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Welcome to our July '13 issue of Wye Local - the community magazine for Hay on Wye, Talgarth and the surrounding villages.


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    www.wyelocal.co.ukJuly 2013 Issue 81


    The community magazine covering Hay, Talgarth and the surrounding villages

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    The community magazine encouraging localresidents to use whats on their doorstep

    Goosepool Cottage, Winforton,Herefordshire HR3 6EB

    Mob: 07811 961983Email: [email protected]


    Wye Local cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in advertisements nor for any consequences arising from this. Wye Local cannot be held responsible for damage or loss of copy or error in printing. All artwork used in Wye Local must not be published in any other media without permission from Wye Local. Opinions expressed by contributors or advertisers are not necessarily those of the publisher.


    2013 Car Boot SalesJuly Dates:Saturday 6th & 20th July from 9.30am 12midday(sellers from 8.45am, no buyers before 9.30am)5 per boot No booking required

    Refreshments stall

    Contact 07811 961983 / 07802 811355

    bronllys bronydd clifford clyro cusop eardisleyerwood glasbury hay letton llandefalle llanigon

    llowes llyswen pengenfford pontithel talgarththree cocks trefecca velindre whitney winforton

    July issue already, wow! This time last year I was handing work over to the team in preparation for the arrival of our little girl. Now a year later I cant believe I am organising Cariads 1st birthday party. Take a look at her column on page 34 to see what the little lady got up to recently!

    A handful of new businesses continue to join us. Please show your support to all local businesses within this issue. Welcome aboard Craig Pritchard (Electrical Contractor), CJ Jewellery & Accessories, Nicholas Keeble Associates (Historic Building & Planning Consultants), Dale Summerfield (Window Cleaning), Johnny Bamboozle (Magician & Balloon Modeller), Truebox (Talgarth shop), Window (Art Gallery) ... Wow, what a variety of new advertisers this month.

    For the Summer Holidays, which are fast approaching, here youll find some fantastic ideas; local activity providers; childcare options with Llyswen Cheeky Monkeys; great events for the family; and a detailed whats on section from art classes to Beavers or Scout meetings - something for every child. Dont forget if we are not blessed with sunshine, go to Riverside Swimming Pool where the kids are guaranteed to have fun. If they want to spend some pocket money, send them to the Car Boot Sales at Hay Primary School!

    Next month we will be producing a supplement, combining the Brecon Jazz and Fringe in one publication. With a print run of 11,000+ it will go to all homes in Brecon, Talgarth and Hay; and be available in other towns such as Builth, Crickhowell and Kington, as well as the surrounding villages. If youre interested in appearing in this supplement please email me at [email protected]


    Lisa Marie Badham x

    July CompetitionFor the chance to win two free tickets to the Vintage Rally at Boatside please complete the wordsearch on page 47 and send to us by

    16th July 2013.

    The Steam & Vintage Rally is at Boatside, just outside

    Hay on the Clyro road, on Saturday 10th August.

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    Brian Dennis& Son

    10 Peugeot Autocruise camper 700 miles POA10 VW Fox 1.2 18,650 miles Grey 469510 Audi A3 1.6 Tdi Black 61,000 miles 999509 Peugeot 207 1.4 Hdi Urban 54,000 miles Red 519509 VW Golf TDI SE Blue 53000 miles 929559 Ford Fiesta Zetec Tdci Silver 809508 Toyota Yaris 1.3 Tr Red 539555 Vauxhall Corsa Breeze 1.2 76,000 miles 259555 Ford Fiesta Style 1.4 Tdci White 102,000 miles 2495 04 Peugeot 206 1.4 Hdi Style 83,000 miles 229504 Renault Scenic 1.6 Silver 92,000 miles 149551 Peugeot 206 1.1 Lx Green 125051 Audi A4 tdi 1.9 Black 325000 Mercedes C240 Silver 109557 Ford Ranger Pick up 5295

    06 Iveco EuroCargo 75e1703 Ford Transit 350 125 299599 Leyland Daf 45 130

    Any inspections welcome,Cheaper Cars to Clear

    Courtesy cars and vans availableCars and vans to order

    HGV Testing Station Thursdays & FridaysClass 4,5 & 7 Mots

    See the cars at:dennismotorsport.co.uk

    The Old Forge Garage, Llanigon Hay on Wye, Hereford HR3 5QT

    Telephone: 01497 820341Evenings: 01497 821400


    Cafe + Bakery + Wood Fired Pizzas Live music and three course Pizza meal deal

    12 per head Saturday July 13th 5-8pm with Brodyr,Jeff Alderman and Chris Hudman Booking essential.

    Baking courses 21st July, 18th August, 15th September.

    Afternoon tea with live musicLes Coveney on 18th August.

    Pizzas every Saturday evening 5-8pm.

    We dont have a license so you are welcometo bring your own alcohol and we will provide

    glasses - there is no charge for corkage

    talgarth mill, the square, talgarth, ld3 0bwt.01874 711125

    [email protected]/thebakerstable

    This year we will be producing a supplement thatcombines the annual Brecon Jazz Festival andBrecon Fringe Festival.To include interesting articles,music profiles and event listings ....

    - Low-cost advertising costs

    - Hand delivered to all homes in Brecon,Talgarth & Hay-on-Wye

    - Available to in community points in Brecon,Builth,Crickhowell,Talgarth,Hay-on-Wye,Kington and surrounding villages

    - Print run of 11,000+

    Prices start from 50.00 ... interested?

    Email: [email protected]

    Copy deadline is the Friday 12th July

    Brecon Jazz & Brecon Fringefull colour Supplement

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    Savage Skills FreestyleMountain Bike Display

    StardusterAerobatic Display

    Steam andVintage Rally

    Details from Mrs M S JamesTelephone: 01874 711110


    Boatside Farm, Hay-on-Wye

    Sunday 11th August 2013


    All aspects of electrics, Domestic, Commercial,Industrial. Inspecting and testing.

    Part p registered.

    Craig PritchardElectrical Contractor

    t. 01981500555m. 07581094584

    e. [email protected] cottage, Bredwardine, Hereford, HR3 6BZ

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    News from Talgarthby Cllr.William Powell Powys County Councillor for Talgarth

    As I prepare to sign off this months column, weve had a taste of early summer, but the autumnal wind that has recently returned suggests we may have had our ration for a while. And although weather forecasters are more loved and better trusted than politicians in this country, I suspect that any who predict a barbecue summer in 2013 will be greeted with a degree of scepticism. In any case, preparations are beginning to take shape for a range of popular local events in the coming months, including the Three Cocks Vintage Rally, Talgarth Festival of the Black Mountains and more immediately this month the Royal Welsh Show, Europes premiere agricultural show. It is difficult to overstate its importance both for the agricultural industry and for our wider rural economy.

    I often find myself celebrating the power of volunteering in our local community in the Wye Local and this month is no exception. I was delighted to hear just a couple of weeks ago that Jack Christopher - until recently coordinator of the Talgarth Tourist Information and Resource Centre (TiRC) - had received a Highly Commended certificate in the Wales Volunteer of the Year Awards 2013. Jack continues to be a key member of the volunteer team at the TiRC, as well as being longstanding Treasurer of Talgarth Festival, a sterling helper at Talgarth Luncheon Club and a volunteer steward at Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon. He never seeks recognition - but I am delighted that he has received it on this occasion - and it is richly deserved.

    Similarly, Gavin Perry has been a real contributor as player/manager at Talgarth FC over a number of years and was instrumental in the successful re-launch of football under the banner of Talgarth Town. The impact on young people locally of having the opportunity to play football for the town once again is

    considerable, especially when Gwernyfed RFC has made such a contribution for so long. Although I am sorry that Gavin is stepping down as manager, it is reassuring that he will be continuing, alongside Tom Sharp, to run the under sevens team in Talgarth, which is so important in nurturing young football talent for the future. In the meantime, if anyone is interested in getting involved with building on Gavins legacy at Talgarth Town, they should contact Chairman Les Gwynne on: 07791 509107.

    Earlier this month, I had a meeting with the new Dyfed-Powys Police Chief Constable Simon Prince at the Force Headquarters in Carmarthen. It was a useful opportunity to raise a number of residents concerns at the highest level. Our agenda included a discussion on the scourge of speeding motorists, so called boy racers and particular issues on the A479. We need urgent progress on the long awaited 50 mph speed limit out of town between Pengenffordd and Cwmdu as well as action to address safety concerns on Bronllys Road and at the Trefecca Road zebra crossing. I have written to Welsh Transport Minister Mrs Edwina Hart AM on these matters of local importance.

