Llanllwni Fun Day

Llanllwni Fun Day

7th of July at 1pm at Llanllwni Playing Field

Carnival Theme  – Nursery rhymes

  • Story telling
  • Sports
  • Tug of war
  • It’s a knock out
  • Car boot sale

 

£2 entry (primary school children enter for free)

A lot of fun and games

 The proceeds of the day will be shared between Llanllwni YFC, Cylch Meithrin and Ysgol Llanllwni Parents Teachers Association. Thank you to Llanllwni Community Council for sponsoring the prizes.

 

Regeneration Group meeting

Could you support us?

The Pencader and District Regeneration Group is keen to have more people supporting its activities.

The next meeting will be on Monday 17th June at 7:30 pm.

Please come along.

“ Clecs Distributors are urgently needed for Pencader village – if you enjoy walking and meeting people and would like to help please contact Jane on 01559 384187 or Stuart 01559 384709”

PLEASE NOTE

Our meetings take place on the THIRD Monday in the month in the Pavilion, Pencader, at 7:30pm.

If you feel you would like to join the Group, please come along to the next meeting – held at 7.30 at the Pavilion on third Monday of the month.

February 2019

The Gwili plate has now been mounted in a wooden frame; it just needs a descriptive plaque making for it.

Statkraft has very generously agreed to fund the newsletter for a further two years. The Editor has quite a few ideas for future articles but wants to ask readers what they would like to see. It will now be possible to have more colour pages in future issues.

A volunteer has kindly offered to make a new trough for the Panel Area and will also quote for repairs to the hardwood bench.

Several suggestions made for fund raising in the next few months. See notices elsewhere.

January 2019

The AGM was held on Monday 21st January. It was unanimously decided that all officers would remain in office for another year; Stuart thanked Group for all their hard work in 2018.

It is hoped that the new website would go live in a few weeks; the original background information has to be re-written as it is very much out of date. The Parish Directory also has to be rewritten as there are so many changes.

Work needs to be done on the wooden furniture at the Interpretation Panel Area; enquiries are to be made on costs etc.

December 2018

A Grant application for funding the next two years of Clecs had been prepared and would be delivered to Statkraft in time for their meeting. Many complimentary comments had been received on the festive cover for the December Clecs. The website work was continuing, the Welsh translation was almost complete. John reported that a total of 125 countries had visited the site, the latest being Moldova. It was suggested that a special plate be used as the trophy for the new Art Work category if it could be suitably mounted to incorporate winners’ names. Concern was expressed at the inadequate street lighting on the main road between Beehive and Old Post Office.

November 2018

It was agreed to revert to the idea of booking 6 for the price of 5 advertisements when pre-booked for Clecs. The only quote received for printing was considerably higher than previous years, the other printers had not replied to a request for quotes. Emma showed the Group some of the changes being made to make the site more modern and compatible with modern technology such as mobile phones and tablets. The Garden & Craft Show has been given £40 for an award for a new Class in the show in memory of the late Jane Billington, for a form of “Original Art Work”. A new Produce Cup had been purchased and presented to the winner from this year’s show.

October 2018

A Grant application for funding the next two years of Clecs needs to be put together and submitted to Statkraft, however Proprint had not replied with estimates for printing yet. It was agreed to revert to having six issues a year as from January 2019 if we can get the funding. John introduced Emma Price to the Group; she had come forward in answer to his request for help with the website, she was full of helpful suggestions and very knowledgeable about the complexities of web design. She will be an enormous help with this.

Report elsewhere on the Garden and Craft Show, but it was good to see so many painting entries from the schoolchildren this year.

Stuart suggested that there should be a special commemoration in Chapel or Church to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the ending of the First World War, all agreed it was an excellent idea. He will liaise with Mrs Lewis of Tabernacle.

If you feel you would like to join the Group, please come along to the next meeting – held at 7:30 at the Pavilion on third Monday of the month.

 

 

 

Merched y Wawr Pencader a’r Cylch

In January Clinig Bach y Wlad came to visit us at the Pavilion in Pencader. They demonstrated how we could do Reflexology on each other’s hands. We all went home with more nimble fingers and softer hands.

February is the month for our annual dinner. We enjoyed a lovely meal at The Falcon Hotel Carmarthen, followed by another feast by our guest speaker Mr Tweli Griffiths who is originally from Pencader.

For March we were invited to join the Peniel group. We had a wonderful flower arranging demonstration for celebrating St David’s day followed by a delicious meal of Cawl and Welsh puddings, all prepared by Gareth Richards Llanwnnen.

