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any of our advertisers in the current issue and see how advertising has worked for them - you won't get a Well, summer is officially over - blink and you will have better recommendation than that!" missed it! Let's all pray for an 'Indian summer' and for On a completely different note, don't know about you but those who surf - a proper groundswell! I'm really looking forward to watching the Rugby World Quite a big milestone for us this month with our 13th Cup in New Zealand - starting on the 9th September with anniversary issue! We've come quite a long way from the single colour, 24 page A5 publication (with a 5000 monthly New Zealand versus Japan, though the time difference is going to pose a few sleep deprivation problems. Wales circulation) which I used to produce from my bedroom in kick off their campaign against South Africa at 09:30 on my parents house in 1998! Sunday 11th September, then play Samoa on Sunday 18th One of the main factors in the success of the Seaside September 04:30 KO! Then it's Namibia at 07:30 on Monday News has undoubtedly been all the articles, letters, news and reports we have received off you over the years - thank 26th September and Fiji 06:00 Sunday 2nd October. We should get to see local boy Ryan Bevington packing down you and long may this continue. Another major factor is obviously all the businesses that in the Wales front row at some stage, and we have been have advertised with us, with a massive 91% of advertisers sent an article on him on page 48. Other things to look out for this month include the in this issue being regulars and some have even been with us from the very start back in 1998! So a special mention to Pen-y-Fai Fun Day (Saturday 3rd), Porthcawl Gymnastic the 'class of 98' (in no particular order): Peter Alan Estate Club registration night (Tuesday 6th), the Aiden Duffy Memorial Day in Kenfig Hill (Sunday 11th), a fundraising Agents, Bill Seage (Integrated Therapies), RLE Law weekend in aid of the Michael Logan Evans Padden Trust (formerly RL Edwards), Porthcawl Hotel, Fairways (starting Friday 16th) and of course the Elvis Festival in Hotel, PVC Fascia Company, Mobile One, Station Hill Porthcawl (Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th). See the What's On Barbers, Whittinghams Solicitors, Green Brothers section, starting on page 42, for lots more events during Landscapes, The Shed & Fencing Centre in Pyle, Susan Viant Re-upholstery, Steve Richmond Carpets, September. New advertisers to look out for in this issue include: PR Glass & Windows, and The Salthouse (formerly Town & Country Furniture, Ardent Telephone Wiring, Jan the Lifeboat Inn). Richards Maths Tutor, Wedding Angel, RMA Williams If any business owners are reading this then the fact Jewellers, Sew Good, The Welsh Deli, Little Wonders, that the previously listed businesses have advertised Lorraine Thomas Home Tutor, Rascals, Will Writers Wales, with us for 13 years, and 91% of current advertisers are Bargain Booze. regulars, serve as a pretty good recommendation as to Have a great September, speak to you next month… where to advertise your business don't you think! I always say to potential new advertisers - "feel free to phone

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Dear Editor, I regularly travel from Kenfig Hill with my grandchildren to feed the ducks and play in the park. This weekend it was a pleasure to see the older children making use of the skatepark and not in the play park abusing the swings etc. » Kathryn Wright, Kenfig Hill

Re: Good old BCBC does it again Dear Editor, In response to the anonymous letter printed in the last edition of the Seaside News, it is simply untrue that I have taken a decision to make all over 65s retire from Bridgend County Borough Council. This authority values the contribution that workers with so much experience make to the many vital services we provide. And if you don’t take my word for it then at least accept the facts which speak for themselves: our most recent figures show 51 people over 65 work for Bridgend County Borough Council and two of them are over 70! We also

have over 1,000 employees aged 55 - 64 and as an employer we also offer many flexible working options for people of all ages. I respect that retirement is a personal decision influenced by many factors and as a council we would always openly discuss any request to work beyond current normal retirement age. I hope that sets the record straight! » Councillor Huw David, BCBC Cabinet Member for Resources

Re: Newton beach Dear Editor, I would just like to say how much I am in agreement with Tom in the August issue of Seaside News, headlined 'Newton beach'. Unfortunately Tom we live in Britain, where I have found out in my 47 years, that Britain is full of dirty, selfish and ignorant people, who care nothing about the environment, or the cost of cleaning up the mess they deliberately leave behind. I go fishing to Sker, and the same thing happens; I take everything home with me and put it in a bin at home, unfortunately other fishermen leave everything behind,

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including plastic bags, broken blades, drinks cartons and tins. Plus while driving I see people flicking their fag ends out of their windows, even though they have an ashtray about 18 inches from their hands. You don't seem to see this kind of mess in other European countries, they have a lot more respect. And as for the dog mess everywhere, it's disgusting. I live in Kenfig Hill, and the streets are awful. I've witnessed people walking past bins and throwing whatever they have on the floor, rather than use the bin; this infuriates me. But Tom, until the disgusting, ignorant and selfish people of Britain change their attitudes, we have to put up with it, unfortunately. » RE, Kenfig Hill

Re: Pen-y-Fai church outside lights Dear Editor, I read with trepidation Mr Marshall's response, and that amid all the smoke screen of his reply – cars and buses etc – the only bad thing he sees about the "industrial" style lights attached to the outside wall of the Grade 2 listed building that is All Saint's Church at

Pen-y-Fai, is that holes with ordinary steel screws could, over time, possibly rust, expand and cause damage…but in his mind unlikely. It is a sad fact that regardless of whether stainless steel or brass or just plain mild steel are used, the very fact that holes have to be drilled into the stonework, will over the years fill with water, which when it freezes will cause fracturing, along with the stress lines generated by the very act of drilling, and all this to attach some very unattractive and unneeded high level lights. Mr Marshall (I am so happy he provided his name) thinks they look OK there, he would put them on his property, and to be fair to him, his property might just suit this kind of light fitting. But living where he does in Pen-y-Fai, I know he doesn't live in a listed building, and have to adhere to the regulations that 'most' people have to about what they can and can't do to the fabric of their buildings. The assumption that I am for some reason looking to spite someone, (I am happy to leave that to God), which I can assure him I am not, other than the mindless bodies that allow the wanton damage of such fine buildings


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that we should be protecting for future generations. I am not alone in this ideology either...speak to CADW and see what they have to say about what has been done, and the sad fact that they couldn't do anything to stop it... as Bridgend Planning have the final say. BUT all is not lost, I see recent discussions with the Welsh Labour Party have prompted them to include in their manifesto a Bill that will give much greater protection to Welsh Heritage, allowing CADW the final say on any development on Listed properties. Finally, I don't see my name and address has any bearing on my views on the protection of Welsh heritage, but can assure Mr Marshall, that I am Welsh born, local, had a university education and went on to become an engineer with a major oil company for over 25 years, so I would like to think I speak with some authority…yes they are "industrial style" lights – better suited to a factory. Well I hope I have convinced your readers of my genuine concern about the treatment we are seeing of the church at Pen-y-Fai, and unlike Mr Marshall I have not allowed half of this

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Dear Editor, May I give just a few reasons why Christians like myself accept the reality of 'hell' as a factual and not fictitious place. 1. Jesus himself taught it (see Luke 16:23 and Mark 9:42). Using the historically and culturally common images of Hades (Greek) and Gehenna (Aramaic/Hebrew) Jesus spoke often about a place of spiritual and eternal punishment after death. 2. The Bible explains it (see 2 Peter 2:4-10). Here the word used is 'Tartarus' another culturally, historically and commonly understood word describing a spiritual prison for all who are evil. 3. The nature of God requires it (see Romans 2:5-11). God is love, and pure love is not sentimental but requires the

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Copy of a letter sent to BCBC about Porthcawl regeneration Dear Sirs, My first criticism of this project has to be that Friday’s was not an honest consultation exercise: the documentation – albeit impressive, fulsome and no doubt costly, is too vast for the public to digest; a brief presence (one day per centre) with officials so (admirably?) involved in their own aspect, so attached to their own jargon and on top of the detail that they lose their hearing and sight of the broader picture, amounts to a gesture rather than an exchange of views; and finally, to complete your comments form feels more like dealing with the Revenue – do I need a solicitor or an accountant to guide me through the paragraphs, sections, map? And anyway – the horse has bolted – it’s too late. No wonder the public are disillusioned with politicians – at all levels. In summary this may be regeneration as regards roads and housing – meeting targets and needs – it totally fails to regenerate Porthcawl as the

seaside resort it ought to be, attracting not just tourists and income to the borough, but offering a good day out to everyone within that borough. Tesco may be an asset but is no attraction to either of these categories and the funding they are bringing is to go to projects the Borough must face any way. The attractions of our holiday town will not be enhanced one bit, the old issues of swimming pool, use of Jennings Building and that neglected old caravan park coastline, go back in the cupboard, unrecognised or forgotten by officials and councillors alike. Above all the parking arrangements do not begin to meet summer needs; as far as I can see we barely replicate the town car park numbers which must now be shared with Tesco, while the privateprofiteering overflow of Salt Lake gives way to rewarding the landowners for their neglect and building companies for everything other than car space or leisure attractions. The idea of Park and Ride for these facilities has to be a joke. I remain disappointed that Porthcawl’s potential as a resort remains so low on your list; this is not a Nimby view and should not be seen as political – a successful resort should

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really serve the whole community and generate income. » Andrew Collier, Porthcawl

Low tide Dear Editor, We see many photographs of high tide. I wondered if your readers would like to see this one I took of my mother at the low tide. » Jane Gould, Porthcawl


ROSES ARE RED Roses are red, LETTERS Violets are blue, The picture of a daisy Reminds me of you Violets are blue Roses are red Actions are important As are words that are said Roses are red Violets are blue Sheep go "baa" Cows go "moo" Violets are blue Roses are red Look back and enjoy The great life you led Hannah Newberry, Brackla

Sweet scented like the trailing honeysuckle And bringing much joy as the first day of Spring It's flowers awakening from their long Winter's sleep. Priceless, a precious sparkling jewel, Pure as liquid gold And shining brilliant as the North Star Illuminating the starry night sky. Harmonious as a songbird's aria It's melody carried on the early morning breeze, Treasured as each breath we take Our hearts beating in unison together. And when tears fall as a weeping willow's That cast shadows over the flowing river, Friendship encircles us, protecting Wiping away our tears, True friends still waiting, always, after the rainbow ends. Sarah Saunders, Porthcawl

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Which were beautiful and bright Your bicycle was your transport It never left your side Until you went all “luxury” Then your scooter was your ride! If the sun was shinning At the allotments you would be Digging beds, watering veg And eating sweet peas But when the day is over And the stars are in the sky We know you are looking down on us So it’s farewell not goodbye Emma Thomas, Cornelly

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s you read this edition of the Seaside News we will be beginning a new academic year at St John’s and also continuing our 90th year celebrations. We are welcoming a good number of new pupils to classes across the school and are sure that they will enjoy being part of our community. As we congratulate last year’s GCSE students on their achievements (more detail on this next month) we look forward to another busy year of work across the curriculum. Even our youngest pupils will be taking part in French lessons and all pupils will continue to benefit from our specialist teaching across all subjects, including biology, chemistry and physics and the exciting expansion of the drama department. This will involve both drama clubs and a GCSE class. We can also look forward to whole school involvement in a range of sports and other interesting activities both within the school day and those offered as part of our after-school programme. If you would like to visit St John’s, or have a free taster, please call the office for an appointment. » Mrs CA Clint, Headmistress www.stjohnsschool-porthcawl.com 01656 783404

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elcome back everybody to a new term in Newton! We are sure that this term will be as busy as ever – it kicks off with Years 5 and 6 spending a day in Swansea watching Theatr Na n’Og’s new production ‘The Sinking of the Andorra Star’ followed by an afternoon of related activities in Swansea Museum. It’s always a pleasure to see these wonderful plays and we are all looking forward to this treat. This term will see the elections of our new School Council, EcoCommittee and Peace-makers. Good luck to all the applicants - they will do themselves and their parents proud. On a sad note, we said goodbye to Mr Naish at the end of the summer term. Every class performed a special item for him and he leaves us knowing he has a special place in our hearts. Mr Naish’s legacy to Newton (amongst other things) is the ‘Little Things Matter’ Cup. He always insisted that it is the ‘little things’ that are so important, something to which we all subscribe. We wish him well in his new school and look forward to the arrival of our new Head, Mr Thorne, in January. » Gill Gore, Newton Primary School

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Cynffig Comprehensive t the moment the school is buzzing with contractors as we spend over £250,000 on school improvements. We are busy re-painting another block which means that in the last three years we have repainted over 60% of the school. Cynffig has one of the largest school sites in the county with excellent facilities for all sports. Many people who know the school will know that it is built around a central courtyard and the most exciting work this summer is our new outside classroom that will be built in the centre. It will provide an outdoor seating area for over 100 students and we hope that it will also be used by the community for summer fetes, outdoor musical events etc. We are also busy putting in even more interactive whiteboards and adding yet more computers. We are also excited that the BBC will report live from the school on GCSE results day when we hope to do as well, if not better, than in 2010. In 2010 our school headed the value added league tables in Wales. » Sue Davies, Headteacher

Afon y Felin news ur choir sang with other school choirs at the concert commemorating 40 years of the Kenfig Hill Male Voice Choir. The singing was outstanding. Nicole Perham was our soloist, and we are so proud of them all! The whole school went to Aberavon Beach on their annual trip. They were lucky to have such lovely weather, and everyone enjoyed themselves. We managed to stage sports day on the 15th, despite a few light showers. There were a selection of races, and Ty Afon were the overall winners. We held a tombola and raffle at Cornelly Carnival. We raised £100 for the school and £100 to be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Appeal. Thanks to all who supported us, and special thanks to Nathan, Aaron, Adam, Megan and Cerys for their help. Our Leavers' Presentation was held on the 18th. The children were presented with certificates for their achievements throughout the year and an engraved plaque to remind them of their time at Afon y Felin. This was followed by their prom night. It is always sad to say goodbye to year 6, and we wish them every success at their chosen comprehensive. » A Pritchard, Parent Governor


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The Burrows nursery s the summer comes to a close, we have been very busy with all our children, including those who attended Holiday Club. They have enjoyed some exciting adventures out. We visited Ogmore Castle and the stepping stones, where the children had the “best picnic ever”. Dinosaur week proved to be very exciting, with a trip to Cardiff museum to see the dinosaur exhibition. We also made a visit to Porthcawl Lifeboat Station, where we had a special guided tour and had a drink and snack in the upstairs crew room. The children who will be leaving us to attend primary school enjoyed a Scooby Doo party in July. The staff and children dressed up in their beach wear and were entertained by 'Funtastic Parties'. We will be welcoming Mel and her puppets back later in the year, for our Christmas celebrations. Following on from transforming our pre-school room, we have now made improvements to the toddler room. Our next project will be a soft play coating to our terrace area. For further information, or to request a brochure, please call or pop in to see us (details in our advert below). » Lorraine, Julie and Kim

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Porthcawl Comprehensive 2011 AS LEVEL RESULTS Pupils with 3 or more Grade As Phillip Pickett 5 Lowri Patterson 4 + 1B Lewis Williams 4 Jordi Bonet 3 + 1B + 1C Rachel Halley 3 + 1B + 1C Amy Sheppard 3 + 1B Nia Thomas 3 + 1B Bethan Williams 3 + 1B Hayden Lau 3 + 1B Jessica Townsend 3 + 1B Catherine Walters 3 + 1B Charlotte Hill 3 + 1C Sidney Rogers 3

2011 A LEVEL RESULTS Pupils with 3 or more Grade As Bilal Batiche, Ashka Shah, Katie Thomas, Johnnie Murray – all achieved 4 Pupils with 3 or more Grade As Matthew Barnes 3 + 1B Brendan Rogers 3 + 1B Louisa Sham 3 + 1B Owain Miller 3 + 1B Hannah Brown 3 Katrina Davies 3 Abbey Reid 3 Hannah Thomas 3 Charlotte Wardman 3 Ellis Nugent 2A* + 1A Rebecca Jones 2A* + 1A Joshua Daniels 2A* + 1A

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The 350 entries in this summer’s A level examinations produced outstanding results. Over 100 of the record number of entries achieved the prestigious grade A with many producing the new A* rating at A level for the second year running. A staggering 20 students achieved three A level awards at A grade, or better, with almost half this number of students gaining four A levels. As well as this, four students gained four A level awards all at grade A/A*. Overall, almost one third of the total number of A levels sat by our students resulted in grades A or A*. Almost 80% of entries achieved grades

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A*-C and 97% secured A*-E passes. Congratulations to students on their exceptional achievements resulting from their hard work and to teaching and support staff for their dedication. We are extremely pleased for our students on gaining such impressive results which have enabled them to secure, in most instances, their first choice of university course. Our very high standards of post 16 provision have been maintained and I am particularly pleased with the number of passes achieved at grade A and the new A* rating. Well done to students - their hard work and commitment has definitely been worth it and thank you to parents and guardians for their important support. » Mr K Dykes, Headteacher


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Children and young people column know readers will have been appalled to see the recent riots in parts of England. My heart goes out to the families of those who have been killed or injured, and those who lost their livelihoods as a result of this mindless violence. I was also concerned that so much of the trouble was blamed on the so-called 'youth of the day' which is such a cliché and doesn't begin to get to the root of the issue. It gives a whole generation an undeserved bad

Calling all young snappers! o you live in Cornelly, Porthcawl, Kenfig Hill or Pyle or attend a school in these areas? If you do and you are aged between 14 and 17 then the Rotary Club of Porthcawl invites you to enter its Young Photographer 2012 competition. If you are successful, you could win a token worth £40, and be entered into the Rotary International Great Britain and Ireland Young Photographer Competition, where further prizes could

name. We are fortunate in our borough that the vast majority of our young people are decent, hard-working and law-abiding. There's no comparison to these hooligans, so let's stick up for the reputation of our youngsters. On a happier note – the Skateboard Park is now successfully up and running. There have been some teething troubles, with some latenight noise disturbing residents, but I’m pleased to see many young people helping to collect litter, and advising other skateboarders to show respect to the community. The ‘club’ I mentioned last time will be an informal one, organised by experienced skateboarders using the park. If anyone would like more information, please get in touch. » Councillor Alana Davies BCBC Cabinet Member for Children and Young People Tel 01656 643643 be won. The theme for 2012 is 'Olympic Dreams' or 'Olympic Spirit' with entrants choosing their own topic within the theme. If you would like to find out more, then contact Huw Thomas, telephone 01656 773727, or visit www.rotary-ribi. org/clubs/homepage.asp?ClubID=953 where rules and entry forms can be viewed or downloaded. Use your imagination – you never know where it might lead you - you have until 10 January next year…so get snapping! » Ivor Williams

