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Re: Newton Down Wind Factory Dear Editor, The information provided in the proposed wind farm August letter omits a number of facts which need to be considered. Wind farms will require back up from other forms of energy sources to provide power when, for example, there is no wind. The proposed barrage in the Bristol Channel can meet 5% of the total UK needs and is 100% reliable 365 days a year. No wind farm can meet this requirement. Few people dispute the need for reliably clean energy sources but the cost is often ignored. Wind farms are not viable without the enormous subsidies paid to developers ultimately by the tax payer. In addition the cost of purchasing the power generated by wind farms is met by Renewable Obligation Certificates. The cost of this is passed onto electricity bills which partly explains why costs are rising and so many people face fuel poverty. Wealthy landowners see this as a way of enhancing their incomes by leasing land to developers with no consideration for the local population. In effect, the tax payer meets the cost. A few key environmental aspects were ignored in the letter. Newton Down is located

between Kenfig Nature Reserve and Merthyr Mawr Warren. Both are Sites of Special Scientific Interest. The wildlife is outstanding and the wind farm sits midway between them and the migratory routes of countless wildlife – some of which is protected. The developer made no attempt to study the winter season. I feel sure that the education of our children would be better served preserving the landscape, conservation areas, rare birds and animals than two wind turbines. There have been two legal cases in which noise damage and landscape policies have clearly been shown to take precedence over wind farm development. Over 1,200 people from Porthcawl signed the petition in three weeks. All strongly believed that the Heritage Coast and Conservation Areas should not be damaged and there are no real economic or environmental benefits of the proposed wind farm. Many supported offshore or tidal developments. JEAN CROFT-BAKER

Porthcawl Dear Editor, The thousands of decent citizens who oppose this ghastly development have been labelled ill-advised and narrowminded in the letter from DJ Tayler. He (or she) promises us

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Wind Turbines on Newton Down Dear Editor, I have met many fascinating Porthcawl residents and visitors who are horrified by the proposal of at least two massive 410 feet wind turbines on Newton Down. Can I please clarify that Newton Down is the beautiful hill which overlooks most of our houses in Porthcawl. It stretches over from Stormy Down and it is as at the top of Dan-y-graig Hill. It stands next to one of the main approach roads into Porthcawl past Tythegston. Many residents are shocked that they have not been aware until very recently of this proposal which directly affects most of us. I read in the last Seaside News that one contributor feels embarrassed by ill-advised and narrow-minded residents.

We all have a right to our own views but I feel he has unjustly undervalued the intelligence of Porthcawl residents and I feel he sadly lacks understanding of and compassion towards fellow residents. I believe we have a right to be concerned at a proposal which will scar Newton Down. We have a right to be concerned by an unacceptable noise level and a health concern and we have a right to worry about the threat to our wildlife. We are neither ill-informed nor embarrassing. We are caring for our town, which is so often neglected and which needs our protection. We care because we love Porthcawl. If residents feel they wish to voice their concerns, please could they write to BCBC Planning Department, Angel Street Bridgend as soon as possible. Every letter will help. NAME & ADDRESS SUPPLIED

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Dear Editor, One of the Welsh Government’s most pleasing initiatives in Porthcawl has been the unique Wales Coast Path. It is a great success in parts of the town with both residents and visitors now that Porthcawl Shout Forum’s two year campaign for respite facilities has been heeded. Having overlooked the needs of older people and those with limited mobility, BCBC now seems to have become blatantly narcissistic by naming it the Bridgend Coast Path and denying Porthcawl a much needed tourism opportunity. How embarrassing for Bridgend residents to have politicians make such a false claim for their town when everyone knows it has no coast and no coast path. How frustrating for residents of the only town in the borough that has the path and the coast to be ignored once again by BCBC as they demonstrate their lack of respect for Porthcawl. All towns and communities

are proud of their different history, make-up and identities and it is unusual for a major town to expose itself to ridicule by allowing untrue and foolish claims. Will the Garw or Llynfi Valley walks now become Bridgend Valley Walks? Bridgend County Borough is not Bridgend town and if the politicians want to exclude Porthcawl then it should be called Bridgend Borough Coast Path. Carwyn Jones has been invited to officially open it and we hope he takes an interest in rectifying the dreadful unkempt condition of Sandy Bay. BCBC promotes this area as Porthcawl’s 7 Bays and the Heritage Golden Coast which is so inappropriate for the 56 acres they own and steward at Sandy Bay. A 12 year old “bomb site” is the common description and it would enlighten Carwyn and those responsible within BCBC if following the “opening” they visited this gratuitously destroyed section of the coastal path. GARY VICTOR Porthcawl Porthcawl Shout Forum


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Re: Newton Mast Action Support Group

Dear Editor, We write further to our letter (July), partially in response to TM Williams’ misguided and slightly bitter letter (August), but mainly to provide an update. It is disappointing that a fellow resident of Porthcawl should feel it necessary to denigrate an attractive area of our town in this manner, simply to make a point. We do not need to defend this beautiful avenue, which clearly speaks for itself. That aside, as previously explained, we are not outrightly opposed to having any mast, anywhere, but have worked

Four small points Dear Editor, Here are four small points I wish to draw readers’ attention to: 1. I wonder how many people have noticed that the weathervane on top of the Brogden Building is incorrectly placed. However, the vane on top of the Pavilion is right. 2. There should be a notice up in Porthcawl car parks to draw attention to the fact that the parking meters don’t accept the new ten pence pieces. It is annoying when coins keep

hard with the developers to find a location suitable for all, appreciating all along that a phone mast is required, somewhere. To be clear, our main intention all along was not to simply move the problem elsewhere, but to suggest alternative sites that were not only within the target area but also, most importantly, far away from housing. By way of an update, we can report that the developers are currently not planning to site a phone mast on Aldenham Road or Sandy Bay, but are seeking a suitable alternative location, which may even result in sharing an existing installation. We all have a part to play in the conservation and regeneration of Porthcawl and we hope that the community spirit that has been evident over the past few months, will spread throughout our beautiful town. With this in mind, we warmly invite TM Williams to our next public meeting.

Re: Nottage traffic Dear Editor, May I, through your magazine, thank all of the people who contacted me in support of potential traffic improvements, using a one-way-system, at the heart of Nottage village. To date I have asked our local councillors to consider this measure with a view to eradicating the reversing manoeuvres that we all encounter on a daily basis and also the dangers of the ‘blind corner’ at the junction fronting the hairdresser’s shop. Councillor Norah Clarke kindly posted me a back-issue report from BCBC on this very issue. I felt this report had more holes than Rab C Nesbitt’s vest and I have pointed this out to our councillors. The Mayoress of Porthcawl was good enough to ask my permission to let her forward

my observations to the town clerk for inclusion to the agenda of a future Town Council meeting where the issue can be debated in full. Permission was obviously granted. To all the doubters I say this: look at photographs of Nottage circa 1905. The four roads in question were exactly the same then as they are today. The difference now is that the horse and cart have made way for the motor vehicle, of which, I would hazard a guess, we all have at least one and often more. One hundred and seven years later the roads have not changed. However, the population of Nottage has risen from around 800 at that time to around 3,500 today. It’s not rocket science is it? To finish I once again invite like-minded thinkers to show support via my email: T EMLYN-JONES Porthcawl


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passing straight through the meter. After this happened to me several times I realised what the problem was. 3. The double parking tickets you get from the Bridgend car park are much better as it is so easy to forget what time you have to be back at the car park and you have no excuse if you have the other half of the double ticket. 4. While we are being encouraged to stop using plastic bags, it is annoying that we keep getting plastic sacks (for items for charity?) on a regular basis. MRS S JENKINS Porthcawl

Dear Editor, Last week, I took my two kids to Porthcawl and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on seafront and beach. But what hat on earth has happened to the funfair? These days, there’s more space given to somewhere for the people who operate the rides, than the rides itself. If that wasn’t bad enough, my son then told me he needed the toilet. Being 10 years old, I couldn’t well ask him to hold on a bit. So we headed for the nearest toilet, to be told by three women sitting outside the portacabin that is classed

as a toilet, that it would cost me 10p for him to use it. Glad I wasn’t eating, I think I would have choked on it. No wonder people don’t go to the funfair, when the only toilets charge you. You ask in the pub, it states toilets are for patrons only. Yet to my knowledge, in this borough of Bridgend, it’s the only place that charges people to use the toilets. Hope this is printed. Perhaps then, if you shame them by doing so, the owners will have a change of heart and drop the idea of charging people to use a toilet. P WHITTAKER


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Dear Editor, Just a quick letter to let you know what my friends and myself are trying to achieve. We are attempting to raise at least £10,000 in order to purchase a caravan and site at Trecco Bay. Once purchased we are going to donate it to LATCH, the children’s cancer charity. The caravan can then be used by children suffering from cancer along with their families. So far we have managed to raise approx £4,500. The GOLD 80’s NITE raised well over £2,000. We received a considerable donation on the evening so many thanks, you know who you are. Another sizeable donation came from Porthcawl 41 Club from efforts at Porthcawl Carnival and finally The Rose & Crown, Nottage who raised over £1,700 from their 2nd Birthday Party! Our next challenge is to embark on a 400 mile bike ride

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Board walk Dear Editor, As a Porthcawl resident I feel I must say something about the new boardwalk running from Rest Bay to Pink Bay. Firstly how it has made the walk along the coast much easier without the risk of slipping on the pebbles and of course being able to push buggies along lets many more people see the beauty of Pink Bay. But after our spate of bad weather and rain, rain and more rain the boardwalk

Re: Dead Dock Street Dear Editor, Further to John Jenkins’ letter in your last edition (Dead Dock Street), other than the boarded up Coast restaurant I am under the impression that the other property on the north side of Dock Street is in the ownership of BCBC and is part of the Regeneration Plan. Perhaps Mr Jenkins would like to put up the money for his proposals, first taking into consideration that the large indoor market on John Street, the DIY shops on New Road, John Street and elsewhere in the town have all closed due to lack of business. I don’t doubt that BCBC would welcome any developer who is prepared to put up the funding for Mr Jenkins proposed use of the land in Dock Street. Since 1985 all the regeneration proposals have failed for one very simple reason...i.e. that no-one is prepared to put up the money. Porthcawl Marina Sites Ltd. actual progressed as far as getting permission from the Welsh Office to proceed with their plans but due to the 1991 recession in the property market failed to finance the scheme. We have had Wimpys, DyTec, P&O developments, Macob, Welsh Development

became very slippery due to a coating of a slimy type of residue left on the surface, probably as a result of the river’s silt being blown onto the beach pebbles and boardwalk. I walk this route most days and slipped a couple of times. I think, before someone slips and breaks bones, that maybe a non slip grip should be installed on the surface – especially before the winter. How this will be achieved I don’t know, but I’m sure somebody does. RICHARD WAYNE TORKINGTON Porthcawl

Agency and several other developers who have made large financial commitments to get the scheme going. All to no available. Tesco is not the first nor will they be the last. As for Porthcawl First Action Group I can only wonder how many of their present members actual took the time to respond to the BCBC public consultations when the present scheme which they all now seem to want to take back to the drawn board was presented to the residents of Porthcawl. I might just go and check at the Bridgend Council offices. I for one, along with the majority of residents of Porthcawl definitely want a supermarket. This I know from my previous involvement in consultations on the scheme. Was any one actually surprised that Tesco pulled out…has this not been their tactics in other places in the past? At present they do not seem to be able to run their stores in Bridgend or Culverhouse Cross efficiently. I for one am a very dissatisfied customer. Talk is cheap. The Porthcawl site is a very difficult development so if Mr Jenkins has the money for his grand schemes perhaps he will advise BCBC and I look forward to see him make progress. AVRIL LAKE


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An open letter to Carwyn Jones: First Minister, Welsh Assembly Government Dear Sir, In August’s edition of Seaside News you called for the residents of Porthcawl to be included in discussions on how to take the regeneration of Porthcawl forward after the collapse of the proposed deal with Tesco. You also asked the residents of Porthcawl to e-mail yourself with ideas of what they thought would be required within the regeneration package and the general tone of your column certainly gave the impression that you were serious about engaging the people of Porthcawl in what is going to be a crucial period in its rebuilding as a premiere tourist resort. Well Sir, we now hear that BCBC are pushing ahead with the regeneration as they want it with no regard whatsoever as to the requirements or wishes of Porthcawl’s residents and public consultation is not on the agenda. Not only will BCBC

Porthcawl regeneration Dear Editor, I contacted Carwyn Jones AM with views on the regeneration project and did receive a prompt response thanking me for my views (very similar to the views of Clive Baron in August’s issue)and asking if others could also forward ideas for the regeneration. Now is the ideal opportunity to bombard AMs, local councillors etc. with creative and imaginative ideas. I did visit the exhibition at

not discuss anything with Porthcawl’s residents we hear that they are proposing offering developers the opportunity to lay down a supermarket of practically double the size of that put forward in the original regeneration plan, a move that would almost certainly sound the death knell for many of Porthcawl’s businesses and leave the town with even less land for other far more important requirements. If this situation is indeed true then surely it is a shameful state of affairs for it gives one the impression that you, along with BCBC are partaking in a cruel joke at the expense of Porthcawl’s residents, initially raising their expectations that they are at last to be consulted about their towns regeneration only to be told that those expectations have absolutely no chance of seeing the light of day. I truly hope Sir that you have no knowledge of BCBC’s stance on this matter as to perpetrate such a tasteless joke on the people of Porthcawl would certainly be the lowest of the low. Yours disgustedly PETER SMITH Porthcawl

the harbour and whilst I feel the area around the harbour will be an improvement the rest of the plan is dire to say the least. The young man who was in charge of the exhibition seemed wedded to the fact that the only way forward was to align ourselves with a major retailer. Even though there is a lot of discontent at this idea within Porthcawl, councillors still seem to think that these unimaginative, lack lustre plans are the way forward. It’s time they started listening to the people of Porthcawl! IAN KINSELLA Porthcawl

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Retirement of our Head Teacher at Corneli Primary School The end of term at Corneli Primary School was also the end of an era with the retirement of a much loved Head Teacher, Mrs Jan Battrick. Pupils, staff and governors gathered for a special assembly to pay tribute to all her wonderful achievements and to wish her every happiness in the future. Mrs Battrick was overwhelmed by the many cards,

Theatre arts There’s always lots happening at Stagecoach Theatre Arts, and here is some of our recent news! Our summer workshops were a great success! Nearly eighty children attended and had a great time dancing, acting, singing, making friends and having fun. We are also celebrating success in LAMDA acting and speech exams. Every student passed, with all achieving a merit or distinction. Our Performance Troupe performed alongside West End star Keith Jack at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. This was the second occasion they had performed

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gifts and good wishes she received and expressed her profound gratitude to pupils and their families, the community and staff for their generosity and the support they had given over the years. Although naturally a little sad to be leaving after 16 years, she is assured that given this continuing support, the school will go from strength to strength in the very capable hands of the new Head Teacher, Mr Adrian Mills. EDITH HUGHES

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with him, the other being a concert at St David’s Hall. Three of our students successfully auditioned to be in a Stagecoach London production, and spent three weeks rehearsing and performing ‘Calamity Jane’. The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain auditioned thousands of young hopefuls for a place in the company, and 16 year-old Laura Woods was one of the chosen few who got to work with them this summer. Stagecoach is enrolling now for the autumn term, so for more info call us on 01446 781454 or visit Dance! Sing! Act - Now! HELENE REYNOLDS

A St John’s summer inspires a generation “Inspire a generation” is a phrase well-used during our Olympic summer and here at St John’s School we feel it is a great ethos to adopt. As a school we got involved in the Olympics by signing up for the Get Set education programme and were proud to nominate a torch bearer, Megan Greenwood, who carried the Olympic flame through Neath early on in the flame’s journey, and we also enjoyed our own Olympic day which involved all our pupils in July. Our Holiday Club has continued throughout the summer break with pupils of the school and friends enjoying the varied activities on offer. Other work-teams within

school have been busy with maintenance and improvement programmes taking place. A group of 40 pupils, teachers and family members enjoyed a hectic but momentous trip to the Olympics. We are proud that at least one of our parents and a teacher have been Olympic Games Makers in London and as part of the St John’s family ethos we look forward to sharing their experiences and memories. Our new school year starts on 5th September with many opportunities for children of all ages to enjoy academic and cultural learning, as well as a variety of sporting activities. Contact the school office to find out more. MRS C A CLINT Headmistress 01656 783404, www.

