This web page will be used to
report on any activities or information on Llangrannog. Please
with any news or information and it will
Please be aware we can only accept appointments for whole blood donations
If you are booking an appointment to donate your plasma, please click here to
If you can't find a session near you, please check back soon. Our
collections programme is currently being reviewed due to the
pandemic. New sessions are currently being confirmed.
If you need assistance locating a clinic, please call 0800 252266.
At the beginning of last year we were trying to
think of something to uplift folks and enhance the environment, a permanent addition to our village that can
benefit everyone and the wildlife.
One of our villagers had the great idea of a Community Orchard so all
could enjoy the Spring blossom and share the fruit in
Autumn and those with green fingers can help
plant and maintain the trees.
We would like to plant about 20 trees, Welsh Heritage fruit trees where
possible and these will be mixed with Cherry trees
and hopefully some young grafted trees from
If you would like to support us in establishing our orchard
contributions would be fantastic (on average 1 tree, stake and
= £25.00) but any amount we would be very
Diolch yn fawr – Many thanks, and happy scrumping to all! Any planting
will take place when appropriate and safe to do so.
Thank you all so far in supporting this project. We’ve decided to change
our target as many more people would like to contribute.
Our plan was to
eventually site some benches and have name/information plates for all the
trees. We will now use the
rest of the
monies for those purposes.
Diolch yn fawr
Llangrannog Welfare Committee
Securing our Rights-of-Way
We all take for
granted (not unreasonably) our right to use the paths around Llangrannog.
However, if the
rights-of-way are not registered this can cause problems both for those
who use the
paths and for landowners. To secure rights-of-way it is necessary to apply
Council for “The modification of the Definitive Map and Statements of Public
Rights of Way”
footpath or highway.
We have already
done the necessary preparation for this. Now we ask that you complete a
(Form D “Supporting Statement”) for each path with as much evidence as you
that you do have experience of the routes described. You should add to the
entitled “Any other Information” any specific experience or evidence. In
you may have a
different view of the route or path shown on the maps – you are free to
any aspect of
the forms. If you have some evidence that you believe to be significant
make contact with us.
We have two
routes which we want to process first. The footpath from Lochtyn drive to
the route through the Ship car park. Please take you time with the latter
perspective, particularly whether you see it as a footpath / bridleway /
byway or whether
you see it as a byway that has always been open to all traffic to the beach.
If you wish to
secure these rights-of-way you will make a significant difference by
Forms and sending them to the address provided below, for onward
transmission to the Council.
Address to send
the completed forms:
Dr Kat Dawes,
Secretary, Llangrannog Welfare Committee, Ty Capel Crannog,
for contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Form D claim public right of way FROM LOCHTYN DRIVE TO CILBORTH STEPS
3. Form D claim public right of way SHIP CAR PARK
Welsh Blood Service needs your help
Please use this hour to do something amazing and book
your next blood donation appointment.
Book your appointment here:
New donors are especially needed at this time
To check eligibility and register, please visit:
Peidiwch ag anghofio bod y clociau’n mynd yn ôl y
Defnyddiwch yr awr hon i wneud rhywbeth anhygoel, a
threfnwch eich apwyntiad rhoi gwaed nesaf
Archebwch eich apwyntiad yma:
Mae angen roddwyr newydd, enwedig ar hyn o bryd
I wirio cymhwysedd a chofrestru ewch: I
Lock down travel restrictions do not apply for travel to donate blood.
are allowed to travel outside their areas to attend a pre booked
Emergency Contacts and Services
Emergencies: 999 or 112
– police, fire, ambulance, coastguard.
advice line: 111
doctors: New Quay Surgery 01545
560203. Meddygfa Emlyn 01239 710479.
Bronglais, Aberystwyth/Glangwili, Carmarthen (both around 45 minutes’
Injuries Unit: Cardigan Integrated
Care Centre .
Tel: 01239 801560 ext. 311521
New Quay , SA45 9NX : 01545 560294. Boots Cardigan 01239 621578
defibrillator is in an unlocked green box next to the public toilets.
phone box is in the same location; there is also a public phone in the
incident to the local police force:
call 01545 570881
Environmental Services (emergency only): 01239 851604
See the Llangrannog
Hwb Facebook page for local updates.
Llangrannog Welfare Committee
exists to help
visitors and business owners with any issues they have. You can contact
or chat to any member; there is a list in the
noticeboard next to the public toilets.
Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog
CROESO N’ÔL I LANGRANNOG!
Yr ydym wedi cael ychydig fisoedd tawel yn
Llangrannog, ond nid yw'r gymuned wedi bod
yn segur. Mae cefnogaeth wedi ei ddarparu i
bobl bregus gan aelodau o'r gymuned - siopa,
casglu presgripsiynau, sgyrsiau pellgymdeithasol
i ofalu am bobl, gwneud bagiau golchi ar gyfer y GIG ac ati.
Pwyllgor Lles wedi parhau i gwrdd ar-lein. Mae staff siop
Londis lleol wedi
darparu gwasanaethau hanfodol.
Anfonodd yr Aelod Seneddol Ben Lake lythyr at y gymuned yn
diolch i ni am y
gwaith rydyn ni wedi'i wneud. Yn bwysicaf oll, nid ydym wedi
achosion yma hyd yn hyn!
