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PORTHCAWL COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL’S SISTER ACT

Dear Editor, Porthcawl Comprehensive School decided to make a change this year with their annual school production held in the Grand Pavilion. Leaving traditionalism behind, pupils and teachers alike took on the challenge of bringing Sister Act, a 2006 musical, to life on the stage. It’s an incredibly fun, energetic and humorous musical that centres on the diva-singer Deloris Van Cartier (Eddylia Osborne) who dreams of making it big. After witnessing a murder committed by Curtis Jackson (Will Foskett), her gangster boyfriend and his gang of dim-witted thugs (Keighan Dyer, Evan Davies and Patrick O’Neil.) She’s hunted by his Deloris is placed under the care of the shy police officer “Sweaty Eddie” Souther (Jack Williams). For her safety, she is placed into witness protection, under the alias Sister Mary Clarence seeking refuge in the Queen of Angels, a nun convent headed by the strongwilled and devoted Mother Superior (Elys Davies) and Monsignor O’Hara (Elis Powell). After being welcomed by the quirky Sister Mary Patrick (Carys Rosser-Stanford) and the rest of the sisters, she takes control of the disastrous church choir, previously lead by the deadpan Sister Mary Lazarus (Meg McCloy). Her influence transforms the convent’s resident tone-deaf nuns into an overnight sensation. It is at the Queen of Angels that Deloris takes under her wing the quiet Postulant, Sister Mary Robert (Annalise Traylor), and together with the convent they learn the value of loyalty in sisterhood and passion of performance. From start to finish, the cast, crew, orchestra and teachers worked extremely hard to provide a fabulous, high-energy performance through singing, dancing and acting. Eddylia took on the challenge of Deloris Van Cartier and wowed us from the first note to her last bow, not sparing on comedy, sass and a heart-warming display of emotion. Her rendition of the punchy opening number Take Me to Heaven, supported by her talented trio of divas, played by Olivia Baglow, Samantha Wensley and Beci Senior, left the audience star-struck before the show really began. Despite playing the ‘villain’ of the production, Will attacked his role with equal vigour, giving the crowed 10 | seaside news

someone they loved to hate particularly throughout When I Find my Baby which was in equal parts amusing and genuinely intimidating. Jack as the character of ‘Sweaty Eddie’ quickly won over our hearts through his nervous yet sweet portrayal of the Philadelphia Police Officer. Jacks sincere performance allowed us to watch his character grow in confidence and eventually become the hero of the show. Mother Superior, a difficultly stern and poised character to approach, was mastered by Elys, whose voice easily astounded and amazed. In her song I Haven’t Got a Prayer, we truly felt her characters frustrations whist also enjoying her humour and wit that left audience members chuckling long after. Annalise’s acute attention to the detail of her character gave such a sweet rendition of Mary Roberts and yet her burst of confidence in the Life I Never Led was enough to bring a tear to the eye. The crew that worked behind the scenes were clearly an efficient and fantastic team and made what were tricky scene changes appear seamless. The orchestra’s efforts in approaching the upbeat and highly energetic music was greatly impressive and hair raising from the first number to the last. Of course, without the efforts and direction of the tirelessly hardworking teachers, Mrs Kelly Pool, Miss Rhian Thomas, Mrs Rhiannon Giles and Mr Joe Smith, such an incredible show wouldn’t have been possible so much appreciation goes to them for producing what was truly a memorable event. Our thanks go out to all those who came to support the show and to those who danced along with us. The feedback received between family members, school staff as well as the general public has been totally overwhelming. It’s because of this support that Sister Act 2020 was such a fantastic experience. So in one final thanks and in the words of Deloris Van Cartier, “You guys are fabulous!” Carys Rosser-Stanford – Head Girl Photographs by Dan Minto

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Local history WILLIAMS & EVANS

Lady Charlotte Guest, married to the wealthy ironmaster, John Josiah Guest, had 10 children, was a noted philanthropist and translated the Mabinogion into English. We cruised down to the present past a range of writers, painters, actresses and sportswomen, culminating in Shirley Bassey. The next meeting is March 11th when Bev Gulley will talk on ‘Lloyd George knew my Father.’

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Williams and Evans Menswear shop in Bridgend is celebrating 120 years of business. The doors were opened in March 1900 by two friends, Mr James Williams and Mr James Evans. They had trained as tailoring apprentices locally and were ready to open their own business at 2 and 4 Queen street. Williams and Evans have supplied quality men’s clothing through four generations of the same family. The premises have seen many changes; two world wars, two floods, six monarchs, 29 prime ministers and one Brexit! The 2nd generation involved three brothers; Jimmy, Clifford and Stanley. During World War 2, Jimmy continued to run the business whilst Clifford and Stanley served in the armed forces. In 1943 and 1961, the Ogmore River flooded the town centre including Williams and Evans, but the business survived and continued! Stanley’s late grandson, Edward, took over from 1990 to 2018 and it continues to be run by family members to this day. Williams and Evans would like to celebrate with old and new customers by offering up to 70% off selected items throughout the month of March. Visit now to be part of Williams and Evans history and see the eclectic selection of menswear clothing.

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The February meeting of the Bridgend Historical Society featured a well-researched and wide-ranging talk by Ceri Joseph on Inspirational Welsh Women through History. There’s only space to highlight a few of them. Nest ferch Rhys, born 1085, reputedly so beautiful that princes fought over her, was a distant ancestor of John F Kennedy. Elizabeth 1, who, of course was the granddaughter of Henry Vll, the Welsh founder of the Tudor dynasty, was born in Pembroke Castle, so she would have been eligible to play for Wales. Jemima Nicholas, heroine of the French invasion at Fishguard in 1797, rounded up 12 drunken French soldiers with a pitchfork and single-handedly drove them into town and imprisonment. Amy Dillwyn, of Swansea, took over her husband’s failing factory on his death and turned it around becoming a celebrated industrialist as well as a novelist. 22 | seaside news

Our 16 March 2020 speaker Paul Howells will speak on ‘Sarn Fawr’. The speaker for our 20 April 2020 meeting is Mr Malcolm Cowper on ‘National Service’. All old and new members are welcome as are all members of the public. Doors open 7pm with refreshments. Our Research Centre in the Len Evans Centre, Aberkenfig, is open on Wednesday from 10.30am-3pm, except for the last Wednesday of the month. Volunteer researchers are on hand to guide you in your search for ancestors, but now need to be booked for hourly sessions on Tel: 01656 728531 [Wednesday’s only] or arc@glamfhs.org.uk . For more information see our website www.glamfhs.org.uk Victoria Salmon

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Part 2 The inadequate supply of troops into the regular British Army contributed to defeat in the Second Boer War in 1899. The Imperial Yeomanry had been formed for service overseas but fell well short of rectifying the situation. In 1907, Reforms contained in the Haldane Act resulted in the re-modelling of existing Volunteer and Yeomanry Units into a new Territorial Force and disbanded the Militia to create a new Special Reserve of the Regular Army. It received Royal Assent on 2nd August 1907. The week before on 24th July, Viscount Haldane, who had been appointed Secretary of State for War in 1905, visited the South Wales Borderers Brigade Camp at Porthcawl. Viscount Haldane stayed at the Esplanade Hotel where he was met by Porthcawl Councillor Mr. John. L. Lambert who became Chairman of the PTC in 1909 and died in 1916 serving his country. In August 1908, 6000 men responded to Haldane’s appeal for the Welsh Division of the Territorial Force. 3000 were in camp at Porthcawl. Residents became used to seeing troops every summer. On 4th August 1914, 5000 troops were camped in the town when war was declared. During WW1 Porthcawl evolved into a Garrison Town with six battalions being formed here. Between the wars Porthcawl continued to host training camps and in WW2 welcomed Dutch, American and British troops. Ceri Joseph


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If you were lucky enough see our production of ‘Sister Act!’ at the Grand Pavilion, you may have noticed the school Health and Wellbeing Committee collecting there on behalf of the Bridgend Foodbank. Thank you to everyone who brought in donations, we were absolutely overwhelmed by support from parents and families, and from the wider community as a whole. On 28th January a group of volunteers from Bridgend Foodbank came to school to collect the donations. We were privileged recently to welcome Dr Martin Stern who came in to share his experiences as a survivor of the Holocaust. He chatted with Year 7 as part of the “Our World” project for the curriculum for Wales and the pupils were absolutely captivated by his presentation. He also spoke with Sixth Formers who gained an incredible ethical insight from listening to his experiences. We are so grateful that our pupils have been awarded this rare opportunity and thank Dr Stern very much for his visit. Pupils enjoyed various trips to Iceland and London at half term and the second half of this term continues to be busy with Awards Evening coming up on 17th March when we celebrate our pupils’ many and varied achievements. Andrew Slade Head Teacher

