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ISSUE 140 May 2010



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Welcome Welcome to the May issue of News to find past copies of News & Views, useful local information, & Views. such as bus timetables and Election fever has gripped the planning information, and links to nation and we all look forward to some useful sites. Any feedback or the eagerly awaited results after suggestions are very welcome. May 6th. Paul & Siobhan Make an early note in your diary Please send copy by the 20th of the for the ‘Fun in the Garden & Finger month for inclusion in the Buffet’ on Saturday 5th June (see next issue page 18). Also please spare an hour to help the working party in the Contact: park on Saturday 15th May. Paul & Siobhan Gothorp 2 Cae Gwyn Thanks again to the Jelley family Llanferres for the super photograph on the Mold front page. CH7 5SL Tel: (01352) 810566 If you’re online please take a look Email: at our new website at You’ll be able

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May Birthdays Happy Birthday to the following Laurie Shillito who will be 18 on 11th May Owen Cordiner who will be 9 on 18th May Nicholas Woodcock on 20th May Mari Ffion Edwards who will be 15 on 21st May Carys Jones who will be 8 on 23rd May Leah McGuire who will be 18 on 23rd May Ben Godfrey who will be 12 on 25th May David Logan on 26th May Aidan Giles who will be 21 on 28th May Megan Llewellyn who will be 13 on 29th May If you would like a birthday or special announcement included in News & Views please send the details to : or 2 Cae Gwyn, Llanferres, CH7 5SL

Notices Baptism Billy Scott Lewis was baptised at St. Berres Church, Llanferres on 28th March. We welcome you to the family of the Church

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Llanferres Parish Gardening Club At our latest meeting which was held on April 12th, members heard a talk entitled "Composting" by Debbie Bryan. After a brief introduction this developed into a question and answer discussion about different types of bins, material to be used and the advantage of brandling worms. The next meeting will be on Monday May 10th when Mr & Mrs G. Critchley will give a talk about Beekeeping. Annual membership £4.00. Visitors £1.00 per meeting. Advance notice 2010 Show-September 4th Floral Art 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

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Community Council News - March Meeting Llanferres Community Council Meeting April 8th 2010 Apologies

Cllr Margaret Davies

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Meeting the leader of DCC The Chairman and Clerk will meet the Meeting Open to the Public Leader of Denbighshire County Council Councillors` attention was drawn to the on May 11th to discuss local matters e.g. crowded state of the notice board in Ty`n liaison with the Planning Dept. and closer Llan. This matter will be an Agenda item cooperation with the LDP team. at the next meeting. Residents are asked to remove outdated Financial Assistance notices promptly. The News and Views accounts for 2009/2010 .were received. A grant of The Minutes of the meeting held on £400 for 2010 was agreed. the11th March 2010 were accepted and A grant of £350 was made to St Berres signed. Church PC to support the maintenance of the churchyard. Matters Arising County Cllr.Dr.Christine Evans was recently informed that the Bills Confirmation of the renewal of road from Cadole to Maeshafn was due "One Voice Wales" membership, £83 for resurfacing. However, very soon afterwards Dr Evans was told that this Planning matters None was not the case The Council hopes to receive further information in due course. Maeshafn Playing Field Ongoing The rubbish left after sledging activities off Forestry road has been cleared. Correspondence The power supply has been removed Councillors were reminded of the from Maeshafn telephone box. MADRA Planning Training meeting in St Asaph on will discuss the future of the box. Tuesday 20th April. Denbighshire CC will be pressed for The Council has received a letter from action to repair potholes on our local the Monitoring Officer, Denbighshire roads. County Council confirming the outcome of the recent Appeal Tribunal that Cllr Field adjacent to the school Bob Barton (Llanarmon yn Ial and The shared cost of a valuation of the field Llandegla) is suspended for three by the District Valuer will be between months as from 24th March 2010 . £300 and £400. Councillors wish to meet Confirmation that the District Valuer has the valuer on site. been instructed to provide a valuation of The Council has been asked to indicate the field adjacent to the school. to the Local Development Plan team the The Council Insurance for 2010 will be £1269.23.

