Thank you to everyone who helped water the community orchard and create a new biodiversity area in Llangattock Recreation Ground yesterday. And thank you for Cllr Gail Jones for organising it. These initiatives are part of our commitment to improve the Recreation Ground for creatures as well as humans. We agreed to do this as part of the grant funding for the new accessible path. Funding for that is from the Landfill Disposals Community Grant Scheme, because Llangattock is on the route to a waste disposal depot. The Council will be choosing the contractor to build the path on the 23rd of August.

It's Green Man next week, so lots of visitors. Here are the details of the road closures and diversions.

 

 

We respectfully ask residents not to light BBQs in Llangattock Recreation Ground.  The grass and surrounding woodland is tinder dry and there is a significant risk of fire.  We also ask everyone who brings a picnic to take their litter home with them

The Llangattock Village Gardening Club will be filling flower troughs around the toilets at the Recreation Ground on Monday August 8th. Join in for company, for gardening and for cake!  No experience is necessary, just a smile.

 

 

Please see below for advance warning of the closure of Hillside Road, up to the Darren, marked in red on this map.

We are seeking a contractor to build the new accessible path around Llangattock Recreation Ground.  The Community Council has tonight published a tender for the work, funded by the Landfill Communities Tax Grant Scheme.  The path will be approx 507sqm and will make available areas of the park previously inaccessible to people in wheelchairs, mobility scooters and buggies.  The complete tender pack is available from the Clerk at Llangattockcc@gmail.com. Please pass this on to any builders who might be interested.

Please look after your neighbours during the summer heatwave.  Click on this link for useful information.

 

 

This is what Llangattock looks like early on a July morning.  Stunning photos by Llangynidr resident Steve Thomas, who took them from a paramotor (a paraglider with a motor).  Thanks to him for letting us use them.  Click on a thumbnail to view full size.

Here is the latest newsletter from Llangattock Village Society.  They are independent of the Council and work to promote the village.  You can see the newsletter online at llangattock.blogspot.com

We are delighted to have secured funding for new audio-visual equipment for Llangattock Village Hall. A new PA system, complete with microphones and speakers, was installed this week, along with video conferencing equipment and a projector. The project was a joint venture between the community council and the Llangattock Hall Management Committee (HMC), a separate charity which runs the community hall, and the Welsh Government Arwain grant fund administered by Powys County Council. The videoconferencing equipment will allow organisations like Community Council to hold hybrid meetings where people can join in person or remotely. And all the equipment will be available for use by the community. All bookings will be administered by the HMC as the equipment is secured when not in use. If you want to book the hall, it is available outside school hours, so weekdays from 5pm, all day on Saturday and Sunday and whenever the school is closed for holidays. Contact details for the hall can be found on this link. Find-a-village-hall

The new speaker system being installed.

Richard Jones, Chair of Llangattock Community Council and Bob Spiers, Chair of the Llangattock Community Hall Management Committee with some of the new microphones.

Richard and Bob with @IwanHancock from local IT firm @dynit.co.uk

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Please contac the Clerk on llangattockcc@gmail.com or 01873 598067 for more information.

What a fabulous day. The rain came but it definitely did not stop play! Thank you to the Llangattock Village Society, The Horse Shoe Inn, The Vine Tree, Jam Welsh, the Ukele Band, Julie Cashell and all the councillors and volunteers who got involved. Also, thank you to the community for turning up and braving the weather.

 

The accessible toilet pod in Llangattock Recreation Ground is finished, just in time for the Jubilee weekend. This has been a difficult project, beset by supply challenges, so our thanks go out to Llangattock Community Council Chair, Richard Jones and Llangattock contractors Land & Stone for their dogged determination to get it done. The pod, which was funded by the National Lottery, is fully wheelchair accessible and has baby changing facilities. The old metal gates from the vehicular entrance to the path have been re-used to provide a storage area. The toilets are opened and closed by a team of volunteers on a rota - and we need some more. If you can spare a few minutes a week to care for this important community resource, please get in touch.

Are you ready for the Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend?  Here's what's happening in Llangattock.  The village society have organised two events:

  1. Next Thursday at the Rectory Hotel with a firepit beacon lighting, Rhymney Male Voice Choir, music and entertainments.
  2. Next Sunday, a Party at the Park, with bring your own picnic or Jamaican street food to buy, platinum pudding bar and music.

These events have been organised with help from The Rectory Hotel, The Horse Shoe Pub, The Vine Tree. Please join in and make these great community events.

 

The Crickhowell and District Civic Society are looking for skaters to come and join them on the 4th & 5th June at the Bridge end car park in Crickhowell for a tester session.

Please see the attached poster for information.

 

Little Sparks Pre-school at Llangattock school still has places for September for children aged 3+. Please use the email on the poster to apply for places.

What will the new accessible path in Llangattock Recreation Ground look like, how will it perform, how long will it last, will its construction meet our environmental targets, can we afford to gte all the way round in one go? These are some of the questions being tackled by Councillors who are making site visits to assess the performance of different materials. You can help us decide by filling out our survey - please click on this link, it should only take about 2 minutes to do.

Llangattock Village Society is organising events for the village to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in June.  Please get involved, come along and make it a moment to celebrate together.

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