Welcome To Llandyssil

A picture of the lane into Llandyssil in the spring sunshine, with daffodils in the hedgerow

The Defibrillator Has Moved!

The defibrillator that was originally in the bakery has finally been moved and is now set up in the old telephone box at Village Green.

Ambulance services are aware of the move.

A huge thanks to Neil Fisher and Peter Hare for getting this transfer organised, which involved many many months of long hard work coordinating all the relevant organisations including getting power to the phone box.

Quiz Nights

Dave & I would just like to say thank you to all of you for coming to our latest quiz and making it such a great success. It was really lovely to see so many of you come out to enjoy a fun-filled evening, and together we raised a fantastic £210 for the Hall, which will go towards ensuring the doors will stay open for a little longer!

I never got the opportunity to acknowledge the raffle donations from people and businesses around the area:

>> The basket of assorted chocolate & fresh eggs, with the fresh eggs donated by Irene Hamer of The Bryn Farm near Abermule

>> The box of Monty’s beer from Monty’s Brewery in Hendomen

>> The meat pie & lasagne donated by Rikki Lloyd butchers in Welshpool

>> A bottle of wine and a bottle of whisky by Lynne Goolden of our village

>> The wonderful freshly baked cake by Trudy of the Bay Leaf Vintage Café in Newtown

>> And finally the secret auction, a dinner for 2 and a bottle of wine donated by the Black Boy in Newtown. Congratulations to Wyn Jones, the winning bidder, and many thanks to the Black Boy Newtown

The next Quiz Night will be Friday 19th May and we are already making a start on the planning, however it will be shorter as unfortunately, time ran away from us, and we never quite got to finish as we planned. Plus, I’d forgotten how many questions I used to do in 2021…But there will be the popular music section and a mid-break, interactive game, always our favourite bits.

Thanks to all,

Lynne & Dave

Forthcoming Village Events

The new year brings new beginings and many new village events have been proposed…

To start us off, we have a Sunday Session in Llandyssil Old School Hall. These will run initially between 4pm and 8pm (ish) on the first Sunday of the month - 4th June, 2nd July, 6th August etc, but may run more often if required.

Following a great deal of investigative work, the wording of the Hall lease has been clarified: we can host events at which, with a licence, we can sell alcohol up to six times a year with the church’s approval. We can also host social events such as a Quiz Night, a Bingo Afternoon or a Sunday Session, where attendees are free to bring their favourite tipple for their own enjoyment. There is no obligation to do so of course - tea and coffee will always be available at such events.

In a similar vein there will be a Quiz Night on Friday 19th May at 7:30pm. Other events suggested for when warmer weather returns include a Dog Show, Trash & Treasure Sale, Treasure Hunt, Bingo sessions, a Table Tennis Knockout and possibly a reincarnation of Dragonfest… if anyone has anything they’d like to see happening within the village, please contact Lynne: Llandyssil-hall@hotmail.com

It’s hoped to open the small room (library) on Thursday afternoons from April. This will be a regular opportunity to drop in for a coffee, meet with others and have a chat. The books are available to borrow along with many DVDs and a few games. If this proves popular enough, it may be extended to another afternoon during the week as well.

Makers By Candlelight

the village craft group

The dates for our village craft group gatherings are Tuesdays 23rd May, 27th June, 25th July, 29th August (the 4th Tuesday in the month) from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Cost is £2 plus £1 for unlimited refreshments with any profit going to charity. All are welcome to come to craft (bring your own ‘makes’) or just sit and chat. We even have a men’s table now !! 👍

We look forward to seeing you.

Llandyssil Ladies Club

A new year and a new varied and interesting programme has been organised by Myra Hamer.

16th May: Carol Pierce, a well known Story Teller will visit and entertain us.

June and July: We will have our annual outings. This year we will be visiting The Meadows Garden in Caersws, which is part of the NGS. We also have a tour of Gregynog Hall planned, followed by afternoon tea.

