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Letters WALKIES IN MEMORY OF PORTHCAWL MAN

Dear Editor, A GUIDE dog puppy is to be named Ricky in honour of a wellknown Porthcawl businessman. Phil Rixon, a former town mayor, had expressed a keen interest in raising money for Guide Dogs Cymru before his death in 2014. His family and friends took part in a sponsored walk along Porthcawl seafront alongside volunteers and golden retriever Bowie, who is about to start training as a guide dog. The event, on top of a donation from the family, raised nearly £3,000 for Guide Dogs. Organiser Norah Clarke said: “Phil was always doing something to help the community, and had spoken about putting on an event at the Grand Pavilion for Guide Dogs. He loved animals and thought the world of his own dog. “We can’t thank his wife Cheryl enough for giving Ricky such a wonderful start in life. Phil will never be forgotten, and we hope Ricky will go on to bring independence and freedom to a blind or partially sighted person.” Naming a guide dog puppy starts at £2,500. If your fund reaches £5,000, you can meet the puppy and follow its progress. To find out more, ring Community Fundraiser Allison Charles on 07990 540130 or email Allison.charles@guidedogs.org.uk. Picture: Friends and family of Phil Rixon joined Guide Dogs supporters for a sponsored walk

TRIP TO PORTHCAWL SPOILED Dear Editor, Having spent a few days break in Porthcawl recently, I had to get in touch to explain why an otherwise lovely break was completely spoiled by dog owners! Dog excrement was everywhere, on the grass, the promenade and all over the place at the wildfowl natural history park. If the dog owners of Porthcawl still want visitors-which I think is important to the local economy-then I suggest that they clear up after their dogs! Nigel Gross Barnstaple, Devon

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PORTHCAWL CYCLE PATH Dear Editor, After being away for a few months and looking forward to use the new cycle path from Sandy Bay to Rest Bay, I must say how disappointed I was when I got to try it out, it seems that a lot of money has been wasted on nothing more then cycles painted on the floor and road. Cars are parked on the path, there is no line to show pedestrians that cycles are about, so you have to dodge people or be stuck behind people that obviously don’t realize its a cycle track as there are no signs telling them and they look at you as if you are doing wrong cycling on the pavement when it is supposed to be a cycle path. When you get to the Town promenade all signs disappear completely so no one know if you go on the road or pavement, all you see is red cycles chained up what they are for i don’t know. I know this has cost a lot of money and must be the biggest waste of money I have ever seen as this is not a cycle path as cycle paths have defined lines or coloured paths to identify to cyclists and pedestrians where to cycle, my main concern before long there will be an accident as this is just dangerous as the cycle path is not defined. Council please re look at this and make it clear by white lines it is a cycle path. Keith Wright Nottage, Porthcawl

HORSE MESS IN ANGLESEY WAY Dear Editor, I recently wrote to the Seaside News describing the amount of dog and horse mess we are having to deal with on our streets and pathways. So I find it very disappointing that I feel the need to write again on this matter. On 23rd March I returned home to find that the local horse riders who continue to exercise their horse down Anglesey Way had again left horse mess outside my property. This is no way an attack on people who wish to exercise their horses around the streets of Porthcawl. However, I do have an issue when their mess is left outside my property. In fact as you can see from the photos it is across 3 driveways. So my neighbours and self now have a choice to make, either WE have to clean up someone else’s horse mess or drive through it and ultimately carry it onto or properties. Again there will be plenty of people who say it is a natural product, to those I say feel free to come and remove as it will save us the hassle of doing so. So thanks very much to the inconsiderate horse riders who use Anglesey Way as somewhere for their horse’s to deposit their waste. Gavin Ansen Anglesey Way, Porthcawl

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Letters SAMTAMPA MEMORIES Dear Editor, The letter from Mr Ian Stroud about the Samtampa tragedy, revived some memories for me. My eldest brother Charles who served in the Merchant Navy throughout the war, took me from our home in Pontypridd to see it and we boarded the stern. The gale which blew the Samptampa onto the rocks was so fierce that oil spray was found on windows in Bridgend and solidified black oil still clung to pebbles until quite recent years. Charles was on two ships that were sunk and a third severely damaged. The first was sunk by gunfire from a U boat in the South Atlantic, he was landed in Montevideo in Uruguay and mingled with the crew of the German pocket battleship Graf Spee sheltering there during the battle of the River Plate. The second ship was in the ill-fated PQ17 Arctic convoy, bombed enroute to Murmansk in Russia and he endured 10 days in an open boat before rescue arrived. The third was a coastal vessel dive bombed in the Irish Sea and towed into Rosslare Harbour. It is surprising that very few remember the 10,000 ton American ship ‘Tillamook’ stranded on Kenfig sands between December 1946 and March 1947. I cycled from Pontypridd to see it and met members of the crew on the sands. Douglas Davies Philadelphia Road, Porthcawl

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Helen Dunmore Birdcage Walk Kate Ellis The Mermaid’s Scream Lisa Gardner Right Behind You Susan Hill From the Heart Rosanna Ley The Little Theatre by the Sea Patricia Scanlan Orange Blossom Days

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BOOK OF THE MONTH War Cry by Wilbur Smith In War Cry Wilbur Smith introduces us to a new member of the Cortney family. Saffron grows up on a sprawling Kenyan estate but her thirst for knowledge and adventure leads her to England, where she finds herself inevitably drawn into the heart of the gathering storm in the lead up to World War II. Meanwhile privileged Gerhard von Meerbach struggles to stay true to his principles in an increasingly cruel world. His friendship with a Jewish man places him in danger, and forces him to take a stand against the forces of evil that have overtaken his country and his family. But, unknown to him, he is caught in a trap that could cost him everything he holds dear. As the Second World War looms over them all, Saffron and Gerhard’s worlds will collide – but will there be more to unite them than tear them apart? All these books and many more are available freely at Porthcawl Library. As the weather warms up you may be looking for books to inspire your latest adventure. We have travel books that can Seaside News | 12

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HISTORY

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PORTHCAWL’S SAMTAMPA GRAVE

Exactly two years after the Samtampa and Edward Prince of Wales disaster at Sker Point, the new mass memorial grave in Porthcawl cemetery was unveiled on Saturday 23rd 1949 and resulted in this letter to the editor of the Porthcawl Guardian newspaper. “I would like the good people of Porthcawl and district to know how much their tributes and great kindness is appreciated by those who have lost their loved ones in the great tragedy.” So wrote Mrs K Davidson from Whitby, Yorks who had not only lost her 24 year old son Lonsdale Francis Davidson, an Able Seaman on the Liberty ship, S.S Samtampa but he was one of the twelve crew that could not be identified and taken home. With fewer people able to remember the disaster, Porthcawl Shout Forum are working to increase awareness especial with schools and college students and are indebted to our Patron Garwyn Jones AM who is sponsoring our exhibition in the Senedd until 8th May, it will then move to the Waterfront Museum, Swansea for six weeks. Pictures shows members of Porthcawl Shout forum helping to clean the grave and have instructed Belleview Monumental Masons to carry out repair work. Gary Victor Chair of Porthcawl Shout Forum Contact: g.victor@btinternet.com Tel 01656 783491

FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY NEWS The 15 May topic is ‘The Life and Times of Paul Robson’ the speaker is Mr How-ard Mortimer. The 19 June is a research night at Ty Ardd for members. All meetings are free admission for members and non-members, and the doors are open at 7pm. Our Research Centre in the Len Evans Centre, Aberkenfig, is open on Wednes-day from 10.30am-3pm, except for the last Wednesday of the month. Volunteer researchers are on hand to guide you in your search for ancestors, but now need to be booked for hourly sessions on Tel: 01656 728531 (Wednesday’s only) or arc@glamfhs.org.uk . For more information see our website www.glam-fhs.org.uk Victoria Salmon

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MUSEUM RE-OPENS Porthcawl museum reopened its doors after further planned refurbishment works, which included controlled asbestos removal and much needed improvements to the lighting and heating systems. The opening was formally carried out by the mayor of porthcawl Cllr Rob Lee and his wife the mayoress Ann Lee after cutting the ribbon the mayor presented Ceri Joseph (museum secretary) with a Porthcawl town council plaque in recognition of her services to the town. Also in attendance was the Mayor and mayoress of Bridgend County Cllr Reg Jenkins as well as other invited guests including members of Porthcawl town council. The opening coincided with the launch of the museums new SS Samtampa exhibition the loss of which along with the mumbles lifeboat in 1947 reached its 70th anniversary. The exhibition includes many before unseen artefacts from both vessels. Members of both Porthcawl lifeboat crew and Coast Guards team also attended the opening and displayed Porthcawl’s D class Lifeboat outside the museum. The maritime exhibition will be open until June before being replaced by a new display charting the part that RAF Stormy Down played during the last war Other improvements to the museum include the Victorian school room and new easier access to the cells of the old police station all of which now have new exhibits housed within them, for more details of the years planned events visit PORTHCAWL MUSEUM.

PORTHCAWL MUSEUM When you visit the Museum you may be bemused to see a model of HMS Victory being displayed. What is the link with Porthcawl? HMS Victory was commissioned in 1758, the keel laid in 1759 and was launched in 1765. The hull of the ship was covered in copper plates. Horatio Nelson believed that these copper plates, manufactured at the Swansea Copper Works, made the ship more maneuverable and faster in battle. In pursuit of this advantage, Nelson, himself visited the works at Swansea to confirm their design. On his journey, it is believed that he stayed a night at the Pyle Inn; which sadly no longer exists. This event at least gave us one reason, although tenuous, to display Ken Watts’s incredible model of the ship. Then, during our research into Porthcawl Dock, an amazing fact was discovered. Following the initial development of the dock in 1829, the first harbour master was appointed in 1833. Captain Lewis Roper Fitzmaurice was born in Ireland in 1789,joined the Royal Navy in 1799 as ‘Boy 2nd Class,’ and, according to a family story, served as a cabin boy at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The Maritime Exhibition closes 31st August. Ceri Joseph Deadline date is always the 10th of the month


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SCHOOLS PORTHCAWL COMPREHENSIVE NEWS

Recently, a group of 23 Welsh students spent an action-packed weekend at Glan-llyn, an outdoor education centre near Bala. Pupils from Years 9-12 enjoyed canoeing, raft building, archery, orienteering and high ropes (some whilst carrying a cup of water!). They had competitions to paddle the raft, climb the high wall blind-folded and to build the best campfire, which they then toasted their marshmallows around. They played football, hockey, netball and went bowling returning to school on Monday full of stories! Last July, our Welsh Baccalaureate students were involved with a highly successful project at Cosy Corner. They tidied up the path and wall areas, weeded and planted the borders and painted the benches for local residents and visitors to enjoy over the summer. This year, we are looking for new community projects to participate in during July, and welcome any suggestions from the public for worthwhile projects to get involved with. Please contact 77410 with any ideas. We held our Sixth Form Open Evening earlier in the year for entry in September 2017, and met with many new parents and pupils. For those who missed it, or would like to come and see what PCS has to offer, tours can be arranged by phoning school or by emailing our Head of Sixth Form, Ms Crook on 6thform@ porthcawlschool.co.uk Andrew Slade Head Teacher

