The Community council would like to wish all of the residents of Gwernaffield and Pantymwyn best wishes for the Christmas and New year period. We are pleased with the many positive comments received about the World War 1 Centenary Event, with over 100 people turning up and participating. Thank you to all those who attended and the community groups who gave their time and effort into creating such a memorable event! We hope to see you at the carol singing events being promoted around the villages on 7 December in Pantymwyn and 8 December in Gwernaffield.
Pantymwyn Village Hall ‘It’s a great place to meet!’
Join in, lots going on to improve fitness & creativity
Monday's Short Mat Bowls 2-4pm & Friday 10- 12am
TREK Exercise classes
Monday 9:45 -10:30Low impact aerobic & relaxation
Monday 5:45-6:45 Aerotone
Monday 6:45- 7:45 Free Style Yoga
Some Saturdays 9:30-11:30 as advertised
9:30 -11:30 Local artist Marlene Clarke supports the group.
Monday's Short Mat Bowls 2-4pm & Friday 10- 12am
Thursday Table Tennis 9:30 -11:00
Rainbows Tuesday 5:30-6:30
Brownies Wednesday 6:00- 7:45
Chapel Sunday 11:30 -1:00
Monthly groups advertised on Village Hall Notice Board
Photo group Every 2 months
Monday 7:45 -9:30pm as advertised
Craft group Last Wed of month as advertised
Community Garden - Occasional Thursdays 10:00-11:30am
Please join us to keep the weeds in check at the Village Hall gardens
7:00 -9:00 Last Thursday of month as advertised
WI Inspiring Women
First Tuesday month
At the Annual Meeting in May 2017 Councillor Lynne Pritchard was elected Chair and Councillor Richard Hughes was elected Vice Chair of Gwernaffield and Pantymwyn Community Council by majority vote.
The Community Council also wish to welcome 5 new Councillors -
Karen Armstrong, Peter Challinor, Kate Johnson, Jackie Roberts and Lynne Vaughan.
THE NEXT MEETING OF THE COMMUNITY COUNCIL WILL TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY 5 July 2017, 7.30PM AT YSGOL Y WAUN. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.
The Community Council took over the 'Trusteeship' of Gwernaffield Playing Field in 2016. A fundraising group was formed in August 2016 and is open to anyone who would like to help either fundraise or to keep the Playing Field in good shape. Contact Lynne Vaughan Chairman - 01352 349914
email@example.com Please see Home page where on the right hand side you will find a booklet about the history of the Playing Field, extracts taken from hand written minutes since the inception in 1905,
Be Seen - Be Safe
There are concerns about vehicles driving through our villages at dusky, rainy, foggy times of the day without displaying any lights whatsoever.
It is difficult to see such vehicles if they are not brightly coloured and particularly when in between other vehicles who are displaying lights.
Pedestrians are often tempted to cross roads or other vehicles emerge from junctions in the mistaken belief that there is an adequate gap between the easy to see lit vehicles. This can be dangerous and is easy to rectify by making sure that adequate lights are displayed.
It is easy to forget to light up when a driver can see ahead but perhaps the raising of awareness may help to avert an accident.
If other vehicles are displaying lights then ask yourself this question.... Do I have my lights on? It may prevent an accident if you then follow suit.
In some European countries, moving vehicles have to display lights at all times of day and night as it sends a message to other road users that a vehicle is in motion. Perhaps, not a bad idea for road safety in the UK.
Congratulations May 2016
To Councillor Lynne Pritchard for being elected Chair for 2016/2017 and Councillor George Tattum for being elected Vice-Chair for Gwernaffield and Pantymwyn Community Council.
With the development of the 4g network more and more 4g masts are going live. There is a chance this can affect your TV signal. To check if your TV signal is affected visit www.digitaluk.co.uk. If your signal is diagnosed as affected by 4g masts there is support available. At800 is an independent organisation created to ensure that all UK viewers continue to receive Freeview, or are offered a suitable alternative, when 4G at 800 MHz is activated in their area. They are funded by the EE, Telefónica UK (O2), Three and Vodafone. If your signal is affected you can request a free filter from At800.
If you need an engineer to visit or want help fitting the filter there is a charge.
Contact At800 for more information on: 0808 1313 800 or http800
Gwernaffield Footpath to Mold
Both Gwernaffield and Pantymwyn Community and Mold Town Councils have asked Flintshire County Council to carry out maintenance and make improvements to the footpath that runs alongside the road down to Mold. For much of its length it is overgrown and needs cutting back and there are a few pinch points where the existing path is not wide enough. The County have identified the adjacent owners and are approaching them to seek their support and are looking to put together a strategy for long term improvement when funding might become available.
However in the short term they have been asked to improve the condition of the existing path which in the main involves cutting hedges and path verges. They are making use of the Probation Community Support service whenever possible to do some of the work but progress is very slow.
There has also been suggestion by some residents that the 30 mph speed limit should be extended up to the Gwernaffield village sign reducing it from the current 60 mph at present. This would help make the footpath safer on the bends at the approach into the village.
Pressure from the community generally would help focus the attention of the County Council.
EGLWYS Y DRINDOD SANCTAIDD, Y WAUN
GWASANAETHAU BORE SUL am 11.00 y.b.
Ac eithrio y 4ydd Sul bob mis – Gwasanaeth Y Teulu am 9.30 y.b. yn Neuadd Yr Eglwys.
GWASANAETH MIN NOS am 6.00 y.h.
DYDD MAWRTH: Y CYMUN BENDIGAID am 9.30 y.b.
Dewch i mewn i weld ein harddangosfa ar gyfer y Rhyfel Mawr 1914–1918
CROESO CYNNES I BAWB
Increase in Precept
The Community Council is increasing its precept in 2016 by just over a third from April. The 35% rise maintains the council’s position among the lowest rated town and community councils in Flintshire.
This will mean the average Band D council tax payer in our community will be charged just 63p a month extra for community council services.
The extra income will allow the community council to continue with its programme of upgrading street lighting, which will save energy in future years and cost far less to maintain.
The council is also preparing to take over Gwernaffield Playing Field/Park to secure its future.
The budget also includes funding for the youth club, local organisations - including Ysgol y Waun - and a financial contribution towards our senior citizens’ Christmas party.
The council will also continue to maintain local public footpaths and part-fund the summer play scheme if the county council-run project gets the green light.
Chairman Cllr Lynne Pritchard said the increased precept, which still means the council was among the lowest spending of the 34 town and community councils in Flintshire, this helps realize the ambitious on-going plan to develop services for the benefit of people in Gwernaffield and Pantymwyn.
We will also be funding the Community Council newsletter which is delivered to every home in the community and we will increasingly be reducing production costs through sponsorship/advertising.
In the coming months we plan to hold a public meeting to ascertain what the public wants in the way of services provided by the community council.
Members are keen to find out the views of the public, which will help us develop the services we provide and shape our future plans.
We have kept the rate down for a number of years but members now want to be more pro-active and invest in a number of new projects.
The increase in our precept will enable us to continue our major programme of replacing street lighting in the community. The good news is that when this investment in our community is taken into account, along with other projects which support all sections of the community, we will still be levying one of the lowest community charges in Flintshire.
HOLY TRINITY CHURCH GWERNAFFIELD
SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES at 11.00 a.m.
Except the 4th Sunday of the month – Family Praise at 9.30 a.m. in the Church Hall.
EVENING SERVICE at 6.00p.m.
TUESDAY: Holy communion at 9.30 a.m.