NEWS & GENERAL

The Annabel Martin Run & Family Walk

We told you about this wonderful charity event last time. The third one took place at the end of June, with over £8000 raised for Cancer Research, bringing the total raised to date to over £28000. Here is a picture of some of the 130+ people who took part this year.  To find out more about the charity – who Annabel Martin was, you can contact Huw Roberts at: annabelmartinrun@gmail.com.  (if you have a problem with this or any other links, go to the Contacts page for guidelines).

New communication consul at the Lookout Station

This addition to the Lookout’s equipment has made its watchkeepers even more efficient, Mike tells us!  It is powered by a state-of-the art solar system and is sited alongside the chart table within easy reach of the senior watchkeeper.  It houses two VHF radios with their associated loudspeakers and microphones and, best of all Mike says, there is also a new iPad that gives instant access to several useful maritime apps for such things as tide times, local and national weather forecasts, the automatic indicator of shipping which shows us which direction it is heading in, its current speed and destination. In addition, the chart table itself is soon to be replaced by a new board, similar to a draughtsman’s, with moveable wires that will make it much easier to plot a position on the chart. 
Mike says that ours must be among the best equipped NCI stations in the British Isles!

And he adds: “Do pop in and chat to the on-duty watch keepers if you’d like to see some of this kit in action”.

Anglesey MP Albert Owen supports NHS Cancer Awareness campaign:

As do we. Albert was speaking at the Cancer Research UK’s Cancer Awareness Campaign roadshow when it visited Parliament, where he met the charity’s roadshow nurses and campaigners to learn more about how cancer affects people in Ynys Mon. He said “Early detection saves lives, so it was great to meet the roadshow team and learn more about spotting cancer early, as well as the vital work being done to beat he disease.”

Pictured above with Albert is Trevor Hughes Morris, AHRM & FAC.

Rhoscolyn 2020 calendar

It is time to start thinking about this, if you haven’t already. We need your photographs for it – one for each month plus one for the front cover, so lots of opportunities for you. Se made over £1400 (including gift aid) for Cancer Research last year. Let’s see if we can beat it (for them again) with the 2020 edition! Send your photographs to the website email address (information@Rhoscolyn.com). PLEASE put “2020 Calendar” as the subject to avoid any confusion with website contributions. And landscape pictures are very much preferred. Most of you will be familiar with the current year’s edition – YOU could have your picture on the front cover !

From our Assembly Member, Rhun ap Iorwerth:

INDEPENDENCE: What a day it was in Caernarfon on Saturday the 27th of July! Anglesey residents were out in force among the 8000 people who marched for Welsh independence through the town. It was a confident and colourful sign that attitudes are changing.   For those of us who’ve long supported the goal of independence, it’s great to see people getting excited about the possibilities, and even those who aren’t yet convinced want to learn more. I look forward to having more of those conversations.

BREXIT: We can not afford to be blasé about the devastating impact a No-Deal Brexit would have on Holyhead Port and the people of this great town. Even at this 11th hour, my appeal to the UK Government and Prime-Minister-elect Boris Johnson is to realise and recognise the seriousness of what it is they’re talking about. Watch the video below to find out more:  https://www.facebook.com/rhunynysmon/videos/2435069753443015/  

DENTISTRY: The shortfall in dentists across Ynys Môn and the wider region has very real implications for dental health in the area and must be addressed urgently. “There’s no point in Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board implying that all a patient has to do is phone around to get access to services when we know how limited that access is. It is a serious problem that has very real implications for dental health across the region. Following a series of letters on this matter, the Health Board now admits the scale of the problem and says it’ll be some time before it’s resolved, but this highlights the urgency with which we need to address the shortfall in services locally. One of the problems highlighted regularly is a lack of dentists being trained and recruited locally. Plaid Cymru succeeded in its campaign to see full Medical Education offered at Bangor University and we have also called for a debate on dentistry with the hope of seeing that education now being offered in Bangor extended to training new dentists too. We need them to solve this current crisis.”

Who put the stone on?

Caro spotted this stone that somebody has carefully perched on top of Lady Verney’s Chair on Rhoscolyn Head.