Llangrannog is a small village in which a lot happens, and the village
community is one which tries to look after the wellbeing of its members.
There are now several organisations and clubs working towards the general
welfare of the village or towards specific targets, and it is hoped that
this Newsletter will help to highlight some of their ambitions and
Lles Llangrannog / Llangrannog Welfare Committee
The Welfare Committee now
have a website online at
The Llangrannog Welfare
Committee Website is currently unavailable
The Welfare Committee
After some 60
years, the Welfare Committee is still going strong and in recent years has
given birth to two sub-committees, the Fireworks Committee and the
know about the more obvious things that the Welfare Committee does, like
looking after the village gardens, arranging events on the beach and
in local venues, arranging public meetings when important issues arise, and
supporting other village organisations. What is less well known is all the
behind-the-scenes work that the committee does, especially in putting
pressure on local councils and utility companies to act in our best
With Thanks to Kat Dawes
for sending us copies of the Minutes.
Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee
of a Meeting on Thursday 8th June 2017
Cynyr Ifan, Adrian Brice, Paul Dawes, Ricky Rowsell, Gari Pwyll, Guto
Jenkins Clive Bullock, Pob Thomas, Sioned Jones
Kat Dawes, Kate Brice
of the meeting on Thursday 11th May 2017
The minutes were
approved. Proposed Ricky, seconded Adrian.
4. Matters Arising
(4.1) Event insurance (marquees, Christmas fayres).
Still ongoing. Awaiting information on transfer of ownership of marquees.
Litter clearance. Asked for a change of collection time to evening
rather than morning and community council are reviewing.
Defibrillator training. Guto to arrange a training day for all
possible attendees from village in late September. Should we mount the box
outside? We need a sign to alert people to where the village
The streetlight issue – ongoing.
Fireworks Insurance. Clive has talked to Zurich and having
complied with their new requirements, they have actually reduced the
premium, subject to a maximum of 2000 people attending the Fireworks event
at any one time. The Community Garden and Statue area are now specifically
included for public liability cover. Using marquees at any event which we
hold is likely to increase the premium.
(6.3) Tree felling in the Memorial Garden – Adrian and Pob
will sort this out soonish.
Gŵyl Nôl a M’lan funding. (7-8 July.) Proceeds from the raffle will
go to the festival this year. All to sell as many tickets as possible!
Village collection box. Adrian will bring the box to the next meeting
and we can decide on a notice to go with it. Ongoing.
Jo Cox community event is on Sunday 18th June. Posters and flyers now
available for distribution.
(6.5) Duck Race
at Gwyl Nol M’lan. Saturday 8th July.
Sponsored Walk. September. Awaiting news from Kate & Cynyr.
(6.9) Canolfan Cranog, Calan Mai.
Looking to hold the event in September.
6. Any Other Business
The Quiz night for the Welfare Committee raised £201. Thanks to
Martin and Beth. (Cynyr has sent an email thanking them on behalf of the
The Community Council has taken up the issue of overgrown bushes and
weeds in the village on paths and roads.
meeting is 13th July, 7.30pm, Beach Hut.
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Llangrannog Community Choir
the ability to sing, and the right to sing: they provide the opportunity. To
join Llangrannog Community Choir you don't need to read music or have an
audition. They work with all voices and the repertoire (drawn from classical
,folk and world music) is taught orally by supportive, enthusiastic and
qualified teacher, Lou Laurens.
locally and also join up with other choirs for national events such as Karl
Jenkins 'The Traveller' premiered in 2004.
This year they
hope to 'Sing for Water' in a massed choir performance on London's South
the little arts school
of the 'little arts school' began the New Year with a project on 'Marine
Life' Commissioned by Ceredigion Coast and Countryside, the children will
design and make 6 glazed ceramic panels that will be sited in the village.
Further on in
the year they will be starting a photography and film project based on our
local history and folk-lore. They look forward to working hand in hand with
local people to develop the project during the coming year.