    In the meantime, please feel free to contact me if you have any feedback or issues of concern on 07703 112113 or by email: [email protected] Alternatively, please come along to my next advice surgery on Friday, 5th July from 5:00pm at Talgarth TiRC. Appointments are not essential but in the past advanced notice has been useful if the issues are complex. You can also pop into the TiRC at any time to request a call on any issue which may be troubling you.

    Best wishes


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    Talgarth Country Market will be on Sunday July 7th from 10am - 1pm in the Town Hall. Please come along and support your local producers, there is a wide range of stalls including meat, preserves, cheese, cider, beer, plants, cookies, artisan bread, cakes turned wood and other arts and crafts. Everything is home made, home grown, local and seasonal.

    The Flix in the Stix returns in September.

    Ring us on 01874 711125 to book. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.

    For more information contact Nicolaon 01874 713166 or [email protected]

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    News fromCllr. Gareth Ratcliffe,

    Powys County Councillor for Hay

    Dear Residents I hope you are well this month I will be talking about the school, community centre and residents parking.

    1. HaySchool. We have had a number of meetings with PCC and the governing body over the last 6 weeks. A number of issues and concerns have been raised re the consultation processes. Last week we met again with Cllr Myfanwy Alexandra, Portfolio Holder for schools, together with Powys architect Jim Swaby, to discuss the upcoming processes. The Governing body are looking to find dates from the council in order to visit schools which have already been through this process. As soon as a set programme is available we will inform the parents and community.

    2. Hay Community centre is NOT good news. We are all aware of the Asbestos issue regarding the building. It has been reported that the problem has retreated and the flakes are becoming airborne and are falling outside the recently erected safety barriers. What with the news about the closure of a school in Wales, due to asbestos problems, this does not come as a surprise. I have asked for costs to back up what is being reported to myself and the local community and what was reported to me was that cost annually of collecting asbestos contaminated moss 7200. Short term essential repairs (compliance with stat standards/ remedials fire doors electrical alarms etc) 45K, plus need to further secure the roof EST 70K PLUS cost of moss collection until such time as repairs enacted. I have talked to the Youth club and in partnership it is hoped that they can relocate to the bungalow in the school grounds. This is favoured by the team leaders as one of the options that they have looked at. There is still yet to be a date set of when this will close but it is looking like sooner rather than later and it is hoped we can find alternative accommodation

    for all who use the buildings regularly.

    3. Residents parking. There has been a consultation run in the Library at the beginning of June. The council has agreed to come back to me and the town council with the findings, there seems to be a lot of concerns being raised on what the council have recommended of a residents parking trail and what it will do to the town. I am waiting to see what the out come will be following the consultation and the public questionnaire findings and if the councils recommended proposals go forward all house holders in then designated zoned areas within the town centre will have a vote on to whether or not to accept the proposals (51% needed to support before any changes can take place). SO PLEASE HAVE YOUR SAY If you would like to speak to me any time on any of the above issues please stop me in the street or do not hesitate to contact me on 07974353121 or [email protected]

    Roast Ox Inn- Painscastle, Powys LD2 3JL -

    Opening Hours: Monday - Thursday Bar and Restaurant 12.00 - 2.30pm

    Bar 6.00 pm - close Restaurant 6.00 - 9.00pm

    Friday and Saturday Bar Open all day

    Restaurant 12.00 - 2.30pm and 6.00 - 9.00pm

    Sunday Bar Open all day

    Restaurant 12.30 - 3.00 pm 6.00 - 9.00pm

    Take Away Fish & Chips or Curry ofthe Day with Rice is available for 6.95

    Monday to Friday 6.00pm - 9.00pm Phone in advance and well have it ready upon your arrival...

    Tel: 01497 851398Email: [email protected]

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    News from Glasbury Wardby Chris Davies Powys County Councillor for GlasburyI am sure that every reader will agree that a great time was had by all as they look back on the 2013 Hay Literary Festival! Our local business received a timely and much needed boost as many thousands of visitors were drawn to our locality. We will all have our own special moments and favourite writers/artists. I know that my children are still talking about Maisy Mouse who ever that may be?

    Congratulations to the members of Rhosgoch YFC for bringing the Annual Radnorshire Rally & Dance to our area as part of their 70th Year celebrations. A tremendous day and night was had by all who attended. We can now look forward to helping them celebrate the remainder of their special commemorative year for this vitally important rural youth movement.

    Concern is quite rightly being expressed regarding decisions being made about our local primary schools. The pupils, parents and teaching staff have been waiting for many months to hear from the Assemblys Education Minister about the future of Rhosgoch School. It is unfair to everyone that he is not coming out publically with his decision. At the time of writing this article the decision

    has just been made by the Cabinet of PCC to close Llanigon Primary school even though the receiving school of Hay has a long way to go before its replacement building has been built. It is sometimes very hard to understand decisions that are made allegedly on our behalf.

    The Royal Welsh Agricultural Show will be held later this month on 22nd 25th July at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells. There is so much to see and do for all the family during the show week and it is a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and make new ones. I will be commentating as usual over the main ring on all four days. If you have not visited the show I hope you come along this year and join so many people from our area at this internationally renowned event.

    Please dont forget that should you wish to contact me please do so on either of the following 07855 752110 or [email protected]

    Best wishes Chris

    M o b i l e : 07 7 9 0 14747 2 H o M e : 014 97 8 219 8 5

    A lovely shop in theCASTLE GROUNDSof Hay-on-Wye

    Vintage Clothing and1960s dresses, handbags

    and hats / Gloves for alloccasions / Mens dinner jackets

    and other menswear / Military items / Table cloths,lace, sheets, pillowcases and bolster cases /Handmade soaps and candles / Paintings andprints / Jewellery / Variety of books


    Items Wanted:Light coloured fur stoles and old handbags

    T. 01497 820330 M. 07891 520232


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    Dees MobileDomestic Services

    Over 30 Years OfProfessional Experience

    Local andVery Reliable

    No job too small my aim is to provide

    a excellent service

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    Pony Trekking/Riding/HackingSpectacular riding into the heart of the Black Mountains.

    Quality horses and friendly, experienced guidesensure all abilities have an enjoyable day

    Riding Lessons for Children & AdultsAll ages and abilities catered for

    BHS Qualified InstructorsFloodlit Manege

    X-Country Course under construction

    BHS Approved Livery FacilitiesDIY or Full

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    News from Bronlly Hospital &Community League 0f FriendsHOSPITAL TRANSPORT It has been brought to our attention that Hospital Transport is less than satisfactory, to say the least. In some cases transport has not been provided, has got patients to their appointment late or has failed to turn up. We have brought this to the attention of the Health Board. We will try to make sure the service improves. If you or anyone you know has had problems please contact me. Maggie Sims Chair of Bronllys League of Friends c/o Bronllys Hospital Bronllys LD3 OLU.


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    07881 726 547

    TheRadnor ArmsLlowes, Hereford, HR3 5JA

    OPEN WED - SUNWe will be closed 22nd July-30th

    July for annual staff holidays

    If you are coming from Hay, book your taxiwith Booktown Taxis, 07881726547,and only pay the outward journey,

    we will pay the return fare.**available for parties of 4 or more,

    with minimum 20/hd spend


    Deep fried fish and chipsin our own butty bach batter,

    with handcut chips and tartare sauce,or ham egg and chips

    for just 5.50 add a pud for 2.50


    SUNDAY FROM 7.50The management reserve the right to

    withdraw any of these offers without notice

    Tel: 01497 847460www.The RadnorArms.com

    Email: TheRadnor [email protected]

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    07836 56729501497 847306


    News from Glasbury Get-Together ClubLast month at our May meeting we invited Kate Price and her friend Janet to talk on their passion for Patchwork and how they became friends many years ago when training for their City and Guilds qualification. They brought along truly wonderful pieces of work to show us, many different designs of quilts with amazing colour combinations. They also had smaller hand crafted items to sell. Their enthusiasm welled over into a little extra time, before we enjoyed our tea and raffle. A really full and enjoyable afternoon.

