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Welcome Telephone 01244 571 602 Hope you all had a lovely Easter break and didn’t eat too much chocolate. Other than for eating chocolate I always think the long bank holiday weekend is a great time for making that first concerted effort in the garden, amongst family time of course. Not that we’ve struggled with frost or snow this time to give us a good enough excuse not to continue in the garden, and I’m sure those keener gardeners have probably kept going throughout the whole winter, but warmer weather and longer, lighter days does help motivate you to clear all the dead plants and weeds. It’s a lovely feeling knowing the garden is a bit tidier! Mind you it’s amazing how much you can clear even from a smaller garden. You’ve soon got several bin bags full of leaves and dead plants before you know it! I am getting a bit more garden savvy now, can recognise nettles at 60 feet and those funny sticky long weaving plants that when you start pulling seem to go on forever. I used to tackle my garden not knowing what

were weeds and what weren’t, and my garden management is now about if I like it, it can stay, weed or no weed. As you can tell I’m probably not the best person to ask about gardening, unlike Glenys and Vic at Knolton Nurseries, they know a thing or two, to say the least about plants! I was up there just the other day and decided to take a picture of the little post box on the main road near the nursery. I thought it would make a great front cover picture for a future edition, and Glenys was just pulling out with a delivery of compost and made me laugh by telling me that the poor old post box had been removed, believed stolen in the past. The mind boggles.

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March 2014 WRAPS Statement At the beginning of 2013 WRAPS (Wrexham Residents Against the Power Scheme) was formed to challenge the 1200MW power station development proposed by St Modwen and Glenfinnan to be known as Wrexham Power Ltd. or the Wrexham Energy Centre. The objections to the proposal were based on the belief that the proposal was the wrong scheme for Wrexham and the Industrial Estate. The 1200MW proposal was so large that: 1. all electricity produced would be exported through a new 400kV overhead line that would spoil a rural landscape with 15-19km of 47m pylons, 2. a grid connection at 400kV rather than to the Scottish Power 132kV system would be unable to deliver any local benefit even to businesses on the same Industrial Estate. On 5 March 2014 the developers proposed a revised scheme, one quarter the size at 299MW and making use of the existing Scottish Power 132kV infrastructure. WRAPS has consequently sought the opinions of its membership to determine its response to the revised proposal on the basis of the limited information now available.

The response is as follows: WRAPS is pleased to see that the developers of Wrexham Power have taken notice of local concerns in the revised proposals, although WRAPS would like to see greater emphasis on CHP (Combined Heat and Power) to enable higher efficiency, lower emissions and greater benefit to local businesses. WRAPS is also pleased that less harm is proposed to the local landscape resulting from any necessary upgrade of the existing Scottish Power overhead lines compared to the earlier proposed 400kV line and pylons. Embedded generation within the 132kV system brings the prospect of technical and financial benefit that the earlier scheme could not offer; again this is welcomed. Based on the limited information made available WRAPS will not challenge this revised proposal but will monitor the details as they are publicised to highlight any surprises or deviations from our current understanding, and to seek the minimum adverse impact from the development. WRAPS would expect WCBC to ensure genuine deliverable benefits are secured for local businesses and that the residents of Isycoed also benefit from the development, in addition to any mitigation proposed. S W Whitby C.Eng Mech E. Chair of WRAPS

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No - it doesn’t need tidying! My little study isn’t very big, but it’s crammed with all kinds of books, stationary and endless objects. Drew Pritchard would be proud of it, but my wife isn’t. She hates it and is dying to tidy it, but if she does, you know what will happen don’t you I won’t be able to find a thing! Mind you, I do understand how frustrating it is for her to see a room like this, and if you have ever seen the collectors programme on T.V., how on earth do their wives put up with a complete house full of it! But it all happens so easily, doesn’t it, such as the old car in the garden that you are restoring suddenly becoming two when you buy another model for spare parts. A car enthusiast friend of mine always liked something with ‘a bit of class’, so in the ’70s he bought a 1948 Lea-Francis 14 h.p. saloon, polished wood, leather and all. He had a smile on his face whenever he drove it, but one day something broke, and he had to park the car on the grass verge at the end of his garden until he could find a replacement part, but the time rolled on, the neighbours began to scowl at him and his wife became so angry that one day when the gypsies came around looking for scrap iron- she gave them the car!

