Build-up of fallen leaves on roadside causes concern

South Wales Guardian:

12:52pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

GROWING piles of leaves building up on pavements and in the gutters of Ammanford’s streets are an accident waiting to happen, according to disgruntled residents.

Cadw 'cop-out' over stone row on Betws Mountain

South Wales Guardian: EXPERT VIEW: Dr Sandy Gerrard maintains the stone row on Betws Mountain probably dates from prehistoric times.

6:00am Wednesday 18th June 2014

THE 700-metre Mynydd y Betws stone row is “most likely prehistoric,” claims the man who discovered it.

Ffairfach residents call for return of village bus service

South Wales Guardian: BUS STOP: Ffairfach residents say the reduction in service has left them completely cut off.

6:00am Wednesday 18th June 2014

BUS passengers are fuming after First Cymru stopped service 103 running from Ammanford to Llandeilo – a move they say isolates Ffairfach from Llandeilo for four hours in the day.

South Wales Guardian Opinion

6:00am Wednesday 18th June 2014

BACK in October 2012 we reported what was initially thought to be a neolithic stone row on Betws Mountain was probably just a relatively modern grazing boundary or route waymarker.

Fresh row over Ammanford car parking charges

South Wales Guardian: CLLR COLIN EVANS: "Parking in Ammanford is far cheaper than other towns."

1:36pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

AMMANFORD town councillors Colin Evans and Irena Hopkins have again clashed over the continuing controversy over parking charges.

Cwmaman bowlers bowled out by floods

South Wales Guardian: WASHOUT: The scene at Cwmaman Park on Monday morning.

6:00am Wednesday 11th June 2014

AN Amman Valley bowling club have urged Carmarthenshire County Council to take action as their green has been repeatedly flooded by heavy downpours.

Wetherspoons rule out move to Ammanford's old police station site

6:00am Wednesday 11th June 2014

PUB giants JD Wetherspoon have scotched rumours they are looking into the possibility of building a new pub on the site of Ammanford’s old police station in College Street.

South Wales Guardian Opinion

6:00am Wednesday 11th June 2014

COMMONSENSE has prevailed with residents organising Cwmaman Fun Day cheered by the news they will receive £1,500 from the carnival committee.

Chance to meet with county councillor

South Wales Guardian: COLIN EVANS: 'I don't respond well to threats."

12:26pm Monday 3rd March 2014

County Councillor Colin Evans will be holding a surgery at St. Thomas’ Church, Wernolau Road, Pontamman on Friday,March 7, between 5pm and 6pm.

Llandybie news

12:01pm Monday 13th January 2014

CHURCH SERVICES - Sunday, January 19 - Ebenezer Community Church: 10.30am Worship and Communion; Monday, December 12, 6pm to 7.30pm Kids Club for ages 9-15 years, with various table games and free wi-fi; Tuesday, December 13, Bible Study; The Coffee Morning is closed until further notice.

Pontardawe news

12:01pm Monday 13th January 2014

YN Y CAPELI - Dydd Sul, Ionawr 19 - Ebenezer: 10.30am Gwasanaeth. Alltwen: 9.30am Parchg. G. M. Jones. Soar: 10.30am Gwasanaeth. Saron: 2.30pm Brawd Gareth Hopkin. Bethesda: 3pm Gwasanaeth. Tabernacl: 10.30am Brawd Owen Pugh. Y Baran: Dim Oedfa. Capel y Graig: 3pm Gwasanaeth. Gellionnen: 11am Service. San Pedr: 10.30am Rev. G. Green Vicar. Mount Elim: 10.30am and 6pm Pastor Steffan Jones. River of Life Church, Dyffryn Road, Allwen: 5pm Mr Steadman.

Ystradowen news

12:01pm Monday 13th January 2014

100 CLUB DRAW - Ystradowen Community Centre 100 Club draw took place on December 19.

Penygroes news

12:01pm Monday 13th January 2014

PENYGROES HISTORY SOCIETY - A talk on the History of the Coop in Ammanford will be held in Penygroes Memorial hall on Saturday, January 18 at 3pm.

