Good grief, is it really August already!

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Back after a wonderful two week cruise, so refreshed and raring to go! We were thrilled to sea a Humpback Whale breach the water at close quarters and I even managed to get some decent photographs. Back now and isn’t it strange how quickly holidays suddenly seem such a long time ago.

Community Day has come and gone, and what a great success it was. Dyserth stepped up to the plate once again and the support was of great credit to our village. The Community Hall and the Friends and Events committees worked hard to plan the day and all went as planned. The weather tried very hard to rain on our parade and failed miserably to do so. The addition of a marquee enabled all the activities to carry on as normal, the only shame being that the Bouncy Castle and some football activities had to be cancelled or curtailed. The day was opened by our local MP Chris Ruane who stressed the importance of what community spirit can achieve. He said that our Community Day was an example of this commitment to make the whole community inclusive. So many people made the day what it was, from the Ty a Fi to Dyserth Junior Football Club and all the table displays. Despite the rain The North Wales Wildlife Trust even managed to hold their scything events at the Maes Hiraddug SSSI.

Then there was the evening Barn Dance. It’s a long time since I’ve seen so many people throw themselves into the evening, from the very young to the lets say, very mature. Heather Salsbury took control of the dancing and it was a riot of fun, laughter and sheer enjoyment. A big thank you Heather from everyone. Thanks to the line dancers and also the truly excellent acoustic band “Hedge Gods”. We also couldn’t have done it without our army of caterers, washers up and Glenn’s excellent BBQ skills. A massive thank you to everyone who donated the raffle prizes.

What a fantastic response to the Dyserth Scarecrow Competition, 18 in total! I have received so many great responses telling me how many people enjoyed seeing the scarecrows. Thank you Dyserth, it was fun and here’s to next year. Congratulations to the competition winners and all the people who voted. Tied first being the Pied Piper and The Wizard of Oz, third place to Bob the Builder, great efforts by all and I hope this will become an annual event. See much more about our community day through- out the magazine.

Our facebook page has suddenly had a boost and the number of new members over the last five weeks has been fantastic. Welcome to you all and please keep posting. Just a word of caution please. If you do not pay for an advert in the paper version of the Dyserth Times, then I am sorry I cannot allow non paid adverts to be viewed on the facebook page. This is to be fair to the fantastic regular advertisers who pay for space and therefore are the life blood of the magazine. So, changes to meeting dates, events and relevant general Dyserth friendly chit chat is fine and please keep posting. Just a personal observation, lets keep facebook upbeat as much as we can. By staying positive, we can all help ensure that Dyserth remains the place where we all enjoy living. There are always ups and downs, but that’s life no matter where one lives.

So, signing off with a smile on my face and once again a massive thank you to you all.

Richard 🙂