    May the 14th, our expedition to Abergavenny went well although it was wet. We spent some time looking around Abergavenny, it was market day and very busy. Our coach took us to The Crown at Pantygelli for a very good lunch. After lunch we went to see the Boyles lovely gardens at Penpergwm and Trona Boyle kindly showed us round despite the continuing rain.

    We usually have a club FUND RAISING day in

    July on a weekend at Glasbury Village Hall so please look out for our notices, your support will be very welcome.

    A TRIP TO MOORS MEADOW GARDEN in Bromyard July 16th. Bring a packed lunch. Leave at 10a.m from Glasbury Village Hall. Deposit of 10 please with booking if you are interested.

    July 24th is the next club meeting at Glasbury Village Hall. Please look out for our notices for further details.

    August 28th. Club Meeting. Quiz and Tea at Geraldines. For further details please ring: Gloria - 01497 847726, Geraldine - 01497 847697, Bob - 01497 842900 New members Welcome.

    Thanks, Gloria Gray


    Complementary& Holistic TherapistGillian K Nailor


    Reiki Master / Teacher

    For Reflexology,Indian Head Massage,Crystal Reasonance Therapyand Spiritual Guidance/Support

    All treatments will be half priceon a Wednesday

    Visit my website for more informationon the above therapies or telephone me on01497 831325 or07812 647 095www.cocktailofcrystals.co.uk

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    ACUPUNCTUREJosephine Flinning

    MSc, BSc (Hons) Lic Ac. M.B.Ac.C.


    Tel: 01874 610387or 01874 610420


    MAYALLJEWELLERS Est. 1884ClocksWatchesClogau GoldJewellerySilverware

    A nice selection ofgifts in stock

    10 High TownHay-on-WyeHerefordHR3 5AETel: 01497 821848

    Repairs & Restoration of Antique & Modern Clocks,Watches, Barometers & Jewellery

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    News from Glasbury Play AreaGlasbury Play Area was officially opened on Saturday 11th May 2013 by Walter and Iona de Winton, who kindly donated the lease of the land.

    This was the culmination of 3 years of hard work by the Play Area Group and a grant of 42,000 from the Big Lottery Fund.

    The event was coordinated by Sheenagh Finnie, Rachel Harding and Rhian Wilkie who also arranged the refreshments which were thoroughly enjoyed by everybody. Thanks also to local people who generously made cakes for the occasion and to Margaret Morris and her son Christopher, for allowing us to use their garden, opposite the Play Area.

    There was badge making with Paul Hartley, face painting by Leah Downie, Splat the Rat with Paul Greenow, a coconut shy and the children had great fun on the new equipment. Everyone in the Play Area Group was there helping in different ways and a great time was had by all. The Village Hall kindly lent us some Tables and Chairs for the day.

    Chris Davies, our local County Councillor, also a member of the Play Area Group, gave a vote of thanks to everyone who had helped and to those who attended, also to Black Mountains Lions who donated a picnic table. Thanks also to local firms and people who helped us with donations and attended our functions.

    Paul Hartley (Chair) and Pat Yeomans Sec/Treasurer, were presented with flowers from Jo Northam, Chair of Glasbury Community Council at the beginning and end of the Project.

    Keep an eye on local notice boards during the summer months as there will be several events taking place. Also there will be the Village Trail, Barbecue and Duck Race on August 31st by Glasbury Bridge.

    We hope that everyone will enjoy the New Play Area !

    Glasbury Play Area Group.

    Interior Painter & Decorator

    All types of wallpaperingundertaken

    Quality professional serviceOver 17 years experience

    Estimates givenNo job too small

    Call Clare Morris 01544 230766

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    News from Hay & DistrictCommunity SupportDiary Date 19th July, Midsummer concert with The Monday Choir

    A fundraising concert in aid of Hay Community Support is to be held at the Church of Holy Trinity at Bettws near Clyro. Tickets can be purchased at our Community Support office in Oxford Rd and will be 7.00 and will include a glass of summer punch and nibbles. We will be holding a raffle during the event and would much appreciate donations of raffle prizes (bottles of wine particularly welcome for prizes and punch!)

    We have many volunteering opportunities if you are looking to donate some of your time. You do not need to be retired to volunteer; it looks good on your cv and helps you to gain new skills. Volunteer drivers are still required for Usk House Day Hospice who is looking for volunteer drivers. Contact us for an informal chat about opportunities available.

    We have some room still available for our second four day break to Kent in September. Places of interest on the trip include Penshurst Place, Chatham Historic Dockyard, Rochester, Dover Castle, Marlborough and Avebury. Monies need to be paid by 17th July after which time the hotel will release rooms for general booking.

    We are selling books and DVDs in the office and welcome contributions if you have any spare and of course come and browse our stock!

    If you havent already got a copy of our Community Directory we still have some available free in our office.

    For further information on any of the above please contact Sandra or Roslyn, Hay & District Community Support, Oxford Road, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AL. Tel: 01497 821031. Email: [email protected]

    Oak TreeFuneral Services

    of Eardisley and KingtonWe provide a very personal, professional andcaring service and can be contacted at any time

    during the day or night.

    Funeral arrangements can be made in the comfortof your own home and in the presence of your

    family, helping you through this sad time.

    Please contact (day/night)Mr. Bill Rowlatt (Proprietor)

    6 Castle Close, Eardisley. HR3 6NL

    Tel: 01544 327829 or 07974 387056

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    Micro & Mini DiggersDumpers RollersWacker Plates

    Generators RepairsVan Hire Chippers

    Cherry Pickers Water PumpsStump Grinders

    T: 01497 847355M: 07785 735126

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    CJ Jewellery& Accessories

    Caroline Bufton 01544 318292Jane Layton 01544 340243email: [email protected]

    We had a pop up shop for Hay Festivalin Backfold Hay on Wye

    you may have given us a visit!If you are interested in hosting a

    jewellery party or organising a charity eventplease do not hesitate to contact us.

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    News from Black Mountains Lions

    Several years ago Hay Town Council Estates Committee

    proposed a development of access to the river for canoeists, able bodied & disabled alike, for disembarkation. This was also followed up by the suggestion of creating a disabled & child friendly fishing area.

    Permission was granted for the committee to go ahead with the project which became

    know as The Gliss Project. Over the following months plans, quotations, grants & negotiations with Welsh Water enabling this project to commence.

    The Black Mountains Lions were contacted & generously supported this project. The Council are indebted to their generosity & were privileged to receive their donation.www.blackmountainslions.co.uk

    Cheeky Monkeys offers children an opportunity to engage in a range of simulating play activities including arts & crafts, sports, cookery, dance, workshops, trips & free play and also the chance to socialise with other children in a safe environment.

    Fully Qualified CRB Checked Staff!

    8AM - 5.45PM

    Monday 22nd July - Monday 2nd September 2013CLOSED AUGUST 26TH - BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY!

    At Llyswen Cheeky Monkeys,Archdeacon Griffiths Primary School, Llyswen

    For more information or to book your child/childrens place please contact the play leaders:- Tel: 07919818253

    Email: [email protected]

    16.50 - Per Day

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    2013 Car Boot SalesJuly Dates:Saturday 6th & 20th July from 9.30am 12midday(sellers from 8.45am, no buyers before 9.30am)5 per boot No booking requiredRefreshments stallContact 07811 961983 / 07802 811355

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    News from Gwernyfed High SchoolFuture 7 -Young Enterprise FinalistsIn March a group of Gwernyfed Sixth-Formers travelled to the Young Enterprise regional finals in Builth Wells to promote their product, Sport Garters. The group of young entrepreneurs included Phillipa Rylands, Angharad James, Mollie Gibbons, Rebecca Meredith, Aaron Nicholls and Catrin Price, all of whom contributed to the companys success in the event.

    The requirements and purpose of the Young Enterprise Scheme is to encourage young people to set up their own business: producing; marketing and selling a service or product. Developing skills such as the ability to write an interim and financial report.

    The team had to set up a trade stand and then as part of the judging process they had to present the product and endorse the company to fellow competitors and the judging panel. The team performed and demonstrated to a high standard which enabled them to win this round of the competition and progress to the next level

    representing Mid Wales in the Welsh finals. The Welsh finals are being held in Cardiff In June and the team hope that they will be chosen to represent Wales in the national finals in July.

    If you wish to support the Youth Enterprise team then you can view their progress on their Facebook page SWAG.

    The team succeeded thanks to the support of Mrs Morgan (Business Studies), Mr Williams (Headteacher), Miss Gibbons and also Mrs Schofield, who taught members of the group to use a sewing machine!

