Fun Run on 25th August 2017

Dick Turner has supplied us with photos from the Fun Run on Friday 25th August.

Please contact Dick if you would like copies.

All images © Richard Turner

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Llew Jones MBE – 1925-2017

Llew Jones MBE – 1925-2017

We have created a page for Llew Jones MBE on this site, under the History section.

We have been given permission by Llew’s family to make the songs sung at his funeral available and we have also included two links to newspaper articles relating to Llew.

Please click here.

If there are other items that should be included on this page please let us know through the comments section.

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Sioe Cilycwm Show – 2017

The Cilycwm show takes place on Monday 28th August 2017 on Erryd fields.

You can download the programme – please click here.


  • 1lb Sugar
  • 2oz Honey
  • 2oz Butter
  • 1⁄4 pint milk

Prepare greased tin approx 7in square. Put all ingredients into a heavy based pan. Bring slowly to the boil, stirring all the time. Cover and boil for 2mins. Uncover and boil gently for approx 15mins and soft ball stage is reached (a little dropped into cold water will form a soft ball 120°C/240°F). Stand pan on cold surface for 5mins. Beat mixture until it starts to thicken then pour quickly into tin. Mark into squares as it cools. Cut when cold.


  • 8 fl oz clear honey + 3 tablespoons
  • 3oz butter
  • 120z plain wholemeal flour
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2oz chopped mixed peel
  • 3tbsp fresh milk
  • 1oz flaked almonds
  • 1tsp ground mixed spice
  • 2oz glace cherries halved
  • 3 eggs
  • Grated rind of 1 large lemon


 Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas mark 4. Grease a20cm/8in square cake tin and line with baking parchment. Pour the honey into a saucepan add the butter and heat gently. Stir until blended. Sift the flour, spice and bicarb into a large bowl add cherries and peel. Beat the eggs and milk together and stir into the honey along with the rind. Pour mixture into the dry ingredients. Turn mixture into the tin and sprinkle with the flaked almonds. Bake for 1 1/4hrs. When cooked use a skewer to prick the top of cake and spoon over the rest of the honey

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YMCA charity gig at THE CASTLE HOTEL 27th August

The Aunty Depressants &
The Sequence Sliders
perform a charity gig
Sunday 27th August
7pm – 11pm
Tickets from The Castle & The Whitehall, Llandovery
£5 each
All proceeds to YMCA

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Rural Communities services review.

Do you live outside of a city?

Do you use council services in Wales?

If so Wales Audit Office want to hear from you!

They are completing a review into how well public bodies plan and deliver services to rural communities. They want to know what you think about the quality and the range of services you receive.


Please complete the questionnaire on their website – please click here,

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Cefnogwch e-Ddeiseb – Please support this e-Petition to bring a new memorial to Llandovery

Cefnogwch e-Ddeiseb:-

Galwn ar Lywodraeth Cymru i gydnabod a choffáu tri chan mlwyddiant geni William Williams, Pantycelyn eleni

Please support this e-Petition:-

We call on the Welsh Government to recognize and commemorate the three hundredth anniversary of the birth of William Williams, Pantycelyn this year

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Quads Bikes – message from PCSO Helen Fender

There has been an increase in Quad Bike thefts.

The National Farmers Union 2014 data puts quad bikes as the one number item stolen in the rural community. They are portable, with little or no security and few identifiable features. New quad bikes are expensive to buy therefore stolen ones offer a good return for the thief.

The below can assist you to protect your quad bike.

• Secure and immobilise the vehicle when not in use.

• Consider fitting an immobiliser to the vehicle such as intelligent band and a tracker device.

• Lock them in secure buildings and consider using ground anchor plates and chains for extra security.

• Avoid leaving machines in open view when not in use.

• There are a number of marking kits on the market making your vehicle very identifiable and therefore less desirable to a thief. If the quad is stolen should it be recovered it can be returned to you.

You can download a poster with this advice – please click here.

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Survey of nest boxes in the Community Park

Dick Turner has sent in the results of a survey of the nesting boxes in the Community Park.

Survey of nest boxes in the Community Park:

1 Small hole type – Occupied, Moss plus feathers in a ball, Lid needs securing

2 Open type – nothing

3 Open type – nothing

4 Couldn’t find it.

5 Mouse box – just slugs, but should have been checked in the spring to see if hibernating mice had used it.

6 Large hole box – nothing

7 Couldn’t find it.

8 Mouse box with small hole on the inside – occupied ball of moss and feathers

9 Owl Box – occupied: twigs plus some lining of moss etc.

Un-numbered where footpath re-joins the field. Mouse box – no sign of occupation. (see above) needs new wire.


Disappointing that the open-fronted type and the large hole type have not been used. The open ones probably need to be hidden better. Tawny owls do use twigs so this looks like good news. The two with moss and feathers could be wrens. Any other ideas? (Dick Turner)


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Llew Jones

Bu farw Llew Jones M.B.E., gynt o Clunmawr , un o sylfaenwyr Undeb Amaethwyr Cymru.

Angladd yn Nhynewydd, dydd Gwener, Awst 4, am 1 o’r gloch.

Estynnir ein cydymdeimlad dwysaf i’r teulu.

We note the death of Llew Jones M.B.E., formerly of Clunmawr, one of the founder members of the Farmers Union of Wales.

The funeral will be held in Tynewydd on Friday, August 4th at 1pm.

We extend our deepest sympathy to his family.

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Mid Wales Red Squirrel Partnership Newsletter

The Mid Wales Red Squirrel Partnership (MWRSP) was established in 2002.

The Partnership aims to expand and protect the unique population of red squirrels in mid Wales; one of only three significant red squirrel populations in the whole of Wales.

In the Summer edition of their Newsletter you can find out what the red squirrels on their trail cams have been up to, where red squirrels have been seen recently and how you can get involved in tracking reds in mid Wales.  VWT Pine Marten Project Manager, Jenny MacPherson gives advice on how to avoid getting a pine marten in your traps, and what action to take if you do.  

You can also get the latest information on Phytophthora ramorum disease (Larch die-back) and how Natural Resources Wales (NRW) are trying to limit the impact on our woodlands.

You can sign up for the Newsletter – please click here.

Photos © Mid Wales Red Squirrel Partnership.

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