Community News (July 2013)

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Items of Note from Community Council Meeting 18th June:

Matters Arising:

Damage to Quarry Road and Pennant Road: Councillor Foster reported that a site meeting was held on 29th May, with the Portfolio holder for Highways and Highways Operations Manager, Powys County Council, Representatives of Tilhill Forestry and 3 members of the Community Council. Following inspection of all the areas causing concern, it was agreed that Tilhill Forestry would increase the width of the entrance/exit to the access road to their forest to allow lorries to turn in and out, without causing damage to the verge and hedgeline opposite. They also agreed to fund/undertake works to the areas damaged off the carriageway by the HGV over-run. The Highways Operations Manager advised that the necessary remedial action for the other areas along the route would be incorporated into the Planned Repair Programme for the Pennant Road, which is scheduled to be carried out during the Summer months. He undertook to write to the Community Council to confirm the details.

Yew Trees in St Melangell's Churchyard: A copy of the Tree Preservation Order has been received from Powys County Council, which outlines the conditions that apply to any future maintenance of these trees. The Clerk advised that she had written to Mr Freeman-Attwood to inform him of the Community Council’s decision re proceeding with the grant application.

Public Footpath from Wern Goch to Quarry: Mark Chapman, the Footpaths Officer at Powys CC, has referred the matter of fallen branches on this path to the owners (Revolution Bike Park) of the land adjoining the path, as it is their responsibility to clear them.

Return of Electronic Speed Sign: The Area Traffic Operations Manager had responded to our request by advising that, as several of the electronic speed signs were at present in for repair, he was not able to forecast when one might be returned to Llangynog and suggested that concerns about speeding should be referred to the Police. He also advised that the replacement signs for School Lane junction have been designed, ordered and should be in place shortly.

Any Other Business:

Local Flood Management Strategy: Powys County Council are consulting on their future strategy for Flood Management. Copies of the Consultation Document are available at all local libraries, as are copies of the questionnaire. It can also be viewed and completed on line at http://www.powys.gov.uk and follow the links. The closing date for consultation is 11th July 2013.

Commission on Public Service Governance and Delivery: This Commission was established in April 2013 by the Welsh Assembly Government to look hard, honestly and objectively at the way Public Services are governed and delivered in Wales and how they may be improved. This covers all Public Services: Local Government, Health, Emergency Services and Cultural, Heritage and Environmental Services. They would like to offer the people of Wales the chance to have their say on Public Services so you are invited to answer the questions and submit your views via the online survey at the following link: http://www.wales.gov.uk/publicservicecommission by 31st August 2013. They will also be holding Drop In Sessions, where people can speak to the Commission face-to-face.

  • 24 July (All Day) – Royal Welsh Show, Llanelwedd
  • 5th August (All Day) – National Eisteddfod of Wales, Denbigh
  • 13th August (10.00 – 15.00) Plas Dolerw, Newtown
Community Website: One of the conditions attached to the Heritage Lottery, Grant requires recipients to establish a Community Website, so the Secretary of the Hall Committee, has approached the Community Council with this in mind. It was resolved to ask the Secretary to attend the next Community Council meeting on 16th July, so that she can explain in detail what this entails.

New Black Refuse Bags: Complaints have been received about the poor quality of the new black refuse bags, which have been splitting and tearing open, causing spillage of their contents. This should be notified to Powys CC.

Date of Next Meeting: 16th July 2013 at 7.30pm.

If anyone has concerns about anything affecting the village or any suggestions for improvements, please contact the Clerk or any one of the Councillors on the list displayed on the Public Notice Board.

Other News:

Property Left in Memorial Hall: In preparation for the building work – the Memorial Hall Committee is having a sort out!! If you have any belongings, either personal or for your organisation, please claim them by 15th July 2013 (Contact Sarah 860622). After this date, volunteers will be clearing out the old projection room, under the stage and going through all the cupboards, nooks and crannies. Where possible, items not claimed/wanted will be given to good homes, charity, recycled, sold or last resort, thrown in the bin!

Suggestion Box: A suggestion box has been placed on the table by the kitchen entrance to the Memorial Hall. This box is to be used for completed evaluation forms (by box) and any suggestions for improvements or changes you may have. Please complete an evaluation form if you have been to the hall recently – this is really important to the Hall Committee, so that they can make your experience at the hall even better and also for monitoring progress/success as required by the Big Lottery Fund.

Time for Fun: The Llangynog Ball 2013: The bi-annual Llangynog Ball will be held on September 7th in the Memorial Hall. The Committee are aiming to make it the best one yet, so dress up in posh frocks (or smart suits) and prepare to party until the early hours. Details are given in the enclosed flyer. Put the date in your diary now!

Time to Celebrate the Big Lottery Grant: See insert for details.

Slimmer of the Month: The Weigh Hey Slimmer’s Club Slimmer of the Month for May was Alan Young.

General Information:

Weigh Hey Slimmer’s Club: Meets every Thursday at 5.30pm in the Library of the Memorial Hall.

The Post Office is open in the Memorial Hall every Monday and Thursday 9am-2pm.

The Community Food Co-operative offers Fresh Fruit and Vegetables every Wednesday at the Memorial Hall between 2.30-3.00pm. For info ring Brenda Young on 860243.

Come and enjoy our Contact Club: Every Monday from 11am-2pm in the Memorial Hall. Open to anyone of any age. We have a variety of activities every week (see What’s On). Lunch is provided. If getting to the Club is a problem we do have volunteer drivers who would be more than happy to collect you from your home. Please call Jennie Eilbeck on 860312 or Carol Jones on 860230.

New Inn: Every Thursday Bingo 9pm

Llangynog Book of the Month Reading Group: Mon 29th Jul Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel. Tegfan 8pm
TBA Aug The Colour of Dawn by Yanick Lahens
TBA Sep State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Contact: Alison Layland 860457

WHAT'S ON

Day Date Memorial Hall Time
Mon 1st JulContact Club (Cookery Demo) 11am-2pm
Mon 1st JulHall Committee 7.30pm
Thu 4th JulWeigh Hey Slimmer’s Club 5.30pm
Fri 5th JulColeg Powys Yoga 9.15 & 11am
Mon 8th JulContact Club (Activities) 11am-2pm
Mon 8th JulSt Cynog’s/St Melangell’s PCC Meeting 2.30pm
Wed10th JulW.I. Meeting 7pm
Thu11th JulWeigh Hey Slimmer’s Club 5.30pm
Sat13th JulWedding Reception
Mon15th JulContact Club (Outing) 11- 2pm
Tue16th JulCommunity Council 7.30pm
Thu18th JulWeigh Hey Slimmer’s Club 5.30pm
Sat20th JulBirthday Party
Mon22th JulContact Club 11-2pm
Thu25th JulWeigh Hey Slimmer’s Club 5.30pm
Mon29th JulContact Club 11-2pm

Dates for Diary:

7th Sep Llangynog Ball
13th/14th Sep Llangynog Sheepdog Trials

CHURCHES:
Services at St Cynog’s and St Melangell’s)
(See Church Newsletter for Details of Services at St Cynog’s and St Melangell’s)

CHAPELS:

Presbyterian Church in Wales:
Capel Penuel:
Sun 14th Jul Mr T Morris 10:00am

Wesleyan:
Sun 7th Jul Rev G Richards 6.00pm

Please note there will be no Newsletter for August (Summer Break) but any items for the September edition should be sent to Trevor Foster, The Old Rectory (llangynognews@hotmail.co.uk) by 19th August.