ABERKENFIG & COYTRAHEN
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Ynysawdre Community: Ynysawdre Community Council meet at Ynysawdre Parish Room, (opposite Tondu Cricket Club) and the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm.
This is a public meeting, all are welcome to attend to observe proceedings.
At the start of the meeting there is an opportunity for any member of the public to address the council on local issues.
Alternatively residents may wish to contact the Clerk – Mrs Anne Wilkes, Clerk of the Council, Ynysawdre Community Council, c/o 62 Maesteg Road, Cwmfelin, Maesteg CF34 9LB. Tel: 0790 460 4049 or email ynysawdre communitycouncil@ hotmail.com or the website - ynysawdrecommunity-council.co.uk
Brynmenyn, Ynysawdre and Tondu will have Christmas lights for the first time this year.
The Council also provided flower baskets this summer for the first time in many years and we will be preparing the grass verge at Maesteg Road Tondu for a wild flower plot.
We have provision in the budget to replace gates and posts at the allotments.
PACT Meetings: The next is scheduled for Tuesday, November 20 at 6.15pm at Ynysawdre Parish Room and alternate months thereafter.
Ynysawdre Parish Room: The hall is available for hire £10 per hour for meetings, children/family parties etc. Please contact the Clerk as above.
Bryncethin Remembrance: The annual service of remembrance will take place at Bryncethin Memorial Hall at 2.30pm on Sunday, November 11 conducted by Rev Stephen Pare.
TADAS: Tondu and District Art Society (Tadas) opened their recent exhibition with another very enjoyable and highly successful preview evening.
The hall was again full to capacity with members and invited guests.
Tadas were pleased to have the company of the Mayor of the County Borough, Councillor John McCarthy, the Assembly Member for Ogmore – Huw Iranca Davies, and the Chairman of Newcastle Higher Community Council - Councillor Gary Haines.
The competition for this Autumn Exhibition was entitled Flowers which was judged earlier in the day by Wendy Broom of Cowbridge Art Society.
We are grateful to Mr Huw Iranca Davies for presenting the Certificate to the successful winner of this competition, namely Joy Allen.
It was also a pleasure to welcome the winning pupils from Tondu Primary School, Aberkenfig who had participated in a competition entitled My Favourite Song that Tadas had arranged for them.
We are grateful also to Councillor McCarthy for presenting the children, namely 1st - Jake Dyke, 2 nd – Corey Thomas, 3 rd – Megan Grabham with their individual prizes.
The exhibition was open for five days during which there were 150 framed paintings on display as well as a number of unframed paintings and greetings cards.
The favourite painting as voted by the visiting public was The Wolf by Jan Hoskins.
The society received innumerable comments from visitors who were so impressed by the high standard of paintings on display and the amount of artistic talent that is evident among the Tadas membership
Coytrahen Gardening: On Wednesday, November 14 at 7pm, at the Philip Squires community Centre Coytrahen the Gardening Club host An Evening with Rita Sainsbury, Medical Herbalist.
Making use of plants, whose traditional uses are backed up by modern scientific research and clinical trials, herbalists treat the underlying cause of disease rather than just the symptoms.
Coytrahen Gardening Club is open to new members. Membership is £10 per year however visitors are always welcome with a £2 per visit fee.
Spiritual Healing: Spiritual healing is offered each Tuesday from 6pm7.30pm at the Ynysawdre Community Centre (at the junction of Bryn Road and Heol-yr-Ysgol). There is no charge for the service but a small donation to help defray expenses is appreciated. Call Mrs Bryant as before.
Christian Spiritualist Church: Meet Sundays at 6.30pm at the Ynysawdre Community Centre. Call Mrs Bryant as above.
Nazareth Chapel: Nazareth Baptist Chapel Bryncethin offers a service at 4pm each Sunday. For more informations, call Andrew Davies on 01656 663 652. Chapel, is at 3pm, Friday, November 16.
Bridgend & District Local History Society: The society arranges lectures and visits on topics of local interest and other appropriate historical subjects. Meeting on the second Wednesday of each month from September to April at 7pm in Carnegie House (The Old Library), Wyndham Street.
Membership is only £7 per year, payable in September at the first meeting of the season. Visitors welcome at a fee of £2 per meeting.
The next meeting will be Wednesday, November 14, and the talk will be by Peter Jones - Walk in the woods, Tondu history.
Carnegie House: Rememberance Exhibition - Now until Sunday, November 11, 10am-4pm every day.
As 2018 marks 100 ears since the end of the First World War, the exhibition will commemorate this significant centenary and provide an insight into the stories and sacrifices made by people that lived through the conflict.
The exhibition will feature exhibits from local historian Natalie Murphy, Past Lives Museum owner, curator and archivist Cheryl Hart, and Bridgend Local and Family History Centre.
Rememberance Cafe: Saturday, November 10, 12pm - 2pm and Sunday, November 11, 10am - 3pm. On the weekend of Rememberance, Fran Hunt will be running a pop-up cafe at Carnegie House to offer companionship and a cuppa to those remembering loved ones and participating in the Rememberance events in Bridgend.
Carnegie House: Wartime Exhibition Talks - Wednesday, November 7, at 6pm. A chance to visit the exhibition and listen to two fascinating wartime talks from Karen Steadman and Cheryl Hart.
Karen Steadman - a captivating filmed interview and account of her great Aunt’s time as a codebreaker at Bletchly Park during WWII. Cheryl Hart - Poignant Mementoes - Exploring WWI Song Cards.
Bettws: Bettws Community Club, ‘Evening of Remembrance’ by Bridgend Castle Players, Friday, November 9, 7pm, show starts 7.30pm. Tickets £2.50, includes a buffet.
All proceeds to be donated to RAF Benevolent Fund.
For tickets contact Rhian: treasurer@ bridgendcastleplayers. org / 07814 881445, Bettws Community Club, or on the door on the night.