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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.
The Police have issued advice regarding travel restrictions.
Response to COVID-19 – Produced by WCVA – 23 March 2020
List of contents
Information for individuals wanting to volunteer
Volunteering – Could I? Should I? And how?
Anyone can volunteer but under the current guidance for responding to the coronavirus, people who are most at risk (those who are pregnant, over 70 and who have underlying health conditions) should not take on volunteering roles that could raise their risk of infection, or of passing it onto others who might be at risk.
If anyone under the age of 18 years wishes to volunteer, please see further guidance here: https://thirdsectorsupport.wales/volunteering/
Think about: non-contact roles which can be performed through remote access using phones, emails, facetime etc. These roles are just as important as many others to prevent loneliness and disconnection.
People who should be in self-isolation with possible infection or at risk of infection, can also undertake these distance roles, if they are well enough, but must not break their isolation to volunteer otherwise.
Social Distancing Guidance
All volunteers must follow the latest guidance on social distancing issued by Public Health Wales Guidance on social distancing for everyone in Wales and protecting older people and vulnerable adults
The situation is changing quickly, so people involved in volunteering and organising volunteers should check this guidance on a daily basis and also read the daily updates from Public Health Wales to ensure they have the latest information.
Individuals wishing to volunteer can either engage with informal mutual aid and community volunteering networks and/or sign up to volunteer more formally in a role with an organisation.
Mutual aid/community circles/informal volunteering
Many neighbours have already undertaken to assist and support one another in a very small locality. In most cases, this means that the people involved already know each other, to some extent. No-one should be placed under pressure to participate. Postcards or leaflets pushed though letterboxes have been used to re-introduce neighbours and suggest how they might help and support one another: from simply keeping in contact through phone calls, to dropping off shopping on the doorstep, etc. whilst maintaining social distance.
Details may be found on social media links such as WhatsApp and local groups on Facebook, etc.
Joining an existing volunteer organisation
Volunteers should expect to be asked to sign up to a code of conduct required by the organisation.
All volunteers can be asked about their unspent convictions (those for which the rehabilitation period has not yet ended (see information here: Unlock)) but only as a matter of good practice. This is the same as a DBS basic check but could be a matter of filling in a simple online form.
Some other volunteer roles may require enhanced DBS checks DBS checks but as these are for roles with contact with the people who are most at risk of conventional safeguarding issues, there will be fewer such opportunities. Roles requiring enhanced DBS checks should be clearly stated on the information.
Safeguarding information for groups and organisations recruiting and using volunteers
Community responses to COVID-19 must put systems and processes in place to safeguard beneficiaries and volunteers from abuse and harm.
Here are top 10 tips to get you started.
Please see our detailed guidance on the website for more information on all these points:
The role of local County Voluntary Councils (CVCs)
What does the CVC (County Voluntary Council) do?
There is a County Voluntary Council in every county which supports voluntary organisations, promotes volunteering and provides information to the public.
CVCs can assist organisations with recruiting and managing volunteers and can also help individuals identify suitable opportunities.
CVCs help those who are looking to volunteer by providing direct support and information, (either face to face or by phone or email) and by managing the national database of volunteering opportunities for their area www.volunteering-wales.net.
Volunteering Wales Website
The website www.volunteering-wales.net can be searched to find opportunities by location, by category or by key word. Anyone can search, but you will need to register as a volunteer on the website in order to express interest in an opportunity or to obtain contact details.
If you use the link below, then scroll down, you will see opportunities linked to COVID 19, which could be useful. https://volunteering-wales.net/vk/volunteers/search.htm?searchString=&categories=3042
The CVC also provides advice and support to organisations and groups, including advice on governance, funding, safeguarding and legal matters and the involvement of volunteers.
You can find contact details for your local County Voluntary Council here.
Find local support groups
Find voluntary services at your fingertips! Find a wide variety of excellent voluntary and community services that are able to provide information and support so that people can make an informed choice.
Here are some key organisations who could help. Remember that many staff are now working remotely. Phone lines may be busy due to high demand. It may be best to email in the first instance.
Please click here to download the list.
Carmarthenshire County Council and Carmarthenshire Association of Voluntary Services (CAVS) are working together to provide guidance for communities who want to come together during this time.
This document offers examples of resources that can be used by community groups should they wish to do so.
Click here to download the document.
Age Cymru have circulated a document which list businesses both local and further afield who are offering help; these may be of help to you or to family and friends. At the end is a list of useful Facebook support groups.