Later in the month for our meeting we will be inviting the local Welsh learners to join us for an evening of Folk Singing in the vestry Nonni Chapel Llanllwni.

In April the group are preparing Afternoon Tea at the old school in Llanfihangel ar Arth to celebrate 50 yrs since it’s formation. Tickets for sale from the members.

Proceeds towards the Miwsig Project of MyW & Dementia Centre University of Wales.

 

Keep Fit

Keep Fit poster

Clecs Bro Cader

Clecs Bro Cader 94

Clecs Bro Cader Community Newsletter

Online version of the latest edition is available here

 

Spring Clean Up

Pencader and District Regeneration Group

Grŵp Adfywiad Pencader a’r Cylch

Please come along to the Pavilion on Saturday

13th April at 10am for the Spring Clean Up.

Helpers of all ages are needed to pick up litter etc on the main areas around the centre of the village.

All equipment is provided and there will be refreshments provided afterwards.

Plis dewch i’r Pafiliwn bore Sadwrn Ebrill 13fed

erbyn 10.00 y.b.at gyfer y Glanhau Gwanwyn.

Mae angen helpwyr o bob oedran i gasglu sbwriel ag ati yn y mannau canolog yn y pentref.

Darperir pob offer a bydd lluniaeth ysgafn a’r gael at y diwedd.

 

Llanfihangel-ar-arth Community Eisteddfod 2018

Eisteddfod Llanfihangel-ar-arth a’r Plwyf 2018

Llywyddion / Presidents – Mr & Mrs Gwynfor Davies

Canlyniadau / Results

 

Llwyfan – Sesiwn cyfyngedig / Stage Local Section

Unawd Blwyddyn 1 a 2 / Solo Years 1 & 2

1 Celyn Thomas, Croeslan

2 Elliw Dafydd, Llandysul

3 Gwenlli Davies Llandyfrïog

Llefaru Blwyddyn 1 a 2 / Recitation Years 1 & 2

1 Celyn Thomas, Croeslan

2 Elliw Mair Dafydd

 

Unawd Meithrin a Derbyn / Solo Nursery and Reception

1 Griff Rhys Davies Llandyfrïog

2 Hanna Grug Jones, Llanllwni

Llefaru Meithrin a Derbyn / Recitation Nursery and Reception

1 Griff Rhys Davies Llandyfrïog

2 Hanna Grug Jones, Llanllwni

Unawd Blwyddyn 3 a 4 / Solo Years 3 & 4

1 Gwenlan Lloyd Owen, Llanllwni

2 Mari Lois Jones, Llanllwni

 

Llefaru Blwyddyn 3 a 4 / Recitation Years 3 & 4

1 Gwenan Lloyd Owen, Llanllwni

2 Gwenllian Dafydd ,Llandysul

3 Mari Lois Jones, Llanllwni, Elinor Sian Williams Pencader, Magw Fflur, Llandysul

Unawd Blwyddyn 5 a 6 / Solo Years 5 & 6

1 Alwena Mair Owen, Llanllwni

Llefaru Blwyddyn 5 a 6 / Recitation Years 5 & 6

1 Alwena Mair Owen, Llanllwni

2 Mali Macdonald, Pencader

Canu Emyn a Chwpan er cof am Freddy Brooker / Hymn Singing and Freddy Brooker Memorial Cup

1 Alwena Mair Owen, Llanllwni

2 Gwenan Lloyd Owen

3 Mari Lois Jones & Hanna Grug Jones, Llanllwni

Parti Canu – Ysgol Cynradd / Singing Party, Primary Age

1 Parti Merched Bro Teifi

Enillydd Cwpan Her er cof am Mr a Mrs Hughes gynt o Brownhill / Winner of Mr & Mrs Hughes, formerly of Brownhill Memorial Challenge Cup

Alwena Mair Owen, Llanllwni

Llwyfan Sesiwn Agored / Stage Open Section

Cynradd / Primary

Unawd Blwyddyn 1 a 2 / Solo Years 1 & 2

1 Morgan Teifi Gwynedd, Pontyberem

2 Awel Lewis, Rhydaman

3 Ella Gwenlli, Tregaron

Llefaru Blwyddyn 1 a 2 / Recitation Years 1 & 2

1 Ella Gwenlli, Tregaron

2 Awel Lewis, Rhydaman

3 Betsi May, Rhydaman

Unawd Meithrin a Derbyn / Solo Nursery and Reception

1 Hanna Jones, Llanllwni

2 Gwenno Ruth Bellamy, Llanarth

3 Rhun Thomas & Non Thomas, Talgarreg

Llefaru Meithrin a Derbyn / Recitation Nursery and Reception

1 Gwenno Ruth Bellamy, Llanarth

2 Non Thomas, Talgarreg

3 Hana Jones, Llanllwni & Rhun Thomas, Talgarreg

 