PIL PRIMARY SCHOOL As part of our Easter activities Tesco visited our nursery. The Tesco ladies helped the children to make Rice Krispie Nests filled with Mini Eggs. Everyone watched the chocolate melt from solid to liquid. We mixed in the Rice Krispies, put them in a paper case to make a nest and then counted out the eggs. Later everyone decorated a fairy cake with icing and added an Easter Chick. During the session the children were made aware of the importance of washing hands before preparing food. The children were delighted to be able to take home their creations. Thank You Tesco! Warburtons visited our Reception class to talk about healthy food choices and the importance of food hygiene and preparation. The children wore aprons and hair nets, which they thoroughly enjoyed! The children had the opportunity to taste different types of bread, such as milk bread, whole meal and fruit bread. The children were able to make a healthy sandwich by selecting different types of fillings to put into their sandwich. We all had a wonderful morning! Mrs E Rees and Mrs D Kreft Nursery & Reception Class teachers Seaside News | 18

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WEST PARK PRIMARY NEWS We had a very busy term Spring term at West Park, with so much exciting learning and fun. Reception and Nursery went to Cardiff dinosaur museum. On their return they found dinosaurs in our Woodland. Year 1 and 2 were busy learning about what carnivores and herbivores eat by sorting out food. Herbivores eat plants. Herbivores are a brachiosaurus, diplodocus and triceratops. Carnivores eat meat. Dino man came in to school and was kind enough to have his photos taken with us! Reception and Nursery had a Dino Disco on the last day of term. They dressed up as Palaeontologists and there was an eggsplosion in our Woodland! We had lots of fun on Red Nose Day. Each pupil wrote a joke or funny story and we made a class joke book. Then we had an assembly and got a chance to show off how funny we are! Nigel Little from Size of Wales visited to raise the profile of deforestation in the rainforests across the world. KS2 held workshops with Nigel looking at habitats, palm oil plantations, how we can help sustain rainforests, climate change, and endangered animals. We came to school dressed in green and raised £150. Thanks to West Park, the rainforests will be 1200 trees better off. Well done everyone! Year 5 Journalists

PORTHCAWL PRIMARY TOPS TABLE AGAIN We have had another successful month at Porthcawl Primary in which our pupils have pushed themselves and achieved great things! During March we took part in the Big Pedal. This is a national competition in which pupils need to cycle and scoot into school. This year the whole school community rose to the challenge and between us we completed a massive 1,270 journeys to school on our scooters and bikes! We are still waiting for the results to be confirmed but the provisional results put us in 1st for the Wales and 9th for the U.K. Well done everyone, this is another incredible achievement for our school! We have some exciting activities coming up in the next month. Our Foundation Phase have a trip to Plantasia to study their topic of the rain forest. We will also be getting a visit from ‘The Size of Wales’ who will be talking about how we can help save the rain forest. Key Stage 2 will be going on a trip to Caerleon to visit the ancient Roman ruins. We are also looking forward to starting golf sessions in the summer term with the professionals from Pyle and Kenfig golf club. Andrew Wood Porthcawl Primary

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SCHOOLS INTERACT CLUB OF PENCOED

The Interact Club of Pencoed Comprehensive School, which is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bridgend, presented a cheque for £250.00 to their Welsh language school teachers. The funds which have been raised by the members of the Interact Club are to be used to assist the funding of the Urdd National Eisteddfod to be held at the Bridgend College, Pencoed Campus, between 29th May and 3rd June 2017. The Interact club brings together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self. Interact gives students the chance to make a real difference while having fun. They organize at least two projects every year, one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding. The Rotary Club sponsors mentors and guides Interactors as they carry out projects and develop leadership skills. . If you are interested in joining or wish to find more about Rotary and/or Interact contact www.rotary.org or www.rotarybridgend.org.uk or the Secretary of the Rotary Club of Bridgend on 01656 652181 Picture: L-R: Rotarian Dr Graham Hapgood, Interacter Ellie Priddy, Interact President Chloe Jones, Welsh Teachers Elizabeth Sayers , David Owens.

CEFN CRIBWR PRIMARY SCHOOL - IAN THOMAS MEMORIAL 7’S On 29th March, we held our 39th annual Ian Thomas Memorial 7’s at Cae Gof Playing Fields. 14 teams took part and all present witnessed some glorious rugby throughout the day. A huge thank you, to all the schools that competed. Congratulations to Brynmenyn Primary, who beat Pil Primary in the final of the Cup. Nottage Primary, beat Swansea side, Sketty Primary in the Plate final. Both Cefn Cribwr sides acquitted themselves well and can be very proud of their achievements. Cefn Cribwr School would also like to thank Ospreys Development officer, Alyn Lake for refereeing, and our wonderful PTA for serving refreshments. The support and sponsorship from Cefn Cribwr RFC was integral to the success of the day! We are looking forward to celebrating the 40th anniversary of the tournament in the next academic year. The School Council continued to meet and interview our elected representatives. The most recent visitor was Ogmore MP Chris Elmore who came in early April and discussed his role and answered searching questions from our School Council. They told him of the work they are doing with the Community Council and the Observation Unit fundraising.

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PENCOED COMPREHENSIVE EASTER CONCERT

Mrs. Jenkins (Head of Music) presented an exciting and varied concert, but couldn’t have done it without the fantastic support of the peripatetic music team (Mrs. Becci Goss, Mr. David Jefferies, Mr. Huw Griffiths and Mr. Rob Edwards) The orchestra performed superbly well with a warm tone and excellent intonation. Pupils have been rehearsing for many weeks. Pieces included Jupiter, Summertime and Jurassic Park. Individual and group performances (from singers, dancers and instrumentalists) were polished and professionally presented. The pupils took great pride in showing off their musical skills to the receptive audience. The guitar and drum ensembles proved to be a great hit with the audience, showing off yet another aspect of the music department. Mrs. Kay Smith (Head of Drama) worked closely with our feeder primary schools in the school’s transition programme. Llanharan, Croesty, Pencoed and Coychurch presented engaging and attractive performances, ranging from harp and trumpet solos to choir and dance items. The final item was a medley of songs from Les Miserables, performed by the school choir. An excellent end to the evening’s entertainment. Congratulations to everyone who took part. Mr. George (head teacher) said, “This is the best yet!” Anthea Powis

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SCHOOLS BRYNTIRION COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL

Pupils of Bryntirion Comprehensive School have said they will never forget the lessons learned during a visit to the First World War Battlefields of France and Belgium. Under the guidance of battlefield experts, the group of 50 Year 9 pupils gained an unmistakable impression of the realities of trench warfare as they explored underground dugouts, traversed immense mine craters and became hands on with authentic uniforms, gas masks and weapons that had once been used to horrifying effect. Such experiences were accompanied by the constant presence of seemingly endless rows of white headstones, at which the pupils heard personal stories of how soldiers as young as 15 were killed. Having recently researched and constructed a memorial in the School to honour fallen members of the community, the group made this commemorative journey to the sites where the Welsh soldiery gave their lives. Delivering services in both English and Welsh, the pupils laid wreaths at Mametz Wood, the Welsh Memorial Park, the Menin Gate and the grave of Hedd Wyn. Poignantly, those who had relatives killed in the First World War were also able to lay poppies at their gravesides.​ Andrew Shell

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ST CLARE’S SCHOOL

Boys and girls from Nursery right up to Sixth Form at St. Clare’s, Porthcawl donated more than 250 Easter eggs, books and toys for sick children at Ty Hafan Hospice, an appeal organised by Interact Club members, part of Rotary. Headmaster, Simon Antwis said, “We are really proud of our Interact Club pupils. They develop very useful life skills in being active members of the local community.” This is a crucial time of year for our Year 11 pupils. As well as completing their studies before beginning their GCSE revision, they’ve also been selecting their A Level options for September. St. Clare’s is very proud of its 100% pass rate at A-Level. Last summer 100% of students went to their first choice university, including Oxford. Our small classes allow students the individual attention they need to reach their full potential. If you’re in Year 11, or have a family member who is, we’d love to hear from you and show you around our Sixth Form. If you missed our Open Morning on 28th April, why not book a private tour instead? Contact our Registrar, Holly Fowlkes on (01656) 789966 or visit our website www.stclares-school.co.uk now! Simon Antwis, Headmaster Picture caption: Going the Eggstra Mile for Ty Hafan Hospice

SPRING NEWS FROM CYNFFIG It’s been another jam-packed term for pupils at Cynffig. Pupils attended the WISE event at the Senedd in Cardiff. It included leaders from business, academia and Welsh Government and aimed to encourage girls to enter the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). Our girls were fortunate to meet HRH the Princess Royal and Trudy Norris-Grey, chair of WISE and MD worldwide business development at Microsoft. Congratulations to Year 12 pupils Thomas Cullen, Alyx Forester, Kieran Jenkins and Katlyn Simons who have gone through to the national finals of the UK Young Engineer of the Year competition. The team has been working closely with the Sony UK Tec engineering team to develop a smart sensor for monitoring the health of the machines on their Raspberry Pi manufacturing line. They are now looking ahead to refine and improve their project solution to make it commercially viable and suited to Sony’s needs. We wish them well! Pupils visited Rest Bay for a morning of riding the waves. Miss

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SCHOOLS Lambe and 17 pupils took to the waters to challenge themselves to try something different. The pupils developed new skills as well as how to catch the best waves and stand up!! Hannah Castle - Head teacher (01656) 740294

AFON Y FELIN NEWS We are so proud of our children here at Afon y Felin, all of them! In the qualifying rounds of the National Eisteddfod Ellis Pride came a close second on piano, and Eve Matthews is was placed first with her poetry recital. Cerys Pritchard, Rhianna Knowles, Demi-Leigh Gifford, Adam Clatworthy, Ben Smalldon, Ellis Pride, Sofia Chayka, Eystyn Seymour and Kurtis Dobbin came first in the Cerdd Dant, singing one song whilst another is played on the harp. They will all be competing at Pencoed in the whitsun holiday. Our group of creative dancers came third at the Sony Theatre in Bridgend College, and they were fantastic! The RNLI visited us recently, and taught beach safety, important knowledge! We raised over £200 for Red Nose Day, which means Mr. Hughes has to dye his beard and hair red! We are riding our bikes and scooters to school as part of the Big Pedal, instead of arriving by car, and congratulations to Demi-Leigh for winning the Golden Lock! Our PFA’s cake sale raised £180, thank you to everybody that supported it. After a consultation period, Bridgend County Borough Council’s bid to permanently enlarge the capacity of our school was approved by Cabinet. This is yet another achievement for our school! AJ Pritchard - Parent Governor

CORNELI PRIMARY NEWS Our Easter celebrations began with a superb bonnet and egg parade which was followed by fun activities and goodies to eat organised by the Parent Council. Miss Morgan got everyone on a hunt to find eggs and to answer the maths questions they contained, real egg prizes were awarded. The choir sang for the pensioners and in an assembly Year 6 children told the Easter Story. Big Pedal Fortnight, promoting active travel, saw so many cycling and scooting to school that we came third in Wales and 34th in the whole of the UK! The highlight of our activities was a Bling Your Bike Day when we dressed as Superheroes and raised £78 for Sustrans. We also dressed in blue to raise £118 for Water Aid and red for Comic Relief Day. The whole school danced the Cha Cha Slide in the playground raising over £200 on that day too and selling chicks made £450 for Velindre. Our thanks go to all for their generosity. Thanks too goes to everyone who supported us in achieving the renewal of our Investors in Families Award and we look forward to continuing working in partnership with our families to ensure the very best for our children. Sue Jones

