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Llanferres July/August 2019 Issue 228

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Welcome Welcome to a packed July/August edition of News & Views. Thank you to all those who have sent in a wealth of contributions this month. Congratulations to the Bowls Club on their recent success - see page 17. Also well done to all Sal’s Gals, some of whom are featured on the front page - there are more pictures on the centre pages. On a more negative note we still seem to have a dog poo issue in the community - see Martyn’s piece for more details. Events coming up include quiz nights and a tea party, a BBQ on the park at the end of August, and, of course, the Annual Garden Show will be coming up at the beginning of September, so make the most of the better weather. Next issue is out at the beginning of September, deadline 20th August. Best wishes, Paul & Siobhan


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Notices CONGRATULATIONS to Siôn and Vicky, Tan y Fron, on the birth of their daughter Madlen Fflur Edwards on 28th April - a beautiful little sister for Celyn and Eiri, granddaughter for Huw and Gwyneth Fron Hen, and greatgranddaughter for Glyn Edwards Rhos Isa. Llongyfarchiadau mawr a phob dymuniad da. to the following Iwan Thomas on 3rd July Aislingh O'Garra on 7th July Alec Thomas on 12th July Siôn Edwards on 12th July Ben Ussher on 14th July Sam Llewellyn on 20th July Jos Hill who will be 15 on 25th July Erin Hughes who will be 21 on 30th July Isaac Le Vay on 1st August Daisy Harris who will be 14 on 3rd August Alexi Gould on 5th August Niamh Roberts on 6th August Emily Prtak on 10th August Theo Le Vay who will be 18 on 10th August Daniel Stanley Jaggard who will be 5 on 10th August Max Griffiths on 11th August Hannah Roberts who will be 8 on 13th August Osian Clwyd Roberts who will be 9 on 13th August Barry Roberts on 17th August Josie Le Vay on 23rd August

WELCOME BACK! To Moira & Brian who have moved back in to Cae Gwyn

Congratulations! to Ceri and Alan Barton, on the birth of

Rhodri Tomos on 5th April (a bouncing 8lb 4oz), a brother to Glesni and 2nd grandson to Llywela and Sean

Paddy and Gilly would like to send a massive thanks to all our friends and family who sent us good wishes, cards and presents on our recent move to Cornwall. Between us we had a total of 60+ wonderful years living and raising our family in Llanferres, and will miss you all. We will keep in touch, but for now....… Meur ras

If you would like a birthday, notice or special announcement included in News &Views please send the details to: Tel: 810668


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Llanferres Over 60s Club Our May meeting commenced with a brief talk by Rebecca Szekeli Denbighshire Community Navigator explaining details of a variety of ways of supporting people aged 50 plus and the help that is available. Leaflets were distributed. (See page 36 for more details)

giving us an insight of her work in a School in Ghana. We meet at 2.15 in the Village Hall. Everyone is most welcome.

We were then taken to Iceland on an illustrated talk by Helen Marsh. In June we we entertained by member Gwynneth Dillon and friends the "Liquorice". A welcome respite of light entertainment and laughter, followed by the usual Strawberry Cream Tea provided by Beryl Davies, Pat Armstrong and Betty Cook with help from members. An invitation was accepted from Ysgol Bro Famau for tea and entertainment on Wednesday 17th July. Our Speaker at our next meeting on Tuesday 9th July will be Jill Curry


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Church News Open the Book We have recently told the story of how Jesus refused to turn children away. As always, the story involved excellent acting- some seriously heavy bouncers complete with sunglasses! It's always a joy to work with such class acts! This month we had a visitor from the United States who is learning how parish ministry works in our country. He came to watch an 'Open the Book' assembly and ended up playing Judas! Thank you Larry and a very warm welcome to Wales! Thank you to Gay for providing such a beautiful and thought- provoking decoration for the church at Pentecost. We are indebted to all who arrange the flowers and care so well for the church. Anyone who wishes to volunteer to help, financially or creatively, would always be welcomed.

Kathy's Ordination

We are delighted to announce that our curate, Kathy Stewart, was ordained into the priesthood on 29th June in St Asaph Cathedral. Many congratulations. She has been a blessing to the Bro Famau group of Fundraising We have a number of events planned churches and we look forward to her for this year. There will be a classical continued ministry in the Mold Mission music concert on September 12th by a Area. friend of Daniel's, and a Harvest Bingo on 27th September. We all love music Lent and Easter and bingo (not necessarily in that order) We had some very moving and thought and they should be excellent events! provoking services in the lead up to Further details will be in the next 'News Easter, both at Llanferres and in the Mission Area. All culminated in a joyous and Views'. celebration on Easter Sunday. The church was beautifully decorated with Theology on Tap Daniel will be visiting the pubs of the Easter flowers as always. Thank you for parish to share a pint with the locals and everyone who worked so hard and took to chat about anything we want to part in all the services and the discuss. He has a font of knowledge in preparation beforehand. that brain of his! Suggested topics include 'Sports and Religion', 'Ethics of Messy Church AI' and 'Religion and the environment.' We are continuing to have Messy Come along and share the discussion! Church in Gwernaffield Church Hall on the third Sunday of the month and also


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Church News at St James, New Brighton in the School Holidays. We recently celebrated Pentecost with cupcake decorating, windmills and ribbon streamers. All are welcome, please contact Wendy (07840353690) or Kathy (07500936985).

Ecclesiastical Insurance Following a successful campaign last year, Ecclesiastical Insurance have extended their Trust 130 initiative for a further year. If you take out a policy with them between now and the 31st December 2019, they will donate ÂŁ130 to church funds at no additional cost to the subscriber. We all have to shop around for insurance these days, so why not get a quote? There's nothing to lose. Telephone 0800 783 0130 quoting 'Trust 130' or contact the website

Proposed Night Shelter Last winter, several churches in the Wrexham area hosted night shelters for the homeless over the coldest winter weeks. This year it is proposed that Pontblyddyn Church takes part in the rota. It will involve lots of diverse work including providing food, setting up camp beds, taking part in shifts at night, helping with transport, clearing up in the morning, and fundraising. Anyone can join in with this initiative, which was a tremendous success last year. Please contact one of us if you would like to become involved.

And Finally‌ We are delighted to announce that there will be a service of blessing of our animals on 3rd October (Feast of St Francis, the Patron Saint of Animals!). It should be a great event!

