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ISSUE 139 April 2010



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Welcome Welcome to the April issue of As ever, please let us have your news, views and pictures for any News & Views. events. At last some Spring sunshine and Happy Easter. some lighter evenings! There’s plenty going on throughout Paul & Siobhan April, so don’t forget to check the calendar on page 10 to make sure Please send copy by the 20th of the that you don’t miss anything. month for inclusion in the next issue Catch up with the latest on the Save Moel Famau (SMF) campaign Contact: on page 15, and make an early note Paul & Siobhan Gothorp in your diary for the Bro Fammau 2 Cae Gwyn Summer Fair in June and the Llanferres Mountain Bike event in September Mold (now known as the Chain Reaction CH7 5SL Cycles MTB Marathon, as they’ve Tel: (01352) 810566 taken over sponsorship of the Email: series from Merida).

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April Birthdays Happy Birthday to the following Jaimie-Lee Evans who will be 15 on 5th April Jessica Gould who will be 17 on 10th April Jack William Lane Roberts who will be 4 on 10th April Sam Clough who will be 21 on 16th April Matthew Isherwood who will be 16 on 21st April Eli Clough who will be 16 on 23rd April Cara McGuire who will be 14 on 23rd April And Karl Drendel who will be a big round number on 23rd April 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


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Llanferres Parish Gardening Club At our last meeting held on 8th March, the Annual Show, which this year will be on Saturday September 4th, was briefly discussed. The Llanferres W.I. have kindly donated their cut glass trophy to be presented for the best jar of jam in the Home Section. We then had our guest speaker, Dr Bruce Ing who gave a talk entitled 'Why not Euphorbias?'. With a brief introduction about the 2000 plus species of Euphorbia, ranging from smallish wild flowers to shrubs and trees from around the world, this proved to be an inspired look at garden species again with an illustrated guide of garden plants, this provided a new look at Euphorbias. As a footnote some are pot plants - namely our Christmas Poinsettia and the popular Crown of Thorns. As a warning, their milky sap can cause a skin irritation so should be handled wearing gloves. The next meeting will be on Monday April 12th when Debbie Bryan will give a talk entitled 'Composting'. Subscriptions to the club are £4 per year, with visitors welcome at £1 per meeting. Llanferres Parish Gardening Club 2010 Show Saturday, September 4th Advance Notice Photographic Classes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

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Community Council News - March Meeting Llanferres Community Council Meeting March 11th 2010 Apologies: None

Field adjacent to the school Denbighshire County Council has suggested that the District Valuer be asked to provide a valuation of the field. Councillors wish to know if there are any cost implications.

Meeting Open to the Public The condition of local roads following the Winter weather was noted. BT telephone kiosks The power will be disconnected from the Maeshafn box The Minutes of the meeting held on the for safety reasons.The light is to be 11th February were accepted and signed maintained in the Tafarn y Gelyn box. following the addition of Cllr Olive Parry`s name to the list of those present. Bills Clerk`s Salary Agreed Matters Arising Membership of One Voice Wales renewal Following the presentation by Sarah £83 Breeze about the Rural Key Funding Axis Training module; One Voice Wales 3 Scheme it was decided that the Council £25 will register an interest in making an application. Maeshafn Playing Field MADRA are not prepared to renegotiate An image of the Moel Famau area with the terms for the transfer of the land. suggested Zip Wires had been received. Denbighshire County Council are now Park House. A letter has been received seeking further legal advice. Council from the Compliance Officer indicating Officers have agreed that the installation that the matter is still under consideration. of equipment should go ahead, probably after Easter when ground conditions will The owner of the land at Loggerheads have improved. Part funding of £2000 is that has been used for sledging is being provided by Denbighshire CC. pleased with the efforts that Denbighshire County Council and Countryside Local communities are encouraged to Services staff made to clear rubbish from promote themselves on the Clwydian the site. A letter of thanks has been sent Country website and there will be space to Mr David Sheil. where local organisations may advertise events. This service will be free of charge. Cllr Olive Parry reported that the Library Details from Mr David Scruton. Service scheme of home visits where residents are unable to access a local Planning Matters branch library is up and running. 21/2010/0251/PF Bwlch Pen Barras Car Zip Wire. Councillors have decided Park Improvements. Councillors have no against visiting Grizedale to view a similar objection to this proposal. installation at this time.

