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Issue 164

November 2012

Llanferres


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Welcome issue. If you would like to make a donation to help with the costs of You know that Christmas is fast- News & Views, please drop in the approaching when you see the date envelope in to one of the following: for the Bingo Night (Fri. November 9th) in the calendar, raising funds for Loggerheads Garage the older person's Christmas Lunch. Pioneer Stores, Cadole This year's lunch is on Saturday Druid Inn December 1 - so don't forget to book 2 Cae Gwyn your place, if you're eligible. Bingo Night is closely followed by the Many thanks Christmas Craft Fair on Sat. Paul & Siobhan November 10. And there are lots more events throughout the month once Contact: again. Paul & Siobhan Gothorp 2 Cae Gwyn If you would like to send a festive Llanferres message to local friends and Mold neighbours in next month's News & CH7 5SL Views please let us know the details Tel: (01352) 810566 by November 20 (no charge). We have, however, included a Email: newsandviews@llanferres.org www.llanferres.org donation envelope with this month's

Professional, reliable service Telephone: 01352 750342 Mobile: 07933 803 972 Email: arfontrevor@tiscali.co.uk Address: 28 Parc Hendy Mold CH7 1TH


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Notices November Birthdays Happy Birthday to the following Sophie Drendel who will be 13 on 2nd November Ceri Thomas on 2nd November Don McCorry on 2nd November James Logan on 6th November Mark Pimblett who will be 17 on 19th November Becky Ussher on 22nd November Suzanne Clarke on 27th November Tom Givelin on 28th November

“A Big Thank You to Everyone for making my 75th Birthday Party such a special night, one that will always be remembered. As I said in my speech, my heart really is in Llanferres. Best wishes and thanks to you all”, Lee. PS a label has come off one of my presents – a bottle of Jameson whiskey – I would love to thank the kind person who got me this gift, so please can you make yourself known!”

GARDENING or DOG WALKING

Notice The village hall floor is being refurbished w/c 28th October. The Village Hall Committee apologises to all the groups & societies affected that week. The LVHMC AGM will be heldon Nov 1st in the Druid Inn starting at 7.30pm Gay Headley

Why not try your hand at short mat indoor bowls?

Do you need help with either of these?

Then call me on 01352 810559 If you would like a birthday or special announcement included in News & Views please send the details to: newsandviews@llanferrres.org or 2 Cae Gwyn, Llanferres, CH7 5SL

Every Tuesday 7 - 9pm in the village hall. Newcomers always welcomed For more information contact Josh Griffiths


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Local news

BINGO!! Grand Christmas Bingo In aid of Llanferres Old People’s Welfare Committee Friday 9th November Doors Open 6.15pm Eyes down 7.00pm All Welcome Any donations and raffle prizes are very welcome. Please contact any committee member in advance Tea, coffee and biscuits served

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Accountancy and bookkeeping Income tax/self assessment returns Corporation tax Value added tax (V.A.T.) Payroll/C.I.S. Business start up/company formations General business advice Free initial consultation Fixed fees Home visits

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November Diary Dates 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

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Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 9.30am Holy Communion Workshop, Caffi Florence Mon 6.50pm Whist Drive, Village Hall Tue 7.00pm Bowls Club Wed Llanferres Dance Club Thu 7.00pm Craft Workshop, Village Hall Fri 7.00pm Harmonettes Musical, Ysgol Brynhyfryd

26th 27th 28th 29th 30th

7.30pm Village Hall Management Committee AGM, Druid Inn

9.30am Holy Communion 2.00-4.00pm Music Monday, Caffi Florence 6.50pm Whist Drive, Village Hall 7.00pm Bowls Club Village Lunch Club, Llandudno Llanferres Dance Club 7.00pm Craft Workshop, 14 Rectory Lane 7.30pm Community Council meeting 7.00pm Bingo, Village Hall 1.00pm Christmas Craft Fair, Village Hall 10.15am Remembrance Day Service 7.30pm Gardening Club AGM Over 60s club meeting Workshop at Caffi Flrence 7.00pm Bolws Club Llanferres Dance Club 7.00pm Craft Workshp, Village Hall 7.00pm Bingo Ysgol BrynHyfryd 7.00pm Concert - Caerwys Male Voice Choir, Village Hall 7.30pm News & Views Quiz Night, Druid Inn 9.30am Holy Communion Workshop at Caffi Florence 6.50pm Whist Drive, Village Hall 7.00pm Bowls Club Llanferres Dance Club 7.00pm Craft Workshop, Village Hall

For updates and future dates see the What’s On page at www.llanferres.org


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Christmas Craft Fair VILLAGE HALL SATURDAY NOV. 10th 1pm to 4pm. Various stalls including ; Christmas cakes and puddings , jams, chutneys, gifts, table decorations, jewellery, cards, textiles, clothes and hats ( new and as new ) and much more

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A FRIENDLY PRE-CHRISTMAS AFTERNOON. Support your Village Hall, Diabetes Research, Llanferres Church and our National Eisteddfod. Seasonal Refreshments available .

