Social Aid

Ceiriog Valley
Art Society
meets on the 2 nd and 4 th Saturdays, to confirm venue and further information contact
Helen Crossley
01691 718875.

Anyone interested in meeting like-minded people from the Valley with an interest in ‘visual arts’ is most welcome.

The Ceiriog Lodge of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (ROAB) GLE

meets in the Royal British Legion, Chirk on Monday evenings at 8 pm. , all members most welcome. For further information contact
01691 772059.

Chirk & Ceiriog Valley Partnership
meets on the 2 nd Tuesday of every other month at various venues. Please contact the secretary on
01691 718170
for details.

Is the bottom falling out of your world, or out of your seat? Why not let Kate Barber restore your ailing chairs with a new cane seat. All proceeds to Church Funds, contact Kate at Hen Bopty on 01691 718905.


Thank you

Stuart [Hot Flush] Roberts aged 79 sadly passed away on 4 July 2016 after a long illness.

The family of Stuart would like to thank all our neighbours and friends from Pandy and the Glyn for their kind words, flowers, cards and for all their support throughout this difficult time.

All those who attended the funeral at the crematorium , thank you; it was very much appreciated. we were overwhelmed, you made the day special.

All donations received went to Help for Heroes.

Thank you to Marcus at the Glyn Valley Hotel for his refreshments.

Anne, Sarah, Gregory and family.

Ceiriog Tidy Team

The volunteer members of the Ceiriog Tidy Team wish to thank sincerely Sarah Davies of The Corner Stores for her generous and continuing support of the Tidy Team's various projects.

Projects to date include: monthly litter collections, the provision of four flower planters, bus shelter and pavement cleaning. Village children took part in a competition to design an anti-litter poster. The Tidy Team plan to have the two winners' designs reproduced on permanent signs for distribution in the village and surrounding areas.

The Tidy Team would like to purchase a storage unit to house their equipment and resources. Any donations to assist with this and the anti-litter signs would be must gratefully received. Cheques should be made payable to 'Ceiriog Tidy Team' and left at the Glyn Ceiriog Post Office, thank you in appreciation.

Come and join us! For further information ring 01691 712820.


Thank you to the Ceiriog Tidy Team for the lovely planters.

Barbara Cole, Glanfa

Chirk History Society

September's meeting is an 'Archaeological Talk' by John Swagger. The meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month, at 7.15pm at Chirk Parish hall.

Visitors and new members welcome.

Chirk Library

Summer Reading Challenge 'The Big Friendly Read' for children age 0–16. Read 6 books through the summer holidays—make 3 visits to the library (2 books per visit count for the challenge). Collection cards to put in your Roald Dahl themed wallet. Complete the challenge you get a medal and a certificate.

At Chirk Library we give out the certificates at a presentation date TBA.

Story/Rhyme Time: Every Friday Afternoon 3.30 pm–4.00 pm. Free of charge

Glue and Stick Friday: 4pm–4.30 pm , August 26, 2016 . Free of Charge

We have a withdrawn stock book sale running for all of August so come along and grab a bargain.

Adult Reading Group: First Tuesday of the Month, 2.30 pm . All Welcome Meeting 6 September  and will have read “Red Lily” by Nora Roberts

Citizens Advise Bureaux, every Monday 9.00 am, 12 noon

Chirk and the Ceiriog Valley Partnership

Joe Bickerton, the Destination Manager for Wrexham CBC came to speak to Partnership members at their meeting on 12 July. He spoke about promoting tourism in the area. Joe updated members about the Ambassador scheme which was being rolled out across NE Wales . He also informed members about the various promotional events such as the Sheep Trail, the 2016 Year of Adventure and the 2017 Year of Legend. Members were keen to promote the Chirk and the Ceiriog Valley as part of the 2017 Year of Legend, and discussed various ideas which they hoped to take forward.

Joe was made aware of the difficulties in promoting tourism in the valley because of the state of the local roads. The road from Oswestry to Llanarmon DC was highlighted by one of the business members as being a particular concern. Signage in general was also poor and in many cases in a state of disrepair, particularly the Llanarmon Village sign. The slow progress in obtaining permission to put up a pictorial sign for Pontfadog to replace the missing sign was reported. The difficulty in obtaining WiFi access and mobile phone coverage was also raised as an issue.

Members felt that progress had been made and hoped that Joe would attend some future meetings to keep members informed of tourism initiatives.

CCVP will be meeting again on Tuesday, 13 September.

Ceiriog Community Choir

The choir will be beginning rehearsals for its fourth season later this month and there will be a warm welcome for anyone wishing to join the existing members and to enjoy singing a variety of music, including Songs from the Shows, traditional airs, country music and seasonal offerings.

We do not hold auditions: we welcome anyone who would like to sing with us. You will find it easy to sing in this friendly choir group—even if you doubt your singing ability. We do not ask for subscriptions.

