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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cross Hands news

2:36pm Monday 21st October 2013

Correspondent: Mrs M Robert, 19 Caeglas, Cross Hands. 01269 843340.

Carmel news

4:46pm Monday 14th October 2013

CRAFT DAY - The next coffee and craft day is this Friday in Carmel Hall. Call in for coffee or tea and biscuits any time between 10am and 3pm, only £1. Lunch snacks available at £2. Bring your own hobby or craft and share ideas with other crafters, or just call in for a chat.

Cross Hands news

4:40pm Monday 14th October 2013

STICK SHOW - The Cross Hands and District Stick Makers Association, will be holding their annual Stick Show & Craft Demonstration's on Saturday, October 26 at New Cross Hands Working Men’s Club.

Penygroes church services

12:00pm Monday 7th October 2013

CALFARIA - Prynhawn Mercher am 2.00, Dosbarth Gwau. Nos Fercher am 7.15 Astudiaeth Beiblaidd ym Mhenrhiwgoch.

Slimming's a piece of cake for busy mum

South Wales Guardian: SUPER SLIMMER: Andrea Williams.

2:46pm Friday 4th October 2013

YOUNG Mum, and cake making enthusiast Andrea Williams, recently celebrated being voted Woman of the Year for Tumble Slimming World.


2:34pm Monday 30th September 2013

CAPEL PENYGROES MYNYDD SION A JERUSALEM - Oedfa undebol yn Capel Penygroes am 2.30 o'r gloch o dan arweiniad y Parchedig Edward Griffiths, Llandeilo.

Carmel news

2:07pm Monday 30th September 2013

NANTYGROES WI - The next meeting is on Thursday, October 10 in Carmel Hall. The speaker is Elaine Collins who will give a talk on the work of Cerebra, a charity which helps and supports children with neurological problems. The competition is for the most items in a match box . Meeting starts at 7.30pm, new members always welcome

Cross Hands news

2:05pm Monday 30th September 2013

COUNTRY MUSIC DANCE NIGHT – An enthusiastic audience gathered on Tumble hall on Friday, September 27 for the monthly Gareth Lloyd Williams organised country music and dance event and enjoyed an evening of varied plus line dancing plus a programme of country music old and new, all entertained by two individual guest artists musician/vocalist Travis Logan and Andy Ash.

Tumble news

1:43pm Friday 20th September 2013

GRANT FUNDING - Llannon Community Council is offering up to £300 in grants towards funding schemes that are aimed at improving the development of our community. The grant scheme is designed to benefit clubs / organisations and individuals within the Council’s area. The grants can be used for facility improvements, sports, youth, hosting events, community or environmental projects etc. The scheme is intended to make a difference to local activities and projects which will in turn create new or improved opportunities. In exceptional circumstances the grant can also be provided to help towards running costs of your organisation/club. The deadline for applications for 2013/14 is October 9th 2013. The decision of the Council will be made in October 2013. For an application form, either email your address to daidoc@yahoo.co.uk; or telephone 07971 026493, or alternatively write to Cwmffrwd Farm, Llandeilo Road, Glanamman, Ammanford, SA18 2DZ.

Carmel news

1:04pm Friday 20th September 2013

NANTYGROES WI - Held their September meeting in Carmel Hall, when President Jenny Evans welcomed 25 members and two guests, Dave and Wyn. Minutes of the last meeting were read and accepted. A letter was read out from Doris, thanking everyone for her birthday wishes. Winners in the County show were congratulated, results being a first for Frances (savoury tart), second and highly commended for Dawn (floral displays) and a second for Pauline and Wendy (life size figure).

Cross Hands news

12:30pm Friday 20th September 2013

SPEEDY RECOVERY – A speedy recovery is extended by his many supporters to popular Mike Dumbrill entrepreneur of Mike’s Mobile Menu who is currently a patient in Glangwili hospital following a recent sporting injury necessitating remedial orthopaedic surgery. Get well soon Mike.

Tumble couple tie the knot

South Wales Guardian: WEDDING BELLE: Tumble couple Dale Flear and Jane Phillips were married at the Ashburnham Hotel, Llanelli on Friday, August 23.