    Westbrook InteriorsAffordable Interior Design

    House or Room re-designs from 250Simple colour planning from 50

    Full project managementand furniture/accessory sourcing

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    Wyeside Tree & Garden Care

    Contact: David Arrowsmith Tel: 01497 821 874

    Tree Surgery Paths & Patios Chainsaw Work Walls Raked out & Re-Pointed Hedge Cutting Mini Digger & Dumper Work Strimming Landscaping Grass Cutting

    Painting & Decorating All Garden Maintenance Sheds & Greenhouse Erected

    News from Hay Cheese MarketWe are how half way through delivering the community activities side of the project. We have worked on some fantastic activities with local groups including the Hay Festival Scribblers, Hay Youth Club, Llanigon Young Farmers Club and all the pupils at Hay Primary School.

    There is lots more exciting work to come, including designing a series of historical walks around Hay and writing copy and sourcing pictures about the history of the building to put on the information display panels that will be hung inside the old Market Hall.

    Meanwhile, plans are well underway for the first Hay History Weekend this September, 7th-8th. The programme, being put together by members of Hay History Group, includes

    a family history quiz about Hay, film screenings, a pop

    up museum and guided historical walks.

    On the building side of the project, structural repair work is due to begin this autumn. The building tender contract will be organised via Hook Masons Architects in Hereford. Any building companies interested in submitting a tender should contact Hook Masons before end July.

    To find out more follow us on facebook.com/HayCheeseMarket, follow the history group on twitter @HayHistoryGroup or email [email protected]

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    JDW JOINERY LTD is a family runcompany specialising in the design andmanufacture of purpose made joinery.

    Which includes: Windows, Doors,Frames & Screens, Oak FramedPorches, Sunrooms/Conservatories,Staircases, Handmade Kitchens withdesign & installation.

    Please contact us for your free noobligation quotation:

    01544 327711 /07795 328346

    Email: [email protected]

    Joinery LTD

    Cleaning ServicesWooden Floor Sanding Service

    Carpet and Upholstery cleaning

    Most types of flooring machinedscrubbed and re-sealed

    Pressure washing of patios

    Insurance work

    We also undertake Sanding and Re-sealing ofwooden floors: Sanding and re-sealing of your oldwooden floors will not only enhance the appearancebut add value to your property!

    For any further enquires on your cleaningrequirements please contact 07989668063for your free quotation

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    Curtains & Blinds made to order

    Personal Service

    Jenny Martine: [email protected]: 07973 344075 t: 01497 831287

    Going awaythis summer?

    What aboutFido?

    We can help with: Pet Passports Travel sickness remedies Pre-kennels vaccinations

    Tick, sand-fly, flea and worm control

    Gardeners for JulyTips & Advice

    Flower Garden Prune and dead head roses Dead head bedding plants, hanging baskets & containers Plant autumn flowering bulbs Water and feed regularlyKitchen Garden Harvest vegetable crops as soon as they are ready. Some ground crops are ok to stay in for longer Keep the vegetable garden well watered & weed regularly Sow main crop vegetables such as carrots, spring cabbage, peas, radish & lettuce Harvest raspberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants & gooseberries Keep clipping away at your fresh herb plants. You can freeze herbs.Greenhouse Put up greenhouse shading in preparation for sunny days Plant crops such as tomatoes & cucumbers into containers

    Keep a close eye on the watering and feed regularly Keep well ventilated Damp down regularly to increase humidityThe Lawn Continue to mow but raise the height slightly during dry periods to keep the lawn looking lush & green Keep edges trimmedGeneral Advice July is a holiday month. Water the garden well before you go. You may wish to think about setting up an automatic watering system Keep hedges neatly clipped Ensure the pond is well oxygenated. Fountains should be running all day Keep the pond level topped up during hot weather Get the BBQ out & take advantage of any nice weather! The garden is also a great place to relax as well as work!

    Article supplied by The Old Railway Line Nursery and Garden Centre

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    Get to really know..........Name: Gordon SnapePlace of Birth: Chorley LancsWhere do you live now: Hay on WyeMarital Status: Married, to RosieOccupation: PE Officer H.M. Prison ServiceChildren: Three, Megan, Zack & LilyPets: One Dog, Collie x Spaniel answers to PatchWhat is your favourite view/landscape: Panoramic view from the Begwns, especially when its been snowingWhat or who would you send to Room 101: Idiots of all persuasionsFavourite way of spending an evening out: On a mountain, with my wife Rosie, my dog and a mug of teaWho would you like to throw a custard pie at: Girls at the rugby club, love em to bits but they frustrate me at timesMisc likes: Not shaving and annoying my boss at work and being a better gardener than Syd MorrisMisc dislikes: Hats on indoors, trousers under the backsides and having to dress up smartWhat makes our area great: The respect for individuality and the peaceful environment around usHobbies: Coaching rugby, training, and the allotmentWhat is the last book you read: The Boys of Everest Clint Willis, Puckoon - Spike MilliganFavourite holiday destination: The Lake DistrictWhat has been the proudest moment in your life: Achieving my Masters DegreeIf you won one million pounds, what would you do with the money: Buy a shed to live in, and take the Ladies Rugby team to a training facility for a week or twoFavourite song: Pokarekare Ana Hayley


    Last film you saw: The Hobbit

    Last holiday you took: Lake District in a Camper Van

    What item do you always keep with you: A radio

    Childhood ambition: To be a lighthouse keeper

    Favourite food and drink: Lentil Dahl with Basmati Rice and a mug of tea

    Who or what influences you: Socialist Values

    Best piece of advice ever given to you: You may get your head shot off sticking it over the parapet but its a better view

    Favourite journey: Any road that brings Hay Bluff in to view as you know you are nearing home

    Sum yourself up in five words: Life is better in shorts

    What has been the best day of your life: Getting Married and all thats come from it

    Favourite sport: Rugby

    What have you done today to make you feel proud: Took my daughter Lily down to the Welsh Rugby Development squad training session

    Who would be your three ideal dinner guests. Can be dead or alive, famous or infamous! Dalai Lama, George Mallory and Socrates

    What would you choose as your last meal: Eggs, Chips, beans, brown bread and butter and a mug of tea.

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    JDW are a family run business with over15 years experience in the building andconservation industry.

    ExtensionsNew BuildsConversionsAlterationsRestorations

    Call now for your free no obligation quotationTel and Fax:

    01544 327711Email: [email protected]



    Funeral DirectorsC.C.JAMES

    Hengardd, Pontithel,Three Cocks, Brecon, Powys



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    Local Talent: Georgina AbelType of Artist?

    Mixed Medium: such as water colour, acrylic, gouache, pencil and pen

    Range of Products?

    Any subjects, animal protraits my favorites, refurbishing dolls houses and crafts

    Where can your products be purchased?

    From my shop on the Brecon Road or by my Website, Dollshousefun.com

    Price range?

    Paintings from 15, dolls house items from 50p

    How long have you been an artist?

    Over 45 years

    Where did you train or gain experience?

    Self taught, Natural ability

    What has been your proudest moment?

    I have many, especailly when I held my students first exhibition, they did me proud, over 200 paintings were exhibited

    What would you class as your Masterpiece?

    No artist can answer that question because each piece of work they do is a masterpiece in their eyes

    Have you any future plans for your work?

    Yes I do, I am arranging to teach a two day a week Intense, painting courses, enquiries welcome

    What advice would you give other artists?

    Students I would advise, but professionals I

    would not have the audacity

    to advise them

    What other local artists

    do you admire?

    There are plenty of good

    artist in and around Hay,

    including my students. Too

    many to choose from

    Artist Statement

    I have lived in Hay for seventeen years now

    teaching for the last fourteen years, crafts and

    paintings. Have refurbished Dolls houses, for

    members of the Royal household and have

    met some fabulous people along the way. I

    love animals especailly monkeys, and dogs and

    thats why I do portraits of them, their eyes

    tell alot. Everyone can paint; its all about being

    shown the right way. Its a wonderful way to

    relax, you get lost in a world of your own. My

    spirit painting have caused quite a stir. When I

    first saw the faces on the back of my paintings,

    I did not know what to think, I was shocked.

    Some people are

    frightened of them

    and some are

    amazed. If anyone

    wants to see them

    you are welcome,

    they are only

    shown on request.

