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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 10 May 2018

 

1. Present: Guto Jenkins, Kat Dawes, Pob Thomas, Clive Bullock, Cynyr Ifan, Sioned Jones, Adrian Brice, Anne-Marie Evans.

2. Apologies: Ricky Rowsell, Helena Boyesen, Paul Dawes, Gerry Jones, Kate Brice. 

3. Minutes of the meeting on Thursday 1 March 2018. The minutes were approved. Proposed Clive, seconded Guto.

 

4. Matters Arising

4.1 (4.1) Defibrillator It would cost £320 for the defib to be mounted in a box outside. Kat will apply for some funding via the Welsh Water Community Fund for this. We would then need to make sure it was registered with the ambulance service. New pads have been bought and we have been sent a new training DVD.

4.2 (4.2) The streetlight issue. Ongoing with the Community Council.

4.3 (4.4) Green Flag Award. Cynyr will apply for the Garden. Ongoing.

4.4 (4.5) Llangrannog merchandise. The designs and legend are ready and enamel mugs and screw-top bottles have been ordered. Clive will reimburse Jane for the monies paid so far. We will discuss having a stall at Gŵyl Nôl a M’lan and other outlets for them at the next meeting.

4.5 (4.6) Bottle bins. People are still leaving domestic rubbish by the bottle bins. Pob will speak to someone at the Council and report back.

4.6 (4.8) Dog poo, fly-tipping, rubbish etc. The rubbish leaflet has been drafted and sent to relevant parties for comment/checking. Dog poo (bagged) has been left in a grit box on part of the Urdd Camp land used by the children. People are also leaving bags in green food bins.

4.7 (4.10) Millennium Garden grant award. We should hear back from the awards council soon.

4.8 (6.2) The sewer pipe is appearing on the beach at certain low tides. Dŵr Cymru said it should be 10-20 feet underground and has probably bent, which it is designed to do to a certain extent. They are monitoring it carefully. The water is fully treated.

4.9 (5.1) ‘Postman’s Rest’ – the planning application has been rejected.

4.10 (6.1) Pete and Jan Dobson Guto will ask Barry Arnold about creating artwork. Rebecca de Winter has also expressed an interest.

4.11 (6.2) The road up from Pen Rhip is now in a bad state and needs re-doing from scratch. 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.

 

5. AOB

5.1 First Aid course in the Gwersyll – 5 June 9am-3.45pm Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work.

5.2 Louise Burgess proposed a plaque in the memorial garden for Sandy Denny, who wrote songs about her childhood holidays spent in the village. Funding for this and other plaques is an issue; the number of possible plaques is another. We will consider this and discuss further.

5.3 A lady called Natalia whose child died young has been walking around the UK and has raised over £200,000 for an intensive care unit in Bristol. She recently stayed at Cynyr’s on her latest 1,000 miles walk. It was agreed that the Welfare Committee could contribute to the fund.

5.4 Gŵyl Nôl a M’lan 6-7 July. We will run a stall rather than a duck race and sell the maritime history postcards, the new mugs and bottles and Songs from the Ship CDs. To be discussed further in June.

 

Next meeting is 14 June, 7.30pm in the Beach Hut.

 

 

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

Minutes of a Meeting on Thursday 8 February 2018

 

1. Present: Gari Pwyll, Adrian Brice, Gerry Jones, Guto Jenkins, Kate Brice, Kat Dawes.

2. Apologies: Paul Dawes, Ricky Rowsell, Cynyr Ifan, Pob Thomas.

3. Minutes of the meeting on Thursday 11 January 2018. The minutes were approved.

4. Matters Arising

4.1 (4.1) Defibrillator training. Confirmed for 19 February 7.30pm at the Urdd Leisure Centre. We will make a £25 donation to Calonnau Cymru. The training takes 1.5-2 hours and is for up to 30 people. Guto will organise a list. If we take up our machine it can be checked.

4.2 (4.2) The streetlight issue. Ongoing with the Community Council.

