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Merched y Wawr Pencader a’r Cylch

Merched y Wawr meets in different location in the area throughout the year. This year we will be celebrating our 50th anniversary.

Our first meeting will be in the vestry of Tabernacle chapel Pencader on September 24th at 7:30pm. Topic for this will be an Exhibition of Quilts by Eirwen Robinson of Llanfyrnach.

New members, Welsh speakers and learners are most welcome.


Pencader Carnival 2018


**WEDNESDAY: Childrens sports evening… From 5pm and ages 4 – 14
An evening of traditional sports to include egg n spoon, bean bag, wheelbarrow and running races, also tug
of war and British bulldog. Medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and each child will receive a
free hot dog and refreshments during the event. Bar will open at 7.30…

**THURSDAY: Treasure hunt by car…
6pm start and £5 entry fee per vehicle with £20 and shield for 1st place, £10 for 2nd and £5 for 3rd.
Bar will be open at 6pm and Jeff Mason will be serving up his delicious pork rolls…

**FRIDAY:Tippit and Curry night..7pm start and cash prizes depending on the amount of entries. Bar open
at 6pm…

**SATURDAY: Carnival day. From midday – Open fancy dress, £5 per child for all day bouncy castle fun to
include a gladiator duel, Y Ddraig Goch giant castle, giant jenga and giant connect 4 with lots more. 2 lots
of soft play with small castle and slide for the little ones at £1 per child for all day fun. The favourites, Zorbs
are back and the 2 table tennis tables will be available. Wales Air Ambulance, Mobile police unit and the
Amazing Llandysul fire crew will be supporting again this year.
The floats procession will start from Dolgran at 1pm and judging will take place on the field. A whopping
£100 cash prize for 1st place float, £50 for 2nd and £25 for 3rd.

Good food and refreshments will be served throughout the day…

**EVENING: Party time with the Trillbies. A band to suit all ages. The auction will be held during the
evening and Grubz will be providing a delicious selection of their home reared food…

**SUNDAY: The annual duck race, Tug of war and egg throwing fun. Grubz will be providing food
throughout the day…

If you’d like to advertise in this years Carnival programme, prices are £40 full page £25 half page and £10
business card size.

*Stalls are £5 per table and if electricity is required we kindly ask for a donation towards the electric. Could
I also remind you to bring your own table and if electricity is required to bring your own cable.
*The Duck Race forms can be found in:

Farmers Arms
Avrils Flower shop
Pencader Chippy
Local Bargain (Middle shop)
Premier (Spar)
Family Centre
Windy Corner garage
Rach’s Comb Mirror Scissors
Cylch Meithrin
Cae’r Felin School
Spar (Pontweli)
Valley Services

*The 1000 duck race is raising funds for the Pencader tennis court project.

Cash prizes kindly sponsored by J Davies & son.
*1st prize £100, 2nd prize £60, 3rd prize £30, 4th prize £10
Find us on Facebook ‘Pencader Carnival 2018′ or contact myself Jody Williams on 07891268009 if you
require any further information.
Fingers crossed for great weather and we hope to see you all in Pencader Carnival 2018

Spring Clean Up 7th April 2018

The day dawned wet – rain had commenced on Friday evening and continued throughout the night, so much so that the exercise was cancelled.

Thanks to the efforts of some of our stalwarts during the previous days, the bulk of Pencader had been covered apart from Maescader; this was to be done on the following Monday under the County Council Pride in Your Patch scheme with some of the tenants helping. In the end, nothing happened there either due to the organiser being ill.

Our own efforts produced a total of 17 bags, a worthy effort with many thanks to the small group who did all the work.

The following weekend, local resident Mr Raymond Lewis cleaned the section from Dolgran road to the pedestrian crossing generating another two bags.

Local History Club – Programme 2017-2018

Clwb Hanes Lleol Llanfihangel-ar-arth a’r Plwyf

Llanfihangel-ar-arth and Parish Local History Club

Rhaglen / Programme

2017 – 2018

(C) Cymraeg  (E) English  (D) Dwyieithog / Bilingual

Hydref 19eg /October 19th Noson Clwb / Club Night

Tachwedd 2il / November 2nd  Jane Davies, Gwardafolog Pontsian gynt (C)

Tachwedd 16eg / November 16th  Noson Clwb / Club Night

Tachwedd 30ain / November 30th  Mr Terry Beverton, Maesycrugiau (E)

Rhagfyr 14eg / December 14th  Noson Clwb / Club Night

Ionawr 4ydd / January 4th  Mr Tweli Griffiths, Ei Hanes a Doethuriaeth (C)

Ionawr 18fed / January 18th  Noson Clwb / Club Night

Chwefror 1af / February 1st  Mr Eifion Daniels, Sir Benfro (C)

Chwefror 15fed / February 15th  Noson Clwb / Club Night

Mawrth 8fed / March 8th  Mr Lloyd Jones, Ystrad Dewi Llanio (C)

Mawrth 22ain / March 22nd  Noson Clwb / Club Night

Ebrill 5ed / April 5th Y Parchedig Goronwy Evans, Llambed (C)

Ebrill 19fed / April 19th  Noson Clwb / Club Night

Mai 3ydd / May 3rd  Mr Rhys Mwyn (C)

Mai17eg / May 17th  Noson Clwb / Club Night

Mai 31ain / May 31st  Mererid Hopwood a Tudur Dylan Jones,Llyfr Du Caerfyrddin (C)

Mehefin 14eg / June 14th Noson Clwb / Club Night

Mehefin 28ain / June 28th Hawl i holi hanes / A chance to ask about history  (D)

Gorffennaf 14eg / July 14th  Trip Blynyddol / Annual Trip


Am fwy o wybodaeth / for more information, cysylltwch â / contact –

Calvin Griffiths 384812 neu/or Gerald Coles 384987




Over the weekend the officers employed by Carmarthenshire County Council issued three FPNs for dog fouling.