We have had another busy term at Porthcawl Primary. Every year we have an Aspire Day when our Year 5 and 6 children talk to people from a range of different jobs. On our last Aspire Day we had in a musician, a doctor, an architect, a nurse, a prison officer, a helicopter pilot and the Wales under 20 rugby captain. This term we have built on that day by having a visit from another former pupil, Osprey player Lloyd Ashley. Lloyd talked to our children about what it takes to be a professional athlete as well as taking a session on healthy living. Year 6 also got to show off their talents as they enjoyed a P.E. lesson with Lloyd. It is always great to see our former pupils and hear about the amazing things they are doing. If you are a former pupil and would like to come in for our next Aspire Day, please let us know. Finally, due to popular demand, we have another Open Day for Nursery on Thursday 27th February. If your child is due to start school within the next year or so, why not pop in either at 9.30am or 2.30pm for an hour? You can meet the staff, have a quick tour and spend time in our Nursery with your child. Come and see for yourself that we are a small and friendly school with high standards. If you fancy a visit – please ring us on 01656 815660 or email us via the school website. Jo Rowley - Head Teacher

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Our Community, Love it…Don’t Trash campaign! In a bid to tackle litter in the local area pupils in year 5 joined forces with their peers in local schools to engage in an educational project about litter. The ‘Our Community… love it, don’t trash it’ campaign was supported by Bridgend County Borough Council as well as Pyle and Kenfig Community Council. During the project pupils received free training about recycling from ADA Recycling and worked with Sea Quest to complete a beach survey and workshop. All pupils were invited to design a logo to display on local litterbins and marketing materials. The school Eco Council also played an active role in supporting the project through a local area litter survey. Representatives from year 5 spent an enjoyable morning at Bethlehem Life Centre presenting their project and findings to the deputy Mayor of Bridgend, Ken Watts, community councillors and local residents. The pupils plan to continue to monitor and promote clean and safe local environments.

Here at the Bridge, we visited the Aberfan Memorial Garden and final resting place of the children and adults lost in the terrible disaster. It was very moving. We were fortunate to meet two gentlemen who were young men when the disaster happened. They were able to share their experiences with us and we were very moved by what they had to say. KS2 and KS3 continue to attend Tondu Farm for their Forest Schools activities in our enrichment program, following Article 31 “ The right to relax and play and take part in activities”. KS4 are volunteering for the Bridgend Food Bank as part of their vocational studies. They are collecting suitable food to deliver to the Food Bank next term. If anyone would like to donate any long life food please bring it into The Bridge in the next few weeks. This ties in with Article 27 “ The right to a good standard of living”. Finally we would like to thank Mrs Joyner our acting head for all the hard work needed to keep our busy school happy. Ioan yr 7 Ashton yr 9

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Our Sixth Form students thoroughly enjoyed their business and cultural trip to Paris but we wish them luck as they now embark on some very serious revision over half term. Thank you to all Senior and Sixth Form parents who recently attended the Borneo 2021 information evening. Eye opening, challenging and truly life-changing; students will experience different cultures and environments whilst developing an array of life skills. Year 6 pupils from St Clare’s and other primaries thoroughly enjoyed their second Senior Transition Day and loved altheainspiring lessons including a Stop-Go animation workshop. We were delighted to welcome VIP, Mr Steven Knapik, WJEC Chief Examiner for Art and Design to officially open our fabulous new art facility. We are extremely proud of our Year 7 boys team who achieved third place in the Cross Country Championships in Margam Park. We also had a record turnout at the Junior Cross Country event at Porthcawl and all teams ran superbly. We are in a strong position in Bridgend’s league table. Any potential Senior or Sixth Form pupils are encouraged to book for our next Open evening on Wednesday, 11th March. For all our latest news and scholarship information, please visit our website www.stclares-school.co.uk Helen Hier Head teacher Picture caption: Sixth Form Business & cultural trip to Paris

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School-children are sending postcards to businesses thanking them for cutting back on single-use plastics and encouraging other companies to do more.

Cleaner streets operations officer John Rees with waste policy and performance officer Angela Tozer and six-year-old Isabelle with one of the postcards being sent to local and national companies Pupils’ postcards thank companies for cutting back on singleuse plastics and ask other businesses to think about reducing their own Pupils in Porthcawl primary schools are sending postcards to businesses in the town thanking them for cutting back on single-use plastics – and asking other firms to do all they can to stop using excess packaging. It comes after school-children played a key role in the town’s Love It, Don’t Trash It! campaign aimed at raising awareness of the effects of rubbish left both on the streets and on the beach. The campaign included a poster competition with the winning designs being turned into posters and placed on signs around the town. Now, following a workshop led by SeaQuest on reducing plastic in their day-to-day lives, children are writing postcards to businesses thanking them for the steps they have already taken to cut back on plastics or encouraging them to do more. Porthcawl is hoping to become the first plastic-free town in Bridgend. 28 | seaside news

Bridgend County Borough Council’s deputy leader Hywel Williams said: “Over the last few months, BCBC has been working with Porthcawl Town Council and Surfers Against Sewage calling on local businesses to stop using at least three single-use plastics. “It includes things like plastic straws, bottles and tops as well as cutlery, sauce sachets, drinking cups and bags which are some of the biggest offenders when it comes to littering with too many of them damaging the planet after finding their way into the world’s oceans. “Local businesses have shown a real commitment to cutting back on single-use plastics looking at what they can do differently. “The postcards are a way for children to have their say, sending a ‘thank you’ to the businesses that they choose, both local and national, who have made some lasting changes and encouraging others to think about what they can do to help the environment.” The postcards which depict the overall winning design in the poster competition can be hand-delivered, if based locally, or posted. Finnegans Fish Bar is among the businesses in Porthcawl to have taken action, using paper bags instead of plastic ones, while the Side Walk Café and the Cosy Corner restaurant have stopped using plastic straws. BCBC recently ran a free workshop with businesses in the town to look at how they can do things differently and what different types of packaging are out there. SeaQuest’s assistant manager Jo Taylor-King said: “Following the success of the Love It, Don’t Trash It! campaign SeaQuest are excited at the prospect of once again working with Bridgend County Borough Council on our shared goals of promoting the reduction of plastics in Porthcawl. “We always enjoy working with the young people of Porthcawl their enthusiasm is inspiring.” For more information, contact communications officer Elizabeth Bradfield on (01656) 643663 or Email: elizabeth.bradfield@bridgend.gov.uk Website: www.bridgend.gov.uk


Innovative new ‘chewing gum’ bins have been stuck on lampposts along John Street in Porthcawl as part of the latest move to encourage recycling and cut down on waste. As well as helping to prevent discarded chewing gum from forming an unsightly, hardto-remove stain, the bins are also a creative example of recycling in action as they are also made from recycled chewing gum. Once the ‘GumDrop Bins’ are full, they are taken away and everything is recycled to produce more bins as well as products such as wellie boots.

The continuing partnership between Bridgend County Borough Council and Porthcawl Town Council has led to Porthcawl becoming one of the first Welsh towns to have the innovative bins, but it’s not the only improvement helping to keep Porthcawl clean. Following discussions with local takeaway businesses, three dedicated bins will be added in the Western Promenade, John Street and Griffin Park areas to trial the recycling of fast food takeaway packaging. Thanks to funding from Welsh Government, the local authority will also soon be installing two water fountains along the seafront to help encourage people to carry reusable bottles which they can fill up with water for free rather than needing to buy single-use plastic bottles. Councillor Hywel Williams, the council’s Deputy Leader, said: “Chewing gum is a blight on our streets here, just as it is in every other town up and down the land. Gum is the second most common type of street litter after cigarette materials, and UK councils spend around £50m each year cleaning up the mess.

“So we really welcome the new GumDrop bins which offer a creative way of getting people to dispose of their gum responsibly. Everything gets recycled, including the bin, and then a new one is put in its place.” Councillor Williams added: “Early last year we launched our ‘Porthcawl – love it don’t trash it’ campaign which features posters designed by schoolchildren to help encourage residents and visitors to be responsible with their litter.

“We need to change people’s behaviour, and these new chewing gum bins, dedicated recycling bins and water stations are an extension of that initiative, helping to encourage everyone to do their bit to keep Porthcawl’s streets and beaches clean.” GumDrop bins have been created by British entrepreneur Anna Bullus. After researching the chemistry of chewing gum, and discovering that its main ingredient is a type of polymer similar to plastic, she realised that used chewing gum was a potentially useful material. The University of Winchester was one of the first places to sign up to use the bins, while Great Western Railway has installed them in more than 25 of its railway stations. For more information, contact Digital and Social Media Officer, Holly Aspey on 01656 642090. Email: holly.aspey@bridgend.gov.uk Website: www.bridgend.gov.uk seaside news | 29


Local news FREE SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS TO REDUCE THEIR CARBON FOOTPRINT Porthcawl based charity, Sustainable Wales, contracted by Renew Wales www.renewwales.org.uk, is able to offer free support to reduce your group’s carbon footprint. The support is tailored to your particular circumstance and project activity. The idea is to help groups respond to the climate change emergency. Are your activities and projects environmentally and people friendly? Do you need help to develop new ideas and ways of working or understand the Welsh Government’s Wellbeing of Future Generations Act? Further support is offered from a mentor - specific advisor/ expert (equivalent to 2 days-worth of time) to help with more detail . I would be pleased to come to one of your meetings and join staff, trustees and/or volunteers who will all be able to contribute in an informal way. You will also be able to promote yourselves on the Renew Wales website action plans and evaluate what you have achieved. Renew Wales is supported through the BIG Lottery Fund and funded by money from dormant bank accounts. It is led by The Development Trusts Association Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology and other key partners. https://www.sustainablewales.org.uk/project-renew-wales-1 or contact us on Email: mm@sustainablewales.org.uk or Tel: 01656783962.

