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ABERKENFIG & COYTRAHEN

Send Your News To: Gerry Lewis Old Po­lice House, Maesteg Road, Tondu Cf32 9dw 01656 725911 07779 870137 G_j_lewis2002@Ya­hoo.Co.Uk

● Open Doors: On Fri­day and Satur­day, Septem­ber 22 and 23, Wes­ley Church Cen­tre Tondu (The Methodist Church) will be cel­e­brat­ing The Rail­way Her­itage of Tondu.

This event is part of the Open Doors scheme run by Cadw in Wales.

On both days the church will be open from 10am-3pm, with pho­to­graphs, maps and mod­els all telling the story of Tondu Junc­tion.

If you have any pho­to­graphs, mem­o­ra­bilia or mem­o­ries that you can share with us or are just in­ter­ested in the his­tory of Tondu and dis­trict, then come along.

Ev­ery­one is wel­come, ad­mis­sion is free and light re­fresh­ments will be avail­able on both days

● Fam­ily His­tory AGM: The An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing of the Brid­gend Branch of Glam­or­gan Fam­ily His­tory So­ci­ety will be held on Mon­day, Septem­ber 18, at the Len Evans Cen­tre, Heol Per­sondy, Aberkenfig (CF32 9RF).

It will be fol­lowed by a talk by Ni­cole Bur­nett on Ob­jects of Time Gone By.

Doors open 7pm to Start 7.30pm.

Please note that only mem­bers of the So­ci­ety are able to vote in any bal­lots that may take place – how­ever vis­i­tors are al­ways wel­come.

● Macmil­lan Cof­fee: The an­nual cof­fee morn­ing for Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port will once again be held at 164, Brid­gend Road, Aberkenfig on Fri­day, Septem­ber 29, from 10.30am-5pm.

Cof­fee, tea and cake £3. There will be a se­lec­tion of craft items, gifts, cakes and jams to pur­chase.

A grand raf­fle will be drawn at 5pm. Prizes in­clude a vin­tage style patch­work quilt, Sun­day Lunch for two and more.

● Aberkenfig Al­lot­ments: Con­grat­u­la­tions to ev­ery­one who took part in the sixth an­nual hor­ti­cul­ture show of the Aberkenfig Al­lot­ment As­so­ci­a­tion held at Aberkenfig So­cial and Ath­letic Club on Satur­day Septem­ber 2.

There were some won­der­ful ex­hibits show­ing the ex­per­tise and skill of the mem­bers who took part. Tempt­ing toma­toes, per­fect pota­toes, awe­some onions and fab­u­lous flow­ers were the or­der of the day. Best bak­ing dis­play was awarded to Linda Ed­wards for her de­li­cious cakes.

The auc­tion at the end of the show pro­vided an op­por­tu­nity for ev­ery­one to bid for fresh veg­eta­bles, cakes and flow­ers. The auc­tion was un­der­taken by Coun­cil­lor Derek Baker and the As­so­ci­a­tion thank him for his sup­port and his help on the day.

Lo­cal MP Chris Elmore joined the event and bought at the auc­tion.

To­tal money raised was £204.20p.

Prize ex­hibitor this year was Mr John Davies who col­lected four tro­phies on the day. Best kept al­lot­ment this year was won by Mr John Took. Well done to both Johns!

Thanks are of­fered to the Aberkenfig So­cial and Ath­letic Club for al­low­ing the use of the room and for the use of the lounge for monthly meet­ings.

Any­one in­ter­ested in hav­ing a plot should con­tact the sec­re­tary on 01656 514512.

The As­so­ci­a­tion is run­ning a bus to the Malvern Show on Sun­day. Septem­ber 24, cost £25 to in­clude bus and Show en­trance fee.

There are a few seats avail­able, ring 01656 514512 if in­ter­ested. Bus leaves Aberkenfig at 8.45am and leaves Malvern at 5pm.

● Psy­chic Fare: A Psy­chic Fair will be held on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 3, at the Ynysawdre Com­mu­nity Cen­tre (at the junc­tion of Bryn Road and Heol-yrYs­gol). Free en­try. Doors open at 6.30pm. Call Mrs Bryant on 01656 657463 or 07890 234235.

