PORTH­CAWL

Glamorgan Gazette - - Your Community - David New­ton-Wil­liams

on the sub­ject of the Vol­un­tary Reg­is­tra­tion of land project 2007,

Dog Fowl­ing: More bins are to be pro­vided by the New­cas­tle Higher Com­mu­nity Coun­cil for dog own­ers to use to help stop dog fowl­ing of pave­ments in streets in­clud­ing Prothero Av­enue and Heol Eglwys in Penyfai,

Christ­mas Street Light­ing: is again be­ing pro­vided by the New­cas­tle Higher Com­mu­nity Coun­cil in Penyfai and Aberken­fig and more will be added this year, Christ­mas tree will be light on the cor­ner of Court Col­man Road, All Saints Church Penyfai and in the Aberken­fig Square,

Re­mem­brance Day: Ser­vices on Sun­day, No­vem­ber 11 in Penyfai will be at­tended by the New­cas­tle Higher Com­mu­nity Coun­cil­lors, and also in Aberken­fig the Re­mem­brance Day Ser­vice is com­bined with the ded­i­ca­tion of the New­cas­tle Higher Com­mu­nity Coun­cil Project for Penyfai and Aberken­fig school chil­dren de­sign­ing ce­ramic boards made by the ce­ramic artist Jus­tine Stroud placed in the Aberken­fig Square to Com­mem­o­rate the Cen­te­nary of the Armistice 1918-2018

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 825 532 for more in­for­ma­tion.

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.

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 9.15am-3pm Mon­day to Fri­day dur­ing term time.

Call 07813 392 464 for more in­for­ma­tion. Send your news to: 42 Suf­folk Place, Porth­cawl, CF36 3EB. 01656 451844 davidn-w@home­call.co.uk

Porth­cawl Ro­tary Club: Forth­com­ing events - The Christ­mas Tree Fes­ti­val in All Saints Church has be­come one of the high­lights of the Fes­tive sea­son and this year the Fes­ti­val will be open to the pub­lic from Tues­day, De­cem­ber 4 to Satur­day, De­cem­ber 8 from 11am5pm Mon­day to Satur­day and 12.30pm-4pm on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 9. Or­gan­i­sa­tions and in­di­vid­u­als who are pro­vid­ing a tree should note that trees are to be taken to the church and dressed on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 3 and stripped on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 10. There will be re­fresh­ments and raf­fle tick­ets (for ham­pers) through­out the week­end: also, the Ro­tary Young Mu­si­cians of the Year Com­pe­ti­tion will be held in All Saint’s Church on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 5 com­menc­ing at 7pm.

On Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 6 at 7pm there will be a con­cert, again in All Saints’ Church with chil­dren from lo­cal schools par­tic­i­pat­ing.

En­try to the church and the Fes­ti­val events is free.

Ro­tar­i­ans will be out col­lect­ing in John Street on Satur­days’ De­cem­ber 15 and De­cem­ber 22 from 9.30am-4pm and on Christ­mas Eve from 9.30am to 12noon.

The Ro­tary Carol­cade will be tour­ing the town on Tues­day, De­cem­ber 11, Fri­day, De­cem­ber 14, Tues­day, De­cem­ber 18 and Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 20.

Route and times will be ad­vised nearer the date.

Fi­nally, Ro­tary Post will op­er­ate as last year with stamps on sale in des­ig­nated shops from Mon­day, No­vem­ber 12 un­til last day of col­lec­tion Mon­day, De­cem­ber 10. Stamps 25p each.

Chris Smart: When our son Dan was about four years old he met Chris for the first time and his ex­act words were “My word you are a big man” – parental mor­ti­fi­ca­tion set in and then Chris laughed and replied “Ev­ery­body says that”, and the mo­ment passed.

Yes, he was a big man with a big heart and he cer­tainly made his mark in the town that he loved. There were very few or­gan­i­sa­tions that he hadn’t been in­volved in, one way or an­other.

Chair­man of the Porth­cawl Cham­ber of Trade and of the Porth­cawl Tourist As­so­ci­a­tion and then he be­came Chair­man of the Brid­gend Tourism As­so­ci­a­tion and an ac­tive mem­ber of Probus and U3A.

He was heav­ily in­volved in lo­cal and na­tional pol­i­tics hav­ing stood in elec­tions at MP, AM and lo­cal coun­cil lev­els; he had been chair­man of the lo­cal Branch of the Con­ser­va­tive Party and at one time the Chair­man of the Aber­avon Con­ser­va­tive Branch and then af­ter a small ‘blip’ in his po­lit­i­cal al­le­giance, he be­came Welsh chair­man of the lo­cal Ukip Group and while all this was go­ing on he was still noted as one of the best sports jour­nal­ists in the area and his Mid Glam Sports Agency pro­vided re­sults and com­ments to all lev­els of me­dia na­tion­ally on time and off the cuff.

He was knowl­edge­able, well read and an ex­cel­lent pub­lic speaker and those of you who can re­mem­ber his live au­di­ence phonein shows on Swansea Sound can no doubt vouch for his ready wit and his abil­ity to han­dle the most awk­ward sit­u­a­tions.

He was chair­man of Brid­gend Foot­ball Club in its hey­days, Golf cor­re­spon­dent to the Daily Tele­graph but could also turn a pen to any sport with style.

There were very few sports­men he didn’t know on first name terms as also could be said of his knowl­edge of politi­cians.

He was a good, kind and gen­er­ous friend and with Kaye his wife of nearly thirty years, could grace any din­ner ta­ble. Ín coun­cil meet­ings he could hold the floor with the best and fel­low coun­cilors who might not al­ways agree with his po­lit­i­cal views would al­ways lis­ten.

