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Saturday, December 31, 2016

A Belated Happy Xmas and all the best for the New Year

From me Colin.

2016 was a hell of year, but not for some.....

Village data on the village survey due out soon.

Challenges for Penyffordd District for 2017 and beyond.
To keep our area a village rather than an urban sprawl.



Saturday, December 24, 2016

Well Done North Wales Police ! Stolen goods recovered



Mavis Evans says on Facebook "Thought you'd like to know that all of the Christmas presents stolen from one car have now been returned to their rightful owner, so there'll be happy children this Christmas"

Friday, December 23, 2016

Local Crime News Update

One of the crims caught, some items recovered. Good work NWP. Can we have him locked up till his court case?

Thursday, December 22, 2016

More Break ins of cars last night

On Social media
50 presents stolen.
At least 2 breakins last night
Used credit cards in Tesco's and Mcdonalds in Broughton
Police have good images on CCTV but will not release them........
Also know what car they are driving.
Something to do with what happens if they're caught and court appearance?
Human rights? They don't have any...........IMHO

Better not try our car, Charlie will sort them.
That is unless they're carrying chocolate or a lump of steak.....................

As pointed out on Facebook, if they can show alleged criminals on Crimewatch
why can't they release faces and car details to the local papers?

Monday, December 19, 2016

Mass Car Break In's on an Industrial Scale

Loads of cars broke into last night. Locked cars had their systems bypassed. Reported on Facebook.
Some people had left credit cards in their cars.

Quote -  PS 1337 Mavis Evans NWP

Hi residents of Penyffordd/Penymynydd just to keep you the loop when I left work tonight we had received reports of 13 vehicles that had been entered overnight. These cars had been parked at various addresses around Penyffordd and Penymynydd. Some vehicles were left open but some vehicles were locked and they had been entered by means unknown.
We have also had a report from a member of the public who's car wasn't entered. He has cctv and he has checked his camera and a male can be seen on his driveway at 2 am and the male was clearly looking into his car. That male has dropped some items which we have seized for forensic examination.
Some bank cards had also been stolen and have been used, enquiries are being made with banks to get the full locations so that we can get CCTV from the stores in order to catch these badies.
Please can I make an appeal that if you live in the affected areas or in any of the surrounding streets and you have CCTV then this is checked for during the night. I'm guessing that they were around for some time and they were using a car.
There will be extra patrols in the area but if you have any concerns don't hesitate to phone 101 or if you need an immediate response 999

Further
http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/170383/thieves-target-nearly-a-dozen-vehicles-in-penymynydd-and-penyffordd.aspx



Chester Rd has reverted into a trunk road

postscript: Deeside.com do it better ....http://www.deeside.com/temporary-traffic-lights-cause-chaos-penymynydd-roundabout/

Big increase in traffic yesterday and this morning. Locals on Facebook say there are 4 way traffic lights on Penymynydd roundabout. duh!

I estimate we're seeing over 20 cars a minute and its not even a school day which vastly increases traffic.

How long are the traffic lights at Penymynydd roundabout going to be there?
Will vehicle users develop bad habits and use the village as a short cut in future?

Traffic Levels - Red stuff means stop I think. You can see the orange levels on Chester Rd.
Green marker is Lisa on the A55 at 9.15am not the time as marked on screen shot.


Click image to enlarge.

postscript: Where does traffic data come from? Been scratching my head over this. Some of it comes from your mobile.

When you choose to enable Google Maps with My Location, your phone sends anonymous bits of data back to Google describing how fast you're moving. When we combine your speed with the speed of other phones on the road, across thousands of phones moving around a city at any given time, we can get a pretty good picture of live traffic conditions. We continuously combine this data and send it back to you for free in the Google Maps traffic layers. It takes almost zero effort on your part — just turn on Google Maps for mobile before starting your car — and the more people that participate, the better the resulting traffic reports get for everybody.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

A55 Broughton turned into a carpark yesterday

Motorists stuck for hours yesterday teatime onwards due to a multiple crash. Cars had to turn around and get off at the previous junction ( under police direction) as both carriageways were shut.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Penyffordd Council Noticeboard not updated for 4 months...........

Those without internet up "s" creek on council activities.
Cllr Cindy Hinds' newsletter being the exception.

I'm under the impression the keys are lost for the notice board.
Has this happened on purpose?

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

A Roman Fort to be built at Hope

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/plans-flintshire-theme-park-roman-12321982

It would be fair to say the Romans did not treat the Welsh very well. A few must be turning  in their graves.

A bit like building something to honour  the enemy of World War II ?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wales_in_the_Roman_era

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Some Words about the WAG

http://heatst.com/world/this-is-no-time-to-bloat-welsh-politics-even-more/

Bonfire Night Revisited

Just had a look through County Councillor Cindy Hinds' news letter. As mentioned by Cindy there was an awful lot of green garden waste.

Volunteers were burning off excess material before the bonfire and the day after Sunday. One house on Chester Rd was subject to a 2 day barrage of toxic smoke. Lots of the garden waste was from Landscape companies. One client who got turned away was trying to dump a cooker, metal gate and washing machine........

Next year there is going to be a system to control "contributions" for the bonfire. This will be challenging with the road next to the institute field handy for throwing over contributions........

Friday, December 02, 2016

Good News for Chester Rd and Penymynydd Rd

The new single primary school is to be built at Abbott's Lane. Construction planned to start Jan 2018.
Less traffic and less speeding parents entering Penymynydd Rd on 2 wheels. I nearly got "took out" by a parent mounting the path outside the school the other day.

Less traffic first thing. Just speeding cars and through lorries to be dealt with. The Rat Run.

Fiercer bumps perhaps for the  4 x 4 's. Through traffic banned from village. Lorries banned from the village. After all we have a bypass.


Monday, November 21, 2016

Lorries and Penyffordd village

Why do we have lorries coming through the village if we have a bypass?  I've previously queried why lorries need to come through the village to no avail.

Here's some residents in Rhyl who are fed up with lorries and a rat run. We in Chester Rd, Penyffordd have a similar issue if not quite as bad. Our's polarized to early morning and teatime.

Why can't we have " except for access" ?

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/rhyl-residents-plead-motorists-stop-12207660




Friday, November 18, 2016

Skips News

After Flintshire County Council backing down over closing recycling centres ( pressure from WAG to cut down on recycling centres) I hear Buckley recycling is to be closed for about 2 months next January February 2017 whilst modifications are made to upgrade centre.