4.3 (4.4) ‘Driftwood Cottage’ letter sent with mention that the original name of the house is Rhos Hawen.

4.4 (4.5) Green Flag Award. Cynyr will apply for Llangrannog Garden. Ongoing.

4.5 (4.6) Llangrannog merchandise. Ongoing.

4.6 (4.7) Llangrannog Life Facebook page. Cynyr wrote to Ruth and received a positive reply. We have researched options for moderation of Facebook pages and will invite Ruth to chat to the Committee.

4.7 (6.1) Bottle bins in the top carpark and Urdd Camp are overflowing, and people are leaving domestic rubbish there despite Clive’s note. Kat added another notice with the number to call at the Council if the bin is full. We will keep an eye on the situation. See also 4.10.

4.8 (6.3) Plastic Free Llangrannog. People and businesses in Llangrannog already do a lot. There is a group on Facebook to encourage even more work along this line.

4.9 (6.4) Invite Ben Lake to the AGM 12 April in the Beach Hut.

4.10 (6.5) Dog poo, fly-tipping, rubbish etc. Kat will dig out any information that Ann/Martin created around this topic, which could be revised for this year’s summer season.

4.11 (6.6) Thanks will once again be offered to Mickey Beechey and others who helped erect the Christmas tree on the front. Thanks to Jane for providing the electricity for the lights.

5. Correspondence

5.1 Roy Tarbutt wrote re. the condition of the furniture in the Millennium Garden. He would like to apply for an Awards For All lottery grant; he will return with a draft application and some quotes for new benches and garden maintenance tools. All in agreement.

6. AOB

6.1 Jean Darbey has returned from a stay in hospital via Henllan care home, but she is frail. We are unsure of the situation with her family and any nursing care she is or isn’t receiving. Gerry will assess the situation further, keep a log and contact Social Services. Committee members expressed a wish to help wherever possible.

6.2 The sewer pipe is appearing on the beach at certain low tides. The Community Council are following this issue up.

 

Next meeting Thursday 1 March, 7.30pm in the Pentre Arms.

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

 

Minutes of a Meeting on Thursday 11 January 2018

 

 

1. Present: Cynyr Ifan, Gari Pwyll, Adrian Brice, Gerry Jones, Guto Jenkins, Clive Bullock, Ricky Rowsell, Kate Brice.

2. Apologies: Paul Dawes, Kat Dawes

3. Minutes of the meeting on Thursday 14 December 2017. The minutes were approved.

 

4. Matters Arising

4.1 (4.1) Defibrillator training. To be confirmed for 12, 19 or 26th February.

 

4.2 (4.2) The streetlight issue. Ongoing.

 

4.3 (4.4)Driftwood Cottage’. Ongoing.

 

4.4 (4.5) Ambulance response times. We had a positive response from Ben Lake which strengthens the case for better cover in the area.

 

4.5 (4.7) Green Flag Award. Cynyr will apply for Llangrannog Garden. Ongoing.

 

4.6 (4.8) Llangrannog merchandise. Ongoing.

 

4.7 (4.9) Llangrannog Life Facebook page. Cynyr wrote to Ruth and received a positive reply. We will look at the options that are available to page admins to monitor content for appropriateness and return to Ruth with suggestions. Ongoing.

 

5. Correspondence

 

There was none.

 

6. AOB

 

6.1 Bottle bins in the top carpark and Urdd Camp are overflowing, and people are leaving domestic rubbish there. Clive has put a notice on the board to ask people not to do this, as the council will not collect the rubbish and may remove the bins if abuse continues.

 

6.2 Ron Manley died. A card of condolence will be sent.

 

6.3 Plastic Free Llangrannog.

 

6.4 Invite Ben Lake or Elin Jones to the AGM in April.

 

6.5 Dog poo, fly-tipping, rubbish etc. Leaflets to advise.
 

6.6 Thanks will once again be offered to Mickey Beechey and others who helped erect the Christmas tree on the front. Thanks to Jane for providing the electricity for the lights.

