3rd  to the 10th  April 2019

The Community Hub in Penparcau has had a successful couple of weeks hosting many activities from organisations locally. The Red Nose Day disco held in the hub by the Penparcau Youth in aid of Comic Relief was a great triumph, great fun was had by all and £70 was raised for a fantastic cause. Some members of the Penparcau Youth enjoyed an educational and fun trip to the Big Bang Science
Fair in Birmingham. The curry and quiz night was also great success with multiple teams competing, all proceeds will go towards further youth projects and events.

This fortnight the forum had its first 60+ shopping trip to Morrisons which will be a fortnightly occurrence on a Tuesday – with the week in-between being a 60+ club based in the Hub. The Welsh Hearts day raised £150, residents from Hafan y Waun were amongst over 100 attendees and a fantastic day was had by all!

The café will be open through-out the week as usual offering fantastic value drinks and food, additionally there are many events taking place this week in the Hub that you won’t want to miss! As always, everyone is welcome;

Wednesday 3rd  April – The Men’s Shed Introductory Meeting will be taking place 7-8.30pm this session is perfect for anyone retired, semi-retired or just looking for some new friends. The Hub has teamed up with Men’s Shed Cymru, and if you like the idea of doing or making things and kicking off some fantastic community projects please come along or call in anytime for a chat.
Thursday 4th  April – Bingo 2.30-3.30pm
Friday 5th  April – Youth Session – Games Evening 6-8pm which usually includes games, crafts, socialising, planning events, local visits and speakers – but most importantly, fun.
Monday 8th  April – Charlotte’s Dance Class 4.30-7.30pm (contact Charlotte for further details 07488 230058).
Tuesday 9th  April – Charlotte’s Dance classes will be running from 4.30-7.30pm.
Concurrently, there is a well-developed Homework Zone running 4-5pm for older primary children and the Homework Club 6-8pm for young people of secondary school age – during these sessions young people can enjoy healthy snacks whilst getting all the professional support they need for their upcoming projects and weekly homework. Computing and printing facilities are available, additionally activity sheets and revision support for many subjects will be readily available for those who are up to date with homework but would still like to attend.
Wednesday 10th  April – The Men’s Shed Meeting will be taking place 7-8.30pm this session is perfect for anyone retired, semi-retired or just looking for some new friends. The Hub has teamed up with Men’s Shed Cymru, and if you like the idea of doing or making things and kicking off some fantastic community projects please come along or call in anytime for a chat.

Upcoming dates for your diary – Fashion Show for Penparcau Community Forum and Hafan y Waun 3rd  May 2019 7pm-late. Children free, Adults £8 to include a glass of prosecco and canape on entrance – amazing local cause and great night to be had by all, get your tickets from the Hub now!

Another upcoming event on the 1st  June 2019 is our Polish Heritage Day, last year the event was hugely successful so save the date – more details will follow soon.

Hello,

We hope that you are all keeping well and safe.  The team here at Penparcau Community Hub have been very busy supporting vulnerable and isolated members of the Community and  have now established Penparcau Action Team (PAT) so that we can work remotely and still keep services going as best we can. We thought we would give you an outline of what PAT will be doing

PAT is a coordinated Hub volunteer community group working in support of and in partnership with the Ystwyth Medical Group, Padarn Surgery and St Ann’s Church providing logistical, organised and controlled priority community support during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Under the direction of Ystwyth Medical Group practice manager, we are now delivering a daily support service that targets the most medically vulnerable within the Penparcau community.  We also support St Ann’s church providing them with a much needed delivery service to distribute some food supplies.

A team is despatched daily from the Penparcau Community Hub in our minibus and we have established a morning, lunchtime and teatime delivery service. The main priority must be that of achieving a reliable support system for the community to help counter the Coronavirus pandemic.

Routine is essential, and for the success and sustainable control of PAT we must understand that we are not an emergency service, nor a home help or care group but will provide the vulnerable in the community with support for prescription collections and the occasional drop-and-go service.

During difficult and uncertain times, we can rely on the good within the community to respond and stand tall and support those most in need. PAT aims to provide that hand of support and we are now operating a 7-days a week service with 4 volunteers operating the morning shift and 4 volunteers operating the afternoon shift. The office is also open from 09:00 – 15:00 daily to receive phone calls only.  This should provide the community with a vital point of contact where they can receive information, support and direction from our informed Hub staff and volunteers.  Please ring 01970 611099 during those times.

In the meantime stay safe – keep washing those hands!

Karen Rees Roberts (Forum Manager)