For the first time in many years, the Christmas tree on the old village hall site, at the junction in Llangors, has been decorated with red fairy lights topped with a green star. The tree on the triangle has also been decorated.
Our thanks are extended to Sam Ridge, a resident of Llangors, who sourced the lights and put them on the tree. Many thanks also to those who contributed towards the cost of the lights. The staff and residents of Brookside Care Home made woolen pom poms which have been used to decorate the trees. Many thanks to them also.
I’m sure you will agree that it looks very festive this year!!
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.