Castle Caereinion has a range of community activities and services to suit everyone.
Whether you want to join a club, seek assistance, volunteer to help others or have a pint in the pub, you can find all the information here…
For bookings and enquiries please contact: Margaret Evans – 01938 850377 or 07766 637226
Community Sports and Social Clubs – Mon – Thur £10 per hour* /Fri – Sun £15 per hour*
Events and Functions – Mon – Thur £15 per hour/Fri – Sun £20 per hour
Hire of Field Room – anytime – £7.50 per hour
*Regular users will receive a free week following 5 consecutive fulfilled bookings.
- All hire includes use of the Main Hall, Conservatory, Toilets Kitchen, Electricity, Heating and Free Wi-Fi. Sports equipment etc is available for hire for a small charge, please ask at time of booking.
- All large events and functions require a deposit of £60 which is refundable should the premises be returned in a clean and tidy condition (all rubbish must be removed and taken away).
- Fireworks are not permitted to be stored or used in the hall or grounds.
- The Centre has a licence for the sale and supply of alcohol up until 2am.
The Community Hall is situated next to the school and offers an ideal venue for receptions, weddings, meetings and regular clubs.
Capacity – Seated: 160 Standing: 300 Maximum for Parties: 200
Licensing – the Hall is licensed for alcohol from Sunday – Thursday 11:00am – 11:30pm and Friday – Sunday 11:00am – 12 midnight
Accessibility – The Community Hall is on one level, including an accessible WC. Close proximity parking is also available.
CLUBS, SOCIETIES & CLASSES
Friday Film Club
A SHORT SEASON OF RECENTS FILMS
BIG SCREEN – DOLBY STEREO SOUND – AFFORDABLE PRICES – LICENSED BAR
About: Film Friday began life in 2015 when Gary Lowsley and Adrian Hughes, both keen film buffs and then Chair and Vice-Chair respectively of the Recreation Association, initiated a monthly showing of recent and classic films in the Community Centre. It was not intended as a profit-making venture, although we are of course happy when we can at least break even, the main outlay being the licence to show films publicly.
The audio-visual equipment, funded by a lottery grant is of professional quality, with Dolby stereo sound, digital projector and a large screen. It is customary to show every film with English subtitles to cater for audience members with impaired hearing.
Capacity: Up to 100 seats, but generally audiences are between 20 and 40 people…although we would love to see more!
Generally, in the Autumn four films are shown, with three more after Christmas. Prices are kept as low as reasonably possible, with reductions for young people
Details of films being shown can be found on the Castle Caereinion Facebook page and on this community site on the What’s On pages. Posters are displayed in Castle Caereinion and the surrounding communities.
Entry: £5.00 adults/£3.00 young persons
We have a licensed bar available, selling a variety of drinks i.e beer, wine and soft drinks. The bar is run by a devoted team of helpers ahead of each performance and in the interval midway through films.
For further details and information please contact Enid Carrick at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit our What’s On page to view the current schedule.
When and Where: every Thursday – 7:00pm -8:00pm in the Community Hall
Call/message Richard on 07583 079423 for more information.
What to Expect: the class is of Hatha Yoga which focuses on the physical aspects of yoga, the asanas (postures) and pranayama (breath control) and a little relaxation.
The class is suitable for those that have no previous experience or intermediate practitioners. The class can be as challenging as you want to make it, with different options given for many of the postures with a strictly non-competitive approach.
Come dressed suitably for bending and stretching; gym type clothing is most appropriate but bare feet are necessary. Bring a mat if you can but they can be provided to get you started.
President – Linda Pengelly
Vice-President – Jane Vaughn Gronow
The Castle WI meet at the Community Hall on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm. The meeting is usually concluded with a demonstration or talk by a guest speaker.
New members welcome – please contact Linda on 01938 850512 for a chat and more details of the next meeting.
Social distancing rules currently apply, including bringing your own refreshments!
SERVICES & ATTRACTIONS
The no. 87 service is operated by Owen’s Travelmaster and runs from Welshpool to Foel. The bus stop is adjacent to the playground by Maesgarmon.
Please refer to the timetable for up to date travel times.
Post Box Collections
The post box is situated in the wall of the old village shop at the bottom of Cwm Lane
Collections: Mon – Fri 4:30 pm Saturday 10:00am
Welshpool & LLanfair Light Railway
Journey through the beautiful Welsh countryside on a vintage steam engine. With trips from Welshpool to Llanfair Caereinion (via Castle Caereinion) sit back and relax with the family on one of the many jaunts, including feature carriages and seasonal specials. Book your journey direct with Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway.
The Red Lion
Landlady Joan offers a warm and friendly atmosphere at the Red Lion Inn and looks forward to welcoming you to the Castle village pub.
Food is usually available during the opening hours below but please call 01938 850233 to avoid disappointment.
The pub boasts an intimate dining room for those that wish to take a quiet meal, alternatively you may choose to dine at one of the tables in the bar area or garden. Where possible, food is produced locally including beef and lamb reared by Joan, and a fabulous selection of desserts created in Castle by Alison at Cakes for All Occasions.
The pub also has a separate poolroom where the game can be played for fun or the more serious competitors play in the league matches. Other leagues hosted in the pub include darts, dominoes and airgun shooting.
Community events can be held in the pub such as meetings or coffee mornings – if you would like to arrange an event, please contact Joan to discuss details.
Opening hours –
Mon – Thurs: 5pm – Close
Fri/Sat: 4pm – Close
Sun: 1pm – Close
Joan is always open to discussion regarding the above times so please contact her if you would like to make alternative arrangements.
Find us on Facebook – Red Lion Castle Caereinion
Tel: 01938 850233
HELP & ASSISTANCE
St Garmon’s Church support the WELSHPOOL & DISTRICT FOODBANK. A collection box can be found in the front porch for donations of in-date foods suitable for making a meal for all the family who might require it.
Castle Caereinion United Charities
Information to follow
CASTLE CAEREINION RECREATION ASSOCIATION
Registered Charity No. 510862
The Castle Caereinion Recreation Association (CCRA) is responsible for the running of the Community Hall. The charity supports: Education/training/Arts/culture/heritage/science and Amateur Sport for young, old and everyone in between. For more information please view the Charity Listing via the Charity Commission for England and Wales.
It takes all sorts to make up a village and more to make a thriving community.
The Castle Caereinion Recreation Association (CCRA) meets for regular monthly meetings in the Community Hall. The association currently consists of eight trustees; all resident Castle volunteers who give their time to support the Castle community. We would be delighted if you would like to join us – meetings are once per month, on Mondays at 7.30pm (no meetings in August and December).
As the world moves into a new post pandemic phase, being together has never felt so important. Community events may be slightly hindered right now but dealing with change and challenges can bring out the best in us. An open mind and diverse outlook is vital to ensure that the CCRA can facilitate appealing events and initiatives that engage with the community and meet differing needs across the generations. Current trustees represent various aspects of Castle village including: St Garmon’s Church, the WI, Castle Film Club and the Community Council.
If you would like to join the team, please contact Ann Jones on 01938 850266. We would particularly like to hear from members of the community that are willing to focus on ideas for the youth of Castle community. For example, these volunteers could be (but are not restricted to), young people aged 18 yrs+, parents of children in education or people with experience in youthwork, youth clubs etc.
The community newsletter is issued quarterly and delivered to your door (within the village only). Copies can also be made available at the Red Lion pub.
If you would like to add a notice, article or advertisement to the the next edition, please contact Amy via email at email@example.com