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SUMMER PLAYSCHEMES 2016

This year’s playschemes will be held between Tuesday, 25th July and Friday, 19th  August 2016.  All primary school-aged children from within our community between the ages of 5 and 11 are cordially invited to participate.  Children must permanently live in the Penyrheol, Trecenydd or Energlyn ward to be eligible to attend either playscheme.

The Trecenydd playscheme will this year be held at Hendre Junior School

The Penyrheol playscheme will again be held at Cwm Ifor Primary School. 

Entry is free of charge so please encourage your children to attend the playschemes for an enjoyable social experience. However, though the Community Council is pleased to be of help to working parents, please note that this is a summer playscheme and not a child minding service and children must be picked up at the appropriate times.  The playscheme is not compulsory and as it is paid for by the Community Council, a decision is made every year as to whether or not to run the playscheme, so the situation could change at any time. 

The playschemes always prove popular and are well attended. The number of places are limited to 60 per scheme. Therefore allocation is on a first come, first served basis.

Registration will take place as follows (please take note of the different locations, dates and times of the registrations for both playschemes). 

VERY IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST REGISTER YOUR OWN CHILD/CHILDREN, AS A CONTRACT HAS GO BE SIGNED BY THE PARENT/GUARDIAN AND REGISTRATION CANNOT BE DONE BY FRIENDS ETC.

Penyrheol playscheme

Monday, 18th July 2016 at Penyrheol Community Centre

Doors open at 6.00 pm

(For children who live in the Penyrheol, Ty Isaf, Caledfryn, Pwllypant, Energlyn, Highfields, Chwarrel Park area)

Trecenydd playscheme     

Tuesday, 19th July 2016 at Hendre Junior School

Doors open at 5.00 pm

(For children who live in the Hendredenny, Trecenydd, Glenfields, Penrhos area)

 

Please note that Castle View is no longer within the Penyrheol Trecenydd Energlyn Ward.

 

Unfortunately it has been brought to our attention that some children only attend the playschemes on trip days.  If this is found to be the case the children concerned will be asked to leave the playschemes as this is not fair on the children who are on the waiting list and unable to attend due to limited numbers.

 

Please keep an eye on our website in case of any changes re : registration dates etc. 

 

Living in any area tends to revolve around the here and now for most of us.

However, Penyrheol, Trecenydd, Energlyn and their surrounding communities live in an area which has a deep history just below the surface.

It doesn’t take long to realise and achieve an understanding.  Observation and a question or two help explain what we see and experience day in and day out.

Let’s pause and think for a moment!

  • So where was the mill on Mill Road?
  • Did St Cenydd road lead to the monastery?
  • Where was “Graves Farm”?
  • Why was Groeswen chapel called the “Westminster Abbey of Wales”?
  • Where was the thatched building offering rest and recuperation?
  • Where was the mansion house at Energlyn?
  • Did the Beddau and Energlyn sidings help break the cargo record for a 12 month period at Aber junction?
  • Were there gypsies in the lane?
  • Where did a ”bridge builder between two worlds” congregate?
  • Why did Nant Yr Aber get called the “Blacker”, or “Black Brook” for many years?
  • Did Roman legionnaires once tramp up Heol Las, onto the common and on their way to the fort at Gelligaer, passing the protective Senghenydd Dyke on their route?
  • Who put the stream with all its trout that flowed from Cwm Ifor in a pipe?
  • Who may be buried at Beddau?
  • Did Lord Senghenydd once chase boars through the woods at Hendredenny?
  • Why did the Barry line cross below Trecenydd, on its high pillars and arches en route to Taffs Well and beyond?
  • Did Shirley Bassey really think the “Double Diamond Club” was forever?
  • Where did the Lapwings abound with marsh grass all around before Glenfields Estate sprung up with some surprise?
  • Who built and lived at Hendredenny’s fine hall?
  • What was the “Welsh Metals”, honed so precise just before Cwrt Rawlin hill?
  • Who was so inspired to give Penyrheol estate such special mention in its place names?
  • Who knows the tale of the Tir Bach Witch and does she still abound or hare about?
  • Where was the Green chapel shack, later just missed by a plane with a crash?
  • Where did the cattle cry loud and desperate before the final cut?
  • Who wielded the axe that put the station at Thomasville to the ash?
  • Why did the Penyrheol cemetery need a hasty increased requirement?
  • Where was the boast of the “longest bar in Wales”?
  • Where may you be found isolated at Energlyn?

Much much more can be found with just a little enquiry. So Penyrheol, Trecenydd, Energlyn and her communities not only hold a clear link to the past but provide a platform for our future.

Cllr Steve Skivens, Penyrheol, Trecenydd and Energlyn Community Council.

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