Coronafirws yng Ngheredigion
Mae Ceredigion yn dal i fod ar lefel uchel o fregusrwydd
niferoedd isel o'r firws. Mae tua 72,000 o bobl yn byw yng
mae gennym ganran uchel o bobl oedrannus. Felly mae'n
hanfodol ein bod yn
parhau i weithio gyda'n gilydd i guro'r firws.
Mae pellter cymdeithasol yn parhau yn ei le – cadwch 2
fedr rhyngoch chi ac unrhyw un nad yw yn eich cartref.
Gwastraff a Sbwriel
Mae gennym lai o finiau gwastraff nag arfer, a
chasgliadau cyfyngedig. Os gwelwch yn dda ewch â
chymaint o sbwriel gyda chi ag y gallwch, yn enwedig
os yw'r biniau eisoes yn llawn.
Dilynwch rhaglen ailgylchu Ceredigion gymaint ag sy’n bosib,
yr ydym gyda’r
gorau yn y D.U. am hyn.
Y Caban – archebu ar lein a chasglu o 11eg o Orffennaf.
Caffi Patio – clud-fwyd o 11eg o Orffennaf.
Pentre Arms – agor o 11 y bore am fwyd a diod tu allan.
Y Llong – agor o 11eg o Orffennaf am ddiodydd.
Siop Hoffnant (Londis) – Archebu dros y ffon/arlein. Gweler
Oriel Sea and Slate – amseroedd agor cyfyngedig o 19eg o
Tafell a Tan Pizza – Agor yn fuan am clyd-fwyd.
Caiacs Carreg Bica – Gweler tudalen Facebbok am fanylion.
Gweler tudalennau a gwefannau unigol y busnesau lleol am
manylion. Sylwer, NI FYDD cyfleusterau tai bach ar gael.
Mae’r meysydd parcio ar agor (talu ac arddangos o flaen y
traeth, dim parcio a
theithio o’r maes parcio am ddim)
Mae'r toiledau ar agor - parchwch y cyfleuster hwn, gan na
fydd yr un o'r
busnesau yn gallu gadael i chi ddefnyddio eu cyfleusterau.
Prin yw'r achubiaeth achub bywyd.
Raciau iard gychod / caiac – gwelwch tudalen facebook
Gymdeithas Cychod a
Cysylltiadau a Chefnogaeth
Gweler tudalen Facebook Llangrannog Hwb i gael y wybodaeth
am y Pwyllgor Lles a chyngor a chefnogaeth llywodraeth leol.
Gallwch gysylltu â'n heddlu lleol ar
Byddwn yn parhau i adrodd ar dorri'r canllawiau i'r heddlu
Mae croeso i chi sgwrsio ag unrhyw aelod o'r Pwyllgor am hyn
eraill. Gallwch anfon e-bost atom ar email@example.com.
Parchwch y gymuned leol a mwynhewch ein pentref hardd.
Llangrannog Welfare Committee
WELCOME BACK TO
We have had a quiet few months in
Llangrannog, but the community has not
been idle. Support has been provided for
vulnerable people by community members – shopping,
prescriptions, socially-distanced chats to check on people,
for the NHS etc. The Welfare Committee has continued to meet
local Londis shop staff have provided vital services.
MP Ben Lake sent a letter to the community thanking us for
the work we have
done. Most importantly, we have had no cases here so far!
Coronavirus in Ceredigion
Ceredigion is still at a high level of vulnerability due to
our low numbers of the
virus. There are around 72,000 people living in Ceredigion,
and we have a high
percentage of elderly people. It is therefore vital that we
continue to work
together to beat the virus.
remains in place – please keep 2
metres between you and anyone not in your
We have fewer wastebins than usual, and limited
Please take as much litter away with you as you can,
especially if the bins are already full.
Follow the Ceredigion recycling program as far as possible –
we are one of the
best counties in the UK for this.
The Beach Hut – online ordering and pickup from 11 July.
The Patio Cafe – takeaways from 11 July.
The Pentre Arms – open from 11 July for food and drink
The Ship Inn – open from 11 July for takeaway drinks.
Siop Hoffnant (Londis) – Online and telephone orders. See
Sea & Slate Gallery – limited opening from 19 July.
Tafell a Tân Pizza – opening soon for takeaway.
Caiacs Carreg Bica Kayaks – please see the Facebook page.
Please see individual businesses’ websites and Facebook
pages for updates and
details. Note they will NOT have toilet facilities.
The car parks are open (pay and display on the beachfront
car park; no park
and ride from the free car park).
The toilets are open – please respect this amenity, as none
of the businesses
will be able to let you use their facilities.
There is limited lifeguard cover.
Boatyard/kayak racks – please see the Llangrannog Boating &
Contacts and Support
See the Llangrannog Hwb Facebook page for updates on Welfare
and local government advice and support. Ceredigion.gov.uk/coronavirus.
You can contact our local police force on
We will continue to report breaches of the guidelines to the
Please feel free to chat to any member of the Committee
about this and other
matters. You can email us on
Please respect the local community and enjoy our beautiful village
People in Wales can now do more after a
further easing of lockdown measures.
From Monday 6 July
can form "extended households" with one other household and
can have physical contact and stay the night.
The restrictions on travel have also been lifted, ending the five-mile
bars, cafes and restaurants will also be able to reopen outdoors from
13 July, under new Welsh Government plans.
Venues will be able to open in spaces they own and have licences for - as
long as coronavirus
cases continue to fall.
But indoor services remain closed for now and some pubs, including chain
said it would not reopen its beer gardens ahead of pubs being able to open
The date for reopening self-contained accommodation has been brought forward
to 11 July to allow owners to
Saturday to Saturday.
