Penrhos Village Association – Creating a greater sense of community

Penrhos is a very special place, but outside the good work of the church and its members there is no structure to voice the needs and concerns of the village. Do we need one? There appears to be an appetite for an association for this purpose, with enough locals expressing support to justify looking into it further.

Time to canvas opinion and, if you live in the village, to establish if you or a member of your household would be interested in getting involved with such an association, whether it be peripherally or by being on a committee of like minded individuals. The association would be an inclusive non-faith based organisation open to all within the village.

Our church is in the process of being restored. The restoration is largely being funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund. A condition of that funding is the church must be used for the wider good of the community and not exclusively for Christian worship. A village association could help deliver on that requirement and work with the church and the PCC.

A village association could operate as a single voice for the community. Whether it be for improving our lanes (those potholes!), our feeble Broadband (the Sunday evening go slow) or for arranging a get together within the village (we are somewhat scattered). Or anything else you want it to be.

Please come along to a meeting to discuss this if you would like to get involved or if you simply would like to support the idea of an association. The meeting will be held in the Pavilion at Woodlands Farm in the village starting at 7pm on Friday, 22 June 2018. The meeting will not last more that 90 minutes and, if you are not busy, please stay on after for a drink or two and some food – the village association’s first social event?

A note is being posted through every door in the village ahead of the meeting. Please do read it and, if you have time, come along to the meeting and stay on after for a drink.

A short, one page, constitution for a village association has been prepared for consideration and a draft is attached together with a draft agenda for the village meeting. These are only suggested drafts and can be added to or amended. They have been kept deliberately short.

Penrhos Village Association constitution draft (PDF)

Agenda for the Penrhos Village meeting on Friday, 22 June 2018 (PDF)

Thank you for your support.

Penrhos BBQ success

Despite the dreary weather on Sunday, the Penrhos BBQ was a great success. We had over 100 visitors, great food and drink, brilliant entertainment and lots of fun activities for kids.

A huge thank you to Craig and Charles for all of their hard work and providing the amazing venue, without which a BBQ on a rainy day would have been a very different proposition!

Thanks also to Jo Stephenson for her great performance and to Emma, Melissa, Clare, Teresa, Kevin, Gregory and everyone else who helped!

Naming ceremony for Monty and Hattie

On 25th June Heidi led a wonderful naming ceremony for Monty and Hattie Manchand.

It was a great fun ceremony with children in fancy dress, bubbles blowing in the churchyard and an eclectic selection of musical instruments to help lift the rafters during the songs! Emma and Kevin Manchand are extremely grateful to Heidi for leading this non traditional event and it was wonderful to have the church filled with such colour and noise.

A great time was had by all followed by tea at Woodlands Barns afterwards with scrummy sausage rolls and pasties courtesy of The Parsons Nose.

Thanks also to Charlie and Craig for the use of their wonderful party barns.