Glamorgan Gazette - - Your Community - Meryl Wilkins


The coun­cil would like to thank ev­ery­one who at­tended – a re­ally good rep­re­sen­ta­tion from many groups.

Cllr Dhan­isha Pa­tel had sug­gested that com­mu­nity group rep­re­sen­ta­tives may wish to meet at a reg­u­lar Com­mu­nity Fo­rum.

The Fo­rum would pro­vide sup­port, ac­cess to in­for­ma­tion and as­sist with a co­or­di­nated ap­proach for com­mu­nity events.

A com­pre­hen­sive list of all com­mu­nity groups in the Og­more Val­ley CC area will be col­lated and re­tained by the com­mu­nity coun­cil for the pur­pose of keep­ing in touch with all groups.

Con­tact Mrs Anne Wilkes (Tem­po­rary Clerk), 62 Maesteg Road, Cwm­fe­lin, Maesteg CF34 9LB

Email: og­more val­l­ey­[email protected]

Web­site: www. og­morevale com­mu­nity coun­ Call 0790 460 4049. Black­mill Over 50s’: Black­mill Over 50s’ meet at The Lo­cal Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Wed­nes­day evenings at 7pm, al­ways glad to wel­come new mem­bers. This is a so­cial gath­er­ing and oc­ca­sion­ally a trip to the theatre or a meal out is ar­ranged.

Nan­ty­moel Knit­ters Class: We are mem­bers of a Knit­ting Club who live in Nan­ty­moel. We meet twice a week at Di­nam Close ev­ery Tues­day and Fri­day from 10am-12noon.

We are al­ways look­ing for new mem­bers and all our ef­forts are to make things for char­ity’s.

If there is any­one who has any spare wool they do not want, we would be very grate­ful to re­ceive it.

Many thanks from all the knit­ting club mem­bers.

Your News: Please re­mem­ber to send any news or in­for­ma­tion to me by 10.30pm on Wed­nes­day night ev­ery week. Email [email protected] og­ or ring 01656 760 640. Send your news to: 1 Pen-yr-Heol, Penyfai CF31 4ND 01656 724794

Sun­day Ser­vices: All Saints Church Penyfai:

First Sun­day of the month – Morn­ing prayer and Holy Eucharist at 10.30am.

Sec­ond Sun­day of the month – Shared Benefice Eucharist, 10.30am.

Third Sun­day of the month – Said Holy

Christ­mas Card Com­pe­ti­tion: The New­cas­tle Higher Com­mu­nity Coun­cil­lors are now look­ing for­ward, to the An­nual New­cas­tle Higher Com­mu­nity Coun­cil Christ­mas Card Com­pe­ti­tion and see­ing the many hand­made Christ­mas Cards from the pupils who are tak­ing part from the Penyfai Church in Wales school and the Old School Nurs­ery, St Roberts and Tondu Aberkenfig schools.

The Christ­mas cards will be col­lected by John Rich­field clerk to the Com­mu­nity Coun­cil by Fri­day, De­cem­ber 7 for the judg­ing to take place on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 10 in St John’s Church, Aberkenfig.

Com­mu­nity Coun­cil: The next full meet­ing of New­cas­tle Higher Com­mu­nity Coun­cil, is to be held on Tues­day, De­cem­ber 11 in The Tondu Methodist Church Aberkenfig at 7pm.

Com­mu­nity Coun­cil­lors for Penyfai and Aberkenfig are very con­cerned about the own­er­ship of the Pheas­ant Field by BCBC.

The rea­son for writ­ing to the Mon­i­tory Of­fi­cer of BCBC Kelly Wat­son was to look again at doc­u­ments re­lat­ing to the Pheas­ant Field that will show that the pheas­ant Field will be se­cure from de­vel­op­ment in the fu­ture.

A des­ig­nated open space will still be owned by BCBC, traf­fic vi­o­la­tions are still hap­pen­ing in Penyfai Road,mon­i­tor­ing is still tak­ing place by the po­lice, the Com­mu­nity Coun­cil­lors for Penyfai are hop­ing a New (PCSO) Po­lice Com­mu­nity Sup­port Of­fi­cer will be ap­pointed soon

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.

The ac­com­pa­nist is Sheila Miles and guest soloist Meinir Davies, con­tralto, a good friend of the Singers and the mu­si­cal di­rec­tor is Ang­harad Ed­wards who will also ac­com­pany on the harp. Tick­ets cost £6 from mem­bers or at the door.

Mince pies and wine will be avail­able dur­ing the in­ter­val. Pro­grammes in­clud­ing a raf­fle ticket cost £1.

The Dunes Book Launch: There is a book launch to be held in The Green Room above the Sus­tain­able Wales Shop in James Street Porth­cawl this Fri­day, De­cem­ber 7 start­ing at 8pm.

The Dunes is a col­lab­o­ra­tion of the tal­ents of Robert Min­hin­nick the world renowned lo­cal poet and world fa­mous Welsh painter Daniel Llewe­lyn Hall and was in­spired by the al­ways chang­ing sand dunes in Merthyr Mawr which are some of the big­gest and tallest sand dunes in Europe.

Tick­ets cost £4 and can be ob­tained either in the shop or at the door.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion can be ob­tained by con­tact­ing [email protected]­tain­able­wales.