Walkers' news

12:01pm Monday 13th January 2014

DINEFWR RAMBLERS - Sunday, January 19, Llangorse Lake - With its legends of a city sunk beneath its waters and its association with the Roman Lovenium, this will always be an interesting place to walk. (7.5 miles) moderate, Explorer map OL13. Please meet at Brynaman Community car park, to depart at 9am and on by car. For further details you can contact the Walk Leader Kevin Henry on (01269) 822469 or mob 07989879275.

Saron news

12:01pm Monday 13th January 2014

CAPEL - Y Sul nesaf bydd y Parch. Carl Willams yn pregethu am 10.30 o'r gloch a'r Ysgol Sul yn cyd-redeg.

Garnswllt news

12:01pm Monday 13th January 2014

TEA AND CAKES - Please come down to the Welfare hall on Wednesday, January 15 for first class home-made cakes and tea to raise money for the Llanelli Eisteddfod, from 3pm to 4.30pm, entry £1.50.

Cwmaman news

12:01pm Monday 13th January 2014

IMPORTANT MEETING - An important meeting will be held at Garnant Club on Thursday, January 30 at 7pm, regarding the immediate future of the club. Everyone in the community is invited; if you care about Clwb Garnant please come along; this is Your Community club; please don’t let this opportunity go to waste.

Cwarter Bach Community Council

12:01pm Monday 13th January 2014

The latest meeting of the Cwarter Bach Community Council took place at the The Ystradowen Community Centre on Wednesday, January 8.

Cross Hands news

12:01pm Monday 13th January 2014

BEREAVEMENT - Regrettably, many senior members of our Village and the surrounding Community will have heard with sadness, of the death of a highly esteemed, popular and friendly personage - our former local Pharmacist - the late David Islwyn James (Dai) - The Chemist, Cross Hands Square who died on Friday, December 27 at Prince Phillip Hospital following a short illness. He was 80 years old.

Brynaman news

12:01pm Monday 13th January 2014

CHURCH SERVICES - Sunday, January 19 - St. Catherine's Church: 11am Holy Communion; mid-week Services and Fellowship meetings as announced (all welcome).

GCG, Cwmgors & Tairgwaith news

12:01pm Monday 13th January 2014

SAD LOSS - His numerous friends were saddened at news of the peaceful passing away ,at Glangwili Hospital ,Carmarthen on New Years Day ,of a well-known and much-liked local man,Mr Jim Williams of Colbren Road,Gwaun cae Gurwen ,at the age of 65.

Ammanford news

South Wales Guardian: Ammanford news

12:01pm Monday 13th January 2014

FREE COMPUTER COURSE - Would you like to know how to use a computer and the internet? A four week BBC First Click Course is starting on January 17, to show you how. The course is FREE and perfect for absolute beginners. Phone Ammanford Library on 01269 598360 to book your place. Course dates: January 17, 24, 31and February 7 from 10am to 12.30pm. Delivered by Communities 2.0 Team.

Penygroes news

4:37pm Monday 6th January 2014

EGLWYS JERUSALEM – Ionawr 12fed. Oedfa o dan ofal yn gweneidog y Parchedig Ifan R. Roberts am 5.30 yr hwyr.

Headline

3:11pm Monday 6th January 2014

CAPEL - Y Sul nesaf bydd y Gweinidog yn pregethu am 10.30 o'r gloch a'r Ysgol Sul yn cyd redeg.

Llandybie news

3:10pm Monday 6th January 2014

CHURCH SERVICES - Sunday, January 12 - Ebenezer Community Church: 10.30am Worship and Communion; Monday 6pm to 7.30pm Kids Club for ages 9-15 years, with various table games and free wi-fi; Tuesday Bible Study; The Coffee Morning is closed until further notice.

Cwmaman news

2:50pm Monday 6th January 2014

BEST WISHES - from his numerous friends to Mr Terry Windsor of Maesybedol, Garnant, now back home following a recent spell in hospital.

Ammanford news

2:39pm Monday 6th January 2014

CHURCH SERVICES - Sunday, January 12 - English Baptist Church, Brynmawr Lane (just off College Street): 11am Service.

Brynaman news

2:35pm Monday 6th January 2014

CHURCH SERVICES - Sunday, January 12 - St. Catherine's Church: 11am Morning Worship; 6pm Holy Communion; Mid week services and Fellowship meetings as announced (All welcome).