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St Clare's s I write this in the middle of August, all the staff at St Clare’s are delighted to see the fantastic results which arrived today for our A level students. We’ve had a great set of results, with 91% of grades in the A*-C range; we’re particularly pleased with the 58% of students who received at least one A* or A Grade! Congratulations to all our pupils, who have worked so hard over so many years to achieve consistently good results – and a big well done to

Sophie Crole (3 A*s plus an A at AS Level) and Mirali Patel (A*, A, A, plus A at AS) who were our top achievers. Many of this year’s A level students have been at St Clare’s since the age of 2, building strong relationships with staff and contributing to the family atmosphere which the school is known for. As such, it’s with mixed emotions that we wave them off to pursue glittering careers in their chosen fields, wishing them the best of luck as they go. » John Aguilar, Head Master, 01656 789963


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Fight to retain Swansea Coastguard Station

roposals by the Government to close Swansea Coastguard Station are a particularly serious threat to safety in the wider Bristol Channel. In 2010 the number of incidents involving this coastguard station was 2,074 and the coastguard workers union say it is the second busiest station in the UK in terms of inshore search and rescue operations. That compares with 1,006 that were attended by Milford Haven Coastguard Station and 1,137 recorded by Holyhead Station. The specialist knowledge of the coastguards based at this station is key to saving lives, whether it is in directing rescue operations in the treacherous currents of the Loughor estuary, understanding the geography of the many bays and inlets off the Bristol Channel for cliff side rescues or directing operations around a person trapped in the many mud traps on the coastline. I would urge people to let Ministers know the strength of public concern about this closure proposal by completing the consultation form,

questions three and four on the MCA website at http://feedback.mcga.gov. uk/v.asp?i=38227kwyqj&m=&tiag=1&x » Peter Black AM Welsh Liberal Democrats www.peter-black.net www.peterblack.blogspot.com

Help Alice’s wish come true very 23 minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with blood cancer. Their best hope of overcoming the disease is a stem cell transplant. Sadly for 15 year-old Alice Pyne, a transplant is too late for her to overcome Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. In the face of this, Alice has published a list of things she would like to do before she dies. One of these is to encourage more people to join the stem cell register. The largest UK register was established by the Anthony Nolan Trust in 1974. Today, it has 400,000 potential donors and hundreds of lives are saved every year. For the 1,600 people currently awaiting a transplant, the chances of a suitable match being found can be greatly improved by the number of people on the register. That is where the plea for men aged 18-30 comes in. Stem cells from this

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group provide the most matches, but currently represent only 12% of the register. A new campaign aims to recruit 10,000 young men to join the register and improve the odds of finding matches. For more information about how to register and what it involves go to www.anthonynolan.org » Madeleine Moon MP, 47 Nolton Street, Bridgend, CF31 3AA. Tel: 01656 750002 www.madeleinemoonmp.com

Cat crisis ritain is in the grip of a cat crisis with thousands of unwanted pets filling all the cat rescue centres while many more are being simply abandoned. I recently visited the Cat Protection League at Bryncethin where I was able to see for myself the tremendous work being done by this national charity. There were dozens of adorable cats there all needing new homes. I was told by staff that they are being hit at the moment, like other animal charities, by the double whammy of more cats being either brought in or abandoned while fewer people are willing to take on the responsibility of a pet. They said that they are being

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squeezed at the moment and are desperate for people to come forward if they can help. I would echo their appeal. If people are in a position to take on a pet – and it is not something that should be done frivolously – then I would urge them to step forward. Apart from CPL, Maesteg Animal Welfare also has a large number of cats it needs to re-home as well. If you are unable to take on a cat, there are other ways to help these charities including assisting with fund raising or acting as a volunteer helper. » Suzy Davies, Welsh Conservative Regional AM for South Wales West

More rights for internet consumers easures agreed by the European Parliament to give consumers protection when purchasing goods via distance selling – including the internet, over the phone and door-to-door salesmen – are welcome. The EU Consumer Rights Directive contains proposals giving people 14 days to change their mind once the item has been delivered, one year for the buyer to return goods if they have not been informed of their rights of


return, and a maximum 14 days for the buyer’s money to be refunded. The seller will be responsible for loss or damage during transit and charges, such as rip-off credit card fees, will be banned. The Directive now needs to be approved by EU ministers, before implementation within two years. More local people are doing their shopping online or by phone and it’s only fair that they are given protection across Europe. Consumers should have peace of mind and clear rights when looking for bargains abroad. These proposals do exactly that and go a long way in providing a level playing field for consumers and traders alike. » Derek Vaughan Member of the European Parliament (Wales), Labour T: 02920 227660 E: contact@ derekvaughanmep.org.uk

Mayoral Message y Consort and I have had a hugely enjoyable month. We welcomed, at the Pavilion, seven conductors from all over the world, who undertook a week’s course which ended at the Côr Bro Ogwr concert in All Saints Church. Patricia O’Neill, her team, including Erica Beynon, deserve great recognition for what they do for Porthcawl. We thoroughly enjoyed the Porthcawl Carnival where we judged floats and walkers. It was hugely successful and well organised by Kerry Marlow and the Buccaneers. We attended 'The King and I' musical performance at the Pavilion by the Bridgend Youth Theatre. Roger Burnell, the cast and all his team deserve great acclaim. The performance was stunning. Cllr David Sage and I officially opened the coastal path on Locks Common. It has long been awaited and is extremely well used. It is the result of a successful partnership between Porthcawl Town Council and BCBC. The Sea Festival was extremely successful. I presented prizes to the winners of the schools' art and poetry competitions. I officially opened ‘Harbour Day’ which was a huge attraction. I presented well earned prizes at the 46th Annual Horticultural Show. The Townswomen's Guild’s coffee morning, which I officially opened, gave its proceeds to the Mayoral charities, for which I am extremely grateful. » Cllr Barbara Stubbs, Porthcawl Town Mayor

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It's very fulfilling to be able to represent your community but it's also hard work. Anyone who would like to find out more about standing as a BCBC councillor in the next elections can do so at a series of 'Potential Candidate' sessions which BCBC is holding to coincide with Local Democracy Week in October. The sessions are free but you do need to be seriously considering standing, either independently or as a political representative. You also need to reserve a place by 26 September. You can find more details on the BCBC website. On a lighter note, Porthcawl's own Grand Pavilion provided a wonderful backdrop for the Bridgend Youth Theatre's outstanding performance of 'The King and I' recently. I know the Youth Theatre has an excellent and well-deserved reputation but both my wife and I were so impressed by their sheer professionalism. Congratulations to Roger Burnell, the cast and all those involved in producing such an excellent show. The standard was worthy of the West End and spoke volumes about the talent of our young people. They really are a credit to Bridgend County Borough! » Councillor Mel Nott, tel: 01656 643643, www.bridgend.gov.uk

Regeneration in Porthcawl he summer season may be winding down, but these last few weeks have been particularly busy for Porthcawl. The new shared footpath and cycle way linking the promenade to Rest Bay across Locks Common has been officially opened to great acclaim. The £216,000 project is providing visitors and residents with a safe, convenient route suitable for people of all ages and abilities. By now, you should have all received a special Porthcawl edition of the County Borough Bulletin. This has been delivered to every home and business in Porthcawl to keep you up to date on the latest regeneration developments, including plans to improve the subway between John Street and Station Hill, the development of a new website dedicated to Porthcawl town centre and proposals for extending the Rest Bay boardwalk. As confirmed in the newsletter, BAM Nuttall Ltd have been selected as the preferred contractor for the forthcoming refurbishment of the harbour area, and it is anticipated that work on the £3m scheme will begin next spring. Together with the first phase in the waterfront regeneration set to begin next year and ongoing plans for a new ‘adrenaline’ festival in Rest Bay, the future looks very bright indeed! » Deputy Leader David Sage, Bridgend County Borough Council 01656 643643

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Neighbourhood policing for Nottage & Rest Bay Your top priorities • Speeding – Fulmar Road You said, we did PCSO Rees carried out a scoping exercise at 12pm on Thursday 14th July. The exercise lasted for 45 minutes and the speed of 100 vehicles was recorded using a handheld speed camera. Six vehicles were driving in excess of 35 mph but the average speed was 28 mph. Drivers of vehicles caught speeding have been issued with warning letters. PCSO Rees did a similar exercise at 6.30pm on Friday July 29th where the speed of seventy vehicles was recorded. Two drivers were issued warning notices for driving in excess of 30 mph but the average speed was 27 mph. Two further vehicles were issued warning tickets for driving in excess of 35 mph after a speeding exercise was carried out on Thursday August 4th. More speeding operations will follow, including late evening periods. It is important to note however, that clearly the above statistics show that the large majority

of drivers comply with speed restrictions in this area.

PACT meeting at 8pm on Tuesday 11th October at the Scout Hall, West Park Drive, Porthcawl » PCSO 54295 Leighton Rees

Porthcawl watch here was a record number of people who attended the last PACT meeting. 41 residents from the area attended and the main discussion of the evening was the new Skate Park at Heol Y Goedwig. After lots of discussion from residents, council and police it was decided that this area would be a PACT priority. The area has also been listed for patrols to be conducted throughout the shifts by all officers to try and assist residents with their concerns. Police would like to ask that when residents call and report incidents involving the Skate Park that they please give their details to enable officers to update them with the actions done by police and partners. Information is treated with confidence to prevent any repercussions. We would be grateful for your help with this. The police support the project and facility, but also ensure quality of life to the residents.

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Priorities chosen: • Youth annoyance – Skate Park, Heol Y Goedwig • Parking Issues – Heol Y Goedwig • Parking Issues – Queens Avenue

Have your say: PACT Meeting 27th September at 7pm, venue to be arranged, call 07805 301510 for info » PCSO Carl Westgate

Pyle & Cefn watch ASBO - SUMMER HOLIDAYS Six ASBO referrals have been issued to youths for anti-social behaviour already this summer holiday. A further four ASBO referrals were also given to youths for attempting to steal bikes in the Cefn Cribwr area; all bikes were recovered and returned to their owners. PARKING – GORICON SITE The site has been heavily patrolled to identify any parking offences being committed. One fixed penalty notice has been issued for a vehicle obstructing a junction. No further complaints from the public at this stage, and the situation is being monitored. PARKING – WAUNBANT ROAD Still receiving complaints in relation to the parking of site work vehicles on the road and also obstructing the

junction to South View. In total nine vehicles have been given fixed penalty notices since the PACT meeting held on 14th July. Pyle NPT will continue to patrol the area and target offending vehicles.

Have your say: PACT Meeting 8th September at 6.30pm, Pyle Life Centre » PCSO Rebecca Morgan

Porthcawl Town Council improving communication he Town Council now has an official website – www. porthcawltowncouncil.co.uk Online you can access councillors' contact details, minutes and agendas from the meetings of Council and subcommittees, find out about the Town Council’s responsibilities and keep up to date with the latest news section. Use the 'contact us' page to give your comments or ask any questions. Changes have now been made to the Town Council Public Speaking Time Policy. Not only can you can ask a question to the Mayor of the town, but you may also make a short statement outlining any comments you may have


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which you wish the Town Council to hear. Just a reminder, meetings of Full Council take place every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at the Town Council Chamber, 24 Victoria Avenue. Anyone can attend these meetings and observe the proceedings. To view the agenda, look online or look in the notice board on John Street and Victoria Avenue. Office opening hours of the Town Council are Mon–Fri 9am–1.30pm. Or you can phone us on 01656 782215, or email alison.leyshon@bridgend.gov.uk, or visit us at 24 Victoria Avenue. » Alison Leyshon, Town Clerk

Locks Common path officially opened £216,000 new shared footpath and cycleway across Locks Common has been officially opened. Designed to provide a safe, convenient link between the promenade and Rest Bay, the 1.3km path forms an important link in the Wales Coast Path. The new path has been designed so it can be used by visitors of all ages

and abilities. The project is the result of a partnership between the Welsh European Funding Office, European Regional Development Fund, the Welsh Government, Bridgend County Borough Council, Countryside Council for Wales, Porthcawl Town Council and contractors Raymond Brown Construction Ltd. The opening follows the recent announcement of plans to extend an existing 300 metre boardwalk in Rest Bay by a further 800 metres. BCBC Deputy Leader David Sage said: “The new shared footpath and cycleway is another step forward in the regeneration of the town. “Previously, people could only walk between Rest Bay and the promenade area by making their way across the open ground of Lock’s Common. This was obviously not suitable for everyone, so by working in partnership, we have been able to provide a safe alternative route. “I am sure it will offer great benefits to the town while also enhancing the overall experience for visitors.” » Michelle Bower, BCBC

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FEATURES Autumn planets "Many congratulations on reaching the 13th anniversary of Seaside News. No mean feat in these turbulent times! It seems to be an immensely popular publication and it's talked about everywhere I visit. Keep up the good work!" he largest planet in the solar system – Jupiter – is now at a respectable altitude for the first time in quite a few years and will be visible high up in the sky during the autumn months. It will be found in the well-known constellation of Taurus which is distinctive because of its bright red giant star Aldebaran which is often mistaken for Mars. Jupiter is well worth the effort of

observing as it is a very dynamic planet with a wealth of detail (which is always changing), easily discernible even in small telescopes. Because it rotates in less than 10 hours you can observe different features over consecutive nights. Frequently when a feature does come back into view it will have changed or moved slightly. Its four brightest moons are always an attractive sight. As autumn progresses, the brightest planet – Venus – will be seen climbing higher in the west and will outshine every object in the night sky apart from the Moon. Even the smallest telescope will reveal it as a small crescent although no detail can be seen. By the end of the year, Mars will have brightened considerably and will be easily found in the constellation of Leo. » Clive Down, Bridgend Astronomical Society

Believe in Children Power for Month the people eptember is Barnardo’s Believe in Children Month, aiming to increase awareness of the charity, whose aims have changed considerably. They no longer run children’s homes, but they work with the most vulnerable children to turn their lives around. Barnardo’s believe in children, no matter who they are, they will support them; standing up for them, whilst bringing out the best in each and every child. They will never give up on a child. Their work is diverse, across the UK. One service runs parenting classes in Neath Port Talbot and Parc Prison. These classes have proved very successful and having met families that have benefited, I strongly feel that the youngsters that have had the support of Barnardo’s would not be looting on our streets. Of course all this work needs funding and every penny helps. If you feel you could collect loose change during the month of September, or give any donation, Barnardo’s will see it is well used. By doing this you will be making a big difference. To learn more about Barnardo’s go to their website – www.barnardos. org.uk or contact me. » Liz Singer, Chair of Barnardo’s Appeals Advisory Board newtonsingers@btinternet.com Tel 01656 785628

ustainable Wales launches groundbreaking POWER FOR THE PEOPLE, a community-based solar project and recommends community groups to get involved. The Bridgend-based charity is offering households in the borough free pv (photo voltaic) solar panels for their homes. These will generate an environmentally-friendly, free source of electricity for the homeowners during the day. The scheme will also provide a funding stream to support charities and social enterprises. “We want to help 500 south-facing households with the installation of solar photo voltaics saving an estimated 3000 tonnes of C02 per year, whilst helping low-income households deal with fuel poverty. There is also a unique opportunity for community groups looking to raise money to get involved” said Margaret Minhinnick, the charity’s Director. To find out more or help contact, Sustainable Wales on 01656 783405 or email info@ sustainablewales.org. There is a page devoted to the issue on www. sustainablewales.org. Hard copy leaflets are available from SUSSED at 92, John St or the SW office. » Margaret Minhinnick

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It’s a Knockout Champions 2011 eam Dynamo Porthcawl led by Angelo Pucella were among a total of twenty-six teams who all had a day of fantastic fun at the Ty Hafan 'It’s a Knockout Challenge' held at the South Wales Police Sports ground in Bridgend. Angelo and his family were referred to Ty Hafan in 2010 because his four year old son has an extremely rare condition known as Rohhad. The family have had several stays at the hospice where they all enjoy a special time together. They also have ongoing support from their family support practitioner based at Ty Hafan. Team Dynamo battled hard during the day but the proud winners to finally take the coveted title of It’s a Knockout Champions 2011 were the Old Pens from Penarth. The event was again kindly sponsored by the Foresters whose Regional Membership Manager, Elizabeth Carrington-Porter commented “Foresters champions the well-being of families through quality life insurance, unique member benefits and inspiring community activities. In supporting the It’s a Knockout event, our hope is to encourage lots of families to have fun together in both taking part and also as spectators to raise muchneeded funds for Ty Hafan and the wonderful work that they do”. » Liz Rundle

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urprisingly, a survey found that people who described God as primarily loving and merciful could easily be tempted to cheat! In contrast people who primarily saw God as capable of anger and punishment were not so easily tempted. And which of the following two messages are both effective and true? Message A: God loves you and cares for you. There was a time when He was angry at the whole human race but now He’s given His Son to die instead of us and He only looks on us now with love. He’s already forgiven everything you’ll ever do wrong. You just need to accept He loves you. He would never get angry with us or want us to be afraid of Him. Or: Message B - which explains: • God loves you and cares for you • Who Jesus is • Who Satan is • Why the majority of people live like they do • There is a judgment coming • Eternal punishment will follow and

applies to you • If you want to be like the majority, that’s your choice… • If not you need to become a servant of Jesus Christ • If so God will forgive you. He gave His Son on the cross for us • He will discipline and correct you • You will have to personally resist the demonic/satanic realm • The battles will produce character, strength, joy and victory • There is no other road that leads to life. » Paul Anderson

