PLANS to improve the facilities at Penarth Library have had to be postponed for a year because Penarth Council is unable to obtain loan sanction for the £3,500 needed.

In a letter to the Council the Department of Education and Science say that they have allocated all the loan sanction funds available for minor projects in the current year.

The department advised the council to either raise the money by other means, or to submit a fresh allocation for consideration in 1971-72.

The letter said that only a relatively small amount of money will be made available to cover loan sanction projects in the next financial year, and applications will be considered on “a first come first served” basis.

The Council decided to make an immediate application.

CHILDREN of St Cyres Comprehensive School (formerly Penarth Secondary School) were sent home on Tuesday afternoon, following a bomb scare.

A school spokesman said: “The pupils were sent home as a precautionary measure following an anonymous telephone call, claiming that a bomb had been planted in the school.”

SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD, Miss Cecilia Mary Duffy, of Hawthorne Avenue, Penarth, has been accepted as a ballet student at the Hammond Education School Ltd., Chester.

Cecilia, who has been a pupil of Miss Marguerite Thomas, Penarth, for nine years, has attended St Joseph’s RC School, Penarth, and St Cadoc’s Secondary School, Barry.

She has one brother and when she is not practising ballet, her hobbies are art, dressmaking, and swimming.

THE final cost to Penarth Council of building the multi-storey car park at Penarth Esplanade was £131,273, a total of £4,641 more than was budget for.

MEMBERS of Glamorgan Golf Club celebrated the 80th year of the club’s existence with a four-day Bank Holiday meeting.

“GONE With The Wind,” acknowledged as one of the greatest films ever made, is to be retained at the Washington, and will show all next week except Thursday.

Producer David O. Selznick bought the motion picture rights to Margaret Mitchell’s novel on July 30, 1936, for the largest price ever paid for a novel up to that time.