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B5069 SPEEDING MOTORISTS

There are speed restriction signs at the top of the hill by Rhewl.   They might just as well not be there as few motorists heed them.  It is only a matter of time before someone is seriously injured or killed and I would be grateful if local people would contact https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/highways-and-traffic/traffic-management/ to back my request for more police observation. It would also be a good idea if parents and local schools would educate children to respect our beautiful environ

Robmit

Robmit

 

Report to Annual Parish Meetings

Shropshire Councillor David Lloyd’s Report to the Annual Parish Meetings of Gobowen and Weston Rhyn It has been helpful to have worked in collaboration with both Parish Councils and also St Martins through Shropshire Council’s Local Joint Committee. LJC 1, as it is known, has provided a valuable forum to debate local concerns and has over four years distributed over £90,000 to encourage and fund a wide range of organisations that do so much good within our communities. This is localism

David G Lloyd

David G Lloyd

 

POLL CARDS

I am getting enquiries from electors who have mislaid or don't remember receiving notice of poll cards for the Shropshire Council Elections on 2nd May which went out some weeks ago. It is helpful but not essential to take your card along to the polling stationg. If you cannot lay your hand on the card all you need do is to give one's name and address to the poll clerk and this can be checked off against the register and then vote. All the best, David

David G Lloyd

David G Lloyd

 

OYMF 2013

The programmes for OYMF will shortly be available from the Guildhall in Oswestry. There will be a display in the library from 18 February where you will be able to pick up a flyer with days, times and venues. These are already available from Qube and Honeysuckle in Oswestry. You can follow OYMF on Twitter: OsYMF or on Facebook: Oswestry Youth Music Festival. Don't forget, OYMF brings talented young musicians from all over Shropshire and North Wales to perform for you FOR FREE!

Os Youth Music Festival

Os Youth Music Festival

 

'In Praise of Oswestry' by Guto'r Glyn (15th century)

In coiffure and dress no women excel Those who in Oswalds’s city dwell. Adorned in Cheapside’s merchandise, Harmonious her citizens, and wise.” From ‘In Praise of Oswestry’ by Guto'r Glyn (transl DM Lloyd) In the 15th century one of the most well known Welsh poets was Guto’r Glyn. At that time poets were held in great esteem and received patronage from landowners and gentry. His poems are full of colourful descriptions of every day life and allow us modern readers to glimpse s

Maggie

Maggie

 

Chirk Triathlon complete....

Well, 15th April saw the Chirk Triathlon take place so did the winter training pay off? I was 4 minutes faster than last year in my personal best time of 1hr 14mins 39 seconds. Strangely, I feel disappointed somehow.... 4 minutes on last year is a fair chunk of time but maybe I thought there was more in the tank. Right, next triathlon....... Cheshire.

leebarnfield

leebarnfield

 

Three weeks to go!

Every year I do the same, I think its because you have to enter Chirk triathlon so early (6 months) that I think the triathlon is way off and suddenly it just 3 weeks to go, hmmm I am ready? Well I have probably trained more than any other year, got the aerowheels and the pointy aero helmet, (yes they do look daft! :wacko: ) so I guess I should be, just don't quite feel that way. Only one way to find out, Sunday 15th April will reveal all. I also said way back in January that I wanted

leebarnfield

leebarnfield

 

Weston Rhyn Play School Car Boot 04/03/12

I will have a table at the Weston Rhyn Play School car boot sale tomorrow (Sunday 4th March 2012) which is held in Weston Rhyn Primary School's play ground. Gate opens at 10am, please come along and support the play school as well as me! I'll also be selling raffle tickets for the giant milk chocolate easter egg below too! X

Sophie Hughes

Sophie Hughes

 

Giant milk chocolate Easter egg raffle!

The Vale of Llangollen Lions Club has kindly donated this giant milk chocolate Easter Egg to help raise funds for my Volunteer Eco Students Abroad expedition to South Africa in July! There are 100 tickets available at £1 each. The winner of the raffle will be contacted on Friday 6th April 2012. Please leave a comment if you'd like to buy a ticket(s) and we can arrange to meet. Thanks, Sophie Ann Hughes X

Sophie Hughes

Sophie Hughes

 

Week Eight..... Maximum Heart

Its been a bit of a busy week, training somewhere near a full week. Also managed to squeeze in some rides and a trial run of the Chirk Tri course around the weekends Rugby and Football. Sunday I thought it was time I have a blast on the TT bike with the Zipps fitted. As pictured..... The tyres stayed on! So my gluing must be OK. Although with 150psi in the tyres I can't see them coming off. This weeks turbo session, supposed to "the easy week" then I was asked if it was about time

leebarnfield

leebarnfield

 

Introduction!

