Council News September

COMMUNITY COUNCIL NEWS The Community Council does not meet during August. Planning updates for August  7, St Andrews Road. To demolish existing outbuildings and replace them with new outbuildings and extend the main property at the rear. Approved.  Wenvoe Manor, Port Road East. Outline permission for two detached dwellings in the front garden of Wenvoe Manor has been […]

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Cycling In Wales

Cycling has hit the headlines in the last weeks because of the fantastic success of the GB cycling team in the Olympics in Rio. With Welsh wizards like Geraint Thomas, Becky James, Owain Doull and Elinor Barker cycling in Wales is gaining a very high profile. Watching the Olympics on television has been exciting and dramatic and it will probably […]

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Brie, Leek and Mushroom en Croute

Ingredients 100g walnut pieces 2 tbsp olive oil, + extra for greasing 50g butter  Chorizo and 200g mini Portobello mushrooms, sliced 150g baby button mushrooms, quartered 2 leeks, trimmed and thinly sliced 4 cloves garlic, finely sliced 2tbsp fresh thyme leaves + extra to garnish Grated zest of 1 lemon 300g good quality brie, cubed 750g puff pastry 1 large […]

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Book Appeal Reminder

FRIENDS OF WENVOE COMMUNITY LIBRARY APPEAL FOR BOOKS Don’t forget our second hand book sale on; Saturday 3rd September 2016 from 10am to 1pm in the small room at the Community Centre. Anyone who buys a book will become a friend of the library and will receive a free cup of tea/coffee and a biscuit. There is no entrance fee. […]

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43rd Anniversay

This year is the 43rd anniversary of the formation of the Club de Pétanque de Pays de Galles co-founded by Chairman, the ubiquitous jazzman, Mike Harries and the President Claude Faurie as well as the late Sid Richards as Treasurer. The club was originally the biggest individual sporting club in Wenvoe and at that time the one and only Pétanque […]

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The River Severn

At what point does the River Severn become the Bristol Channel? Mr Peter Finch gave us the answers on June 22nd in an interesting talk on the Severn estuary and its surrounding coastline. We learnt of many facts we were unaware of and how he was stopped by security guards when attempting to walk the South Wales coastal path On […]

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Waterfall Country

  Waterfall Country  (OS map OL12)Pontneddfechan is a former silica mining hub and sits at the confluence of the rivers Mellte and Nedd Fechan. Silica mining took place in this area from the 18th century to the mid 1960s. Because of its high resistance to heat, silica was used to make ‘fire bricks’ used in the construction of kilns and […]

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August Update

As I write this we have just closed for the summer holidays and are looking forward to a relaxing break. The summer term was a very busy term indeed. Staff had 35 children’s reports to update/write, photograph albums to complete, along with fun things to organise such as our trip, family BBQ and children’s end of term party.  For our […]

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August news

Although we had a rather small gathering, we still spent a very enjoyable evening as usual. Winners were Joyce and Sheila. I want to take this opportunity to question the viability of the group as it is now, with only 2 tables on several occasions. Furthermore, I shall find it difficult to keep running the group on my own, particularly […]

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