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Penarth View is keeping you in the loop with these short stories from the Garden by the Sea.

Accessible Performance by PODS

The “Relaxed Performance” at this year’s PODS pantomime, Aladdin in December, is a first for PODS. It will be a special version of the show that’s being modified for children and adults who might benefit from a more relaxed environment. For example, the house lights won’t go fully down, there will be no strobe lighting and the music will be played more quietly with no loud or sudden effects. Perhaps more importantly there’s an acceptance at a Relaxed Performances that children, or indeed adults, may shout out, make noises or fidget-it’s absolutely fine! Tutting is definitely not tolerated so families can relax without worrying that their child’s behaviour is disrupting other members of the audience.

Defibrillators in Penarth

Survival rate after a sudden cardiac arrest outside of hospital is just 3%. However, where a defibrillator is used, the survival rates rises to 47%. There are over 11 defibrillators in Penarth, including; Lloyds Bank, Penarth Bowls Club, Stanwell School, All Saints Church and Penarth Pier Pavilion. More and more are being added all the time.

Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) are currently have their Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) placed at all Tesco stores, including the Penarth superstore and Tesco convenient store in the town centre. These are only accessible during opening hours.

There is also an AED that can be accessed 24 hours on the front external building of the Penarth RNLI Lifeboat Station.

It is important that people remember that you do not need to be trained in order to use an AED. Most modern AED’s are designed to aid a lay responder with guided steps on performing CPR.

Here are some useful links:

NHS Direct- PAD Locations- CLICK HERE

Welsh Hearts Defibrillator Map- CLICK HERE

British Heart Foundation- CLICK HERE


The Big Breakfast

Foxy’s Deli in Penarth are holding a Big Breakfast for Prostate Cymru, the leasing prostate health charity in Wales, on the 14th November. Prostate Cymru, is the leading charity in the Principality, working with medical professionals in the fight against all prostate diseases. Its mission is to raise awareness, promote understanding and fund both the latest medical equipment and the training of healthcare professionals.

Remembrance Day Roundup

On the 10th of November, a Remembrance Sunday parade took place in Penarth town. The parade started at the train station, to the Memorial Garden where the poppy wreaths were laid, then to the British Legion/West House, then to the Ex-Servicemen’s Club. This parade was attended by The Royal British Legion, RAFA Club, Penarth Town Council, RNLI/Coastguard, Scouts. Along with Stephen Doughty, Vaughan Gething and Rhiannon Birch.

Stanwell School also have memory boards in the Penarth Pier Pavilion from the 4th-12th November, and Albert and Victoria Primary Schools are painting rocks to display on the Cenotaph.

Westbourne Prep School finalist for Independent Schools of the Year 2019

Penarth Primary, Westbourne Pre School, is named finalist for Independent Schools of the Year 2019. Pupils and staff at Westbourne Prep School are celebrating after being praised by judges for the outstanding student experience they provide to pupils across all years.

Sully Friends of Ty Hafan Christmas Fair

Sully Friends Of Ty Hafan are holding a Christmas Fair on Sunday 8 December at The Old School Hall, Sully.  The Old School Hall will be transformed with many festive stalls selling wonderful Christmas gifts. Making a visit to Father Christmas will add that extra bit of magic to the festive season for little ones (and the young at heart). This Christmas, why not pay a visit to tell him your Christmas wishes  and browse our family-friendly stalls and try some tasty treats?

Please remember-100% of the profits go to Ty Hafan

PYA Litter Pick at Cosmeston Park

PYA members have done a litter pick at Cosmeston Park as part of our 12 Months of Kindness project. The 12 Months of Kindness project involves lots of different youth clubs and youth projects run by the Vale Youth Service.

Penarth Nutrition 5 day Sugar Free Challenge

The 5 day challenge is run using emails, videos and on a closed Facebook group. On day 1, you will receive an email with everything you need to get started on the road to being sugar free! Over the 5 days, there will be daily updates with tips and advice to help you cut out sugar. The recipes are all easy to make and utterly delicious, so you won’t miss sugar!

Fire & Water Fiesta: Challenge Wales

The Annual Barry Fireworks Fiesta. Join Challenge Wales in Penarth Marina before heading to Barry. This voyage is one of the Challenge Wales charity’s adult fundraising voyages which helps support young people to improve their employment prospects through Challenge Wales’ innovative sail training programme.

Celebrate Gin’s 64 1st Birthday

This event will be covered by the BBC, who have been following the owners of Gin 64 for the last 6 months for a documentary about young Welsh entrepreneurs. There will also be live music and food for everyone to enjoy!

Penarth Community Choir and Llandough Hospital Community Choir

A seasonal extravaganza of Christmas songs and traditional carols with monologues and poems. All in aid of Penarth’s Community Choir’s chosen charity: Tabernacle’s Home Access Charity.

Join them in the interval for refreshments and festive treats.

They’ve recently donated a further £1,100 to the Tabernacle Church for this Home Access Scheme

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