Community News (April 2014)

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Items of Interest from Community Council Meeting 18th March:

Matters Arising from Previous Meeting:

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. Remember, hard copies of the newsletter will still be available for collection from the Post Office.

Outstanding Roadworks: Community Councillor John Jones advised that he had not been contacted by the Highways Department about the potholes on Quarry Road but they had advised by E-mail that some of the previous patches were breaking up and will be renewed. The warning bollards on the verge at the brow of the hill by Bryn Glas, have since been installed.

Tender for Grass Cutting – Season 2014: Only one tender had been received by the deadline, which was considered excessive and it was resolved to refer it back to the tenderer for clarification.

One Voice Wales: The Clerk advised that acknowledgement of membership renewal had been received.

Any Other Business:

Temporary Closure of Post Office: Both our County Councillor Darren Mayor and Assembly Member Russell George had written to the Post Office Consultation Team requesting assurances that the Sub Post Office in Llangynog would not be closed permanently and requesting details of what arrangements were being made to keep it open after 28th April. They have replied to say they are committed to operating a service in this area for customers in Llangynog and have given an assurance that any closure will be viewed as temporary and will be kept to an absolute minimum. They will ensure that their customers and other interested parties will be advised of developments, as soon as they are in a position to do so.

Llanfyllin Ambulance Support: County Councillor Mayor advised that he had received details of a meeting between Llanfyllin Town Council and the Welsh Ambulance Service where the possible move of the Ambulance Station from Llanfyllin to Welshpool was discussed. If such a move were to happen, there was a proposal that an Ambulance would be based in the Fire Station in Llanfyllin during the day, returning to the Ambulance Station in Welshpool at night. Unfortunately, he and representatives from other Community Councils in the area, had not been invited to attend that meeting. He proposed that Llanfyllin Town Council should be asked to ensure that representatives from all the Community Councils, as well as their respective County Councillors, in the area likely to be affected by such a move, be invited to attend any future meetings on the matter. Ambulance response times in rural areas are of vital importance to communities, especially those furthest away from Hospitals, like Llangynog, Penybontfawr, Llanrhaeadr, Llanwyddyn and Llangedwyn.

PAVO – Info Engine: The Powys Association of Voluntary Organizations (PAVO) has recently opened an information engine, which can be accessed at and gives details and information about member organizations.

Additional Roadworks: Concerns were raised about three large potholes in Dol Hendre and the blocked gully, which runs the length of Berwyn Street, from the Tanat Valley Inn to the Pedestrian Safety Railing by the bridge. Apparently it was last cleared about 6 years ago and is now causing a build up of water along the edge of the road. County Councillor Mayor undertook to bring these to the attention of the Highways Department.

Notice of Intention to Stand Down as Community Councillor: Community Councillor Foster gave notice of his intention to stand down from the Community Council on completion of his chairmanship at the May meeting. County Councillor Mayor advised the Clerk to contact Powys County Council for advice on how to proceed after Councillor Foster stands down in May.

Date of Next Meeting: Tuesday 15th April 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 E-mail:

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.

Due to Trevor Foster standing down from the Community Council, he will no longer be able to produce the newsletter, which he has been doing for the past five years. Anyone interested in keeping it going in the future, should contact Trevor on 860413 for further information.

Slimmer of the Month: The Weigh Hey Slimmer of the Month for February was Janice Roberts.

Mobile Library: The Mobile Library will be on the Main Car Park between 11.00 and 11.30am on Thursday 10th April and Thursday 24th April.

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 Apr (tba) The Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies
  Mon May (tba) Engleby by Sebastian Faulkes
Contact: Alison Layland 860457

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

Churches and Chapels
6 AprilSunday02:00pmCapel Carmel (Wesleyan)E P Jones
13 AprilSunday06:00pmCapel Penuel (Presbyterian Church in Wales)Rev G Richards
20 AprilSunday02:00pmCapel Carmel (Wesleyan)Rev G O Jones
27 AprilSunday10:00amCapel Carmel (Wesleyan)Rev R Hughes
See Church Newsletter for Details of Services at St Cynog’s and St Melangell’s

What's on (Memorial Hall)
3 AprilThursday05:30pmWeigh Hey Slimmers' Club
7 AprilMonday11:00am - 02:00pmContact Club: Rev Raymond Hughes
9 AprilWednesday07:00pmWomen's Institute: Class Art Jewellery (Sheila & Jill)
10 AprilThursday05:30pmWeigh Hey Slimmers' Club
14 AprilMonday11:00am - 02:00pmContact Club: Sera Carpenter
15 AprilTuesday07:30pmCommunity Council
17 AprilThursday05:30pmWeigh Hey Slimmers' Club
19 AprilSaturday07:30pmCawl a Chan (Eisteddfod Committee)
21 AprilMondayContact Club: NO CONTACT CLUB
24 AprilThursday05:30pmWeigh Hey Slimmers' Club
28 AprilMonday11:00am - 02:00pmContact Club: Barge Trip
29 AprilTuesday05:30pmWeigh Hey Slimmers' Club