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Community Council News The Clerk has been authorised to pay an invoice for ÂŁ174.22 to cover the maintenance cost of the Maeshafn motor mower. Cllr Christine Evans has informed the Council of concern about the high water table at the rear of 22, 23 and 24 Ty`n Llan. DCC will be contacted.

excessive speed on roads that are already well below standard. Landscaping of the Llanferres Memorial Stone area needs to be progressed.

Concern was expressed about the number and positioning of election notices placed along the verges of the Councillors` A494.

Matters brought to attention Buses are not using the designated bus Road signs used during the winter have stop in Maeshafn. The service providers not been collected and are being will be contacted. damaged. The damaged timetable stand in Maeshafn has yet to be repaired. Date of the Next Meeting Residents are concerned that the Thursday 13th May 2010 directing of a tourist route through Maeshafn is giving rise to a substantial David Jones Vice Chairman increase in traffic which is travelling at . Awarded

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May Diary Dates 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th 29th 30th 31st


Maeshafn CC vs Ruthin CC Sun 9.30am Holy Communion Mon May Day Bank Holiday Tue 7.00pm Bowls Club Wed Thu Fri Dinner with live music at Caffi Florence Sat Castell Alun vs Maeshafn CC Sun 11.00am Family Service Mon 7.30pm Gardening Club Tue 2.00pm Senior Citizens Club. 7.00pm Bowls Club Wed 10.30am & 7.00pm Ascension Day services. Thu Community Council meeting Fri 9.30am Working Party on the park. Bodedern v Maeshafn Sat CC Sun 9.30am Holy Communion Mon 8.00pm Quiet evening in the church Tue 7.00pm Bowls Club Wed Thu Fri Sat Maeshafn CC vs Corwen CC 9.30am Holy Communion Sun 6.00pm ‘Together at 6’ thanksgiving service Mon 7.30pm Playing Field AGM, Village Hall Tue 7.00pm Bowls Club Wed Thu Fri Sat Rhewl vs Maeshafn CC Sun 10.30am Group service at Cilcain Mon Spring Bank Holiday

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Save Moel Famau Update Although things seem to have gone quiet with no planning application yet made, unfortunately, Go Ape’s plans for Moel Famau have not gone away! This month, representatives of the SMF committee visited Mr Tristram Mayhew, one of the Directors of Go Ape down at the Wyre Forest Go Ape site in Worcestershire. We were trying to gauge the strength of the company's intention to set up Zip Wild on Moel Famau in the face of the many arguments that have been raised against it, and were disappointed to find that he was unimpressed by change in use, noise, traffic and ecological arguments, even though he admitted that he had never even visited our area. He stressed what he saw as the economic benefits, (as I see it, mainly to Go Ape) and felt that it was simply up to the planning authorities to make the judgement as to what was in the best interest of residents, visitors and our environment. It is only a matter of time before the application is made, and every one who opposes the high level Zip wires dominating the Cwm Bach will need to be ready to lodge their objections with Denbighshire Planning Authority. If you want to be kept informed about developments, and have help with making objections send us your email address via the Save Moel Famau Website or contact Nigel Shillito (SMF Committee Chairman)

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Local news SUSPENSION At the Community Council meeting held on 10th July 2008, an incident occurred involving Mr R Barton, who was sitting in the public gallery. As a result, a member of the public wrote a letter of complaint to Denbighshire’s Chief Executive who passed it on to the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales. The Ombudsman investigated the complaint, found it justified and passed it to Denbighshire’s Standard Committee for determination. On 13th November 2009 the Standards Committee decided that Mr Barton

should be suspended for a period of Three Months for a breach of the Councillors Code of Conduct. Mr Barton appealed against his suspension to The Adjudication Panel for Wales. The Panel met on 23rd March 2010 at The Northop Hall Country House Hotel in Northop to consider the appeal. The Panel rejected the appeal. Mr Barton has, therefore, been suspended from being a Councillor for a period of Three Months which commenced on 24th March 2010.