Flintshire not getting its proper share of Welsh funding


Interesting session on the continuous austerity faced by Flintshire County Council at Broughton library this evening. Despite being the 6th/22 largest county in Wales, Flintshire is 19th in reciept of funding capita per head of population. Newport for example is similar to Flintshire in terms of population but last year received £29million more pounds in funding. Furthermore, we pay more business rates and tax as a county and get nowhere near as much money as this back.
After cutting back as much as it can (e.g. reducing senior management posts and support by nearly 50%, middle management posts by around 25% and admin/clerical staff by 40%, sharing buildings and services with other authorities), the council is currently making a case to have its funding increased in the coming year.

postscript: In the comments below in reply to Cllr David Walker's comments I mention the North / South Wales divide.
This is what Google tells me:-

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/north-wales-been-shortchanged-millions-10489132

http://outlawjimmy.com/uk/the-northsouth-divide/

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Another day another lorry hits Penyffordd railway bridge

The Daily Post reports that a lorry hit the above bridge at 8.50 am this morning. This usually means cessation of trains between Bidston and Wrexham whilst safety work is carried out.

Perhaps some investment in extra signage, etc. Don't use GPS, my self I'm a Google streets person if I don't know where I'm going, saying that it must use GPS.

Do lorry drivers use GPS? If so are low bridges indicated?

Many of them have tracking systems so it can be seen when they are speeding.


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

Effluent tanks up the Vounog have gone.

Penyffordd was being used as a base to keep effluent for spraying on the fields somewhere north of the village. ie. Broughton

Why not have effluent holding tanks at Broughton?  :)
Then they wouldn't need to come through the village.

They're digging up the swings

next to the Millstone.
Big job broke out.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Remembrance Sunday at Penyffordd district.

Penyffordd residents remembering those who died in the wars. A very good turnout for the procession through the village. It would appear we could not get Buckley Band as part of the procession. Well done to Paul Blackwell and mate who fixed loud speakers to their van together with the appropriate band music played through the loud speakers leading the procession. Cllrs Cindy Hinds, David Williams and John Martin amongst those in the procession.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Your chance to have a say in the future of Penyffordd, Penymynydd, Dobshill

Below is a link to a questionnaire asking you ( a resident of Penyffordd ward ) to have your say on the future of our community. As far as I am aware its open to all family members.

For efficiency purposes its best if the online questionnaire is used. You will however be receiving a copy of the questionnaire through your letter box in the next week.


http://www.penyfforddcommunity.org/questionnaire-1

Excerpts below.

What is the Questionnaire  for?

This questionnaire has been prepared by volunteers from the village together with the Community Council. Everyone in the village needs to speak up to help to influence how the village will change over the next 15 years.

The worst case scenario could see over 750 extra houses in the village by 2030.
Flintshire County Council are preparing a Local Development Plan (LDP) which defines how the towns and villages in the County will grow between now and 2030. It will decide:

- how many houses are needed in the County
- how those houses will be distributed around the towns and villages across the County
- which plots of land will be available for building in each settlement
- policies which will instruct planners and developers in the way developments are built
As part of the process Flintshire C.C. are consulting with people to get their opinions about the proposals. We will let you know when each of these consultations are ready to be answered.
At the same time as Flintshire’s LDP, we are preparing a Community Development Plan (CDP) which
contains details of how our villagers want Penyffordd/Penymynydd/Dobshill to look in 2030. This CDP
will tell planners, developers and other stakeholders what is important to our community.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Recent House Sales


15, Hawarden Road, CH4 0JD

£167,950

19 Aug 2016

2 bed terraced
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27, Vounog Hill, CH4 0EY

£125,000

09 Sep 2016

2 bed semi-D
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2, Priory Close, CH4 0JB

£175,000

31 Aug 2016

3 bed detached
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98, Vounog Hill, CH4 0EZ

£255,000

29 Jul 2016

4 bed semi-D
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29, Min Y Ddol, CH4 0EB

£147,142

22 Aug 2016

2 bed terraced




Saturday, November 05, 2016

Bonfire Night

Doing turn way business. Queue to get in is 3 wide, 200 yards long. Half way up Chester Rd. Never seen so many people. Bonfire appears to have been kept to a certain size. We've had a mini bonfire this afternoon burning off the surplus.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

A New Community Council Notice Board

is to be sited at the entrance to the Well House estate next to the post box. David informs me. Notice boards are a necessary lifeline for those who haven't got internet. Not sure if the one outside the old post office is up to date. There was an issue with the keys.........

Saturday, October 29, 2016

A Big Smell coming to Penyffordd?


If we return to standard wind patterns I won't be smelling it at my house. These tanks are filled with "effluent" , the tanks shown at the top of the Vounog on the left. The effluent is sprayed on the fields.

Various substances are used. Some of them highly unpleasant, smells like dead animals. Not sure air borne particles from these operations are good for health.

Not a million miles from David's house......

If you see any of this crap in water courses, clue dead fish, take photos and contact Cllr Cindy Hinds or Cllr David Williams.

It's  against the law.

postscript: http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/126820/stench-from-fields-near-sealand-is-making-us-ill.aspx

Bed time reading or maybe not..... http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1001&context=manuals
Extract: ( it's to do with workers who work in sewage farms )
7. Are workers exposed to diseases by inhalation? Inhalation itself may lead to a respiratory infection or the respiratory mucous laden with trapped pathogens may be swallowed so that the infection actually occurs in the digestive tract. Aerosols might contaminate food or water and lead infection in the digestive system. Organisms which can infect the lungs include Mycobacterium tuberculosis and some of the enteric viruses. It is difficult to study health effects from aerosols since the treatment plant is located within the area it serves: the ultimate sources of the pathogens in the aerosol are infected individuals in the service area. It is difficult to determine if the route of transmission for a disease was wastewater contact or contact with other people.

The amount and survival of microorganisms in wastewater aerosols depends upon the amount of the organism in the wastewater, aeration basin, or sludge; the amount of material aerosolized; what happens to the aerosol while in the air (such as drying of moisture or impact with a surface); and the die-off of the organisms with distance in the downwind direction. Even when these circumstances are known, interpreting the health risk from the information is difficult since it is necessary to consider what is the quantity of a particular pathogen required to start an infection in people. Bacteria and viruses are not necessarily evenly distributed throughout a liquid, but can concentrate in the in the surface microlayer. This affects how many organisms can be put into the air.

During aeration, when air bubbles break at the air-water interface, microorganisms are ejected into the atmosphere. The bacterial concentration in the ejected drops from bubbles may, depending upon the drop size, be from 1 to 1000 times that of the water from which the bubbles burst. Wind is the most important environmental factor that determines the aerosol spread of the pathogens. When in an aerosol, the survival of the organisms depends upon relative humidity, temperature and sunlight. These factors cause a die-off of microorganisms: the indicator organisms appear to be affected by this shock of aerosolization than are the pathogens, (Pseudomonas, Streptococcus, Clostridium perfringens, Mycobacterium, and enteric viruses.

Typically, indicator organisms are used to indicate the possible presence of associated pathogenic bacteria and human viruses because the pathogens are difficult to assay and seldom occur at readily detectable concentrations. Studies have shown that there can be a very poor correlation between pathogens and indicator organisms. Also, changes in indicator organisms may not relate to changes in pathogen concentrations. Fecal streptococcus may be a better indicator for aerosolized wastewater. The measure of the spread of pathogens by aerosols can be done rapidly and inexpensively by monitoring cyanophages, viruses that attack the blue-green bacteria (cyanobacteria).

