Music at LLanstadwell – Richard Parry – Sunday 21st June

Don’t forget to book your tickets for the great concert next Sunday.
Richard Parry, baritone, will be performing ‘An Act of Piracy’ – a collection of British sea songs.

(And we promise that if it is as chilly as last time the refreshments will be indoors!)

We are hoping for a full house again so reserve your tickets now buy phoning 01646 602464,
replying to this email, or via the website

See you soon,


PS On our journey home from a visit to the family yesterday we decided on the spur of the moment to stop at Brecon.
We coincided with a lunchtime recital at the cathedral given by none other than Paul Israel!
It was wonderful, but his Mum told us that the concert at St Tudwal’s was better because it was so much more intimate and friendly!


may4 On Bank Holiday Monday the choir travelled to the National Botanic Gardens of Wales to perform for the visitors in the Great Glass House. A lovely sunny day allowed the ladies and their guests to make the most of the walks and experience the atmosphere of singing in the warmth of the domed building; with tropical plants and the birds singing.
Lynne Kelleher, Musical Director, chose a varied programme to showcase the choir’s repertoire and, with great acoustics and excellent applause, the performance will stand out as one of the highlights of the year.
An enjoyable evening meal at the Nantyffin Hotel, Llandissilio rounded off the day with the ladies giving an impromptu sing along for the other guests accompanied by Peter Griffiths.
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VE Day commemoration in Neyland

This special service to mark 70th anniversary of VE Day held at St Clements Church at 7pm
Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed present.
Neyland Ladies choir appeared in period dress and provided sterling support for singing. There was an excellent buffet in church hall afterwards where the choir led wartime songs. Later a beacon bonfire was lit on the beach near the Yacht Club.


Election results Preseli Pembrokeshire

Here are the election results for Preseli Pembrokeshire with links to election statements by those who responded to our request. Note the position of the the Liberal Democrats who lost their deposit.

Stephen Crabb (Conservative) 16,383 40.4%
Paul Miller (Labour) 11,414 28.1%
Howard Lillyman (UKIP) 4,257 10.5%
Chris Overton (Independent Save Withybush Save Lives Party) 3,729 9.2%
John Osmond (Plaid Cymru) 2,518 6.2%
Frances Bryant (Green Party) 1,542 3.6%
Nick Tregoning (Liberal Democrat) 780 1.9%

Music for a Summer evening

What a start to the season!
Everyone who came to the first concert in our Music for a Summer evening series was blown away by Paul Israel’s wonderful performance. He certainly started us off with a bang!

Our next concert features another marvellous up and coming artist, this time playing classical guitar. Anastasiya Kryvanos will be with us on Sunday 31st

Times and ticket prices are the same as usual.
Don’t forget the shuttle which runs on concert evenings from the Brunel Quay car park in Neyland to the church, from 5.10 to 5.40.
Let’s hope the weather is kind so we can enjoy the refreshments afterwards in the vicarage garden!

Have a look at the website to see details of the rest of the season,

2015 ‘Music for a Summer Evening’ this Sunday.

Just a reminder that the first concert in the 2015 ‘Music for a Summer Evening’ series takes place this coming Sunday (April 26th 2015).
Paul Israel, the young and brilliant concert pianist, gave us a wonderful performance last year when he came to show off the new piano, so many people asked if he could come again.
If you didn’t manage to hear him last year then don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to hear some fantastic music.
The ticket prices are still £5 – that’s three years in a row! – and all the other arrangements are the same.
Park at Brunel Quay and use the shuttle up to the church to save parking hassle and scraped bumpers!
See our website for details of the rest of the series – there are some wonderful artists on their way!
If you need more information please phone 01646 602464.
Hope to see you on Sunday!


Flying Start has arrived in Neyland.

Flying Start Group
Flying Start Group

A new playgroup is now operating out of Neyland Nursery in St Clements Road as the first phase of the Flying Start expansion project.

Flying Start is the Welsh Governments Flagship Early Years programme for families with children under four years. The programme aims to make a decisive difference to the life chances of children in the areas it runs.

Neyland Nursery will offer free quality part time child care to eligible children.

Among the organisations providing support to families are Plant Dewi, the Family Information Service, and local speech and language therapists.

Pembrokeshire County Councillor Simon Hancock, who officially opened the facility on Wednesday (25th March), said he was delighted to welcome the flagship early years programme to Neyland.

“I’m very pleased to open this wonderful facility today,” said Councillor Hancock, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Services, Health and Well-Being, and Equalities.

“It’s great to see the children enjoying themselves in such a bright and stimulating environment, and I’m sure they and their families will benefit from many new opportunities and extra support in the years ahead.”

Phase 2 of the expansion project is scheduled to be complete In September. A brand new Flying Start Centre will be opened next door to the playgroup.
“The Centre will have health visitors and other professionals on hand to provide advice and guidance” said Helen Goodridge, Flying Start Manager and Integrated Family Support Team Manager.

“Families will be also able to access a range of groups such as baby massage, parent and toddler, play and parenting programmes.”

The first Flying Start programme in Pembrokeshire was set up in Pembroke and Pembroke Dock in 2007, and last year it was rolled out to Haverfordwest, Milford Haven and Hakin.

