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Newsletter June 2018

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Saturday Workshop

Look on our Facebook page for details of our November Saturday Workshop. We will also e-mail details to all our regulars.

Staff Training Day

Our agreement with the Vale Council says that we have to close for staff training for a number of days each year. We have decided to close all our projects on Friday November 9th for one day. All staff will be undertaking their first aid training. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Recycling

We are now able to accept old decimal coins, stamps, dollars and Euros as well as old printer cartridges, mobile phones and old pound coins. We would also be very grateful for charity bags as we use a lot of them for recycling.

6 month Review feedback forms.

We appreciate all feedback forms from the reviews. All returned will be put in a draw for a voucher. Please let us know if you have not yet received your review.

 

Christmas Raffle Tickets

Our Christmas Raffle tickets are now ready and we hope again that you can help us sell them to beat our target of £1,000. We would ask all our members to take 10 books in the first place with more available if wanted. There will be a prize for the person who sells most tickets. The first prize in the draw is £100 and there are hopefully up to 50 more prizes available (donations of prizes are always welcome). The draw will be held at the end of the Christmas Party which will be on Friday December 14th.

Dates for your diary

All services will be closed for a full week over Christmas from Monday December 24th to Friday December 28th. We are open on the 31st but are closed again on January 1stfor a bank holiday.

Christmas Party tickets will be on sale shortly. We are also planning pantomime visits and meals.

Llantwit Coffee Morning.

Well done to Angharad and the team for organising a hugely successful Coffee morning recently in the library in Llantwit.

A massive £700 was raised which will be used to help fund the work being done at the centre. We were also very pleased to welcome the Mayor of Llantwit, Councillor David Ellis and fellow councillors who were briefed on the work being done.

 

Awards For All Lottery Funding

Our application to the Big Lottery Fund has been successful and we have been awarded just over £8,000 for the Llantwit Project. The money will be used to further improve the service we provide in the town and will eventually lead to the project going full time.

 

Closing Time

Just a brief reminder that we close at 3.30 and final pick up time is 3.45. Please let us know if there are any earlier pick-ups please.

 

Trustees

We are happy to announce that Iain Forsyth was recently elected as our new Chair of Trustees to replace Mike Shanahan who stood down after 7 years. Jen Morgan was re-elected as vice Chair, Jane Musson as secretary and Keith Williams as treasurer. We currently have a vacancy on the board. If you are interested please contact Steve or Iain for further details.

 

Fundraising 

As well as the recent donation of £2,000 from Tesco stores in the Vale, we have recently been successful in our application to the Co-op Community Fund. More details will be available in the next newsletter and on line.