On Tuesday November 17th, a 25 year lease for a Community Asset Transfer of ground from Powys County Council to Llangors Youth and Community Centre was signed by Melrose East (Chair) and Lawrence Duffy (Treasurer). This portion of ground, on the site of the old Primary School, will, in due course, be a children’s play park.
Following this momentous signing, another signing took place. This was for a 5 year lease for a portion of ground where the old play park was sited, adjacent to the Community Centre. This is where a community run shop will be built, another vital facility for our village.
The Community Centre has been closed for most activities (Post Office has remained open) since the middle of March due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, work has continued on maintaining the building. At the beginning of the year the main hall was painted and in October the floor in the main hall was resurfaced and new Badminton lines drawn in. This has improved the appearance of the hall considerably. It is now looking very smart and hopefully the Centre can reopen for hire soon.
From all at Brookside: We loved all the entries!!! It’s taken us all day to decide! They were all fantastic and the residents loved looking at them all!! We went for a wander to have a look in person!!! Brilliant effort from everyone!!!!!! From Rupert Clausen: I agree with Brookside. Every entry was special, and collectively Llangorse made a big heart gesture to all carers and essential workers on the front line.
Well done everybody!
Carecrows : 3 prize winners – then a list (roughly in order of seeing them, from one end of the village to another) – Not rank!
In addition to the tea, coffee and delicious cakes on offer at the Community Centre Fundraising event on Jan 13th there will be a powerpoint presentation entitled WHY ARE LESSER HORSESHOE BATS SO SPECIAL? by Bridget Schofield, ecologist from Brecon Beacons National Park.January’s event organised by Susan Jevons is in aid of the new Llangorse Common Community Toilets and an update on progress will also be provided by Ryan Thomas and Jim Price. Looking forward to seeing you there.
The coffee morning on February 10th is for Brecon Foodbank and on March 9th is for National Autistic Society Cymru – Powys Branch. All charity coffee mornings are held 9.30 – 11.30am when the post office is also open.
The Christmas Pottage and Pudding event was a great success again this year.
On Saturday 23rd November, kids of all ages (and some had a fair mileage) came to play, eat, drink and enjoy at the village hall’s first Ping Pong, Pizza and Prosecco night. The organisers weren’t sure what would happen but in the event it was a great turnout with tots to grandparents and all ages between enjoying the play and Alex and the team’s excellent pizzas. As it happened they made a fair sum of money for the new village playground as well.
On October 5th , around 120 friends from the village and beyond came together in the Community Centre to enjoy an evening of wonderful authentic Sri Lankan dishes, including a variety of curries – chicken, cashew nut, bean, cabbage, fried potato, chick pea, aubergine as well as daal, raita, mango chutney and chilli coconut sambal and not to forget the pudding of fresh fruit salad – a feast by anyone’s standard!
We are very grateful to the group of volunteers who came to help to prepare the food for the evening but our main thanks must go to Kumari, Shriani, Sidney and Ailsa for cooking the various tasty dishes. The event could not have happened without these wonderful people.
And the evening would not have been complete without the usual raffle and (in)famous quiz and auction! Thanks to Ordrith and team for selling raffle tickets, Robert for preparing and organising the quiz and everyone for participating in the auction and especially to Gareth for showing us all how it should be done!!
Items for the auction were gratefully received from:
Ollie Greenow, Lawrence Duffy, Peterstone Court, Kim Cruikshank, Kirsty Williams AM, Gliffaes Hotel, Cath Quarrel, Ordrith Quarrell, Melrose East, Robert East, Castle Pub Llangors, Alison Spartshatt @ The Walled Garden, Ann Thomas, Rita Prosser.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to a fabulous evening of food, fun and fundraising. A massive £3,277.26 was raised.