● Spir­i­tual Heal­ing: Spir­i­tual heal­ing is of­fered each Tues­day from 6pm-7.30pm at the Ynysawdre Com­mu­nity Cen­tre (at the junc­tion of Bryn Road and Heol-yrYs­gol). There is no charge for the ser­vice but a small do­na­tion to help de­fray ex­penses is ap­pre­ci­ated. Call Mrs Bryant on 01656 657463 or 07890 234235.

● Chris­tian Spir­i­tu­al­ist: A Chris­tian Spir­i­tu­al­ist Church meets Sun­days at 6.30pm at the Ynysawdre Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. Call Mrs Bryant on 01656 657463 or 07890 234 235.

● Nazareth Chapel: Nazareth Bap­tist Chapel Bryncethin of­fers a Ser­vice at 4pm each Sun­day, this week led by Rev Ken Adams. For in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing wed­dings and fu­ner­als call An­drew Davies on 01656 663652.

ITEMS: Please send any items to the ad­dress at the head of the col­umn by the Wed­nes­day evening for pub­li­ca­tion the fol­low­ing week.

BRID­GEND TOWN Send Your News To: Natalie Mur­phy 7 Lon-Y-Bu­gail, Llangewydd Court, Brid­gend 01656 663041

● Elder Street Panel: A In­ter­pre­ta­tion (in­for­ma­tion) panel has now been erected in the old­est street in Brid­gend, Elder Street.

Show­ing Elder Street from Adare Street, the Red­man fam­ily who lived at num­ber 11 later be­com­ing E Mor­gan, Un­der­tak­ers, the Cin­ema and Elder House.

Elder house was sit­u­ated in Elder Lane and not for­get­ting the an­i­mal statutes.

Also an­other panel has been erected out­side Nolton Church.

Town Twinning: Brid­gend Town Twinning As­so­ci­a­tion is now an in­de­pen­dent or­gan­i­sa­tion linked with sev­eral Euro­pean coun­tries.

In Septem­ber of this year a del­e­ga­tion, rep­re­sent­ing the Brid­gend Town Twinning As­so­ci­a­tion, will be vis­it­ing the town of Hech­tel-Ek­sel in Bel­gium, through a Hand of Friend­ship link.

While there, the del­e­gates will be at­tend­ing a cer­e­mony com­mem­o­rat­ing the Bat­tle of Hechel which lib­er­ated the town dur­ing WWII with the help of the Welsh Guards.

Also dur­ing their stay, there will be a Liv­ing Land­scapes event where the town is en­deav­our­ing to save their nat­u­ral her­itage for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

At the end of Oc­to­ber, Côr Bro Ogwr will be vis­it­ing Lan­ge­nau, our twin town in Ger­many.

This visit takes the form of a con­cert tour and a del­e­ga­tion from Brid­gend Town Twinning As­so­ci­a­tion will also travel with the choir.

May 2018 sees the re­turn of Chorale du Lac, the choir from our twin town of Vil­lenave d’Ornon, who will be per­form­ing in a joint con­cert with Côr Taber­nacl.

De­tails of this visit and con­cert will be pub­li­cised nearer the time.

Our as­so­ci­a­tion is al­ways look­ing for new mem­bers with new ideas who are in­ter­ested in the cul­tures of other coun­tries.

If you are in­ter­ested in join­ing us please con­tact our sec­re­tary Mrs Madeleine Wal­ters on 02920 892011 or visit our web­site, brid­gend­town­twin­ning.co.uk to find out more.

● Lo­cal His­tory: Brid­gend and Dis­trict Lo­cal His­tory So­ci­ety re­sumes to­day, Wed­nes­day Septem­ber 13 at 7pm.

The group meet in Carnegie House (for­mer Li­brary) Wyn­d­ham Street and Brid­gend-born Al­lan Un­der­hill will be the first speaker of the sea­son with a talk on the sub­ject of Im­ages of Brid­gend.

The first evening will be mem­ber­ship en­rol­ment, £7 per year and vis­i­tors £2 per meet­ing.

● Fam­ily His­tory AGM: The An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing of the Brid­gend Branch of the Glam­or­gan Fam­ily His­tory So­ci­ety will be held on Mon­day Septem­ber 18 at the Len Evans Cen­tre, Heol Per­sondy, Aberkenfig.

