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Saturday, February 28, 2009

My Crime Reference Number Arrives

A few weeks late but....never mind. I think you should always report crime so that a true picture is built up. I had my windscreen and rear wipers broken off. Pretty effective especially when you go to get in the car and its raining. The previous weekend my doorlocks were damaged in a separate incident.
Whoever did this knows how to damage cars. Its targeted at me because of my stance on speeding cars passed the house which is in the middle of the village or my views on various councillors. Take your pick.
If there is a next time they will be on infra red video.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Police Forum Thoughts

Lisa went to the Neighbourhood Forum in the Penyffordd British Legion. Well worth going even if the meeting got a bit mobile. CBM Chris Pullen in charge. Present were County Councillor Cindy Hinds and Councillor Linda Vidamour. NOT PRESENT were all the other councillors.

The last neighbourhood forum before the local elections saw numerous councillors present.

Chris gave some good ways of dealing with issues, he is a good for the village community. Chris and myself do not however share mine and Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom's view on speeding through villages.

Also good for the village are Cindy and Linda.

If you want to find out what's going on in the village the forum is the place to go. Next door to me 2 laptops and a mobile phone have been stolen. This has resulted in a change of strategy with regards my back yard security.

Chief Constable Richard Brunstron definitely leaving

this year. So says our village CBM.

All change at The Red Lion

The current landlord of The Red Lion is moving lock stock and barrel to The Swan in Higher Kinnerton. He is taking all his staff with him.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Police Neighbourhood Forum

Tonight in the Penyffordd British Legion. Will speeding traffic be on the menu?
North Wales Police want Penyffordd Community Council to help pay for a cycle for CBM Chris Pullen.
Chris is over 6ft 4ins and about 16 stone. The cycle is a bad idea I think.
If NWP want a better street presence would it not be better for him to park his car ( wrong on that one, only has a vehicle if one is available in the fleet) and walk around? Chris also has a little office in The Spar. Although there will not be a list of times he will be there due to operational reasons.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Airbus to cut production

Today, Airbus said it was cutting production of its A320 family of planes, which includes the A318, A319, and A321, from 36 a month to 34 from October 2009.

Link Wales On Line

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Dobshill Speed Reduction Petition

This last week Cllr Cindy Hinds has spoke at Flintshire County Council in support of a reduction from 60mph to 30 mph. Cindy has supported Dobshill folk in their fight for a reduction in the speed limit for some time.

I myself feel communities should have far more say on local speed limits. In fact we should be able to adjust speed limits ourselves. Its like pulling teeth without anaesthetic dealing with Shire Hall. I have spoke to various residents throughout Flintshire on this matter they all have similar experiences. I know of places where people have been killed and they will still not see sense.

The Cure

Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body — the producers and consumers themselves.

Herbert Hoover

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

An email to Carl Sargeant AM - Speeding in Chester Rd. Penyffordd.

cc: Cllr Arnold Woolley ; Cllr David Williams ; Cllr Linda Vidamour ; Mark Stewart Airbus HR Director; Cllr Tony Sharps; Oldfield, Alun (A/Insp 1371) ; Evening Leader; Carl Langland ; Hugh Jones FCC Road Safety; Cllr Tom Jones ; Mark Isherwood AM; Cllr Cindy Hinds; Cllr Patrick Heesom; Geraint_Jones FCC Road Safety; Colin Everett Chief Executive Flintshire County Council; Arrive Alive.

Dear Carl,
Hope you are well
Emails have been a bit light but the problem still persists.
Rat runs each day, wholesale speeding by shift workers, holidaymakers and shoppers ripping through at the weekend.
One of the lesser known benefits of the credit crunch is that it has had a reasonable positive effect on speeding.
Less vehicles, less speeding.
We could of course get Hugh Jones ( Road Safety FCC) to do traffic measurements
to prove my theory but FCC are very shy on sharing the benefits
of technology, part of which I have paid for.

I hope the article in today's Daily Post is a sign that attitudes are changing.
We do however still have a councillor or two signed up to keep us as a trunk road.

Home Zones appear to be beyond their comprehension.
Perhaps I should have chosen a cul de sac 30 years ago?
Perhaps they will change their minds or retire?

regards Colin Hughes.

fighting to live in a village and not a short cut race track, we have a bypass!

ps Have Arrive Alive been disbanded? Haven't seen a van for a month or two.

20 mph progressing?

In The Daily Post

The report also recommends that the Welsh Assembly Government should review its policy on 20mph zones.