Youth Club - Aelwyd Hawen
is a club for young people where they get a chance to take part in a
variety of activities through the medium of Welsh. They meet on Friday
evenings at the Pontgarreg Memorial Hall from 6.30 6o 8.00. They are looking
foe volunteers who can come to demonstrate various skills and to share their
experiences with the young people.
Pubs, Cafes and Shop
These are essential to the
social well-being of the village, and they far more than just fulfil
their various commercial roles.
The Pentre Arms
offers an after-match venue for the various village football teams, and
the pub runs pool and darts teams. More details about the football teams
can be found elsewhere in this Newsletter.
The two cafe's play an
important part in the social life of the village. The Beach Hut
has hosted several events for the Welfare Committee, including an
extremely successful fund raiser for Macmillan Cancer Care. Recently
they have started a very lively Friday morning coffee club - see
elsewhere in this News letter for details. On the other side of the
stream, the Patio Cafe is also a popular meeting place for locals
as well as visitors, and has hosted a series of successful Art
Exhibitions, which it is hoped will continue.
The Village Shop
stays open throughout the quiet winter months as well as during the
hectic holiday season, a tremendous service to the community. Messages
are left at the shop, holiday-makers collect their keys from there,
money is raised for local and national charities, and in fact the shop
is very much at the hub of the community.
Crannog Football Club.
The Football Club are
having another successful season, with the first team hoping to retain
and win further honours in cup and league competitions. The second team
and Ladies team are doing well, with the latter hoping to win trophies
by the end of the season. The Mini Minors have a full programme ahead of
them and are playing with great enthusiasm. Recently the men have formed
an over-40s team, and managed to narrowly beat the Ladies in a charity
match over the Christmas period. However, the condition of the Crannog
pitch at Pontgarreg is a cause for great concern and at the moment is
unplayable. The club is looking for a temporary pitch until the new one
at Pontgarreg has been resurfaced or the new pitch at Gwersyll Yr Urdd
is ready to be played on.
Friday mornings have taken
on a new lease of life at the Beach Hut over the winter. Regular Coffee
Morning give the local people the opportunity to get together, enjoy a
coffee and try their hand at a range of activities.... From arts and
Crafts, to music and cookery, each week they attempt, under the guidance
of group members to try something new! The Christmas cakes and Holly
Wreaths were a great success...the charcoal drawing hilarious and the
paper Mache messy! There will be future gigs as Jerry, their local
musical guru, has agreed to teach some guitar basics, and as the
watercolour lessons progress, they may be able to exhibit some
masterpieces this summer. A monthly programme of walks is also being
organised in support of members of the group, who will be taking part in
the London moon walk in June. It is a moonlit 27 mile walk around the
London Marathon Course to raise money for Cancer Relief. More details
will follow ....
Play Group - Cylch Ti a Fi
The Cylch Ti a Fi is aimed
at parents/carers and their children from birth to school age. They
offer the opportunity to share play experiences with their children and
to socialise with other parents and carers.
The group meets at
Pontgarreg Memorial Hall on Tuesday mornings between 9.00 and 11.30.
Nursery School - Cylch Meithrin
The Cylch Meithrin is for
children aged two until school age. Activities are arranged for the
children by the cylch leader and assistant. The children are offered a
variety of learning experiences in the medium of Welsh through play and
so gives an ideal grounding to children from both English and Welsh
speaking homes before they go to school.
Children with special
needs are welcome in the cylch and all activities are available to them:
an additional member of staff can be arranged if necessary.
The group meets at
Pontgarreg Memorial Hall on a Monday and Wednesday morning between 9.00
and 11.30 a.m.
