If you have a problem, come along

POLICING TEAM NEWS: The Blaenavon Neighbourhood Policing Team have arranged for the next "PACT (Partnerships and Communities Together) meeting to be held on Wednesday, April 9, 7pm, at Blaenavon Workmen's Hall.

PACT meetings provide a good opportunity for you to make your views count, and to ensure that issues that matter to you are dealt with effectively by police and partners.

Do go along to this meeting if you have a problem that the Partner-ship can deal with, whether it be a police issue, a problem that Torfaen county borough council or Blaen-avon town council could help resolve, or a problem that is particular to your neighbourhood.

The public priorities chosen at the last PACT meeting on January 16 were: 1. Youth disorder in Hillside Avenue and removal of the bus shelter.

2. Youth disorder at High Street bus shelter.

3. Parking at Co-op, HSBC bank and New William Street.

There will be an update on progress of these issues at PACT on April 9, and a chance for any member of the public to comment.

Please support PACT in order to make this community partnership successful.

Pontypool Methodist circuit local preachers: The Pontypool local preachers are hosting an evening, entitled "Images of God", with Julie Cristin.

This promises to be a very interesting evening, and takes place on Thursday, June 5, at Pontnewynydd Methodist Church, at 7.30pm.

Julie Cristin is the daughter of Mary and Arthur Davies, who attend Park Street Methodist Church, Blaenavon.

Julie is a qualified local preacher, who has lived in Billericay for forty years, and has been invited to speak at this annual event.

Julie is a lay preacher at Herongate Methodist Church, and is very active in the life of the church and has been for over thirty years. She undertakes pastoral care duties, makes hospital visits, conducts christenings and funerals too.

Julie is married to Robert, and has two children, Andrew and Amanda, and two lovely grandchildren, George, aged nine, and Ruby, aged five.

The Pontypool Methodist circuit extend a warm welcome to ministers, local preachers, and church members to this special evening. Light refreshments will be served, and there will be a performance by the Spirit Choir.

Please contact Ceilia Price, on 01495 772200, for further details if you would like to attend. Ceilia would be grateful for numbers attending from your church, etc, before May 29, 2008.

CORRECTION: Please note that the BLAST fund-raising concert takes place on Saturday, April 5, at Blaenavon Workmen's Hall, at 7pm.

Blaenavon Male Voice Choir will be performing, as well as Blaenavon Ladies Choir and Blaenavon Town Band.

Tickets £6 and £4 (concessions), available from BLAST shop and on the night at Blaenavon Workmen's Hall.

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