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Heronsbridge Fete Recently, the Friends of Heronsbridge held their Annual Fête in Heronsbridge School, Bridgend. Due to the extremely rainy weather the event was held indoors. We were pleased that so many people attended to enjoy all that we had to offer, including a variety of stalls selling cakes, toys, bric-a-brac, books, cards, soft drinks, sweets, a Fairtrade stall, the Enterprise Team’s jam stall, children’s activities and bouncy castle. The school’s ‘Le Petit Café’ sold teas, coffees and food, and there was a burger stall and a bar. Entertainment was by the theatre group ‘Stagecoach’, a

disco and a live band. The event began with a visit from David Lewis, Olympic torch bearer, and then was officially opened by First Minister, Carwyn Jones. We raised over £3,000, in spite of the weather. The Friends of Heronsbridge are very grateful to all those who supported this successful event, or gave their time by preparing, organising, manning stalls, selling or buying raffle tickets, and to those who gave donations or raffle prizes. Our loyal helpers and supporters make it possible for us to provide the ‘necessary extras’ for the special pupils in Heronsbridge School, helping the school to maintain its excellence. MARJORIE NASH

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I am sure that many of you will be as delighted as we were with our Estyn inspection outcomes. We join a select group of schools in Wales to gain 13 ‘excellent’ judgements out of a possible 15. We are particularly proud of the fact that Estyn recognised the excellent results that we are achieving at both GCSE and Advanced level as well as the high levels of behaviour and support that we

The Burrows Wondering what to do on Saturday 8th September? Well wonder no more! You are invited to our Open Day, from 9am until 2pm. We will have a variety of entertainment including stalls, face painting, hands-on craft, competitions and much more. Are you a parent planning to return to work? This will provide you with the opportunity to look around our beautifully equipped nursery. It will also be a good opportunity to meet the three owners and some of the wonderful staff that work at The Burrows. All are welcome to join in the fun.

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provide. However, the inspection seems a distant memory and we are turning our attention to our successful students who have just received their A level results. This year 66% of our students gained A-C grades and over 40% gained A*, A and B grades. Nearly all our students have gained places in their first choice university and we are also proud of the fact that all pupils who wanted to go to university have been successful in gaining a place on a course. In addition, Kelly Charles, Reagan Noble gained an A and B grade in English and Lauren Browning an A in Maths a year early. We are also looking forward to our English department representing Wales in the UK final of the Teachers Awards. May I say thank you to all the staff for all their hard work throughout the year and we look forward to another successful school year. SUE DAVIES Head Teacher

Our theme for pre-school in September, chosen by the children, is one of their favourite books ’The Gruffalo’. We plan our activities based on the Foundation Phase, giving the children plenty of fun and play to enhance their learning. We recently had an inspection from CSSIW, who commented that: “The Burrows provides a well-established and organised service, with a safe and child friendly outdoor play area.” From September, we are offering a Breakfast Club, and will continue with our successful After School Club. If you have any queries or would like to book a visit, please ring. JULIE, KIM, AMANDA

So it’s back to school after a wonderful summer of sport and celebration. There’s no doubt Team GB did us proud at London 2012 and I hope it has inspired our young people to enter the new school year full of energy and raring to go. We have a fantastic sporting tradition in Bridgend County Borough but to me the ‘Olympic legacy’ is not only about sporting achievements. It’s about taking part, trying your best and living a healthy lifestyle. Many mums, dads and carers will remember how off-putting PE could be, so

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This month we enjoyed our ‘Team Little Footsteps’ sports day. The sun was shining and the children all raced brilliantly. It was a truly wonderful day for us and we hope our parents enjoyed it just as much as we did. Especially the strawberries and whipped cream at the end! We can’t believe we have come to the end of yet another year and will be saying goodbye to our pre-schoolers. They have given us lots of memories to treasure and we wish them lots of luck. We are looking forward to our graduation where the children will be dressed in cap and gown. The children will receive a little report detailing what and how they have developed during their journey

our schools are working hard to encourage young people to take part in exercise and work as a team. Recently over 2,000 children from primary and secondary schools across the borough took part in the annual Olympic-style junior and youth games, organised by the council. Parents have an important role to play too, in setting a positive example when it comes to exercise and healthy lifestyles. I’ve no doubt there are a few would-be gold medallists to come out of the borough in the future. This is the best possible time to engage children in sport, so let’s grasp it and encourage them in every way we can. COUNCILLOR HUW DAVID

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with us, a special graduation certificate and a memory book full of photos and memories for the children to share with their families and friends. It will be a sad but happy day, lots of tissues at the ready! Unfortunately due to having such a busy summer we have had to postpone our summer fete but are looking forward to organising a Christmas fete instead, a first for us. If any local businesses are interested in sharing our day with us or contributing please do not hesitate to contact us. STACEY & CORRINE

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Porthcawl Comprehensive Hard work, improvement and success, three short words that accurately summarises Porthcawl Comprehensive Students’ AS and A2 performances for 2011/12. Students at AS and A2 have had their endeavour rewarded with excellent results. There is a large debt of gratitude for teachers who have worked so hard once again this year and for parents who have supported their sons and daughters. At A2 the pass rate at A* to E was 99.2% while the A* to C pass rate was an impressive 82.34%. Almost 30% of the whole entry percentage was at the A*/A grade. A very impressive 15 students achieved 3A grades or better at A2 level, with some achieving four and even five A-levels. The AS results were equally as impressive – 93% of the entry was A* to E and 68% achieved the A* to C grade. At AS a very

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impressive 25% of the entry achieved the A grade. Headteacher Mr Dykes commented that this excellent series of results will ensure Porthcawl students will secure places at some of the best universities in the country. Mr Dykes continued to congratulate staff and students who were praised for their hard work and steadfast dedication. Mr Dykes concluded that the results were especially impressive given the large size of the entry; over 350 papers were sat at A-level. The departments of History, English, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages and Textiles performed particular well. Other notable performances came from Art, Drama, Electronics and the Welsh Baccalaureate. Students who performed particularly well: Jordi Bonet: 1A* + 3A + 1B Lowri Patterson: 1A* + 3A Philip Pickett: 1A* + 3A Hayden Lau: 3A + 1B Catherine Walters: 3A*

Nia Thomas: 3A Jessica Townsend: 2A* + 1A Bethan Williams: 2A* + 1A Lewis Williams: 2A* + 1A Kristian Farrow: 1A* + 2A Rachel Halley: 1A* + 2A

Newton Primary Welcome back everybody, after an enjoyable summer break. Here’s a quick catch-up from last term: July saw Year 6 pupils entertain family and friends with a potted version of ‘Joseph & his Multicoloured Coat’ and pupils from the whole school came together for a glorious Evening of Poetry. Pupils with 100% attendance went out to Beales Fish restaurant for fish ’n’ chips, followed by a play in the park and ice-cream. Year 6 enjoyed their leavers’ meal (a special surprise) and were joined by Year 5 to enjoy an entertaining disco/karaoke.

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Special mention goes to Year 2 pupils who received letters from the royal households in response to their letters congratulating the Queen on her Diamond Jubilee. One letter in particular congratulated Newton pupils for their caring nature and support, something which we aspire to at all times. A belated message goes to all pupils who left us to begin the new phase of their education. We watched them grow and flourish and wish them all the very best as they start their secondary education. Good luck! Yes, it’s been a busy year and we look forward to more exciting times in Newton. GILL GORE www.newtonprimary.

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OPEN EVENING FOR YEAR 7 INTAKE IN 2013 To be held at 6.00 pm Thursday 11th October 2012 The school is holding its Annual Open Evening for those parents who wish their children to attend Year 7 in September 2013. Anyone interested may obtain more details and ‘The Welcome Pack’ by e-mailing or by telephoning 01656 774100. Porthcawl is a traditional school with a proven track record of excellence for all. Examination results have been consistently above local and national averages.

This is what Estyn (School Inspectors) said about us:“Transition arrangements from both primary into secondary and into the Sixth Form are very strong. The outstanding primary/secondary liaison is very well co-ordinated”.

“The quality of the accommodation is good and in some areas very good. The provision of ICT facilities is an outstanding feature of the school”.

“Behaviour is very good, based on self-discipline and outstanding relationships exist between students and teachers”.

“The school has a very rigorous approach to bullying; there are very good follow up procedures”.

“There is an exceptional range of “The overall provision for pupils extra-curricular activities, held and students personal development mainly during lunchtimes and after is an outstanding feature of the school, the participation rates are school”. very high”. Seaside News | 21

Tour de France should come to Wales? Like millions of Britons I spent three weeks glued to the TV set watching the Olympics. It was a triumph for British sport and for those who organised and staged it. Before that there was Bradley Wiggins’ triumph in the Tour

Enjoying your summer holidays It has been a golden summer so far for Olympic medals, less so for summer weather. If you are travelling this summer, you are now better protected as a consumer against high mobile charges and if things go wrong. Stories of people returning from foreign holidays being greeted

Re-open Sandy Bay Porthcawl Shout is calling for BCBC to consider re-opening Sandy Bay for camper vans and tourers. Something certainly needs to be done with this prime piece of land which has been left to rot for 12 years. It could be argued that it was an act of supreme folly for

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de France, which has been described as one of the greatest British sporting achievements ever. Personally, I do not want to see the summer of sport come to an end. We need to start thinking now how we can continue to showcase British achievements and bring the greatest sporting events to Britain and to Wales. In 2007, the Mayor of London

successfully lobbied for the Tour de France to go to London. Wales is ideally placed to repeat that feat and host a stage of the Tour de France itself. The Ryder Cup has been held in Wales, along with Test cricket and Rugby World Cup games. Wales has the ability and infrastructure to host world class sporting endeavours. Having the Tour de France come to Wales would once

again put Wales on the world stage. It has been estimated that the Welsh economy could benefit by up to £115 million. We need to put our bid together now.

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the council to close that site years before it was likely the land would be needed under the Porthcawl Regeneration Strategy. The site could have carried on bringing in revenue to the council and, more importantly, visitors into the resort, boosting local businesses. The council needed to upgrade facilities there but any money spent would have been re-

couped over and over. And that will be the argument now. The council demolished the toilets and shower blocks on the site. To bring campers back, these facilities will need to be reinstated. But with Porthcawl regeneration thrown into chaos by Tesco’s decision to withdraw, the time-scale for Phase 2, which includes Sandy Bay, will be pushed back even further.

The council should carry out a feasibility study into the costs involved in re-opening Sandy Bay and the time-scale needed to recoup that money and then decide. What it should not do is dismiss the idea out of hand.

busy working to resolve various issues raised by you the residents. In East Central one of the biggest talking points has been the issue of camper vans using Mackworth Road as a free camp site, virtually right on the doorsteps of residents properties. It had raised several issues such as emergency access and the tipping of chemical toilets straight down the domestic drains, but residents felt that their protests had fallen upon deaf ears. Following a meeting

between the independent councillors and the police, a plan of action was formulated which also involved the fire service. Police visited Mackworth Road on several occasions, and following a recent visit in conjunction with the Station Officer from Porthcawl Fire Station, the campers were moved on, as it was clear that they were causing an obstruction that could hinder emergency vehicles. We’d like to personally convey our thanks to Sgt Mike Davies, Sgt

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As a politician, spending time campaigning and knocking on doors has made me only too aware of the dangers of dogs that aren’t kept under control, whether behind the front door or out in the garden. The Royal Mail and the Communication Workers Union have been campaigning for people to keep their dogs under control to ensure a safe environment for postal workers to go about doing their jobs without fear of being attacked by dogs. Across Cardiff and the Valleys last year there were 41 dog attacks on postal workers, despite a reduction from the year before, this number remains unacceptably high. With the right to own dogs also comes a responsibility to keep your pet under control and to protect other members of the community from experiencing problems. We must bear in mind postal workers are

Wasn’t it encouraging to see three of Porthcawl’s beaches being recognised in the new Marine Conservation Society’s Good Beach Guide? Well done to Rest Bay, Sandy and Trecco Bay for achieving the highest quality bathing water standard. This means they’re on the MCS’s recommended list of beaches. It’s accolades like this which are so important to a seaside town, adding to all the positive news about Porthcawl recently. I’m hoping we’ll see plenty of visitors to Bridgend town centre later this month when Feastival returns for the third year. If you haven’t given our alternative food festival a try then I’d really urge you to do so. It’s on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th September and as well as the traditional food stalls, tasting sessions and celebrity chefs you’d associate with any good food festival, there’s also a quirkier side

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not the only sufferers of poorly controlled dogs. All too often, children have featured in the news after being mauled or unfortunately losing their lives due to dangerous dogs attacking them. The Welsh Government will be introducing a Dangerous Dogs Bill next year which will focus on dog behaviour, as opposed to particular breeds. It will also seek to ensure the welfare of dogs and protect them from poor treatment. Responsible dog owners can carry on enjoying pet ownership but without compromising the safety of others around them. Healthier, happier pets make healthier, happier people. I’ve had many responses to

my article about Porthcawl regeneration and I’ll return to the issue next month once we’ve gone through them fully. I warmly congratulate the Seaside News for reaching another milestone in its history. I and other readers and contributors long wish the magazine continued success. The popularity of the title is certainly reflected in my postbag which regularly includes correspondence about topics I have shared with constituents through my monthly column in the Seaside News. CARWYN JONES

First Minister Carwyn.Jones

including leek lobbing and spaghetti bridge building! It’s good fun, with plenty to do, but it’s also a great way of supporting local traders by exploring what the town has to offer. Last year we had a huge increase in visitors and received tremendous feedback. Hope to see you there! COUNCILLOR MEL NOTT

Leader of BCBC

Deputy’s days Last month was a really exciting one for Porthcawl and it was great to see the town attracting the positive publicity it deserves. We saw fantastic TV, online and newspaper coverage of the Grand Pavilion’s 80th birthday and our special tea party for residents also born in 1932. We also officially launched the Bridgend County stretch of the Wales Coast Path with a special celebration with Carwyn Jones AM on the (albeit

rainy!) seafront. And, my personal highlight, we handed over Porthcawl Harbour to our contractors BAM Nuttall to begin work on creating the new £3.2m marina. This will more than double the number of berths available and create a permanent body of water for the pontoons and boats. In less than a year we will have a much more attractive waterfront. I’m encouraged by the big increase in enquiries about the berths from people who can see the positive direction Porthcawl is going in. The new marina really sets the scene for ongoing and future regeneration and I’d like to thank all involved, especially the members of the Porthcawl Harbour Stakeholder Group who, with BCBC’s regeneration team have worked so hard to get us to this important stage. COUNCILLOR DAVID SAGE

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Milestone marina project is launched A £3.2m project to create a new-look marina for Porthcawl has been launched. The seaside town’s former harbour will be transformed over the next nine months into a marina for up 70 berths as well as visitor moorings, with a permanent depth of water for the pontoons and boats. The project will also see the creation of a new lock gate with pedestrian foot bridge and extension to the eastern breakwater, engineering work to the harbour walls, a new pontoon system and the renovation of the harbour master building. The Bridgend County Borough Council-led project is a key element in the first phase of regeneration work in Porthcawl. Deputy Leader Councillor David Sage said: “The quality of this project and the significant investment which we as

Porthcawl regeneration Working together in partnership with other organisations is key to ensuring the town enjoys progress and improvements on items of importance to residents and visitors. Porthcawl Town Council is working in partnership with Porthcawl SHOUT and Bridgend CBC to ensure that

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a council are putting into it, underlines how serious we are in our ambition to make Porthcawl a 21st century seaside resort which will benefit residents, business and visitors alike. The design of the marina has been developed by Atkins’ marine engineering division in consultation with the Porthcawl Harbour Stakeholder Group. The project will see BAM Nuttall, contractors with significant expertise in marine construction, excavate the harbour down to its original natural rock floor so a permanent depth of water can be created for the pontoons and boats. Following environmental tests, the excavated material will be recycled to help create a new surface for developing the nearby Salt Lake car park, saving an estimated 1,000plus lorry movements passing through the town. MICHELLE BOWER BCBC

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the problem of dog fouling is reduced, through a Dog Fouling Initiative Scheme. Porthcawl Town Council has granted a total award of £15,000 to fund an Enforcement Officer to patrol the streets of Porthcawl. It is hoped that, by working in partnership with other organisations, this problem can be tackled successfully. It is important to remember that regeneration is a term associated with renewal

and rejuvenation and this is exactly what Porthcawl YMCA are bringing to Porthcawl. Their £500,000 refurbishment is well underway and helped by various grants and contributions, including a total of £45,000 from Porthcawl Town Council. This refurbishment will provide an excellent facility which can be enjoyed by all the community. The Porthcawl Regeneration Harbour Project continues to

advice and guidance to local enterprises in the rural parts of Bridgend County Borough. The fund, which will be delivered by the Economic Development Unit at Bridgend County Borough Council, will offer up to £1,000 for capital or revenue support to ‘micro’ businesses (businesses which employ nine people or fewer). Businesses should be based in one of Bridgend County Borough’s 21 rural wards and the funding can cover up to 100

per cent of the eligible costs. The project also supports centres of rural enterprise, which gives support to larger organisations to provide incubation and assistance to smaller businesses through the provision of starter units, hotdesking, shared ICT facilities and exhibition space. There is also an advisory service for new business starts seeking expert advice and existing enterprises looking to grow, diversify or just get

build momentum and August saw the opening of the Bam Nuttall Information Centre at the harbour, providing valuable information about the works due to commence at Porthcawl harbour. Keep an eye on the website for more updates ALISON LEYSHON

Town Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

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A number of long-term partnership initiatives have also been launched, including the Neighbourhood Networks programme where organisations such as the local authority, Fire Service and South Wales Police come together to tackle local issues. In Porthcawl for example, the programme has seen the development of a close working relationship between the local policing team and Park Dean Trecco Bay to reduce antisocial behaviour and provide personal and property safety advice to guests. Chief Superintendent Liane James said, “These figures are very much a testimony to the hard work and dedication of all our staff. “We must also recognise our communities for their role in reducing crime, as it is the information we receive from members of the public that can really make a difference.”