Unawd Blwyddyn 3 a 4 / Solo Years 3 & 4

1 Gwenan Owen, Llanllwni

2 Trystan Bryn, Pumsaint

3 Gwenan Fflur Jones, Caerfyrddin

Llefaru Blwyddyn 3 a 4 / Recitation Years 3 & 4

1 Trystan Bryn Llambed

2 Gwenan Owen, Llanllwni

3 Gwenan Fflur Jones, Caerfyrddin & Mari Lois Jones, Llanllwni

 

Unawd Blwyddyn 5 a 6 / Solo Years 3 & 4

1 Alwena Owen, Llanllwni

Llefaru Blwyddyn 5 a 6 / Recitation Years 3 & 4

1 Alwena Owen, Llanllwni

Unawd Offerynnol – Ysgol Gynradd a Gwobr Valerie Davies (£20) / Instrumental Solo – Primary Age and Valerie Davies Prize (£20)

1 Alwena Owen, Llanllwni

2 Trystan Bryn, Pumsaint

 

Alaw Werin – Ysgol Gynradd / Folk Singing Primary Age

1 Alwena Mair Owen, Llanllwni

2 Gwenan Owen, Llanllwni

3 Trystan Bryn, Pumsaint

Cerdd Dant – Ysgol Gynradd / Cerdd Dant Primary Age

1 Alwena Mair Owen, Llanllwni

2 Gwenan Owen, Llanllwni

3 Ela Gwenllian Tregaron

Uwchradd / Secondary

Llefaru Blwyddyn 7 – 9 / Recitation Years 7 – 9

1 Elen Morgan Drefach, Llanybydder

Unawd Blwyddyn 7 – 9 / Solo Years 7 – 9

1 Siwan Mair Jones, Caerfyrddin

 

Llefaru Blwyddyn 10 – 13 / Recitation Years 10 – 13

1 Hanna Medi Davies, Gwyddgrug

 

Unawd Blwyddyn 10 – 13 / Solo Years 10 – 13

1 Hana Medi Davies, Gwyddgrug

Unawd Offerynnol Ysgol Uwchradd a Chwpan Teulu Maesybwlch / High School Instrumental Solo & Maesybwlch Family cu

1 Heledd Jones, Saron

2 Lefi Dafydd, Eglwyswrw

3 Elen Morgan, Drefach

4 Gwion Jones ,Caerfyrddin

Agored / Open

 

Alaw Werin – Agored / Folk Song Open

1 Sioned Howells, NewInn

2 Hanna Medi Davies, Gwyddgrug

3 Siwan Jones, Caerfyrddin & Alwena Owen, Llanllwni

 

Unawd Cerdd Dant – Agored / Cerdd Dant Solo Open

1 Sioned Howells, NewInn

2 Gwenan Owen, Llanllwni

3 Alwena Owen, Llanllwni

Parti Canu / Côr – Agored / Singing Parti Open

1 Parti Siriol, Sioned & Sioned

Deuawd – Agored / Duet Open

1 Sioned a Siriol Howells

 

 

Cân fodern neu gân allan o sioe gerdd / Modern song or song out of a musical

1 Sioned Howells, NewInn

 

Darllen o’r Ysgrythur – Agored / Reading from the Bible – Open

1 Maria Evans

2 Alwena Mair Owen

3 Sioned Howells & Sioned Bowen

Canu Emyn – Agored a Chwpan er cof am Noel James / Hymn Singing – Open and Cup in Memory of Noel James

1 Sioned Howells, New Inn

2 Sioned Bowen

Her Unawd 19 – 25 / Challenge Solo 19 – 25

1 Sioned Howells, NewInn

2 Sioned Bowen, Llanfihangel-ar-arth

Her Llefaru 19 – 25 / Challenge Recitation 19 – 25

1 Sioned Howells, NewInn

2 Sioned Bowen, Llanfihangel-ar-arth

Cystadleuaeth Cymdeithas Eisteddfodau Cymru – Darn Digri / Welsh Eisteddfod Society Competition

1 Hanna Medi Davies

‘Sgen ti dalent?’ / ‘Do you have Talent?’