WORKING TO KEEP THE COUNTY BOROUGH SAFE Bridgend County Borough recently weathered the latest in a series of winter storms, and as usual, our staff were out in the thick of it trying to keep roads clear and people safe. Our highway crews worked throughout the night preventing flooding and dealing with fallen trees, damaged signs, broken fences and more. The extremely high winds also caused problems with street lighting columns, with one coming down in South Cornelly and another, which was found sparking after sustaining substantial damage. We’ve all become used to seeing fantastic photographs of huge waves crashing over Porthcawl’s iconic breakwater and lighthouse, and this year was no exception. I was especially impressed with how the Town Beach sea defences and the boardwalk at Rest Bay stood up to everything that Mother Nature could throw at them. The boardwalk came in for a real battering as multiple sections of it became impassable beneath several tonnes of rocks, all of which had to be cleared, but thanks to its robust construction design, the boardwalk emerged unscathed. It’s easy to forget the council workers, firemen, policeman and others who help keep us safe during severe weather and I would like to thank them for all their efforts – truly a job well done. COUNCILLOR HUW DAVID Leader of Bridgend County Borough Council Tel 01656 643643 www.bridgend.gov.uk

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CHILDREN TAKE KEY ROLE IN ANTILITTERING CAMPAIGN Following its huge success in Porthcawl last year, the ‘Love It, Don’t Trash It!’ anti-litter campaign has been extended to other parts of the county borough. Hundreds of primary school pupils from Afon Y Felin, Cefn Cribwr, Corneli, Mynydd Cynffig, Pil and Ysgol Y Ferch O’r Sger have joined in to learn about the effects of discarded rubbish on their communities. They have carried out surveys to find out which is the most common type of litter, have taken part in beach events organised by SeaQuest, and have designed colourful posters and slogans to encourage people to treat waste more responsibly. The winning design has been created by seven-year-old MazieMay from Mynydd Cynffig, and features the slogan ‘stop dropping, start picking’. Mazie-May’s design will now be seen on signs placed on bins and lampposts throughout Corneli, Pyle, Kenfig Hill and Cefn Cribwr as well as on a flyer, which will be delivered to households in the area. Part of a joint collaboration between Bridgend County Borough Council, Keep Wales Tidy, local town and community councils and SeaQuest, the project is currently working with schools in Brackla, and will soon be heading up the Ogmore Valley – well done to all concerned. COUNCILLOR CHARLES SMITH Cabinet Member for Education and Regeneration Bridgend County Borough Council 01656 643643 www.bridgend.gov.uk

INTRODUCTION May I introduce myself to readers of Seaside News. I am Jamie Wallis the new MP for the Bridgend and Porthcawl area and I want to express my heartfelt thanks to all those who voted Conservative  – many for the first time ever. But I will work as hard as I can for everyone in the constituency regardless of party allegiances. Westminster can be a daunting place with miles of corridors and hundreds of rooms. It is not called a palace for nothing! But as I get my office up and running and start dealing with the issues you are already raising, I will be fighting for a better future for the entire community. As we look ahead to a new decade and a future outside the EU, I want the 2020’s to be a decade of renewal and regeneration. I will work with Assembly members and councillors to secure the investment we need in the NHS, to bring in well-paid and highly skilled jobs and ensure that our young people get the education and training they need. I am holding surgeries across the constituency every Friday. I can be contacted on Jamie.wallis.mp@parliament.uk JAMIE WALLIS MP for Bridgend


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TACKLING A VERY STICKY PROBLEM Innovative new chewing gum bins have been stuck on lampposts along John Street in Porthcawl as part of the latest move to encourage recycling and cut down on waste. While chewing gum is the second most common type of litter and forms an unsightly, hard-to-remove stain, the bins are a creative example of recycling in action as they are also made from recycled chewing gum. Once full, they are taken away and everything is recycled to produce more bins, goods such as waterproof boots and more. The continuing partnership between Bridgend County Borough Council and Porthcawl Town Council has led to Porthcawl becoming one of the first Welsh towns to feature the innovative bins, but it’s not the only improvement helping to keep Porthcawl clean and green. Following discussions with local takeaway businesses, three dedicated bins are being added in the Western Promenade, John Street and Griffin Park areas to trial the recycling of fast food takeaway packaging. And two water fountains are being provided at the seafront to help encourage people to carry reusable bottles instead of single-use plastics, and to fill up for free. We’ll be seeking to introduce further innovations, so look out for more news soon. COUNCILLOR HYWEL WILLIAMS Deputy Leader Bridgend County Borough Council Tel: 01656 643643 www.bridgend.gov.uk

TOWN CENTRE NEEDS RE-THINK FROM COUNCIL The loss of three major stores from Bridgend with the closure of Monsoon, Accessorise and Bon Marche will have a knock-on effect on other stores in the town. While high streets up and down the country are also suffering from store closures, this does not alter the fact that there are now fewer reasons for people to visit the town centre. Bridgend Town Council is arguing for a co-ordinated approach to be made with BCBC, traders and landlords working together to invite national retail chains not already in the town to come along and see what the area has to offer. I would agree that every effort must be made to fill these empty shops as quickly as possible but we need high-end retailers selling things like ladies’ fashions. Just having another pound shop or mobile phone store will do nothing for the town – Bridgend already has enough of them. I am having a meeting with Bridgend Council Leader Huw David shortly and will be raising these points with him. I will be arguing for a pro-active approach from BCBC, which should include a review of the availability and price of car parking in Bridgend town centre.

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March the first to many is just another date. Here in Wales it’s special, it’s a day we celebrate. Dydd Dewi Sant, Saint David’s Day, is a day when Wales rejoices. We sing our national anthem in our famed harmonic voices. Youngsters wear Welsh costumes as they trot off to school,

In days of old when men were bold, Women well, just slaves. The males, they went ahunting, Bring food back to the caves The years have passed, well centuries The female, in second place. She never wore the trousers, Well, she knew her place. I remember the time when ladies, Never frequented pubs. Men were so determined then, To keep them from their clubs A lot of water under the bridge has run, Those days are long gone past. So many changes we have seen. Moving oh so fast. Lawyers, high executives, PMs we’ve had two. Nothing now will stop them, The future will ensue. Who thought of women’s rugby teams, Girls with men’s physique Soccer internationals. Training every week. Pugilistic women, A sport that’s meant for men. Females on the canvas, Taking counts of ten. Well, you name careers, The female will compete. We always like to see them, Pretty, trim and neat. But, if they have a goal in mind, To further their career. Say, that you will help them, Otherwise, stay clear. Derek Evans, Pyle

Now that it is over and I have gone no pain left, no regrets and you too are glad that I have gone no embarrassment no more questions you are exonerated free to speak your words. Yes, I have done bad things no angel, no sweet daddy’s girl drugs, alcohol and bad, bad sex the many days with many men too many highs too many lows too few to care for me. When you looked at me what did you see another broken body beyond repair another piece of tarnished trash to throw away somewhere beneath there was me. Now they have come the rescuers with high morals indignant accusations and reprimands too late to rescue anyone now fallen beyond repair or resurrection they come with their justice when the guilty have long escaped. Well, what about me what about me. Malcolm Price, Porthcawl

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Bones of wood on the wave-tossed stones, Flapping canvas on a skeletal seat; Faded candy-stripe and candy floss, Helter-skelter shadow covering the dross;

Season of the wooden cross, Turquoise and daubed in white blossom, Of daffodils Bouncing like lambs’ tails in the March winds. Some pretty, lively little girls race the crystal waves Where Sissley’s rock lies brooding, Prancing, dancing in pink wellies Along the hissing, laughing, curling foam, Inviting, entrancing, the seaweed-hurling sea, While someone’s blowing bubbles below a terrace balcony. Freesia-scented airs Float across the raw and singing sands, Where darkly, winter-clad families cluster And sun-drenched, ragamuffin boys Shout along the shore. Sally Richards, Porthcawl

Teachers take their photos, so they feel pretty cool. Daffodils and leeks earn pride of place this day. Tasty Welsh cakes bless our tongues as we get underway. As for that Welsh dragon, he’s got pride of place once more. Welsh flags fly at full mast, where there were none before. We venerate St David, his memory prevails, So once a year we celebrate the patron saint of Wales. Judy Dee, Porthcawl

SEASONS How short the winter’s light, the nights so long Not sun, but moon, now greets at break of day When will we hear the birds break into song And bursting buds proclaim Spring on its way? For, cold or heat, the seasons’ cycle’s sure Seedtime and harvest while this earth endure The miracle of snowdrop from hard ground Or oak tree, gaunt and bare, fresh clothed in green The frog spawn in our ponds again be found While dormant creatures, waked, once more be seen Know Spring will not be chained by Winter’s band But bursts forth now new life on every hand Pauline Lewis, Porthcawl

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Thoughts of trippers in their kiss-mequicks, Grit-filled fumbles in the dying heat; Hopes of lovers and the surging seas, Heights attempted, both now dream-lost. Alana Davies, Porthcawl

