Community News (November 2013)

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Items of Interest from Community Council Meeting 15th October:

Matters Arising from Previous Meeting:

Proposed Closure of Public Toilets by Powys County Council:
Following the Public Meeting held on 15th October and attended by 30 people, the Community Council and County Councillor, it was resolved to declare our intention to consider taking over the operation of the Public Toilets, without a firm commitment, until such time as we have been able to obtain and consider accurate costings for water, sewerage, electricity, maintenance and any other relevant factors involved in operating such a facility. To this end, Powys County will extend the deadline for closure to 31st December 2013. (This has now been confirmed and notices displayed at the Toilets to inform the Public) A further Public Meeting will be held when all the information has been evaluated and a final decision will be discussed.

Damage to Cwm Rhiwarth Road:
County Councillor Mayor advised that with regard to edge sealing of patches, Powys CC have ceased this practice as the smooth surface of the sealant has been causing loss of traction. He also undertook to report concerns about rocks protruding into the road, above the Old Mill entrance, where a wall had collapsed.

Any Other Business:

Affordable Housing:
The Rural Housing Enabler attended the meeting to confirm that both Housing Associations approached so far had declined to take on this project. There was a possibility that another Housing Association might take a look at this after March 2014.

Bridle Path by Berwynfa serving Bryn Teg, Godre Berwyn, Wern Goch:
Concerns were raised about the deteriorating state of this path caused by water erosion. It was resolved to report this to the Footpaths Officer and Powys County Council Highways Department, as it is now becoming dangerous for vehicles and pedestrians.

Date of Next Meeting: Tuesday 19th November 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:

Turning Over a Very Old Leaf:
Rob McBride, Tree Hunter, is coming to give a talk in Llangynog Memorial Hall on Friday, 1st November at 7pm. Tickets £5 (includes glass of wine) and for Children £2 (with a soft drink). All welcome. Any enquiries please contact Sarah on 860622 (sarah@vicarage or Jennie on 860312 (

Community Website (Llangynog online):
John Wilson of Dol Eglwys would like to thank those who have submitted potential content or suggestions but would like to hear from anyone else who might have something to submit. Possible content he has in mind: Facilities – News – Tourist Accommodation – Local Businesses – Village History – etc. The site will be bi-lingual, so help with translation would be very welcome. John can be contacted via E-mail:

The Community Food Co-operative:
Due to dwindling support and difficulty in finding a suitable supplier, The Community Food Co-operative has had to close down. A very big thank you is due to Brenda and Carol, who have given of their time to operate it every week, for all the years it has been in existence. They in turn would like to thank all those who supported this venture.

Weigh Hey – Slimmer of the Month:
The Slimmer of the Month for September is: Graham Hadley.

National Eisteddfod 2015 – Meifod –Llangynog Fundraising Group:
As the National Eisteddfod will be held in Meifod in August 2015, towns and villages in Montgomeryshire are asked to form fund raising groups to support the event. Geraint Evans, Ty Mawr, is organizing an initial meeting on Thursday, 14th November 2013 at 7.30pm, in the Memorial Hall Library, to which all interested members of the community are invited to attend. For further information phone Geraint on 860448.

Defibrillator Group:
There will be a meeting in the Memorial Hall on Tuesday, 26th November 2013 at 7pm to discuss setting up a group interested in operating a Defibrillator in the village and will include a demonstration of how to operate one. All interested members of the community are invited to attend. For further information phone Jennie Eilbeck on 860312.

Can You Help?
Due to Alison’s very busy work schedule, we are seeking help with the Welsh translation for the Newsletter. Please ring Trevor Foster on 860413, if you can help.

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.

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 18th Nov: The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida - Tegfan Mon 16th Dec: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini - Bryn Coed

Churches and Chapels
3 NovemberSunday10:00amCapel Carmel (Wesleyan)Rev G Richards
17 NovemberSunday10:00amCapel Carmel (Wesleyan)Mr T Morris
24 NovemberSunday06:00pmCapel Penuel (Presbyterian Church in Wales)Rev R Hughes
See Church Newsletter for Details of Services at St Cynog’s and St Melangell’s

What's on (Memorial Hall)
1 NovemberFriday07:00pmRob McBride – Tree Hunter
4 NovemberMonday11:00am - 02:00pmContact Club (activities)
4 NovemberMonday07:00pmHall Committee and fire training
8 NovemberFriday09:15am - 10:45amYoga with Paula
11 NovemberMonday11:00am - 02:00pmContact Club (line dancing)
13 NovemberWednesday07:00pmWomen's Institute: WI meeting
14 NovemberThursday05:30pmWeigh Hey Slimmers' Club
15 NovemberFriday09:15am - 10:45amYoga with Paula
17 NovemberSunday01:00pmCharity Sunday lunch
18 NovemberMonday11:00am - 02:00pmContact Club (ballroom dancing)
18 NovemberMonday07:00pmCrydeirthas y Berwyn (Lynne Jones)
19 NovemberTuesday07:30pmCommunity Council: Community Council
21 NovemberThursday05:30pmWeigh Hey Slimmers' Club
22 NovemberFriday09:15am - 10:45amYoga with Paula
23 NovemberSaturday07:30pmBowling Club presentations
25 NovemberMonday11:00am - 02:00pmContact Club (cookery demonstration)
25 NovemberMonday07:30pmChristmas Bingo
26 NovemberTuesday07:00pmDefibrillator meeting and demonstration
27 NovemberWednesday07:00pmSnooker
28 NovemberThursday05:30pmWeigh Hey Slimmers' Club
29 NovemberFriday09:15am - 10:45amYoga with Paula