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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Dennis Parry of Penyffordd in The Leader


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Something to think about.........

Lisa's Kitchen - Fish and Rice

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Comment and analysis on Welsh social and political issues from a right of centre nationalist perspective. But all done in the best possible taste, and not without humour.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Wrestling to return to Penyffordd on Friday 18th January 2013

The Penyffordd British Legion did "turn away business" at the last event. So if you were disappointed last time you have another chance.

As Fred Pontin used to say " Book Early !"

I'll leave it to Saxman to fill in the details.


Sax Man26 Nov 2012 15:56:00

The wrestling was such a roaring success that Britannia Wrestling Promotions ( have been asked to return to Penyffordd Royal British Legion on Friday 18 January 2013.

Last time (October 2012) the show sold out within 20 minutes of the doors opening - we had to turn away around 30-40 people (sorry!) - however this is one of the smaller venues that Britannia Wrestling Promotions run shows at, so only 170 people are permitted entry.

To avoid disappointment next time around, we highly recommend that tickets are purchased in advance at Penyffordd Royal British Legion for just £5 each.

A whole array of British and International Superstars will be returning to Penyffordd for an even BIGGER night of family entertainment.

Head on over to for further details (follow the Events links)

Ticket info @

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Penyffordd Council Minutes

are now in the Penyffordd Post Office. Will the special meeting minutes for grants be available shortly with full details?

You vote for my favourite grant groups and I'll vote for yours.............

All agreed before the meeting?  I think so.

We shall see.

keywords: vindictive, small people, vested interests.

Dog's Toilet - It's War

Outside the alley way next to our house is a veritable paradise for one or three dog owners. The perfect place for their dog to excrete each day.

A trip down the alley way needs a pause at the end to dodge the dog muck.

Hopefully not for much longer. The grass is going to be removed and mild bleach put down.
Further along the deterrence pathway will be strong chilli pepper. Dogs of course are big sniffers.

Vested interest. We have two dogs.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mark Tami MP - In The House

speaker:Mark Tami : 1 Commons debate

Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill [Lords] (19 Nov 2012)
Mark Tami: Does the hon. Gentleman accept that it also happens the other
way? I have come across cases in which supermarkets have turned around
and said that they do not want an order any more at very short notice.
The supermarkets have the power to say to smaller suppliers, “Take
it or leave it, because we can go elsewhere and you cannot.”

speaker:Mark Tami : 1 Written Answer

Written Answers - Home Department: Imitation Firearms (19 Nov 2012)
Mark Tami: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how
many replica weapons were recovered by the police in each of the last
five years.



Friday, November 16, 2012

Dennis Parry in The Leader


I have a lot to thank Dennis for. He prevented a kangaroo court meeting against me for my opinions.

Or should I say Secret Penyffordd Community Council meeting.

Dennis is the sort of person needed to get to the facts of Bryn Estyn published.

Dennis says " “I don’t think the Waterhouse Inquiry went as far as it could have. I thought it was weak.
“It has certainly got a lot to answer for.”

The Establishment ( The Lords ) said yesterday the Waterhouse Enquiry was fine.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

North Wales Police Commissioner votes

are coming in very slow at Penymynydd.

I for one welcome the initiative. I am fed up with NWP doing what they like. The North Wales Police Authority as a critical friend was not to my liking.

Not liked here either
One of our famous Penyfforddians Dennis Parry mentioned in despatches.

Former White Lion Pub Site

The digger is where the entrance to the estate is going to be. I seem to remember a mini roundabout on the main road. This will slow down traffic for the junior school.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Penyffordd Health Care is the pits

Two visits to Mill Lane Practice in Buckley and still no prescription. This morning the place is carnage with large queues due to a new way of doing things.

The doctors there must be on £2000 a week, what a joke.

If you are in pain perhaps a visit to our healthcare at the Chemist?

Better still the minor issues unit at Emergency at the Maelor.

Anyone recommend a practice?


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Message for Nigel

Penyffordd Clerk to the Council

Hi Nigel

With regards the Penyffordd Community Council Grants Meeting held on the 31st Oct 2012. I would like to see a full view of what went on. Which organisations received money, which councillor voted for each organisation and who voted against the Penyffordd Wine Circle.

For example what I ask for above was not what went down in the minutes last year. Cllrs were not recorded as to their voting on individual organisations.

As Clerk you will of course want to portray an accurate view of the meeting I'm sure

You may wish to confer with Tom

Hope your cricket club got a grant lol !

Remembrance Sunday

Lest we forget.

Friday, November 09, 2012

PACA News as told by Cllr Cindy Hinds

Pen-y-ffordd Area Community Association - PACA have put in for funding for a scooter /skate area on the Millstone Playing field. This came about because two boys went to see Mrs Jess Thomas to see how they could go about fulfilling their wishes. Jess, the boys and two of their friends, parents of the boys and Sean Le Tissier, Chair of the Association, and myself went to see Mark Tami, M.P. and Carl Sargeant, A.M. at their surgery. This escalated in the boys getting a petition together and going back to the M.P.'s surgery to present the petition. PACA has now submitted a package to the Welsh Assembly Government for the funding (including the petitions from the boys and letters from both the M.P. and the A.M.). It was so good to see the enthusiasm these youngsters had. Any time now we should know whether we receive the funding or not.

Community Garden - The Community garden is looking better now after help from Bernard (Scout Leader) and Phil Lofthouse and all the residents who have allotments. A little more needs doing and the Association want it completed as soon as possible.

PACA is putting on a Christmas Fayre on the Red Lion Car Park on the 1st December starting at 11.30 am and finishing at 5 pm. All sorts of stalls, Father Christmas, Carol Singing etc. Please come out and support the Association as all the funds they raise are for facilities in the community. Unfortunately our Christmas Eve Carol Singing event will not be possible this year.

The above is from Cllr Cindy Hinds' Newsletter

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Penyffordd Community Council Communication update

Click to enlarge. This is the part of the council agenda for the meeting on Wednesday

Looks like Penyffordd Community Council can drag its feet till 2014 over an email address
Doesn't look like agendas and minutes are going to be published online

We will see.

I see we are going retro with regards communication to the village peasants.

How many councillors follow Cllr Tom Jones' view that residents should be given as little information as possible with it being as difficult as possible to contact the council?

David Price Funeral

Claire Booth Funeral

David has died

I know him only as David. He was 52 years of age. David was a town crier. Always smartly dressed. David strode around the village, his attire from a different century.
His death sudden as he was seen on the same day that he passed away.

Monday, November 05, 2012

Snow reaches North Wales

in the Daily Post.

Penyffordd Community Council Meeting

This coming Wednesday. All are welcome to attend but not allowed to speak. ( unless asked to do so).
A council website is on the agenda.

I've already mentioned that one can be set up for free. That agendas and minutes can be put on in about 2 minutes flat if supplied in digital format by Clerk Nigel's typist.

Will the council go the long route? Expensive and slow to add data?

Friday, November 02, 2012

Our man Tom collects a best kept community award

The full story in The Flintshire Chronicle. Cllr Tom Jones is second right to the fragrant Cllr Carolyn Thomas (Treuddyn), second to back row. In the back row  (next to the lift) is former Treuddyn Cllr Idris Jones.
Idris who is in his 80's remembers life in Treuddyn when times were hard. Council meetings were held in Welsh up unto 1989. Idris a lovely man always a story or twenty to tell about Nant y Ffrith. 

Penymynydd won a merit award for best kept village ( less than a 1000 residents)

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