With the "stay local"
restrictions lifted in Wales on 6 July, outdoor attractions have
also reopened for the first time since March.
Non-essential shops reopened last month, however Wales remains the only
part of the
UK without a restart date for indoor hospitality.
You can book a holiday in self-contained accommodation in Wales for dates
from 11 July, two
ahead of what was previously announced.
Self-contained refers to accommodation without any shared facilities, so
motorhomes if they have their own toilets.
No announcement has been made for holiday accommodation with shared
However, hotels, B&Bs and hostels that can provide en-suite rooms and
provide room service
meals can open from 11 July.
The same goes for boats and some glamping accommodation with their own
bathrooms that no other guests use.
A beautiful but sad
picture of Llangrannog Beach
at Easter 2020, probably
the quietest it has ever
It will still be there for
thousands to enjoy when
we eventually get
the Green Light
Ship Car Park Update
January 3d 2020
You may be aware that the system that has been in
place has been been found 'Not fit for purpose' by the
British Parking Association, and all
enforcements (fines) ceased on the 20th October, hence we have had a
free carpark from the middle on November up till
March the 1st 2020.
Over 2000 PCNs were issued over the course of the
last summer...a huge amount for a tiny 38 space carpark
A planning application has been submitted to
Ceredigion County Council for a new ticket machine, Steel canopy
and camera (we are also investigating why no
planning has been requested for signage and bollards etc).
We are informed that the system that has been in
place all last year will again be reinstated and operated by the
As a Welfare Committee we are formulating an
objection to this application and will continue to try and improve
this situation, so that both residents and
visitors alike are welcomed back into our community. Our aim is to
have a simple 'Pay and Display' (with a fair and
seasonal tariff) without any cameras or ANPR.
(This type of system in currently under scrutiny
because of unscrupulous manipulation of the process, that leads to fines being issued.)
We hope that you have managed to resolve any of
your parking issues over the last few months.
We are sending the attached PDF document out to
keep you updated on the developments surrounding
the village carpark.
The planning application from the owner, Mr
Anthony Ramsay Williams, can be viewed from the link in
the attached document along with detailed
drawings and any objections that have already been posted.
If you feel you would like to respond/object to
the application, we would welcome your support, that will
hopefully lead to getting a fairer/simpler
system in place.
DEADLINE FOR RESPONSE TO THE
PLANNING APPLICATION IS 13TH JANUARY!
people are aware, the well publicised problems with the village car park
have been an ongoing issue.
those who didn’t know, a committee was set up to address the situation
to the relevant people and
tirelessly to bring this issue to the front of local councillors and
As of yesterday,
the car park will be free until the 1st of March. There is ongoing
work by the committee to
solution to the issues after that date, however, until there is a
longer term success, We hope as a
loyal customers local and from away can show ALL the businesses their
support over the next
few months as
the negative press from this situation has kept people away and had a
huge impact on the
Look forward to
seeing you all over Christmas, and thanks to everyone who has worked
to find a solution.
Ship Inn Car Park
We have received several e-mails from visitors to Llangrannog who have
been hit with Parking Fines
even though the machines are not working. The car park is monitored by
CCTV and they use an ANPR
system and will fine those who have not paid. There is a facility to pay
via an app on your smartphone, but if you
are unlucky enough to us Vodafone or Tesco mobile, you will not get a
signal in the village.
Several people have told us that they will not return to Llangrannog,
which is a shame, but we cannot comment on the
Carpark Operators methods. Please note
that the Ship Inn has nothing to do with the Car
Park Operation and merely lease the pub
from the owner.
We have contacted Llangrannog Welfare Committee who have tried to get a
meeting with the owner to discuss the issues,
but it is reported that he will not meet them.
There is a Free Carpark at the top of the village and during the school
holidays there is a Park and Ride system operating.
If you use the Ship Inn Car park and the machine is not operating, take
a photo to record the evidence, with date and time
as you will receive a Fixed Penalty ticket through the post or at least
the registered keeper of the vehicle will get one.
If you have been
unlucky in getting a Ticket please send the information to
Possibly one of the
oldest Llangrannog Photographs in
Click on Picture to see full size.
With thanks to Barrie (Ship) for sending us the photograph, which is
older than the one shown in
Mervyn Davies's book on Llangrannog. It certainly predates 1884 and
possibly back to 1850.
Interestingly Min y Don, Angorfa and Manyrafon are not in the pictures,
but are either stables
or storage buildings.. We know that the Pentre Estate was auctioned in
1884 and Min y Don,
Angorfa and Manyrafon were listed as Building Plots.
P ete and Jan
Dobson, Siop Glynafon , are
retiring after 30 years of running the shop.
They have made a huge contribution to the
communities of Llangrannog and Pontgarreg,
and have been dear friends to many –
residents and visitors alike. In celebration of their
amazing achievement, the Llangrannog
Welfare Committee has organised a village collection
to buy a specially-commissioned
piece of artwork featuring the village and shop.
This was revealed to Pete and Jan at last
party in the Pentre Arms.
is open until after Easter, and you can give money in the Pentre or
(firstname.lastname@example.org) or to any member of the Welfare
There is also a
book (shown in picture) in the Pentre, and anyone is welcome to add a
message to this
for Pete and Jan.
We are sure they
won’t be strangers to the village, but we will all miss their presence
in the shop.
Thank you Jan and Pete!.