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    Carpets, Vinyls, NaturalFlooring & Rugs

    Free Customer Parking(or we can collect you if transport is a problem)

    Home Selection Service Free Estimates & Insurance

    Work Undertaken Domestic & Commercial Work

    Undertaken Expert nicf & Guild of

    Master Craftsmenapproved fitting service

    Remnants, Offcuts and Carpet on the roll


    Tel. 01497 820077www.sullivanflooring.co.uk

    2 Glanwye Business Park,Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5EW

    (350 yards past the Co-op on the left hand side)

    We now stock blinds

    F L O O R I N G

    Poem CornerToccatta

    All day long had the noise of battle rolled

    Until night ringed black Cyprus in a lake of fire

    What men or gods we were, we who were there

    In mad pursuit and knee deep in a salt marsh

    Heaving a cutlass.

    For fame was our spur - and pay;

    Twas said we saved the sum of things.

    We only half forget who are forgotten.

    Just when we are safest there is a sunset touch

    Or a chorus ending

    And all our dear dead women do again appear.

    Oh, Cynara! Handful of bright spring water

    Flung into the whirlpools screaming face.

    Tho fond of a kiss and fond of a guinea

    Cynara, you were faithful in your fashion.

    I do recall your hair, yellow as ripe corn

    Which lay along your back.

    Whats become of all that gold?

    I feel chilly and grown old.

    Cobbled together by Simon Burrage.

    Guess where from?

    Do you have a poem you would like to publishin a future issue of the Wye Local magazine?

    If so, please email your poem [email protected]

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    SMITH BUILDERS LTDThe future of construction

    Combining traditional buildingwith the innovation of

    new sustainable technologies...

    M: 07815 089213 : 07875 701226T: 01544 327169

    E: [email protected]: www.smithbuildersltd.co.uk

    Brick CottageWinfortonHerefordHR3 6EB

    New Builds Extensions Barn Conversions Renovation Commercial Contracting

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    SALESALESALESale starts Thursday 11th July23 Castle St, Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR3 5DF

    01497 822540www.rohan.co.uk

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    Specialist HETAS engineerWOOD AND MULTI FUEL

    INSTALLATIONHay-on-WyeM: 07875438530T:01497 820529E:[email protected]


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    Eyecare for all the family

    01497 821260Opening Hours:

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pmSaturday 9am to 1pm

    Backfold, Hay-on-Wye.(Formally J M Penning Optometrist)

    Private Eye Examinations

    Free NHS Examinations for: children under 16 students under 19 those on income based benefits over 60s Diabetic and glaucoma sufferers Over 40s with family history of glaucoma Those registered sight impaired or severely sight impaired Anyone with extreme long or short sight may be eligible

    Childrens Eye Assessment

    Contact lens fitting and follow-ups

    Optical coherence tomography (3-D eye scanning)

    Digital retinal photography

    Low vision assessment

    Red/sore eye assessment

    Dry eye assessment and treatment

    DVLA licence renewal eye testing

    Large frame selection and specialist lens advice

    Hearing tests available on request.

    Eye Plan direct debit scheme available for glassesand contact lenses

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    Shop 1, Phoenix House, High Street, Talgarth

    Carpets Vinyls Karndean Curtains/ Ready-Made Curtains

    Blinds Paints Sundries Rugdoctor

    Telephone 01874 711 165

    Black Mountain

    In rsorite

    Home Selection Service

    Free Estimates

    Car ParkingAt Rear Of Shop

    CastleGreengrocersRetailer &Wholesaler

    22 Castle Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5DF01497 822742

    Open:Monday - Thursday 9.00 - 5.00Friday and Saturday 9.00 - 5.30

    Fresh fruit and vegetables, quality wines andlocal jams and preserves

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    Balls of Fury PaintballingWow, after many months of planning, building and set backs (mainly due to our Great British weather)! Balls of Fury Paintballing are now up and running and the hard work has finally paid off. With the help of our dedicated team of staff and many others who got involved, we can honestly say that it has already proved to be a great success so far.

    Based within the grounds of our sister company Black Mountain Activities in the village of Three Cocks, we have the pleasure of working with a great team of experienced instructors to provide a fun-filled, action-packed activity that can be tailor made to suit all, from families, stag & hen parties or groups of friends (ages 12 years +). We offer 2-3 hour paintball session, with many games to be played so, if youre looking for something new to do come and join us at Balls of Fury Paintballing.

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    Weve Bought A Bridge!

    The original toll bridge and parts of the toll cottage were built in 1779 as a more convenient crossing to the River Wye than other bridges located 4 and 6 miles away in either direction, but it and two further stone built bridges were washed away in the strong river flood waters.

    In 1797 a part stone, part timber trussed bridge was constructed in pretty much the design that you see today. Full reconstruction took place in 1993.

    I remember vividly that sunny morning in August 2011; the morning that I told my husband Grahame that Id found the perfect home for us in rural Herefordshire.

    We had been looking for a place by the sea for some time but just never quite able to find a place that ticked all the boxes for us.

    The Toll Cottage at Whitney-on-Wye looked and sounded perfect - a little riverside (not seaside but plenty of water!) whitewashed stone cottage with a few acres of land. .and its attached to a 17th century wooden toll bridge.I added under my breath.

    Our offer was initially turned down but months later the buyer pulled out and so we became the proud owners of the Whitney-on-Wye Toll Bridge and Toll Cottage on 6th January 2012 and moved in on the very same day.

    After a whistle-stop tour of the facilities and half an hour of training on how to run a bridge from

    the chap who had been left running the place for the previous owners, we were on our own! The rest, as they say, is history.

    We dont know where the first year went to; in fact, the last 18 months have just whizzed by.

    Weve had a good old tidy up and weve given the bridge its first coat of paint in 20 years. We could hear it smiling! Weve helped to raise over 2,000 for local worthy causes and well be doing the same again this yearand weve survived two Hay Festivals and the thousands of

    visitors who cross the bridge during the 10 days.

    We quickly came to realise that the daily 80p toll that customers pay to cross Whitney Bridge just about covers the cost of maintaining it so we see ourselves more as custodians and caretakers of an historic 17th Century monument and we are certainly looking to diversify next year in order to achieve a balance of the finances.

    A visit to our new outdoor caf with picnic area will give visitors a taste of further improvements that well be making over the next few months. You might even get a glimpse of the Whitney Bridge Trolls!

    Article supplied by Maggie Taylor

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    The Cutting Room

    The evo range is distributed exclusively through the very best salons and is found wherever good hairdressers are stocked

    40 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye

    Tel. 01497 821555 Salty Dog Beach Spray

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    New galleryTwo leading contemporary British artists have opened a new gallery in Hay.

    Art by Menna Angharad and Jem Stiff can now be seen at WINDOW on Broad Street, opposite the junction with Bridge Street. Menna and Jem, who live on the Black Mountains, have been exhibiting across the UK and France for many years and are now pleased to have the opportunity to show their work in their home town.

    Menna works in oils on linen or canvas, capturing intricate details of her subjects with exceptional clarity. Her paintings are evocative and atmospheric, offering a modern interpretation of the still life tradition.

    Jem is a sculptor with an interest in the ordinary, the forgotten or insignificant. Working in wood

    or stone, his sensitive and honest sculptures afford a dignity to his subjects as well as hinting at Jems lively sense of humour.

    Year 6 pupils at Hay School recently worked with Jem on a project called Essentials. Children considered the consequences of consumerism, and created their own works of art which are now on display at WINDOW.

    WINDOW is open Tuesday to Saturday, and you are most welcome to browse. We hope you will enjoy the exhibition and look forward to seeing you soon.

    Broad St. Hay-on-Wye tues/weds/fri: 12-5, thurs: 10-5, sat: 12-5www.mennaangharad.co.uk www.jemstiff.co.uk

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    green fingers landscapeprofessional landscaping service

    All aspects of hard and soft landscaping from groundworks to finished highly detailed work.Including drives, walling, patios, lawns, fencing, water features, planting, drainage.

