Entries by Ed1

Caretaker/Cleaner Needed

Resolven Community  Council has a vacancy for the above post. Duties include opening and closing the Community Centre when required and general cleaning. For further details and job description please contact the clerk by phone or email: resolvencc:btinternet.com Clerc i’r Cyngor (Clerk to the Council)–Cheryl Payne 6, Llys Bethania, Railway Terrace, Resolven. Sa11 4HG Tel: […]

Super Blood Moon Over Vale of Neath

Jan 31st —the super moon rose in the UK’s night skies and coincided with a supermoon, making it appear 14 percent brighter.  There is a supermoon when a full moon orbits closest to earth and a  blood moon is just another name for a full moon that’s going through a total eclipse. The nickname refers […]

Jobs Vacancies at Building Blocks

  Hi! We currently have a number of vacancies at Building Blocks.  The link to our website and the vacancies is below. Regards Ceri Pritchard (Manager) www.buildingblocksfamilycentre.co.uk/Pages/FAQs/Category/job-vacancies

Social Group For Ex-Miners and their Families

The CISWO Social group which meets in the Welfare Hall in Resolven is currently inviting new members to join. The group meets at 10.30am every other Tuesday. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 13th February 2018. Activities include guest speakers, quizzes, bingo and free day trips. The group is supported by CISWO (Coal […]

What species of birds visit your garden?

 MIKE DAVIES           I am very fortunate to have a garden on the edge of a field in which I get a variety of birds visit the feeders.  The changing seasons will bring in different species, although Blue Tits and the like will visit all year, and often build a nest in […]

Resolfen History Society February Meeting

FEBRUARY MEETING MR HUW WILLIAMS “SWEET BER TAR” Meeting begins at 7: OO PM in THE CHURCH HALL ON MONDAY 12th FEBRUARY Membership: £10 (including refreshments)  VISITORS: £3  CROESO  CYNNES I BAWB www.eclecs.blogspot.com            

Good News from Library

  Starting on Wednesday January 17th the library will be open from 5-7 every Wednesday evening  We hope that this will benefit our customers that are unable to access the library during the day due to work commitments-we now have new up-to-date computers with windows 10 and colour A3 printer and scanner as well as […]

Resolven School Photos 1959/60

Hello Resolven District News! I came across your site whilst googling for a newspaper local to Resolven.  I lived in Resolven from 1957 to April 1961 before moving to Reading where my family still lives.  Last week, whilst with my mum, we were going through the box of old black and white photos , she […]

Free Course for Parents

 Resolven Building Blocks Family Centre is  offering a free course  for parents on understanding speech, language and communication development with their child. The speech and communication workshop will look at  speech and communication in children and look at  ways in which we, as parents can support our children develop these skills. Join us for an […]

A Frosty Start on the Canal

Twelfth night, January the 5th is over, the Christmas decorations taken down till next year and there’s a frosty start to greet January the 6th on Resolven Canal Basin.      Picture taken  by MIKE DAVIES          

Resolven Events Group Latest News

On behalf of Resolven Community Events Group, I’d like to let everyone know about the Tesco promotion we have going on at the moment.  We have been successful in our application for the Tesco Bags Of Help Scheme. It works by shopping in Tesco and with every bag for life someone purchases, they will be […]

Storm Eleanor Hits Porthcawl

|A Resolven District News photographer never misses a challenge!  Mike Davies went to Porthcawl at 9 a.m  in the  morning, to capture Storm Eleanor for us.  High tide was at 7 a.m– too dark for camera shots, but Mike says he would have been there at that time if the lighting had been right!! The storm […]

First New Year Pics from Mike

On January 1 and 2, the moon was the closest  to Earth that it will be for the entire 2018–An astronomical event that excites space enthusiasts. In the first couple days of 2018, the moon was just 356,565 km on January 1, and 356,846 km on January 2.  Lucky for me there was a break […]

Boxing Day Hunt

The turnout was  excellent  for the annual Boxing Day Banwen Miners’ Hunt which set out, as usual, from the Castle Hotel  Neath,  We were fortunate to have a dry spell during the proceedings,  Mike Davies (Report, photos and video)     you                   YouTube  link for video […]