Entries by Ed1

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 […]

Message from NPT Councillor Des Davies

 May I take this opportunity to wish all Resolven  District News readers a “Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year”. That said, for those who rely on the bus services as their only form of transport it’s not going to be a “HAPPY NEW YEAR”.  Many of the bus companies are reducing services throughout the Neath […]

Resolven International Pools Player in Malta

Congratulations to Amanda Evans of John Street Resolven, who represented Wales in a recent international pools competition held on the island of Malta.  After three years in the Welsh Ladies’  B team, Amanda was chosen for the top A side for the first time and she and her team mates did exceptionally well against women […]

Youth Quiz Night in Welfare Hall

  On Friday December 9th, students from Neath Port Talbot College held a Christmas Quiz and raffle at Resolven Miner’s Welfare for the fundraising section of their Welsh Bacc qualification. The charitywhich they decided to support was Maggie’s Cancer Care and at the end of the night the hard working girls managed to collect a […]

Let it Snow Says Mike

  For RDN readers who might miss out on a white Christmas, share these scenes captured on the Brecon Beacons, Dec 11th 2017   Images by Mike Davies   Editor’s comment:  Mike is a BBC Weather Watcher and his Brecon photos were shown on the main BBC news that night and BBC Breakfast Time the following […]

Christmas Tea Great Success

Every year, a mouthwatering Christmas Tea is held in St. David’s Church Hall, Resolven.and last Friday, I attended the event for the first time and spoke with Val Bishop, one of the main organizers, who told me more about the preparation of the tea and what happens during the event. She said, “The tea is […]

Message From Resolven Boy in Luton

  Hello Resolven District News! Pleased to see you back with your new web site. I am interested in William Willis’s new book and to hear he is getting another one lined up, as I have a few things he may be interested in researching. I haven’t got his recent published book yet though.   I’ll see to […]

Super Moon Over Vale of Neath

The cold moon or super moon last night (Dec 3rd) was at a point in its orbit or perigee at which it is closest to the earth.  It can appear to be up to 14% larger and 30% brighter than usual. The image was taken when the moon was rising and the skies were overcast, but […]

Mike’s Photos and Video from Christmas Fayre

Despite the gloomy overcast afternoon weather with dampness in the air, the Resolven residents came out in full strength on Saturday to brighten up the proceedings. There was plenty of variety in the marquee selling Christmas  bric a brac for every ones taste, and talking of taste the home made cakes and pies in the […]

Building Blocks Youth Cafe

Resolven Youth Café is held on a Tuesday once a month in Resolven Building Blocks—  6.30 pm to 8 pm for school year 6 pupils to school year 11. It opened on October 17th and provides a relaxing and safe environment for the village youth to visit.  Each session’s delicacies are themed, ranging from ‘Taco […]