2019 Fun Garden & Craft Show

PENCADER & DISTRICT REGENERATION GROUP
GRŴP ADFYWIAD PENCADER A’R CYLCH

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FUN GARDEN AND CRAFT SHOW

SIOE HWYL ARDD A CHREFFT

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PAVILION

PENCADER

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SATURDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2019

DYDD SADWRN 14 MEDI 2019

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Entry fees: – per item 40p, children 20p, payable on the day

Tâl mynediad: – 40c yr eitem, 20c i blant, yn daladwy ar y dydd

Doors open to the public at 11.45 am

Drysau ar agor i’r cyhoedd am 11.45yb

Items to be removed between 1 & 2pm

Dylai eitemau gael eu symud rhwng 1 & 2yp

Entrants must reside in the Pencader area including Alltwalis, Dolgran, Gwyddgrug, Llanfihangel ar Arth, New Inn and Pont Tyweli

Am fwy o wybodaeth, CLICIWCH YMA

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PARISH PUMP

August 2019

Some very interesting work is being conducted adjacent to the housing association flats in the centre of the village. Thermal Earth is extracting heat from deep underground to be utilised in the flats. Children from the school have been visiting the site to see the drilling rig and allied operations and learn about renewable energy.

Several events have been organised by the Regeneration Group this year, the Board Games afternoon was the least popular but fortunately we provided our own children who had a very pleasant and amusing afternoon.

The Table-Top Sale could have been better supported than it was, but Storm Hannah with the torrential rain did not help.

The most recent event “Strawberry Tea” proved to be the most successful, with the added attraction of games and sports on the immaculately presented field.

Unfortunately, the rain arrived but it did not dampen the afternoon’s enjoyment as some games were moved inside the Pavilion.

As a Group we do thank you and welcome your support in helping to add to group funds.

The main attraction is being held on Saturday 14th September – the annual Fun Garden and Craft Show. The schedule for this is printed on the back of this newsletter so there is no reason for not knowing about it and certainly no excuse for not entering some of the numerous classes designed to appeal to all ages, tastes and abilities.

It is interesting to note that the speed humps removed from opposite the Space Loo have so far failed to reappear despite my predictions.

In future there is to be a “God Spot” at the conclusion of these columns, something for the reader to consider. Should any reader have something they wish to share, please let me know.

In the meantime, the first one is: 1 Peter, Chapter 3, verses 8 and 9

Comments please to the Secretary
(janegriffithsuk@btinternet.com)
or Stuart Wilson, Tel: 01559 384709

June 2019

Just like the swallows (and in due course the house martins) the Space Capsule Super Loo has arrived for the second year running and sited adjacent to the public lavatories. While debate continues between ‘official bodies’ in Carmarthenshire County Council, thanks surely to the Community Council are due for facilitating  this.

It is noted that the two speed humps by the Farmers Arms have been removed – no doubt they will return or is this a step in the right direction?

A replacement planter for the Panel Area has been constructed and installed thanks to a kind-hearted local resident to replace the original oak one which some decided was beyond repair. The bench is due for refurbishment over the next few months when the new Welsh oak slats are to hand.

Comments please to the Secretary
(janegriffithsuk@btinternet.com)
or Stuart Wilson, Tel: 01559 384709

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This Small Corner

If any one wants a copy of Steve Dubé’s book on the history of Pencader there are some available at Llwyngwen. Originally for sale at £9.99 they can now be purchased for £7.50. Ring Stuart if you wish to buy a copy.

Comments please to –

email: janegriffithsuk@btinternet.com

or Stuart Wilson – tel: 01559 384709

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 19th August 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.

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.

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Notes from the Garden Shed

August Notes

Watering the garden and greenhouse seems to take a lot of time at the moment. In fact, apart from weeding it seems to be the main job recently. I am sure it is the same for many other gardeners at this time. The sudden arrival of Summer along with record breaking temperatures has meant a record breaking number of weeds germinating meaning more hoeing between crops. Good weather this time of year is, of course, excellent for hay and silage making. The mowers, rakes, balers and wrappers have been working flat out for the past couple of weeks.

Old Gumboot is on his holidays at the moment, but has managed to add this plea to GARDENERS, CRAFTERS and COOKS to get busy preparing your exhibits for the annual ‘FUN GARDEN AND CRAFT SHOW’ in September. The schedule was printed in the last issue of ‘Clecs Bro Cader’ and is repeated in this one, and further copies will available from local shops etc. nearer the time.

Old Gumboot is looking forward to viewing a hall full of produce, craft work and baked items. As I have said before ‘come and view the exhibits on the Saturday Morning’ or better still ‘come and enter something yourself’.

Happy gardening

Old Gumboot

June Notes

In this issue of Clecs Bro Cader, old Gumboot is hoping to generate more interest in the ‘Garden and Craft Show, which will be happening again this year in the Pencader Pavilion.

We have classes for many types of garden produce – vegetables, flowers, pot plants, fruit & flower arrangements. You don’t have to produce the ‘shiniest carrot’ or the heaviest mangold wurzel, but just enter the best that you have been able to grow, maybe you can outshine your neighbour this year, “Go on give it a try”

Now is a good time to start off your garden plot. This will give you time to produce some entries for the show. There is plenty of information available online regarding vegetable growing for the home gardener, so once again “why not have a go this year”?

There are also flowers and house plant classes, covering most of the popular garden flowers, so why not nurture a few of your favourites, and enter a class in the show.

Judging by the number of TV programmes and newspaper articles, there must be much larger numbers of cooks and bakers in the country. The cookery section of the show is as popular as ever, look at the show schedule to find what to bake for the show this year. I am sure that there will be something that you will be able to enter on show day, and maybe go home with a prize!

