March 2016

Recently I was attracted by a bay tree in a large container outside the entrance of a hotel. From a distance it seemed in very good condition but on closer examination there were signs that it was becoming pot bound. There was a pool of rainwater standing on the surface, a sure sign of inadequate drainage. Bay needs good drainage […]

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Woodland block decision

In July 2015 Redrow put forward proposals to remove a woodland block consisting of 27 mature trees from their Grange housing development in order to accommodate an additional 3 properties. This was contrary to Redrow’s original application which promised to retain and improve the woodland block as a wildlife corridor which provided an important visual buffer for Clos Llanfair residents. […]

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2016-03-04 Village Whist

Although we were only four tables, we spent a very pleasant evening with old friends. Winners were Bert and Mieke, second came Gwynne and Marie. Congratulations! I also want to call your attention to the Military Whist in the Golf Club on Thursday 31st March at 7.30pm. If you wish to take part in this event, you need to organize […]

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Footsteps – Bedwas

Parking in Bedwas outside a church, we set off up hill walking towards Trethomas. Bedwas’s origins in the coal industry were clear as looking to our left huge spoil heaps crowned the hills; for the first time this year (on one of our walks) topped by a lovely blue sky. As we progressed up the hill we came upon a […]

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2016-01-21 Council Minutes

MINUTES OF THE WENVOE COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING held on 21st January 2016 at 7.30pm at Wenvoe Community Centre   PRESENT: Cllrs. C.Frost (Chair), J.Bird, T.Case, N.Harmer, E. Jervis, V.Jervis, I. Moody, L. Owen, C.Thomas 1/16              APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE. None. 2/16              DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST. None. 3/16              APPROVAL OF MINUTES. Resolved: That the minutes of the Council meeting 17th […]

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DVSA Scam Warning

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Authority (DVSA) is warning the public of scam emails asking you to find your receipt attached. ‘We’re aware that some members of the public have received emails claiming to be from the DVSA Fixed Penalty Office which contains an attachment to a Fixed Penalty receipt. DVSA never sends fixed penalty notices to customers by email. […]

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