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NEWSLETTER

I will be attempting, as part of my daily exercise, to distribute the newsletter to keep everyone up to date with local news and events.

Remember, don’t think you are alone and there is no one to help. Please contact the newsletter editor and I am sure something can be done.
 

PLEASE SUPPLY EMAILS

In the present health emergency, it would be much appreciated, that those of you with email addresses would notify the newsletter editor so that you will receive latest information on community updates, news, events and crime alerts please email cympencom@gmail.com 
and you will added to the circulation list.

Your email address will not be provided to any other parties without your consent.
 

CLOSURE OF PENNANT COMMUNITY CENTRE

Following consultation with all the Trustees it has been decided, after the advice and guidance provided in the last few days over the present pandemic, to close Pennant Community Centre.

The closure will be reviewed in a month but is anticipated that the closure could be for 3 to 4 months.

I will provide updates relating to the Centre and issue a reduced newsletter with any news or local notifications.

If you have any problems, need help or advice please contact the email address cympencom@gmail.com or ring 07967-116632. If we are unable to assist we will attempt to find someone who can. Please keep well and safe.
 


UNCERTAIN TIMES: HOW YOU CAN HELP
 

With the present overriding advice being to avoid gatherings and distancing yourself from others we must not forget the plight of others in our communities.

The elderly, those alone, disabled or with ill health may need some help. You can still be a good neighbour or member of your community. It could be helping with fetching a little shopping when you go shopping, collecting a prescription or fuel for the fire.

The present pandemic is going to exacerbate some people’s feeling of loneliness and isolation. Also people will be feeling worried and stressed about themselves and family. A simple act can help to re-assure people if they know that there is someone there to help or talk to.

Let’s not have a siege mentality which is exhibited in the selfish action of panic buying and looking after ‘number 1’. Think of others.
 

BASIC GOOD ADVICE

If you have someone in your household that has a week of compromised immune system or you are self-isolating, for whatever reason, why not let others know.

Place a sign on your door or window –


“We are self-isolating and/or practicing social distancing as a preventative measure.

If you feel at all unwell or we don’t answer the door. Please Leave Deliveries”.


Please everyone keep themselves well and safe. As the old caption went, DON’T PANIC and we should all get through this.

It may seem impolite but avoid shaking hands and unnecessary contact. Make sure you wash your hands well and often and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
 

NEXT OIL ORDER

The next Pennant Syndicate Oil Order will be placed on Monday 30th March, 2020.

Please make sure your order is placed by Sunday 29th March. 

You can place your order with John & Elaine Bradshaw on 01545-570240 or email cympencom@gmail.com

Terms and Conditions for the Pennant Oil Syndicate are on the website and were published in the March 2016 Cymuned Newsletter. Please remember to provide the following information: -

Your Name; Full Address - including post code; Telephone number; Quantity of oil required; and any special requirements or access issues (small lorry only, etc). There will is a minimum order of 500 litres.
 

SAD NEWS

On Wednesday 29th January, 2020 Carla Potter of Brynawel, Pennant (the green house opposite to Community Centre) sadly passed away in Tregaron Hospital.

Carla's Funeral Service and burial has been arranged for 12.00pm on Tuesday 25th February, 2020 at St Padarns Church, Pennant.

Friends and neighours are most welcome to attend. There will be floral tributes from Family only. Donations to Wales Air Ambulance would be welcomed in lieu of flowers.


VILLAGE FLOODING MEETING

As a result of recent flooding events in the village, during the Coffee Morning on 16th January, we had a presentation from a representative of Ceredigion County Council, Annett Birkett. Her responsibility is for land drainage of fresh water/rain water and costal protection. She covers the whole of Ceredigion.

She outlined the responsibility of landowners to maintain and clear water courses/drainage ditches on their land. Also that the Council should be informed of any changes in the vicinity of or to drainage channels that may impact on the movement of water.

If you have any issues, questions, worries, concerns or observations about flooding in the Pennant area please contact Annett Birkett via 01545-570881.
Email: Annett.Birkett@ceredigion.gov.uk

Visit https://www.ceredigion.gov.uk/resident/coast-countryside/coastal-flood-risk-management/ for further information.
 


