A PUBLIC MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE MEMORIAL HALL ON THURSDAY 5TH DECEMBER AT 7PM TO DISCUSS THE FINAL DECISION ON THE PROPOSED CLOSURE OF OUR PUBLIC TOILETS. COME AND HAVE YOUR SAY. ALL WELCOME.
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Items of Interest from Community Council
Meeting 19th November:

Matters Arising from Previous Meeting: Proposed Closure of Public Toilets by Powys County Council: Information on costs and other relevant operational facts have still not been received from Powys County Council. They have been asked to ensure that everything requested will be available for the Public Meeting on 5th December, when it is hoped to reach a final decision on the future of the toilets. Efforts to persuade Powys CC and WAG to keep them open on high degree of use and disability discrimination grounds are still being pursued.

Any Other Business:
Precept 2014/15: After consideration of outgoings over the past year and requirements for the year ahead it was resolved to keep the precept at its present level of £5,500.

Playground Inspection Report: This year’s inspection report highlighted several areas that needed attention and it was resolved to seek an estimate of cost for these repairs.

Local Government Settlement: Powys County Council have warned that due to a further reduction in the Local Government Settlement for 2014/2015 that further cuts will have to implemented in Public Services to achieve the necessary savings.

Replacement Signs at Junction of School Lane/Pennant Road: The replacement directional signs for the junction of School Lane/Pennant Road have had to be returned for correction of a spelling error.

Mobile Phone Reception Improvement Project: Details of the Mobile Phone Reception Improvement Project, which is being funded by the UK Government have been received and can be viewed in the Community Information Folder in the Memorial Hall. Llangynog has been identified as a priority “Not Spot”. Phase One of the project will involve surveys to identify suitable sites for a mast but there is a list of criteria attached to it which will determine whether or not it will be a viable spend of public money.

Grant from Rothschild Foundation Fund for work at St Melangell’s Churchyard: The Clerk had received information from Julian Freeman-Attwood that the bid for a grant from the Rothschild Foundation had been turned down, as they can only support Registered Charities, which the Community Council is not.

Survey by Police and Crime Commissioner on Cost of Policing: The Police and Crime Commissioner is running a survey, asking a small number of questions, about what the public wish to pay for their policing service and in what areas they feel it should be spent. It can be found on-line at www.bit.ly/16iHd74 and he would like local residents to have their say.

Date of Next Meeting: Tuesday 21st January2014 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:

Community Website (Llangynog online): John Wilson of Dol Eglwys would like to thank those who have submitted potential content or suggestions but would still 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: mail@llangynog.org.

Weigh Hey – Slimmer of the Month: The Slimmer of the Month for October is: Maureen Morris

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. Until someone comes forward it will not be possible to produce a Welsh Edition.

Thank You: Carol Jones and the organisers of the Charity Lunch held on 17th November, would like to thank all those who supported the event, which raised the magnificent sum of £613 towards the cost of a defibrillator.

Christmas Quiz: A Christmas Quiz in aid of the Welsh Air Ambulance will be held in the Tanat Valley Pub on Sunday 8th December at 7.30pm. £10 per team of 4. All welcome

General Information:

Christmas and New Year Recycling and Waste Collections:
Usual DateRevised Collection date
Thursday 26th DecemberSaturday 28th December
Friday 27th DecemberSunday 29th december
Thursday 2nd JanuaryFriday 3rd January
Friday 3rd JanuarySaturday 4th January

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 16th Dec: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini - Bryn Coed
Jan (tba): A Tourist in the Arab Spring by Tom Chesshyre
Feb (tba): The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society – Mary Ann Shaffer
Contact: Alison Layland 860457

Churches and Chapels
DateDayTimePlaceEvent
8 DecemberSunday06:00pmCapel Penuel (Presbyterian Church in Wales)Rev G Richards
15 DecemberSunday10:00amCapel Carmel (Wesleyan)Rev R Hughes
22 DecemberSunday06:00pmCapel Carmel (Wesleyan)Rev G Richards
See Church Newsletter for Details of Services at St Cynog’s and St Melangell’s

What's on (Memorial Hall)
DateDayTimeEvent
2 DecemberMonday11:00am - 02:00pmContact Club (Bingo)
2 DecemberMonday07:00pmHall Committee
2 DecemberMonday08:00pmChristmas Bingo
5 DecemberThursday05:30pmWeigh Hey Slimmer’s Club
5 DecemberThursday07:00pmPublic Meeting – Re Public Toilets
9 DecemberMonday11:00am - 02:00pmContact Club (Activities)
11 DecemberWednesday07:00pmWomen's Institute: WI
11 DecemberWednesday07:00pmSnooker
12 DecemberThursday05:30pmWeigh Hey Slimmer’s Club
13 DecemberFriday07:30pmEntertainments Committee Christmas Bingo
14 DecemberSaturdayCylch Fun Fair
16 DecemberMonday11:00am - 02:00pmContact Club (Christmas Party)
19 DecemberThursday05:30pmWeigh Hey Slimmer’s Club
23 DecemberMonday11:00am - 02:00pmContact Club (Outing)

Grateful thanks to Alison Layland for her help with the Welsh Translation over the years. Any items for the February edition should be sent to Trevor Foster, The Old Rectory (llangynognews@hotmail.co.uk) by 19th January 2014.

Christmas and New Year Greetings from the Community Council: The Chairman and Councillors of the Community Council would like to take this opportunity to wish all members of our Community “A very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful and Prosperous New Year”.

Our County Councillor Darren Mayor would also like to send “Season’s Greetings and every Blessing for the New Year” to you all.