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Bug Count Survey

On Sunday 26 May a thoroughly enjoyable morning was spent in the churchyard with enthusiastic 3year olds (complete with their bug collecting kits) to 80+ years working alongside each other. The bug hotel was a big hit with the children.

The data from Coed y Paen has been uploaded onto the OPAL website and has contributed to the national statistics concerning invertebrates. On social media Outdoor Learning Wales(OLW) commented positively about our actions, Looks great and helps us build evidence about nature – Good work! The aim of OLW is to increase understanding and sustainable use of nature in Wales.

Bus Shelter to Village Bench

A reminder of the new look Village Bench, much improved by Clayton’s stone cladding:

Village Bench Jul 2018

Bit of an improvement over how it was before.

Village bench April 2017

Bus shelter January 2015


Village barbecue, 5 August 2018

Thankfully, unlike last year, the weather held good for the annual barbecue – indeed it was so hot that Graham felt he’d drawn the short straw in barbecuing for some 50 residents.  However people had brought lots of beautiful salads so no problem waiting whilst the meat was seared!  As usual, Roger Morgan had very kindly donated half a lamb in manageable pieces which were particularly enjoyed.  The raffle table was a typical CyP affair – mostly bottles! – and together with generous donations a grand total of ?650 was raised for our village church, Christchurch.  

Sadly I have no photos this year!