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DOUGLAS THE BLACK AND ‘NORMAL’ I’ll never be ‘normal’, WHITE COCKER SPANIEL I’m trusting you, my friend, to hold my paw, as I exit this life through the last open door. You have made the decision to let me go, I know how it’s hurt you but It must be so. If I could speak I’d tell you, my life is at an end, I know you will cry but in time you will mend. My ears no longer hear, my eyes no longer see, my sense of smell is as faint as can be. My heart is still proud but my body is frail, the dog that i was has started to fail. Do you think for a moment I’d want to go on? When my health, my body all but have gone. I know you have loved me, I’ve been loved to my core, I know you won’t know it but I’ve loved you even more. When this is over I know you’ll be sad,     but the life that you gave me was the best I could  have had. Please feel no guilt nor any remorse, as my life takes its final turn of the course. My suffering is over as I fall fast asleep, I know your grief will be profoundly deep. I do not wish your pain to prevail,  just remember me fondly by the wag of my tail. T. Emlyn- Jones Porthcawl

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Many illnesses out there Keeping people at bay, Sometimes for many years, Until their calling day. Different cancers and viruses, From many airborne sources, Attached to their bodies systems, Until the disease takes their courses. Some have ailments and remedies, Many have been around for years, For others they won’t help, And sadly it could end in tears. Many illnesses have cures, If it is caught in the early stages, They will mainly work slowly, And often seem to takes ages. For others who are very ill, We give comfort and prayer, And hope for many cures, And lots of loving care. David Boyce Brackla, Bridgend

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to say they are more knowledgeable than owls would be absurd. “Writers are engineers of our soul”; I wish I thought of this quote, however I give credit to a learned friend of mine, who’s a mole. The only trouble reading a good book on my night flights, I can’t put it down, but not for in-flight meals, obviously if I put in down it will land on someone’s head! So on behalf of the wise Owl Society, goes without saying we owls are not old! But are all well-read. There’s nothing better than a good classic book reading to our owlets in the vestry by lamp light and knowing the book will enhance their minds before they visit their bed. I hope this poet will do justice to my quotes and views. Collate and edit and send to the Seaside News. Alun Davies, Porthcawl

Not ‘normal’ like you, No more running or jumping, ‘Normal’ things others do. I try to blend in, Go shopping alone, I never complain, I certainly don’t moan. So, I work through my list, “Oh great, the top shelf”, There goes my ‘normal’, I can’t reach it myself. So here is my predicament, Do I forget it and pass? Do I sit here and wait, Until there’s someone to ask? So much for blending, I feel such a fool, A few years ago, I thought myself cool. I often give up, Roll away in my chair, I’d rather move on, Than have people stare. So back to my car, The shopping half done, This trying to be ‘normal’, Is truly no fun. I sit there a while, Watch people go by, They’ll seem so ‘normal;’, I try not to cry. Back to the house, Here I will stay, Nothing new really, Just another ‘normal’ day. Nathan Clements, Penyfai

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WHAT IS LOVE

A WISE THOMAS CHURCH OWL QUOTES ON BOOKS

While on a night inflight trip from Ogmore with this learned owl, his quotes I construct in a poem. Some books are tasted, others are swallowed, and books are loyal quietest friends, but never borrowed. When I have a little money, I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and new feathers. Books are keys to wisdom’s treasure gates and land of pleasure. When you read a classic book you read before you reflect on your first read years ago Books are owls, nest of knowledge, wisdom, philosophy, history and poetry, where the Owl Society meets once a week to read classic books in the church vestry. There is something about people who are interested in the written word. They are a species all on their own, kind, however

You gave us your love the love we took It was so much we could fill a book, But what is life without any love It’s like no Sun or rain from up above, We cannot live without these things The love you feel when song birds sing, Or a children’s choir when their voices ring The sound of water in a fast flowing stream The love is there it’s like a dream, The rustle of leaves in a beautiful tree Love is there for all to see, The early morning dew on a spiders webb The waves on the sea with the tide on the ebb, What more can we do but to love all these things These lovely things that nature brings, The stars in the sky makes the sky so bright With the moon aglow lights up the night, These things of love are so very small So give it a thought and give it your all. Basil Walters Cefn Glas, Bridgend

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Changes to home recycling

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This summer we’re making Bridgend County Borough one of the greenest places to live in Wales by introducing a number of changes to how you recycle at home.

Yn ystod haf eleni, rydym ni’n sicrhau bod Bwrdeistref Sirol Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr yn un o’r lleoedd gwyrddaf i fyw ynddo yng Nghymru drwy gyflwyno nifer o newidiadau i’r ffordd yr ydych chi’n ailgylchu yn y cartref.

Starting 5 June 2017, you will have… • New recycling containers for weekly collections • A new limit of two bags per fortnight for your waste* • A separate fortnightly collection for nappies and absorbent waste (not sanitary waste) More than half of homes will also have a change to their collection day. *Households with more than five occupants, and homes using coal fires as their main source of heat, will be able to apply for additional bags.

New recycling containers, specially branded waste bags, collection calendars, and full instructions on how to use the new service will be delivered to all homes before June.

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News that the surgery operated by Dr Tim Eales in Porthcawl is to close in June is causing worry to its 3,000 patients. Even more concern has been raised because patients are unable to register with the Portway Surgery. The ABMU health board says it is still considering options. I have challenged them about what action they intend to take to ensure all residents have access to GP services. It is GP’s who carry out 90 per cent of patient contacts but only get 7.8 per cent of the health budget. This needs to change and Welsh Conservatives want the Welsh Labour Government to increase spending to 11 per cent – in line with expert evidence. But forward planning is also essential. We have known for years that a high proportion of GP’s in Wales are aged 50 plus and will retire over the next decade. Recruiting young doctors to take their place is vital. A scheme to give financial incentives for them to stay on in Wales after their training has seen some success but we need more investment, more training and more support for GP’s to prevent situations like the one in Porthcawl from arising again.

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NEWS FROM SHOUT Sarah Rochira, Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, paid her annual visit to Porthcawl Shout Forum on 7th March 2017.She updated members on her 5 priorities for the past year. She has: a) recently published GP Service in Wales following an investigation into primary health care b) continued to monitor the quality of life of residents in care homes c) secured the W.A.G. First Minister’s agreement to the need for a Bill of Rights for Older People based on U.N. principles d) published a report on dementia ‘Dementia- more than memory loss’; W.A.G. will produce a strategy on dementia in June/July 2017 e) collaborated with the Children’s Commissioner to bring older and younger people together. The Commissioners explored common concerns like loneliness and isolation, which is now regarded as a public health issue by W.A.G. Work is ongoing with Trading Standards to combat scams. An ‘Ageing Well in Wales’ programme has been introduced to ensure that Wales is a good place in which to age. Shout members lamented the paucity of NHS dental services in Porthcawl and the threat of closure of public toilets. Margaret Edwards (PSF Shout)

A TALE OF TWO VISITS It was great to meet a group of school pupils from Litchard Primary School, Bridgend recently at the National Assembly for Wales. They were visiting the Assembly to learn more about the Assembly and to visit the Senedd building. They had the opportunity to sit in the old chamber in Ty Hywel. When I met them, the school children gave a rousing performance of happy birthday, which was lovely. It was good to speak to them about my role as an Assembly Member and as First Minister and then to ask them for their questions. They asked a number of questions about my school days, my religious beliefs, my hobbies in my spare time, Wales’ football and rugby teams, my career before entering politics and how I use technology in my job. I thoroughly enjoyed their visit. Last month, I was delighted to visit Porthcawl Museum to see for myself the changes to the Museum, to have a look at the new exhibitions including the new Victorian schoolroom and the new Maritime Exhibition and to leave a comment in the visitors book. I would encourage people to pop in and take a look. Carwyn Jones AM Welsh Labour Leader

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The Rotary Club of Bridgend welcomed Paula Lunnon to a recent Breakfast meeting. Paula is the Chair of KPC Youth in Pyle and thanked the Rotary Club for its continued support. Paula explained that KPC was established as a Charity in 1998 by Helena Parobij following the tragic drugs related death of her son Brett. Helena did not want this to happen to any other young people so she set up the Charity to give young people a safe and fun place to attend away from the dangers of anti social behaviour, drug and alcohol abuse. As well as the open access facilities for over 250 young people, KPC provides support and training in IT  for older people, an After School Club for 5-7 year olds and daytime sessions for the wider community covering over a dozen different training courses. It also offers training and support for local unemployed people. Despite a very active fund raising programme and successful grant applications , KPC has a shortfall in its budget for the coming year and the help provided by Rotary and many other organisations is both  very welcome and very necessary. Rotary President, Dr Bob Broughton, thanked Paula for her excellent talk and for the valuable work which KPC does in the Community.

THROUGH CHRISTIAN EYES Hey folks, recently I have been thinking, again, of what the Gospel is all about. The word Gospel simply means good news. And it’s in the Bible we read about the good news of Jesus and his message. Paul, says particularly in Romans 1 v 16, that he was not ashamed of the Gospel because it is the power of God at work in everyone who believes. The Bible says that the Gospel really starts with the idea that Jesus has risen from the dead, and so he is able to give us victory over the power of sin and death. Also, the Holy Spirit is able to heal and transform us in the area of our emotions and character. Deeply ingrained emotional wounds, addictions and personality traits that we want to change, he is able to change. That’s great news! He also shares his joy and peace with us so we experience a joy and peace that only comes from heaven. He can also take away our loneliness when we invite him into our lives. To top it all we can also look forward to a total renewal of the universe and world we now know. Along with glorified bodies that never get sick or die. Paradise again! This is only a part of what the Gospel is and it works when we believe in Jesus. Neil Harvey   Seaside News | 32

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SOROPTIMISTS SUPPORT FOR Y BONT On 22nd March Bridgend Soroptimists held an Afternoon Tea celebration at Coedy-Mwstwr Hotel when President Sue presented a cheque for £1,400.00 to Mags Griffiths, General Manager of Y Bont, the children’s charity based in Bridgend providing a day nursery for pre-school children who have disabilities and complex medical needs. Members raised the funds throughout the year with raffles, Tombola events, and a Fashion Show. On behalf of Y Bont, Ms Griffiths expressed her delight in accepting the cheque which represents a much needed helping hand in the continuing operation of Nursery which depends heavily on public support. Bridgend Soroptimists have pledged their ongoing support in the coming year with a further donation of funds and also some members giving their time and talents to help with fundraising events staged periodically at Y Bont. Eileen Bayley Publicity Officer Soroptimist International – Bridgend and District

PORTHCAWL TOWNSWOMENS GUILD NEWS Our AGM this year was slightly different from usual. In the absence of the Chairman, myself, following a fall, and the Secretary, Jean Dorrington, with a hospital appointment, our vice-chairman Dee Richardson had to wear different hats to read the Chairman’s Remarks and the Secretary’s Report!  Thanks Dee!  It caused some amusement!  Dee is now the chairman and Freda Rodger the vice-chairman.  Janet Anderson remains as treasurer and Jean as secretary.  Our President Ann Barrett handed her badge of office to the new President Joyce Webb.  Members then enjoyed two quizzes followed by tea and biscuits. Many members attended the Federation AGM in Cardiff when we were delighted that Dee Richardson was made Federation President.  A luncheon at Isabella’s and a lunchtime drama at the Pavilion were enjoyed. This months meeting is on May 10th 2pm at All Saints Church Hall when the ever popular speaker Debra John will give us some more ‘Welsh Tales’.  Do come and hear her. You will not be disappointed. Dorothy Thomas