Pictured at the new Neyland Flying Start playgroup are (left to right), Ritchie, Alison Hibbert, playgroup assistant Karly Rogers, baby Bradley, Helen Goodridge, Cllr Simon Hancock, Harry, playgroup supervisor Joanne Mathias holding baby Marlo, and playgroup supervisor Bronwen Griffiths with Maxi.

For further information, contact Anna Wilson, Assistant Press and Public Relations Officer, on 01437 775855. The Council’s press releases are also available on the Authority’s website:

Roadworks at John St


Pembrokeshire County Council hereby gives notice that the following restriction(s) as detailed in the schedule to this notice will apply during the dates and times specified.


Restriction Type:- Temporary Prohibition of Vehicular Traffic (Road Closure)

Location:- John Street, Neyland – From its junction with Kensington Road, east to its junction with Frederick Streetjohnst

Operational dates / times:- Tuesday 7th April 2015 for 5 days

Reason for restriction:- Carriageway resurfacing works

Alternative route:- Kensington Road, High Street, Lawrenny Street and Sportsway

The restrictions imposed by this notice will not apply to those vehicles associated with the works, emergency service vehicles or vehicular access to affected properties where practicable and will only apply during such times and to such extent as indicated by traffic signs.

It is intended that works are completed within the time period stated above, however this notice may continue in force for a maximum duration of 5 days if necessary.

Pedestrian access will be maintained for the duration of the closure.

Further information can be viewed at (follow link – Transport – Road works and closures).

Dated: 31 March 2015

Ian Westley
Director of Transportation, Housing and Environment
Pembrokeshire County Council
County Hall

Temporary road closure – John St

Temporary road closure – John Street, Neyland

I have received a request from our Highway Asset Management Section for the temporary closure of John Street, Neyland, from its junction with Kensington Road, east to its junction with Frederick Street.

The closure is necessary so that carriageway resurfacing works can be carried out.

To minimise disruption, the closure is proposed to commence on Tuesday 7th April 2015 for five days.
The alternative route for traffic will be via Kensington Road, High Street, Lawrenny Street and Sportsway.

I attach a plan for your information detailing the closure and alternative route. Should you have any comments regarding the above proposal I would be grateful to receive them by Monday 16th March 2015.



Kelly Morris
Traffic Section
Pembrokeshire County Council
County Hall
SA61 1TP

john st plans

Neyland Ladies Choir

On 23rd February a few of the ladies went to Portfield School to have an informal concert to help the school celebrate St David’s day. Yvonne Byrant and Peter Griffiths put together a fun programme so that everyone could participate, which went down well with both the pupils and the choir ladies. Action songs such as ‘My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean’, ‘Swing Low’, ‘He’s got the Whole World in his hands’ had the audience and choir competing to see who would do the best job and there was a great deal of laughter when some of the ladies’ co-ordination left much to be desired. With a few well known Welsh hymns and the National Anthem, the afternoon was a huge success and the choir left the school with a promise to be back next year.

The next engagement will be on March 12th at Bethesda Baptist Chapel when the choir will give a concert to raise funds for the British Red Cross. There will be a varied programme to suit everyone and, with guest soloists,  I’m sure the evening will be very enjoyable.

Neyland Ladies Choir

On Saturday 31st January the choir took part in the Light up a Light event at Picton Castle for the Paul Sartori Foundation.  The choir, led by musical director Lynne Kelleher and accompanied by Peter Griffiths, opened with a beautiful rendition of ‘Benedictus’  followed by  ‘In Flanders Fields’. The second half of the programme started with ‘Be Thou My Vision’ and the ladies then sang the beautiful Welsh hymn ‘Lausanne’.  The choir and the audience joined together for the final item ‘You Raise me Up’ and also lit candles in remembrance of loved ones who have used the services of the Foundation.

The choir programme is building up for 2015 with the promise of a busy year ahead. The next concert will be on March 12 at Bethesda Baptist Chapel , Neyland for the British Red Cross Society.

The ladies will have their post  Christmas dinner on Friday 20th February.

For information contact Noreen (01646 600102) or Joan (01646 278078)

Temporary Road Closure – Pembrokeshire Duathlon – The Promenade/Picton Road, Neyland


Notice is hereby given that Pembrokeshire County Council is to make an Order under Section 16A of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to temporarily prohibit all vehicular traffic, other than exempted vehicles, from proceeding along those lengths of adjoining road, known as The Promenade and Picton Road, Neyland, from the junction with Riverside Avenue to the junction with the access road to Brunel Quay / Marina.
The Order is necessary in the interest of public and competitor safety during the transition and finish stages of the Pembrokeshire Duathlon.
The restrictions, which will be signed accordingly, will come into force at 08:00hrs on Sunday 15th March, 2015, and finish at approximately 11:00hrs.
Pedestrian access will be maintained together with vehicular access to affected properties located within the closure.
This Order will remain valid for one day.

Dated this 6th day of March 2015

Ian Westley
Director of Transportation, Housing and Environment
County Hall

Neyland Duathlon 2015 RC & Cycle Rte plan