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Antur Aelhaearn
20/12/13 Babell Community Centre
Special General Meeting to discuss the accounts at 6:30
with the Annual General Meeting to follow at 7:30
Open to members of Antur Aelhaearn
A bench in memory of Jamie Capon has been placed on the playing field by Lesley Roberts, Jamie’s mother and some of his friends. Many thanks to Ray Jones for the photo
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Michael Cox and his pet fox Nel.
New Baby
Congratulations to Dafydd and Hefina Parry, 3, Cae Llyn on becoming granparents for the first time and to daughter Caren and Christopher on the birth of their baby daughter Leila.
Dafydd Parry will once again be coming around the village to sell poppies.
Remembrance Day Service
The service will be by the War Memorial at 10:00 on Sunday 10/11/13 and not at 10:45.
Congratulations to Glesni the daughter of Ken and Gwenllian Roberts, 1, Cae Llyn on her recent wedding which took place at Llechwedd Caves, Blaenau Ffestiniog. and afterwards at Nant Gwrtheyrn The bridegroom was Byron Wright. Mr and Mrs Wright will live in Burton, Derby.
Daring Feat
On a Sunday morning in October, Gillian Barrett abseiled down th Marquis of Anglesey Tower to raise funds for Hope House Wales. Well donw Gill.
Alwen Davies, Bryn Meddyg celebrated a special birthday recently. Many congratulations to her.
Merched y Wawr
The new season got off to a good start with an evening of food tasting and catching up.
The ladies meet at the community centre on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 and new members are always welcome.
Community Centre
This year Llanaelhaearn Steering Committee(Community Centre) have been lucky enough to have been chosen to take part in the Wsh Daily Post 2013. Vouchers will be printed in the paper from 8/10/13-7/12/13 and must be collected,there are boxws to post these vouchers at the community centre and Ceiri Garage.
Ti a Fi
The mother(grandparent,father,guardian) and toddler meet in the community centre on Thursday morning between 10:00 and 11:30. For more details contact Fallon Cwm.
Bonus Ball
The winners of the school bonus ball for September were:- Ken Roberts, Alwen Davies, Dafydd Parry and Euros Hughes
Llanaelhaearn School
This year the school will be holding their Harvest Thanksgiving service in St Aelhaearn’s church at 2:00 on Friday 25/10/13. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in.
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Gordon is busy raising money for the above good causes. The best of luck to him onhis journey.
Jamie Capon
The village was shocked to learn of Jamie’s sudden death at the age of 16. A large crowd gathered at Bangor Crematorium for his funeral. Last week some of his friends climbed Ceiri mountain to scatter his ashes. Deepest condolences to his family.
Birthday Wishes
Congratulations to Gwilym Jones or Gwilym Glanrhyd as he is known locally on celebrating his 90th birthday recently.
Birthday Wishes
Many congratulations to Mrs Mai Williams on celebrating her 80th birthday recently
Merched y Wawr
The ladies enjoyed a quiz prepared by Gillian one of the members, she was thanked by Anwen. This season will come to an end at the end of June with a trip to Plas Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog. The new season will begin on 2nd October when there will be a warm welcome to new and past members to join.
Bonus Ball
The winners of the school’s bonus ball for March and April were: Beti Hughes, Dylan Jones and Sydna Ellis all from Llanaelhaearn, Rhys Williams Edern and David Jones Pwllheli. If anyone would like to buy a ball please contact Lilian Ceiri Garage.
St Aelhaearn
Sunday 5th May at 10:00 Holy Communion led by the Bishop of Bangor, The Right Reverend Andrew John and also at the English service at 5:00.
Mrs Margaret Griffith, Uwchlaw’r Ffynnon died recently at Gwynfa Nursing Home, Bontnewydd. Sincere condolences to Gwyn, Ken, Nerys and all the family.
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Dawn Thomas, Mantell Gwynedd came to the March meeting to discuss the Friends Project. If anyone is interested in joining Lilian Ceiri Garage has application forms and more information can be obtained from Mantell Gwynedd.
Playing Field
A meeting will be held in the Community Centre on Wednesday 24th April at 7:30 to discuss the playing field.
Mother and Toddler
Well, hope that you all had a good Easter and that you didn’t eat too many eggs? We have to cancel Ti a Fi for this week – we will restart on Thursday 18th April at 1.15 pm. Thank you
Merched y Wawr
The local branch celebrated their 40th anniversary, some past members were welcomed to the celebration together with three officials from the movement namely Mrs Christine Jones, the area president, Mrs Ffreda Williams, the development officer and Mrs Meryl Davies, the national vice president.
Everybody was welcomed to the celebration by Mrs Lynda Cox, the branch president. Logsgows and pudding had been prepared by the members and the celebration cake was cut by Mrs Sali Evans the only one who has been a member since the begining. Entertainment was provided by members of Llangybi Young Farmers and it was a pleasure to see so many talented young people give such polished performances. They were thanked by Mrs Valerie Massey.
The next meeting will be on Wednesday the 10th April when Mrs Dawn Thomas, Mantell Gwynedd will talk about the Friends Scheme. A warm welcome to anyone at the community centre.
To Elin Daly, Coach House or winning the Youth Prize at Chwilog eisteddfod
Bonus Ball