This will be fol­lowed by a talk by Ni­cole Bur­nett on Ob­jects of Time Gone By. Doors open 7pm to start 7.30pm.

Please note that only mem­bers of the so­ci­ety are able to vote in any bal­lots – how­ever vis­i­tors are al­ways very wel­come.

● Bus Sta­tion: All those who work in Brid­gend Bus Sta­tion are all very help­ful. Tony works in the of­fice and is most friendly. Not only does he ad­vise on the times of the buses but also gives ad­vice on DIY.

● Street Fes­ti­val: Roots Street Fes­ti­val a free fam­ily friendly event takes place in Brid­gend town cen­tre on Satur­day, Septem­ber 16, from 10am -4pm. En­joy mu­sic and street food and take part in a num­ber of free ac­tiv­i­ties. There is two hours free park­ing at the Rhiw car park. This event is brought to you by the newly formed CF31 which is cre­at­ing a brighter fu­ture for Brid­gend.

● Quil­ters News: News for the Quil­ters of Brid­gend, Doughty’s of Here­ford are bring­ing their ma­te­ri­als to the Lesser Hall in Cow­bridge from 10.30am-2.30pm All are wel­come.

● Brid­gend Probus: Meet ev­ery other Thurs­day at the Caer­fa­tri Inn off Coity Road.

The club is made up of re­tired busi­ness and pro­fes­sional gentle­man.

The mem­bers meet and af­ter hear­ing from a guest speaker nor­mally en­joy hav­ing lunch to­gether and dis­cuss the morn­ing talk among other top­ics.

Last week’s meet­ing saw the wel­come re­turn of Don Llewellyn who gave a fas­ci­nat­ing talk on the Llandow Air Disas­ter of 1950. There are some va­can­cies for new mem­bers and any­one who would like to join Probus should con­tact Owen Ed­wards on 01656 669401.

● Writ­ing Work­shop: A Young Writ­ers’ Work­shop will take place at Carnegie House (for­mer li­brary) Wyn­d­ham Street on Satur­day, Septem­ber 23, at 10.30. The work­shop is open for young­sters be­tween 10 and 17 years of age and will be led by lo­cal award win­ning poet Rhian Ed­wards.

Also on Thurs­days. Septem­ber 14, 21, and 28, and in Oc­to­ber, 5, 12, and 19. An Adult Fun Dance Work­shop will take place and cost you a mere £6. Danc­ing will start at 7pm.

● Hog Roast and Welsh Folk Dancers: Pen­coed Town and Dis­trict Twinning As­so­ci­a­tion are or­gan­is­ing a Hog Roast (pro­vided by Alan John, Brynna) with en­ter­tain­ment by Dawn­swyr Peny­bont on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 27. The evening will start at 6.30pm in the Pen­coed Miners’ Wel­fare Hall and is open to all. Tick­ets at £10 per per­son will be limited so early book­ing is es­sen­tial.

For tick­ets and fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please con­tact Mark Steer at: email: mark­steer150@gmail.com or call 01443 230 282 or Wendy McDon­ald at email: eric.mc­don­ald012@bt­in­ter­net.com or call 01656 865633.

Please turn over for Cefn Cribwr news

COYCHURCH WI Send your news to: com­mu­ni­ties@waleson­line.co.uk

● Forth­com­ing di­ary dates: ■ Septem­ber 22: Boules Taster Day at Pon­ty­clun Rugby Club;

■ Septem­ber 23: Malvern Flower Show at Malvern Show­ground;

■ Septem­ber 26: Au­tumn Fed­er­a­tion Walk Dyf­fryn House;

■ Oc­to­ber 19: Fed­er­a­tion Din­ner at the Hi Tide, Porth­cawl.

Con­tact San­dra on 01656 669 232.

KEN­FIG HILL&PYLE

Send Your News To: Cilla Workman 6 Crown Road, Ken­fig Hill, CF33 6EN 07929 740301 work­man­cilla@gmail.com

● Com­mu­nity Coun­cil: The next meet­ing will be held in the Tal­bot Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Tues­day, Septem­ber 26 at 5.30pm.

Mem­bers of the pub­lic are wel­come to at­tend and coun­cil­lors will re­ceive ques­tions for 15 min­utes be­fore the meet­ing.