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We are very grateful for all the tools that have been donated but we are short of specific tools, woodworking and engineering vices, claw hammers, ‘G’ clamps and shovels. Thanks for all your monetary donations, we have recently replaced the wooden top on one of our benches and fitted new lighting over another bench. We had a drilling machine, linishing machine and a dust extractor donated, these are now in use. We also had a circular saw donated that we now use for making our crates – see photo. All the tools for the large project for Uganda were sent at the end of 2019. They left the U.K. in a 40ft container consisting of almost 8000 tools for various projects; many of our kits were included. The tools were unpacked in conjunction with our partner T.A. Crusade in Uganda ready to hand out to the trainees. The training for these people is all part of the project and includes business skills, accountancy, health and safety, hygiene etc. The tool kits will be used in many different work environments and in different sizes for example, kits for individuals, kits for groups and kits for training centres. The number of tools in these kits varies depending on the number of people using them, about 30 tools for an individual to about 160 tools for the training centre kits. In the last 12 months our group have sent shipments to, Ghana, Zambia, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Uganda, sending over 1000 refurbished tools in 25 kits. Two of our members, Rodney Knight and Mark James received their 10year certificate this week. Rodney manages all the tools that arrive and usually assembles the automotive, bicycle and motorbike kits. Mark can turn his hand to most jobs but particularly likes refurbishing vices. If you have any tools to donate please contact John – 01656 786367 David Cook Workshop Manager

THROUGH CHRISTIAN EYES Peace, give me peace! This is definitely a statement we are hearing a lot more these days. With all the surrounding issues of life, people are longing for peace. The good news is that God wants to give us peace in three major areas of our life. Firstly, peace with God. The bible tells us that Jesus came to bring us back into relationship with God and there is great peace and a sense of wholeness from being in that relationship. We sense his smile over us and he actually gives us - his peace. We feel at rest with our maker. Secondly, peace with others. God can help us to do relationships well and therefore get along with people better. When we are at peace inside we are generally happier and therefore more able to love, support and help others. Thirdly, peace with yourself.  All of us have done things that lay on our conscience and take away inner peace but God can take this away when we come into a relationship with him. All the above is possible from him who is above. That’s all we need to do is get into relationship with God.  Neil Harvey

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Club features DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE LIVING WITH PORTHCAWL VETERANS HUB SIGHT LOSS? It’s been a busy few months at the Veterans Hub. Would you like to be able to guide them safely and confidently? Guide Dogs Cymru is running a free training session for friends and family members at the Evergreen Hall in Bridgend on Wednesday March 4 from 2pm-4pm. The interactive session is designed to give people a better awareness of sight loss, plus tips on the correct way to support a vision impaired person. Karen Nicholas of Bridgend attended a session while husband Malcolm was waiting to be matched with a guide dog. She said: “You get lots of useful advice, and you are shown techniques to help you guide in a busy or narrow space. It was also good to meet the partners of other vision impaired people, and try on special spectacles that simulate different eye conditions.” Malcolm, now the owner of guide dog Marcus, said: “I found Karen’s guiding skills improved and she became much more aware. As a blind person I get mobility training, but that’s not the case for friends and family. They need to know what to do.” To take part, come along on March 4 or contact Steve Kersley on 07785 907728 or steve.kersley@guidedogs.org.uk Photo: Malcolm and Karen Nicholas with guide dog Marcus

PROBUS CLUB OF PORTHCAWL Lyrical Speakers banish winter blues This winter members have been entertained by highly enthusiastic speakers who’ve incorporated stories of Porthcawl and district with passion and humour which has swept away any remaining winter blues. Topics included “Poetry for Fun”, “Christmas Crackers”, “Tales from Wales” and “A Singer’s Tale”. Visiting members of other Probus Clubs and anyone else who may be interested in learning more about Probus may do so by contacting our Hon Secretary Peter Downes on 01656 785505. David Morgan, Past President.

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On Christmas Day the Hub hosted Christmas Lunch for needy veterans who had nowhere to spend the day. Food was generously donated by the Porthcawl Co-op and cooked by members of the Hub committee. In total 17 veterans attended lunch and a good time was had by all. On January 4th, members carried out a litter pick in the wilderness area of Porthcawl. It was very successful with lots of bags of rubbish collected. We hope to do more in the future. Due to successful advertising we’ve welcomed lots of new visitors through our doors lately. Hopefully many of these will become full members. We’re currently planning an event to be held in Griffin Park on June 20th to celebrate Armed Forces Day. Our success means that we will now be able to open more often. On Wednesday 5th February, we began opening every other Wednesday from 9am – 1pm to offer advice, signposting and talks from guest speakers/advisors. Our first speaker was from Bridgend Carers. Our Saturday Naafi Break meetings will continue each week 9am-12pm. All veterans, serving military and family are welcome. Louise Magenty Membership Secretary

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FULL STEAM AHEAD IN BRIDGEND A group of local enthusiasts are looking to open a steam railway in Bridgend or Neath Port Talbot and are looking for potential volunteers who might be interested in getting involved. The South Wales Narrow Gauge and Miniature Railway Group are in negotiations with a local Council in regard to opening the railway and need to assemble a core team to build, maintain and operate the line. If you’re interested, please contact The South Wales Narrow Gauge and Miniature Railway Group at swngmr@outlook.com


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Legal advice YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED Question: My wife and I split up 8 years ago and divided our assets equally at that time. There are no pensions. We are still legally married. I now wish to file for Divorce as I have met another woman and wish to tie up all the loose ends. There are no children. Answer:You can file for Divorce on the “fact” of a 5 year separation and do not need to obtain your wife’s consent to the Divorce on this basis. It is relatively straight forward as you will not be citing any “blame” for the marriage breakdown which is always preferable, if at all possible. Your Divorce should take no more than 5 months to finalise. Our costs for a Divorce on this basis are £500 plus the Court fee of £550, that is, £1050. However, notwithstanding the fact that you carved up your assets at the time of separation, you should seek to agree with your wife a Clean Break Order which you can both enter into and which, once approved by a District Judge, will prevent you both from making a claim against the other at any time in the future both in life and death. Clean Break Orders can only be achieved if you have filed for Divorce and can be lodged with the Court at the Decree Nisi stage of the Divorce. However, please be aware that a Clean Break Order must be approved by a Judge who must consider it fair in all of the circumstances. I must stress that it is not simply a case of rubber stamping. The preparation of a Clean Break Order is generally a separate cost to the Divorce and charged at an hourly rate but is something you would be foolish not to pursue. Melanie Lazarus, Melanie Lazarus & Co

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WHAT TO DO WHEN SOMEONE CLOSE TO ME DIES. If a family member has died but you cannot find a will, you should make sure you have checked thoroughly: • Search the house and any paperwork. • Contact any solicitors or other professional advisers you know they used. • Consider searching the National Will Register, which may provide a record if a solicitor holds her will. • Ask their bank in case they have the will. • Consider searching at the Probate Registry in case they have the will in safe-keeping. • Ask any other family or friends who you think might know. If you still can’t find a Will, you may need to assume that it doesn’t exist and that person died ‘intestate’. If so, you can apply to the Probate Registry for a ‘Grant of Letters of Administration’ or ask your solicitor to do this on your behalf. If you do locate a Will, you will need to ascertain who are appointed as the executors, this gives them authority to deal with the estate by collecting in all assets, applying for Grant of Probate, selling or transferring Property/Land and distributing the assets in accordance with the Will. It will also be the executors who notify the beneficiaries of their entitlement to the estate. The Will may specifically detail who is entitled to what personal items (Jewellery, Panting etc) however often it may say ‘All personal chattels to be distributed between my children equally.’ Or it may be silent on this issue altogether and this is when problems normally arise particularly if these have sentimental value. It can help to have everything valued (some items may already have been valued as part of the process of working out any inheritance tax payable). After all, there is little point arguing over who gets something if it isn’t worth more to you than it could be sold for. You might then be able to work out a system for sharing the other items out. For example, you might take it in turns to each pick something you want or you could ‘auction’ the items among yourselves, with the winning bidder for each item agreeing to accept a proportionately smaller share of any cash. Once agreement has been reached, then the remaining estate can be distributed in accordance with the Will once the monies and assets have been called in, and debts from the estate paid. Natalie Thomas DJM Solicitors 01656 772211 www.djm.law.co.uk

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SEPARATION AND DIVORCE Divorce is one of the most stressful and emotionally difficult life events. Getting the right advice can help guide you through the divorce process. At the point of separation, the family home can be an emotionally charged environment. You might want to leave the family home or you might want your partner to leave. However, before moving out, consider the following: • Do you or your partner have an alternative place to go, somewhere that meets your needs and your children’s needs? • What is best for your children? If possible, you should aim for as little upheaval as possible – so that the children can remain close to their school, their friends and their childcare. Being close to your support network and to your work will also be important. • Safety: if you are in an abusive relationship, your safety and your children’s safety should be your paramount concern. It is possible to apply to a divorce court for an occupation order, which is an order excluding your partner from the house. Should you consider this step necessary, specialist advice is crucial. For separating parents, sorting out the arrangements for their children can be highly emotionally charged, making it difficult to agree – particularly in the early stages. In time, hopefully the practicalities of child care can be discussed and agreed upon freely. If you still cannot come to an agreement then mediation should be considered. Counselling can also be very valuable in some cases, which you can attend together or separately. Speaking to someone about the breakdown of the relationship might help you put matters in perspective and make speaking with your expartner easier. You can also consider family therapy. Although there will be some circumstances where court intervention is required, going to court should be a last resort. Madeline Rand King Davies & Partners