The winners of the school bonus ball for February were: Gwen Thomas, Trefor, Trystan Humphreys,Llanaelhaearn, Mrs Tula Davies, Nefyn and Mrs Beti Hughes, Llanaelhaearn.
28/3/13 at 8:00
Community Centre
Houses for Rent
Flat 2 Hen Ysgol, Trefor
For rent by Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd
First floor flat with 1 double bedroom. Heated by storage heaters, parking available outside or in a nearby carpark. Commom room and washing facilities available. Warden on site daily. Rent £75.17 a week.
Not suitable for disabled persons or those who have difficulty in using stairs.
Susan Ellis Roberts
Housing Officer
Cymdeithas Tai Eryri
Silyn House
The Square
LL54 6LY
01286 889256
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2 bedroom house
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The Easter Bingo has been cancelled untill the 9th May due to a clash with Edern Playing Field. Spring Bingo it is then, same time same place
Easter Bingo
28/3/13 in the Community Centre
Doorsa Open 7:00
Eyes down 8:00
Entry 50p
Proceeds to Community Centre
St Aelhaearn Church
10/3/13 Mothering Sunday
Family Communnion 10:00
A Simple Service For All Ages
Food Bank
A food bank has been set up in Pwllheli. For more details follow the link. A box will be in the caffi soon for people to leave donations.
New Baby
Congratulations to Gareth and Bethan, Gydros on the birth of their daughter Catrin, a little sister for Iolo
In Hospital
A speedy recovery to Gareth Roberts who has been in hospital recently and also Josie Nixon who is still in Bryn Beryl Hospital.
Merched y Wawr
At the first meeting of the new year Mrs Beti Jones, Pontllyfni brought some of her work to show the members. Beti is well known throughout the area for her fine needlework, she was welcomed and thanked by the president, Lynda Cox. Making the tea were Gillian Barrett and Lilian Hughes, the raffle was won by Annwen Jones. The next meeting will be on 6th February when Iwan Hughes, Llanbedrog will talk about Glyn y Weddw Hall.
In March the members will be celebrating the branch’s 40th birthday.
Some important news.

Bishop Andrew is pleased to announce that the Rev’d Lloyd Jones has been appointed as the Vicar of Beuno Sant Uwch Gwyrfai Ministry Area (which is the area around Clynnog, Llanaelhaearn, Penygroes and Llanwnda / Llandwrog).

Lloyd will finish in Felinheli (Port Dinorwic) on Easter Day, before he and the family move to live in Clynnog.

Lloyd will be taking a sabbatical before his induction on Thursday 11 July, at 7pm in St. Beuno’s Church, Clynnog.


Christmas Eve Service

The church’s singing group sang carols while the congregation arrived, the organist was Sianelen Pleming. Taking part in the service were Mike Atkin, Bethan Jones Parry, Lynda Cox and Christine Jenkins. Emrys Williams helped with communion. The sidesmen were Ceri Williams and James Evans. The candle ceremony was arranged by Rose Williams. The service was taken by Canon Peter James.

Bonus Ball

The December winners were:- Carys Humphreys, Lilian Hughes, Carys Roberts, Paul and Beti Hughes.


The Babell Chapel Christmas service was held in the community centre on Sunday afternoon, 23rd December. Taking part were Martha Nel, Owi, Cadi, Llyr, Elin and Einir. After the service everyone enjoyed a cup of tea and a mince pie.


This lovely service took place on Sunday morning 23rd December, it was taken and arranged by Canon Peter James.Lighting the Advent candles were:- Martha Nel, Iago Hedd, Cari and Llyr Humphreys, Alys and Enlli Atkin and Monti and Leila Parry Ellis. The readers were Lisbeth James and Megan Jenkins. Llinos Pritchard sang a carol. The sidesmen were Ifan Pritchard and Ellis Williams. Members of Llithfaen Sunday School were present. and the organist was Sianelen Pleming. The ladies were thanked for preparing the Christingles.

Aelwyd Gwrtheyrn

Due to illness the annual Christmas service had to be cancelled.

School Service

The school’s Christmas service took place in the church on Sunday 16th December. The church was full of parents/friends of the school and everyone enjoyed the service. Thanks to the teachers, helpers and of course the pupils for all their hard work.


Gethin Price has returned home after his stay in hospital both in Stoke on Trent and Bangor. Gethin was injured while playing rugby.

