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Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd Community Council objects to the application for the following reasons:
1. The clear pattern of development in the village is for houses to face the road. The scheme must be redesigned to present a strong frontage to the existing road, rather than corners, dead-ends and utility buildings. The scheme will not integrate with the village by turning its side to it, and this integration is all the more important for affordable housing if the aim is to create mixed communities.
2. The proposed public open space should be integrated into the development. Locating the POS to the rear will not encourage natural surveillance and is simply poor design which has not been justified and should be refused. As shown, the location of the POS appears to be driven by an arbitrary line on a plan rather than by good design, and there is no sound urban design reason to suggest otherwise. It would be sensible to consider locating the POS at the front of the site and setting the houses back from the road, as this would mirror the situation opposite. The only other acceptable alternative would be to locate the POS centrally within the development.
3. The village does not currently have a play area, so to ensure that new and existing residents have access to such facilities the public open space should incorporate recreation facilities for all ages (e.g. a children’s play area). There are no such facilities in the village at present. Despite what the applicant says, there is absolutely no certainty that other developments capable of providing an equipped amenity area in the village will come forward.
4. The Community Council expects the development to be well-landscaped, incorporating new tree and hedge planting (native species). Front boundaries should comprise stone walls and/or hedges to be in keeping with local character.
5. The Community Council is pleased to note that the developer will fund management of public amenities provided in the proposed development.
6. The Community Council notes that Welsh Water Dwr Cymru has expressed concerns about the proximity of the site to the sewage treatment works and shares these concerns. Currently the treatment works are screened poorly by a row of unsightly conifers. We would like to see efforts made to screen the works from view and to ensure that residents are not unduly affected by odours.
7. The roads around the site, particularly those linking the site to the primary school and village centre, are not pedestrian-friendly and although the provision of a pavement along the site frontage is welcomed this will not be sufficient to ensure safe access to village amenities. The school in particular can only be accessed via a road with a derestricted speed limit. To address this problem the Community Council would like to see efforts made to provide additional pavement/footways and/or traffic calming. It is noted that the applicant describes the road as a ‘shared space’ but this is disingenuous. A simple absence of safe walking and cycling provision does not make a shared space.
The Friends of Ysgol Llanbedr (the school PTA) have set up a easy fundraising page to enable the community to help raise funds for the school whilst they shop. Sign up on the easyfundraising website and retailers will make a donation to the Friends of Ysgol Llanbedr each time you shop with them.
In June 2017 a feasibility study for a Community Hub for Llanbedr DC was carried out.
Interviews and surveys were carried out to try and establish “where we are now” – as a community and “where would we like to be” as a community.
You can read the survey results here:
Llanbedr Astroturf is a community facility near Ysgol Llanbedr. The Astroturf is used by different community groups that include; Adult netball, Adult football, Wrexham football club after school children’s football, after school children’s tennis, Munchkins toddler play sessions, Ysgol Llanbedr PE sessions and general fitness training sessions.
The surface has come to the end of its useable life and is in need of replacement.
We are consulting with members of the community to gather more information and we would be grateful if you could could answer the questions in the questionnaire below and send your answers to Sian Jones.
The meeting of the Save the Pub group is on Friday May 12th, at 6.00 pm in the village hall. Tim will give an update on the news of funding to consider the future of amenities in the village and any matters from the previous night’s Community Council meeting. There will be a report from a meeting with Eryl Williams of Clawddnewydd about how they succeeded in a funding package for their shop and community amenities.
Malcolm Harrison from the organisation “Pub is the Hub” has agreed to come along and speak about the place of the pub in community regeneration, and funding possibilities.
There will be a Pilgrimage walk on the 21st May, starting at 10am in St.Peter’s Church Yard, Llanbedr, from the sight of the old village school to the current new school. All parents and members of the community are welcome. There will be light refreshments at the school. If you have a high visibility jacket please wear it as there is no footpath along part of the road to the school.
A special St David’s senior citizens lunch was held at the Vale Country Club on Tuesday 4th March. The event was arranged by the Community Council and was very well attended with over 40 locals enjoying the afternoon. The children from Ysgol Llanbedr performed an Eisteddfodd between courses, for which they have been practicing very hard in preparation for the Urdd later in the week. The singing and recitation was excellent, and was complemented by the traditional Welsh dress and patriotic shirts worn by the children.