Meal Delivery, Shopping, Medication collection, general support during COVID 19 outbreak
PEASE NOTE THE SERVICES THAT HAVE BEEN OFFERED MAY CHANGE TIMES AND OFFERS MAY BE EXTENDED AS THE SITUATION CHANGES. PLEASE CALL SERVICE DIRECT FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION
Rwyth Cabs currently operate 20 Licensed Taxis including 1-8 Seaters.There are 10 Drivers who are registered with the Local Authority and who have Full DBS Certification. There is Disability access. The company are based in and operate 15 miles from Pontyates Nr Llanelli SA15 STB. Can assist with collection of goods medical supplies and other, in addition to the conveyance of persons etc this list is not exhaustive. A 24/7 Service can be offered. Any queries please call 01267 468250 07791 085096/07905 462519, Jamie, Tracey, or Martin
Watkins Grocery, 10 Heol Y Neuadd, Tumble , 01269 832856, meal delivery and grocery deliveries, Ty Dyffryn delivery every Monday at 2.30pm, Thursday at 3.30pm. VERIFIED
Pixeys Place , 66 Cwmamman Road, takeaway Sunday dinner, it is Free delivery for up to 3 miles and then up to 5 miles £1.00 and up to 10 mile £2.00. Delivering from 12.00 – 3.00pm and large menu (available on Facebook). £5.99 for adult £6.99 inc dessert, XL dinner £8.99 inc dessert, OAP rate £4.99 inc dessert. Call 07591841147.
The Y Farchnad Fach Ltd, 4 Bethesda Rd, Tumble,Llanelli,Dyfed,SA14 6HY, Tel: 01269 844555, they deliver to quite a large area groceries and fuel (gas and coal) and also do a hot meal delivery service. Shop in Capel Hendre also Please phone for further details. VERIFIED
Canolfan Maerdy, New Rd, Tairgwaith, Ammanford SA18 1UP, 01269 826893 Community food Hub and centre, Community Car, Canolfan Maerdy can provide online access for CAB advice and essential services. Open weekdays, The Food Hub is open 10.30 to 3pm and has some still has food available today, with further food incoming daily
– There is access to computers for those needing to go online
– The Community Car is still operating for those that need it. VERIFIED
Y Cwtsh café in Penygroes is offering a meals on wheels service. They can be contacted on 07933305707. Meals can be delivered locally i.e. Penygroes, Capel Hendre, Tycroes, Llandybie, Blaenau, Cross Hands. Patients who are self-isolating can have meals left on the doorstep if needed. VERIFIED
They are also looking for volunteer drivers – so that they are able to cope with increasing demand. If anyone can spare a bit of time please ask them to contact the number above.
Y Cwtch café, Pontyberem do a local meal delivery service for elderly. After school Club. They can be contacted on 01269 871300. VERIFIED
The Smiths Arms, Heol Y Foel, Foelgastell, Cross Hands, Llanelli SA14 7EL, 01269 842213, offering meal deliveries, 12.00-3.00pm and 5.30 – 8.00pm VERIFIED
Bwyd Y Cwm Pontyates RFC, 01269 860444, for over 65’s takeaway roast dinner Wednesday evenings delivered 3 mile radius available from 4.00pm VERIFIED
J J’s Fish Bar, Glanaman, Ammanford SA18 1DJ, 01269 267637, delivery 9.00am – 2.00pm, also offering deliveries of groceries from local supermarkets. VERIFIED
Blas o’r Dyffryn, Ty Dyffyn restaurant, contact Ben 01269 596648, or 01269 590097, meal deliveries to residents of Ty Dyffyn and surrounding area. VERIFIED
Valans, 29 High St, Llandybïe, Ammanford SA18 3HX,01269 851288, Takeaway and home deliveries VERIFIED
Hendy Pharmacy, 01792 881234, Home deliveries of prescriptions and goods to the local area VERIFIED
Mountain Gate, 01269 596274, Take away meals and home deliveries VERIFIED
Tycroes Supermarket, 01269 594464, Home deliveries VERIFIED
The Red Kite, 89 Pontamman Rd, Ammanford SA18 2JD, 01269 597177, delivery Garnant , Brynamman, Ammanford, LEFT MESSAGE
Tycroes Supermarket, 01269 594464, 17 Ammanford Rd, Tycroes, Ammanford SA18 3QJ Home deliveries or groceries. 7.00am – 9.00pm
Day Today, 6 Church Street, Llandybie
General grocery stores, Local deliveries available, call Jason, 01269853807
JRG Williams Pharmacy 31 High Street Llandybie SA18 3HX
Chemist, local deliveries available, 01269 850302
SPAR 25 High Street SA18 3HX
General grocery store can deliver for regular customers, will also assist any customer requiring help when shopping packing and assistance to car etc.
