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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A message from Carmarthenshire Libraries.

Hello Everyone

We’ve got some good news for you! We are nearly ready! Our libraries are back from Wednesday (July 1) with a new click and collect service. And don’t worry, if you can’t leave home because you’re shielding, we’ll deliver to your door.
So whether you’re looking forward to picking up a new thriller, want to get stuck in to some romantic fiction, or would like to do some study, we’re here for you. For more information see:

Peter McIlroy

Practical Services Manager Age Cymru Dyfed

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Age Cymru – rights for older carers.

Hello Everyone, Some news from Age Cymru. 

In partnership with Carers Trust Wales, Age Cymru have produced an important guide to help you understand your rights as an older carer.

English –

Cymraeg –

The project is funded by WelshGovernment

Peter McIlroy

Practical Services Manager Age Cymru Dyfed

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Côr Cyswllt Cilycwm – singing in lockdown.

Gan fod y Côr wedi methu cyfarfod dros y cyfnod diweddar yma, gwnaethom benderfynu creu perfformiad ‘Côr Rhithiol’ i’n diddanu a’n diddori. Dyme gyfle i rannu ein hymdrech ni gyda’n Cymuned a’n Cynulleidfa.

Mwynhewch GOBAITH YN Y TIR ganRuth Lloyd Owen

Click here to watch the video.

As the Choir failed to meet over this recent period, we decided to create a ‘Virtual Choir’ performance to entertain us and entertain us. Here’s an opportunity to share our efforts with our community and audience.

Enjoy Hope in the land byRuth Lloyd Owen

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The CCC AGM and June Council Meeting will take place on Tuesday 23rd June via Microsoft Teams at 7.30 p.m. To attend please email the Clerk for an invite (

The Agendas for both meetings are available for download.

For the AGM Agenda please click here.

For the CCC June Meeting please click here.

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Two ‘Age Cymru’ messages.

Macmillan Cancer Support.

FYI a new service is being provided by Macmillan Cancer throughout the UK.

There is now a new free service, which Macmillan has developed to support people living with and affected by cancer at this difficult time –Macmillan Telephone Buddies.  

Going through cancer can be an isolating experience at any time, and especially when social distancing. Their Telephone Buddy Service offers a listening ear, befriending and signposting to Macmillan services and other local and national sources of further support.  A trained and understanding volunteer will be matched up with someone who would benefit from their support, providing a weekly call – arranged at times to suit both parties. 

For anyone who’s interested in receiving this support, there are a couple of easy steps to take (as below).  They welcome self-referrals or from a third party (with permission) on someone’s behalf:

  1. Follow the link below:

2. Sign up to register interest by giving a few basic details

Following these steps, a Macmillan colleague will get in touch to find out more, and then find a Telephone Buddy volunteer who suits the support needs discussed. The Buddy will call weekly for up to 12 weeks, depending on needs and what works best.

From home to Homes” scheme by BBC and Age Cymru.

Have you got a relative in a care home or family member who can’t leave their house during lockdown who loves music?

Today BBC are launching a new series of live, digital concerts in partnership with Age Cymru called ‘From Home to Homes’. Running every other Tuesday at 11am from Tuesday 16th June, and lasting approximately 30 minutes, these concerts will feature BBC NOW musicians performing well known and much-loved music that everyone will enjoy from their home to yours. These joyful concerts are a chance to connect with our orchestra players and listen to live performances that will lift the spirits, so please share this post with anyone you think might enjoy these concerts!

To sign up for a concert either complete the online form at, or if you are unable to complete the form yourself, please email us at or call 07714 637979 on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 2-4pm where a member of BBC NOW staff can assist you.

Peter McIlroy

Practical Services Manager Age Cymru Dyfed

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The clearing of Epynt 80 years ago.

Displaced communities are not new, it is just that this one happened in Wales, and it’s not Tryweryn. The sad story of Capel Celyn has won its place in the memory of the people, Epynt has not. That is why, 80 years after the Chwalfa (the Clearing), Wales should commemorate this atrocious chapter in its history.

There is an interesting article on Nation Cymru which covers this event, 80 years ago. Click the link below.

Photo © Iorwerth Peate, the curator of the Sain Fagan Folk Museum

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Have you seen a glow worm locally?

English below.

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Volunteer Week – news stories

Its Volunteer Week 1st to 7th June, where we celebrate our volunteers. We are highlighting all of the great things that our volunteers do in Carmarthenshire by sharing good news stories on the Connect to Carmarthenshire platform. This year however, there are even more people to celebrate thanks to the amazing response to coronavirus from all across Carmarthenshire.

Have a look at all of the stories so far.

This platform is about sharing, skills, offers and requests to support each other, people starting a Team and earning and spending time credits.

If you have a story you would like to share then please contact  or

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BorrowBox – library application

Good Morning everyone.

Age Cymru Dyfed will be raising awareness of how getting online could help people. Here is an app that people could download if they enjoy reading.


Calling all readers who usually use their Library to get their reading matter. There is now a great app to download books and audiobooks.

Borrowbox is supported by the libraries that have signed up to it – there’s no fuss, no hassle. 

You can even return and borrow books when you’re out of the country. It’s one of those fabulous services just made for the Internet.

Peter McIlroy

Practical Services Manager Age Cymru Dyfed

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Instagram on

Croeso i Instagram Blaenau Tywi 

Blaenau Tywi on Instagram @blaenau_tywi

Dyma gyfle i chi gyfrannu, cofnodi a dilyn natur a bywyd dyddiol ym Mlaenau Tywi.

There’s a new Instagram account about daily life here in the Tywi Valley that we’d like you to be part of.

Send us your photos and videos of views, walks, hefts, farming, nature, working –  doing the usual and the  unusual. 

If you’re an artist, a farmer, a maker, a business big or small, pub or shop, campsite, homeworker, small business, holiday accommodation, attraction and anything else in between, tag us @blaenau_tywi so we can share your posts.

If you’re already on Instagram, follow us @blaenau_tywi. Please also publicise it on your feeds and to your followers.

You can tag us in your posts so that we can share them too.  Or send pictures and videos by direct message with a description. Please tag everything either #towyvalley or #blaenautywi

If you’re taken high resolution pictures and videos, please send them via We Transfer  to with a  description in the message.

Further down the line we can do more Day in the Life features about you, your business and so on, but for now we just want to get going.

Please make sure that you have permission to be where you are, when you are taking photos. Be kind and respectful about people’s posts. 

If you are new to Instagram there is a useful guide here –

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