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News Page  

This web page will be used to report on any activities or information on Llangrannog. Please e-mail

 Bryan Davies with any news or information and it will be published. 

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 llangrannogwelfare@gmail.com


 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.


Thank you/ Diolch.

We have raised £100 this year for St Carannog Church Funds through the sales of 2019 Calendars

at Siop Glynafon,

Many thanks to Siop Glynafon for selling the Calendars and to Dave Cockcroft for allowing us to

use the brilliant photograph.

Sales have been lower this year than previously, but with the change of ownership ay Glynafon and

getting permission from the new owners caused some delay.

We have agreement from Siop Glynafon to sell them again next year, to help raise funds for

St Carannog's Church.








Pete 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 night’s party in the Pentre Arms.

The collection is open until after Easter, and you can give money in the Pentre or

via PayPal (info@llangrannogwelfare.org) or to any member of the Welfare Committee.

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!.


The above information was copied from the Facebook Page of Llangrannog Life.

We would also like to add our thanks and best wishes to Jan and Pete, for their contribution to

the Community. It was far more than a Shop, they ran it like a Community Hub.

Enjoy your retirement.


Facebook Page Links below

(Some will only open when you are logged in)


Llangrannog Life       Gwyl Nol a Mla'n      

Pentre Arms Llangrannog     Ship Inn Llangrannog

The Beach Hut Llangrannog

Llangrannog Boating and Angling Association


   Rubbish Collection 2018


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 apologies.

Hopefully we will have some photographs of the occasion





A beautiful late summer day in Llangrannog

With thanks to f4photowales for sending us the Aerial Views.

Brilliant September Weather in Llangrannog

Thanks to Jason Cervi for sending us this Photograph


A Typical Day in Llangrannog in Time-lapse. 2015

Acknowledgement - With thanks to Christopher Davies

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.

Picture 1 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.

Picture 2  shows Martin Greig (left) and the Rev. Trevor Copeland (right) standing by the

 signpost in the newly-named Square.



For more pictures go to  the Community Page

Village Rubbish Collection Calendar 2016/17

Please note that the Saturday Facility for leaving rubbish in the enclosure next to the Public

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

Rangrannoc Brittany



" 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 Llangrannog.

 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.

"Dear friends
I am happy to tell you that there will be a new "Square Llangrannog"
in the ancient heart of  Carantec, near a well !
Victory !!!"

Mobile Phone Reception Update

March 2015

A check of mobile signals recently showed that 3 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

 NO Reception.

We have sent an e-mail to both 3 and EE to complain about this and await their response.

15 April

EE have informed us that the problem has been resolved?

3 have not yet replied.

If you are experiencing any problems with EE, contact them by E-Mail to : customer.complaints@ee.co.uk.

Or by phone to Customer Complaints: 08453 122800 EXT: 2835

New village bottle bank

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 2014


Covers UK for Mobile and Data Reception



Over the last twenty years, Roy Tarbutt (pictured below, with his partner Jan Larcombe) has worked

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 retirement

 from the Welfare Committee in April this year, he didn't receive the usual farewell gift of

 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.

Garden Waste

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: anne@bodawen.org.uk  or ring 01239 654257.


 Pwyllgor 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


  Llangrannog Video  

(Published on 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 Hawen

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,

 entertainment and row boats, and plenty of walking to join in with along the way.

Pilgrimage 2012 map - http://goo.gl/maps/hOxs


Llangrannog Welfare Committee

Newsletter 1 (2011 - 2012)

Newsletter 2 (2011 - 2012)

Zumba classes

These are now taking place regularly in Pontgarreg Hall.   Contact Cassie Brown on 07805 483674 for

further information.

Cyd Group

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 654561.

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 Kikns,

Edward Elgar, Urdd etc.


( This was done by Ruth Roberts and is an excellent Pictorial Tour set to music)

 St Carantec Statue (Brittany)

The  Saint Carantec statue has now been completed in Granite and we received the following message

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 skin. the

rock at sant Karanteg' feet symbolises the one, which name is "Men ar Karantec" "Sant Karanteg's rock",

 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 and

English and Kindly sent us a copy.


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.