Cig y Cennen, Dai Watkins 5 High St, Llandybie, Ammanford SA18 3HX
Butchers, vegetables, takeaway goods, pies and pasties, dairy goods, xmas club.
Friday local deliveries, 01269 850814
Freshbite, The Arcade, Ammanford SA18 2LN
Takeaway and sandwich bar, jackets, baguettes, daily specials eg cheese and potato pie, Over £10 order will deliver locally.01269 596648
Co Op, College St, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire SA18 3AB
General grocery stores, free home delivery of goods purchased in store, over £25.
No local delivery from phone call as yet waiting on response from Co op customer service, 01269 591533
Sunday Carvery from Amman Centre, Margaret Street, every Sunday starting May 4th from 12.30 – 2.30pm home delivery possible in Ammanford town area, £7.95 per person call 01269 598705 to order. Eat in at the centre 12.00 sitting and 2.00 sitting £6.95 per person booking needed, 01269 598705
Trimsaran Leisure Centre Cafe can make up frozen meals for individuals in the village who have to self-isolate. If they just ring the Centre on 01554 810155 to order. 9.00am – 5.00pm Mon – Fri VERIFIED
The Angel Public House, Salem, Llandeilo SA19 7LY, Are now doing takeaway meals and hoping to set up pop up shop, Wednesday to Sunday, contact if you want anything they will try and provide. Nolenne 01558 822982
‘La Patisserie’ in Llandovery is offering anyone who needs help they can delivery fresh bread, milk, cheese, eggs etc. They can also provide lunch or tea on the day if someone needs it – 07947899126
Stavin Mavins- 26 Lammas St, Carmarthen SA31 3AL, 01267 231144, deliver cooked meals and snacks, will deliver to elderly in Carmarthen out of hours 7.45 – 3.45pm. VERIFIED
Black Ox– 44 High St, Abergwili, Carmarthen SA31 2JB, 01267 237370, meal deliveries,el;derly and anyone in difficulty who are self-isolating, Wed 4.00pm – Sun 4.00pm. VERIFIED
The Dovers– 106 Lammas St, Carmarthen SA31 3AP, call Bobby 01267 237667, 07966588365, meal deliveries, to anyone Carmarthen town possible surrounding areas, all week, 9.00am onwards, breakfast, lunch and dinner available. VERFIED
Dovers Arms Hotel, B&B, discount prices with breakfast, have 11 bedrooms all on suite so ideal for self isolation, potentially 19 beds available for anyone needing to self-isolate that maybe away from home or , contact Claudia or Emma.VERIFIED
Fruits of Eden, Market precinct, fruit and veg, eggs, honey, pickles, delivery Carmarthen and surrounding areas phone line will be open until 10pm. For delivery on Thursdays.
Please ring, voicemail or leave a text message with your order before 10pm tonight, 07917114222. Payments can be taken by contactless if desired but if you absolutely need no contact we can take payment over the phone just before drop off and then drop to your door.2hr delivery slot for Thursday’s delivery. VERIFIED
The Pit Stop– Marsh Rd, Pendine, Carmarthen SA33 4NY, If you’re over 70 or vulnerable & wish to distance yourself from risk we are happy to take grocery orders & payments over the phone & deliver the goods to your doorstep later in the day.We can cover Brook, Llanmiloe, Pendine, Marros, Tavernspite, Llanddowror, Llanteg etc with ease. Phone orders through on 01994 453553 9am – 6.30pm. VERIFIED
Burns Parc y Boc, 01554 890482, delivering groceries to elderly and vulnerable in Kidwelly community from local stores.
