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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Accident at Millstone Playing Fields

at 17.35 ish. A young lad lying on the ground in the entrance to the playing. Loads of people in attendance. Ambulance hasn't turned up yet. Can't tell whether he's been knocked down or had an accident on the skatepark. Ambulance has turned up 17.49. Hope he's ok. Facebook will reveal what happened later.

Update: Apparently young man cuts his leg on fencing. Surgery tomorrow. We wish him well.
Cars in road with hazards drew wrong conclusion.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Penyffordd Wine Society

were very happy to have a talk by local historian Ray Bailey on North Wales Hill Forts. None in Penyffordd but Hawarden has three sites that were hill forts. I pedalled past one in Hawarden for years not knowing it was there.

Ray Bailey MA
Starts page 13.

Mold Hill Fort was also discussed

Flintshire has many Hill Fort Sites, Ray has added many to the list in his searches.
Ray's area of interest are timber hill forts.

Friday, April 21, 2017

A Sign of the Times - Apathy in Local Democracy

County           Estimated number of electors   Number of uncontested seats

Flintshire       18,619                                       12

Nominated Flintshire Councillor Candidates ( scroll down) ( in 2 parts )

Penyffordd Community Cllrs who will be returned unopposed
as there are places for 10 with only 9 standing

As previously mentioned County Cllrs Cindy Hinds and David
Williams will be returned unopposed as we require 2 and only 2 applied.

I see the above form does not show all political affiliations.

Postscript: Parting shots from Alison Halford.....

Thursday, April 20, 2017

BT Internet Services for Penyffordd district

are having problems. I've had emails and seen Penyffordd Facebook comments saying this is so.
We're seeing a few cut offs but only a few minutes at a time. The green box near Holly Drive appears to be causing issues.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Hawarden Rd Proposed Development Deadline 21st April

If you feel the village has had enough development please go to the link below and make your objections.
It only takes a few minutes.
Proper reasons for objection.
Reasons matter to FCC Planning.
Pick from that below.

At the bottom of the above link there is another link to a large document that took a lot of time and effort to prepare.
Many good reasons for rejection.
Here it is.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Penyffordd Crime News

Last night there were 8 police cars in Hawarden Rd. People were asking on Facebook what was happening. Apparently they were looking for so and so but he was away on holiday..........

More 192

Looks like I'm running the show...................

Many thanks to The Leader a very good article.
Many thanks also to FCC Planning Committee and Planning Officers.
Many thanks to Cllrs Cindy Hinds, David Williams and Penyffordd Group.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Penyffordd 192 Protest

That's me with the dog. We were asked to frown :)  I now see a few hiding behind signs lol
Anyway they made the effort and turned up.

Flintshire County Council Planning Committee Video discussing the Redrow 192 houses application

This is a recording of this afternoon's meeting of Flintshire County Council Planning Committee discussing the Redrow 192 houses application which was thrown out. Cllrs Cindy Hinds, David Williams and a Penyffordd Group member speak on behalf of the community.

About 60 residents turned up to hear the application.

I presume the link given stays firm, ie. not temporary.
It takes about 60 minutes to go through the Redrow application.
You can fast forward to find our representatives speaking.

Penyffordd Group member 15 mins in
Cindy is about 26 mins in
David is about 31 mins in

Redrow can object the decision to the Welsh Assembly Government if they wish.

Decision Day for The 192

Today at 1.00pm FCC Planning Committee will hear the arguments fore and against the building of 192 houses mainly executive on open farm land.
You are very welcome to attend. Residents will be outside the front of Shire Hall at 12.45am

The Redrow representative will put their arguments forward.

Our County representatives Cllrs David Williams and Cindy Hinds will put their arguments forward against the application.
Also a representative of the Penyffordd Group will speak against the application.

Penyffordd have 5, 5 and 3 minutes respectively to speak.

FCC Planning have advised refusal.
If the FCC Planning Committee refuse planning this makes for a very strong case.

Redrow will have the opportunity to petition the Welsh Assembly Government if the decision today goes against them. If Planning officers and Planning Committee advise against this puts us in a good position. In recent times there have only been two instances where planning has been approved by WAG against the wishes of the two groups mentioned above.

Why refuse?
1. The application goes against WAG law and guidelines.
2. A new school is to be built that will NOT cater for the expected extra 400 children that this application will produce. This means school children will have to find their way to other schools in Buckley, Hawarden and Mold.
3. Current village amenities are not sufficient for current residents.
4. Penyffordd's allocation of new build will be double that of FCC guidelines.
5. These houses are not of the type that the community wants as stated in the recent village survey.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Penyffordd Sky at Night

If you look eastish towards Lower Kinnerton at sunset you can see the planet Jupiter the largest planet in our Solar System.

Friday, April 07, 2017

No Elections for Penyffordd on May 4th

Cllr David Walker informs me

"After the nominations for Council have closed ( 4th April) there will be no elections in Penyffordd on May 4th
Both County Councillors returned unopposed.

Only 9 applicants for the Community Council. 

So what this means is that no residents stood for County Councillor apart from Cllr Cindy Hinds and Cllr David Williams our present county cllrs who are standing again.

There was a shortfall for Community Council positions so all those who stood for community council last time and are standing again will be re elected unopposed.

postscript: plus new community council candidates.

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