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World Cup of Stations

We are looking for community groups to nominate stations for The World Cup of Stations tournament (run by the Rail Delivery Group) – returning for its second year.

It is part of the run-up to Stations’ Day on 16 October – the rail industry’s annual celebration of all stations big and small.

The final competition, launching on 12th October, will see 48 stations large and small representing each region of the country competing in a series of online polls hosted on the Rail Delivery Group’s Twitter page (@RailDeliveryGrp), first against local rivals before going national.

By Friday 16th October, the competition will have been whittled down to a final four with one of Britain’s 2,579 railway stations named the nation’s favourite on Friday evening.

Our stations and our key worker staff have been playing a crucial role supporting the response to COVID-19. We have been proud of the work they have done and by nominating your local station you can say thank you and help boost pride in our local community.

The first step is to make sure your local station qualifies for the World Cup. You can nominate your station by tweeting at the Rail Delivery Group twitter account and using #WorldCupOfStations – the closing date to do this is the 4th October (3 days’ time).

If you are aware of a community group that may be interested, please submit an entry and/or share with wider networks.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you feel we can help with anything more.

Katie and Arron

Mid and West Wales Stakeholder Team

Transport for Wales

Katie Powis

Rheolwr Rhanddeiliaid / Stakeholder Manager

Trafnidiaeth Cymru / Transport for Wales

T: 07493 060539

Gorsaf Abertawe, Stryd Fawr, Abertawe, SA1 1NU

Swansea Station, High Street, Swansea, SA1 1NU

Arron Bevan-John

Swyddog Ymgysylltu â’r Gymuned | Community Engagement Officer

Trafnidiaeth Cymru | Transport for Wales

T: 02921 057571 | M: 07398 152824

Gorsaf Abertawe, Stryd Fawr, Abertawe, SA1 1NU

Swansea Station, High Street, Swansea, SA1 1NU

Support to improve broadband connectivity

Does your community have difficulty in accessing high speed broadband? If so, residents and businesses could be entitled to a broadband upgrade.

The government’s Broadband Upgrade Fund campaign launched in Carmarthenshire yesterday to help businesses, employees and countryside communities take advantage of all the benefits associated with faster and more reliable internet connections.

The government is offering rural residents up to £1,500 and small to medium sized businesses up to £3,500 to upgrade to gigabit broadband, which is capable of download speeds of 1 gigabit (1000 megabits) per second and is much faster than the current speeds experienced across Carmarthenshire.

Upgrading to gigabit broadband will mean homes and businesses in Carmarthenshire will have the world-class, future-proof and reliable internet connections they need to keep pace with new advances in technology, and the jobs and growth that comes with it, in the decades to come.

Encouraging communities to come together, residents and businesses can combine their interest to increase the overall fund the community is entitled to. Registration is open until 30 September 2020, and rural residents and business owners in Carmarthenshire are encouraged to check if they are eligible.

Some premises and business across Carmarthenshire will also be able to benefit from the Welsh Government’s top-up voucher scheme, taking the potential funding for individual premises up to £3,000 and up to £7,000 for businesses.

In most cases, the funding provided will pay for the cost of installing the new broadband provided there is enough properties in a group project.

We would appreciate if you could promote this within your communities.

For more details on this, contact cejenkins@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

Letitia Cornwallis Trust Public Consultation – Ending Soon.

Over the past few weeks, Landsker Business Solutions Ltd has been conducting a public consultation on behalf of the Letitia Cornwallis Trust to record opinions and comments on potential future uses of the Letitia Cornwallis site in Llanwrda.

This consultation included a questionnaire that has been available for completion online, and via a paper copy delivered by hand and left in public spaces in both Llansadwrn and Llanwrda.

Landsker is delighted to say that they have had a very good response to the public consultation and so will shortly be closing the study. The deadline for questionnaire completion is now Wednesday 12th February 2020. Please return any completed questionnaires that you have to the address on the back of the questionnaires -or simply drop them into the cafe or shop in Llanwrda.

Landsker would like to take this opportunity to say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has already kindly completed the survey. Your help is much appreciated. Findings of the surveys will be shared when available.

Copies are available in the Reading Room and the Vestry

Art Sadwrn

Art Sadwrn - a poster explaining the art group

A new art group has been set up in the village. Starting Monday September the 9th from 10am all are welcome regardless of your skills and talents.

Come along, learn new skills, refresh old ones, have a giggle with our friendly community and enjoy a bit of time from the woes of the world by being a bit creative.

£2.00 a session will cover refreshments and Reading Room hire. We hope to see you there.