The Memorial Hall in St Dogmaels is available to groups for hire.
There is a large Hall (Teifi) with a full stage, licensed for 160 people, with hatched access to a kitchen.
Two meeting rooms:
Cemaes Room which can be used theatre style with space and chairs for 24, or boardroom style with centre table for approx. 14. There is a white wall suitable for using as a screen if required. This room has recently been upgraded.
Degwel Room can be used either theatre or board room for groups of about 14
Disabled parking, access and toilets, plus changing rooms and showers for sporting activities.
Wifi is available at the following local locations:
Aberporth village hall:
Coracle Hall in Llechryd:
Cardigan Guildhall Market:
Free wi-fi is offered to users of the Guildhall and to visitors to the market and Courtyard.
The wifi access code is available on request from either the Guildhall Office or from Market traders.
Moylegrove Old School Hall:
Small World Centre in Cardigan:
Free wifi is included and the community hourly rates would apply.
For more information and availability, please contact Julie:
Tel: 01239 615 952 or email: email@example.com
St Dogmaels Coach House:
I recently arranged for our Local History Group to visit the Pembrokeshire Archives in Haverfordwest, and what a great time we had! This visit would slot into many of our U3A Groups and is well worth a visit. You get an illustrated talk and a tour of the building, one of the Archivists, David Llewellyn who showed us round is a great story teller and a mine of information and is keen to get involved with more groups in the area.
Don’t think that as we are Cardigan then its the wrong area, its not there is a wealth of information for north Pembrokeshire just sitting there waiting to be discovered. There is also an on-line search facility that you will be introduced to during the talk,which will help you to find if what you are looking for is available.
You can arrange a Group visit through their website Pembrokeshire Archives or contact me through our Local History page
Jo Hutchings: Group Leader Local History
Members are advised to take sensible precautions when banking online.
There is plenty of sound advice here:
Bank Online Safely
Do beware of the unscrupulous tactics of both of these companies. You have probably unwittingly signed up for automatic, exorbitant renewals of your security software!
Here are two examples:
“I join a long list of those who have been automatically renewed, which Norton claims is in place because it’s popular with customers who don’t want to bother with manual renewal. They charged me almost £70 which was double last years manually renewed subscription. But a nice man in India has set the refund in motion and I am now on a 30-day trial. At the moment my instinct is to find another provider. I don’t like Norton’s devious tactics and I agree it is theft to take money without consent”.
“This scam is still going on! I just discovered that Norton had taken £65 from my bank account back in July of this year – no advance warning of this fact and I wasn’t aware that I’d signed up for auto updates when I bought Norton with my new laptop a year ago. Having looked on line, I realised that I could buy a new copy for less than half that price… Luckily, when I found the (in my mind) illegal transaction from my account, I was still (just) within the 60-day refund period. I chatted to a nice guy online and he’s arranged to refund the money. Interestingly, he offered to let me keep the product and refund me 50% first! (Apparently I’m a valued Norton customer!).I do think this is a massive scam on Norton’s part… I hadn’t realised how long this has been going on either until I read the comments on here. Shocking!”
How to cancel Norton’s auto renewal using live chat:
How to cancel McAfee’s auto renewal:
This is a classic example of social engineering, so please be on your guard.
Also see below the delivery driver scam, which is very popular at this time of year.
Your access to Credit Card Online Services will expire in 3 days. In order to gain full access to all of the great benefits just log in to update your Credit Card Online Services using the Username ,PIN, Password and update your email records which you set up when you first registered. You’ll then be asked to click next. You should receive a confirmation letter in the post with in 3 working days.
RBS Credit Card Services
How to tell that it is a scam:
It was allegedly from RBS, at a .com address, not the correct .co.uk one.
It was not addressed to me by name as it should be, but to “Dear Customer”.
Your bank never asks you to supply ANY security particulars in an email, let alone ALL of them.
The bank would always give plenty of warning about account changes and never leave you in a position where your account was going to close in 3 days time.
The bank would use the term “you will”, not “you’ll”.
The word helpful is incorrectly spelled as “helpfull”.
The delivery driver scam is also popular at this time of year, so do NOT use your credit card to pay the £3.00 “service charge” because your card will be cloned and your bank account emptied!
Warning about flowers and wine scam
For simplicity there is now a single page covering Computer Security & Advice.
Those who wish to learn more about Linux should look at Linux (a great alternative to Windows)
The Daily Telegraph finally got round to reporting on CryptoLocker which is featured in an earlier post called Computers held to ransom!
In the meantime the criminals behind this trojan appear to have raised the price of decryption from £300 to £536.
“Your personal files have been encrypted and you have 96 hours to pay us £300.”
CryptoLocker has been described by one computer security analyst as “game-changing”.
It is a very sophisticated and nasty piece of ransom software which is impossible to decrypt.
Please read about CryptoLocker, then plan ahead in order to avoid this happening to YOU.
Always have a backup available, because regardless of whatever preventative measures (see below) you take, CryptoLocker and other malware only needs to get through your defences ONCE.
Regularly update your anti-malware software (such as Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware) and other software such as your antivirus and Windows Update.
- Also keep Java and Adobe Flash regularly updated.
NEVER, EVER open an e-mail attachment unless you are 100% certain who sent it. If you are in any doubt whatsoever, delete it.
Be alert to all forms of social engineering (scams, threats, hoaxes) which come to you via email. Always assume that every new email is “dodgy”.
Adobe Reader has a history of vulnerabilities resulting in code execution, so it may be advisable to switch to Foxit Reader.