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Women’s institutions BRIDGEND SOROPTIMISTS WIN AWARD

Bridgend Soroptimists have been awarded the Marsh Trust Volunteers Award for Wales in recognition of the club’s work with children and families. In addition they were thanked for their continuing invaluable contributions as volunteers at Parc Prison Snack Bar, supporting Barnardo’s. A team of members, Eurwen, Inez, Andrea, Cherry and Venetia, together with Bethan and Anne, regularly help serving teas and refreshments to visiting families who come from far and wide. For more information on Soroptimist International http://www.facebook.com/BridgendSoroptimists. Eileen Bayley Publicity Officer

PORTHCAWL TOWNSWOMENS GUILD NEWS As I write this we are suffering from Storm Ciara . Hope March will bring us better weather! We have enjoyed a lunch at Finnegans and our games and craft groups have been active. We are looking forward to our Birthday lunch at the Grove. How the years fly by! I think this will be our 86th birthday but I stand to be corrected! Our meeting this month is on March 11th 2.0 p.m. at All Saints Church Hall. It will be our AGM which can be interesting for visitors to come along and find out what we have been doing over the last year and decide if you would like to join us! We are also pleased to have Porthcawl National Coastwatch Institution coming to show us a video of their work. You may remember we gave them a cheque for £500 in January the proceeds of our Christmas Fayre. This will be very interesting as it is an increasingly busy organisation. We have a good programme of talks for the coming year so do visit is soon. Dorothy Thomas

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MYNYDD CYNFFIG WI We are celebrating our 70th anniversary. Mynydd Cynffig WI held our meeting in the usual venue The Talbot Center Kenfig Hill 2pm to 4.30pm WI business over we celebrated with a beautiful cake provided by one of our members a glass of wine and lots of laughs. Next month we’re all going out for a meal to celebrate our anniversary as well. Members are looking forward to the next 70 years But seriously the WI offers lots of benefits from trips and courses to a chance to catch up and have a chat with friends, our speaker this month was two ladies from Women Seeking Sanctuary in Cardiff their talk was very enlightening . Next month we have Mr. Robert Taylor his talk is on Stormy Down Airfield with lots of us having relatives and friends who worked there we are all looking forward to it. We have a talk each month on a variety of topics, you are bound to enjoy them, we laugh a lot and talk a lot , tea and coffee all round with biscuits finishes our meeting hope to see you soon. Christine Callaghan

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SKER WI- A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE

NEWTON WI The February meeting was a very busy evening, where we welcomed three new members and two prospective members. The G.F.W.I. News letter was discussed and forthcoming events noted. Our speaker this month was a very interesting and talented lady Helen Latimet a Puppeteer. Helen gave us a brief history of how she became a puppeteer and teacher, working mainly with children but also involved in TV work. She had an amazing gift of bringing the puppets to life with member’s participation creating a great deal of fun and laughter. The Christmas dinner at the Grove Golf Club on Jan 15th was a successful evening with great food and wonderful entertainment from the Porthcawl Ukulele Bandits. On January 25th all our members were treated to a trip to the Porthcawl Comprehensive School Show at the Pavilion, what a fantastic time we had the show was truly amazing. This months special birthday was Shirley’s 80th celebrated with a delicious cake. Get well wishes go to our Secretary Glenys, also other members who are poorly this month, we hope they will be better very soon. M. Freeman

On Thursday 13th February, Vice President, Leslie Davies, welcomed Sker WI members, and two guests, to an evening guaranteed to evoke memories both happy and sometimes bittersweet. Following the business of the meeting, which included voting on this year’s resolutions, one of our own members, Judith Morris, gave a presentation entitled “Wedding Memories and Memorabilia”. Judith had collected photographs and memorabilia from members and presented them as a slide show presentation. Her presentation was accompanied by a ‘show and tell’ by members of wedding related stories and memorabilia from poetry to cake decorations. Included in the ‘show and tell’ were two wedding dresses whose owners sadly declined to model them for the event. At the end of a very enjoyable evening, Judith thanked everyone for their interesting contributions and also thanked her husband, Trevor, for providing technical support in helping to produce the presentation. During the course of the evening, members took time out to remember our Secretary, Cynthia Sidey who very sadly had to say goodbye this week to her beloved husband, Paul. A collection was made on the night and will be presented to the Alzheimer’s Society in hi s memory. Sker WI meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7pm. We meet at St David’s Church Hall, Nottage Village. Visitors are always welcome, so why not come along and say hello. You can also find us on Facebook at SkerWI@nottagevillage Christine Beynon Sker WI

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Business & finance MONEY TO BURN? WHY?

LIFETIME MORTGAGE

Several times a year through this column I remind people that if their fixed rate deal has ended and they are sat on their lender’s SVR – Standard Variable Rate – they could be losing out on many hundreds of pounds each year, running into thousands over the remaining term of the mortgage. Mortgage lending has never been cheaper but many people are simply complacent when their deal ends. They take the view that if it’s affordable why go to the hassle (as they see it) of looking around elsewhere for a new deal. Well, they don’t have to, because we do it all for them. At the time of writing, I’ve just seen a lady with a mortgage that she hasn’t reviewed for 9 years – her cheap deal finished FOUR years ago and she’s been paying SVR ever since. When I showed her that we could arrange to switch her to a cheaper lender where the interest rate was nearly FOUR PER CENT cheaper, she was astounded and the savings she would make would be substantial – well they would be! Like everything in life, we need to keep an eye on everything, as competition in every market drives prices and costs and the mortgage market is no different. The competition for your business is intense and whilst, yes, the rules for borrowing have been somewhat tightened, huge numbers of people are still able to qualify for a better deal, either with the same lender or a different lender. The lady in the example was with a lender that wasn’t able to offer a new deal when she enquired, so we switched her borrowing elsewhere, no hassle for her as we did all the work, whilst she happily gets on with her everyday life, a job and Family to attend to. For us to look at YOUR situation - whatever your age, yes even over the age of 60, costs you nothing, not a penny. We will happily do the research for you free of charge. All YOU have to do is pick up the phone and give us chapter and verse and we’ll do the rest. 01656 782545 or 07768 418308, whether residential or rental properties – if it’s do-able, we’ll do it! All loans are subject to status of course, even if you’ve had credit blips in the past, we may still be able to assist, so make that call.

More people are choosing a Lifetime Mortgage to cash in their bricks & mortar rather than move home! No evidence of income is required so it’s no surprise there has been a significant rise in the number of people over 55 using lifetime mortgages to release equity from their homes. Take for example clients of ours who wanted £30,000 for a new kitchen & bathroom but could not afford the repayments of £600 per month on a bank loan. They were able to release the funds from their house at a cost of £100 per month and then have the choice of whether to pay the interest or have it added to the loan and let it roll up. In this example the work was carried out without it having to eat into retirement income. So what are the hard facts? Well, gone are the days where you have to worry about the mortgage growing larger than the value of your home. Lenders now have to provide protection in the form of No Negative Equity Guarantees, which basically means the mortgage, cannot increase beyond the value of your property and leave you homeless. Another major improvement is, you can draw funds in stages at different times for several needs so this flexibility means your funds last longer by not taking the maximum at outset. What also surprises a lot of our clients is the fact that interest rates offered by lifetime mortgage providers are surprisingly competitive and as good as mainstream lending. You also now have the option to lock in a certain percentage of your property value using the Guaranteed Inheritance option so if you wanted to protect some of you house value for your children you can! There are lots of different providers each with varying incentives so we can compare all of these for you to ensure you get the best deal out there. Just remember this form of capital raising isn’t for everyone, which is why you might like to see more case studies to see if this could work for you. To discuss your options please call Abacus Assurance. Abacus Assurance FS Ltd is Authorised and Regulated by the financial Conduct Authority. A lifetime mortgage is secured against your home. Philip Vaughan is a director at Abacus Assurance Financial Services Ltd 01656 772222

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Health & wellbeing COST OF CANCER By now I think those who did the Step Up For January challenge have recovered from the amazing achievement that was walking 372,000 plus steps in January. We also managed to raise £1,200. We are so pleased with this figure as this is the first time we’ve done this walk. There’s only VIP tickets available for our charity ball which this year is the earlier date of 25 April at The Bear Hotel in Cowbridge, if you would like to have a fantastic night then go to www.costofcancer.org.uk/events where you can purchase your tickets. There’s a VIP reception 3 course meal and wine on the table and all for £75 per person. We’re also in the middle of organising for our annual Valleys to Coast Walk which will be going from Blaengarw down to Porthcawl Rugby Club on the 8th August. Registration for this will be open soon. If you know of anyone who’s going through treatment for cancer and you know they’re finding life tough with finances, then please do tell them about us. This time next month will be hectic as the ball will be days away, so I shall speak to you all then. Have a great March. Nicky, Emma & Cath Trustees

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Arts & music PORTHCAWL MALE CHOIR

