Glamorgan Gazette - - Your Community - Carol Thomas

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Valen­tine’s Day: Happy Valen­tine’s Day to all those who were lucky enough to re­ceive cards and presents. En­joy !

Craft Fayre: 3rd Brid­gend Scouts are hold­ing a Craft Fayre at the Scouts Hall, Bryntirion (a large spa­cious hall) on Sun­day, March 4. Doors open at 10am-2pm. The fee is £10 per ta­ble. Con­tact Nos. 01656 663252 or 07546 459888

Char­ity Book Sale: Ar­range­ments are in hand for Brid­gend Li­ons Club An­nual 3 day Book Sale to be held at West­ward Com­mu­nity Cen­tre in April.

Do­na­tions of books in good con­di­tion will be grate­fully re­ceived and may be col­lected by a mem­ber of the Li­ons if there is no trans­port avail­able. Books can be dropped off at the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre

West­ward Com­mu­nity Cen­tre: Un­for­tu­nately the Char­ity fund rais­ing evening with Nataly Churchill, Psy­chic Medium which was sched­uled for Fe­bru­ary 9 had to be post­poned due to ill-health but I have been in­formed that it will now take place some time in April. Apolo­gies to all con­cerned who have pur­chased tick­ets. Con­tact 07816 598 603 Church Up­date: The Women’s World Day of Prayer ser­vice will take place on Fri­day, March 2 at 2pm in St David’s Church. This year’s fea­tured coun­try is Suri­name and all are wel­come.

Lit­tle Char­lie Evans, the youngest mem­ber of St Tei­los Church, has been so moved by the news of plas­tic oceans and

lit­ter-strewn beaches, that he re­cently per­suaded his mum Natalie, to take him out on two lit­ter-pick­ing trips to beaches in the area.

Well done Char­lie for your care and ac­tion to look after God’s cre­ation. If any­one else wishes to join in, lit­ter­pick­ing groups meet for or­gan­ised ac­tiv­ity at the sea­side on week­ends, or

you can just do what Char­lie and his mum did and take a ten minute walk at the beach pick­ing up bits as you go !

The Con­sul­ta­tion meet­ing at St. David’s Church Hall went well with around 20 peo­ple com­ing along and shar­ing their thoughts on pri­or­i­ties for next steps of the work and future use for the hall. We were also pre­sented with a spe­cial cake made for the oc­ca­sion by Robyn Davies, a young lady from Lale­ston who has just set up her own bak­ing busi­ness. Thanks to all who came along and thanks to Robyn too for her lovely cake.

On Fri­day, March 2 in The Pheas­ant, Pen-y-Fai a meal and quiz night has been ar­ranged and all across the Benefice are wel­come. Please sign the sheet at the back of All Saints Church or con­tact De­lyth Parry or Jenny Mor­gan for more details and/or re­serve your place.

Con­do­lences: Sin­cere con­do­lences to Mrs Joy Fro­ley and fam­ily, of Heol y Bardd, on the loss of her dear hus­band, Mal­colm, who had been hos­pi­talised for a short time.

Un­wanted Sand­wiches: Some school chil­dren have ap­par­ently been seen throw­ing away their sand­wiches near the brook run­ning down to New­bridge Fields.

Per­haps par­ents should check whether or not such food is wanted be­fore un­wanted rats ap­pear in force! evening was pro­vided by Bill Ben­nett with “Songs of the Croon­ers” the next event the ladies are look­ing for­ward to will be the Lun­cheon club meal on St Valen­tine Day on Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 14 at the Sy­camore Inn Col­win­ston.

The next meet­ing of the Peny­fai W I will be Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 19, when the speaker for the evening will be Rhian Mor­gan on DNA Crime Solv­ing.

Wood­land Trust: The Coed Peny­fai Wood­land Trust have or­gan­ised a Vol­un­teer Day on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 25 at 10am, trustees, mem­bers, and vol­un­teers please meet at the Scout Hall off Court Coleman Road Peny­fai.

Also a Spring Dance in aid of the Coed Peny­fai Wood­land is to be held on Satur­day, March 24 at 7.30pm in the Peny­fai Scout Hall.

The pop­u­lar band Midlife Cri­sis are play­ing. Tick­ets are for sale and avail­able in the Peny­fai Se­lec­tion Box vil­lage shop priced at £5.

Please come along and sup­port this wor­thy cause.

Com­mu­nity Coun­cil: The next meet­ing of the New­cas­tle Higher Com­mu­nity Coun­cil took place in the Tondu Methodist Church on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 13 at 7pm.

