Author: Lyndsey Maiden


A request has been received for the temporary road closure of the C2169 Talley, Llandeilo from a point ½ mile south-east of its junction with the B4302 for a total distance of 300 metres in a south-easterly direction.

The closure is necessary for Utility Services Ltd to replace B. T. Poles from 0800 hours Wednesday 1st May, 2019 for a period of 3 days.

The alternative route for north-west bound traffic will be to proceed in an easterly to south-easterly direction along the C2169 to its junction with the C2170. At the junction, turn right and continue in a south-westerly direction along the C2170 to its junction with the B4302. At the junction, turn right and continue in a north-westerly direction along the B4302 to its junction with the C2169. At the junction, turn right and continue in a south-easterly direction to return to a point north-west of the closure. Vice Versa for east bound traffic.

Garden project – planting in Easter holidays

Plant your beans and your sweetcorn

The community garden is hoping to get everybody together during the Easter holidays to plant up some beans, sweetcorn and some sunflowers. Time to start saving your pots.

We will confirm the date nearer the time.

We would also like your ideas and thoughts on the garden. There is a board up in the Reading Room, along with the comments book which we will use as a basis for a funding application.

We will also be doing a community consultation which will be available online in the very near future.

Vestry Venture Updates – no Vestry Venture over half term

Llansadwrn's Vestry Venture

Vestry Venture where people can meet and chat, eat cakes, let the kids play, relax, catch up or even colour in.

Just a reminder that there will be no Vestry the week of half term ie.. no Vestry on Tuesday 26th February.

We are delighted to see so many here week after week, and hope this will continue. Please feel free to make any suggestions for improvement: we are always open to new ideas!

Although there is no charge for the refreshments, we do rely on your donations to help towards covering the cost of oil for heating and for the use of electricity, so please bear this is mind – especially if your child is one of those who particularly enjoys tucking in! For that reason, we respectfully ask that a £1 per adult and 50p per child be considered a reasonable contribution – whenever you can spare this. (Nobody will be turned away for non-payment)

We love that children love coming along and getting involved with the crafting, eating of cake and playing, however we would also like to remind parents that if anytime you are unable to come yourself, but your child still wishes to join us, please ask another parent or appropriate person (aged 16 or over) to accompany /be responsible for your child while s/he is in the Vestry – and let us know. Much as we want to help, for child protection reasons it cannot be assumed that we are in a position to do this, except in exceptional circumstances.

Many thanks for your continuing support, and we look forward to seeing you again after half term (on Tuesday 5th March)

Jane and Liz

Gardd Gymunedol Llansadwrn Community Garden – Feb 2019


First planting

The first work in Llansadwrn’s community garden took place on Saturday, 2nd Feb. A group of hardy volunteers braved near zero temperatures to break through snow and ice to plant the Garden’s first apple trees and a collection of snowdrops and bluebells.

The two trees we planted were Pig yr Wydd – a Llanwrda local variety that does well and a Sunset which is an apple cultivar that arose as a seedling from Cox’s Orange Pippin.

Our next planting session will take place on Saturday 16th February setting out from the Reading Room at 10.30am. If you’d like to join us please do even if it’s just to see what we’re up to!

Thank you to Dolau Hirion Trees and the Works garden centre for their support.


Planting snowdrops in the cold

Llansadwrn Circuit

Local walking around Llansadwrn (1 of 1)

The Llansadwrn Circuit

Distance about 9 kilometers

Mixed terrain – sensible walking boots and good clothes (as well as a snack and drink are advisable.)


Not too hard but need to be reasonably fit. There are a couple of difficult obstacles where old gates on paths are locked and can be a difficult to climb over.

The pub isn’t open in the day time at time of writing so please don’t rely on it for refreshments, there is a tap outside the church if you need to refill a water bottle.

Local walking around Llansadwrn (1 of 1)

View from walk

View towards the Carmarthen Fans

View towards the Carmarthen Fans

Above Glanyrafon looking back over Llansadwrn valley

Above Glanyrafon looking back over Llansadwrn valley

Female pied flycatcher with nesting material in Llansadwrn

Female pied flycatcher with nesting material in Llansadwrn

Mynydd Llansadwrn

Mynydd Llansadwrn