The choir has had a great start to 2020 with performances at amazing venues, to international audiences. Our concert in magnificent Assembly room of the Edwardian Baroque Cardiff City Hall for the Cardiff University Business School saw the choir perform to a truly international audience. Over 300 students and staff thoroughly enjoyed an eclectic mix of musical pieces. ‘Lifted the roof off’ was part of the fantastic feedback we received on social media from the University. We look forward to performing to them again next month. Despite the ravages of storm Ciara and missing choir members stranded in various locations, our concert in the Gothic revival Cardiff Castle apartments for Aston Martin, to an audience of Japanese business people, was wonderfully well received. The audience was unaware of the choir until the doors to the reception room swung open and were overwhelmed with a rousing rendition of Rachie, ‘I bob un’. Further welsh classics entertained the very receptive and appreciative audience. Our calendar for the year is filling up with more great venues and audiences to look forward to in our 40th anniversary. Check out the history of the choir on our website porthcawlmalechoir.co.uk

STAG’S WORLD OF ROCK Glad to hear The X-Factor has been axed this year and hopefully forever. Ratings had fallen to just a few million and let’s hope Simon Cowell’s other flop, Britain’s Got (No!) Talent, follows suit. He’s been flogging a dead horse long enough and I’ve had an overdose of singing and dancing dogs! Cult Italian prog rock band Frank Carducci and the Fantastic Squad has a 10-date British tour including a Welsh date at The Picton Hotel, Porthcawl on Friday March 20th. They are supported by the brilliant Last Flight to Pluto, who are tipped for Big Things. This is a one-off gig, so get your tickets now. One of 52 | seaside news

our best local musicians, Adrian Hooper, who plays keyboard in the band Prognosis, is currently out of action but myself and all the team wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back performing. Sad to hear Burke Shelley, bassist with the legendary Budgie, has a life-threatening illness – he’s been unable to perform and sing after an aortic aneurysm in 2010. Budgie were a huge influence on my music career and big groups like Metallica, Maiden and Van Halen have all covered their songs. I’ve met Burke several times and wish him all the best. Stag Marks Tel: 07549 728356 Photo: Frank Carducci and the Fantastic Squad

Deadline date for the April issue is: Sunday 15th March A FILM MAKER’S POINT OF VIEW

Filming got under way on documentary production “The Mystery of the Llandow Air Disaster” on Friday 7th February, with a scene at Cardiff Airport showing Welsh rugby supporters flying to Dublin on a chartered airliner for the Six Nations match, seventy years after 80 people died in a horrific crash on their return trip having seen Wales win the Triple Crown in March 1950. Apart from locations in towns and villages across the South Wales valleys, my film unit will be travelling to Shepperton and Kenley in the Home Counties as well as Lincolnshire in what seems likely to be a hectic Spring, followed by special effects and studio-based rostrum photography in early Summer. Many people in this locality are completely unaware – except for readers of Seaside News, of course – that Sigingstone village near Llandow was the scene of what was then the world’s worst air disaster, and although rugby football forms the allimportant backdrop to the story, there is an equally fascinating aeronautical angle to what happened on that ill-fated flight seven decades ago, and the film sets out to explore not only the event itself but also the aviation side of the tragedy. Anthony Hontoir Downwood Films 07510 934299 Photo: Anthony Hontoir with Eclair Cameflex


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PYLE & PORTHCAWL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY We recently held our annual Club Competition Three, which is split into two sections, Prints and Digital Images, with a trophy for each. Members were allowed two entries into each section. Gareth Martin from Port Talbot judged both competitions, and not only awarded the points, but also provided an excellent critique on each image. The winner of the Print Trophy was Heather Roper with “Coal Tit”   The winner of the Digital Trophy was Howard Evans with “Look!”  Congratulations to both Heather and Howard for winning and a big thank you to all participants for making it such an interesting and entertaining evening. We’re a very friendly camera club with a mix of male & female members and welcome new members of all ages and skill levels, it’s all very informal so if you have an interest in photography why not come along and join us on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm at St Clare’s School, Newton CF36 5NR. Our program is available at www.pyle-porthcawl-ps.co.uk

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Porthcawl Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society (PAODS) have secured the rights to stage the hit musical “CHICAGO” for 3 nights only at the Grand Pavilion Porthcawl on 30th April, 1st and 2nd May 2020. All performances start at 7.30pm. Tickets are now available from the Society’s ticket secretary and can be obtained by phoning the PAODS Ticketline on 01656 788148 or the Pavilion box office. Barrie Wilson (Ticket Sec)

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KPC Youth & Community are holding their annual Charity Golf Day at the Grove Golf Club, Porthcawl. Team entry for teams of 4 is just £165 per team or an early bird offer of just £150 if entry & payment received by 30 April. Entry includes coffee on arrival, golf fees and a buffet meal following the round of golf, and to be part of our prize presentation. We still tee-off’s available from 10 am – 2 pm – so please come along for a great day’s golf and the chance to support a local charity! Sponsorship is also sought for raffle/auction prizes or £50 to sponsor a hole - if you can support us that would be really appreciated. For team entry forms/more details please contact: Alison on 01656 749219 info@kpcyouth.com

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School-children take key role in anti-littering campaign Hundreds of pupils in Kenfig Hill, Pyle and Cefn Cribwr have been busy taking part in an anti-littering campaign, learning about the effects of rubbish left discarded both in their community and on the beach. The 12-week project which took place in six primary schools is part of the ‘Our Community… Love It, Don’t Trash It!’ campaign. It has been a joint collaboration between Bridgend County Borough Council, Keep Wales Tidy and the local Corneli, Cefn Cribwr and Pyle community councils, together with SeaQuest. As part of the project, children took part in a survey around nearby streets and parks, recording all the different types of litter they found, and doing their own litter pick. Meanwhile around 250 children took part in one of SeaQuest’s beach days. They then used their experiences as inspiration to create posters urging people to not drop litter and highlighting the consequences of it. Featuring colourful artwork and creative slogans encouraging residents and visitors to bin their waste, the posters will soon appear around the area. The overall winning design – created by seven-year-old MazieMay from Mynydd Cynffig – contrasts two scenes, one with litter and one without, next to the slogan ‘Stop dropping, start picking’. Mazie-May’s design will now be seen on signs placed onto the bins and lamp-posts throughout Corneli, Pyle, Kenfig Hill and Cefn Cribwr. Mynydd Cynffig Primary School pupil Mazie-May was the overall winner of Bridgend County Borough Council’s ‘Our Community... Love It, Don’t Trash It!’ poster competition. It is also set to appear on a flyer which will be delivered to households in the area. The project ended with a special event on Friday, January 31 when children presented their findings from the campaign to local dignitaries in the Bethlehem Church Life Centre, Cefn Cribwr. Bridgend County Borough Council’s deputy leader Hywel Williams said: “It has been wonderful to see the children’s enthusiasm for this project and their creative designs which will now be turned into signs and placed across their community.

“There is no excuse when it comes to dropping litter and I hope their message will inspire others to keep their community clean and tidy.”

School-children with their winning poster designs, and Bridgend County Borough Council’s deputy mayor Ken Watts Brian Jones from Keep Wales Tidy said the children had loved learning about their local environment. He said: “There’s been a great response to the campaign, children have really enjoyed the opportunity to get out into their community and onto the beach, where they see the consequences of littering in different environments. “For the winner of the poster competition, seeing their design turned into signs is amazing with all the feedback that comes from their family and friends.” Jo Taylor-King, assistant manager of SeaQuest, said: “SeaQuest have been delighted to see such a magnificent response to the Love It, Don’t Trash It! campaign which has highlighted the issues of public litter in our communities, and raised awareness of the impact of litter on our marine environment. “Over 250 children participated in our interactive beach-based workshop and have gone on to produce some incredible thoughtprovoking posters.” The primary schools which took part in the project involved Afon Y Felin, Cefn Cribwr, Corneli, Mynydd Cynffig, Pil and Ysgol Y Ferch O’r Sger. Each school has been given a litter picking kit so schools can continue taking care of their local area. The ‘Love It, Don’t Trash It!’ campaign which first began in Porthcawl last year is moving across the county, with schools in Brackla currently participating in the project and another planned later this year in the Ogmore Vale called Our Valley. For more information, contact communications officer Elizabeth Bradfield on (01656) 643663 or Email: elizabeth.bradfield@bridgend.gov.uk Website: www.bridgend.gov.uk

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What’s on IMPETUS DANCE COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY Whatever ability / disability “Everyone can dance”. Para Dance Sport specialists. Adult Wheelchair Dance Classes Mondays 11.00-12.00 & 12.15-13.15 Llanharen Welfare Hall, Llanharen, CF72 9RD. Children’s Inclusive Dance Classes (for all abilities), Fridays 17:00-18:00 Pencoed Comprehensive School, Pencoed, CF35 5LZ . Contact Louise Bowman 07971497439. PORTHCAWL LADIES BOWLING CLUB GRIFFIN PARK Small friendly club seeking new members. No experience necessary. Free taster sessions to be organised during April. For more information contact: Sue 01656 786687/07969 813540, sue8bowen@gmail.com PRINCE OF WALES COURT BOWLING CLUB, PORTHCAWL We a currently recruiting experienced and novice bowlers. The Club is located on Penylan Avenue and has excellent Bowling and Social facilities. Please contact the Secretary if you are interested in joining. Elwyn Williams 01656 788345. KPC YOUTH & COMMUNITY, PYLE Come along to our open access youth provision for ages 8+ - lots of on site fun activities, support & sports for young people, and a chance to meet new friends. Annual Membership £3 then just £1 per evening session. Also open holidays 11 - 3 pm, sessions £3 for members. On Site Skate Park, Sports Pitch, Music, Cafe, IT, workshops and more! KPC also seeks volunteers to help support the youth provision, our cafe and our Board of Directors. Tel: 01656 749219/745399 info@ kpcyouth.com www.kpcyouth.com. Open Mon-Fri 5.30-7.30pm (age 8-12), 7-9pm (age 12/13), 7.30-9pm (age 13+).

