CAR BOOT SALE
The Cowbridge Rotary Club Car Boot Sales raise around £3000 each year for Rotary Charities and we would like to thank all who participate. It is held in the car park behind Cowbridge Town Hall. Additional parking is available in Arthur John's car park for buyers.
2018 Car Boot Sales at the Town Hall Car Park
Sunday 13th May, Sunday 10th
June, Sunday 8th July
Rotary Spring Gardens
St David's Day Concert
Rotary support for Cowbridge Dementia Friends
May 21-27th is National Dementia Week. Check back soon for details of events in Cowbridge.
Cowbridge businesses receiving their new Dementia Friends mats.
Cowbridge businesses have begun to sign up as Dementia Friends, working to become dementia friendly. Last Friday a number of businesses were presented with door mats which broadcast their support.
The Cowbridge Dementia Friendly Community Committee is asking individuals and businesses in Cowbridge to be even more considerate of those living with Dementia and their carers. The Committee is running a number of Dementia awareness sessions produced by The Alzheimer’s Society in order to become a Dementia Friend.
Cowbridge Rotary Club is actively supporting the initiative. One of its members, Colin Jones has secured the production of brightly coloured mats from Millennium Mats to both record businesses’ support and to demonstrate welcome to those living with Dementia.
David Harris, President of Cowbridge Rotary Club and Steven Blackman Chairman of Cowbridge Dementia Friendly Community presented mats to Amanda Jones Jewellers, Arthur John Hardware, The Bear Hotel, Costa Coffee, Cowbridge Cycles, HSBC, Cowbridge Library, United Free Church, Fulgo Developments and Cowbridge Town Council
There are over 850,000 in The UK with Dementia and possible many more undiagnosed.
Cardiff University plays a major role in the UK’s biggest dementia research initiative with their £13m dementia research centre established earlier this year.
Public health Wales has a six step strategy to help reduce Dementia Risk including being physically and socially active.
RotaKids at Longmeadow Court
The RotaKids from Y Bont Faen Primary School visited the residents of Longmeadow Court on Thursday, 15th March, 2018. They worked in small groups and showed examples of their work and read stories. There were lots of animated conversations and many smiles all round. After a glass of squash and a KitKat the pupils returned to school and decided to make another visit in the Autumn term.
Rotary at the Food & Drink Festival.Photos taken at the food and drink festival can be seen by clicking here
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Cowbridge - A Market Town in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan
Cowbridge is a township that has developed on the site of a Roman fort built in the 1st century AD. Sir Richard de Clare, Lord of Glamorgan, granted Cowbridge a Charter in 1254 and developed the town. By 1266 Cowbridge had town walls with four gates, although the North Gate was used mainly for cattle. It was an important centre for trade and was the last recipient of a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria in 1886 and was able to appoint its own Councillors and Mayor. This tradition has continued in spite of the local Government reorganisation of 1974.
Cowbridge was renowned for its fairs but also became well known for its traffic jams on the main route from Cardiff to West Wales. A bypass to the north of the town solved that problem and the town continued to develop as a business and commercial centre as well as a popular dormitory town for Cardiff.
Today Cowbridge is known as the Bond Street of Wales and there are many shops that make the atmosphere of the High Street an enjoyable place to wander and to spend money! A farmers market twice a month also adds to the variety of goods available.
The Rotary Club of Cowbridge was chartered in February 1961, currently has 36 members and meets in the Bear Hotel, a historic coaching inn. We are always pleased to welcome visiting Rotarians or others interested in the work of Rotary to our meetings.
Rotary was founded over 100 years ago on the principle of "meeting regularly to enjoy and expand one's circle of business and professional acquaintances." That principle remains true today, and in an increasingly complex world, Rotary continues to provide one of the most basic human needs: the need for friends and fellowship.
(Photos by Mike Baker. www.bakerlite.co.uk)
Meetings and events happening soon
Sunday 22nd April 09.00
Cowbridge Car Park - Work Day
Details to be announced.
Monday 23rd April 19.00
Saturday 28th April 10.00
Blood Pressure Awareness Day
Monday 30th April 19.00
Speaker meeting - Rev Dr John Baldwin
The speaker's subject is Church Towers and Bell Ringing.
Monday 7th May 19.15
Thursday 10th May 18.00 - 16.00 Sunday 13th May
Visit by Meissen Club
Our twin club, Meissen, will be with us from their arrival on Thurday to departure on Sunday.
Friday 11th May 19.00
Joint Meeting with Meissen Club
In Bear Hotel
Sunday 13th May 07.00
Car Boot Sale -
Monday 14th May 19.00
Thursday 17th May 14.00
Saturday 19th May 09.00
Longmeadow Court Garden Tidy-up
To be confirmed.
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