Window boxes etc.

Not a lot happening at this time of year but the team have done some work on the rose beds on the village green. At the time of writing, the window boxes at the Community Centre are still in full bloom but a spell of bad weather will soon put paid to that. Then they will be cleaned out and […]

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Progress Report

We having been running the Library since the beginning of September and so far, so good! We survived a failure in the computer network which left us disconnected from the Vale of Glamorgan's systems and operating on paper records for a few days but it was all taken in our stride. As in previous months I'd like to appeal for […]

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Wildlife Group News

In October's issue we mentioned that we had been fortunate to have been selected as one of the three charities that you can vote for at Tescos with all three receiving grants. After the print deadline for Whats On we heard that Tescos had postponed the start of the scheme until the last week in October so you should find […]

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IRON AND COPPER

    This year; 2016, saw a number of engineering anniversaries impacting on Wales, most of which concerned bridges, the 200th anniversary of Chepstow Wye Bridge was celebrated on 24th July with a number of events including a re-enactment of the 1816 opening ceremony. Designed and built by John Urpeth Rastrick FRS (1780-1856) it was opened on the 24th July […]

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Saturday Swap Shop

  WENVOE COMMUNITY LIBRARY SATURDAY SWAP SHOP When: Saturday November 19th 10am –12 midday Where: Wenvoe Community Library What: Bring along a jigsaw you have finished with OR a game you don’t play Then: SWAP /BUY /BORROW Its easy, its good fun so come and join us at our community library If you would like more information contact Sylvia Harvey […]

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Offa’s Dyke

WHO WAS KING OFFA AND WHAT WAS HIS DYKE FOR? You have probably heard about Offa’s Dyke – but do you know who King Offa was and why he had a dyke built? Well – Offa was the King of the Mercians, a warrior tribe from central England, from 747 to 796 AD. He had seized power during a time […]

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November Planning Applications

Planning Applications for November  44 Walston Road. To install a raised platform/concrete base with wooden fence on top of a boundary wall. No objections.  51, Gwenfo Drive. Proposed two storey side extension and single storey front extension. The council had no objections to the two storey extension but considered the front extension was not in keeping with the […]

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November Planning Updates

November Planning Updates Telecoms are proposing to remove the telephone box at Twyn-yr-Odyn. This is a modern type box has been used only once in the last 12 months. Local consultations are underway, the council does not object to the proposal. The report on the community mapping survey, carried out during September has been published. Approx 10% of the population […]

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Tree Planting

  Tree Planting in Wales We have been going on about trees in recent issues, firstly how good they are for our physical and mental well-being, but equally, how many are being cut down and how few planted. A few years ago a UK Government think tank set a reasonable target of planting 21,600 hectares across the UK each year. […]

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