GCG, Cwmgors & Tairgwaith news

2:33pm Monday 6th January 2014

GCG BAND - Gwaun cae Gurwen silver band held their first rehearsal after the holiday break on January 7; we hope our Musical Director has made a full recovery following a recent bout of illness. Looking back at 2013, the band and their MD have worked hard to fulfil all their engagements. 2014 promises many new adventures for the band. They thank all their ticket sellers and everyone who supported the Lottery Scheme.

Pontardawe news

1:07pm Monday 16th December 2013

RAFA - The association met at the Jubilee club on December 5 for their usual meeting. There were 12 members present for a good discussion, chaired as usual by Don Spicer.

Pontardawe news

5:41pm Monday 2nd December 2013

YN Y CAPELI - Rhagfyr 8fed. Ebenezer: Gwasanaeth 10.30am. Alltwen: Parchg G M Jones 9.30am. Soar: Brawd Eifion Walters 10.30am. Saron: Brawd Dorian Richards 2.30pm. Bethesda: Gwasanaeth 3pm. Tabernacl: Dr Phil Davies 3pm. Y Baran: Ni fydd oedfa. Capel y Graig: Gwasanaeth 3pm. Gellionnen: Service at 11am. San Pedr: Rev Gary Green Vicar 10.30am. Mount Elim: Pastor S Jones 10.30am, 6pm. River of Life Church: Mr Steadman 5pm.

Saron news

3:24pm Monday 25th November 2013

ST DAVID'S CHURCH - Sunday, December 1: Evening prayer 5pm.

Pontardawe news

3:13pm Monday 25th November 2013

YN Y CAPELI - Rhagfyr 1af. Ebenezer: Gwasanaeth 10.30am. Alltwen: Parchg G M Jones 9.30am. Soar: Parchg Ieuan Davies 10.30am. Saron: Pastor Ron Williams 2.30pm. Bethesda: Gwasanaeth 3pm. Tabernacl: Brawd Owen Pugh 10.30am. Y Baran: Brawd Eifion Walters 2.30pm. Capel y Graig: Gwasanaeth 3pm. Gellionnen: Service at 11am. San Pedr: Rev G Green Vicar 10.30am. Mount Elim: Pastor S Jones 10.30am, 6pm. River of Life Church, Alltwen: 5pm.

Llandyfan

2:52pm Monday 25th November 2013

SOAR - Dyma drefn oedfaon mis Rhagfyr (i gyd am 2 o'r gloch)

Llandybie news

12:46pm Monday 25th November 2013

CHURCH SERVICES - Ebenezer Community Church, Sunday, November 24: 10.30am, worship and communion. Monday 6pm to 7.30pm, kids club for ages nine-15 years, with various table games and free wi-fi. Tuesday, 7pm Bible Study. The coffee morning is closed until further notice.

GCG, Cwmgors & Tairgwaith news

12:14pm Monday 25th November 2013

TAIRGWAITH SENIORS - met on November 18, Chairperson Ivy Tanner welcoming all and wishing well all those indisposed, including Doris Hill, indisposed at home, and Mary Richmond, admitted back into Prince Philip Hospital.

Cwmllynfell & Rhiwfawr

12:08pm Monday 25th November 2013

OAP ASSOCIATION - The group will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, December 4 at 2pm. For the members going on the Annual Christmas Dinner. a kind reminder that the remaining £10 for the lunch will be collected during the meeting. The theatre trip to see" Singing in the Rain" is on Thursday 12th December and the bus pick up time will be 9.45am in Rhosaman, picking up in Cwmllynfell at 10am. There will not be a meeting in January, 2014, therefore the next meeting will be Wednesday, February 5 at 2pm.

Cwmaman news

12:04pm Monday 25th November 2013

FUN RACE NIGHT - Garnant Club invites you to Keith y Joci’s Fun Race Night this Saturday (November 30) from around 8pm, after the Wales and Australia International. Come and join in the fun, all welcomed.

Cwarter Bach Community Council

12:01pm Monday 25th November 2013

The November meeting took place at the Ystradowen Community Centre on November 6.

Carmel news

12:01pm Monday 25th November 2013

CHRISTMAS CONCERT - Denny Twp and the children of the area are busy rehearsing for their 'Christmas Cracker' concert which will be on Saturday 14 December in Carmel Hall at 7pm. Entrance £4 for adults, children free, seasonal refreshments included. Father Christmas will be there too, so come along for a fun and festive evening. Tickets now available from committee members or tel 01269 842978.

