The Parish of Penllyn sits in one of the most beautiful parts of The Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and contains the villages of Penllyn and Craig Penllyn, together with Pentre Meyrick. It was largely untouched by the industrialisation of the 19th and 20th centuries, instead depending on its farming. Affluence and demographic trends have altered the community and now agriculture is concentrated on a small number of farms. The parish contains a number of notable buildings including Penllyn Castle which dominates the moors over which it looks, the churches of Llanfrynach and St John’s and a pub each for Penllyn and Craig Penllyn.
VILLAGE NEWSLETTERThe edition of the Village Newsletter for Autumn 2014 is now available and if you haven’t received your own copy, then you can read it on line here.The next edition will be published in December. Please can you let Val Caple have contributions for that as soon as possible, but by December 1st at the latest. She is hoping to again include Christmas Greetings for a donation to the Noah's Ark Appeal and you need to let her have your message and donation by the same date. Please see the Contact page for her email address and other contact details. And don’t forget the website! She is very happy to write up village events for the web or for the newsletter.
POLICE AND COMMUNITIES TOGETHERPACT meetings are an opportunity for the Community to talk to the Police about what matters the most to them in their area. More information...
CAROLS BY TRACTORThe annual 'trip on a tractor' around the villages by the Red Fox Choir will take place this Saturday December 20th (subject to the weather), bringing a selection of familiar Christmas Carols to residents. The tour begins at around 6.30pm, calling first at Salmons Wood and will cover both villages before arriving back at the Fox for its encore by around 8pm. As always, collectors will be calling to accept offers of appreciation (or bribes to go away!). This year donations will be given to the Stroke Ward at the Princess of Wales Hospital. Last year over £500 was raised for Prostrate Cymru.