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Quakers return to Haverfordwest after 190 years

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Quakers with their banner: Gathering at Milford Haven Friends Meeting House (Pic. Maura Hazelden)

Quakers with their banner: Gathering at Milford Haven Friends Meeting House (Pic. Maura Hazelden)

QUAKERS are coming back to Haverfordwest this autumn with ‘Quaker Quest’, a series of four informal evenings where members of the public can come and find out about Quakers today. Themes include belief, worship, peace and action. Speakers from across West Wales will share their individual and common insights on how being a Quaker influences their lives – from silent meeting for worship to radical action in peacemaking and politics.

Quaker Quest meets every Friday in October at the Picton Community Centre on Freemans Way, starting at 6.30 with fairtrade refreshments and delicious cake, and followed by informal presentations and opportunities for discussion and questions. There is also the opportunity to experience Quaker silent worship, which lies at the heart of the Quaker tradition. Quaker Quest has been organised by the four local meetings in our area; Milford Haven, St. Davids, Narberth and Cardigan, and marks a timely return to the county town.

Quakerism first grew up in the county after George Fox visited in 1656; the towns of Haverford and Narberth in Pennsylvania were founded by Pembrokeshire Quakers fleeing persecution and imprisonment locally. The Meeting House in Haverfordwest, on the site of the Shire Hall, closed in 1824, as the focus for local Quakers moved to Milford Haven, which was founded by Quaker whaling families from Nantucket. A Quaker burial ground dating from the 1660’s remains at Sutton, just outside Haverfordwest, providing a tranquil place to visit, with its beech tree avenue and walled graveyard. For more information visit qqhaverfordwest.blogspot.co.uk

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New Children’s Book based on local fisherman

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CHILDREN’S AUTHOR Natalie L Davies has written a story based on local man, Mickey Beechey, of Llangrannog.

The book is available on Amazon.

Natalie said: “I’ve written a series of children’s books with the central character, the lovely ‘Mickey the Fisherman’. The first book is called ‘Pollution’, and is a bright colourful and fun book with a valuable message.”

The book is available to buy on Amazon in both paperback and kindle, and can be found at: mybook.to/mickeythefisherman.

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Council supports the Learning Disabilities ‘My Charter’

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CABINET members and senior officers in Ceredigion have signed ‘My Charter’. In doing so, Ceredigion County Council have become the first council to sign up to the charter. My Charter was written by people who have learning disabilities in West Wales.

The charter says that people who have learning disabilities want to have more chances in life, more choice and to be listened to. It also says that people who have learning disabilities want to be treated as adults, to be given dignity and respect and that their information is kept private.

Councillor Alun Williams is the Cabinet member responsible for Adult Services. He said: “People with learning disabilities have the same aspirations, hopes and feelings as everyone else. They deserve the same services and to be treated equally in a way that’s appropriate to their needs. I’m delighted that Ceredigion has become the first council to sign the charter, and I’m looking forward to seeing how this can positively influence the way our population of people with learning disabilities are treated in the future.”

The charter was developed by people who have learning disabilities from across Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire.

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Ceredigion Leisure Centres Summer holiday programme

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A BUSY TIMETABLE of inclusive summer holiday activities for children has been organised across all Ceredigion County Council-run leisure centres in the county.

From football to bouncy castle sessions, from cycling skills to archery, there’s a wide variety of activities to choose from over the course of the summer.

There will also be day camps and multi-skills activity days available at some of the leisure centres, for children to attend for the whole day. There’s even a day trip to the beach with Teifi Leisure Centre!

A range of learning to swim programmes are available at Lampeter Swimming Pool and Plascrug Leisure Centre across the summer holidays. A week of swimming lessons will be delivered solely through the medium of Welsh in Plascrug Leisure Centre starting on 5 August.

Councillor Catrin Miles is the council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for Leisure Services. She said: “Ceredigion Actif is once again providing a busy timetable of fun activities during the summer. It’s a healthy and worthwhile way for children to spend their time during the summer.”

Booking for sessions is essential and staff at leisure centres reserve the right to cancel any session if attendance is too low.

For further information on the summer holiday activities planned, visit the Ceredigion Actif website.

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