Curry & General Knowledge Quiz Night on Saturday, 26 April 2014 in Llanbedr D.C. Village Hall. The event will start at 7.30pm. Tickets will be £7.50 to include the curry, the quiz and a glass of wine, and are available from the Events and Visits Organisers:
Ceinwen Hughes Tel: 702607 email@example.com
Nerys Hughes Tel: 704558 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ruth Littlehales Tel: 704124 email@example.com
To help the catering arrangements tickets must be purchased by 19 April 2014 and we look forward to seeing you at Llanbedr.
Secretary, RhuthunTwinning Association
There are 8 salt bins in the village: 1 in Maes Celyn, 3 in Tan y Bryn, 3 in Maes Derwen and 1 in Troed y Fenlli. These bins are replenished October/November each year and when necessary thereafter during the coming winter. The Highways Department endeavour to keep enough salt to keep the bins full. There is further information regarding Winter Gritting/Salt Bins at https:/www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/resident/parking-roads-and-travel/winter-gritting.aspx
The date for the event is planned for 13th – 14th Sept, which is back to its original dates.
Also there will be a new title sponsor SCOTT Sports.
Besides having a new title sponsor on board the other big change is that the running order of activities will change for 2014. The MTB ride will be back to the Sunday with a night event on the Saturday night.
Over the weekend the event and the registration and camping will open on Friday evening with the MTB-Marathons starting at 10am on Saturday morning.
Denbighshire County Council launched a new Anti-Dog Fouling campaign to reduce dog fouling in public areas within the county earlier this year. The Council’s position is simple and clear: Dog Fouling is not acceptable in our communities. Key to the campaign is the support of local communities to improve the visual image of the local area. The Council need the community to help support this campaign by: Being the Council’s eyes and ears. Telling them where hotspot areas are for dog fouling. Letting them know who is not picking up dog mess. Encouraging friends and family to pick up after their own dogs. Telling them your ideas of how dog fouling can be improved in Denbighshire.
The Council respects that most dog owners have a responsible and respectful attitude towards their communities. This is an online survey on their website at www.denbighshire.gov.uk/dogfouling which they would appreciate you fill in. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding their campaign please do not hesitate to contact them on 0800 2300234.
With the new Local Development Plan approved last year and Llanbedr having provision for over 70 houses within the plan, it is important that if you know of anyone that would like to move to the village and would like to register an interest in affordable housing that they contact the Community Council Clerk who can give further information.
Being part of a friendly, safe community where people look out for one another is one of the most valuable things we can have in life. We all have something to offer and give back to our communities and often young people can see things that older people miss. Crimebeat are committed to helping young people with any idea that they think could have a positive impact on their area. This help can be in the way of advice and guidance to transform your idea into reality but in concrete terms, a grant of up to £500 cash to help make things happen! For more details see http://www.crimebeatnorthwales.co.uk/
The campaign to save our school is not yet over. You may have seen the ‘Supporting Hands’ campaign, local press coverage and hopefully you will have received an update from the Save Ysgol Llanbedr Action Group dropped through your letterbox in February. Objection letters to the statutory closure notice need to be sent for the deadline of 25th February. If you would like to receive information from the Action Group direct from the school please email firstname.lastname@example.org or 01824 702927 and you will be added to the mailing list.
The school continues to have the full support of many people including the Bishop, The Diocese of St Asaph, David Jones MP, Darren Millar AM, Cllr Huw Williams, the Community Council and members of our community. Thank you all for your continued support.
Badger Vaccination Grant open for applications
A grant to support privately delivered badger vaccination projects in Wales is now open for applications, Alun Davies, the Minister for Natural Resources has announced today.
The Badger Vaccination Grant provides farmers, landowners and others who wish to vaccinate badgers against bovine TB with the opportunity to benefit from financial support covering up to half their costs.
The first application window will run until 13 December 2013 and successful applicants will be able to begin vaccinating from May 2014.
To find out more about the grant visit: www.wales.gov.uk/bovinetb
Llandyrnog and DistrictVillage football Summer League began in 1926and has provided young men with the opportunity to play soccer for their local village team.
Rules state players have to reside within a prescribed boundary. Llangynhafal football team comprises players from llangynhafal, Gellifor and Llanbedr D.C.
The league runs from April to July each year. There are twelve village teams in the league, who are based in Denbighshire and Flintshire area.