Rotarians’ frugal meal he Rotary Club of Porthcawl decided they would like to help the starving people in the Horn of Africa. To have a fundraising event was obvious – but what? The club came up with the idea of having a ‘Frugal Meal’ at one of its lunch meetings. Each member would pay the usual amount for his or her meal and the difference between that and the cost of the ‘Frugal Meal’ provided (soup and a bread roll) would be given to charity helping out in the stricken area. However the management of the Atlantic Hotel did not charge for the meal, which was their way of helping as well, therefore all the money will go to the Horn of Africa appeal. So far the ‘Frugal Meal’ plus a private donation has raised £252.50. If you haven’t given anything towards this cause, perhaps you would like to organise such a meal yourselves with friends, family or neighbours. Monies raised could then be sent directly to your own choice of charity or to the Rotary Club of Porthcawl who would then combine it with the proceeds of their meal and forward the total to the Horn of Africa appeal. Your ‘Frugal Meal’ proceeds and/or donations should be sent to: Porthcawl Rotary Club, c/o The Atlantic Hotel, West Road, Porthcawl CF36 3LT. » Ivor Williams

Life with the Porthcawl Lions eptember already and Porthcawl Lions' summer events are nearing their end. There is just one more grand book sale on the weekend of September 10th and 11th at The Seabank and two more car boot sales on September 4th and 18th at The Rest Hotel. Both events are very popular and offer much for eager customers to choose from. There is an evening for anyone interested in joining the Lions Club on Tuesday 20th September, so if you would like to know more about Porthcawl Lions, who they are and what they do please come along to the Hi-Tide at 7.30pm. If you would like


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more information telephone Don on 01656 788583. And advance notice of Porthcawl Lions' Pink Coffee Morning in aid of Breast Cancer Wales to be held at The Atlantic Hotel on Friday 14th October. Finally a plea for help: Porthcawl Lions are very soon going to have to find a new 'den' for all their books and belongings, so if anyone knows of a suitable vacant room (preferably ground floor) or garage, please let the Lions know. » John Cosson

Kenfig Hill Cadets help out at local Fun day taff and cadets from 2117 (Kenfig Hill) Squadron ATC, under the supervision of Sgt Judith Lloyd ATC, assisted in Pyle Community Council’s first Fun Day for several years held at Kenfig Hill Rugby Club ground recently. They helped with setting up stalls and litter collection, whilst manning their own recruiting and information stall. Before the Fun Day opened there was a heavy rain storm but this didn’t dampen anybody spirits and the afternoon proved a great success as the sun shone. If you are male or female and at least 13 years old then why not join 2117 (Kenfig Hill) Squadron ATC. We parade on Tuesdays and Fridays from 7pm to 9.30pm. For more information please contact the Squadron 01656 670125. » Lindsay Thomas

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ascertain quite quickly that this would be a difficult rescue for them to carry out. The tide had fully covered the rocks below forcing the four casualties to climb the cliff. It would have been impossible for the lifeboat crew to evacuate the casualties safely from their precarious position, so the Sea King helicopter from RAF Chivenor in Devon was requested. Luckily for the casualties the helicopter was available and arrived on scene approximately 20 minutes later. Within 10 minutes all four casualties were safely on board the Sea King. Once all were on board the helicopter landed in a nearby field and handed the very grateful four over to awaiting coastguards who then took over their care. The lifeboat stood by under the cliffs while the helicopter performed its winching and was ready to assist if required. Steve Knipe, helmsman at Porthcawl Lifeboat Station says: "At first we thought we were going to assist four people cut off at the bottom of the cliff; it wasn’t until we got closer that we realised the four had climbed half way up the very steep cliff, they were very lucky indeed as there are very few options available to us in these sorts of situations." Earlier in the day the RNLI lifeboat had assisted a jet ski with two on board who had broken down in Trecco Bay, Porthcawl. A red flare had been fired which was spotted from the lifeboat station. The casualty was safely towed back to his nearby launching site at Newton. » Ian Stroud, Lifeboat Press Officer, Porthcawl

remainder of the year (the site is open for ten months) with combined teams from the churches of Porthcawl. Here is the inclusive Christian Church of Porthcawl being positive, working together, proclaiming the Gospel in action in a united effort within our town. » John Berry

The Rest diary e are proud to report that in the recent Swansea Race for Life – the national ladies cancer fundraising event – Linda, our Assistant Manager, along with her 9 year old granddaughter Abbi, her daughter Ceri, and her friend Verity Wilkie all participated in the event in loving memory of our lovely friend, and niece - Lisa Wherry. Linda and her family managed to complete the 5km course in just 52 minutes whereas Verity did it in 42 minutes – after intensive pre-race training it has to be said! As a result of their wonderful efforts, their little team managed to raise over £1,500, from which, a staggering £356 was donated by the wonderfully generous staff and guests at the Rest - and for this we would like to give them all our heartfelt undying thanks – you are all wonderful people! The day of the race was an

Porthcawl RNLI crew called out in Churches Together rough seas to four in Porthcawl people cut off by the

tide orthcawl RNLI lifeboat was paged Sunday evening to assist four people reported to be cut off by the tide at Southerndown, Bridgend. When the lifeboat arrived on scene, the casualties had climbed half way up the cliff making the rescue impossible so the assistance of a helicopter was requested. Swansea Coastguard had paged the Porthcawl RNLI around 6.30pm Sunday evening and had asked them to investigate this incident at Southerndown. The lifeboat made good speed in rough seas and could

hat do you know about Trecco Bay? Most people think of it as a caravan park and give scant thought to the amenities and facilities available. Trecco Bay Holiday Park is almost a small town with its shops and leisure facilities and - a church. The church has been there since the late Sir Leslie Joseph began the holiday site. It is built in the shape of a tent because tents were the original camp site and was dedicated to St. Mary by the then Bishop of Llandaff; the Church in Wales assumed responsibility for its use and the worship there. During August, which is the busiest holiday period, services were held every Sunday. ‘Family Fun’ afternoons with games, handicrafts, puzzles, refreshments etc for all the family and an ‘8 til late’ evening drop-in during the week were held with assistance from the Church Army. There is a large resident population at Trecco Bay Holiday Park who require the same pastoral care as any other community. It is intended, therefore, that a similar programme will run through the

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outstanding success, with over 4,000 ladies, all dressed in pink, running for this wonderful cause. Just to remind you, as well, that our car boot sales in September will be held on Sundays 4th and 18th September – usual format £6 a car and £12 for a van – see you there. » Supplied by Linda Wade and Staff, The Rest, Porthcawl. Tel: 01656 772066

Time Team at Kenfig enfig Nature Reserve had a great week Time Team at in August with Kenfig Nature Reserve the Time Team production unit filming the last programme of the 2011 series. The dig near Kenfig Castle was very successful with some impressive discoveries about the village that was buried by windblown sand several hundred years ago. Some of the team rated the Kenfig dig as in the top ten for the whole 19 year series! The programme is due to be aired in the first half of 2012. » D Carrington

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Kenfig and the Vikings n 793 AD the Vikings raided the monastery of Lindisfarne in Northumbria. This attack alerted Britain to a new threat and although it has become popular to replace the idea of invasion with one of a native culture slowly absorbing the influence of a foreign culture, the chronicles of the time suggest that when the Vikings first arrived they did so with hostile intent. The Gwentian chronicle of Caradoc of Llancarvan states that in 893 A.D. the Vikings burnt and raided Llantwit Major, Llancarvan and Kenfig. The legitimacy of such chronicles is always in dispute; however, the mention of Kenfig by name does imply the existence of a settlement at this time. It has been suggested that Kenfig was named by the Vikings and that the word derives from

the Danish language and means ‘the bend in the River Ken’. Certainly, nearby Sker appears to be a corruption of sjer, the Danish for reefs or rocks. Other local names of possible Scandinavian origin include Tusker, Nash, Lundy, Skomer and Skokholm. Equally, it is possible that Kenfig derives from the Welsh, Cen-y-ffig, meaning the head of the swamp, which seems to tie in neatly with the pool. A further idea is that Kenfig is named after a lord, Cynffig, who ruled the region before the Normans arrived in the 11th century. In medieval times the land between the Hall and Marlas was known as Dane’s Vale thus indicating that the Vikings not only found their way to Kenfig, but also settled in the area. » Mansel Jones, author of Tangwstyl www.mansel-jones.com

Y Cefn Gwyrdd, Cefn Cribwr hat a summer! Y Cefn Gwyrdd’s activities were severely effected by the awful weather Y Cefn Gwyrdd and our 25th village barbecue at Cefn Junction Signal box eventually went ahead. Our open weekend could be described as one of contrasts...sunshine and visitors on the Saturday and monsoon rain on Sunday! The Box will be open again on August Bank Holiday and on the 24th of September when guided tours of the ironworks will start at here, as part of the Civic Trust Open Doors venture. Y Cefn Gwyrdd is again contributing to the county’s Love to Walk festival this year. On 2nd October at 2pm a guided walk entitled Bedford’s Realm will trace the history of the ironmaster, John Bedford. On Wednesday 5th October [3pm] John Mason will lead a walk along the trails around Kenfig once trod by Ben Evans who lived on the dunes for nearly a quarter of a century. This will be followed by entertainment at the Prince based upon Ben, the maid of Sker and other local tales. On Sat 8th Neville Granville will lead a walk entitled Iron Coal and Rail from Park Slip Nature Centre to Cefn Cribwr. » John Mason

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LEGAL Award winning practice continues with its commitment to Porthcawl residents annon & Smith Law Practice have been holding free satellite legal clinics at the Fairways Hotel in Porthcawl. Danielle Smith, an expert solicitor with the firm and resident of Porthcawl has told the Seaside News that the firm intends to hold clinics well into the future and possibly set up a permanent presence within the locality. Danielle said “We have been astounded by the visitors we have received seeking legal advice. For each clinic held, we have had more visitors

each time and it seems that there is a need for friendly supportive advice in my home town. I have always wished to return and offer my services and the level of interest our clinic has attracted, may mean that we will offer more permanence to the locality. We pride ourselves upon our approach and we are known as 'The People’s Solicitors' for good reason“. If you have any queries upon any legal topic and would like free advice, pop into the clinic at the Fairways Hotel, alternate Thursdays from 9am to 12pm. If however your query cannot wait the firm would be more than happy to offer you 20 minutes complimentary advice at other times by calling 0844 209 1548. » Danielle Smith, Cannon & Smith, see advert, right,for details

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BUSINESS & FINANCE Business Property Relief and Inheritance Tax

here circumstances permit, the Inheritance Tax (IHT) efficiency of a will can be maximised by leaving assets that qualify for 100% Business Property Relief (BPR) directly to your children. If it is not desirable to leave such assets directly, an alternative approach would be to leave the business assets in a trust, as a chargeable transfer, where your children are the beneficiaries. As the assets have a zero value for IHT purposes, there will be no IHT charge on the transfer into the trust. If the intention is to leave business assets to the surviving spouse, and finances permit, a further IHT strategy could be considered. This involves leaving the business assets to your children, IHT exempt, and for the spouse to purchase these assets subsequently. The children would then have the cash value of the business without suffering any IHT loss. The business assets would re-qualify for BPR after the spouse had owned them

for a further two year period. These assets could then be left to the children, again, in the surviving spouse’s will. Your children could therefore inherit an unlimited value of business assets twice, and free from IHT on both occasions. Such planning obviously relies on the spouse having sufficient resources to fund the purchase. A variation on this theme would be to leave the business assets to a discretionary will trust and for the surviving spouse to purchase them, at arm’s length from the trustees. Specialist legal advice should always be sought before proceeding with such an arrangement, as there are certain pitfalls that could undermine its IHT effectiveness. At One Life Financial Planning Ltd we work closely with a team of legal and accountancy professionals who specialise in this area and will help to formulate a plan that would be specifically designed to meet your needs. If you would like further information on these arrangements or general advice on inheritance tax planning, please do not hesitate to contact me. » Chris Ellis, One Life Financial Planning Ltd: 01656 785700

Free will writing service…

ince launching our free will writing service at the beginning of the year, we have now helped over 130 people complete a new will. Each person has asked us the same question…what is the catch? The answer quite simply is there isn’t one. We do not name ourselves as executors, we do not insist you buy something else, we simply have subsided the writing of wills free of charge. Writing a will encourages every one to actively consider their financial situation. It engages a thought process as to what would happen if you were to die. Who will have what and how will those I leave behind cope financially. It actively looks at how things are owned for example a home owned as joint tenants, means that meaning that if one owner dies, that owner's interest in the property will pass to the surviving owner or owners. Some people would not want their home to pass to the joint owner. They may fear that the co-owner may re-marry and their dependent children

may possibly be left with nothing. Structuring your estate properly will ensure that after your days, your children will at least be certain of legacy, irrespective of a partner's future actions. People living with their partner outside marriage or civil partnership are most at risk. If there are no close relatives then the entire estate goes to the crown under intestacy rules, regardless of any unmarried partner who may have lived with the deceased – risking leaving your partner homeless. You can buy do-it-yourself kits from WH Smith or the Post Office for between £5 and £20, but these can be difficult to complete accurately, particularly if your financial affairs are complicated. Completing the forms wrongly could mean your will is invalid, leaving your estate ruled by the laws of intestacy or open to challenge. At Bartholomew Hawkins we arrange for you to have your will professionally written completely free of charge. Don’t leave any thing to chance call us today 01656 644401.

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Equity release for your home in the sun his month I wanted to talk about one of the great opportunities presented by equity release for those aged over 55, owning a second home abroad. With the cost of a return flight from the UK to Spain costing sometimes a little over £50, can you imagine escaping the dreary rain to spend time in your home in the sun? Surely that’s a luxury reserved for the wealthy isn’t it? Well, if you are over 55 years of age and you own your home, maybe not. Retirement in our view should be a time to enjoy the rewards of your hard work throughout life and to look forward to doing the things you enjoy. Over the years, your home will have provided you with fond memories, comfort and security and your home is probably now your biggest financial asset. It’s your home that may provide you with the opportunity to secure a far more rewarding retirement. ‘But what about the children’s inheritance?’ you may say. You may be surprised to hear that actually,

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your children would probably prefer you enjoy your retirement years. Attitudes are changing and it is no longer the unspoken rule that the children will automatically inherit their parents' home. After all, some of today’s younger generation are better off financially than their parents were at the same age. For those concerned about spending their children's inheritance, it’s also worth remembering that your children will potentially inherit your holiday home abroad. If you choose a provider that is a member of Safe Home Income Plans, you can feel safe in the knowledge that member firms have to abide by a code of conduct and meet certain strict guarantees. One of these is the right to remain in your property for life providing it remains your main residence. If you are interested in releasing equity from your home, give us a call. We will explain what your options are and provide you with a free initial consultation and an illustration. It won’t cost you anything for the initial consultation and you certainly won’t be obligated to go ahead. If you want to find out more about equity release, call Bryan Davies for

a free information pack on 01656 653500. » Bryan Davies, Bright Financial Solutions. See advert, below left

Getting to Google’s heart o get to Google’s heart and have your site appear in this search engine is not the impossible feat people believe it to be. There is one way to Google’s heart and the top of this search engine, and that is through relevance. Google has founded its success upon relevance, and if you follow their simple guidelines, achieving top positions is not beyond anyone's reach. If you have a well designed website that contains unique and relevant content then the chances are Google will like your site. There is another deciding factor that Google uses to determine rank positions and this involves link building from other sites. Google will find out how many links are pointing to your website from other websites and use this information to

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determine relevance. If Google finds links too your websites from other relevant websites and those links use relevant keywords, Google will recognise this. This is why linking from relevant sites is very beneficial and will increase your chances of being found in Google's search results. If you require further information or require a free consultation please call us on 01656 773388. » Steve Protheroe, South Wales Web Solutions, 7a Station Hill, New Road, Porthcawl CF36 5DL. See advert below…


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Right: Bridgend homeowner has windows paid for

Bridgend homeowner has windows paid for Bridgend homeowner has had the cost of his window installation paid for by Saint-Gobain Glass through the “PLANITHERM £80,000 windows giveaway”, part of the national marketing campaign to increase awareness of this marketleading energy efficient glass. Des Phillips chose A rated windows from registered installer MPN Windows in Bridgend, and was presented with a cheque for the total cost of installation! The units were manufactured using PLANITHERM, the UK’s most energy efficient glass, and supplied by Swansea-based Glass Systems Ltd. Paul Webster is delighted that one of his customers was chosen as it recognises the efforts by MPN to bring the benefits of A-rated windows to his customers: “Selling A-rated windows is our main objective and our sales are hitting record figures. On learning about the PLANITHERM Installer Network, we joined immediately – and look what that support has done for us!” The marketing campaign is funded through CERT (Carbon Emissions Reduction Target), a government

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mechanism for improving the energy efficiency of the existing housing stock. It is a legal obligation on the six largest energy suppliers to achieve carbon dioxide emissions reductions from domestic buildings throughout the UK. » Paul Webster, MPN Windows, Doors & Conservatories. Showroom at 10a Ewenny Road, Bridgend CF31 3HL. 01656 648464. See advert for details

Noticeable upturn in first time buyer market eter Alan estate agents in Porthcawl were today pleased to report a positive trend in the first time buyer end of the market since the half year mark, during July and early August they report that demand for properties below the stamp duty threshold of £125,000 has seen a marked increase. The branch report that since the half year they have been agreeing sales for clients within 91% of their asking price on average but their results have shown that properties below the threshold have been achieving in excess of 95% of their asking prices underpinning their belief that healthy

demand in this price bracket is helping to bolster property prices. The agency which has branches across South Wales was delighted to see some positive trends in this sector of the market following a relatively flat market trend that had existed since the downturn back in 2008. Mrs Margaret Smith who has recently sold her property through the Porthcawl branch commented "I was expecting not to sell my property for at least three to four months as I was aware the market was not buoyant, so I was very pleasantly surprised when I received a call with an acceptable offer after only three weeks of marketing. I have to say that the staff at the Porthcawl branch have been incredible and I would recommend them to anyone. I chose Peter Alan due to their coverage across South Wales and can't praise their valuer Hollie enough as she gave me good advice and was marvellous". The Porthcawl branch also reported that sales below the stamp duty threshold had accounted for 40% of their total sales since the half year, this is a marked increase over the first six months which leaned far more to the upper end of the market which they maintain still remains strong. Christine Armsby branch manager commented "Since the downturn in the market

it has been evident that distinctive homes have bucked the trend and continued selling despite pressures on lending and customer confidence, the other end of the market however saw a decline with a decrease in clients buying holiday homes and first time buyers struggling to get finance. I was delighted to see that since the half year the first time buyer end of the market was improving as this will build chains and enable middle market clients to move also. We have seen two distinctive types of buyers returning to the lower end of the market, first time buyers are taking advantage of reduced interest rates and first time buyer deals whilst investors have been returning to take advantage of reduced prices and attractive buy-to-let deals". The Porthcawl team have stated that they would be more than happy to discuss the current market and offer advice to anyone who may be thinking of selling their property. If you are interested in discussing the current market or would like a free market appraisal then contact the Porthcawl team on (01656) 771600 or e-mail on porthcawl@peteralan.co.uk » Christine Armsby, Peter Alan Estate Agents, www.peteralan.co.uk

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HEALTH & BEAUTY Fibre in your diet

o you think that as a nation we eat enough fibre? No! Research suggests that we only eat about half as much fibre as we should. Yet, fibre can help you to lose weight. Fibre rich foods can help you to feel fuller when you eat. It’s not hard to boost your fibre intake. Do it easily with these 5 simple tips: 1. Eat your fruits Eat, rather than drink, your fruit and veg. When either are processed to make juice, most of the beneficial fibre is taken out. 2. Read nutrition labels Read nutrition labels and choose foods with the highest dietary-fibre per serving.

