Friday, July 20, 2018

Pontyclun's Summer of Festivals

As I write we are enjoying a sixth week of continuous sunshine – nothing like it since 1976! And Pontyclun knows how to celebrate the sun with a month of fetes and festivals already under our belt.

The Community Council organised its ‘Picnic in the Park’

Hundreds of Pontyclun people came together to share a cake and sandwich, to wang a wellie, compete in the silliest of walks and the strangest of runs, as well as throwing and catching eggs with the greatest of skill. Our local Macmillan Group were raising funds, our theatre group attracted new recruits and our Community Garden put on their best show of plants and vegetables as a means of attracting ever more volunteers. Sam Jones and Ollie Smith won the welly wanging with a series of Olympian welly throws.

Pontyclun Primary School organised its annual fete, also in Pontyclun Park, and it was another day of sunshine and smiles as hundreds of families shared each other’s company in support of their own school.

Pontyclun Football Club organised an enormous children’s football festival which attracted teams from far and wide – it put events in Russia into the shade

Our Welsh medium Primary School in Miskin, Ysgol Llantrisant, started off our sequence of summer festivals with their very successful fete at the Rugby Club’s Windsor Fields.

Let’s face it – Pontyclun does know how to party!
The fun will continue through August.

Rugby Club Festival
On 11 August there will be the Hole/Palk charity rugby game at the Rugby Club with stalls, a funfair, bars and music from midday on to the evening.

 Pontyclun’s Festival of Food and Drink
On the Bank Holiday weekend of Saturday 25 August to Monday 27 August Pontyclun will enjoy its first Festival of Food and Drink, organised by the Pipeworks. 

The Community Council will close the Car Park on Heol yr Orsaf. The Pipe Works will erect a Marquee. There will be food stalls from many of our favourite providers including Fulbrooks and Lisa’s Deli. There will be the widest range of beers and gins.  

You must not miss it. Be there!

Vegetable garden & Allotment Competition
Pontyclun Community Council are arranging a Best Vegetable Garden and Allotment competition this summer. 
This competition is open to all residents of Pontyclun, including Miskin and Groes Faen and aims to promote a sense of pride in their gardens/allotments. It does not matter how small or large your vegetable garden/plot/allotment is, or how young or old you are, just enter and show us your efforts.

  1. Best Vegetable garden / plot
  2. Best small Vegetable garden/plot (less than 2m sq)
  3. Best Allotment
  4. Best Children's vegetable garden/plot
  5. Most Bee friendly vegetable garden/allotment

Contact Pontyclun Community Council for a form 01443 238500 or go to Pontyclun net/ Community Council

Anrhydeddu Carole
Llongyfarchiadau I Carole Willis a gaiff ei derbyn yn aelod o’r Orsedd yn Eisdeffod Genedlaethol ym mis Awst.
We wish to congratulate Community Councillor Carole Willis who will become a member of the Gorsedd at this year’s National Eisteddfod for her work in supporting the Welsh language in our community. It is an honour for Carole and for Pontyclun.

Weekly Councillor Surgery
Margaret Griffiths and Paul Griffiths hold a weekly surgery each Tuesday from 9 am to 9.45 at Pontyclun Library to cover all issues relating to RCT Council and Pontyclun Community Council.

Cllr Paul Griffiths
Chair of Pontyclun Community Council
e.mail: chair
Tel.      01443 229301

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