Broad­way Cho­rus Sing Christ­mas Show: The Broad­way Cho­rus is re­turn­ing to All Saints Church on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 14.

Sing Christ­mas is an evening of car­ols and sea­sonal songs which is be­ing pre­sented to sup­port the Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion Cymru.

The con­cert starts at 7.30pm and wel­comes guests Cather­ine Mayor (flute) and Ang­harad Ed­wards (harp).

Tick­ets are avail­able from Ceri Mil­lar in Well Street, Porth­cawl, cho­rus mem­bers or at the door.

What­ever the weather, you can be sure of a warm mu­si­cal wel­come.

Mince pies and mulled wine may help!

Churches To­gether In Porth­cawl: There will be a Crib Fes­ti­val in Trin­ity Church Porth­cawl un­til Mon­day, De­cem­ber 10.

This co­in­cides with the Christ­mas tree fes­ti­val held by the Ro­tary in All Saints on the same dates and the or­ga­niz­ers are hop­ing that peo­ple will sup­port both events.

For the crib fes­ti­val, mem­bers of all the churches in Porth­cawl are in­vited to dis­play their own cribs.

Last year peo­ple brought in a va­ri­ety of cribs – some from dif­fer­ent parts of the world – and some had been made by chil­dren.

Churches which in­tend tak­ing a crib to Trin­ity should add a note adding where the crib is from and any in­ter­est­ing in­for­ma­tion about it.

The cribs are to be taken down on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 10 (be­tween 10am-6pm).

The Fes­ti­val will be open ev­ery day from 10am-4pm, apart from church ser­vice times on the Sun­day. Tea & cof­fee will be avail­able.

Porth­cawl Farm­ers Mar­ket: The next Farmer’s Mar­ket will be held in Grif­fin Park Hall, New Road Porth­cawl CF36 5DF on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 22. Just in time for your last shop­ping ex­pe­di­tions.

It is open from 9.30am -12.30pm and all the usual lo­cal stalls will be there and there and re­fresh­ments will be avail­able.

Re­mem­ber, that the Farmer’s Mar­ket is al­ways on the 4th Satur­day of the month.

Porth­cawl St Se­bastien Town Twin­ning As­so­ci­a­tion: The Porth­cawl St Se­bastien Town Twin­ning As­so­ci­a­tion Christ­mas Meal will be on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 12 at The Hi-Tide at 7pm.

The cost is £20 and will in­clude a two-course din­ner, en­ter­tain­ment and a Christ­mas gift.

If you would like to go, please con­tact Me­lanie on 01656 788027 or on me­[email protected]­ for more in­for­ma­tion on menu choice and any spe­cific di­etary re­quire­ments you may have.

Porth­cawl RNLI - Fundrais­ing Events Di­ary 2018: Are as fol­lows:

Christ­mas Tree All Saints Church - 12noon. This runs un­til Satur­day, De­cem­ber 8.

Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 12 - RNLI Carol Ser­vice at All Saints Church, 7pm.

Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 13 - Mince Pies at the Sta­tion for shop vol­un­teers, 10am.

Satur­day, De­cem­ber 22 - Fa­ther Christ­mas Event at the Sta­tion.

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 un­til Satur­day, De­cem­ber 8 from 11am-5pm 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.

The highly suc­cess­ful Ro­tary Young Mu­si­cians of the Year Com­pe­ti­tion will be held in All Saint’s Church on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 5 com­menc­ing at 7pm.

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

Note that 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-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 un­til last day of col­lec­tion on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 10. Stamp price 25p each.

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. If you want a ta­ble to sell items your­self then the cost is £5 per ta­ble.

Cancer Re­search UK: Porth­cawl Branch. The Christ­mas Candle-lit Ser­vice when we all 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 Mu­seum And His­tor­i­cal Society: The An­nual Mu­seum Christ­mas Cof­fee Morn­ing is be­ing held in the YMCA in John Street on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 7 start­ing at 10.30am. Ad­mis­sion £1.50 in­clud­ing cof­fee/tea and a mince pie, and there will also be raf­fles and a Quiz.

Chil­dren of Porth­cawl - Don’t for­get your let­ter to Santa at the Porth­cawl Mu­seum. Now in its third week it has proved to be a great success. Stamps cost £2.50 from the Mu­seum Shop.

Vic­to­rian Christ­mas: This is be­ing held in the Mu­seum on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 15. So jin­gle all the way down to the Mu­seum, and get the fes­tive spirit by soak­ing up the at­mos­phere and learn how Vic­to­rian fam­i­lies cel­e­brated the fes­tive sea­son. Re­mem­ber it was the Vic­to­ri­ans whio in­vented Christ­mas as we know it.

Mulled wine, Hot Soup and Cakes at £1.50 each and don’t for­get to visit the Mu­seum Shop for stock­ing fillers.

Porth­cawl Com­mu­nity Orches­tra: The PCO is hold­ing a mag­i­cal evening of Christ­mas, Pop, Film and Clas­si­cal Mu­sic­some­thing for ev­ery mem­ber of the fam­ily- on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 14 start­ing at 7.30pm in Our Lady Star of The Sea in New road Porth­cawl. In­for­ma­tion on cost etc to fol­low. The Orches­tra will also be per­form­ing a pro­gramme of car­ols in the Band Stand in John Street on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 15. In­for­ma­tion on times etc to fol­low.

Dun­raven Es­tate:

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