The LLP-cyanophages are not fecal organisms but may be good indicators of water pollution since they appear in polluted water when pathogens are present, survive longer than pathogens (more resistant to chlorination than coliforms), and are detected by a simple test. Diffused aeration activated sludge causes little aerosol release of cyanophages in comparison to the mechanical aeration. A trickling filter also produces aerosols while the filter is in operation; the more filters a plant has, the higher the bacterial content of the air downwind of the filter. A study showed that both coliform bacteria and total organisms are higher in the air at night than during the day, showing the effect on bacterial death. Higher airborne levels of organisms were present when the relative humidity was above 35% or during high wind speeds.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Penyffordd Bonfire Night

The Daily Post says

Penyffordd & Penymyndd: Bonfire and Fireworks display at the War Memorial Institute, Penymyndd Road. Saturday November 5. Gates open at 6.30pm. Price Adults £2, children £1. All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the Institute.

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/family-kids-news/fireworks-events-around-north-wales-12017796

Gosafe want to know.

I think we should have them in the village
Morning rat run Chester Rd for starters.

Take the time to take part in their questionaire, it only takes a few minutes.

http://www.wrexham.com/news/gosafe-speed-camera-partnership-wants-to-know-what-you-think-121711.html

OAP gets knocked down outside the Spar

There's this sprightly OAP  I see about the village. Recently I've seen him limping, looking the worse for wear. I'm suspecting he has something I don't want to know about.

Anyway he got knocked down on the Spar car park by a reversing vehicle. Vehicle owner said it was his own fault for being on the car park.

Given such an attitude I would be asking for his insurance company. Noting car reg details and reporting him to NWP.

Of course when you get knocked down, the shock etc. kicks in.

I have an acquaintance who reversed into two girls. He ended up before a magistrate.......

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Great British Bake Off comes to Penyffordd.

I think minus Paul Hollywood.

The event was organised by the committee at the toddler group, Lynn Jones, Caroline Thompson, Ceri Moore, Laura Goble, Ruth Fletcher, Helen Ing, Laura Weller and Alexandra Trevor.

The junior winner was Ffion Brown, aged four, second was Henry Moore and third was Jack Mullin. The winner for the adult category was Jenny Russell, second was Jane Curtis and Julie Brown came third.
http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/168288/former-bake-off-contestant-steps-in-to-judge-fundraising-contest-in-penyffordd.aspx

Penyffordd Pedestrian Safety

Someone put the following comment on my blog.

"Too many motorist parking on footpaths and pavements in Penyffordd. This makes a hazard for pedestrians and mums with prams. A bad habit that should not be tolerated by the police. "

Thank you for posting this, an important point especially around schools and the Spar.
NWP aren't interested in such minutae and are no longer responsible for enforcement. It will take pedestrian injury reported in the local media to get any action. Flintshire County Council are now responsible for such misdemeanors.

If you contact County Councillors Cindy Hinds and David Williams they will alert the appropriate dept within FCC.

As people know I live on the corner of Penymynydd Rd. We have a large pavement which is occasionally used for parking. Last year on a Sunday morning when the All Day Breakfast was taking place someone got booked for parking on said pavement at 11 am.
Motorists have also been booked for parking on double yellows near by.

Enforcement seems peace meal to non existent at the moment.
We won't talk about the cretin who blocked my drive for 15 hours............ Had to get NWP on that one. NWP did very well on that.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

BT Hub 5 Wifi EMF Microwave radiation alert.

We have BT Infinity. The box is in my office. I don't like sitting in wifi all day because its bad for you.
So I turn it off.

Funny how even though I turn it off it still works on Lisa's ipad.

Been scratching my head about this for a while. Thought Lisa might have been using next door.
But she isn't, she's using ours even though it says its switched off.

There's a second wifi signal that gives everyone free wifi. So I'm still bathing in electromagnetic radiation.
Bastard BT.

I'm reading that below which I hope will show me how to switch off the second. I suppose I could always surround it with a Faraday cage otherwise known as tin foil...................

http://www.michellesblog.co.uk/are-you-hosting-a-bt-hot-spot/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTOj0BkIqv8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8MkqzQBlto

http://educate-yourself.org/cn/microwaveshielding09jan12.shtml

postscript. Getting BT to turn off your wifi may prevent you using your wifi devices elsewhere. ie your mobile phone.

postscript: BT Wifi / Internet box now in old shoe box lined with multiple layers of aluminium baking foil.  Lid to be taken off when wifi is needed which is 5 minutes a day.
It works Lisa's portable devices can't get signal. We'll be staying with network cable.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Local Communities are organising themselves

Gone are the days when communities voted in  community councils then just left them to it. Hope, Caergwrle and Abermoddu have organised an action group just as Penyffordd, Penymynydd and Dobshill have.

Not sure if you can see the link below if your not on Facebook. If not its well worth joining, its quite easy to just put a few vague details down to join.

https://www.facebook.com/caergwrleactiongroup/#

Power to the People !

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A Welsh Assembly Government Act to help Penyffordd district

http://thewaleswewant.co.uk/about/well-being-future-generations-wales-act-2015

Penyffordd Penyffordd Community Group meet Senior Flintshire County Council Planning Officers

This week the above group met with senior planners to discuss development within Penyffordd district. A presentation was shown to the planners. Views and fears were communicated with regards over development of the village. The meeting a very important stepping stone.

Shortly all Penyffordd district will be receiving an anonymous questionaire asking them about many facets of village life, current and for the future.

I encourage you to take the time to look through the document, complete and return it to one of the designated drop off points.

A Saturday Morning Meeting is planned in The Institute shortly where residents can raise objections and exchange points of view.

Also further meetings are planned to take place in the British Legion in the near future.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Recent House Sales

5, Allerton Close, CH4 0NJ

£165,000

12 Jul 2016

3 bed detached


6, Rhos Road, CH4 0JR

£150,000

11 Aug 2016

2 bed semi-D


2, Abbotts Lane, CH4 0HW

£180,000

08 Jul 2016

3 bed semi-D


23, Min Y Ddol, CH4 0EB

£138,000

13 May 2016

2 bed terraced

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Utility Water Pressure in Penyffordd district.

I was among'st a group the other night when water pressure was mentioned. I live in an old property with lead pipes, shared pipes so I expect low water pressure. Recent maintenance work by utilities has seen an improvement.

I didn't realise that water pressure is an issue on relatively new estates. It seems to be partly time related. ie. when everyone gets up in the morning water pressure decreases.

We still have one of those outdated cold water header tanks in the loft. So we can maintain a certain pressure. Modern water systems are not the same. How can it be that in a modern built house when someone uses the toilet that pressure decreases and someone in the shower suffers a drop in water pressure, the shower stopping due to low water pressure.