Worship Leaders One of the really positive moves forward in the Mission Area has been the ministry of locally trained Worship Leaders and Pastoral Assistants. They lead services and are valued in visiting the elderly and housebound. Kathy will be leading training sessions in the near future and all volunteers are very welcome.

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Llanferres Gardening Club Village life is all about being part of a community - and “taking part”. What better example of that is the annual Llanferres Gardening Club Show. This year marks the 45th anniversary of the show, and it will be held on September 7th in the Village Hall. As always there are lots of classes to enter covering vegetables, fruit, flowers and flower arrangements. There is the opportunity to be named ‘top photographer’ of Llanferres and the chance to show off your handicraft skills.

growing in many different environments. On July 8th we have a talk entitled ‘The Dry Garden’ . Remembering last year’s drought and the ever changeable weather patterns that may something we will all need to know about for the future. Then on September 9th Jack Swan will be giving a talk on the “Autumn Bulbs and spring orchids of the Peloponnese” Members old and new are always welcome - why not come and join us next month.

Whether you enter every class or just one, you will be more than welcome. Just remember, with the weather we are having the competition might be a lot easier to beat than you think. Show schedules were distributed with the last edition of News & Views and extra copies are available at Loggerheads garage and the Druid Inn. Entries can be made by filling in the entry form or emailing

So make sure that this year you are one of the ones ‘taking part’. The Garden Club holds meetings every first Monday of the month at 7:30 in the Village Hall. We arrange many outside speakers who are keen to share their knowledge and love of


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Llanferres Bowls Club - Singles Champions 2018-2019 The village Indoor Bowling Club have won the Clwyd Vale Indoor Bowling Alliance Singles Championship. The competition is run between 8 villages with each team having 9 bowlers. This year Llanferres won through to play Llannefydd in the final held in the village hall at Clawddnewydd.

WANTED! What do you do with used printer ink cartridges? If you just throw them away, can I ask you to pass them on to me for recycling? The small, but nonetheless useful proceeds will go towards the upkeep of our beautiful churchyard and buildings. This will be an ongoing project so please pass on any used cartridges to myself (green post box on the wall of 7 Cae Derwen); at Loggerheads Garage or pop them into the box at the back of the church.



e la Llanferres which meant that we could Bo wls Club not lose the match. Llannefydd won their second game but Llanferres pushed on winning the last two games making the overall score 7-2 to Llanferres. s

Competition has always been close when Llanferres have played Llannefydd in the past but this year we got off to a great start by winning the first four games in a row. Llannefydd then pulled one game back but immediately Llanferres came back with another win which put the score at 5-1 to

Llannefydd were not put to shame in this match as the individual game scores were all very close. The points tally being 38-36 in favour of Llanferres. Winners medals and the singles trophy were presented to Llanferres and both teams enjoyed a well earned supper of tea and cake. To celebrate this victory the bowls club organised an evening meal at the Druid which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The Bowls club meets in the Village Hall on a Tuesday night at 7.00pm until 9.00pm and is open to all both young and old so why not come along and try it out - it's great fun and you would be made very welcome.

Thank you, Sheila Tony McKinstry


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Cyngor y Cymuned - Llanferres Minutes of the GENERAL MEETING Held Thursday 11th APRIL 2019 Present: Cllr. John Almond (Chair), Cllrs Bob Barton, Amanda Curtis, Allan Morgans, Michael Cordiner, Rob Jones, Ivy Watts, Isla Watts and the Clerk, Mrs. G Dillon. There were Members of the public present. 1 Apologies: Cllr Martyn Holland, Cllr Jac Armstrong 2 Meeting Open to the Public - It was brought to the Community Council's attention by Mr Noel Headley, that the Church Authority were considering converting the Hearse House (adjacent to Church) into a public function room plus the usual domestic facilities. The cost is estimated to be around ÂŁ10,000 and ÂŁ12,000.00. The Committee were asking if the Community Council could support this idea. (To be discussed). Cllr Barton mentioned that, at a recent One Voice Wales Meeting, it was reported that no Community Council could be seen to support, financially, any Church building. (To be confirmed). In the light of the recent planning application for Holt Hostel in Maeshafn, it was suggested that concerns must be expressed about the location and setting. It is in an AONB. 3 Declarations of Interest - the Councillors were reminded that they should declare an interest at the commencement of the Meeting, or as soon as the Councillor affected becomes aware that they have a personal or personal and prejudicial interest in today's business. Any members declaring an interest are required to state clearly what that interest is. 4

Declarations of Interest - none raised.

5 County Councillor Martyn Holland's Report - previously circulated but the Chairman read out the Report for the public present.



a) A local resident recently noticed some strange white dots on the kerbs outside his house and contacted Cllr Holland to see if he knew why they were there. After some investigation, Cllr Holland confirmed that the Trunk Road Agency were planning on undertaking some improvements to 'dropped' kerbs on the village section of the A494 and the kerbs had been marked in advance. These alterations were being undertaken as Cllr Holland was writing this report. The installation of flashing lights on the A494 is also being considered. b) Cllr Holland had been involved with the DCC Officers in arranging another meeting with all relevant bodies regarding the roadside parking issues in Cadole and Loggerheads. The Chairs of both Llanferres and Gwernymynydd Community Councils will be invited, and the meeting is planned for early May. The Agenda is a number of options to discuss to reduce the parking in that area, especially if it snows. c) There has been a recent fire on Moel Famau, which was brought under control by the Countryside Services staff. d) National Government have opened a consultation with Local County Councils offering considerable amounts of money to any Community/authority that would consider being a site for a deep Nuclear waste facility. As our County Councillor, Cllr Holland spoke against this proposal on the grounds that the area has been mined and quarried for centuries and that this made the area unsuitable for any such storage site, that the Clwydian Range had pockets of Radon Gas which were believed could be disturbed by any deep excavation work and that we are a designated AONB. 5) Cllr Holland would like to thank the Community Council for their very kind 'Get Well' card and confirmed that his minor operation was a success. 6) Cllr Holland also wished Dr. Hugo Watts a speedy recovery after his recent road accident. 7) Cllr Holland also reported on the recent meeting held between the school, Village