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The Angel Inn, Mawdlam

Celebrating 80 grand years of Porthcawl’s Pavilion! Porthcawl’s iconic Grand Pavilion marked its 80th birthday with a birthday party attended by residents also born in 1932. The iconic seaside building, famous for its octagonal dome and striking frontage, first welcomed theatre-goers on 8th August 1932 – the same year the Sydney Harbour Bridge opened, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo from coast to coast and Elizabeth Taylor was born. Exactly 80 years on, the Pavilion hosted a special afternoon tea party recently for borough residents who are also marking

Life with the Porthcawl Lions August has meant more car boot sales, another book sale and a beach clean as well as helping with the Sea Festival’s sand castle competition; unfortunately the teddy bears’ picnic on the Saturday had to be cancelled because of poor weather – the story with so many events this year. One event that did go ahead and was thoroughly enjoyed by both competitors and helpers was the Bob Cooke Games which are held in Swindon each year. They enable disabled youngsters from all over the region to meet and compete in friendly rivalry in many athletic

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their 80th birthday this year. They were treated to music, entertainment and afternoon tea. Councillor Lyn Morgan, Bridgend County Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Wellbeing said: “As a council we’re very proud to own and run the Grand Pavilion. It’s incredibly popular locally but the quality of the acts we put on there also means it draws theatregoers from across South Wales. It’s also a fantastic community venue for our local amateur groups. We even hold weddings at the Grand Pavilion. “We wanted to do something special to mark the occasion so we’re absolutely delighted that residents also born in 1932 joined us to celebrate.” MICHELLE BOWER BCBC

events. Last month donations were agreed for Sandville and “tools for self reliance” amongst others. Porthcawl Lions are also supporting the Llys Ton in Kenfig Hill by donating games and other entertainment equipment for the residents. Obviously the car boot sales are continuing every Sunday and also look out for news of for news of future book sales and an old time musical with hot buffet supper to be held at the Rest Hotel at the end of the end of the year. The club is always looking to welcome new members, so if you are interested in finding out more please telephone Don on 788583. JOHN COSSON

The Angel Inn at Mawdlam was originally a long, rambling, thatched building until it was altered in 1954. However, a fair amount of the earlier structure remains, offering a glimpse of the past. Tradition suggests that the Angel Inn was built in the 13th century to house pilgrims as they made their way to the shrine at St David’s in Pembrokeshire. Furthermore, it is possible that the inn derives its name from the nearby grange of Llanmihangel; nevertheless, this cannot be regarded as fact. The entrance to the Angel Inn originally faced Mawdlam, rather than Kenfig, until the 1954 modernisation when the building was enlarged and turned ‘back-to-front’. This suggests that the inn was built to serve the people of Mawdlam, or the building had

Through Christian eyes REVIVAL! This month we will finish our brief look at the book of Acts, in the Bible. Acts is a book of what things can sometimes look like when Revival hits a community. Picking up from last time then folks, we continue to briefly look at each chapter; in chapter 25. Jesus has brought such an amazing transformation to people’s lives, and the focus here is Paul the apostle, that Paul has to give more explanation about his position on things. 26. Paul now gets to the details of what happened and says “...I was on the road, I saw a light from heaven, brighter

a connection to the nearby church of St Mary Magdalene. Over the years many of the Angel Inn’s landlords have fallen foul of the authorities. For example, in 1730 Hopkin Thomas was prosecuted for selling ale during church services and, a year later, the same landlord was admonished for selling ale in short measure. In 1882 the Central Glamorgan Gazette reported that John Evans, landlord of the Angel Inn, had been charged with permitting drunkenness on his premises. Police constable Evans stated that he saw several people drunk and that the inn was like ‘a fair’. Landlord Evans denied the charge, but he was fined £2 and his licence was endorsed. In addition, the drunkards were ordered to pay a fine of 15s apiece. MANSEL JONES

Author of A History of Kenfig

than the sun, blazing around me and my companions. We all fell to the ground, and I heard a voice...” 27. An angel of the Lord appears to Paul and gives him some very encouraging instructions. 28. Paul gets bitten by a snake but it doesn’t harm him. When people see this it helps him to be able to connect with the people of the community and goes on bring healing to every person in that community WOW! This stuff is awesome to say the least. Amazingly, these sort of things still happen in the world today, although you won’t hear about it on the news – only the Christian news. Can you imagine if it happened in our community (-: NEIL HARVEY

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Fifth moon orbiting Pluto

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Astronomers using the Hubble telescope have reported the discovery of another moon orbiting Pluto, making five altogether. The moon is irregular in shape and estimated to be 6 to 15 miles across. It is in a 58,000-mile-diameter circular orbit that is assumed to be co-planar with the orbits of the other satellites in the system. The Pluto team is intrigued that such a small planet can

Y Cefn Gwyrdd

The weather finally took its toll on one of Y Cefn Gwyrdd’s Furnace Festival events, with the postponing of our village barbecue at Cefn Junction . However other events have proved to be a great success. The outdoor play “Allotment” at Wesley chapel performed by the Nutshell Theatre was well supported and the humour and pathos much appreciated by the audiences. Thanks are due to Silures Art for participating in an exhibition at Cefn Junction and for the six members who spent Sunday afternoon demonstrating different techniques. Well supported by the public, Years 3, 4 and 5 of

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have such a complex collection of satellites. The favoured idea is that all the moons are relics of a collision between Pluto and another large Kuiper-belt object billions of years ago. The new detection will help scientists navigate the New Horizons spacecraft through the Pluto system in 2015, when it makes an historic and long-awaited high-speed fly-by. Pluto’s largest moon, Charon, was discovered in 1978 in observations made at the US Naval Observatory in Washington DC. Hubble observations in 2006 discovered two additional small moons, Nix and Hydra. In 2011 another one, P4, was found in Hubble data. The latest moon was detected by Hubble’s wide-field camera. In the years following the New Horizons Pluto fly-by, astronomers hope to use the James Webb telescope, for follow-up observations. CLIVE DOWN

Bridgend Astronomical Society Cefn Primary School attended a private viewing and chose George Goddard as their favourite artist. The Signal Box openings during August were well attended and successful visits made by Cardiff Archaeological Group and the Oxford House Industrial Archaeological Society. If you want your society to visit some of the wonders of Cefn, i.e. Signal Box and Ironworks, contact John Mason: 01656 742348, masoncj4@hotmail. com The 18th September sees the last event in the Furnace Festival with a concert at The Green Hall starring folk singer Frank Hennessy and harpist, singer and Cefn Rider, Bethan Nia. For more information, contact John. JOHN MASON

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Kenfig Hill cadets help out at RIAT Sgt Kevin Gould ATC accompanied three cadets from 2117(Kenfig Hill) Squadron ATC together with cadets and staff from No.3 Welsh Wing to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, to assist along with cadets from all over the country in setting up the Royal International Air Tattoo. The Air Tattoo has become the world’s largest military air show. They arrived on the Thursday and started work in preparation for the main show over the coming weekend. It was hard work and long days but gave the cadets a unique opportunity to get close to the

action and to meet not only cadets from around the country but also to meet pilots and aircrew from around the world, a surely unique opportunity. Cadets who attended from Kenfig Hill were Cdt Sgt Aston, Cdt Cpl Norris and Cdt Davies. The cadets were selected whilst there for different duties. Cdt Cpl Norris was selected for a working party that placed him in a fantastic position to meet many of the air crew and to get up close to the aircraft. He spent some time with the Black Eagles Korean display team and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Staff and cadets are looking forward to the next opportunity to be part of RIAT 2013. LINDSAY THOMAS

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Save Morfa beach It is unusual for e-petitions on the National Assembly website to pass the 1000 mark, but over the summer ours sailed passed this target and became one of the most strongly supported petitions in Wales. This ensures that our case cannot be ignored by the Assembly, and we look forward to seeing their response. When the e-petition goes off-line in September, we will make our paper-based version available again on Facebook. Join us there, look for Save Morfa beach (Friends of Morfa). During sunny days in August, it was great to see Morfa being used as of old by so many people walking, swimming, fishing, surfing, horse-riding and cycling.

We meet each month, normally on the first Monday, at the Twelve Knights, Margam at 7.30 pm. All supporters welcome. From September onwards we will be putting finishing touches to our preparations for a possible public enquiry into the proposed closure of Footpath 92. We have the membership, the funds, the expertise, the evidence and the arguments to soundly defeat this ridiculous idea. We are confident that if Tata Steel persists with the application it will lose this one. As a community group SMB greatly appreciates the contribution of Seaside News to the economic and social fabric of this part of Wales. Congratulations to Mat Hardwicke and his team on this fourteenth anniversary. DR CHARLES SMITH

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Jemima’s Place Animal Trust Well another month has flown by here at Jemima’s Place. Were pleased to say that after our August appeal, we were able to find a lovely home for ‘Jack’ our lovely Jack Russell Cross. He is now settled in with his new owner. The Pets at Home fun day was a huge success with lots of face painting, magic and balloon modelling courtesy of ‘Mr Tricks’. We’re pleased to announce that we now Dr Rhys have our Jones Welsh Patron and we want to welcome Dr Rhys Jones to our team. Some of you may know Rhys from his BBC TV show ‘Rhys to the Rescue’. We are thrilled that he has agreed to be our patron. The Animal Ambulance donated by AutoBarnes Wales has been very busy this past month doing rescues and collections. We were thrilled to have been nominated for a Bridge FM Local Hero Award. Thanks to all of you that did that, it was an honour to be nominated. Animal of the month

We have a number of Bearded Dragons that we are looking to rehome. We have young ones, also more mature ones too. You will need a vivarium, heating and lighting but we can advise on the requirements. If you are interested in rehoming one or any other of our animals, please contact us on 0800 0148332 – or our website at www.jemimas-place. com. s MARTIN CLOWES

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Masonic Donation Appreciated by RNLI John Abraham, Chairman of Porthcawl RNLI Lifeboat Station, was delighted to receive a cheque for £500 from Mr and Mrs Mike Hulton representing the Venables Llewellyn Masonic Lodge of Porthcawl. The couple recently visited the lifeboat station during the normal Sunday morning practice session and were given a guided tour of the building. Mr and Mrs Hulton had arranged a Masonic ladies evening and during this social event raised a total of £1,000, this was equally split between the RNLI Porthcawl and the Sandville centre.

RMBI Albert Edward news We held our strawberry tea recently – it was a fantastic event and over £3,000 was raised for the home. A big thank you to all those involved. We held a balloon race to celebrate the Jubilee. We were so excited to receive a response from Mr Harrison in London, however upon reading his letter it became apparent the balloons were actually found in the Gower where he had been holidaying. Still our residents were impressed that our balloons had managed to travel that far. We are starting a pottery course here through the summer giving our residents the chance to learn a new skill, our intention is to hold an

John Abraham said: “It was amazing the total amount raised by this one evening and the generosity of their guests has to be complimented. As a charity the RNLI relies totally on donations and it is very reassuring to know that people who are not always connected with the sea keep us in mind and help to keep our volunteer crews trained and equipped.” A spokesperson for Porthcawl Lifeboat Station, Philip Missen MBE, said: “The crew are very aware of the costs involved each time they have a call out. Each rescue is different exhibition later in the year of our pottery, craft and painting sessions. On Friday 29th September we will be hosting the Macmillan Coffee Morning, however ours is more of an afternoon tea to be held at 2pm. There will be cake baking competition with prizes for the winners. Should you wish to submit a cake for judging or take part in this event please telephone the home on 01656 785311. All welcome. Date for the diary: Christmas Fayre on Saturday 24th November 12.30 – 3pm. If you are able to volunteer help on the day, bake, or just attend we would welcome seeing you in November. Our bar will also be open on the day. REBECCA TIMMS Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution (RMBI)

and sea conditions vary all the time. The crew are confident knowing that the RNLI provides them with the very latest professional training and the most suitable lifeboats to meet the ever increasing demands of the service. At Porthcawl the RNLI now have two lifeboats on station such is the demand for our services around this part of the coastline”. IAN STROUD

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In our most recent meeting, Mrs Bernice Tucker (see photograph) modelled one of the garments collected by Mrs Nina Charlesworth. Mrs Charlesworth has several garments collected from the different countries she has visited over the years. This Egyptian gown had been bought to wear at a fancy dress party to be held in Cairo. Other garments on display at the meeting had come from countries as far away as Mexico, India, Nepal, China and Tibet. All these fine costumes were discussed and appreciated by the group members. NINA CHARLESWORTH

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Win £50 for your thoughts! Rest Bay Church are doing an online survey for people in the Porthcawl area. We are especially keen to hear from people who are not part of a church and don’t “do church”. It’s not a test – we want to know what you really think, so please be honest. The more who take part, the better; young, old, Christian, not a

Porthcawl ‘serpent’ benches

Around the turn of the Century, some say as early as 1890, the ‘serpent’ benches were a feature of the Porthcawl Esplanade. Now thanks to Porthcawl SHOUT Forum and particularly its eagle-eyed, inspirational Chairman Gary Victor two of these benches, that over the years had become overlooked and neglected, have been rediscovered and, with the full support and enthusiasm of the Parks and Playing Fields Section of the Communities Directorate of Bridgend County Borough Council, are at present being renovated to be placed in a prominent position in our town once more to suitably recognise their historical value. This initiative is part

Volunteers Wanted at SUSSED If you’re in need of work experience, want to help a local project or simply have four hours to spare; volunteering at Porthcawl’s only community cooperative, SUSSED, could be just what you’re looking for! Your role will include: serving customers, talking to them

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Christian. The overall results will be published around October. Your individual response will not be published, but your views will help us to serve the Porthcawl community better. The survey only takes a few minutes and can be completed online at www.restbaychurch. The £50 prize draw will take place in October/November. Thanks for helping! GARY SHIELS

of Porthcawl SHOUT’s ‘Pride in Porthcawl’ campaign and follows closely on the provision of three new respite benches placed adjacent to new coastal path between Ocean View Flats and Rest Bay that the Forum had also requested. The Porthcawl SHOUT Forum meets on the first Friday of the month at Trinity Church, Porthcawl at 2pm (next meeting 7th September) and all those who have the best interests of Porthcawl at heart are welcome to attend. We will also be pleased to hear from anyone who has any historical information concerning the Serpent benches so that a suitable record can be made of this part of our heritage. The next Porthcawl SHOUT Forum Special Speaker Meeting is at 2pm Trinity Church, 7th September. Our speaker will be Susan Cooper Head of Adult and Social Care for Bridgend County Council. All are welcome to attend. CLIVE MORT

about our diverse product range, operating the till and generally ensuring our customers have a pleasant experience at SUSSED. If you are interested in working at SUSSED please contact us on: (01656) 783962 or pop into SUSSED, 4-5 James Street, Porthcawl with your CV (ask for Luke). Come and join the team! LUKE EVANS

What a Day!