 

We need to consider the positioning of the tree next year as the council had a problem with the cable running across the street. This will be picked up later in the year.

 

Next meeting Thursday 8th February, 7.30pm in THE SHIP.


Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

 

Minutes of a Meeting on Thursday 14 December 2017

 

1. Present: Cynyr Ifan, Gari Pwyll, Adrian Brice, Gerry Jones, Kat Dawes, Guto Jenkins, Clive Bullock

2. Apologies: Ricky Rowsell, Paul Dawes, Kate Brice

3. Minutes of the meeting on Thursday 16 November 2017. The minutes were approved; proposed Clive, seconded Gari.

 

4. Matters Arising

 

4.1 (4.2) Defibrillator training. 22 January TBC.

 

4.2 (4.3) The streetlight issue. This was brought up at the Community Council December meeting.

 

4.3 (4.4) Village collection box. Complete. Thanks to Paul and Mickey.

 

4.4 (4.6)Driftwood Cottage’. Ongoing.

 

4.5 (4.7) Ambulance response times. Cynyr has emailed the local MP and Elin Jones AM to put our concerns on record.

 

4.6 (4.8) Christmas Dinner. The dinner was attended by 17 people and greatly enjoyed. The possibilities of extending the boundary to include more people, inviting under-60s (on a donation basis) and getting some children involved (carol singing) was discussed and will be picked up next autumn.

 

4.7 (5.1) Green Flag Award. Cynyr will apply for Llangrannog Garden.

 

4.8 (6.1) Llangrannog merchandise. Ongoing.

 

4.9 (6.2) Llangrannog Life Facebook page. Cynyr wrote to Ruth and received a positive reply. We will look at the options that are available to page admins to monitor content for appropriateness and return to Ruth with suggestions.

 

5. Correspondence

There was none.

 

6. AOB

 

6.1 Nôl a M’lan will be on 6th and 7th July 2018. 10th anniversary year.

 

6.2 Bica Byw. A proposed mobile phone app and other initiatives which Carys Ifan is looking into funding for. The Committee offered its support for an excellent idea to promote the village and help visitors.

 

Next meeting Thursday 11th January, 7.30pm.  

 

Pwyllgor Lles Llangrannog Welfare Committee

Minutes of a Meeting on Thursday 16 November 2017

 

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

2. Apologies:

3. Minutes of the meeting on Thursday 12 October 2017. The minutes were approved.

4. Matters Arising

4.1 (4.1) Market marquees. If we want to use them then we will have to arrange insurance at the time. This assumes we have the ownership of them

4.2 (4.3) Defibrillator training. To be re-arranged.

4.3 (4.4) The streetlight issue. Still no news.

4.4 (4.6) Village collection box. Fix in the Bus Shelter.

4.5 (4.7) Sponsored Walk. This will be discussed in spring.

4.6 (6.3)Driftwood Cottage’. A note will be sent to ‘Driftwood Cottage’ to see if the situation re. the name can be resolved.

4.7 (6.5) Ambulance response times. Cynyr will email the local MP to put our concerns on record.

4.8 Christmas Dinner. Wednesday 13th December. Kat to distribute against the revised list. All to attend if possible.

4.9 Fireworks. Event cancelled due to weather. Weather conditions were clearly not going to be to acceptable. The fireworks and timber were subsequently disposed of in a safe manner but not as a ‘display’ as this would have required management, licences etc.

5. Correspondence

5.1 Green Flag Award. Cynyr to apply for Llangrannog Garden.

5.2 Letter of thanks concerning the hedge cutting from the Community Council who will take the matter up with the County Council.

6. AOB

6.1 Suggestion from Jane Arrow that the Welfare Committee produce a ‘bag –for-life’, T-shirts etc. with a map of the Llangrannog area for sale. Pob to find out about costs for different items.

6.2 Llangrannog Life Facebook page. Kat to draft something to Ruth (new page admin) to express our concerns.

Next meeting Thursday 14th December, 7.30pm. 

 

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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