District Diary Column | May 2018
I hope all Diary readers are well and are enjoying the nicer weather as we head into the summer months. Over the last month, I’ve really enjoyed visiting local residents and community groups from across Ogmore to support the work that they do for our communities.
A particular highlight for me has to be my recent visit to Llanharan OAP Association’s annual Easter bonnet parade which is always well attended by local school pupils and members and supporters of the Association. It was delighted to join Huw Irranca-Davies AM, Llanharan Councillor, Geraint Hopkins, and Councillor Chris Parker, Chair of Llanharan Community Council and Councillor Barry Stephens to see what an array of creative talent local pupils had to put on display at what is always a brilliant event. Many thanks must go to Gill Richards and her team of volunteers for organising another terrific event, not just for Llanharan, Brynna and Byncae, but for the surrounding villages as well. It’s always so positive to see people from different age groups coming together, particularly at Easter. A massive well done to all those primary school pupils who took part – I hope you didn’t eat all the Easter eggs at once!
I also really enjoyed dropping in on Pencoed Mothers’ Union’s Tea Party with Huw Irranca-Davies AM and Councillor John McCarthy which had been organised to raise money for the invaluable work they do to help families who have been through a tough time to go on holiday and have a well-deserved break. Many thanks to all of the volunteers for putting on a relaxing afternoon – particularly the superb tap dancing! I have to say the buffet was delicious – we certainly do have some exceedingly creative and talented chefs living locally! I’m hoping to continue my winning streak on the Bingo again at the next Tea Party!
I was delighted to catch up with the Pontyclun Bosom Pals last month and hear about the incredible work they are doing to support women living with breast cancer and their families. Cancer affects every one of us and it’s so refreshing to see local residents coming together to help one another at the most difficult time in their lives. If you need help our support, please do get in touch with the Bosom Pals on 07563 795885 – they’re a very friendly and welcoming bunch!
As always, if you’d like to get in touch with me as your local MP, you can call my office on 01656 860034 or email email@example.com. You can also attend one of my regular advice surgeries which I hold across the constituency. Please visit www.chriselmore.co.uk or call my office for my upcoming surgery dates.