We are delighted to announce that our Dog Show and Fete, held recently, was a resounding success. Without exception, everyone expressed how much they had enjoyed the day. We would like to thank all the many visitors that supported us – not forgetting all the super dogs that took part. A special big thank you must be given to our many helpers including Andrew Collier and the Porthcawl Lions – who always support us so well, Helga Collier, Andrew’s wife – from P.A.W.S. the Porthcawl Dog Trust, Sarah Payne and the brilliant Tae Kwon Do Team,

Blood Bikes Wales… a new charity serving the people of Wales

New members are needed throughout South Wales, particularly in the west. Blood Bikes Wales are an enthusiastic group of people keen to make a difference. Most of them are riders and they aim to use their skills, time and enthusiasm to help the medical system in Wales by carrying items between facilities out of hours. The NHS needs to carry a large number of items between hospitals 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. During the day they use their own system of drivers and vehicles. Between 7pm and 7am during the week and 24 hours over the weekend and on bank holidays their system stops. During these

Alison and Andrew Kent, Dawn Thomas – our splendid Judge, and Joy John and family – all of whom helped to make it a truly amazing day. But the biggest thank you has to go to our incredible staff, who worked so hard freely giving up their time, as always, to the dedication of The Rest. Our café and shop was also an outstanding success – supplying everyone with wonderful refreshments and cold drinks throughout the day. This year is the 14th anniversary of the Seaside News – well done Mathew Hardwicke, many congratulations on a splendid publication. Finally don’t forget our car boot sales every Sunday when our café and shop are again always open for your pleasure. LINDA WADE & STAFF

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Retirement options – Part 2 MONEY PURCHASE SCHEMES

If you are in a money purchase scheme, at retirement you will need to use your pension fund to purchase an income. You will also have the option to use part of your savings, up to 25%, as a tax-free cash sum. The remainder will provide your income, normally in the form of an annuity. The amount of pension payable from the scheme is dependent upon: the amount of money paid into the scheme

Why independent is best when it comes to advice With volatile stock markets and fresh fears over the eurozone, many investors are looking for reassurance from their financial adviser. Analysis of internet searches shows that with every new phase of crisis comes a surge in consumers’ search for information and advice. The highest volume of online searches for ‘savings’, ‘investments’ and ‘advice’ came in late 2008 after the collapse of Icesave and the rescues of Bradford & Bingley, Halifax and

Big changes for women This month, my main focus is on the European Union Gender Directive. The what? OK, you’ve possibly never heard of it, so here goes: Up to now, UK life assurance has always been based on differing risk factors between men and women, in relation to lifestyle, life expectancy and other factors. This has resulted in different premiums, with men generally paying more than women for similar cover.

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(by you and your employer); how well the investments has performed; the annuity rate at retirement. An annuity rate is the factor used to convert your pension savings into a pension. FINAL SALARY SCHEMES

If you are in a final salary or career average scheme, your pension scheme will provide a pension based upon your pensionable service and final pensionable salary and the scheme’s accrual rate. The accrual rate is the proportion of your salary that you receive in pension for each year of service. For example, if the accrual rate is 60ths, you will

receive 1/60th of pensionable salary for each year of completed pensionable service. It may also be possible to choose a tax-free lump sum. The amount of the lump will depend upon the scheme’s rules and in any event will be limited to 25% of the capital value of your pension. If you are able to draw your pension earlier than the scheme’s normal retirement age, the amount of pension will normally be reduced to take account of the early payment. The ability to retire early and the extent of any reduction will depend upon your scheme’s rules. RETIREMENT AGE

The earliest age you can draw retirement benefits is 55. It

may be possible to draw retirement benefits earlier if you are in poor health and unable to work. FLEXIBILITY

Unless scheme rules require otherwise, it is no longer necessary to cease work to draw a pension from the same employer. It’s now possible to continue working and draw pension and if the scheme allows, build up further pension rights. It is important to note however that this option is dependent upon the scheme’s rules allowing it. IAN DAVIES

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Alliance & Leicester. Recently searches for these terms were again on the rise, as savers responded to stock market volatility and renewed anxiety over Spain and Greece. An authoritative report shows only 18% of people currently receive and pay for independent financial advice but increasing numbers are warming to the idea of truly independent advice. The Value of Advice report by, an online directory of professional services, shows that independent advice also appears to pay for itself in terms of delivering savers better returns from their savings

and better outcomes in their overall financial planning. The survey of more than 1,000 adults found those who took advice saved more than those who did not, even when incomes were the same. The advised group put about 30% more into their pensions. Other non-pension savings and investments were worth, on average, £40,000 more among the advised group than among those not taking advice. The savings of the advised group also appeared to perform better, leading to them having pension pots at retirement roughly twice the size of those who sought no advice.

At One Life Financial Planning Ltd we offer truly independent advice. We are not part of a bigger organisation who will advise on a limited range of products or services designed in part to meet their needs. We work for our clients and only in the best interests of our clients, by offering advice on products or services available from the whole of the market. For an initial meeting at our expense, please call us on 01656 785700.

From the end of this year, this is changing because, the EU has ruled that it is unfair for men to pay more than women on standard rates (i.e. where no loading or rating for poorer health, etc. has been applied). This means that a man and a woman will, in future, pay the same standard rates for the same cover. Although just and equitable, it means that rates for women will increase with many experts expecting a huge rise of as much as 30%. So, any women looking to

review or take out life cover should do so as soon as possible before rates rise. The good news is that currently, the UK officially has the lowest rates for life cover in the world, so you can secure cover for the lowest rates that you will possibly ever see… and here’s a good, entirely logical reason exactly why you should act now: Imagine you’re looking to buy a new car and know that if you bought now for substantially less than you’d pay in a few months time, you’d probably

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Brand marketing strategy

Peter Alan TV brings properties to life South Wales largest estate agents Peter Alan have launched an innovative new way to market their clients properties. The latest addition to the companies offering is called Peter Alan TV and provides a high quality property vidette for each of its properties, bringing the images to life, giving purchasers a far more interactive experience when looking for properties. Coupled with the vidette is a professionally narrated voice-over explaining the property room by room highlighting the key features that it has to offer. In addition to the property videttes there are also links to videos with information about the local area pointing out important features such as schools, amenities and parks to name but a few. Christine Armsby branch manager commented: “We are always striving to improve our services for our customers and our latest addition Peter Alan TV has certainly been popular with both sellers and buyers. Customers can now get a far greater insight

into what the property has to offer and there are useful links for each property where customers can request property details or even a viewing should they wish. The property videttes can be accessed through our own website and Rightmove giving our properties great exposure to potential purchasers. Customers from outside of the local area find the area video very useful as it explains all the benefits that Porthcawl has to offer.” Peter Alan have been nominated in innovation award categories for the technological advancements in the way they market customers properties ranging from Iphone apps, digital floors plans and now their latest addition of Peter Alan TV. If you are interested in discussing how Peter Alan TV could help to market your property then call one of their friendly sales team on 01656 771600. To view Peter Alan TV log on to the companies website at


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SEO, or search engine optimization, is a crucial component in brand marketing strategy. SEO enables companies to profit from a large market share of the first page of search engine results online and in mobile marketing. SEO increases public brand awareness, increases website activity, generates leads, sales and profits for businesses. It is the most targeted medium available to marketers, because it has the undivided attention of consumers who are actively searching for products and services. Chances are in that 3 billion searches per day, someone is looking for what a particular company does. There are tools to find out what keywords people are searching for, and other tools to find out if they are finding that company, how long they stayed on a site, and whether they made a purchase. SEO and Search Marketing are measurable; traditional marketing is hard to measure, compared to measuring SEO. Packages like Google Analytics and Yahoo Analytics monitor web traffic, pages visited, and even whether visitors made a purchase. Imagine tracking people who came in because of an email newsletter or SEO keyword, all the way through the sales funnel, and into a final purchase. Please give Lee or Steve a call on 01656 773388 . STEVE PROTHEROE

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September, when spring plants die off and the gardener wonders why the hinge in his back is creaking so much! Still a busy time in the garden, now is the time to propagate your roses. I just love this; imagine cutting someone’s leg off and pushing it into the ground and it makes a new person, magic! Take cuttings of rose stems, about a

foot long take off all the leaves except the top two or three, simply push the cut end in the soil and by the spring you will have a new rose! If one out of three dies off and another gets fungal infection, you will still have a third that is brilliant! Plant some bulbs in your containers now, there is no need to renew the compost when summer bedding has been pulled out, bulbs thrive well in old compost, saves a bit of money and work! Did you know a regular hose pumps out 20 gallons of water per minute, 28,800 in 24 hours, so don’t forget to turn it off! We have a talk about bee keeping 7.30-9pm on 25th September in the Green Hall. We would love to see you there! Happy gardening. CHRIS EARLY

Saturday August 11th 2012 saw Cornelly’s first horticultural show for many years take place in the village. The day was a great success bringing all South Cornelly allotment holders and their families together in friendly competition. Adverse weather conditions during the main growing season have affected all plants but despite the heavy rain and gale-force winds of recent months, there was an incredible show of produce and the entries on display were a credit to the exhibitors, making the judges decisions particularly difficult! The were many classes including vegetables, fruit, flowers, baking, needlework, crafts and

children’s classes amongst others. Rosettes were awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners and three categories also had ‘Best in Show’ cups. The prizes were awarded by local judges who greatly enjoyed the day and winners of the cups were as follows: Horticulture Cup: Rob Williams Craft Cup: Steve Thomas Children’s Cup: Evie Brent The many visitors to the show enjoyed home-baked refreshments and this extremely successful show will now become a yearly event in Cornelly bringing the whole community together because 2013 will see the show open to the public to enter. This will give the people of Cornelly and surrounding area a chance to demonstrate their many skills and talents! Schedules will be available from April onward next year – watch this space for the advertisements, we hope to see you there! VANESSA EVANS

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When life gives you lemons Team GB All Smiles!

With London 2012 fresh in our minds everyone is very excited about sport and all the medals Team GB has won. Hopefully the whole Olympic atmosphere will result in a renewed enthusiasm for sport. Remember, a healthy mouth is as important as a healthy body. Did you notice how fabulous the medal winner’s smiles were? If you are feeling inspired to take up a new activity then we recommend that you drink water to rehydrate rather than sports drinks. Sports drinks contain high levels of sugar and acid, causing tooth decay and

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All these books and many more are available free of charge at any Bridgend Library.Don’t forget you can renew and reserve books for yourself, or download audio books or e.books if you have a PIN number.


Japanese Garden Design READER’S DIGEST

Explore Your Family’s Past ROD LAWRENCE

Wildlife Painting



After Such Kindness JEFFERY DEAVER



The Terrace


The Western Brecon Beacons

The Ebb & Flow


Blood Sisters

Tales of the Gypsy Dressmaker VLADIMIR NABOKOV

Collected Poems KATE PULLEN

Wire Jewellery DAVA SORBEL

A More Perfect Heaven TIM SPECTOR

Identically Different FATIMA WHITBREAD






God Don’t Make No Mistakes GERALD SEYMOUR

The Outsiders


Wolves of the North JON STOCK

Dirty Little Secret

Local Book: The Heart and the Art of my Rugby Photography by Paul Hart A visual extravaganza for all local rugby fans! This quality hardback book by Bridgend-based photographer Paul Hart provides a unique insight into grassroots sport through 300+ photographs capturing the action, the people, and the passion at rugby matches in Bridgend and throughout South Wales during five seasons from 2007 to 2012. This 288 page hardback book has been produced to the highest standards and is available for £20 at – Scrum and Surf in Bridgend RFC’s Brewery Field Ground, Celtic Camera Centre on 46 | Seaside News

Caroline Street, and Tarw Embroidery on Brynmenyn Industrial Estate. It is also available direct from www. or through the post at PHP Publications, PO Box 326, Bridgend, CF31 9LE with a cheque for £20 made payable to Paul Hart Photography. PAUL HART www.PaulHartPhotography.

Book of the month:

BACKLASH by Lynda La Plante Many of you like crime novels, and this month I’ve chosen Backlash: Late night on a notorious high-rise estate in Hackney and a white van is being driven erratically. The driver is pulled over by the police and questioned. A woman on the street after a long evening’s drinking. She never makes it home. A suspect. An arrest. A confession. A case done and dusted? Five years earlier, a 13-year-old girl disappeared in broad daylight on a busy London street. DCS James Langton headed the investigation; the case was never closed. It has haunted him ever since. And now comes another confession, to this murder, and to one more besides. DCI Anna Travis, pulled into the fray, isn’t so sure that they have their man. Then the suspect changes his story... All these books and many more are available free of charge from any Bridgend Library, so whether you want to explore Wales, science or your own family history there are books to help you. If you want to take up a new hobby or study a topic in greater depth we have books to assist you. Over 200 children have joined Porthcawl Library’s Summer Reading Challenge and if your child hasn’t quite finished then pop in with them

before 8th September. All children who complete the challenge will be entered into a prize draw. Bounce and Rhyme is moving to a weekly format (term-time only) and we will be holding it at 10am on Tuesdays. This is an opportunity for babies and young children together with their mum, dad, grandparent or carer to learn a few nursery rhymes and songs. We are hoping to introduce some Welsh rhymes as well and it starts on Tuesday 11th September. ELAINE WINSTANLEY

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The brave knight

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Softer pine on midnight air, Watchful dots on black linen sky: Tender thrill of slighter wonder, Incense of the jasmine-flower;

A Knight in a graveyard so lonely so brave to save his family his life he gave


Little, little man! Swept, only Soft for wonder; breath of home, Breath of gone: I do not Mourn the love I did not have. Mill-wheat road clad only in The midlight flickering dew; Lamp-light guide to hills; Moors of grey-green splendour; O! Sweet azurile! Hubris land falls knee Bowed to thee! Whip thy Clouds around my cold, dead body! Peeling blue, reveal Thy light behind thy face. Treasure not your thy secrecy, Thy refuge over the horizon. Lilies float in breathwards, Whisper past thy hair and Back unto their Maker; And azurile exuberant.

He took from his sheath a sword made of gold a blade of such wonder as had been foretold Astride his white horse a magnificent steed called back from the grave to help those in need He vanquished his foes in many a number finally awoken from his deep dark slumber When all enemies were defeated either dead or retreated with his energy depleted he sleeps once more When called forth with honour by a heart that is true he will rise once again to enter the battle anew. KIERAN JENKINS, AGE 12

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Hark I hear a dog bark Some dogs on our estate seem to bark all day Sometimes I only wish I knew what they were trying to say I think the owners have put them out the back to fend for themselves Or they might be trying to frighten the garden elves I have tried to question the dogs but to no avail They just look at you, pant and wag their tails I know it is not the dogs’ fault, and they are not to blame It would be nice of their master to teach them a computer game To be indoors in the warm out of harms way Thank goodness for that I think the dog will say To have my own lap-dog (top) that no one else would use And to have my own dog-flap to go out in the garden if I choose A perfect solution would be had for one and all To have the option to surf the net or just play ball PAUL LAKE North Cornelly

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My grand daughter Orea Is following in my shoes She’s got a poem In the Seaside News Can you believe she’s only four? I think we’d better look out for more

Dream I’ve had a dream about our future I’ve had a dream about computers taking over I’ve had a dream in the night about flying cars and flashing lights But those dreams fade away When the clouds roll in And the tears come down And drip from my chin These dreams are about terrorists and war Storms and floods but all this has happened before I think about those who have loved and lost And all those people who have died in the fuss Then morning comes and I awake I pull my curtains so the sun beams upon my face The light relieves me of my dreams Reminds me that these things will never happen to me But there is always a doubt at the back of my mind That my dreams will come true and the future will unwind.


The kiss Butterfly gentle caress on the brow of the sleeping child Father heart strong embrace for the son turned again from the wild Peace in the place of warfare Tears kissed from the sorrowful one Ardent strength of the lover who knows life is only begun But what of the kiss of our Maker breathing life in the form he had made? And the worshipful kiss of the maiden In whose arms as a babe he was laid? The cost of the kiss of our Saviour crossing out all the wrongs we have done?


And the bliss of the kiss of our Lord for his Church At the marriage feast of the Lamb?



