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Published by LLangrannog Welfare Committee

 

 

 

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 achievements.

 Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog / Llangrannog Welfare Committee

The Welfare Committee now have a website online at www.llangrannogwelfare.org

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 Millennium Fund.

Most villagers 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 interests

With Thanks to Kat Dawes for sending us copies of the Minutes.

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

Minutes of a Meeting on Thursday 9 May 2019

 

1. Present: Kat Dawes, Clive Bullock, Gari Jones, Cynyr Ifan, Kelly Harris, Phil Harris, Anne-Marie Bollen.  

2. Apologies: Adrian Brice, Guto Jenkins, Paul Dawes, Helena Boyesen, Gerry Jones.

3. Minutes of the meeting on Thursday 14 March were agreed as correct. Proposed Clive, seconded Gari.

 

4. Matters Arising

4.1 (4.1) Pete and Jan’s leaving present. Jane Evans should have finished the painting in two weeks. They are in the process of moving in.

 

4.2 (4.2) Research in to Sandy Denny’s connection with Llangrannog.

Louise spoke to us about musician Sandy Denny’s connection to the village.

Sandy’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Jones (1860-1946) who was a blacksmith. The smithy was Hendraws in Pontgarreg, which is now Awelfor. In 1948 they sold the house and the smithy was demolished. The family continued to visit here for years, with Sandy writing lots of songs featuring the sea.

It would cost about £100 to put a plaque up in the Garden to commemorate Sandy. We do have reservations about how many plaque applications could follow this; each case will have to be considered on its own merits.

Cranogwen needs more commemoration than she has received within the village; this is under development.

This plaque will attract a lot of publicity, media interest and visitors to the area. An opening ceremony etc. could be good. The next step is for Louise to design the plaque and incorporate a relevant line of song.

 

4.3 (4.3) Defibrillator. Cynyr and Gerry put the box up by the telephone box. The unit has new batteries in it. We will look into more training towards the end of the year.

 

4.4 (4.4) Missing streetlight (end of the carpark) and the too-bright streetlights. Ongoing with the Community Council.

 

4.5 (4.5) Green Flag Award. Ongoing.

 

4.6 (4.7) Bottle bins and more frequent collection in carpark. We hope the new glass collection boxes will help with the pressure on the bin (and that it will not disappear).

 

4.7 (4.8) The rubbish leaflet. Ongoing.

 

4.8 (4.9) Benches/Sianti cleanup. Gerry has re-done the missing slats in the Sianti. The benches are still being renovated.

 

4.9 (4.11) Carpark by the Ship Inn. There will be a retrospective planning permission application and people will be able to object if they feel the cameras, signage and parking meter are intrusive. Ask John Page about planning application.

 

4.10 (4.12) Bica Byw. Keep on with the skills survey. Kat to circulate the questions for the visitor survey that were formed at the AGM.

 

Phil Thomas (Hafod) has done an initial assessment of Canolfan Crannog and is willing to do more.

 

4.12 (4.13) Manorafon decking – ongoing with solicitors.

 

4.13 (4.14) Invasive species. We need to tackle this soon.

 

4.14 (4.15) Height/width/weight restrictions for the access roads to Llangrannog. Ongoing.  

 

4.15 (6.2) Duck Races. The Easter race made about £260. The next race will be Sunday 26 May.

 

4.16 (6.3) A memorial plaque for Ron Manley has gone up in the Garden.

 

5 Correspondence

5.1 Lime Kiln and fly-tipping. It was reported that a sofa bed has been fly-tipped in the arch nearest the sea, and that there is concern about the condition of the kiln. We will contact the owners.

 

5.2 Bench. Tudor and Mabel Owens’s niece has requested to donate a bench in memory of her aunt and uncle. Where would she like to site it?

 

6 AOB

6.1 Lumps of slate have been reported dropping from the cave. Cynyr to contact Council.

 

6.2. Rubbish bins. We have lots of different kinds of bins which are confusing and unattractive (although we are grateful that there are more of them!).