VOLUNTEERS

We are still looking for people to get involved at your Community Centre. If you have time to help in preparing food, cleaning or assisting in the running of events please speak to any trustee or contact the newsletter editor.

The Winter Supper, in February, has been cancelled as no one available to cook and run the event.
 


USE OF COMMUNITY CENTRE

Following the completion of the works at the Community Centre, the Open Days in November and the use as a Polling Station we are now attracting a lot of interest in using the facilities.

It would be a good time to book any time or dates for any new groups or functions.

Members are able to book a room for £6.00 per hour, £10.00 for non-members. There are additional charges for another room or the use of the extensive kitchen facilities.

Any ideas or queries to the newsletter editor.
 


TABLE TENNIS & GAMES

A reminder to everyone regarding equipment available at your community centre. The Community Centre has a table tennis table that can be used by the hour, £6.00 for members and £10.00 for non-members. Table tennis bats and balls included.

Also there are playing cards, dominoes, and table top games.

If anyone is interested in making use of any of this equipment please contact the newsletter editor.
 


CHRISTMAS MEMBER’S DRAW

The Christmas draw, for members of Cymuned Pennant, was held during the coffee morning on Thursday 19th December, 2019.

1st Prize of £50.00 – 77 – Pat Papps

2nd Prize of £30.00 – 69 – Catherine Wood

3rd Prize of £20.00 – 31 - Alan Turner
 


OIL ORDER

The next monthly Pennant Syndicate Oil Order will be placed on Monday 13th January, 2020.

Please make sure your order is placed on Sunday 12th January. Make an order with Elaine Bradshaw on 01545-570240 email cympencom@gmail.com

See terms and conditions and required information. 


VILLAGE FLOODING
10.00am Thursday 16th January, 2020
 
 
As a result of recent flooding events in the village, during the Coffee Morning on 16th January, we will be having a representative of Ceredigion County Council, Annette Burkett, joining us to talk to us about flooding.
 
 If you have any questions, worries, concerns or observations about this matter please come along.


ANOTHER NEW YEAR

As we will shortly be ending another year it has been a year with a great deal of hard work being put in by the Directors/Trustees. Thank you to all those that lent a hand with a particular mention to our ‘painter in chief’ Tony Witham

The Centre was closed from 5th August and became available to use again on 18th November. Initially the plan had been for a closure of one month but we were able to make the funding available to us to go further. 

We held two open days and have had a lot of interest for the use of the Centre. The Centre has also become the building to be used by Ceredigion County Council as a Polling Station. We are still looking for groups or events that the Community would like to see held at the Centre.

After 11 years the building has been developed as a better, warmer and more usable space. The future aim is to continue the development of the Centre with a new entrance lobby/atrium, a two storey extension for storage space and an office with a further update to the kitchen.

2020 looks to be a year that the Centre will be fully utilised and completely meet the requirements of the Community.

Thank you to all of those that support your Community Centre.

Why not join in and support your Community Centre.

 
LINE DANCING

The Line Dancing Group will be holding its last meeting at the Community Centre between 2.00pm and 3.30pm on Tuesday 17th December.2019. There have been issues over the floor covering and are moving to a new venue.

For further information please contact/cyswllt – Ursula on/ar 01974-821732.


HOW ARE WE DOING & WHAT ELSE CAN BE DONE?
 
 
Your Community Centre is now in its 11th year and new challenges are always been looked for.
 
The Centre has been wholly run by volunteers since its inception. No payments or expenses have been paid. Volunteers pay their annual membership fee and for any function that they attend. Nothing is free. This has also included the three months labour for the recent works, refitting the kitchen, updating the toilets, replacing the guttering, and all general maintenance and decoration. All of this has made a huge saving which has enabled more money to be spent on the fabric of the Community Centre.
 
We would like to know what you would like to be available at the Centre, new groups, interests, equipment. Also, at the same time, let us what you consider to be the strengths and weaknesses of the Centre.
 
