The News Page/ Y Dudalen Newyddion

Croeso i’r Dudalen Newyddion. Welcome to the News Page

Dyma lle byddwn yn gosod y newyddion a digwyddiadau yn yr ardal

This where we will put all the news about events in and around our village.

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View from Mallaen in the early morning.

Isabel Macho has sent us two wonderful photos of the early morning mists rising in the Tywi Valley.

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Crugiau Merched on Mynydd Mallaen

High up on the Mallaen is a cairn called Crugiau Merched or the Ladies’ Cairn. Tanya (Cumbrian Escapes) has sent us some photos of this local historic site and the spectacular scenery surrounding it.

From the Megalithic Portal website – “The more westerly of the two cairns known collectively as the Ladies’ Cairns (Crugiau Merched) has suffered rather for being in the sight-line between OS Trig Points!

RCAHM (Ref NPRN304523) describes the cairn as being 19m in diameter and 1.8m high – with “an observation channel cut through to facilitate use of the nearby triangulation pillar.”

In fact, this has not really diminished the splendour of this cairn, which is visible from across the Mynydd Mallaen itself and also from the surrounding hills. Together with its sister cairn and nearby Standing Stones, this makes the location very special.”

For more information

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Cwm Rhaeadr in full Autumn Glory

Tanya (Cambrian Escapes) has sent us some stunning photographs of the Cwm Rhaeadr waterfall surrounded by amazing Autumn foliage. There is also a video of the fall in full spate.

Video of Cwm Rhaeadr waterfall.

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Temporary Prohibition of Through Traffic – Rhandirmwyn Road

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 

As amended by the Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions Act) 1991

Temporary Prohibition of Through Traffic

Carmarthenshire County Council hereby gives notice that from 25th October 2020, no person shall cause any vehicle to proceed along the C2163, Rhandirmwyn, Llandovery from a point 310 metres South-East of its junction with the U4180 for a distance of 290 metres in a South-Easterly direction. 

The closure is necessary to ensure public safety while Openreach carry out urgent cabling works involving customers out of service.

The alternative route for North-Westbound traffic will be to proceed along the C2163 in a South-Easterly to South-Westerly direction to its junction with the C2157 passing property known Capel Bryn-Hyfryd. At the junction, near property known Plas-Yr-Ardd, turn right and continue along the C2157 in a North-Westerly to North-Easterly direction to its junction with the U4180 passing properties known Bryn Heulog and Ty Gwyn. At the junction, turn right and continue along the U4180 in a North-Easterly direction to its junction with the C2163 passing property known Troed-Y-Bryn. At the junction, turn right and continue along the C2163 in a South-Easterly direction to return to a point North-West of the closure. Vice versa for South-Eastbound traffic.

This Notice shall continue in force for a period not exceeding twenty one days after which time its provision may be extended by a Temporary Order under Section 14(1) of the same Act.  


Mrs Ruth Mullen B.S.c.

Director of Environment

County Hall



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Eglwys Mihangel Sant – Cil-y-cwm – St Michael’s Church

23 Hydref 2020

Er mwyn cyd-ymffurfio a Rheolau byr Llywodraeth Cymru I atal Coronofeirws a ddaw i rym ar 23 Hydref tan 9 Tachwedd 2020 

Ni fydd gwasanaethau yn cael eu cynnal dros y cyfnod yma

Ail gychwynnir y Gwasanaethau ar Ddydd Sul 15 Tachwedd 2020 am 10.30 y bore

Gwasanaeth o Weddi a Mawl
Croeso I bawb

23rd October 2020

To comply with the Welsh Assembly Government’s Coronavirus Firebreak, 23rd October – 9th November 2020,  there will be no Church services during this period.

Church services will resume at 10:30 am every Sunday from 

15th November with services of ‘Prayer and Praise 

All welcome.

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Broadband upgrade fund deadline extended.

The deadline to register interest in the governments broadband upgrade fund has been extended until the 31st October. To register please go to:

Register to upgrade your broadband today

As a rural resident or business, you could be entitled to a broadband upgrade paid for by the government.

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Lock up your gates!

From Heddlu Dyfed-Powys / Dyfed-Powys Police

We are seeing a significant increase in thefts of new farm gates in the last week. Can you check that your gates are secure and marked so they can’t be sold on.

Diolch / Thank you.
Helen Fender
SCC Yr Heddlu 8113 / Police CSO 8113

Heddlu Dyfed-Powys / Dyfed-Powys Police

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Amazon Gift Card scam.

An email scam is currently in circulation asking the email recipient to help a friend by buying an Amazon Gift Card for them. The email will appear to come from someone you know and say that they need to buy a Gift Card for someone and have failed so are asking for your help.

If you respond they will ask you to purchase a gift card locally then email them the code numbers so that they can spend the card.

This is an attempt to take your money so delete the email, do not reply to it.

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Eglwys Mihangel Sant – St Michael’s Church, Cilycwm

 12th October 2020


To comply with Covid-19 restrictions we have had to keep St Michael’s Church locked except for the 10:30 ‘Service of Prayer and Praise’ held every Sunday.

To ensure Cilycwm residents and visitors had access to the grave-yard we left the Lychgate open, but now have had to lock it due to the unacceptable amount of dog fouling taking place.

We regret having to take this action but have no alternative as irresponsible dog owners have ignored our ‘Clean it up’ signs.

On behalf of:

Members of St Michael’s Church, Cilycwm

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First Impressions employment project.

The First Impressions project is an exciting project which operates throughout the county of Carmarthenshire and aims to increase the employment prospects of NEET, economically inactive or long term unemployed individuals who are 16+ years old living in the area. 

There are two main elements to the project; firstly employability training and secondly paid work placements.  The employability training can include: –

·         First Aid Level 3 training

·         Employability training

·         Food Hygiene level 2 certificate

·         Various sector specific certificates

This training can be delivered either in person or electronically and adapted to the individual needs of each participant. 

Progression onto a paid work placement Is dependent on successful completion of employability training, commitment and attitude towards the programme and it’s staff.  These paid work placements will be tailored to the individuals career goals and are for a fixed period of 16 weeks which will be paid at minimum wage for a maximum 16hrs per week.

As a project we understand that the Covid-19 virus has had a major impact throughout the county and country as a whole.  As a result, we are particular keen to help those who are 25+ years old and find themselves struggling to secure employment due to the increase in job seekers and limited vacancies in the labour market. 

More information is contained in the First Impressions leaflet – click here to download it.

You can also contact Anneli Davies and Dale James directly –

Aged 16-24 yrs
For further information, please contact Dale James on 01554 779910 / 07496 353652
or email

Aged 25yrs+
For further information, please contact Anneli Davies on 01554 779910 / 07903 296141
or email

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