MONDAY A TASTE OF YOGA, PORTHCAWL For all ages and abilities. 1.30-3pm & 7.15-8.45pm at Stella Maris Catholic Church Hall New Road Porthcawl.For more information contact Angela Rock 07980 936198 or Email: angelarock11@hotmail. com GLAMORGAN FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY, BRIDGEND BRANCH Meet 3rd Monday of each month at the Len Evans Centre, Aberkenfig. 7pm for 7.30pm. All welcome. www. glamfhs.org.uk Tel: 01656 862762. HATHA YOGA CLASS, PORTHCAWL Mixed ability class, including novices. All are welcome. 7.30-9.00pm at Awel-y-mor Centre, Porthcawl. For more information contact Carol Curtis-Jones, British Wheel of Yoga. Tel: 01656 773266 or Email: carol. yogi@aol.co.uk

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KENFIG HILL & DISTRICT MALE VOICE CHOIR We always maintain a warm welcome to new members who can join us at rehearsals on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7-9pm at the Choral Suite, Greenacres Motel, 111 Heol Fach, North Cornelly, CF33 4LH. More info can be found on facebook at https://www.facebook. com/KHMVC/ on our website at http://www.kenfigwelshmalechoir. org.uk/index.html or contact the secretary Tony Ulberini at tonyulberini@gmail.com Tel: 07866 742452W PORTHCAWL COMMUNITY SINGERS @ Trinity Church Porthcawl 7.159.15. Come and join our friendly group of singers . Tel 01656 784211. PORTHCAWL & CYNFFIG KARATE CLUB Training - Monday & Thursday at Cynffig Comprehensive School Sports Hall 5 - 7pm, First Lesson FREE, Age 5+, Call Chris (6th Dan) 07784 317151. PORTHCAWL GYMNASTICS (TERM TIME ONLY) are now running their classes at The Community Sports Hall, Park Ave. Please email me for information on: porthcawl.gymnastics@gmail.com THE SWIM SCHOOL, BRIDGEND Children’s small group & 1:1 lessons at Heronsbridge School Pool. Contact: Anne 01656 772725 or 07920 796637.

TUESDAY ADULT AQUA FIT, PORTHCAWL @ SPLASHLAND POOL, Trecco Bay Holiday Park, 7-8pm. There will be no classes January & February 2020. Classes resume March 2020. Contact Diane 07966 529417. A TASTE OF YOGA, PORTHCAWL For all ages and abilities. 6.30- 8pm at Stella Maris Catholic Church Hall New Road Porthcawl. For more information contact Angela Rock 07980 936198 or Email: angelarock11@hotmail.com COOLKIDS COMPUTING, PORTHCAWL @ ST. DAVID’S CHURCH IN WALES PRIMARY SCHOOL. Creative Technology based activities for children! We run classes term-time from 3.30 - 4.30pm. Contact Sion on 01656772560 / 07719730779 or email coolkidscomputing@gmail. com to book your place. We teach Coding, Scratch Programming, Animation, Computer Game Design, Micro:bit, Lego Robotics, Brickfilm movies, Digital Music Making and lots, lots more! Visit our website www.coolkidscomputing.com

KOREAN KARATE, PORTHCAWL TANG SOO DO @ All Saints Church hall, Victoria Avenue, Porthcawl. Martial arts for the whole family. Tiger Tots: 4–6yrs: 6–6.30pm; Dragons: 7–12 yrs 6.30–7.30pm; Adults: 13yrs+: 7.30–8.30pm. Tel 07788 482450 email: porthcawltangsoodo@sky.com Website : www.traditionaltsdfed.org Also on Fridays. LEARN TO ROCK N ROLL 50’S STYLE, KENFIG HILL @Kenfig Hill Rugby Club, Pisgah Street, CF33 6BU. Dance Lesson 8.15-9pm.Rock n Roll disco til 10.30pm. Entrance £5. contact Frank 07400 080101 or email. franklngfrd@gmail.com First dance lesson free. PORTHCAWL MALE CHOIR Choir Practice between 7.30pm and 9.30pm at Arlington Road Church, Porthcawl. New choristers always welcome. Choir available for weddings and Charity events. Website: www.porthcawlmalechoir. co.uk Contact John Jones on 07989 461122. ST JOHN AMBULANCE PORTHCAWL We meet at Trinity Church, Porthcawl. Badgers & Cadets 6:00 7:30pm (Ages 5-17). Adults 7:30pm (Ages 16+). 07401771136 Email daniel.birch1@porthcawl.sjaw. org.uk Facebook: St John Cymru Wales Porthcawl Division TABERNACL MUSIC SOCIETY, BRIDGEND Mixed choir practice, 7-8.45pm @ Tabernacl Chapel, Derwen Rd, Bridgend. New choristers welcome. Contact 01656 665393. www.cor-tabernacl-choir.co.uk

WEDNESDAY BRIDGEND & DISTRICT LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY We meet every second Wednesday between September and April at 7pm in Carnegie House for lectures on historical topics both local and farther afield. Membership only £7 per year. COR BRO OGWR, BRIDGEND Mixed choir @ Tabernacl Church, Derwen Road, Bridgend. 7–9pm. All welcome. 01656 784180. www.CorBro-Ogwr.com JOLLY JOY’S QUIZ NIGHT, PORTHCAWL At The Jolly Sailor Pub, Newton 9pm every Wednesday. PORTHCAWL ART SOCIETY We meet every Wednesday afternoon 1pm–3pm and every Wednesday evening 7pm-9pm at The Old Police Station, John St (above The Museum). New Members welcome. Gallery open for visitors 11am-3pm most days. All enquiries tel: Wendy on 01656 859759 Email: art@porthcawltown.co.uk

PORTHCAWL FLORAL ARRANGEMENT SOCIETY Interested in becoming a flower arranger? Alternate Wednesdays at Awel-Mor Centre, Porthcawl. Doors open at 6.30pm. Tel: 01656 782844 PORTHCAWL STROKE CLUB From 2pm-4pm at the Masonic Lodge Home, Pen-y-Lan Avenue, Porthcawl. A warm welcome awaits for new members, free taxi transport for the less mobile. Contact Keith and Mary Duggan (01656) 773376. MEET & EAT, PORTHCAWL Enjoy Food & Friendship at Gilgal Church Hall, Park Ave, Porthcawl. Two course lunch, tea/coffee and biscuits (£4) served at 12.15 during school term-time. All welcome. Ring Margaret on 01656 772115 for details. SLIMMING WORLD, CEFN CRIBWR C.C.A.C, Cefn Road, Cefn Cribwr, CF32 0AA. 5.30pm. Call Emma 07305 834594. SLIMMING WORLD, PORTHCAWL @ Trinity Church, John Street. 9.30am. Call Millie - 07765 040006.

THURSDAY BRIDGEND MALE CHOIR Choir Practice, 7.30 – 9.30 pm at Oldcastle Primary School, South Street, Bridgend. Contact G Reese T.07773 170373 or www. bridgendmalechoir.co.uk Winners 2014 Llangollen Eisteddfod Male Choir Competition. New choristers and visitors to the area welcome – again contact G Reese or website to arrange. Motto – “Friendship through Music”. BRIDGEND STAMP & POST CARD SOCIETY Why not start a new hobby or revive an old one? Displays, sales, speakers. All levels welcome. 7.30Pm, 2nd and 4th Thursday every month. Gospel Hall, Oddfellows St., Bridgend. Tel Maureen on 01656 653753 for more information. COOLKIDS COMPUTING, PORTHCAWL @ WEST PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL. Creative Technology based activities for children! We run classes term-time from 3.30 - 4.30pm. Contact Sion on 01656772560 / 07719730779 or email coolkidscomputing@gmail. com to book your place. We teach Coding, Scratch Programming, Animation, Computer Game Design, Micro:bit, Lego Robotics, Brickfilm movies, Digital Music Making and lots, lots more! Visit our website www.coolkidscomputing.com HEADWAY, BRIDGEND Offers support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers. We meet at 7pm on the first Thursday of every month at Evergreen Hall, Angel Street, Bridgend. For further information please contact headwaybridgend@btinternet.com


advertise your club info@seasidenews.co.uk MID GLAMORGAN MIXED CHOIR, PENCOED 7:15-9:15pm Rehearsals take place in the Bowl’s Pavilion, Pencoed. We are a friendly choir of mixed ages and abilities. New members warmly welcomed! Contact us on 07939 886 843 or email us at midglamorganmixedchoir@outlook. com NEW CRAFT CLUB, PORTHCAWL Starting Jan 2020. Meeting at Gilgal Baptist Church Hall, Park Avenue on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, from 2pm until 4pm. Ring Jacqui on 07773 342426 for details. PYLE & PORTHCAWL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY MEETING @ St Clare’s School, Newton, Porthcawl CF36 5NR. at 7.15pm. Diverse range of photography related activities. Call Trevor Morris 01656 782603 (secretary@pyle-porthcawl-ps. co.uk), or www.pyle-porthcawl-ps. co.uk SLIMMING WORLD, KENFIG HILL @ Talbot Community Centre, Kenfig Hill. 9.30am, 3.30pm, 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Call Millie - 07765 040006. SLIMMING WORLD WITH RACHEL, PORTHCAWL 9.30am in Gilgal Church Hall, Park Ave, CF36 3EP. 5.30pm and 7.30pm at the Bayside Room, Hi-Tide, CF36 5BT. Call 07779 956233. ZUMBA DANCE FITNESS CLASS, PORTHCAWL 9.45-10.45am @ Awel-y-Mor Community Centre. The fun, low impact, easy to follow Latin based dance fitness class. Beginners welcome. Hannah Bowen Registered Exercise Professional/Official Zumba Instructor 07886 487853