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Hall Committee and the Denbighshire County Council in respect of the new safety railings erected at the school. 8) They are considering installing a wicket gate for access to the Hall during school hours. During the day the Education Department have a duty of care to the children to stop public access through the school grounds during the school day. It was confirmed that the School and the Village Hall pay all invoices between them. There were plans to renew the windows and the Hall roof in the near future. The Chairman thanked Cllr Holland for his report. 6 Big Covert Wood - Report from Cllr Morgans - Cllr Morgans and Mr A King had drafted a very detailed Report together with photographs, highlighting ten tracks for possible adoption. Another issue had arisen, and this was the felling of trees. The new owners did not appear to have a licence to fell trees. Only one owner was seen to be replanting on their site. Cllr Holland has contacted David Sheil. Countryside Services with regard to this issue. The Clerk has also contacted Natural Resources Wales. If the Footpath orders are progressed, this will help preserve the woodland. The Chair thanked Cllr Morgans and Tony King for their invaluable contribution to this project. We now await an update. 7 Minutes of the General Meeting held on 14th March 2019 - These were accepted and signed by the Chairman as being a correct record. 8 Matters Arising - a) Cae Derwen - Cllr Holland has been in contact with Allen Homes and is hoping to have a meeting with them soon. b) The grid gully is blocked up again in Tafarn y Gelyn. Cllr Holland to follow up. 9 Reports from Other Meetings - Cllr Barton attended the 'One Voice Wales' area meeting in Pentrefoelas. A

representative from the Denbighshire Voluntary Services spoke with regard to grants available for individuals and carers through Dementia Care. There had been no response to date from the IPRW with regard to Councillors Payments being paid pro rata if they left during their term of office. Other items covered were the AONB presentations at the Stiwt Theatre, Rhos, Wrexham with a presentation from the Dark Skies Officer. Cllr Barton also attended the Annual Conference held in Builth Wells and gave a report on the awards made. Mold Town Council won five 'runners up' awards, with Higher Kinnerton winning the award for Best Website. Llanbedr took the lead with Cllr Barton in setting up bespoke training courses for local Community Councils. Eight Councils took part. There was mention of a possible grant being made available for Community Councils working together. The Chair thanked Cllr Barton for his verbal report. 10 Maintenance in the Community - the Millennium Fountain - repair is still outstanding. Despite Dr. Watts having been injured in an accident, White Oak Properties will continue with the maintenance contracts for the Community Council. With regard to the possibility of the County Council installing disabled parking areas in the community, the response was 'due to the precedent it would set and the financial, administrative and operational pressures it would impose, the Council does not provide on-street disabled parking spaces to specific premises.' 11 Planning Issues - 21/2019/0197 Location: Tan-y-Graig Maeshafn Proposal: Erection of replacement dwelling, detached garage and associated works Resolved: to offer no objection to the proposal but to comment that they should be subject to a survey on the statutory rules which denote the width of the retained public footpath (No.522/34/1. Also, the need for a geological survey as a vein runs on that


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Llanferres - Community Council side of the village. Include the condition that all waste material is removed from the site. 21/2019/0301 Location: Holt Lodge Maeshafn Proposal: Alterations to dwelling comprising the insertion of an opening for display plaque (re-sited), extension of balcony walling to enclose an external staircase and retention of glazed balustrade over (retrospective application). Resolved: the Community Council agree to these proposals in principle but would ask why a Listed Building Application has not been submitted? 12 Risk Assessments Maes Ysgawen - following a past site visit by Cllr Almond and Dr.H Watts, a site was chosen to plant the large number of daffodils ready for next spring. Maeshafn - awaiting update for the Playing Field ownership. LawnOrder have carried out a maintenance of the Green and submitted an Invoice. A Play Inspection has been carried out of the Play Area. The Report was circulated. It highlighted several low-risk problems. *May Agenda We are currently awaiting the Grant Application response in order to put in motion some of these issues. Dog Poo Bin - the Clerk has ordered the bin - awaiting a response. Llanferres Memorial - nothing to report. Financial Risks - No risks were raised. 13 Training & Finance Issues Training Issues - Cllr Barton is organising a Training Course, through 'One Voice Wales' inviting Councillors from all local Community Councils to attend as reported above. Finance Issues: The Internal Audit has been called for 23rd May 2019 *Agenda May The External Audit has been called for 1st July 2019 14 Bills - Payment Schedule Clerk's Salary (April 2019) & PAYE £236.28 LawnOrder Maintenance £35.00 Play Inspection Company £78.00


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'One Voice Wales' Training Course £40.00 (Clerk) 'One Voice Wales' Training Course £20.00 (Cllr Barton) 'One Voice Wales' Awards Conference £13.75 (Shared payment) Cllr Barton Received Bank Interest £0.89 All payments approved by Community Council with Schedule of Payments signed by Chair. 16 Correspondence items of correspondence were discussed as above, plus a request for funding towards the URDD Eisteddfod. It was agreed to support the school in their efforts to increase the sum already raised (£200) towards the total amount of £1500.00. Request to complete a short survey from the Planning Officers Society for Wales. This is to help the LPA to improve and give another perspective on the quality of the planning service in Wales. Clerk to respond online. 17 Other Matters Brought to Councillor's attention: a) Cllr Rob Jones has resigned as Cllr for Llanferres Community Council. This came as a shock to the Community Council as Cllr Jones, has been a Councillor for many years, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather before him. The Chairman, on behalf of the Councillors, expressed his thanks for his work and dedication in the community. The vacancy will be advertised in the usual way. b) The Church will be applying for a maintenance grant for the churchyard. c) A CREDIT will be forthcoming for the change from using the Hall for the Community Council Meeting to the School. d) The Clerk Mrs Gwyneth Dillon announced that she would be retiring at the end of August 2019. Anyone interested in the post is welcome to contact Mrs Dillon for further information before the post is advertised. e) Cllr Almond reported that a neighbour's car had been damaged by a refuse bin. The bin was blown into the vehicle by the high winds we have had in the community recently.