● Songs and Strings: St Theodore’s Church, Ken­fig Hill prides it­self on pro­vid­ing a wide range of mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment.

Old friends Côr Merched Cwm Llynfi will be per­form­ing in the church on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 27 at 7pm.

The strings are pro­vided by the string trio Bridge Strings.

Tick­ets cost £8, avail­able from Theo’s Char­ity Shop, Bridge Street, Ken­fig Hill or on 01656 665547.

Pro­ceeds to­wards pro­vid­ing a new heat­ing sys­tem for the church.

● KPC Youth & Com­mu­nity: A char­i­ta­ble or­gan­i­sa­tion that pro­vides a safe and nur­tur­ing en­vi­ron­ment for chil­dren and young peo­ple.

KPC is sit­u­ated off Pyle Inn Way, Pyle, Brid­gend (Next to Pil Pri­mary School). For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact kp­cy­outh@hot­mail.com on­line or call 01656 749219 or 745399. Ac­tiv­i­ties on of­fer:

■ Messy Play Ses­sions: Tues­days (term time only), 10.30am-11.30am. Just £2 and in­cludes a cuppa! Ideal for ba­bies that can sit up un­aided up un­til age 2 years.

■ Zumba Classes: Thurs­days with Michelle. 10am-11am. Th­ese ses­sions are free but a vol­un­tary con­tri­bu­tion is ap­pre­ci­ated. All abil­i­ties wel­come!

■ Re­bound Fit­ness: A great way to ex­er­cise, in a fun way. Ses­sions for adults are held on Tues­days at 6pm and Fri­days at 9.15am. £1.50 per ses­sion.

■ Walk­ing Rugby: Thurs­days, 9.30am for 10am start. All ages and abil­i­ties wel­come, male and fe­male. £1.50 for 40 mins of fun fol­lowed by cuppa and chat!

● Cwtch Cynf­fig: For 50 years Ken­fig Hill has pro­vided a meet­ing place for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties and their car­ers and the Cwtch Cynf­fig project con­tin­ues their good work ev­ery Thurs­day.

Ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude arts & crafts, chair based ex­er­cise, health and well­be­ing ses­sions. Morn­ing Ses­sions run from 10am12.30pm and Af­ter­noon Ses­sions run from 1.30pm -4pm.

Each ses­sion costs £5 which in­clude re­fresh­ments. Lunch is also pro­vided at an ad­di­tional cost of £2.50.

Call Tal­bot Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on 01656 749754.

● Mothers’ Union: Es­tab­lished since 1930 the Par­ish of Pyle and Ken­fig Mothers Union meet at the Par­ish Hall in Pyle ev­ery 3rd Tues­day of the month at 7pm April – Oc­to­ber.

Call Mrs Brookes on 741077.

● Bethel Com­mu­nity Church: An in­cred­i­bly warm wel­come awaits you al­ways at Bethel Com­mu­nity Church is sit­u­ated in Pwl­ly­gath Street, Ken­fig Hill, CF33 6ES.

Their reg­u­lar meet­ings in­clude: Sun­days - Evening Ser­vice 6pm, Tues­days – Tea & Toast 10am-12pm (free to all the com­mu­nity); Fellowship Meet­ing 7.30pm. Thurs­days – Ig­nite Youth 7pm. Fri­days – Kid­zone for ju­nior age group chil­dren 5.30pm6-45pm. Kid­zone is held dur­ing term time only and a re­spon­si­ble adult must bring and col­lect chil­dren.

Call 01656 857505 or 07923 557287 and 07799 044886.

● Tal­bot Com­mu­nity Cen­tre: A the­atre trip is be­ing ar­ranged to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the New The­atre, Cardiff on Thurs­day 11th Jan­uary 2018. We will be leav­ing the vil­lage at 11.45am for this mati­nee per­for­mance.

Cost is £23 for mem­bers and £24 for non-mem­bers and is payable by Novem­ber 1. Call Cheryl Butcher on 01656 749754.

● Harvest Thanks­giv­ing: A Thanks­giv­ing for the Harvest Ser­vice will be held on Sun­day, Septem­ber 24 at 11am and 6pm at St James Church, Pyle. All are very wel­come.

● Pil Pri­mary School: Res­i­den­tial Trip – At the end of last term, 35 pupils from Year 5 & 6 vis­ited Manor Ad­ven­ture in Llan­wr­tyd Wells for three days.