Rogers & Son Butchers, 19-20 Lammas St, Carmarthen SA31 3AL, 01267 238736, non-contact home delivery, pay over the phone and a drive through for a period of time. VERIFIED
What’s cooking @ No14 –14 St John Street. Whitland. Carmarthenshire. SA34 0AN, Have all meals available to be picked up from the cafe ready to take re- heat or freeze at home. Full menu available £5.00 for two course meal. Can deliver radius 5 mile. Taking bulk orders, please call if you are outside this remit they will be willing to consider anything to support. 01994 241776, contact 9.00am – 2.00pm. VERIFIED
The Lunch Box– High St, Llandysul SA44 4DG, 01559 362345 WAITING CONTACT
The Llwyndafydd Inn– Saron, Llandysul SA44 5DR, 01559 371048, delivery’s or takeaways meals, contact for more details. 5.00pm – 10.00pm,12.00 – 10.00pm Sundays closed Mon and Tues VERIFIED
Ginhaus Deli– Market St, Llandeilo SA19 6AH, 01558 823030, delivery to Llandeilo, hot meals, and basic essentials, can grab basic medication if needed. 8.00am 0 5.00pm closed Sundays. VERIFIED
Old Market Square Delicatessen , 6 Notts Square, Carmarthen SA31 1PG, 01267 236175, delivery service of bread milk eggs , light bites, up to 10-15 miles, 9.00-4.00 Mon – Sat. VERIFIED,
Goose & Cuckoo, Queens Square, Llangadog SA19 9EE, 01550 777359, delivery of frozen based meals, if needed can do shopping, 9.00 – 12.00pm to get order for that day, but available to call outside these hours. VERIFIED
Pendine Chapel & surrounding areas– Pastor Haydn 01994 452 597- Offering collection of shopping, pensions, prescription or a chat of support Llanmiloe and Pendine , contact in normal day time but can respond in emergency at anytime. VERIFIED
Teresa Walters, volunteering service in Llanybydder and nearby via a facebook page (please search for Llanybydder Community Support https://www.facebook.com/Llanybydder-Community-Support-107818794184724/ and volunteer if you live near or ask those who need support to message) to carry out deliveries/make phone calls to any isolated or self-isolating individuals. We’re not vetting, just putting people together who will already know each other.
Seaside Café, 53 Caroline St, Llanelli SA15 2PB, 01554 774483, Drop off food station donations welcome for distribution to the elderly and vulnerable in the community. Mon – Sat 8.00am – 2.00pm Seaside Cafe, and Seaside AFC along with Cllr Sean Rees have teamed up with Llanelli Surplus Food (CETMA) to collect and distribute food. Drop off points are:
Seaside Cafe (Seaside AFC helping out with storage.)
Open Monday-Saturday (8am – 2pm)
Llanelli Surplus Food are looking for volunteers. They distribute surplus food donated by businesses to disadvantaged people throughout the Llanelli area. Telephone: 01554 772056 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CETMA Surplus Food Distribution Centre and offices in Marsh St.
Open Monday – Friday (10am – 5pm)
Lifeshare – food and clothes bank have seen a recent downturn in donations. They have a list of most needed items on their Facebook page, and can also accept online financial donations. They also have a donation trolley in Asda, and take in donations 12-2pm Tuesday and Thursday at the Antioch Centre on Copperworks Road. Telephone: 01554 741674
4×4 Response South Wales have a team of volunteer responders able to assist with tasks such as picking up medication or urgent supplies. Contactable 24hrs a day, 7 days a week telephone – 02921 281 821
email – email@example.com
The White Lion, Park View, Llanelli SA14 8BH, 01554 776644, delivery service of hot meals, 9.00- 8.00pm Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 5.00pm Sunday. VERIFIED
ELLI WARD AND NEED HELP? The ward covers from Furnace Bridge in the north, Queen Victoria Road in the south, Old Road/Market Street in the east and … If any resident needs any assistance with any issue please get in touch. Leaflets being printed shortly for door-to-door delivery with emergency contact details for supermarket and shopping volunteer, medical/medication, hot meal delivery and Council details. Contact details, 01554 749649, 07734 867588, JPJenkins@carmarthenshire.gov.uk VERIFIED
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Sacks of potatoes 20 kg and 25 kg carrots parsnips Swedes cabbage cauliflowers leeks onions beetroot small bags of potatoes open 10 till 4 Monday to Friday or call Steve on 07866847677 free delivery for the elderly Llanelli Burry Port. VERIFIED
Tyisha Food Bank , Tyisha Councillors are here to help. If you don’t have food, either phone or private message us. If you are able to collect we will get a food parcel ready or we can deliver in emergencies. Let’s all stay safe but remember to help each other if we can Contact Cllr Suzy Curry 0756 156 456 Contact Cllr Andre McPherson 07583 525635. VERIFIED
Llangennech Community Centre, elderly people within Llangennech, support with Prescription collection, basic provisions etc. My name is Alan (assistant caretaker in the community centre) My number is 07976612627, Available most times if not available will call back. VERIFIED
Coop Llangennech, Afon Rd, Llangennech, Llanelli SA14 8TS, 01554 820202 offering shopping and delivery via local volunteers.VERIFIED
Pontyberem Community Council, 18 Coalbrook Rd, Pontyberem, Llanelli SA15 5HU, 07415355659 , Eryl PelowCommunity council offering help with shopping, goods delivery, emotional support etc, has list of volunteers to help. Pontyberem and Bancfosfelin, Pontyates firstname.lastname@example.org, contact anytime. VERIFIED
Post Office and Stores Fforest, Pontardulais, We would like to take this opportunity to tell all our loyal elderly customers without family or able friends, that should the need to self-isolate become necessary, please don’t feel lonely we are happy to deliver essential goods to you, got a good band of volunteers ready to deliver, 01792 882378, 7.30 am – 6.00pm. VERIFIED
John’s Fish and Chip shop Llanelli 01554 774075 Offering a delivery service to everyone, OAP special and free delivery for the elderly. Times of delivery 11am till 2.30pm – 4.30 till 10 pm. VERIFIED
Bird in Hand Fforest, 24 Carmarthen Rd, Fforest, Swansea SA4 0TU, 01792 828282, Takeaway meals and home deliveries.
