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2020 Annual Report: Community Benefit Fund Statkraft Alltwalis Wind Farm

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Pencader WI

Women’s Institute

Our June meeting was held in Linda’s beautiful garden. It was a glorious sunny afternoon and we ate a delicious tea in idyllic surroundings. Rosemary read through the Federation monthly letter and we discussed forthcoming events such as Book Clubs, quizzes, etc. Avis suggested a visit to Norwood Gardens (with Afternoon Tea, of course!) for our July meeting. Many thanks to Linda for hosting the meeting and for letting us see her gorgeous baby tortoises.

We had another lovely afternoon in July when we visited Norwood Gardens. Although we weren’t as fortunate with the weather this time, we managed to walk around the delightful gardens between showers. Tea followed in the café and then we held our meeting.

 

Avis has arranged the following speakers for us in the Pavilion:

7th September: Davina Watson will talk about Victorian Costume.

6th October: Molly (our newest member) will tell us about North East France.

There is no W.I. meeting in August, but we’ll probably get together for yet another Afternoon Tea, this time at the Porth Hotel!

If you would like to find out more about the W.I., please ring Linda on 01559 389882 or look us up on Facebook.

PENCADER CARNIVAL COMMITTEE

Pencader Carnival Committee is proud to announce the purchase of two defibrillators for the village of Pencader from funds raised during the 2018 carnival. The total cost for both defibrillators was £2800 and have been sited one opposite the Beehive Public House and on the wall of the Premier Stores to allow both ends of the village equal access to a unit.

 

Remembrance Sunday 2020

Cyngor Cymuned Llanfihangel-Ar-Arth Community Council

Clerc Mrs S. Anita Evans, Frongelli. New Inn, Pencader, Sir Gar. SA39 9AZ

ffôn: 01559 384266                             e-bost: anitaevans9@hotmail.co.uk

cc-llanfihangel-ar-arth-cc.org.uk

The Remembrance Service in Pencader at 10.45 on Sunday November 8th this year will be different, in order to keep within Covid rules.

 

  • No singing.
  • It is expected that people from different homes will obey the 2 metre rule.
  • It is required that everyone wear a mask.
  • One person only to stand within the perimeter of the War Memorial at one time.
  • No leaflets will be circulated.
  • Everyone to be responsible for themselves please, and adhere to the above requests.

 

NOTE:  if Government rules are changed, we will have to adhere to the new rules.

 

Family Centre news

As with all of us at this time, the Family Centre is coping with the virus as well as we can. The centre has been closed since late March, and up to this moment (6th July) no directives/guidelines have been given by the Government regarding the reopening of Family Centres, so we have to be patient.

It has been a frustrating time, and we have tried our best to keep in touch via phone, through a dedicated Facebook page, messenger and email service – which is pencaderfamilycentre@btinternet.com. Families are invited to let us know if we can assist them and if we can help we will.

We have been able to visit some families at a distance whilst supplying craft kits (through a grant from Community Foundation Wales) and families should be receiving two new books in July generously donated by Book Trust Wales. Some supplies have also been delivered by Netty and we thank her for that.

We have been given lots of useful educational and health links which have been posted on our Facebook page and it is worthwhile having a look at them if you need ideas about what to do at home with the children.

So, wishing all of you well. It seems that Pencader hasn’t been seriously affected by the virus and let’s hope it stays like that.

Trevor

 

Merched y Wawr Pencader a’r Cylch

February 2020

Members attended our annual St David’s Day celebration at a lunch at Gwarcefel Arms, Prengwyn on the 25th February, 2020. All were warmly welcomed by the president, Mrs Fioled Jones. In particular, she welcomed two brave husbands, Tom Lewis and Dafydd Jones and our guest speaker, Mrs Anne Thorne, Llanllwni.

After the meal, Mrs Jones officially welcomed the speaker and made particular reference to her past participation in Merched Y Wawr national competitions. Mrs Thorne is originally from the Neath Valley but she and her husband, David, have made their home in the area and raised their children here. They have both worked very hard to promote and further Welsh language, history and culture.

We had such an interesting afternoon, learning about the history of one of the prominent women of the Neath Valley namely Winifred Coombe Tennant. The reference for some of the information was a book by Peter Lord entitled Between Two Worlds. Winifred was born in 1895 and received a good education which included schools in Italy and France. She married young to an older man who was very wealthy and led a privileged life. However, she worked very hard in her community and had a great interest in many things including the Eisteddfod and the world of Art, being a patron of the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. She also worked in the field of Women’s Suffrage.