If you would like to book a table (£5) we could include 1 or 2 more. Ring 810259.

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Church News Sundays in November 4th 11th 18th 25th

Holy Communion at 9.30 am Remembrance Sunday Service at 10.15 am Holy Communion at 9.30 am Holy Communion at 9.30 am

Harvest Thanksgiving We have had two celebrations for Harvest this year; firstly, the enjoyment of the fruits of Harvest with a village supper and, secondly, a service in Church at which donations were made for those less fortunate than ourselves.

It was lovely to have so many people from the Community come to the Village Hall for food and fellowship. Our thanks go to the cooks and organisers. This year the youngsters really entered into the spirit of the occasion and made such items as ratatouille, cheesecake and muffins! The traditional raffle raised ÂŁ96. At the evening service we gathered together again to praise God for his goodness and to think of those who produce food (and use their other skills and gifts) and those who do not have enough. A cash donation of ÂŁ120.10 will go to Plas Bellin for Save the Family. Some of this cash was raised in lieu of Christmas card giving last year. A good collection of tins and other food was given for Mold


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Church News Food Bank, together with a collection from Ysgol Bro Famau who had its own Harvest Service. Walkers from Bistre Walkers from Bistre were welcomed into our Church recently to look around and were given tea and biscuits, following a request made by them to Rev'd Phil Bettinson. They appreciated the welcome and the potted history of the church. There is always someone available to open up the church at weekends or on a weekday if an individual or group would like to view the church, or just use it for prayer. Please contact Church Wardens. Remembrance Sunday Particularly poignant this year as the Sunday is actually 11th November. The service in Church will begin at the unusual time of 10.15 am and will finish in time for people to leave the church at 10.50 am to assemble for 11.00 at the Memorial Stone. A warm invitation to the service is extended to all and particularly to Llanferres Community Council. The Kohima Epitaph will be recited at the Memorial Stone. Craft Fair The church will have a stall at the Craft Fair being organised in the Village Hall on Saturday 10th November from 1 pm to 4 pm. Donations of Christmas food (cake, mincemeat, chutney), Christmas crafts or gifts or anything related to Christmas that we may sell on the stall to raise funds for the Church would be very much appreciated. Retirement of the Reverend Jean Stephens The Rev'd Jean Stephens is to retire at the end of this year after over 23 years' service as an ordained minister in the Church. She has served as non-stipendiary Curate in the parishes of Gwernaffield and Llanferres and, since the formation of the Bro Famau Group in 2009, in the other parishes too. There will be a special celebration Eucharist at Holy Trinity, Gwernaffield on the feast of the Epiphany, Sunday 6th January, followed by refreshments in the Church Hall. More details later. Advance Notices The Christingle Family Service will be on Sunday 9th December at 11.00 am. Donations You can now donate to church funds by text. Simply text FERR99 £5 to 70070 - other amounts can be donated; e.g. replace £5 with £1, £2 or £10. Thanks ! "Thanks to all who donated cash and/or produce to our harvest appeal. A special thanks to my tiny but talented team who made the church look so beautiful for our service (and still)" Gay Headley


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Community Council News - October Meeting From the minutes of the October meeting:- eight Councillors were present, Councillor Yvonne Foden-McCorry sent her apologies. There were no declarations of interest. County Councillor Martyn Holland's report:- Councillor Holland reported that the new refuse bins should be delivered soon to replace the present sack system except to places where the refuse lorries cannot get. If a resident cannot handle the bins, through infirmity for example, they would be supplied with sacks after a trial period. The 'food waste' receptacle will be collected weekly and the bins will be collected fortnightly. The County Council have ambitious recycling plans for which funds are available but the budget has not yet been agreed. He commented on a report in the press listing the number of meetings individual County Councillors had been expected to attend and the number actually attended. The report was not strictly accurate as it did not list other meetings attended. Councillor Holland has a 100% attendance record but he also attended area meetings, AONB meetings, training meetings and other committee meetings. The County is taking action on dog fouling by employing a private firm with powers to impose 'on the spot fines' and, if any resident reports an offence, action will be taken to send an employee round to try to contact the offender. Archaeologists from the British Museum are conducting a dig in the cave in Llanarmon and probably another cave in the district. The minutes of the September meeting were signed as a true record. Matters arising:- The matter of the summer buses, up Moel Famau, being under used had been raised and the sheep wandering onto the road seemed to have been resolved. At a meeting of 'One Voice Wales' Councillor Margaret Davies had been elected to serve on the AONB committee.