The agenda con­tained po­lice mat­ters, a con­sul­ta­tion on bus routes by Brid­gend County Bor­ough Coun­cil, an up­date by the com­mu­nity coun­cil main­te­nance com­mit­tee who look after the com­mu­nity wood­land Aberken­fig.

Re­pairs may have to be done after the large amount of rain­fall over the last month. The ground has be­come slip­pery and path­ways have been dam­aged.

As a re­quest made by the ladies of the Peny­fai WI the plant­ing of pop­pies to be planted on the small round­about near All Saints Church Peny­fai. A fur­ther re­port will be given to the Com­mu­nity Coun­cil­lors

Bell­ring­ing: All Saints Church Peny­fai has a peel of six bells and an en­thu­si­as­tic team of bell ringers.

Bells are rung for Sun­day ser­vices and by ar­range­ments for weddings and other spe­cial ser­vices. The bell ringers meet each Mon­day to prac­tice.

New mem­bers are as­sured of a warm wel­come and en­cour­age­ment.

For fur­ther details con­tact the Tower Cap­tain David Oates on 01656 650556.

Play and Com­mu­nity Play­group: For fam­i­lies of new­com­ers to the vil­lage of Peny­fai with chil­dren from two years to four years look­ing to join a play group, there is the Play and Com­mu­nity play group held in the Scout hall on Court Coleman Road, Peny­fai.

The play group is open from 9.15am-3pm from Mon­day to Fri­day dur­ing term time.

For more in­for­ma­tion please call 07813 392 464.

Peny­fai Guide Group: Scout and Guide Hall, Court Coleman Road, Peny­fai (ex­cept sum­mer) as fol­lows:

Rain­bows (ages 5 to 7) meet Wed­nes­days from 5.30pm-6.45pm.

Brown­ies (age 7 to 10) meet Mon­days from 5.30pm-7pm.

Call Pippa O’Neill on 07480 825532.

1st Peny­fai Scout Group: Scout and Guide Hall, Court Coleman Road, Peny­fai (ex­cept sum­mer):

Beavers (ages 6 to 8), meet Thurs­days from 5pm-6.15pm.

Cubs (ages 8 to 10) meet Thurs­days from 6.30pm-8pm.

Scouts (ages 10 to 14) meet Thurs­days, 6.30pm-8pm. Call Chris­tine Jor­dan on 01656 860 831. When lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier (Whoopi Gold­berg in the film) sees her mob­ster beau, Vince LaRocca (Har­vey Kei­tel), com­mit mur­der, she is re­lo­cated for her pro­tec­tion.

Set up in the guise of a nun in a Cal­i­for­nia con­vent, Deloris pro­ceeds to up­end the quiet lives of the res­i­dent sis­ters. In an effort to keep her out of trou­ble, they as­sign Deloris to the con­vent’s choir, an en­sem­ble that she soon turns into a vi­brant and soul­ful act that gains wide­spread at­ten­tion.

You’ve seen the film: you’ve heard the songs now watch the show!. Their pro­duc­tions are al­ways of a very high al­most pro­fes­sional stan­dard and as a lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tion they de­serve all the sup­port they can get.

Porth­cawl Mu­seum and His­toric So­ci­ety: A new se­ries of Mu­seum Lec­tures is start­ing on Tues­day, Feb­tu­ary 20, when Ceri Joseph will give a talk on ‘Women and the Vote’ to cel­e­brate the cen­te­nary of the suf­fragette cam­paign.

The evening starts at 7pm in the Y-Cen­tre in John Street and en­try is free to mem­bers with vis­i­tors pay­ing £1.

The Mu­seum is also hold­ing a Cof­fee Morn­ing on Fri­day, March 2 to cel­e­brate St David’s Day. It starts at 10.30am and en­trance costs £1.50

Fi­nally, the mu­seum re­opens to the pub­lic on Satur­day, March 31

New Pi­lates Class: Start­ing on Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 12 at 10.30am, a new Pi­lates Class is to be held at the K2 Gym, Main Av­enue in Litchard In­dus­trial Es­tate, Brid­gend. Both ex­ist­ing gym & non gym mem­bers wel­come.

The ex­ist­ing Pi­lates class still meets ev­ery Thurs­day evening 6pm at Litchard Mis­sion Church.

Should you re­quire then con­tact Ruth on 07786 627335 and it is to be noted that classes are em­i­nently suited for be­gin­ners.

Ladies Char­ity Lun­cheon In Sup­port Of Tŷ Elis Coun­selling: A Char­ity Lunch has been ar­ranged by Ty Elis Coun­selling Ser­vice for Satur­day, March 3.

It is be­ing held in The Grove Golf Club at 1.30pm and I will have more in­for­ma­tion in time for next week’s is­sue.

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