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Hendy and Fforest Senior Citizens
The Chairman welcomed all members to their first meeting after a summer recess and invited everyone to join him in reciting the Lord's Prayer.
Appologies were recieved from Elsie and Afanwy, it was reported Afanwy had fallen but was making a slow recovery.
Members were updated on the December 19th meeting were there would be a guest artist and also on the Christmas dinner to be held in the mountain gate.
The guest for the afternoon Coiln Rees was introduced and he sung some wonderfull songs made famous by artists like Dean Martin and Tom Jones, Mat Monroe and the Drifters, inbetween each song he gave some interesting facts about the artist and or the song writers.
The president had missed Colins previous visit but gave a very warm vote of thanks indicating he was very happy not to have missed todays performance and hoped he would visit again soon.
The raffle was drawn and won by Mary refreshments were served and before the meeting closed the members were reminded the next meeting would be September 12th
The PTA have met every week for the last three months to plan this huge event, at last weeks Llanedi Community Council the current chair updated councillors on the event, there was a letter read out thanking the council for their donation, this had been used to produce a wall murial in the school
Councillors were invited to attend the official unvieling of the wall, they were also invited to the main event which will be takng place on Sat 22nd September, where the PTA and the school will be holding a special fete to celebrate the schools one hundred years.
The PTA are hoping to meet as many ex pupils throughout the day to raise money for the school tickets are £2 per adult or £5 for a family ticket there will be lots of out door activities as well as stalls at the event to entertain the whole family.
Hendy Youth Club
At last weeks Llanedi Community Council the two county council youth workers attended the meeting and gave their annual yearly report on the clubs activities, this was the fifth annual visit, the club first started in 2007 when the youth service deployed a mobile youth bus in the village
Following the sucess of the outreach service the community council decided to support by funding the salary of one of the workers to allow a full time youth club to be set up in the Urdd Hall, youngsters have to sign a register when attending and throughout last year there were 101 individual youngsters who had used the service at least once,
The youngsters had designed a project which would include a communkity garden and seating area and this dsign had been used in the councils consultation exercise and the youth workers discussed the progres made on looking for grants to develop this project,
The officers stated, there was some more work required on the business plan for the project before the scheme can apply for funding and they asked the councils clerk and surveyor to assist them in developing the plan,
They also asked that the funding of the second youth worker be maintained for the sixth year, both requests were agreed in principle and the youth workers would meet with the councils officers to discuss both requests in more details and the officers would report back to the council next month
Tickets are now available for a night of West End hits and popular choral music at Hendy church on Sunday September 23rd comencing at 6pm. Musical star Ben Evans, returns to his home village for this very special fund raising event. Ben made his West End debut aged nine as Gavroche in Les Misérables (Palace), playing the role again a year later and at the Royal Albert Hall at the tenth anniversary concert. He played Oliver Twist and The Artful Dodger in Oliver! (the only person to have achieved this double feat in the London Palladium) and toured in the NT's Honk! Ben's Television credits includes: Sam Hunt in the children's series Home Farm Twins, The Fast Show, Unseen Bean, Noel Edmonds' House Party, Casualty, Teachers, Waking the Dead and You Got Me. Ben also starred in the BBC Wales comedy series High Hopes. Joining him will be another local singer Lowri Mair together with the Waunarlwydd choir . Compere for the evening will be BBC news presenter Garry Owen. Tickets and more information from Nancy Walker 01792 882623. Don't miss it!
Hendy Carnival Committee
The committee met last week there was a discussion about the planning of the next big event which is the xmas lights parade, it was decided to invite the three local schools to design the poster for the event, the winning poster design would win a prize for the school, all the other usual planning of the event were also discussed and organised and updates would be reported on at the next meeting