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‘Allo ’Allo

‘Allo, ‘Allo, written by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft is the latest offering from Bridgend Castle Players. The play is taken from the original hilarious script from the first episode of the extremely popular television series. For several members of the large cast this will be their first production with the company. Bridgend Castle Players have successfully been recruiting new actors and stage personnel over the past 12 months as part of their new initiative to extend the promotion of dramatic art in the Bridgend

Hi there from the Acoustic Club Following a break for August, our next acoustic club night is on Thursday 13th September. It features The Brwmys from Cowbridge comprising of violin guitars and double bass, producing foot-stomping future folk, reminiscent of the wild west, Spanish guitar twists, and 20s/30s American folk, mixed in with The Men You Couldn’t Hang/Show of Hands style, modern folk twists. Sometimes haunting but very catchy. They will have a guest opening spot by Thistledown, a five piece band from Swansea, described as a terrific fresh

County, including re-introducing a Youth Section this year. Full details may be viewed on their website: Performances of ‘Allo, ‘Allo will be held on: • Saturday 15th September at Pencoed Social Club, • Sunday 16th September at the OCLP Social Club, Bryntirion, • Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd September at Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen, (Tondu site). Further details may be obtained from the Bridgend Castle Players’ website. Tickets can be ordered through the Bridgend Castle Players’ website or through their Facebook page, via the app for ‘TicketSource’. Tickets will also be available at Pencoed Social Club and OCLP Social Club directly, or at the door on the night. SIÂN ISLIP

new sound by Frank Hennessy, BBC Radio Wales. They have a dynamic blend of subtle elements – described by some as “modern Celtic” – is the result of an organic evolution, mixing folk, rock, punk and classical influences with heartfelt lyrics. Please check them out at http://thistledownband. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Follow us on facebook at the Acoustic Club, The Stage Door, The Grand Pavilion Porthcawl, for general updates and information, or contact the Box Office on 01656 815995 for further information regarding tickets and membership. LIN WILLIAMS

Sorry I’ve taken so long to reply – the advert has been a massive success and I’ve gained a number of students from it and am actually quite busy at the moment… MARK GARDINER, GUITAR TUTOR

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are brought together to entertain the public of Porthcawl. Each year the choir invites, as their guest, a personality from the world of entertainment Porthcawl Male and this year is no exception. Choir Wales’s own star of opera and Despite the dreadful weather, the West End, Shan Cothi, is choristers’ holiday commitonce again joining the choir ments, the excitement and on stage. Shan was our guest lure of the London Olympic artiste at our twenty-fifth anbroadcasts on TV, chorisniversary concert back in 2005 ters are dutifully attending and we are delighted that she rehearsals for this year’s Anis able to join us again. Shan nual Concert, which is taking has a bubbly personality and place at the Grand Pavilion a wonderful voice, a consumon Saturday 8th September. mate and professional singer The ‘Annual’ is probably the whom we are proud to have most important item on the as our guest again. Tickets are choir’s calendar, it is the time currently on sale at the Grand when the best of the preceding Pavilion box office. Join us on year’s twice weekly rehearsals Saturday 8th September. of musical items, in a variety of JOHN WILLIAMS different languages and genres,

Burst of amber

Busy bee

Pyle & Porthcawl Photographic Society


We have visited the National Botanical Gardens, Dunraven Bay, Porthcawl, Rest Bay, Kenfig Pool, Coity Castle and This was our “closed” period, Duffryn Gardens to name but a few. The Thursday evening but we have still had some field trips will stop for the new very interesting field trips season, but we will carry on and our exhibition in the Grand Pavilion in August was having regular Saturday field trips throughout the year. a huge success. We start back on 6th Our Thursday evening and September; details are on our Saturday field trips continue website at pyle-porthcawlto be very popular, as they We welcome new give people the opportunity to learn new skills from more members of all ages and skill levels, so if you have an interexperienced photographers, and put them into practice. A est in photography come and large number of photographs join us. GLYN EDMUNDS taken during our field trips 01656 772831 make their way into our competitions, and often win!

Stag’s world of rock

Rock and Arts Club

Before I report on the music scene I must say a big congrats to our GB Olympic team. I myself nearly became an Olympian when I was a road runner, but the Olympic organisers decided to discontinue the egg and spoon race! Good to see Sunday night at the Seagull is going strong. I caught ‘The Guzzards’ on top form recently and bumped into my old mate Jeff (Jeppy) Phillips. I was glad to hear he’s still gigging as he always had a fine voice! I didn’t know his brother Keith who also is a vocalist, sings with the very popular ‘Lounge Lizards’ rock band. If you haven’t seen them I suggest you check them out especially if you’re a fan of ‘The Clash’ or punk music! At the Brentwood Roger Clatworthy and ‘Mock Thee Not’ his new band were performing and sounded the biz. The Ancient Brit in Newton is holding ‘Help The Heroes’ charity music bash on Sunday, 16th September ‘Barney’ Jones and three mates will be dropped off in Anglesey with just £2.50 each, to get home. Keep the calls and texts coming…

Calling all visual artists, performing artists, crafters, workshop leaders and club organisers! Porthcawl Rock and Arts Club is a new activities space and art gallery which has recently opened in the centre of Porthcawl town at number 41 John Street. ‘Rock and Arts’ is a community venue which has been set up for people to come and share ideas, learn new skills, participate in arts related events and enjoy community related activities. We hope to develop a reputation as a valued meeting place for like minded members of the community. We would like to encourage the input of a diverse range of people. We currently receive no public funding, and survive on the enterprising initiative of our members and friends. If you are looking for a space for your activities or you are an established or emerging artist or arts group who would like to exhibit/perform your work we would like to hear from you so that we can include you in this exciting new venture. We are flexible and would be glad to listen to your ideas, needs and proposals regarding events or activities you may wish to run. for further information contact us on 01656 856074 or 01656 786319.


07788 962028 Roger Clatworthy. Mock Thee Not


Men wanted! No, this is not a request from a dating agency, although there are a lot of lovely ladies for you to get to know. Perhaps you sing in the shower? Warble in the bath? Listen to Bryn Terfel, Dennis O’Neill or Andrea Bocelli? The new Justin Bieber, waiting for the opportunity to exercise your charm and vocal chords? So your chance has come; Cor Bro Ogwr is waiting to wel-

come you with open arms and a songsheet. No scary singing auditions if you want to join us; just come along to our rehearsal on 5th September, 7pm at the Tabernacle Church, Derwen Rd, Bridgend. If you want to know more about us, check out our website and find out about the music we sing and the opportunities for concert trips abroad. Next stop 2013 – the USA. DOMINIQUE SPEAREY

BOOGIE BEAT classes and parties are ENERGETIC and FUN, introducing boys and girls to the joys of MUSIC, DANCE AND SINGING. Our pre-school classes are themed based on traditional fairy tales and nursery rhymes using all our own music and illustrations. Contact Nicky on 07789 688447 / 01656 782360 for more information or to book your FREE TRIAL for the PORTHCAWL or KENFIG HILL class

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Porthcawl Buckaneers Carnival

SEPTEMBER SATURDAY 1st • Craft and gift fair @ Talbot Green Community Centre, Talbot Green, 9am–1.30pm. Free entry and parking. All welcome! More info or enquiries: email or Tel: 01443 202052 • “The Way I See It” by Margarita Liddiatt @ Silures Gallery, 40 South Road, Porthcawl CF36 3DG. Runs until Sunday 30th September 2012. Open 11am–4.30pm weekends bank & holidays

SATURDAY 8th • Scribbles An exhibition of art & craft at The Blue Lounge, Porthcawl Seafront, 11am–4pm. Demonstrations of spinning, card making and acrylic painting. Free admission • Sponsored Fun Walk To raise funds for Care. Registration from 9.30am at the Hi-Tide. Starts at 10.30am – from the Hi-Tide to the Life Guard Station at Rest Bay and back. Registration is £5 and children go free. Sponsor forms available at Crossroads Office, 7 Victoria Ave. Walkers can do all or part of the course and then meet back at the Hi-Tide for a raffle. More info: 01656 784100

SATURDAY 15th • Craft/Gift Fair @ Brackla Community Centre, Whitethorn Drive, Brackla, Bridgend, CF31 2PQ. 10am–3pm. Free entry and parking. Lots of stalls and refreshments. All welcome! More info: 01443 202052 or blossomevents11@yahoo.

WEDNESDAY 19th • Porthcawl Floral Arrangement Society @ 7.30pm at Awel-y-Mor a

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flower demonstration by Kathryn Kear, “A Little Green Orchard.” Enrolment night. A warm welcome to everyone


• World’s Biggest Coffee Morning For Macmillan Cancer Support. 10am–12 noon at Trinity Church Porthcawl. Stalls include tombola, jewellery, cakes, etc

SATURDAY 29th • The Federation of South Wales Philatelic Societies Autumn Day YMCA, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4AD, 10am–4.30pm, admission 50p. Dealers and Society tables

OCTOBER MONDAY 1st • Four Local Artists Exhibition by John Hemsley, Kerry Jones, Christine and John Turner. Runs until Wednesday 31st. of October 2012. Open 10am–4.30 pm

SATURDAY 6th • ‘Dewi meets Dylan’ by John Mason @ Silures Gallery, 40 South Road, Porthcawl CF36 3DG. Runs until Sunday 28th October 2012. Open 11am–4.30pm weekends bank & holidays

SATURDAY 13th • Save the Children – Paddle for Life Build a Raft and race across Newton bay”. If interested please apply to the Jolly Sailor, Newton for further details

Many thanks to the Seaside News for allowing us to open a new wellbeing opportunity to its readers. I am aware that there are many home grown meditators that are practicing at home and in isolation. Cheap The sun shone on the Porthtravel, the internet and new cawl Buckaneers Carnival on methods of communication Saturday 21st July 2012. have opened an east/west Spectators thronged the dialogue that is going to help streets around Porthcawl to many people in many aspects see the mile long procession of their lives. of floats, walkers and street Scientific work across the last entertainers enthral the crowds. forty years has demystified There were float entries from the spiritual/mystical aspect of Porthcawl Council, The New meditation and the statistically Brogden and Ancient Briton significant results of regular public houses, Nantymoel practice is clearly welcomed. Dancers, Performance House, It’s our intention to support Little Inspirations, Porthcawl people through a range of First, two floats from Happy programmes, practice days and Valley, Porthcawl Rock Club retreats. We will be working and to entertain Arthur Beale’s. within various themes these There were numerous groups include stress reduction, pain of walkers who were joined reduction, well-being, spiriby the Westside Allstars and tual approaches and creative the Pree Hee men to entertain pursuits. the crowds. All the emergency Our first eight-week course services were in attendance in mindfulness will be running and there was a true carnival from September 2012. Gareth atmosphere to the town. Clode will be inviting new The winner of the best overall comers to practice the Breathfloat was awarded to Happy works approach to mindfulness. Valley for Chitty Chitty Bang This course can be particularly Bang and other float winners helpful for people who are were The Rock Club, Ancient coping with pain, stress and illBriton and the Performance ness. If you would like to enrol House. The walker winner was please visit Gareth’s website Porthcawl Town Athletic Club. There was a festival feel to the NEVILLE EVANS field and we were entertained Kev’s TeeTh by DJ Robbie and Lee Jukes WhiTening of Bridge FM who has been a Mobile teeth stalwart over the last 7 years. whitening service Thousands of pounds for local Smile – it’s cheaper than you think! causes were raised on the day. only £40 / Person / session! Porthcawl Buckaneers would Book a session For 5 People (4 + host) The host is Then Free! like to thank all the collectors for their hard work. ConTaCT Kevin KERRY MARLOW

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North - South Wales Challenge

North to South Cornelly…! They will be split into two teams and first pair back home is guaranteed a fantastic welcome and a free pint between them. Each team will be equipped only with £5 and a mobile phone for emergencies and plan to rely on their wits to complete this gruelling journey through wildest Wales. There will be entertainment at Back: Richie Wells and Phil Duckworth ‘The Ancient Briton’ over the Front: weekend and all are invited Phil Jones and Gavin Davies to cheers the lads’ homecomOn Saturday 15th September, ing, scheduled for Sunday four plucky Porthcawl men lunchtime. will set out on the challenge Sponsorship forms are availof a lifetime – hitch-hiking able in ‘The Ancient Briton’ on from ‘The Bull’ in Llangefni Newton Green and other local on Anglesey at 12 noon to pubs, so please support this Porthcawl, as far south as valiant effort for a worthy you can get in Wales, raising cause. If you wish to donate money for ‘Help for Heroes’. online, please visit www. The four intrepid trekkers are ex-servicemen Richie Wells or follow their epic journey and Phil Duckworth, MOD on the event’s Facebook page employee Phil ‘Barney’ Jones ‘North Wales to South Wales in and Gavin Davies, who signed 24 hours’. up believing it was a race from STEVE MAITLAND THOMAS

KRUF BBQ and coffee morning On Sunday 15th July Porthcawl KRUF held its annual BBQ to raise funds for Kidney research. After a week of rain the sun kindly shone on chairman Jean Schofield’s garden and the event was well attended.

Porthcawl Floral Arrangement Society This is the society’s golden anniversary year although it has been tinged with sadness because of the passing-away of our much-loved President Sylvia Lewis. She was always a tremendous influence and brought much prestige to the club through her work as a very talented National and International Demonstrator and Judge. She was an outstanding ambassador for NAFAS. Knowing

The amount raised for the charity was a fantastic £1,032. The next event will be a coffee morning in the Atlantic Hotel Porthcawl, 10am–midday. All will be welcome and for further details or to donate raffle prizes please contact chairman Jean Schofield on Porthcawl 786669. JUDITH FRENCH

how much Porthcawl flower club meant to Sylvia we are determined to make her proud by endeavouring to uphold the club’s good name in every way we can. At the AGM, in appreciation for her dedication to the club, Dwynwen Jones was elected as the new President and she also agreed to continue as chairman for the foreseeable future. In September, we hope that many new members will join the club, to find friendship through flowers. MAIR STOCKFORD

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You are invited to the Secret Garden Party

nise the road outside SUSSED (James Street). This quaint little venue will play host to a range of local preforming artists; from musicians to poets. Sustainable Wales will even be serving Fairtrade snacks, wine, and fresh fruit smoothies; made with their wacky invention: The Smoothie Bike. There will be a Childrens’ event in the afternoon, leading into one for over 16’s in the evening.

Local charity Sustainable KIDS, 3–5pm Wales is combining forces Pirates & Princesses Party with Guttridge’s the florist, Don your best fancy dress Black River Arts and BCBC’s for an afternoon of stories, Arts Department to host a day of music, food and fun in games, face painting and party food, with prizes for the Best a garden-setting. All this in Dressed Pirate and Princess! the centre of Porthcawl high ADULTS, 7.30-11pm street! Entertainment from the Yes, that’s right – for one day Band Stand only, on Saturday, September Get your dancing shoes on 15th, the area around the and assign a designated driver bandstand (John Street) will be transformed into The Secret – this is one party you don’t want to miss! Garden; flowers, plants and MICHAEL GORE garden-fencing will pedestria-

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Porthcawl Bridge Club - Triathlon 2012

Recently a fundraising event was held at the Grand Pavilion Porthcawl. It was a great night and we raised £1,600 which has been given to Velindre. I would like to thank everyone involved in the organisation of the event with a big thank you to Nigel Graham, the main organiser, all the DJs, the creator of the Facebook page and retro stills on the night – they were great. Thank you to the local businesses for their donations to the event. Finally thank you to all who attended and made it a successful night. We hope to do it all again next year, so tell your friends and watch this space.

