Community News (March 2014)

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Items of Interest from Community Council Meeting 18th February:

Matters Arising from Previous Meeting:

Proposed Closure of Public Toilets by Powys County Council: Powys County Council have advised that there will be no further action on this until after the budget debate at the end of February and that negotiations will take place with Town and Community Councils between then and April 2015, when final decisions will be reached.

Community Website: The Website is now online and can be accessed via Members of the Community are encouraged to support this venture, which is being provided for the benefit of all.

Grant for St Melangell’s Churchyard from Rothschild Foundation: The Clerk advised that further correspondence on this matter had been received from Mr Freeman-Attwood, who has indicated he would be willing to help with the maintenance of the yew trees. It was resolved to request that he liaises with the Community Council when any work was to be carried out.

Donation from Pearce Cycles, Ludlow: The Clerk advised that the donation of £250 had been received from Pearce Cycles, the organizers of the annual Rhydefelin Downhill Bike Race, in appreciation of the co-operation and help given to them by the community of Llangynog, had since been received by the Hall Committee.

Outstanding Roadworks: County Councillor Mayor had contacted the Highways Department about all of the concerns about outstanding roadworks and a response has been received from them advising that Tilhill Forestry will be carrying out the work to adapt the entrance to their access road within two to three months. They will be contacting Community Councillor John Jones about the potholes on Quarry Road and hope to install the warning bollards on the verge at the brow of the hill by Bryn Glas, within the next week.

Any Other Business:

Flooding on upper Pennant Road: Community Councillor Tibbot reported on a meeting he had on site with Adrian Jarvis, Highways Operations Manager, on Thursday 13th February, when it was agreed that a new culvert would be constructed to take away the water and an open ditch constructed along the hedge in the adjacent field, provided permission could be obtained from the owner of the land. It was suggested by Community Councillor Williams that dredging of the upper reaches of the river would also help.

Requests for use of Playing Field: Following consideration of applications for use of the Playing Field by children attending functions in the Memorial Hall on Saturday 17th May and Saturday 23rd August, it was resolved to grant permission and advise that it would be at the risk of the organisers.

Date of Next Meeting: Tuesday 18th March 2014 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): It’s your Website so please support it!
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: Local Events - Facilities – Newsletter – Tourist Accommodation – Local Businesses – Village History – Sales/Wants etc. The site will be bi-lingual, so help with translation would be very welcome. John can be contacted via email: Access the Website at
A recent addition re Cheap Heating Oil from may be of interest.

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.
No offers of help to date, so until someone comes forward it will not be possible to produce a Welsh Edition.

Slimmer of the Month: The Weigh Hey Slimmer of the Month for January was Graham Hadley.

Mobile Library: The Mobile Library will be on the Main Car Park between 11.00 and 11.30am on Thursday 13th March and Thursday 27th March.

Gwyl Dewi Sant: A Cawl a Chan (Soup and Song) evening will be held in the Memorial Hall on Saturday 1st March at 7.30pm. Entertainment from Triawd Dyfi (Dyfi Trio). Tickets £6.

Noson Drama: The Dinas Mawddwy Players will once again be presenting an evening of drama in the Memorial Hall on Friday 7th March at 7.30pm.

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 Whats 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.

Llangynog WI is a small, friendly group, meeting every 2nd Wednesday at 7pm in the Memorial Hall. We welcome new members, so please feel free to come along and see what you think. There is good company,entertainment and refreshments, so please, just turn up.

New Inn: Every Thursday Bingo 9pm

Llangynog Book of the Month Reading Group:
  Mon  Mar (tba) David Golder by Irene Nemirovsky
  Mon  Apr (tba) The Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies
  Mon  May (tba) Engleby by Sebastian Faulkes
Contact: Alison Layland 860457

Any items for the April edition should be sent to Trevor Foster, The Old Rectory ( by 19th March 2014.

LATE NEWS: Post Office: Due to the impending retirement of the current Postmaster, the Post Office have advised that the Llangynog Post Office will be temporarily closed after 28th April, until a replacement Postmaster is appointed.

Churches and Chapels
9 MarchSunday06:00pmCapel Penuel (Presbyterian Church in Wales)Mr T Ellis
16 MarchSunday10:00amCapel 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)
1 MarchSaturday07:30pmCawl a Chan (Soup and Song), with Triawd Dyfi (Dyfi Trio)
3 MarchMonday11:00am - 02:00pmContact Club: Cookery with Brenda
3 MarchMonday06:45pmEntertainments Committee
5 MarchWednesday07:00pmSnooker
6 MarchThursday05:30pmWeigh Hey Slimmers' Club
7 MarchFriday09:15am - 10:45amYoga with Paula
7 MarchFriday07:30pmDinas Mawddwy Players - Noson drama
10 MarchMonday11:00am - 02:00pmContact Club: Rev M Powell
12 MarchWednesday07:00pmWomen's Institute: Shropshire Cheese Company
13 MarchThursday05:30pmWeigh Hey Slimmers' Club
14 MarchFriday09:15am - 10:45amYoga with Paula
17 MarchMonday11:00am - 02:00pmContact Club: Bingo
18 MarchTuesday07:30pmCommunity Council
20 MarchThursday05:30pmWeigh Hey Slimmers' Club
21 MarchFriday09:15am - 10:45amYoga with Paula
24 MarchMonday11:00am - 02:00pmContact Club: Activities
27 MarchThursday05:30pmWeigh Hey Slimmers' Club
31 MarchMonday11:00am - 02:00pmContact Club: Ballroom Dancing