November 2011
Bangor on Dee Community Council would like to hear from anyone who is interested in editing the quarterly Newsletter. 

The Community Council wishes to see the production of the Newsletter continue in a similar format to that produced by Cllr Peter Hannah during his time with the Council.

This is a useful and invaluable way of informing residents of Bangor on Dee what is going  on in the Community.

Anybody interested please contact the Clerk or any Councillor. 

Contact details available on this website.
Thank you.

Below is Cllr Hannah's last newsletter.

Newsletter Summer 2011 

“Congratulations on the successful completion of the Riverside Walk project in the village, as a wonderful resource for everybody who lives or visits Bangor-on Dee”. This and further good wishes were added in a letter to the Community Council from Susan Elan Jones, MP for the Clwyd South constituency.

Elsbeth Nicholls reports a success and extends thanks to all those who attended and contributed in any way to the recent Noson  Lawen. A good time was had by all in Bangor-on-Dee Village Hall and a cheque for £575 has been sent to the National Eisteddfod committee - see below.

The Wrexham and District National Eisteddfod is to be held from 30th July to 6th August this year, and is one of the world’s great festivals, attracting up to 160,000 visitors every year.

Music, dance, visual arts, original performances, family activities – there’s something for everyone at the National Eisteddfod which is to be held on the ’Maes’ (between Bersham Road and Ruthin Road, Wrexham).  The Pink Pavilion is the focal point of the official competition and cultural ceremonies, but hundreds of activities take place all over the Maes throughout the week. With over 300 stands, it’s a shopper’s Mecca with gifts of all types – to suit every pocket.

There’s more information on the Eisteddfod’s website accessed at:

Mobile visits in Bangor-on-Dee are at Abbots Way between 10.00am and 11.15am and at Sandown Road between 5.35pm and 6.30pm. These arrangements are for Wednesdays 15th June,  6th and 27th July.

YSGOL SANT DUNAWD REPORT - By Jade Griffiths and Isabelle Parry - 
Year 6 pupils This term at Ysgol Sant Dunawd we have been very busy.

In March, Year 5 went on a fun-filled residential trip to Glanllyn for 3 days. The activities involved canoeing, raft building, rock climbing, the ropes and a disco.

Year 5 & 6 went to Rhosnesni High School to take part in a Hockey tournament against lots of different schools such as Marchwiel.

Many of the pupils entered the Urdd Eisteddfod competition.  Year 6 did a poem as a group, but other pupils did individual poems.  Everybody did very well, with Harry in year 4 qualifying for the final stage to be held in Swansea in June.  Well done Harry!

On April 8th, we held our annual World Book Day celebration with pupils completing a sponsored reading hour, even parents were invited to join us and many did.  We all had to dress up as our favourite character from a book.  It was very exciting and we raised a lot of money.

The Year 6 class went to Cardiff for 3 days in May to see what makes the capital city of Wales so special. We visited Big Pit in Blaenavon which was fun.  On the second day we visited St Fagan’s, which is an outdoor museum, which was very interesting.  There is a building at St Fagan’s which was originally built in Penley.  We also saw Cardiff bay and went for a boat trip on the bay itself and saw lots of different boats with different names that are usually used for humans. On the way home, everyone visited the Millennium Stadium and we had the honour of sitting in the Royal Box!

On 11th May, Ysgol Sant Dunawd had its very own Community Day. All of the children were put in different groups to create a collage of a building or area in the village. Parents were invited to come and join in with the fun by painting the fence, building a green house out of plastic bottles and making  a shed for Miss Green’s class (which most of us will probably use as well!), with the occasional help from us children.

Bangor-on-Dee Art Group meets each Wednesday in the Village Hall at 9.45am to 12.15pm. 

The Art Group will see members moving out of doors during the summer, to spend some time sketching, weather permitting.  Meetings start 4th May and close 20th July

New members are always welcome – phone Trisha Lay on 01978 780438 or drop in on one Wednesday morning between 10am and 12 noon to see what we do.

Y’ Ddraig Goch’ has been recognised as the national flag of Wales since1959, but the red dragon has been associated with Welsh society for hundreds of years.  Today the flag flies proudly over public and private buildings throughout Wales, and the dragon is seen as a symbol of pride in the people’s history and culture. To witness the giant heroic dragon may be possible soon. The red dragon’s long overdue awakening could occur with a £6 million project known as ‘Waking the Dragon’.  If plans go ahead, Chirk will be home to a 75ft  bronze dragon from September this year, which, along with his glass and steel pedestal, will stand at a staggering 210ft, enough to take anyone’s fire-breathing breath away!

