Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council Weekly Update 28/11/16
John Roberts, Telynor Cymru
The Mayor Cllr. Richard Edwards attended the festival weekend to celebrate the bicentenary of Newtown’s legendary triple harpist John Roberts, Telynor Cymru, headlined by today’s leading virtuoso Robin Huw Bowen at Gregynog Hall.
Cllr. Richard Edwards joined Robin Huw Bowen and Meinir Olwen at the Tomb Stone of John Roberts to lay a wreath in memory of Telnor Cymru.
Canal Working Group
The next canal working party will be on Saturday 17th December, meeting at the Gravel car park in Newtown at 9.30am for the minibus to the site and returning to the same car park around 3.10pm.
Volunteers need to come prepared for the weather and for quite physical work. They need to bring everything they need for the day, including lunch and drinks.
Volunteers need to let me know if they are planning to come, so that I book a place for them on the minibus. firstname.lastname@example.org or 07766 757145
Community Fund Presentation Evening
On 2nd December community groups that were successful in their bid for funding from the Newtown Community Fund will receive their cheques in a presentation evening hosted by the Town Council at the Chamber. The cheques will be awarded by Mayor Cllr. Richard Edwards.
Newtown Kicked off Christmas on Friday 25th November with the town Christmas Lights being turned on without a hitch! People lined the streets to watch Santa, the Mayor and the Carnival queen turn on the lights in Newtown.
Entertainment on the stage by local band The Smile and a Fireshow by Llanidloes based Zu Aerial rounded off an excellent night of free entertainment in Newtown.
The first day of the Santa’s Grotto followed on the 26th in the Glanhafren Market Hall and will continue on the two Saturdays before Christmas on the 10th and 17th December from 11am – 2pm.
Robert Owen Gardens
Planting in Robert Owen Gardens has begun in preparation for spring 2017, further improvements will continue in the winter months.
Members of the Chinese Embassy will be welcomed to Newtown on 8th December at the Robert Owen Museum; a small welcome event hosted by the Mayor will take place and a short tour of the town.
Trenor Games Area
Planning permission has been granted for works on the Trenor Games area behind ‘The Flying Shuttle’ work will commence in the New Year to improve the multi-use games area.
Img1: Two Tripple Harpists – Robin Huw Bowen and Meinir Olwen at the Tomb Stone of John Roberts.
Img2: Santa arrives on Float with Mayor Cllr. Richard Edwards and the 2016 Newtown Carnival Queen. Credit Andy Newham.