 

6.3 Dŵr Cymru’s pipe on the beach. Although this only takes out fully treated water, it is unattractive and dangerous. It is a trip hazard, children are wont to play on it, and it is in danger of being damaged by boats and the tractor.

 

6.4 A card will be sent to Huw and Kate Reed for the birth of their daughter Mabli.

 

6.5 Helena and Anne-Marie would like to tidy up the area by the noticeboard/postbox and the Llangrannog sign, and plant some perennials. We need a budget for this.

 

6.6 Our Blue Flag is tatty.

 

6.7 New parking restrictions have come into force but may be difficult to enforce. There is concern that people are already parking on the double or single yellows for a full day, and on the Keep Clear area by the beach which is for emergency access vehicles only.

 

We need a ‘Turning point ahead’ and ‘Do not follow GPS’ sign for Lôn Cati. Kat to ask the Council, and in the meantime make and put up signs.

Meeting closed 20.45pm. Next meeting is Thursday 13th June, 7.30pm, Pentre.

 

 Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

Minutes of a Meeting on Thursday 14 February 2019

 

1. Present: Kat Dawes, Clive Bullock, Paul Dawes, Cynyr Ifan, Gari Jones, Guto Jenkins, Helena Boyesen, Anne-Marie Bollen, Gerry Jones, Adrian Brice, Pob Thomas.

2. Apologies: Kate Reed, Ricky Rowsell, Sioned Jones.

3. Minutes of the meeting on Thursday 13 December 2018 were agreed as correct. Proposed Gari, seconded Paul.

 

4. Matters Arising

4.1 (4.8) Jane Evans was invited to discuss her commission for a painting for Pete and Jan. We were shown a couple of options and approved a lovely view of the Shop, which Jane proposes to put into a special frame.

 

4.2 (4.10) Sandy Denny. Louise Burgess came to talk to us about Sandy Denny. Arguably the finest singer songwriter this country has produced, she was the first female songwriter to sign a record deal in her own right. Sandy’s uncle and aunt Les and Irene Jones and their daughter Hilary lived in the area, although it has been hard to exactly where.

 

Louise would like to see a plaque raised in the Memorial Garden, which would commemorate the importance of the village to Sandy, and also encourage visitors to the area, given the surge of interest in her life and work. Suggestions were made for further research e.g. the National Library and Jon MO Jones.

 

It was noted that the Community Council are talking about commemorating Cranogwen. 

 

4.3 (4.1) Defibrillator The box has arrived. Possible locations: the Sianti facing the Beach Hut; a pole by the noticeboard.

4.4 (4.2) Missing streetlight (end of the carpark) and the too-bright streetlights. Ongoing with the Community Council.

4.5 (4.3) Green Flag Award. Ongoing.

4.6 (4.4) Llangrannog merchandise. We can look at a new design and different products once we know how much was sold. Helena will collect remaining goods and monies from the Beach Hut.

4.7 (4.5) Bottle bins and more frequent collection in carpark. To be picked up later in the season.

4.8 (4.6) The rubbish leaflet will include information about dogs on the beach. It will be a high-quality tri-fold with attractive imagery, suitable for posting on noticeboards and in houses.

4.9 (4.7) Benches/Sianti cleanup. Benches are waiting to be sandblasted.   

4.10 (4.9) The road up from Pen Rhip (C1159) is due to be resurfaced; work beginning 1 April 18 March.

4.11 (4.11) Disputed area of land by the Ship Inn. There will be a retrospective planning permission application and people will be able to object if they feel the cameras, signage and parking meter are intrusive.

4.12 (4.12) Bica Byw. We will invite Helen Howells to speak at the AGM. We will help with a physical leaflet drop in the area. The next step for Capel Crannog is a survey.

4.13 (4.13) Manorafon decking – ongoing with solicitors.

4.14 (4.14) Jean Darbey. Tanya and Jaques like the idea of a Memorial Garden plaque and will give a decision in the summer.

4.15 (4.15) Invasive species. We plan to tackle this in March when it begins budding.  

4.16 (6.2) Height/width/weight restrictions for the access roads to Llangrannog. Ongoing.

