The next event at Gosen will be a concert of Violin, Piano and Organ at 4.00pm on Saturday 17th August (Poster attached). We are fortunate to get the services of two eminent musicians making their first appearance at the restored chapel. The concert will be around 40 minutes duration – taking into account the less than commodious pews…. and there will be tea and time for a chat in the vestry afterwards

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A visitor from Australia seeking her roots

Visiting Blaenau Tywi from Parramata, New South Wales, Australia is Jan Roe and her cousin Vicki.  Jan’s grandparents were buried in Seion Chapel, Rhandirmwyn.

Jan also visited Troedrhiwfer, Tynyddol, Whitehall Isaf, Penybont, Broncwrt Cottage and Maescaerhyg where her ancestors used to live, most of the time employed as miners in the Nantymwyn Lead Mines.  The families were the Lloyd’s of Maesllwynfuddai and the Thomas family from Penybont.

A special thanks to the Stone family in Troedrhiwfer for the warm welcome.


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Party in the Park

Party in the Park 

July 13th  from 2pm in Cilycwm

Barbecue tea coffee soft drinks cakes rounders skittles music stalls raffle

Plus lots more.

Children free £2 adults

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Planned harvesting works – Cwm Rhaeadr

Please be advised that harvesting operations to remove infected and stem injected larch (as part of control measures to deal with Phytophthora ramorum disease) are expected to begin in July.

Access restrictions will apply to keep members of the public out of operational zones.

Areas of work are extensive, as the map below demonstrates.

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Datblygu Gwasanaethau Trawma – Developing Trauma Services

Dyddiad aildrefnu ar gyfer digwyddiad Caerfyrddin

Rearranged date for the Carmarthen Event

Hard copies of these documents are available from the CCC Clerk, please email at for a copy.

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Cold Callers warning from CCC.

“The Community Council would like to make residents aware that there have been a few incidents of Cold Callers targeting the Village and surrounding properties in recent weeks. This issue has been raised with our PCSO and specific incidences have been reported.  If anyone is or has been affected they can contact Councillor Matthew Paul on 07949472525 who has generously offered to provide free legal advice to those living in the Cilycwm area.”

The CCC have a useful guidance sheet and a sign which can be displayed to deter cold callers. They are pinned to the notice boards in a plastic wallet at the following locations; Cilycwm village, Towy Bridge Pub, Porthyrhyd and Siloh. Please help yourselves. If there are none available then please contact the Clerk to the Council at so that more can be ordered.

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Cilycwm Community Council – documents

Three Community Council documents are now available –

Minutes from the May 7th Council Meeting – please click here

A copy of the Annual Return – please click here

A copy of the Financial Spreadsheets which accompany the Annual Return – please click here

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Check your security as they may be looking at other properties to steal more QUAD bikes.

Please ring 101 if you have any information about the above theft.



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

Heddlu Dyfed-Powys / Dyfed-Powys Police

Alt gold

 Hapus i gyfathrebu’n Gymraeg neu’n Saesneg / Happy to communicate in Welsh or in English

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Cynhelir Cyfarfod ar Nos Fawrth 25fed o Mehefin 2019 yn Festri, Capel y Groes, Cilycwm am 7.30 y.h.
Cyflwyniadau – Heddlu 1.Ymddiheuriadau a Datganiadau o fudd

  1. Cofnodion
  2. Materion yn codi o’r Cofnodion
  3. Gohebiaeth
    Un Llais Cymru:
    Cynhadledd Arfer Arloesol 10 Gorffennaf Modylau Dysgu Ar-lein Sylf Aenol Cymorth Cynllunio Cymru:
    Hyfforddiant gwahanol
    Cyngor Sir Gâr:
    Cyngor Cymuned Fforum Cyswllt
    Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru:
    Cynaeafu coed – Cwm Rhaeadr
    Swyddfa Archwilio Cymru
    Trefniadau Archwiliad Weminar 2 Gorffennaf
    Coed Cadw:
    Oes yna goeden yn eich yn eich milltir sgwâr chi sy’n arbennig iawn?
  4. Materion Ariannol /Financial matters
    A meeting will take place on Tuesday 25th June 2019 at The Vestry, Capel y Groes, Cilycwm at 7.30 p.m.
    Presentations – Policing
  5. Apologies and Declarations of interest
  6. Minutes
  7. Matters arising from the Minutes
  8. Correspondence
    One Voice Wales:
    Innovative Practice Conference 10th July Basic Online Learning Modules Planning Aid Wales:
    Various Training Courses
    Carms County Council:
    Community Council Liaison forum Meeting
    Natural Resources Wales:
    Planned harvesting works – Cwm Rhaeadr
    Wales Audit Office:
    Internal Audit Webinar 2nd July
    Woodland Trust:
    Is there is tree in your community you would like to champion?
  9. Materion Cymunedol / Community Matters
    Menter Cilycwm
  10. Materion Cynllunio / Planning Matters Weekly lists
    Pre-Planning Application for Proposed Livestock Building at Rhydwydd Farm
  11. Llwybrau Cyhoeddus & Priffyrdd Public Footpaths & Highway Issues
    Penstacan Byway – Consultation on the Definitive Map Modification Order Closed June 19th
    Other matters
    IT Service and Backup
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    Adroddiad Ariannol / Financial report
    Audit Approval
    Audit Inspection Venue
    Cais am Arian / Request for financial support :
    Play Wales
    The Wildlife Trust – Red Squirrel Appeal Cadarnhad Taliadau / Confirmation of payments :
    Chq 637 £300 – Clerk Salary
    Chq 654 £12 – HOLWTA
    Chq 646 £73 – OVW membership renewal Chq 647 £200.92 – Council Insurance Chq 648 £50 – S137 Y Lloffwr
    Biliau i’w Talu / Bills for payment
    £175 – Internal Audit Fee
    £360 – Clerks Net Salary (May, June, July) £90 – HMRC
    £122.60 – Clerks Expenses
    Derbyniadau / Receipts
    RTI Confirmation / Update (PAYE)
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1840…Gweithwyr Cilycwm ….Life and work in Cilycwm around 1840

In the year of 1837, there were 49 baptism’s in the Church (almost 1 every week)……….A new file – Church Baptisms, 1826 – 1882, follow the link,


A drover in Talog; a smithy in Penybanc; a mason in Tai’rheol; a miner in Pentrepoeth; a clockmaker in Abercamlais and Tanlife; a hosier in Blaenwaun; a sadler in Waungroeddir; a shepherd in Crippau Cochion; a cooper in Tanycoed (Cwm Rhaeadr); a tailor in Aberhosan; a weaver in Rhydymaen; an Inn in the Lamb; a sawyer in Croesyfedwen; a shoemaker in the village; a turner in Cwm Rhaeadr; a wheelwright in Ffordd Fawr; a spinner in Llwynhelyg.

Between 1831 and 1840 (over a 10 year period in the baptisms), the most popular girls names – Mary (37 times); Elizabeth (28 times) and Anne (24 times).

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