We would also welcome anyone who plays a musical instrument. We add a sparkle of variety to our performances.

We rehearse from September until the end of November and we hold an annual concert at the end of November. The date this year is November 25th. (Please see Diary entry.)

Rehearsals for the choir begin on Friday, 23 September at 7.30pm in the Canolfan, Glyn Ceiriog.

For further information,please contact Jean or Roger on 718278 or email

Leonard Cheshire Disability

During the month of July we had various entertainments including the Charleston Charlies who performed very well and were thoroughly enjoyed by the residents. They played various instruments, dressed up in appropriate outfits and wigs for the theme of each song which was extremely hilarious at times, with lots of laughs by us all!

We had members of Llangollen Rotary Club speaking various readings from Harry Potter. These were very enjoyable, and this developed to be a good afternoon with plenty of residents having a good chat with their friends from the Rotary Club.

Ladies from Chirk Writers Circle paid us a visit and read poems and stories on the theme of animals, encouraging us all to join in. Everyone had a good time.

A number of employees from North Wales Lloyds Bank branches joined us for a day of gardening, improving two sitting areas of the garden and stained most of the benches and the gazebo. A garden table and chairs was kindly donated by Lloyds Bank.

Dyffryn Ceiriog Male Voice Choir visited us on a Saturday afternoon and sang various numbers, both in English and Welsh. Gosh wasn't it an enjoyable afternoon that we had! Each one of the residents attempted to join in most of the songs.

We are really looking forward to their next visit in December!

Iwan Edwards from the North Wales Wildlife Trust spent a day with us, having talks and a presentation on wildlife we may see in the gardens at Dolywern. He was very informative about the animals and showed us many wonderful pictures of these animals. Some of the residents went out in the garden in the afternoon, where Iwan collected some insects, putting them in little clear plastic jars with magnifying glass on the ends. They enjoyed seeing this wildlife close up, while Iwan identified them for each resident's interest. We are looking forward to Iwan's second visit in the Autumn.

We had entertainment by Mark Whitby, who played the guitar and sang many songs over the past few decades. There were many residents who preferred music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. The whole morning was enjoyed thoroughly by all.

We are organizing a Coffee Morning for Macmillan Nurses on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 , 10am till 12pm . However posters will be put up around the village nearer the time.



Dolywern Christmas Market in the Glyn News diary dates, for the 3RD DECEMBER 1.30PM TILL 4.30PM , instead of the 10th December.

From the Vicar

With the beginning of September Autumn is once more with us and we turn our thoughts, probably with reluctance, to the shortening days and to the winter. September is also the start of many things and particularly we will want to wish our children well as a new school year begins as well as to pray for those involved in the task of education.

September and Autumn of course mean harvest time. In our increasingly urban society it is so easy to forget that the in gathering of crops is still essential to all our lives. We will be made more conscious of this through living in a rural area as we do.

The poet Keats styled Autumn as a season of ' mists and mellow fruitfulness' . Harvest implies of course fruit and Jesus Christ talks about these two things. His words are related by St John in his Gospel 'Truly I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies it remains alone, but if it dies it bears much fruit'. [John 12.24].

This can be illustrated by the fact that the seed of many fruits is contained within them and that they must first be extracted from the fruit before they can be planted in the ground and grow into new fruit. Christ doubtless had His own life, death and resurrection in mind here. He would give up his own earthly life so that He could lead a greater life following resurrection. This spiritual life he also gives to Christians who are His followers.

Christians in turn are called in some respects also to put aside our own selves and what we would like to do and firstly serve God through our worship of Him and our work for Him. We are called to a life of service to God and to our fellow men and

women. Sometimes the things we would prefer to do must thus take second place.

This brings us to remind ourselves that Harvest is not only about our earthly and bodily need for food but rather that it points us to the life of our souls and the greater harvest and fruit of the spirit. 'Unless a grain of wheat falls… it remains alone, but if it dies it bears much fruit'.

And the secret of bearing Christian fruit is remaining or abiding in Christ. Listen to his words, also found in John's Gospel, 'He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is who bears much fruit'.

It is something very well worth thinking and praying about as we celebrate with thankfulness the harvest and fruit of our land so that there may also be a rich harvest of our own hearts before God.

With my prayers and good wishes.

Edward Yendall.

BT Landline and Internet connection

It has come to the attention of the Community Council that some residents are experiencing problems with their inter-net connection and/or telephone land-line. The Community Council is attempting to gauge the level of the problem so it can approach BT with a view to improving the service. It would therefore be appreciated if, residents who are experiencing problems with either their inter-net connection or BT land-line, contact the Clerk outlining the problem. Clerk can be contacted on or 01691 718419

Line Dancing

As from 1 September we will be meeting in the Ceiriog Memorial Institute on Thursday evenings, 7.30–9.30pm . All would-be line dancers are welcome.

We would like to thank Ellie at the Canolfan for all her help over the last 12 months.





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