We now have ‘facebook’ up and running, our website and the monthly newsletter. Any suggestions with regards to these platforms are also welcome.
 
Please let the newsletter editor or a Trustee know if you have any ideas for a new group. No formal structure would be needed as a community group. Just provide a contact, book the room and facilities you require and collect a contribution for the room hire. In the past we have had suggestions for a ‘Book Club’, ‘Film Club’, ‘Keep Fit Group’ (exercise bikes) and a monthly 60’s and 70’s Music Night. A suggestion has been put forward to have ‘Afternoon Tea’ for a cuppa, cake and biscuits.
 
The purchase of the old school, and many of the projects carried out, would not have been possible without the generous donations made by residents in the village. We thank all of you for your kind and continued support.
 
Have a think and let us know. You can post a note to the Community Centre, contact a Trustee, or email cympencom@gmail.com 
 
 
MacMILLAN COFFEE MORNING

Our Coffee Morning on Thursday 3rd October, 2019, raised £106.00 from payments and donations. Thank you to everyone. Thank you for your continuing support.


MEMBERSHIP REMINDER

Membership for Cymuned Pennant Community was due from 1st October, 2019.

The annual membership fee has been increased to £10.00. The last increase was 5 years ago. This works out at just under 20 pence per week to help your Community Centre supply the monthly newsletter, web site and running costs. 

A 2019/20 membership form can be downloaded from the website or collected from the Community Centre. Could new members please complete in full and with renewals, if there are no changes, just sign and date the form.
 

PENNANT TI A FI MOTHER & TODDLERS GROUP
Canolfan Gymuned Pennant Community Centre
9.30am to 11.30am on dydd Gwener Fridays

We have a new group commencing at the Community Centre from Friday 15th November, 2019. Come along ‘cloncan, chwarae, canu, mwynhau / chat, play, sing, enjoy’.

Cost £2.50 +50c am bob plenty ychwanegol / 50p for each additional child.

Contact Hayley 07900-105513, Lynne 07919-978522 or email pennant.ti.a.fi@gmail.com
 
 
YOUR DONATIONS

Thank you to everyone who has so far made a donation towards works to be carried out at your Community Centre. Your anonymity will be respected.

Trying to make things a little better, warmer and save energy. 

 
DYFFRYN ARTH COMMUNITY CHOIR

Come and join the new Dyffryn Arth Community Choir and “Sing away the winter blues!” Commencing: Wednesday 11th September 7.00 p.m. in the Pennant Chapel.
No experience necessary. Those with experience will help those without. Varied programmes and genres.

Please contact Wendy Edmonds if interested:
email: wedmondsfearn@gmail.com
Telephone: 01545 570411

Dewch i ymuno â Chôr Cymuned newydd Dyffryn Arth, a “Chanu blues y gaeaf iffwrdd!”
Dyddiad dechrau: dydd Mercher 11eg Medi 7.00 yh Capel Pennant.
Nid oes angen profiad. Bydd y rheini sydd â phrofiad yn helpu’r rhai sydd heb brofiad. Rhaglen a genres
amrywiol.
Cysylltwch os oes diddordeb gyda chi â Wendy Edmonds:
e-bost: wedmondsfearn@gmail.com
Ffôn: 01545 570411
 
 

SPONSORSHIP/DONATIONS FOR YOUR COMMUNITY CENTRE

If you wish to donate money for concrete blocks, to build the new entrance lobby, please see any of the Trustees. If you wish your donation to be anonymous just say at the time.

Hopefully we can make a good start to provide better facilities and make the building less draughty. 

This would be followed by a storeroom and office facility and an efficient and controllable heating system. Our highest expenditure is for electricity.

We want to make a big impact in improving your Community Centre. We would record all the donors details say they would be displayed at the Centre. 

We are hoping to carry out works in August which would probably have to include a measure of decorating. If you would be able to help please let us know when we confirm the dates.

PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN
 



MESSAGE TO ALL

“On Wednesday 15th May we will be finally leaving Wales to go and live closer to our family in England.  In the 15 years we have been in Pennant we have made many friends and we simply have too much to sort out before we go to properly say goodbye to everyone. So this is just to say thank you to all who have made us feel so much at home here.  We will miss you all.