    Quality of workmanship, attention to detail and customer satisfaction are paramount.

    www.greenfingerslandscape.co.uk Nick Leakey Established over 25 yearsMobile: 07831 884262 Email: [email protected]

    COACH HOUSEINTERIORS A friendly family business offering A wide selection of well priced fabrics and gifts in stock Extensive Range of Pattern Books Curtain Making Service In- house workroom for all your soft furnishing requirements Gifts & Accessories for the Home Upholstery Work Undertaken

    Looking forward to seeing you at The Coach House, Brobury House,

    Bredwardine, Hereford Tel: 01981 500777www.coachhouse-interiors.com

    Ample Free Parking OPENING TIMES: MON-FRI 10-5PM SAT 10-4PM

    Looking for something different! Wedding, Birthday, Special Occasion Gifts

    Unique& Reasonably Priced

    SudukoPlace the numbers so that each row, column and box contains the numbers 1-9...good luck.

    9 7 6 1




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    6 9 8 2


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    Weddings Garden Parties Anniversaries Shows

    Contact us for a free quotation and site visit.

    For more info, please see

    Web: www.acacia-marquees.co.ukEmail: [email protected]

    or contact Martin onTel: 01497 820 882 07795 958 421

    Specialising in marquee & equipment hire

    Home JamesWordsearch












    For the chance to WIN two free tickets to the Steam & Vintage Rally at Boatside. Please complete the wordsearch, fill in the details below and send to Wye Local (address is on page 1).Closing date is Friday 16th July 2013.

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    FARMERISHFOODSCatering for allOccasionsFrom Christening to Funerals.Home made preserves and pickles.Also orders taken for home baking,Cakes, sponges, sweet and savoury pies.

    Locally sourced and preparedThe Cedars Bronydd Clyro

    Tel: 01497 821849Email: [email protected]

    2013 CarBootSalesEvery otherSaturday from9.30am - 12midday(sellers from 8.45am,no buyers before 9.30am)

    at HayPrimary School6 / 20 July3 / 17 / 31 Aug14 / 28 Sept12 / 26 Oct5 per car / 10 per vanNO booking requiredRefreshments stall

    Contact 07811 961983 / 07802 811355Follow us on FacebookFurther details at www.wyelocal.co.uk

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    Acanthus Curtains

    Curtains BlindsLoose Covers Made to Measure

    Contact: Rebecca RogersTel: 01544 370 688

    Email: [email protected]

    Go WildThey can make a den, light afire, cook a sausage, shoot bows& arrows, play team games,make mud pies, camouflagethemselves, zoom on a zipwire... So much to choose from andfit in!

    Our wild parties are bushcraft styleand encourage children to havefun, enjoy being outside and beadventurous.

    We design the sessions based on the age, abilityand preferred activity that your child would like.

    150 per session - max. 8 children

    01497 820426 Hay-on-Wyewww.outdoorsathay.co.uk

    OutdoorChildrens Parties

    New Osteopathic PracticeIan Wright BSc(ost). DPO. MSCC. MOCI.

    Registered OsteopathIan Wright has set up a new practice in Hay-on-Wye. He is a very experienced Osteopath with practices in Harley Street and Ireland. For 20

    years he has taught internationally Paediatric and Cranial Osteopathy. Ian set up the Daisy Clinic Trust in Ireland, a specialised teaching charity clinic treating children with special needs. He

    treats all ages and an extremely wide variety of symptoms, from long-term physical difficulties to

    emotional issues manifest in the body. Ian will give clear detailed feedback and advice.

    For information and appointments

    Call Heloise on 07772 000728


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    Boot Sale EVERY

    WEDNESDAY EVENING From 5.30pm to 8.30pm


    BOOKENDS CAR PARK Three Cocks, LD3 0SD

    Special Midweek price 3 per boot


    Hot Food Available- Burgers, Chips,Hot and Cold Drinks and Ice cream

    Tel: 01497 847 791Email: [email protected]

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    Your Own Personal Travel AdvisorWith 28 years travel experience

    Locally based - available at times to suit you

    Holidays can include:Late Deals Tailor-Made Tours / Holidays City Breaks British Holidays Singles Holidays CruisesWinter Sports Special Interest and Activity Holidays Flight only / Accommodation OnlyDisabled Holidays Package Holidays Weddings / HoneymoonsTheatre / Concert Tickets and Breaks Sporting EventsAustralia / New Zealand Specialist

    No hidden charges or consultancy fees

    For impartial, friendly advice and a free quote please contact:

    Helen BruceTel: 01497 831315 / 01497 831032Fax: 01497 831032Mobile: 07787 705657Email: [email protected]

    Fully ABTA and ATOL Bondedfor your complete protection and security G1147

    Canoeing!Hire or with instructor on the beautiful River Wye. Enjoy half,full or multi-day camping trips in our fleet of canoes, kayaks and sit on tops.

    AALA licenced

    Groups of all ages and abilities welcome,why not try one of our other exciting activities including

    caving, gorge walk, climbing, team building and mountain boarding.

    Tel: 01497 847602 Email: [email protected] www.interactivities-uk.com


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    Having a B.B.Q Come and try our range of

    quality B.B.Q meats - Marinated Meats, Homemade

    Burgers and Sausages, Kebabs. Everything freshly prepared in our

    shop to your requirements.

    FAMILY BUTCHERS01497 820 636


    Or contact Vicky07890 191680

    RUG WASHING& REPAIR SERVICEWe offer a fast, friendly, efficient and reliablerug washing and repair service.

    Outdoor rug wash from 7.50

    For a full price list and more detailsvisit our website


    Hello all in and around Hay-on-Wye! St Davids shop was opened one year ago on April

    26th and what a journey this has been so far! Just to explain what we are all about, and the services we

    offer to those that, perhaps, never venture down to our end of The Butter Market and St Davids Shop.

    We are a Hospice Care Service that offers home care to all degenerative illness sufferers who wish to stayin the comfort of their own home and be cared for bySt Davids Nurses around the clock. Full support can,if needed, be given to the whole family to help cope

    with illness. Our nurses are working throughoutMid and South Powys and have been nursing

    in Hay-on-Wye for over a year now.

    Our shop is here to fund our nurses.Please drop in to have a mooch! We are next

    to the Butter Market, opposite Londis Stores.You can contact the shop for more details

    on 01497 820925, or ask your local doctor who can refer you to a St Davids Nursing Service.If you would like to be part of our dedicatedvolunteering staff, please call in and see us.

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    Jetting CCTV Camera Surveying Repairs Tank Emptying


    Give us a call on01874 622215 or 07850 269305

    OUT NOW in local outlets(more outlets to be added throughout the year)

    6.50 rrpAll scenes taken within the Brecon Beacons.Makes a great gift!

    LocaL Landscapes2014 CAlendAr

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    News from Haygarth Medical CentreChildhood fevers Hopefully the main reason for being too hot in the next few weeks will be because of the scorching summer weather, but childhood illnesses do also occur at this time of year as well as all year round. If your child does develop a fever (high temperature) we have produced an advice sheet that we hope you may find useful. This is based on new guidance looking at all the available evidence and includes some changes from previous advice which you may have been given. The advice sheet is available from the surgery or www.hay.garth.co.uk

    The main changes are:

    Only use medication to relieve a childs discomfort/distress and not to treat the temperature itself. Bringing the temperature down has been shown to have no effect on

    the length of the illness or the risk of fits. It is suggested that in most cases using one type of medication (usually paracetamol) is sufficient, however if this doesnt settle your child ibuprofen can be offered as an alternative.

    Paractemol and ibuprofen should not be given at the same time and should not routinely be offered on an alternating basis. Medication should only be repeated if the child becomes distressed again later.

    Do not use fans or tepid sponging as this can be unpleasant for your child.

    Please remember: Most childhood illnesses with fever are not serious and get better on their own and will not need antibiotics. But, if you think your child is getting worse despite efforts to bring their temperature down or you are concerned at any time always seek medical advice.

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    new builds renovation work roofing kitchens and bathrooms tiling wood and laminate floors

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    News from

    After several months of community consultation Hay Together has formed itself into a properly constituted democratic community association. Membership is open to all individuals, groups and organisations living or working within four miles of the town clock.

    The aims of Hay Together are to:

    Give voice to the whole community on the

    many issues that affect our daily lives.

    Work with all our local councils and statutory

    organisations to make better use of available


    Make the most of our local skills.

    Develop a Community Plan.

    In July Hay Together will be opening a community- focused space in one of the out - buildings of Hay Castle for displays of local information on planning topics, events, community projects, a sustainable tourism plan and the like. In the autumn it is hoped to launch a community energy scheme that will enable the community to buy gas and electricity at cheaper rates.

