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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Interesting Welsh Data on Twitter

For the doubters, here's some more about Welsh public opinion from British Social Attitudes Survey

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

192 Redrow houses update

Just an update on Redrow appeal.

The planning inspectorate are carrying out further investigations regarding the application, and on completion of these, residents and those who put objections in will be notified of a start date for the appeal.

Cllr David Williams

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Redrow 190 Houses - Mark Tami meet tomorrow lunchtime - Your attendance Required

Mark Tami is coming to the Redrow site tomorrow - Monday 15th at 12:30pm - layby opposite the Redrow site on Chester Road - it is a photo opportunity, so please make it there if you are around and spread the word!

Mark is also writing to Carwyn Jones Welsh Assembly First Minister on our behalf.

Redrow have appealed to the Welsh Assembly Government over Flintshire County Council's refusal of the above planning application.

Residents and Penyffordd Community Council are on the case!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Penyffordd Community Council seeking help

Cllr Jeff Priddin wrote this elsewhere. I'm bringing it to the top.
The new community council met last Wednesday night and three new councilor's joined us.

The new chairman of the council is David Williams, and the vice chair is Jeff Priddin.

We are looking for some more people to join us and to be Co-opted onto the council if you are interested please contact any one of us.

Cllr Jeff Priddin

Cllr David Williams

Congratulations to David on becoming Penyffordd Community Council Chairman

I'll just place this here

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Next Month's Election

We have Lib Dems wanting to allow 50,000 refugees in the country
Welsh Labour  and Plaid Cymru want to turn Wales into a Refugee Sanctuary
Labour nationally all over the place
Tories wanting to repeal fox hunting ban?
UKIP a spent force
Lord Farage (sic) has done his job

I have to wait nearly 3 weeks for a particular doctor appointment
It can be a 90 minute wait if I go on the day
A&E can be a nightmare unless you're actually dying

Some old people struggle with money whilst immigrants are let in and given
free housing, free cash , free schooling, free medical
They have loads of babies as well

Not sure I'm going to bother voting.

postscript: re Lib Dems 50k refugees. There's 100,000 people been waiting for a house for over 5 years.....

Recent Property Sales

Sales recently added within 500m of CH4 0LS   Edit     location

18 Holly Drive £194,000
Penyffordd, CH4 0NE 24th March 2017

16 Hawarden Road £147,000
Penyffordd, CH4 0JE 24th February 2017

13 Corwen Way £148,000
Penyffordd, CH4 0JW 21st February 2017

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Wales' Nightmare

They must be mad.


New Hanson Cement Facility

May 9, 2017

Hanson plans £20m investment at Padeswood cement plant
Hanson Cement is planning a £20 million upgrade project at its Padeswood cement works in Flintshire which will guarantee the long-term future of the plant and its 96 employees.

At the heart of the project will be the installation of a new vertical roller mill for cement grinding which will improve efficiency, reduce energy consumption, and increase output. Hanson is also planning to invest in new rail loading facilities to allow cement to be delivered by train, reducing lorry movements.

A planning application will be submitted to Flintshire County Council in the summer. If approved, construction work will begin later this year with the new mill fully operational by early 2019.

The Padeswood plant currently has four operational mills but they are old and inefficient. In addition, they do not have the capacity to grind the volume of clinker made by the kiln, creating a production imbalance and resulting in some of the clinker being transported elsewhere for grinding.

Plant manager David Quick said: “The plan is to mothball three of the old mills and install a new vertical roller mill capable of grinding up to 650,000 tonnes of clinker a year. The new mill will be fully enclosed in a building, minimising noise and reducing the potential for escape of cement dust.”

The project also includes construction of new cement silos alongside the existing railway line to load trains for delivery. At present the rail link is used to bring in coal to fire the kilns. In future, three trains a week will be despatched to Hanson’s depots in London, Bristol and Scotland – around 15 per cent of total cement production.

Hanson is holding public exhibitions to explain the plans to local residents on Tuesday May 23 at Buckley Library and on Wednesday May 24 at Penyffordd British Legion Club, both 3.30pm to 7pm.

How cement is made
Cement is a critical ingredient in the manufacture of concrete – the world’s most versatile construction material. It is made by heating crushed limestone and other minerals to over 1,450 degrees centigrade in a cylindrical rotary kiln. The heat is generated by precisely controlled burning of powdered coal and alternative fuels such as waste industrial solvents and meat and bone meal.

As the ground stone moves through the kiln, the elements change to form a new substance called clinker, which comes out as grey balls, about the size of marbles.

After the clinker is cooled, the milling plant grinds it into a fine powder and mixes it with small amounts of gypsum and limestone to make cement. The finished product is then put into 25kg bags and delivered to builders’ merchants or into road tankers and transported to ready-mixed and precast concrete plants for use in a variety of construction projects.

About Hanson
Hanson is one of the largest suppliers of heavy building materials to the UK construction industry. We produce aggregates (crushed rock, sand and gravel), ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, cement and cement-related materials from a network of more than 300 production sites and employ over 3,600 people. We are part of the HeidelbergCement Group, which has leading global positions in aggregates, cement and concrete with operations in 60 countries and 63,000 employees.

Hanson Cement is a leading manufacturer of cement, both in bulk and in bags, and produces Regen (ground granulated blast furnace slag) – a cement replacement in ready-mixed and precast concrete.

Media contact:
David Weeks 01454 332535


Monday, May 08, 2017

Penyffordd All Day Breakfast

was held Sunday at The Institute. Money was raised for village projects.

From Facebook

"A massive thank you to all of those that supported the All Day Breakfast yesterday - it was a brilliant day and we have made a record profit of £1218.30 (nearly £200 more than last year!) - all of which will be invested wisely in improving your community! ❤️

First of all, thank you to all the extremely hard working volunteers who gave up their weekend to support this event. You all worked tirelessly to keep everything running smoothly, you are all superstars." ⭐️

Friday, May 05, 2017

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