The adoption of Cae Derwen is still ongoing but an officer from Highways & Infrastructure, had been in contact with Morris Holmes, who informed her that the matter is in hand and will be dealt with as soon as the relevant documentation is at hand regarding the drains and the layout of the houses. Bus Stop in Maeshafn:- Councillor Holland had completed a survey and, although there had not been a great response, the majority of those responding favoured the bus stop remaining at the Village Green. NO yellow lines are proposed in the village but car parking remains a problem. Councillors had conducted a 'Risk Assessment' of Community Council assets and found them all safe but there were some minor faults. The Wych elm tree on the Heulog, which is dying, does not seem to be a danger but will be monitored. Arrangement will be made for maintenance of the grass on Maeshafn Village Green.

The Consultation Document with reference to Betsi Cadwalader University Health Trust was considered in detail and a response will be forwarded. The Community Councillors had read the adoption of the Equality Policy and voted to support it. Planning Matters:21/2012/1241 Proposal: Removal of timber shed and erection of a stone outbuilding. Location: The Coach House Llanferres (TafarnyGelyn). It was resolved to raise no objection. Certificates of Decision:- 21/2012/1093 Proposal: Retention of 16 no groundmounted solar photovoltaic panels (retrospective.) Location: Cae Cymro, Maeshafn Road, Gwernymynydd. GRANTED 21/2012/0720 Proposal: Demolition of existing pumping station, the construction


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Community Council News - October Meeting of a new storm tank/pumping station and associated plant and machinery, a new control kiosk, new access gate and new internal concrete site access road. Location: Waste Water Works, A494 Ruthin Road, Llanferres. GRANTED Maeshafn Playing Field, still ongoing. The next meeting of the Community Council will be held on Thursday 8th November 2012 at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

Land for Rent - about 5.5 acres - suitable for 2 horses or pony grazing. Also woodland for rent - about 3/4 acre - suitable for pigs

Contact Jonathan Fagan for further details on 01352 810373 or jbfagan@ten-percent.co.uk

John Almond. Vice Chairman

CONCERT November 16th. 7pm. at the Village hall Featuring : CAERWYS MALE VOICE CHOIR with Ruth Evans ,Musical Director Margaret Williams,Accompanist With Bro Famau Choir and Instrumentalists Xander Croft - Violin Sioned Foulkes - Mezzo Soprano Helen Parsons - Soprano Tickets only £5 under 16's £2.50 available from 810259 or the Druid Inn COME AND ENJOY A VARIED EVENING WITH TALENTED MUSICIANS. ALL PROCEEDS TO CHARITY.


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CAFFI FLORENCE Loggerheads A great place to eat and drink

Open everyday ●

10am – 5pm

Winter Special Offer Lunches with Free Parking £8.95 Mid week lunches throughout November, December, January & February (excl school holidays) for just £8.95 for 2 courses. Our offer includes starter and main or main and sweet, plus tea or coffee and free parking for up to 2 hours. All our delicious homemade food, with ingredients sourced as locally as possible.

November Workshops 8 Nov Flower Power for skin care & health 13 Nov Winter soups 19 Nov Autumn flower arranging 21 Nov Stews & casseroles 28 Nov Introduction to bread making

Christmas at LOGGERHEADS Our Christmas menus are now available for daytime and evening groups. We will be serving a Christmas lunch for individual bookings on Fri 14th & Fri 21 Dec. We will again be having a visit from Father Christmas with a specially written interative play from the Shed Theatre Company.

Music Mondays : Monday 5 November : Jess Edmunds Acoustic singer songwriter from Mynydd Isa plays a selection of popular songs & her own material 2 – 4pm admission free. Please book a table if you wish to eat.

www.caffiflorence.co.uk 01352 810397 info@caffiflorence.co.uk

fresh • local

• seasonal • homemade


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Monthly recipe from CAFFI FLORENCE Steamed Treacle & Ginger Pudding This is the time of year when I seem to crave carbohydrates, perhaps to provide some extra insulation for winter. I do believe that if you are going to do those extra calories then they have to be really worth while. This recipe truly hits the spot. It is a classic sponge recipe that is steamed to give a light and delicious pudding. The real custard makes a big difference and is surprisingly easy to make. 2 eggs The weight of the eggs in Butter Castor sugar Self-raising flour 2 pieces stem ginger chopped finely 2 table spoons golden syrup Cream butter and sugar by beating well Add eggs and mix until smooth Mix in chopped ginger Sieve flour into mix and fold in lightly Grease 2lb pudding basin and place a disk of greaseproof paper or silicon in bottom Add syrup to bottom of basin Add mixture Cover bowl with 2 layers of tin foil. Place in a saucepan with a well-fitting lid. Add about 4cm of boiling water and simmer very slowly for 2 hours, checking the water level from time to time. Real Custard 580ml milk ½ vanilla pod or ½ tsp vanilla extract 4 eggs yolks only 30g castor sugar 2 level tsp cornflour Bting the milk and vanilla to simmering point slowly over a low heat. Whisk the yolks, sugar and cornflour together in a bowl until well blended. Pour the hot milk on to the eggs and sugar and whisk continuously. Return to the pan and over a low heat stir gently until thickened.