Two were issued in Pendine, one to a local woman and one to a female holiday maker, both of whom had failed to remove the faeces from the beach after their dog had defecated. A female day visitor to Llansteffan who failed to remove the faeces from the footpath leading towards the castle was also issued with an FPN.

In a recent incident a member of the public reported cardboard discarded at Furnace Pond, Llanelli. A local man has admitted leaving the cardboard and has been issued with a £75 fixed penalty notice.

Members of Llanfihangel ar arth community council ask members of the community not to allow their dogs to foul the roads, pavements and paths when taking their dogs walking. Also, we wish to remind members of the public that dogs are not allowed in the cemetery. A sign has been installed.

Let’s have some pride in where we live.

No fly tipping.

Mobile Library Timetable

Sorry, this entry is only available in Cymraeg.

Local Eisteddfod

Llanfihangel-ar-arth and Parish Eisteddfod

To see the report for 2018 and the full results click on the links below.

             Report                 Results

Rogue traders in our area

Dyfed Powys Police have been made aware of rogue traders operating in our area; incidents have been reported in Llanrhystud, Talgarreg, Parc y Rhos, Cwmann & Llandysul.

We ask that you circulate amongst your members/ neighbours the following information: The vehicle used in the Talgarreg & Parc y Rhos area has been described as a white van with black panels, possibly a transit style. There were two male occupants in the vehicle. The male who has approached the elderly residents is described as white, aged early 20′s, approx. 5’6″ tall, West Wales accent, not fluent welsh.

These persons are cold calling individuals who travel long distances offering work at what appears to be a reasonable price. They fail to give the consumer a written quote or allotted cooling off period and try and start work there and then. The price of the job tends also to increase. They are targeting vulnerable residents, such as the elderly in our communities.

Police are appealing for information from anyone who has been cold called recently or had a flyer put through their letterbox offering to carry out work for services such as gardening, home repairs, roofing, driveways or similar.

It maybe that you know or have seen an elderly or vulnerable neighbour that is having or had work carried out at their property which is not required or something that does not look quite right! If so, please help by contacting Lampeter Police neighbourhood policing team as soon as possible.

Our advice would always be NEVER DEAL WITH ANY TRADERS THAT COME TO YOUR DOORSTEP. Always use reliable tradesmen who provide a quote before work commences. DO NOT DEAL WITH COLD CALLERS. Do not allow anyone into your address without first checking for ID. IF IN DOUBT KEEP THEM OUT! and call the Police on 999 or 101 the non emergency number.

If any suspicious vans are in your area, if possible please attempt to take the registration numbers down, or take a picture of the van and report it immediately to the Police.

If you would like me to call with you to discuss anything, please contact me by email or ringing 101.

Kind regards


PCSO 8106 Bonning

Lampeter Police station

Memories of the Old School, Pencader

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I was bemoaning the fact the other day, how there is nothing on television that is of any interest to me when I happened on something that was of interest. It was “The Restoration Man” Visiting Pencader and showing how two people bought the old school, restored it and made something really marvellous of it. Why was I interested? That was the school I attended from the age of seven until twelve, when I went on to the Grammar school in Llandyssul.

 I have lived on the Gold Coast in Australia for a long time now, I have no one to speak Welsh to, yet I surprise myself how, much I remember, how “homesick” I feel whenever anything Welsh appears on TV. Halfway through the “Restoration Man” I was crying, there was the headmaster’s home, that’s where kitchen used to be, the boys playground was so dirty, we all (girls and boys), had to assemble there in the morning and after the lunch break, before marching into classes. The School was originally built on the site of an old castle–all these old memories came flooding back.It was good to see that something has been done to maintain the history of Pencader.

 Diolch yn fawr

 Cofion Cynnes,  Constance Glyde or as I was known in Pencader, Connie Davies.

Letter from the Editor

Dear Reader,

As you will know, this is the last issue which I will edit. It has been an interesting experience and I will miss it, although not the late nights!

I would like to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt thanks to the many people who have contributed to the success of Clecs over the years: those who have sent in articles and letters, the advertisers, the distributors who deliver it to households, the printers and, of course, Statkraft who have funded the productionof the newsletter over the last four years. Thanks also to the Newsletter Committee for their help and advice, Jane for the coffee and cakes at those meetings, and a special ‘Thank you’ must go to the small but dedicated band of translators who have, given my lack of Welsh, made the job of editing so much easier over the last 3½ years. Everyone has contributed greatly to the undoubted success of Clecs.

I sincerely hope that a new editor (or editors) will come forward and take Clecs into 2016 and I wish it well for the future. It would be a great shame if there were to be no more editions of a newsletter for which there is clearly a need in our community.

Keith Pratt