Llangynhafal football team play home matches at Rhewl. During the 2013 season Llangynhafal F.C. achieved seven wins and three draws. Significant wins included :-
9 – 1 against Trefnant
10 – 5 against Clawddnewydd
9 – 5 against Ysceifiog
2 – 1 against Llanrhaedr
2 – 1 against Llanfair
Llangynhafal achieved a fantastic win of 5 – 1 over Llanrhaedr in the first round of the shield only to be knocked out by Ysceifiog in the quarter finals.
At the presentation night manager martin Dyre presented cups to players including Tom Sharples from LLanbedr and Berwyn Jones from Gellifor. The cup for club person of the year was presented to Gareth Smith from Llanbedr.
Top scorers with 14 goals each were Liam jones from Gellifor and Garmon Hafal from Llangynhafal.
The committee and team wish to express their sincere thanks to Llanbedr D. C. Community Council for their support and to all the friends and family who supported the team come rain or shine.
Protect your MOBILE phone / device Whilst North Wales Police continue to tackle those involved in mobile phone / device crime, we ask you to consider the following crime prevention advice: • Make a note of your phone’s unique IMEI number access this by tapping *#06# into your phone and note the number. This will assist your service provider in blocking its use should your phone be lost or stolen. • Register your phone / device for free on the Immobilise website https://www.immobilise.com/index.php. This helps Police to identify you as the owner and return your handset if lost or stolen. • Use security or PIN locks to protect your data and prevent the phone / device being used if stolen. Try to ensure these are not easily guessed, such as 1234, or your birthday. • Never leave your phone / device unattended in a public place or vehicle. Take particular care of your phone / device at bars, cafes, coffee shops, restaurants and music venues – thieves have targeted these venues. Internet Usage • Don’t be lured into clicking on an unknown link to a web page – your phone / device could be infected with a virus. • • Avoid unsecured wi-fi networks, for example in a coffee shop or train station, especially if you need to enter personal details or passwords. • • QR (Quick Response) codes can be scanned by your smartphone or tablet to give you access to product information or promotions online. Don’t scan any that look like they have been tampered with or stuck on over the top of packaging code that can leave your phone open to security attacks. • Stay alert and be aware of what’s going on around you. • Consider installing a tracker application, it could help trace your phone / device if stolen. If you are unsure which ‘app’ to install seek advice from the manufacturer. If your phone / device is stolen, act quickly – inform the Police and tell them you have a tracker app installed. Personal Data
HEDDLU GOGLEDD CYMRU A safer North Wales Gogledd Cymru diogelach NORTH WALES POLICE Ymunwch â ni ar Facebook neu dilynwch ni ar Twitter / Join us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter: www.facebook.com/NWPolice www.twitter.com/NWPolice
The Old St. Peter’s Conservation Committee needs your help with clearance work at the old church
If you are interested or able to help out at an occasional working party (next one 25th to 27th July)
please contact GUY ALFORD
Tel 01824 703645
On Saturday, July 13th, the annual Vale of Clwyd Festival of Real Ale and Cider will give people the opportunity to choose from a selection of approximately 60 different real ales and 12 ciders. Each of the ten Denbighshire pubs taking part has a bus stop conveniently placed outside and a special bus service is being laid on to transport punters between them.
They’ll be able to taste everything from a Purple Moose to a Rosies Cider, and alongside famous brews like Young’s and Theakstons will be ales from Conwy, Wrexham and Flint, and even cider from Llandegla.
The Griffin , Llanbedr, will be serving three real ales: Trooper, Dizzy blonde and Xbox, as well as serving food and BBQ all day. ‘After Dark’ will be providing entertainment from 2 pm, with plenty of room in the beer garden. Hopefully the weather will stay sunny for Saturday!
GHA coaches Wrexham, plies the route every 15 minutes from 12.00 midday. A rover ticket means passengers can get on and off whenever they please throughout the day at any of the pubs, or at Ruthin bus station.
If your looking for somewhere to stay near Llanbedr, take a look at the local businesses page.
aims to connect the equine community by providing information to improve awareness and security. If you would like to find out more about becoming a member and the benefits the scheme provides, visit these links:
OWL Online Watch Link: Join the OWL alert scheme. This provides members with the latest messages and crime alerts by email, telephone, SMS or fax www.owl.co.uk/northwales.
