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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

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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 1 December 2016

1. Present: Cynyr Ifan, Adrian Brice, Clive Bullock, Gari Pwyll, Pob Thomas, Kat Dawes, Kate Brice, Ricky Rowsell.

2. Apologies: Sioned Jones, Paul Dawes, Deio Evans, Martin and Beth Wilson, Jonny Greatrex.

3. Minutes of the meeting on 17th November 2016 – proposed Clive, seconded Kate.

4.1 Event insurance (4.1)

Insurance for the marquees themselves (loss and damage) will be purchased by the Market committee. It has been suggested if they gave the tents to the Welfare our insurance would cover them for public liability. Beth could explain more about the insurance. The offer is there and we will wait for more information.

4.2 (4.2) Cynyr is waiting for more information on the possibility of Community Service groups assisting with litter clearance. Still ongoing.  

4.3 (4.3) Defibrillator training – Cynyr will contact the British Heart Foundation re. further training.

4.4 (4.4) Over 60s Christmas dinner. A note will be added to next year’s invitation to allow people to remove themselves from the list.

Dorothy Gupwell will be invited. Other changes to list noted.

4.5 (4.6) Gwersyll yr Urdd coaches. Lowri still needs to be contacted re. a future meeting. Ongoing. Still no further issues.

4.6 (4.7) The streetlight issue – Kat to write to Council to remind them.

4.7 (4.10) Ceri from Gerlan requested that the piano that was left in their garage be removed. Ongoing.

4.8 (4.11) Winter Fayre at the Urdd Centre on Fri 16th December (4-9pm). Hot Dog Stall volunteers needed. Adrian, Ricky and Gari are a definite. Everything has been organised by the Market Committee; more volunteers welcome.

4.9 (5.1) Craig-y-Don’s £500 cheque has been received. Clive will send a letter of thanks.

4.10 (5.2) Fireworks. Clive has written a letter to the insurance company regarding their handling of queries about cover for the event, and awaits a reply.

4.11 (6.1) Fireworks plan. The Fireworks Committee envisaged that they wouldn’t get enough volunteers to hold it at New Year. Mid-Jan we would struggle to get the numbers to recoup what was spent. Safe storage is being looked into for the fireworks. The unconfirmed date for next year’s display is 28th October 2017.

5 Correspondence



6.1. On the 10th December Kate’s pizza business Tafell a Tân is at the farm shop 12-8pm. This will be a South Wales gifts for the homeless collection point as well.

6.2 Village Christmas trees – this will probably be put on the entrance to the Ship on the pavement; paid for by the Committee. The noticeboard has been tested and noted as level. Adrian will help Mickey with the tree. It was noted that Mickey pays for and puts up the Church tree himself.

6.3 Chrissie Evans is taking part in the Walking Home for Christmas charity event for Walking with the Wounded. We should try to incorporate this as part of our Christmas charity walk.

Date of next meeting: January 12 at 7.30pm, venue The Pentre Arms.


       Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee


DRAFT Minutes of a Meeting on Thursday 17 November 2016

1. Present: Cynyr Ifan, Adrian Brice, Clive Bullock, Gari Pwyll, Beth Wilson, Pob Thomas, Kat Dawes, Kate Brice, Ricky Rowsell.

2. Apologies: Sioned Jones, Paul Dawes, Deio Evans, Martin Wilson.

3. Minutes of the meeting on 13th October 2016 – proposed Pob, seconded Adrian.

4.1 Event insurance (4.1) Clive reported that anyone from the Welfare and anyone employed by it (including as a volunteer) would be covered, but commercial activity is not covered. All market stallholders need their own insurance. Helena is looking at getting events insurance. We are unsure whether the marquees are covered by the insurance, but as community-owned property they should be. It was suggested that the marquees be donated to the Committee so they are covered and can be used elsewhere in the community (subject to correct procedures e.g. risk assessment and approval of volunteers).

4.2 (4.2) Cynyr is waiting for more information on the possibility of Community Service groups assisting with litter clearance. Still ongoing.  

4.3 (4.3) Defibrillator training – Cynyr will contact the British Heart Foundation re. further training.

4.4 (4.4) Over 60s Christmas dinner. Date and time Wednesday 7th December (UPDATE: Tuesday 6th); it will be in the Pentre as accessibility to the Ship dining room is difficult for many attendees. The list of invitees needs to be revised.  The wine has been bought and donated by the Llangrannog Local Producers market, for which we are very grateful.

4.5 (4.5) The tree trunk wedged in the culvert was removed by Adrian, Pob, Gari and Cynyr.

4.6 (4.7) Gwersyll yr Urdd coaches. Lowri still needs to be contacted re. a future meeting. Ongoing.

4.7 (4.9) The streetlight issue is with the electricity board and they are looking to replace it. Ask Deio and write to remind them.

4.8 (4.10) Japanese Knotweed and litter pick. Sunday 16 October a few people turned up to remove weeds.

4.9 (4.11) Glanrhaedr has received a letter about the renaming of the house to ‘Driftwood Cottage’.

4.10 (4.12) Ceri from Gerlan requested that the piano that was left in their garage be removed. This is connected with the Market Committee. Still ongoing; Helena to be asked.

4.11 (5.1) Winter Fair at the Urdd Centre on Fri 16th December (4-9pm). Hot Dog Stall volunteers needed. Adrian and Ricky are a definite. The stall could make several hundred pounds for the Committee.

5 Correspondence

5.1 Freddie Price from Craig-y-Don was given £500 by a film company for using the house in a some filming. The family wish to donate this money to the Welfare Committee, with the spending to be split: £50 to the Fireworks, £300 to the Millennium Fund, £150 for general Welfare purposes. The cheque will be posted to Roy. We will send a letter of thanks. (Ask Mike for address.)