Rev’d Susan Blagden, Rector,  Bangor Monachorum, Worthenbury and Marchwiel.

1st Sunday each month, ‘Sunday Celebration’ - an informal service at 10.00am, all are welcome.
2nd Sunday  Holy Eucharist at 11.15am.
3rd Sunday  Family Eucharist at 11.15am.
4th Sunday: Morning Prayer at 11.15am.
5th Sunday: Group Eucharist 10.00am. (by rotation).

  • Bangor-on-Dee Sunday School: 10.00am on 2nd, 3rd and 4th - Sundays during school terms.
No permanent minister yet.  Any enquires about the Church, please contact Mr Glyn Hughes tel. 780337.  Sunday Services at 6.30pmA successful May Fair was held on Saturday 14th May in the Chapel.

Coffee Mornings held every Thursday 10 to 11.15am. All welcome.

Monthly meetings are held in the Village Hall on the second Tuesday of each month at 2pm.  Everyone is welcome. Refreshments served after meeting.   Summer meetings (not  August ) planned are: 

14th June : Marion Watts -  ‘Making a Difference’
12th July :  Between Ourselves

Contact: Hilda Turton (tel. 01978 780415 ) for further information.

Meetings are held on the first Tuesday each month at the Village Hall. Times vary, as summer-evenings, winter-afternoons.  Guest speakers and occasional outings are enjoyed by members.          Summer meetings are planned as:

7th Jun. :  7.15pm. The Shropshire Lad – Derek Jones
5th July :  7.15pm   Quiz Night
2nd Aug.:  7.15pm   Bears and Jewelry

For further information contact Barbara Kneale tel. 01978 781060___

‘Young Wives’ normally meet on the fourth Tuesday evening each month at 8.00pm.  No meeting August.

28th Jun.    Bellis Farm Shop – tour and refreshments.
26th July    A Meal with a View (Venue to be announced)

Contacts: Linda Williams tel.780137 or Marian Davis tel. 780647

Bangor on Dee Playgroup will be celebrating its 40th anniversary with a Ruby Ball at the Racecourse Bangor on Dee on 18th June 2011 at 7 pm.
Tickets cost £30.00 per person to include 3 course meal and entertainment.
Dress code - Black tie.
Please contact Rose Richards on 01978 780413


Cllr Malcolm Jones
Cllr Peter Furber 
Cllr Elizabeth Reeves
Cllr Glyn Hughes
Cllr Frances Tranter
Cllr Julie Jones
Cllr Bryon Huckle
Cllr Stephen Morrison
Cllr George Tranter
Mrs Denise Ford
Vice Chairman

Clerk to the Council
01978 780594
01978 780243
01978 780493
01978 780337
01978 780589
01978 780524
01978 780060
01978 781083
01978 780589
01948 770024

Dog fouling still persists in the village. Residents who wish to report incidents of this can contact WCBC Environment Enforcement Officers, Wayne Hughes and Martin Jones, on Tel. 01978 298989.

As a reminder of the Community Council website, this can be accessed via:

Details on navigating the site will be clear when opening the website, or by referring to the Spring edition (13) of this Newsletter.

The new contact for our area in place of Jemma White is Stephen O’Connell, (PCSO 2946) based at Overton Police Station as a Community Beat Manager. PC Stephen Evans has moved due to force restructure and is replaced by a third PCSO at Overton, Lynne Maurice who will mostly cover the area including Marchwiel.

PCSO Stephen O’Connell
To report non emergency calls, phone 101. Emergency calls where there is a danger to life, continues to be 999.

Fitness training.  “Exercise in Disguise”- this is the fun and effective way to get fit and shape up!  No previous experience or dance partner required.

At  Bangor-on-Dee Village Hall every Wednesday 6.30 to 7.30pm - £4 per class.. Fully licensed Instructor.For details call Sue on 0791 331 2492

Mother’s Union -
Saturday  4th June in  The Village Hall at  10am. 
Saturday  2nd  July  in  The Village Hall at 10am.
Saturday  3rdrd Sept.  in  The Village Hall at 10am.