Cue google for Utility obligations. Post script to be added.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Penyffordd Councillor Email Addresses

It wasn't so long ago that only David, Cindy and Linda had email addresses. " Others" used to keep them hidden. Now things have changed.

Cllr Edwina Davies and Cllr Stan Davies
edwinadavies@googlemail.com

Cllr Clive Weed
barcud211@gmail.com

Cllr Linda Vidamour
linvidamour@btinternet.com

Cllr Helen Jones
helen-e-jones01@hotmail.co.uk

Cllr Jeff Priddin
priddinjeff@gmail.com     edited
Cllr David Williams
dwillderw@yahoo.co.uk

Cllr Cindy Hinds
cindy.r.dennis@gmail.com

Cllr David Walker
dmcwalker22@gmail.com

Cllr Margaret Jones
E: margtec@yahoo.co.uk

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Penymynydd Roman Road



Constructed Circa AD 70
All roads were constructed outward I presume from Deva which is Chester.

Taken from Roman Roads of North East and Cheshire
by RJA Dutton

Planning Objections need to be in by Friday against power supply near railway station

Objections to the plan to install 24x shipping container sized batteries next to the railway station in Penyffordd must be in by this Friday 23rd Sept.

You can read more about the application - with pictures - and some of the policies you can refer to when you object - on the Community Plan website:http://www.penyfforddcommunity.org/dyke-farm/

File your objection at Flintshire Planning here:

https://digital.flintshire.gov.uk/FCC_Planning/Home/Details…

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Penyffordd district under attack on all sides.

The following is in the planning at the moment.

1. 40 houses Rhos Rd passed for development
2. An energy storage system Dyke Farm
3. 192 new houses for Chester Rd
4. Warren Hall

Penyffordd Community Council have arranged a special meeting tomorrow night.

Penyffordd and Penymynydd Community Group have been invited to participate.

Some of the above is on the agenda.

http://www.penyfforddcommunity.org/

Friday, September 16, 2016

A Rant from Cllr David Williams in emails

Thursday night? Must be Red Lion night.  :)

Perhaps try  this below David?

https://www.gosober.org.uk/?utm_source=paid&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=gosober-ayima

Perhaps try this test David as well?

http://psychologytoday.tests.psychtests.com/take_test.php?idRegTest=1298

A Brief History of Dobshill

Dobshill - Dawbes Hill 1615, Dobs Hill 1785

Today Dobshill refers to the cross-roads where the road from Buckley crosses the road from Hawarden to Wrexham. But the hill called Dobshill is actually to the east of the cross-roads. Dawb or Dob or the surname Dobs is a common enough name that appears in Parish Registers.

Despite that we nothing about the particular man who gave his name to the hill.

Hywel Wyn Owen  1995

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Anyone know anything more?


http://www.localbygones.co.uk/category/archive,t113.htm

http://www.britishplacenames.co.uk/sj3063-dobs-hill-flintshire

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Horses_at_Dobshill,_Flintshire_-_DSCF1284.JPG

http://www.geograph.org.uk/of/dobshill+flintshire

Monday, September 12, 2016

More Taxes coming to you courtesy of the Welsh Assembly Government?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-37307106

More Developments Planned

National Grid ( I think) want to develop a power supply structure near Penyffordd Train Station. The development will house batteries in about 40 shipping containers. A planning application has been submitted to Flintshire County Council. The area to be developed is over 770 sq yds in area. Its proposed position is the other side of the railway from Penyfford village.

https://digital.flintshire.gov.uk/FCC_Planning/Home/Details?refno=055878


Wednesday, September 07, 2016

A55 Traffic Cams

http://www.tindish.com/cams/a55/

Mobile Phone 4G O2 bottom of Penymynydd Rd/ Chester Rd now functioning

I noticed the other day I get 4G in the garden and some parts of the house. This new for us.

Wifi in our house is in my office. I've turned ours off as its situated in my office. Its akin to sitting in microwave cooker. ( well slightly)

Radio frequency affects humans at a cellular level, its not good for you. ie carrying your phone around all day in your pocket.

In USA technicians have to work on micro wave equipment which is turned on. The rates of leukemia and other cancers in these technicians is rising

Google Dr Jack Kruse and mobile phones for proof. He usually quotes scientific research. He has a Facebook page. He's well off the planet !

I'm trying to get Lisa to distance herself from her iphone when possible. Managed to persuade her not to keep it under her pillow at night !

New iphones deal with 5 times as much radio frequency............. not good.

Friday, September 02, 2016

Owl Watch Team were in Penyffordd

OWL watch team will be Penyffordd Community Centre 1-3pm Friday 2nd holding a neighbourhood crime prevention pop up, crime buster tomboys, safety out and about, summertime crime, safety of your property. North Wales Police will be bike marking if you want to bring bikes to be coded by them.
Saturday 3rd OWL watch will be at Hanson's, Padeswood open charity day - with its new crime scene forensics scene, jail & mascots starts 10am

Hanson Cement Open day Tomorrow

I think 10.30 am to 4 pm
We're going
I've been before.

The manufacture is largely computer controlled, the control room part of the tour last time I visited. I seem to remember one person can run the production over night. Much to a former Penyffordd Community Cllr's horror.

I'd like to go up the tower. They have a lift. Not sure if its on the menu though I think not. Previously they've allowed school children up there.

http://www.hanson-communities.co.uk/en/padeswood-open-day-3-september-2016


Here's my previous visit. Wife Lisa in the pics. Mark Cox ( General manager) also in the first few pics too. A lovely man. Now promoted elsewhere. Cllr Cindy Hinds also in the frame.
http://penyffordd-district.blogspot.co.uk/2008/08/to-castle-cement-for-their-open-day.html

If you fancy going up the tower on your own.........
Nice view of Penyffordd / Penymynydd in the dark
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/local-news/urban-thrill-seekers-breach-security-2756108

Here's the BEST photos from the top of the tower.
http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/padeswood-cement-kiln-mold-september-2012.t74750

More photos
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=597238

Thursday, September 01, 2016

New Penyffordd Post Office Review

We here weren't very happy when we found the post office was moving. I had an arrangement with Mary where I just handed over our daily parcels and paid twice a month. Also standing at the counter with one member of staff and me wanting 10 parcels processed a downer for those behind me in the queue :(  One of the other advantages I think was less bank charges for both of us. It was also 80 yards from our house.

Now I have to walk quarter of a mile..................

Opening times at the Spar are double those of the Post Office. We've opened an online account with the Post Office. We now process most of our parcels in house. I can even take parcels on Sundays. I think they are collected Monday though.

Penyffordd Facebook page members report a few downers. No staff on duty to do car tax. Can't put money into Natwest.

Natwest thing most probably Natwest's fault. With banks closing at a fast rate Government should force banks to make the Post Office bank friendly.

postscript. moving money between Santander and other banks seems an issue to.


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Thieves are about

On the Wellhouse estate someone's back door was tried by a middle aged male with dark hair in broad daylight. Use your mobile to take pictures of such miscreants and give them to our PCSO.

