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September 2018

I had not expected to be asked to produce another missive regarding life, as I see it, within the parish. So, this will be brief and hopefully not infuriate the reader.

The highlight must be the super carnival held in glorious weather for the third year running. It was surely a stroke of genius that a real magician was there who absolutely enthralled groups of children all afternoon. Never have I seen, or would have imagined, that magic was so popular.

Thanks to the Carnival Committee for a great day.

Referred to elsewhere in the newsletter is the date for the Autumn Clean Up. It will be interesting to see if Carmarthen County Council promotes its politically correct policy “Pride in Your Patch” for the estates as they did last April; only to cancel it at the last minute citing “illness of the organiser” as the reason. After some thirteen years of “doing” Maescader I will apply myself elsewhere rather than embarrass them and the politically correct council.

My thanks to the new Editor for taking on the September edition of the newsletter and, hoping it continues, we all wish her well.

Comments please to the Editorial Committee c/o Stuart Wilson, tel: 01559 384709

or janegriffithsuk@btinternet.com

June 2018

At last it seems as though summer is here; all is forgiven for the awful long winter we had to endure. There seems little to comment about at the moment other than the arrival (from outer space?) of a very large public lavatory.

Provided at the behest of the Community Council for the benefit of many it stands like a Tardis in front of the now closed Public Lavatories. No doubt many will in time express thanks for its belated arrival.

It is good to notice that the wind farms are now quite operative and damage to the roads during the construction is being addressed.

A public meeting was called by PIDA last month to explore the possibility of constructing a Multi Use Games Area by the playing field. It was good to see some forty people present to listen to and ask questions about this ambitious project. Further information is elsewhere in this edition.

Comments please to Editorial Committee

c/o Stuart Wilson Tel: 384709 or janegriffithsuk@btinternet.com

March 2018

Another year to look forward to and to participate in some of the activities available within your community, of which there are many. “Seek and you will find” can you complete this phrase? It certainly applies to us in that there is always something happening in our community if we seek them out. Events are mentioned in this newsletter, posters and notices are placed in local shops, they are also found on Facebook and other social media sites, plus people speak about events in general conversations.
Despite all means of communication however very little seems to actually happen in improving participant numbers. Why? Any ideas?
The Spring Clean Up will be on Saturday 7th April at 10am at the Pavilion. Please try and come along, we need more helpers as the original volunteers are not getting any younger but still come along to do what they can. Light refreshments are provided afterwards. It is surprising what can be achieved in just five minutes cleaning up a small area near where you live as you walk to and from home to the shops.
As a well know advert says “Every little helps” and it does wonders for the overall view of things.
Now that the bulk of the construction works has been completed on the turbines at the Brechfa Forest West Windfarm, the new turbines have begun regular production of electricity and will also generate funds for the Community Investment Fund.
Innogy have held meetings to invite suggestions as to what the money could be used for which is all well and good, but there are limits as to what the funds can be used for. Perhaps it is time to start thinking about this and what it could entail.
Take heart – this awful weather can’t last much longer and no doubt before too long people will be saying that we need rain. Quite daft really as what are taps and hoses for?

Comments please to Editorial Committee c/o 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

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