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Cyngor y Cymuned - Llanferres AGM May Meeting Minutes of the ANNUAL MEETING Held Thursday 9th MAY 2019 Present: Cllr. John Almond (Chair), Cllrs Bob Barton, Allan Morgans, Jac Armstrong, Michael Cordiner, Rob Jones, Ivy Watts, Isla Watts, Cllr Martyn Holland and the Clerk, Mrs. G Dillon. There were Members of the public present. Apologies: Cllr Amanda Curtis

Item 2 - Open to the Public - 'were considering converting the Hearse House (adjacent to the Church) into a public function room plus ….' Change to 'were considering converting the Hearse House (adjacent to the Church) into a public room plus ….' Item 9 - Reports from Other Meetings - 'There had been no response to date from the IPW with regard to Councillors Allowances …' Change to 'There had been no response to date from the IPRW with regard to Councillors Payments …' 'Mold Town Council won five awards' Change to 'Mold Town Council won five 'runner up' awards'. Item 11 - Planning 21/2019/0301 '(retrospective listed application) Change to 'retrospective application).

Election of Chairman - Cllr John Almond was proposed and seconded and took the Chair. Cllr Almond signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office. Election of Vice-Chairman - Cllr Allan Morgans was proposed and seconded and Matters Arising - Morris Homes have cut the took the Vice-Chairmanship. Declaration of grass to the entrance of Cae Derwen. Acceptance of Office to be signed at the Financial support could be possible for the next meeting. renovation of the Hearse House. Cllr Armstrong was following up the legislation and Meeting Open to the Public - It was to be Cllr Barton was to check with 'One Voice noted that the Holt Hostel has twelve Wales' (Welsh Officer Mel Ap Owain). Cllr outstanding Planning Applications and is Barton raised the question, if it would be currently under the Enforcement Officer. Cllr possible for the Community Council to take it Holland noted that he had a copy of the over? Clarification would be required. Planning Officer's response and was aware The matter of the bin, which blew over with of the retrospective planning items. wind, was pursued. It was found to be each Ongoing. Cllr Barton commented that one residents responsibility to make sure they are issue has been brought up was the fact that in a secure place and removed from the there are no planning rights in the open kerbside when empty. countryside. Cllr Barton wanted to make Cllr Barton reported that the question of the sure that this issue is taken up in depth should IPRW payments to each Councillor be made there be a future planning proposal. on a pro-rata basis was 'fair and equitable'. Each Council should adopt a Policy to pay the Declarations of Interest - Cllr Allan Morgans payments. Cllr Barton will send in a Motion and declared an interest in the Planning Proposed Draft to the June Meeting. Application 21/2019/0145. The Applicant is a close personal friend. County Councillor Martyn Holland's Report previously circulated. Appointment of Representatives on Other a) Cllr Holland visited the Big Covert Wood Committees - SEE THE COMMUNITY COUNCIL recently with Cllr Morgans and a colleague WEBSITE PAGE from the Conservation Society. A number of plots were identified as having Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting Held 11th buildings/constructions on them and one April 2019 - These were accepted and which had not been cleared as previously signed by the Chairman as being a correct agreed. All the sites will be reported to the record, subject to the following DCC Planning Enforcement Team. What is amendments: Take out the apologies for Cllr worrying, is the number of fire pits at these sites. Holland, as he was present at the meeting.


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Cyngor y Cymuned - Llanferres b) Cllr Holland's meeting with Morris Homes has been postponed at the request of the Company. The Trunk Road Agency has now completed all the pavement improvements on the stretch of the A494 through Llanferres. c) The tree has been removed from the school yard over the Easter holiday and a machine will now be used to remove the roots in the pipe at the rear of Cae Derwen and Tyn Llan. This should resolve the running water down Tyn Llan when it rains. d) Cllr Holland attended a constructive meeting, involving the school, Education Authority and the Village Hall Committee. The Village Hall Committee had raised concerns about the process for getting repairs completed in the Hall. The Governing Body raised concerns about the fact that all the repairs were coming out of the school budget. The Village Hall Committee will be looking for ways to keep the repairs to a minimum and the Education Authority will look at how major repairs are funded. The Education Authority had funded the new toilets and promised to look at the Village Hall roof and windows as part of their planned maintenance programme for 2020. (Any unseen emergency repairs elsewhere may put this back). e) The leaks reported in the new toilets have now been resolved. f) Cllr Holland reported the blocked gullies on the Maeshafn Road once again. A large pool was forming after heavy rain and the wash from passing cars is affecting the road side banks. g) Cllr Holland recently attended a presentation by GwE ( The North Wales Education Monitoring Team) about the Welsh Governments proposed changes to education in Wales. Testing will be replaced by assessments but when Cllr Holland asked how these assessments will be undertaken and how the Counties Scrutiny Committees will monitor schools and children's progress, it appears that no guidelines have been given to date by Welsh Government!! One officer said that they will still have testing at sixteen but as it was pointed out this, will be



far too late! Watch this space. Cllr Barton recommended recourse to the School/Village Hall Lease. As far as was known, minor bills went through the school but major bills went through the County. The largest item of expenditure to the school was the electricity. The renewal date for the Lease was 2021. The Chairman thanked Cllr Holland for his comprehensive report. Reports From Other Meetings - It was reported that Cllrs' Barton, John Almond and Mr. David Jones met the Green Flag Representative on the site of Maes Ysgawen. Photographs were taken and we now await the result. Big Covert Wood - Report from Cllr Morgans Cllr Morgans met with Mr Adrian Walls and Ms Tania Evans (Footpaths Officers). A separate form would have to be completed for each path. Work has already started on the redraft. Two paths have been missed and information is being sought for the owners. All owners for all the paths need to be identified as a Notice would have to be served individually. Arrangements will be made to work alongside Denbighshire County Council in this regard. Maintenance in the Community - the Millennium Fountain - repair is still outstanding. It was agreed to contact Mr Ian Logan in the first instance. The gulley in Tafarn-y-Gelyn is still not been cleaned. (Cllr Holland). The residents of Glendale have complained about nettles growing under their fence from Maes Ysgawen. This should be resolved as the borders have all been strimmed. Planning Issues - 21/2019/0145 Location: Aberduna Farm Proposal: Erection of 2 no. livestock buildings, access track and associated works. Following a discussion the following response was agreed: The Community Council had major concerns about the scale of the proposal. Is there a robust business case to support this application? The Community Council also wish to endorse and agree with the AONB representations.