These people need locking up with added hard labour till they see the light.

Our politicians continue to fail us miserably.

Source: Penyffordd Facebook.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

Water Utility Network Maintenance

Dee Valley Water have put a leaflet through the door. Water supply may be interrupted where I live Chester Rd  - Penymynydd Rd junction on August 23 and 24 between 7 pm and 11 pm.

Just when I have a bath......

We still have one of those old fashioned cold water header tanks which come in helpful in such situations.
Best keep an eye on your letter box for a leaflet. Don't know where work is being carried out.

postscript: Outside Penyffordd Primary School. 25th - job looks done ready for hole to be filled in. We've had brown water yesterday.

Travellers spotted in Penyffordd

Travellers are currently staying in Mold
http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/165669/traders-slam-travellers-for-moving-in-on-car-park-in-mold.aspx

Villagers have spotted two white pick ups near the Institute field. Children were seen coming off the field then getting into white pickups.

An emergency stop for toilet duties?
Or a fishing trip for a new site to temporarily reside?

The current open gate policy at the Institute may need to be modified.
Maybe very quickly.
This of course will be a PIA for the village residents with regards use of our facility.

Cindy and David are on the case.
Its about time certain actions are no longer tolerated.
Does Brexit give us the option?

Our national political leaders continue to fail us.
Blog entry sent to Mark Tami MP, Carl Sargeant AM, Colin Everett CEO of Flintshire County Council


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

New Penyffordd website

http://www.penyfforddcommunity.org/

Raison d'etre

"We aim to create a community development plan for our village, which represents the views of the people who live here."

Please visit, see if you can contribute.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Penyffordd Post Office Opening Hours



Opening hours are good for us here. I took my parcels 8.30am the other morning. No queue. We can even take them 10.30pm if we are so inclined.

postscript: If Penyffordd Spar has to stop Collect+ here's the other sites near
https://www.collectplus.co.uk/store-locator

Collect+ are nearly half price against the Post Office for over 2kg

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Penyffordd Spar Post Office now open for business......

I spy Cllr David Williams

Cutting the hedge of the Millstone playing fields.
Well done David.

The Spar - New Post Office

My wife Lisa has been passed the Spar this morning at 6.55 am with the dog. There were 5 people standing in a queue waiting for it to open.

Theoretically the new post office opens in the Spar tomorrow. There will  have been 2 days without a post office in the village. I'll be turning up with about 10 packages.

Perhaps best to leave it an hour or two.
The opening hours of the Spar are very attractive, it will be interesting to see what hours the post office side will have.

Normally we would take parcels over the road, let Karen and Kath process parcels then give us a bill. Mary got a percentage for the process.

We have now signed up with the Post Office online. We have to do our own processing, printing stamp labels after determining correct postage with our letter box templates.
Then we just hand them over to Spar staff I think.............

No one needs to do as us. It just stops me being there with a queue behind me for 15 minutes.
Perhaps we can get discounts out of the Post Office.....


Door Knockers

A commenter writes at 1.50 am................

Completely unrelated to the post but worth mentioning on your blog.
Today we had some 'nottingham knockers' down our street (millstone area of penyffordd), knocking on doors and selling household wares. 3 young lads, claiming to be ex offenders on a rehabilitation program. No doubt a scam, and could be more sinister - casing out streets / houses. Can you make everyone aware please and to call 101 to report this if they experience the same thing. Better to be safe than sorry, we don't want cold callers frequenting the area.
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Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Penyffordd Village Post Office closes

Today was the last day for our Post Office in Chester Rd.
Many thanks to Karen and Kath for the excellent service with a smile they provided.

The Post Office is moving to The Spar on Hawarden Rd.
Most probably opening this Friday.
Karen and Kath are not part of the move.

Not sure our senior villagers will like the change.
Some of our older villagers need help when getting money on their money cards.

One old chap who came in the Post Office would be asked for his pin numbers and he would shout it out at the top of his voice.............................

Today I had to park in Crossways to use The Spar that's without the new post office traffic.
Looks like it will be Fred Carno's circus outside The Spar in future.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

The Millstone is heaving

The former bowling green now a grass space with benches full up.  I fear they will run out of beer.............

Friday, August 05, 2016

How many Penyffordd Cllrs will be writing to Flintshire County Council Planning members over the Redrow 192 houses?

An interesting question.
I mean individual councillors not the council as a group.

Cllr Cindy Hinds is on the Planning committee so Cindy can petition planning members in person.

Is it bad form for community councillors to write to county councillors ( FCC  planning members)?

Or will it be Penyffordd Community Council letter agreed mid September sent to Flintshire planners, job done?

I intend to raise this matter on the Penyffordd against Redrow Facebook forum.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Alan Wight stands up for Penyffordd / Penymynydd Community

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/165043/community-faces-threat-from-planning-void-in-flintshire.aspx

Cllr Bernie Attridge's comments to the point and of value.

Most Welsh Authorities in the same boat.

Flintshire County Councillors on the planning committee need to be written to, there are 21 in all.
Their contact details are below. I'm thinking of writing to them all on each different point relevant to me. One of the main points of the recent protest meeting is that committee members need to be bombarded with quality objects.

http://cyfarfodyddpwyllgor.siryfflint.gov.uk/mgCommitteeMailingList.aspx?ID=149&LLL=undefined


Here are the relevant arguments against development ( copied from Facebook Penyffordd against Redrow Group)