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Community Council News Correspondence List Moel Findeg, The Heulog, the Aberduna Request from DCC for an update with Trust area and public footpaths in the Big regard to a claim for a public right of way Covert. The L.D.P team will be contacted. along Ty`n yr Ynn lane. Clarification of the contents is being sought. Date of the Next Meeting Thursday 8th April 2010 Matters brought to Councillors` attention David Jones Vice Chairman The vehicle turning space in Cae There was a meeting of the Derwen. Letters are being sent to the Denbighshire County Council . Chief Constable, North Wales Police and Standards Committee in January at to local officers. which a report by the Public Services Concern was expressed about the depth Ombudsman into the behaviour of an attendee at Community Council of water supply pipes in Maeshafn. meetings was considered. The minutes from the meeting can be Cllr. Christine Evans will investigate. It was suggested that protected status be viewed online at: granted, within the terms of the Local Plan, to areas such as gb/DNAP-7ZGK3G Awarded

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Llanferres Senior Citizens Club Llanferres Senior Citizens Club The next meeting is on Tuesday 13th April at 2.00pm at the Village Hall. The speaker is Mr Graham Thomas who will talk about "Gold and Silver History of Hallmarks, Age, Quality etc. We are invited to bring small items of interest for Mr Thomas's opinion but no valuations can be given. New members and visitors are always welcome.

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April 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


Easter Cookery School, Caffi Florence. Eucharist, Llanferres Church 7.30pm Good Friday. Devotional Service, Llanferres Church Fri 10.30am Sat Easter Eve Service of Light in Nannerch 8.00pm Sun Easter Sunday. Holy Communion in Cilcain 10.30am Mon Easter Monday Tue Bowls Club 7.00pm Wed Easter Vestry in Llanferres Church 7.30pm Thu Community Council Meeting Fri Sat Sun Family Service in Llanferres Church 11.00am Mon Gardening Club Meeting. (School Training Day) Back to School! Senior Citizens Meeting 2.00pm. Tue Veg Growers Club 7.00pm. Bowls Club 7.00pm Wed Thu Fri Dinner with Live Music, Caffi Florence Maeshafn CC match v Liverpool Diocese, Grow Your Own Sat Veg workshop, Caffi Florence 10.00am Sun Holy Communion in Llanferres Church 9.30am Mon Playing Field Committee Meeting, Druid Inn 7.30pm Tue Bowls Club 7.00pm Wed Thu Fri St. George's Day Sat Holy Communion in Llanferres Church 9.30am Sun Grow Your Own Veg workshop, Caffi Florence 10.00am Mon Tue Bowls Club 7.00pm Wed Thu Fri

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Ysgol Bro Famau Summer Fair! SATURDAY 12TH JUNE 11:30 till 3pm If anyone would like to participate by having a stall or have any ideas for the Summer Fair please contact Jackie Godfrey 01352 810 872 or Lindsay Turner 01352 810403

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Easter cookery school for young people Thurs 1st April

Children’s Birthday Parties Make your own pizza Design your own ice cream sundae Follow the Loggerheads nature trail

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Save Moel Famau (SMF) Following the public meeting last month, the Save Moel Famau Committee has now been formed and will be having regular meetings trying to coordinate and advance opposition to Go Ape`s plans for "Zip Wild", a commercial zip wire adventure playground proposed for Cwm Bach, a secluded valley on the east flank of Moel Famau. We have set up a website called Friends of Moel Famau (, which in addition to opposing "Zip Wild" aims to promote and preserve this area as it is now, both for residents and for the kind of tourism that it has always attracted for decades, which in our opinion is in the true spirit of the AONB. There are links to related sites, local businesses and also to Go Apes consultation site where people can find out directly from the company what they propose for our area and register their views. There is also an interesting aerial photograph of Moel Famau with the proposed zip wires drawn in which gives some measure of the scale of the development. We are now actively looking into the effects of the proposal on traffic on the Moel Famau road, noise in the Cwm Bach valley and its surroundings and also on local wildlife.

