A Community and Commemoration Project in Llangrannog

Llangrannog Welfare Committee members, along with the Cranogwen statue team (CCCCM) and community volunteers, have almost finished the renovation of the beloved Gardd y Pentref – Village Garden, located between Banc-y-Felin chapel and Y Gerwn waterfall on the road down to the beach.
The first JustGiving page raised over £4,000, and the team won a grant from Ceredigion County Council to support the work.
Ahead of the public unveiling of the new statue of local heroine Cranogwen on 10 June, the team need to make good a new, safer entrance by removing old concrete and making an accessible slope into the garden. There is also some planting and trimming left to do.
We also hope to have enough money to provide information boards to illustrate Cranogwen’s life and importance, as well as celebrate the hard work of many villagers in the garden over the years. This and money for the entrance and the renovation of the old steps down to the lower garden mean that we must raise at least another £2,000. We also need to cover some costs due to rising prices of building materials. If there is enough money we will also purchase new seating for the garden.
Built in the early 1900s, the garden has been further developed and maintained by successive local gardeners and builders. The new design preserves aspects of the garden such as the original slate walls, and builds on it to provide a perfect site for Cranogwen to gaze towards her beloved beach.
The new garden was created by local garden designer Gail Robinson following consultation with the wider community. Stonework has been done by Teifi Landscaping. The design incorporates some of Cranogwen’s poetry, which has been set into the new stone floor.
We have worked in partnership with the Cranogwen Community Monument team and Monumental Welsh Women to bring this idea to life, and hope that the generosity we have seen so far will continue to enable us to make this special space last at least another century.

Car Park Update Feb 2023

The Llangrannog beachfront car park has a new parking machine which takes coins and cards. You can also use JustPark to pay (but the wifi is very slow). The rule that you must pay within ten minutes of entering the car park remains in place. There are new signs which clearly state the conditions of parking.

It should be noted that vandalism of the new machine or any car park property will be on CCTV. Please do not tamper with the machine; this means others cannot pay and is counter-productive.

We hope that the new machine will allevaite the problems that we have seen with the car park in the last few years. For any advice, please email the Welfare Committee at llangrannogwelfare@gmail.com.

Mae gan faes parcio glan traeth Llangrannog beiriant parcio newydd sy’n cymryd darnau arian a chardiau. Gallwch hefyd ddefnyddio JustPark i dalu (ond mae’r wifi yn araf iawn). Mae’r rheol bod yn rhaid i chi dalu o fewn deng munud i fynd i mewn i’r maes parcio yn parhau mewn grym. Mae arwyddion newydd sy’n nodi’n glir yr amodau parcio.

Dylid nodi y bydd y peiriant newydd neu unrhyw eiddo maes parcio yn cael ei fandaleiddio ar deledu cylch cyfyng. Peidiwch ag ymyrryd â’r peiriant; mae hyn yn golygu na all eraill dalu ac mae’n wrthgynhyrchiol.

Gobeithiwn y bydd y peiriant newydd yn lleddfu’r problemau yr ydym wedi’u gweld gyda’r maes parcio yn y blynyddoedd diwethaf. Am unrhyw gyngor, e-bostiwch y Pwyllgor Lles ar llangrannogwelfare@gmail.com.

Gwaith yn yr Oer

Mae’n bach yn oer i weithio ar yr ardd ar hyn o bryd! Ond mae’r tîm wedi bod yn rho pethau lawr i weld sut mae’n edrych. Gwych!

It’s a bit cold to be working on the Garden at the moment! But the Teifi Landcscaping team have been setting the stones down to see how things look. Great!

Donate to help us here

Gwaith Cranogwen – Clai – Clay

Cranogwen Statue update: Kezi Ferguson and Seb Boyesen are working on covering the model of Cranogwen in clay and rendering the details this week.

Y diweddaraf am Gerflun Cranogwen: Mae Kezi Ferguson a Seb Boyesen yn gweithio ar orchuddio’r model o Cranogwen mewn clai ac yn rhoi’r manylion yr wythnos hon.

Kezi Ferguson

Cranogwen yn fyw…

The life-sized framework has now been created and Seb and Kezi his assistant will now begin the clay modelling onto it. Smaller details such as buttons, pocket embroidery and her collar will be done separately. The plinth has been modelled in fibreglass to allow detailed work.

