St Michael’s Church, Cilycwm – Christmas Day Service

Eglwys Mihangel Sant, Cil-y-cwm

Reader – Ann McKnight, The Vicarage, Cilycwm SA20 0SP. Tel 01550 721109

The Christmas Day service of ‘Prayer and Praise’ will be held at 9:30 a.m. not 10:30 as advertised in the December/January Post.

All welcome.

NB:  There is no service on Sunday 27th December 2020.

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Christmas Photo Competition: Life in Lockdown 2020 – Rhannwch eich lluniau gorau.

What a strange year it’s been. Christmas is looking most unlike its usual jolly self, the pubs are shut early and families are separated.

So we thought it might be fun to share a photo from your Life in Lockdown 2020 in Blaenau Tywi, the sunny side of the Cambrian Mountains.  

It can be of anything you like. A view. Family time, Zoom time, things that kept you positive or made you laugh, or that were ridiculous and so on.

To Enter – Entries by Saturday 12th December

The photo has to be:

  1. Taken in the valley or the surrounding hills
  2. Family friendly – keep it clean!
  3. Please include your Name, Location and a Caption describing the shot

Send your photo and caption on ONE of the following:

On messenger to   @Cilycwmpeople

Or: On Instagram by Direct Message to @blaenau_tywi

Or To the website please email them to:

And the winner is…

We’ll be sharing the photos on Instagram, Facebook and on the website 

The one with the most likes across all our sites, will be the winner.

Even if you’re not entering a photo – make sure you vote! 

Winners will be announced on New Year’s Eve. Because let’s face it. None of us will be out clubbing.

We have shamelessly borrowed this idea from our friends in the north @Pentir_pumlumon_tourism – Diolch yn Fawr

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Community Council Meeting Agenda – Tuesday 8th December

The Agenda for the Community Council Meeting at 6.30 on Tuesday 8th December is now available.

Please click here.

The meeting will take place over Microsoft Teams.

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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



SA31 1JP

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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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