The Porthcawl Duplicate Bridge Club held a Triathlon on three consecutive Saturday evenings to coincide with the Olympic Games. Players from other clubs were invited to participate. There was a royal presence at the final and an enjoyable evening was had by all! The best two scores of three decided the winners. Gold medals went to Emer Disley and Pat Haworth and bronze medal went to Tony Haworth. The club plays at Awel y Mor on Thursdays and Saturdays and at The Rest on Mondays. For more details please see our website: www.bridgewebs. com/porthcawl



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Do you know what it takes to be part of a healthy and positive relationship? Previous participants at Bridge Mentoring Plus Scheme

Learn the skills and qualities needed to be part of a healthy relationship with the Bridge Mentoring Plus Scheme this September. As part of the Siaradwn Ni – Let’s Talk Big Lottery funded programme, The Bridge is holding an Agored Cymru (OCN) accredited Level 1 course – Understanding and handling relationships. Meeting every Thursday from 13 to 27 September from 6 – 9pm at their venue in Dunraven Place in Bridgend town centre, admission is free of charge to anyone living or working in Bridgend or Neath Port Talbot county boroughs. Available to anyone 16 + years, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, the three sessions

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are ideal if you would like to understand a little bit more about yourself and others. You will learn the difference between a healthy and unhealthy relationship, the skills and qualities needed to realise the importance of communication (including active listening, negotiation, explanation and feedback), helping you to identify positive and negative effects of power and control and will recognise the differences and strategies to change between aggressive, passive and assertive behaviours. You will also understand how different issues can lead to self harm, myths and facts of self harming and the importance of feedback. To book or for further details, call 01656 647891 or email: / Throughout the year, the Siaradwn Ni programme holds courses throughout Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot county boroughs including suicide intervention training, emotional wellbeing courses and activities and provides access to counseling for those affected by suicide. For further information visit our website or call 01656 810400. JANE SAVILE BAVO

supermarket collections, donations and fetes. We have just held our first AGM and have many more events planned for the next year, which hopefully will raise even more money. Naturally this cannot be done without the support of the public who have given very generously in time, money and donations of raffle prizes. The group sends out a huge thank you to all who have supported Bridgend and Porthcawl Mathem to raise these funds. rie Curie fundraising group If anyone can spare a couple have recently celebrated our of hours per month to help the first year of events raising money for Marie Curie nurses. group fundraise, please contact the Community Fundraiser on In this first year we have 01792 461435. raised over £10,000 with events such as The Daffodil Ap- HELEN THOMAS peal, Blooming Great tea party,






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07931 957668. 2+ years • DANCE CLASSES, BRYNTIRION @ the Dance Studio, Mount Pleasant, Bryntirion. Classes in • ANCIENT ART OF cheerleading/hip hop/jive for kids/line BELLRINGING, PORTHCAWL adult jive classes 8–9pm. Tel: 07980 @ St. Johns Church, Newton Green, 039128 Porthcawl 7.45-9pm. Email ruth.birch@ • DRAGON SPORT NETBALL, KENFIG HILL 5-6pm @ Cynffig • BALLROOM & SEQUENCE Sports Hall. Contact: Debbie 07890 DANCING, PORTHCAWL 582636 (EXCEPT BANK HOLS) @ • HATHA YOGA CLASSES, the Awel-y-Mor Centre. 2–4.30pm. PORTHCAWL 6.30–8pm @ St Admission £2. Tel: 01656 783344 Clare’s School. All levels welcome. • BRIDGEND & DISTRICT Please contact Alan Davies, British CAMERA CLUB @ Nolton Church Wheel of Yoga teacher, on 01639 888705 Hall, Merthyr Mawr Rd, Bridgend, • INDOOR 5-A-SIDE FOOTBALL 7.30pm. Disabled access. Contact: LEAGUE, MAESTEG @ Maesteg Comprehensive 6–9pm. Boys 13–15 • BRIDGEND WARRIORS years. Call Phil on 07535 254290 or KICKBOXING CLUB, email BRIDGEND Above Codys, The • JOY OF LIVING Classes in Dunraven Arms Hotel, Bridgend. mindfulness meditation. Learn to calm Beginners: 6.30–8pm, graded the mind and open the heart. Every 1st members: 7.30–9pm (times overlap). and 3rd Monday of the month at Friends Meeting House, 87 Park St, Bridgend, • BRIDGEND U3A, BRIDGEND CF31 4AZ. May 7th and 21st. 7.30-9pm. Every 3rd Monday @ The Mission for Donation based classes/drop in basis. the Deaf, Coychurch Rd, Bridgend, 2pm. Suitable for beginner and experienced 01656 656207 meditator • BUZZ SOFTPLAY (inc. messy • JUDOKWAI, BRIDGEND @ Cefn play) 10.30am–1pm - BCLC Cefn Glas, Bridgend, 07530 700243 (Andrew). Cribwr 745655. Juniors (6–15 years) 7–8pm. Seniors Age 0-3. £3 1st child, subsequent (16+) 8.30–10pm children half price • KENFIG HILL & DISTRICT • CRUSE BEREAVEMENT CARE MALE VOICE CHOIR Rehearsals MORGANNWG 1st and 3rd Monday in the Choral Suite, Green Acre Motel, of each month (Bank Holidays excluded). North Cornelly, 7–9pm. Tel 01656 Friendship/Social Group @ the ARC 740766 centre, Bridgend, 6.30–8.30pm. Contact • KYOKUSHIN KARATE, CEFN 01792 462845 or just drop in CRIBWR @ Green Hall Cefn • CHESS CLUB MEETING, Cribwr. Juniors Training: 6.30–7.30pm; PORTHCAWL 7.30pm @ The Seniors 6.30–8.30pm. First lesson Fairways Hotel, Porthcawl free. Juniors £2.50, Seniors £3.00. • CHILDREN’S SWIMMING Ages 6–104. Beginners and improver’s LESSONS, BRIDGEND @ welcome. Come and get fit and learn the Heronsbridge School Pool. 5–7.30pm. Kyokushin way. Also on Tuesdays & Saturdays. Also on Thursdays Contact Anne: 07748 472481, email: • MENTAL HEALTH WELLBEING GROUP @ Sarn Life Centre, • COMEDY IMPRO CLUB £15 per 6.30–7.30pm. Experienced mental term. Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. For health issues? No referral needed, all are more info or to book a place, call Tracy welcome, just to pop along and have a on (01656) 815995 cuppa in a relaxed and informal setting. • CREATIVE STITCHING, CEFN • MID GLAMORGAN CRIBWR (Term time only) WEA ACCORDION BAND, PYLE Creative Stitching Class in Bethlehem Rehearsals at Pyle Rugby Club 7–9pm. Church Life Centre. 12pm–2pm. Come Beginners and other instruments and learn some new techniques and welcome. Contact Allan: 01639 888053 meet new people. More info: Kim 02920 or Gerry: 016567 784904 382431, courseinfosouth@swales.wea. • MINI ROCK MONDAY 5–6.30pm. BCLC Cefn Cribwr • CYLCH MEITHRIN, 01656 745655. Age 4–9. £2 inc. tuck PORTHCAWL Open Mon–Fri shop, drink, craft 9.15am-1.15pm. Welsh Nursery at • MONKEY MUSIC FOR BABIES Tabernacl Chapel, Fenton Place. Nicola & TODDLERS, BRIDGEND Award Gamble 07789 446407 or Nicola Jenkins winning music classes for babies and

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toddlers aged 3 months to 4 years. Term time only @ St Marys RC Church Hall, Ewenny road, Bridgend. Contact Emma to book a complimentary session: 01656 649190, emma.loyns@monkeymusic., • OVER 50s KEEP-FIT, BRACKLA Brackla Community Centre. 10.30– 11.30am. Call Pat on 01656 785148 • PENCOED & DISTRICT CHORAL SOCIETY, PENCOED @ Salem Chapel Vestry, Coychurch Road, Pencoed, 7.30–9.30pm. Mixed voices, new members welcome. Contact Helen: 01656 861481 • PORTHCAWL CHORAL SOCIETY PRACTICE @ Trinity Church 7.15–9.15pm. Mixed voice choir. New members welcome. Call 01656 784211 • PORTHCAWL SHOTOKAN KARATE CLUB FREE beginners karate course, with 5th dan Christian Whale. 4.45–5.45pm at Awel-y-Mor Centre, Porthcawl. Just turn up or call Christian on 07784 317151. All ages welcome. Regular Training for all graded students of all ages 5.45–7pm • PRAM FITNESS, BRIDGEND 1.30–2.30PM @ the Loft Cafe, Broadlands. Specialist outdoor postnatal exercise class for mums whilst baby enjoys a ride in their pram. Contact Sarah on 07917 276788. Email • ROCK MONDAY 7–9pm. BCLC Cefn Cribwr 01656 745655. Age 5–8. 50p • ROSEMARY CONLEY CLASSES – MOVE IT, LOSE IT, LOVE IT! 6–7.30pm Slim and Aerobics, 7.30–8.45pm Zumba (with or without slimming!). St Johns School Sports Hall, Newton, Porthcawl. Cath Tuck: 01656 745245 E: catherine. W: www. Qualified and insured instructor (aerobics/zumba/ nutrition). Other classes in your area – please call for details • SALSA DANCE BEG/IMP, BRIDGEND 8pm @ The Dance Centre/Labour Club Bryntirion, 01656 652165 • SLIMMING WORLD WITH DEE @ North Cornelly Community Centre, 10am. Call 07733 267369 • SNAC - SPECIAL NEEDS ACTIVITY CLUB, MARGAM Adult Social Night 6.30–9pm £4. Call Cheryl 01639 899666 • SCRIBBLES ARTISTS & CRAFTERS All aspects of art, craftwork, photography etc. 10.30am, first floor of the Blue Lounge, the Esplanade, Porthcawl. Also on Wednesdays

• STREET DANCE CLASSES with the British Street Dance champions BRIDGEND: @ Westward Community Centre, Llangewydd Rd Bridgend. 3–5yrs 4–5pm, 6–11yrs 5–6pm. More info: 07974 904181. www.popstarsdancestudios. • TAI CHI FOR HEALTH, PORTHCAWL (except bank holidays) @ Awel Y Mor Centre, Porthcawl. 10–11.30am. Eening classes at other venues. www.myweb.tiscali. • TANG SOO DO, PYLE & DISTRICT (Korean self defence). No training fee for 1st month. 5–6.30pm mixed class (also Fridays). Upstairs in Pyle Life Center contact Kyo Sa Nim Gareth Powell on 01656 659592/ 07884 295499/gareth.powell@tangsoodo. • TRINITY ART GROUP @Trinity Church, Porthcawl, 7pm. Beginners & experienced artists, 14+. Wide range of media, subjects and approaches. Also on Fridays, 1–4.30pm. Jean: 01656 783017 • WEIGHTWATCHERS CLASSES @ Trinty Church, John Street, Porthcawl, CF36 3DT, Monday 9.30am Also Bridgend Bryntirion and Laleston Community Association, Bryntirion, CF31 4DF, Monday 6pm. Warm welcome to all. For further information please call 07976 667027 • YOGA CLASSES, PORTHCAWL With Carol Curtis Jones. British Wheel of Yoga teacher. Trinity Church, Porthcawl 1–3pm. Beginners welcome. 01656 773266 • YOGA CLASSES, PORTHCAWL With Carol Curtis Jones. British Wheel of Yoga teacher. Awel-y-Mor. 7.15–9pm. Beginners welcome. Tel. 01656 773266 • ZUMBA @ Labour Club, Bryntirion. 6–7pm. £3.50 per class. Dance fitness class. Come along and have fun, no need to be a dancer, it suits everyone. Everyone welcome, for further details contact Diane Ryan 07773 912728 or • ZUMBA CARDIO WITH ZUMBA TONING (weights optional) 6-7 pm Gilgal Church Hall, Woodland Avenue, Porthcawl. Hannah Bowen, Qualified Fitness Instructor, Licensed Zumba Instructor, find me on Facebook as Zumba Fitness - Porthcawl on or call 07886 487853 • ZUMBA FITNESS CLASS @ Porthcawl RFC, 10.15 am with Nikki, Qualified Fitness and Zumba Instructor, insured and CRB checked. £3.50 per class. Please wear trainers and prepare to sweat! All abilities welcome

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Elder Lane, Bridgend, 12.45 –2.15pm. Call Lou Stevens-Jones 07966 313609 • DANCE CLASSES, • 1ST CORNELLY SCOUT GROUP BRYNTIRION @ the Dance @ Willow Beaver Colony. Ages 6–8, Studio Dance Centre, Mount Pleasant, 4.30–5:45pm. Cub Scout Pack. Ages Bryntirion. Drama/ Tap/ Jazz/ 8–10, 6–8pm. Cornelly Scout & Guide Acrobatics/ Line/Ballet. 07980 039128 Hall, Meadow Street, North Corrnelly. • DUPLICATE BRIDGE, Contact Rob on or PORTHCAWL @ The Rest, 01656 746564 Porthcawl, 2–4.15pm. Varied standard of • ADULT MUSIC WORKSHOPS, players, all abilities welcome. More info: PORTHCAWL Return to Music. All Chris on 01656 656294 or Rex on 01656 instruments, all levels of ability. Dust off 773495, that old guitar and come along! Rock • EXERCISE FOR THE OVER 50s and Arts Club, 41, John Street Porthcawl. @ the Newton Institute, Porthcawl. 7-9pm with new groups opening on 9.30–10.30am and 10.30–11.30am. other nights. £20 per month. 01656 Based on Pilates. £4. Your teacher is two 856074 for more information time Olympian silver medal winner Sue • ADULT AQUA FIT CLASS, Cheesbrough. Ring 07866 313623 for PORTHCAWL 7pm @Splashland more details. Pool, Trecco Bay Holiday Park. Classes • FILM CLUB @ Grand Pavilion, resume on Septem Porthcawl. Please visit our Facebook • AEROBICS, KENFIG HILL page or contact the Grand Pavilion Box 6.15–7.15pm @ Cynffig Sports Hall, Office. £4 per film or £27 for the season. everyone welcome. Contact: Debbie • FRENCH & SPANISH CLUBS 07890 582636. Also on Sunday 5–6pm FOR CHILDREN, BRIDGEND • BELLY DANCING with Elinda at the Aged 4–11 years. A fun program all in Dance Centre, Bryntirion (next to Filco) French and Spanish. alicastanera@ 6pm: beginners and refreshers. Please or 07533 597229 call to book. www.elindiabellydance. • GROUNDWORK ACTIVE PLAY Tel: 01656 863639/ 07824 SESSIONS Ages 8-12 @ Newton Park. 874511 Email: Elindiabellydance@ 4–6pm. A supervised 2 hour activity session with trained Groundwork staff • BOUNCE & RHYME SESSIONS and PCSO Holly. Sports, arts and crafts, FOR BABIES & TODDLERS, and general outdoor activities. Activities PORTHCAWL @ Porthcawl Library, are led by the children that attend. 10am (term time only). 01656 754845, • GYMTOTS, KENFIG HILL 2–5yrs @ Cynffig Sports hall. Contact: Debbie • BRIDGEND ATHLETICS CLUB 07890 582636 Adult beginners and improvers jog club • HATHA YOGA CLASS @ @ Bridgend AC track, next to Newbridge Porthcawl Rock & Arts Centre, 41 John Fields, meet at 6.30pm, More info: Jon, Street, Porthcawl. Mixed ability class, so all levels welcome. 10–11.30am. For • BRIDGEND & DISTRICT more info contact Michele 07793 544 BONSAI SOCIETY, PYLE 1st 956 email: mail@michelelambertyoga. Tuesday of every month @ Pyle Church hall, opposite Clarke’s garage, 7pm. New • KICKBOXING CLASSES: members always welcomed. Secretary: BEGINNERS ONLY, BRIDGEND 01656 742008, Chairman: 01656 742077 @ Jeff’s Kickboxing Gym, Dunraven • BRIDGEND HOME Arms. 6.30–8pm EDUCATORS A support, educational • KETTLE BELL CLASSES @ and social group for families who are Cynffig Comprehensive. 5.15–6.15pm. educating their children at home. Tondu All over body workout. Interested? Wesley Methodist Church, 10am till 2pm. please contact Debbie on 07779 709814. See the website for more details: www. Also on a Thursday, 5.45–6.45pm • KOREAN KARATE, • BRIDGEND RAMBLERS A PORTHCAWL TANG SOO DO bi-weekly programme of walks between @ All Saints Church Hall, Victoria 7m and 10m. Meet at Pyle Swimming Avenue, Porthcawl, Tiger Tots 4-6yrs Pool, we’re gone by 9am. See www. 6.00-6.30pm, Dragons 7-12 yrs for programme 7.30pm, Adults 13yrs + 7.30-8.30pm. All • CHESS CLUB, BRIDGEND welcome, a month training free for new @ the Function room, West House starters. 07788 482450, porthcawltsd@ public house, West House, Cefn Glas, Bridgend. All beginners & experienced Also on Thursdays players welcome. 7–10 30pm. Contact: • LINE DANCING FOR ALL @ the Newton Institute, Porthcawl. 7pm–9.30 • CHILDREN’S STORYTIME, pm, £3.50. Everyone welcome – PYLE @ Pyle Life Centre from beginners to enthusiasts. Come and 2.15–2.45pm. FREE. Tel: 01656 754850 learn some great dances and get fit at email: the same time. • CORNELLY LUNCHEON CLUB • LADIES ONLY FITNESS @ Cornelly Community Centre, SESSIONS, SOUTH CORNELLY 12.30pm. All welcome for good home @ 2tone fitness, South Cornelly Trading cooked food, set meal £3.50 (main estate. 8–9pm. Call Jo on 07730 676664 meal/pudding and t/coffee). Great or 01656 670064 company great food! Also on a Thursday • LIBRARY READERS’ GROUPS • CYLCH TI & FI (BILINGUAL @ Pencoed Library, every 2nd Tuesday MOTHER & TODDLER GROUP), of the month, 10am. Tel: 01656 754840 PORTHCAWL Ti a Fi Tabernacle,, Also @ Neuadd Eglwys Tabernacle Church Hall, Aberkenfig Library – every 1st Tuesday

