The new 67m high, 500kW ‘Wern’ wind turbine will soon be erected about one mile from Pencader, overlooking Cwm Tyweli,.
A report has been published in planning application W/32909 which shows that up to 30 households in Cwm Tyweli and particularly in Llanfihangel-ar-Arth are likely to have their Freeview television reception affected. This is because the wind turbine will be in direct line with the Preseli transmitter.
In these locations the presence of unwanted signal reflections and interactions from the rotating wind turbine blades could disrupt Freeview reception. Satellite television should not be affected. Interference with HD television is more likely to occur.
The report suggests that affected Freeview viewers could use digital satellite reception to restore their services, but not all terrestrial channels are currently available via satellite.
Previous versions of the TV report [Baseline TV Signal Survey and TV Reception Impact Assessment] are still available for download on the County Council’s Planning web site. The changes have been obtained that mean that the turbine’s operator, now stated to be a company in Helston, Cornwall will respond to complaints. Complaints will be investigated and if found to be valid the developer will fund the work needed to restore residents’ reception. The waiting period was 3 months but in the latest document, [Amended TV survey] dated 14/4/2016 this has now been amended to 4 weeks. This amendment has yet to be approved and will go before the Planning Committee on Thursday 28th April.
Please click on the links to download the report where you can see a map of the affected areas and more details on how to complain.
The Annual General Meeting of Cymdeithas Neuadd yr Ysgol, Llanfihangel, was held on October 25th under the chairmanship of the Rev Bonnie Timothy. More than 30 people came to the meeting and it was explained that we are now in a very different situation, since the Hall is now the property of the village and community. There were several clauses in our constitution which were relevant to the time when we were answerable to St David’s Diocese and all these clauses were changed since we are not answerable to anyone any more, only to the Llanfihangel villagers. Everyone who had contributed so generously to the fund to buy the building was thanked and a personal letter of thanks has gone to each contributor. The main committee and officers were elected for the new year as follows –
Chairman – Esta Jones
Vice-chairman - Eleri Retallick
Treasurer – Wendy Brooker
Secretary – Meinir Ffransis
Committee – Margaret Rees, Elinor Flello, Bonnie Timothy, Ffred Ffransis, Catrin Thomas (to represent the Urdd) and Shân Phillips (to represent the Sunday school). A representative from the Playing Field Committee was also requested. Also on the committee are 3 representatives of the old Llanfihangel Welfare Hall fund, namely Calvin Griffiths, Mair Wilson and Myfanwy Davies and the local church has the right to appoint 3 representatives. It was decided in the AGM we would ask a group of skilled people in the fields of building and planning to be on a building working party which will collect ideas and plans on how to improve the building for the future. Calvin Griffiths will be the chairman of the working party and Eddie Carman, Alun Davies and Ieuan Walters have agreed to assist in the task. A certain amount of work needs to be done on the building but it is now our responsibility to improve and develop the place for our own specific purposes. The future is exciting and we hope to have the support and assistance of the entire village to go on with the work.