ABERKEN­FIG & COYTRAHEN

Glamorgan Gazette - - Your Community - Gerry Lewis

Send Your News To: Old Po­lice House, Maesteg Road, Tondu Cf32 9dw 01656 725911 07779 870137 G_j_lewis2002@ya­hoo.co.uk

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.

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