Brynaman news

12:01pm Monday 25th November 2013

FREE IT COURSES - Free learndirect courses will be held at The Black Mountain Centre on Tuesday afternoons (1.30 p.m. – 3 p.m.)

Ammanford news

12:01pm Monday 25th November 2013

SALVATION ARMY SERVING HOT LUNCH – The lunches will be served every Tuesday for £3.50. Come along and join us at 12.30pm. For further details ring 01269 593445.

Pontardawe news

1:17pm Monday 4th November 2013

YN Y CAPELI - Ebenezer: bore am 10.30 Gwasanaeth. Alltwen: bore am 9.30 Parchg. G. M. Jones. Soar: bore am 10.30 Parchg. Ivor Rees. Saron: prynhawn am 2.30 Parchg. Ieuan Davies. Bethesda: prynhawn am 3 o'r gloch Gwasanaeth. Tabernacle: 11am Annual Remembrance Church Service at St. Peters Church. Y Baran: Ni fydd Oedfa. Capel y Graig: prynhawn am 3 o'r gloch Gwasanaeth. Gellionnen: 11am Service. San Pedr: 10.30am Revd. Gary Green (Vicar). Mount Elim: 10.30am and 6pm Pastor S. Jones. River of Live Church, Alltwen: 5pm Mr Steadman.

Betws news

12:20pm Monday 4th November 2013

BETWS COMMUNITY COUNCIL – Our annual Remembrance service will be held on Monday, November 11 at 10.45am in Betws park. Everybody is welcome to attend.

Ammanford news

12:17pm Monday 4th November 2013

YN Y CAPELI – Tachwedd 11. Capel y Gwynfryn: Dim oedfa yn y Gwynfryn ymuno gyda Gellimanwydd yn eu cyrddau pregethu 10.30 a 5.30. Gellimanwdd: Cyfarfodydd Pregethu Gellimanwdd/Gwynfryn yng Ngellimanwydd am 10.3yb a 5.30 yh, pregethwr Y Parch Aled Davies Jones, M.A., B.D., M.Th., Llandysul. Bethany: Oedfa am 10.30 o’r gloch dan ofal Mr Aled Lewis, Llanymddyfri. Ebeneser: 10.30 a 3.30. Y Gweinidog.

Cross Hands news

12:01pm Monday 4th November 2013

REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICES - Remembrance services will take place in the village on Sunday, November 10, at the Cenotaph situated in the Cross Hands Memorial Gardens, (Llandeilo Road) with a service at 2.30pm, conducted by our Parish Associate Priest Rev Dr Brian Jones and attended by Civic Dignitaries, local council/business/organisations, service representatives and the public.

Spooktacular event at Ammanford optician

South Wales Guardian: Spooktacular event at Ammanford optician

3:09pm Thursday 24th October 2013

AN AMMANFORD opticians is offering a brand new tablet computer to whoever can carve the most spooktacular pumpkin this Halloween.

Ammanford news

2:29pm Friday 25th October 2013

FILIPINO CUISINE NIGHT AT RUGBY CLUB – On Friday, November 8 the Filipino cuisine night will be held at Ammanford RFC at 7pm. There will be a guest speaker, raffle and auction. Entertainment will be provided by Popcorn. Tickets £7, available from the club house, AVS Lyn Connections, Shoppers World or Doug Williams on 01269 592678.

Pontardawe news

3:01pm Monday 21st October 2013

YN Y CAPELI – Hydref 27ain. Ebenezer: Gwasanaeth 10.30am. Alltwen: Parchg G M Jones 9.30am. Soar: Parchg G Reynolds, 10.30am. Saron: Brawd Dorian Richards, 2.30pm. Bethesda: Gwasanaeth 3pm. Tabernacl: Y Chwiorydd 10.30am. Y Baran: Ni fydd oedfa. Capel y Graig: Gwasanaeth 3pm. Gellionnen: Service at 11am. San Pedr: Rev G Green Vicar 10.30am. Mount Elim: Pastor S Jones 10.30am, 6pm. River of Life Church, Alltwen: Mr Steadman 5pm.

Penygroes news

3:00pm Monday 21st October 2013

REMEMBRANCE SERVICE – The service will be held at Penygroes Memorial hall on Sunday, September 10 at 12pm. All welcome.






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