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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 January 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.

October 2019

The meeting was chaired by Stuart Wilson.

Despite it being published so late and having fewer pages than usual, those present said the October issue of Clecs was a very good one, and thanks to Keith and Jane for their determination to get this issue out. Discussion continued on the subject of how many readers actually read their copy of Clecs through the Welsh language side. It is the dual language that seems to deter potential editors as any who have shown an interest only speak English and we rely heavily on a couple of very faithful and overworked translators.

Some superb aerial photos of the local community had been posted on the website and various items had been updated. Visits to the website had increased by 20%.

The Fun Garden and Craft Show had generated a profit of over £170, a much needed boost to general funds. It looks as if larger premises will be needed for next year.

It was suggested that Clecs readers are asked to submit suggestions for the handicraft section at the beginning of the year, thus giving potential entrants more time to get their entries done.

The Autumn Clean Up had been disappointing with only three people turning up on the day. A sharp contrast to the first Clean Up in May 2003 when 23 people came to help.

There will be another Remembrance Day service at Tabernacle Chapel on Sunday 10th November to be taken by community members. All are welcome.

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.

At the meeting on 16th December John Hubert will be presenting a slide show of some of his aerial photos of the villages, there will be also be a cuppa and mince pies.

August 2019

This meeting was taken by Vice Chairman, Chris Fuller, although Stuart attended, he preferred to take a back seat this time.
The August Clecs had been distributed and adverts for a replacement Editor had been put around the area and on the Facebook page, in the hope someone will come forward and take on the role.
Plans for the Fun Garden & Craft Show were well underway. Chairman’s Bloomers had also been judged and winners will get their certificates shortly.
The Autumn Clean up will be held on Saturday 12th October; the Council will be asked for the usual equipment to be delivered.
There will be no September meeting so next one will be Monday October 21st.

July 2019

The Strawberry Tea had been a great success and the games were well  attended but after an hour the rain came down and curtailed the fun. Some activities were able to be carried out inside. Hopefully next year will
be better but it gave a much needed boost to the Group funds.
More work had been done on the website and it was now possible to monitor visitor numbers etc to the site and from which country.
The August edition of Clecs was almost finished and should be with the printers soon.

June 2019

Sadly, Dotti announced she would have to give up as Clecs Editor due to a recent major health scare, she was thanked by the group for all that she had done during her term as Editor.

 The June Clecs had been distributed and a flyer to advertise the Strawberry Tea afternoon had been put into each local copy. Final details for the Sunday event were discussed, prizes for the raffle would be needed and also cakes for the refreshments.

 Descriptive plaques had been bought for the Jane Billington Award. Stuart had spoken to the headmistress at school and she said the children would contribute artwork for the Show in September.

 Thanks to a local craftsman for replacing the slats on the oak bench at the Panel Area, it has also been scrubbed and cleaned. All the daffodils had been cut back and the planter replaced with summer bedding plants. There is some repair work needed to be done on the Interpretation panel itself but don’t know who to contact.

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

In its meeting in October the Llanfihangel-ar-Arth and Parish Local History Club had an interesting talk by the veterinary surgeon Lowri Davies. She explained how the close connection between the mind and the body could contribute to ill-health in animals, also how the emotional problems of owners could affect the creatures under their care.

December 5th – Dr John Davies, Llandysul, will talk about O T Jones the famous geologist who had part of his education in Pencader (in Welsh).

January 9th – Glyn Parry will discuss William Owen the smuggler (in Welsh).

February 6th – Radio and Television will be Einion Gruffydd’s topic (in Welsh).

March 5th – John Pryce Jones, son of Pencader. Mary Thomason will present the story of this remarkable man (in English).

The meetings are held in Neuadd yr Ysgol, Llanfihangel, and they start at 7:30pm. Admission is £3.00 which includes refreshments and a raffle.

A warm welcome to all.

 

Pencader WI

In October, we enjoyed Richard Keen’s talk about important old buildings in Wales. Richard worked with the National Trust for many years and was involved in the preservation of many buildings, such as Newton House in Dinefwr Park and Llanerchaeron, near Aberaeron.

November’s meeting was our AGM, where we elected new officers. Rosemary Richardson replaces Rosemary Edwards as President (Rosemary Edwards will be Vice-President). Madge Pratt is the new Treasurer, replacing Avis Morris and Linda Harrison takes over from Mary Thomason as Secretary. Many thanks to Rosemary E, Avis and Mary for their hard work over the last 3 years.

It has been an interesting year for us and next year should be just as good with some interesting talks already planned. These include:

Building Your Own House;

Victorian Costume;

The Effect of the American Civil War on the Cotton Industry in Derbyshire.

Trips are yet to be decided.

We are looking forward to our Christmas Lunch at The Porth Hotel in December.

From January, feel free to come along to any of our meetings held in the Pavilion on the 1st Tuesday of the month.

We will always be glad to see you.

Clecs Bro Cader

Clecs Bro Cader 98

Clecs Bro Cader Community Newsletter

Online version of the latest edition is available here

 

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 as from October 2019

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. The ability to speak Welsh would be an advantage.

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 96 has just been added to the website.

If a new editor cannot be found, then the August 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:

Keith Pratt – Tel 01559 384412 or email: pdrg@ffermffynnonwen.plus.com

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

Merched y Wawr Pencader a’r Cylch

In May – as a continuation of the 50 years celebrations – a concert was held in Gwyddgrug chapel. There was an evening of singing by Dafydd Iwan, children from Gwyddgrug chapel and children of Tabernacl chapel and it was a thrilling experience for the children to sing along with Dafydd Iwan. There were also items by the enchanting Sandie Steffanetti.

To end the year the members had an evening of Ten Pin Bowling followed by a meal in Tafarn Tanerdy. The group has also been successful in two competitions – This Year’s Programme and Dominoes.

The group has raised a substantial amount of money for this year’s charity –Merched y Wawr’s Music Project and Dementia Centre University of Wales.

 

 

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.

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

 

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