If you would like to join the group or just pay a visit to a session that interests you (£3 to include refreshments), then please come along - we meet the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm in Llandyssil Old School Hall. If you want more information, please ring Marilyn 668523 or Lynn Davies 668247

MEG Free Bicycle Scheme

The scheme has been flourishing over the past year with over 520 refurbished bikes passed on free to delighted new owners after necessary work and refurbishment. We also carry out servicing to anyone’s bike to get them back on the road free of any labour charge - we just charge the cost-price of any parts used.

So, if you’re looking for a bike give Brett a ring on 01686 669730 and we should be able to help.

Getting on a bike not only gets you fitter but also saves CO2 - recycling a bike saves about ½ tonne of CO2 compared to making a new one.

Llandyssil Walking Group

There will be a full programme of monthly walks from the village on the 4th Wednesday of every month. We are also regularly invited to join the Montgomery group on the 2nd Wednesday of every month and the Berriew group, which offers two walks a month, but these are not on fixed days.

A number of folk are regular walkers with their dogs. Sadly, there seems to be an increasing problem of dog mess. Please, everyone ensure that every dog walker clears up thoroughly after their dog every time.

I wonder how many people have made use of the walk display on the end wall of the village bus shelter?

Keep walking and enjoy our beautiful countryside, but please remember the Country Code:

          be considerate of others living and working in the countryside

          leave all gates as you find them

          keep to the way-marked paths

          take all your litter home - if possible, bring home a few extra pieces - there's plenty of it about!

          keep your dog under close control and pick up & properly dispose of any dog waste. Keep your dog on a short lead when around livestock - remember, a farmer is entitled to shoot any dog seen to be worrying or attacking their animals

Look out for details of up-coming walks and join us if you can to share the beautiful area in which we are very fortunate to live. If you would like more details, please contact me: Mike Membery at mikemem@phonecoop.coop or tel: 01686 668643

A collection of colourful lottery balls

Llandyssil Village Lottery

1st Prize: £40, 2nd Prize: £25, 3rd Prize: £10

the size of the cash prizes is based on a membership of 100

The Llandyssil 200 Club is a local lottery. The aim of the 200 Club is to raise funds to help maintain and improve the School Hall, additionally, monies from the 200 Club are also used to subsidise social events held in the Hall.

The 200 Club is open to all residents of the Village, their family and friends and also people in the surrounding area.

In the aftermath of the pandemic, the School Hall’s takings have improved thanks to receipts generated by coffee mornings and the Christmas Fair. Nevertheless, income from the Llandyssil 200 Club still makes up a significant part of the School Hall’s income. There were 113 entries in 2022, which raised a gross amount of £1,105.00. We are hoping to raise even more money in 2023 and hope you will all continue to support the lottery.

By joining the 200 Club, not only are you helping to generate much needed additional income required to help maintain the School Hall, you also have a chance of winning one of the 3 amazing cash prizes on offer. The lottery is drawn 4 times a year, usually in April, July, October and January. You must be over 16 to enter; the annual cost of an entry is £10.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the April 200 Club draw took place in the Trauma and Orthopaedic ward in Shrewsbury Hospital on Saturday 29th April. It was drawn by Dr. James Taylor and the results are as follows:

A table showing 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed winners in the recent Llandyssil Lottery draw

The next draw will (hopefully) take place at the coffee morning on Saturday 22nd July and as usual the results will be published on the School Hall notice board, Llandyssil website and in the next edition of the Llandyssil Newsletter.

To avoid disappointment and make sure you don’t miss out on the big draw prizes on offer throughout 2023, email me for an entry form: mickredford@googlemail.com or speak to me on: 01686 669978. Alternatively, a Llandyssil Lottery Renewal / Entry Form and Rules, Terms & Conditions can be downloaded from these respective links.

Mick Redford - Lottery Co-ordinator

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