Llanelli Star - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

Elmer the Ele­phant day To­day the vil­lage li­brary hosts a cel­e­bra­tion of Elmer the Ele­phant from 4pm to 6pm in the Me­mo­rial Hall. It is the 30th

birth­day for the patch­work ele­phant’s book sto­ries. Chil­dren at­tend­ing can dec­o­rate an ele­phant pro­ces­sion. Reg­u­lar open­ing times: Mon­days, 10am to noon; Wed­nes­days, 10am to 1pm and 4pm to 7pm. In­quiries dur­ing open­ing hours to Anja on 01269 870891. New coun­cil chair and vice-chair

At the Com­mu­nity Coun­cil AGM on May 16, re­tir­ing chair­man Deris Wil­liams thanked all for their sup­port dur­ing her time in post. She wished her suces­sor in the chair, Coun­cil­lor El­wyn Jones, Bancf­fos­fe­len, good luck for the civic year ahead. In a con­test to be vice-chair­man Coun­cil­lor Meinir Col­lyer, Ash­grove, beat Gareth Har­ries, Bancf­fos­fe­len. Votes of thanks to the chairs and coun­cil clerk were given by Keith Evans. Church ser­vices St John’s Sun­day Cy­mun Bendi­gaid, 9.30am; Wed­nes­day Eucharist, 9am. Eglwys Y Groes Sun­day Mass, 8.30am; Fri­day Mass, 9.30am. En­vi­ron­men­tal Group On Mon­day at 10am vil­lage volunteers meet on the Me­mo­rial Hall car park for their tidy-up ses­sion. To find out more please con­tact Yvonne on 870494.

Pon­ty­berem Over 50 Club The club’s next gath­er­ing is from 1.30pm, Tues­day, June 11, in the Me­mo­rial Hall. To join or find out more please con­act Brenda on 870211.

Car­ni­val and Welsh cy­cle race On Satur­day, June 15, Pon­ty­berem will be a hive of ac­tiv­ity with both the an­naul car­ni­val and a key stage of the Welsh Women’s Cy­cle Race tak­ing place. At around 1pm that day the Welsh Women’s cy­cle race is due to fea­ture through the vil­lage recre­ation park. From 2pm the park hosts the an­nual vil­lage car­ni­val with chil­dren’s games and don­key rides with an ar­ray of other fun ac­tiv­i­ties. Volunteers will­ing to lend a hand with one or both events should con­tact the coun­cil clerk in the Me­mo­rial Hall on 01269 871075.

Yoga Club Par­tic­i­pants meet in the Me­mo­rial Hall each Thurs­day; first ses­sion from 10.30am; sec­ond ses­sion from 11.45am. New coun­cil­lor The re­cent va­cancy on Pon­ty­berem Com­mu­nity Coun­cil aris­ing from a res­ig­na­tion has been filled by Michael John, of Ash­grove.

Cam­era Club Mem­bers meet on Mon­days, 6.45pm to 8.45pm, in the Me­mo­rial Hall. New mem­bers al­ways wel­come. Cymdei­thas Hanes Cwm Gwen­draeth To join the Welsh lo­cal his­tory so­ci­ety or to find out more, please phone Rhian on 01269 871209.

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