4.17 (4.16) The Mari Lwyd went out on 12 January and was a great success. Special mention to all the children who took part in the workshops and the night itself, and Jane for use of the Beach Hut.

 

5 Correspondence

6 AOB

 

Meeting closed 21.02pm.

Next meeting is 14 March, 7.30pm in the Pentre.

AGM to be organised for Thursday 4th April.

 

 

 

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

Minutes of a Meeting on Thursday 13 December 2018

 

1. Present: Kat Dawes, Clive Bullock, Paul Dawes, Cynyr Ifan, Gari Jones, Guto Jenkins, Adrian Brice, Kate Reed, Helena Boyesen, Anne-Marie Bollen.

2. Apologies: Sioned Jones, Pob Thomas, Ricky Rowsell

3. Minutes of the meeting on Thursday 8 November 2018 were agreed as correct. Proposed Gari, seconded Paul.

 

4. Matters Arising

4.1 (4.1) Defibrillator It will cost £480-500 for the defib to be mounted in a box outside. The Community Council will pay for this. Guto will communicate with Julian from Calonnau Cymru.

 

4.2 (4.2) Missing streetlight (end of the carpark) and the too-bright streetlights. Ongoing with the Community Council; there is an issue with placement of the missing light. The brightness issue will be returned to the Community Council.

 

4.3 (4.3) Green Flag Award. Ongoing.

 

4.4 (4.4) Llangrannog merchandise. We can look at a new design for next year and different products, once we have a report on how much was sold and funds raised.

 

4.5 (4.5) Bottle bins and more frequent collection in carpark. The number to call is on the noticeboard. The more people ring up, the more the Council will take notice of the issue.

 

4.6 (4.6) The rubbish leaflet is being translated by Philippa Gibson. It will include information about dogs on the beach. We will meet with Community Council members and Andy to discuss this in the New Year.

 

4.7 (4.7) Benches/Sianti cleanup. Work is ongoing on the benches.  

 

4.8 (4.8) Pete and Jan Dobson leaving gift. Jane y Graig has been chosen to create a painting featuring the Shop. Cost to include framing. This should be done by the end of February.

 

4.9 (4.9) The road up from Pen Rhip (C1159) will be resurfaced by the end of the financial year. While this is being worked on we could highlight that the drainage around Pen Rhip hairpin needs work.

 

4.10 (4.10) Memorial garden plaque for Sandy Denny. Research into her connection with the village is ongoing.

 

4.11 (4.11) Disputed area of land by the Ship Inn. The Ship’s owner sent a letter to the Community Council which we will request to see. There is also Land Registry documentation available. The Community Council has invited Anthony to a meeting; we would like to be represented at this.

 

4.12 (4.12) Bica Byw. There is a meeting Tuesday 18th December. Helena hand the documentation about previous Capel Crannog studies to Kat.

 

4.13 (4.13) The decking built over the stream next to Manorafon extends further than halfway. This is with solicitors.

 

4.14 (4.14) Jean Darbey. Gerry to email Tanya re. having plaque in the Garden. Ongoing.

 

4.15 (4.15) Invasive species. We plan to tackle this in Feb/March.

 

4.16 (4.16) Over 60s Christmas Dinner. The dinner was a great success and many people sent their thanks. Jonathan Rees played the fiddle and led carols. Many thanks to Mike and the team. We will send thank-yous.

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4.17 (6.1) Mari Lwyd. Jane Arrow proposes reviving this New Year tradition. We are keen to support. We will buy the kit to make a horse’s head, hold a workshop and publicise locally. 12 January.

 

4.18 (6.2) Pen Rhip landslide. Warning tape has been put up. We will keep an eye on the situation; it may be that it needs proper fencing and signs. The volume of water coming through the drainage pipe caused overspill, but it is working. See 4.9.

 

5 Correspondence

 

6 AOB

6.1 Congratulations to Kate Reed (and Huw) who are expecting a baby.  

 

6.2 The council proposes to set height/width/weight restrictions for all the access roads to Llangrannog. The local businesses and Community Council have had this information and contacted the Council.

