THE early arrival of spring has seen a renewal of energy being put into the many projects that are centred on Llandovery station.

The recent garden design competition drew a tremendous response. The most popular category, particularly among the children from Edward Davies’ class in Ysgol Rhys Prichard, was the twodimensional plan.

Babs Rees, chairman of the Llandovery Gardening Club, chose the winners, whose prizes were awarded by Mayor-elect Jill Blud at a ceremony in the station.

The practical work of developing the garden has begun: 50 beech hedge plants have been planted around onethird of the perimeter and five bird boxes have been placed in the trees. The sites for the raised beds have been selected, the wood has been purchased and construction has begun.

The displays put on each month by various associations and groups in the town are another feature gaining public recognition.

In March, the Town Twinning Association’s display was a suitable background to a successful evening of Breton food and wine, organised to help raise funds towards Llandovery Youth RFC’s visit to France.

For the month of April, Neville Morgan has created a splendid display on the history of the Llandovery Cricket Club, one of the oldest in Wales.

It is hoped to lay on some sort of exhibition for the arrival of the first Steam Excursion along the Heart of Wales line on Bank Holiday Monday, May 7.