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Tafarn y Gelyn Pond 1920's

Tafarn y Gelyn Pond - Contact David Clough via email: davidbclough@icloud.com

Tafarn y Gelyn Pond was originally restored and developed in 2003, following the diversion of the A494 out of Tafarn y Gelyn. At that time, it was part of a field that was an overgrown, low lying area that sometimes held water. Historic photographs show a wet area and it seemed a great opportunity to bring this back.

Landowner, Clwyd Griffiths, offered the community a long-term lease and under the management of the Llanferres Playing Field & Recreation Association. Grants were obtained to create a lined pond with steps down to a dipping platform, an accessible entrance path, a seating and interpretation board.


                                                                          Photograph Circa 1920’s

The aims were to improve the appearance of the area, increase biodiversity and create an educational and informal recreation space. Over the years, pond dipping events and biodiversity surveys have taken place. Regular volunteer working parties have maintained the site.

In 2021 a major programme of improvement work was undertaken to replace the damaged pond liner, upgrade the access, replace the benches, upgrade the steps, and extend the dipping platform. These improvements together with ongoing working parties will ensure this lovely space continues to offer a biodiverse habitat for wildlife and informal space for local people and visitors.

Pond wildlife which can be found here include amphibians such as smooth newts, common frogs, and common toads. They will use this pond for breeding in spring and summer, but during the autumn and winter months they will move back on land to feed and hibernate. Once young amphibians metamorphosise in the water, from their aquatic tadpole stage to their terrestrial adult stage, they will leave the pond at the end of summer to feed and grow on land.

Please follow links below for more information:

Thank you to the local community for their participation and donations, and to the following organisations for their support.

St Berres' Church Llanferres - Contact Rev Daniel JS Stroud or Kathy Stewart Tel: 01352 810694

Address: St. Berres’ Church, Llanferres, CH7 5SX

Wardens: Anne Woodward 01352 810270 & Rob Armstrong 01352 810259

Church committee: Secretary Gay Headly 01352 810224 or E-mail: headley889@btinternet.com

Lay Readers: Wendy Shillito  – E-mail: shillitofamily@yahoo.co.uk & John Foxlee E-mail: johnfoxlee44@gmail.com

For further information visit the website or E-mail: djstroud@gmail.com

Mail Address:  St. Berres’ Church, Rectory Lane, Llanferres, CH7 5SR

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Llanferres Playing Field and Recreation Association (LPFRA) - Contact Ceri Barton Tel: 01352 810461

Llanferres playing field is managed by Llanferres Playing Field and Recreation Association (LPFRA) which is a registered charity (charity no. 1059978)

The aim is to promote and provide play, leisure and green open space facilities for the children and the community of Llanferres

It has been managed and maintained by volunteers since its creation in 1996, is funded by the community and has consistently been awarded the Green Flag Award since 2007

For more information contact LPFRA by:

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Llanferres Village Hall Management Committee - Contact Siobhan Gothorp Tel: 01352 810668

The village hall hosts a number of public events and a list of these is available from the Secretary.

It can also be booked by anyone for private meetings and functions.

For further information contact Gay Headley on 07836 268894

To book the Village Hall E-mail: headley889@btinternet.com

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Llanferres News & Views Magazine - Contact Sandrine or Dominic Tel: 01352 810465

Llanferres News & Views aims to keep local residents and visitors informed about what is going on in the area. It contains features on the activities of the many and varied clubs, societies, opportunities and events taking place in these beautiful and vibrant surroundings.

The magazine is delivered by volunteers to all residents in the area and freely available to collect from Loggerheads Garage.

This hard copy publication ensures all members of the community receive information on local news and events.

It is published every two months in January, March, May, July, September and November.

Features from local people and event organisers are published free of charge and anyone wishing to advertise is asked to make a small contribution towards production costs. Help and advice is also available to those wanting to take advantage of our experience in graphic design.

The deadline for submitting information for inclusion in the Magazine is the 23rd of the month prior to publication i.e. 23rd of February, April, June, August, October and December.

For more information contact Sandrine or Dominic


Photo of Llanferres Village Hall

PTFA Ysgol Bro Famau School - Contact Charlotte Jaggard Chair Tel: 01352 810357

Ysgol Bro Famau is a small rural school set over 2 sites in Llanferres and Llanarmon Yn Ial, Denbighshire. Throughout the year the PTFA tries to raise in excess of £3000 for essential items required within the classroom, e.g. books, IT equipment, and craft supplies.

The PTFA also helps fund extra curricular activities to enable all children to take part in various activities.

We usually meet once a term to discuss funding needs, and to plan fundraising events such as the annual Christmas Fair. For further information, including dates of meetings please contact Charlotte. E-mail: chill_rids@yahoo.co.uk