Keep your teeth where they belong - wear a mouthguard! ’m sure we’re all looking forward to the Rugby World Cup starting September, a quick glance at the teams shows all players wearing a mouthguard. In fact the Rugby Union Rules dictate “that all players...must have a mouthguard”. If you play a contact sport there’s a 1 in 10 chance of sustaining an injury to your mouth or jaw during the playing season. Such injuries could be

almost totally prevented by wearing a well-fitting mouthguard. If the worst happens and you lost an adult tooth on the playing field, would you know what to do? It is important to act quickly. 1. Find the tooth. 2. If the tooth is clean. Hold it by the crown and gently push it back into it’s socket. 3.. If the tooth is dirty. Rinse gently in milk or cold water before pushing it back into place 4. Hold the tooth in place by biting down on

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3. Eat your vegetables Eat your vegetables, and then some! Aim for making vegetables, preferably fibre-rich types like greens and broccoli, a part of every meal and snack 4. Don’t peel edible skins from fruits and vegetables Don’t peel edible skins from fruits and vegetables, when possible. Wash skins thoroughly before eating. 5. Eat beans, lentils and split peas They are filling, fibre-rich, cheap, and, if tinned, convenient. Lentils are high in protein and fibre, and low in fat so they are a great substitute for meat. Add them to soups, stews and salads to bulk out, add fibre and protein – all can help fill you up for longer. » Catherine Tuck, Rosemary Conley Diet & Fitness, 01656 745245 (see ad, below left, for further details)

a clean handkerchief. 5. Go to your dentist immediately. Here at Talbot Road Dental Practice we are happy to provide custom-made mouthguards in team colours for individuals or groups. For further information please contact the practice on 01639 882280. » Ann-Marie, Talbot Road Dental Clinic. See advert below for details


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Saturated fats and coconut oil ou've no doubt noticed that for about the last 60 years the majority of health care officials and the media have been telling you saturated fats are bad for your health and lead to a host of negative consequences, like elevated cholesterol, obesity, heart disease and Alzheimer's disease. Did you know that multiple studies on Pacific Island populations who get 30-60% of their total caloric intake from fully saturated coconut oil have all shown nearly non-existent rates of cardiovascular disease? The fact is, all saturated fats are not created equal. The operative word here is

"created", because some saturated fats occur naturally, while other fats are artificially manipulated into a saturated state through the man-made process called hydrogenation. The medical and scientific communities are now fairly united in the opinion that hydrogenated vegetable and seed oils should be avoided. These unsaturated fats, artificially manipulated into saturated fats, are also called trans fats, and no doubt you've heard about them. There is no controversy anymore regarding the health dangers of these artificially saturated fats, but coconut oil is different. The naturally occurring saturated fat in coconut oil actually has some amazing health benefits, such as: • Promoting your heart health • Promoting weight loss

• Supporting your immune system • Supporting a healthy metabolism • Providing you with an immediate energy source • Keeping your skin healthy and youthful looking • Supporting the proper functioning of your thyroid gland This is only a section of the article, to see the full report go to www.mercola. com. Other websites for health related news and views, www.naturalnews.com, www.eclub@campaignfortruth.com » Supplied by Glyn Hardwicke, distributor of Neways toxin-free products, ID No 210123822 www. neways.eu. Email glyn.hardwicke@ gmail.com Use sponsor ID: 210123822

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Why can’t you resist? HEALTH & BEAUTY  I deserve a treat  I need cheering up  One won’t hurt

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Portabello mushroom

Filled with apple and Caerphilly cheese rarebit, served with a crunchy pear and celeriac salad

(Serves 4 as a starter or 2 as a main) INGREDIENTS • Portabello mushrooms x 4 • Butter Rarebit: • Caerphilly cheese 6oz • 1 egg • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard • 100 ml beer (real ale) • Splash of Worcestershire sauce Salad: • 1 small celeriac • 2 pears (conference) • 1 small bunch of watercress • Salt & pepper

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RECIPE • To make the rarebit grate the Caerphilly cheese, season and add the Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, egg and a small amount of beer until you get a spooning consistency (not too runny). • Spoon the mixture on top of the mushrooms and put back into the oven and cook for a further 5-10 minutes until golden brown. • To make the celeriac salad, grate the celeriac and pear and mix together and add some watercress leaves and lightly season. • Put all of the vinaigrette ingredients into a bowl and mix together. • Add a little of the vinaigrette to the celeriac and pear salad and lightly toss together. Arrange neatly on a plate. Take the mushrooms out of the oven and place on the salad and serve. » Exclusive recipe for the Seaside News by Heronston Hotel's Head Chef Jason Whetton, see advert, left, for details

Vinaigrette: • 1 part olive oil, 2 parts white wine vinegar, ¼ teaspoon mustard, salt, pepper, • 1 teaspoon honey

METHOD • Take the centre out of the mushrooms and place on a baking tray. Place a knob of butter on each one, season and place in an oven at 180°C for approximately 10-15 minutes. Cook until just soft.

Bridgend’s feast of activities goes global! video taken from one of Bridgend town centre’s most successful events has been shown on US television. Feastival, the Wales Alternative Food Festival organised by Bridgend County Borough Council, was held for the first time last year and was an outstanding success attracting more than 35,000 people to the town. One of Feastival 2010’s main attractions was a 10 foot high ‘cauliflower sheep’ created to highlight food recycling and filmed using time-lapse photography especially for release on YouTube. And even though the ambitious food art project eventually collapsed, the sheep has become an internet hit and attracted the interest of US TV producers and has been featured on their version of ‘You’ve Been Framed’. Councillor David Sage, Deputy Leader for Bridgend County Borough Council, said: “The cauliflower sheep was probably one of the most unusual things ever seen at a Food Festival in the UK and it certainly put Bridgend on the map. “We’re already wondering who will be the star of this year’s Feastival. I feel sure we will have a surprise or two to ensure it lives up to its alternative status.” Feastival - The Wales Alternative Food Festival will be returning to Bridgend on 30 September and 1 October 2011. » Michelle Bower, BCBC

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ARTS Stag's World of Rock!

i again. I was going to tell you how good Iron Maiden were on their recent tour but my invite never came. I wonder if it's anything to do with turning down a support spot many years ago when they were unknown? Instead I headlined my own UK tour and even had a young band 17 on tow. Some months later they became The Alarm, cracked America, and went on to sell 8 million records. You never know what's around the corner. As much as I love live music, I fear Porthcawl is in overkill. Six venues are having bands, all on Friday, and Sunday is even worse. Come the dark wet nights, some pubs are bound to suffer. I hope landlords will get together and stagger their nights so they all have a fair bite of the cherry. Why not a Saturday ban night? Sorry I missed Daz Cortina (Muppet) down the Seahorse, I was told he was ace. Bridgend's Sex has a greatest hits CD coming out. The band features Phil Jones, who writes and sings all the songs and they've been together for 25 years in various lineups and still rocking. Next month I will review this CD. Mark a date, Porthcawl Soul Club is

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holding a 60s soul night at the Grand Pavilion on 8th October; with D5s is Sean Chapman, Sue Taylor, and our very own top man Nigel Graham. » Stag (07788) 962028

The Blues Brothers rock! f you are the betting type…ask someone to name one film that featured James Brown, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Cab Calloway, Stephen Spielberg, Twiggy, Joe Walsh, John Candy, Carrie Fisher, Mr T, John Landis, Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi. If you guessed The Blues Brothers you’re right! This is like the surfer’s perfect wave of musical films. It’s big, wild, fast and full of some of the best music you’ll ever hear. The movie's plot is simple. Brothers Jake and Elwood visit their old orphanage and learn that its future is in jeopardy because of five thousand dollars due in back taxes. Their plan is to raise the money by getting their old band together and putting on a show. Sure you can sit all alone by yourself and watch a dvd – but this is a chance to get together with other people who love film and have a good time. Come see for yourself as Porthcawl

POEMS Ice age summer

The sun shines but no real warmth, A cold wind persistently blows In an icy grip, the wind, like tendrils Delivers the austere hold on life And all whilst the sun weakly wanes. Trees rustle as the wind resolutely drives them, Bending and windswept boughs of blossom and fruit, Swaying constantly in the wind that has blown ceaselessly For weeks on end and cutting short flowering bloom time. Whilst the sun ekes out its Summer high rays. Cold winds creep across the land; whilst blue is the Sky above with hardly a cloud in the heavens, Windswept showers leaves the land languishing For want of rainwater, as crops become stunted, sparse Endeavouring - the sun though not warm evaporating it all. Gale force winds drive away the rain, all too fleeting rain, And the precious top soil, from which all sustenance stems Once green and lush, fertile soil, turning barren in the sun.

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Regiments of dwarf foliage bear up against the wind and sun. Whilst the earth on an oval orbit, ice age learning curve. » Anita Griffiths, Pyle

Porthcawl’s Oxpeckers Many long years ago – Nigh half a lifetime now – On Hwange’s plains, with joy I watched two oxpeckers, Bright and long of bill, (Made for the task) Pick ticks from backs of Grazing rhino, still-standing, Bored but satisfied – In symbiotic satisfaction To them both. Now from my Porthcawl Room I see great flocks Of grey-black jackdaws (Their strong, slate beaks, For other purpose made) A-mount and all around The farmer’s placid sheep, To find occasional grub. The massive rhino smiled, Grateful to the graceful birds For cleansing their great Folds of skin; the pecking birds, Too, happy in their service to

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Film Club begins a second season at the Grand Pavilion with The Blues Brothers, 20 September 2011, 7.30pm. Tickets are £4 and available through the Grand Pavilion Box Office: 01656 815995. » Monica Boehringer

Porthcawl Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society AODS ended their current season with an appearance at Porthcawl Carnival. The theme of the carnival was Musical Theatre which fell very nicely into the lap of the society as they were able to gain a little bit of early publicity for their 2012 performance of The Sound of Music. PAODS new season will commence early in September with rehearsals for “Broadway” continuing in readiness for our winter show in November when we will be performing in a musical review on stage at the Grand Pavilion, together with the RAF St Athan Voluntary Band. A reminder to all paid up members that the society AGM will be taking place at the Hi-Tide on Tuesday 20th September at 7pm. This will be

followed by re-enrolment for existing members. Hopefully, our director will be in attendance when he will give an overview of his aspirations for next year’s performance of The Sound of Music. Lapsed members seeking to re-join the society or prospective new members should contact our membership officer, Owen Harris on 01656 743554 or 07968230380 to request an application form. Break a Leg! » Andrew Morgan, Vice Chair

Pyle & Porthcawl Photographic Society hat a great summer we have had, with field trips every Thursday evening, Saturday field trips and a Studio Day/Workshop, and all well attended. We also held the Sony Trophy Competition with a theme of 'Speed' for clubs belonging to the Welsh Photographic Federation. Jennifer Cox ABIPP, ARPS judged the prints and presented the trophies on Sunday 17th July at the Grand Pavilion. The winners were: Best Club Entry – Tenby Camera Club. Best Print – D Edwards of Neath

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The most mighty source Of all their sustenance. The sheep jerk, irritated By the noisome birds That make their host No more than passing Snack provider In their carrion way. » Peter Jenkins, Porthcawl

Nanny and me We’re off to the beach Nanny and me We take buckets and spades To build castles and moats A fishing net too And a little blue boat I hold Nanny's hand As we run on the sand And into the sea We paddle our toes A hat on my head And cream on my nose Then a picnic to eat And ice cream to lick Seashells to find A beach ball to kick Rock pools to fish With my new fishing net We watch the little boats Bobbing about in the sea The seagulls flying by

Then as the sun Goes down in the sky And the clouds over the sea I cuddle up to Nanny And go to sleep on her knee » Sue Waters, Porthcawl

I have a nanny I have a Nanny Special and kind She makes me giggle all the time I am her special Princess And I love her very much I hope she knows she’s in my heart And I always have a smile saved For when I see my nanny To brighten her day I love you nanny XXX » Annalise Lock, North Cornelly

A poem to be spoken quietly It was so quiet that I heard, A flightless feather drop from a snow white, strong, majestic bird. It was so quiet that I heard, A shiny glistening star die and slowly change its colour to a black as dark as you could imagine.


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Photographic Society for 'Horse on the run'. Celtic Camera Centre’s Favourite Print – Andrew Baxter of Tenby Camera Club for 'Dunlin in flight'. The prints from the competition along with recent winners from our internal competitions were exhibited in the main hall of the Grand Pavilion from 31st July until 5th August, as part of their Summer Arts Festival. The exhibition was a great success, with over 1,000 visitors. Our new 2011/2012 season starts on Thursday 1st September with

an enrolment and social evening. We have a full programme running through to next summer; details on our website at pyle-porthcawl-ps. co.uk, so if you have an interest in photography come and join us any Thursday evening at the Rest from 7.15pm.

It was so quiet that I heard, Sly white smoke leave the red hot steaming fire and go through the long brick chimney out into the cold night air. It was so quiet that I heard, Living letters in a book whisper quietly to me as they say, "Hello." It was so quiet that I heard, The light wind from a far distance screaming at the top of its voice, then suddenly get quieter as the wind dies away. It was so quiet that I heard, The half moon tell a bedtime story to all the tiny twinkling stars in the sky.

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» Abbi Audsley (Age 9), Porthcawl

Diamonds aren't forever I held in my hand a diamond, In my fist I clenched it tight, Scared it would be lost to me, Or taken in the night. So tight I grasped it fiercely, Where none could see its shine, A steel cage formed by fingers, Protecting what was mine. Yet one day my grip failed me, As all things occasionally must. And where I'd held that diamond, I found only dust. From this, I think, a lesson, One that all should know. No thing is more important, than knowing when to let it go. » Lee Douglas, North Cornelly

» Glyn Edmunds, Pyle & Porthcawl Photographic Society, 01656 772831 | publicity.officer@pyleporthcawl-ps.co.uk www.pyle-porthcawl-ps.co.uk

Cupping my hands around my chosen liquor In my soft and far too comfortable chair Impossible to get out of to make it We stared into the fire Imagination fully wired. Buddha by the tree Witches by their cauldron Like cowboys round lit logs We, happy and free with further to see. The mountains of the Himalayas Fish and boats on rivers like the Nile Mexicans with their wine But you are mine for all time! When I hold you in my loving hands Pressed to pursed lips on Rest Bay sands Vacuum flask already supplied and close to hand Tea to stomach applied across the Land, You are all mine, no drop spared No-one takes the cup from me As if they dared! » Gareth T Price, Porthcawl

A comedy against kiddies TV There was a little pigly dear, known from TV screens both far and near There was only sweetness in her sugar coated land, or that as least, was what she came to understand.

She skipped one day, just a little far, and saw a sign for farmer Mears’ abattoir. ‘‘What’s that?’’ she asked not knowing at all, and with his lies Mr. Mears had a ball. ‘‘Oh, it’s a sort of funhouse,’’ he said, beady eyes near glowing red. ‘‘It’s got candy and foam things and a lot of rides, to see it all just step inside.’’ She followed his fiendish directions, with not one hint of a detection, he said ‘‘it's there, just at the top.’’ From then on it was chop, chop, chop!!!

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My daughter was breaking her heart today, And I just don't know what to do, She cried all day yesterday, And probably tomorrow too.

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Written for a brother suffering from Alzheimer's Three little girls, just one boy, our big brother And oh, it was fun as we grew up together You might taunt us and tease us, but always we knew Your support and protection as together we grew And always in all we were there for each other Out of childhood and youth you were still our big brother And boldly we stepped into new life together This life of adventure, of faith and of fun Knowing in all that the race must be run Always sharing our faith with John, our

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And now, older grown, what far paths we have trod In life’s great adventure of walking with God And though memories fade of our blessed yesteryear Yet strong is that bond that still holds us each dear And we’re thanking God for you, still John, our big brother. » Pauline Lewis, Porthcawl

To the young ones

She's losing her friends one by one, A sorrow a child should not know, Why do they think life's a burden, And problems are what make us grow. Life's a gift and is special, We don't know what road we will take. You kids, stop hurting your loved ones, There's no need for goodness sake. The sadness that you leave behind is wrong, when there's no reason why. You were born to live out your life. Why do you think you must die? My daughter was crying today And also the rest of the crowd. So please please please all you kids, No more! I beg you out loud. » Anon, Porthcawl


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Brett Battles: The Silenced

Judi Dench: And Furthermore

Dilly Court: Cinderella Sister

Eva Gabrielsson: Stieg & Me, Memories of My Life with Stieg Larsson

Tess Gerritsen: The Silent Girl Alan Hollinghurst: The Stranger’s Child Santa Montefiore: The House By The Sea Sheila O’Flanagan: All For You

Heini Gruffudd: Welsh Talk Rosina Harrison: The Lady’s Maid John Hill: Ken Loach: The Politics of Film and Television

Karin Slaughter: Fallen

Lisa Maxwell: Not That Kinda Girl

Tom Rob Smith: Agent 6

Tatum O’Neill: Found: A Daughter’s Journey Home

Danielle Steel: Happy Birthday Peter Tremayne: Behold a Pale Horse

Lily Vanilli: A Zombie Ate My Cupcake Danny Wallace: More Awkward Situations for Men Louise Wener: Just For One Day: Adventures in Britpop

All these books and many more are available to order, free of charge. Remember that it costs nothing to join the library, nothing to borrow books and only a small charge is made for DVDs, CDs and Audio books.