We are also planning to send a delegation to speak with the directors of the company to see if they will be willing to rethink their proposals before the formal planning application is made. Finally, in response to the comments made by Cllr. Christine Evans in last months News and Views, the members of the committee would like to make it quite clear that we are all fully supportive of local businesses and their need to make a living in hard economic circumstances and would never criticize their right to hold any point of view in this debate. We are however, grateful for the many that have already expressed support for SMF. If you would like to register your support for Save Moel Famau and be added to our emailing list please contact us at : or register on the web site. Nigel Shillito (SMF Chairman)

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Church News Services for April


Maundy Thursday

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Good Friday Easter Eve Easter Day

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Family Service Holy Communion Holy Communion

7.30 pm Eucharist followed by Quiet Time 10.30 am Devotional Service 8.00 pm Service of Light at Nannerch 10.30 am Holy Communion at St Mary, Cilcain 11.00 am 9.30 am 9.30 am

Please note that our Easter Celebration will be a group celebration at St Mary Cilcain at 10.30 am. Those in need of transport to this service, please contact Churchwardens. Easter Vestry This is the AGM when Churchwardens and other officers for the year will be elected. It will be held on Wednesday 7th April at 7.30 pm in Church and we would be pleased to see as many people as possible. Anyone is welcome and those on the electoral roll may vote. If you have any suggestions or there is anything that you feel strongly about, this is a good time to come along and make your representations. The meeting will be followed by a short Parochial Church Council meeting.


Fourth Sunday Group Evening Service The 'Together at 6' evening services are proving a popular addition for worship in the five churches in the Famau grouping. On 25th April the service will be 'Sharing the Good News' with Guest Preacher, the Rev'd Vittoria Hancock, Diocesan Evangelism Officer."

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From The Revd Adrian Copping I expect that many of you will remember the 1988 hit single by Bobby McFerrin, 'Don't worry, be happy'. I remember it well because, as a football supporter, it became part of many football fans terrace chanting. My beloved Ipswich Town were having a bit of an inconsistent season at the time. On more than one occasion with the side a couple of goals down and playing more like they were going to concede two more than to draw level with the opposition, some of our fans would break into an impromptu chant of 'don't worry, be happy'. What makes you happy? Your football team winning? The love of those around you? Perhaps it's something you sometimes see on those rear window stickers in cars? "I'd rather be sailing … fishing … watching rugby … eating pizza … sleeping in." There are a huge variety of things that can make us happy - having a good meal, taking a walk in the wonderful hills around here, enjoying a pint at the Druid (or the Loggerheads or the Miners Arms), the snow melting at last, seeing the planning result you long for concerning that 'zip wire', watching a good film - whatever. Yet along with those happy times comes the knowledge that in life we must often endure deep aches and feelings of emptiness.

As a football supporter I can point out the fact that no team can ever always be top of the league and indeed that no team can be top unless someone else is bottom. As a Christian I know I must also recognise that life is not all happiness and that indeed without experience of the unhappy times of life we cannot fully appreciate the truly happy times. There is a strong Christian tradition of recognising both unhappiness and happiness but also using another word - 'joy' - to describe the deep emotion that comes from a spiritual awareness of the love of God. The word 'joy' used in that context describes a state not only of passing happiness, but of a lasting contentment that comes from knowing God's love whatever is going on in our lives - happy or not. In the Bible St Paul's letter to the Philippians shows that he discovered the joy of knowing Jesus Christ and that, because of that, he had learned to focus on what was truly important: "I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content", he writes. Whatever life may bring our way, may each one of us know true joy. With every blessing Adrian

