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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Last chance to see the Vulcan aircraft flying

On Saturday Oct 10th the last air worthy Vulcan will fly over Hawarden and Broughton.

I remember seeing these once at an Airbus open day, the sound makes your internal fluids vibrate.

Times for flypast will be published here

Monday, September 28, 2015

Up S Creek

That's residents without wheels wanting to go to the doctors. Also from July council meeting.
Arriva (want /are going to) withdraw certain bus services

77. Transport – Bus Routes Both Cllr Walker and the Clerk have written to Arriva Cymru regarding No.3 Bus Service, to date no response has been received. Cllr Walker again raised his concern regarding the Sunday bus service. The first direct bus route on a Sunday into Penyffordd is 8pm from Mold and 9pm from Chester. With regard to residents attending the Medical Centre, the Council discussed WBCT (Welsh Boarder Community Transport) and the fact that they extremely busy. The Council requested the Clerk to contact WBCT to clarify the eligibility criteria and display this information for residents. IT WAS RESOLVED the Clerk will liaise with WBCT for the eligibility criteria and advertise this service on the website and post office.

Open Council Meetings

79. Open Meeting/Public Questions Cllr Williams brought to the table the option of having either an Open Meeting or Public Questions. The Council discussed a number of various options. IT WAS RESOLVED the Council will consider these options and this item will be included on September’s Agenda.

The above was in the July minutes. This indeed a good idea. Perhaps David, the council could go one step further and video meeting live and recorded on the council website. Instead of attending a two hour omnibus, one could sit in the comfort of one's own home sipping a glass of red. One could even fast forward to the more interesting bits.

A first for a Flintshire town or village council!

I should mention that currently anyone can attend a council meeting unless they are having a secret session. You are not allowed to speak or interrupt unless asked.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Penyffordd Councillor Mad Concepts

I was going to mention Penyffordd Council's final comments on Local Development Plan Pen041.
However the Penyffordd Community website is down.
Perhaps the silly background fir trees are being removed.....
I'll take a look later.


Its back up, fir trees are still there........................

This is the council's view (unratified I think) on Pen041
78. Single Site School
Following a meeting between Andy Roberts FCC with Cllrs Hinds and Williams it was established that Candidate Site PEN041 was actually incorrect and should not have 26 been put forward. 

The Council discussed this error and identified it was a mistake by the Community Council in supporting PEN041. 
The Council have now officially withdrawn their support. The Council still feel very strongly on a single site school and are in the process of arranging a mutually convenient date for a meeting between Ian Budd, Colin Everett, Andrew Farrow, Head Teacher and School Governor.

 IT WAS RESOLVED i. The Council have no ambitions on any land in the village to do with the Millstone, no ambitions to take over the Caravan Park, no ambitions in putting a single site school on the allotments or any other properties within the PEN041 boundary line. ii. The date of the meeting regarding Single Site School was agreed to be either 2 nd or 9th September or if needed the Council will hold a Special Meeting. 

Cllr Williams will confirm the date to the Council as soon as confirmation is received.


Monday, September 21, 2015

Penyffordd Crime Data

Minuted in the July meeting 2015 of Penyffordd Community Council.

81. Police Report As PCSO Mat Gordon was unable to attend the meeting he provided the following report to the Clerk.

20/6/2015 – ASB – verbal abuse given to a man after leaving the PYF carnival, turned out to be a long standing dispute. It is being dealt with.

21/06/2015 – ASB – Youths have thrown items at a window on Corwen Road.

27/06/2015 – Fire – Youths/Kids have been setting small fires in the grass near Emmanuel Church. Arson reduction team have been made aware and we are working toward an action plan, as there have been 3 similar incidents this month.

27/06/2015 – ASB – Park near Millstone, two younger children have been threatened by older children on the park.

27/06/2015 – ASB – Similar to above, kids using aerosol cans and lighters to set paper alight in the park.

06/07/2015 – ASB – Group of youths drinking alcohol near Towers Way. 
08/07/2015 – Bike stolen from a shed on Hazel Drive

13/07/2015 – As you will be aware, 3 reports of damage to sheds on the allotments. Drug Paraphernalia has also been found near the benches which were moved in the area – I have spoken with youths from the youth club and they are adamant that this is older youths who do not attend the club. I have added the info to our officer briefing sheet which is viewed every shift by every officer prior to going out. Hopefully this will get a few more to pop in and have a look, but with staffing levels very low at present this may not be too likely as we’re all being pulled from pillar to post at the moment. As you can see there has been a rise in the ASB in the area, specifically in the area of the park. I’m going to speak to the inspector once I return from annual leave and will see if we can have a curfew put on the area. We do normally have a rise at this time of year due to schools finishing.

Friday Night Late

Politicians - They all seem like game show hosts to me..................................................

At the end you have a choice...
I like 7 days.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Royal Nostalgia

Leanne Uttley, of Penyffordd, a pupil at Castell Alun School in Hope, was there for her ‘once in a lifetime chance’ to see the Queen.

Read further.