St Carannog's Church
As one of the four
churches in the combined group, with Penbryn, Llandisiliogogo and
Blaencelyn, they celebrated a memorable Christmastide with a portrayal
of the Nativity by the children of the Sunday School with their story
Babwshca, followed by refreshments in the Hall through the kind support
of the Welfare Committee. The celebrations were further blessed with a
celebration at St Michael's Church of the ancient devotion of Plygain
with members of Cymdeithas Ceredigion. Since the beginning of the New
Year, at St Carannog, they have endeavoured to unify all the Sunday
Services to one time, and since their initiative to set the devotions at
11.00 each Sunday morning, the venture appears to be successful. They
have met together as a combined church family at Blaencelyn and later
joined for lunch at the New Inn, Brynhoffnant. They will seek to further
broaden their outreach and associations with the Community and locality
as the year goes on
Urdd Camp - Gwersyll yr Urdd
The Urdd camp has been an
integral part of the daily life of the Llangrannog area since 1932. We
hope that the employment, facilities and extra income which are provided
by the Gwersyll are a boost to the local economy and culture. The recent
developments have ensured that we have some of the best facilities
available in a country area, and urge everyone to take advantage of what
the Gwersyll offers:
Syr Ifan Leisure
Centre: The new centre is home to several clubs throughout the year,
and we hope that the Fitness Suite will open shortly.
Ski Slope: The ski
slope is open to the public every Monday to Thursday from 5.00 till 9.00
and on Sundays from 2.00 till 5.00pm.
Swimming: The pool
is open to the public every Thursday from 5.00 till 6.30 pm and 6.30
till 8.00pm., as well as on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from
9.00 to 10.30pm.
Parties and Meetings:
They offer special packages for parties and meetings. At the moment
the Centre is home to an Arts course.
Llangrannog Boating and Angling
The club has had an eventful
year, having had a number of fundraising activities to pay for a new
tractor, its maintenance, insurance, etc. A beach barbecue took place on a
couple of occasions and a few fishing competitions were arranged - with
thanks to the local companies that helped sponsor these events. The fishing
competitions provided entertainment value if nothing else!
The club committee meets on
the last Sunday of every month in the Pentre Arms at 1400 hours. Anyone
interested in joining the club or using the slipway please come along to the
meetings for further information.
Local ladies have shown an
interest in re-forming a Longboat team. They are in the process of gathering
information and are planning a way forward.
Welsh classes are held every
Tuesday during term time in the Church Vestry in Llangrannog. There is a
first year group at 11.30 - 1.00, and a second year group at 10.00 - 11.30.
Learners can join at any point. Other courses are also available locally -
different times, venues, pace and level.
A group where Welsh
learners of all levels can meet and practice their Welsh with supportive
Welsh speakers in an informal atmosphere. They meet on the first and
third Wednesday of every month at 7.30 in the Ship. A warm welcome to
learners and Welsh speakers to join at any time.
Welsh Language Society
A campaigning group for
the Welsh Language which meets in the Pentre Arms at least once a month.
Merched y Wawr
Merched y Wawr meets once
or twice a month between September and May in Pontgarreg Memorial Hall.
As well as meetings with invited speakers, during the last year they
went on visits to a play, an opera, a pantomime, Christmas and
Gwyl Dewi dinners, and held a Welsh learner's evening and concert. All
activities are through the medium of Welsh. A warm welcome to new
The group for over 60s
meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 2pm onwards in
Pontgarreg Memorial Hall, generally having invited speakers on a wide
range of topics. A warm welcome to new members.
The Women's Institute
meets on the first and third Thursday of every month at 7.30pm, in
Pontgarreg Memorial Hall, generally with an invited speaker once a
month. New members are very welcome.
Short Mat Bowls
This group meets every
Tuesday afternoon from 2pm onwards in Pontgarreg Memorial Hall (except
during school half terms and some dates during Summer holiday periods),
and plays occasional friendly matches with other groups. New members are
Dyffryn Clettwr Riding Club
A club for enthusiastic
riders, for fun and social activities connected with horses. Weekly
rallies in the Llangrannog area.