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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 16th December 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.

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.

May 2019

It was nice to see a new face from New Inn joining the group. Work on the new  website www.pencader.org.uk continues, the new data had been uploaded onto the website, however quite a large amount had got ‘lost in transit’ and means a lot
more work for John and Emma to restore it. However the new site is now accessible by all devices including mobiles and tablets.
The schedule for the September Garden & Craft Show had been agreed and an item would be prepared for the front page to promote the Jane Billington Award. The schedule would be included as the back pages of the June and August editions of
Clecs Bro Cader.
The results from the Table-Top sale were disappointing, support was lacking from both sellers and people coming in the door. Louisa commented that not enough members come and help with new ideas and events. The Group has to move with the times to attract younger people from the community if it is to survive.

 

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 July 13th 15 members of the Llanfihangel-ar-arth and Parish Local History Club went on their annual trip to visit a number of historical sites, especially industrial ones. First we saw the Neath and Tennant canal and the tinplate works in Aberdulais. Then we went on to the ruins of Aberpergwm House, home of Maria Jane Williams (1795 – 1873). She made an important collection of traditional Welsh songs. The next stop was above Hirwaun on the Rhigos mountain where a cauldron from the Iron Age was discovered in Llyn Fawr. Next to it was Tower Colliery, the last to close in the area. On then to Penrhys which looks over the Rhondda Fawr valley and was the site of a medieval sanctuary. The last place to stop was the Rhondda Heritage Centre which displayed the history of the coal industry in the area, before we had a meal on the way home. It was certainly an interesting and enjoyable day.

 The programme for the next term is as follows –

October 10th – David Greenslade will talk about Surrealism in Wales (in Welsh)

November 7th – There will be a presentation by John Jones on the Characters and History of Ffair Rhos (in Welsh)

December 5th – Dr John Davies, Llandysul, will discuss the famous geologist O.T. Jones who went to Pencader Grammar School (in Welsh)

Meetings are held in Neuadd yr Ysgol, Llanfihangel, and start at 7.30pm. Admission is £3 which includes refreshments and a raffle. A warm welcome to everyone.

 

Clecs Bro Cader

Clecs Bro Cader 97

Clecs Bro Cader Community Newsletter

Online version of the latest edition is available here

 

Pencader WI

There was no August meeting. Instead, WI members met up for a delicious afternoon tea at Ty Te, Cenarth. A very pleasant afternoon!

Congratulations to Barbara, who won 3rd prize for her amusing Limerick, “Homage to Edward Lear?” in this year’s WI Show in Carmarthen. Pencader WI won 2nd prize for bringing most entries to the show (from WIs with under 20 members). Well done everyone who entered something!

In September we welcomed John and Susan Macadam, who talked about making natural skin products. John and Susan live in Brechfa. They used to make and sell their products. Now they teach other people how to make them. They run 10 different courses on making various products such as soap, face cream, moisturizer, shampoo and scented candles. John was once a builder before he became interested in making soap etc, but they both obviously enjoy their work now. We were able to buy some gorgeous hand made soaps at the meeting.

Forthcoming meetings at the Pavilion:

October 1st: Risky Buildings – Richard Keen will talk about projects he’s been involved in.

November 5th: AGM

 You are welcome to come along to any of our meetings held in the Pavilion on the 1st Tuesday of the month.

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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