www.caffiflorence.co.uk 01352 810397 info@caffiflorence.co.uk

fresh • local

• seasonal • homemade


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Local news Village Lunch Club

Llanferrres Over 60s Club

The Lunch Club next meets on 7 November at the St Kilda Hotel Llandudno. A coach has been arranged which will collect members from the Village Centre in Gwernymynydd. The cost (including lunch and coach) is ÂŁ6.50.

On October we had a trip to the Albert Dock. After some lunch we had a walk round all the souvenir shops, the Tate gallery and the various museums. It was all very interesting and I think we all enjoyed our day out, although some of us got a bit wet awaiting the coach. Many thanks to Betty for all her hard work organising it.

The trip is available to residents of Gwernymynydd, Llanferres and Maeshafn. If you would like to go you should telephone Len Phillips 01352 750311 or Elwyn Owens 01352 755157. A deposit of ÂŁ5.00 will be required. New members will be welcome.

Next month on Tuesday November 13th we are having a visitor from Denbighshire County Council to bring us up to date on the "House Proud" Scheme which is the excellent service of help for older people planning to have building work done on their home. We also have to discuss the catering arrangements for the December meeting when Freda and her friends are going to entertain us again. Olive Olive 810 294 Betty 810 722

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VILLA IN COSTA BLANCA, SPAIN TO RENT Privately owned, in La Fustera, near Calpe and Moriara. Fly to Alicante, 40 minutes drive. Beach, Cafe, Supermarket, Bank and Restaurants – 10 minutes walk. Located in a wooded valley, just 0.5km from a lovely beach, La Fustera is midway between Calpe and Moriara. This cosy villa has plenty of charm and privacy, in its own grounds. The swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1m to 2m) and sun terrace and patio, bordered by hedges and flowering shrubs, making them private whilst still enjoying the sun. Beamed ceilings, spacious rooms and pleasant furnishings, it is ideal for couples or smaller families wanting to be private but near amenities. There is a supermarket, bar and restaurants nearby. The accommodation is on the first floor and comprises conservatory, sun terrace, 2 double bedrooms, lounge/dining room with an English freeview type TV, DVD, Video and CD player. There is an archway to a well equipped kitchen and washing machine. Air conditioning in bedrooms is available at an extra cost (payable locally), and bathroom with shower. Saturday changeover preferred.

Carrie Cull: 01352 810237 or 07711888356 for further information 2


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Gardening Club news Llanferres Parish Gardening Club The meeting held on Monday October 8th had Dr Goronwy Wynne as our guest speaker. This was Dr Wynne's 7th visit to give a talk to our club. His topic was "Flowers of the Mountains". In a preamble he explained that mountains had four levels 1) Valleys 2)Wooded slopes 3) Tundra and 4) Permanent snow and ice. Plants varied according to weather conditions and soil at these levels. Dr Wynne then showed his selection of slides of plants in several countries' mountains in different terrain and at different seasons. Once again Dr Wynne displayed his love of wildflowers. Our next meeting will be the Annual General Meeting on Monday November 12th at 7路30pm after which there will be a buffet for which members agreed to supply various food items. As usual there will be no meeting in December but our Annual Lunch will be held on Sunday January 13th at Plas Hafod - 12路30pm for 1路0pm lunch.

Show Secretary Mr David Jones ( 810 511

Hon Secretary Mrs Joan Almond ( 810808

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For inspiration visit www.artisanconservatories.co.uk


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Team Llanferres - Go-kart Champions of 2012 The up and coming local team managed to complete 20 laps in record time with Moira Bonar taking the lead from the start. After a breakdown on the track and change of kart, Sue Clarke made a good comeback to give Moira a fight for lead position. An entertaining race for us spectators, we will be cheering you on next year. Barbara Thomas.

