Mirror Scissors
Cylch Meithrin
Cae’r Felin School
Beehive
Spar (Pontweli)
Valley Services

*The 1000 duck race is raising funds for the Pencader tennis court project.

Cash prizes kindly sponsored by J Davies & son.
*1st prize £100, 2nd prize £60, 3rd prize £30, 4th prize £10
Find us on Facebook ‘Pencader Carnival 2018′ or contact myself Jody Williams on 07891268009 if you
require any further information.
Fingers crossed for great weather and we hope to see you all in Pencader Carnival 2018

 

 

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