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Llanfynydd LVS Bullet Points Winter 2020

Llanfynydd Community Group LVS

BULLET POINTS OF OUR COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Winter 2020

Our Community Footpaths

We have discussed walking and marking our local footpaths, and will note the paths that require
better signage and also maintenance to become passable. We referenced the Carmarthenshire

Council maps and County Walks Leisure Time brochures.

We agreed more accessible footpaths would bring visitors into the Community, which in turn would
possibly bring trade to local businesses. We would look at roundabout walks, ability to park in the
Village, consider dog friendly walks and note different levels of ability.

Our Community Website – www. llanfynydd.net

Increased Business advertising for a small annual fee on our Community website, would finance
additional features, as discussed at our Community Meeting with WedigMedia. We will promote the
website on our FaceBook pages.

The Village Hall Trust.

The Hall Plot remains closed off from the Community. The Community Council now holds the “Hall
Trust” as Sole Trustee, this is an additional responsibility to Community Council business. The Land
Registry Office has yet to complete the registration of the Trust land, which needs to have the
boundaries confirmed as there is a small discrepancy.

Covid 19

Due to the CoronaVirus Pandemic, we have been restricted in how we hold our meetings and the
activities we wish to carry out. We are hopeful we will be able to resume these next year. The Society
will extend our current membership fee until 1st July 2021.

We wish everybody a Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year 2021.

Llanfynydd Parish Church

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Llanfynydd Parish Church
Benefice Of Catheiniog

The Vicar, Church Wardens and members of the above church wish to convey their grateful thanks and appreciation to members of the community for their continuity in maintaining the church yard in its pristine condition. Situated as it is in the centre of the village, St. Egwad’s church,  built around 1291 is a very old edifice and it is very pleasing to see its grounds looking so well kept.

It is very pleasing, when we are in the throes of a pandemic that people have not forgotten the Christian ethic of helping their neighbours.

As in many churches our congregation is very sparse and elderly, unable to carry out the many tasks involved with the church, our finances are not sufficient to employ a groundsman.

Our church roof is leaking badly and we were wondering how to solve the problem. It is said that “God moves in many and various ways his wonders to perform “ when along comes a good Samaritan Mr Derek Harrison, Sannon Court (the old vicarage). He is going to run a ‘Virtual Brighton Marathon’ around Penybont-Bryn-yr-Eglwys-Bronglyn-Farmers-Penybont and is seeking sponsorship, where all the money raised will go to repair the church roof. There are additional sponsorship leaflets circulating giving precise details of how to participate.

To Spencer’s Derek please contact the church treasurer Mr Cliff Price at Penlan House on 01558668659. All Cheques to be made out to LLANFYNYDD CHURCH-BUILDING MAINT FUND.

We hope the community will support Derek wholeheartedly in this arduous task that he is about to undertake to safeguard the future of the Parish Church.

Llanfynydd homes and businesses eligible for up to £7,000 in broadband grants

Press release from Carmarthenshire County Council

Rural communities to get improved internet connection

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The bottom line is that homes in Llanfynydd are now eligible for £3,000 grants and businesses £7,000 to get gigabit broadband. The grants are meant to be pooled to bring in a contractor. Here’s the registration link…
https://broadband-upgrade-fund.campaign.gov.uk

Financial help is being made available for residents struggling with internet connection in Carmarthenshire’s rural communities

A new scheme has been set up to help rural residents and small businesses with less than 100mbps access faster and more reliable broadband.

The Broadband Upgrade fund which forms part of the government’s Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme offers those with slow internet speeds a significant contribution towards the costs of getting quicker and more reliable internet connections into their homes or businesses.

Rural residents can get up to £1,500 and small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) up to £3,500 to upgrade to gigabit broadband, which is capable of download speeds of 1 gigabit (1000 megabits) per second.

Those who have less than 30 Mbps may be eligible for a top up from Welsh Government which double the value of the voucher with up to £7000 for available for SMEs and £3000 for homes.

Carmarthenshire County Council’s executive board member responsible for rural affairs, Cllr Cefin Campbell said: “We welcome this new scheme and would encourage rural residents and businesses with slow internet speeds to register their interest now. Digital connectivity is an essential utility, particularly in the current situation with the Covid-19 pandemic and having to work remotely. It underpins almost every aspect of modern living across work, travel, leisure and health. Fast, reliable connectivity is vital to support business growth, help rural communities to thrive, improve health and well-being, and make it easier for people to get online and access public services. Without it they are going to struggle to live a modern lifestyle.”

Residents and businesses are being encouraged to combine their interest to increase the overall fund the community is entitled to.

Digital Infrastructure Minister Matt Warman said: ”Better broadband enhances people’s lives and the government is making it easier for rural communities in Carmarthenshire to access the economic and social benefits of gigabit-capable broadband. Those suffering with slow internet speeds can receive a significant contribution towards the costs of getting quicker and more reliable internet connections into their homes or businesses through this initiative. I urge people to sign up to find out if they’re eligible for this next-generation broadband boost.”

Please check here to see if you are eligible to apply. Registration is open until 30 September 2020.

For more information contact Ceri Jenkins CeJenkins@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

Llanfynydd Show and Covid 19

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Due to the Coronavirus and the government restrictions on social distancing, mass gatherings and the health and safety of the nation as a whole, it will be impossible to hold our 81st Annual Agricultural and Horticultural Show at Llanfynydd this year.

Officials, judges etc. and even the Handicraft classes that have already been set for 2020 will be frozen until 2021.

Just to remind us all of the good times over the years at the show, could you please dig out those favourite photos or snaps shots. Sarah Thomas has kindly offered to put them on the Llanfynydd website. They can be sent via What’s app (07971203029) or e- mail to sarah@ianthomasconstruction.com

Fingers crossed we will all keep virus free and the Agricultural Show will be back stronger than ever next year.

Date for the diary – Second Saturday in August 14/08/2021.