1 Bet a Dawn

2 Siriol & Sioned Howells, NewInn

Her Adrodd / Challenge Recitation

1 Maria Evans

Enillydd Cwpan Western Power am y perfformiad mwyaf addawol yn yr Adran Agored / Winner of the Western Power Cup for the most promising performance in the Open Section

Heledd Jones, Saron

Adran Lenyddiaeth / Literature Section

Y Gadair / The Chair

Rachel James, Boncath

Cân Ysgafn / Amusing Poem

Mary B Morgan, Llanrhystud

Cerdd Rydd / Free Verse

Mary B Morgan, Llanrhystud

Englyn

Nia Llywelyn, Llandysul

Limerig / Limerick

Delyth Lewis, Aberystwyth

Erthygl yn addas i Bapur Bro / Article Suitable for a Local Newspaper

Megan Richards, Aberaeron

Stori Fer / Short Story

Iona Evans, Abergele

Cwpan Coffa Gwilym Walters am y darn gorau o ryddiaith yn Adran yr Oedolion / Gwilym Walters Memorial Cup for the best piece of writing in the Adult Section

Iona Evans, Abergele

Dysgwyr / Welsh Learners

Raymond Williams, Llanybydder

Brawddeg / Sentence

Eilir Jones, Pencader

Meithrin a Derbyn – Llun a Brawddeg / Nursery and Reception – Picture and Sentence

1 – Lara Thornton, Castell Newydd Emlyn

2 – Rhun Thomas, Talgarreg

3 – Elliw Grug Davies, Llanybydder

Blwyddyn 3 & 4 – Stori / Years 3 & 4 – Story

1 – Gwenan Fflur Jones, Caerfyrddin

2 – Gwenno Francis, Boncath

Blwyddyn 7 – 9 – Stori / Years 7 – 9 Story

1 – Lefi Aled Dafydd

2 – Elen Morgan, Llanbedr Pont Steffan

Blwyddyn 10 – 13 – Stori / Years 10 – 13 – Story

1 – Sara Elan – Cwmann

Enillydd Tarian Gwenllan am y darn gorau o waith yn Adran Lenyddiaeth y Plant / Winner of the Gwenllan Shield for the best piece of writing in the Children’s Section

Lefi Dafydd, Eglwyswrw

Tlws yr Ifanc / Young People’s Literature Prize

Sioned Howells, NewInn

Llawysgrifen / Handwriting

Lan i Flwyddyn 2 / Up to Year 2

1 – Lola Griffiths, Caerfelin

2 – Beca Evans, Ysgol y Ddwylan

3 –StanleyDavies, Ysgol Llanllwni

Blwyddyn 3 & 4 / Years 3 & 4

1 – Dylan Bro Teifi

2 – Katelyn, Bro Teifi

3 – Chloe, Bro Teifi

Blwyddyn 5 & 6 / Years 5 & 6

1 – Beca Dwyryd, Porthmadog

2 – Elan Evans, Ysgol Llanllwni

3 – Tudur George, Ysgol Llanllwni

Blwyddyn 7 – 9 / Years 7 – 9

1 – Gwion Huw Jones, Caerfyrddin

 

Celf / Art

 

Meithrin a Derbyn / Nursery and Reception

1 – Ioan Davies, Llanfihangel-ar-arth

2 – Elsi Williams, Ysgol Caerfelin

3 – Martha Bellis, Ysgol Llangynnwr

 

Blwyddyn 1 & 2 / Years 1 & 2

1 – Holly Thomas, Ysgol Caerfelin

2 – Trystan Morris, Ysgol Caerfelin

3 – Ina Williams, Ysgol Caerfelin

Blwyddyn 3 & 4 / Years 3 & 4

1 – Ruby Powell, Ysgol Caerfelin

2 – Chloe Harries, Ysgol Caerfelin

3 – Jac Williams, Ysgol Caerfelin

Blwyddyn 5 & 6 / Years 5 & 6

 

1 – Tilly Grace Rees Graves, Ysgol Caerfelin

2 – Ffion Lovell, Ysgol Caerfelin

3 – Maddison Driscoll, Ysgol Caerfelin

Cwpan Her er cof am Heledd Griffiths / Winner of The Heledd Griffiths Memorial Cup