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It’s time to renew membership, hasn’t the past year gone quickly! We are able to maintain the £5 membership subscription for yet another year; this amount equates to less than ten pence a week, so not too bad eh? Our fund raising programme has started – with our Fashion Show, courtesy of Bon Marché. Six ladies, all members of the Talbot, walked the catwalk, modelling various garments available from the Bridgend branch of Bon Marché. In return, the store allowed all ladies present to purchase items during the following week with a 20% discount. Our next venture is the Theatre Club evening to see Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Coat. The coach is full and we are all looking forward to seeing the show in May. In sunny June, our day trippers are off to Saundersfoot and Pendine; we will have lunch in Saundersfoot and a cuppa in Pendine. Then, on Saturday, 1st July we have a stall booked at the Pyle Community Council’s Fun Day on the rugby club’s field. We will be selling jigsaws and books. For more information contact Cheryl on 01656 749754, e-mail: talbotcc@tiscali.co.uk or visit our website: www.talbotcc.co.uk Cheryl Butcher

Our monthly meeting was held at the Grove Golf Club on Tuesday 4th April. As usual, we had an enjoyable dinner before the meeting began. Unfortunately several members were absent due to illness. A successful fundraising cheese and wine evening was held at Mary Emment-Lewis’ home on Friday 17th March. Members who attended the Spa Day at the Heronston Hotel on Monday 27th March had a great day out including lunch. With Easter approaching Easter Eggs were purchased for the residents of the home in Pant Morfa and the home in Victoria Avenue. Monica, our Overseas Secretary, reported that a large number of Easter Eggs had been sent to Romania. Secretary Carol had received invitations for members to attend Inner Wheel Inter Clubs in the District. On 1st July, following our afternoon tea at the Grove on Wednesday 28th June, there will be several Committee changes. Mary Morgan will become President for 2017-2018. Carol Lowery will be Senior Vice-President. Sheila Burge will be Club Secretary. Gill Edwards takes over from Monica Balkwill as Overseas Representative. Diane Richardson will remain Treasurer. Sue Jefferies will be Club Correspondent. The other Committee Members will be announced at the next meeting. Eileen Thomas Club Correspondent

TOOLS FOR SELF RELIANCE Tools for Africa We thank everyone for their financial support; Porthcawl Rotary Club, two organisations from Trinity Church, Churches Area Network, and Mair Greer for her sponsored swim. We were able to get our shipment on the way to Malawi in March and are currently preparing nine crates for Ghana. We have had very good feed back from Sierra Leone following the Ebola Crisis. TFSR concentrated on setting up tailoring workshops. Jennifer Mosiri writes ”I lost my father and could not complete school. My partner died from Ebola and he had supported me and my whole family. I sacrificed a lot to train and look after my child. To train is one thing, but now I can live, provide food and care for my children”. Two of the staff from HQ interviewed 100 people who had completed training and got established in tailoring, building, carpentry, welding and fabrication, wheelchair and bicycle maintenance. We would like to thank all who donate tools. Our shelves are full at the moment, however we are short of, arc welders, sash clamps, hub pullers, blow lamps, We have an excellent team in the workshop. Volunteers welcome, please ring John on 01656 786367. John Hanson Group coordinator

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THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH Have you ever known a cook who didn’t measure any ingredients? They might say, “Use just a smidgen of this.” “How much is a smidgen anyway?” You might ask, and they’d say, “Oh, about this much,” grabbing “a smidgen” between thumb and forefinger. The cooking lesson is nearly complete when the meal is served and the delicate balance of ingredients is experienced, and understood. It will take several tries for the chef in training to get it right, connecting ingredients, technique, timing, the miracle of “the mix” and presentation. Jesus teaches us that mixing prayer, fellowship, peace, caring, and forgiveness with just a “smidgen” of hopeful expectation, persistence, and love brings the Realm of God into our lives. With it, God transforms our weaknesses, failures and disappointments into life’s greatest masterpieces. From tiny seeds of hope and faith grow great trees that serve as a perch for others to come and find the lessons they also need to thrive and all because of “just a smidgen.” God Bless, Rev Lewis Rees Nottage General Baptist & Unitarian Chapel

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FEATURES LIFE WITH PORTHCAWL LIONS

Charity Golf and ‘An evening with Niall Ferguson’ … are what Porthcawl Lions Club present for the next month. The annual charity golf day will be held at the Grove Golf Club Porthcawl on 2nd June. Now in its ninth year, teams of four players will play 18 holes with coffee on arrival, and a buffet meal to follow. This year’s nominated charities are Porthcawl Stroke Club and Prostate Cymru. With over £18,000 already raised from this event, the Club is keen to make this year an even bigger success. For details contact David Richards on 01656 - 772598. There are still tickets available for the prestigious event of ‘An Evening with Niall Ferguson’. To be held at All Saints Church Porthcawl, on 21st June, Niall will reflect on many aspects of world affairs in an authoritative and informative evening that will entertain not only watchers of current global issues, but also those keen to meet the present owner of Sker House. For tickets and information contact Martin Patten on 01656 - 786745. For more general information please visit http://porthcawllions. org.uk/index.html

PORTHCAWL U3A U3A stands for the University of the Third Age – the ‘third’ being a reference to that time of life when you give up full time employment and choose to do things that you may have always fancied trying but hitherto had no time or opportunity to indulge. Don’t be put off by the term University in the title: qualifications are neither sought, needed nor awarded. The focus is on the provision of community-based educational, creative and leisure opportunities delivered in a friendly, no pressure environment. There are around 1,000 local U3As all over the UK - and the number is increasing, with about 50 new U3As starting up every year, each being a self-governing charity. Between them U3As offer the chance to study over 300 different subjects in fields such as art, languages, music, history, life sciences, philosophy, computing, crafts, photography and walking. Here in our lovely seaside community of Porthcawl we’ve a well-established and flourishing U3A - a growing membership of 500+ and an increasing portfolio of subjects, activities and events. Indeed, we’re the biggest provider of adult learning in Bridgend County! We’ve something for every taste and interest. Maybe time to find out more? Brian Thomas Secretary, Porthcawl U3A sec@porthcawlu3a.org www.porthcawlu3a.org

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OBSERVING ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES The summer months offer a good opportunity to look for some of the many artificial satellites that orbit the Earth. Many are communication satellites but you can see military satellites too.  The best time to look for them is after sunset when the Sun is below the horizon and can reflect from the satellite’s solar arrays.  They are brightest when they pop up over the eastern horizon but as they travel across the sky they will get dimmer and suddenly disappear from view due to the Earth’s shadow. Low Earth orbit satellites pass over at the same apparent speed as an aeroplane and can appear as a surprisingly bright starlike object.  If you can see red lights then you are looking at a plane and if it streaks across the sky in a second or so it’s most probably a meteor or shooting star.  If you notice a bright flash it will be one of the Iridium satellites that provide satellite phone coverage over the entire planet. The flares can be predicted to the second and the website Heavens Above will tell you where and when to look and how bright it will be. Clive Down Bridgend Astronomical Society

A’PEAL FOR HANDBELL RINGERS! Time on your hands? Looking for a new hobby? Like music and having a laugh? Personal story: two years ago, looking for a hobby, I was invited to a handbell practice. I couldn’t read music, couldn’t tell a crotchet from a hole in the ground – but was handed a lovely shiny bell, told when to ring it. An hour later I was hooked! I laughed so much that night I knew I’d found my new interest in life. I now have some of the nicest friends I’ve ever met, gained unforeseen skills (reading and appreciating music) and filled a gap in my life that I never knew existed. The Old Newtonians team (so named because we practice in the Newton Institute, Porthcawl) is anything but straitlaced. We cover everything from the Beatles to Beethoven. We welcome people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. All we ask is that you commit to twice weekly practices (7:30-9pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays). It’s an opportunity to leave your troubles at the door and enjoy the music. But don’t just take my word for it. Ring our Leader – Tim Tilt (07749 254131), or check our Facebook page - Old Newtonians Ringers. Sue Smart

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PRE AND POST NUPTIAL SETTLEMENTS Recently, a Supreme Court Judge has indicated that couples should be able to enter into pre-nuptial agreements without fear that the court will overturn them upon divorce. He went on to say that couples should be able to elect to enter into a “marriage-lite” where their pre-nup, not the divorce court decides how their assets will be divided if they part. This may be sobering news to the golfer Colin Montgomerie, who is in the process of suing his estranged wife, claiming that the terms of their post-nuptial agreement are unfair. Seven years ago, the Supreme Court upheld a prenuptial agreement entered into by a couple in landmark case of Radmacher v Granatino. However, during those proceedings, one of the judges expressed the view that pre-nups should not have legal effect because they undermine marriage. However, despite this, increasingly the courts are adopting a different view, indicating that agreements reached between the Parties in this way should be upheld. In practice, more people are turning to pre-nuptial agreements and even post- nuptial agreements to avoid lengthy and costly court proceedings if the marriage breaks down. Whereas a prenup is entered into before marriage, a post-nuptial agreement is entered into after marriage, while a couple are still living together. It allows them to plan financially in case their marriage breaks down, spelling out how their assets will be divided. If one party issues proceedings in order to try and overturn the terms of the initial agreement, the court in such instances will usually uphold the agreement if it was entered into with both parties having had the benefit of suitable independent legal advice. Therefore, Solicitors will generally advise clients to consider a pre-nup, especially if one party is bringing more assets into the marriage than the other. Madeline Rand, Melanie Lazarus & Co

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An inheritance can never compensate for the death of a partner or family member. And, unfortunately, inheritance claims can cause problems, for example, if someone believes they aren’t receiving their fair share of a person’s estate. Even more difficult and upsetting inheritance problems can arise if a person was financially dependent on the deceased or if the executors of a will are accused of not acting properly. Claiming an inheritance is usually straightforward if you are named in the will as a beneficiary. The executors take control of all the deceased’s assets, pay off any debts and distribute the inheritances to the beneficiaries according to the terms of the will. As a beneficiary, you do not normally need to claim your inheritance or pay any inheritance tax – the executors should deal with this. You may, however, need to be patient. Administering an estate can be time-consuming and it often takes several months before a beneficiary receives an inheritance. Family inheritance becomes problematic if there is no will or if you feel the will was unfair. If there is no will, family inheritance entitlements are governed by the rules of intestacy. Depending on the amounts involved, any spouse (or civil partner) is entitled to inherit at least part of the estate, with the remainder split among the nearest relatives. With or without a will, family inheritances may seem unfair. Particular problems can arise if a couple were living together (without actually being married or in a civil partnership), if there were previous relationships or stepchildren or if a will unexpectedly favours one child over another. Spouses, civil partners, former spouses or civil partners, cohabiting partners, children and any financial dependents may be able to make a claim for reasonable financial provision – even if the will (or the rules of intestacy) specifies a smaller inheritance or no inheritance at all. Inheritance disputes can occur in other situations. For example, a will can be invalid if it was drawn up under undue pressure or if the testator subsequently married. Individual bequests in the will may be invalid. For example, if the bequest is unclear or if an inheritance has been left to one of the witnesses. Disputes can also occur if executors act improperly, either by mistake (eg misinterpreting the will) or deliberately. Inheritance claim disputes, like other legal disputes, can be complex, timeconsuming and costly. Whether you are a beneficiary or not, if you are not getting the inheritance to which you believe you are entitled you should take legal advice.