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Risk Assessments Maes Ysgawen - work is being carried out according to the maintenance plan. Maeshafn - awaiting update for the Playing Field ownership. Lawn Order the next maintenance application of the Green will be 19th June 2019. Following the Play Inspection carried out of the Play Area, where it highlighted several low-risk problems, it is now confirmed that the Grant Application, to put in motion some of the issues raised, has been received (Copy to Cllr Morgans). Updated quotes for the work will be made and the work programme put into place. This will follow a site visit. Dog Poo Bin - the Clerk has ordered the bin - no response to date. Llanferres Memorial - nothing to report. Financial Risks - No risks were raised. Training & Finance Issues Training Issues - Cllr Barton is attending a (free) 'Planning Our Places' Workshop to be held in Oriel House St Asaph on the 22nd May 2019. Other Courses may be planned for Councillors in June. Finance Issues: The Internal Audit has been called for 24 May 2019. The change in date is due to the European Elections taking place on 23rd May. The Clerk had prepared all the Accounts which were brought for scrutiny. The Governance Statement was confirmed and the Accounting Statement was approved, certified by the Council and signed by the Chairman. The External Audit has been called for 1st July 2019 Bills - Payment Schedule Clerk's Salary (May 2019) & PAYE £236.28 Village Hall Annual Rental £110.00 St Berres Church (Maintenance Grant) £400.00 BHIB Insurance Renewal (1st June) £567.14 Bank Interest received £0.95 All payments approved by Community

Council with Schedule of Payments signed by Chair. Correspondence - items of correspondence were discussed as above, plus notification of the Llanferres Playing Field Association AGM. To be held in Village Hall on 15th May at 7.30pm. OtHer Matters Brought to Councillor's attention: a) Cllr Rob Jones has attended his last meeting with the Council, having now resigned as Cllr for Llanferres Community Council. He thanked the Councillors for over thirty-five years of support he had received over his time as Councillor. The Chairman replied on behalf of the Community Council in thanking Rob for his dedication and service to the community over this time. He will be greatly missed. b) It was reported that there was possible drain collapse on the back road to Moel Famau as there had appeared a huge 'dip' in the road. c) The Community Council were pleased to hear that Dr. Watts was making a slow recovery and had sent in a card to the Community Council.

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On the 22 June, Sal’s Gals took part in the Race for Life ‘Pretty Muddy’, in memory of our lovely friend Sally O’Garra, who sadly passed away at the beginning of January from Secondary Cancer. She was only 49. We wanted to mark what would have been her special birthday, doing something worthwhile and which we know would raise a smile from Sal. You can follow our fundraising efforts on team/sals-gals. When we went to print the fund was well in excess of £8,000 with gift aid. Thank you to each and every one of you who has supported us!!! If you’d still like to sponsor us, the link is still active too. Thank you.


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Village Email List BT internet emails - "not delivered"? This has been a regular message from my broadcasts over past 2-3 weeks, maybe longer.   If you have a BT internet account, and still wish to receive notifications from Sean Thomas, please send an email (presumably from your new email account?) confirming this to 1); and 2) (no "n" in Sean)

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Search begins for care workers providing excellent care through the medium of Welsh Nominations are now open for a new award to recognise and celebrate care workers who've made a difference to people's lives by providing care and support in Welsh.

important part of dignified, high-quality care. "Even just a few words of Welsh can make a huge difference to those who are receiving care and support.

The Caring in Welsh award is open to any paid care workers who work in social care or early years and childcare in Wales, and who provide excellent care through the medium of Welsh.

"We're hoping this new award will not only shine a light on those workers who are providing excellent care through the medium of Welsh, but will also raise awareness of the need for more people Social Care Wales is inviting members who can speak the language to work in of the public, employers and those care." working in care to nominate a care Anyone nominating a care worker will worker. need to make sure the care worker is Anyone interested in nominating a care worker will need to complete a nomination form, letting Social Care Wales know in no more than 250 words why the worker deserves to be recognised and the difference they have made to the life or lives of the person or people they support.

happy to be nominated before submitting their entry, as Social Care Wales will be using their story and images to help publicise the award, and promote the benefits and importance of providing care and support through the medium of Welsh.

Those interested in nominating a care worker should download and complete the nomination form available on Social Care Wales's website at shortlist of nominees will be agreed medium-of-welsh, then send it: by a panel of judges and the public will â—? via email to then be invited to vote for the worker â—? by post to Caring in Welsh, Social they think should win the award, which Care Wales, South Gate House, will be presented at the National Wood Street, Cardiff CF10 1EW. Eisteddfod in Llanrwst on Tuesday 6 August 2019. For more information, contact Social Care Sue Evans, Chief Executive of Social Wales via the routes above or on Twitter Care Wales, said: "For people who @socialcarewales or on Facebook at prefer to speak Welsh or for whom Welsh is their first language, getting care and support from someone who The closing date for nominations is 3 can speak their language is an July 2019. The worker can be a fluent Welsh speaker, know a little Welsh or be a learner, and they don't have to be of a certain standard, as long as they use the language when providing care and support.


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Llanferres Older Persons Welfare Committee Smarties Wow thank you all so very much for you're very kind donations. We are again overwhelmed. We collected £500, when this is match funded by a further £250 from the Spar at Loggerheads Garage we are very grateful.

Screen wash at the Loggs. Yes We are again working at the car wash on Wednesday 10th, Thursday 11th and Friday 12th July 4.30-6.30 to boost our coffers please call in and see Dolly Parton, Daisy Duke, Diana Ross etc etc!!!

Village teas. You are cordially invited to the village hall on Friday 9th August from 2pm we are serving

afternoon cream teas all complementary all we require is your company, we'll have a raffle, little bingo game, entertainment all afternoon, come and join us. We must mention a huge thank you to our 2 local publicans, Sam at the Druid for her never ending support in all we do and Tommo at the Miners Arms for his extremely kind donation in a Smartie tube! Thanks to you and both teams

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LLANFERRES BADMINTON CLUB Our summer club is now in full swing with courts on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7.30 - 9.30. We operate until the end of August on a pay as you go basis with everyone welcome, so if you fancy picking up a racket for the first time or seeing if skills learnt in a previous life are still there, now is the time.


Junior club members with their end of season certificates

Our junior club finished at Whitson for the summer break and will start again in September. To mark the end of the badminton year, we held an awards ceremony to mark the fantastic achievements of all our junior players. Some have achieved success in tournaments and are part of County squads and others have improved hugely this season. But above all they enjoy playing.