Facebook Page Links below
(Some will only open when you are
Gwyl Nol a Mla'n
Pentre Arms Llangrannog
Ship Inn Llangrannog
The Beach Hut Llangrannog
Llangrannog Boating and Angling Association
A Reunion of Llangrannog
"Oldsters" was organised by Mickey Beechey and held in the
Pentre Arms on 20th Nov and it
brought together people who had not met for up to 50 years.
It was great to see Ken and Barry
(Ship), Peter (Post), Ceri (Bywel / Tyclyd) and Sian, Arthur
(Maesymorfa) and Iona, Ann and
Mickey Beechey (Laramie/Frondeiniol). Clwyd (Arfryn) and Wendy.
Alban and Bryan (Caffi), Clive
(Brynymor) and Ann, Hywel (Bancyfelin) and Berwyn (Cwmtydu).
It was a great Afternoon/Evening
get together and our thanks go to Mickey for organising this
and it is hoped to organise another
get together in 2017, also to Mike in
The Pentre for making us welcome.
We also raised a glass (or 2), to those friends who
have left us, Gwyndaf (Blaencelyn),
Tudor (Cilfor), Eifion and Iwan (Brynarfor), Tony
(Troedrhiwgam), John Beechey (Frondeiniol),
John (Cilrhiwe), David (Bwthyn), Walford (Shop
Price), and Hugh (Greenparc).
If I have omitted any names, my
Hopefully we will have some photographs of the
A beautiful late summer day in Llangrannog
With thanks to f4photowales for sending us the
Brilliant September Weather in
Thanks to Jason Cervi for sending us
A Typical Day in Llangrannog in
Acknowledgement - With thanks to
Llangrannog Day Timelapse 5th Aug
Llangrannog Day Timelapse 7th Aug
Llangrannog / Carantec
Carannog, who founded the village of Llangrannog,
also went to Brittany and other places.
The connection between Llangrannog and Carantec
in Brittany was recently
celebrated when the
local Council there named a very pretty square 'Square
Llangrannog'. Martin Greig (representing Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog)
and the Rev.
Trevor Copeland (representing Llangrannog Church) went to
Brittany for the opening ceremony,
which was attended by the Mayor of
Carantec and many local people. The ceremony
was timed for the day before the celebration of St. Carannog, which in
Carantec is in
July while in Llangrannog it is in May.
shows the Square with the Breton and Welsh flags intertwined; on the
right is Anne Dumas,
an authority on Saint Carannog and author of
books about him.
shows Martin Greig (left) and the Rev. Trevor Copeland (right) standing
signpost in the newly-named Square.
Village Rubbish Collection Calendar 2016/17
Please note that the
Saturday Facility for leaving rubbish in the enclosure next to the
Toilets has been
discontinued. Please ensure that all your visitors are aware of this
and Rubbish disposal
from houses is now only on Wednesdays.
Ceredigion's Cardi Bach bus returns with fresh funding
" There are two areas, but not
churches, which are named "Ranngrannog" near Carantec, and "Grannog" in
Ile de Batz,
near Carantec .
Archaeologists think that it is
a name which is before 9° century and it could prove a direct link with
And in the very old
basilica "Notre Dame du Folgoët" not far from Carantec, there is a stained
glass window on which
is saint Carantec, and
that means his cult is very ancient."
(With thanks to Anne Dumas
from Carantec Brittany for sending us the pictures)
Anne Dumas in Carantec has been
campaigning to have a road (or, it seems, a Square!)
named after Crannog's home village. She
has succeeded! See below.
I am happy to tell you that there will be a new "Square Llangrannog"
in the ancient heart of Carantec, near a well !
Mobile Phone Reception Update
A check of mobile signals recently showed that
Mobile was showing no Network, whilst 3 Data had a
very poor signal.
EE (Orange, T Mobile and Virgin), had a poor
signal indoors and in certain areas of the village had
We have sent an e-mail to both 3 and EE to
complain about this and await their response.
EE have informed us that the problem has been
3 have not yet replied.
If you are experiencing any problems with EE,
contact them by E-Mail to :
Or by phone to Customer Complaints: 08453 122800
After a request from the
Committee for a bottle bank in the top carpark, the Council have kindly
provided one on a trial basis. As long as there isn’t a problem with
general rubbish being put into the bin, it’ll stay. Note that there is
also still a bottle bank in the Urdd Camp carpark. The Council have also
responded to another request and put 10 reflective posts in place around
the Rhiw Gam bends (the hairpins into the village by Ysgoldy), which will
help drivers who are unfamiliar with this difficult bit of road,
especially in bad weather.
Fireworks Display 201 4
Covers UK for Mobile and Data Reception
'EVERY VILLAGE NEEDS A 'ROY'
Over the last twenty
years, Roy Tarbutt (pictured below, with his partner Jan Larcombe) has
tirelessly on behalf of the village of Llangrannog.
He has undertaken just about every job on the village Welfare Committee,
but more important was the
enormous amount of
voluntary work he undertook around the village,
in many cases helped by Jan, and always
supported by her. It would be difficult to describe what he did, and
easier to say
what he didn't do, but all the time he felt he was
merely being a public servant and doing nothing special. On his
from the Welfare
Committee in April this year, he didn't receive the usual farewell gift
a meal out in a local hostelry, but
it was felt appropriate to invite members of the local community,
villagers and holiday-cottage owners alike, to make a contribution to
a farewell gift; a presentation was made to Roy and Jan
immediately before the
June meeting of the Welfare Committee, when many local people
were also present.
