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Community Shop - Coedpoeth news
Written by Roy Norry
Wednesday, 12 January 2011 19:22
I wonder if you would give some publicity to a situation that we currently have with our Community Shop on the High Street in Coedpoeth.
During the Christmas/New Year break we intended to have the shop flooring replaced but unfortunately it has turned out to be a much bigger job than our landlord first anticipated.
So we have had to temporarily close the shop whilst the whole floor is taken out and a new concrete floor laid. It was decided that we would take the opportunity to refurbish the shop during this time and we may not be able to open again until the beginning of February.
Meanwhile the management of the Plas Pentwyn have agreed to our holding a coffee morning and sale of goods this Saturday 15th January between 10.30 & 12.30 within the cafe area outside the library.
Also if people are trying to bring items to the shop we would ask them to hold on to them if possible or if not telephone 01978 757469 and ask to speak to Andy or Gay to arrange delivery.
Your help & publicity in this would be greatly appreciated. The Salvation Army Shop which is opening in Wrexham is NOT replacing the shop in Coedpoeth and is run by The Salvation Army Trading Company. It raises much needed funds for The Salvation Army but will be vey different to the Community Shop in Coedpoeth which works with and for the local community and Salvation Army Church in Coedpoeth.
God Bless You and Thank You
Territorial Envoy, Gay Tonks The Salvation Army Coedpoeth Wrexham North Wales North West Division UK Territory
Drug Sniffer Dog 'Molly' To Go
Written by John Humberstone
Monday, 29 November 2010 10:25
I was shocked and dismayed to see that our local police are contemplating retiring the passive drugs dog "Molly" , a disturbing piece of news and one which will not be without serious consequences.
I was amongst the Caia Park councillors who agreed to part fund the project to deploy the passive drugs dog and herhandler and we have seen over the time that this project has been in existence remarkable progress in the fight against drug dealers, even as recent as Saturday last whilst out shopping in Wrexham I came upon an arrest of a dealer on mount street at the side of Halfords right in the heart of our community.
Every Wednesday throughout December (except 29th) is a special offer night for WrexhamFM fans who come along and have a go at learning to Jive….
We are constantly being told by experts “We must take up healthy activities- To stay healthy people need to exercise through hobbies such as keep fit and dancing…Exercise must be fun and it’s easier when you’re taking part in an activity with friends”.
Although Jive is a partner dance, you do not need to arrive with a partner, we have a great mix of singles and couples.Some have danced for years, others have only just started.
Modern Jive is one of the easiest forms of dance to learn, with the emphasis on FUN! and DanceJive aims to encourage people of any age and ability to jive the night away to a range of great music covering everything from 1940’s swing to the current pop charts.
Modern-Jive is a cross between 40’s Swing, 50’s Rock’n’Roll and the Latin dances.Jiving is an easy, fun way to get fit and stay fit.“There’s nothing quite like the atmosphere of a dance floor full of people dancing to a some great music.
DanceJive classes are : Wednesday The Memorial Hall, Wrexham and Sunday The Academy, Buckley
The venues have a licensed bar, fantastic sprung dancefloor, and on-site parking.
If you’d like to see why modern jive is currently the fastest growing partner dance in the UK,then why not come along and have a go …
Evenings start with beginners’ class, followed by intermediate class, then onto ‘freestyle’ (practice-time) until . Not just a class – it’s a great night out. The chance to meet some really friendly people, with 40 to 100 people attending each night! For details see www.dancejive.co.uk, or call 078 123 69702.
PLUS in December, say you are a WrexhamFM fan and you’ll get in for just £2…..
…And guys… if you think this one’s for the girls, just remember….
Every Girl Loves a Man who can Dance!!!
WREXHAM CELEBRATES ACHIEVEMENTS FROM COMMUNITY GRANT
Written by Roy Norry
Tuesday, 16 November 2010 23:48
The community of Wrexham,will show their appreciation of support from the Big Lottery Fair Share programme, with a celebration of achievement in community cohesion. On Wednesday, November 24,3 pm at the Caia Park Partnership’s Centre on Prince Charles Road, Wrexham, Leader of Wrexham Borough Council, Councillor Aled Roberts, will present certificates to community groups, at a showcase event to mark their contributions to social inclusion, over the last six years. Alison Hill, Chief Officer for the Caia Park Partnership said: “Wrexham has gone through great social change in the last six years.With support from the Community Foundation in Wales (The Foundation) and consulting with local groups, we have been able to identify where social cohesion needs are greatest and help address them.
