Playgrounds

Glyntraian Community Council has taken the decision to re-open the playgrounds in Dolywern and Pontfadog from 1st August 2020.

Playgrounds

Following the Welsh Government’s guidance on re-opening children’s playgrounds, Glyntraian Community Council will be undertaking COVID-19 risk assessments on the playgrounds in Dolywern and Pontfadog . This will help to decide whether the playgrounds should re-open and what measures should be put in place to ensure users safety. Both playgrounds will remain closed for the time being.

Track and Trace Scam Calls

Please be aware of scammers currently targeting households saying they are from the Track and Trace Service to scam unsuspecting people out of money. The NHS Test and Trace service will only be contacting people by phone, text message or email. Texts will come from ‘NHStracing’ which is a protected sender ID. Calls will come from 0300 013 5000, however there’s still a risk of this number being spoofed. Calls from any other numbers, or from a withheld number, should be treated as fake.

You will only be contacted if, following a COVID-19 test, you have tested positive The NHS will also contact you if someone else who has tested positive for the virus has been in close contact with you. You’ll be asked to self-isolate for 14 days. You’ll be given advice on how to do this, what symptoms you should look out for and what to do if you develop the illness. You will not be asked for any other personal details or payment information in this kind of call or message. And, crucially, you won’t be asked to pass on the details of anyone you’ve been in contact with either. This is because unless you have tested positive or developed symptoms, there is no need to notify anyone you’ve been in touch with at this stage.

Liberty Scam Alert

Please be aware of scammers currently targeting some households in the Wrexham area.  Some people claiming to be from Liberty are attempting to gain entry to homes by saying they have come to service solar panels.  Liberty is the company used by Wrexham Council. The authority has confirmed that no work of this nature is currently being carried out by Liberty and that anyone posing as one of their engineers is not an official representative of this company.

VE Day 75th Anniversary Celebrations

We are delighted to announce we will be delivering a *strictly* remote VE Day celebration on Bank Holiday Friday 8th May to commemorate the 75th anniversary of victory in Europe by the Allied forces in WWII.

Celebrations will start with an air raid siren sounding from the Oliver Jones Memorial Hall at 6pm (please share this information with your friends and neighbours in order to minimise alarm!)  Music from the era will be broadcast from loud speakers from 6pm until 6:30pm in Dolywern and Llwynmawr and then broadcast again in Pontfadog from around 6:45pm until 7:15pm.

Volunteers will also be delivering as many celebration cup-cakes as possible during the day to offer a fillip to those in our community deserving of some much-needed good cheer. This will be done in accordance with all Covid-19 safe distancing guidelines.  Again details can be found on the Community Agent Facebook page.

This is a strictly non-attendance event. Please do not come to the Oliver Jones Memorial Hall. The musical celebration will be live streamed on the Community Agent Facebook page. Our thanks to Colin ‘Skyman’ for all his help in staging this virtual celebration alongside our Community Agent, Davena Davies, and all the volunteer bakers and distributors.

We wish you all a happy and safe VE Day Bank Holiday.

Jamie Ward Butchers Delivery Service

Jamie Ward Butchers (Chirk) is offering a delivery service for residents in the Ceiriog Valley.  Order by phone: 01691 772602.  Payment by debit card.  Minimum order £25.  Details of products and prices can be found on their Facebook page (Jamie Ward Butchers).  Order between Wednesday and Friday for delivery the following Tuesday. (Not open on Mondays).

Stans Revise Collection & Delivery Fees

We have been advised by Stans that there will now be a £2 charge on orders being collected by a volunteer to cover staff costs making up the orders.  This is because they have been inundated with orders and their staff are having to work extra hours.  Stans’ delivery charge has been reduced to £7. 

Just a reminder volunteers only pick up groceries from Stans on Thursdays and only for residents aged over 70 or those unwell and in self isolation, who have no immediate access to family or friends to help.

Covid-19

Glyntraian Community Council, along with Community and Parish Councils all over the UK, is well aware of the discomfort, distress and worry that the COVID-19 virus outbreak is bringing.  Our recommendation is that you should follow the advice of the Chief Medical Officer and keep the risk of infection and the spread of infection as low as possible. We request that everyone remains calm in the developing situation.

For latest information see https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

For latest Public Briefing notes from Wrexham County Borough Council see:  https://beta.wrexham.gov.uk/service/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-information

The coronavirus is a very serious risk to those aged over 70 and those in this age group must remain in self-isolation at home in accordance with UK Government guidelines.  For those in Glyntraian and in self-isolation without family or friends to help, ‘Helping Hands’ volunteers will be able to assist with delivering groceries and prescriptions.  If you are a Glyntraian resident and have no access to family and friends for support, please contact Davena Davies (Community Agent) on 07870 337091, or Stephanie Masters (Clerk to Glyntraian Community Council) on 07535 733418.