Nannies Kitchen, 01792 883861, 42 Bryngwili Rd, Hendy, Swansea SA4 0XA, Takeaway and home delivery or hot meals. 8.00am – 3.00pm
Community Café Hendy, 07824999332, Hendy Library, Iscoed Road, SA4 0UP, Takeaway and home deliveries. 8.0am – 6.00pm.
Family Shopper, Pontardulais, Swansea SA4 8SZ, 0739 2061936, Home deliveries groceries. 7.00am – 10.00pm.
Richie’s Meats, Felinfoel (Butcher). Farmers Row, Felinfoel, Llanelli SA14 8LA, Can take orders over the phone 01554 774695 and will deliver within Llanelli and surrounding areas. Payment can be taken over the phone. 9.00am-5.00pm VERIFIED
Sewards Fruit & Veg Market stall, Llanelli, Fruit Can take orders over the phone 01554 757819 and will deliver.
Goldies Cymru we want to try and do everything we can to help people feel connected, and continue to brighten up the day with a Goldies Mini Sing & Smile session once a week through our Facebook page. We want to encourage everyone who can to tune in, join in, sing-a-long. Many of our ageing community are now on Facebook and we hope to reach as many people as possible. http://www.facebook.com/goldiescymru
Every week we will have either a pre-recorded Mini session or a LIVE session, as well as other posts throughout the coming weeks to engage with those that are lonely and isolated. We hope that people will join in with us, send in requests, comment and share our posts and videos to help keep the Goldies and wider community feel connected at this time.
Carmarthen Food, online food from local producers for collection and in some cases delivery, see website for current information, products from bread, eggs, meat, soaps, fish and seafood, veg and fruit, flour, honey and jams and much more all from local people https://carmarthenfood.com/
FACEBOOK LINKS TO COVID 19 SUPPORT FOR OLDER PEOPLE
Age Cymru Sir Gar: https://www.facebook.com/Age-Cymru-Sir-Gar-237052943365286/
Information, Advice & a Listening Ear. What we don’t know, we’ll try our best to find out for you, keeping you connected with your community.
Carmarthenshire Covid-19 support group
Carmarthenshire West & South Pembrokeshire Covid 19 Support Group
Pembrokeshire COVID-19 Support Network
Pembrokeshire Covid-19 Action & Support Group
Lampeter Corona Virus Support Group COVID 19
Ceredigion Covd 19 Support Group
Pontyberem Community Council are arranging home deliveries for those Self isolating.01269 871075
Pontyberem Community Park Association: Offering free meals on week days for children. https://www.facebook.com/pontyberemcommunityparkassociation/
Amman Valley support for Corona virus, sharing information and support offers
Suspension of public worship.
From Cilycwm Community Council.
Residents are warned that there is a lot of unreliable and false
information about coronavirus circulating on social media. For reliable
up to date information please see the following website:
This is updated daily at 11am.
Two posters have been produced, in Welsh and English, which can be downloaded. See below.
The Minutes for the Community Council Meeting on 7th of January 2020 are now available for download.
Will Theophilus, one of our local photographers, has had his sunrise image published in the South Wales Guardian and on the cover of Y Lloffwr. The image also appears as the current header for the website.
Will says “Taken from our home location on 21/1/20 looking at Ochr-Y-Fforest, a landmark ridge between Cilycwm and Cynghordy, with Llandovery in the fog behind the two oak trees situated together to the right of the frame. Taken on an iPhone SE.”
Rydym yn lansio Prosiect Cyffredin ac Ardd i gofnodi chwech rhywogaeth gyffredin y gallwch eu weld yn eich gerddi ac o amgylch Gorllewin Cymru.
We are launching a Common or Garden project to record six common species that you may see in your gardens and around West Wales.
“Harvesting work has begun in Cwm Rhaeadr. Unfortunately due to Health
and Safety concerns, (this being in regards to a number of near misses
with bike riders on a live harvesting site) we have decided to close the
car park at Cwm Rhaeadr. Public Rights of Way are open, the all ability
trail and mountain bike routes are closed”