September Letters

 

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I would like to thank family and friends for the many cards and flowers I received following Malcolm’s sudden death on 7th July their thoughts and messages were a great comfort.

A special thanks to our neighbours in Gwenfo Drive who have been a great support to us both since Malcolm’s stroke in 2017 and especially to me these past weeks.

Thanks also to Rev. Jon Ormrod for the caring way in which he conducted the funeral service at the Vale Crematorium on July 26th.

Mary Lucas

 


Wenvoe War Memorial

The news that the war memorial is now a listed structure, has prompted research into the backgrounds of the names of the men who are inscribed on the monolith.

Are there any living descendants of the families of these men in Wenvoe today.

Also from WW2 Peter Hughes is commemorated, is there any information regarding this man.

This information is being compiled by historypoints.org and will eventually be available at the war memorial by means of a QR code accessible by smart phones.

If you are able to help contact please on parrye1@btinternet.com

Parry Edwards


 

Request For Used Stamps

I would like to thank everyone for the magnificent response to my request for used stamps to send to the Donkey Sanctuary. I have been able to thank most people personally but yesterday (July 10th) I received another carrier bag of stamps which was handed to my grandson and I was unfortunately unable to speak to her. A big thank you to her, and everyone. Please continue to save these stamps to help this charity.

Margaret George Settlers, Grange Avenue

 

 


 

June  Letters

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Whoever withheld their name in last month’s edition complaining about fireworks should consider the couple who had to postpone their wedding 3 times and eventually had a small socially distanced ceremony at home. Fireworks were set off within the parameters of the law.

Sandra Mackie

Mother of the Bride


 

Colin, Kathryn and David Thomas would like to thank friends and neighbours for the large number of letters and condolence cards they have received following the sudden death of Chris on the 19th May. Many thanks

Colin Thomas


 

I heard about this Exhibition at the National Museum in Cardiff quite by chance, but am so glad I paid a visit there last week as I found it extremely enjoyable and informative. I booked a slot to visit the Museum online , and the Exhibition , located on the Ground Floor, was free and REALLY interesting to any Richard Burton fan. The 2 videos were well worth watching, and all the memorabilia quite fascinating, bringing many a smile and mini walk down Memory Lane.

The coffee shop nearby is open, so you can have a breather half way through if needed. Do go, and, if you enjoy it too, recommend it to your friends as it does not seem to have been advertised widely enough, and is there until the Autumn.

Kind Regards,

Val Roberts.


Thank you to everyone for your offers of help and support since the recent unfortunate incident. I have always felt fortunate to live in this community but never more so than now.

Mike Tucker


 

May  Letters

 

May  Letters


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I recently had to undergo surgery to one of my
eyes. I would like to thank my wonderful friends and
neighbours for all their help and support. I would be
absolutely lost without them, and count my blessings
each day.
Thank you,
Carol Wyllie

 


 

 

 

 

I would like to thank all my family and friends
for the kind wishes and cards on the occasion of my
recent 90th Birthday.
Thank you,
Mary Turner

 


 

 

 

 

Whoever was responsible for the loud fireworks
on Thursday evening the 20thMay, should consider
the effect they had on the elderly people and the
dogs and animals. Not a good idea.
(Name withheld)

 

 



 

Diamond Wedding Anniversary

 

April Letters


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We would like to thank all friends and neighbours for the good wishes, cards, flowers and gifts on the occasion of our Diamond Wedding Anniversary.

Because of lockdown, what we thought would be ‘just another day’ turned out to be something special.

Our mystery – A lovely card came through the door, envelope written in gold but they forgot to sign it.

Thank you

Joyce & Eric White


 

 



 

March Letters

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March Letters


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Elsie Thomas

The Wenvoe Village Hall Management Committee would like to thank the late Elsie Thomas estate for the wonderful gift left in her ‘will’ to support the Village Hall.

Elsie attended many an event at the Village Hall, probably more than we can remember.

Elsie always purchased raffle tickets for the Christmas Draw, donated in time of need and would find Jumble for us, for our many jumble sales over the years.

We are thankful that Elsie thought of the Village Hall, right up to the end of her days.

God Bless you Elsie x

 



 

 

Sylvia Edwards R.I.P.

Parry and his family wish to thank all who have send cards, messages and their thoughts and prayers, when Sylvia passed away at the end of January, after an illness of many years.