They en­joyed var­i­ous out­door and ad­ven­tur­ous ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing archery, ab­seil­ing, climb­ing and raft build­ing.

All the chil­dren had a won­der­ful time and thor­oughly en­joyed the ex­pe­ri­ence of been away from home and par­tic­i­pat­ing in many new and ex­cit­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.

● Healthy Schools: Lin Cooper and Matthew Bunt com­pleted a Healthy

Schools as­sess­ment day at the end of last term. The school was suc­cess­fully awarded with the Phase 6 En­vi­ron­ment strand of the Welsh Healthy School scheme.

Mr Pryce, the Head­teacher, would like to say a huge thank you to Mr Adrian Jones and Mrs Cheryl Jones who ded­i­cate many hours of their time to de­velop and main­tain the al­lot­ment projects. Mr Pryce would also like to thank all staff, par­ents and pupils for their hard work and en­thu­si­asm through­out the year.

● Mem­ory Lane Café: Are you look­ing af­ter some­one who is very for­get­ful or has been di­ag­nosed with de­men­tia? Come and meet peo­ple in a sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tion at Pyle Life Cen­tre ev­ery Fri­day, from 9.30am-11am.

Come along for a cup of tea and a chance to talk about any is­sues you need help with. There will be a host of ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing singing and crafts and look­ing at old pho­to­graphs of the area.

Call Louise on 07791 891578.

● Pyle Life Cen­tre: What’s on?

■ Mon­days – Ba­sic Skills, Cuppa with a Copper, Dig­i­tal Skills, Bridges into Work 2, Tang Soo Do Mar­tial Art and Zumba.

■ Tues­days – Ba­sic Skills, Revo­lu­tion­ize Dance, Kyokushin Karate and Dance Ma­niax Street Dance.

■ Wed­nes­days – Ba­sic Skills, Learn Di­rect Drop In, Weight Watch­ers, Lego Club, Bal­let, Sho­tokan Karate and Yoga.

■ Thurs­days – Shelta Cymru, Kyokushin Karate, Cynf­fig Crafts and Hip Hop with Revo­lu­tion­ize.

■ Fri­days – Bounce and Rhyme, Tang Soo Do Mar­tial Art and Gym­nas­tics for Chil­dren.

■ Satur­days – Story Time and Craft, Baby Bal­let with Revo­lu­tion­ize and Dance with Revo­lu­tion­ize.

For more de­tails and times drop in to Pyle Li­brary. ● Cruse Be­reave­ment Sup­port Group: The group meets on the first & third Wed­nes­day of each month, from 2pm3.15pm, at St Theodore’s Church, Ken­fig Hill.

Con­tact 01792 462845 for more in­for­ma­tion or email: mor­gan­nwg@ cruse.org.uk.

● Cuppa with a Copper: Come along to Pyle Li­brary on Mon­days, from 2pm-4pm.

● Read­ing Groups: Join one of the many read­ing groups in Pyle Li­brary.

■ The Night-Owls Group meet on the third Thurs­day of the month at 7pm.

■ The Day­time Group meets on the last Thurs­day of the month at 2pm.

■ The Teenage Group (12-19 years old) meets on the sec­ond Thurs­day of the month.

■ The Ju­nior Read­ing Group (8-12 years old) meet on the sec­ond Tues­day of the month.

Bounce and Rhyme meets on a Fri­day at 10am. ●

End of an Era: The com­mu­nity of Ken­fig Hill would like to take the op­por­tu­nity to send their grate­ful thanks and very best wishes to Mar­garet and Glyn­don Wil­liams who re­tire on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 14 af­ter an in­cred­i­ble 33 years as Post Mas­ter and Post Mis­tress.

Ev­ery­one wishes them much hap­pi­ness in the fu­ture and send a huge thank you for all they have done for us through­out the years.

LALESTON, BRYNTIRION, CEFN GLAS & BROADLANDS Send Your News To: Carol Thomas Car­brya, Heol-Y-Bardd, Brid­gend CF31 4BT 01656 657846 Car­brya@Su­panet.Com

● Laleston Gar­den­ing Club: The 47th An­nual Hor­ti­cul­tural Show and BBQ took place on Satur­day, Septem­ber 2.

