Community Christmas Lantern Parade 2019

What another great turnout from our community for our annual lantern parade, proudly funded by the Local People Project.

With help from our volunteers and staff, we’ve been running lantern workshops since early November. Children from our community came along to create their very own lanterns

Our workshop co-ordinators, Leanne, Ricky and Laura.

We set off from The Phoenix Centre and braved the stormy weather singing Christmas songs, led by the police and followed by St John’s Ambulance . It was great to see so many local residents come out to wave and cheer on the children along our route.

After the parade was complete, we then headed to St Nicholas church for the annual ‘Christingle’ service. The children loved learning about Christmas and making their very own ‘Christingle’

Refreshments were then available in the Church hall for everyone to rest their legs and warm up with a cuppa.

A huge thank you to those who participated and made this years one of the funniest yet – the hail, thunder, lightning and sleet certainly didn’t stop us and what a giggle we had. We can’t wait for next year already.

We would like to say a massive thank you to the following:-

Ricky, Leanne & Laura for holding the workshops.
Phoenix Café for helping us with the refreshments
Our Local People Project committee members for supporting the event and giving up their time
St John’s Ambulance & our local Police members for ensuring we were safe along our route.
St Nicholas & St Jude’s church for a brilliant service and use of the church hall.
And finally the Local People Project, for funding another great event that brings our community together, at Christmas time.

Lantern Parade 2019

This year we see the annual ‘Lantern Parade’ return to Townhill.
Workshops for children to make their lanterns start on November 6th and run every Wednesday 4-6pm and Saturday 10am-12pm until the event.
Route to be confirmed in due course but this year we promise to make it bigger and better than before. If you would like to get involved, feel free to get in touch.
lanternparade

Changes to concessionary bus passes 2019

Bus passes across Wales are being replaced with a new-style Transport for Wales branded concessionary travel card. All the current green coloured bus passes will expire on 31 December 2019.

There are over 65,000 bus passes in circulation in Swansea which have been issued to people on age or disability grounds. All of these pass holders will need to reapply for their passes before 31 December 2019 when their current passes will expire.

The reapplication process will start from 11 September and can be done online or by requesting a paper application form from the telephone Helpline which is being provided by Transport for Wales on behalf of the Welsh Government. Local Authorities will not be issuing any bus passes locally from 11 September.

The Phoenix Centre will be helping anyone who needs to reapply online and may find technology daunting. A team of volunteers will be opening up our brand new I.T suite for one hour every Wednesday to help those in our community who may need it.

We will be running our free IT hour to help our community re-apply for their passes every Wednesday – 12pm-1pm from October – December.

More info can be found here and you can reapply online here. 

PHOENIX CAFE

Just a quick reminder that the Café will be holding a free Cake and Biscuit decorating children’s hour in the Phoenix Centre today at 3.30pm – 4.30pm.

Don’t miss out, be here this afternoon.  See you there. 

PHOENIX CAFE

TODAYS SPECIAL

Steak Pie with Peas, Chips and Gravy all for £3.75

(Usual price £4.95)

What a bargain, why not call in and try for yourself.

NEXT WEEK  

Monday 29th July we will be having a kids afternoon.  From 3.30pm – 4.30pm we will be decorating Cakes and Biscuits.  Why not come along and have some fun here with us in the Phoenix Café.  Don’t forget 3.30pm -4.30pm .  We hope you can make it.

 

Phoenix Cafe

Todays Meal Deals

Baguettes:

Sweet Chilli Chicken Baguette OR  Barbeque Chicken Baguette  with or without Salad

All for the amazing price of

£2.95

Paradise Community Nursery

Nursery Wall

Many thanks to the students at Gower College Swansea for our fantastic wall murals.

The children, parents and staff  all love how bright and cheerful the wall now looks.