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FAMILY MATTERS TO OUR NEWEST EXPERT ROS 2017 got off to the best possible start for RLE Law, with the arrival of solicitor and new head of our family department Rosalyn Beaton. We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Ros to our team, as her vast experience in family law and compassion for parents and children will be of enormous benefit to our clients. Specialising in childcare, Private Law Children Act proceedings and domestic violence, Rosalyn regularly represents parents in childcare proceedings. She is also experienced in representing children, grandparents and interveners in child care proceedings and finds her role particularly rewarding when children remain within their family setting. Rosalyn worked in London after qualifying and until 2012, dealing predominantly with childcare proceedings and private law children matters as well as complex non-accidental injury cases, before returning to Wales Rosalyn’s knowledge of Legal Aid and the recent wide-sweeping changes to Legal Aid is second to none, leading to her providing training to Women’s Aid and Safer Wales and becoming chair of a Legal Aid working group reporting to a Welsh Government steering committee. She also helped to set up a family law probono clinic at Cardiff Family Court in 2015. Rosalyn, who keeps herself updated with the latest legal developments, due to the law constantly evolving to reflect changes in society, is also a member of Resolution and an Accredited Family Law Specialist in the areas of family law, private law children and domestic violence. RLE Law

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Held their monthly meeting in the Talbot Centre Kenfig Hill, at our new time of 2.00pm till 4.30pm. Its April already this year is rushing by, helped by all the dates for our diaries, which Federation House has organised for us as well as walks, craft classes and scrabble days organised by our own W.I. Enid our Secretary read out W.I. business and asked members how they has enjoyed our Link meeting held in the Pavilion Porthcawl. Hosted by Sker W.I. All agreed the evening had been a great success our turn next year. Our talk this month was by Mr, Mike Wilcox his topic was Fashion namely C & A where he worked most of his working life. He told us many facts and figures about this iconic firm which still trades worldwide. Tales of shoplifters and how they were caught had us enthralled. The afternoon passed quickly helped by plenty of tea and biscuits. No talk next month our A.G.M. but in June Sian Roberts will speak on ‘Loving Welsh Food’ were all hoping for samples. Next meeting May 9th pop in well be glad to meet you. Christine Callaghan

The April meeting was a full house, Jennifer our President welcomed all members new and visitors. After singing Jerusalem we again raised our voices to sing ‘happy birthday’ to Beryl Cullen our lovely pianist. The business part of the meeting completed, the main event began: ‘A Fashion Show by Klass’. Six members acted as models, displaying the beautiful outfits to their full advantage. The Narrator for the show was Dianne Reybould who did a superb job. Thanks to the ladies from ‘Klass’ and Jennifer for organising. The Social Link Meeting in March at the Pavilion was very successful, many thanks go to the Ladies of Sker WI, for all their hard work. Our Walking Group enjoyed a very refreshing walk along the Board Path at Rest Bay. The weather was lovely with a slight breeze which helped us along. We completed our morning with lunch at Isabella’s. For more information ring Jennifer on 784715. M Freeman

LALESTON WI Our April meeting was taken by President Dawn Storie, who welcomed everyone. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and agreed. Travel arrangements for the GFWI Council meeting at The Princess Royal Theatre, Port Talbot on 3rd May were confirmed. All members are looking forward to the GFWI Garden Party at Margam Park on 21st June. There will be further information regarding our ‘Fashion Show’ and ‘Chavanage House’ trip, at next month’s meeting. Our guest speaker Malcolm Cowper gave a very entertaining talk on ‘The History of WW2 Bridgend People’, with interesting contributions from the members. Christine Rees gave the vote of thanks. The raffle was won by Jane Lewis and the ‘Bridgend WW2 photo’ competition by Ann Rees. The Luncheon Club will be on 9th May and the Book Club, at Bridgend Library, will take place on 16th May. Our next meeting will be held on 4th May at 7.15pm in Blandy Hall (Laleston Gardening Club). This will be our Annual Meeting discussing the WI Resolutions. We will also be having a ‘Bring and Buy’. New members are always welcome, why not come along and join us? For further information call Diane on 01656 656600. Dawn Storie

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Finance NEW TAX YEAR NEW RULES As we begin another tax year, so we are faced with another change in legislation. Many of you are aware as to the increases in the ISA allowances meaning that you can now contribute £20,000 a year each to an ISA each. However, where there is a big change surrounds pensions, particularly to those high earners or those with larger pension funds. Back in 2012 the Lifetime Allowance charge for pensions stood at £1.8 million. This has now reduced substantially to £1 million from the 6th of April 2017. This could have a major impact upon individuals who have pension fund(s) where the combined totals exceed the £1 million mark. The tax rate payable if the excess of the £1m is paid as a lump sum – called a Lifetime allowance excess lump sum and is charged at 55%. Some individuals may also face, as a result of the tapering of the annual pension allowances last year, a tax charge which they would not be aware of. Individuals may have made contributions of £40,000 per annum in line with the standard annual allowance for pension contributions, unaware that their actual allowance may have been tapered in line with their earnings. This could result in a tax charge of as much as £13,500. Pensions, generally, is a complicated topic and one that does require advice. Should you be faced with any pension related question and wish to receive advice, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

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You can always find something to do in the garden and it need not be onerous. With the longer daylight hours it can be enjoyable and beneficial. One of the priorities is the lawn; feed your lawn with a high nitrogen fertiliser to encourage healthy green growth. Sowing lawn seed and repairing bare patches can still be carried out in the early part of the month. Mower blades should be lowered this month to their regular summer cut height. During May you can still plant asparagus and seed potatoes. New autumn maturing rhubarb named “Livingstone” (Thomson–Morgan) is interesting to rhubarb fans like me, worth looking at. Certain committee members are busy nurturing plants ready for the annual plant sale to be held on Saturday May 6th the plants are in various greenhouses, so a lot of trotting back and forth and all done with good humour. There will also be a Coffee Morning, a homemade cake stall and other attractions, so make a note in your diary. All funds raised go towards the constant maintenance and refurbishment of Cliff Cottage, originally built as three cottages in the 1800’s. Gwen Bradford

Too much Easter chocolate? Never mind, May is such a busy gardening month you’ll soon work it off! It’s time to plant out the baby veg and flower plants nurtured so lovingly under glass. Beware! Night frosts are not uncommon this month especially after bright clear days, so keep old newspapers handy to cover your babies if they are vulnerable. I love the fact that runner beans should be planted the same time as Chelsea Flower show, two big events! Now the grass is growing well, mow the lawn every week, lowering the blades slightly each time, not too much or your lawn will be scalped and turn yellow, definitely not what you planned! One of my favourite pastimes is grass cutting (I love watching my husband huffing and puffing as he mows the lawn!) Water and feed plants, it’s a good idea to put your plant food directly into your water butt, so you can do the two jobs together! Sow some lovely Sweet Williams, and get your hoe out, it’s definitely a feed, seed and weed month! Did you know: the UK has over half the population of the world’s bluebells – aren’t we lucky! Chris Early

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Arts NEW PROGRAMME OF EVENTS ANNOUNCED AT CARNEGIE HOUSE

In June the Male Choir makes its biennial weekend tour to Yorkshire performing in the magnificent Selby Abbey. Saturday July 8th sees all three choirs in their Annual Concert in the Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. The Choir practices on Mondays & Thursdays from 7pm at The Green Acre Motel, visitors and new members are welcome. More information: www.kenfigwelshmalechoir.org.uk & www.facebook.com/KHMVC/ or phone 01443 229227. Doug Roberts

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Awen Cultural Trust, the organisation responsible for managing the Grand Pavilion, Maesteg Town Hall and a number of other community facilities, has joined forces with Bridgend Town Council to create a new programme of live events and workshops for Bridgend Town Centre’s arts venue – Carnegie House. The new programme begins at the end of April and will feature lunchtime theatre, comedy nights, children’s theatre, poetry evenings as well as live music. The participatory programme will include adult drama and dance classes as well as young writers workshops hosted by award winning local writer Rhian Edwards. Rhian said: “I am delighted to be working with Awen and Bridgend Town Council as they re-launch the arts programme at Carnegie House.  It is vital that local people are able to access activities on their doorstep that enable them to learn new skills, make friends and enjoy themselves” Ceri Evans, Director of Business Development for Awen, added: “Awen is delighted to be branching out into Bridgend Town Centre through this exciting new partnership with Bridgend Town Council.  We are currently developing our arts and events programmes in Maesteg Town Hall and Bryngarw Country Park as well as continuing our efforts at The Grand Pavilion in Porthcawl so it is great to now have the opportunity to also develop a programme of work in the county borough’s largest town. Visit www.carnegiehouse.co.uk to view the full programme of events and booking is easy with the online ticketing system. Alternatively, you can book via the Grand Pavilion box office in person or on the phone by calling 01656 815995.

KENFIG HILL MALE VOICE CHOIR The Choir’s season continues as planned with both new & old songs being practised twice weekly. On April 8th, the Male Voice & Youth Choirs performed at a PSP Charity Concert at The Bethlehem Life Centre, & included 2 firsts from a new repertoire. The Choir was conducted by Phil Juliff. Impressive performances were also delivered by Youth Choirs Da Capo & Crescendo (conducted by Kathryn Brace), and soloists Soprano Charlotte Ellett, Mitchell & Elys Davies, Kate Leyland & Ben Cowan. Accompanists for the night were Rhiannon WilliamsHale, Beryl Evans & Rhian Davies. MC was Peter Barrington. Congratulations go to organisers Rhian & Russell Davies who raised over £3,000 in aid of PSP. The next event is the annual Patrons’ Concert at The Grove Golf Club on May 13th. Why not become a Patron?! see our website. Seaside News | 46

Local singer and songwriter Ahnuh Valentine will be performing at numerous local venues over the next coming months including Blaengarw Workingmen’s Club, Bridgend on May the 20th and The Park View, Merthyr on Sunday May 28th. What’s most exciting is that Ahnuh will be performing for the charity Mirus Wales at their Celebration Awards Event in The Principality Stadium on the 5th of May between 16:00 – 17:00, which is set to be a great charity event. Ahnuh recently performed at ‘A Social Evening with a Difference’ for her seventh year, for the Mayor of Bridgend and says “I had a great time performing for The Mayor of Bridgend in the Heronston Hotel on the 5th of April. Thank you to BCBC for choosing me to return as your guest artist for the 7th year in a row. It’s always a pleasure.” The event raised a great amount of money for the Mayor’s chosen charities. For a full list of upcoming performances, make sure to head to www.ahnuhvalentine.com and check out Ahnuh’s blog while you’re there. Lexi Richmond

STAG’S WORLD OF ROCK I finally got to play a test-pressing of The Big Fat Blues Band, the side project of Bridgend’s Phil Jones, vocalist with rock band Sex. I’m not a blues fan, but if you are, this 11-track album won’t let you down! It still features Phil’s strong song-writing prowess and humorous lyrics and no doubt will go down a storm live. Stand out songs are ‘Rockin’ Round The UK’ and ‘Mr Jones’ Answer Phone’. They are touring soon, so don’t miss them. Another must see is Last Flight To Pluto’s gig at The Scene, Swansea on 4th May. Big congratulations to Porthcawl’s Rebecca Hurn for her Cardiff Music Awards for Best Single. So well deserved! The career of my former drummer, Ryan Aston, is also taking off. He’s done a European tour in James Arthur’s band, with dates in the U.S.A., London’s Royal Albert Hall and the BBC’s One Show with Imelda May. Sorry I couldn’t plug the Charity Band Day in The Cabin Bar as I missed the printing deadline, so always give a month’s notice of your music news and I’ll try and fit it in. Keep your news coming. Stag Marks 07549 728356 Photo: Phil Jones Deadline date is always the 10th of the month