Along with flowers, cards and a cheque, Roy was given a copy of the Nant
Gwrtheyrn brochure, with the Welsh language
courses for 2013,
as Roy, a Welsh learner, has expressed a desire to do a course at the
National Welsh Language Centre
in order to take his
knowledge of the Welsh Language further.
Please note that arrangements for garden waste collection have
changed. Bags can still be purchased at Council Cash
Offices (at £1 each, to cover the collection charge now) or
from Tourist Information Centres. However, should you use
these you then have to phone the Council to arrange
collection (01545 572572). An alternative way of dealing with garden
waste is to fill large bags to transport material to the
tip at Pen Parc, and re-use the bags.
Do you like local news?
If you have an interest in news that's local to Llangrannog, and
have email, would you be interested in information-gathering
with a view to
sending news in to the Tivy-Side? There are time issues for the person
currently doing this task, and it would
be a great help if someone could
take over the job. Please contact Anne by email:
or ring 01239 654257.
Lles Llangrannog / Llangrannog Welfare Committee
The Welfare Committee
have a new website online at
Please note that the
Llangrannog Welfare Committee Website is not operational.
Becoming a Welsh speaker could change your life - opening up a wider range
of job opportunities,
supporting your child with their education, exploring Welsh culture,
participating in Welsh cultural
events, and even making new friends and acquaintances.
New webcam fitted Nov 2016
Youtube. First part is in Welsh, followed by English)
Llangrannog Floods 1993
(Published on Youtube
by John Page. It shows the devastation caused by the small River
and the small stream
Nant Eisteddfa in June 1993)
St Carannog Statue Unveiling Sat May 12 2012
Big Welsh Coastal Walk
Pilgrimage 2012 is
a 22 day walk across South Wales from Llanthony Priory in the Brecon
Beacons to St Davids in Pembrokeshire.
The route takes in
many cultural and historical sites, and involves schools, local
communities, medieval events such as feasts,
and row boats, and plenty of walking to join in with along the way.
Pilgrimage 2012 map
Llangrannog Welfare Committee
Newsletter 1 (2011 - 2012)
(2011 - 2012) Newsletter 2
These are now taking place regularly in Pontgarreg Hall. Contact
Cassie Brown on 07805 483674 for
This has now moved to the Pentre Arms, and continues on the first
and third Wednesdays of each month
at 7.30 p.m.
For further details please contact Philippa Gibson 01239
Computer tuition in Pontgarreg Village Hall.
Are you interested in receiving computer tuition? The
community Council is considering providing a
series of lessons at Pontgarreg Village Hall.
Contact the Council Clerk on 01545 580818 for further information.
A Picture Tour Around
Llangrannog, Cardiganshire / Ceredigion.
Including Church, Chapels, Beach, Pendinas, Carreg Bica, Mill, Lime
Edward Elgar, Urdd etc.
( This was done by Ruth
Roberts and is an excellent Pictorial Tour set to music)
St Carantec Statue
The Saint Carantec
statue has now been completed in Granite and we received the following
from Anne and Patrice Dumas a
few days ago.
"you can notice the dove and
its shave, he has a bell hanging on his side, and his coat is a goat
rock at sant Karanteg' feet
symbolises the one, which name is "Men ar Karantec" "Sant Karanteg's
and which stands in the sea in
front of the beach where the legend says our common saint landed coming
from your country."
Anne has also written and
Published a book called "Saint Carantec - Legends and Miracles", in French
English and Kindly sent us a
VALLEY ASSOCIATION OF
Interested in Art?
The Art Group has re-started on a Tuesday afternoon, in St.
Carannog's Church Hall. If you are interested
in having space and time to paint and would like to go
along please contact Benny, 01239 654463.
Are you interested in gardening? Would you like to share your
ideas and learn more? The next open
meeting of the Gardening Club will be
Tuesday 17 th May in Pontgarreg Memorial Hall at 7.30 p.m.
For more information contact Heledd (01239 654327).
Five Churches of Carantoc
At the Annual General
Meeting of the Welfare Committee (April 2011) the invited speaker was
Nancy Hollinrake, a
Consultant Archaeologist, who, with her Archaeologist husband Charlie,
the site of Carantoc's
Church in Carhampton.
We have also had an e-mail
from Anne Dumas in Carantec, regarding further links with Llangrannog
"I wish to tell you that
there are two spots, but not churches, which are named "Ranngrannog" near
Carantec, and "Grannog" in Ile
de Batz, near Carantec too. Archaeologists think that it is a name which
is before 9° century and
it could prove a direct link with Llangrannog. And in the very old
"Notre Dame du Folgoët"
not far from Carantec, there is a stain window on which is saint
and that means his cult is very
Click on any
picture to see full size.
". I enclose three pictures
which may interest you : two of them with the welsh name of our
The third one is the
stained glass in the Folgoët. May I tell you that in Trégarantec, the
church is not
dedicated to saint Carantec.
It is only the village. In Breton language, Tré, means dependent on,
means Carantec. Numerous
breton villages or towns have a name beginning by Tré, meaning that they
dependent on an other
village or town. Trégarantec means that, in the ancient time, this
village had to give
an annual tax to
Carantec village. It was only a question of administration and money...
If you have email, and would like to buy cheaper oil, there is
the opportunity to do so in the village.
