What’s On In Reynoldston



A Safer Reynoldston: Public Access Defibrillators have been installed in a number of key areas within the community. A Lottery Fund grant as well as donations from the Community Council, the Reynoldston Ramblers and the Gower Film Club means that the community is well served with this life saving equipment. The defibrillators are located at key sites, at the King Arthur Hotel, Reynoldston Village Hall, Knelston Primary School, Cilibion Saw Mills, Fairy Hill Hotel and the Reynoldston Methodist Chapel.


 Dear Readers,

Regular weekly/ monthly groups:

Keep Fit – Mon./ Weds. 391012 (Hugh); 390100 (Alan)

Beavers/Cubs/Scouts – Tues. 392919 (Dawn);

391020 (Sarah)

Brownies – Tues. 07950558147 (Aimee)

Guides – Tues. 07818517287 (Rachel)

Fizzykids (pre-school age) – Thurs. am 391274 (Gilli)

Children’s dance – rebecca.edwards@live.co.uk

Pilates – Tues. Emma 07766 477308

Bowls – Weds/Fri. 391492 (John)

Biking Group – Thurs. 391492 (John)

Badminton – Thurs. 7.30pm 391219 (Ken)

Jigsaw (pre-school age) – Fri. 390038 (Liz)

Church and Chapel Services : 391436 (Church);

391277 (Chapel)

Flower Arranging – Weds. 390513

W.I. – 390691 (Olivia)

Ramblers – 391316 (John)

Afternoon Club – 391056 (Angela)

Gardening Club – 391120 (Keith)

Knitting Group – 391138 (Shirley)

Film Club – 390180 (Peter)

What’s On in Reynoldston April-May 2017


AID FOR SYRIA: Virginia Prifti has contact with a charity which is sending aid out to Syria in large lorries. The aid goes to Idlip which is near Aleppo and now home to 2 million refugees. They are desperately looking for: Summer Clothes for men, women, children and babies.. Shoes for men, women and children.. Bedding – blankets and rugs.. Food – dried (long grain rice, lentils, chickpeas, pasta, bulgur wheat) or tinned (tomatoes, chickpeas, kidney beans, fish and fruit), plastic bottles of sunflower oil. Food must have a shelf life of at least six months.. Toiletries – bars of soap, baby wipes, toothpaste, toothbrushes, sanitary towels.. Activities for children – colouring books, crayons, pencils, paper and soft toys.. Unwanted medical supplies – dressings, bandages, crutches, wheelchairs, walking frames, incontinence pads. If you have anything you can donate, please call Virginia Prifti on 01792 386656, or email virginiaprifti@virginia007.com



Christian Aid Coffee Morning: Reynoldston Village Hall on 1st April (10.30am – 12.30pm) including an illustrated talk presented by Revd Tom Defis


Gower Hedgerow Survey: This Spring Coeden Fach and the Gower Landscape Partnership are undertaking the ambitious task of surveying all of the hedgerows on Gower. Volunteers required who are willing to get out and about in the countryside to find out the conditions of our hedgerows. Coeden Fach (Bishopston) training days: 3rd & 22nd April & 4th May. Supervised surveying days out in the field: 10th & 25th April & 11th May. You will gain skills and confidence through these free training sessions, allowing participants to then commit as much time as they wish to survey hedges in their own time.

Contact Kate Davies: coedenfach.info@gmail.com Tel 07831 923244

Post Office and Community Shop: Opening Hours 8.30 am to 5.30 pm – Monday to Friday (closed 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm);.Saturday 8.00 am to 12.30 pm;

Sunday  opening 8.00 am to 12.30 pm (shop only)

Stockists of : Fine Wines Welsh Cheese Wild Bird Food Free Range Eggs Handmade Cards Gifts & much more. We offer a selection of fine wines, plus our popular range of two for £10.00 and also local beers. Bread, Fresh Fruit and Vegetables can be ordered daily. Order croissants for Saturday morning delivery. Did you know that your Community Post Office offers:

– free cash withdrawals (for most banks) – banking (for most banks, personal & business

– travel products (Euros & US Dollars held), plus order any currency before 13.00 for next day delivery – award-winning travel insurance – Travel Money Card; a great way to take cash on holiday and also gift cards, mobile phone top-ups and vehicle taxing


Ramblers : Tuesday 11th April. A visit to Ewenny Priory,a 12th Century monastery also famed for having been depicted by Turner in 1798. Stepping stones,an ancient baptismal pool stone, a ‘Clapper Bridge’ and a wood where 250,000 daffodils grow. Fine views in country lanes and across fields.. Option of tea/coffee in nearby pub at the end. Meet on Lower Green at 10:00 or 11am in car park opposite Fox and Hounds pub, Ewenny Road, St Brides Major, CF32 0SA. Grid ref: SS895749. Bring a packed lunch & be prepared for mud! Contact: Neil Barry 07808 502527.


Gardening Club: On April 12th …..“The Importance of Dead Wood”…….. in the Methodist Chapel (7.30 pm).


REYNOLDSTON KNITTING GROUP: Join our friendly group of knitters on Thursday 13 April at 1.30pm in the Chapel – to continue to support needy children overseas with our knitted items.Enjoy a chat, together with tea/coffee and home-made cakes. See you there! Further details. Shirley on 391138



Painted in Gower: Art Exhibition and Sale at the King Arthur Hotel on Monday 17th April and Tuesday18th April from 10am

Original paintings at affordable prices ….. supporting Marie Curie


REYNOLDSTON SINGS FOR FUN! : For a number of reasons, the singing sessions are not available in April and May. With the summer months fast approaching, it has been decided to rest our vocal chords until September.


. Community Council: There will be a Village Clean-Up Day on Saturday 22nd April, which happily coincides with Earth Day! Please meet at 9.30 am outside the Post Office, with your gardening gloves, wellies, wheelbarrows and gardening tools.


Date of the next Community Council meeting -Tuesday 9th May.


Gower Society Youth: Sunday 23rd April….foraging at Port Eynon beach from 10 am. Details from Dawn Thomas


Afternoon Club: The speaker on Monday April 24th at 2.30pm in the Chapel will be James Hutson, one of our own members, who will be telling us about his most interesting “Life as a Tea Planter”. James will illustrate his talk with wonderful photographs from his collection.



Our next presentation will be on Wednesday 24th May 2017 at 7.30 p.m.


Sully is a tale of quiet, unfussy heroism; of highly trained professionals doing their jobs in the most challenging circumstances imaginable.

It is one of its 86-year-old director Clint Eastwood’s finest and most unshowy features, just over 90 minutes long and as efficient in its exposition as Captain “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) was in crash landing his stricken plane on the Hudson river on a freezing January day in 2009. Sully is Hanks at the height of his powers.


Biking Group: Swiss Valley to Gorslas on Thursday 27th April.

Meet at car park just above the Lower Swiss Valley Reservoir on A476

Swiss Valley Cycle Path plus a little road work to the lunch stop at Cwmcerrig Farm Shop. Total Distance: 21.5 miles

If you feel you can ride this distance and wish to join us please contact

John Bastiani (391492) or email jb@reynoldston.com


The Village Shop and Post Office: The RCS Annual Members Meeting will be held on 19th May 2017 in the Village Hall, at 7.30pm. This is an important meeting where a new management committee will be elected for the next five years. New committee members and officers are encouraged … have you considered putting your name forward? You could make a real difference!




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