Sylvia will long be remembered for her lovely floral displays in St. Mary’s church, for festivals and weddings.

God Bless you all.

 



 

Peter Bagshaw

 

 

We would like to thank families, friends and neighbours for the cards and flowers that we received on the passing of Peter Bagshaw, who passed on 18th December 2020

The cards and their words gave us strength and support during such a difficult time and the flowers brightened our days.

Thank you to all those who donated to Cancer Research UK in memory of Peter. £645.00 plus £145.00 in gift aid has been raised to date.

We would like to thank Green Willow Funerals of Dinas Powys for their services and professionalism, ensuring that the care of Peter was second to none.

We said our final goodbyes on Friday 15th January and would like to thank Reverend Jon Ormrod for being there for us in our time of need and for holding a wonderful service at the Vale Crematorium.

Thank you all

Love from Veena, Sandra and Family xxxx

 



 

December Letters


December Letters


 

My mother Jean Austin passed away on 21/11/20. She had been suffering from dementia from 2013. We moved to Wenvoe around 2000 and over the years have got to know quite a few of you. I would like to thank, on her behalf, and mine, all of you who have been such good neighbours over the years. You have been great, especially recently. She was buried in Wenvoe on 14th December.

Alex Austin Woodside

 


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In the last year or so the young children of the village community have benefitted from new play facilities on several sites. The older children have nothing. In the summer, they play on the field opposite the school or on the playing fields. In winter, the fields are too muddy and instead they congregate on street corners or in the car parks of the village hall and community centre which is not entirely welcomed by some members of our community.

The Section 106 funds provide a one-off opportunity to provide the older children/teenagers with some decent all-weather facilities. What is required is a multi-use games area (MUGA) as seen in other play/games areas. This would provide for various ball games including football, netball, and basketball.

Placing it next to the playground opposite the school would create something of an eye sore and it would not be in keeping with the nature of our semi-rural community. One solution, which has a number of benefits (outlined below), could be to situate it in the corner of the school playing field. There could be a gate from Station Road preserving the security of the school site. It could be screened by hedges/trees from the houses on the opposite side of Station Road.

If this is appropriately designed it could also be used by the school as an additional facility with access via a locked gate directly from the playground i.e. it could be for school use during school hours and community use out of school hours and in the holidays. The facility could also be used by other local community groups such as Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. It would also support community fitness, health and wellbeing.

The cost of such facilities is very variable, depending on size, the playing surface (the cheapest being Tarmac) and particularly whether or not they have lighting. I would suggest that there is no lighting, partly to reduce the cost and ongoing maintenance requirement but also it will then not encourage people to congregate after dark which could be a nuisance to neighbours.

I have shared this suggestion with the School. The Headteacher feels it would benefit the community and is open to discussion with the Community Council. I have also shared this idea with some older children in the village who were very positive.

Hopefully, the project could be financed from Section 106 funds but, if it’s too expensive, then it’s possible the school may have access to funding streams for such facilities or there may be sponsorship possibilities for local companies – for instance, maybe Cemex would donate building materials for the surface?

This suggestion would provide additional facilities for the school and the village community whilst preserving the green heart of the village. The older children of the village deserve better and with this Section 106 funding, the village and the Community Council now have a real opportunity to make a real difference for the current generation of young people and future generations.

Dave Roylance, Old Port Road

 


 

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Thank you to everyone who organised or participated in the Advent windows and all the villagers who lit up their homes. The village looked great. After such a difficult year it was a real lift to everyone’s spirits.

A Happy and Healthy New Year to everyone.

Annie Bennett, Walston Rd

 



 

Thanks for Making My Travels Easy

Thanks for Making My Travels Easy

 

As someone who has spent many happy hours walking the footpaths around Wenvoe during lockdown I would like to thank the people who make my travels easy:

The walk leaders of Wenvoe Walkers who have shown so many of us the local routes around the village and made it possible for us to explore by ourselves once the social distancing rules were introduced.

Valeways and their volunteers, who have maintained the signage and stiles, and those who join in ‘Walk and Clear’ making sure the paths remain open.

Wildlife group for creating and maintaining the Orchid field and orchards.

Our local farmers and landowners who provide access to their land and even through these difficult times have smiled and waved if we pass one another.

Wenvoe Golf Club who were happy for us to wander freely across their land while the course was shut.

Thank you all for helping me and the residents of Wenvoe to explore safely.

Annie Bennett

 



 

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