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Hendy – Bont Carnival News

Hendy – Bont Carnival News

Pontarddulais Town Council will be holding its annual Pre-Carnival Quiz in the rugby club on Wednesday, (Jun 21) at 7.00pm.
Anyone interested in entering a team please contact Aneurin John, Clerk to Pontarddulais Town Council on 01792 883348 or 885890 or 07791160219.
Entry is by booking your team with the clerk, entry is then £2 per person payable on the evening. There is a cup available for the winning team.
Every year the carnival applies to the County Council for road closures. This year the council have asked that the carnival committee also advertises the closure on its social media or web site. The Police close the main road fully from 2pm for the parade to travel through the village. This is a rolling closure with the public being able to follow the last vehicle in the parade. There are also temporary delays prior and shortly after the parade.
The Council of the City and County of Swansea has agreed in the exercise of the powers conferred by Section 16A of the Road Traffic Act 1994 and has given notice that on Saturday 24th June 2017 from 13:30hrs to 15:30hrs and as and when the appropriate traffic signs are displayed, that no person shall cause a vehicle (other than a vehicle being used for emergency purposes) to proceed along the length or lengths of road(s) referred to in the Schedule below.
Pontarddulais and Hendy District Festival Committee are to have a carnival parade on Saturday 24th June 2017. It is possible that the event may attract substantial numbers of people, as a result following consultation with the police, it has been considered necessary to temporarily close several roads in the area. Several roads are effected which include;
A4138 Iscoed Road, A4138 Heol Iscoed
A48 Water Street, A48 St Teilo Street
A48 Bolgoed Road, B4296 Pentre Road
Gwynfryn Road and concluding at Coedbach Park.
For the following dates:- • Saturday 24th June 2017 from 13:30hrs to 15:30hrs.
Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.
The Theme this year is sporting events, there are lots of trophies and prizes to be won, the parade meets from 1pm at Hendy Industrial Estate. Judges arrive at 1.15pm to judge the floats and walkers. There are trophies for walkers as well as floats, and there are prizes for groups and individuals.
Why not dress up and take part? Even if you can’t get to the starting point, if you dress up there are judges walking around the field and there is a trophy for the best dressed person that the judges spot when walking around the field.
When the parade starts there are vintage buses that follow the parade, which will give spectators a lift onto the field. Entry onto the bus is by producing a carnival programme or by paying £2 per person. Once on the parade field at Coed Bach there will be lots of activities. The event covers and uses the two football pitches and the rugby pitch.
The centre field act is the award winning Black Rock Lama display team which has been featured on the BBC programme Coast to Coast. The display team come from North Wales. The lama team will perform two 30 minute displays through out the afternoon with a local Karate Club doing a short demo between the two shows. Around the field will be some regular activities which will include Glantawe Hawkes. The vintage bus display and the local classic car club. The rugby Pitch will see three activities for kids and families to have a go which will include west Wales zorbing, laser clay pigeon shooting and archery. Radio Tir Coed will also have their radio Station on the field  playing their live music.
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