When he got over the shock he went out and bought himself a real ‘Car of Character’a 1959 French Panhard, which is the oldest make of car in the world, first appearing in the late 1890s. This PL17 model was a large and comfortable 5-seater with a 15ft. long streamlined body, which was very necessary when you only have an 851 c.c. flat-twin air-cooled engine to propel it. Mind you, this was an engine that was made to last using needle roller bearings and hydraulic tappets for quietness, and produced 42 b.h.p. in standard form, but my friend had the 60 b.h.p. ‘Tiger’ model, with front wheel drive via a four speed gearbox, and could do nearly 80 m.p.h. with a following wind! “ It will return 50 m.p.g. at 50 m.p.h.” he used to boast “It’s got independent front suspension, and the handbrake operates on the front wheels.” he purred with pride. It cost £999-17s-6d when new, and he drove around Wrexham in it with an even bigger smile than before- until someone ran into the back of it one day, and it was a write-off! “I miss that car” he told me sadly, then, with a twinkle in his eye he said “Do you know, I’ve always wanted to own a steam roller--------!

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Wrexham Art Group is well established and was formed 65 years ago by a group of amateur artists in Wrexham. It originally met in the Art School, then the library, and now we meet at Bethel Chapel, off the Old Chester Road at Gresford, Wrexham. The hall is a comfortable, well lit venue. Members come from a wide background of interests and painting or drawing experience. We meet regularly once a month on Saturdays throughout the winter. Each month we have a different tutor, who demonstrates his/ her working method and then helps with a workshop using their techniques. This means that members get experience and teaching with a variety of media and techniques, helping them to develop in their own way. In the summer we arrange painting days every fortnight.

These are outside at venues offering different sorts of scenery and subject matter. This is a sociable activity, with a convenor for the meeting.

We have two exhibitions each year when members can show and sell their work. There are other activities too, such as the Problem Solving Group, where members can bring a piece of work that presents a difficulty for discussion and ideas for resolving the problem. Currently the Group has about 40 members. We welcome new members, whatever their level of ability. New members who may not have done any art work since school days are often pleasantly suprised at how quickly they develop new skills. Contact can be made with the Secretary through the website:

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Fracking Commonwood, Borras area Recently councillors in Wrexham voted to turn down an application from a multinational company called Dart Energy who wanted to start carrying out test drilling in the area for coal bed methane gas. Dart Energy is a Singapore based company who specialise in ‘unconventional gas’ recovery, and what is commonly being associated with ‘fracking’. Fracking is very controversial, and is a term used to describe a technique known as hydraulic fracturing. This involves drilling a hole deep into a rock bed and then blasting massive amounts of fluid into it at highpressure; this creates underground ruptures which allow shale gas to seep to the surface. The procedure is banned by a number of European countries with growing evidence to highlight the many potential problems it creates – high levels of water usage, contamination of water supplies and toxic waste fluids.

The North East Wales Anti Fracking Action Network (NEWAFAN) was formed to oppose the Dart Energy drilling plans in Wrexham and raise awareness of the issues associated with fracking. This group is concerned that there is no real concrete history and research on this process for there to be a guarantee that the positive result of extracting gas can outweigh any potential harm and risk. A statement by the group said: “These wells have nothing to do with exploration. We all know the gas is where it is. The reason for these initial wells are to reasonably accurately assess the gas content that will be technically extractable over a 20 to 30 year period. “They are doing this so that the investors know how much money they are likely to gain over that period of time. The frackers need these investors’ money so they can go to phase two – full scale production and setting up infrastructure. “They have already been talking about converting import terminals into export and working out ways to inflate the gas prices to make it even more profitable.”

The councillors who rejected the plan went against a formal recommendation that it should be given the go-ahead. The Welsh Government has acknowledged the problem of Wales not having control of its own energy policy but requests for greater control were rejected last year by Westminster. In a submission to the UK Government they stated: An approach that allows decisions that affect Welsh communities and landscapes ultimately to be made in London risks

positioning some energy development as exploitative – resource capture based on capital intensive imports that provide few jobs in Wales and with little community benefit. For further information please visit: I appreciate the above are a little bias and against the process but it really is difficult to find anything positive about it! Feel free to have a google and let me know what you find.

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“If you receive an email claiming to be from HMRC which offers a tax rebate, please send it to and then delete it permanently. We can, and do, close these websites down, and do all we can to ensure taxpayers stay safe online by working with law enforcement agencies around the world to target the criminals behind these scams.” HMRC strongly advises customers who receive such an email to: • Check the advice published at where examples of these fake emails are listed; • Forward suspicious emails to HMRC at and then delete it from your computer/mail account; • Avoid clicking on websites, links or attachments contained in suspicious emails; • If you have responded to one of these emails you should forward the email and disclosed details to; • Read the advice from HMRC action has led to websites being closed down around the world, including in the USA, Russia and elsewhere.

Continuing our centenary celebrations, Overton Brownies attended the Star Quest event at Techniquest, along with other Brownie packs. During the day, the girls had to collect stars, by completing a number of different challenges. They spent time in a planetarium, made their own rockets & launched them. The rockets flew well, with a number of them landing on the roof! At the end of the day, the girls received a special Big Brownie Birthday Star Quest badge. As part of our ongoing fundraising efforts, a family quiz night was held at The Buck Hotel in Bangor-on-Dee. Good fun was had by all who attended & many thanks go to Karen & all the staff at The Buck for their continuing support of our Brownie pack.

