Michael, for all the hard work over the years. You will be sadly missed. Please keep in touch. On behalf of all Trust members may I wish you and Louise many years of happiness and good health.
R. Williams (Chairman of the Trust)
Power surge at the north end Our small trial solar power scheme of six panels augmented by four deep cell batteries has been a remarkable success this summer allowing us to replace three gas fridge freezers with energy efficient electric units as well as providing all Emyr's lighting. Perhaps the main benefit has been the reduction of noise pollution as the generator use is now minimal. In October the Trust were given a very generous donation from Dulas Ltd (Professional Services for Renewable Energy) based at Machynlleth, to cover the full cost of six more panels and eight batteries. This will enable us to complete the project at the northern end. The doubling of output has the potential to provide heating via an air to air heat pump in Tŷ Nesaf during the winter, which will improve the fabric of that property, along with the possibility of putting electric fridge freezers in Nant and Hendy. I would hope that in the future similar schemes could be set up at Tŷ Pellaf and Plas Bach so that the Trust can move towards a community more reliant on renewable energy.
Members of Council Next spring the Council of the Trust will see the retirement of the Chairman who will have completed 6 years in the chair, with many years of service to the Trust before that. With the retirement in addition of the Vice-Chair the membership of the Executive Committee will change radically.
This is the time to bring new people on to the Council of the Trust. We are well aware how much has been contributed by a small group and would like to welcome more members to the Trust Council. If you are passionate about Bardsey then please join the Council and contribute to its work. If you would like to discuss the work of the
Council further then please phone Richard Farmer on 01286 830454.
Bardsey apples win first prize Bardsey apples won first prize at the Corris Show this year on Saturday 3rd September. Nina Elias entered the apples from a Bardsey Apple tree. She is shown holding the prize winning dessert apples and the 1st prize certificate.
.This edition of Y Cafn was produced by Richard Farmer with thanks to Haf Meredydd. Thanks to all those who contributed articles. If you would like to contribute to the next edition, please send articles to the Trust Office.
To book a week on Bardsey please visit the website www.bardsey.org
or ring 08458 112233. For day trips please contact Colin on 07971 769895 or Tony on 08458 113655
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