Arts A FILM MAKER’S POINT OF VIEW Do you have a favourite film director? Mine is Michael Powell, who made many wonderful films during the wartime and post-war years when he worked with screenwriter Emeric Pressburger. Between them, they produced some of the most magical moments in British cinema history. Powell has rightly been described as a maverick of the big screen, with films like ‘A Canterbury Tale’, ‘I Know Where I’m Going’, ‘A Matter Of Life And Death’, ‘Black Narcissus’ and ‘The Red Shoes’ to name but five. Strangely, though, his most notable film, in my opinion, is the 1936 dramatised documentary entitled ‘The Edge Of The World’, when he undertook, on his own, the task of relating the story of the depopulation of a remote Scottish island, based on the evacuation of St Kilda a few years earlier. It is hard to imagine that the film is now eighty years old, for it has so much to tell us about story and film technique. Powell’s film career went into decline in the 1960s, following adverse comments from the critics about his film ‘Peeping Tom’, but nowadays there is renewed interest in his work, and rightly so. This country has given us a number of eminent directors, but I believe Michael Powell is the best. Anthony Hontoir Downwood Films 07510 934299 Photo: Anthony Hontoir

PYLE & PORTHCAWL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY We recently held our annual Alan Thomas Memorial Competition where each member can enter up to 4 digital images and/or prints, Mono only, no colour. The winner was the member with the highest total from their 2 highest scoring entries and it was extremely close with 3 members tied in 1st place, David Jones, Patricia Kendrick and Richard Jenkins so we then had to include their 3rd highest entries to establish the winner and David won by just 1 point with Patricia in second place and Richard in 3rd. Congratulations David. Dennis Russ was our judge and as usual his unique humour and personality made it a very entertaining evening. Our programme is available at www.pyle-porthcawl-ps.co.uk. We welcome new members of all ages and skill levels, so if you have an interest in photography, join us on Thursday evenings at 7:30 at St Clare’s School, Newton. Geoff Baker T: 01639 851050 E: compsec@pyle-porthcawl-ps.co.uk

ART IN FOCUS On permanent display at the National Museum in Cardiff is an extraordinary piece that occupies the boundary between painting and sculpture. It is Sir Edward Burne-Jones’ (1833-1898), Perseus and the Graiae 1877. It was the centrepiece for one of his most ambitious narrative schemes. If completed, there would have been ten panels: six scenes that were oil paintings and the others, like this one, in low relief panels. This panel depicts the moment when Perseus meets the Graiae: three perpetually old women, sisters to the gorgons and possessing one eye and one tooth between them. Between his fingers, Perseus holds the eye after stealing it from them, using the promise of its return to make them tell him the way to find Medusa. He stands centrally over the linked, crouching figures of the sisters, and above him is a long Latin inscription which tells the story. Burne-Jones worked on the panel with his studio assistants and the gesso-specialist Osmund Weeks. However, it was not well received when exhibited at the Grosvenor Gallery in 1878, and Burne-Jones abandoned the remaining low relief scenes: this is, therefore, the only one of its kind. For more information: josephinelewington@yahoo.co.uk Josephine Lewington MA

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PORTHCAWL MUSEUM MAY DAY COFFEE PENDYRUS MALE VOICE CHOIR, MORNING PORTHCAWL A warm welcome awaits at the coffee morning, which will be held at the Y Centre, John Street, Porthcawl, from 10.30 to 12.00. Entry at the door is £1.50 to include tea/coffee and cake.  We will also have a raffle, tombola and quiz.  We look forward to seeing you there.

At 7.30pm in All Saints’ Church, Porthcawl. With Aled Powys Williams (baritone) and Huw Boucher (harp). All profit to Cancer Research UK. Tickets: £10 available from Maple, John Street and KOKO Well Street. Further information: Judith Shawe 01656 786446.

Saturday 13th May

JOINT CONCERT PORTHCAWL & WHITLAND MALE CHOIRS What promises to be a musical feast at All Saints Church, Porthcawl. Guest artists are Rhian Thomas (soprano) and Kath Lewis (harpist). Tickets are priced at £6 each and are available from choir members or contact 01656 788271.

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SUMMER STROLL FOR TY ELIS, PORTHCAWL Starts at the Band Stand John Street - finishing at the Seagull Inn Nottage. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Registration 1.30pm. Entry £5 and children free - Stroll starts 2pm.

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CHARNWOOD ORCHESTRA CONCERT, PORTHCAWL

CHARITY GOLF EVENT, PORTHCAWL

At 7.30pm in All Saints Parish Church, Victoria Avenue, Porthcawl CF36 3AB. Tickets cost £8 from the Y Centre, 25 John St, or www. charnwoodorchestra.org.uk by Paypal or on the door. Charnwood Orchestra has an enviable reputation in the Midlands as a superb amateur orchestra playing a wide repertoire of classical music with top-notch soloists. It’s difficult to remember that the players are young mums, dieticians, plumbers, doctors, or secretaries; their performances are of such a high standard and played with such evident enjoyment. Saturday 3rd June

GUIDE DOGS CYMRU QUIZ, LALESTON At Laleston Gardening Club, Cliff Cottage, Laleston, Bridgend at 7.30pm. Tickets £10 - available from Norah Clarke on 01656 786018/07776 437565. Fish & chips supper included. BYO drink. Saturday 10th June

WARTIME BRIDGEND Bridgend will step back in time to WW2. The Town Centre will be transformed back to the 1940’s era with demonstrations, period games and activities that were common place during the war. Many of the activities will be educational for people of all ages. Activities will include: WWII Toy Soldier Painting, 1940’s Cooking, Poppy Making School Life & Period Games and lots more! Live music entertainment will take place throughout the day. A Winston Churchill ’sound’ and ’lookalike’ will make an appearance around the town. Activities confirmed: Photographic exhibition by Bridgend & District Local History Society, Wartime display by Michael Ridley, Island Farm talk by Brett Exton. This event will be a unique experience in historical terms for the Bridgend area and will be great fun for all the family. It will be staged throughout Bridgend town centre from 10am – 5pm on Saturday 10th June, 2017 Further details can be found on https://www.facebook.com/wartimebridgend/ Please feel free to use #WartimeBridgend for any social media. Seaside News | 48

KPC Youth & Community are holding their annual Charity Golf Day at the Grove Golf Club, Porthcawl. Team entry for teams of four is just £160 per team. Entry includes coffee on arrival, golf fees and a buffet meal following the round of golf. Sponsorship is also sought for raffle/auction prizes or £50 to sponsor a hole - if you can support us that would be really appreciated. For team entry forms/more details please contact: Alison on 01656 749219 kpcyouth@hotmail.com Saturday 24th June – Saturday 1st July

PYLE & KENFIG HILL FESTIVAL WEEK Building on the success of previous years the Festival Week is on track to be an even more impressive event. The musical element of Festival week continues to grow and this year the week kicks off with an opening concert in Pisgah Chapel featuring the mixed choir “Sounds Familiar”. St Theodore’s Church is presenting a “Swinging 60’s Concert” on Thursday 29th June, with details of concerts at St James’s Church, Bethel Church and the Guides coming soon. The family Fun Day is on Saturday 1st July, commencing at 1pm. New this year is the City of Swansea Pipe Band. As usual, the Classic Car Show will be there for everyone’s enjoyment, as will the mini rugby tournament. It is 50 years since the 1967 ‘Summer of Love’, so the theme is ‘Flower Power & The Swinging Sixties’, so come dressed for the occasion Entry is FREE. For the second year, there will be a “Craft Tent” so any “Crafters” out there, we would love to see you, for entry forms please email; clerk@pylecomunitycouncil.co.uk. Entry forms for Charity and Trade stands are now available from the same address Keep reading the Seaside News for the latest developments.

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What’s On PRINCE OF WALES COURT BOWLING CLUB, PORTHCAWL We a currently recruiting experienced and novice bowlers. The Club is located on Penylan Avenue and has excellent Bowling and Social facilities. Please contact the Secretary if you are interested in joining. Graham Evans. Tel: 01656 782928.

Monday A TASTE OF YOGA, PORTHCAWL For all ages and abilities. 1.30-3pm at Stella Maris Catholic Church Hall New Road Porthcawl.For more information contact Angela Rock 07980 936198 or Email: angelarock11@hotmail.com Children’s Swimming Lessons, Bridgend @ Heronsbridge School Pool. 4.15–7.30pm. Also on Tuesdays & Saturdays. Contact Anne: 01656 772725, email: swimschoolwales@ yahoo.co.uk FITSTEPS - FITNESS DANCE CLASS, PORTHCAWL @ All Saints Church Hall, Victoria Avenue. All abilities welcome. 9.3010.30am and 5-6pm. Learn latin and ballroom moves. Scientifically proven that dance is one of the best forms of exercise! Boosts your self confidence and self esteem. Contact 07796 644612, Facebook: Vanessa FitSteps Porthcawl. Cost £4. GLAMORGAN FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY, BRIDGEND BRANCH Meet 3rd Monday of each month at the Len Evans Centre, Aberkenfig. 7pm for 7.30pm. All welcome. www. glamfhs.org.uk Tel: 01656 862762. MONKEY MUSIC, BRIDGEND & COWBRIDGE Award winning music classes for 0-4 years. Bridgend Dance Centre, Cowbridge Bijou. First class is FREE. Please book before attending. Contact us for class times and availability. Other days and venues available 01656 649190. vale. bridgend@monkeymusic.co.uk PILATES / YOGA, PORTHCAWL 7.30pm-8.30pm at The Y Centre. Mat required. Flexibility, postural alignment and core strength from 14yrs with Hannah Bowen. Registered Exercise Professional 07886 487853 see Facebook Porthcawl Fitness Classes. PORTHCAWL CHORAL SOCIETY PRACTICE @ Trinity Church ‘ celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016’ 7.15–9.15pm. Mixed voice choir. New members welcome. 01656 784211 Porthcawl & Cynffig Karate Club Classes in Cynffig Comprehensive School Sports Hall 4.30 - 7pm. First Month Free Training. Call Chris on 07784 317151 or Mark 01656 784391. PORTHCAWL GYMNASTICS (TERM TIME ONLY) are now running their classes at The Community Sports Hall, Park Ave. Please email me for information on: porthcawl.gymnastics@gmail.com

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Slimming World, Porthcawl @ Gilgal Church Hall, Woodland Ave, Porthcawl. 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Tel Bev: 07912 172674 SUN STYLE NEIJIA, PORTHCAWL Classical Tai Chi 10am to 11am - £3. Bagua & Xing Yi 11am to 12 noon £2. Sword forms for all three Neijia. @ Awel Y Mor Centre, Porthcawl. For more information or details of our other classes ring 784991. Email: sunporthcawl@yahoo.co.uk