Artists, photographers and crafters are also able to enter the show; we have Children’s classes too in various age groups who normally come up with some excellent paintings and items in varous mediums that they have produced at home and at School.

There is a class for photographers again this year; the schedule will inform you of the subject and size of prints etc. Other classes include, woodwork, knitted items etc.

This year we have a new trophy for ‘artwork in any medium’ this will presented for the judges’ favourite entry in the artwork section, more details will be revealed in the schedule.

So you will find that there is something that most people can produce for the show, it is a “fun” show therefore we do not take it too seriously, we try to make it a friendly event that anyone in the Parish can enter, so again why not enter something this year and come along on the day to see what others are entering, and have a cuppa and a piece of cake!

Could all previous trophy winners please return their cups etc. well before the show, they can be dropped off at ‘The Green House’ where Avril will look after them.

Happy gardening,

Old Gumboot

April Notes

Old Gumboot is leaving his garden shed today, to wander down the lane, as he has been invited to inspect his neighbours’ new toy’. The ‘new toy’ is in fact a ‘little grey Fergie’ I suspect most people in this fairly agricultural area are familiar with the grey Ferguson tractor. Most farms in the area must have had a Ferguson tractor on the land at some time in the past, in fact some are still on their original farms today.

The little tractor that we are all familiar with was introduced to the farming community in 1946, the original model was powered by an American ‘continental’ petrol engine, developing about 35 horse power, which seems tiny compared with some of the 200 horse power giants of today.

The tractors were built in a collaboration with the Standard Motor Company, at their Banner Lane works in Coventry. This company had been producing cars and vans for many years prior to taking on the Tractor building enterprise.

The Ferguson TE-20 brought affordable mechanisation to the small farm, it was able to carry out most tasks around the farm using the vast selection of implements designed specifically for the tractor, and of course it could operate a wide range of older equipment that the farmer probably had on the farm. Some of this older equipment was originally used behind older tractors or even horses.

Roughly 500,000 of the T20 series of tractors were produced, with the final tractor leaving the production line in late 1956.

It appears that quite a high proportion of Harry Ferguson’s little marvels are still being used for work, and some are restored for display at tractor rallies and other shows.

I think old Gumboot may have to continue this story when he has had a good look at the tractor next door, he may have found a bit more information, which will hopefully be of interest to readers.

Happy gardening (when it stops raining !!)

OLD GUMBOOT  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clecs Bro Cader

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Clecs Bro Cader Community Newsletter

Online version of the latest edition is available here

 

Strawberry Tea With Fun & Games

The morning of Sunday 23rd June dawned bright and sunny however the forecast was not good for the afternoon. The Pavilion Committee had done a super job of preparing the field for the event so that games and other outdoor activities could be held. The Coconut Shy, Clock Golf and Splat the Rat were set up and lines marked out for the sports events.

Parents and children started arriving and games etc. got underway until the rain came down an hour later. A couple of the games could be enjoyed indoors so were taken into the Pavilion. It was such a shame as all who came were prepared to take part in something on the field and be rewarded for their efforts.

The Strawberries and Cream went down well too. The Regeneration Group says a huge thank you to all those individuals who helped make the afternoon such a success, whether they had donated refreshments, cakes, raffle prizes, money or given of their time, we are most grateful. Thanks must also go to the local shops – they are always willing to display a poster and help out when they can.

It was a fun afternoon which will be repeated next year.

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.

 

 

Little Seedlings New Child-Minding Service

Parents in the local area will have the choice to use a new child – minding service based in Gwyddgrug. Little Seedlings is estimated to be open by September, pending final inspection from Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW).

This new setting is located on a beautiful old dairy smallholding, surrounded by farmland and enjoys wonderful views of the local countryside. Providing flexible hours, wraparound care with pick ups / drop off service available. There is ample off-street private parking and step free access available.

There is lots of room both inside and out with a large dedicated play area and secure nature garden.

  • Home based nurturing and supportive care for your child.
  • Child led approach with ample free play opportunities and learning through play emphasised.
  • Small mixed-age group allowing siblings to stay together.
  • Lots of time spent outdoors all year round.
  • Access to arts, crafts and music.
  • Regular outings to local Forest Schools, libraries, beaches, The National Botanical Gardens, Cylch Ti a Fi and parks etc.
  • Opportunities for children to spend time with animals.
  • DBS Enhanced check.
  • Paediatric First Aid trained.
  • Public liability insurance held.

Little Seedlings works to the same learning requirements as other early years educators, so you can be sure that your child will be getting all the support they need to learn and prepare for school and adult life.

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Tel: +44 (0) 7855 420604

Email: littleseedlingschildminding@gmail.com

Family Centre news

The Family Centre has agreed and is happy to now be a venue for the Credit Union “Save Easy” scheme whereby money can be saved and low cost loans are available. The representatives come every Tuesday afternoon from 2:00pm until 3:30pm if you would like to know more and start a savings account for yourself or family.

We have re-engaged with the Time Credits Scheme whereby credits are given for every hour of voluntary service. These credits can be used in multiple locations. Please come down to see us if you are interested in this.

Don’t forget about our great food co-operative scheme, with orders coming in by Wednesday midday please.

Summer is now upon us, and we are planning a trip in late August. Watch this space!

To find us, our post code is SA39 9BP, our email is pencaderfamilycentre@btinternet.com, our phone is 01559 384490, and in the village, if coming from Carmarthen, turn left at the corner of the flower shop and we are 100 yards down on the right. Do feel free to see us at any time on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00am to 3:00pm and Wednesdays from 9:00am to 12:00 noon.

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