Village Hall Booking. If you wish to book the Village Hall for an event or party or what you will, please contact the booking secretary Gilly Carney Tel: 01352 810468 or mob. 07774388574

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Local news Rod Waterfield of the Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, was the first recipient of the David Scruton Award for Sustainable Tourism on Friday, 28th September. David was a founder member of the Clwydian Range Tourism Group which now has over 100 members covering the whole of the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

been delighted that Rod had been acknowledged for his achievements as Applications for the award were judged by both shared a keen interest in the local members of the Joint Advisory Council countryside, in working with wood and in which represents management of the sustainable tourism. AONB & the plate, made out of local wood, was sponsored by Carbon Zero. Rod For more information on Rod's work visit runs a programme of courses & http://www.woodlandskillscentre.co.uk/ The traditional crafts in his 50 or so acres of tourism group has details of woodland & is dedicated to sustainability. accommodation, activities, restaurants etc.on http://www.visitclwydianrange.co.uk/ David's wife Ann attended the Award Ceremony and said that he would have

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Badminton Club news The new season has started, with plenty to talk about in both the junior and senior clubs. In both sessions we are pleased to welcome the new comers and hope that the joining of the two session is more inclusive for all members. This season has also seen the introduction of the ‘C’ Team, which will provide more opportunities for members to play within the senior North East Wales Badminton League. On Friday 12th October, they played their first match (in the village hall) with a great result and a good atmosphere, if a little shaky at the start. Amazing that so many games went to three but still finished by 10.15! I think everyone enjoyed the evening and it was good to see the club making a return to the village. Match of the night goes to Mark Pimblett and Erin Bailey for their convincing win. The ‘B’ Team have had a much busier start, with two games already under their belt. They got off to a flying start with a 7-1 win over Mold C, followed by a close game against Holywell, where 5 games went to three matches, but narrowly losing 5-3. Special mention to Alabama Berry who won her ladies doubles (with mum Mel) on her debut with the ‘B’ Team The ‘A’ team struggled in their first match of the season, against newly promoted Ruthin losing 7-1, with only Peter Williams and Duncan Church winning their match to save a whitewash. November sees all teams with many more fixtures and the first Junior League tournament will be well underway (good luck to everyone playing!!)


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LLANFERRES/COLOMENDY ART GROUP would like to thank all who, yet again, supported our exhibition. Over 300 people voted for their favourite picture with Pat Armstrong's calligraphy 'Owl' gaining most votes, closely followed by Betty Cook's 'Donkey 'and Olive Parry's 'Low Tide'. The winning Raffle tickets were; 907,710,803,753,749 and 946. The Teddy's name is Goronwy . Prior to this year's exhibition the group have donated over £1250 to various charities. This year's nominated charity is Diabetes Research and Wellness. Thank you for your continued support. It is very much appreciated.

Blue Bags Bulletin!!

The last collection raised an impressive

£380! This is our best yet!! A HUGE thank you to everyone who contributed. We are currently planning a collection for the New Year, watch this space for confirmed dates….. Massive thanks from all the children and teachers at Ysgol Bro Famau. www.bag2school.com


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Ysgol BrynHyfryd 7 pm Friday November 30 Tickets £8 for adults £5 for 18's and under. Call 01824 703933

Proceeds to Ysgol BrynHyfryd PTA


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(In)Famous 20 go to the Lleyn A motley crew of assorted villagers, guest and dogs set of for the Llyn Peninsula at various times via various routes (some involving several circuits of Abersoch) on Friday October 19 to enjoy a lovely weekend, based in Rhydolion on the peninsula. Pictured here are 19 (minus one dismally failing photographer) at the start of the walk on a glorious Saturday morning in Aberdaron. The weather was great, the mud a challenge but the scenery the clincher (a few pictures on the website soon). Two convivial evening meals and copious quantities of alcohol later the 20 returned in disparate ways via the beach, Capel y Lomax and Portmeirion on Sunday, weary but no wiser, but all content to have enjoyed a great weekend. The Sankey’s skills in the kitchen are now in great demand, along with those of Thomas’s Tour Operators and various culinary experts who exhibited their wares over the weekend.


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2 bedroom terrace in Mold 5 mins walk to County Hall & Mold town centre. 1st floor bathroom, fitted wardrobes in 1 bedroom, brand new fitted kitchen including hob, oven, fridge & freezer. Fully carpeted, laminate floor in kitchen Immaculate throughout. Ready for immediate occupation.


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VILLAGE HALL WHIST DRIVE Our Whist evening continues to entertain. Winners of week 2 were; Juanita Twomey and Joe Bird. week 3 were: Pat Armstrong and Phil Hughes week 4 were: Joan Shovelton and Noel Headley If you would like to enjoy a light hearted evening our remaining dates are :- Nov. 5th. Nov. 19th Nov. 26th. Dec. 3rd. Please arrive for 6.50pm Entrance £2.50 includes refreshments.