 

 

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

Minutes of a Meeting on Thursday 8 November 2018

 

1. Present: Kat Dawes, Clive Bullock, Paul Dawes, Cynyr Ifan, Ricky Rowsell, Gari Jones, Guto Jenkins, Pob Thomas, Adrian Brice

2. Apologies: Kate Reed 

3. Minutes of the meeting on Thursday 11 October 2018 were agreed as correct. Proposed Clive, seconded Paul.

4. Matters Arising

4.1 (4.1) Defibrillator It will cost £480-500 for the defib to be mounted in a box outside. Cynyr will ask the Community Council to help with the cost, and if this is a correct estimate. Electricity is required to keep the box from freezing; the pine end of the Council-owned Gents toilets would allow this. 

4.2 (4.2) The missing and too-bright streetlights issue. Ongoing with the Community Council. 

4.3 (4.3) Green Flag Award. Ongoing.

4.4 (4.4) Llangrannog merchandise. Brynhoffnant Garage could be approached to sell these as well.

4.5 (4.5) Bottle bins and more frequent collection in carpark. Contact the Council early next year. 

4.6 (4.6) Andy Gaunt will design the rubbish leaflet once it has been translated. The Community Council can only support this leaflet if we also produce information regarding dogs on the beach. Kat has written this (it has been posted up for the last two years) and will send to Cynyr for Community Council comment.

4.7 (4.7) Benches/Sianti cleanup. Ongoing.

4.8 (4.10) Pete and Jan Dobson leaving gift. Jane y Graig has been chosen to create a painting featuring the Shop. Cost to include framing. This should be done by the end of February.

4.9 (4.11) The road up from Pen Rhip. The Council sent a letter informing us  that this road (the C1159) will be resurfaced by the end of the financial year. They also made some comments regarding the resurfacing, which were a reiteration of the letter sent to residents before the work began.

4.10 (4.12) Memorial garden plaque for Sandy Denny. Ongoing.

4.11 (5.1) Disputed area of land by the Ship Inn – this is common land. Ongoing.

4.12 (4.17) Bica Byw. No further information. Helena to find any documentation about previous Capel Crannog studies.

4.13 (5.2) The decking built over the stream next to Manorafon extends further than halfway. This is with solicitors.

4.14 (5.3) Jean Darbey passed away in July. Gerry will email Tanya re. having plaque. Ongoing.

4.15 (6.4) Invasive species. Himalayan Balsam can be pulled and left to die. Japanese Knotweed is best treated in spring via stem injection. Pob has a spraying Licence and can work with five volunteers. We plan to tackle this in Feb/March.

4.16 (6.5) Over 60s Christmas Dinner. 12th December, Pentre Arms. Jonathan Rees will play some carols.

5 Correspondence

6 AOB

6.1 Mari Lwyd – Jane Arrow proposes reviving this New Year tradition. We are keen to support. Ricky will ask about a horse’s skull.

6.2 Pen Rhip landslide. Warning tape has been put up. We will keep an eye on the situation; it may be that it needs proper fencing and signs. The volume of water coming through the drainage pipe caused overspill, but it is working. 

6.3 Congratulations to Adrian Brice, soon to become a grandfather.

Meeting closed 9.05pm. Next meeting is 13 December, 7.30pm in the Pentre, to be followed by a few Christmas drinks in the Pentre and Ship.

Minutes of a Meeting on Thursday 11 October 2018

1. Present: Kat Dawes, Helena Boyesen, Clive Bullock, Paul Dawes, Cynyr Ifan, Ricky Rowsell, Gari Jones, Sioned Jones

2. Apologies: Pob Thomas, Guto Jenkins

3. Minutes of the meeting on Thursday 13 September 2018 were agreed as correct. Proposed Clive, seconded Helena.

4. Matters Arising

4.1 (4.1) Defibrillator It will cost £480-500 for the defib to be mounted in a box outside. We will ask the Community Council to help with the cost. Electricity is required to keep the box from freezing; the pine end of the Council-owned Gents toilets would allow this. 

