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Village in Bloom award

The Old Hamlet and Wolfs Castle were both given a silver guilt award in the Wales Blodeuo Gyda's RHS - Cymru awards in the small village category. Congratulations to everyone for all the hard work. Next year however we still want to capture that elusive gold which this year went un-awarded in our category. Carl and Janet attended the annual prize giving which was held in Prestatyn at the multi million pound redeveloped Nova Leisure Centre The waves crashed on the shoreline outside and the wind made it difficult to walk. A factor which made sense of the wind farm out at sea. Prior to the ceremony the mayor of Prestatyn accompanied guests on a tour around town on an old red route master

Shoebox Appeal

Samaritan's Purse International is a registered charity within England and Wales (1001349), and in Scotland (SC039251), and an incorporated company registered by guarantee in England and Wales (2462257). “Since 1990, more than 124 million boys and girls in over 150 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child.” How to be part of this great scheme STEP 1 Get an empty medium sized shoebox, wrapping the lid and box separately in colourful wrapping paper. Attach the appropriate boy/girl label, marking if your gift is for a boy or a girl. Select an age category 2-4, 5-9 or 10-14 and attach the label to the top of your shoebox. ST

Mayoral Events

Residents in the Hamlet have been enjoying a number of events in aid of the Mayor's Charities. This year David and Carol Atwell have chosen TY HAFAN Hospice for life limited young people SSAFA. Soldier, Sailors, Airman Families and Friends Association PATs. Pets as therapy. So far residents have enjoyed strawberry and Fizz in the Mayors Parlour, A meal at Curry on the Curve and a Duck Race at Tredegar Park. Other events in the near future include: Choir Concert at St Woolas Cathedral on Oct 1st. 7.15 pm. Tickets £8 to include light refreshments Mayoral Dinner Party at Junction 28 on 13th October Tickets £25

Solar Farm

Due to the governments withdrawal of its generous subsidy the solar farm is no longer a viable proposition and will not therefore be going ahead.

Tribute to Roger Lewis

My Father My father was brought up in the small village of Llanmartin – son to Wilfred and Christiana, he had an amazing and wonderful life. Despite being sent to boarding school, Dad did not let that get in the way of pursuing his hobbies and interests. Right from the start these were to be: horses, animals, music and family. Just before Dad passed away, we revisited family haunts. Weston Super Mare where despite the lack of motorways or a Severn Bridge the whole Lewis family, including the Weeks girls and Brian (Grand Pee R) went off for their two week family holiday. The same hotel each year – the Victoria Hills Hotel. At the age of 10 and ponies and competing was high on the agenda

Castle Update

Peter Morgan’s father now has power of attorney and the Castle and its development is on the market. The new tarmac road has been completed to enhance the sale. When the adjacent crop of maize is harvested, a digger will be used to stop flooding.

Neighbourhood Watch

GWENT NOW is the police Messaging System which replaced OWL messaging. Following a presentation at the Police HQ to introduce the system, two meetings have been held of the local Neighbourhood Watch areas. which Jacqui has attended. At present it is experiencing transition issues as those who are loyal to Owl try to come to terms with it. Hopefully it will continue to progress and prove a great community asset but at present it seems difficult to see how it will be resolved. Jacqui will attend the next meeting and report on any progress!

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