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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Global Warming and The Met Office

I do not subscribe to global warming.
Even if it were happening UK's contribution is below 2%.
Here's a very clever man and a Lord who will not stand by whilst lies are told.

http://bishophill.squarespace.com/blog/2013/5/27/met-office-admits-claims-of-significant-temperature-rise-unt.html

It's a lot heavy going but its about statistical tools and bullshit.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Amalgamation of Penyffordd Junior Schools

Alternative Title. 
Penyffordd Community Council kept in the dark over changes to education in Penyffordd.

Comments are open for anyone who wishes to have a say on this matter.




Boundary Wall White Lion Development


Penyffordd Community Website Costs




Friday, May 24, 2013

Competition Probe into Hanson Cement

Quote " The probe provisionally found issues with both the structure of the concrete market and the fact the main operators had an “unusually high level of understanding” of each other’s businesses."



in the The Courier.


Also http://www.dailypost.co.uk/business/business-news/cement-firm-hanson-plant-flintshire-4000970


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Penyffordd Trout Tickler


Amongst us we have a villager who is skilled in the art of trout tickling. In his early days he would wade into a tributary of the River Dee up to his armpits in icy cold water and wait for sea trout to swim by. In the right circumstances it is possible to tickle the underside of the trout which makes the trout go into a trance. It is then possible to sweep the fish out onto the river bank.

The links below describe the process better.

Links

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trout_tickling

http://www.woodlands.co.uk/blog/woodland-activities/trout-tickling-too/




Friday, May 17, 2013

Hartsheath - History



Hartsheath lies between Penyffordd and Pontblyddyn.

Here is the history of Hartsheath as told by the owner
Miranda Kaufmann


Click pdf at the bottom of page.

Postscript: Extra link http://www.coflein.gov.uk/pdf/CPG108/



Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Dog stealing

in The Daily Post

One might wonder why this that had happened previously was happening again.

Traffic calming modifications and Chester Rd drainage

This morning we've had our first real test with a downpour not forecast by The Met.  Surface water flowing down Penymynydd Rd and onto Chester Rd. Drains unable to cope as normal

Large amounts of water lift BT underground trunking system manholes and send surface water onto Chester Rd. The water enters BT trunking at some higher point in Penymynydd Rd.

The bungalows opposite which are built below Chester Rd level suffered minimal flooding. Excess water as per usual goes down the farm lane.

Water off the Institute field cannot be dealt with by new drainage..

My amateur opinion is that Penymynydd Rd / Chester Rd drainage is unable to deal with torrential downpours efficiently. Whether this is due to lack of  new infrastructure when the Tate and Wellhouse were built is open to debate.

I notice drains for the new White Lion development are going down towards Broughton.
This is good news for us at the bottom of the hill.

Seems other places suffered far worse.
http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/122720/downpours-in-flintshire-and-wrexham-cause-flooding.aspx

The Millstone has reopened

Drink and Food on offer.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

All Day Breakfast raises £1300

Well done to the organisers for which the day is long.
Well done to the helpers
Well done to the suppliers of food
and well done to the people of Penyffordd who turned out to support this worthwhile  annual event.

The money raised goes towards projects within the villages.

keywords PACA.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Flintshire County Council to consider use of Twitter and Facebook

For those of us interested in matters Flintshire County Council, this is a step forward. I should dig out Penyffordd Community Council website to see if council agendas and minutes have started.

Link http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/122614/social-media-on-flintshire-council-s-agenda.aspx

Monday, May 06, 2013

Recent Penyffordd Property Sales

89 Penymynydd Road£128,000
Penyffordd, CH4 0LF28th February 2013
35 Poppy Field Drive£249,995
Penyffordd, CH4 0GE22nd February 2013
7 Allerton Close£190,000
Penyffordd, CH4 0NJ1st February 2013
Sales recently added within 500m of CH4 0LJEdit location
89 Penymynydd Road£128,000
Penyffordd, CH4 0LF28th February 2013
32 Coed Y Graig£159,000
Penymynydd, CH4 0XD15th February 2013

1 Ffordd Las£130,000
Penyffordd, CH4 0LZ25th January 2013
Sales recently added within 500m of CH4 0HPEdit location
1 Ffordd Derwyn£185,000
Penyffordd, CH4 0JT28th February 2013
49 Abbottsford Drive£240,000
Penyffordd, CH4 0JG22nd February 2013
70 Vounog Hill£210,000
Penyffordd, CH4 0EZ20th December 2012

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Traffic Calming Comments

There have been a few comments with regards traffic calming in the village.

The comments are anonymous.
The calming has been described as useless.

Your arguments may carry a bit more weight if you :-

a. Say who you are. ( back it up with a proper address or email )
b. Say where you live.  ie Penyffordd
c. Say whether you live on a main road or in a cul de sac.

 I think the majority of traffic has had to slow down. This in the main lessens traffic noise and improves safety for children, horses, OAP's and residents in Chester Rd.

There are of course the exceptions.

The next step in my opinion is to ban lorries. We have a bypass after all.
Penyffordd Cllrs in my opinion are to be applauded for taking difficult decisions.

Penyffordd does not have to be a race track or short cut.


Lisa's Kitchen


Saturday, May 04, 2013

Dobshill A55 Accident - A Regular Occurrence - 3pm


A van on its side


About four vehicles, one on its side.
Road shut. The number of idiots who come up the slip road wanting to come 
on the A55 two abreast amazes me. 
Not that I am implying that happened here. Anyway regular accidents here. 
You have to join with caution. I find it best to come on at speed. 
You can brake faster than you can accelerate.
Not a lot of people know that.

Time for road modification or just let them carry on crashing?

Too many planks on the roads.........


An email from Cllr David Williams

To myself and Cllr Clive Weed. This is something a little unusual. I was under the impression I was down as "don't bother with, he's an idiot, he's only one vote"

But wait.............



Breakthrough Diet Exposed: Celebrity Doctor Uncovers The "Holy Grail of Weight Loss" 

Link removed as I'm advised its hostile. Tx Ann




Thanks very much for the info David..........

Friday, May 03, 2013

Penyffordd All Day Breakfast Sunday 12th May 9am - 3pm






Flowery border free of charge
Please support this very worthwhile village organisation. 
If you would like to help PACA or the All Day Breakfast please contact one of those above.


Thursday, May 02, 2013

Chester Rd water problems continue



It's 9.50pm and Chester Rd is a hive of activity. A jcb loading road rubble onto a lorry, bang bang. Some problems with water outside the Post Office. Is this the 4th time in the last week they have dug the same piece of road up?

Will we be having brown water for the 4th time in the last week?
Last time we ran the cold water for 5 hours before it cleared.
We are prepared jugs full and a cold water tank full.

postscript. Not looking like water this morning. SP Energy on the case. Four white vans and a digger.
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