4.2 (4.2) The streetlight issue. The Community Council are in communication but things are being passed between organisations. The new LED streetlights are very bright and affect some residents’ sleep. It was proposed that this be brought up at the next Community Council meeting.

4.3 (4.3) Green Flag Award. Ongoing.

4.4 (4.4) Llangrannog merchandise. About ¾ of the stock has been sold. There is an idea about having different yearly versions. Brynhoffnant Garage could be approached to sell as well 

4.5 (4.5) Bottle bins and more frequent collection in carpark. Contact the Council early next year.  

4.6 (4.6) Andy Gaunt will design the rubbish leaflet once it has been translated. It was suggested in the Community Council that more information could go on the leaflets e.g. regarding dogs on the beach. It has been previously discussed and agreed (at both the Welfare and CC) to keep this leaflet about rubbish and recycling only, to avoid over-complication and too much text. Write to Sian Gwyn reiterating this.

4.7 (4.7) Benches/Sianti cleanup. Helena has made a list of benches in the area.

4.8 (4.8) Sewage on the main beach and Cilborth. Pob has checked and there have been no failures with testing.

4.10 (4.10) Pete and Jan Dobson leaving gift. Kat will ask Barry Arnold about creating artwork. Rebecca de Winter has also expressed an interest. Ongoing.

4.11 (4.11) The road up from Pen Rhip. Kat has sent a letter to the Council and will create a template for other residents, available online. Cynyr will bring it up at the Community Council. Kat has also sent a letter to the Council regarding the resurfacing work which created a mess early in the summer. 

4.12 (4.12) Memorial garden plaque for Sandy Denny. Louise Burgess is finding out more. We could create a tour of these places as there are many other well-known people whose connection with Llangrannog could be celebrated.

4.15 (5.1) The Planning Department have been down to look at the disputed area of land by the Ship Inn and have replied to John Page. If this is common land, we should be able to remove the unsightly mess that has been left there. The land could then be used for the benefit of the whole village. We will invite Faith/Paul to show us the Land Registry information they have collected. Ongoing.

4.16 (5.0) Newsletter. Ongoing.  

4.17 (5.1) Bica Byw. A £70,000 grant from Cynnal y Cardi has been awarded. Projects should be starting in October.

Lowri Jones

Initially, the Welfare was the lead organisation for the project with Gwersyll as a partner. It became clear it would be difficult to administer Bica Byw via the Welfare so the Gwersyll have taken over as they have the staff and knowledge to deal with complex finance and volunteer issues. We will still be involved as much as possible.

The project comprises:

1. Community consultation: find out what the community wants to do with certain assets such as Capel Crannog, what everyone feels would best benefit Llangrannog, and to undertake a skills audit of local artists etc. There will be money to develop certain ideas.

2. Augmented reality app. A company from North Wales has put together an impressive bid. The idea is similar to Pokemon Go – a walk around the area bringing stories to life via 7-8 characters who will talk to you about Carreg Bica, ship-building etc.

3. Trialing things like clubs, activities etc. to generate revenue for the area.

There will be a steering committee, and Kat volunteered to be part of it on behalf of the Welfare. There will be a community get-together/open day to share ideas. At the end of the project we will have a report saying what to do with Capel Crannog, and how to move forward with other ideas. The grant finishes June/July. Match-funding: the Pentre, the Gwersyll and other local businesses have contributed.

It was noted that a feasibility study of the Capel Crannog site was done with the previous owner of the Gwersyll. Local schools were involved, and a questionnaire was sent around. The general reply was that a versatile community space for exhibitions, maritime history, local information, concerts etc. would be welcomed. The vestry would be a meeting space for local clubs, organisations, parties, band practice etc. Lowri agreed to send a structural engineer up to asses the site as soon as possible.

4.18 (5.2) Concerns about the decking being built over the stream next to Manorafon extending too far over the stream, and where the hot tub drains to. We will wait until Ian ap Dewi/Cynyr can report back.