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300g penne (gluten-free) 3tbsp olive oil 270g chicken breast fillets, cut into strips 200g asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2cm pieces 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1tsp dried chilli flakes 30g grated parmesan cheese


How you do it Cook the pasta according to pack instructions. When cooked, drain and toss with a splash of olive oil and keep warm. Gently heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan then add the chicken, cooking it until it turns golden. (This should take about 8 minutes.) Remove the chicken from the pan and put aside. In the same pan heat another tablespoon of olive oil before adding the asparagus, garlic and chilli flakes and sautĂŠing for 2 minutes. Return the chicken to the pan and cook for a further 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add the pasta to the mixture and toss well before dividing it between two plates. Top with freshly grated parmesan cheese.

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With the proximity of the river it is not surprising that many people have drowned over the years so it is good to read of some accidents that had a happier outcome.

A number of young children have drowned in the River Dee over the years, that it is heart warming to read of a life that was saved.

In March 1876 some people from Holt had come to visit friends in a spring cart drawn by a horse that had been in a harness only once before. On returning home the horse was being led over the bridge by a boy when it became restive and started off. The wheel of the cart struck the parapet of the bridge with such force that the horse was thrown over the bridge and for 2 or 3 minutes was suspended over the water with the cart wedged on the parapet. After much struggling the horse broke free and fell into the river and swam downstream and got out without difficulty. The cart, which fortunately was empty at the time, was considerably damaged and one or two sections of the parapet were broken off.

In July 1910, a little girl, Ethel Clarke, daughter of widow Mrs Sarah Clarke of bridge cottage, was playing on the river bank with several other children when she tripped and fell into the river at a spot where the water is said to be 16 feet deep, known locally as the Church Pool. The alarm was raised and Charles Johnson, fisherman, was fortunately in the vicinity of the bridge and on hearing the cries raced 200 yards to the spot. Pausing only to remove his coat and boots he at once jumped into the water and swam to the child who had sunk twice below the water and succeeded in bringing her to the surface. In the meantime another fisherman, William Poynton, launched his coracle and went to the aid of his friend and between them they managed to get the unconscious girl to the bank where artificial respiration was started. This proved successful and the little girl was soon tucked in bed suffering from shock but otherwise little the worst for her experience. The rescuers were given a rousing cheer by the many spectators who had gathered on the banks of the river. This was not the first time that Charlie Johnson had saved someone from the river and the royal of humane society awarded him a certificate for his bravery.

Another accident happened shortly before 10 o’clock on a November evening in 1888 when a groom in the employ of Mr Davies of Cross Lanes was returning home from Whitchurch with 2 horses, riding one and leading the other. When he was half way across the bridge his horse shied and he was thrown into the river, the water level of which was high following a spell of heavy rain. Fortunately another employee of Mr Davies happened to be close by and managed to rescue the room who sustained no serious injury.


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Decisions – what if you can’t make them? Each of us hopes to remain healthy and independent for as long as possible. Unfortunately, that is not always possible, and there can come a time when we are not physically or mentally able to make decisions for ourselves. For this reason it is worth planning well in advance so that someone you know and trust can manage your affairs for you, if the need arises. The legal power to act on behalf of someone who is mentally or physically incapacitated is known as a ‘Lasting Power of Attorney’ (LPA). Anyone aged 18 or over (the ‘donor’) can choose one or more trusted friends, advisers or relatives (the ‘attorneys’) to make decisions on their behalf if and when they are unable to make the decisions themselves. Without one, even close family members may not have the authority to make such decisions. There are two different types that can be arranged, each requiring completion of a separate (but similar) legal form and also requiring a separate fee. You can choose to put in place one or both. However, it is generally advised to arrange both types so that your affairs are fully covered. A Property & Financial Affairs LPA enables the attorney to make decisions regarding how your money and assets are managed, and how your property and other financial affairs are handled.

A Personal Health and Welfare LPA enables your attorney to make decisions which impact your medical condition, including where you live and your day to day care or specific medical treatment. It can also give the attorney power to refuse or consent to treatment on your behalf. If you lose the mental capacity to make your own decisions, without an LPA in place, an application would need to be made to the Court of Protection for them to designate somebody to act on your behalf. This is a very time consuming and expensive process, and would also mean that you have no control over who is chosen to act as your deputy. Attorneys still have to be careful how they deal with your estate, as their power only extends to managing your affairs. Whilst an attorney can sell your property if required, they would not be able to transfer your house to a relative as this would be disposing of an asset. It is highly advisable to obtain professional advice in setting up an LPA, and most Solicitors charge a flat fee for doing so. This is not usually at the top of people’s priorities, but could be invaluable should you become unable to make your own decisions. Advice relating to a Lasting Power of Attorney involves a service that is separate and distinct to those offered by St. James’s Place.

