COVID-19 Latest Information

Latest Covid-19 restrictions in Wales Sadly Covid-19 is on the rise again in Wales, after many weeks of being in decline. To help break this cycle of infection and prevent the spread of the virus, the First Minister Mark Drakeford  announced on Friday changes in the rules. 6️⃣ From Monday 14th of September, a new limit of six people was introduced on the number of people who can meet indoors at any one time. 👉 All six must belong to the same exclusive extended household group. 👉 Extended household groups can still be made…

How to help keep your kids safer on Social Media

How to help keep your kids safer on Social Media. In this post, i’ll talk about TikTok. i will post again with similar info in regards to other social accounts.  I’ve screenshot some settings that you can make use of to help you make sure your kids aren’t subjected to videos with adult content or subjected to anything you don’t want them to be. There are a few things to do, the very first and most important thing is DONT let your kids set up a social media account by…

Start-up of a Community Kitchen

Tasty Not Wasty Utilising surplus food and donated food, I am aiming to start a community kitchen – in Cwmbran but easily accessible. I have been part of an initiative to help those in Cwmbran (and sometimes wider area) with food insecurity for so many extremely valid and sometimes upsetting reasons.  This is taking it up a notch and not just supplying the raw ingredients. The aims are to help reduce food waste, I have been collecting and distributing throughout the summer to different food shares and so this is…

“New Normal” in Child Care

With the end of the summer upon us and no corresponding end to the Covid-19 crisis in sight, we as Nursery owners have been coming to terms with the “New Normal” in child care. On the one hand, it has been absolutely marvellous to get back to work. Not only have we and our staff missed the children, it seems that the children have missed us just as much.   Those first few weeks in July where challenging to say the least. Having taken all the necessary steps to be deemed…

Caerleon Scarecrow Trail Results

Good Evening all. I hope you have all had a lovely bank holiday weekend! Before I announce the winners of the first Caerleon Scarecrow trail I would like to thank the community for getting behind us and supporting us if it wasn’t for the wonderful people of Caerleon and your enthusiasm then it would never have become as successful as it did. The scarecrow entries that we had were all phenomenal and you can tell a lot of time, effort and care went it to making them. I would also…

Caerleon Community Calendar 2021

A little about the Caerleon Community Calendar 2021. Over the years of Open Caerleon Facebook page, there have been many fabulous photographs dropped in to share a smile.  Back in December 2019, a rather special photograph was posted into our group, it was of our very own Caerleon Christmas Tree, our magnificent full Moon topping off the tree like the Star of Bethlehem, very fitting indeed, this photograph received some very kind words of support and so it began, the suggestion of a Community Calendar to perhaps fund the Goldcroft…

Caerleon Scarecrow Trail

Get on the Caerleon Scarecrow Trail. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Entry fee is £3 per household, Entry forms are available below. 2020 Scarecrow Theme is Book Characters All proceeds to go Lodge Hill and Charles Williams PTFA’s For rules see Caerleon Scarecrow Facebook page, Competition will be judged by Rev. Pratten, Councilor J Hughes, and Jacqueline Ann (Chair) on August Bank Holiday weekend. Get updates from the official Caerleon Scarecrow Facebook Page.

Fantastic prize giveaways

Make a donation to the Community Fund to be in with a chance of winning a great prize! You can not only make a difference by staying home, You can also make a difference by popping a donation into the community fund and help those who are on the ground supporting the most vulnerable. AND this week you can also be in with a chance to win a prize in exchange for your donation. Head over to the community fund by following the link below and claim one of the…

Can you spare a few quid? Community Fundraising

Community Fundraising COVID-19 has created a uncertain landscape for many people within the local area. with your support, we aim to help the most vulnerable by community funding. In times of need everyone wants to do their bit. We are all doing our bit by staying home to support those that have to keep on working. this support fund will help people who are working on the ground in Caerleon to support local residents. Every month we are going to choose three groups that we know are making a difference.There…

POSITIVITY CORNER

WOW! We’re all being tested now with our mindfulness and positive mind-set, aren’t we? However, those of you who have endeavoured to follow some of the practices I have written about will now definitely be reaping the benefit of how to use your positive mind-set to help get you through these difficult times. It is hard for even the most optimistic among us to remain positive when surrounded by a virus that threatens severe illness, along with temporary life changes to how some of us live and work – it…