    Watch out for our next public meeting. For more information contact the Secretary Johnny Kramer at [email protected]


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    2013 Car Boot SalesSaturday 6th & 20th July from 9.30am 12midday(sellers from 8.45am, no buyers before 9.30am)5 per boot No booking requiredContact 07811 961983 / 07802 811355

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    TheWoodland DaviesPartnership LLPSOLICITORS - CYFREITHWYR

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    News from Hay Town CouncilThere are several major issues exercising Hay Town Council at the moment but three, in particular, deserve your attention:

    Powys Teaching Health Boards reorganisation of hospital services is now part of The South Wales Programme, creating consultant-led centres of excellence at Cwmbran, Merthyr and Cardiff to serve Hay and South East Powys. In brief: basic A&E facilities at Brecon and Abergavenny will not be closed; they will address the transport problems; ambulance and paramedic support will be strengthened; GPs will treat more patients in the community to lessen the need for hospital admission (a growing shortage of GPs and consultants over nine years is yet another problem being addressed); and out - of - hours GP services need to be strengthened. Thats quite a wish-list!

    In earlier consultations we stated the obvious: that access to Cwmbran and Merthyr would be difficult and often impossible over narrow, mountainous roads in winter. We were told that the charity, Air Ambulance would be used, but even these life-saving angels have limited resources and face the problems of bad weather and night flights. The 200m hospital at Cwmbran has yet to be authorised and there is the likelihood that facilities at Hereford will be severely downgraded. Facilities at Bronllys are not defined and the Stroke Units move to Brecon is still problematic.

    If you can find an acceptable Option within this plan, they invite you to vote by 18th July, at [email protected] or information at www.wales.nhs.swp. Please let them know your views. Explanatory booklet with our Town Clerk.

    Local Development Plan: BBNP have, with little notice, increased the number of new houses to be built on the western side of Hay to 83. They have to fill a quota of new housing

    sites regardless of local need and, although we do have a need for good quality, affordable housing, they cannot guarantee that the 30% allocation will apply. The six-week consultation period started 18th June and details of DBR-HOW-A: 78 (or 60) houses and SALT059: 5 houses, are at www.breconbeacons.org/the-authority/planning/strategy-and-policy/ldp-examination or Hay Library. Again, your views are vital.

    Good news! At last plans for Hays new school are being drawn up but, although the Community Centre will be demolished later this year, it seems there will be insufficient space to include all the community facilities we need. Powys, however, intend moving Hay Library into the school. What do you think?

    The next Town Council meeting is at 7pm on Monday 8th July, 1st floor Council Offices.

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    News from TimbuktuTimbuktu has seen repeated clashes with Islamist fighters in recent months, and northern Mali is still a vulnerable area. Elections are due to take place at the end of July in the hope of restoring a stable political structure in the country, but there are concerns that this will not be an easy process. Many people from Timbuktu have yet to return to the city and are housed in refugee camps in Mali or surrounding countries.

    As mentioned last month, Hay2Timbuktu worked hard over the Hay Festival to raise awareness and funds. Weve now done the sums, and a fantastic 1575 was raised thanks to everyone who contributed. The money will be used to support existing and new projects as well as for humanitarian aid.

    The Africa Day on May 26th in Hay Parish Hall was a great event: the sun shone, the curry, couscous and cakes were all delicious, the children made colourful African face masks and 940 was raised. This will be put towards medical projects in Timbuktu, and also towards the visit of two Midwives from Timbuktu planned for the end of September.

    News of the arrival of the Motorbike Ambulance in Bamako, capital of Mali, is expected any minute. Once the drivers and mechanic are trained, the Motorbike Ambulance should be on its last leg of the journey to Timbuktu. This will provide much needed assistance, particularly for pregnant women needing access to clinics.

    As part of the Two Towns One World programme, there are plenty of activities taking place in Hay to raise awareness of development issues and help link with our twin town. These include cycling, ceramics, storytelling, food and music projects and community events in August and September. Just visit the Hay2Timbuktu website for more information or to get involved.

    To keep up to date on news from Timbuktu visit: hay2timbuktu.org.uk.

    For information on Two Towns One World visit: hay-on-wye.co.uk/twotowns

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    News from Hay St Marys FCOn Saturday 13th July we will be holding a Charity Day to raise funds for the Naina fundraising. Sadly Naina lost her fight against Cancer in May this year.

    There will be a Charity Football Match, U16s v the coaches and parents of Hay JFC. After speaking with several coaches of the Club and parents we now have a full days programme planned. A Car Boot Sale kicking off the day, sellers to arrive at 8.30am, buyers from 9.30am - cars must be off the field by 12 midday so we can set up for the afternoon. From 1pm there will be lots of stalls including skittles, Mandy Mills and her fab cakes, Sheila Lewis waxing - there will be coaches up for auction and one or two parents! Bottle stalls, hot food by Bookends, Nainas favourite music will be played by DJ David Price ... plus much more, as this magazine goes to print we are still yet to finalise many more things.

    The footie match between the U16 and coaches/parents will be played in fancy dress, theme being bright colours, purple must be included as this was Nainas favourite colour. Before kick off the lads will

    be doing a parade around town. Then after the game there will be a raffle and auction, we have been donated a lot of top prizes already: Welsh rugby ball signed by the lads on tour of Japan; Kath Evans family shoot; golf for four with two buggies at Builth Golf Club; and also at Llandrindod Golf Club; signed Leeds Rhions shirt; replica England1966 World Cup shirt signed by Sir Geoff Hurst with letter of proof kindly donated by Ratty; plus loads more. If you would like to donate a prize, please get in contact with the club.

    We as a Club would like to say a massive thank you to all local businesses and the community for all their support. We ask you all to come along and ENJOY the day and raise some money for a worth while course.

    Mark Tiny Harding

    Hay JFC U16s Coach and Chairman of the Club

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    Enjoy FoodIm writing this month with a warning! Every day and on Facebook I get offers to distribute weight loss supplements: there are two main manufacturers out there at the moment. Ill not name them but you may well hear of them soon as one in particular is weaving its way from the USA as we speak! Now any PT worth their salt would look for a second income and why not, always handy, but it has to be something we believe in and most in my profession are dead set against ANY shakes as theyre totally unnecessary! First off, they are touted to us as a money spin first and foremost with little emphasis on any benefits to our clients, and secondly there are little benefits v REAL FOOD! IF youve been living off processed or quick foods you may well feel some benefits from these shakes and even lose weight, but before you get too excited read on: The ingredients are often unpronounceable (never a good start), and as they are synthetic the body will eventually stress, which has the opposite effect to that you are seeking in terms of good health. The weight loss due to a lack of calories and lack of good nutrition will

    eventually lead to thrifty genotype whereby the body senses its in deficit and starts to hang on to fat for all its worth, slowing the metabolism neatly counterbalancing the original weight loss intention. Yo-yo dieting is a similar phenomenon. Synthetic vitamins and minerals do not perform in the same way as those from solid food as they lack phyto-nutrients, the interaction between complimentary compounds that even scientists cannot always explain. We need to enjoy food and can get all we need from it. I realise as health professionals we are guilty of prescribing protocols that may seem daunting or unsustainable, but just to eat PREPARED and colourful food is a great start!

    The next time you eat out do you really want a shake? Article supplied by Cat Lawford, Personal Trainer. Weight Loss Expert. Hypopresive Practitioner. Fitness Instructor of the year 2006 (Wales).

    Hypnotherapist. Life Coach. Prop: Gym &Tonic Health Club, Hay.Serving Hay in Health & Fitness since 1997.

    Call 01497 822995 to join the Club. www.gymandtonichay.co.uk

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    Hay Senior Youth Theatre: be thereat the start of this new venture inSeptember at The Globe in Hay.12-17 year olds. Sessions 6. Detailsof day and times to be confirmed.Toregister an interest contact JanineSharp 07733 055430.


    Jolly Tots Stay and Play: 9 - 11am.HayPrimary School. 2 a session, 1 foradditional children. Come along forcreative activities, play and fun!Everyone welcome. Term time only.Contact Becky 07786 552832 orHannah 07557 410864.

    Clyro Primary School Parent andToddler Group: 9 - 10.30am. Forplay, fun activities, songs and stories. 0 5 years. Just turn up and join in! 1per session. Contact 01497 820860.

    Llanigon Playgroup: 9/9.30 - 11am.(come any time between 9 and9.30am). Term time only. LlanigonSchool.Weekly themes and activities,everyone welcome.