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Gardening Tips

“A weed is but an unloved flower.�

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The garden should be in full bloom in May but as the weather becomes sunnier and drier, weeds will be quick to take advantage of the warmer weather as well. And although summer is just around the corner, night temperatures can still be fairly chilly. Washing up liquid makes a great insecticidal soap when mixed with water. Mix 1 to 3 tablespoons of washing up liquid into 4 litres of water, add a tablespoon of vinegar and put the mixture in a spray bottle. Mist spray the entire plant. Small left over soap bars (the ones that no one likes to use)

can be used as well. Just dissolve in warm or boiling water and let cool down before applying to any plants. Mosses and weeds seem to take over paths now. Salted boiling water and a stiff broom can help with that. It may need to be repeated, but will not damage surrounding soil and plants and is the safest where pets are concerned. Mulch, mulch, mulch - bare soil is an invitation for weeds to seed and take root. Be aware of those still cold nights - Use old bubble wrap to line your pots and containers to help warm the compost and prevent late frosts from damaging delicate new roots.


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The 4th Bangor on Dee Blues & Real Ale Festival Friday May 9th 7.30pm start

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The Sean Webster Band Wooden Horse Steve “Pablo” Jones & Bad Moon

Saturday May 10th 2pm start

Main Sponsors The Ian Parker Band Wrexham Lager The Blues Duo + Guests (Tommy Allen & Johnny Hewitt) Rosco Levee & The Southern Slide 400 TICKETS ONLY FOR EACH DAY - AVAILABLE MID FEBRUARY David Migden & Tickets May 9th - £20 May 10th - £25 The Twisted Roots Saturday evening from 6pm - £20 Weekender - £35 Swampcandy (from the USA) Advance tickets to be purchased by May 3rd for £5 reduction Camping available + WCs The Lyndon Anderson Band

£5 per person per night (5 mins walk ) Caravan site available at Bank Farm, Bangor on Dee. Call Mr and Mrs L Done - 01978 780275 (5 mins walk) Minibus available to local hotels, b&bs in 4 mile radius. Apply by post for tickets and camping vouchers to the Buck House Hotel with a cheque made out to The Buck House Hotel. Please include a stamped addressed envelope. Credit card applications with PayPal - call The Buck House on 01978 780336 or email Music organised by Goin’ Up The Country Blues & Roots Club, Worthenbury

The Buck House Hotel, Bangor on Dee, Wrexham LL13 0BU In a large, warm dry marquee in the hotel grounds chairs available but bring your own. Twenty-plus real ales and ciders, food available all day plus comfortable seating within hotel. All profits go back into the local community e.g. the playgroup, church, senior citizens group, playing fields etc


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Raising the flag St Dunawd was the distinguished Abbot of a huge 7th-century monastery, noted for the slaughter of 1200 monks by the AngloSaxons in 61AD. In approximately 1300 a red sandstone building was erected on what remained of the monastery, of which the chancel still stands.  From 1723 - 26 the architect Richard Trubshaw oversaw extensive rebuilding, including the bell tower which now houses six bells, four dated 1727 and the fifth and sixth 1865. In 1832 the north aisle was altered, in 1869 the south aisle was extended to form the present day baptistery, and in 1913 the vestry was built and the organ repositioned. Discover graves and memorial plaques dating from 1300, a font dating from 1500, and beautiful stained glass windows. Beneath the pulpit are fragments of stone from the old Bangor cross. The new Visitor Centre relates some of the fascinating history of the area. Listen to the stories told by the monk, and imagine what life would have been link in Bangor-on-Dee in the 7th-century.

Thank you to Richard from Bangor on Dee for ringing me and letting me know about the new flag pole on the church. I popped down there last week to take a picture, fortunately it was a nice day although a big gust of wind wouldn’t have gone amiss to capture the flag in full glory. He tells me it went up for the Queen’s birthday and stayed up for St Georges Day. There’s a lovely story behind it too, as it was paid for by the contributions at the funeral of Peter Furber’s wife, Joan.

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VOLUNTEER OPEN DAY Monday 12th May 10 am – 12 pm Rainbow Centre Penley

Penley Rainbow Centre, Whitchurch Road, Penley LL13 0GB

Physical activity and fresh air are amongst the things children love at Little Scholars Nursery For further details and availability call CATRIN or BECCA

01978 314912 Little Scholars Day Nursery The Centre for the Child, Glyndw ˆr University, Mold Road, Wrexham LL11 2AW

Essentials Bangor on Dee May 2014  

The latest digital edition for Bangor on Dee.