Your Hendy correspondent is Steve LloydJanes, 95 Iscoed Road, Hendy. 01792 882018. slloyd[email protected]
Festival Fourteen members of the Pontarddulais and Hendy Festival Committee met lastweek at Pontarddulais Rugby Club, the committee discussed the planning of the summer fete. They were pleased to hear that nine local bands had shown an interest in the battle of the bands competition which will see the bands battle it out in various heats throughout May. The winning band will then be invited to play live at the summer party on the pitch at Pontarddulais Rugby Pitch on Saturday, June 29. Planning for the summer fete and summer event was well under way. The Rockwood Dog Stunt Team will be returning to put on another dog display at the summer fete and will once again entertain the families. Radio Tircoed will also be at the summer event, there will be lots to do and see with local community stalls and crafters already booking their stalls for the June event. Gorseinon’s West End Gymastics will also be doing a display in the centre field as will Star Dance Street Academy. There will also be other activities such as the popular West Wales Zorbs and the laser clay pigeon shoot to entertain the crowds. The committee also discussed the various other activities which will take place in June including the 5k fun run, and the local inter schools sports day. The schools which include Ysgol Yr Hendy, Llanedi, Bryniago and Pontarddulais Junior will be invited to continue to take part in the various other activities such as the writing of short stories where the winning school receives a shield for the best short story based on the theme of the summer event. Each committee member were given letters to pass onto their patrons which thanks the patrons for their past support and explains what this years festival and activities will look like, during the coming weeks the committee will be promoting its activities and planning on their Facebook page. The next festival committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 14.