He worked hard for the town and for lo­cal char­i­ties and was ex­tremely in­volved in the Mayor’s Char­ity Fund ir­re­spec­tive of pol­i­tics or per­son­al­i­ties.

Some years ago, talk­ing to the daugh­ter of an­other ex coun­cil­lor friend she re­marked ‘Do you know David; My fa­ther was a ‘mar­mite’ per­son.’

And there are those who might say that about Chris or in­deed me or oth­ers I could name: but one thing you can say about Chris is that he will be re­mem­bered and I would cer­tainly put money on that!

Grif­fin Park Ta­ble Top Sale: This pop­u­lar in­door ta­ble top sale is held ev­ery Fri­day morn­ing in Grif­fin Park Hall in New Road start­ing at 8am and fin­ish­ing at 12.30pm. Ta­bles cost £5. Porth­cawl Farm­ers Mar­ket: The next Farmer’s Mar­ket will be held in Grif­fin Park, New Road Porth­cawl CF36 5DF on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 27 from 9.30am-12.30pm.

All the usual lo­cal stalls will be there and re­fresh­ments are avail­able. Re­mem­ber, that the mar­ket is on the 4th Satur­day of the month.

Porth­cawl Mu­seum and His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety: Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 27 saw the start of an Ar­chae­o­log­i­cal Week which is be­ing held in the mu­seum un­til No­vem­ber 3rd and then, also in No­vem­ber there will be an ex­hi­bi­tion en­ti­tled The U-Boat War 1914-1918.

As we reach the cel­e­bra­tion of the end of the Great War 1914-1918 it is only right that we re­mem­ber the men and in­deed women who gave their lives to en­sure our free­dom.

On Satur­day, No­vem­ber 10 there is a show­ing of a unique film on the Bat­tle of An­cre in the Mu­seum and which, I am in­formed was one of the first oc­ca­sions that tanks had been brought into the front line.

The first time they had been used was in fact at the Bat­tle of Fler­sCourcelette in Sept. 1916, some ten days be­fore the Bat­tle of the An­cre Heights which started on Oc­to­ber 1st 1916.

Re­gret­tably the ‘Good Old Days-War has ended’ Show in the Hi-tide on Fri­day, No­vem­ber 23 has been can­celed which is a great shame and lets hope it has only been post­poned for now.

Would Mu­seum mem­bers please note that the Jolly Sailor Quiz Night’s cho­sen char­ity for the month of No­vem­ber is the Porth­cawl Mu­seum.

The Mu­seum wants to thank The Jolly Sailor for their gen­eros­ity and to con­firm that they will be rep­re­sented there ev­ery Wed­nes­day evening in No­vem­ber.

RNLI Au­tumn Lunch: This is again be­ing held on Sun­day, No­vem­ber 11 at 12.30pm for 1pm im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing the Armistice Day Ser­vice in All Saints’.

Tick­ets are £10 per head and can be ob­tained from Jeff John or from the RNLI Shop by the har­bour.

Mid Glam­or­gan Savo­yards: This year the Mid Glam­or­gan Savo­yards are pre­sent­ing Yeomen of the Guard a comic opera by Gilbert and Sul­li­van at the Grand Pav­il­ion Porth­cawl on Satur­day, No­vem­ber 17 at 7.30pm.

The pro­duc­tion is in aid of Kid­ney Re­search Wales, Pros­trate Cymru and Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port and tick­ets are avail­able from cast mem­bers, the above char­i­ties and the box of­fice on 01656 815 995.

This is a once a year chance to see one of G & S’s most pop­u­lar comic op­eras with a 24-piece orches­tra, full cast and pit cho­rus of some 40 voices.

A great mu­si­cal evening and a chance to raise money for three wor­thy causes at the same time.

It should also be noted that the mu­si­cal di­rec­tor and orig­i­na­tor of the whole con­cept has re­cently been pre­sented with the BEM in the Queen’s Birth­day Hon­ours List in recog­ni­tion of his ser­vice to the Arts and to the Com­mu­nity. Con­grat­u­la­tions Roger!

Can­cer Re­search UK Porth­cawl Branch: Two dates for your Christ­mas Di­ary: The Can­cer Re­search Christ­mas Lunch has been ar­ranged for Satur­day, De­cem­ber 1 at 12.30pm for 1pm.

Tick­ets at £13 for a two course meal can be ob­tained from Di­ane on 01656 784 762.

Then the Christ­mas Can­dle-lit Ser­vice when we get the chance to re­mem­ber lost loved ones and their suf­fer­ing from this dread­ful scourge will be held in All saints’ Church in Vic­to­ria Av­enue on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 9 com­menc­ing at 4pm.

Porth­cawl Shout Fo­rum: The sub­ject for this weeks talk will be Com­put­ers.

The in­ter­net, mo­bile phones and so­cial me­dia have long re­placed tra­di­tional ways of com­mu­ni­cat­ing. Yet many se­nior cit­i­zens have never had an op­por­tu­nity to learn these skills, a fact which re­sults in them be­ing cut off from to­day’s in­ter­net based so­ci­ety.

With­out some form of train­ing many will suf­fer the health and well­be­ing prob­lems of lone­li­ness and iso­la­tion from be­cause they are un­able to take part in our ever chang­ing dig­i­tal world.

Porth­cawl Shout Fo­rum have long cam­paigned for help in this modern prob­lem and Michelle Walker from the Welsh Gov­ern­ment pro­gramme, Dig­i­tal Com­mu­ni­ties Wales will be the guest speaker at their next meet­ing at Trin­ity Church on Fri­day, No­vem­ber 2 at 2pm. Do go along or if you would like more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Gary Vic­tor on 783491.

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