Girlguiding UK is the United Kingdom's largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women, with about 575,000 members including about 65,000 trained volunteer adult Leaders. Girlguiding UK enables girls and young women to develop their potential and to make a difference to the world. The aim of guiding is to help girls and young women develop emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually, so that they can make a positive contribution to their community and the wider world. Girlguiding UK believes in the value of learning by doing. This is put into practice through a Method with five interlinking elements, known as the Five Essentials of guiding: · working together in small groups · encouraging self-government and decision making · a balanced and varied programme · caring for the individual · sharing a commitment to a common standard Links with other childcare and youth organisations Girlguiding UK is a recognised part of the UK's youth service provision and is affiliated to or linked with other organisations within the childcare and youth sectors. There have been Brownies in the 2 villages for about 60 years. The 1st Gwernaffield and Pantymwyn Brownies was formed when the Pantymwyn pack disbanded and merged with Gwernaffield unit.
Activities include Fun – games – helping other people – community activities Dates and times of Meetings It is policy of the Association not to publicise place and times of meetings - Please contact the leaders to find out this information. However, the unit meets regularly during the year. Website links: www.girlguiding.org.uk www.girlguidingclwyd.org www.girlguidingcymru.org.uk
Friends of Alyn Valley Woods Leaders Richard Anning (Chair) Gill Dobson (Secretary) Mick Brummage (Treasurer) Committee: Tessa Anning, John Harradine Contact Gill Dobson Meetings held in The Crown (informal meetings and open Committee) and larger events meet in the Village Hall, or Golf Club Website www.glennmorris.org.uk/foavwhome.htm
History: Local enthusiasts formed the group in 2007 in order to learn about, conserve, and enhance the flora and fauna of the Alyn Valley Woods. It aims to promote conservation through liaising with local landowners. Activities have included: Orchid Surveys, Bat walks, Badger watching, Pied Flycatcher and Dormouse Box projects (in association with the Brownies), Talks by various experts on topics ranging from general interest to specialised knowledge of Butterflies and Geology Join events of North Wales Wildlife Trust (NWWT) Flintshire branch and NEWWildlife at Rhydymwyn. eg, badger watching, fungal forays, waxwings, walks. Look at posters around village, or via website
Gwernaffield Silver Band
Gwernaffield Holy Trinity Scout Group
Gwernaffield Thursday Club Chairperson Sheila Smith, Secretary Lynne Pritchard, Treasurer Kath Ellis Dates and Times of meetings Weekly, Thursday 2-4pm ActivitiesBingo, darts, table tennis, dominoes, cards, snooker, sales table Special Events Coach trips. The Thursday Club has been in existence for about 40 years. At one time it was a mixed club, but now unfortuanately, it is only ladies who attend. The purpose is to get people together for company and relaxation, and for the two villages to mix. At the moment we have 26 members, whom pay £1 per week towards the rent of the Hall, Tea and Biscuits, and Coaches. 2016 activities include: Visit to Llandudno 5th May Trip to Bakewell Market July Trip to Harrowgate September The above coach trips are also open to anyone who would like to go please contact Sheila Smith on 01352 740027
Sunbeams Playgroup Meets in the Gwernaffield Community Centre. Wednesday morning 9 - 11.30 pm
The Playgroup Supervisors are Sarah Jones and Rachel Foley The Committee are: Chairperson Rachel Foley Vice-Chairperson Louise Ankers Secretaries Tracy Baker Treasurer Lynne Pritchard email contact: email@example.com Facebook page is at Sunbeams Playgroup and Toddlers Children are eligible to attend Toddlers sessions from birth (with parents) and Playgroup sessions from two years and three months. There are assisted places for those on income support, but these places are on a first-come-first-served basis. Sessions cost £4.50 after the first free session. Funding available from the age of three. After that, sessions are only 50p for a snack. WI Gwernaffield Meetings are held on 2nd Tuesday of each month 7.30 pm in the Church Hall, Gwernaffield, CH7 5DT New members are warmly welcomed
