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Despite the forecast and initial drizzle a great time was had by all walking through the fields to the two farms. Many, many thanks to Julie and family at Crickie Farm and to Beth Williams and family at Llwyn Bedw (Birchgrove). They gave us a wonderful welcome with seriously good nourishment and an inspiring garden visit!
As well as having an enjoyable day, hopefully valuable funds will have been raised for the play park. Thanks to everyone who walked.
Latest 14/9/21: The sponsored walk raised £825, many thanks to all the walkers who braved a rather damp morning to raise money and huge thanks to Julie and Beth for providing such a wonderful welcome for us all at their homes.
Llangors Picture Quiz raised £230. A big, big thank you to the Quarrell family.
Please help us decide what to put in the new Llangors play park by filling in this consultation form:
SATURDAY AUGUST 21st
IN AID OF LLANGORS PLAY PARK
MEET OUTSIDE LLANGORS COMMUNITY CENTRE @ 10.30am
- Walk to Upper Pendre Farm layby with walk leaders
- Then on to Crickie Farm across the fields
Drinks will be available at the farm
- Carry on to Llwyn-Bedw Farm and have a pack lunch in the garden. Drinks will again be provided. Please bring your own pack lunch and spend time looking around the beautiful gardens. Enjoy panoramic views down the Usk Valley, Black Mountains and across to the Brecon Beacons
- Return to Crickie Farm for dessert (provided) and back to the Community Centre
Suitable for all ages – approx. 4 miles
Sponsor forms are available from Castle Inn Llangors or from Melrose East (email@example.com)
COFFEE MORNINGS will restart in the Community Centre on Thursday mornings, 9.30 – 11.30am. Please remember to wear your mask.Everyone welcome. We look forward to seeing all our friends again.
Llangors play park was open for visitors on Saturday morning, July 10th 2021, so they could see and enjoy the changes that have been made to the area over the past few months. Children were treated to a variety of activities and games such as planting sun flower seeds, hand and feet painting, chasing bubbles, kicking ball, hoola hoops and climbing, all in beautiful sunshine. Thanks to Charlie and Laura Thomas, Laura East for helping with the activities.
Ailsa Dunn and Alison Eagle were on duty at the entrance gates to welcome the visitors and take names and contact details for the Government ‘Track and Trace’, a familiar feature now at events in line with Coronavirus Regulations. Thanks to both for undertaking this important task.
Also, capturing all visitors at the entrance with a raffle, were the Quarrell family, headed up by Ordrith, who sold over £100’s worth of raffle tickets. Well done to the three of you.
Teas, coffee and soft drinks were provided free of charge by Anne Evans and Avril Guinan. Thanks to both.
There was a display at the refurbished ‘round house’ detailing the history of how and when the house was built, together with some very interesting photos of the adults and children involved in making the base and the thatching. Gosh, how people have changed over the past 20 years!
Another display showed a plan of the play area, with an assortment of play equipment, which had been designed by Playdale a number of years ago. Names were taken of people who wanted to form a sub committee to take the project forward to the next phase.
Visitors were also able to see the progress to the community shop, which is sited on the other side of the community centre. Two containers had been placed in situ the previous day, so it was possible to envisage what the shop might look like. Some of the committee members were on hand to explain the recent developments and answer any questions as well as sell shares and gain more volunteers.
People were also treated to the new boules pitch which had been constructed on the old village hall site with some brave people deciding to give it a go! A set of Boules will be available in the community shop for people to use if they don’t have their own set.
It was wonderful to see so many families with young children come along and enjoy the morning. It was the first event that had been organised in the village for over 18 months. Covid restrictions were adhered to with all activities taking place outdoors and social distancing adhered to. A total of £235 was raised on the day from the raffle and donations. Many thanks to all who gave money so generously. I hope you enjoyed the day.
It is clear that the Community Hub is beginning to take shape.
John and Ben Rees have been working on the play park for the past two days and have transformed it!!! Still a bit of work to do but nearly ready for play equipment now.Take a look if you have a moment or else come along on Saturday morning
More work on the play park – Saturday June 12th.
June 5th 2021. More volunteers came to the play park on Saturday to help clear the site ready for play equipment. Picnic tables, one with access for a wheelchair, and benches have been ordered. Why not join in the fun next Saturday?? 10.00 – 12.00
We will be planning a ‘Picnic in the Park’ at the end of June (details to follow) when we would like to firm a sub group of local people to take the project forward.
A fence has been erected around the play park on Friday. We have cleared some of the paths and had some trees cut down which were causing problems. Hopefully some tables and benches will be obtained, which will ensure that there is a safe area for children to play and a place for families and friends to meet.
The Euros have now arrived at the play area with a set of goals.
MAY 10TH – 16TH 2021
Hopefully you have received an envelope through your door for donations to Christian Aid which this year is focusing on fighting the effects of Climate Change around the world.
You can put your envelope in the boxes in –
- LLangors Church during the week (every day)
- Llangors Youth and community centre when the Post Office is open, Thursday May 13th 9.30 – 11.30am or Monday May 17th 10 – 12.
Julie Pugh and the CA Team
Sadly, our Community Centre has been broken into on at least three occasions over the past three weekends, twice over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Some damage occurred namely broken locks and doors, and the wheelchair has been broken beyond repair. As well as this, they left an awful mess in the main hall. Repairs have been undertaken with new locks and doors made secure. The Neighbourhood Policing Team have been informed.
In the near future, it is hoped that we can work with the shop committee to share additional security measures.
If anyone sees anything suspicious when they are out walking, in or around the area of the Community Centre, then please ring 101, do not confront anyone.
Your help with this is very much appreciated.