If you are objecting, your objection needs to be personal to you and relate to a planning regulation - how will the development affect you personally. These are the most important examples -
2000-2015 UDP (Chapter 11 – Housing (11.17)) ‘The approach to housing should also give consideration to the need to avoid OVER DEVELOPMENT in villages, and to protect against provision for DISPLACED HOUSING FROM CHESHIRE, ESPECIALLY IN BORDER AREAS AROUND CHESTER. IN THE PAST SUCH DEMAND HAS LED TO EXCESSIVE GROWTH IN SOME VILLAGES WHICH CANNOT BE SUSTAINED.’
2000-2015 UDP Chapter 11- Housing (11.16)
‘‘The plan therefore seeks to provide primarily for LOCAL NEED, and a reasonable amount of IN-MIGRATION. The issue of house price increases and social exclusion are to be addressed through a FIRM APPROACH to securing affordable housing."
2000-2015 UDP Chapter 11 – Housing (11.7) ‘requires local authorities to apply a search sequence in identifying sites to be allocated for housing in the UDP. This means that previously developed land or under used buildings, including surplus employment land, should be allocated for housing BEFORE new greenfield sites.’
2000-2015 UDP Chapter 11 – Housing (11.48) ‘In Category B settlements...Justification in terms of meeting housing need would include both local housing need and/or an explanation OF WHY THE DEVELOPMENT NEEDS TO TAKE PLACE IN A CATEGORY-B RATHER THAN A CATEGORY-A SETTLEMENT.’
2000-2015 UDP Chapter 11 – Housing (11.74) ‘To meet identified housing needs the North East Wales Market Housing Assessment (NEWHMA) study recommends that 38% OF ALL NEW HOUSING BUILT IN FLINTSHIRE BE DEDICATED AFFORDABLE HOMES, AND THAT THERE SHOULD BE GREATER VARIATION IN THE TYPES AND TENURES OF ALL HOMES PROVIDED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF LOWER INCOME HOUSEHOLDS, SINGLE AND TWO PERSON HOUSEHOLDS AS WELL AS ELDERLEY AND DISABLED HOUSEHOLDS.’ e.g.there are no bungalows and only 19 affordable homes in the Redrow plan.
2.5 Priorities for Urban Areas and Rural Areas ‘Planning Policy Wales (PPW) sets out the Welsh | Government’s priorities for urban and rural areas respectively as follows: to secure environmentally sound and SOCIALLY INCLUSIVE REGENERATION in those urban areas which require it, so that they become more desirable places in which to live and work; and foster sustainable change, IN PARTICULAR MAKING IT POSSIBLE TO LIVE WITH LESS NOISE, CONGESTION AND TRAFFIC POLLUTION, and improving the quality of life. To secure sustainable rural communities with access to AFFORDABLE HOUSING. This development has no provision for homes for the elderly or disabled.
25. Population, Household Growth and Housing Topic Paper No. 10 June 2015, page 2 ‘Population growth is SLOWING DOWN IN FLINTSHIRE in comparison to historical trends (the last 30 years.). 20011 Census based WG projections indicated that Flintshire’s population is only likely to grow by 2% over the plan period for the LDP.’ – 2015-2030. If this is true, why is there a need for 190 homes in a village that has already been developed to the maximum?

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Penyffordd Against Redrow

https://www.facebook.com/groups/304741099915271/

The New Village Politics?

I went to the Penyffordd Against Redrow meeting the other night at the Legion. Looking around I saw Cllrs David Williams, Cindy Hinds and Linda Vidamour ( edit :Jeff Priddin ) among'st the 100 plus attendance. Perhaps there were others there. There's a couple of cllr faces I don't know. Not many councillors present anyway. Disappointing.

What was refreshing was to see concerned villagers galvanised into action. Protest boards up and running. Two meetings already. All in a matter of weeks. Bright young people with the knowledge and determination to make maximum impact against urban sprawl.
( Penyffordd Council next meet mid September, results of meeting published mid October)

Also the developing of a proposed community plan that is the way forward for Flintshire communities. A new website to be up and running.

The calling of expertise within the community to help.

This is indeed new village  politics ie. no politics at all.

I will put up details of the proposed community plan for those who have not seen.

(edited)

postscript: Cllrs present 4 out of a possible 10?

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

190 more Redrow houses - Suggestions and Points

edit: brought to the top new comments

It has been suggested that I am not being very vocal over the above issue. This is true. Two years ago nearly to the month I was in the Maelor on my way to the River Styx, this altered my take on life somewhat. Two years on I am nearly fully recovered thanks to Maelor hospital staff.

To the subject in question. Eight years of fighting Penyffordd Community Council and Flintshire County Council over 2000 cars a day speeding past my house.

What did I learn? Best to have the Community Council with you. This was a little difficult as they said my issue was nothing to do with them at all. ( A lie communicated verbally)

What options have the Against 19O Redrow  Houses Committee have?

How much in need is The County in need of extra money, the answer greatly.

I would suggest letters to the papers AND many posters saying that below lining all the major roads into Penyffordd and Penymynydd.

postscript: Plus written objection outlining points made by the Against the Redrow Development which needs to be in by tomorrow the 29th.

Two emails of protest from this household going off today.



NO MORE 
REDROW HOUSES

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Local lad does good

Matthew Edwards (pictured right) from Vaughan’s in Penyffordd to produce a range of products from cuts of PGI Welsh Lamb and PGI Welsh Beef in just 90 minutes.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Village should thank

Penyffordd & Penymynydd Residents Against REDROW Development for their hard work and development of the intelligent and coherent arguments against this development.

Last day tomorrow to get your objections in. If you haven't got a copy of the above organisations guidelines for objection leaflet email me Colin on tresmegistes@gmail.com

It's also available in the Penyffordd Post Office on the sweet counter.
Help to keep our village small and pleasant to live.

Just like Steve Morgan boss of Redrow enjoys at Carden Hall pictured below.



Wednesday, July 27, 2016

4G reception Penyffordd district

According to maps in The Daily Post supplied by the mobile operators we should have 4G signal that allows full internet services on your mobile device

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/business/mobile-network-now-best-4g-11666987

We're on O2 , live near the Post Office but do not have it........

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Next meeting - Against extra 190 houses - Redrow

Penyffordd Against Redrow is holding another meeting about the proposed housing development on Chester Road.
The meeting will take place on Monday 1st August 2016 at 8pm in the Legion in Penyffordd.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Further Comment on 190 extra houses - brought to the top

Anon says " Following the 'Brexit' debacle - construction is exactly what the country needs to boost it's economy. Providing that the council work to get what they need from the 106 agreements and any further cash they can get to help local amenities then I don't see why halting the build of 190 new homes is a problem."
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This is my 2 penny worth, may sound a bit of rant in parts but I'm pretty cool about it.

You say " Brexit debacle" and "190 houses not a problem"

Lets take the "190 houses not a problem" first.

1. I want to live in a village not an urban sprawl.
2. I want to live in a village with little traffic.
3. I want to live in a village where I can call my doctor and get an appointment next
day and not have to wait 90 minutes in the waiting room.
4. Current villagers with young children want to know that their child will go to Castell Alun and not have to compete for entry with an extra 190 new households on top of the expanding new residents from existing recent developments. Last time I looked Castell Alun was "full up".
5. I don't want to be standing in a queue every day when I go to the Post Office.
6. I don't want to be sitting in queues to get out of the village, bypass or Chester Rd
7. Well House estate don't want 190 new houses.
8. More ASBO which cannot be dealt with properly by an overstretched North Wales Police.

More people mean more crime and anti social behavior
Local residents children will not be able to buy any of these houses.


"Brexit Debacle"
I presume you are one of those that think we are foolish
17 million people nationally, 49,000 in Flintshire who voted to leave the EU.
I was one of the 49,000.

This despite "advice" from President Obama, David Cameron, Mark Tami MP, George Osborne, lefty celebs, Universities, large business, the EU, BBC, local largest employer Airbus, Uncle Tom Cobley and all that remain was the only option.

My dad fought in World War 2 against a dictatorship, I voted against the EU because it is basically a dictatorship.

We've sacked David Cameron, George Osborne and the EU.
I'd like to sack the BBC, stop paying the License Fee.

I've stopped taking The Daily Post and The Flintshire Chronicle over their tardiness with the result
When's the next General Election....................