Rob and Judy Carpenter xxx”
Formerly of Lanlwyd
 
 

PENS FOR SALE

We have black ink biros for sale bearing the legend ‘Cymuned Pennant Community Ltd’.

Pens have a red rubber finish with chrome rings and a plunger retractable stylus. There is a rubber soft touch pad at the one end to use on touch screens. Cost £1.00 with all profits going to Cymuned.
 



NEW EMAIL ADDRESS

Any messages for Cymuned, or allied connections, should be addressed to the new Email address of cympencom@gmail.com



PENNANT 2009 to 2019

I have been living in Pennant since December 2001 and have been involved in community projects and groups over this time. My wife was employed as a police officer in Aberystwyth and our daughter was educated at Pennant School, Aberaeron High School, and after graduating from Cardiff University she is completing her Masters. I am proud to live in Pennant.

With the formation of Cymuned in 2009 we have seen many changes in community facilities that are available. This has literally provided a ‘Centre’ to the community. Many villages/communities, close to ours, have no community facility to bring residents, being they old or new, together. 

Over the years we have lost ardent supporters with the deaths of good friends and neighbours and some who have moved away. This year has been no exception and we have seen a large influx of new residents who are welcomed to our community.

People may not use the Community Centre at the present time but in future years they may appreciate somewhere to socialise and attend groups, events and functions. I think that in the long term it could be a case of ‘use it or lose it’. 

Let us make this a year when people appreciate what an asset the Community Centre is for everyone. With your support we could put on live shows again and broaden the scope of use.
 

FUNDRAISING:CAR BOOT SALE
 
Thank you to everyone that donated items Sunday 19th August, 2018, for the car boot sale. Also many thanks to all those that gave their time on the day to sell those items.

On the day we raised £210.00.

We still have items left and will try to have a pitch again to raise more funds for your Community Centre


 
EMAILS

If you have an email address why not pass it to the newsletter editor. This saves the community money and you will get your monthly newsletter, updates on crime in the area, any scams and information of events that are taking place locally.
 


EMAIL ADDRESSES

If you have an email address why not pass it to the newsletter editor. This saves the community money and you will get updates on crime in the area, any scams or events that are taking place locally.
 
 
CYMUNED 100TH EDITION

On this the 100th Edition of  The Cymuned Newsletter it is only fitting that I take this opportunity to sincerely thank Malcolm for his dedication and perseverance in editing the newsletter throughout it’s existence. It is the vehicle that binds the community together and ensures that we are all aware of the activities within Cymuned and the surrounding community.
 
The first edition, published in November 2009, referred to the setting up of Cymuned Pennant as a result of a consensus within the area for retaining the school as a community centre. The view was that the centre was to be an inclusive organisation open to all to use and contribute to it’s running.

I trust that we have kept to those ideals in maintaining the centre as a vibrant facility for the whole area which the community now owns.

This has only been possible through the tireless efforts the volunteers that organise events and maintain the building and strive to improve the facilities.

Thanks to you all

Dafydd Edwards (Chairman/Trustee)


YOUR NEWSLETTER

I have attached a copy of the first newsletter which goes to illustrate how things have moved on and developed in your community.

Things will always change and, over the period that the newsletter has been published, we have lost loved ones and some good friends. 

At this time there are12 properties in the village up for sale.      

The newsletter attempts to keep you up to date with changes taking place with the local authority, benefits and grants and crime.

More importantly it is there for you. If you have any news or details of events in the area,
personal celebrations or articles of interest please let me know.

I will endeavour to keep you informed.
 


 
USE THE SPARE CAPACITY

From looking at the monthly calendar, for your Community Centre, you can see that we are probably busier than any other local village hall or community centre.

However, we have vacancies for other groups or societies to make use of the hard earned facilities.

If you would like a Music Club, History Group, Book Club, Afternoon Tea Club, or any other interest group please let us know. Remember – No committee required. Just let us know when and arrangements will be put in place. Simple!
 

 

 
 

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