SENIORS As part of the summer club, we are now in the middle of coaching sessions for all players who wish to take part, helping us get match ready for the 2019/20 season. Following the end of season AGM the club has decided to enter an additional team into the local league which will give us 4 teams in total, one in Division 1, two in Division 2 and our new team in Division 3. So, there will be match playing opportunities at all levels for next season. For more information about joining the senior or junior club contact Claire Halestrap


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30 hours of childcare per week If your child is aged 3 or 4 and you work 16 hours or more a week, The Welsh Government might be able to fund up to 30 hours of childcare per week at Little Ladybirds @ Ysgol Bro Famau. To apply contact Denbighshire Family Information Service 01745 815891

We had a lovely Sports Day. Here we are enjoying our lollipops!


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Denbighshire Cookery Competition Well done to our winners of the first round of the Denbighshire Cookery Competition. They will go on to the next round to compete in the final. Da iawn chi!

KS2 had a wonderful day in Llandudno when they went to watch the Welsh National Opera. Here they are in the Alice in Wonderland park.

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We made Easter cards to give to people in the Community.

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A note from your County Councillor After one of hottest and driest summers in 2018 what a contrast in 2019. This week we have seen some of the heaviest rain falls since the year 2000 with the River Alyn bursting its banks through out the ward. Llanarmon Yn Ial was virtually cut off because although Llanarmon village is on high ground all the roads in and out of the village are on the flood plain. Water once again poured out of the old Pistyll Gwyn quarry closing the B5430 and stalling the engines of many a small car that tried to get through. Sadly one property was flooded in Llanarmon and a number were effected by local streams that turned into raging torrents. The Grounds of the Country Park at Loggerheads and the old mill were flooded and the cafe, shop and walks were closed as a temporary safety measure. Mother nature is amazing and within twenty four hours of the rain stopping most of the water had retreated back into the river. I have received complaints about a small number of people who are not cleaning up after their dogs especially around Llanferres and down towards the Fairy Glen. The Community Council have ordered a number of bins for the Maeshafn area which the county will empty and I will be asking


for warning signs to be installed in both villages. Can I remind residents that their is an automatic £100 fine if you are caught leaving your dog poo behind. Please bag it and bin it and if there are no bins in the area please take your bags home and place them in your black bin. Sadly dog poo can contain harmful bacteria that can cause blindness in children and adults. Please always act responsibly and bag it and bin it. I am pleased to confirm that the small section of road by the Youth Hostel in Maeshafn will be resurfaced once the county have completed additional drainage work in that area. The County’s Grass Cutting Contractors are out and about cutting the grass at all junctions and they will be back in and around August to cut all the highway verges. Because of budget constraints there will only be one full cut this year. There is a considerable dip in the Forestry road just before you get to Bryn Eithin. This has been photographed and reported to DCC. I have asked them to investigate the cause of the subsidence and under take the necessary repairs. If you travel towards Llanarmon Yn Ial you will notice that the Give-way sign at the Valley Lodge junction has now been replaced by a new Stop Sign. I hope that this along with the rumble strips will help reduce the number accidents at this particular black spot. After a number of complaints about speeding traffic through Maeshafn I

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A note from your County Councillor have asked the county to undertake speed checks in the village. The village does not have a speed limit at present and I am therefore pressing for a 30mph restriction.

running down the street. The County have now decided to replace the pipe that runs between the car park and the school boundary and hopefully this will resolve the problem.

The buses have once again had problems turning in Maeshafn village centre by the village green. This is because of the number of vehicles parked on both sides of the road around the green. If the bus can not turn they may refuse to come into the village and we could lose the service. Please park responsibly between the hours of 9.00am and 6.00pm.

I hope that you all have a good summer and that the weather improves for us all.

On the day of the floods I visited Tyn Llan after further reports of water

Best wishes, Martyn Cyng / Cllr Martyn Holland Tel: 01824 780703 Email :


Llanferres News & Views July/August 2019 Hello, I'm Rebecca Szekely and I work for Age Connects (a charity delivering community projects from their offices on the high street in Denbigh and Llandudno). I am a Community Navigator delivering the Denbighshire County Council Social Prescribing Service (a mechanism for linking patients with non-medical sources of support within their community) in the South of the County (South2: covering Llangollen, Corwen, Ruthin and surrounding villages). This service is a joint project with the British Red Cross, Denbighshire County Council, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and in collaboration with the third sector. I am able to provide information, advice and assistance for people to access support and services, which in turn helps people maintain their health and wellbeing and a community focused approach to social care. This could be helping people find groups to attend, specialist information such as support with bereavement, caring roles and health conditions or finding practical support such as cleaning or gardening. I


can also look at ways to o v e r c o m e barriers to help people engage within the community and live independently. My particular interest is working with people to discover their hobbies and interests and try to find activities to match these hobbies and in turn enabling individuals to take more responsibility for their own health. If you wish to contact me, you are welcome to visit a Denbighshire Talking Point. Talking Points are available throughout the County and I am at Ruthin Library every Friday between 9:30 and 1pm. Or you can you can contact me via the Single Point of Access Team on 0300 456 1000

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Llanferres News & Views July/August 2019 During May, Nora Carlin, the founder of CARE UK, travelled to Lesvos in Greece to visit the latest branch of the CARE UK Charity. Here's what she had to say from her first visit. Yesterday, we visited CARE UK Becky's Bathhouse and the Olive Grove, a refugee camp next to the main Moria camp. From the outside the camps look very grim. The Bathhouse is a lovely relaxing place that offers a couple of hours respite from the camps. Gently organised with everything available for women to have a shower, do their hair, and have a sit down and a chat, whilst their children play - away from the miserable conditions of the camps. It was humbling to see that the donations we send furniture, toys, education materials etc make a difference and are much needed. We are already compiling another big list! The Olive Grove Camp was basic but full of welcoming refugees. One group of lovely ladies made us tea. ?? Our next container to Lesvos is 1st June. Please keep the donations coming. If you can spare a few squid each month our bank details are in the pinned post at the top of the page. If you can spare a few hours to help sort and pack, that will be really helpful. Many hands do make light work. The faster we do this the quicker we can get the donations out to where they are needed. YOU really do make a difference to 'help those in need, wherever they are '. Nora Carlin, Founder, CARE UK Charity Early in June, the 50th container full of essential aid for refugees was sent out from CARE UK Charity to the Hope Project in Lesvos. However, new refugees continue to arrive on the Greek islands despite dangerous sea crossings - and many lives are still being lost on a weekly basis. These tragedies are not reported via the media so much now, but the refugee crisis continues, giving the local RENEW team more challenges in finding the right donations to send that will make a small