Bonus Ball

The November winners were, Ken Allen, Alan Davies, Sydna Ellis and Janice Allen. All from Llanaelhaearn.


Ken Roberts, 1 Car Llyn celebrated a special birthday recently.


Congratulations to Llinos Pritchard, Llechdara Uchaf on winning the Evelyn and Alwyn Cup at the Dyffryn Nantlle School Eisteddfod. Llinos was judged to be the most promising pupil at the eisteddfod. Llinos will be celebrating her 18th birthday during the Christmas Holidays.

Lucky Date

The winner of the turkey was Ms Fallon Williams, Cwm Farm, Clynnog Fawr. A profit of £150 was made towards the community centre some of which will be used to buy an i pod docking station/CD player. Thanks to Einir Ellis for making the arrangements.

Win a Turkey

Buy a date from the lucky diary and win a turkey only £1. To be drawn at the Christmas BIngo on 29/11/12. Lynda has the diary at the moment.

Christmas Bingo

In the Community Centre 29/11/12. Doors open 7:00 eyes down at 8:00.

In aid of the Community Centre

Christmas Fair

In the Community Centre 27/11/12 in aid of the school.


24/11/12 in the Community Centre

Afternoon session to start at 1:00, evening session at 6:00.


In the next few days Joanne will be coming round the village to collect donations to help Wyn and Cheryl Price with travelling costs ect following Gethin’s accident. You can also donate by leaving it at Ceiri garage.
I’m sure that everybody would like to wish Gethin a speedy recovery and send our best wishes to his parents Wyn and Cheryl who are at his bedside at a hospital in Stoke. All arrangements have been made by Shoned Owen, Y Ffor
Congratulations to the pupils of the school for their inspiring service, everybody was full of praise for their efforts., and of course thanks to the teachers and staff for all their hard work.
Drama Group
The next meeting will be on Sunday 11th November at 7:30 in the Community Centre. A play has been chosen and is in the process of being translated.
Remembrance Day Service
The annual service will take place by the War Memorial on Sunday 11th November at 10:45. All are welcome
Bonus Ball
The September winners of the school bonus ball were: Bethan Pritchard and Ken Roberts, Llanaelhaearn and Gwen Thomas, Trefor.

Merched y Wawr

The branch is celebrating its 40th birthday this season and are intending to go out to celebrate on December 5th, former members are welcome to join in the feast. Contact Lilian Garage Ceiri for more details. At the first meeting of the season two new members were welcomed , the next meeting will be at the Community Centre on November 7 at 7:00 when Mrs Betty Jones, Pontllyfni will be displaying her handicraft..

Halloween Party

In the community centre 29/10/12 between 6:00and 7:30. Tickets £2.50 per child including food and disco. Dewi Wyn will be taking photos. Tickets for sale by the school gate at 3:00.

Llan Drama Company
The next meeting of the group will be on Wednesday the 24th October in the community centre at 7:00 pm. New members welcome, all sorts of help needed front and back stage. For more details contact Gwenan Griffiths 01758750651
Bryn Meddyg
Canon Peter James visited the home recently to give communion to the residents. Taking part were Lisbeth James and Sarah Roberts.
7.30pm Monday 15/10/2012 a meeting will be held at Y Ganolfan to see if there is any interest in putting together a welsh drama company/festival. Very pleased to have your company. Looking for persons to be on the stage and behind the scenes. All welcome


2012 Aelhaearn Eisteddfod

This year’s eisteddfod will take place in the Babell Community Centre on Saturday 24th November with an afternoon and evening session. This year the chair is given by the family of Bobi and Morfudd Jones, Isallt in memory of them

All Mrs Beti Hughes, Llechdara’s friends would like to wish her a speedy recovery following surgery for a new knee. I’m sure that she will soon be out and about again.
Drop in Session
Tuesday 17/7 in the Community Centre a chance to discuss your ideas for the proposed Babell development. You will be able to hand in your completed questionnaires.
Between 3:00 and 8:00
Saturday 21/7 at 2:30 the exhibition Saving Llanaelhaearn School will be opened by Carl Clowes in the Community Centre, it will be open untill 4:30 and then from Monday-Friday 6:00-8:00 for the rest of the week. Entry free but a donations box will be left by the door.
Llythyr holiadur i drigolion Llanaelhaearn/Questionnaire for the residents of Llanaelhaearn
Tea to Celebreate The Urdd Eisteddfod 2012 Snowdonia and Surrounding Area
Thursday 31 May at Ganolfan Y Babell at 3.30 to 4.30 pm the Urdd Appeal Committee will be holding a little tea party for the kids to celebrate the arrival of the Eisteddfod. Tickets are £2.50 each and they will be for sale at the school gate from today onwards. If anybody would like to contribute anything towards the food for this then we would be very grateful. Thank you.