For further information Email: email@example.com
Welsh Water are taking over responsibility for most of the private pumping stations. The pumps are located in small buried chambers – usually found next to a green or grey kiosk – and are used to lift wastewater from a house or homes to the public sewer. Let Welsh Water know on 0800 085 3968 or www.dwrcymru.com
This is a copy of the presentation by Bill Matthews from Deeside College about staying safe on the internet: Cyber Safety
Please note these sessions are open to all.
For further information contact:
Alex – 01824 702441/07885 910953 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Come along at any time within times specified for help with any computer use.
Online banking, setting up email accounts, making appointments, online applications, using search engines, and much, much more.
Every Wednesday, 1-4pm at Open Doors, White Rose Centre, Rhyl
Friday 10th May, 1-4pm at Healthy Living Centre, Corwen
Monday 13th May, Fri 7th June & Wed 19th June, 1-4pm at Naylor Leyland Centre, Ruthin
First Click is a basic computer course that teaches you how to use a computer from switching it on, explaining use of the mouse and keyboard, all parts of the desktop and windows, and first steps on the internet and email. The course lasts one and a half days.
PLEASE BOOK YOUR SPACE BEFORE THESE DATES, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.
Tues 30th Apr 10-3pm & Wed 1st May 10-12pm at Open Doors, Rhyl
Tues 28th May 10-3pm & Wed 29th 10-12pm at Open Doors, Rhyl
Tues 25th May 10-3pm & Wed 26th 10-12pm at Open Doors, Rhyl
‘How to write letters and emails’
Wednesday 22nd May, 1-4pm at Open Doors, Rhyl
Thursday 23rd May, 1-4pm at Naylor Leyland Centre, Ruthin
Friday 24th May, 1-4pm at Healthy Living Centre, Corwen
OR if you would like some one to visit your home or to hold a workshop at your local community centre Age Concern North Wales Central are offering IT tuition. Ring 01745 816947 for further details.
The Community Council would like to collect some information about our villagers, particularly to see how we can best communicate with as many as possible. We are also keen to start a register of people who would like to move into the area but who are kept out because of the high price of houses.
Only 10 questions, please complete our survey to help us to build up a picture of the village.
Denbighshire County Council is launching a new Anti-Dog Fouling campaign to reduce dog fouling in public areas within the county.
The Council’s position is simple and clear:
Dog fouling is not acceptable in our communities
We need to find out why this is a problem in Denbighshire and be proactive in our approach to tackling the issue.
Key to the campaign is the support of local communities to improve the visual image of the local area.
The Council need the community to help support this campaign by:
– Being the Council’s eyes and ears
– Telling us where hotspot areas are for dog fouling
– Letting us know who is not picking up dog mess
– Encouraging friends and family to pick up after their own dogs
– Telling us your ideas of how dog fouling can be improved in Denbighshire.
The Council respects that most dog owners have a responsible and respectful attitude towards their communities.
There is an online survey on their website www.sirddinbych.gov.uk/bawci or www.denbighshire.gov.uk/dogfouling.
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding this campaign please contact them on 0800 2300234.
Llanbedr DC Community Website Launch.
Monday 22nd April 2013.
4-6pm at the village hall.
Llysfasi College – Internet Safety; Community Councillor Surgery; Age Concern North Wales Central IT Project and other community services – all free including refreshments. We hope to see you there
14:07 on 02 February 2011
Following installation of lots of radiators and the air source heat pump, the Hall is now warmer than it has been in many years!
We are also receiving an income from the solar energy:
During 2011-12 these payments totalled £1503.04.
With another payment due in October-November.
Well done Mrs Rowlands for all of your hard work!
08 January 2013
Results of the latest draw:
ENILLWYR CLWB 100 NEUADD LLANBEDR DC
LLANBEDR DC VILLAGE HALL 100 CLUB DRAW
Ionawr / January 2012 Rhif / No. 56 Tim Haywood Rhif / No. 12 Julie Baddock
There are a few numbers remaining, so if anyone else wishes to join it will cost £9 for the period December 2012 – August 2013.
Please contact Sandra Williams or Anita Mifflin.
Diolch yn fawr
Details regarding the ‘BikeRegister’ scheme – which is a special bike marking scheme North Wales Police are promoting to try and reduce the number of bicycle thefts across North Wales.
Over the last few weeks, bicycles have been stolen, with many of these being specialist and expensive bicycles.
Information is available via the North Wales Police website.