A group has been set up to allow
for individuals to order oil at the same time, with the whole amount
being counted as a bulk order. The system works by individuals contacting
the whole group by
email when they wish to order, so that others can order
at the same time. The oil is then delivered to
individuals who have ordered, who are billed and charged individually, but
is discounted as if it was a bulk order. Contact
I will for Wales
Very soon every resident in Llangrannog will be given the opportunity to
sign up to the I Will for Wales
campaign, run across the whole of the country by Keep Wales Tidy.
Being delivered to every home is
a pledge sheet, inviting people to make their own commitment to help the
environment a little more in 2011.
By ticking one or more line on the pledge sheet, individuals
can promise only to use reusable bags, to
pick up a bag of rubbish on every beach visit, to dispose of cigarette ends
carefully etc. Please think
carefully about how the environment can benefit by your actions.
This year we had a grant from
the Ceredigion Rural Events Programme (CREP),
to help sustain the firework
display for future years.
were funded through the Ceredigion Rural Events Programme and taken by
Please help support
this valuable village resource.
The exhibition on 30th
October was a great success and may be repeated in 2011.
Mrs Roblin who designed
and produced the Cranogwen Collage visited the exhibition and was
to see that it's condition after 30 years is still good.
Many thanks to William
Roblin, Anne Greig and Ian ap Dewi, who helped us find and display the
New local choir
An informal choir group is starting at Betws Ifan Hall on Tuesday
evenings, from 7 – 9 p.m. The aim of
the group is to enjoy singing together
and sharing that enjoyment with others. The ability to read
music will be
an advantage but is not a necessity. Called the Allsorts, the choir starts
on 5 th October.
Further information from Helen (01239 810656)
or Brenda (01239 810657).
Keeping Llangrannog Tidy
A big thank you to all the local people, too numerous to mention,
who automatically pick up litter and
dog mess as part of their daily routine. The
consistent, regular clearing of small bits of litter and
(sometimes large) bits of dog mess by many different people helps
keep the village looking good.
Thank you all. Many visitors comment on it.
A small amount of funding is available on a 'first come first
serve' basis for Neighbourhood and Home
Watch groups to visit some of the 'Best Practice Case
Studies' highlighted through the research of
ERS 'Showcasing Neighbourhood and Home Watch Achievements'
document. This programme allows
for local Neighbourhood and Home Watch groups across
England and Wales to meet up and share ideas,
discuss common problems and explore solutions to their
local community problems. For an explanation
of the Peer Visit programme and how to get involved please
talk to Martin Greig in the first instance.
Mobile Phone and
Broadband Reception (September 2010)
It is now possible to
get a good Mobile Phone signal in the village from the following
T-Mobile, Tesco Mobile,
Virgin Mobile and 3
Orange Mobile is still
variable with some signal available above Penrhip or towards Ynys
Orange signal should improve towards the end of 2010, as T-Mobile and
Orange are now owned
by the same
company and plan to share transmitters)
Mobile Broadband using
Dongle is now possible and we were able to connect our laptop, although
it sometimes takes a
few minutes to hook up.
Learn to dance
A new dance class has started in Pontgarreg Village Hall.
Covering Jive, ballroom, salsa, and Charleston,
the class commenced on
February 1 st and continues on Monday nights from 8 – 10 p.m.
welcome. Cost is £3 per person.
Please turn up, or for further information contact Ruth on 01239 654544.
Join a Choir
Richard Williams is hoping to start a small mixed choir/vocal
group. Some ability to read music is essential
as is the possession of a singing voice with little or no
vibrato (wobble!). There will be a simple audition
for compatibility with other voices in the group.
The aim will be to achieve a good standard without
entering competitions. Richard is also looking for
violin or viola players for string quartets.
Please contact him on 01239 810992.
New Urdd Facilities
The new Fitness Room at the Urdd Leisure Centre in Llangrannog is
now open. Members can use it
Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. and Sundays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Open for occasional users on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and
Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
For details of membership and occasional user prices,
please contact: 01239 653140.
Ceredigion Country Cars Scheme
The Country Cars Scheme is looking for Volunteer Drivers to
provide a local service to transport people
who would otherwise be unable to
make essential journeys. Travel costs are paid. Please contact
Evans ( County
Organiser ) – WRVS Country Cars. 01545
Neighbourhood Watch Meeting
There was a meeting of the District Neighbourhood Watch group,
Ian ap Dewi, and attended
by PC Alun Jones and
Cave . PC Jones explained the role of local
co-ordinators and some
local concerns were discussed. The major conclusion
of the meeting was the need to extend the number
of participants in the
Neighbourhood Watch Scheme. If you would like to take part in this
local Scheme, please ‘phone 101 and ask to speak to a member of
the local neighbourhood police team.
Alternatively, please e-mail
CardiganNPT@Dyfed-Powys-pnn-police-uk . Any non-urgent
concerns can also be reported on
101 (remember to ask to speak to a member of the local police team).
Rural Development Plan
Prior to a recent meeting of the Welfare Committee, guests from
local businesses were invited to attend
to hear the speaker, Mr. Austin,
discuss the new AXIS 4 project within the County’s Rural Development Plan
(RDP). The project is financed by the Welsh Assembly Government, and should
run until March 2011.
