2018 Remembrance Sunday
A large crowd gathered for the annual Remembrance Sunday ceremony at Drefach War Memorial which was held by the Reverend Bill Fillery. Our soldiers from the parish who fell at both the first and second world wars were remembered for their bravery and sacrifices for us.
The Community Council then arranged a service of remembrance for the Centenary of the end of the first World War at Llanwenog Church. Thank you to all who attended and took part.
A Beacon of Hope in the form of a bonfire was lit at Blaenrallt Ddu to end the day.
Thank you to all who supported the 2018 Walk. There were over 50 people walking and £550 has been raised towards buying equipment for the A&E department in Glangwili.
ONE VOICE WALES AWARDS
Congratulations to Llanwenog Community Council on receiving a ‘Highly Commended’ certificate in One Voice Wales awards, the organization that represents town and community councils in Wales. The award was awarded in the ‘Best Community Engagement Initiative’ category and the competition was strong with Llanwenog competing against large Town Councils such as Cardiff and Llanelli.
Thank you to Cllr Hazel Thomas and Cllr Alwena Williams for representing the Community Council at the conference and giving a presentation on our behalf. The award was received for the work that has been done in recent years in the community such as the redesigning of the Red Ciosgs with bookkeeping and jigsaw space, Diffibrilator and display board. Holding the annual Walk for Life and making an educational journey telling the story of the Parish and using the public footpaths and raising money for charities. Taking over to be the trustees of the memorial in Drefach, and making sure that it can be moved to create an entrance to Ysgol Dyffryn Cledlyn. Cae Sarn’s playing field has been taken over by the Community Council to give the village the chance to maintain the playground and provide a park for the children of the village and the area. Hold defibrillator training events, Llanwenog Parish story night by Simon Evans and Open Evening by the Police Commissioner. In the future the Community Council will be holding an open evening for the whole community, a chance to get to know the Councilors, share ideas and concerns.
There is now a Community Book Swap stationed within the Drefach Kiosk and a Defibrillator if it is required at any time. Please bring your books and fill up the shelves!
Drefach Speed Limits
The 30mph speed limit will now remain in Drefach and this will be enforced by the Police. Additionally the 40mph limit will extend out on the Lampeter road up towards Glanrhyd.
Desin and Dafydd Plaque
As Llanwenog School will be closing at the end of July this year, the governors of the school have proposed to re-position the memorial plaque for Desin and Dafydd within the walls of the War Memorial in Drefach so that it can still be seen by the public. If anyone has an objection to this please put it in writing to the Clerk by the 31st March 2017.
2017 WALK FOR LIFE
Once again this year the Walk for Life event to raise money for Kidney Wales will be held by the Community Council…but with a slightly different route. This year the route will start and end at Llanwenog School before it shuts its door for the last time in the summer! The walk will be followed by Cawl to warm up at the end. The walk will start at 10am and will be approximately 5 miles long. Sponsorship form will be available soon! Don’t worry if you can’t walk the whole way, pick-ups will follow the walkers and can pick you up!
CWRTNEWYDD RED KIOSK
Thanks to the enthusiasm of local residents, the Cwrtnewydd Kiosk which sits outside the old Red Lion pub will be converted into a Community Hub with a Book Swap Shop, Defibrillator and a brand new notice board! Contact Debbie Chapman, Bryngranod or Graham Watson, Yr Aber for further information. Additionally the Kiosks have all been cleaned by the Chairman of the Community Council and Noticeboards have been included in the majority – feel free to use them!
Many thanks to Cwmsychpant Show for asking the Community Council if they could use Cwmsychpant Kiosk, Cwrtnewydd Kiosk and Drefach Kiosk to place the defibrillators they have purchased following the money raised at the 2016 Show. Look out for them, take a look at the instructions and keep your eyes peeled for a training event!
Well-being Future Generations Act 2015
This Act is about improving the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales.
The Act will make the public bodies listed in the Act think more about the long term, work better with people and communities and each other, look to prevent problems and take a more joined-up approach.
This new law will mean that, for the first time, public bodies listed in the Act must do what they do in a sustainable way. Public bodies need to make sure that when making their decisions they take into account the impact they could have on people living their lives in Wales in the future. It will expect them to:
- work together better
- involve people reflecting the diversity of our communities
- look to the long term as well as focusing on now
- take action to try and stop problems getting worse – or even stop them happening in the first place.
Walk for Life 2016
55 people from Llanwenog Parish and beyond ventured on the sponsored walk to raise money for Kidney Wales Foundation and over £750 was raised. A map and accompanying notes were created to coincide with the route walked and we all learnt something new. Both documents are attached below. Thank you to all who organised the event and prepared the buffet. Onwards now to the fourth walk next year…
Gorsgoch Village Hall – Neuadd yr Hafod
The new hall at Gorsgoch is looking fantastic both inside and out and is now available for hire. For further information visit their facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requests for Funding from the Community Council
Under S137 of the Local Government Act 1972 the Community Council can support its constituents financially for reasons which are in their opinion is in the interest of, and will bring direct benefit to, their area or any part of it or all or some of its inhabitants. If you are part of a charity or an individual who is going to represent this Parish, applications are considered via a letter by the Community Councillors on a monthly basis, you should send your application to the Clerk, Blaenderi, 13 Penbryn, Lampeter, SA48 7EU. Every application will be determined on its merits and there is no certainty that the application will be successful.
New Area School
The planning application for the new area school in Drefach will appear before the Planning Committee on the 9th September 2015 at Penmorfa. To see the plans visit the County Council’s website. The application number is A141017, follow this link to see the application: http://www.ceredigion.gov.uk/English/Resident/Planning/applications/Pages/search.aspx?pacs=A141017 There are two applications in also to move the war memorial in order to create an entrance into the school field and one to demolish the former pub.
If you are interested in travelling the County trying to persuade people to register on the electoral role and vote, please contact Helen Harries at Ceredigion County Council, the closing date is the 26th of August.
Walk for Life
On the 26th April 2015 over 50 people gathered to walk 5 miles around Gorsgoch to raise money for Kidney Wales Foundation and £820.00 was raised and has been presented to the charity. Thank you to Cllr Geraint Hatcher for organising the event once again this year and to Cefn-Hafod for the food that followed.
2014 – Welcome and congratulations to our newly elected Community Councillor Mrs Helen Howells, Ty Cam. Helen is an active member of the community, a past member of Llanwenog YFC where she held numerous posts and she was an active member at County level too. She is married to Peter and they have a son called Steffan Hedd. She works with Natural Resources Wales and in her spare time she assists with Cylch Ty a Fi and the Ysgol Feithrin in Drefach. During the AGM also Cllr Geraint Davies was voted as the vice-chairman for the coming year.
First World War Centenary
A memorial service was held to remember the Centenary of the First World War on Sunday the 10th August 2014 in Llanwenog Church with a Welsh tea to follow. £255.00 was raised towards Help the Heroes charity. It was lovely to see all organisations gather together to remember those who fought for our country.
Drefach War Memorial
The War Memorial has been cleaned and looks as fresh as ever!
Thanks to the grant received from Balcher Pentrefi, eight new benches have been made for the Parish as the existing ones were in a state of disrepair. However the old wooden benches which are still useable will be given to local organisations for their re-use.