We have been able to achieve so much so soon in Wrexham, thanks to the Fair Share grant programme It was steered by our panel of local people who work in the area of community cohesion . So we have been able to fund a range of projects, which address local issues working with local charities and community groups”.
Through Fair Share funding, Tracey Prandle ( 38), from Caia Park Partnership, was appointed as Support and Development Officer, in 2004. Now to mark the conclusion of her 6-year funded term, she has organised this showcase event to help reflect how the Trust’s support of local organisations has helped integrate communities that before Fair Share, were increasingly marginalized. At the event many groups, previously struggling to get their voices heard will demonstrate their work with the people of Wrexham. Fairshare funds activities to support such groups, to bring communities together, break down barriers and tackle myths and stereotyping. David Dudley, Vice Chairman of the Foundation, from Trefnant, in Denbighshire said: “Asylum seekers, refugees, migrant workers, gypsies, travelling people and their families, were the main targets for support identified from consultation with the community. Now the event can show how far this initiative has succeeded in building community skills, confidence, experience and networks to improve our local communities’ better understanding and acceptance for our groups in Wrexham”. Councillor Aled Roberts, Leader of
Agnieszka and Arkadiusz Tenteroba with daughters Hannah(2) and Sara(4)
Wrexham County Borough Council said: “I am delighted to have the chance to celebrate this visionary strategic grant programme. As part of our own major commitment to community cohesion, we have now been able to incorporate an invaluable legacy from the achievements of Fair Share’s pioneering work, with many vulnerable groups. Amongst these, which I feel deserve special mention is Caia Park Partnership’s publication of a toolkit for voluntary and community groups wishing to engage migrant workers, and the new Polish Families Group, which we can now develop within our community cohesion programme, next year”.
Wrexham County Events
Written by Roy Norry
Monday, 08 November 2010 15:55
Getting to the street kids before the street gets to them
Written by Roy Norry
Monday, 01 November 2010 10:56
This TV program has now been shown, but can still be viewed on the Dispatches website of Channel 4
The Shakespeare Schools Festival launched at Theatr Clwyd.
Written by Roy Norry
Tuesday, 12 October 2010 14:29
The Shakespeare Schools Festival launches the 2010 season
marking the charity’s tenth anniversary
The Shakespeare Schools Festival – the UK’s largest youth drama project – has launched its tenth anniversary season at the Theatr Clwyd. Since 2000 the charity has been using the genius of Shakespeare to bridge the attainment gap, training teachers as directors and giving young people of every background and ability the opportunity to perform plays in their local professional theatres. Over the autumn 650 schools from Scotland to the Channel Islands will perform half hour adaptations of some of the world’s best literature in 80 professional theatres.
Wales coach Iestyn Harris has advised the Welsh public to remain positive and look deeper than the scoreline after his young side lost 6-13 at home to a cosmopolitan and enthusiastic Italy outfit in Wrexham.
Former Wales rugby union captain Gareth Thomas scored a try on his debut to give his side the lead but the Italians fought back to win through tries from the equally as experienced Chris Caligari and Ben Falcone to seal the win against a Welsh outfit that contained 13 debutants.
The voluntary Community Radio Station Wrexham FM is in dire need of a garden shed and asks if anyone could donate one. At the moment the studio occupies one half of a secure outbuilding, the other half being full of personal belongings and collected bits of equipment but the station organisers now need that space to create a meeting room and place to study, as the station wants to offer training to anyone in the community who desires it. Station Manager John Humberstone said "Wrexham FM has a number of ex-professional broadcast staff running it, and we've been inundated by requests from students and people working in the area who have asked if we can give them some training and experience in broadcasting. We're well equipped to do that but we just don't have the room right now due to the clutter in the second half of our studio building. All we need is a garden shed where we can store the clutter, so that we can make a proper study and learning area for those interested in experiencing work in broadcasting".