Noson Bingo Evening Nos Iau 15 Tachwedd – 7.00 Ysgol Brynhyfryd Ruthin – Theatr John Ambrose Theatre Thursday evening 15 November – 7.00

Croeso i bawb Dewch a ffrind Llawer o hwyl! Gwobrau

welcome Bring a friend Lots of fun! Prizes

All proceeds towards Ysgol Brynhyfryd PTA for extra learning resources for our students. Can’t come but want to help? We will gratefully accept donations of prizes suitable for either adults or children. Thank you very much. Hope to see you there!


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Call Danny LaFlamme 01352 810350 07791 674216 Or visit www.moneysavingtoday.co.uk

Produce your own eggs P.o.l. Pullets /Growers/Day old pullets to order.

Pure breeds. Cross breed layers. Trio’s. Your Eggs hatched to order. Then reared till off heat if Rqd.

Alan Clinton. 01352 810507 Bryn Teg.

Maeshafn.


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November at the Druid Inn

STEAK NIGHT Every Thursday & Friday

All steaks are hand cut and grilled to your liking 8oz sirloin, Grilled Tomato & Chips - £12.95 8oz Rib-eye, Grilled Tomato & Chips - £13.95 8oz Fillet, Grilled Tomato & Chips - £16.95 Don’t Forget The Extras !!! Peppercorn Sauce Just garlic Butter £1.50 Onion Rings each Mushrooms

Add a jumbo prawn skewer £3.50

Traditional Christmas Menu Starters Homemade seasonal soup of the day served with a warm crusty roll Green vegetable risotto with toasted crostini Creamy button mushrooms encroute

Main Course

Traditional roast turkey served with cranberry sauce Roast topside of beef with Yorkshire pudding Homemade fish pie with a creamy potato topping Creamy mushroom stroganoff served on a bed of rice

Dessert

Traditional Christmas pudding with sauce Anglaise Homemade apple and cinnamon crumble with custard Fresh raspberry and ameretto trifle with cream Lemon mousse with clotted cream ice cream

Coffee £18.50 per person

Discount with this voucher

This voucher entitles you to an additional 20% off our popular steak menu - Sunday from 5pm to Thursday during November. *Applies to main meal only.

Book now by calling 01352 810225 or email druidinn@aol.com Marston’s Guest Ale Selection November 2012 November sees the arrival of the excellent choice of beers available to us as part of the Marston's Guest Ale Festival. Call in with your friends to enjoy a pint of excellent Elsie Mo from Castle Rock Brewery or Adnams Ghost Ship. We will have a wide selection of unusual choice throughout November, along with this month’s single hop Kohatu from New Zealand.

Christmas Draw Sunday December 23 at 7pm A popular date for your diary - tickets now available, still only £1 per square

D INN THE DRUI www.thedruidinn.com

Watch the Autumn Rugby Internationals here Special menu available

Llanferres Tel: 810225


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HOLIDAY HOME FOR RENT IN PWLLHELI ‘Llain Hir’ – 4-bedroom house, sleeps 8 (+cot). Situated on seafront with first floor balcony providing superb views of St Tudwal’s islands and the Cambrian coastline. The house is literally a stone’s throw from the beach, within walking distance of the town centre, Pwllheli Golf Club, the leisure centre and the marina. All bed linen provided along with well equipped kitchen, colour TV, washing machine, dishwasher etc and barbecue area to the rear. Pets welcome by prior arrangement.

For bookings or enquiries please Available all year round for weekly lets or ring Simon or June Lovell. mid week/long weekend breaks. Tel: 01352 810582

Mob: 07900 404767

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Christmas Lunch The Old People’s Welfare Christmas Lunch this year will be at the Druid Inn on Saturday 1st December at 2.30pm Will all those wishing to attend please confirm with their committee member as soon as possible and by no later than 17th November Thank You

Llanferres Old People’s Welfare Committee

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A note from your County Councillor I would like to thank every one who took part in the bus and parking survey for Maeshafn. Although it was not a huge response these was clear support for keeping the bus stop in the centre of the village and I will now work with the bus company and highways to see what we can do to improve the service. Can I make a plea to those who park in the village centre to ask them to ensure that they leave enough room at the junctions around the village green to give the buses room to manoeuvre. There were not many suggestions for further off street parking but we are looking at the possibility of enlarging the old quarry parking area just outside the village to accommodate more visitors cars. This I believe is owned or managed by a conservation organisation and any change would be dependent on their support and finding money to complete the work. I have asked Denbighshire County Council to do what is necessary to get the Cae Derwen road adopted. This issue has apparently been going on for over seventeen years and hopefully once a copy of the revised drainage plan has been submitted the County will adopt the road. I will keep the residents up to date as soon as I know what is happening. After the elections I presented Highways with a list of roads in the ward that need attention and Tyn Llan was at the top of my list because it is the main route into the village and to the school. Sadly as they had already agreed the budgets for road works the previous year they could not include Tyn Llan in this years programme. It is that time of year again when budgets for the following year are being agreed and I have asked once again for Tyn Llan to be included. Money is tight but as this is not a large stretch of road I hope they will consider my request favourably. I have also submitted photographs to support my case. Most of us love pets and dogs are amongst the most popular animals that people keep. Sadly

