Message From Resolven Library

We are again appealing for volunteers to come forward to help us keep our library open for the village. If you have a few hours a week to spare and are interested please come in and see us at the library or ring us on 01639 711 726. 
You will get a warm welcome! 

 

 

 

However, as we are struggling to cover all the shifts at the moment we will be closed on Wednesday afternoons during the school summer holidays-(we will be open on Wednesday 18th of July)

Apart from this change, we will be open as usual.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am-12 and 2-4pm

We now have new computers which have windows 10, laminating facility, colour printer/scanner and coffee machine.

 

 

Photos from Scrumptious Cream Tea

 

 

 

 

Word has spread about the mouth-watering array of cakes on display in St David’s Church Hall for the Annual Summer Cream Tea  All tables were taken on Friday afternoon for this year’s tea party-very good news for the organisers who arrange the tea to raise funds for St. David’s Church Restoration Fund

Maybe not so good for the waistline,but who cared!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sorry Father Andrew -not your raffle

 

Congratulations  to all the hard working church members who  arranged the tea party.and raised £872.12  for the Church Restoration Fund–and a scrumptious afternoon was enjoyed by all.

 

 

 

Judgement Day for Hanging Baskets!

Experts  from Neath College Horticultural Department will be choosing this year’s  Resolven District News’s  Hanging Baskets Competition  winners on Tuesday the 3rd of July starting at 10 p.m. But you don’t have to be at home on that date, as long as we know where to find your baskets.

 

We hope your efforts are looking blooming lovely, as Max Gillespie’s were when she was runner-up in 2015. 

 If you haven’t put your name down yet, you can still contact Resolven District News on:

 am@resolvendistrictnews.co.uk

OR: Pop into Costcutters, Marcia’s or the Library to sign the entry form

Resolven Community Council is kindly sponsoring the event yet again:

 There’s a £50 prize for the winner £30 for the second and £20 for 3rd

GOOD LUCK TO ALL COMPETITORS

 

 

 

 

Resolven Carnival 2018 Update

 

MESSAGE FROM RESOLVEN EVENTS GROUP:

We are delighted to attach this year’s poster for the 2018 Resolven Carnival along with details on how to register to take part in the parade.

 

 

Carnival details – Anyone who wishes to be included in this year’s parade will need to register at ResolvenEvents.com or through our Facebook page @resolvenevents. Those taking part in the parade will need to be outside Ynysfach School from 12.30pm Saturday July 7th.Parade begins at 1pm.

Park Field – Entry into the carnival site costs £1 per adult. ALL children will be able to enter for free. Entry into the site for non-parade participants will be through gates located on Rugby Road and Vaughn Avenue.

Attractions – Daley Bee Children’s Entertainer, Stalls, Climbing Wall, Inflatables, Food Stalls, Fair Rides, Live Music, Jazz Band, local performing arts performances and more!

Tokens-We are using a token-based system this year for the use of our attractions. You will be able to purchase the tokens in the park field on the day of the carnival at the TOKEN DESK. Each token will be £1 and can be used on designated attractions across the carnival site. ALL CHILDREN AGED 16 AND UNDER PARTICIPATING IN THE PARADE WILL RECEIVE 1 FREE TOKEN.

 

From Robert Sims

Resolven Community Events Group Event Manager

 

 

Funeral Notice for Mr Michael Gwyn Evans

Notice of Vacancy Resolven South Ward

RESOLVEN  COMMUNITY COUNCIL SOUTH WARD

 LOCAL GOVERNMENT (WALES) MEASURE 2011

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY COUNCILLOR

 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 116 of the Local Government (Wales) Measure, 2011 that a vacancy for the above mentioned council will be filled by way of co-option.

For further information regarding the above vacancy and the process of selecting an individual for co-option please contact:

The Clerk to Council

Cheryl Payne

6 Llys Bethania

Railway Terrace

Resolven

SA11 4HG

The deadline for the submission of applications/letters of interest for

the above mentioned vacancy is: Thursday 28th June 2018

Dated:  12th June 2018                  Signed: Cheryl Payne

Notice of Vacancy Abergarwed Ward

RESOLVEN  COMMUNITY COUNCIL ABERGARWED WARD

 LOCAL GOVERNMENT (WALES) MEASURE 2011

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY COUNCILLOR

 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 116 of the Local Government (Wales) Measure, 2011 that a vacancy for the above mentioned council will be filled by way of co-option.

For further information regarding the above vacancy and the process of selecting an individual for co-option please contact:

The Clerk to Council

Cheryl Payne

6 Llys Bethania

Railway Terrace

Resolven

SA11 4HG

The deadline for the submission of applications/letters of interest for the above mentioned vacancy is: Thursday 28th June 2018

Dated:  12th June 2018                  Signed: Cheryl Payne

Sardis Community Hall

 

Sardis Community Hall (the old Apostolic Church) will be officially opened on Tuesday the 19th of June.

As a matter of interest, this is the same date 50 years ago that this building was first opened for Christian worship at 7p.m on the 19th.

Kevin John, well known celebrity, will be opening the Hall.

 The Hall will be available for hire:

 Contact 01639  711398 for enquiries

Royal Wedding for Resolven Bride and Groom

On the same day as the Royal Wedding, Resolven’s own Rory Healey married Steph Harries at St. David’s Church. The sun came out and everything shone -it was a glorious day. Their friends and family turned out to celebrate their happy day with the reception held at the Aberdulais Golf Range under the new wedding marquee.

 

The happy couple begin their new lives together honeymooning in Mexico.

 

We wish them every happiness!

 

Report by Diane Sims

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building Blocks Family Centre launches the new Families Together 2 Project

On Friday 4th May 2018, Building Blocks Family Centre held it’s  official launch of the Families Together 2 project funded by the Big Lottery Fund.  The new project will be a family led, supportive service which will enable families to get the best start in life. It will help families to build vital skills such as parenting, employability, confidence, self-esteem, advocacy, plus provide childcare support including support to families with disabled children in a way that meets their unique needs.

Ceri Pritchard, Centre Manager at Building Blocks said “Our partner launch was a huge success with so many key partners attending the celebrations with us.  Our Assembly Member, Jeremy Miles officially launched the service and it was lovely to have support from Mayor Dennis Keogh and Mayoress Christina Keogh, MP Christina Rees, Councillor Des Davies and Rebecca Blanche from the Big Lottery Fund.  We are now looking forward to our community launch in the near future”

The event celebrated the amazing four year grant support of £433,543 from the National Lottery players’ which will help Building Blocks Family Centre support families across Neath Port Talbot to improve their life chances.

Amanda Casey, Family Development Officer of the Families Together 2 Project said “The project will work with families who are facing a disadvantage and in need of help, advice and support. When working with families we will be helping them to achieve their goals, and supporting them to do this. These goals might be very small from being able to leave the house, to going back to work or studying. We are keen to build on our relationships with existing partners and new partners so we can provide an all-round support to families. So we are happy to get referrals from organisations, and we will be looking to refer parents to organisation that will be able to support them. Our priority is enhancing each family’s quality of life, improving their relationships and giving them increased opportunity”.

REPORT by CERI PRITCHARD