Hello! My name is Louise and I am a Development Manager at UnLtd. We are working in partnership with the Big Local programe and are offering funding and support to people in Gobowen/ Weston Rhyn and St Martins who have an idea to improve your community. You could apply for up to £500 to make your idea a reality. If you would like to discuss a project idea, get in touch with me via this blog or my e-mail; louisecannon@unltd.org.uk I will post more information on the programme

Louise@UnLtd

Louise@UnLtd

 

Week Seven.......

Couldn't think of a title for this week, training has been a little bit less than normal this week, Valentines day and other commitments took priority. Got in a couple of runs, which are going pretty well, (averaging close to 7minute 30 second mile now) just one trip to the gym. Turbo training was a pretty good session this week, burning nearly 1200kcals! Managed to squeeze in an hour ride on the roads before watching the pro's show us how its done on the track. So all in all, not a

leebarnfield

leebarnfield

 

Week Five & Six...... Ice Skating

Missed the week 5 update, can't recall why now. Perhaps I was still suffering from being frozen out on the bike in sub zero conditions, didnt quite feel that cold when I left but certainly was when I returned. Hands were frozen and couldn't hold the bars as well as feet like blocks of ice., and the pain when it all thawed out was..... well not pleasant :( No Wednesday night footy so I have been back at Turbo's and squeezing the gym sessions/swims so all going reasonably well. Slight

leebarnfield

leebarnfield

 

Week Four...... Sticky Situations

Well here we are, end of January and entering my 4th week of "training" This week has been a little shuffled about due to the Carling and FA Cup competitions, but Liverpool came out of that well :D Fitted in the 3 gym sessions, 2 runs and 2 swim drill sets. Got the Garmin sensor fitted to the bike now, so yesterdays ride was GPS tracked and monitoring speed, cadence and heart rate. Made the decision to get the tyre glued on to my 808 yesterday and to be honest it wasn't too bad a job, I

leebarnfield

leebarnfield

 

Week Three...... Turbo charged

Did my first training session with OOTri this week, a one hour turbo training session. For those of you who don't know, this where you use your bike on a roller so that you are stationary. Hard work, but I enjoyed it. Bit lost without a heart rate monitor and cadence sensor..... but thats all about to change with my new training toy, a lovely Garmin Forerunner 910XT :D Other than the turbo session training has consisted of 3 gym sessions, 3 swims (1500m drill sets). 2 bikes, 25miles an

leebarnfield

leebarnfield

 

Week Two..... Winter miles, Summer Smiles

Winter miles, summer smiles is a phrase triathletes and I am sure a few other sports people use. The theory being you get the hard work done in the winter months and reap the benefits during the summer race season. So week 1 of my training proper is complete, and its been a pretty good start. 4 sessions in the gym, 2 swims (1500 drill sets) and finally got out on the bike, a gentle 25 mile ride to Llanarmon in the cold, brrrrr. It also seems to have worked, 3kg lighter than last wee

leebarnfield

leebarnfield

 

Week One......

Well, what a trip to the gym that was. Haven't been for a while and how it showed! :o So I made a decision tonight, well more of a goal. The aim is to be 13kg lighter by the time Chirk Triathlon comes around, 15th April. So thats 14 weeks away, so here we go..... Week 1

leebarnfield

leebarnfield

 

Back to it....

After two lazy weeks of doing nothing over Christmas I thought it was time to get back training properly. So I kicked off with a 3 mile trail run around the area, haven't run for probably 10 weeks so it was a bit of a shock to the system and pretty slow,although I am going to blame that on the 13 stiles I jumped over ;) So thats the first session over with, might get out on the bike tomorrow and have a decent week training next week.

leebarnfield

leebarnfield

 

Christmas Carols

We have had a lovely time listening and joining with the Carol singing around the Christmas tree at the institute. It was great to see the event so well supported by the community, with people of all ages turning out on a winters eve for some festive fun. This was rewarded not only with the singing but afterwards with sherry and a mince pie in the institute. It really got me into the Christmas Spirit and I am now looking forward to the rest of the holidays.

lunnie

lunnie

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