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6–7pm, 13–18yrs 7–8pm. SARN: @ Sarn Community Centre. 3–5yrs 5–6pm, 6–10yrs 6–7pm, 11yrs & Over 7–8pm. More info: 07974 904181. www. • TABERNACL MUSIC SOCIETY CHOIR PRACTICE, BRIDGEND @ Tabernacl Chapel, Derwen Road, Bridgend. 7–8.45pm. Mixed Voice. New members welcome. Tel: (01656) 654899 • TAI BO KICK AEROBICS, PYLE @ Pyle Life Centre. 7.15–8.15pm. Male & female, all ages welcome! Kids Tae Kwon Do 6.15–7pm. Instructor Sarah Panes, Qualified Tai Bo & 2nd Degree Black Belt ITF TKD Instructor. Contact: 01656 743478 or 07773 041339 • TUESDAY CLUB Work with a range of artists throughout the year. Older people: 1–3pm; Kids (8–12 years): 4–5.30pm. £3 per session. Grand Pavilion, 01656 815995 • TUMBLE TOTS, COYCHURCH @ Williams Memorial Hall. Ages 6 months to 3 years. www.tumbletots. com/cardiff-south or 01446 500526 (times vary according to age) • WEIGHTWATCHERS, PYLE @ Co-op Coffee Shop, Pyle CF33 6NU 5.15pm & 6.30pm. Lose weight & keep it off with a plan which fits into your lifestyle. A warm welcome awaits you! Sharon: 07932 549988, SharonJames@ • WELSH LANGUAGE GROUP, ABERKENFIG @ Aberkenfig Library. Every 1st Tuesday of the month at 11.30am (no meetings in August). Tel: 01656 754820 email: abkenlib@ • YOGA CLASSES, PORTHCAWL with Carol Curtis-Jones, British Wheel of Yoga teacher. Hope Chapel, Newton: 1–3pm. Hope Chapel: 7.15–9pm. Beginners welcome. Tel. 01656 773266 • ZUMBA CARDIO WITH ZUMBA TONING (weights optional) 6–7pm Maes yr Haul Primary School, Broadlands, Bridgend (term time only). Hannah Bowen Qualified Fitness Instructor Licensed Zumba Instructor find me on facebook as Zumba Fitness - Porthcawl and on or call 07886 487853

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6.30pm @ The Life Centre. All levels welcome. Contact Alan Davies, British Wheel of Yoga Teacher, on 01639 888705 • JUDOKWAI, BRIDGEND @ Cefn Glas, Bridgend, 07530 700243 (Andrew). Juniors (6–15 yrs) 7–8pm. Seniors (16+) 8.30–10pm • KYOKUSHIN KARATE CLUB, BRIDGEND @ The Deaf Club, Tremains Road, Bridgend. Also, Fridays @ The Scouts Hall, Cefn Glass, Bridgend and Sundays @ Nantymoel Memorial Hall, Ogmore Vale. All classes 7.30pm. Everyone welcome. Children must be over 8 years old. First lesson free. Call Jason: 07779 113273 • JUNIOR & YOUTH THEATRE WORKSHOPS, PORTHCAWL (5–25) During school term-time. Also Saturdays and Sundays. More info: 01656 815995 or pavilion@bridgend. • KETTLE BELL CLASSES @ Cynffig Comprehensive School’s main hall. 6–6.45pm. Call Debbie: 07779 709814 • LIBRARY READERS’ GROUP, PORTHCAWL @ Porthcawl Library, 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2pm. Tel: 01656 754845 uk/libraries • LINE DANCE CLASSES, PYLE 6.30pm-8pm, improver to intermediate level. Also on Thursdays (10.30am– 12noon, term time only, over 50s, total beginner to improver level, 1, 2 & 4 Wall dances) and Fridays, (2 Classes: 7–8pm, beginner to improver level, 1, 2 & 4 wall dances. Also 7–9.30pm intermediate level). Call Mick: 01656 741870 • LINE DANCING, BRACKLA Brackla Community Centre 10.30–12. Beginners welcome. Mostly over 50s. Phone Pat on 01656 785148 for info. Also on a Thursday. • LUNCHEON CLUB @ Gilgal Baptist Church, Park Avenue. Lunch served at 12.15pm but come along any time from 11am for a coffee and a chat. Contact Margaret: 01656 772115 • MONKEY MUSIC FOR BABIES & TODDLERS, BRIDGEND Term time only at St Marys RC Church Hall, Ewenny road, Bridgend. Aged 3 months to 4 years. Contact Emma to book a free trial (01656) 649190. www. • NEWTON WI, PORTHCAWL 7pm, 1st Wed of every month at Gilgal

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and sing-a-long. All abilities welcome, including complete beginners. It’s free, just bring your uke if you have one (if not, we may find you one to play on the night). Also, performances made for charities. Further details: Alan Townsend on 07971 838001 • WEIGHTWATCHERS, LALESTON @ St Davids Church Hall, High St, Laleston CF32 0HP 6pm. Lose weight & keep it off with a plan which fits into your lifestyle. A warm welcome awaits you! Sharon: 07932 549988, • WEIGHTWATCHERS, PYLE @ Pyle Life Centre, 9–10am • WEIGHTWATCHERS, SARN 6–7pm @ Sarn Lifelong Learning Centre, Merfield Close, Sarn (next to Filco). A simple, healthy, sustainable way to lose weight and keep it off that fits around real life. or phone 0845 070 4150 • YOGA CLASSES, PORTHCAWL with Carol Curtis-Jones, British Wheel of Yoga teacher. Hope Chapel: 7.15–9pm. Beginners welcome. Tel. 01656 773266 • ZUMBA @ Bryntirion Comp School 6–7pm. £3.50 per class. Bring a bottle of water. All abilities welcome. Qualified instructor for 15 years, teaching Zumba for 3 years. Info: Diane 07773 912728 • ZUMBA WORKOUT @ Porthcawl RFC, 7.45 pm with Nikki ,Qualified Fitness and Zumba Instructor. Insured and CRB checked. £3.50 per class. Please wear trainers and prepare to sweat!

Thursday • 1ST CORNELLY SCOUT GROUP Scout Troop. Ages 10–14, 7–9pm @ Cornelly Scout & Guide Hall, Meadow Street, North Corrnelly. Contact Rob on or 01656 746564 • 1ST PORTHCAWL SCOUT GROUP BEAVER COLONY 6–8yrs. 5.15–6.30pm @ Woodland Hall, Woodland, Avenue, Porthcawl. Meirion 784711; • AEROBICS CLASS, BRYNTIRION @ the Dance Studio, Mount Pleasant, Bryntirion (next to the community Centre) 6.15–7.15pm. Call Debbie 07779 709814 • ARCHAEOLOGY CYMRU BRIDGEND 2.15pm at West House, West House Road, Bridgend. The afternoons are for anybody interested

in Archaeology. At present we are looking at the period in archaeology of Alfred the Great, the Vikings and lots more. Every week we bring an artefact along, news updates, and news from our workshops every Friday. More info: 07751 255725 or email: karljlangford@ • AUTISM AND ASPERGER’S SYNDROME INFORMATION SESSION @ Trinity Church Porthcawl from 11.30am–4pm • BADMINTON CLUB, PORTHCAWL @ Community Sports Hall, Comprehensive School, Park Ave, 8–10pm. Range of abilities. Enjoy competitive games in a friendly atmosphere. Call Dave Bush on 772896 or email • BELLYDANCING CLASSES, PORTHCAWL @ the Dance Studio, Mount Pleasant, Bryntirion (next to the community Centre) 5–6pm. Please call to book as places are limited. Contact Linda 01656 863639/07824 874511, • BOOGIE BEAT MUSIC & MOVEMENT Classes for toddlers. 11am – 11.45am @ Talbot Community Centre, 9 Prince Road, Kenfig Hill. To book your free trial contact NICKY on 07789 688447 / 01656 782360 www. • BREASTFEEDING GROUP, PORTHCAWL @ the Salthouse, 10–12, only in term time. Claire and Carol: 07973 898219 • BINGO & SOCIAL AFTERNOON, PORTHCAWL @ Awel-y-Mor Centre, 1.45–4pm. All welcome. • BRIDGEND CARERS, PORTHCAWL 1st Thurs of every month, 10am–1pm, Trinity Church, John Street. Advice and information for carers. More info: 01656 658479 • BRIDGEND CHESS CLUB @ The Gilead Village Hall, Coity, Bridgend CF35 6AU. 7pm. Promoting all aspects of chess. Various club activities to suit beginners and experienced players alike. For more info, call Ken: 07546 946513 • BRIDGEND FESTIVALS COMMITTEE @ Bridgend Festivals Office, Cambria House, Wyndham Street, Bridgend. 1st Thursday of the month at 10am. For more info: 01656 661338; e-mail: • BRIDGEND PHILATELIC SOCIETY, BRIDGEND 2nd & 4th

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Thursday each month @ the Gospel Hall, Oddfellows St, 7.30–9.30pm. Tel: 01656 653753 • BRIDGEND TOWN AFC Under 12s football. Training at Newbridge Fields, Bridgend. 6–7pm. John: 07800 540309 • CHILDREN’S STORYTIME, PYLE @ Pyle Life Centre from 11–11.30am. 01656 754850; pylelib@ • CHOIR PRACTICE, BRIDGEND Bridgend Male Choir. 7.30–9.30pm @ the OCLP Club, Bryntirion, Bridgend. Gareth: 01656 862037. www. • CHURCH ON A THURSDAY, PORTHCAWL (Term time only) 7.30–9pm. Informal discussion and fellowship in a relaxed setting at Gilgal Baptist Church, Woodland Ave • COFFEE MORNING/OPEN HOUSE @ Cornelly Community Church, Greenfield Terrace, 9.30–12. Pop in to meet new friends or bring one with you and have a free cup of coffee and home made cake. Everyone welcome • COFFEE MORNING, KENFIG HILL In the vestry of Pisgah Chapel 10.30–12pm. All proceeds to local youth organisations. Call Karen: 01656 740684 • FOLK DANCING, BRIDGEND Penybont Welsh Folk Dancing Club meet at Coychurch Memorial Hall Bridgend at 8.15pm. New members always welcome. Tel: Sue 01656 659676 • HATHA YOGA, BRACKLA All levels welcome. 7–8.30pm @ Ogmore Comprehensive, Bryncethin Campus, Bryncethin, CF32 9NA. Contact Michele: 07793 544 956, michelelambert 21@ • HATHA YOGA CLASSES, PORTHCAWL 6–7.30pm and 7.30–9.00pm @ Tabernacle Church Hall, Fenton Place. All levels welcome. Please contact Lexi Jones on 07817 521350. British Wheel of Yoga teacher • KEEP-FIT CLASSES, COYCHURCH Coychurch Memorial Hall 7–8pm. All levels of fitness catered for. No joining fee. Also on Monday & Friday, 9.30–10.30am • KENFIG HILL & DISTRICT MALE VOICE CHOIR Rehearse in the Choral Suite, Green Acre Motel, North Cornelly, 7pm–9pm. Come and give it a try, you won’t regret it. There


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isn’t a better hobby than singing! Tel: 01656 740766 • KETTLE BELL CALSSES 6–6.45pm, in Cynffig Comprehensive School’s main hall. Call Debbie on 07779 709814. • KICKBOXING CLASSES: CHILDREN FROM 5 YEARS, BRIDGEND Also on a Monday @ Jeff’s Kickboxing Gym, Dunraven Arms. 6–7pm. Loose clothing to start • LADIES ONLY FITNESS SESSIONS, SOUTH CORNELLY @ 2tone fitness, South Cornelly Trading estate. 8–9pm. Please phone Jo on 07730 676664 or 01656 670064 for more details • LIBRARY READERS’ GROUP, PYLE @ Pyle Life Centre, every 3rd Thurs of the month at 7pm. Tel: 01656 754850 • LIFEGUARD CLUB - POOL TRAINING, PYLE @ Pyle Pool 8–10am. Tel: (01656) 771380 for details or check out www.restbaylifeguards. • MID GLAMORGAN MIXED CHOIR, PENCOED (Term time only) in The Bowls Club, Pencoed from 7.15–9pm. Call Leila on 01656 667095 • MONKEY MUSIC CLASSES After school class for children ages 3 and 4 years. 4–4.45pm at Laleston Church Hall, High Street, Laleston. Contact Emma to book a complimentary class on 01656 649190 or via • ORIGINAL ARTISTS ACOUSTIC EVENING Every fortnight at the Seahorse, 9pm, in aid of BOBATH Centre for Cerebral Palsy. To play on one of these evenings please contact Nikki on 07916 342370. Small fee to each act. • PORTHCAWL SHOTOKAN KARATE CLUB 5–6.30pm @ Awel Y Mor Community Centre, for Graded Martial Arts students of all ages/with gradings every 3 months. Call Christian Whale (5th Dan) on 07784 317151 • PREGNANCY YOGA @ Litchard Infants School, 6–7.15pm. A time for you and your baby, suitable from 16 weeks. 6–7.15pm: Pregnancy Yoga (£30 for 6 weeks). 7.30–8.45pm: Yoga Drop-in class (£4.50 per session or £20 for 5 sessions). Please contact Emma on 01656 651230 or pureYoga on facebook • PYLE & PORTHCAWL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY MEETING @ The Rest at 7.15pm. Diverse range of photography related activities. Call Glyn on 01656 772831 (publicity.officer@pyle-porthcawl-ps., or • READING GROUPS @ Ogmore Valley Life Centre. Last Thursday of the month, 11am. 01656 754856, Also, Pyle Life Centre, every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7pm. 01656 754850, pylelib@ No meetings in August • ROYAL MARINES ASSOCIATION, SWANSEA BAY BRANCH Last Thursday of every month. Further details 01656 670224 • SENSHI DO KARATE & KICKBOXING @ Cefn Glas scouts hall. Karate: 6–7pm. Kickboxing: 7–8pm. • SHOTOKAN KARATE,

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PORTHCAWL @ St. John’s School, 6–7pm. Call Phil on 07966 624 140. All welcome. • SLIMMING WORLD WITH DEE 9.30am, 5.30pm & 7.30pm at Pyle Parish Hall, Pyle road. Tel: 07733 267369, or just pop in!   • STAGECOACH THEATRE ARTS SCHOOL, BRIDGEND Performing arts classes, ages 3–18. Contact Helene on 01446 781454. www.stagecoach. Also on Friday & Saturday • TAI BO KICK AEROBICS, PYLE @ Pyle Life Centre 7.15–8.15pm. Male & female, all ages welcome! Instructor Sarah Panes, Qualified Tai Bo & 2nd Degree Black Belt ITF TKD Instructor. Kids Tae Kwon Do 6–7pm. Call Sarah: 01656 743478 or 07773 041339 • TI A FI Y SGER PARENT TODDLER GROUP 9–11am. Cornelly Integrated Centre, Greenfield Terrace, North Cornelly, CF33 4LW. 07866 162440 • UAS SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT GROUP/ CIRCLE 7.30pm–10pm @ Kenfig Hill. Be amongst like minded friends. Also on a Friday. Contact Rachel 07889 786955 or 01656 859987 or chameul@ • WESTWARD 0–4 MEET AND PLAY GROUP A stay and play facility for babies and toddlers aged 0-4. Westward Community Centre, Cefn Glas, Bridgend. 1.30-3pm. £1 donation required (includes tea/coffee) • YOGA CLASS @ Litchard Infants School, 7.30–8.45pm. General drop in class, suitable for all levels, time for you to relax, re-centre and renew. Please contact Emma on 01656 651230 or PureYoga on Facebook • ZUMBA Qualified and experienced Fitness Instructor/Licensed Zumba, Zumba Toning and Zumbatomic Instructor Hannah Bowen 07886 487853 @ Awel y Mor Community Centre 9.45–10.45am. Wear suitable clothing and footwear, bring plenty of water, arrive early. £3.50. • ZUMBA North Cornelly Community Centre. 8–845pm. Only £3. Join the party and zumba the winter blues away! Call Mandy: 07854 372582 • ZUMBA CARDIO WITH ZUMBA TONING (weights optional) 9.45–10.45am Awel y Mor Community Centre, Wellfield Avenue, Porthcawl. Hannah Bowen Qualified Fitness Instructor Licensed Zumba Instructor find me on Facebook as Zumba Fitness - Porthcawl and on or call 07886 487853