President Sue Roberts Secretary Jennifer Fellows 01352 740511 Treasurer Joan Chadwick Vice-President Teddy Hattersley Second Vice President Clare Exley Vice Treasurer Janet Hodgson Assistant Secretary Eileen Haigh
There is always a warm welcome for any ladies wishing to come along and try us out to see if they would like to join. The first two meetings are free to attend before anyone joins, and if any lady would like to join us for a paticular meeting they can just pay £3 to do that, with no commitment to join on a permanent basis. Programme 2016 April 5th Guide to Historic Chester June 14th Guide Dogs and their training. July 5th Flower Arrangement Demonstration July 19th Mystery Trip
Pantymwyn WI meets on the first Tuesday of the month in the village Hall (summer), and Golf Club (October – April, inclusive), at 1.45 pm. President Mrs Daphne Gratton 01352 740 323 Secretary Mrs Chris Kite 741 625 Formed in 1948, the Diamond Jubilee was celebrated in 2008 with the publication of the Pantymwyn WI Cookbook. Copies are still available. The recipe book is a tribute to the wide reputation Pantymwyn WI has for its cakes and sandwiches at the annual ‘Guest Afternoon’. 1988, 1998, and 2008 were years to celebrate the Preliminary Formation Meeting of the WI, and also the building of the Village Hall. The early WI meetings were held in the Golf Club House, the first monthly meeting being held on March 4th 1948. The first President was Mrs H.M. Morton. There was much support from the village ladies, with attendances of between 40 and 50. Immediately the ladies began to think of a hall of their own, and at the same time villagers were also thinking of a village meeting place for the benefit of all. The next month, April 1948, WI members agreed that the Committee should meet other interested parties, and the Village Hall Project was un der way. – financed largely from public subscription, and the labour provided happily by local volunteers. By the Pantymwyn WI’s first birthday, the Village Hall was completed,. And in regular use, and has been the centre of village social activities ever since. The WI holds its meeting on the first Tuesday of every month, and uses the Hall for fundraising. In 1988, the Village Hall was refurbished, and the opening ceremony was carried out by one who was among the first volunteers. Loyalty is a byword of the Pantymwyn WI, and in that 40th celebration year the President was Mrs Beryl Lloyd who was a founder member in 1948, as was member Mrs Elizabeth Evans.
New members are always welcome, and are invited to come along to any meeting, or contact the Committee at the numbers above. Programme:
Pantymwyn WIProgramme 2016 We hold Monthly Meetings at Pantymwyn Village Hall on the First Tuesday of the month at 1.45pm till 3:45pm . Please contact Dapne Gratton 740323 or Chris Kite 741625 if you are interested in joining us.
April 5th Katie Johnson Holistic Medecine for Women May 3rd Resolutions & Chris Poyner Embroidered Landscapes June 7th Guest Afternoon Special speaker July 5th Ann Reney Smith Love your Microwave August Holidays Sept 6th Kate Morgan View into a Quilter’s World Oct 4th David Cummings Wildlife Photograhy Nov 1s Annual General Meeting Dec 6th Xmas meeting
Pantymwyn Show in Conjunction with "the Crown Inn"
Ysgol Y Waun PTA Contact Valerie Seddon firstname.lastname@example.org The Parent- Teacher Association arranges activities to support the school
Gwernaffield Youth Club Youth Worker In Charge – Alison Assistant Youth Worker – Lydia Weekly Activities – Badminton, Table Tennis, Arts & Crafts, Nintendo Wii. Every Monday – termtime only 6.30 – 9.00 p.m. Date's Activity Monday 29th February Spavens Trip
Monday 7th March Decorating eggs Monday 14th March Easter Cakes Monday 21st March Party Monday 28th March & 4th April Closed for Easter holidays