Sympathy is extended to Tony and Julie 12, Maes Glas on the death of their baby son recently
£258.11 was donated to the North Wales Air Ambulance in memory of Mrs Mair Jones, Gerallt.
This year it will be 40 years since the village of Llanaelhaearn fought and won the battle to keep the school open. Celebrations will take place during July.
A message from Gwynfor Jones
To all parents of Llanaelhaearn School pupils 7 and over:the football sessions will start on Wednesday 16/5/12 at 3:30, weather permitting.
Getting ready for the Urdd Eisteddfod 2012
There will be a Babell Chapel service in the community centre 13/5/12 at 2:00. A warm welcome to all.
Results of the election of 3/5/12
Richard Japheth Independant 32
Llywarch Bowen Jones Llais Gwynedd 353
Morgan Jones Parry Independant 238
Osian Williams Plaid Cymru 85
Mother(GrandparentsLegal Guardian) and Toddler

Remember That tommorrow Thursday 3rd May we will be doing our annual sponsered walk (if the weather is nice). Everyone to meet at the playing field at 10am

Circuit Training Sessions at the Centre every Tuesday between 8 and 9 o’clock with a new coach, Dafydd Myrddin Hughes. Come for a fun and energetic workout!
Urdd Eisteddfod
A meeting was held last night 30/4/12 to discuss putting up flags/banners to welcome the eisteddfod to the area. For more details contact Nia or Einir Garage
The resurfacing of the A499 and the work on the crossings are going to start on the 14th May
The Eifl Cafe has reopened for business call in for a Sunday roast when you can have a two course meal for £8.95
Home Again
Good to hear that Elan Moelfre Fawr is on the way home after treatment at Alder Hay Hospital, Liverpool.
It is sad to report the death of Mrs. Mair Jones, Gerallt she died on Saturday at Bryn Beryl Hospital and the funeral will be at 12:00 at the Church on Friday April 27 and then refreshments at the community center. Mair was born and bred in the village and was one of the Mill family.
New Baby
Congratulations to the family of 3 Ceiri Terrace on the birth of their baby son, a new brother for Ffion.
Pwllheli Triathlon
Recently some of the village took part in the Pwllheli Triathlon, namly Shaun Mitchell, Tan y Ceiri and a team from Ceiri Garage, Ifan (Cycling), Einir (running) and Louise (swimming). Congratulations to them.
Exam Success
Cadi Ellis, Moelfre Bach has passed her Grade 2 exam on the flute. Well done Cadi
Mother(Grandparents/Legal Guardian). and Toddler
The local Parent(Grandparent/Legal Guardian) and Toddler Group have resumed their Thursday morning meetings. they were busy with various activities before Easter and have been for a walk to see the lambs and horses, and had party with a special Easter cake. After the Whitsun break Gwenda will come from Language and Play to carry out activities with the children and their parents.
Merched y Wawr
We wish well to the three members of the local branch Merched y Wawr who will be undergoing surgery in April, Ann, Annwen and Betty. We also wish a speedy recovery to Ann Roberts who has received treatment on her hand and also to Sali Evans.
March Bonus Ball Winners were Cledwyn Thomas, Trevor, Einir Ellis, Llanaelhaearn Edern Shop Rhys Williams (twice)
The New Crossings
The surveyors were here yesterday and work on the crossings will commence as soon as the work of tarring the road has been done. The Council are waiting to hear from Welsh Water and BT before starting the re-surfacing work.
Cylch Ti a Fi Llanaelhaearn
The Cylch will be re-starting next Thursday (19 April) at 9.30am. New members are always WELCOME to join us. On Thursday 3 May we will be doing a sponsered walk to raise some money for the cylch – if you wish to sponsor us then you can pop in to Ceiri Garage where there will be a sponsor form, we are very grateful for every donation possible and would like to thank e…veryone beforehand for your support – as you all know everything costs to run now, so yearly we try to raise a bit of money to keep the cylch going.


There are four candidates standing for election

Richard Japheth Independant

Llywarch Bowen Jones Llais Gwynedd

Morgan Jones- Parry Independant

Osian Williams Plaid Cymru

Congratulations to John and Gwenan, Isallt on the birth of their baby daughter Ela Morfudd


The school are taking part in the Co-operative Food Project, for £3 you can buy a bag of vegetables,fruit or salad. Orders must be handed in by Thursday mornings with the money. The produce will be available for pick up on Fridays between 3:00 and 3:30. Come along support the pupils and eat healthily at the same time.

The good news this week is that the long awaited car park is now finished. Cars will be able to park and the pupils will be able to cross to school in safety.


If any teenagers are interested in fitness sessions with Caroline Moncrieff please contact Hefina Evans on 01758 750661 to register your interest.