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Covid 19 and Llansadwrn

Llansadwrn

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.

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

Free Christmas Films Plus Pop Up Supper from Gardd Sadwrn

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. A choice of organic hotdogs, veggie hotdogs (with all the trimmings you can imagine), Gardd Sadwrn grown roast pumpkin and bean chilli which you can dress with sour cream or salsa or roasted corn, tortilla chips, sour cream, salsa and cheese. There will be bigger meals for bigger appetites and snacks for the grazers.

Pudding yet to be revealed…..

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.

Llansadwrn Church Vestry Venture

Busy Llansadwrn Vestry Venture

The Vestry Venture will be restarting on Tuesday 11th September. Open between 2.00 and 5.00 it is somewhere just to come and, if you want, to bring unwanted paperbacks and plants to swap, share or buy.

There are games and toys to entertain the young and light refreshments are available. It is a chance to chat and to find out information about local events and happenings.

Please do join us, even if only just to pop in and say hello, especially if you are new to the area and would like to meet others living locally – any and everyone of any age is most welcome.