Friday • ARCHAEOLOGY CYMRU ARCHAEOLOGY WALKS 10am meeting at the Llantwit Major Train Station carpark. Looking at a wide range of archaeological sites throughout the Vale of Glamorgan. We look at Iron-Age Hill-forts, Medieval Castles, and even sites that we just discover along the way. Walking boots and refreshments a must. More info: 07751 255725 or email:

• BINGO, KENFIG HILL – after Luncheon Club. Eyes down at 1.45pm at the Talbot Community Centre, Kenfig Hill. More info: Cheryl on 01656 749754 • BODY TONING - PILATES (mat required) Use of weights and resistance bands optional. 9.45–10.45am Awel y Mor Community Centre, Porthcawl. ZUMBA TEENS (ages 11 to 18 yrs) Term time only 4.30–5.30pm Awel y Mor Community Centre, Wellfield Avenue, Porthcawl. Hannah Bowen, Qualified Fitness Instructor Licensed Zumba Instructor. Find me on facebook as Zumba Fitness - Porthcawl and on or call 07886 487853 • BOUNCE & RHYME SESSIONS FOR BABIES & TODDLERS @ Aberkenfig Library. 10am. 01656 754820, Also @ Pyle Life Centre, every 1st Friday of the month, 2pm. 01656 754850 pylelib@ • BRIDGEND FUCHSIA SOCIETY, YNYSAWDRE @ Ynysawdre Community Centre. 1st Friday of the month, 7pm. All welcome! Call 01656 661338 / 07976 430086. king-barry@ • BRIDGEND WRITERS’ CIRCLE, BRIDGEND @ Bryntirion & Laleston Community Hall, Mount Pleasant, Bryntirion, CF31 4EF. 01656 772738. • BUZZ SOFTPLAY (inc. messy play) 10.30am–midday - BCLC Cefn Cribwr. 01656 745655. Age 0-3. £1.50 1st child, subsequent children half price • CHARITY PUB QUIZ, PORTHCAWL @ Seagull Pub, Rest Bay, Porthcawl. 9pm. Proceeds to local charities. • CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH AND SPANISH FOR ADULTS (term time) @ Cefn Cribwr, Bethlehem Church Life Centre. Spanish 10am–12pm. French 12.30pm–2.30pm. Call Kim: 02920 382431 or Amanda (tutor) 01656 650360, courseinfosouth@swales.wea. • CORNELLY ORGANIC GARDENING SOCIETY 1st Friday of every month @ The Methodist Church Hall, Heol Fach (opposite the surgery) at 7pm. Angela Fennell on 01656 661626 • KOREAN KARATE, PORTHCAWL TANG SOO DO @ All Saints Church Hall, Victoria Avenue, Porthcawl. Tiger tots 4–6 yrs 6–6.30pm, Children 7+ yrs & Adults 6.30–7.30pm. ONE MONTH FREE FOR NEW STARTERS. 07788482450, porthcawltsd@, • MONKEY MUSIC FOR BABIES & TODDLERS, BRIDGEND Term time only. @ St Marys RC Church Hall, Ewenny Road, Bridgend. Aged 3 months–4 years. Contact Emma for a free trial 01656 649190. www. • PORTHCAWL GYMNASTICS CLUB (Term time only) Classes from 4.45–7.15pm, please call for details Limited places. Register your child in our fun packed classes. Existing members guaranteed a place. Tel: 07971 476738 • PORTHCAWL PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP Last Friday

of the month in the Unitarian Church School Room, Nottage, 10.30am. More info: 01656 783071 • SEQUENCE DANCING, PORTHCAWL @ Trinity church 8–10.15pm. £2.50. 01656 782606 • SENSHI DO ‘The Warriors Way’ KARATE & KICKBOXING, BRIDGEND @ Brackla Community Centre, Whitethorne drive, Brackla, Bridgend. 6.30–7.30pm. All levels, beginners welcome. Call 07791 412864, email • SHOUT – FOR OVER 50s, PORTHCAWL 1st Friday of month. Open forum in Porthcawl to express your concerns. @ Trinity Church at 2pm. Tel: 01656 786463 • SING AND SIGN, BABY SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES, BRIDGEND @ 1–1.45pm. For more information or to book please contact Beverley on 07583 087157 or email • TAI CHI, BRIDGEND @ Bridgend Recreation Centre, 7–8.30pm. Beginners welcome. John Jones, Chief Instructor. • TANG SOO DO, PYLE & DISTRICT (Korean self defence) No training fee for first month. Junior 5yrs+ 6.30–.15pm. Mixed class 7.20–8.30pm. Advanced Class 8.30–9pm (also Mondays). Upstairs in Pyle Life Centre. Kyo Sa Nim Gareth Powell: 01656 659592/ 07884 295499/gareth.powell@ • TI Â FI AR LAN Y MÔR BILINGUAL PARENT TODDLER GROUP 10am-11:30am. All Saints Church Vestry, Victoria Avenue, Porthcawl. Call: Lou on 07966 313609 • TIMESIGNS ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD WORKSHOPS, BRIDGEND Meet at Bridgend Train Station, 10am. Looking at the archaeological landscape, through all periods. Walking boots and flask necessary. No longer weekly – please call Karl for details on 07805 772818 • TINYTALK BABY SIGNING CLASSES, PYLE @ Coychurch Memorial Hall 10.30–11.30am. Eluned: 07877 566935, or • TWIN-KLE TWIN-KLE TWIN GROUP Bump to 4 years at Westward Community Centre, Cefn Glas, Bridgend every Friday 1-3 o’clock. Contact Samantha: 07989 873497 or Facebook Twin-kle Twin-kle Twin Group Bridgend • TWINS & MULTIPLES GROUP, PYLE @ Once Upon A Playtime in Bridgend, 10am–12 noon. Clare Roberts: 07932 972200, • WELSH KARATE UNION PORTHCAWL CLUB @ Porthcawl Community Hall, Porthcawl Comprehensive School. 6–8pm. www. • ZUMBA @ Kenfig Labour Club. 5.30–6.30pm


9am–12pm. Enjoy walks with the warden, in association with Glamorgan Bird Club. Meet at the Reserve Centre. Free admission and car park. 01656 743386 • BORE COFFI/COFFEE MORNING, PORTHCAWL @ Tabernacl New Hall, Fenton Place 10.30am–12pm. 1st Sat of the month. For Welsh learners and Welsh speakers to meet for a chat. A warm welcome to all – croeso cynnes i bawb • CAR BOOT SALES, BRIDGEND @ The West House Pub. 9am–12pm. Set up 8am. Cars £5/Vans £8. All proceeds to local charities. Please contact Rob & Helen on 01656 653809 • CHILDREN’S ART & CRAFT WORKSHOPS, PORTHCAWL 10.30–11.45am, Crafty Little Creations @ Porthcawl RFC. Call Sue on (01656) 788420/ 07791 476882 • INDOOR CAR BOOT SALE @ Awel-y-Mor, Porthcawl. First 3 Saturdays of every month. 9am–12pm. Phone 01656 657463 to book. Free tea, coffee & biscuits • LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Saturday nights @ Kenfig Hill Labour Club. £2 • MEMBERS AND GUESTS OF THE RAFA CLUB, PORTHCAWL …are invited to enjoy bingo at 7.30pm. followed by live entertainment by top class artists till 11.30pm • NEWTON WINOS Once a month in the Newton/Dan y Graig area to enjoy a themed wine tasting evening. £10pp to cover cost of wine and nibbles. Take turns hosting the event and choosing a theme. More info: newtonwinos@ or Cas on 07786 082864 • PORTHCAWL & DISTRICT ART SOCIETY EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS @ the old Police Station Gallery, John Street. 11am–4.30pm. FREE. Also on throughout the rest of the week • PRAM FITNESS, PORTHCAWL 1.30–2.30PM @ the Salthouse, Porthcawl. Specialist outdoor post-natal exercise class for mums whilst baby enjoys a ride in their pram. Contact Sarah on 07917 276788. Email • ROCK CLUB, PORTHCAWL Music workshops for 8–16years old. Learning, training, jamming, singers, meeting new friends, playing in a band. We learn and perform regularly! All levels, guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, singers, all welcome. Book a place anytime on 01656 786319. Rock & Arts Club, 41 John Street, Porthcawl Town/ • SILURES ART GALLERY, PORTHCAWL Open every Weekend and Bank Holidays 11am to 4.30pm at 40 South Road. New exhibition each month with free admission. • ST JOHN AMBULANCE Adults @ Trinity Church. 6–7.30pm. Call 01656 786869 for more information • STORYTIME FOR CHILDREN, PORTHCAWL @ Porthcawl Library – 3.45–4.30pm. Tel: 01656 754845 email: • STREET DANCE CLASSES with the British Street Dance champions NORTH CORNELLY: @ Cornelly Community Centre, Heol Las North Cornelly. 3–5yrs 10.30–11.30am, 6–11yrs 11.30–12.30pm.

PORTHCAWL: @ Gilgal Church Hall, Woodlands Ave Porthcawl. 3–5yrs 10.30–11.30am, 6–10yrs 11.30–12.30pm, 11–18yrs 12.30–1.30pm. More info: 07974 904181. www. • TAI CHI All Saints Church, Victoria Ave, Porthcawl 10am -11am. Fair Lady-Sleeping Tiger Tai Chi. Info: 07840 350167 • WEIGHT WATCHERS MEETING @ Coity Community Centre, 9.30 am. More info: 0796803529 or

Sunday • BRIDGEND RAMBLERS A weekly programme of three walks: long (10–12m), medium (7–9m) and short (4–6m). Meet at Bridgend Rec Centre. We’re gone by 9 am for long and 9:30 for medium and short walks. See www. for program. • CAR BOOT SALE, BRIDGEND @ the multistorey car park next to Aldi, Bridgend, 7am–12pm. 80–200 car boot stalls each week! All proceeds invested into events in Bridgend. Tel: 01656 661338 • CAR BOOT SALES at the Rest Porthcawl 6am ‘til late. Extremely popular events – really lovely family days out. Hot & cold refreshments served throughout the day from our new cafe – open daily 10am–4pm, early on car boot Sundays. Sellers £6/car and £12/van. More info: 01656 772066 • CIRCLE OF LIGHT SPIRITUALIST CHURCH, PORTHCAWL @ Awel y Mor Centre. 6pm. • INDOOR 5-A-SIDE FOOTBALL, MAESTEG @ Maesteg Comprehensive. 11am–6pm. Adults 16+. Contact Phil: 0753 5254290; • LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 5–7pm @ Kenfig Hill Labour Club. Plus karaoke until late! • RED TOOTH POKER, PORTHCAWL Evenings @ The Salthouse, Porthcawl. For a chance to be in the regional finals and win big money. Or just play for fun. Tel: 01656 783380 • ST JOHN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL, NEWTON Age 3+ every Sunday, 11am–12 noon, in the schoolroom opposite the church on the green. Great stories, drawing, singing, with Janet and Bev, followed by squash and a biscuit. Come along any Sunday, we would love to see you! • SENSHI DO ‘The Warriors Way’ KARATE & KICKBOXING, BRIDGEND @ 3rd Bridgend Scouts Hall, Llangewydd Rd Bryntirion, Bridgend. 6pm till 7pm Karate and 7pm to 8pm Kickboxing/MMA. All levels, beginners welcome. Call 07791 412864 email Also, Tuesdays 7–8pm karate. Beginners and all levels welcome. Call Paul Evans: 07791 412864 • SINGLES RENDEZVOUS CLUB, BRIDGEND @ the Brewery Field, Rugby Club, Tondu Road, Bridgend. For single over 30s. 8pm to midnight. Free, entry £4. Smart dress. 01656 773330 or email


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Porthcawl Runners If you were inspired by the London 2012 Olympic Games and would like to take up running why not come along to one of our training sessions. Simply turn up at the club and you will always find a willing training partner. The sessions are open to everyone regardless of ability/standard. Monday is a popular night for beginners with a strong female presence, Wednesday and Friday cover a more structured training plan, and there is a run on Sunday morning for those looking to build on their weekly mileage. Training times are as follows: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Club Captain Barrie Edwards and his wife Cora

Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club news SUMMER BALL Cinderella was nowhere to be seen and there was no trace of a prince with a lady’s shoe asking the ladies present to try it on with the promise of a happy-ever-after life with tiaras, horse-drawn carriages and turreted castles. Furthermore, very definitely absent were the ugly sisters. All the ladies were resplendent in their very best dresses and the event was the Pyle and Kenfig Golf Club Summer Ball held at the Hi-Tide. This year, Club Captain Barrie Edwards with his lovely wife Cora hosted the top table with Roger Parsons acting as MC. The food was very good

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at 6.30pm, Sunday at 9.30am, meet at the clubhouse Porthcawl RFC. For further information please visit the website Porthcawl The club would like to wish members Louise and Terry Jones the best of luck on their fundraising expedition to the Himalayas where they are embarking on the ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro. The trip is to raise money for the Velindre Cancer Hospital in Cardiff and the amount raised so far is in excess of £35,000. Both members have been training hard over the past year and the fitness shown in their recent performances shows they are ready for the tough challenge that lay ahead. TONY PHILLIPS

Steve and Helen enjoy the ball

indeed, as was the wine and was the beer. There was live music followed by a disco and merriment continued into the early hours. According to the fairy tale, once Cinderella had the proper shoes, she lived happily ever after following her ball. In my copy of the book, there is no mention of a hangover. Sadly the same thing cannot be said after the P&K Ball. Pyle and Kenfig Golf Club welcomes all golfers. This freedraining course is open when many others are closed. JACK MCKEE Secretary: 01656 783093/ 771613, Professional: Dylan Williams 01656 772446, secretary@

What an amazing year 2012 has been with the Olympics dominating the news for many weeks and encouraging people to take up a sport with all the huge benefits it can offer. Running, swimming and cycling are three events that are all easy to participate in, and do not require huge monetary commitment. Of these three, running actually requires the least investment with a decent pair of running shoes being the only real cost. Once purchased they should serve the average keen runner for around 500 miles; the roads and fresh air are free! Once you are happy running

Tim Velinmanjaro Can’t believe I’m writing this but after two and a half years of planning, training, walking and fundraising the big climb has finally arrived. By the time you read this Hannah Jenkins, Keith Thomas, Paul & Mandy Clarke, Jon Mainwaring, Keith Staley, Terry Jones and myself will have flown to Tanzania and attempted to climb the world’s tallest freestanding mountain, Kilimanjaro. Getting us through the gruelling climb will be the knowledge that courtesy of Singleton Limos

Porthcawl RFC Youth pre season Having been prompted to the Ospreys B league after their first season at youth level the young seaweeds now look forward to hard league campaign and are also honoured in playing in the WRU National Cup competition. The squad has been strengthened with quality new players and with a strong under 16s coming through good things are expected from the team. The introduction of Gareth

a few miles you can then join one of the running clubs and participate in their training sessions with the next step entering one of the many organised races. There is usually a race most weekends varying in length from 5K to full marathon. One race close to my own heart will be the Drovers Run which I shall be organising again this year for my charity the Chloe Bigmore Trust. This challenging multi-terrain race will be held on 18th November and full details can be found on with online entry already open via the Run Britain website from this link drovers-run-1/ PAUL BIGMORE

we’ll have a luxury ride home from London! We have had lots of fun along the way, met lots of wonderful people and been astounded by everyone’s generosity. In next month’s issue will be a full report on the climb plus an update on our fundraising total. There are so many people we have to thank but especially our families and friends who have supported us throughout a busy few years. Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who has been involved! LOUISE PIPER-JONES

Barker and Dai Williams to the coaching team has been an instant hit and training has gone very well in preparation for the WRU National Cup game away to Crymych on 1st September. Pre-season friendlies have been arranged against Pontyclun, Porth Quins and Tondu in readiness for this challenge and the first league game of the season home to Bridgend Sports on 8th September. Training takes place at Porthcawl RFC every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm and new players are always welcome. PAUL BROWN

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Existing members please can you notify me by email before the end of August if you are returning. New members can register via email (glyn.hardwicke@ Places are limited! Alternatively come along between 5pm and 6pm on Tuesday 4th September and register your child. You can email me with any questions.

Youth & Senior Training has now started - why not join us every Tuesday and Thursday 6:45pm - New members welcome!



Club members and players old and new are reminded that the Club will host a Players' Reunion throughout the day of the Dinas Powys match. Details will be posted on our website and Facebook page.


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