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Showing posts from September, 2017

Greenmeadow Allotments Toilet

It was a real pleasure last Saturday (09/09/2017) to officially open the new composting toilet at Greenmeadow Allotments. The toilet was built with the help of the Big Lottery Fund and will make using and enjoying the allotments so much more accessible to everyone. The opening was part of a community open day which was really fun - music, BBQ, and an awesome splat the rat game! Marianna had a great time and, at the end, I was presented with the most gorgeous flowers. My mum was super jealous when I got back. :) For more like this, please click the image below:

All Cisterns Go!

I attended an event with a difference the other day - opening the new disabled toilet at West Pontnewydd Community Centre, with a ribbon made of toilet roll and everything! :D The South Wales Argus covered the story on September 13th : A community centre in Cwmbran has transformed a storage cupboard into a new disabled toilet to improve the facilities for service users. The West Pontnewydd Community Centre were able to accommodate the new commode by participating in the Welsh Government’s Warm Homes programme.  The new facility was made possible through a collaboration between the Being Greener project at Melin Homes, Torfaen council, renewable energy installation firm Gibson STS and Torfaen-based company Laporsa.  The Mayor of Torfaen, Cllr Jessica Powell, cut the “toilet roll ribbon” to officially open the new facility and said; “The centre isn’t “flushed” with money, this will make a huge difference for the whole community.”  The centre’s chairman, Mark Eley said: “We

Fanfiction Author Meme

Positively ancient fanfic author meme put together by Tomoe: 1. Start with a brief introduction of yourself. Fandom oldbie here. Welsh born and raised. 2. Fabulous! So, what got you into fanfiction to begin with? A long, long time ago - almost 20 years now, in fact - my ten-year-old self was surfing the net for any and everything Dragonball Z, one of the few shows my younger brother and I could agree was worth watching. I came across Some Random Guy's DBZ Rewrite and a whole new world opened up before my very eyes. (I had the whole thing saved to floppy disk until they went the way of the dodo!) 3. I see, so what kind of fic do you like to write? Despite being one of the least romantic people on the face of the planet - my partner will attest to this - I love writing and reading about it. The more tragic and overly sentimental it is, complete with over the top declarations and pining to literal death, the more I enjoy it. 4. Do you tend to stick to the

Pontnewydd Male Voice Choir

This is one of the biggest and longest running choirs in the area. It was originally founded way back in 1904 which makes it the oldest surviving choir in South Wales. The choir practices twice a week - Tuesday and Fridays, 7:30 - 9pm - at Fairhill Methodist Church Hall in Cwmbran. If you're interested you can just pop along to a practice, or get in touch with the general secretary, Phil Pritchard, on 07879 860603 or on email at Over the years the choir has performed all across the UK - and further afield - and still performs regularly, raising money for charity. Pontnewydd Male Choir in 1912 - via the PMC website. For more information check out their Facebook page . For more like this, please click the image below:

Merchant Navy Day

Merchant Navy Day is celebrated across the UK on September 3rd. It was introduced in 2000 in honour of those who helped keep us afloat in wartime and continue to supply us with some 95% of our imports. A growing number of councils show their support for the day by flying the Red Ensign, the official flag of the Merchant Navy. TCBC are flying the flag, and Cwmbran Community Council held a full flag hoisting ceremony this morning at the Council House. Watching the raising of the red ensign @CwmbranCouncil in honour of #MMD merchant navy day — Mayor of Torfaen (@MayorofTorfaen) September 1, 2017