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Penyffordd BBQ




Join us on Saturday 6th August from 3pm for our 'Summer BBQ Party!' enjoy an afternoon of food from our sizzling BBQ, washed down with some drinks and top it all off with some music from our DJ all outside on our Garden Terrace! - Feel free to bring your own blankets and chairs! We hope to see you all there! ‪#‎millstonebbq‬ ‪#‎summerbbqparty‬ ‪#‎summerloving‬ ‪#‎gardenparty‬‪#‎letsmakememories‬

Thursday, July 14, 2016

No School Bus? Knock on effect for all local transport?

GHA Bus Company who take Penyffordd school children to Castell Alun have gone bust as of last night. 400 redundancies. ( edit 320)
postscript: HMRC winding up notice ie. not paying taxes due.

Alternative arrangement will be made.

GHA were the biggest bus company in Wales.

postscript: This is from a comment in The Daily Post




Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Redrow's proposals to build 190 houses meeting Monday 18th July.

A community meeting about Redrow's proposals to build 190 houses on the land off Chester Road is being held on Monday 18th July at 8.30 pm at the Legion in Penyffordd.
Please help to spread the word! Thanks.

190 more houses - A Point of View

A comment brought to the top.

"I think Penyffordd & Penymynydd is stretched for amenities as is - but this future development is a positive thing - as it will push the need over the edge to therefore bring better services.

In such a green and pleasant village - won't 190 new houses be a good thing? In general the purchase pool is MBNA and British Aerospace, both of which represents higher earning, respectable members of the community.

walking round older areas of Penymnynydd around Penymynydd road some of the houses are tired, badly looked after and the low cost of these houses has the potential to attract society members with lower standards.

Personally I feel the development won't inherently change the feel of anything, is situated on a parcel of land that at the moment no one can see anyway, so therefore isn't spoiling any vistas etc, and would bring much needed wealth into the area."

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Plenty of work signed up for Airbus

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/business/business-news/airbus-bags-72-plane-dealthen-11604207

I've been to Farnborough. Hell of an experience if you have an interest in aviation engineering. Lots of engineering companies vying for work at the show.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Cllr David Williams - Email communication re proposed 190 Redrow houses

Email to Trish Sanderson - Penyffordd and Penymyndd Facebook page

This is the latest email from David Williams.

Hello All,

Just making contact as agreed where hopefully Ken can get the subgroup organised and we can branch out information as it comes to us.


I have been told that messages have gone out on facebook complaining that the meeting was not publicised well enough, and maybe there is a point in that, but I would hope that it can be understood that Friday was a starting point for more meetings as word gets around. I have also been told that there is a meeting to be held again on Monday, so if anybody can enlighten me further, I will happily attend, as will Cindy.

I have also attached copies of the plans Redrow have sent me, and I have also been sent details of the application that is on Flintshires site where I have copied the link below. No formal notice has been sent out to me as yet, but as soon as I get any more information I will send it on to you.

https://digital.flintshire.gov.uk/FCC_Planning/Home/Details…

I hope this helps for now and thanks for the support and special thanks to Ken for organising the sub group.

Regards,
David W

Sunday, July 10, 2016

More More Houses - Redrow 190 houses - Lets ruin the place

Quote from a commenter.

" You may have heard about Redrow's plans to build 190 houses on the land off Chester Road, Penyffordd.

If anyone would like to view or comment on these plans, please find the link here: "https://digital.flintshire.gov.uk/FCC_Planning/Home/Details?refno=055590

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Dog muck in public places

Dog owners should be aware Flintshire County Council are going to be playing hard ball.

http://www.deeside.com/deeside/news/boost-for-councils-war-on-dog-muck-as-external-enforcement-agency-begins-12-month-trial/

Bring it on.

I noticed about 6 lots in Hawarden Road in 200 yds this morning.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Further Education News

I've brought a comment up from my previous post. Is our Pen041 architect planning further destruction?

Quote "Keep an eye on this one Colin, a certain councillor is trying to get it built on the existing scout hut and youth centre rather than the infant site....wonder why? "

Friday, July 01, 2016

Prime Minister Prediction

Theresa May

I hope there are big jobs for Gove and Boris.

A Lordship for Farage.

Education News

New plans for a new primary school have been finalised. This is to replace the two existing primary schools in the village.
Clue. It's got nothing to do with LDP Pen041.

Can't see why St John's can't be thrown in too, a bridge too far for the Church of Wales. Perhaps we should be like France ie. secular, having no religious schools.

Saying that we are a Christian nation, those who choose different should live with it or go.
I await a visit by NWP to question my thoughts...........

A primary school site has been chosen, 2019 being the target date for completion.
More details when an official announcement is made.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Speeding News

http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/163758/hundreds-of-drivers-caught-by-camera-on-a541-in-pontblyddyn.aspx

I think Bernie needs to get out more. Best stay clear of the A5104 weekend with the bikers though.
Anyway I think he's doing a good job.

Property Sales

Land Registry recent sales

Here are the 10 recent transactions recorded by Land Registry closest to your CH4 0LS, click on a property you are interested in to see more details. To view all Land Registry data for CH4 0LS click here

11, Fammau View Drive, CH4 0JQ

£153,500

24 Mar 2016

3 bed semi-D




12, West View, CH4 0HR

£320,000

21 Apr 2016

4 bed detached


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Your Skate Park Disaster Time Line

Copied verbatim from Penyffordd Council minutes
No recorded discussion about position of skate park mentioned. (postscript yes it is)

Who was on the working party?
Question: Were those who live opposite skate park approached by PCC?

Put before FCC planning Sept 2015. There will be minutes and data on this at FCC
This can be asked for or FOI'd

Cllr David Williams' fingerprints all over this.
postscript: saying that it had to be agreed with by Penyffordd CC and FCC

February Meeting 2016

247. Millstone Playing Field

The Millstone Play Area project has been ongoing for over 18 months with continued discussions with the children of the village.
The Council have obtained three independent quotes which have been accepted by Cory
Environmental Trust and Flintshire County Council. The Working Group have now reviewed and
considered the three quotes and proposed to the Council that Ludus Leisure Limited be instructed for
the first stage of the project; Wheeled Sport Area and Fitness equipment.
The Community Council have been successful in securing a Grant of £50,000 from Cory Environmental
Trust and in their Agreement it states that work on this project must commence no later than the 31st
March 2016, therefore, the Clerk will contact Ludus as a priority .
Cllr Williams brought plans to the table showing Councillors of what work will take place under the first stage.

The Chair expressed the Councils appreciation to Cllr Williams, Pete Griffiths, Geoff Roberts, Mikey
Worrall and Eric Williams for their hard work in cutting back the hedges of the Millstone Play Area.
IT WAS RESOLVED the full Council agree and requested the Clerk to confirm the above in writing to Ludus Leisure Ltd and instruct them to commence with the first stage.

