Newsflashes and Coming Events

Parish Council Meeting


Tuesday 22ndJanuary 2019 at 7.30m at The Parish Hall, Bettws Y Crwyn 

 Planning applications (if any) will be on view from 7.00

Prior to the meeting starting there will be a ten minute period for public participation

1.       Opening and welcome
2.       Attendance / apologies
3.       Declarations of interest
4.       To receive any written request for a dispensation
5.       Minutes of the meeting Tuesday 13th November 2018
6.       Information from the minutes
7.       Clerk’s Report
8.       Planning

Nil to date

9.       Up date on Amblecotte cottages
10. ` Highways
11.   Finance

a.     To note bank account balances

b.     To agree the national pay award

c.     To agree payment of outstanding Invoices

1.      HMR&C £249.85p (S1-7 PGC)

2.      Clerk’s expenses £102.26p (S1-7 PGC)

12.   Information from members
13.   Dates for next meetings

Please note meetings will finish at 9.30pm to allow for finance decisions to be implemented also for minutes and other documents to be signed

Mounting Block

The mounting steps ouside the main (rear) entrance to the church is an asset that we ought to appreciate. During the flower festival some of us considered enhancing this with a planted trough.

It would be nice to find a stone or old clay container for this.

Is there anyone who has one they would be prepared to donate?

If so, please contact Valerie Whately on 01547 510681

Coffee Morning

The details of the next coffee morning can be found here.


has been updated – here

Tea Towels 

100% cotton tea towels with a picture of St Mary’s Church, Bettws-y-Crwyn,are available to buy at the very reasonable price of £3.50 each or 3 for £10. They can be bought from Judy Powell: 01547 510367 or email


 Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at the Community Centre, Newcastle at 7.30pm .There is usually a plant stall, a raffle and always refreshments.New members and visitors always welcome,  membership is £15 per year. Visitors £3.00 per meeting.


Lucie Pickard 640737, Gill Binks 640216Stan Wild 640241

Carol Gurney 640163, Angela Busfield 640822

(For enquiries about the programme please phone Carol or Angela)

 Please look at the blog on the History page, where an Australian family is looking for ancestors who lived here in the 18th and 19th centuries


Click here to see a demonstration of the defibrillator

Please email me at if you have any announcements you would like posted. Each page, of course, has a blog section that you can add to directly.

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