Groceries
Mandy and Phil at the Pontfadog Post Office are taking orders and are doing their best to meet these.  They will advise about payment at the time the order is placed. For further information please visit their Facebook page.

You can order groceries from Stans (St Martins) over the phone (01691 772348) and pay for these with your debit card.  Each week orders must be placed by Tuesday and will be ready for collection on Thursday.  When calling to order groceries you must state you are a Ceiriog Valley resident.  If you are a Glyntraian resident and aged over 70 or self-isolating with no access to family and friends for support, ‘Helping Hands’ volunteers will be able to collect and deliver your order to you.

Once you have placed your order with Stans you must inform us that you have ordered groceries that require collection by calling Stephanie Masters (Clerk to Glyntraian Community Council) on 07535 733418.

Prescriptions
The Glyn Ceiriog Doctors’ surgery is now closed. If you need a repeat prescription, you can take it to the pharmacy in Glyn Ceiriog and it will be sent to Llangollen Health Centre where your request will be dealt with.  Alternatively, you can call to arrange a prescription by phoning the doctors surgery in Llangollen (01978 860625). Any prescriptions will come back to the pharmacy in Glyn Ceiriog for collection.  Allow 3 days for this process.  For those aged over 70 years and/or become ill in self-isolation ‘Helping Hands’ volunteers will be able to collect and deliver these to you.

The Chirk Doctors’ surgery is also closed to walk-in patients.  However, if you take your prescription and post it in the repeat prescriptions post box near the front entrance of the surgery it will be processed. For further information see the surgery’s website: https://www.chirksurgery.co.uk/coronavirus. For those aged over 70 years and/or become ill in self-isolation ‘Helping Hands’ volunteers will be able to collect and deliver these to you.

Playgrounds
In accordance with the latest Government guidance designed to restrict the spread of the Coronavirus the Pontfadog and Dolywern playgrounds are now closed until further notice.

Shopping (Fruit and vegetables deliveries)
Mike Hughes from the vegetable shop in Chirk says he is happy to deliver up the Valley.  He has a full range of fruit and vegetables. He also has compost at the moment and he is hoping to have plants within the next two weeks. He can deliver 25 kg sacks of potatoes (price today is £11.90).  He can also supply milk and Llaeth y Llan yoghurts. There will be no minimum order charge.

He will do deliveries on Tuesday (orders must be in by Monday) and on Friday (orders in by Thursday). Orders are to be placed by phone: 01691 774850.  Payment can be in cash or by card.

Ready Prepared Meals
The award winning Caffi Cwtch meal delivery service run by Nightingale House is now delivering to the Ceiriog Valley on Wednesdays at 4pm.  There is no charge for delivery, but Nightingale House would welcome donations to cover fuel costs.

For menu and prices see https://www.nightingalehouse.co.uk/caffi-cwtch/

Meals will be delivered to the Oliver Jones Hall for collection.  If you are aged over 70 or are unwell and in self isolation with no immediate access to family or friends to help ‘Helping Hands’ volunteers will deliver the meals to you. 

If you place an order, please inform Stephanie (07535 733418).

Grocery Deliveries from Stans
PLEASE NOTE:
  ‘Helping Hands’ volunteers are ONLY collecting essential grocery orders (food, hygiene and cleaning products) from Stans on Thursdays ONLY.  Orders must be placed and paid for over the phone by Tuesday.  You will need to advise Stans your order is being collected by a volunteer and therefore you do not require a delivery.  You must inform Stephanie (07535 733418) that you have placed an order for collection. 

Deliveries by volunteers are ONLY for residents aged over 70 or those unwell and in self isolation, who have no immediate access to family or friends to help.

Just a reminder, for those not in the above categories, Stans do have a delivery service for residents in the Ceiriog Valley.  When placing an order, you will need to give your name and address over the phone and ask for delivery. The cost of delivery is £9.00.

Pontfadog Post Office

Mandy and Phil are taking and delivering orders and doing their best to meet these.  They will advise about payment at the time the order is placed. For further information please visit their Facebook page or call 01691 718244

Grocery Deliveries from Stans

PLEASE NOTE:

‘Helping Hands’ volunteers are ONLY collecting essential grocery orders (food, hygiene and cleaning products) from Stans on Thursdays ONLY.  Orders must be placed and paid for over the phone by Tuesday.  You will need to advise Stans your order is being collected by a volunteer and therefore you do not require a delivery.  You must inform Stephanie (07535 733418) that you have placed an order for collection.  Deliveries by volunteers are ONLY for residents aged over 70 or those unwell and in self isolation, who have no immediate access to family or friends to help

Just a reminder, for those not in the above categories, Stans do have a delivery service for residents in the Ceiriog Valley.  When placing an order, you will need to give your name and address over the phone and ask for delivery. The cost of delivery is £9.00.