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Monthly recipe from CAFFI FLORENCE Rhubarb and Almond Torte This month’s recipe just had to involve rhubarb that is absolutely gorgeous at the moment. If you don’t already have a clump at the bottom of your garden you should. A crown of rhubarb costs little more that a packet of rhubarb in the supermarket. Better still ask a neighbour for a piece of theirs – it needs splitting from time to time. It will last for years and years and give you a wonderful ingredient at this time of year to make crumbles, pies, jam, chutneys and this great cake. This is a recipe we often make on our cake-making workshops. It is a very quick cake to make and yet looks and tastes fantastic. It can be made with all types of fruit such as raspberries, apples and blackberries or apricots. However the combination of rhubarb, ginger and the almonds is delicious. 150g butter or margarine 150g caster sugar 150g ground almonds 50g flaked almonds 150g Self Raising Flour 1 egg 250g fruit Stem ginger or spices to suit fruit Cream fat and sugar. Add eggs, ground almonds, flour and spices/ginger. Add ½ mixture to a greased and lined 20cm round tin. Cover with fruit and dot with rest of mixture. Sprinkle with flaked almonds and cook for about 45 minutes at 180C. Sprinkle with icing sugar to serve.

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Church News Services for May 2nd 9th 13th 16th 23rd 30th

Holy Communion at 9.30 am Family Service at 11 am Ascension Day services at 10.30 am and 7 pm - venues tba Holy Communion at 9.30 am Holy Communion for Pentecost at 9.30 am 'Together at 6' thanksgiving service Bro Famau Group service at 10.30 am in Cilcain

Ascension Day, Thursday 13th May, will be celebrated in the Bro Famau Group of Parishes at 10.30 am and 7.00 pm - venues to be announced. The 'Together at 6' group evening service on Sunday 23rd May will be held in Llanferres and will be a service of thanksgiving and prayer in words and hymns. Sunday 30th May is the 5th Sunday and Holy Communion will be celebrated at 10.30 am in Cilcain.

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Church News Those attending these group services have appreciated the benefits of being in a larger congregation than is usually the case and of meeting new people. Quiet Evenings At 8 o'clock on Monday 17th May there will be a peaceful service of quiet prayer followed by Compline in Llanferres. Easter Vestry Our Easter Vestry was held on the first Wednesday after Easter attended by PCC members and two members of the congregation. The Rector gave a full and encouraging report. Josh Griffiths was reappointed as Rector's Warden and Brian Skelhorn as People's Warden. Other officers also remain the same: Gay Headley, Secretary, Noel Headley, Treasurer (with Gift Aid duties carried out by Patrick Austin) and Rob Armstrong, Verger. Other duties such as flowers, selection of hymns and general administration are carried out by members of the PCC. This year is the year when the Electoral Roll has to be completely renewed. There will be forms at the back of the Church with an accompanying explanatory leaflet. Please fill these in and return to Daryl Austin. Patrick emphasised the great value of Gift Aid for the finances of the Church. He also encouraged the use of Standing Orders for church giving. Please contact him if you feel able to give regularly in this way.


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Maeshafn CC News Season already underway as I speak. First match was v. Liverpool Diocese, when we managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, partly as a result of two monster sixes from Tom Hall, Steve Pugh's highest ever score (13 - although he does dispute this - he claims to have hit 20 in past seasons personally I suspect he was asleep at the time and waving his arms around), and hitting 130 in reply to the Diocesean 129.

Maeshafn CC is sponsored by Quite a tough month with two of the matches against the anticipated league leaders - Corwen and Ruthin.

