Crocus Planting – Purple4Polio Campaign

January 6th

Sunday morning saw a group of local residents plant crocus bulbs on the triangle in Llangors. 500 bulbs were given by Brecon Rotary Club to plant in the village, to help raise awareness of the efforts made to eradicate Polio across the world. This is a national campaign and thousands of crocus bulbs have been planted around the country (Purple4Polio Campaign).

Watch out for the dazzling display later in the Spring!

Lake Players’ Amazing Donation

WOW! Clue Murder performed by The Lake Players last month (written and directed by Alan Lodge) raised an amazing £1,300.00 for local causes!

£450.00 was presented last Thursday to Melrose East for the Llangorse Play Park equipment as well as £200 for the Llangorse Youth and Community Centre (see bottom left). £200 has also been raised for the Llanvihangel Talyllyn Village Hall with a further £450.00 for local churches.

Looking forward to the next adventure! Da iawn all!

Happy New Year

Firstly, a big thank you to all who helped and/or came to the Christmas Market in Llangors on Monday, December 10th. I’m sure you will agree that it was really good and so nice to see so  many local people with stalls. We have a very talented community! We made a grand total of £458 which will go towards the running of the community centre.
Our village also showed another talent when about 25 residents met on Sunday evening, December 16th to sing carols around the village. We started in Maes y Felin and then went to Brookside Nursing Home to entertain the residents. After going around the rest of the village we ended up in The Castle Inn where Mike and Michelle had mulled wine and mince pies waiting for us, we were ready for them!! The children who came were excellent and thanks to all the singers and  the people who gave so generously, we raised £300 for Llangors Play park. The Play Park Project has now raised £4,965.50. You can still contribute to this fund by putting your spare change into the charity boxes in The Castle Inn and The Red Lion in Llangors.
Also, don’t forget to register the Play park as your preferred charity with the Coop.
Thank you very much

Boxing Day Walk

On Boxing Day there is a community walk starting in Bwlch at the shop/village hall at 10.30, walking over the  mountain back into LLangorse. Soup and roll available at the Castle on return. Please wear appropriate clothing. Dogs on leads welcome.

Hall Chosen for Co-op Community Fund

Llangors Youth and Community Centre is very pleased to announce that the Play and Recreation Park has been chosen by the CO-OP store as one of its charities in the next round of the Local Community Fund. We would like you to support us by raising as much money as possible over the next 12 months.

Scan_20181113 (2)What do you need to do?

• Obtain a CO-OP membership card from your local CO-OP store. This will cost you £1.

• Sign in on line –

• Choose your local cause – Click on ‘Llangors Youth and Community Centre’ and then ‘Back this Project’. There are 2 others to choose from.

Then shop in CO-OP stores.

What happens then?

• When you buy selected CO-OP branded products and services, 1% of the money will be donated to our charity

• Please tell all your friends to do the same.

Support for Refugees

Llangors Youth and Community Centre is proud to support Hay, Brecon and Talgarth Sanctuary for Refugees (HBTSR). The charity provides important ‘Respite Days’ for people living in South Wales, mainly in Swansea but also in Newport and Cardiff, as well as Syrian families who have been housed in Powys under the Government’s Resettlement Scheme.  People seeking sanctuary have fled from war, torture and/or persecution in their own country and many will face ongoing hardships in Wales with a risk of falling into poverty or homelessness.

Continue reading “Support for Refugees”

Maintenance work at the Community Centre

It has been necessary to undertake major maintenance work at the Community Centre due to the boiler breaking down during the summer and lights not meeting the required standard.

The project has four specific aspects:

  1. Replacement of the outside lights, 7 of which act as emergency lights and do not now last the required 3 hours. The new lights would be LED and light downwards.
  2. Changing the tube lights inside to the Hall, Foyer and Meeting Room to LED lights giving a significant saving in electricity costs.
  3. Installing a new boiler to replace the existing boiler which no longer works. The new boiler will be significantly more efficient in itself and coupled with alterations, to include replacing an immersion heater serving the kitchen, and adding climate controls will also lead to more economic usage.
  4. Connecting the 7-5 kw of solar panels, which we financed ourselves, to a new well insulated tank to augment the heating from the boiler.

These new improvements will significantly benefit Llangors Youth & Community Centre to continue to serve the local and wider communities.

The total estimated cost is : £14,732
We have been awarded from the NP Sustainability Fund: £5,525
We have been awarded from the Powys Regeneration Fund: £6,707
Leaving us to find: £2,500

We are very grateful for a donation of £1,500 from the Sri Lanka curry evening towards the amount we need to provide.
The boiler firm are due to start on Wednesday 3rd October and to finish on Friday 12th. The other items will follow on later in October.

Dance-A-Thon 2018

A 12 hour dance charity event, raising money for Air Ambulance Cymru and Llangors Community Playgound, will be held on Saturday Oct 20th in the Hall.
Contact Rowan for details: 07494 433531