The Community Centre is working towards making Knucklas a recognised tourism centre. The first stage is to have an information board so that visitors can discover what interesting things there are to do in and around the village.
The committee has now received a grant from Tuffin’s “Making a difference locally” (MADL) fund to cover the cost. The design was provided by a local designer Grant Jesse. The board is to be mounted on the Community Centre hall building, which provides parking for visitors.
Here is a photo of Tuffin’s Knighton branch manager presenting the cheque to our Chairman, Avril Hoyle.
The AGM of the Community Centre is on
Monday 23rd May 7.30pm
Please come along and make some suggestions for improving the centre and its activities.
All organisation positions are open for new people to take over!
The Knucklas Castle Project is pleased to announce re-opening of the family allotment.
As from Monday 11th April the Family Allotment will be available for children and parents to use throughout the summer and autumn of 2016.
There are tyres, blue boxes and buckets available for you to plant potatoes, onions, peas, carrots, lettuce and much more. Once you have chosen a tyre or a box please label it clearly (plastic labels or wooden signs will be left in the shed for you to use).
The Family Allotment shed has hand trowels & forks plus buckets, kneelers, gloves and all the equipment you need to do a bit of growing in a small space.
There is also a greenhouse to start seedlings such as sweet corn, runner beans, sunflowers or whatever you choose to plant out on your plots later in the season.
There will be some seeds available for you to use too and instructions as to what to plant and when if you should need it.
Jacky Smith and Siggy Haynes are available to help you get started – if you give us enough notice. If parents wish to meet us up at the allotments with their children please ring Siggy on 528223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Family Allotment is free to all users but a donation to costs would be welcome. It is funded in the main by the sale of the Knucklas Allotments Eggs and any surplus vegetables.
ALL WE ASK IS:
- You keep the shed tidy and respect other people’s plots
- Make sure there is always a responsible adult with your children
- Observe the rules which are pinned on the door of the Family Allotment shed
The Knucklas Youth club has restarted with new support from several parents.
We meet EVERY 1ST AND 3RD TUESDAY each month
at 5.30 – 7.00pm in the Community Centre hall.
come and join in and we do need n=more helpers to keep this going.
The Community Centre annual Christmas draw on 4th December was a greast success. We were donated 30 prizes to raffle and about £370 was raised to fund our community centre.
We were delighted to have Kirsty Williams AM come and draw the winning tickets, and chat to everyone.
Several stalls were set up to offer food and trinkets to our visitors.
Here are some pictures of the evening.
Kirsty making the draw
Kirsty, John and Avril
The annual open evening and Christmas draw is on
FRIDAY 4TH DECEMBER
in the Community Centre
from 7pm onwards
Our AM Kirsty Williams is joining us for a relaxed evening of music and snacks and the
GRAND XMAS DRAW
The prizes this year include:
a hamper of delicious food
vouchers for meals at each of our local pubs (Castle Inn, Lloyney Inn, and Radnorshire Arms)
bottle of whisky, etc. etc.
Tickets available from committee members and on the night.
Everybody is welcome, come and join us!
The Knucklas Youth club has seen numbers of children dropping so it is no loger a viable club. Also the number of helpers has not been sufficient to keep the club going.
So regretfully we have decided to suspend the club’s Wednesday activities, and look forward to reviving it when numbers of children and helpers recovers.
The Community Centre Committee have provided a new information board under the famous Knucklas viaduct.
There are many visitors who stop to admire our viaduct and this will help them to appreciate it more.
Thanks to Network Rail for permitting this installation, and to The Oakdale Trust, Beguildy Community Council and World of Water for additional funding.
The new Knucklas Fete day intended for 27th June has been cancelled.
This is only because we could not find enough people to help organise and run the events. The committee cannot do eveything!
It could still be arranged if volunteers come forward; please contact us if you could assist.