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Yacht club goes from strength to strength

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strength to strengthLAWRENNY YACHT CLUB was founded in 1971 and has continued to thrive with both local membership and many members living over 100 miles away.

The club is quite unique in that it covers a wide range of water borne activities which include the cruising/racing section, the very active power boat section, dinghy sailing, fishing competitions and more recently, kayaking. The club has an impressive range of trophies for its events.

The dinghy sailing section is a relatively new addition. Thanks to various grant funders and sponsors the club is fortunate enough to have a fleet of five Topper dinghies and a safety boat, and the benefit of several members trained to safety boat operator and instructor level in both power and sail. The club is very fortunate having the Lawrenny Arms as an unofficial clubhouse where its social events are held.

The club has a strong and active committee and a full programme of events has already been drawn up for the coming season. The first event this season is the Blues Buster, which is an annual family event held in the Lawrenny Arms, and is designed to drive off the blues of the winter months. It is a social event with pool, darts, dominoes and a quiz and meals will be available.

Some,WW of the other main social events are ‘Chase the bunny’ on Easter Sunday, an event for the children, the ever popular Summer Ball, Summer solstice party, Halloween party, and Christmas party.

The cruiser sailing side has a points series and there are other races such as single handed, ladies race, and down river race. The regatta is on June 7 and there will also be a fete, when profits from the stalls go to the RNLI. In the evening there will be a cider festival at the Lawrenny Arms.

The power side of the club organises events such as a cruise in company to the islands, tender trips to local areas, exploring the creeks by kayak, a club away day to Watwick and the very popular River Carnival.

This is an event for all shapes and sizes of craft, which are taken up to Cresswell Quay on a suitably high evening tide. Many are in fancy dress, and prizes are awarded for the best. This is also good spectator sport and draws a good crowd. The club keeps its membership fees as low as possible. Family membership is £25 (£20 if paid before May 1) and single membership is £20 (£15 if paid before May 1). New members are most welcome. For more details visit our soon to be updated website: mylawrenny.com or visit us on Facebook or contact Secretary Dee Williams on 01646 650130.

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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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