Local book: Revenge, by Joe Ludlow evenge is a fast moving fiction novel about Middle East terrorism. Al Qaeda is hell bent on ridding the Muslim countries of the Middle East of Zionism and Western influence. To achieve this they plan another spectacular that will dwarf 9/11. Their plan is to smuggle suitcase nuclear devices into both Israel and the USA where they aim to detonate them in the cities of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Washington DC.

Israel’s Mossad agents with their sister organisation Shin Bet plus the FBI in the USA, try and thwart Al Qaeda’s plans. The race to locate the nukes is littered with near misses resulting in a measure of both success and failure. However, the climax of the story does not go according to Al Qaeda’s plans, even though they deem their operation a success. » For further information please email revengebook@sky.com or visit www.jdvludlow.co.uk Revenge is NOW AVAILABLE from www.amazon.co.uk in paperback copy and from www.amazon.com in Kindle format

Book Of The Month:

The House by the Sea by Santa Montefiore his new novel spanning four decades and sweeping between Italy and Devon is a moving and mysterious tale of love, forgiveness and families. It starts with ten-year-old Floriana who is captivated by the beauty of the magnificent Tuscan villa that overlooks the sea just outside her small village. One day, Dante, the son of the villa's powerful industrialist owner, invites her inside. But as they grow up they cross an unseen line, jeopardising the very thing they hold most dear. Decades later, a beautiful old country house hotel on England's Devon coast has fallen on hard times but this summer’s artist-in-residence Rafael Santoro is charismatic who begins to pacify the discord in her family is not who he seems. He has his own agenda. Whether to destroy, to seduce, or to heal, it is certain to affect them all. » Elaine Winstanley, Porthcawl Library Tel: 01656 754845, Email: porthcawllib@ bridgend.gov.uk

Circus Stars, our Summer Reading Challenge has been very successful, and I’m looking forward to visiting the local schools to hand out certificates to those who have completed the challenge. So if your children haven’t quite finished, please encourage them to do so before the 11 September. If your organisation would like me to come and visit and speak about the library service then do get in touch. There really is something for everyone here from books for family history, DVDs to story-times and crafts. Bounce and Rhyme is changing to the second Wednesday of the month (except December) and is at 1.30pm and is a great way to introduce little ones to the pleasure of nursery rhymes.

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HOME & GARDEN Cefn Cribwr Gardening Club

e had a lovely talk last month from Dan the Park Ranger at Bryngarw Park all about ways to encourage butterflies, bees and other wildlife into your garden, so thank you Dan we all enjoyed it very much and learnt lots of new things. Britain has about 16 million back gardens all containing more than 4,000 invertebrates and roughly 250 plants and if you include soil micro-organisms about 3.5 million species (I think most of mine are slugs!). I have learnt that eggshells are a good natural fertilizer – take 4 or five broken shells, put into about 2 pints of water and leave stand for 24 hours. The water is then marvellous for your houseplants! I’ve been advised that a good tip when transplanting trees and shrubs is always to choose a month without an ‘r’ in so never in May, June, July of August. We have a social evening at Cefn Green Hall on September 26th when we have a quiz, bring your own drinks and nibbles and join the fun all are welcome and we love to see new faces, also next coffee morning on Saturday 3rd, 10-12am.

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Porthcawl Floral Arrangement Society

has won many prizes in competitions including at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show. » Chris Early. earlycefn@btinternet.com Much honour has been brought to the club by the President, Sylvia Lewis, through her work as Area and orthcawl Flower Club was National Demonstrator and Judge formed in 1962 and continues to and by representing NAFAS in several give much pleasure to its members. eptember is alas the end of the countries around the world. The club is An interesting and varied programme school holidays and back to very ably managed by the chairman, is planned for the club's 50th work with extra work needed in the Dwynwen Jones, helped by a hardanniversary next year. Meeting in garden to keep it looking its best working committee. Donations have Awel-y-Mor on alternate Wednesdays, before the inevitable first frosts. been made to two charities - Headway the club is affiliated to the National The lawn has probably received a which supports those who have Association of Flower Arranging battering from footballs and such like suffered serious head injuries and also Societies and can therefore engage (as well as the rain) so now is the Breast Cancer Wales. Area and National demonstrators of time to mow, rake, mow again at right A warm welcome awaits all exceptional quality. Alternating with angles, spike it, feed it and top dress. who wish to join. Come along and demonstrations, there are practice Veg growth is slowing down but evenings with the tutor Maureen Fargie experience friendship through flowers. there should still be plenty to pick. WITH STORAGE FOOTSTOOL BARKER RANGEFurther FROM DFS COST £1400FROM information fromRANGE 785388. STORAGE FOOTSTOOL LINDA BARKER helpingWITH andLINDA advising beginners and If you have a glut then make jams more experienced arrangers. Maureen » Mair Stockford chutney etc for Christmas presents.

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Road, Pencoed, 7.30–9.30pm. Mixed voices, new members welcome. Contact Helen: 01656 861481

Bryntirion. Classes in Drama/ Tap/ Jazz/ Acrobatics/ Line/Ballet. Telephone: 07980 039128

» ANCIENT ART OF BELLRINGING, PORTHCAWL @ St. Johns Church, Newton Green, Porthcawl 7.45-9pm. For more information email ruth.birch@hotmail.co.uk

» PORTHCAWL CHORAL SOCIETY PRACTICE @ Trinity Church 7.15–9.15pm. Mixed voice choir. New members welcome. Call 01656 784211

» EXERCISE FOR THE OVER 50S @ NEWTON INSTITUTE, PORTHCAWL 10.30–11.30am Based on pilates with instructor Sue Cheesebrough – two time Olympian & Commonwealth silver medal winning athlete. Call 07866 313623

» BALLROOM & SEQUENCE DANCING, PORTHCAWL (EXCEPT BANK HOLS) @ the Awel-y-Mor Centre. 2–4.30pm. Admission £2. Tel: 01656 783344 » BELLY DANCING CLASSES with Elindia at the Newton Institute, Porthcawl. 1.15–2.15pm: beginners and refreshers; 2.30–3.30pm: refreshers and improvers. NEW INFO » BRIDGEND & DISTRICT CAMERA CLUB @ Nolton Church Hall, Merthyr Mawr Rd, Bridgend at 7.30pm. Disabled access. Contact: info@bridgendcameraclub.co.uk » BRIDGEND WARRIORS KICKBOXING CLUB, BRIDGEND Above Codys, The Dunraven Arms Hotel, Bridgend. Beginners 6.30–8pm, graded members 7.30–9pm (times overlap). kkaw_copp@hotmail.com » BRIDGEND U3A, BRIDGEND Every 3rd Monday @ The Mission for the Deaf, Coychurch Rd, Bridgend, 2pm. 01656 656207 » CHESS CLUB MEETING, PORTHCAWL Porthcawl Chess Club meet at 7.30pm @ The Fairways Hotel, Porthcawl » CHILDREN'S SWIMMING LESSONS, BRIDGEND @ Heronsbridge School Pool. 5–7.30pm. Also on Tuesdays & Saturdays. Contact Anne: 01656 773475 » COMEDY IMPRO CLUB £15 per term. Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. For more info or to book a place, please call Tracy on (01656) 815995

» PORTHCAWL MERMAIDS WOMEN'S NETBALL 6.30–8pm@ Porthcawl Comp Sports Hall. £30 for 12 weeks. Any queries contact Danielle 772918 » PORTHCAWL SHOTOKAN KARATE CLUB FREE beginners karate course, with 5th dan Christian Whale. 4.45–5.45pm at Awel Y Mor centre, Porthcawl. Just turn up or call Christian on 07784 317151. All ages welcome. Regular Training for all Martial Arts graded students of all ages 5.45–7pm » ROYAL MARINES ASSOCIATION, SWANSEA BAY BRANCH Last MONDAY of every month. Further details 01656 670224 NEW DAY » SALSA DANCE BEG/IMP, BRIDGEND 8pm @ The Dance Centre/Labour Club Bryntirion, 01656 652165 » SNAC - SPECIAL NEEDS ACTIVITY CLUB, MARGAM Adult Social Night 6.30 - 9.00pm £4 entry. Contact Cheryl 01639 899666 » TAI CHI FOR HEALTH, PORTHCAWL (EXCEPT BANK HOLIDAYS) @ Awel Y Mor Centre, Porthcawl. 10–11.30am. Also evening classes at other venues. www. myweb.tiscali.co.uk/suntaichi » TANG SOO DO, PYLE & DISTRICT (Korean self defence). No training fee for 1st month. 5–6.30pm mixed class (also Fridays). All classes held upstairs in Pyle Life Center contact Kyo Sa Nim Gareth Powell on 01656 659592/ 07884 295499/gareth.powell@ tangsoodo.co.uk

» CYLCH MEITHRIN, PORTHCAWL Open Mon–Fri 9.15am-1.15pm. Welsh Nursery at Tabernacl Chapel, Fenton Place. Nicola Gamble 07789 446407 or Nicola Jenkins 07931 957668. For children 2+ years

» YOGA CLASSES, PORTHCAWL With Carol Curtis Jones. British Wheel of Yoga teacher. Trinity Church, Porthcawl 1–3pm. Beginners welcome. Tel. 01656 773266 NEW INFO

» DANCE CLASSES, BRYNTIRION @ the Dance Studio, Mount Pleasant, Bryntirion. Classes in cheerleading/hip hop/jive for kids/ line adult jive classes 8–9pm. Tel: 07980 039128

» YOGA CLASSES, PORTHCAWL With Carol Curtis Jones. British Wheel of Yoga teacher. Awel-y-Mor. 7.15–9pm. Beginners welcome. Tel. 01656 773266 NEW INFO

» DISCOVERY TOTS BABY & TODDLER CLASSES, COYCHURCH @ Williams Memorial Hall. 10.45–11.45am: Multi Sensory Baby Play (6 wks - 18 mths); 1–2pm: Toddler Play – Multi Sensory, Yoga and Messy Fun! (18 mths - 4 years). Contact Helen: 01656 818727/07795 150602/ info@discoverytots. co.uk/www.discoverytots.co.uk

» ZUMBA @ Labour Club, Bryntirion. 6–7pm. £3.50 per class. Dance fitness class. Come along and have fun, no need to be a dancer, it suits everyone. Everyone welcome, for further details contact Diane Ryan 07773 912728 or on instructors site www.zumba.com

» DRAGON SPORT NETBALL, KENFIG HILL 5-6pm @ Cynffig Sports Hall. Contact: Debbie 07890 582636 » HATHA YOGA CLASSES, PORTHCAWL 6.30–8pm @ St Clare's School. All levels welcome. Please contact Alan Davies, British Wheel of Yoga teacher, on 01639 888705 » INDOOR 5-A-SIDE FOOTBALL LEAGUE, MAESTEG @ Maesteg Comprehensive 6–9pm. Boys 13–15 years. Call Phil on 07535 254290 or email philipnmorgan@sky.com » JUDOKWAI, BRIDGEND @ Cefn Glas, Bridgend, 07530 700243 (Andrew). Juniors (6 to 15 years) 7–8pm. Seniors (16 and over) 8.30–10pm » KENFIG HILL & DISTRICT MALE VOICE CHOIR Rehearsals in the Choral Suite, Green Acre Motel, North Cornelly, 7–9pm. Tel 01656 740766 » KYOKUSHIN KARATE, CEFN CRIBWR @ Green Hall Cefn Cribwr. Juniors Training: 6.30–7.30pm; Seniors 6.30–8.30pm. First lesson free. Juniors £2.50, Seniors £3.00. Ages 6 - 104. Beginners and improver's welcome. Come and get fit and learn the Kyokushin way. Further details cckkc@ hotmail.co.uk. Also on Thursdays » LEARN TO ROCK 'N' ROLL @ Royal British Legion Club, Pyle Road, Bridgend. Jive Lesson. 8–8.45pm. Rock 'n' Roll Disco 8.45–10.30pm. Entrance £3. Info: Frank, 07400 080101 » MID GLAMORGAN ACCORDION BAND, PYLE Rehearsals at Pyle Rugby Club 7–9pm. Beginners and other instruments welcome. Contact Allan Jones: 01639 888053 or Gerry Ezard: 016567 784904 » MONKEY MUSIC FOR BABIES & TODDLERS, BRIDGEND Award winning music classes for babies and toddlers aged 3 months to 4 years. Term time only @ St Marys RC Church Hall, Ewenny road, Bridgend. Contact Emma to book a complimentary session: 01656 649190, emma.loyns@monkeymusic.co.uk, www.monkeymusic.co.uk » OVER 50s KEEP-FIT, BRACKLA Brackla Community Centre. 10.30–11.30am. Come and make new friends and improve your level of fitness. Call Pat on 01656 785148 » PENCOED & DISTRICT CHORAL SOCIETY, PENCOED @ Salem Chapel Vestry, Coychurch

» ZUMBA FITNESS CLASS @ Porthcawl RFC, 10.15 am. with Nikki Qualified Fitness and Zumba Instructor, insured and CRB checked. £3.50 per class please wear trainers and prepare to sweat! All abilities welcome

TUESDAY » 1ST CORNELLY SCOUT GROUP @ Willow Beaver Colony. Ages 6–8, 4.30–5:45pm. Cub Scout Pack. Ages 8–10, 6–8pm. Cornelly Scout & Guide Hall, Meadow Street, North Corrnelly. Contact Rob on F700pff@aol.com or 01656 746564 » ADULT AQUA FIT CLASS, PORTHCAWL @ Splashland Pool, Trecco Bay Holiday Park. 7pm. PLEASE NOTE: Due to a change in the pool timetable there will be no Aqua. CLASSES WILL RESUME September 6th NEW INFO » AEROBICS, KENFIG HILL 6.15–7.15pm @ Cynffig Sports Hall, everyone welcome. Interested? Contact: Debbie 07890 582636. Also on Sunday 5-6pm

» FILM CLUB @ Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. If you love talking about films and want to see a selection of classic and contemporary film from all over the world. Then Porthcawl Film Club is for you. We are screening nine films this season including the Rocky Horror Picture Show! If you would like to be part of the action, please visit our Facebook page or contact the Grand Pavilion Box Office for more details. Admission is £4 per film or £27 for the season. » FRENCH & SPANISH CLUBS FOR CHILDREN, BRIDGEND Aged 4–11 years. A fun program all in French and Spanish. Email: alicastanera@googlemail.com or 07533 597229 » GROUNDWORK ACTIVE PLAY SESSIONS Ages 8-12 @ Newton Park. 4-6pm. A supervised 2 hour activity session with trained Groundwork staff and PCSO Holly. Sports, arts and crafts, and general outdoor activities. All activities are led by the children that attend. » GYMTOTS, KENFIG HILL 2–5yrs @ Cynffig Sports hall. Contact: Debbie 07890 582636 » KICKBOXING CLASSES: BEGINNERS ONLY, BRIDGEND @ Jeff's Kickboxing Gym, Dunraven Arms. 6.30–8pm » KETTLE BELL CLASSES @ Cynffig Comprehensive. 5.15–6.15pm. All over body workout. Interested? please contact Debbie on 07779 709814. Also on a Thursday, 5.45–6.45pm » KOREAN KARATE, PORTHCAWL TANG SOO DO @ All Saints Church Hall, Victoria Avenue, Porthcawl. Tiger tots 4–6 yrs 6–6.30pm, Children 7+ yrs & Adults 6.30–7.30pm. A MONTHS TRAINING FREE FOR NEW STARTERS. Tel : 07788482450, email: porthcawltsd@btinternet.com, web www.ttfuk.co.uk » LADIES ONLY FITNESS SESSIONS, SOUTH CORNELLY @ 2tone fitness, South Cornelly Trading estate. 8–9pm. Please phone Jo on 07730 676664 or 01656 670064 for details » LEGS, BUMS & TUMS @ Griffin Park Community Centre 6.30–7.30pm. Also on Wed @ Awel y Mor 9.30–10.30am. Contact Michelle on 07795 664982 » LIBRARY READERS' GROUPS @ Pencoed Library, every second Tuesday of the month at 10am. Tel: 01656 754840 www.bridgend. gov.uk/libraries Also @ Aberkenfig Library – every first Tuesday of the month at 11.30am. Tel: 01656 754820 email: abkenlib@ bridgend.gov.uk. (NB. No meetings in August) » LINE DANCING FOR BEGINNERS @ NEWTON INSTITUTE, PORTHCAWL 7pm. £3.50 come & make new friends, have fun & learn some great dances » LINE DANCE CLASSES @ Awel y Mor, Porthcawl. Everyone welcome, including beginners – Just turn up. 7pm start, £4 per person. Tel: 01639 631544 or 07770 966624 » NORDIC WALKING FOR BEGINNERS, PORTHCAWL 12–1pm. Meeting at the Shelter Opposite Windsor Road. Poles are provided, please wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes

» BELLY DANCING with Elinda at the Dance Centre, Bryntirion (next to Philco) 6–pm: beginners and refreshers. Please call to book. www.elindiabellydance.webs.com Tel: 01656 863639 / 07824 874511 Email: Elindiabellydance@gmail.com

» OPEN JAM NIGHT @ THE GRAND PAVILION, PORTHCAWL for all musicians and music listeners at 7.30pm. Every fourth Tuesday of the month, tickets: £2. Info: 01656 815995

» BRIDGEND & DISTRICT BONSAI SOCIETY, PYLE Meet first Tuesday of every month @ Pyle Church hall, opposite Clarke’s garage, at 7pm. New members always welcomed. Contact the secretary on 01656 742008 or chairman on 01656 742077

» PARENT DROP-IN SESSION 8.15–10.15am: Nottage Primary; 1.15–3.15pm: Newton Primary. 1st hour, appointment only, 2nd hour, drop in tea, coffe & chat. Call Beckie Price (01656 815243) to make an appointment or email rebecca.price@bridgend.gov.uk

» CHILDREN’S STORYTIME, PYLE @ Pyle Life Centre from 2.15–2.45pm. FREE. Tel: 01656 754850 email: pylelib@bridgend.gov.uk

