Friday, 29 February 2008

Y Dafarn


As I think I may have mentioned here previously, our village pub closed at the beginning of February and the owners have put in for planning permission to convert it into houses and build more houses in the car park. We don't have a village hall here, so the pub was where we held all sorts of community events like the village pantomime, the village dinner, the church Xmas fete, Talley Fun Day, etc. In addition, of course, it was somewhere to go for a drink and get out of the house and see people. Now that's all gone.

I've spent most of the day wading through Carmarthenshire County Council's Unitary Development Plan and writing my objection to the planning application. If you live anywhere near enough to me that you might ever visit the Edwinsford Arms, I encourage you to do the same. If you need help, just ask. The deadline for responses is 4 March, so do it now!

In other news, today is the last day of the month of February, and hence the last day of my daily blogging insanity. There are still something like three hours left to run on my poll, but the consensus is that I should blog weekly -- so what I will do is blog a minimum of once a week, unless I have something superduper to report like a lamb being born (which hasn't happened yet) or seven eggs in one day (which did happen today!)

5 comments:

jim said...

oi! No place to drink! That's wrong!

John Ife said...

You should buy the joint.

Malc said...

Depressing, isn't it? But that's the 21st century for you. Property and cash will always win over community. These people should be whipped for the amoral dogs that they are.

Has anyone thought of a community buy-out? It has happened elsewhere, I believe.

Malc said...

Incidentally, the 'blog weekly' thing is a minority administration at best. What if the 'blog dailys' and the 'blog only when something interesting' form an uneasy coalition? It'd be just like Italy.

Jessica at Bwlchyrhyd said...

John -- if it were for sale and I had the money, but sadly neither of those is true...