Ruthin are particularly difficult as they have a bowler who makes up for his size with deadly accurate and misleading quick bowling that won him the best overall bowling award last season across all leagues (I think). Good game played in nice weather as Personally I found the best way to play always for April - we now usually get 6 him last year was to point the bat at weeks of rain, so suspect by the next the ball and close my eyes. News & Views deadline we will still have only played one game! Corwen will be gunning for us after we beat them last year in a very closely We start in the midweek league as well fought game and ruined their title in May, and will have hopefully played aspirations. 8 or 9 games by the June edition of the News & Views. All very exciting if you play for the team, but probably deadly boring to Weekend fixtures for May as follows: everyone else in the villages! Sat 1st May 2010 Anyone interested in playing - as ever Maeshafn CC vs Ruthin CC 2nd XI - please call me on 01352 810373 Sat 8th May 2010 or Castell Alun CC 2nd XI vs Maeshafn CC Sat 15th May 2010 Jonathan Fagan Bodedern CC 2nd XI vs Maeshafn CC 01352 810373 Sat 22nd May 2010 Secretary Maeshafn CC vs Corwen CC 2nd XI Sat 29th May 2010 Rhewl CC 2nd XI vs Maeshafn CC

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A.G.M Monday 24th May. If your childern use the facilities provided in the community, please make every effort to attend the annual meeting, and support the the playing field and park group.

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18 & 19 September Llanferres Village Hall.2010 7.30 pm. Points of discussion include; The ‘Merida’ · · · · · · ·

Mountain Bike event has again been chosen to be held at Ruthin.

Use of park facilities Playground funding Fundraising The LPFRA has agreed to marshal the event, with Working parties the help of our community. Upgrade of park equipment Maintenance of existing equipment Future of land adjacentyour to playing field Please support local playing field and children’s park

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Llanferres Playing Field & Recreation Association.

A.G.M. Monday 24th May. If your childern use the facilities provided in the community, please make every effort to attend the annual meeting, and support the the playing field and park group.

Llanferres Village Hall. 7.30 pm. Points of discussion include; · · · · · · ·

Use of park facilities Playground funding Fundraising Working parties Upgrade of park equipment Maintenance of existing equipment Future of land adjacent to playing field

WORKING PARTY ON THE PARK Saturday 15th May 9.30 onwards Please come along and help us to tidy up the Park.

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Llanferres Senior Citizens Club The next meeting is on Tuesday 11th May at 2.00pm at the Village Hall. The speaker is Mr Parkin who will talk about "Monologues”.


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Nature Notes Last month I wrote about not having seen any chiffchaffs up to that time but on the 27th March there would seem to have been a 'fall' of these birds because I heard, and saw, several widely separated birds singing gustily and I saw my first wheatear the same day (both about a week to ten days later than usual). Swallows, on the other hand, arrived nearly two weeks earlier than usual, being in the district as early as 10th April, probably brought in on the southerly winds that occurred round that time and I saw my first butterfly, a comma which overwinters as an adult insect, on the 4th April. Gardeners may have noticed small(1cm high) cone shaped mounds of earth on their lawns looking like small volcanoes. These are caused by the tawny mining bee, Andrena fulva. This attractive insect is about the size of a honey bee but covered in brightly coloured, fox-red hairs, although the male is much duller coloured. Preferring light, sandy type soil, it digs a vertical shaft 8 -12 inches(200-300mm) deep with several brood cells branching of it. It fills each cell with a mixture of nectar and pollen and lays an egg in each cell. The larva hatches within a few days, grows quickly and pupates within a few weeks. The adult bee hatches from the pupa and hibernates in the soil until the following spring. They are harmless, so there is no danger of being stung, and are very beneficial as pollinators of early flowering shrubs and also of fruit trees such

