Penrhos Village News

The Penrhos BIG BBQ on 3rd September

Penrhos village is hosting a BIG BBQ at Woodlands Farm Barns on Sunday, 3rd September from 12.30pm.

Tickets include BBQ food (locally sourced where possible, with meat from Neil James of Raglan) washed down with wine (probably not local), beer and soft drinks.

Musical diversion will be courtesy of the BBC radio and Edinburgh Fringe star Jo Stephenson performing her brilliant comedy ukulele songs (check her out on

There will be a kids entertainment barn, so parents can relax for a change, and the gardens at Woodlands Farm will open to view in their late summer splendour.

All four parishes, family and friends most welcome. This event is principally about community fun and any funds raised will be put towards a village defibrillator and repairing our church.

Tickets cost £15 each (under 10yrs free)

For tickets please speak with one of your village contacts Emma Manchand, Craig Loane, Pip Rumsey, Clare Adams, Teresa Cash or Mat Burhouse or call Emma on 01600 780174.

Posted on: Thursday, 20 July 2017

Llantilio village walk on Sunday 23rd July

On Sunday 23rd July there will be a Llantilio village walk starting at 2pm in the church car park.  All details are on the enclosed poster.


Posted on: Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Help improve the road layout on the A40 at Raglan to prevent further accidents

On June 20th 2017 a serious accident occurred after a driver pulled out of Groesenon Road (Frank Sutton Rd) to cross the A40 to Raglan and in to the path of a driver travelling at approximately 65mph along the dual carriageway towards the A449. Whilst the driver of the first vehicle was clearly at fault this type of incident is easily preventable with a changed road layout incorporating traffic lights or a roundabout.

Thankfully both drivers survived the collision due to the excellent safety features in each of their cars. Both spent time in hospital due to injuries sustained in the incident and this story could so easily have had a more sombre ending.

A petition has been started to call on the National Assembly for Wales to make an urgent review of the road layout in the interests of the many walkers, cyclists and drivers whose lives are put at risk by this junction each day.

5000 signatures are required, which is unfair for such a small community so as well as signing the petition yourself please ask your partners, parents, grandparents and everyone you know to sign!

Please click here to sign the petition

Or go to and search for A40

Posted on: Monday, 17 July 2017

Church Repairs

We have now completed the Bat Survey. There are bats in the Church and we will need a Licence from Natural Resources Wales to enable us to proceed with the Works.

NRW will not process our Application until we have a Faculty- Listed Building Consent for Churches- which is obtained from the Diocesan Office.

We have lodged our application for this and hope that it will be granted on 17 th. July.

To keep things moving we are now inviting tenders for the Contract to carry out the works.

The NRW may impose conditions which may restrict working periods and/ or specify additional work but hopefully this will not adversely affect the progress of the project.

We will keep you posted.

Posted on: Monday, 26 June 2017