LALESTON, BRYNTIRION, CEFN GLAS & BROADLANDS
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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.