as apples, pears, currants and gooseberries. A local lady brought to me, for identification, a fairly large 13inch (30mm) long beetle which she had found under a stone. It was a violet ground beetle which lives under stones during the day and comes out at night. I sometimes find one under our rubbish bin. Mainly black in appearance, it has a conspicuous metallic purple sheen to the thorax and edges of the wing cases. Ground beetles cannot fly as the wing cases are fused together. Although quite ferocious looking, these beetles are harmless to humans and do not bite and are in fact very beneficial in the garden as their food is mainly slugs, snails, woodlice, millipedes and centipedes. Driving along some main roads, and even some minor ones, one can see cushions of pale lilac flowers forming a continuous line. They belong to early scurvy grass (Cochlearia danica) which is not a grass but a member of the cabbage family. Normally a resident of coastal salt marshes, this little plant has colonised road verges which have become suitable habitat through the salt spread on the roads as a de-icing agent. The phenomenon only started in the early 1990s or late 1980s but the plant now seems to have colonised roads throughout Britain its seed probably spread by passing traffic. In the past, sailors returning from long voyages often suffered from scurvy and ate large amounts of scurvy grass, which is rich in vitamin C, a lack of which is the cause of scurvy. John Almond ' 01352 810808

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Owen’s Offa’s Challenge Hi my name is Owen Hall and I am 17 years old. On July 18th I am planning to run the whole of the Offa's Dyke Path which is exactly 182 miles long. This run will be in aid of Cancer Research so I need your help to raise as much money as possible for a charity that I feel very strongly about. If you wish to sponsor me please go onto my justgiving webpage to donate: If you would like more details or would like a sponsorship form please give me a call on 01352 810852. Thank you for your support, Owen.

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Village Organisations Archery Club - lan Logan, Tryfan, 17 Cae Gwyn, Llanferres Tel: 810627 Badminton Club - Jane Clough Tel: 810802 Bowling Club - Every Tuesday in the village hall, 7pm - 9pm Contact Dave Twomey Tel: 810690. Church - Rev'd Adrian Copping, The Rectory, 9 Pen-y-Coed, Nannerch, Mold, CH7 5RS Tel. 01352 741376. Email: Rector's Warden - Josh Griffiths, Jontindale, Ruthin Road. Tel: 810853 People's Warden - Mr. Brian Skelhorn 16 Cae Gwyn. Tel: 810422 Clwydian Conservation Campaign - Pen y Chwareli, Pant Ddu Road, Nercwys CH7 4DD F.L.A.S.H. - Moira Bonar, Booking Officer Tel: 0791 063 0138 Gardening Club - Mrs Joan Almond, 20 Cae Derwen, Llanferres. Tel: 810808 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, Simon Hodge. Tel: 810686 Maeshafn Cricket Club - Secretary: Jonathan Fagan. Tel: 810373 Old People's Welfare Committee - Secretary, Jenny Studley. Tel: 810229 PTFA Ysgol Bro Famau - Lindsay Turner. Tel: 810403 Senior Citizens Club - Olive Parry. Tel: 810294 Village Hall Booking Secretary - John Roberts, 7 Tyn Llan. Tel: 810358 Village Hall Management Committee - Secretary, Sonia Evans. Tel: 810421 QUIZ ANSWERS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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We offer a complete home care & cleaning service to make life easier for you, some of our services are listed below:REGULAR, ONE OFF & SPRING CLEANING SERVICES Weekly, fortnightly, monthly & one off visits tailored to meet your requirements RENTAL PROPERTIES Landlords, Tenants, Agents - all areas of rental property maintenance catered for, cleaned and presented to a standard for book out and letting TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF MOVING Have the property you are leaving or moving to cleaned OVEN CLEANING Have your oven, hob, Aga or range looking like new Extractors also cleaned and filters replaced OTHER SERVICES INCLUDE Full builders cleans and small office contracts Curtain cleaning Professional carpet, rug & upholstery cleaning ALL CLEANING PRODUCTS SUPPLIED FULLY TRAINED, INSURED & UNIFORMED MEMBERS OF STAFF

For a no obligation quotation No job too small A fully insured & reliable service

01352 756552 Mobile 0790 425 5044 Email: Offices 1,2 & 3 Unit 6, Oaktree Business Park, Queens Lane, Mold CH7 1XB

Llanferres News & Views May 2010 edition  

May 2010 edition of the magazine for the community of Llanferres, North Wales