» PENYBONT LADIES CHOIR PRACTICE, BRIDGEND @ Bryntirion Community Centre, Bridgend, 5–7pm. New members welcome. Ring Joan on 01656 740840

» CORNELLY LUNCHEON CLUB @ Cornelly Community Centre, 12.30pm. Good home food for just £3.50 which includes main meal, pudding, tea/coffee and biscuits, a true bargain! Everyone is welcome and its a great opportunity to get out and meet up with your friends » CYLCH TI & FI (BILINGUAL MOTHER & TODDLER GROUP), PORTHCAWL Ti a Fi Tabernacle, Neuadd Eglwys Tabernacle Church Hall, Elder Lane, Bridgend, 12.45 –2.15pm. Call Lou Stevens-Jones 07966 313609 » DANCE CLASSES, BRYNTIRION @ the Dance Studio Dance Centre, Mount Pleasant,

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» PILATES @ Awel y Mor 9.30–10.30am and Griffin Park Community Centre 7.45 –8.30pm. Call Michelle on 07795 664982 » POEMS AND PINTS, PORTHCAWL Meets at 7.30pm on the third Tuesday of each month in the Lorelei Inn, Esplanade Avenue, Porthcawl. All of those with an active interest in poetry are welcome. See website: poemspints.webs.com » PORTHCAWL GYMNASTICS CLUB (TERM TIME ONLY) Girls and boys gymnastics classes, from 3+ years @ Porthcawl Comprehensive School, Park Avenue. Tel:

07971 476738 » PORTHCAWL MALE CHOIR PRACTICE 7.30pm-9.30pm @ Presbyterian Church, Arlington Road, new members needed. Contact Mike Watkins on 07729 691496. Also on Fridays » SHOTOKAN KARATE, PORTHCAWL @ St. John’s School, 6.30–7.30pm. Call Phil on 07966 624140. All welcome » SLAPPINGSKINS AFRICAN DRUM WORKSHOP, BRIDGEND Workshops held at Heronsbridge School, Bridgend from 6–7pm for beginners, 7–8pm for regulars. All instruments provided. Contact Aaron at www.slappingskins.co.uk for more info » ST JOHN AMBULANCE Badgers (age 5–10) @ Trinity Church. 6–7.30pm. Call 01656 786869 for more information » STORYTIME FOR CHILDREN, PENCOED Pencoed Library. 2.30pm. Tel: (01656) 754840 www.bridgend.gov.uk/libraries » STREET DANCE FOR ADULT IMPROVERS, BRIDGEND 8pm @ The Dance Centre/ Labour Club Bryntirion, Tel: 01656 652165 » TABERNACL MUSIC SOCIETY CHOIR PRACTICE, BRIDGEND @ Tabernacl Chapel, Derwen Road, Bridgend. 7–8.45pm. Mixed Voice. New members welcome. Tel: (01656) 654899 » TAI BO KICK AEROBICS, PYLE @ Pyle Life Centre. 7–8pm (except every 3rd Tuesday). Male & female, all ages welcome! Instructor Sarah Panes, 1st Degree Black Belt, Tae Kwon Do. Contact: Sarah 01656 743478 or 07773 041339 » PORTHCAWL MUSIC SOCIETY (CLASSICAL) Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month at 2pm at the Brentwood Hotel, Porthcawl. New members are very welcome. Contact the Secretary, Jean Ball: 01656 782917 » SING AND SIGN, BABY SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES @ Awel Y Mor Community Centre, Porthcawl, CF36 5TN. 10.45–11.30am. For more information or to book please contact Beverley on 07583 087157 or email beverleythomas@ singandsign.co.uk www.singandsign.co.uk » STORYTIME FOR CHILDREN, PYLE @ Pyle Life Centre. 2.15pm. Tel: 01656 754850, e-mail: pylelib@bridgend.gov.uk » TUESDAY CLUB Work with a range of artists throughout the year to make exciting new artworks. Older people: 1–3pm; Kids (8–12 years): 4–5.30pm. £3 per session. Grand Pavilion, 01656 815995 » TUMBLE TOTS, COYCHURCH @ Williams Memorial Hall. Ages 6 months to 3 years. www. tumbletots.com/cardiff-south or 01446 500526 (times vary according to age) » WELSH LANGUAGE GROUP, ABERKENFIG @ Aberkenfig Library. Every first Tuesday of the month at 11.30am (no meetings in August). Tel: 01656 754820 email: abkenlib@bridgend.gov.uk » YOGA CLASSES, PORTHCAWL with Carol Curtis-Jones, British Wheel of Yoga teacher. Hope Chapel, Newton: 1–3pm. Hope Chapel: 7.15–9pm. Beginners welcome. Tel. 01656 773266 » ZUMBA SCULPT & TONE @ Porthcawl RFC, 7.45 pm (bring light weights or wrist weights). with Nikki Qualified Fitness and Zumba Instructor, insured and CRB checked. £3.50 per class please wear trainers and prepare to sweat! All abilities welcome

WEDNESDAY » 1ST CORNELLY SCOUT GROUP Silverbirch Beaver Colony. Ages 6–8, 4.30–5.45pm. Cornelly Scout & Guide Hall, Meadow Street, North Corrnelly. Contact Rob on F700pff@aol. com or 01656 746564 » ADRAN YR URDD, PORTHCAWL @ Tabernacl New Hall, Fenton Place, Porthcawl 5.30–6.30pm throughout school term. Children aged 6–12. A fun Welsh medium youth group. caelleucu@aol.com or phone 07790 216312 » BADMINTON COACHING, KENFIG HILL @ Cynffig Sports Hall. 6–7pm, ages 7 to 11yrs. Cost £1.50. Contact Debbie 07890 582636 » BOUNCE & RHYME SESSIONS FOR BABIES & TODDLERS, PORTHCAWL @ Porthcawl Library, every last Wednesday of the month at 1.30pm. Tel: 01656 754845, www. bridgend.gov.uk/libraries » BOWLS, PORTHCAWL @ Griffin Park, from 4pm. From beginners to players with years of experience. Also on Sundays from 4pm and Fridays from 2.30pm. All are welcome to our friendly club. Contact Derrick Griffiths: 01656 784149 » BRIDGEND INVOLVEMENT GROUP 'Peer support in recovery'. 1–3pm @ ARC, Quarella


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Road, Bridgend. Service user led group which provides support and information for people affected by drug and alcohol and their families. Contact Linda: -1656 763117 (Mondays only), abm.bigbridgend@wales.nhs.uk » BRIDGEND COUNTY SHOW MEETINGS @ Bridgend Festivals Office, Cambria House, Wyndham St. First Wed of each month at 6.30pm. Tel: 01656 661338 www.bridgendevents.co.uk » BRIDGEND PARKINSONS GROUP Every 2nd Wednesday @ Llys Faen Community Hall, Quarella Road. Tel: 01656 720791 » BRIDGEND YOUTH THEATRE WORKSHOPS Junior & Youth Theatre Workshops (5–25). Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during school termtime. No auditions on enrolling. Backstage and design tuition, as well as performing experiences. Pre-booking essential for all classes. Tel: 01656 815995. Email: pavilion@ bridgend.gov.uk » CAFE FOR CARERS & CARED FOR, PORTHCAWL All welcome. Run by Bridgend County Crossroads. 12.30–3.30pm at Trinity Church, Porthcawl. Information and advice for Carers. Disabled access. Tel: 01656 784100 » CEFN CRIBWR MOTHER, BABIES & TODDLERS @ Cefn Cribwr Community Hall 10–11.30am. £1.50 per child. Newborns+ Why not join us for a chat with other mums while your little ones play and meet new friends. More info: 07787 578295 » CHILDREN'S SWIMMING LESSONS @ Porthcawl Comprehensive. 5–7.30pm. For more details contact Anne 01656 773475 » COR BRO OGWR, BRIDGEND Mixed choir @ Tabernacl Church, Derwen Road, Bridgend. 7–9pm. All welcome, no auditions. Ring 01656 784180 for further information. www. Cor-Bro-Ogwr.com » CORNELLY & KENFIG HILL PUMAS FOOTBALL CLUB @ Cynffig Comprehensive School Girls Gym. 5–6pm. Ages 5–7yrs. Boys & Girls welcome. Contact Mark for details: 07929 969259/ nmedewar@aol.com » DISCOVERY TOTS BABY & TODDLER CLASSES, BRYNTIRION @ The Dance Centre. Messy Play (1–4yrs) 10–11:30am. Contact Helen: 01656 818727 / 07795 150602 / info@discoverytots.co.uk / www. discoverytots.co.uk » FRENCH & SPANISH FOR CHILDREN, BRIDGEND Aged 4-11 years. A fun programme all in French and Spanish. Email sandrineantenucci@yahoo.fr or 07724 069820 » HATHA YOGA CLASSES, PYLE 6.30pm @ The Life Centre. All levels welcome. Contact Alan Davies, British Wheel of Yoga Teacher, on 01639 888705 » HATHA YOGA CLASSES, NORTH CORNELLY @ Methodists Church hall. 1.30–3pm for any other details please call Gail on 01639 888705 » JUDOKWAI, BRIDGEND @ Cefn Glas, Bridgend, 07530 700243 (Andrew). Juniors (6 to 15 years) 7–8pm. Seniors (16 and over) 8.30–10pm » KYOKUSHIN KARATE CLUB, BRIDGEND @ The Deaf Club, Tremains Road, Bridgend. Also, Fridays @ The Scouts Hall, Cefn Glass, Bridgend and Sundays @ Nantymoel Memorial Hall, Ogmore Vale. All classes at 7.30pm. Everyone welcome. Children must be over 8 years old. First lesson free. Contact: Jason 07779 113273 » JUNIOR AND YOUTH THEATRE WORKSHOPS (5 - 25), PORTHCAWL During school term-time, also Saturdays and Sundays. More info Tel: 01656 815995 email: pavilion@bridgend.gov.uk » KETTLE BELL CLASSES @ Cynffig Comprehensive School's main hall. 6–6.45pm. Interested? Please contact Debbie 07779 709814 » LIBRARY READERS' GROUP, BRIDGEND @ Coed Parc, Park Street, every third Wednesday of the month, 1.30pm. 01656 754810 www. bridgend.gov.uk/libraries » LIBRARY READERS' GROUP, PORTHCAWL @ Porthcawl Library, every third Wednesday of the month at 2pm. Tel: 01656 754845 www. bridgend.gov.uk/libraries

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Phone Pat on (01656) 785148 for info. Also on a Thursday. » LUNCHEON CLUB @ Gilgal Baptist Church, Park Avenue. Lunch served at 12.15pm but come along any time from 11am for a coffee and a chat. All welcome. Contact Margaret on 01656 772115 for further information » MONKEY MUSIC FOR BABIES & TODDLERS, BRIDGEND Term time only at St Marys RC Church Hall, Ewenny road, Bridgend. Aged 3 months to 4 years. Contact Emma to book a free trial (01656) 649190. www. monkeymusic.co.uk » NEWTON WI, PORTHCAWL 7pm, 1st Wed of every month at Gilgal Church Hall, Woodlands Ave, Porthcawl. Contact Rosemary on 01656 783772 or Pat on 01656 788003 » PARENT DROP-IN SESSION 8.30–10.30am: Porthcawl Primary; 1.30–3.30pm: West Park Primary. 1st hour, appointment only, 2nd hour, drop in tea, coffe & chat. Call Beckie Price (01656 815243) to make an appointment or email rebecca.price@bridgend.gov.uk » PORTHCAWL FLORAL ARRANGEMENT SOCIETY Interested in becoming a flower arranger? Alternate Wednesdays at AwelMor Centre, Porthcawl. Doors open at 6.30pm. Tel: 01656 785388 » PORTHCAWL RUNNING CLUB Meeting at the Porthcawl Rugby Club at 6.30pm. Large beginners group. Further information email: porthcawlrunners@hotmail.co.uk. Also on Fridays » QUIZ NIGHT @ Kenfig Hill Labour Club. 8pm » READING GROUP @ Coed Parc, Park Street, Bridgend. Every third Wednesday of the month at 1.30pm (no meeting in August). Tel: 01656 754810 email:coedparclib@bridgend.gov.uk » ROYAL BRITISH LEGION, PORTHCAWL The Porthcawl Branch meets every third Wednesday of the month at the Salthouse on the Square at 7.30pm. All welcome to come along and join even if you are not ex-forces » ST JOHN AMBULANCE Older Cadets @ Trinity Church. 6–7.30pm. Call 01656 786869 for more information

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» BRIDGEND CARERS, PORTHCAWL 1st Thurs of every month, 10am–1pm, at Trinity Church, John Street. Advice and information for carers. Further information on 01656 658479

» CHILDREN’S STORYTIME, PYLE @ Pyle Life Centre from 11–11.30am. FREE. Tel: 01656 754850; email: pylelib@bridgend.gov.uk » CHOIR PRACTICE, BRIDGEND Bridgend Male Choir. 7.30–9.30pm @ the OCLP Club, Bryntirion, Bridgend. Contact Gareth Reese: 01656 862037 : www.bridgendmalechoir.co.uk » CHURCH ON A THURSDAY, PORTHCAWL (Term time only) 7.30–9pm. An opportunity for informal discussion and fellowship in a relaxed setting at Gilgal Baptist Church, Woodland Ave » COFFEE MORNING, KENFIG HILL In the vestry of Pisgah Chapel 10.30–12pm. All proceeds to local youth organisations. For more info contact Karen 01656 740684

» KENFIG HILL & DISTRICT MALE VOICE CHOIR The choir rehearse in the Choral Suite, Green Acre Motel, North Cornelly, 7pm–9pm. Come and give it a try, you won't regret it. There isn't a better hobby than singing! Tel: 01656 740766 » KETTLE BELL CALSSES 6–6.45pm, in Cynffig Comprehensive School's main hall. Interested? Contact Debbie on 07779 709814. » KICKBOXING CLASSES: CHILDREN FROM 5 YEARS, BRIDGEND Also on a Monday @ Jeff's Kickboxing Gym, Dunraven Arms. 6–7pm. Loose clothing to start » LADIES ONLY FITNESS SESSIONS, SOUTH CORNELLY @ 2tone fitness, South Cornelly Trading estate. 8–9pm. Please phone Jo on 07730 676664 or 01656 670064 for more details » LIBRARY READERS' GROUP, PYLE @ Pyle Life Centre, every 3rd Thurs of the month at 7pm. Tel: 01656 754850 www. bridgend.gov.uk/libraries » LIFEGUARD CLUB - POOL TRAINING, PYLE @ Pyle Pool 8–10am. Tel: (01656) 771380 for details or check out www.restbaylifeguards. org.uk

» AEROBICS CLASS, BRYNTIRION @ the Dance Studio, Mount Pleasant, Bryntirion (next to the community Centre) 6.15–7.15pm. Contact Debbie 07779 709814

» LINEDANCING CLASSES, PORTHCAWL @ Gilgal Baptist Church Hall, Woodland Avenue, Porthcawl. 11-12.30. Beginners welcome, any age. Admission £3.50. More info: 01656 863753

» BADMINTON CLUB, PORTHCAWL @ Community Sports Hall, Comprehensive School, Park Ave, 8–10pm. Range of abilities. Enjoy competitive games in a friendly atmosphere. Contact Dave Bush on 772896 or email david.39bush@talktalk.net

» MADE STAGE ACADEMY for young performers aged 3–11 at exclusive venues. 3-5pm. Please see www.madestageacademy. co.uk for more details or call/sms 07585 808200

» BELLYDANCING CLASSES, PORTHCAWL @ the Dance Studio, Mount Pleasant, Bryntirion (next to the community Centre) 5–6pm. Please call to book as places are limited. Contact Linda 01656 863639/07824 874511, elindiabellydance@gmail.com

» LINE DANCE CLASSES, PYLE 6.30pm8pm, improver to intermediate level. Also on Thursdays (10.30am–12noon, school term time only, over 50s, total beginner to improver level, 1, 2 & 4 Wall dances) and Fridays, (2 Classes: 7–8pm, total beginner to improver level, 1, 2 & 4 wall dances. Also 7–9.30pm intermediate level). Contact Mick on 01656 741870

» BREASTFEEDING GROUP, PORTHCAWL @ YMCA 10–12pm. Term time only. Tel: Cate 07902 711392 or Tina 07746 956385

» LINE DANCING, BRACKLA Brackla Community Centre 10.30–12. Beginners welcome. Age group is mostly over 50s.

» BINGO & SOCIAL AFTERNOON, PORTHCAWL @ Awel-y-Mor Centre, 1.45–4pm. All welcome.

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» FOLK DANCING, BRIDGEND Penybont Welsh Folk Dancing Club meet at Coychurch Memorial Hall Bridgend at 8.15pm. New members always welcome. Tel: Sue 01656 659676

» UKELELE PLAYING EVENING, PORTHCAWL @ the Seahorse pub, South Road, 8–10pm. Group playing and sing-a-long. All abilities welcome, including complete beginners. It’s free, just bring your uke if you have one (if not, we may find you one to play on the night). Also, performances made for charities. Further details: Alan Townsend on 07971 838001

» 1ST CORNELLY SCOUT GROUP Scout Troop. Ages 10–14, 7–9pm @ Cornelly Scout & Guide Hall, Meadow Street, North Corrnelly. Contact Rob on F700pff@aol.com or 01656 746564

07724 051753 01656 653672

» DISCOVERY TOTS BABY & TODDLER CLASSES, BRYNTIRION @ The Dance Centre. Messy Play (1–4yrs) 10–11.30am; 1–1.45pm: Baby Stretch and Play – Massage, Yoga and Sensory Play (6 wks - walking); 1.45-2.45pm: Baby Massage Course. Contact Helen: 01656 818727 / 07795 150602 / info@discoverytots. co.uk/www.discoverytots.co.uk

» KEEP-FIT CLASSES, COYCHURCH @ Coychurch Memorial Hall 7–8pm. All levels of fitness catered for. No joining fee. Also on Monday & Friday, 9.30–10.30am

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» BRIDGEND TOWN AFC Under 12s football. Training held at Newbridge Fields, Bridgend. 6–7pm. Contact John on 07800 540309

» TINYTALK BABY SIGNING CLASSES, COYCHURCH @ Coychurch Memorial Hall 10–11am. Contact Rhiannon on 07956 241878 or website www.tinytalk.co.uk/rhiannonh

» ZUMBA WORKOUT @ Porthcawl RFC, 7.45 pm with Nikki Qualified Fitness and Zumba Instructor, insured and CRB checked. £3.50 per class please wear trainers and prepare to sweat!