5.2 Fireworks. A letter was received by the Welfare Committee regarding an ongoing issue with the insurance for the Fireworks; both committees will work hard to resolve this positively. It was noted that we have never not been insured for the event.

In connection with this discussion, all members will be sent a copy of the Articles of the Company so we are all aware of the Welfare Committee’s structure.

The event was cancelled due to adverse weather, in compliance with the insurance and risk assessment. The Fireworks Committee were thanked for their hard work and for making a tough but necessary call.

5.3 The Railway Carriage – another application for planning permission has been submitted, which is similar to the previous one. Members were positive but wondered what will happen to this piece of village history.


6.1 Fireworks plan. The Fireworks Committee will have a meeting to discuss when the next display will be. Hen Galan was suggested, which this year is Friday 13th January. High tide is 8.15 but it could be held earlier. We could also revive the Mari Lwyd idea.

Date of next meeting: December 1 at 7.30pm, venue TBA.

Minutes of a Meeting on Thursday 13 October 2016

1. Present: Cynir Ifan, Martin Greig, Adrian Brice, Clive Bullock, Gari Pwyll, Martin Wilson, Pob Thomas, Sioned Jones.

2. Apologies: Ricky Rowsell, Bethan Wilson, Kate Brice, Paul Dawes, Kat Dawes.

3. Minutes of the meeting on 8th Sept 2016 – no formal approval.

4.1 Event insurance (4.1) Clive reported that a fundraising market organized by member's) of the committee would be covered by our insurance but that we need to contact the Insurers in writing clarifying the position of commercial stallholders to get firm confirmation from the Underwriters that this is OK.

4.2 (4.2) Cynyr is waiting for more information on the possibility of Community Service groups assisting with litter clearance. Ongoing. 

4.3 (4.3) Defibrillator training – it was noted that we should look out for future similar courses and inform first responders.

4.4 (4.4) Over 60s Christmas dinner. Martin Wilson reported that the Producers Markets will donate wine for this event (5 bottles red and 5 white).

4.5 (4.5) The tree trunk wedged in the culvert has been reported to the Council. Adrian and Pob will investigate further during the knotweed clearance on 16th Oct.

4.6 (4.6) Noticeboard. Removed by Adrian.

4.7 (4.7) Gwersyll yr Urdd coaches. Lowri still needs to be contacted re. a future meeting. Ongoing.

4.8 (4.8) Community Garden plaques. Ongoing.

4.9 (4.10) The streetlight issue is with the electricity board and they are looking to replace it. Ongoing.

4.10 (4.11) Japanese Knotweed and litterpick. Sunday 16 October confirmed.

4.11 (4.12) Name change of Glanrhaedr still needs a letter.

4.12 Ceri from Gerlan requested that the piano that was left in their garage be removed. This is connected with the Market Committee. Ongoing.

4.13 Kate reported that her pizza nights were a great success.


5. Any Other Business

5.1 Martin W reported that the Producers Market Group are organizing a Winter Fair at the Urdd Centre on Fri 16th December and Is organizing an up market  Hot Dog Stall (profits to go to the Welfare). Martin asked for volunteers to help man the stall.

5.2 Clive reported that Pete and Jan Dobson (Siop Glynafon) had donated £50 towards plants for the Community Garden.

5.3 It was agreed to renew the Lotteries Licence from Ceredigion Council for 2017.

5.4 Martin Greig presented the Committee with a cheque for £75.50 (half of the collection taken at his 40th Anniversary Eucharist service) and all members present expressed their thanks and renewed best wishes for Martin and Anne’s future in Devon.


Date of next meeting: Thursday 10th November at 7.30pm. Venue tba.


Minutes of a Meeting 14 July 2016


1. Present: Martin Greig, Cynyr Ifan, Ricky Rowsell, Martin & Bethan Wilson, Clive Bullock.


2. The minutes of the June 16 meeting were certified correct; proposed Martin, seconded Clive.


3. Correspondence: None.


Matters arising from the previous minutes:

4.1 Clive confirmed that a grant of £400 had been paid to Crannog Surf & Lifesaving Club.

4.2 Our insurance company (Zurich) indicated that the Life Saving Club would be expected to have its own specialist insurance rather than being covered by the Welfare insurance.


4.3-4.11 all ongoing (see June minutes).


4.7 The Nol a M'lan festival went well this year and the park & ride service was busy on both days.

4.12 Cynyr suggested that Community Service groups might be asked to assist with litter clearance but might need insurance cover from the Welfare. This might be covered by the Probation Service and Cynyr agreed to look into this.

4.13 Morfa Isaf to Penrhip road has been repaired.

4.14 Martin G said that Trevor had now acquired more high tec first aid equipment and agreed to ask him if he might be available to run a defibrillator training session on the second Thursday evening in August (in lieu of a Welfare meeting). The Church hall could be used for this.

4.15 Yearly events list – ongoing.

4.16 Village benches – ongoing.

4.17 Ann’s jobs list – done.

4.18 Duck race – done; next one August.

4.19 Insurance – see above.

4.20 Clive has repaired the free carpark’s noticeboard. 

4.21 Costs of the Christmas Dinner – ongoing.

5. AOB

5.1 Duck Race will need to be organised for Sunday 28th August. All present should be available to help.


Next meeting TBA (September).

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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) is taught orally by supportive, enthusiastic and qualified teacher, Lou Laurens.

They perform 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 Bank.

the little arts school

The students 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

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.

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! 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 Pontgarreg

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 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.

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

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.

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, 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 members.

Sixty Plus

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.

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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