Community News (July 2014)

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Items of Interest from Community Council Meeting 17th June :

Matters Arising from Previous Meeting:

Outstanding Roadworks: The Community Council have been asked to carry out a survey of all potholes and to prioritise each one, with a view to having the worst ones repaired first, with the lesser ones following on later.

Temporary Closure of Post Office: As there had still been no further information from the Post Office Customer Relations Department the Llangynog Post Office will remain temporarily closed, until such time as a replacement for the sub-postmaster is found. The nearest Post Office will be Siop Erianfa in Penybontfawr or Llanrhaeadr.

Any Other Business:

Co-option to Fill Vacancy for Community Councillor: The Community Councillors present considered the application from Jennie Eilbeck and resolved to co-opt her on to the Community Council at the next meeting on 15th July 2014.

Date of Next Meeting: The next Community Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 15th July 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 ( 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: It’s your Website so please support it.

General Information:

The Mobile Library will be on the Main Car Park between 11.00 and 11.30am on Thursday 3rd July and Thursday 17th July.

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 Offices are in Siop Erianfa, Penybontfawr or Llanrhaeadr.

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 July (tba) Contact: Alison Layland 860457

Date for Diary:
Sat 16th Aug
Llangynog & District Horticultural Show 3.00pm

Any items for the August Edition should be sent to Trevor Foster, The Old Rectory by 19th July 2014 or to

Churches and Chapels
13 JulySunday10:00amCapel Carmel (Wesleyan)Rev Ioan Davies
20 JulySunday10:00amCapel Penuel (Presbyterian Church in Wales)Mr Tom Morris
27 JulySunday10:00amCapel 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 JulyTuesday02:00pm - 04:00pmCraft Club: Berwyn Room
2 JulyWednesday02:30pm - 04:30pmTea Dance
3 JulyThursday05:30pmWeigh Hey Slimmers' Club
4 JulyFriday09:15am - 10:45amYoga with Paula
7 JulyMonday11:00am - 02:00pmContact Club
7 JulyMonday06:45pmEntertainments Committee
7 JulyMonday07:00pmHall Committee
9 JulyWednesday07:00pmWomen's Institute: Fun with felt (Rowena Morris)
10 JulyThursday05:30pmWeigh Hey Slimmers' Club
11 JulyFriday09:15am - 10:45amYoga with Paula
14 JulyMonday11:00am - 02:00pmContact Club: Outing to Ellesmere
15 JulyTuesday07:30pmCommunity Council
17 JulyThursday05:30pmWeigh Hey Slimmers' Club
21 JulyMonday11:00am - 02:00pmContact Club
28 JulyMonday11:00am - 02:00pmContact Club
31 JulyThursday05:30pm - 06:00pmWeigh Hey Slimmers' Club


Llanfyllin Ambulance Support:

Following the meeting in Penybontfawr on 27th May County Councillor Mayor has advised that:

There is no intention of removing the ambulance from Llanfyllin. There is talk about closing the actual Station but moving the location to the Fire Station, as it would be better located nearer to the main road for speed.

By the Autumn we should have a full number of paramedics drawn from the locality. The Service has had trouble in recruitment to the Station, as many paramedics wished to be based in a city/large town. However, this recruitment has focused on local people wishing to stay in rural mid-Wales. By the end of this year they are recruiting for drivers who will do non-emergency transfers.

The Service is keen to invest in a fast response vehicle for the area.

Due to the rural nature of our area, response times to emergencies of 8 minutes will always be difficult, if not impossible. The Service is keen to train more First Responders. This has been very successful and they are keen to train more. Also they would encourage communities to raise funds for a defibrillator, something we are already doing in Llangynog.