FRIDAY FRIDAY CLUB AT THE OLD SCHOOL ROOM, NOTTAGE CHAPEL, TY CANOL 10:30am -11am Meditation Group. 11am - 1pm Coffee and Chat. You are warmly invited to either, or both parts of our weekly Friday gathering. We welcome people of all ages who are looking for companionship and fellowship, and our regular members will ensure that you are made to feel relaxed, loved and cared for. If you have any queries please contact Rev Lewis Rees on: 07984 651888 or email: nottage.minister@gmail.com KOREAN KARATE, PORTHCAWL TANG SOO DO @ All Saints Church hall, Victoria Avenue, Porthcawl. Martial arts for the whole family. Tiger Tots: 4–6yrs: 6–6.30pm; Dragons: 7–12 yrs 6.30–7.30pm; Adults: 13yrs+: 7.30–8.30pm. Tel 07788 482450 email: porthcawl-tangsoodo@sky. com Website: www.traditionaltsdfed. org Also on Tuesdays.

PORTHCAWL GYMNASTICS (TERM TIME ONLY) are now running their classes at The Community Sports Hall, Park Ave. Please email me for information on: porthcawl.gymnastics@gmail.com PORTHCAWL SHOUT FREE FORUM Free forum on first Friday of the month to express all your concerns with Porthcawl Shout - a non political voluntary organisation. @ Trinity Church, Porthcawl at 2pm. Tel: 01656 786463. SLIMMING WORLD, CORNELLY 9.30am. Cornelly Community Centre, Heol Las CF33 4AS. Call Rachel on 07779 956233. TRINITY ART GROUP, PORTHCAWL Trinity Church, John Street, Porthcawl. 10am - 12.30 and 1.30 - 4pm (also see Monday). 16+ all abilities welcome. Professional tutor, Tel Lesley on 01656 772940.

SATURDAY BORE COFFI/COFFEE MORNING, PORTHCAWL @ Tabernacl New Hall, Fenton Place 10.30am–12pm. 1st Sat of the month. For Welsh learners and Welsh speakers to meet for a chat. A warm welcome to all – croeso cynnes i bawb PORTHCAWL VETERANS HUB NAAFI Break held at Griffin Park Wellbeing Hub (next to tennis courts, Griffin Park) every Saturday 9.00-12.00 Join us for tea, coffee, bacon rolls and chat! Open to all ex-service and serving personnel and their families. We offer advice, support, help, guidance and a warm welcome to all. THE PERFORMANCE HOUSE YOUTH THEATRE Held at St Clare’s School, Porthcawl 9am to 5pm during term time. Drama classes for 5 to 18 year olds, building confidence through fun, commitment & teamwork. Classes separated into suitable age groups. Email theperformancehouse@ hotmail.co.uk for more details and to book your free taster. TRINITY ART GROUP, PORTHCAWL Trinity Church, John Street, Porthcawl. 10am - 12.30 and 1.30 - 4pm (also see Monday). 16+ all abilities welcome. Professional tutor, Tel Lesley on 01656 772940.

SUNDAY MESSY CHURCH 3rd Sunday of every month at Trinity Church Porthcawl, 3-5pm. Fun, interactive session - games, art and crafts, messy play, stories, singing and refreshments. All children welcome accompanied by an adult. www. trinitychurchporthcawl.org

PORTHCAWL COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA rehearse every Sunday, 6-8pm in Nottage Scout Hall (The Precinct, (by the Seagull pub), Porthcawl, CF36 3RF. Visit www. porthcawlorchestra.co.uk to find out more. ST DAVID’S JUNIOR CHURCH @ St David’s Church, Florence Street, Nottage. Age 3+ 9.30-10.30am. Fantastic stories, craft, games, puzzles. All welcome to join us. ST JOHN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL, PORTHCAWL Age 3+ every Sunday, 11am–12 noon, in the schoolroom opposite the church on the Newton green. Great stories, drawing, singing, with Janet and Bev, followed by squash and a biscuit. Come along any Sunday, we would love to see you! SUNDAY CLUB @ GILGAL BAPTIST CHURCH From 10.30am. Catering for children from 3 upwards and young people of secondary school age at Park Avenue. For more information, see www. gilgalbaptistchurch.co.uk THE PERFORMANCE HOUSE YOUTH THEATRE - TOTS Held at St Clare’s School, Porthcawl 9:30am to 10:30am during term time. Beginners Drama classes for 2 to 5 year olds, building confidence through fun, commitment & teamwork. Email theperformancehouse@hotmail. co.uk for more details and to book your free taster.

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Enrol your child in our fun-filled recreational gymnastics classes. Places are available on a Monday and Friday evenings (term time only) in the Community Sports Hall, Comprehensive School, Park Avenue,Porthcawl. Suitable for boys & girls from 3 to 16 years old.

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Sport reports NOTTAGE PRIMARY WIN RUGBY TOURNAMENT

Friday 24th January 2020, Nottage Primary Rugby team made the short but soggy walk to Porthcawl RFC for the annual Keith Grice Memorial 10 a-side Tournament. The team were nervous with excitement but once they were underway after a few inspirational words from Mr O’Neill and Mr Owen there was no stopping them! They played every match like it was the Six Nations with the passion and pride of the National team. They seemed to become more cohesive as the day unfolded, and once they were through to the final against Cwmfelin, they put in a performance to be proud of. The pace instigated by Rhys Evans at the base of each breakdown, conducting the backline with Josh Sealy to cut through the defence at every opportunity. Aston Bevington scoring an incredible hatrick and every player making their presence felt to round off a resounding victory. Bendegedig! We are honoured and privileged to represent Bridgend against the best schools in Wales at the Wales National Tournament.

email your sport report info@seasidenews.co.uk The nipper’s success came only a weekend after the success of the juniors, seniors and masters too. Pen y Bont’s junior members competed hard and came away with third place overall; some of the older juniors also came away with times to scare the senior members! The senior section also competed extremely well (with a fair few masters mixing it up in the relays, showing they’ve still got it!) and came second overall, though they were beaten by an English lifesaving club meaning they had first in Wales. The masters, like the nippers, had first overall too! All of these great performances meant that Pen y Bont SLSC retained the Wilkinson Sword, which is a huge achievement and the best way to kick off what looks to be a promising season of competing and lifesaving. Meriel Clode

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Pen y Bont SLSC’s nipper, junior, senior and masters members have recently had huge success in the annual SLSA Wales Stillwater Championships. The nipper section competed outstandingly: they won overall! They earnt an astounding 1360 points, over one hundred more than second place. Not only does this speak to their talent and potential for the future as they progress to juniors and seniors, but also their teamwork and determination. They had great fun competing too, which is the most important thing. 60 | seaside news

There were plenty of individual performances of note since the start of the year and congratulations to all those who won awards. However Porthcawl Runners is not only a club for individual excellence but also a club for the running community as a whole. This is why we decided to celebrate Porthcawl Parkrun’s 350th event by providing a PA for the race organisers to keep in order to be heard due to its growing popularity. On this occasion we also provided pacers for virtually every minute of the race in order to help all parkrunners try to achieve their personal best times. The club provided over 50 volunteers and hopefully due to their efforts there was an astounding 122 PBs recorded that day. This undertaking was all overseen by the keen logistical eye of Lucy Jones who one day hopes to be as good at running as she is at planning. We are now looking forward to welcoming a fresh intake of runners with a new couch to 5K course starting in March and we have the final West Glam Cross Country race of the season where the Ladies team can guarantee promotion by winning their division. If you want to be a part of this running revolution, just find someone wearing a green Porthcawl Runners top and have a chat. Nick Middleton


REST BAY LIFEGUARD CLUB Now recruiting children born between 2013 and 2008. If you would like your child to learn important lifesaving skills, how to be safe in the sea and have loads of fun at the same time with like minded kids, then get in touch.

Welcome to the Nipper Section Our club’s Nipper section are aged between 7-13. As a Nipper your child will be taught surf safety, basic lifesaving skills, surf and beach sports (wading, surf swimming, boardpaddling, beach flags, beach sprints and relays).

If you would like more information please contact: Nipper coordinator: Melanie - 07792 107340

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