Clecs Bro Cader Community Newsletter
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It is hard to believe that six months have passed since we received the order to stay home and the lockdown began. So much has changed during this time, and although restrictions have begun to loosen and many of us have celebrated being able to see some of our friends and family again, this virus is still around us and our journey is not yet over.
The last six months have meant changes for us all, and for most of us that means working from home. I had to move my office from County Hall to the landing at the top of the stairs, and that’s where I am for County Council meetings and all other meetings – everyone seeing each other on the computer screen and seeing a bit more than we should from time to time in the background! This is where I’ll probably be if you contact me. For months now I have not been able to hold my monthly surgeries like I used to do, but I’m still here for you, you’re welcome at the door of my home any time, by phone or email.
Many of you have contacted me about broadband provision in your homes, and I have personal experience of having to move around the house to find the best signal many times! The County Council is keen to improve the situation and you will see an advertisement from the County Council in this edition of Clecs urging you to register an interest in being part of the Government’s plan to improve supply in our rural areas. The scheme is aimed at residents and businesses. Take the opportunity to read the ad and go on the web to register an interest – the more that register, the more likely we are to receive an additional supply. If you want to register to declare an interest – you must do so before the end of this month. If you would like further details, please do not hesitate to contact me or the County Council.
Continuing to use local services is important in sustaining our community. It is pleasing to see that the bus service is steadily improving in terms of timetable -and please – don’t forget to wear that mask wherever you are!
I’m still confident after the lockdown that the sense of togetherness will continue; I think it’s taught us all the true meaning of community.
Remember I’m here and I’ll do my best to help you.
You can contact me on – 07792 199161 or LDaviesEvans@carmarthenshire.gov.uk.
Linda Evans (County Councillor)
This is indeed our 100th edition of Clecs Bro Cader. The Committee would like to sincerely thank all those who have contributed in any way to help us reach this milestone in our history – the many societies who contribute reports about their activities, the translators, the advertisers, the compilers, the printers and finally the distributors bravely going out in all weathers. As the relevance of Clecs becomes apparent, the number and variety of advertisers has become more diverse – local government, travel companies and a variety of businesses. Without the support and funding from Statkraft Community Fund it would be difficult to envisage how 100 issues could have been achieved. Once again we thank you for entrusting your faith in our ability to deliver the next 100 editions on your behalf.
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So another year has commenced and after all the various Christmas concerts and entertainments we enter that period of anti- climax. Thanks to all the organisers and participants who provided so much entertainment and pleasure for those who partook.
The practice amongst some of the refugees over the past three years or so has been to rename their houses, usually to something completely irrelevant and having no regard to its Welsh origin, charm or history. This is often the first sign of worse to come in various forms, ranging from changing the landscape, uprooting trees and even agitating for road humps or other obstructions to hinder the traveller.
Refugees may be welcome but help the community you have chosen to move into and help make that community stronger. Doing nothing is not an endearing option.
No one commented on the absence of the God Slot in the last issue; I take the hint whereby heathens are among us.
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Stuart Wilson Tel: 384709
If any one wants a copy of Steve Dubé’s book on the history of Pencader there are some available at Llwyngwen. Originally for sale at £9.99 they can now be purchased for £7.50. Ring Stuart if you wish to buy a copy.
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or Stuart Wilson – tel: 01559 384709