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…

 

Please note that details may differ to those published due to Covid 19 restrictions.  Please contact the relevant organiser to avoid disappointment.

COMMUNITY HALL

For bookings and enquiries please contact: Margaret Evans – 07766 637226

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.

COVID-19 REGULATION NOTICE –

The Community Hall is open for club use in line with Welsh Government guidelines.  

  1. Each club organiser (hirer) must complete and submit an updated booking form and a risk assessment.
  2. Face coverings remain a legal requirement in public spaces (a community centre is considered a public space).
  3. Hirers, club members/attendees should not enter the community hall if they have tested positive for coronavirus in the previous 10 days from being present at the premises/had close contact in the previous 10 days from being present at the premises with a person who has tested positive for coronavirus/experiencing symptoms of coronavirus.

Please read the information below regarding private events – we will update this information as soon as the guidelines change.

Please note that at the time of publication, indoor and outdoor activity is now known as a ‘regulated gathering’ and must be organised by:

  • a business
  • a public body (including community councils) or a charitable, benevolent, educational or philanthropic institution
  • a club or political organisation or
  • the national governing body of a sport or other activity

If you do not meet the above criteria you cannot legally organise an activity.  For this reason family social events such as birthday parties, baby showers etc cannot take place as parents for example are not a permitted organiser.  For further information or clarification, please contact Margaret on the above number.

Community Hall - wedding
Community Hall Wedding set up

CLUBS & SOCIETIES

Choir

Details to follow

Friday Film Club

A SHORT SEASON OF RECENTS FILMS 

BIG SCREEN – DOLBY STEREO SOUND – AFFORDABLE PRICES – LICENSED BAR

The schedule of films from September 2021 – December 2021 is now available to view on the ‘What’s On’ page.

Please note – whilst Covid restrictions are still in place, you will need to wear a mask in the hall (except whilst drinking during the interval) and we ask you to use the hand-sanitisers provided.

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.

Generally, in the Autumn four films are shown, with three more after Christmas. So far, over forty have been screened. Prices are kept as low as reasonably possible, with reductions for young people and occasional free shows.

There is always a bar, with a range of drinks: beer, wine, soft drinks, tea, or coffee. We open the bar, run by a devoted team of committee members, ahead of each performance and in the interval midway through films.

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.

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. A flyer with all the season’s films is available in September and December, and posters are displayed in Castle and the surrounding communities.

Capacity: Up to 100 seats, but generally audiences are between 30 and 50 people…although YOU could come and increase that!

Tickets: £4.00 adults/£2.00 young persons – tickets available at the door.

For further details: if you have suggestions for future showings, or if you feel you might help on film nights, you can contact Eve Over, Secretary of the Recreation Association 850388, or Adrian Hughes on 850311.

 Gardening Club

Details to follow

 Golf Society

Details to follow

 Yoga Class

Hatha Yoga – Every THURSDAY at 6:30pm – 8:00pm – £5.00 per class or £45 for 10 sessions

What to expect:  The Hatha Yoga class 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.  It can be as challenging as you want to make it, with different options given for many of the postures but with a strictly non-competitive approach.

What you need:  Come dressed suitably for bending and stretching, gym type clothing is most appropriate but bare feet necessary.  Bring a mat if you can but they can be provided to get you started.

For more information please contact Richard on 01938 850578 or 07583 079423 

British Wheel of Yoga Teacher

 Walking Group

Details to follow

 WI

President – Ruth Hesketh

Vice-President – Linda Pengelly

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. 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions this year’s programme of events is being arranged on a month-by-month basis. 

New members welcome – please contact Ruth on 01938 500366 for a chat and more details of the next meeting.

Social distancing rules currently apply, including bringing your own refreshments!

SERVICES & ATTRACTIONS

 Bus Timetable

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.

Mobile Post Office

The mobile post office is situated in the layby in Coppice Lane SY21 9BH

Monday 9:00am – 10:00am   Thursday 2:24pm – 3:45pm

Visit the Post Office site for  details of available services

 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. 

OUR PUB

The Red Lion

The Red Lion Public House

Following a recent change, Stuart and his team look forward to welcoming you to the Red Lion Inn.  They rely on many years’ experience in the Welshpool area pub trade to offer a warm and friendly atmosphere in the Castle village pub.

For those that are wondering what’s happened to the ever-energetic landlady, fear not, Joan now focuses on the Red Lion food and accommodation (not forgetting her livestock too!).

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 us to discuss details.

Opening hours –

Mon – Thurs: 5pm – Close

Fri/Sat: 4pm – Close

Sun: 1pm – Close

Happy Hour: Fri 4pm – 7pm

We are always open to discussion regarding the above times so please contact us if you would like to make alternative arrangements.

Find us on Facebook – Red Lion Castle Caereinion

Tel: 01938 850233

COMMUNITY PROJECTS

Coming Soon…

HELP & ASSISTANCE

Book Swap

Book swap

Are you, or anyone you know, unable to get books – because of lack of time or money, or because you’re shielding?

In just three easy steps you can get something new to read…

  1. Contact us to see the range of books that we have for adults, young adults and children
  2. If there’s a book that you’d like to read, we’ll get it to you (delivering to your door if you can’t get out) and collect a swap if you have one
  3. Contac us when you’ve finished and swap again!

We can also help you to access the library (if it’s not in lockdown).  If you have a library card but don’t use a computer, we can order library books for you online, then collect and deliver them for you.

Contact Jo at [email protected]

All book swaps will be quarantined before they’re made available.

A Castle Caereinion Recreation Association Initiative –

Registered Charity 510862

 

Castle Caereinion United Charities

Information to follow

ARCHIVES

Coming Soon…

SHOWCASE

Coming Soon: A celebration of the creative talents of the people of Castle Caereinion.  Artwork, writing, photographs and more…

CASTLE CAEREINION RECREATION ASSOCIATION

Registered Charity No. 510862

The Castle Caereinion Recreation Association 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 everything in between.  For more information please view the Charity Listing via the Charity Commission for England and Wales.

Join Us!

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.

 

 

Castle Caereinion Recreation Association Initiatives:

Book Swap

Book swap

Are you, or anyone you know, unable to get books – because of lack of time or money, or because you’re shielding?

In just three easy steps you can get something new to read…

  1. Contact us to see the range of books that we have for adults, young adults and children
  2. If there’s a book that you’d like to read, we’ll get it to you (delivering to your door if you can’t get out) and collect a swap if you have one
  3. Contac us when you’ve finished and swap again!

We can also help you to access the library (if it’s not in lockdown).  If you have a library card but don’t use a computer, we can order library books for you online, then collect and deliver them for you.

Contact Jo at [email protected]

All book swaps will be quarantined before they’re made available.

100 Club 2021

For just £12 per year you can support the Community Hall and be in with a chance to win our monthly draw!

This  monthly draw takes place at the Recreation Committee Meeting and helps raise money for the Community Hall.  

1ST PRIZE – £35

2nd PRIZE – £15

3RD PRIZE £10

Cheques should be made payable to Castle Caereinion Recreation Association

(more contact and payment information to follow)

See Community News for the latest winners

Newsletter

Castle Newsletter

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 or you can read the latest edition online via the Community News page.

If you would like to add a notice, article or advertisement to the the next edition, please contact Amy via email at [email protected]

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