4.19 (5.3) Jean Darbey passed away in July. Gerry will email Tanya re. having plaque. (These are made by Seb Boyesen on the request of family.)

4.20 (5.4) Cones outside properties in the village are creating an eyesore. This is an ongoing problem which is not easily sorted. Damaged and rogue cones will be removed.

4.21 (6.2) Do not feed the seagulls. We could ask the lifeguards to announce this twice a day. The food outlets could be asked to display a sign to remind people – we can design/source these for them and hand them out. This will be taken up closer to the season.

4.22 (6.3) Cardi Bach Winter service has been decided – Friday and Saturday.

4.23 (6.4) Invasive species. We need another session treating Himalayan Balsam and Japanese Knotweed. We will discuss this when Pob is in a meeting.

4.24 (6.5) Over 60s Christmas Dinner. 12th December, Pentre Arms. List to be sent around. Invitations and list-checking next meeting. It was discussed about widening the boundaries for this event so we can invite more people, and allowing guests/companions to attend for half price.

5 Correspondence

6 AOB

6.1 Faith Saunders has had a heart operation. We will send a card/flowers from the Welfare.

6.2 There will be a Halloween procession/party with Sea & Slate and the Beach Hut on 31 October 5.30pm.

Meeting closed 9.05pm. Next meeting is 8 November, 7.30pm in the Ship.

Minutes of a Meeting on Thursday 13 September 2018

 

1. Present: Kat Dawes, Helena Boyesen, Clive Bullock, Cynyr Ifan, Guto Jenkins, Anne-Marie Bollen, Ricky Rowsell, Adrian Brice, Gari Pwyll.

2. Apologies: Paul Dawes.

3. Minutes of the meeting on Thursday 14 June 2018. The minutes were approved. Proposed Helena, seconded Clive. (There was no meeting in July as we could not find a suitable date; the Committee does not meet in August.)

 

4. Matters Arising

4.1 (4.1) Defibrillator It would cost £320 for the defib to be mounted in a box outside. We did not win any funding from the Welsh Water Community Fund. We will pay for this from Welfare funds. Guto will get in touch with Calonnau Cymru (Julian) to arrange this. Location – we are not sure if we need an electrical connection. The public toilets (Council owned) or the Sianti (Welsh Water owned; would need to be facing inwards) could work.

 

4.2 (4.2) The streetlight issue. Ongoing with the Community Council. The new LED streetlights are very bright and affect some residents’ sleep. It was proposed that this be brought up at the next Community Council meeting.

 

4.3 (4.3) Green Flag Award. Application is in progress.

 

4.4 (4.4) Llangrannog merchandise. Enamel mugs and Llangrannog bags have been selling well in Sea & Slate Gallery, at Gŵyl Nôl a M’lan, in Siop Glynafon, the Beach Hut and the Pentre. Many thanks for everyone’s efforts, especially Jane. Helena is collecting monies and keeping tally. Brynhoffnant Garage could be approached to sell as well.

 

4.5 (4.5) Bottle bins. Pob will speak to someone at the Council about domestic rubbish left by the bin.  We could do with a more frequent collection and/or another bin.

 

4.6 (4.6) The rubbish leaflet has been drafted and sent to relevant parties for comment/checking. Andy Gaunt will design the leaflet once it has been translated.

 

4.7 (4.7) Millennium Garden grant award. We got the grant (£2,500) and Roy Tarbutt has purchased new tools, a hedge cutter, scrub remover, new seats (made from recycled silage wrap) and hand tools. We also now have a secure lock-up for the lawnmower etc.

 

We could do with renovating, moving and using the benches available to us. We need to take a look at the benches we’ve got and which ones need work. We could also spruce up the Sianti. Springtime would be ideal for this.

 

4.8 (4.8) Sewage on the main beach and Cilborth. Cynyr will ask Gwyn James if there is any further news.

 

4.10 (4.10) Pete and Jan Dobson leaving gift. Guto will ask Barry Arnold about creating artwork. Rebecca de Winter has also expressed an interest. Ongoing.