March Meeting 2016

274. Millstone Playing Field

Cllr Williams advised the Council that Ludus have processed our order and the equipment is currently being manufactured.
A site visit with Cllrs Williams, H Jones, Ludus and Cottle Engineering highlighted the need for a larger tarmac area, the additional costs should be offset against the groundworks. They have advised that the groundworks has been slightly delayed due to weather but have ensured the Council it will commence the

2nd or 3rd week in March in accordance with the timescales stated in the Contract from Cory Environmental Trust.
Cllr Williams has also communicated the above with Cory Trust advising that once the work is ready to commence that the Council would like to invite the Press and publicise the project. Cory Trust have expressed an interest in attending.
IT WAS RESOLVED Cllr Williams will liaise with Cory Environmental Trust.


April Meeting 2016

308. Millstone Playing Field
Cllr Williams provided the following report: ‘The groundwork should be commencing on Monday 11th April. I am arranging for a publicity exercise for the week I am back where I will invite the press, Cory Trust, Ludus and youths of the village to get more publicity and have a real drive at raising more funds. We will then be in a position to consider the next phase of preparation for installation of the play equipment.
Following a recent survey by Ludus they have advised the area of hard standing to be delivered is now 25% bigger than our original quotation. Ground conditions have been found to be significantly worse (much softer) in the revised Skate Park location (closer to the hedge/road) than originally experienced. This has affected the scheme total from £54263.00 to £61818.00.
Cllr Hinds advised that there will be a site meeting with Ludus on Friday 11th April at 10.00am.
IT WAS RESOLVED that the Council wish to proceed with the above and Cllrs Hinds and H Jones will attend the site meeting together with Mike Eastwood, Area Co-ordinator.


May meeting 2016
15. Millstone Playing Field
Cllr Williams had requested updated estimates from three suppliers for phase 2 & 3 of the Millstone Play Area project, to date only one had been received which was from HAGS.
Mr McGrath attended a site meeting prior to the meeting to view the area and present proposed plans
with an estimate to the Council. The Council advised Mr McGrath of the current funding available and requested a number of alterations to the estimate.
It was highlighted to the Council by the Clerk that quote for phase 1 and estimates for phase 2 & 3 are exclusive of VAT. The possible VAT cost which could be in the region of £28,000 would obviously exceed the £120,000 budget. The Council would be able to claim the VAT within one month of receiving the invoice.
Cllr Williams raised a number of concerns regarding phase 1 of the project which will be addressed at
a later date.


8th June 2016 Agenda

9. Millstone Playing Field
a) To receive an update from the Playing Field Working Group and to receive design plans and
quotes for the next two phases.
b) To review the budget and available funds to invest into the Millstone Play Area.
c) Review the use of the land for outside businesses.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Skate Park - A Neighbour writes...................

"Well the skate park is finally finished, I was quite pleased when I heard that it was being constructed - good for the kids like mentioned.
It's only been a few hours and it's already driving me around the bend! The park has been made out of cheap and flimsy hollow material which resonates every time the board lands on it. It should be concrete!
It's 11pm now and the noise is clearly audible in my house, like someone hammering outside my window - I have to be up at 5am for work too. Awesome. Great work Penyffordd Council, why wasn't a good quality one specced? At least make it out of stronger material and fill the hollow gap inside to ramps with sound deadening!
i'll be putting in a complaint to Flintshire council about the noise, it's too much."

This comment sent to Penyffordd Community Council Clerk Sarah.

postscript
Sarah will have a copy of your concerns which she will put before the community council.
We have two representatives for Flintshire County Council. I'd recommend communicating with them first. They should be your first port of call. ( also Community Council )
County Cllr Cindy Hinds   cindy.r.dennis@gmail.com
County Cllr David Williams david.m.williams@flintshire.gov.uk
Clerk Sarah Hughes shughes.pyfclerk@hotmail.com

Then you have your MP Mark Tami or AM Carl Sargeant

 If nothing is done, you can try The Leader, Flintshire Chronicle or Daily Post.

I don't know nought about skateparks but I notice Hope have had modifications to their's recently.
Perhaps worth a visit to see how noisy it is.

Skate Park Noise Mitigation

https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?source=search_app&gfe_rd=cr&ei=tV5uV9rmKsyGgAbwn7bIAw&gws_rd=ssl#q=Skate+Park+Noise+Mitigation

Flintshire Votes for OUT, so does the country.

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/eu-referendum-how-north-wales-11518467

Flintshire was the first in North Wales to declare a Brexit result, with 48,930 in favour of leaving the EU, compared to 37,867.

Or 56.4% leave to 43.6% remain.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3657160/Britain-brink-EU-referendum-result-knife-edge-Leave-scores-HUGE-victory-Sunderland-outperforms-predictions-Swansea-Remain-pins-hopes-London.html

postscripts:

Quote Nigel Farage

'This, if the predictions now are right, this will be a victory for real people, a victory for ordinary people, a victory for decent people.

'We have fought against the multinationals, we have fought against the big merchant banks, we have fought against big politics, we have fought against lies, corruption and deceit.

Quote David Cameron
Turkey won't get in the EU until 3000
Reality: Talks start June 30th between EU and Turkey.
As my dad would say "couldn't lie straight in bed he's that bent"

Cameron resigns..... good riddance


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Penyffordd Lady reaches her Century

Phyllis Davis, formerly of Penyffordd but now living at the Wellfield Residential Home in Hawarden, will celebrate reaching the milestone on Tuesday with family members.
Read full story http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/163434/great-grandmother-who-has-attended-same-church-for-nine-decades-celebrates-100th-birthday.aspx

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016

Monday, May 30, 2016

Lets go down the coast - or maybe not..



Source Daily Post

The main carriageway is closed heading westbound at J33B for Ewloe and J33A Northop Hall East. A coach and lorry have crashed. There is lots of queuing traffic and congestion going to J35 Dobbs Hill and on to the A494 and A548 Sealand Road and Drome Corner.

Time 10.56


postscript. I'll discuss traffic in N Wales later

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Penyffordd Community Council stepping further into the 21st century?

A quick browse at the last meeting agenda shows an item to discuss a possible Facebook page for the council.

This is indeed a very large step forward if it takes place.

So if it happens we go from minimal council exposure to residents to maximum.
The item was discussed 2 weeks ago.

I would like to see it happen, not sure that councillors will though.


Friday, May 20, 2016

Local History - Sir William Gladstone

http://www.deeside.com/deeside/news/on-this-day-in-1898-william-ewart-gladstone-the-four-times-prime-minister-died-at-hawarden-castle-aged-88/

Penyffordd - Except for Access


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We have a bypass so why should through traffic come through village? You may say you pay your road tax so you are entitled to use roads that you choose.

Why do we allow HGV through the village?
I think we have local hauliers who drink in the local pub with certain councillors.

I'm told banning HGV is not possible for Penyffordd

Saughall councillors think otherwise.

Big Shoes to Fill

With the recent death of Tom Jones there now exists a position of Community Cllr. The notice is outside the post office.

Only skimmed document but it basically says that residents have a certain amount of time to put forward names of candidates. If no candidates are put forward the community council will pick someone.

The position lasts for a year until the next elections.
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