Sri Lankan Curry Evening

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.

The Village Fete, Sponsored Walk and Waitrose Add Funds

Village Fete and Sports This had been a very successful event, with £1,513 raised.

A huge thanks to everyone who shopped at Waitrose. You will be pleased to know community matters has been counted and the Play Fund will receive a cheque for £250.00.

The Fund also had money in from the sponsored walk in September, a massive total of £420 was raised – excellent!! Again thanks to everyone who walked and gave money.

Scarecrows of 2019 (Images)

  • Some of the village Scarecrows for 2019

1st – Llangors  Primary School no. 1 and 2 joint
2nd – J S Freeland, Glannant
3rd – Kate Reed, 7 Tai Canol
Highly commended – Irene Preece, Gilfach
Children’s choice – Cath and Helen Quarrell, 18 Maesyfelin

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!

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 – www.coop.co.uk/membership

• 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
£14,732


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.