Congratulations to New School Governor Steve Vaughan

I understand Steve has been made a school governor. Well done Steve.
You're not standing for Council next year are you? :)

I also understand Steve is in charge of Health and Safety.

If this is true Steve has the wind somewhat against him.

In my opinion councillors are not happy with the school governors
Penyffordd Councillors as a group are laissez faire over village safety with regards traffic.
Some local hostelry patrons also can't see why they can't hammer up or down Chester Rd.
Never mind the kids they'll jump out the way.

A previous councillor who was a school governor fought me for years ( seven) over traffic calming. Wouldn't look at the FCC speed figures for Chester Rd a major route to school. Or didn't want to.
Tried to get the county council lawyers on to me.

My opinion is that traffic calming should be made more vigorous. This morning I saw overtaking on the big speed bumps between 8.30 and 9.00am. (school time) Traffic regularly does 40 mph over the bumps.
Traffic needs stopping at the first bump, its just a matter of increasing bump profile

A tough call Steve, I see no help from Penyfforrd Cllrs at all.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Penyffordd Spar doing their bit

The group, which was team-led by store manager Guy Coleman from Spar Penyffordd, was split into three teams: one team dismantled disused riding centre equipment, one cleared a picnic area for visitors to the centre and the other installed a fence to keep the horses in.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

The History of Penyffordd Tennis Club

It is good to see Penyffordd Tennis Club saving their history. I'm currently working on a questionaire to save a local history in another part of Flintshire because once this individual goes so does 80 years of history.!history/c22lx

Down Memory Lane

Friday, September 11, 2015

Recent House Sales

Sales recently added within 500m of CH4 0LSEdit location
6 Priory Close £175,000
Penyffordd, CH4 0JB 8th May 2015

Sales recently added within 500m of CH4 0LJEdit location
34 Coed Y Graig £205,000
Penymynydd, CH4 0XD 3rd July 2015

Sales recently added within 500m of CH4 0HPEdit location
6 Westfield Drive £129,950
Penyffordd, CH4 0HY 24th June 2015

5 Rhos Road £135,000
Penyffordd, CH4 0JR 1st May 2015

You can search all these sales totally free of charge by going

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

The country going mad.

"Email forwarded from Hawarden Council with a reply from SLCC advising the law in Wales now is the same as it used to be in England. Putting ‘prayers’ on the agenda of a Council Meeting and spending council time and money organising a religious event is now clearly unlawful in Wales."

exert from Penyffordd Community Council July meeting

Is this EU or UK led?

Friday, September 04, 2015

Tour of Britain Sunday Penyffordd Bypass 14.55 hours?

It's coming near Penyffordd. You may want to watch you may want to keep well out of the way. There will be plenty plenty traffic with temporary road blocks whilst riders go past.. It looks like its coming along Penyffordd Bypass, how it gets there from Buckley seems vague.
I'm sure it will be all sign posted.
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If you look at the above time table it suggests the A550 at 15.00 hours
The table says A5118. which would suggest Penymynydd roundabout turn right for bypass
Daily Post says

The riders are expected to reach the Flintshire border in Cadole at 2.30pm, travelling on the A5119 Ruthin Road into Mold with a sprint race finish on New Street near the Bethesda Chapel.

The race will then continue along New Street and then join the A541 Chester Road before taking the A549 Mold Road through Mynydd Isa into Buckley.

The race will continue through Buckley on the A549 on to Brook Street before taking the A550 on to Hope and leaving Flintshire on the A541 Wrexham Road at around 3pm.

There are numerous safe locations along the route to watch the race and large crowds are expected in Mold and Buckley and rolling road closures will be in operation along the route which may result in delays of approximately 15-20 minutes.

Please check as the above two routes seem different
further links

Here's the OS map who have something to do with the race. They want sacking. I'd do one on google maps but I'm not certain of the route.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Penyffordd Community Council September Agenda

1. Apologies
2. Declaration of Interest – Members Code of Conduct To receive any declarations of interest from Members.
3. Minutes of the meeting held on 15th July 2015 To receive the minutes and confirm as a correct record and then approve the Minutes.
4. Matters arising To review any matters arising from the last meeting.
5. Single Site School To discuss the ongoing concerns with the Chair of Governors.
6. Community Asset Transfers To review information received following the Expression of Interests made.
7. Millstone Playing Field To receive an update in respect of funding.
8. Transport – Bus Routes To discuss the No.3 Bus Route with regard to the Buckley Medical Practice and the removal/suspension of the X55.
9. HRC – Hope Recycle Centre To review the financial breakdown received from FCC.
10. Open Meeting/Public Questions To discuss this subject further and review the suggested formats.

11. Best Kept Communities Competition Results The Clerk will report the results to the Council.
12. Police Report PCSO Mat Gordon to provide a report.
13. Planning Applications To review and consider planning applications received. i. Ref: 054013. Belmor, Wrexham Road, Penyffordd – Creation of new vehicular access.
14. Notification of Planning Decision To note planning decisions made by Flintshire County Council. 15. Correspondence To acknowledge and note correspondence received
16. Any Other Business
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