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Maeshafn CC News Very short update this month, Maeshafn CC is sponsored by simply because the season is about to start, and hence we are all glued to our bedroom mirrors practising both out of action until May due to our forward defensives (as well as the football season. practising our excuses for getting back late after matches). We may possibly get a couple of impromptu practice sessions in on Our season kicks off on the 17th a field somewhere, and if interested April with a match against the in coming please ring me on 01352 Liverpool Diocese, which hopefully 810373. I'll put our fixtures for will fill us full of confidence. We May/June in the May edition of follow this up with a match against News and Views. Carmel CC to bring us back to reality just in time for the start of Many thanks to David Scruton for the season on the 1st May, a home his support and being the first game at Corus against Ruthin CC. social member to join in 2010. Membership costs £5 and this is Our midweek team should play a one of the ways of keeping the club few friendlies in April weather going. It costs a considerable permitting as well. amount each year to support the team with league membership, Practising in April is always difficult, administration etc.. and grant and particularly so this year as our funding particularly difficult. Jonathan Fagan first and second choice pitches are

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Dr Christine’s Letter I love this time of year when the day light wakes you up and not the alarm clock, that is if you don't close your curtains at night, which I can do as I don't have anyone overlooking me. The lambs are arriving and so are the daffodils, later this year, but this has allowed the snowdrops to bloom magnificently being centre stage for longer than usual. So we are all losing our winter S.A.D. I have been busy with the Homeless, a new soup kitchen has opened in Colwyn Bay which covers the coastal area from Llandudno to Rhyl, where most of the homeless are. Many of them have been sleeping rough outside in this really bitter weather as there are not enough places in the Night Shelter in Rhyl. Anyhow you can't take alcohol in there. So smokes and alcohol take priority, well above food. The soup kitchen is open 3 lunchtimes a week but will open more when we have more volunteers, if anyone is interested contact me. There is a move to consider a Day Shelter further south in either Denbigh or Ruthin. If there are any homeless in our end of the county please also let me know as I am becoming almost useful in my knowledge of; what to do, what is available and how to use the system. I see there is new tarmacing of the trunk road from Llanarmon turn

off to the village of Llanferres, however, although this road was rough, it pales into insignificance with the dreadful roads elsewhere especially from the Eryrys/ Nercwys turn off to Maeshafn and also the one from Cadole. Maeshafn village not too great either. I have reported these to Highways but at the time of writing this have not yet been done. Here's hoping. Some of the youth of Llanferres, 11 to 15 yrs have joined our Youth Club and are very welcome. I am arranging a trip to Snowdonia May 8th and there are still places on the bus cost £12 for train ticket, but you will need a packed lunch and walking shoes as you are walking down. There is also a joint Camp with the Scouts 12th + 13th June to be held at Gelli Gynan Hall grounds. This will be excellent fun with games, outside events and water slides. Cost £5 to cover the food for 2 days. Tents etc come with the scouts. The Mobile Youth club will be at the Raven 30th March 11am to 3pm. Free Contact me if you are interested in either of the trips Have a lovely Easter and holidays Best wishes Christine Evans 07887774909

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Blue Bag’s Bulletin!!

The last collection of Blue Bags from Ysgol Bro Famau in January was another huge success. We collected 620kg which resulted in

£248.00 Many, many thanks to everyone who brought bags along. The next collection is booked for Friday 25th June. The blue bags will be circulated during June, but a CLEAN bin bag will be fine. If you would like a blue bag now we do have spares, phone Sally 01352 810297. Bag2School is interested in collecting good quality adults’ and children’s clothing, bedding, curtains, soft toys, shoes, belts and handbags. All items are for REUSE. No Bric a Brac please. The support we get from parents and the wider community is vital - so thank you again.

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Llanferres Playing Field & Recreation Association Dates for Your Diary Next meeting: Monday 19th April 7.30pm Druid Inn A.G.M. Monday 24th May 7.30pm Village Hall Merida (now the Chain Reaction Cycles) mountain bike event: Sunday 19th September (lots of marshals needed please)