MOB: 07768 533621

» BRIDGEND PHILATELIC SOCIETY, BRIDGEND 2nd & 4th Thursday each month @ the Gospel Hall, Oddfellows St, 7.30–9.30pm. Tel: 01656 653753

» HATHA YOGA CLASSES, PORTHCAWL 6–7.30pm AND 7.30–9.00pm @ Tabernacle Church Hall, Fenton Place. All levels welcome. For more information please contact Lexi Jones on 07817521350. British Wheel of Yoga teacher

» YOGA CLASSES, PORTHCAWL with Carol Curtis-Jones, British Wheel of Yoga teacher. Hope Chapel: 7.15–9pm. Beginners welcome. Tel. 01656 773266

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» BRIDGEND FESTIVALS COMMITTEE @ Bridgend Festivals Office, Cambria House, Wyndham Street, Bridgend. First Thursday of each month at 10am. For more info: 01656 661338; e-mail: king-barry@btconnect.com www.bridgend-events.co.uk

» TAI CHI & NEIJIA, PORTHCAWL 7– 8.30pm, All Saints Church Hall, Victoria Avenue. Contact Tel. 784991

» VALLEY AND VALE ARTS & CRAFTS WORKSHOP @ Kenfig Hill Wellbeing Centre, Talbot Community Centre. 2–3pm

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» MID GLAMORGAN MIXED CHOIR, PENCOED Every Thursday (term time only) in The Bowls Club, Pencoed from 7.15–9pm. Contact Leila on 01656 667095. Email: timohagan388@hotmail.com » ORIGINAL ARTISTS ACOUSTIC EVENING Every fortnight at the Seahorse, 9pm, in aid of BOBATH Centre for Cerebral Palsy. If you would like to play on one of these evenings please contact Nikki on (07916 342370). There will be a small fee paid to each act.

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» PORTHCAWL SHOTOKAN KARATE CLUB 5–6.30pm @ Awel Y Mor Community Centre, Training for Graded Martial Arts students of all ages/with gradings every 3 months. Call Christian Whale (5th Dan) on 07784 317151 » PYLE & PORTHCAWL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY MEETING Meet at The Rest at 7.15pm for a diverse range of photography related activities. Contact Glyn on 01656 772831 (publicity.officer@pyle-porthcawl-ps.co.uk), or check online at www.pyle-porthcawl-ps. co.uk for more information » READING GROUPS @ Ogmore Valley Life Centre. Every last Thursday of the month at 11am. Tel: 01656 754856 email: ovalelib@ bridgend.gov.uk. Also, Pyle Life Centre, every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7pm. Tel: 01656 754850 email: pylelib@bridgend.gov.uk – no meetings in August » SENSHI DO KARATE & KICKBOXING @ Cefn Glas scouts hall. Karate: 6–7pm. Kickboxing: 7–8pm. More on our website at www.senshidowales@webs.com » SHOTOKAN KARATE, PORTHCAWL @ St. John’s School, 6–7pm. Call Phil on 07966 624 140. All welcome. » STAGECOACH THEATRE ARTS SCHOOL, BRIDGEND ACT! SING! DANCE! Performing arts classes for children aged 3 to 18. Contact Helene on 01446 781454 for info on our weekday and weekend classes. www. stagecoach.co.uk/bridgend » TAI BO KICK AEROBICS, PYLE @ Pyle Life Centre 7–8pm. Male & female, all ages welcome! Instructor Sarah Panes, 1st Degree Black Belt, Tae Kwon Do. Plus, New Beginners Class 9.30–10.15am & Kids Tae Kwon Do 5.45–6.45pm Contact: Sarah 01656 743478 or 07773 041339 » TIMESIGNS ARCHAEOLOGY CLASS, BRIDGEND @ the West House, West House Road, Bridgend starting at 2.15pm.The afternoons are open to everyone interested in the Archaeology and History of the Roman period. Over these months we will lo ok at the deterioration of life in Roman Britain and the eventual fall of the Roman empire

in Britain. For further details, contact: 07751 255725 or email: karljlangford@hotmail.com » ZUMBA The Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning, dance fitness-party. Qualified and experienced Fitness Instructor/Licensed Zumba, Zumba Toning and Zumbatomic Instructor Hannah Bowen Porthcawl 0788 6487853 @ Awel y Mor Community Centre 9.45–10.45am. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear, bring plenty of water and enthusiasm, arrive early, £3.50 per class. » ZUMBA @ Bethlehem Church Life Centre. 6.30–7.30pm. Everyone welcome. For more info please contact Vicky on 01656 745655 or visit www.healthandfitness4all.org.uk

FRIDAY » BINGO, KENFIG HILL – after Luncheon Club. Eyes down at 1.45pm at the Talbot Community Centre, Kenfig Hill. More info: Cheryl on 01656 749754 » BOUNCE & RHYME SESSIONS FOR BABIES & TODDLERS @ Aberkenfig Library. Every Friday at 10am. Tel: 01656 754820, email: abkenlib@bridgend.gov.uk. Also @ Pyle Life Centre, every first Friday of the month, 2pm. Tel: (01656) 754850 pylelib@bridgend.gov.uk » BRIDGEND FUCHSIA SOCIETY, YNYSAWDRE @ Ynysawdre Community Centre. Every first Friday of the month at 7pm. All welcome! For further details call 01656 661338 / 07976 430086. Email: kingbarry@btconnect.com » BRIDGEND WRITERS’ CIRCLE, BRIDGEND @ YMCA Building, Angel Street, Bridgend. 2nd Friday of the month. 7.15pm. New members very welcome. www.bridgendwriters.webs. com NEW INFO » CHARITY PUB QUIZ, PORTHCAWL @ Seagull Pub, Rest Bay, Porthcawl. 9pm. Proceeds to local charities. » CORNELLY ORGANIC GARDENING SOCIETY First Friday of every month @ The Methodist Church Hall, Heol Fach (opposite the surgery) at 7pm. Angela Fennell on 01656 661626

» KOREAN KARATE, PORTHCAWL TANG SOO DO @ All Saints Church Hall, Victoria Avenue, Porthcawl. Tiger tots 4–6 yrs 6–6.30pm, Children 7+ yrs & Adults 6.30–7.30pm. A MONTHS TRAINING FREE FOR NEW STARTERS. Tel : 07788482450, email: porthcawltsd@btinternet.com, web www.ttfuk.co.uk » MONKEY MUSIC FOR BABIES & TODDLERS, BRIDGEND Term time only. @ St Marys RC Church Hall, Ewenny road, Bridgend. Aged 3 months–4 years. Contact Emma for a free trial 01656 649190. www.monkeymusic.co.uk » PORTHCAWL GYMNASTICS CLUB (Term time only) Pre-school 'Gym Joey' classes (3 yrs +) on Fridays 4.30–5.15pm. Additional classes from 5.30–8.30pm for older children. Limited places. Register your child in our fun packed classes. Existing members guaranteed a place. Tel: 07971 476738 » PORTHCAWL MERMAIDS' NETBALL CLUB For years 7 & 8. 5.30–7pm @ Porthcawl Comp Sports Hall. Contact Head Coach Danielle Ulberini: 01656 772918 » SEQUENCE DANCING, PORTHCAWL @ Trinity church 8–10.15pm. £2. 01656 782606 » SHOUT – FOR OVER 50s, PORTHCAWL 1st Fri of month. Open forum in Porthcawl to express your concerns. @ Trinity Church at 2pm. Tel: 01656 786463 » SING AND SIGN, BABY SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES @ Parish meeting room, St Theodore, Port Talbot, SA13 1LB 10.45–11.30am. For more information or to book please contact Beverley on 07583 087157 or email beverleythomas@ singandsign.co.uk www.singandsign.co.uk » STAGECOACH THEATRE ARTS SCHOOL, BRIDGEND Performing arts classes for children aged 3–18. Contact Helene on 01446 781454 for info. www.stagecoach.co.uk/bridgend » TAI CHI, BRIDGEND @ Bridgend Recreation Centre, 7–8.30pm. Beginners welcome. John Jones, Chief Instructor. sunsdragon@hotmail.com » TANG SOO DO, PYLE & DISTRICT (Korean self defence) No training fee for first month. Junior 5yrs+ 6.30–.15pm. Mixed class 7.20–8.30pm. Advanced Class 8.30–9pm (also Mondays). Upstairs in Pyle Life Centre. Contact Kyo Sa Nim Gareth Powell on 01656 659592/ 07884 295499/gareth.powell@ tangsoodo.co.uk » TIMESIGNS ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD WORKSHOPS, BRIDGEND Meet at Bridgend Train Station starting at 10am. Looking at the archaeological landscape, through all periods. Walking boots and flask necessary. No longer weekly – please call Karl for details on 07805 772818 karljlangford@hotmail.com

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» TINYTALK BABY SIGNING CLASSES, PYLE @ Coychurch Memorial Hall 10–11am. Contact Rhiannon on 07956 241878 or website www. tinytalk.co.uk/rhiannonh » TWINS & MULTIPLES GROUP, PYLE @ Once Upon A Playtime in Bridgend, 10am–12 noon. Contact: Clare Roberts 07932 972200 email d.c.roberts@sky.com

Music classes

» WELSH KARATE UNION - PORTHCAWL CLUB @ Porthcawl Community Hall, Porthcawl Comprehensive School. Fridays 6–8pm. www.welshkarateunion.org

for babies & young children!

PLEASE NOTE: Listings (and changes to listings) can't be taken by phone and must be supplied via email or post. Thank you.

It is widely acknowledged that early exposure to music is beneficial for all babies. At Monkey Music children are grouped according to their age and progress through 4 separate stages of our award-winning curriculum. During Rock 'n' roll brand new babies are captivated and entertained with absorbing musical sights and sounds.

"the babies were riveted... so were the adults!" Monkey Music parent.

To book your complimentary class, call 01656 649190 or Email emma.loyns@monkeymusic.co.uk

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» ZUMBA Zumba Toning (weights optional) 9.45–10.45 am @ Awel y Mor Community Centre, Zumbatomic (kids school yrs 4-6) 5.30–6.15 pm @ St Johns School, Newton, Zumba (with optional 30 min add on Zumba Toning) 6.30-7.30 (8)pm @ St Johns School, Newton. Contact Hannah Bowen 07886 487853. See us on facebook: Zumba Fitness Porthcawl » ZUMBA @ Kenfig Labour Club. 5.30–6.30pm

SATURDAY » BIRDING FOR BEGINNERS, KENFIG NATIONAL NATURE RESERVE Every 3rd Saturday of the month from 9am–12pm. Enjoy walks with the warden, in association with Glamorgan Bird Club. Meet at the Reserve Centre. Free admission and car park. Tel: 01656 743386 » BORE COFFI/COFFEE MORNING, PORTHCAWL @ Tabernacl New Hall, Fenton Place 10.30am–12pm. 1st Sat of the month. A chance for Welsh learners and Welsh speakers to meet for a chat. A warm welcome to all – croeso cynnes i bawb » CAR BOOT SALES, BRIDGEND @ The West House Pub. 9am–12pm. Set up 8am. Cars £5/Vans £8. All proceeds to local charities. Please contact Rob & Helen on 01656 653809 » CHILDREN'S ART & CRAFT WORKSHOPS, PORTHCAWL 10.30–11.45am, Crafty Little

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Creations @ Porthcawl RFC. Call Sue on (01656) 788420/ 07791 476882 » DISCOVERY TOTS @ Nolton Church Hall, Bridgend. Alpha Bugs (18mths–4yrs) Multi sensory educational classes themed around a letter of the alphabet each week. Baby Play (6wks–18mths) Multi sensory developmental play classes. Contact Helen for more info: 01656 818727 / 07795 150602 / info@discoverytots.co.uk/ www. discoverytots.co.uk » LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Saturday nights @ Kenfig Hill Labour Club. Entrance £2 » PORTHCAWL & DISTRICT ART SOCIETY EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS @ the old Police Station Gallery, John Street. 11am–4.30pm. FREE. Also on Sundays and throughout the rest of the week » ROCK CLUB, PORTHCAWL Music workshops for 9–15 years old. Learning, training, jamming, singers, meeting new friends, playing in a band. We learn and perform regularly! All levels, guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, singers, all welcome. Book a place on 015656 786319. Sustainable Wales, 41 John Street, Porthcawl Town/ www.rockclub.org.uk » SILURES ART GALLERY, PORTHCAWL Open every Weekend and Bank Holidays 11am to 4.30pm at 40 South Road. New exhibition each month with free admission. www.silures.co.uk » ST JOHN AMBULANCE Adults – from 22nd September @ Trinity Church. 6–7.30pm. Call 01656 786869 for more information » STAGECOACH THEATRE ARTS SCHOOL, BRIDGEND ACT! SING! DANCE! Performing arts classes for children aged 3 to 18. Contact Helene on 01446 781454 for info on our weekday and weekend classes. www. stagecoach.co.uk/bridgend » STORYTIME FOR CHILDREN, PORTHCAWL @ Porthcawl Library – 3.45–4.30pm. Tel: 01656 754845 email: porthcawllib@ bridgend.gov.uk

SUNDAY » CAR BOOT SALE, BRIDGEND @ the multistorey car park next to Aldi, Bridgend town centre, 7am–12pm. 80–200 car boot stalls each week! All proceeds invested into events in Bridgend. Tel: 01656 661338 » CIRCLE OF LIGHT SPIRITUALIST CHURCH, PORTHCAWL @ Awel y Mor Centre. 6pm. Email: itstriza@talk21.com » INDOOR 5-A-SIDE FOOTBALL, MAESTEG @ Maesteg Comprehensive. 11am–6pm. Adults 16 and over. Contact Phil on 0753 5254290 or email philipnmorgan@sky.com » LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Sunday afternoons 5–7pm @ Kenfig Hill Labour Club. Plus karaoke until late! » MADE STAGE ACADEMY For young performers aged 3–11 at exclusive venues. Various times between 10am–4pm. Please see www.madestageacademy.co.uk for more details or call/sms 07585 808200 » RED TOOTH POKER, PORTHCAWL Evening time @ The Salthouse, Porthcawl. Play for a chance to be in the regional finals and win big money. Or just play for fun. Tel: 01656 783380 » ST JOHN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL, NEWTON Age 3+ every Sunday, 11am–12 noon, in the schoolroom opposite the church on the 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! » SENSHI DO KARATE & KICKBOXING, BRIDGEND @ Cefn Glas Scouts Hall, Llangewydd rd, Bridgend. 6–7pm karate, 7–8pm kickboxing. Also, Tuesdays 7–8pm karate. Beginners and all levels welcome. Contact Paul Evans: 07791 412864 » SINGLES RENDEZVOUS CLUB, BRIDGEND @ the Brewery Field, Rugby Club, Tondu Road, Bridgend. For single over 30s. 8pm to midnight.Membership free, entry £4. Smart dress. For more details phone: 01656 773330 or email: oursinglesclub@gmail.com

Local services » CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELLING @ When you need someone to talk to in confidence. Open Mon–Fri 6–9pm, all day Weds. Weekends on request. Call 01656 773572 or text 07593 613184 for an appointment. Donations required to keep this service available.


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FORTHCOMING EVENTS Bryngarw House Autumn Fayre

SEPTEMBER 2011 THUR 1 JAZZ IN THE STAGE DOOR @ the Pavilion, 8pm. The Severn Jazzmen. Tickets £7. Tel: 01656 815995 or book online: www. grandpavilion.co.uk

SAT 3

PEN-Y-FAI FUN DAY Pheasant Field, 1–5pm. Includes a performance by a National Champion Dance Troop, a fancy dress competition (theme will be Pantomime!), Eco Dysgu & Bushcraft, Dogs Trust Dog Show plus many other stalls and fun activities. Food and refreshments available and plenty of things to keep you entertained. Bridge FM will be there providing a live feed from the event. Please come along and join in the fun!

EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY GRAHAM CROSS & MARTIN KAYE @ Silures Gallery, 40 South Road Porthcawl. Runs until Sunday 25th September. Open weekends 11am–4.30pm. Free admission

SUN 4

CAR BOOT SALE AT THE REST, PORTHCAWL Extremely popular events – really lovely family days out. Hot & cold refreshments served throughout the days. Sellers £6 per car and £12 per van. For more information please ring 01656 772066. Also on Sunday 18th

TUE 6

PORTHCAWL GYMNASTIC CLUB REGISTRATION NIGHT From 5–6.30pm. Classes from 3 years of age. Info: glyn.hardwicke@gmail.com

FRI 9

MAESTEG GLEEMEN MALE VOICE CHOIR CONCERT

PLUS LOCAL ARTISTS IN AID OF HOMESTART BRIDGEND 7pm @ Hope Baptist Church, Bridgend. Tickets: Adults £5, Children £3. Contact: Lynne Thomas: 01656 668111. Email: homestartbridge@btconnect.com | www.homestartbridgend.co.uk

SAT 10

CROSSROADS CARE BRIDGEND COUNTY SPONSORED WALK Registration from 9.30am at the Hi-Tide, walk starts at 10.30am. Walk 4 miles to Rest Bay and return. £5 per adult, or pledges on sponsorship form of £5+). See www. seasidenews.co.uk/listings.html for info. Sponsor forms available from our office at 7 Victoria Avenue, Porthcawl or telephone 01656 784100 - ask for Jane Questle. Email: bridgend.county@crossroads.org.uk www. crossroads.org.uk/bridgend

SUN 11

PENALTY KINGS COMPETITION & FAMILY FUN DAY IN MEMORY OF AIDEN DUFFY 10am–5pm, Croft Goch playing fields, Kenfig Hill. 10am: Penalty Kings Competition; 12–5pm: Family Fun day; 5pm onwards: BBQ & Fireworks at the Royal Oak, Kenfig Hill. There will be a bouncy castle, giant slide, giant darts, penalty shoot out, refreshments, hogroast, BBQ, beer tent, treatment tent, face painting, glitter tattoos & much more. Entry into the Penalty King competition for a team of 6 is £30. Anyone wishing to trade at the event needs to contact Mark on 01656 742483 BRYNGARW HOUSE AUTUMN FAYRE A celebration of the season with live music from the Overheated Pilots, craft and food stalls and entertainment for the children including a bouncy castle, stilt walking,

Atlantic Hotel’s Outdoor Music Event

Sunday September 18th 6pm Start - FREE ENTRY

Repertoire:

Take That - Robbie Williams - Tom Jones - Westlife James Blunt - Elvis - Sinatra - Michael Buble - Rat Pack Madness - Neil Diamond - Beatles - Queen Stereophonics - Aerosmith - Elton John - Meatloaf Commitments - Blues Brothers - Kaiser Chiefs "You are bloody brilliant!"

