After much discussion and weighing the pros and cons, it has been decided to discontinue many of our indoor events for the time being – not an easy decision but given the circumstances arguably it is one to make earlier, rather than later. It is a very difficult time with so much uncertainty – and trying to do the right thing, balancing normality with good sense about the risk, is not without its problems: there is no blue print to guide us!
Meantime, a list is being compiled of anyone who would welcome an occasional phone call to make sure they are still ok / need anything / shopping / or whatever: if you think of anyone and you have their permission for their name and contact details to be shared, please let Jane Shaw or Vicar Viv know: similarly the names of anyone free, willing and able themselves to offer giving their support in this way…
Of course many already have local friends / family / neighbours who mutually support one another all the time, which is perfect – but there are some, especially if they are living on their own, in the vulnerable category and without family nearby, who could fall through the net if they catch the virus and self-isolate, without anybody else knowing they are unwell. Vicar Viv Sayer 01550 777200
To ensure that people do not end up isolated we are also organising a regular outdoor walk around the village, and we will also be doing work in the community garden to prevent isolation.
Weather permitting next Saturday morning (21st) we intend to have a community walk in the morning, meeting at the Reading Room at 10am and then a community garden in the afternoon from around 2pm. We have habitats to make and dogwood cuttings to plant. Keep an eye on the events page for updates and new opportunities for meeting up and not hugging.
As a community we commit to keep each other safe whilst not getting isolated. If you are feeling isolated or anxious you are surrounded by a loving community – please ask for help.
A meeting was had for anyone from Llansadwrn interested in opening up their garden for the 2020 fundraiser for our Reading Room.
The Reading Room heaters are in desperate need of replacement, they are ancient enough to have come from the Ark and use enough energy to have cause that flood. So the good people of Llansadwrn are being asked to open up their gardens for a FUN open garden.
Organiser Lizzie Johnson was keen to emphasise the fun bit of the garden, so it’s NOT a competition. We should not be stressed about it, we shouldn’t spend the winter panicing about it and a number of people present at the meeting were keen to point out how wildlife friendly their gardens were by being a bit messy.
We are also focussing largely on gardens in Llansadwrn as we want to keep people out of their cars but people will be able to purchase a map on the day and we are looking into how we can get people to the outlyer gardens with talk of a walk round and a charabanc to drive groups to the outliers. All being investigated and ideas/volunteers welcome.
We are also planning to do a wildlife habitat hunt- so gardeners get to pick what wildlife habitat visiting children have to search for in the garden – the notion of flags with a cut out of the creature as garden markers was suggested (instead of balloons to cut out plastic).
Cakes and refreshments will be provided at the Reading Room and it was suggested that the pub could be open in the afternoon to the weary garden viewers.
If you would like to register your garden please fill in the form below.
The next meeting about the gardens will be 7pm Tuesday Feb 4th at the Reading Room.
The date for the open garden is the 20th June 2020.
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.
Notice of planning application ammendment to access:
LAND TO REAR OF HEDDFRYN, LLANSADWRN, LLANWRDA NON MATERIAL AMENDMENT ON E/18750 (ALTER ACCESS TO PLOT NO 3 ONLY, SO THAT IT IS ACCESSED FROM THE NORTH SIDE OF THE SITE)
Application online available here
Comments to Council here within a 21 day period.
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.