The head will be sculpted separately, and the hands will be re-cast and detailed.

Cranogwen’s little dog Fan will be readied soon to sit at her side!

Seb has generously offered to have another Open Studio in December/January to show their progress.

We hope you agree it looks really exciting, and that it is finally coming to life. Thank you again for all your support, and if you feel you can give a little more, we need to raise more for the garden redevelopment and spiralling costs for materials. Diolch.

Mae’r fframwaith maint llawn bellach wedi’i greu a bydd Seb a Kezi ei gynorthwyydd yn dechrau ar y modelu clai arno. Bydd manylion llai fel botymau, brodwaith poced a’i choler yn cael eu gwneud ar wahân. Mae’r plinth wedi’i fodelu mewn gwydr ffibr i ganiatáu gwaith manwl.

Bydd y pen yn cael ei gerflunio ar wahân, a bydd y dwylo’n cael eu hail-gastio a’u manylu.

Bydd Fan ci bach Cranogwen yn barod yn fuan i eistedd wrth ei hochr!

Mae Seb wedi cynnig yn hael i gael Stiwdio Agored arall ym mis Rhagfyr/Ionawr i ddangos eu cynnydd.

Gobeithio eich bod yn cytuno ei fod yn edrych yn gyffrous iawn, a’i fod yn dod yn fyw o’r diwedd. Diolch eto am eich holl gefnogaeth, ac os teimlwch y gallwch roi ychydig mwy, mae angen i ni godi mwy ar gyfer ailddatblygu’r ardd a chostau troellog ar gyfer deunyddiau. Diolch.

Cynydd Yr Ardd – Garden Progress

Horses heads – left and slates, centre

Diolch o galon i’r rhai sydd eisoes wedi rhoi mor hael i’n cronfa Gardd y Pentre Llangrannog. Mae gwaith yn mynd rhagddo’n dda, gyda’r waliau cerrig gwreiddiol hardd wedi’u trwsio, ‘penau ceffylau’ (cerrig lleol mawr) yn eu lle a’r gwaith ar y llawr yn dechrau. Rydym bellach yn defnyddio llechi Gogledd Cymru ar gyfer y ffiniau barddoniaeth, sy’n arbed arian.

Gyda chynnydd ym mhopeth o ddeunyddiau i gostau dosbarthu, rydym yn wirioneddol obeithio cyrraedd ein targed o £8,000. Rhaid inni hefyd ailadeiladu’r grisiau i’r ardd isaf fel eu bod yn fwy hygyrch a diogel nag o’r blaen; dyfynnwyd hyn yn £1,000.

Mwy o wybodaeth https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/llangrannoggarden

Many, many thanks to those who have already given so generously to our Llangrannog Village Garden fund. Work is going well, with the beautiful original stone walls mended, ‘horses heads’ (large local stones) in place and the work on the floor beginning. We are now using North Wales slate for the poetry borders, which saves money.

With increases in everything from materials to delivery costs, we are really hoping to hit our £8,000 target. We must also rebuild the steps to the lower garden so they are more accessible and safe than before; this has been quoted at £1,000.

For more info and to donate please see https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/llangrannoggarden

Cymorth y Maes Parcio Llangrannog Car Park advice

From David Carrod, LLB (Hons), GCILEx Director, Small Claims Advisor Limited

I have been at the forefront of fighting private parking companies for many years, with a high success rate, and have recently been contacted by a client who received a PCN at Llangrannog.

The facts are that Mr H parked his car there, and paid the £4 tariff for the relevant period of parking, keying in his full registration number. The machine issued a ticket (attached), on which the registration number was truncated so that only the first digit, a letter S, was showing.

He appealed to OPS, and unsurprisingly that was almost instantly rejected. He then appealed to POPLA, and they sided with OPS, saying that it is a condition of parking that a ticket with the full registration number must be displayed. POPLA are not ‘independent’ as they suggest, they are fully funded and controlled by the British Parking Association.

Months later, he received a court claim, drafted by DCB Legal on behalf of OPS (redacted version attached).

I have drafted a Defence for him, and will be there in court to represent him should the case proceed that far, with a very high expectation that the claim will be dismissed in favour of the Defendant.

Please feel free to use /adapt this Defence for others in a similar situation, and to publish it on your website.

Kind regards,

David Carrod, LLB (Hons), GCILEx

Director, Small Claims Advisor Limited