Childrens Film Shows
The Council presents a childrens film in the Institute, 45 St Teilo Street, Pontarddulais on the first Saturday of the month. There will not be a film in August. The next film will be on Saturday 9th September at 6.00pm. Further details to follow.
Local Produce Market
A local produce market is held in the Institute, 45 St Teilo Street, Pontarddulais on the second Wednesday of each month. Stalls include fruit and vegetables, meat, preserves, speciality breads, plants, coffee, jewellery, cards, photographs, wood turning etc. There is also an opportunity for visitors to have a cup of tea or coffee. The market is open from 9.30am until 12.30pm. Anyone wishing further information can contact Councillor Gail John, Secretary of the Market Committee (Tel No. 01792 885 890). The next market will be held on Wednesday 9th August 2017.
Last year the Christmas illuminations were switched on on Friday 4th December 2015. After the success of the previous year the Council had decided to increasing the amount of lights on the Christmas tree in the Dulais Glen Gardens. As in previous years there is also an illuminated Christmas tree in Dantwyn Park. This year the lights will switched on Friday 2nd December 2016. The parade will leave Hendy square at 6.00pm, be joined by the lantern parade at the Black Horse at 6.15pm and then proceed to the tree in the Dulais Glen Gardens. After lighting the tree the parade will proceed to Dantwyn to light the other tree. The Christmas Parade is organised by the Pontarddulais & Hendy Festival Commitee. The Parade is financially supported by the Town Council.
The Council resolved to refurbish the cenotaph in St Teilo Street and works have now been completed. Unfortunately one of the hands on the Memorial has been vandalised and has disappeared. The Council is now in negotiations with the War Memorials Trust to make a grant application for the replacement of the hand.
The link below is an extract from the Programme of the Ceremony of Unveiling and Dedication on Saturday June 25th 1927 Cenotaph history The War Memorial was listed by CADW in 2003 Listed by CADW For additional information please visit http://www.laugharnewarmemorial.co.uk/
Kidney Wales Foundation Walk for Life
The Council continues to support the Kidney Wales Foundation with the Kidney Walk for Life being held annually from Water Street, around Alltygraban Road and returning via Bolgoed Road into Pontarddulais. Anyone wishing to make a donation to the Kidney Wales Foundation can do so by contacting Councillor Gail John on 01792 885890. This year (2017) the walk raised £730.50.