The Project aims to help communities to work
together by forming “clusters” of interested parties with
about ways of promoting particular aspects of tourism within their local
area. The project
encourages clusters to “try things out” rather than be
afraid of failure and do nothing. Mr Austin was
aware of some of the
events that already take place annually in Llangrannog, and suggested that
info rmation about these could be brought
together in the form of an events calendar or directory,
to be distributed
info rmation Centres and other outlets. Some of these events
might attract funding from AXIS 4, as might the production of
visitor guides. Creation of such guides
or calendars would help show where there would gaps to be filled
during the year thereby triggering
future events. Mr Austin went on to discuss
ideas put forward from the floor and was extremely
supportive and positive in suggesting ways in which AXIS 4 could
in the Village
A very positive meeting was held in The Caban with a
representative of the County Council,
concerning the Council’s future action regarding parking at the
sea front. Representatives of
local businesses and sea front residents were present to make
their views known about the
enormous difficulties regarding parking, particularly in
Rolls of white recycling bags are carried on the refuse collection
lorries. If you know anyone who
is not yet using the bags please ask them to do so.
Ceredigion has a recycling rate of over 39%
at present, but it needs to improve.
Keep Wales Tidy Group
A great deal of work is done by many individuals and groups in
keeping the local shores, beaches,
roads and general environment clean and a
Keep Wales Tidy Group is being formed. For further
details please contact
Anne Greig on 654257.
Cardigan Bay Shoreline Management Plan
The Welfare Committee has been nominated for consultation with
regard to the
Cardigan Bay Shoreline
All member of the Art Group submitted entries to the recent
Village show and everyone
gained an award.
Congratulations to them all. For further details about the
group, which takes place
in St. Carannog’s Hall on Tuesday
afternoons, please contact Don Jones on 654124.
Crannog Writing Group
This meets for the first
time in the new academic year on Tuesday, 22 nd September, at
St. Carannog’s Church Hall.
New members welcome.
Parking in Llangrannog
A reminder that vehicles need to turn, and emergency access must be
available in the village.
Also could people please not park so that access to the
disabled toilets is prevented; wheelchairs
need to be manoeuvred through a gap to gain access.
A reminder that Pontgarreg Memorial Hall is available for private
bookings. Susan Kean 654581.
New Leaflets in St. Carannog’s
There are new bi-lingual leaflets available in the Church, one
describing the Church and its history
and one on our patron saint,
Carannog. With the Welsh/English leaflets on Cranogwen there is now
great deal of
info rmation for visitors in St. Carannog’s.
Dyffryn Clettwr Riding Club
This is a club for enthusiastic riders, for fun and social activities
connected with horses.
Please contact Wendy Brice 654446.
Clwb Rhwyfo Crannog Rowing
The Club is expanding in numbers all the time and is now able to
race two men’s teams, two ladies’ teams
and a mixed veterans’ team. In addition the Club has
now attracted a junior side who are training in order
to compete in future competitions. Anyone
interested in joining the Club please contact Kevin Brown, 01239 654394.
A reminder that there is a book in the Ship where you can offer to
give a lift to local people on one
of your regular trips, or ask for a lift
Meat and Fish
A Butcher’s Van visits the village every Friday afternoon (contact
Mark Webb, 851285) and the fish van
calls every Thursday morning (Jamie Williams and Son, 01545
Bica Surf Club
The club meets on the first Tuesday of each month in the Ship. Pob
Thomas 07950 568538.
There is a Welsh class in the Pontgarreg Memorial Hall on Monday and
For a full list of the nearest classes contact Philippa
The group meets on the first Wednesday of every month from
2 p.m. onwards in Pontgarreg Memorial Hall.
Generally there are invited speakers on a wide range of topics.
A warm welcome to new members.
Josephine Courtis, 654395.
The Women’s Institute meets on the first and third Thursday of
every month at
7.30 p.m. in
P ontgarreg Memorial Hall, generally with an invited speaker once a
month. New members are very welcome.
Jill Iles 654714.
Llangrannog Community Choir
All are welcome to join the choir, which arranges occasional
concerts as well as the regular meetings.
These have now changed from
Sundays to Fridays,
7 – 9 p.m., in term time. Contact Lou Laurens 07866 371481 or John Page,
Click on Pictures
With thanks to Anne and
Martin Greig for the photographs taken on 3d February
Folk Dancing Classes
An initial gathering of twelve interested villagers met in St. Caranog’s
Hall last week to dance and discuss
the possibility of the classes being held regularly.
Thanks to John and Jean Page for hosting the morning.
John brought along his sound equipment and recordings, called and
demonstrated for the dances with help
from Jean. Jean also provided very tasty refreshments for
the interval. The dances ranged in complexity
and the learning challenges became apparent quite quickly; however,
with much laughter and
encouragement, a most enjoyable morning was had – and all for £1 per person.
Future classes will be held, probably fortnightly, after a short gap,
and other adults are welcome to
come along. Watch this space for the date of the next
Some black sacks have been found around the village, dumped, and this is not
only illegal it is hazardous
Paper, card, plastic and tins should be recycled in the clear bags.
Anyone wanting garden rubbish
(green) bags can get them from the Council offices for 25p a bag, and
these go straight for composting.
Alternatively, keep your own composter. At least 30% of
your waste is made up of biodegradable
material including kitchen waste, garden waste (such as grass
cuttings, leaves) paper and cardboard –
all this can be composted rather than taking up valuable space in landfill.
A reminder that the ‘buses leave the village on Tuesday and Friday (to
Cardigan), at approx.
9.35 a.m. ,
and Wednesday (to Aberaeron) at approx.
10.30 a.m. Use them or lose them!
