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The Urdd National Eisteddfod is one of Europe’s largest youth touring festivals. It attracts around 90,000 visitors each year, and is held annually during Whitsun week at the end of May.

The Eisteddfod is a competitive festival with over 15,000 children and young people -under the age of 25 – competing during the Eisteddfod week in various competitions such as singing, dancing and performing. They are the ones – from around 40,000 competitors across Wales – who have won their place following local and regional rounds held in the spring, months leading up to the Eisteddfod.

The 1,800 seater Pavilion is the home of the competitions and is very much the hub of the Eisteddfod. Surrounding the Pavilion (on the ‘Maes’) hundreds of colourful stalls offer a range of activities for all the family – from biking, climbing and sport sessions to a fun fair, live bands and children’s shows.

In a recent survey conducted by Beauford Research, 97% of the visitors agreed that it was a great family day out.

The Urdd Eisteddfod week is the pinnacle of around three years’ hard work by local volunteers. It attracts a lot of attention from the press including TV, radio and local and national newspapers.

The Urdd Eisteddfod is a touring festival and is held in a different location in Wales each year. In 2020 the home of the Urdd Eisteddfod will be Denbighshire.

Regional Staff:

Swyddfa’r Urdd/ Urdd Office, Uned 2,Ty Panton, Dinbych,LL16 3TL

Lois Hedd, Development Officer

T 01745 818604



Urdd Eisteddfod 2020 Appeal Committee , Graogfechan & Pentrecelyn

Future EVENTS : 

Pop up shop, Ruthin August 25 – September 1,  2018

Fashion & Fizz, Awelon, Ruthin 28 September 2018

Local walks etc organised every other week




Plans to build a brand new primary school in Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd have been approved by members of Denbighshire County Council’s Planning Committee.

Members voted for the development on over a hectare with land for the primary school, including external play areas, habitat area, formation of new vehicular access, car parking with drop off area, landscaping, bin store, LPG and sprinkler tanks and associated pedestrian links.

The new school will be built on land opposite Bryn y Clwyd, Llanfair using funding from the Welsh Government’s 21st Century Schools and Education programme, as well as investment from Denbighshire County Council.

Councillor Huw Hilditch-Roberts, Cabinet Lead Member for Education, Children, Young People and the Welsh Language, said: “I’m delighted that the Planning Committee has approved the planning proposal. This gives us the green light to progress with building the brand new facilities.

“The current facilities are dated are in desperate need to modernisation. Concerns had also been raised about the lack of car parking, staff areas, public areas and accessibility to the school, which is located on the busy A525 in the centre of the village.

“This is a significant milestone in the history of Ysgol Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd. We now look forward to starting the process of building this much needed facility in the village and that youngsters, both now and in the future, can benefit from first class facilities they deserve”

Posted on Tuesday 19th December 2017





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Recently, Llanfair D C Community Council was approached to help fund defibrillators for the local schools and as a community it was decided to also help place defibrillators in each of the villages within the community.  Thanks to some fantastic fundraising and generous donations the Council is pleased to announce that defibrillators are now accessible to the public in the following locations:

Outside Ysgol Llanfair D C, thanks to the efforts of local residents’ fundraising.

In the Three Pigeons Inn Graigfechan during opening hours, until it can be located in a central location in the village, thanks to a generous donation from the Graig Aid Festival Committee.

Within the next few weeks, they will also be available:

Outside Llysfasi College

In Ysgol Pentrecelyn during opening hours until a box can be provided to house outside.  This is thanks to donations from the Community First Responders, the North Wales AED Fund, Ruthin Freemasons, as well as others, to ensure that Ysgol Pentrecelyn gets a defibrillator without delay.

All defibrillators and boxes were bought through Achub Calon y Dyffryn, a Welsh charity that aims to provide defibrillators in all communities across North Wales, at lowest possible cost.  They provide free training sessions and support and as the defibrillators are the same ones used by the Welsh Ambulance Service, the pads will be replaced as and when necessary.  An informal training session was held in the Three Pigeons Inn in November and more sessions are planned in the New Year.  These sessions will be advertised on the Community Council noticeboards and website  Please spread the word and look out for your nearest defibrillator.  Together, as a community, lives can be saved.

Defibrillators are registered with the 999 service.  Anyone who calls 999 and needs one will be directed to the nearest available one.

Llanfair D C Community Council covers the villages of Llanfair, Graigfechan, Pentrecelyn and Pentre Coch, reaching up to Llanrhydd in the north and towards Rhydymeudwy in the south.  Meetings are usually held on the first Monday of the month at 7 pm details of which are available on the noticeboards and website.  All are welcome.  Councillors are currently looking into the possibility of producing a newsletter as a way of reaching all residents in the community.

Two photographs attached – Training session at the Three Pigeons Inn Graigfechan in November 2017

Posted by the Clerk to Llanfair D C Community Council

Eirwen Godden

35 Maes Cantaba, Ruthin LL15 1YP

15 December 2017

Mains Gas Letter August 2017


Chairman:  Councillor John Pugh                                           Clerk:  Eirwen Godden

To Residents in the Llanfair D C Community Council area     August 2017

Proposed Gas Supply to Llanfair D C

The proposal to build 63 new houses and a new school at Llanfair D C has generated a great deal of interest and discussion during recent months within the locality. As a result, the Community Council has been approached by a number of residents about the possibility of mains gas being installed.

At this stage, we want to engage with all residents and are simply looking for an indication of the level of interest.  We would be grateful, whether tenants or homeowners, if you could please indicate whether you would be interested “in principle and without commitment” to receive a quote from Wales & West Utilities to connect you to mains gas.  It would be appreciated if you could respond with a Yes or No.

The Community Council is also prepared to engage in discussions with Grwp Cynefin, Denbighshire County Council as the local social landlords, and Pure  Residential & Commercial Ltd, the property developer, to find out whether they are willing to invest in the installation of mains gas into their properties.

Naturally, installation costs will be dependent on how many households take part and we need to reach a minimum of 62 properties to express an interest before the Utility company will give a quote.   The more households that request a quote the cheaper the installation will be per household.  There are a number of different schemes at present that offer funding towards home energy improvements in Wales to help customers with costs of a new gas supply and heating system such as NEST and IES.  We will be coming around the village very soon to see if you are interested and explain what it’s all about.  There are loans and grants available, so we’ll explain this to you.  Remember, you are not making a commitment at this point, only an expression of interest to receive a quote from Wales and West Utilities.

If you say you are interested, we need to get your details and a signature, but this will only be passed on to Wales and West Utilities company to give us a quote for the number of houses in Llanfair D C.  We will keep your details confidential.



I am interested in the Gas Supply proposal.         Yes [   ]        No [   ]

 Name:  ____________________________________________________________


 Tel. no :____________________________________________________________


 Signature: _________________________________________________________

For further information or reply to: Councillor Moira Edwards, Barnfold, Llanfair DC, Ruthin LL15 2RU  /  Tel 01824 705427 / or email:

By post, email or personally deliver – by 31 October 2017