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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




This year’s Fun Garden and Craft show was held on Saturday 9th September at the Pavilion. Despite the heavy showers 37 competitors came to the Pavilion with some 202 entries – a huge increase on previous years.

The winners were:

Garden Produce / Cynnyrch yr Ardd – Meredith Williams

Flowers / Blodau – Oliver Evans Trophy – Frances Fuller

Cookery / Coginio – Helen Rose Wilson Memorial Cup – Karen Bowen

Handicrafts / Crefftau – Edwina Davies

Children /Plant – Sophia Trigwell and Tabitha Radford

Overall Winner / Enillyd Cyffredinol – Green House Cup – Meredith Williams

 Thank you to all who helped make the day a success: the judges, stewards, those who donated cups and raffle prizes, but especially the entrants for taking part. As always we are very grateful to Pencader Bakery and Premier Stores for supplying refreshments. Without the support of the Community it would not have been such a success.



This year instead of a Garden Competition, our Chairman has been watching local gardens as he has been out and about. Certificates will be awarded to those he felt had shown a consistent display of colour from spring until September.

Mrs & Mrs Evans, Gaywood, Dolgran Road, Pencader

Mr & Mrs J Evans, Veindre Parc, Gwyddgrug

 Mrs W Brooker, Springfield, Llanfihangel ar Arth


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.

Merched y Wawr Pencader a’r Cylch

Gwyneth Alban presenting flowers to Siân Davies

On Friday evening 5th May a coffee evening was held to raise Money for Cancer Research, Glangwili Hospital and to the local branch of Merched Y Wawr.. A warm welcome was extended to everyone by the branch president Mrs Gwyneth Alban, and she also welcomed the guest for the evening Mrs Sian Davies, Cae’r Felin School’s Headteacher.

Mrs Davies gave a very favourable address, tracking her whereabouts before taking on the Headship of Pencader School. She also generously contributed towards the evening. Entertainment was by the Sunday school children of Tabernacle, Pencader and Gwyddgrug chapels, and it was wonderful to see the youngsters enjoy singing in front of an audience. At the end of the evening it was noted that the sum in excess of £300 was raised. Many thanks to all who contributed to the evening’s success.

A warm welcome is extended to new members. For more details contact Mair on 01559384283.


Local Eisteddfod

Llanfihangel-ar-arth and Parish Eisteddfod

To see the report for 2017 and the full results click on the links below.

             Report                 Results

Christmas Lights in the Parish 2016

The Christmas Lights were judged on the evening of 20th December, a miserable wet night – again!

Nevertheless, the diverse displays made it worthwhile with several outstanding shows. It is as well that this competition does not specify winners in order of merit, indeed it could not, such is the diverse nature of what home owners think is appropriate. Small, large, brilliant or discreet, you name it and it was out there to view. I do wonder how many people actually drive around looking at other people’s Christmas lights; it is well worth the effort. All the following are highly commended and to be congratulated for their efforts to enhance a very wet evening

Mr & Mrs Thomas – Taliesin
Kevin & Annette Jones – Vinette
Mr Powell – 10 Glanawmor
Mr & Mrs Whyment – Courtlands
Mr & Mrs Evans – Llwynhaf
Lisa Thurgood – Maescader
Mrs Griffiths – 5 Rhandir Wen

Janet Davies – Cartref
Ffion Marks Valley – Lodge
Morfydd Evans – Eagle Inn

Deenah Thomas – 14 Bro Nantlais

Jenny & Walter Lovell – Penrhiw

For those unmentioned, there is this year to aspire to, so please try again. Who knows it could be you in 2017?


Welsh couple featured on George Clarke’s The Restoration Man finish their eco home after SIX years – Wales Online

Welsh couple featured on George Clarke’s The Restoration Man finish their eco home after SIX years – Wales Online.

Wind Turbine will affect TV reception

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.

Knit an Elephant Campaign

Do you love knitting? Fancy a new project? Try your hand at knitting one of these cute little woolly elephants, and help raise funds for our new hospice.

Skanda Vale Hospice is run by the monks and nuns of Skanda Vale Monastery – a sanctuary for hundreds of birds and animals. Standing head and shoulders above this menagerie of beasties is our beloved temple elephant Valli.
Elephants are close to many people’s hearts. Valli has greatly enriched the lives of many of our patients and volunteers – meeting her can be a moving and memorable ‘bucket list’ kind of encounter.Valli inspired Cath (our Clinical Nurse Manager) to take up her knitting needles once again, and create a whole herd of baby wooly elephants. They’re selling like hot cakes – Cath can’t keep up with demand, so we really need your help!
Using the pattern below (or any other pattern if you prefer) choose your colour yarn and get knitting. When your elephant is finished please post it to us – or sell it on our behalf. We recommend between £8 and £12 as a guide price. Here’s the address to post it to:
Sister Gemma
Skanda Vale Hospice
SA44 5DY
If it’s not practical to post us your elephant then you could always sell them locally and donate the proceeds to the hospice. Please contact Sister Gemma: if you have any questions. Have fun!
Knitting pattern here

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