Want company while
The Quilting/Sewing group in
Llangrannog is a group of up to 8 members who have met regularly for some
years now in
the Church Hall (upstairs,
next door to St. Carannog’s Church). They undertake individual projects,
depending on each
member’s interests, and
currently are working on diverse items. On occasion they meet in each
other’s homes and they
share some communal
activities, such as a Christmas lunch. In May the group hosted a very
successful Quilting exhibition
at which a most remarkable
collection of quilts was displayed. There is no formal teaching but new
members are welcome;
encouragement will be given. Please contact Glennis Simmons on 01239 654127.
The Llangrannog Art Group
continues to meet on Tuesday afternoons in St. Carannog’s Church Hall. The
a supportive environment for local artists, as well as the
inevitable cuppa and chat. New talent is always welcome;
information contact in the first place Don Jones (01239 654124).
The group for Welsh language
speakers and learners meets in the Pentre on Wednesday evening (15
October) at 7.30 p.m.
Welsh learners of all levels are especially welcome, to practice what they
have learnt with more fluent speakers.
Contact Nic or Phillippa (01239 654561).
A Certificate on display in
St. Carannog’s celebrates the success of the Quilting Group in raising
approximately £350 for the
British Heart Foundation
by the raffle of a quilt at the May Exhibition. The quilt was made in memory
of a friend, with her
quilting remnants, and
was displayed in Church during the exhibition. The Quilting Group meets on
alternate Mondays in
the Church Hall; please
contact Glennis Simmons for details (654127).
Llangrannog Community Choir
The choir is meeting again
after a summer break, in London House, Llangrannog. Anyone who wishes to
join the singers
is welcome. Time:
on Sundays. Please walk in – if you wait for an answer to the knock you
might wait a long time.
Contact John Page (01239
Beginners’ Welsh Class:
A new Welsh class for beginners starts in Pontgarreg
Memorial Hall on Monday September 29 th. The class is twice
for three terms, on Mondays and Thursdays, at 1.15 – 3.15. The cost
is £45 (£35) per term of 40 hours. Anyone wanting
further information can
contact Nic Dafis, the tutor, on 654561.
Crannog Writing Group:
The Writing Group re-convenes after a summer break
on September 30 th, in the Hall besides St. Carannog’s Church.
It meets fortnightly with the aim of encouraging members to write in a
variety of ways, to share work for constructive
criticism, and to provide
support to each other when undertaking different writing projects. New
members and visitors welcome.
Contact Anne Greig
It was, as we all know, a wet
August. But in 7 days of the month one volunteer litter picker netted
nearly 800 cigarette ends,
mainly on the sea front and
beach. Cigarette ends are a particular litter nuisance since
they don’t biodegrade, and children
play with them on the beach.
If it had been a warm summer the number would have been much higher.
Any suggestions concerning how
we can reduce the number to a member of the Welfare Committee please.
Local Group Activities
During the summer months there
may be some alteration to group meetings in the Village.
Please make sure you check
before coming for a group.
Llangrannog Community Choir
7 p.m. )
contact John Page 654627.
Bica Surf Club (first Tuesday
of each month in the Beach Hut. Pob Thomas 07950 568 538
Crannog Writing Group (various
dates, Tuesday mornings. Eileen Jones 654124.)
Quilting Group (every other
Monday Glennis Simmons 654127,)
Art Group (every Tuesday
2 p.m Don Jones 654124.)
Cyd Group (1 st and 3 rd
Wednesdays of the month, 7.30 in the Pentre. Contact Philippa or Nic
Cardi Bach Times
During the summer, the Cardi
Bach bus leaves Llangrannog at 10.53 and 15.53 for New Quay, and at 12.35
and 17.35 for Cardigan.
your mobile ‘phones
No travelling involved! Jane
and Debbie in Y Caban have a re-cycling box, and the ‘phones will be taken
to Ty Hafan,
the Children’s Hospice, who will receive funds for each one
handed in. Remove the SIM card first!
With thanks to Anne Greig who will send
us a weekly update with local new
Click Below to see Video
in your Media Player
C:\Documents and Settings\Bryan\My Documents\My
Short Video of the March 2008 Storm
across the Sea front.
With thanks to Martin Greig
who sent us this Video Clip
Click on Photographs to enlarge
With thanks to Ian Evans for sending us
JOIN THE LITTER-PICKERS
Llangrannog has no more of a litter problem than any other village which
vastly multiplies in size during the holiday season.
But we do have a
beach and a village which we want to keep clean and tidy.
the Boat Club clean up the beach regularly. They do a fantastic job, but
even the next day you wouldn’t think
that they’d been at work. The tide
deposits more flotsam, picked up from other beaches, or thrown overboard
and our beach gets its share all over again. The
bio-degradable material is unimportant, but the plastic is horrible. If
left to go
back out to sea it can end up destroying marine life anywhere
from here to the South Pacific.
addition, numbers of individuals in Llangrannog pick up litter around the
lanes, and also dog mess. We would rather the dog
cleared up their mess, but we also don’t want the visitors to have to endure
it. Then, a couple of times a year there
is a “Codi
Swbriel” or “Litter Pick”, when the village turns out to do a massive tidy
up. We did one just before Easter and will do
later in the year.
the various litter pickers fill dozens of black sacks with rubbish.
The key to cutting this down is to ask everyone,
or visitor, to join the litter-pickers of Llangrannog and help keep the
village clean and tidy. So ...
Don’t drop it, bin it!
If you see
litter, pick it up and bin it!
see someone drop litter, ask them to bin it!
Remind people at the point of sale to bin rubbish!
This site was
Thursday, 25 March 2021