difference to the lives of those held in the camps. We are now collecting for two different containers during July. Container 51 will go to Lesvos. This is a shared container with the Starfish Foundation and Refugee4Refugees. The most urgent items required are as follows: ● Men's clothing (Small to Large sizes only please) - trousers (priority small sizes), shirts, lightweight jackets, pyjamas ● Women's lightweight jackets and pyjamas ● Summer shoes - crocs, sandals etc. (all sizes 20-47) ● Boys and girls - trousers and shirts (10 year plus), lightweight jackets, pyjamas ● Baby grows - 0-12 months ● Summer hats - baseball caps, visors (for adults and children) ● New underwear and socks for all ● Backpack, bags, spectacles ● Toiletries (biodegradable/environmentally friendly if possible, no aerosols please) Container number 52 will go to John Sloan at the new Refugee Support Dignity Centre in Nicosia, Cyprus - and this one has a very specific list of needs……… ● Bicycles (including those that need repairing) & DIY Tools ● Pushchairs ● Sewing Machines, Wool & Knitting Needles ● Textiles & Sheets ● Saucepans, Knives and Forks etc ● Tea, coffee, sugar & tinned food ● Nappies & Baby Wipes (biodegradable if possible) ● Board Games (Chess & Backgammon for adults, plus children's games) ● Children's handicrafts & School Stuff (text books, pens, crayons, colouring books) ● Children's shoes ● Men's small and medium clothing (winter only)

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CYNGOR CYMUNED - LLANFERRES - COMMUNITY COUNCIL NOTICE OF CO-OPTION/HYSBYSIAD O GYFETHOL Section 116 Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the above-mentioned Community Council and the Council intends to co-opt. Expressions of interest are being sought from members of the public who meet the following qualifications and are interested in representing their community on the aforementioned Community Council.

Contact The Clerk, Mrs Gwyneth Dillon by 8th July 2019. Rhos Ddigre, Llandegla, Wrexham LL11 3AU 01978 790269 You must be a British, Commonwealth, Irish or a European Union citizen and be 18 years of age or over; and meet at least one of the following criteria: ● registered as a local government elector for the area named above; or ● during the whole of the last 12 months occupied as owner or tenant land or other premises in the community named above; or ● your principal or only place of work during the last 12 months has been in the community named above; or ● you have during the whole of the last 12 months resided in the Community or with 4.8 kilometres of it. * Certain people are disqualified from standing, and these include paid officers of the community council, anyone subject to bankruptcy restriction orders and those subject to recent sentences of imprisonment. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that they are qualified to stand. If you wish to be considered for co-option for the vacant seat, please send a Resume/CV, by 8th July 2019, to the Clerk.

Adran 116 Mesur Llywodraeth Leol (Cymru) 2011

RHODDIR HYSBYSIAD TRWY HYN fod sedd wag am swydd Cynghorydd yn y Cyngor Cymuned uchod, a bod y Cyngor yn bwriadu cyfethol. Ceisir datganiadau o ddiddordeb gan aelodau o'r cyhoedd sy'n cyflawni'r meini prawf canlynol ac sydd â diddordeb mewn cynrychioli eu cymuned ar y Cyngor Cymuned dywededig. Cysyllter a'r Clerc, Mrs Gwyneth Dillon erbyn 8fed Gorffenaff 2019. Rhos Ddigre, Llandegla, Wrexham LL11 3AU 01978 790269 ● Rhaid I chi fod yn ddinesydd Prydain, y Gymanwlad, Iwerddon neu'r Undeb Ewropeaidd ac yn 18 oed neu'n h?n, ac yn cyflawni o leiaf un o'r meini prawf canlynol: ● wedi'ch cofrestru fel etholwr llywodraeth leol ar gyfer yr ardal a enwir uchod; neu ● yn ystod y cyfan o'r 12 mis diwethaf, wedi bod yn berchennog neu'n denant tir neu safle arall yn y gymuned a enwir uchod; neu ● wedi bod â'ch prif neu'ch unig weithle yn ystod y 12 mis diwethaf yn y gymuned a enwir uchod; neu ● rydych wedi byw yn y Gymuned, neu o fewn 4.8 cilometr ohoni yn ystod y cyfan o'r 12 mis diwethaf. * Mae rhai pobl benodol wedi'u hanghymhwyso rhag ymgeisio, yn eu plith swyddogion cyflogedig y Cyngor, unrhyw un sy'n destun gorchmynion cyfyngu methdalwyr a'r rheiny sy'n destun dedfrydau o garchar yn ddiweddar. Mae'r cyfrifoldeb yn eistedd gyda'r ymgeisydd i sicrhau eu bod yn gymwysedig i ymgeisio Os ydych yn dymuno cael eich ystyried i gael eich cyfethol ar gyfer y sedd wag a fyddwch mor garedig a gyrru Resume/CV, erbyn 8fed Gorffennaf, 2019 i'r Clerc. Gweler hefyd: Also see:


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The Corn Mills of Llanferres Historically the River Alyn provided a ready source of cheap power, except of course in conditions of severe drought (as for example in 1864, 1896 and 1929). At various times there were eight separate water wheels operating within the parish: five of which were associated with the lead mines and three with the grinding of corn. The corn mills were associated with the Plymog, Glan rafon and Colomendy estates. We know virtually nothing about the smallest corn mill which was on Plymog Farm. This water wheel was not fed by the River Alyn but by a water course, or leat, that ran down from the Nant Plymog area. The mill probably fell into disuse after the estate was purchased and attached to the Glan rafon Estate in 1799. The other two corn mills were associated with the two large estates in the parish. Namely the Llanferres Mill on the Glan rafon Estate and the Pentre Mill on the Colomendy Estate. Both these mills are of some antiquity and we have records of their occupation going back to the seventeenth century. Llanferres Mill, situated adjacent to the main road and opposite to the Loggerheads Garage, was fed from a leat that began near the Glan rafon Hall. The waterwheel is still in position but is no longer able to rotate. The mill was originally Listed by CADW as being of historic importance. However it was deListed in 1995 after considerable alterations were done to the structure during the latter part of the twentieth century. Two former occupants of the mill feature in local press reports. Miller

