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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 17th June 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.

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new website would go live in a few weeks; the original background information has to be re-written as it is very much out of date.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.

December 2018

A Grant application for funding the next two years of Clecs had been prepared and would be delivered to Statkraft in time for their meeting. Many complimentary comments had been received on the festive cover for the December Clecs. The website work was continuing, the Welsh translation was almost complete. John reported that a total of 125 countries had visited the site, the latest being Moldova. It was suggested that a special plate be used as the trophy for the new Art Work category if it could be suitably mounted to incorporate winners’ names. Concern was expressed at the inadequate street lighting on the main road between Beehive and Old Post Office.

November 2018

It was agreed to revert to the idea of booking 6 for the price of 5 advertisements when pre-booked for Clecs. The only quote received for printing was considerably higher than previous years, the other printers had not replied to a request for quotes. Emma showed the Group some of the changes being made to make the site more modern and compatible with modern technology such as mobile phones and tablets. The Garden & Craft Show has been given £40 for an award for a new Class in the show in memory of the late Jane Billington, for a form of “Original Art Work”. A new Produce Cup had been purchased and presented to the winner from this year’s show.

October 2018

A Grant application for funding the next two years of Clecs needs to be put together and submitted to Statkraft, however Proprint had not replied with estimates for printing yet. It was agreed to revert to having six issues a year as from January 2019 if we can get the funding. John introduced Emma Price to the Group; she had come forward in answer to his request for help with the website, she was full of helpful suggestions and very knowledgeable about the complexities of web design. She will be an enormous help with this.

Report elsewhere on the Garden and Craft Show, but it was good to see so many painting entries from the schoolchildren this year.

Stuart suggested that there should be a special commemoration in Chapel or Church to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the ending of the First World War, all agreed it was an excellent idea. He will liaise with Mrs Lewis of Tabernacle.

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.

 

 

 

Merched y Wawr Pencader a’r Cylch

In January Clinig Bach y Wlad came to visit us at the Pavilion in Pencader. They demonstrated how we could do Reflexology on each other’s hands. We all went home with more nimble fingers and softer hands.

February is the month for our annual dinner. We enjoyed a lovely meal at The Falcon Hotel Carmarthen, followed by another feast by our guest speaker Mr Tweli Griffiths who is originally from Pencader.

For March we were invited to join the Peniel group. We had a wonderful flower arranging demonstration for celebrating St David’s day followed by a delicious meal of Cawl and Welsh puddings, all prepared by Gareth Richards Llanwnnen.

Later in the month for our meeting we will be inviting the local Welsh learners to join us for an evening of Folk Singing in the vestry Nonni Chapel Llanllwni.

In April the group are preparing Afternoon Tea at the old school in Llanfihangel ar Arth to celebrate 50 yrs since it’s formation. Tickets for sale from the members.

Proceeds towards the Miwsig Project of MyW & Dementia Centre University of Wales.

 

Clecs Bro Cader

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Clecs Bro Cader Community Newsletter

Online version of the latest edition is available here

 

Spring Clean Up

Pencader and District Regeneration Group

Grŵp Adfywiad Pencader a’r Cylch

Please come along to the Pavilion on Saturday

13th April at 10am for the Spring Clean Up.

Helpers of all ages are needed to pick up litter etc on the main areas around the centre of the village.

All equipment is provided and there will be refreshments provided afterwards.

Plis dewch i’r Pafiliwn bore Sadwrn Ebrill 13fed

erbyn 10.00 y.b.at gyfer y Glanhau Gwanwyn.

Mae angen helpwyr o bob oedran i gasglu sbwriel ag ati yn y mannau canolog yn y pentref.

Darperir pob offer a bydd lluniaeth ysgafn a’r gael at y diwedd.

 

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

This year’s programme started with an excellent talk by Barbara Worts. Barbara is a member of our W.I. Before retiring to Pencader in August 2016, Barbara worked for many years at Broadmoor High Secure Psychiatric Hospital in Berkshire. The hospital cares for patients with severe mental illness, some of whom have committed violent crimes. Barbara started there in 1993 as Assistant to the General Manager and Secretary to the Hospital Management Team. However, she took on many more roles over the years. When Barbara first started working at Broadmoor, the average length of a patient’s stay was 10 years. Because of improved medicines and care, this has been reduced to 5 years. Barbara told us about some of the safety measures taken at the hospital, e.g. all staff carrying a whistle, to blow if help is needed.
Barbara enjoyed her job very much and we thoroughly enjoyed hearing about it.
We have lots more interesting speakers and outings planned for this year.
For example:
Tuesday 5th February-Ruth Lewis will tell us how to keep Cyber Safe
Tuesday 5th March- St David’s Day Lunch at the Porth Hotel
Tuesday 2nd April– An outing to Dinefwr Park, where arborist, Will Lewis will give a talk on trees.
This will be followed by a “tree walk” in the park.
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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