    Freestyle Fitness Yoga: 9.15 - 10am atthe Gym & Tonic Health Club.Contemporary and sociable - the'East has been taken out', leaving us tosimply explore the poses.No chanting.You'll love it! 6. 01497 822995.

    The Free Hay Shopper to the Co-op:pick up 9.30am, return 11.00am forHay members of Dial-a-Ride. Everyonewelcome! Contact 01497 821616 formore information and how to becomea member.

    Vedic and Yoga Sutra Chanting:9.30 - 10.30am. Small friendly group.Beginners welcome. Yoga class forbeginners and intermediates: 10.30- 11.45am. Accomplish more bydoing less. Using breath, linked tomovement for health and well being.Cusop Village Hall. Contact Mike07913 864744 www.yogaskies.co.uk

    Life Drawing: 10am - 4pm at ClyroVillage Hall.Beginners welcome.Contact01497 831550.MODELSWANTED.

    Ti & Fi, Welsh Mother and ToddlerGroup: 2 - 3.30pm at the TalgarthSchool 'hut'.Mostly non-welsh speakers,informal and relaxed and provides an

    opportunity for pre-schoolers (and theirmums) to learn basic Welsh languagebefore they start school.

    Zumba Gold: 5 - 6pm.The Parish Hall,Lion Street, Hay. Contact Wynona07972 348590/ 01874 711499.

    Boxercise: 6 - 6.45pm at the Gym &Tonic Health Club.For men andwomen.6. Contact 01497 822995.

    Spinning: 6pm & 7pm at GwernyfedSports Centre. Call to book 01497847740.

    Craft Class: 7 - 9pm. Dolls House Fun,Hay. Contact Mrs Abel 01497 821913.

    Llanigon YFC Meeting: 7 - 9.30pm atLlanigonVillage Hall. Contact Philip Price01497 847342.

    Short Mat Bowls: 7.30 - 9.30pm atClyro Village Hall. All ages and levels ofexpertise welcome! Contact Liz Griffiths01497 820570.

    Bell Ringing Practice: 7.30pm at StPeters Church, Glasbury. New ringersare always most welcome.


    Llyswen Parent & Toddler Group: 9.15- 11.15am. Term time only. LlyswenVillage Hall. Everyone welcome, lots offun and good company.Children from 0- School age.

    Kettlebell Mania: 9.15 - 10am at theGym & Tonic Health Club. Perfect forafter the school drop off! 6. ContactG&T's on 01497 822995.

    Yoga Active and Stretching: 9.15 11am at Cusop Village Hall. Ourlovely new, quiet and warm venue.Come and join in our friendly group,give it a try and see if you like it!Beginners and all levels welcome. 5per session or 40 for 10. ContactEmma Phillpotts on 01497 831704or email [email protected]

    Craft Class run by South PowysParkinson's branch: 10am - 1pm atTalgarth Church Hall. Make your owngreetings cards with a tutor. Knit, sew,tapestry, rag rug making etc.

    Art Class (any medium): 10.30am -12.30pm at the Dolls House Fun, Hay.Contact Mrs Abel 01497 821913.

    Shakespeare Play Readings (AlternateTuesdays): 2 - 5pm. Glasbury VillageHall. With the Willow Globe TheatreCompany. Contact 01597 811487.

    Bowling: arrive at 6pm to commenceplay at 6.30pm at Brecon Road, Hay.Allwelcome.

    Talgarth Cricket Club (Nets Training):6pm at Talgarth Cricket Pitch. ContactMr Paul Norris, Chairman 07507508172.

    Athletic Pilates: 6 - 6.45pm at Gym &Tonic Health Club.Our am session is sopopular we HAD to extend it to theevenings! Suitable for the moreexperienced or advanced fitness levels.6. Contact G&T's on 01497 822995.

    1st Hay-On-Wye Scout Group Beavers: 6 7pm.Masonic Hall, BreconRoad,Hay. Contact Ellie 01497 821650or 07772 661480.

    Zumba with Zoe: 6.30 - 7.30pm.Llyswen School. All abilities welcome.Contact Zoe 07747 465994.

    Talgarth Bowling Club (PracticeNight): 6.30pm,Talgarth. New bowlerswelcome.Contact 01874 623477.

    Glasbury Paddlers:Canoe clubmeets at6.30pm at Glasbury. For moreinformation call in at PSM Outdoors inHay and ask for Peter.

    Circuits: 6.45pm at Gwernyfed SportsCentre. Drop in class. Contact 01497847740.

    'Circuits Blast' with Cat: 6.45 - 7.30pmat Gym &Tonic Health Club.Traditionalcircuits with exercises youll know andlove. Results proven. 6. Contact G&T'son: 01497 822995.

    Gwernyfed Hockey Club - Training: 7 8pm Brecon Leisure CentresAstro.Allabilities welcome. Contact Nicola Drew07812 691345.

    Yoga class for beginners andintermediates: 7 - 8.15pm at BoothsBookshop, Brook St Studio, Hay.Accomplish more by doing less. Usingbreath, linked to movement for healthand well being. Contact Mike 07913864744 www.yogaskies.co.uk

    Talgarth YFC Meeting: 7 - 9pm atGwernyfed Rugby Club, Talgarth.Contact Kayleigh 01874 658713.

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    Hay Camera Club: 7.30pm at LlanigonVillage Hall. Contact Christine Starnes01981 550589 or 07932 716035.

    Zumba Class: 7.45 - 8.45pm. GlasburyVillage Hall. 4.75 per class. No bookingrequired. Contact Helena Barnard07795 180286.

    Volleyball: 8 - 9.30pm, at GwernyfedHigh School Sports Centre. All abilitieswelcome, have fun and get a bit ofexercise, first session free. ContactRupert Bateson 07511 207769.


    Whitney Crocodiles Parent & ToddlerSession: 9.30 - 11am.Term time only.

    Absolute Beginners Kettlebells: 9.45-10.30am. Gym &Tonic Health Club.Booking essential. Contact 01497822995.

    Art Class (any medium): 11am - 1pmat the Dolls House Fun, Hay. ContactMrs Abel 01497 821913.

    The Scribblers: 4.15 - 5.30pm at TheDrill Hall, 25 Lion Street, Hay. ContactSophie 01497 822620.

    Summer Midweek Boot Sale: 5.30 8.30pm. Bookends Car Park, ThreeCocks, LD3 0SD. 3 per boot.Contact 01497 847791.

    Velo Hay Cycle Club: 6pm. DroverCycles, Forest Road, Hay. Allwelcome. Contact 01497 821134 orvisit Drover Cycles Facebook pagefor details of rides.

    Candlelight Pilates: 6 - 6.45pm at Gym& Tonic Health Club. Gentle, stretchy,inspired, warm, galaxy illuminated! 6.Contact 01497 822995.

    Hay on Wye Scout Group: Scouts6.30 - 8pm. Hay Parish Hall. Adulthelpers also required. ContactMartin 01874 754291.

    Kettlercise: 6.30pm at GwernyfedSports Centre. Call to book. Contact01497 847740.

    Tennis Club: 6.30pm onwards at theTennis Courts Hay. Contact Alun Smith07967 914123.

    Live Music @ Baskerville Hall -Open Mic Acoustic Night: doorsopen 7pm. Music 8.30pm. Food

    available 7 9.30pm. Baskerville HallHotel, Clyro Court. Free admission,all welcome. Contact 01497 820033.

    Spinning: 7.30pm at Gwernyfed SportsCentre. Call to book. Contact 01497847740.

    Gwent & Powys Army Cadet Force: 7- 9pm at Old School Bldg,Church Lane,Talgarth. Ages 12 (Yr 8 High School) -18 yrs looking for a new exciting, fun andchallenging activity. HeadquartersContacts: 01874 813756. Website:www.armycadets.com

    Gwent & Powys Army Cadet Force: 7- 9pm at The Cadet Centre, GypsyCastle, Hay-on-Wye. Please see detailson previous listing.

    Adult Drama Club: 7.30 - 9.30pm.TheGlobe at Hay.6 per session,no bookingnecessary. Contact 07733 055430.


    Jolly Tots Stay and Play: 9 - 11am. HayPrimary School. 2 a session 1 foradditional children. Come along forcreative activities, play and fun! Everyonewelcome.Term time only.Contact Becky07786 55283