Robert Davies lost a legal dispute with farmer John Jennings of Aberduna Farm in 1891. Mr Fernyhough complained to the District Council in 1926 about the quality of his water supply that he maintained was polluted. Pentre Mill, within the present day Loggerheads Country Park, retains its Listed status and has undergone considerable restoration in the hands of successive County Councils. This mill, and the then Loggerheads bridge, was depicted in a painting by John Ingleby in 1796. The painting is titled "View from the Loggerheads near Carreg Carn March Arthur between Mold and Ruthin". The mill was purchased by the Williams family in about 1900 and was operated by them until the early 1940s. During the slack season for grinding corn the water wheel powered a saw mill. Before mains electricity was brought to the area in the late 1940s the water wheel was used to generate electricity for four nearby dwellings and the Loggerheads Inn. The mill is still capable of being used for its original purpose as its workings are intact and just need adjustment. The mill building is open to the public on a daily basis. Article copyright Š Tony King, July 2019

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Llanferres News & Views July/August 2019 Although the temperatures are not very seasonal, most of us who were listening have heard the cuckoo and seen the swallows and martins.

branches. Within a few days he was joined by a A Walk female. Only the male on the bird is black and white, the female being dark Wilde side I heard the cuckoo the second week in brown and white. May, just the one time. I think he was passing through and stopped off at Glan-Y- Similar in shape to the s p o t t e d Gors to call and see if he got an answer from flycatcher which has a the female. If you haven't heard him it will longer beak for taking be another year before we hear him again, food out of the air, the pied flycatcher takes if we are lucky. most of its food out of the trees. They will also forage on the ground after heavy rain has The cuckoo is very secretive and is more knocked insects out of the trees. The spotted often heard than seen. They belong to the flycatcher will choose an open fronted nest same family as the 'Roadrunner' who we will box or even nest on a shelf in an open shed. all know from 'Wile Coyote' cartoons. Some Whereas the pied flycatcher prefers a nest years ago, while driving across the Arizona box or a natural hole in a tree. With the hole desert with my brother, we had Road blue tit size, they will soon settle in and Runners running alongside the car. A sight produce four to six pale blue eggs, which the I'll never forget. hen bird will incubate for fourteen days. The young will leave the nest in about sixteen days The field edge and verges are full of and take to the tree tops, where the parents colour, with pink campion and blue alkanet will continue to feed them. They have a lot of mixed with white cow parsley and yellow growing to do and develop strong wings to be greater celandine. My little wood is doing able to undertake their long migratory journey well with bird life, all my boxes are occupied. across the Sahara Desert to South Africa. I have redstart pied flycatcher, two different Here they will stay for three months before pairs of nuthatches as well as the usual blue starting their slow journey back following the tits and great tits. Some of the boxes have available insect life. been empty for a couple of years as they were new but have now weathered and are The bullfinches have nested opposite the more acceptable. house for the second year and the handsome cock bird is often in the garden. I am pleased One of my boxes is being used by bumble to have song thrushes again this year feeding bees, wasps have taken over another two. young. The male bird sings most evenings high There are twenty-four species of bumble up in a tree quite near to its nest site. bee and many more of solitary bee, all very important insects. With greater spotted woodpeckers bringing young ones to the fat balls, we have plenty to When the pied flycatcher arrived, I could watch. hear its 'phweet' call for a few days as the male announced his presence. I kept looking More next time, up to the top of the trees and eventually Eddie. saw the male bird displaying in the top Eddie Wilde 01352 810271 Copyright ŠJuly2019 Eddie Wilde.


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Local Councillors Martyn Holland, Denbighshire County Councillor for Llanferres, Llanarmon yn Ial & Llandegla. 01824 780703 Gwyneth Dillon, Clerk to Llanferres Community Council, 01978 790269 Mailing address: Rhosddigre, Llandegla, LL11 3AU. Email:

Llanferres Community Councillors John Almond, Chairman, 01352 810808 Michael Cordiner, Vice Chairman, 01352 810956 Jac Armstrong, 01352 810259

Allan Morgans Isla Watts, 01352 810248 Ivy Watts, 01352 810248 Bob Barton, 01824 780872 Amanda Curtis, Please contact any of the above if you have anything you would like to be brought to the attention of your Community Council.


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Village Organisations Badminton Club - June Healy Tel: 810264 Bowling Club - Every Tuesday in the village hall, 7pm - 9pm Contact Dave Twomey Tel: 810690. Church - Rev'd Daniel Stroud, The New Rectory, Rectory Lane, Llanferres, CH7 5SR. Tel: 01352 810694. Church Wardens - Miss Anne Woodward, Cysgodfa, Tafarn-y-Gelyn, Llanferres, CH7 5SQ, Tel: 810270 Mr Rob Armstrong, The White House, Rectory Lane, Tel: 810259 Clwydian Conservation Campaign - Pen y Chwareli, Pant Ddu Road, Nercwys CH7 4DD Clwydian Range Runners - Chairman Gareth Jaggard Tel. 810357 Email: Gardening Club - Hon Sec. Hugo Watts, Cae Gwyn, Tel: 810248 Llanferres Alcoholic Mountain Biking Soc. (LAMBS) - Gordon Jones Tel: 810305 Llanferres Community Council - Mrs Gwyneth Dillon, Rhosddigre, Llandegla, LL11 3AU Tel: 01978 790269 Llanferres Playing Field & Recreation Association - Secretary, Mrs Ceri Barton Maeshafn Cricket Club - Secretary: Steve Pugh Tel: 810327 Old People's Welfare Committee - Chair, Yvonne Foden-McCorry Tel: 810867 PTFA Ysgol Bro Famau - Charlotte Jaggard Tel: 810357 Llanferres Over 60s Club - Betty Cook. Tel: 810722 The Country Park Painters - Pat Armstrong Tel: 810259 Village Hall Booking Secretary - Gay Headley, 07836 268894 / 01352 810224 or preferably e-mail Village Hall Management Committee - Chairman, Siobhan Gothorp. Tel: 810668 Whist Club - Mr Rob Armstrong, The White House, Rectory Lane, Tel: 810259

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Llanferres News & Views July/August 2019  

July/August edition of the magazine for Llanferres and district, Debighshire N Wales

Llanferres News & Views July/August 2019  

July/August edition of the magazine for Llanferres and district, Debighshire N Wales