The event was blessed with a day of beau­ti­ful sun­shine and the show sec­re­taries were very pleased with the level of en­tries this year.

The ladies sec­tion were par­tic­u­larly sup­port­ive with six mem­bers sub­mit­ting in ex­cess of 20 en­tries each.

Sian James alone con­trib­uted an amaz­ing 78 en­tries and An­nette Humphries 42.

Sue Ford Chair­man of the Ladies Sec­tion pre­sented the fol­low­ing tro­phies to the win­ners:

■ Lu­ciana Bloom­field – Win­ner of the Laleston Gar­den Cup in the Novice Sec­tion;

■ Sian James – Win­ner of the Ken Free­land Tro­phy for Veg­eta­bles (root & bulb); Win­ner of the Keith Rob­bins shield for fruit &veg­eta­bles; Win­ner of the Bar­clays Bank Tro­phy for The Biggest & the best; Win­ner of the Mike Thomas cup for Cut Flow­ers; Win­ner of the Bethel Chapel Cup for Pot Plants;

■ Mar­garet Wor­gan – Win­ner of the Ladies Sec­tion Shield for flower ar­range­ments;

■ Linda Thomas – Win­ner of the Catherine Brad­ford Cup for pre­serves;

■ Sue Ford + Val­mai Plowman – joint Win­ners of the Speedy Vac Cup for Bak­ing;

■ Sian James – Win­ner of the Trot­man Rose­bowl for Nee­dle crafts;

■ Pauline Sloan – Win­ner of the Ethel Hay­ball Cup for Arts & Crafts;

■ Richard Pegg – Win­ner of the Laleston Pho­to­graphic Sec­tion Cup;

■ Sian James – Win­ner of Top Tray Top Vase and the most pres­ti­gious tro­phy of the show, also the Pres­i­dent’s Cup pre­sented for the most points gained in the show.

The help of the Brid­gend Dis­trict Scouts Ex­plorer Unit was in­valu­able.

Pauline and Joyce Pegg, joint show sec­re­taries worked tire­lessly through­out the day. The auc­tion of pro­duce was fol­lowed by a big raf­fle for 12 ex­cep­tional prizes.

All mem­bers at the club were de­lighted that for­mer pres­i­dent Glan Hath­away and his wife Carys were able to make a cameo ap­pear­ance de­spite his poor health.

On a sad note, club mem­bers have re­cently heard that Bernard Phillips has sadly passed away. Bernard had been an ac­tive mem­ber of the com­mit­tee for many years and also served as a highly ef­fec­tive show sec­re­tary for much of that time.

Ow­ing to a clash of ac­tiv­i­ties the next Com­mit­tee Meet­ing will be held on Septem­ber 22 and not the 29 as pre­vi­ously sched­uled.

● Con­do­lences: Sin­cere con­do­lences to Teresa Ped­dar and fam­ily on the loss of her dear hus­band Ed­die who passed away sud­denly at home on Septem­ber 10.

Ed­die, an in­sur­ance man­ager for many years, was lat­terly an em­ployee of BCBC in the High­ways De­part­ment.

He was ex­tremely well liked by all his col­leagues for his ex­per­tise and sense of hu­mour.

Ed­die was also a for­mer mem­ber and Pres­i­dent of Brid­gend Lions in 1987/88.

A great Dad and Grandad he will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

● Broadlands Fete: Con­grat­u­la­tions have been pour­ing in for the or­gan­is­ers and all those who took part in Broadlands Fete this month. Un­like last year the weather was kind mak­ing it a spec­tac­u­lar event for all to en­joy.

● Church News: Shoe­box Cam­paign – The Sa­mar­i­tan’s Purse (Op­er­a­tion Christ­mas Child) shoe­box cam­paign will shortly be start­ing and al­though Christ­mas seems a long way off, boxes in­vari­ably have to be re­turned and at the depot by mid-Novem­ber in or­der to be cir­cu­lated around the world.

We are al­ready pre­par­ing to be in­volved across the Benefice and any­one in­ter­ested in fill­ing one or more boxes should speak with ei­ther Linda Col­lier (All Saints – 01656 663 206) or Carys Brown (St David’s and St Teilo’s – 01656 650 685) who are ac­quir­ing sup­plies of flat packed boxes which do not need wrap­ping.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion will be shared as soon as pos­si­ble.