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Nature Notes What a difference a month makes! When I was writing Nature Notes for March's edition it was cold and we were experiencing snow falls each night, now, as I am writing this, it is mild but pouring with rain. However, spring would seem to be coming as new growth of arums, cleavers, ramsons, cow parsley, bluebells and many others begin to carpet the ground. Garden ponds are filling with frogspawn, newts are back in there breeding ponds and I have seen bumblebees about. Male catkins on hazel trees are full of pollen but the diminutive red female flowers are only just beginning to open and, when I brushed against a yew tree branch, my jacket arm was covered with yellow pollen. But the season would appear to be at least two weeks later than usual. I have not yet heard my first chiffchaff or seen any wheatears, enquiries tell me there are no sand martins or swallows over the meres, as yet, and the wild daffodils are nowhere near flowering, whereas they are usually in full bloom by now. Primroses, lesser celandine and lungwort are only just flowering and this could be bad news for the bumblebees as they rely on these early flowers for nectar to build up their strength after hibernation. On a more positive note, hasn't it been a good year for snowdrops which have flowered prolifically and remained in bloom for a long time and they may help to support the bumblebees. It is easy to forget that these much loved flowers are not

native to Britain and were probably only introduced in the early 16th century (not by the Romans who usually get blamed for everything). What is often overlooked is the fact that all parts of the snowdrop plant are poisonous with the biggest danger being if the bulbs are mistaken for small onions and eaten. This can cause dizziness, stomach ache, nausea and vomiting but most people do recover. On their credit side, one of the substances in the bulb is galantamine which can be used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease although it is not a cure. There are always anomalies. On March 1st I found part of a wood pigeon's egg which had already hatched - this can be deduced by the blood vein marks on the inside of the shell. As wood pigeons have an incubation period of 17 days, this egg must have been laid in early February when the weather was cold. Most species of pigeon can breed early in the year if there is sufficient food available and, judging by the birds in my garden, they are well fed with the seed we put out for them.

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Crossword Across 1 Stockroom (5) 4 Label (5) 7 Steal (3) 8 Electronic detector (5) 9 A song from yesteryear (5) 10 Fish eggs (3) 11 Garden fete (4) 12 Biblical garden (4) 15 Existed (3) 19 Derived from ethane ( (5) 20 Large bird (5) 21 Health resort (3) 22 Fall or plunge forward (5) 23 Ascends (5)

1. Which day of the week provides the name of one of the children from "The Addams Family"? 2. What was the family name of brothers Jacob and Wilhelm, who published many fairy tales in the 19th century? 3. What is the surname of the musical family with the first names of Andrea, Caroline, Jim and Sharon? 4. Originally set during the Great Depression, which TV show centred around John, and Olivia and their seven children? 8. 5. Which TV family live at 742 Evergreen Terrace? 6. In literature, what were the first names of the three BrontĂŤ sisters? 7. What is the surname of Debbie, 9. Joni, Kathy and Kim, who had a series of hit singles in the UK in 10. the late 1970s and 1980s, including a number one in 1985?

Down 1 Twine (6) 2 Trial, tough time (6) 3 Mistake (5) 4 Steak (5) 5 Commotion (2-2) 6 Fifty-fifty (4) 13 Swerves around (6) 14 Short stories (6) 15 Cymric (5) 16 Javelin (5) 17 Assist (4) 18 Closed (4)

Which football manager is the father-in-law of pop star Louise who sang with the all-group Eternal and went on to have a number of solo hits? Which famous invention is attributed to the Montgolfier brothers? Which commonly used phrase is thought to have originated after Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, the third Marquess of Salisbury, promoted his nephew to a highly regarded post?

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Local Councillors Christine Evans, Denbighshire County Councillor for Llanferres, Llanarmon yn Ial & Llandegla. 07887774909 Gwyneth Dillon, Clerk to Llanferres Community Council, 01978 790269 Llanferres Community Councillors John Almond, Chairman, 01352 810808 David Jones, Vice Chairman, 01352 810511 Rob Armstrong, 01352 810259 Jac Armstrong, 01352 810259 Margaret Davies, 01352 810491 Yvonne Foden-McCorry, 01352 810867 Rob Jones, 01352 810500 Olive Parry, 01352 810294 Peter Williams, 01352 810287 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 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. Wednesday 2. Grimm (they were known as "the brothers Grimm") 3. Corr (from the band The Corrs) 4. The Waltons 5. The Simpsons 6. Charlotte, Anne and Emily 7. Sledge (from the band Sister Sledge) 8. Harry Redknapp (Louise is married to Jamie Redknapp) 9. The hot air balloon 10. Bob's your uncle

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Llanferres News & Views April 2010  

April issue of the magazine for Llanferres and district North Wales

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