though the problem of dog fouling has become a big issue and tops the list of many residents concerns through out Denbighshire. With this in mind The County Council have employed a firm to deal with this problem and they will derive their income from fixed penalties given to any one who is caught not cleaning up after their dogs. This service should not cost the tax payer a penny and fines in the Ruthin area have already been handed out. Once again I can only ask that people behave responsibly and ask that you should please clean up after your pets and dispose of the waste matter responsibly. Members attendance records have been a big issue in the local press and in county hall and I must admit that as a new councillor I have been surprised at the poor attendance at many meetings. I am pleased to confirm that my attendance to date has been 100% but I am also conscious that all the meetings I have attended do not appear in the list of formal meetings. As a member I am expected to attend all full council meetings and as I am on Corporate Governance I am expected to attend all these meetings as well. This I have done but I am also a member of the Pay and Conditions committee, Equalities committee, AONB JAC committee, Ruthin Area Group committee and I sit on a number of interview panels. I have attended all of the compulsory training days and the vast majority of the non compulsory training and County briefings. As your member I fully intended when elected to give as much time as was required to do the job and I have very little sympathy for those who take the salary but take very little part in the counties committees and meetings Best wishes. Martyn Cllr Martyn L Holland. Tel. 01824 780703 Martyn.holland@denbighshire.gov.uk


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An introduction to crafts (7pm on Thursdays in the Village Hall excepting Nov. 1st) THE first craft class on October 18 proved a great success and was well attended. Those present tried their hand at painting; firstly on paper and then fabric. Because of the number who attended, the price will be ÂŁ8 per week and include all materials required for the taster sessions. The numerous crafts covered will include ribbon weaving, cross stitch, card making, Christmas decorations and felt work. Also covered will be an introduction to sewing: how to cut out a pattern and use a sewing/overlocker machine, etc. For further details, contact Jane on 01824 780607 (email clarke5ta@btinternet.com) or Gill on 01352 810510 (gillandgordon@hotmail.com).

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Flintshire VegShare launch Our community gardens are wonderful places and we will protect them for all who want to garden and learn in them. However, we realise that there are those who would like most, if not all, of their veg grown locally but cannot spare the time to work in the gardens regularly. These people need a reliable and regular supply - not something a community garden can do. To provide plentiful, regular veg we need a professional grower who is supported by us both financially and with our labour. Our plan is to supply 20 shares in 2013, creating a new job for a food producer in Flintshire. ‘Food security’ is not just a catch phrase. Prices are already rising and look set to soar before long. We must put in place a source of good, local veg for ourselves and our kids. How much better to pay our own grower, directly, than profitable supermarkets and hauliers for produce of unknown or distant provenance? The Plan We have a beautiful site, in Cilcain, rent free and large enough to support us initially. • 20 sharers will each commit to £45 per month, for 10 months from Feb 2013 • 4 - 5 hours per month labour on site will be needed per share (less if we are successful in obtaining more money for our grower - work in progress) plus a turn on the collection rota every two months • Sharers will receive 1/20 of all veg produced by the grower • Veg will be available for collection weekly from a point (tbc) near Mold • Quantities are not guaranteed and will vary with the seasons but we expect a share to give two people veg for the week • There may be little or no veg from mid-March to end May (unless we have access to locally produced supplies and a way to pay for them). • Sharers must be members of FlintShare (joining cost £24 per year, £36 per couple) As a member of FlintShare you join in with directing our future with your vote and have access to all the community gardens and events. To find out more, or to stay informed, please contact Nikki Giles at nikki@flintshare.co.uk

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THE 2012 TRIQUIZARD TOURNAMENT The first quiz in the series got off to a great start with the Headstrongs taking the early lead. Pictured here, they not only won the quiz on the evening but they also achieved 20 out of 20 to win the Dingbats quiz too! Other winners on the night were the PollyWollyDollyDoodles for the most inappropriate answer in the Next Quiz picture round (unprintable) The next quiz is on a Saturday night - Sat 17 November starting November 17, so if you missed the first there's at 7.30pm at the Druid Inn still time to join in the fun. Each one is a quiz in Teams of up to 5 its own right with lots of prizes to win on the £2.50 per person entry evening. Below is how the Tournament Table stands after round one, with lots of COME AND SING!! points and prizes still to be played for. Hope Hi! I'm Jennie. to see on the 17th. Paul & Siobhan

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I've just moved into Ruthin from East Yorkshire. I'm a singing and piano teacher and have recently started a singing group. I'm a strong believer in two things; 1 Singing together makes people happy 2 Tea and cake make people happy! We meet every Thursday for tea, cake, singing and to make new friends. Don't worry if you don't read music; you don't have to. If you're The Demon Dogs look confident, while Polly and nervous about coming alone, bring a friend! Come if you think you can't sing, come if you Dolly contemplate their Doodles. love singing, come if you're just curious, come if you love cake ~ you might just find yourself Pos Team Pts singing!