■ Fairtrade at Christ­mas – While on the sub­ject of Christ­mas please also re­mem­ber that at the back of All Saints Church, Pen-y-Fai, there is a Fairtrade ta­ble com­plete with cat­a­logues that in­clude a Christ­mas sec­tion.

Any or­ders can be given to De­lyth Parry or Tr­ish Owen and or­ders can be col­lected nice and early if needed.

■ Christ­mas Lunch – Once again Pat Gre­gory has kindly of­fered to ar­range an early Christ­mas lunch for the Benefice and this will take place on Wed­nes­day , Novem­ber 29, at the At­lantic Ho­tel in Porth­cawl.

A bus will be made avail­able (at ad­di­tional cost) for those who wish to use it and fur­ther de­tails will be avail­able in the very near fu­ture.

Any­one in­ter­ested in com­ing to­gether for some early fes­tiv­i­ties should con­tact Pat on 01656 659 838.

PENYFAI

Send your news to: Meryl Wilkins 1 Pen-yr-Heol, Penyfai CF31 4ND 01656 724794

● Sun­day ser­vices: All Saints Church Penyfai:

■ First Sun­day of the month: Holy Eucharist at 10am.

■ Sec­ond Sun­day of the month: Holy Eucharist 11.30am.

■ Third Sun­day of the month: Morn­ing Prayer, 8.30am.

■ Forth Sun­day of the month: Benefice Eucharist 11am.

■ Fifth Sun­day of the month: Benefice Eucharist at 11am, fol­lowed by lunch.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the Rev An­thony Beer on 01656 859487.

● Smyrna Chapel ser­vices: A tra­di­tional Sun­day school ser­vice in Smyrna Chapel, Penyfai, al­ways starts at 10.30am and the evening ser­vices take place in Smyrna Chapel start­ing at 6pm.

There is a cof­fee morn­ing ev­ery Tues­day in the Smyrna Chapel vestry from 10am12noon where stalls of pro­duce are also on of­fer.

Bi­ble stud­ies take place on Thurs­days at 7.15pm and are led by Mar­lyn James and Dorothy Evans. New­com­ers to the vil­lage of Penyfai are al­ways made very wel­come.

● Penyfai WI News: The next meet­ing of the Penyfai WI will be on Septem­ber 18 when there will be a talk on Love Food, Hate Waste and a harvest buf­fet to fol­low.

● Wood­land Trust: Trustees and mem­bers have an­other vol­un­teer day af­ter the sum­mer hol­i­days and to start afresh in the wood­land on Septem­ber 24 from 10am-12noon, all are wel­come.

● Com­mu­nity Coun­cil: The meet­ing of the Newcastle Higher Com­mu­nity Coun­cil af­ter the Au­gust break was brought for­ward by one week to Tues­day, Septem­ber 5 in the Smyrna Chapel Penyfai.

The Com­mu­nity Coun­cil­lors who at­tended (some apolo­gies were re­ceived) were kept up-to-date with a re­port re­gard­ing waste man­age­ment and a meet­ing with the BCBC re­cy­cling team on July 12; main­te­nance of the Aberkenfig Al­lot­ments and Com­mu­nity Wood­land; Daf­fodil Bulb plant­ing around Penyfai, Court Cole­man and Aberkenfig.

A re­port was also given to the progress of the project by the Com­mu­nity Coun­cil in the Aberkenfig Square, sting­ing net­tles weed spray­ing on the path­way be­tween Prothero Av­enue and the Penyfai Church in Wales School – the weeds and bram­bles must be kept un­der con­trol by Brid­gend County Bor­ough Coun­cil for the chil­dren’s safety. A full re­port will be given on crime fig­ures for Penyfai and Aberkenfig in the next Com­mu­nity Coun­cil meet­ing in Oc­to­ber

● Play and Com­mu­nity Play­group: The play­group is open to chil­dren from two to four years of age and is held from 9.15am3pm in the af­ter­noon from Mon­day to Fri­day dur­ing term time.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 07813 392 464.