Gardening Club

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 17th 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, excavated

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 basilica

 "Notre Dame du Folgoët" not far from Carantec, there is a stain window on which is saint Carantec, 

and that means his cult is very ancient."


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 common saint.

 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, Garantec,

means Carantec. Numerous breton villages or towns have a name beginning by Tré, meaning that they are

 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... ! "


Cheaper oil

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

of oil 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

 all participating individuals who have ordered, who are billed and charged individually, but the price

is discounted as if it was a bulk order.   Contact teena@teenagould.com.

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.   Thank you.

Llangrannog Fireworks 2010

This year we had a grant from the Ceredigion Rural Events Programme (CREP),

to help sustain the firework display for future years.

Llangrannog Fireworks 2010




The photographs  were funded through the Ceredigion Rural Events Programme and taken by Zodshop

 Canolfan Crannog

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 delighted

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 Collage.

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 5th 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.

Neighbourhood Watch

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.

   01239 654257.

Mobile Phone and Broadband Reception (September 2010)

It is now possible to get a good Mobile Phone signal in the village from the following providers.

T-Mobile, Tesco Mobile, Virgin Mobile and 3

Orange Mobile is still variable with some signal available above Penrhip or towards Ynys Lochtyn.

 (The 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 a 3 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 1st and continues on Monday nights from 8 – 10 p.m.   Beginners are

 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

 Geraint Evans (County Organiser) – WRVS Country Cars.   01545 571362/570813

Neighbourhood Watch Meeting

There was a meeting of the District Neighbourhood Watch group, chaired by Ian ap Dewi, and attended

 by PC Alun Jones and PCSO Heather 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 important

 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

 similar ideas 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

information about these could be brought together in the form of an events calendar or directory,

to be distributed throughout Tourist information 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 help.   

 Parking 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 the summer.

Recycling Bags

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

 Management Plan. 

Art Achievements

All member of the Art Group submitted entries to the recent Pontgarreg 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, 22nd September, at 10.30 in

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.

Pontgarreg Hall

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

a great deal of information 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 Club

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.

Lift Sharing

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 561491).

Bica Surf Club

The club meets on the first Tuesday of each month in the Ship.  Pob Thomas 07950 568538.  


Welsh Classes

There is a Welsh class in the Pontgarreg Memorial Hall on Monday and Thursday afternoons.

  For a full list of the nearest classes contact Philippa Gibson, 654561.

Sixty Club

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.

W.I. Pontgarreg

The Women’s Institute meets on the first and third Thursday of every month at 7.30 p.m. in

Pontgarreg 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, 654627.


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 event.


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.

Bus Services

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 you sew?

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;

 support and encouragement will be given. Please contact Glennis Simmons on 01239 654127.

Art Group

The Llangrannog Art Group continues to meet on Tuesday afternoons in St. Carannog’s Church Hall. The group provides

 a supportive environment for local artists, as well as the inevitable cuppa and chat. New talent is always welcome;

for further information contact in the first place Don Jones (01239 654124).

Cyd Group

The group for Welsh language speakers and learners meets in the Pentre on Wednesday evening (15th 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).

Quilting Group

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: 7.30 p.m. on Sundays. Please walk in – if you wait for an answer to the knock you might wait a long time.

Contact John Page (01239 654627).

Beginners’ Welsh Class:

A new Welsh class for beginners starts in Pontgarreg Memorial Hall on Monday September 29th. The class is twice weekly

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 30th, 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 01239 654257.

  Cigarette Ends

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 (meetings Sundays 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 (1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, 7.30 in the Pentre.  Contact Philippa or Nic 654561)

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.

Recycle 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

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Short Video of the March 2008 Storm across the Sea front.

With thanks to Martin Greig who sent us this Video Clip

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With thanks to Ian Evans for sending us these Photographs


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.

Members of 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 from boats,

 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.  

In addition, numbers of individuals in Llangrannog pick up litter around the lanes, and also dog mess.   We would rather the dog

 owners 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

 one later in the year.  

Each year the various litter pickers fill dozens of black sacks with rubbish.   The key to cutting this down is to ask everyone,

resident 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!            

                If you see someone drop litter, ask them to bin it!

                        Remind people at the point of sale to bin rubbish!



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