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 council.co.uk. 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] ogmore-vale.co.uk 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. org.uk.
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]mail.co.uk 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.