Charlotte Church The Rev. Al. Green

"Man what a voice..."

"Aubrey is better than anything we've seen on the show (Britain's got talent). This guy is The awesome!" "What a beautiful Voice..."

Hoff

Sir Anthony Hopkins

AUBREY SUPPLIED PRE-SHOW AND AFTER-SHOW ENTERTAINMENT FOR TAKE THAT DURING THE CARDIFF LEG OF THEIR RECENT 'PROGRESS' TOUR.

"The man can sing!"

Kelly Jones - The Stereophonics

Conservatory dinner bookings as normal The Atlantic Hotel Porthcawl Tel: 01656 785011 Fax: 01656 771877 www.atlantichotelporthcawl.co.uk www.facebook.com/atlantichotelporthcawl

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juggling, balloon animals and the ever popular duck race. Bryngarw House and Country Park, Brynmenyn, Bridgend CF32 8UU. Free admission, car park: £2.50

FRI 16

LIVE MUSIC IN AID OF THE MICHAEL LOGAN EVANS PADDEN TRUST @ the Hi-Tide. Live music from Evil Turkeys, Cover Sluts, Dick Dastardley & Eject Pilot Eject. Tickets £10 from the Hi-Tide. Ticket line: 01656 782432

you want to hear. Meet Radio Luxembourg DJ Tony Prince. 8pm–1am, Seabank Hotel. Porthcawl. £8 in advance, £10 on the day, 07785 107814, www.elvisinwales.co.uk, or from the hotel STRICTLY ELVIS OPEN HOUSE Non-stop footage of Elvis, Graceland, Memphis & Tupelo. Sun Studios merchandise stalls Meet Radio Luxembourg DJ Tony Prince. 10.30am–4pm, Seabank Hotel. Also, on Sunday 25th

SAT 17

TUE 27

WED 21

THUR 29

FUNDRAISING WEEKEND IN AID OF THE MICHAEL LOGAN EVANS PADDEN TRUST @ the HiTide. Live music from Mills & Boon, comedy from Dave Devereux and table magic by Jack Beavis. Tickets £15 including meal. Ticket line: 01656 782432 FREE GO GREEN TASTER EVENT 10.15am –2.15pm. Pyle Library. What's Your Carbon Footprint? Can Recycling Really Make a Difference? What Can You do to help Your Environment? OPEN UNIVERSITY ADVICE DESK Pyle Library. 10.15am –2.15pm. Come and talk to us about adult learning, our courses and how the Open University may be able to support you.www.openuniversity.co.uk/wales PORTHCAWL FLORAL ARRANGEMENT SOCIETY ENROLMENT EVENING @ Awel-y-Mor, Porthcawl. 7.30pm. Floral Demonstration by Sandra Snell entitled 'Colourful Creations.'

SAT 24

STRICTLY ELVIS VIDEODISCO See Elvis on the Big Screen. Listen to Elvis sing the songs

YOGA FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS Start of an 11 week term at St David's Church Hall, Nottage, Porthcawl, 6.30–7.45pm. Classes for men & women – no previous experience required. Call Rob on 07798 860067 or email info@nowyoga.co.uk

JAZZ IN THE STAGE DOOR – SARAH ELLEN HUGHES @ The Grand Pavilion, 8pm. Tickets £7. Tel no. 01656 815995 or book on line: www.grandpavilion.co.uk

FRI 30

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING @ Trinity Church in Porthcawl. Various stalls etc. and the Mayor Councillor Barbara Stubbs and her Consort will be present for the event. It is from 10am–12 noon and everyone is welcome!

OCTOBER 2011 SUN 1

EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY LYNN BLENDELL @ the Kenfig Nature Reserve. Runs until Monday 31st October. Open Mon–Sun 10am–4.30pm.

B AR N DANCE FRIDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER @ 6PM

Live Music Fiddle Box (Celtic Caley Band) Rodeo Bull Cider Bar Tin Can Alley (Win a tequila) Hog Roast

£10

per person

PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS AT HOTEL RECEPTION PRIOR TO THE EVENT. FANCY DRESS OPTIONAL/PREFERRED The Atlantic Hotel Porthcawl Tel: 01656 785011 Fax: 01656 771877 www.atlantichotelporthcawl.co.uk www.facebook.com/atlantichotelporthcawl


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Porthcawl Town Carnival reshstart got the show on the road with the Carnival of Life in Porthcawl Primary School and then processing at the Porthcawl Town Carnival the week later. Even though the route takes nearly two hours the children, babes in prams and parents danced and shook their shakers all the way in true carnival style. All came away elated from the experience. Although the floats seem to be on the decline the walkers are on the increase. Siobhan Grice is keen to continue developing this part of the carnival and will be looking at running workshops throughout the year. She will be gathering the troupes together and looking at themes, costumes, dance and drumming. Please contact her on 07866 277560 or email freshstart. grice@gmail.com to reserve a place for the carnival or to share your skills and experience. All volunteers welcome! A big thanks to all the children, parents, friends and teachers who participated and helped with the carnivals and congratulations to the Porthcawl Town Carnival for keeping the tradition going for our town. » Siobhan Grice

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SPORT Porthcawl Runnerslife

P&K Captains 2011

by Tom Davis in 6th place and claiming a trophy for first male U20. Rebecca Hambrook rounded off a great period for the club representing Wales at the Masters meeting in Birmingham claiming 3rd place in the 3000m. » Antony Phillips

orthcawl Runnerslife has had some great success during the last six weeks. The Llanelli waterside 10k saw the quartet of Will Edwards, Anthony Powell, Julian Maine and Young Tom Davis take the senior men's first team prize, Tom also came in a very creditable 5th place overall. Next up was the Ammanford 10k which proved to be the most successful day's racing in the clubs short history. Not only did it produce the overall race winner in Geraint Lewis (36.05 min), who is in the form of his life, but there were also wins for Nicola Thomas (1st Female V35), Anthony Powell (1st Male V40) and Gabriella Maine (3rd Female). Next up at the Tenby 10k the ever dependable Anthony Powell came home in 1st place M40 and Gabriella Maine was 3rd senior lady (4th lady overall). On the same day at the Magor 10k Geraint Lewis came 4th followed

Kenfig Hill Rugby

Pyle and Kenfig Golf Club: captains optimistic about future hen the Ryder Cup was held in 2010 in Celtic Manor, Newport, it was a boost to the local economy and put Wales as a high profile landmark on the golfing world map. P&K Golf Club greatly enjoyed welcoming the overseas visitors, particularly those from the rival continent of USA. Most visitors spoke kind words on the quality and layout of the course and the intimate atmosphere of the clubhouse and the club was delighted to play a role in this great event. However, these are still challenging times for golf clubs, not helped by the continuing recession. The incoming Captains, however, are optimistic

(thank you all and thank you to everyone who donated gifts for the children). We managed to raise a total of £615 – thank you. » Emma Mills

Ryan Bevington Kenfig Hill Rugby U8/7/6s hat a fantastic start to the new season with lots of new kids coming along on Wednesdays 6–7pm to join in all the rugby fun. We're still looking for boys and girls to come along and join so pop on down and see the fun your little ones could be having. The children all had an amazing match and time at the fun day recently. They were all able to show off their rugby skills to all the public that came down to the fun day to show support

ith the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand fast approaching Porthcawl's Ryan Bevington has had no time for a summer break. Winning his first cap in June for Wales against the Barbarians, then in July, along with 41 other members of the Welsh squad, enduring the sub-zero temperatures (said to drop to -140°C) of an intense pre-World Cup training camp in Spala, Poland. Not that these arctic conditions are likely to faze Ryan. Having locked horns with the powerful scrummager Carl Hayman on his Senior International debut. Ryan's already gaining a reputation as one

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P&K junior Hannah Johnson gets a hole in one Hannah is the first Junior Member of Pyle and Kenfig Golf Club to get a hole in one. Hannah was playing for the Ladies Section against the Mens Vets, and got her Hole in One on the 6th. Hannah is pictured with Junior Coordinator Margaret Woods about the future as there is a general recognition that golf is a major contributor to tourism. P&K will play its part in attracting people to golf in the area. A Junior Summer Academy Coaching Program has been set up with the Professional Dylan Williams. This will be staged over the summer holidays A warm welcome awaits you at P&K. Societies and corporate bodies are very welcome by prior arrangement and there is a special offer for August: four ball with lunch £120.00. » Professional Dylan Williams 01656 772446 Secretary@pandkgolfclub.co.uk www.pandkgolfclub.co.uk

Porthcawl visit by Tai Chi Master

Mr Martin is the Head of the Classical Sun Style of Tai Chi in the UK. He was trained by Sun Jian Yun, the daughter of the styles founder Sun Lu Tang, when he worked in China. Mr David Martin was formally inducted as one of Sun Jian Yun’s "Bai Shi" students at Sun Lu Tang’s tomb near Baoding in 1997. This was a great honour for a non-Chinese student and he is now the main “lineage holder” of Classical Sun Style in the UK. Among other activities David gave an impressive demonstration of the 62 movements Sun Style Tai Chi sword, using a live blade, and Su Ying gave a stunning performance of how the Classical Sun Style Tai Chi 97 movement routine should be performed. Local classes of the Sun Style Tai Chi Association of Wales are held in Porthcawl, Bridgend, and Port Talbot. Ring John 01656 784991 for details. » John Jones, Principal Instructor, Swimming Dragon School of Tai Chi

his summer Mr David Martin and his Chinese wife Su Ying Martin came to Porthcawl to give the first Sun Style Tai Chi Work Shop in Wales, which was held at the Awel Y Mor Centre.

Brackla Harriers he summer holidays are nearly over and the races start up again, funny how quickly the year seems to pass when you plan out a run schedule.

of the fittest and, amazingly Ryan Bevington for a prop forward, one of wins his 1st Cap the fastest members of the Welsh squad. Who will ever forget the explosive pace he showed in memorably scoring a 40m try against New Zealand in the IRB Under 19 World Cup Championships in Ireland. With pre-World Cup Internationals arranged in August against England (home and away) and Argentina it is likely that Ryan will have further opportunities to impress ahead of final selection for the Welsh Squad for New His commitment, application and Zealand. How proud we modest demeanour make him a all are at Porthcawl Rugby Club of a worthy role model for the many young player who first joined us at young players at Porthcawl who the age of 13 and, displaying a natural would like to follow his example as a aptitude for the game, has gone on to player and ambassador of sport. represent Wales at Under 18, Under 19 and under 20 levels.

» Tracey Williams


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Gareth Davies and his daughter Phoebe in lifeguard truck on Rest Bay

» Paul Bigmore

Porthcawl Junior Rugby orthcawl RFC Mini & Juniors recently said thank you to Mini & Junior section Chairman Mr Gareth (Higgins) Williams. After a number of years involved in operation of the Rugby Club Junior section, Gareth has stepped down from his present role as Chairman. Gareth has been involved in Club M&J Section in an official capacity undertaking a number of roles including a junior player coach, before taking on the roles of fixture Secretary and Chairman for the last four years. The Mini & Junior Section presented Gareth with a plaque in acknowledgement of his good work and efforts over the years. The club has grown under Gareth’s chairmanship. The number of children playing rugby has increased in the last eight years from approximately

Lifeguard hangs up his wetsuit after 25 years at Rest Bay

Swim a Mile for Diabetes this September! iabetes UK Cymru is asking people to swim a mile in their local swimming pool in September to raise crucial funds Swimmers can take on the Swim a Mile for Diabetes challenge by completing one big swim or spread it out by swimming a mile in total on separate occasions. The challenge is being supported by Swansea swimmer and 2010 Commonwealth Games medallist Jazmin Carlin. She said: “I am pleased to support Diabetes UK Cymru’s Swim a Mile for Diabetes. “Your support will raise vital funds to enable Diabetes UK Cymru to provide

Twenty Five children in the M&J section to over two hundred and twenty children playing rugby this season. Places are still available for experienced players or children who are new to the game if anyone would like to experience playing rugby, please contact the current Junior Section Chairman, Andrew or visit PorthcawlRFC.com Because of the increase in the number of Junior players, Porthcawl RFC requires additional coaches. The club is currently seeking a coach at U14s level. If you can help coach and manage a team on Sunday mornings, please contact the club on 0786 7744880.

Gareth Williams

» MP Furness

ne of Porthcawl's longest serving professional lifeguards is set to hang up his rescue buoy at the end of this summer after 25 years of working on Rest Bay. Gareth Davies, 41 of Nottage, who is a maths teacher for the rest of the year, is moving to Jersey with his family to work in one of the island's schools. After many years of working on Rest Bay, Gareth is one of the town's most familiar faces and over the years has

advice, support and information to the one in 20 people now living with diabetes in Wales.” Dai Williams, National Director of Diabetes UK Cymru, said: “More than 153,000 people in Wales are now diagnosed with the serious lifelong condition and money raised by our Swim a Mile for Diabetes swimmers will enable us to support them and

helped hundreds of beach users including many rescues at sea and countless first aid situations. Club Chairman, Chris Bluck, said "Gareth was one of the founding members of Rest Bay Lifeguard Club back in the mid 1980s and has been a volunteer with the club since then as well as working the summer seasons for Bridgend County Borough Council. He was instrumental to the fundraising campaign to build the lifeguard station and has made a tremendous contribution to the club, its young members and indeed all users of the beach. Gareth will be sorely missed." » Ceri Evans their families. “As Diabetes UK is also funding research projects totalling more than £960,000 in Wales, money raised will also help the charity to pay for crucial research into the condition.” For more information, or to register, call Diabetes UK Cymru on 029 2066 8276 or email wales@diabetes.org.uk » Kerry-Lynne Pyke

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The Brackla Harriers have been off on another team race this time to beautiful Tenby for the 10K run. The race this year attracted record numbers and our own John Morgan was the first Harrier to finish with an exceptional 38.59 minutes and coming in 7th place in his age category. The Harriers also had two new members at the race, Richard Pearson and Neil Ekman running their first club race they finished in a very respectable time of just over 55 minutes. The Harriers celebrated their success with a carvery meal before the coach home. Anyone interested in joining the Harriers is welcome along to our club for the training sessions for a few weeks before having to formally join the club. The Brackla Harriers meets at the Tennis Club on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and the runners leave at 7pm. Tuesdays is an effort session with either hill repeats or multiple laps, with the Thursday run being a tempo run over varying distances dependent on the ability of the runner, full details can be viewed on the Brackla Harriers website www. bracklaharriers.co.uk

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Cefn Cribwr Kyokushin Karate

Cefn Cribwr Dojo hen they lost their training premises Bridgend Dojo looked around for a new location, Cefn Cribwr was an ideal site. The first session opened with one new junior and the few students who had made the move from Bridgend. This soon changed and in June 18 juniors and 2 seniors attended Grading at Aberkenfig with a 100% pass rate. We now hold classes of 30 plus and have hosted a Welsh Squad training session, which many of our juniors attended. We have a well attended under 12s section and also a number of mums and Dads fitness training on a Monday and Thursday. Many girls attend the club and Councillor Huw Davies is “pleased to see them attending as there is very little sport in the village apart from rugby and football which doesn’t engage them so well as karate”. The local school Headmaster Mr Howells was also “very impressed that no-one had demonstrated their new found skills in the playground”. The club is now a well established part of the village community and we look forward to continuing to attract new students and introduce them to the Kyokushin ethic. » Mandy Baldwin

Tips for the beginner surfer, continued n last month's article we covered the best beaches to learn to surf, along with surf safety and how to do the “POP”. This week paddling and catching waves. One of the surfing tips we can give you is to make sure your board is properly waxed before you head into the ocean. This will provide good traction and solid footing when you are trying to stand up on a wave. Also, make sure your leash is securely fastened to the leash plug on your board. This will prevent your board from getting away from you, and possibly hitting others. Now, strap on your leash to which ever is your back foot (your back foot will typically be the same as your dominant hand). Good surf technique begins before you even get wet. Start by watching the ocean. Get a good idea of where the waves are cresting up and then breaking. Watch the whitewater (foam ball) roll through, and get an idea of how far out you need to paddle. With your board in hand, start walking into the water. Walk out as far as possible: typically this will be stomach – deep. Any further and it gets very hard to keep your footing and still hold on to your board. Next issue - 'Catching waves'.

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UK Professional Surfing Festival takes Bridgend by storm ridgend has scooped the chance to host the UK Pro Surfing Championships on October 8–9th. The Surf Championships will form part of the Porthcawl Splash UP Festival that will bring an adrenalin packed weekend of extreme sports to Rest Bay and 'street dancing' to Porthcawl high street. The event will see the UK’s top surfers competing for the UK title and in addition some of the UK's top skateboard and BMX professionals will be performing at our purpose built skate park located at Rest Bay car park The town centre at Porthcawl will come alive on Sat 8th October with a series of Street Dance performances with some of the best street dance acts performing throughout the day Over 100 of the UK’s best surfers will descend on Rest Bay for the actionpacked weekend, to compete for the UK Professional Surfing title. In addition our onsite skate park will run a series of daily workshops hosted by a number professional skateboard and BMX riders. This will offer a series of free coaching workshops to any young people that show up on the day and equipment will be provided. Dave Reed CEO of UK Pro Surf said: “We are delighted to be working with Bridgend Council to bring our National Pro surfing tour to Porthcawl - our professional surfers are looking forward to showcasing their talents to the local community.” The action starts at 10 AM on Saturday 8th October and runs through till 5pm on Sunday 9th October. » Steve Parrott

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