Tuesday ADULT AQUA FIT CLASS, PORTHCAWL Splashland, Trecco Bay Holiday Park, Porthcawl. Starts 7pm. Classes run school term times only. (No classes during school Easter break). Information: call Diane 07966 529417. A TASTE OF YOGA, PORTHCAWL For all ages and abilities. 6.30- 8pm at Stella Maris Catholic Church Hall New Road Porthcawl. For more information contact Angela Rock 07980 936198 or Email: angelarock11@hotmail.com Cornelly Mens’ Shed Open to all ages to have a coffee and chat, share skills or take part in various activities. Contact CADDT on 01656 670812 for more details FITSTEPS - FITNESS DANCE CLASS, PORTHCAWL @ All Saints Church Hall, Victoria Avenue. All abilities welcome. 9.3010.30am. Learn latin and ballroom moves. Scientifically proven that dance is one of the best forms of exercise! Boosts your self confidence and self esteem. Contact 07796 644612, Facebook:Vanessa FitSteps Porthcawl. Cost £4. HANDBELL RINGING, PORTHCAWL Would you like play handbells? We meet Tuesday and Thursday in Newton Institute Basic music knowledge an advantage plus commitment and rhythm. Would you like to learn?. Call Tim 07749254131. HATHA YOGA CLASS, PORTHCAWL @ the YMCA on John Street, Porthcawl. Mixed ability class, so all levels welcome. 10– 11.30am. For more info contact Michele 07793 544 956 email: michelelambert21@hotmail.com www.michelelambertyoga.co.uk KOREAN KARATE, PORTHCAWL TANG SOO DO @ All Saints Church hall, Victoria Avenue, Porthcawl. Martial arts for the whole family. Tiger Tots: 4–6yrs: 6–6.30pm; Dragons: 7–12 yrs 6.30–7.30pm; Adults: 13yrs+: 7.30–8.30pm. Tel 07788 482450 email: porthcawltangsoodo@sky.com Website : www.traditionaltsdfed.org Also on Fridays. LEARN TO ROCK N ROLL 50’s STYLE, KENFIG HILL @Kenfig Hill Rugby Club, Pisgah Street, CF33 6BU. Dance Lesson

8.15-9pm.Rock n Roll disco til 10.30pm. Entrance £5. contact Frank 07400 080101 or email. franklngfrd@gmail.com First dance lesson free. MONKEY MUSIC PORTHCAWL & BRIDGEND Award winning music classes for 0-4 years. Trinity Church Porthcawl and Jump Jam Bridgend. First Class is FREE. Please book before attending. Contact us for times and availability. Other days/venues available 01656 649190 vale.bridgend@ monkeymusic.co.uk PORTHCAWL MALE CHOIR Choir Practice between 7.30pm and 9.30pm at Arlington Road Church, Porthcawl. New choristers always welcome. Choir available for weddings and Charity events. Website: www.porthcawlmalechoir. co.uk Contact Mal Evans on 07773 622537. Slimming World, Porthcawl @ Gilgal Church Hall, Woodland Ave, Porthcawl. 9.30am. Tel Bev: 07912 172674 SLIMTONE SLIMMING CLASS, BRIDGEND @ Sainsburys Coffee Shop, Bridgend, 5.30pm - 6.45pm. Contact Marie on 01656 870339. St John Ambulance Porthcawl We meet at Trinity Church, Porthcawl. Badgers & Cadets 6:00 7:30pm (Ages 5-17). Adults 7:30pm (Ages 16+). Contact 07861 600667 or Email jack.bridger1@porthcawl. sjaw.org.uk TABERNACL MUSIC SOCIETY, BRIDGEND Mixed choir practice, 7-8.45pm @ Tabernacl Chapel, Derwen Rd, Bridgend. New choristers welcome. Contact 01656 665393. www.cor-tabernacl-choir.co.uk YOGA CLASS AT PARC SLIP Visitor’s Centre, Tondu With Claire Eynon (registered teacher with Yoga Alliance). Tuesdays 7-8.30pm. Beginners welcome. Hatha and Yin yoga styles. Please contact claire_eynon@ hotmail.com 07887 581477 or www. thelightwithin.me.uk

Wednesday

DRU YOGA, PORTHCAWL With experienced teacher Linda Griffiths. Nottage Scouts Hall, Porthcawl 8pm til 9.30pm - 1hr class followed by 30 mins of relaxation (equivalent to 4 hours of deep sleep) Please bring water, mat / towel and a blanket. Facebook Dru Yoga Porthcawl or call Linda 01656 719730 or 07795 577404. FITSTEPS - FITNESS DANCE CLASS, PORTHCAWL @ All Saints Church Hall, Victoria Avenue. All abilities welcome. 18.3019.30pm. Learn latin and ballroom moves. Scientifically proven that dance is one of the best forms of exercise! Boosts your self confidence and self esteem. Contact 07796 644612, Facebook: Vanessa FitSteps Porthcawl. Cost £4. JOY’S CHARITY QUIZ NIGHT, PORTHCAWL At The Jolly Sailor Pub, Newton 9pm every Wednesday. LAWN BOWLS, KENFIG HILL & PYLE ‘Bowled Over’ bowls club meets at the Kenfig Hill and Pyle bowl club at 2.15pm. New members, any age, experienced or novice, ladies and gentlemen are very welcome. Ask for Dave, Richard or Brenda. Also on Friday and Sunday. Call Dave on 01656 749614/ 07500 945752 or Richard 07583 865366. MONKEY MUSIC, BRIDGEND & COWBRIDGE Award winning music classes for 0-4 years. Bridgend Dance Centre Cowbridge Bijou. First class is FREE. Please book before attending. Contact us for class times and availability. Other days and venues available 01656 649190. vale.bridgend@monkeymusic.co.uk Oil painting classes, Porthcawl Y centre John st. 10-12am and 1-3pm For all levels, Paint along demos, All materials available Very popular, limited spaces Derek 01656 857106/07717948781 PORTHCAWL ART SOCIETY We are looking for new members. We meet every Wednesday afternoon and Thursday evenings at the Old Police Station. Gallery open most days 11am to 4pm. Tel: 01656 767611, email: art@porthcawltown. co.uk

Coffee and Crafts 10am to 12.30pm Learn new crafts, share your skills, make new friends. Contact CADDT on 01656 670812 for more details

PORTHCAWL FLORAL ARRANGEMENT SOCIETY Interested in becoming a flower arranger? Alternate Wednesdays at Awel-Mor Centre, Porthcawl. Doors open at 6.30pm. Tel: 01656 649585

COR BRO OGWR, BRIDGEND Mixed choir @ Tabernacl Church, Derwen Road, Bridgend. 7–9pm. All welcome. 01656 784180. www.CorBro-Ogwr.com

PORTHCAWL STROKE CLUB From 10am-12 00pm at the Masonic Lodge Home, Pen-y -Lan Avenue, Porthcawl. A warm welcome awaits for new members, free taxi transport for the less mobile. Contact Keith and Mary Duggan (01656) 773376.

CROSSROADS CARE COMMUNITY CAFE, PORTHCAWL Crossroads Care run a community café in Trinity Church, Porthcawl, from 12.30 – 3.30pm. All welcome! Weekly raffle, table sales and fun activities, plus information on services available for Carers.

SLIMMING WORLD, PORTHCAWL @ Trinity Church. 9.30am–11am. Call Bev 07912 172674

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promote your club/society on these pages email: info@seasidenews.co.uk Yoga @ Parc Slip Nature Reserve, Tondu Beginners class: 5.45pm till 7pm. Mixed Ability class: 7.15pm till 8.30pm. Contact - Michele on 07793 544 956. For all weekly class listings - www. michelelambertyoga.co.uk

Thursday BADMINTON CLUB, PORTHCAWL 8pm to 10pm at the Community Sports Hall, Porthcawl Comprehensive School, Park Avenue, Porthcawl. Tel: Dave Bush on 772896 for further details. BRIDGEND MALE CHOIR Choir Practice, 7.30 – 9.30 pm at Oldcastle Primary School, South Street, Bridgend. Contact G Reese T.07773 170373 or www. bridgendmalechoir.co.uk Winners 2014 Llangollen Eisteddfod Male Choir Competition. New choristers and visitors to the area welcome – again contact G Reese or website to arrange. Motto – “Friendship through Music”. BRIDGEND STAMP & POST CARD SOCIETY Why not start a new hobby or revive an old one? Displays, sales, speakers. All levels welcome. 7.30Pm, 2nd and 4th Thursday every month. Gospel Hall, Oddfellows St., Bridgend. Tel Maureen on 01656 653753 for more information. BRIDGEND SUGARCRAFT CLUB 1st Thurs each month 7-9.30pm at Vale Cricket Club, Longlands Quarry, Corntown Rd, Corntown Bridgend CF35 5BA. Demonstrations/ workshops and more. All Welcome. Members £3, visitors and non-members £5. Follow us on Facebook at Bridgend Sugar Craft Club. Contact Lynne bridgendsugarcraftclub@gmail.com COOLKIDS COMPUTING, PORTHCAWL @ WEST PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL. Creative technology based activities for children! We run classes during term-time, 3.30 - 4.30pm. Contact Sion on 01656 772560 / 07719730779 or email coolkidscomputing@ gmail.com to book your place. We also run evening and weekend ICT and Mathematics tuition classes. Visit our website www. coolkidscomputing.com CORNELLY WORK CLUB, 10am until 2pm. Free support to help with job search, training and work experience. Tel: 01656 670812. FITSTEPS - FITNESS DANCE CLASS, PORTHCAWL @ All Saints Church Hall, Victoria Avenue. All abilities welcome. 17.45 - 18.45. Learn Latin and ballroom moves. Scientifically proven that dance is one of the best forms of exercise! Boosts your self confidence and self esteem. Contact 07796 644612, Facebook:Vanessa FitSteps Porthcawl. Cost £4. HANDBELL RINGING, PORTHCAWL Would you like play handbells? We meet Tuesday and Thursday

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in Newton Institute Basic music knowledge an advantage plus commitment and rhythm. Would you like to learn?. Call Tim 07749254131. MID GLAMORGAN MIXED CHOIR, PENCOED 7:15-9:15pm Rehearsals take place in the Bowl’s Pavilion, Pencoed. We are a friendly choir of mixed ages and abilities. New members warmly welcomed! Contact us on 0786 6810579 or email us at midglamorganmixedchoir@outlook. com MONKEY MUSIC PORTHCAWL & BRIDGEND Award winning music classes for 0-4 years. Jump Jam Bridgend. First Class is FREE. Please book before attending. Contact us for times and availability. Other days/ venues available 01656 649190 vale. bridgend@monkeymusic.co.uk PYLE & PORTHCAWL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY MEETING @ St Clare’s School, Newton, Porthcawl CF36 5NR. at 7.15pm. Diverse range of photography related activities. Call Trevor Morris 01656 782603 (secretary@pyle-porthcawl-ps. co.uk), or www.pyle-porthcawl-ps. co.uk SlimTONE SLIMMING CLASS, PortHCAWL 10–11am at the Y Centre, John Street, Porthcawl. Contact Marie on 01656 870339 for further information SLIMMING WORLD, KENFIG HILL @ Talbot Community Centre, Kenfig Hill. 9.30am, 3.30pm, 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Call Millie - 07765 040006. SLIMMING WORLD WITH RACHEL, PORTHCAWL 7:30pm at The Bayside Room, Hi-Tide, Porthcawl, CF36 5BT. Call 07779 956233. Zumba Dance Fitness Class, Porthcawl 9.45-10.45am @ Awel-y-Mor Community Centre. The fun, low impact, easy to follow Latin based dance fitness class. Beginners welcome. Hannah Bowen Registered Exercise Professional/Official Zumba Instructor 07886 487853

Friday CHARITY COFFEE MORNING @ NOTTAGE CHAPEL 11am until 1pm every 2nd and 4th Friday at The Old School Room, Ty Canol, Nottage, Porthcawl. Contact: 07984 651888 or email nottage.minister@gmail.com COOLKIDS COMPUTING, PORTHCAWL @ NOTTAGE PRIMARY SCHOOL. Creative technology based activities for children! We run classes during term-time, 3.30 - 4.30pm. Contact Sion on 01656 772560 / 07719 730779 or email coolkidscomputing@ gmail.com to book your place. We also run evening and weekend ICT and Mathematics tuition classes. Visit our website www. coolkidscomputing.com