PORTH­CAWL

Send your news to: David New­ton-Wil­liams The Cot­tage, 34 Es­planade Av­enue, Porth­cawl CF36 3YU 01656 783068 davidn-w@home­call.co.uk

● Can­cer Re­search UK: The an­nual Tough 10 Run: Help Beat Can­cer Sooner event is again be­ing held in Margam Park on Oc­to­ber 14 at 11am.

Check out: tinyurl.com/margam­parkrun2017 for en­try in­for­ma­tion. En­try is £25.

● Porth­cawl Townswomen’s Guild: The next Guild meet­ing is on Septem­ber 13 at 2pm in All Saints Church Hall. Call Dorothy Thomas on 772157.

● Fundrais­ing con­cert: There will be a fundrais­ing con­cert in Gil­gol Bap­tist Church on Mon­day, Septem­ber 22 at 7.30pm when the Porth­cawl Welsh Learn­ers’ Choir, to­gether with Can­to­rion Coety will join to­gether to raise funds to help those suf­fer­ing from the ef­fects of the dis­as­trous famine in East Africa.

Côr Dis­g­wyr Porth­cawl, who have only been to­gether for some six months, re­cently took part in this year’s Na­tional Eisteddfod and sang their way to third place in their class against a num­ber of much more ex­pe­ri­enced choirs.

Call Irene Col­lier on 07730 221642.

● Twinning as­so­ci­a­tion: On Mon­day, Septem­ber 25 there will be a joint so­cial evening where mem­bers of Porth­cawl San Se­bas­tian Town Twining As­so­ci­a­tion (SSTTA) will have the op­por­tu­nity to meet mem­bers from Pen­coed and their twinned town Plouzané.

The event will take place the same week as the Euro­pean Day of Lan­guages and there will be a quiz on the night.

The event will take place at the Bryn­cae Arms, Bryn­cae, CF72 9RP, at 7.30pm with guests ar­riv­ing from 7pm. There will be bread, cheese, but­ter and pick­les at the event for a small charge of £3 per per­son.

Pen­coed may also have some spare places at the of­fi­cial evening on Wed­nes­day, 27 Septem­ber 27. This will be in Pen­coed Miners’ Wel­fare Hall start­ing at 6.30pm. There will be a hog roast fol­lowed by desserts. There will also be en­ter­tain­ment by Peny­bont Folk Dancers. Tick­ets cost £10. Email: me­lands@hot­mail.com.

● Porth­cawl Lions: The car boot sale at Porth­cawl RFC’s ground is held ev­ery Sun­day morn­ing from 8am (weather per­mit­ting), at the Porth­cawl Rugby Foot­ball Club grounds off South Road.Call Martin on 01656 786745.

● Porth­cawl Male Voice Choir Celebrity Con­cert: This year the con­cert will be held in The Grand Pavil­ion on Satur­day, Septem­ber 30 and the guest celebrity will be Mike Doyle.

Tick­ets are avail­able at the Grand Pavil­ion box of­fice.

● Grif­fin Park ta­ble top sale: This is held ev­ery Fri­day in Grif­fin Park Hall in New Road from 8am12.30pm.

● Ty Hafan Rain­bow Run: Any­one in­ter­ested in en­ter­ing the 2017 an­nual Ty Hafan 5k Rain­bow Run can reg­is­ter on­line or on the day. Reg­is­tra­tion will start at 11.30am on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 7 in the Ty Hafan Event Vil­lage on the Prom­e­nade in front of the Coney Beach Amuse­ment Park (CF36 5BT) in Porth­cawl.

Any­body over the age of five can en­ter with a pro­viso that ev­ery­one un­der-16 has to be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult.

You can ei­ther reg­is­ter as an in­di­vid­ual at a cost of £13 or as a group at a cost of £10 per per­son (five min­i­mum).

The char­ity would like com­peti­tors to try and raise a min­i­mum of £50 in spon­sor­ship (£20 for un­der-16s) and ev­ery­one who raises the re­quired amount will be en­tered into a raf­fle for a day-out paint­balling for a party of 10.

● Porth­cawl Mu­seum and His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety: A quiz evening is be­ing held at the Hi-Tide on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 5 at 8pm. Bar meals are avail­able and tick­ets cost £5.

Turn over for Cefn Cribwr, Llynfi Val­ley, Og­more Val­ley, Gawr Val­ley, St Brides & Llantwit Ma­jor, Wick and WI

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