The above only gives a flavour of our afternoon’s talk by Mrs Thorne. If you have a chance, do go and listen to this story or find the book for yourself; it really is fascinating.

Mrs Fioled Jones thanked Mrs Thorne for the interesting story heard during the afternoon.

Our next meeting will be at Capel Nonni, Llanllwni on 30th March at 7 o’clock when Non Elias from Melysion Mam will be joining us.

Please contact: Fioled Jones – 01559 3846177

                        Gwyneth Alban – 01559 384344

                        Ann Phillips – 01559 384558

 

 

Movin Monkeez

P.I.D.A. Easter Competition

Regeneration Group meeting

November 2020

A short meeting was held at the Pavilion on Monday 17th November at the earlier time of 4:00pm and it was good to see familiar faces again, even if at a distance of two metres.

Minutes of the Extraordinary Meeting held in July were agreed and signed.

Financial report was distributed; bank mandates had been changed for new signatories. It was agreed not to increase advertising rates in Clecs Bro Cader for a while longer as advertisers are having a hard enough time in the current pandemic; those who had been unable to work during lockdowns have had their pre-paid run extended.

A new grant application for funding the next two years of the newsletter needs to be compiled and submitted to Statkraft.

The website has been updated with items from the recent editions of Clecs.

It was agreed that in common with other community groups that the AGM due to be held in January 2021 will be postponed until such time as larger groups are allowed to meet up. Existing officers will remain in post until then. The next meeting will be held at the Pavilion on Monday 21st December at 4:00pm.

If you wish to support the community we would be delighted to see new faces.

 

Could you support us?

The Pencader and District Regeneration Group is keen to have more people supporting its activities.

You can read the Chairman’s Report for 2019 HERE.

 

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 would normally take place on the THIRD Monday in the month in the Pavilion, Pencader, at 7:30pm.

 

The next meeting will be held at the Pavilion on Monday 21st December at 4:00pm.

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 2020

A few complaints had been received about an article in the last edition of Clecs; it was agreed that it must be made clear in Clecs Bro Cader that the views expressed are those of the writer and not the Group or the editorial team. The Community Facebook page now had 345 members,an increase of over 30 from last month. Stuart & Chris will go and see about hiring the school as the venue for next Garden & Craft Show in September as running out of room in Pavilion now. Need to meet up and arrange schedule.

January 2020

The evening began with the AGM, Stuart read out his Chairman’s report (a copy can be seen on the Pencader.org website) and thanked all for their support in the year. No nominations received for changing Officers, so it was proposed and seconded to keep the officers as they are. The usual monthly meeting then followed. Morgan had met with Keith and Jane and was happy to help with Clecs Bro Cader. Suggestions needed for the 100th issue in April. There had been a problem accessing the Welsh version of the website, Emma had done a temporary fix. It had also been pointed out that Parish Records are no longer held at the National Library as they have been returned to the Parish. These are available for inspection at Llanfihangel Vicarage at a charge of £22 per hour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Fun Garden & Craft Show

The sun shone brightly on Saturday 14th September 2019 at the Pavilion when some 40 competitors brought in their various entries for this year’s Show. There were several new faces plus some faithful participants and it was a delight to see the paintings from the children from Ysgol Cae’r Felin lining the walls as you went in. There were 240 entries as well as many paintings from the school children. It had been a good summer this year and there were some wonderful entries on display, particularly the runner beans. As well as the colourful paintings and drawings there were some very imaginative robots and windmills.

The cup for the most points in the Garden Produce section was awarded to Eric Jones, Dwylan seen here receiving his cup from P&DRG Chairman Stuart Wilson

 

 

 

 

Janet Jones, Dwylan, won the Oliver Evans Trophy for the best entries in the Flower section.

The cup for the most points in the Handicraft Section was won by Edwina Davies, Davies Street, Pencader.

 

 

 

 

The Helen Rose Wilson cup for the highest number of points in the Cookery section was presented to Janet Jones

 

 

 

The trophy for Overall Winner with the highest number of points was won by Janet Jones

 

 

 

The Children’s prize was awarded to Elsi Williams.

 

 

 

 

The Committee would like to thank all those who helped in any way: PIDA for the use of the Pavilion, Premier Stores and Pencader Bakery for the refreshments to keep everyone going, all those who loaned tables and fetched and carried them, the Judges and Stewards for giving up their time, donors of cups and trophies and anyone else who helped towards the event. However our main thanks go to the residents of our Parish who proudly brought their entries to support this community event. Without them there would be no Garden & Craft Show, so thank you and we hope to see you all again next year.

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