Author: Lyndsey Maiden


A request has been received for the temporary road closure of the C2161, Heol y Gelli at Llansadwrn, Llanwrda from a point 710 metres north east of its junction with the C2172 for a distance of 80 metres in a north easterly direction.

The closure is necessary to ensure public safety whilst Welsh Water connect a new water pipe from Monday 7th January 2019 for a period of 2 days.

The alternative route for north eastbound traffic will be to proceed in a south westerly direction along the C2161 to its junction with the A40. At the junction, turn left and continue in a north easterly direction along the A40 to its junction with the A482. At the junction, turn left and continue in a north westerly direction along the A482 to its junction with the C2161. At the junction, turn left and continue in a south westerly direction along the C2161 to return to a point north east of the closure. Vice versa for south westbound traffic.

Free Christmas Films

Nightmare before Christmas Sinema Sadwrn

Christmas Fun in the Villages

We’re in that final build up to Christmas and there’s plenty to cheer up even the most humbuggish. We’ve got Christmas Tree Lighting in Llanwrda on the 5th, Cawl and Carols on the 7th, Vestry Venture Mulled Wine and Christmas treats on the 11th and the Christmas tree lighting (carols and Llandeilo Town Band!) at the Reading Room on the 13th.

And finally we also have the fabulous Sinema Sadwrn organising two free Christmas films on the 21st of December, massive thanks to Cliff at the Sextons for being the host and the Reading Room Committee and Community Council for ensuring the showings could be free.

There will also be supper from Gardd Sadwrn to stave off the hunger.

What are the films I hear you cry

(oh no you didn’t)

(oh yes you did)….

From 4-6pm our children’s screening is The Nightmare Before Christmas!

Tim Burton blends Christmas and Halloween together in his 1993 stop-motion film in a way that’s both spooky and heartwarming all at the same time.

The film tells the story of Jack Skellington, the King of Halloween Town, who stumbles through a portal to Christmas Town and decides to celebrate the holiday, with some dastardly and comical consequences.

Running time 73 minutes, Certificate PG.

Join us for a festive FREE screening at the Sexton Arms – a massive thank you to Llansadwrn Reading Room for supporting this screening.

From 7pm-9pm our evening screening will be Miracle on 34th Street!

In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade.

Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain’s main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity.

Running time 96 minutes, Certificate U.

Join us for this FREE festive screening at the Sexton Arms – massive thanks to the Community Council for supporting this screening.

Thank you to everyone who voted!

Food bank and warm coat donations

With a background of austerity this year some people are facing a tough Christmas.

We are setting up collections at the Saturday Books, Reading Room and Vestry Venture (last one on Tuesday 11th) for food and warm coats.

We will take any donations down to Llandeilo to the National Trust’s pop up food bank or to the coat rail at Llandovery Coop.

If you find yourself in need this Christmas then there is help locally.

A National Trust pop-up shop is open in Llandeilo (10 Carmarthen street next to Shire hall) where we will drop off donations.

Please help giving essentials such as UHT milk, UHT fruit juice, tinned ham, Christmas cake or pudding and selection boxes at the Reading Room.

Myddfai Church are also running a warm coat scheme in Llandovery, if you can not afford a warm coat you can take one from the rail, no explanation required. We will also take donated coats down  too.

Rhandir-Sadwrn, latest news

Rhandir Garden Llansadwrn

As part of the community consultation on the Llansadwrn Rhandir project an open meeting was held at the Reading Room last Saturday morning.

More than twenty people attended and the idea of establishing a community garden/orchard in Llansadwrn was discussed in some depth.

Comments, suggestions and ideas came thick and fast. The meeting was very supportive of the idea and wanted the Rhandir to be a place that everyone in Llansadwrn could use, enjoy and be proud of.

The meeting was enthusiastic to get going as soon as possible and it was decided that a number of volunteers should take the project forward.

First of all we will get a Rhandir group set up and constituted and produce a development plan for the site for the Community Council to consider at their next meeting.

Rhandir-Sadwrn-meeting Rhandir Garden Llansadwrn Llansadwrn 1962 aerial shot with view of old garden on the community field
Llansadwrn 1962 aerial shot with view of the original garden on the community field

Comments from the feedback book and from the meeting (sic)

This is a brilliant idea, and will get people out& talking together as they work.

Lovely idea – fruit trees – easy maintenance – crop could be shared – scrumpy?

Wild play/forest school area fruit/forest garden

Great idea

An accessible path/s around the garden/orchard. Great idea!

Wonderful idea – another innovation to bring the community together.

What fun and a wonderful way to connect people in the village yet again in a wonderful environment. Jane

Wooden parck & zip wire Hannah

It’s an exelent idia Signed by Bethan

Greenhouse full of tomatos, carrots and stuff licke that

A place where tourists go and visit and seewildlife Poppy

A fantastic wy to create community!! Looking forward to the Orchard as my garden is too small for fruit trees and I think the opportunity for local school to have “forest school” is brilliant!!

A fairy garden! Little doors on flower pots to help the flowers grow Claire .E.

Garden patch for growing fruits and vegetables. Lewis

Community plots ‘Rubarb’ herbs, Runnes ect.

Possibly register as a ‘community charity’ to obtain grants/help from local business.

Fabulous idea to have a garden

Maintaining hedge cutting is important.

Large trees on boundary are protected.

Barbeque area -fire pit

Childrens’ ‘patch’ or tubs.
Lean to for green wood working

Seating areas/meeting places


Bird boxes Insect boxes

On rememberence day place little wooden crosses and grow poppies

Lay boundary hedge of native trees + lay it properly.

A place for children/people to go and make a wish (release some stress) Almost like a wishing well/calm think – space?
Also grow some vegetables.

Fruit trees also serve as memorials for local people.

Will it be down to the community to create the garden?

This would be a special way of bringing everyone together

Also we would love to see a few fairy doors at the bottom of some tree trunks, to get the kids imaginations going.

Brilliant idea – but concerned about practicalities eg. Rota for volunteers? Deciding what to grow? To fundraise?

Happy to provide mushroom logs + Bed Shitake, Oyster, Garden Giant

A Patchwork farm producer


Fire Circle/Stone circle Story telling area.

Interested in joining us/volunteering? Get in touch.

Sinema Sadwrn’s Lean On Pete 23 November


Calling all equestrians! Sinema Sadwrn’s next film on 23rd November!

Sinema Sadwrn are showing Andrew Haigh’s new film Lean on Pete, adapted by him from the 2010 novel by American author and alt. country musician Willy Vlautin.

Charley, a teen living with his single father, finds work caring for an aging racehorse named Lean on Pete.

When he learns Pete is bound for slaughter, the two embark on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a place to call home.

Certificate 15, running time 119 minutes