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Where? Llanbedr Village Hall When? Thursdays 5.30-6.30. How much? £5 per session (£3 for under 18's. Must be accompanied by an adult) If you're interested just let me know: Jennie Coates 07816 508 900 j.coates88@hotmail.com


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Nature Notes As autumn takes hold and the trees assume their seasonal hues it is noticeable that some trees turn yellow and golden yet others, of the same species and age, (Beech being a notable example) remain fully green. I have no explanation for this anomaly but have observed it in previous years. The woodlands are quiet at this time of year with very little bird song as the birds are trying to store up fat reserves to help them through the winter. One hears the quiet call notes of Tits and the muted song of Robins and, perhaps, the mewing calls of a Buzzard but most birds are silent. Many are also keeping a low profile while they complete their autumn moult and grow their winter feathers and, at this intermediate stage, some acquire an odd appearance. It would be easy to think the woodlands were devoid of life yet a miniature world exists in the leaf litter and especially in dead and rotten wood. One needs a hand lens to see some of them but in the fissures of rotten wood can be discovered a myriad of mini creatures. Several species of Woodlice can easily be seen as also can the Centipedes and Millipedes which quickly scuttle away but there are 4mm long Springtails capable of making enormous leaps in relation to their size, propelled by a tuning fork like organ tucked under the abdomen. Thread sized Worms reside here alongside diminutive Spiders against which 'Money-spiders' look like monsters of imagination. There are Slugs and Snails half the size of a grain of rice and tiny fungi in yellow

or green and some that look like minute honeycombs. There are complex tunnel systems in the wood, made by the grubs of Woodboring beetles, which have been backfilled with detritus as the grubs mine their way forward in search of nutrition. From the outside, there are holes pecked by Woodpeckers, Great tits or Nuthatches to extract the grubs which they find by listening for the sound of the grubs gnawing at the wood. A vibrant eco-system exists, all helping to break down the wood and return it to fertilise the next generation of trees. In the "News & Views" issue for June 2007 I wrote about a strange looking bird that had been seen in local gardens. It was a female House sparrow with a white back, white markings on the wings and white bars on the tail. It was around for some time then disappeared, or at least I had not seen it. That is until mid September this year when it turned up in the garden. If it is the same bird, it is doing quite well as most sparrows only live for two or three years, although the oldest recorded in the wild was twelve years old. I wonder if it is the same bird or whether it is a progeny which has inherited its ancestor's colouration. Have any readers seen it during the past few years?

John Almond

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Local Councillors Martyn Holland, Denbighshire County Councillor for Llanferres, Llanarmon yn Ial & Llandegla. 01824 780703 martyn.holland@denbighshire.gov.uk Gwyneth Dillon, Clerk to Llanferres Community Council, 01978 790269 Llanferres Community Councillors David Jones, Chairman, 01352 810511 John Almond, Vice Chairman, 01352 810808 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 Dave Twomey, 01352 810690 Please contact any of the above if you have anything you would like to be brought to the attention of your Community Council. Awarded

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Village Organisations Archery Club - lan Logan, Tryfan, 17 Cae Gwyn, Llanferres Tel: 810627 Badminton Club - June Healy Tel: 810264 Bowling Club - Every Tuesday in the village hall, 7pm - 9pm Contact Dave Twomey Tel: 810690. Church - Rev'd Adrian Copping, The New Rectory, Rectory Lane, Llanferres Mold, CH7 5SR Email: adriancopping@hotmail.com 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 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, Yvonne Foden-McCorry Tel: 810867 PTFA Ysgol Bro Famau - Chair, Kym Willis 07578392305 / 01824 780888 Llanferres Over 60s Club - Olive Parry. Tel: 810294 Village Hall Booking Secretary - Gilly Carney. Tel 01352 810468 or mob. 07774388574 Village Hall Management Committee - Chairman, Rob Armstrong. 810259 Wordsearch solution

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Llanferres News & Views Nov 2012  

November 2012 edition of the magazine for the community of Llanferres & District, North Wales

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