Community News (May 2014)

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Items of Interest from Community Council Meeting 15th April :

Matters Arising from Previous Meeting:

Outstanding Roadworks: The potholes in Dol Hendre and the blocked gulley in Berwyn Street have been reported to the Highways Department and added to their “to do” list.

Tender for Grass Cutting – Season 2014: A revised tender has been received and accepted.

Llanfyllin Ambulance Support: County Councillor Mayor has advised that he has arranged a meeting with a representative from the Welsh Ambulance Service to be held in Penybontfawr on 27th May, at 7pm, to which representatives from all the local Town and Community Councils have been invited to attend, to air their concerns about the proposed move of the ambulance station to Welshpool.

Temporary Closure of Post Office: As there had been no further information from the Post Office Customer Relations Department it would appear that the Llangynog Post will temporarily close after the 28th April until such time as a replacement for the sub-postmaster is found. The nearest Post Office after that date will be Siop Erianfa in Penybontfawr.

Any Other Business:

Repair of Path in St Melangell’s Churchyard: A request had been received from the Parochial Church Council asking that consideration be given to repairing and widening the path from the lytch gate to the Church entrance, as it was breaking up in places and becoming hazardous. It was resolved to arrange a site meeting on Friday 25th April at 5pm to inspect and discuss the request.

Dog Fouling in St Melangell’s Churchyard: A complaint had been received from the Grass Cutting Contractor that dogs had been fouling in the St Melangell’s Churchyard. It was resolved to write to all dog owners in the vicinity of the Churchyard asking them to ensure that their dogs are prevented from entering the confines of the Churchyard unsupervised. A sign has been displayed at the lytch gate for the attention of visitors with dogs.

Date of Next Meeting: The next Community Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 20th May 2014 at 7.30pm. If anyone has any 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.

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:

Can You Help?: 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.

Community Website: John Wilson, Dol Eglwys, would still like to hear from anyone who might have something they would like to put on the Website. This includes: 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:
Its your Website so please support it.

League of Friends – Charity Lunch: The Tanat Valley League of Friends are holding a Charity 3 Course Roast Beef Lunch in the Memorial Hall, on Sunday 4th May 2014 at 1pm. Bring your own drink. Tickets £15. Limited Numbers – please book via Jennie 860312 or Pauline 860319.

Opening of the New Extension to the Memorial Hall: Is planned to take place on Saturday 17th May at 2.30pm. The opening ceremony will be performed by Mrs Olwen Morris and a series of events will take place throughout the afternoon, including a piano recital and childrens entertainment. All members of the community are invited to attend.

Bodfach Hall (Llanfyllin) Garden Open Day: Will be held on Sunday 1st June 2014 from 2 – 6 pm. This year attractions will include a great display of rhododendrons, arts & crafts stalls, trampoline and bouncy castle for the children, plant stall, photographic exhibition, charity stalls and homemade teas.
Anyone who wants to have a stall, either commercial or charitable, contact Simon and Maggie Baynes on 07880-786573 or via All proceeds will go to local charities.

General Information:

The Mobile Library will be on the Main Car Park between 11.00 and 11.30am on Thursday 8th May and Thursday 22nd May.

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

The Post Office in the Memorial Hall will be temporarily closed until further notice. The nearest Post Office is in Siop Erianfa in Penybontfawr.

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 May (tba) Engleby by Sebastian Faulkes
Contact: Alison Layland 860457

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

Churches and Chapels
11 MaySunday10:00amCapel Carmel (Wesleyan)Gweinidog
25 MaySunday06:00pmCapel Penuel (Presbyterian Church in Wales)Rev G Richards
See Church Newsletter for Details of Services at St Cynog’s and St Melangell’s

What's on (Memorial Hall)
1 MayThursday05:30pmWeigh Hey Slimmers' Club
2 MayFriday09:15am - 10:45amYoga with Paula
4 MaySunday01:00pmCharity Lunch
5 MayMonday11:00am - 02:00pmContact Club: NO CONTACT CLUB
6 MayTuesday02:30pmTea Dance practice
6 MayTuesday06:45pmEntertainments Committee
7 MayWednesday02:30pm - 04:30pmTea Dance
8 MayThursday05:30pmWeigh Hey Slimmers' Club
9 MayFriday09:15am - 10:45amYoga with Paula
12 MayMonday02:00pmFlower Show meeting
15 MayThursday05:30pmWeigh Hey Slimmers' Club
17 MaySaturday02:30pmOpen Day (Opening of New Extension)
19 MayMonday11:00am - 02:00pmContact Club: Bingo
20 MayTuesday07:30pmCommunity Council
22 MayThursday06:30am - 10:15pmEuropean Elections
22 MayThursday05:30pmWeigh Hey Slimmers' Club
23 MayFriday09:15am - 10:45amYoga with Paula
26 MayMonday11:00am - 02:00pmContact Club: NO CONTACT CLUB
29 MayThursday05:30pmWeigh Hey Slimmers' Club