Children are by far the worst victims of urban road accidents. AMs want the government to look at the impact of schemes such as play or home zones in Northern Europe.

A high-quality driver education programme for schools should also be considered, the committee said.

Link The Daily Post

Monday, February 16, 2009

Penyffordd Community Council Circa ?

Councillors Top Row from the left. Tom Jones CBE, Joe Davies, Sam Shone, Stan Davies, an other.
Bottom row left to right. Margaret Jones, an other, Joe Bell, GNI Jones (Clerk to the Council), Edwina Davies.

an others to be accounted for.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Penyffordd Panto 2009

Photographs can be searched for and purchased here using the search words Penyffordd and Panto . The Evening Leader

Well done to those who organised the event and those who supported the panto.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Houses sold recently within 500 metres of Penyffordd Post Office

Sales recently added within 500 metres of CH4
• 15, Fammau View Drive, Penyffordd, CH4 0JQ - Sold for £120,000 on 28-11-2008

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Penyffordd Community Council February meeting tonight at 6.30 pm

In the Penyffordd Institute. Members of the public are welcome but cannot normally say anything.
Although you can always grab a councillor after.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

The Mold Riots 1869

The Leader have an article by Rob Bellis on the Mold Riots. Miners were that mad at a mines manager called Young who was lowering their wages that they marched him from Leeswood to Penyffordd Station where he was bundled on a train to Mold.

The resultant riot saw soldiers firing shots into a rioting crowd which claimed lives.

Link The Leader

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

A Country Walk in the Snow

Weather Outlook

Looks like S Wales, SW England, Ireland and Scotland are getting rain, sleet, hail and snow.
But not us.........for now. Bad weather is not reaching above Mid Wales.

Postscript. Looks like some on its way this afternoon.

The Bin Men play a fast one?

Flintshire County Council Refuse Department normally come by at lunch time. Today they are passed at 9.30am before Lisa has got the bags out. Must be part of the new landfill strategy.......................

Or are they coming back as everybody's bags are outside?

Postscript: Yes they do.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Its snowball time

Our village youth (about 15) ( 2nd Division in terms of being bad) have been outside the house for the last hour or two (It's 8 pm ish) . Cars and lorries are getting bombarded with snowballs. As are my windows and others in the row. Is it time to call the police?
With the roads being like they are snowball troubles must be a bit down the list.

The side roads are treacherous. Brain deads are coming down Penymynydd Rd and not stopping at the end. One idiot ended up in the front of a lorry on Chester Rd, good job the lorry could brake.

Cars are travelling too close. Its best to stay off the roads leave the idiots to it.

Lisa has to take the dogs for a walk so she has to pass the snowball mob. At the time they were bombarding some motorist going up Penymynydd Rd. They are not quite sure of straining bull terriers on leads. So Lisa is let off with only one snowball. They shout comments at Lisa which would suggest some of them were the youth who climbed on the Legion roof last year.
For people without a couple of savage dogs this group are intimidating.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Batten down the hatches global warming set to continue

Snow and freezing weather threaten to shut down Britain

Arctic blizzards are set to cause a national shutdown tomorrow as forecasters warn of the most widespread snowfall for almost 20 years.

Link The Sunday Telegraph

Sunday Walk

The dog has a fascination with horses if controlled he will lick a horse.

Mr Crocodile at Plas Uchaf Hall lying on top of the gargoyle wall.

Outside Llanfynydd a War Memorial

An old Lime Kiln near Bwlchgwyn near Werngate Farm.
The owner of farm was very friendly.
We talked about mining rights in the area. He directed us to the lime kiln.
Its nice to meet people who will give you the time of day. There are too many millions of social cripples in this world who have never been taught on how to socialise.

A gargoyle at Plas Uchaf Hall outside of Llanfynydd. There are about ten of them in the wall, a lovely house, the use of a stream through the property very imaginative.
That's an arm or a leg he or she is chewing!

Letter - Time to put communities before speeding motorists

Dear Leader
A letter for consideration.
Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom is to be congratulated for showing leadership with regards mounting traffic issues in North Wales. In particular his view on 20 mph zones in communities is most welcome. A sizeable element of the motoring public still
refuse to respect communities that they drive through thereby causing danger and unwanted noise pollution. It would be good if our
political leaders can take on board what the Chief Constable advocates and make our communities more safe and environmentally
regards Colin Hughes
Chester Rd Racetrack, Penyffordd.
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