What’s On

INDOOR TABLE TOP SALE, PORTHCAWL @ Griffin Park. 8am-12midday. Call or text 07778 599616 for a table. CLOSED FROM 16TH DECEMBER 2016 - 10TH MARCH 2017 KOREAN KARATE, PORTHCAWL TANG SOO DO @ All Saints Church hall, Victoria Avenue, Porthcawl. Martial arts for the whole family. Tiger Tots: 4–6yrs: 6–6.30pm; Dragons: 7–12 yrs 6.30–7.30pm; Adults: 13yrs+: 7.30–8.30pm. Tel 07788 482450 email: porthcawltangsoodo@sky.com Website : www.traditionaltsdfed.org Also on Tuesdays. Youth Club @ Gilgal Baptist Church, Park Avenue. 6.30pm to 8.30pm every Friday during Term time for Year 7 and above. For more info email steve@ gilgalbaptistchurch.co.uk www.gilgalbaptistchurch.co.uk MONKEY MUSIC, PORTHCAWL, BRIDGEND & COWBRIDGE Award winning music classes for 0-4 years. Porthcawl Trinity Church, Bridgend Dance Centre & Cowbridge Bijou. First class is FREE. Please book before attending. Contact us for class times and availability. Other days and venues available 01656 649190. vale.bridgend@ monkeymusic.co.uk

Sunday Good News Kids’ Club, Porthcawl @ The Gospel Hall, Lias Road, Porthcawl ages 3yrs plus. Traditional Bible stories, songs, puzzles and craft activities to challenge and entertain children of all ages and ability. Join us Sundays 11.20 – 12.20, make friends and have fun. Helpers CRB checked. More information: ring Ruth on 786447. ST DAVID’S JUNIOR CHURCH @ St David’s Church, Florence St, Porthcawl. Term time only, 9.30–10.30am. Play games, sing songs, read stories and do craft. Group for 0–5 year olds (under 2s must bring a parent) ST JOHN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL, PORTHCAWL Age 3+ every Sunday, 11am–12 noon, in the schoolroom opposite the church on the Newton green. Great stories, drawing, singing, with Janet and Bev, followed by squash and a biscuit. Come along any Sunday, we would love to see you!

PORTHCAWL GYMNASTICS (TERM TIME ONLY) are now running their classes at The Community Sports Hall, Park Ave. Please email me for information on: porthcawl.gymnastics@gmail.com PORTHCAWL MALE CHOIR Choir Practice between 7.30pm and 9.30pm at Arlington Road Church, Porthcawl. New choristers always welcome. Choir available for weddings and Charity events. Website: www.porthcawlmalechoir. co.uk Contact Mal Evans on 07773 622537. PORTHCAWL SHOUT FREE FORUM Free forum on first Friday of the month to express all your concerns with Porthcawl Shout - a non political voluntary organisation. @ Trinity Church, Porthcawl at 2pm. Tel: 01656 786463. SLIMTONE SLIMMING CLASS, BRIDGEND @ Llys Faen (opposite the Quarella Road Tesco Store), Bridgend, 10am - 11.30am. Contact Marie on 01656 870339. TRINITY ART GROUP, PORTHCAWL Trinity Church, John Street, Porthcawl. 10am - 12.30 and 1.30 - 4pm (also see Monday). 16+ all abilities welcome. Professional tutor, Tel Lesley on 01656 772940.

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Sport COWBRIDGE TENNIS CLUB

Cowbridge tennis club recently held a tournament to celebrate the opening of the newly laid tennis courts and floodlighting. The official opening cutting of the red ribbon was carried out by our oldest member Mr Peter Launder and the youngest Gracie Duggan. A great day was had by all with 3 tournaments for the senior and one for the juniors. The club has a thriving membership including many Porthcawl residents and there are opportunities for all to play most nights, Saturday afternoons and Ladies mornings so you can play where you feel most comfortable. We have 3 mens and 2 ladies teams about to embark on the summer league season having just finished a very enjoyable winter league season (keep an eye out in the Seasider for match reports this summer). This year we are entering junior tennis teams in leagues as result of our popular free coaching sessions for junior members every Saturday at 4pm. Coaching is led by our resident coach with many keen members helping out. We are a friendly family orientated club with the best value membership you are likely to find in South Wales and are always welcoming new members. More detailed information is available on our website http://cltc.webs.com/ or please call our coach Ian Duggan on 07919 816609.

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PORTHCAWL CRICKET CLUB JUNIOR NEWS The summer is here and so is the start of a New Cricket Season in Porthcawl. Training for all Junior Members is every Friday at Locks Lane 6.00pm till 7.30pm, and we always welcome new members. Further to the success of our Skills Cap Programme last year, we will continue to help develop our young cricketers throughout the summer months, as well as playing against local sides in the SWJCL League. We will be taking part in U9’s / U10’s / U11s / U13’s and U15’s inter club matches this year. There are 2 great new initiatives starting this year also. We will be a Centre for the New ECB All Stars Cricket programme, aimed at bringing in young players from 5-8 years old into the game. Our coaches will be visiting the local schools shortly to run sessions and provide information on how to join. We will also be the host club for a Girl’s Only National Development Centre this summer. Training is going to be every Tuesday evening at the ground with players attending from all over the district, this will be one of only three NDC’s in South Wales.  To find out more about what is happening at Porthcawl Cricket Club this year find us on Facebook, or contact Mark Dixon on 07999 520 881. Email: mark.dixon@cricketwales.org.uk   www.allstarscricket.co.uk  www.porthcawl.play-cricket.co.uk 

BRANDON COOPER SIGNS PROFESSIONAL DEAL WITH SWANSEA CITY Brandon Cooper signs his first Professional deal with Swansea City at the age of 17. Brandon who joined the Swans at the age of 6, has trained with the First team and made his debut for the under 23’s recently with a 3-1 win against Newcastle. Brandon said “I never could have imagined I would be in this position when I started over a decade ago” Brandon’s parents Phil and Catherine Cooper are delighted that Brandon is being rewarded for his outstanding committment to football and years of hard work, “we are looking forward to Brandon fulfilling his dream of playing for Swansea City in the Premiership”.

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Sport PORTHCAWL LIFEGUARD CLUB NEWS Huge thanks to everyone who chose us in the local Co-ops recently. We’ve just had the final figure in and thanks to your generosity, we have been awarded £4861.33! This will be spent on equipment for the nippers, so that they can train safely, and spend more time in the water honing their skills. The Easter break has seen the return of the paid lifeguards for the season, so lets hope for a long hot summer, where they’re not called into action very much! Our junior members are also working hard with theory work to qualify for the NVBLQ, and the Junior lifesaver award. These qualifications enable them to become professional lifeguards themselves, either on the beaches, or in swimming pools and holiday parks, so it becomes a pastime that they can get paid for. A quick heads up for all those who fancy a challenge - The “Around the Bay Swim” will take place on Sunday July 30th. It gives you the opportunity to try a sea swim in a supervised environment, with many lifeguards on duty, you’ll be watched all the way around. Further details next month, Go to www.porthcawlifeguards.co.uk for more information about membership, training times etc. Phil Protheroe 

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SOUTHERNDOWN & OGMORE SURF REPORT At the time of writing mid-April we have hit a flat spell with no waves for a week or so and none forecast. The weather is warming up nicely and with the light evenings we are definitely in the early months of summer with Lambs frolicking on the side of the road and House Martins over the watermill pond. The last waves we had were at the end of March when we had some good 4ft surf with still freezing water temperatures. All the surf breaks broke well in good conditions. Shingle banks and sand banks continue to shift around at local spots varying which waves work or not on each swell we get. This time of year when the water is freezing at sea and in the river and estuary and as the sun gets stronger, the estuary can be seen full of mist early morning. In the right conditions this mist can be seen flowing out to sea. You Tube search ‘ Ogmore River Estuary Mists flow to sea ‘ and enjoy a beautiful morning scene I filmed here at Ogmore by Sea. D.A. Batten tuskasurf.co.uk

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Sport PORTHCAWL RFC UNDER 7S

What an amazing first season it has been for Porthcawl U7s rugby team! We started our journey together during the summer last year when we held our pre-season training sessions. As Porthcawl RFC’s youngest team we had a very important job of giving the players their first experience of rugby and at the same time making it fun. We had a very strong uptake with over 20 young players turning up every week. When the season got fully underway last September we had a busy fixture list with games on most Sunday mornings both at home and away and in all weather conditions! We have visited rugby clubs across the Bridgend district and further afield such as Glynneath and Fairwater. The experiences of these games has been invaluable with a fantastic community spirit. As coaches our main focus is always having fun whilst developing important skills, we follow the WRUs half a game initiative where all players play at least half a game. During the season we linked closely with Ospreys in the Community and have been lucky enough to have been flag bearers on the pitch in 3 Ospreys games, 2 in the Liberty Stadium and more recently at the Principality Stadium – what an amazing experience for the team! We are really looking forward to taking the players forward as the new Porthcawl RFC U8s team next season. We are currently looking to secure some sponsors for our new kit, if anyone is able to support us in any way, please get in touch. A huge thank you must go to all the parents of our players for supporting them throughout the season! Lloyd Rowe Porthcawl RFC U7s coach Email: lloyd882@hotmail.com

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A couple of weekends off meant that the team played less fixtures. They had a game against Llanharan at South Road. Llanharan were very compelling and gave our boys a very good game, in the end the final score was Porthcawl 11 and Llanharan 7. We also participated in the district festival at Kenfig Hill RFC where it was a stunning sunny day that really suited our boys and our expansive passing rugby.  The day was a great opportunity to play all the teams in the district and the boys enjoyed plenty of rugby with games against Tondu, Kenfig Hill, Bridgend Sports, Bridgend Athletic, Valley Ravens, Nantyfyllon and Pencoed. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that supported our Nigel Owens and Kingsley Jones evening, which was a massive success and will benefit the boys hugely in the seasons to come. Geraint Evans Porthcawl RFC U8s coach

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Seaside News | 59


Beth sydd ymlaen? What’s on?

The Searchers

William Shakespeare’s

Dydd Gwener 12 Mai Friday 12 May

Long Lost First Play

Jazz Club

Dydd Iau 18 Mai Thursday 18 May

Oskar’s Amazing Adventure

7.30pm

8pm

2pm

Dydd Mercher 17 Mai Wednesday 17 May

7.30pm

Leo Sayer

Trials of Oscar Wilde

Dydd Sadwrn 20 Mai Saturday 20 May

Dydd Mercher 24 Mai Wednesday 24 May

7.30pm

7.30pm

Showaddywaddy

Rat Pack Live

Dydd Sadwrn 10 Mehefin Saturday 10 June

Dydd Gwener 16 Mehefin Friday 16 June

7.30pm

7.30pm

Phil Dando Sextet

Lee Nelson

Dydd Sadwrn 20 Mai Saturday 20 May

Annie Jr

Serious Joker

Bridgend Youth Theatre

7.30pm

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Dydd Gwener 26 Mai Friday 26 May

Dydd Gwener 2 – Dydd Sadwrn 3 Mehefin Friday 2 – Saturday 3 June

Mary Wilson

Dydd Sadwrn 19 Awst Saturday 19 August

7.30pm

7.30pm

Dydd Iau 22 Mehefin Thursday 22 June

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