As Chairman, Stuart Wilson has been the figurehead of the Pencader & District Regeneration Group since its inception in 2002 but he has now decided it is time to step down and let someone younger take on this position.
Stuart has overseen the many changes that the Group has brought about in the community, most notably the publication of Clecs Bro Cader but also:
- Noticeboards in Pencader, New Inn, Alltwalis & Llanfihangel ar Arth;
- Getting flower tubs in the villages;
- Planting of bulbs in the community;
- Campaigning about the Council Local Development Plan;
- Trying to get public footpaths opened up;
- Instigated the History Panel and landscaped area below Pavilion;
- Undertaken traffic speed monitoring;
- Ballroom dance classes;
- Organising bi-annual Clean Ups in Pencader;
- Annual Garden & Craft Show;
- Greetings Cards of local views;
- Photography & Art exhibitions;
- Arranging WDA Employment Survey;
- Survey with Help Us Trade Ltd which resulted in the Parish Directory being published;
- Garden & Chairman’s Bloomer competitions;
- Christmas lights competitions;
- Instigated Facebook Community Site;
- Website for the village www.pencader.org.
Without Stuart the group would not have been able to do half of these things, his determination and dry wit helped get things done. He loved the annual Garden and Craft show and seeing the amazing produce the community had grown and the vivid imagination of the children with their art works.
When his friends organised a coffee morning for his 80th birthday in 2014, over £2500 was raised for the Velindre Hospital Aphrodite Appeal, which shows how highly regarded he is in the community.
So it is time he put his feet up, with a cat on his knee and looking out of one window at his garden and out of the other to see his horses.
Stuart – ENJOY IT – you have more than earned it.