Tilly Grace Rees Graves, Ysgol Caerfelin

Celf – Agored / Art Open

1 – Michelle Davies, Llanfihangel-ar-arth

Royal Voluntary Service Country Cars

Need to visit the surgery, keep that appointment, collect your pension or do essential shopping.
Country Cars is now active again for residents of Pencader and the surrounding area who have no access to alternative means of transport.
Journeys are within a 20 mile radius to surgeries, opticians, chiropodists, for business purposes, essential shopping, meeting a bus or train etc.
A modest charge is made based on the passenger’s mileage.
If you think you are eligible to have a Country Car, or maybe interested in driving for the Country Car scheme, for further details please contact:
Mrs. J. Jones, Tel: 01559 384736

Family Centre news

We start the new year with greetings for all our Centre users and all the new families yet to take advantage of the Family Centre and all it has to offer.
As the moment of this going to press, we have an outing to see a live Sleeping Beauty presentation in Burry Port Memorial Hall, and we hope to follow this up with similar outings throughout the year.
All our trips are at minimal cost to centre users, and if you know of anyone who would benefit from an occasional day out to places of interest please get in touch.
We welcome visits at any time, the centre opening from 9 to 3 on Tuesday and Thursday and from 9 to 12 on a Wednesday.
We operate a cheap and good quality Food Co-operative every Thursday to help us all to follow a healthy diet!
Don’t forget also that we can offer informal computer training and practise.
Should anyone also wish to volunteer please also get in touch. Details in the Community Diary.

PARISH PUMP

February 2019

New Year Greetings to all readers of this column.
It is quite surprising, that despite the majority of people who claim to read the newsletter, how many there are who either don ’t read it or absorb what it contains and then say “We didn’t know about that event”. After all the effort to write the item, get it printed and then delivered, surely it is not asking too much for people to actually read it?

The district was alive with Christmas related events this year – Carol Singing, Christmas Tree Lighting, Christmas lights and parties galore – enough for everybody. All the organisers are to be congratulated in such a variety of events, while the Chapels and Churches maintained a solid and traditional grip on the true meaning of Christmas.
Little, if anything, has occurred during the past couple of months in Pencader and District. Although the recent ram raid and a drugs raid did produce some police activity over the holiday period.

Comments please to Editor
(dotti53@gmail.com)
or Stuart Wilson Tel: 384709

December 2018

I initially thought there was very little to comment about this quarter – how wrong I was. Thanks are extended to Dotti Hicks for producing the newsletter for a second time and she is to be congratulated on her first edition. The official Autumn Clean up that was to have been done in October had to be cancelled at the last minute on account of the diverse weather; in anticipation of this however much of the village had been done earlier in the week thanks to our regular die-hard litter pickers.

Remembrance Sunday, 11th November

This year being the centenary of the cessation of hostilities of the First World War, following the usual gathering at the village War Memorial this year there was a special bi-lingual service held at Tabernacle Chapel. This took the form of a remembrance service with readings, prayers and hymns delivered by diverse members of all ages from this community. Our thanks to the Chapel Committee for permitting this to happen.

Christmas lights

It is hoped there will be some increase in first time/new entrants this year with different designs and ideas. Judging will take place the week before Christmas. Efforts to trace the owner of a picture that had been restored by the late Jane Billington finally came to fruition recently, after many months of trying by Lynn. Lynn has generously donated the costs of this work to the Regeneration Group’s Garden & Craft Show to have a perpetual trophy in Jane’s name for some form of painting in any medium. Jane was a very talented craftsperson and it is good to think her memory will live on.

Comments please to Editor (dotti53@gmail.com) or Stuart Wilson, Tel: 01559 384709

September 2018

I had not expected to be asked to produce another missive regarding life, as I see it, within the parish. So, this will be brief and hopefully not infuriate the reader.

The highlight must be the super carnival held in glorious weather for the third year running. It was surely a stroke of genius that a real magician was there who absolutely enthralled groups of children all afternoon. Never have I seen, or would have imagined, that magic was so popular.

Thanks to the Carnival Committee for a great day.

Referred to elsewhere in the newsletter is the date for the Autumn Clean Up. It will be interesting to see if Carmarthen County Council promotes its politically correct policy “Pride in Your Patch” for the estates as they did last April; only to cancel it at the last minute citing “illness of the organiser” as the reason. After some thirteen years of “doing” Maescader I will apply myself elsewhere rather than embarrass them and the politically correct council.

My thanks to the new Editor for taking on the September edition of the newsletter and, hoping it continues, we all wish her well.

Comments please to the Editorial Committee c/o Stuart Wilson, tel: 01559 384709

or janegriffithsuk@btinternet.com

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This Small Corner

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.

Comments please to –

email: janegriffithsuk@btinternet.com

or Stuart Wilson – tel: 01559 384709

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