After much discussion and weighing the pros and cons, it has been decided to discontinue many of our indoor events for the time being – not an easy decision but given the circumstances arguably it is one to make earlier, rather than later. It is a very difficult time with so much uncertainty – and trying to do the right thing, balancing normality with good sense about the risk, is not without its problems: there is no blue print to guide us!
Meantime, a list is being compiled of anyone who would welcome an occasional phone call to make sure they are still ok / need anything / shopping / or whatever: if you think of anyone and you have their permission for their name and contact details to be shared, please let Jane Shaw or Vicar Viv know: similarly the names of anyone free, willing and able themselves to offer giving their support in this way…
Of course many already have local friends / family / neighbours who mutually support one another all the time, which is perfect – but there are some, especially if they are living on their own, in the vulnerable category and without family nearby, who could fall through the net if they catch the virus and self-isolate, without anybody else knowing they are unwell. Vicar Viv Sayer 01550 777200
To ensure that people do not end up isolated we are also organising a regular outdoor walk around the village, and we will also be doing work in the community garden to prevent isolation.
Weather permitting next Saturday morning (21st) we intend to have a community walk in the morning, meeting at the Reading Room at 10am and then a community garden in the afternoon from around 2pm. We have habitats to make and dogwood cuttings to plant. Keep an eye on the events page for updates and new opportunities for meeting up and not hugging.
As a community we commit to keep each other safe whilst not getting isolated. If you are feeling isolated or anxious you are surrounded by a loving community – please ask for help.
Open Your Garden or Help on the Day
Thanks to everyone who has thrown themselves into this event. The meeting held in the Reading Room on the 10/02/2020 was very well attended, we have around 17 gardens submitted for opening on the day which will help raise funds for our beloved and well used Reading Room. We are looking for volunteers on the day to help steward – if you are interested please contact Lizzie (firstname.lastname@example.org 07803 279558). The next meeting will be 11th May 2020, 7pm in The Reading Room.
So if you enjoy looking around gardens to get new ideas then this is your chance! Come and walk around Llansadwrn gardens…all different…some large, some small, everyone full of nooks and crannies, some with borders and beds filled to the brim with blooming plants, others with pots and window boxes, a few with orchards, a couple with ponds and bog gardens, some with vegetable plots but all helping and encouraging nature to thrive and develop.
A wildlife habitat hunt to engage children, refreshments for all in the Reading Room and a plant stall-a perfect day out in a wonderful village. 10am-5pm. Tickets £5 available on day or on sale beforehand at various outlets. For more information please phone or email
The date for the open garden is the 20th June 2020.
Register your garden below
Gardd Gymunedol Llansadwrn Community Garden
Annual General Meeting 2020
12.00PM SATURDAY 8TH FEBRUARY 2020, LLANSADWRN READING ROOM
PRE MEETING ACTIVITY
10.00am – All (adults and children) are welcome to take part. Meet at the Reading Room then make our way to the Gardd/Garden to plant five apple saplings which have been grafted from good fruiting trees in Llansadwrn.
After the planting session tea coffee and biscuits will be provided in the Reading Room.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AGENDA
MINUTES OF PREVIOUS AGM
PRESENTATION OF ANNUAL REPORT
ADOPTION OF ANNUAL REPORT
PRESENTATION OF ACCOUNTS
ADOPTION OF ACCOUNTS
ELECTION OF COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON
CONFIRMATION OF CONSTITUTION
CONFIRMATION OF POLICIES
DIOLCH/THANKS AND INVITATION TO STAY AND INFORMALLY DISCUSS GARDD/GARDEN MATTERS FURTHER.
A meeting was had for anyone from Llansadwrn interested in opening up their garden for the 2020 fundraiser for our Reading Room.
The Reading Room heaters are in desperate need of replacement, they are ancient enough to have come from the Ark and use enough energy to have cause that flood. So the good people of Llansadwrn are being asked to open up their gardens for a FUN open garden.
Organiser Lizzie Johnson was keen to emphasise the fun bit of the garden, so it’s NOT a competition. We should not be stressed about it, we shouldn’t spend the winter panicing about it and a number of people present at the meeting were keen to point out how wildlife friendly their gardens were by being a bit messy.
We are also focussing largely on gardens in Llansadwrn as we want to keep people out of their cars but people will be able to purchase a map on the day and we are looking into how we can get people to the outlyer gardens with talk of a walk round and a charabanc to drive groups to the outliers. All being investigated and ideas/volunteers welcome.
We are also planning to do a wildlife habitat hunt- so gardeners get to pick what wildlife habitat visiting children have to search for in the garden – the notion of flags with a cut out of the creature as garden markers was suggested (instead of balloons to cut out plastic).
Cakes and refreshments will be provided at the Reading Room and it was suggested that the pub could be open in the afternoon to the weary garden viewers.
If you would like to register your garden please fill in the form below.
The next meeting about the gardens will be 7pm Tuesday Feb 4th at the Reading Room.
The date for the open garden is the 20th June 2020.
Gardd Gymunedol Llansadwrn Community Garden will be open on Saturday 13th July as part of the Big Lunch celebrations.
After everyone has had chance to enjoy the food and entertainment, there will be an opportunity to visit the Garden and hear about how we hope to put the planning into action, help with planting & watering or even prune the apple trees.
Everyone welcome…. still lots to do and no benches yet but on the Wish List!