 

4.11 (4.11) The road up from Pen Rhip has been patched up quite a lot, but needs more substantial work. The more individual complaints the Council receives, the more likely it is to do something about it. Kat to publicise efforts and send a letter to the Council. Cynyr will bring it up at the Community Council.

 

The resurfacing work done just before the summer (during very hot weather) caused a lot of problems. Loose chippings and tar ruined flooring in the local businesses, stuck to people and animals and melted, leaving an often uneven surface. We will write a letter expressing our concern at these issues. Copy to the Community Council.

 

4.12 (4.12) Memorial garden plaque for Sandy Denny. Louise Burgess is finding out more. We could create a tour of these places as there are many other well-known people whose connection with Llangrannog could be celebrated.

 

4.13 (4.13) Charity walker. A donation was sent.

 

4.14 (5.4) Gŵyl Nôl a M’lan 6-7 July. This tenth anniversary event was a great success.

 

4.15 (5.1) John Page’s letter re. the Ship Inn’s possible violation of planning restrictions. The Planning Department have been down and have replied to John Page. The owner of the Ship has commandeered the area under the gable end, the ownership of which is disputed. If this is common land, we should be able to remove the unsightly mess that has been left there. The land could then be used for the benefit of the whole village. We will invite Faith/Paul to show us the Land Registry information they have collected.

 

4.16 (5.0) Newsletter. Kat is looking into translation. No reply from the Welsh Commissioner so far.

 

4.17 (5.1) Bica Byw. A £70,000 grant from Cynnal y Cardi has been awarded. The Gwersyll are now leading the project because they have the staff time and expertise, offered by Lowri. Projects should be starting in October. We will still be involved as much as possible. The next step is getting prices and holding a public event. We will invite Lowri/Carys to come to the next meeting to update us.

 

4.18 (5.2) Concerns about the decking being built over the stream next to Manorafon extending too far over the stream, and where the hot tub drains to. Helena will draft a letter to explain village concerns.

 

4.19 (5.3) Jean Darbey passed away in July.

 

4.20 (5.4) Cones outside properties in the village are creating an eyesore. Research in other Welsh towns shows that different-coloured cones/boards would be unlikely to work (or remain where put). This is an ongoing problem which is not easily sorted.

 

6. AOB

6.1 Rob Harries (Wales Online and Carmarthen Journal) would like to write an article about how the community continues to thrive outside of the holiday season. Kat will reply to him.

 

6.2 Do not feed the seagulls. We could ask the lifeguards to announce this twice a day. The food outlets could be asked to display a sign to remind people – we can design/source these for them and hand them out. This will be taken up closer to the season.

 

6.3 Cardi Bach Winter service Saturday/Sunday or Friday/Saturday? Richards Brothers are asking for opinions. Post on Llangrannog Life.

 

6.4 There is no Fireworks Night 2018. We will post an announcement on behalf of ourselves and the Fireworks Committee.

 

6.3 Invasive species. We need another session treating Himalayan Balsam and Japanese Knotweed. We will discuss this when Pob is in a meeting.

 

6.4 Over 60s Christmas Lunch to be discussed next meeting. Possible dates 5th or 12th December to suit the Pentre Arms.

 

Meeting closed 9.13pm. Next meeting is 11 October, 7.30pm in the Ship.

 

 

Llangrannog Community Choir

Everyone has 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).

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.

Coffee Club

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!

St Carannog's Church

As one of the three churches in the combined group, with Penbryn and Llandisiliogogo.

Services are held on the First and Third Sunday of the month.

A fifth Sunday Service is on a rota or sometimes at Pontgarreg Hall or Caerwedros Hall.

The vicar is Revd. Dr Matthew Baynham, originally responsible for the New Quay group of Churches (New Quay, Llanllwchaerrn and Llanina, but now  The Llangrannog Group)

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 Association

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.

CYD Group

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. All activities are through the medium of Welsh. A warm welcome to new members.

W.I. Pontgarreg

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 welcome.

Dyffryn Clettwr Riding Club

A club for enthusiastic riders, for fun and social activities connected with horses. Weekly rallies in the Llangrannog area.

     

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