12:02pm Thursday 19th September 2013

WEDDING BELLE: Tumble couple Dale Flear and Jane Phillips were married at the Ashburnham Hotel, Llanelli on Friday, August 23.

Carmel news

2:49pm Monday 16th September 2013

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING - will be held on Friday 27 September in Carmel Hall. There will be cakes, crafts, nearly new clothes and bric a brac on sale and all proceeds go to Macmillan Cancer Research. If you would like to book a table, please contact Pauline on 01269 831786.

Cross Hands news

12:01pm Monday 9th September 2013

COUNTRY MUSIC NIGHT – The August country music and dance night took place at Tumble hall premises on Friday, August 23 when 2 visiting guest artists, Marty Smith and also Mike Denvor entertained the audience of musical and varied dance enthusiasts and an enjoyable evening was had by all present.

Carmel news

12:04pm Wednesday 4th September 2013

WI - Nantygroes WI hold their next meeting this Thursday in Carmel Hall. The speaker will be Heather Summer who will give a talk and demonstration on Classical and Folk Music. Names and money will be taken for the trip to Leominster and Hampton Court Castle on Friday, October 4 - friends welcome (please contact Pauline to book). Meeting starts at 7.30pm, new members always welcome.

GCG, Cwmgors & Tairgwaith news

1:07pm Monday 2nd September 2013

GCG ADVICE CLINIC AND SOCIAL GROUP - The Gwaun cae Gurwen Advice Clinic and Social Group offers a signposting and advice service, as well as opportunities for socialising and learning new skills at the New Community Hall, New Road, Gwaun cae Gurwen.

Cross Hands news

1:06pm Monday 2nd September 2013

iPAD COURSE - If you’re Fifty plus and want to learn how to get online using the latest technology, there’s an Over 50’s iPad course starting at Cross hands Library on Wednesday, September 11.

Carmel news

1:05pm Monday 2nd September 2013

WI - Nantygroes WI hold their next meeting on Thursday, September 12 in Carmel Hall. The speaker will be Heather Summer who will give a talk and demonstration on Classical and Folk Music. Names and money will be taken for the trip to Leominster and Hampton Court Castle on Friday 4 October - friends welcome (please contact Pauline to book). Meeting starts at 7.30pm, new members always welcome.

Penygroes news

6:25pm Thursday 22nd August 2013

SPONSORED WALK - Carmarthenshire National Eisteddfod are holding a Sponsored Walk and Treasure Hunt on September 7 at 2pm starting at Penygores Hall. It will be a circular walk mostly footpaths c. (4-miles). Refreshments will be served later at the Hall at the end of the walk. For sponsor forms please telephone 843719.

Gorslas senior citizens enjoy market trip

South Wales Guardian: Gorslas senior citizens enjoy market trip

1:22pm Thursday 18th July 2013

MEMBERS of the Gorslas Senior Citizens had an enjoyable and eventful trip to Machynlleth on Wednesday, July 17 to attend the open market festivities

Gorslas news

1:19pm Thursday 18th July 2013

GORSLAS SENIOR CITIZENS - The beautiful weather brought out Parishioners and friends from the three Churches of the Parish to Llyn Llech Owain on Sunday, July 14 for the annual sing-a-long

11th annual country music festival

8:44am Tuesday 4th June 2013

Finalised details have been submitted for the forthcoming 11th Annual Gwendraeth Valley Country Music Festival, organised as on past occasions by Gareth Lloyd Williams, but unfortunately this year, due to circumstances entirely beyond his control, the event has been shortened to two dates instead of the usual fiveand these are set as follows: Friday night (June 21) to commence at 8pm, doors open at 7pm and on Saturday night (June 22) to commence at 7pm with doors open from 6pm- both events are to take place at Tumble Hall premises.

Nantygroes WI

8:39am Tuesday 4th June 2013

The next meeting is on Thursday, June 13 in Carmel Hall.

Open darts tournament

8:59am Wednesday 27th March 2013

A forthcoming open darts tournament has been planned to take place at Upper Tumble social club, with a £1,000 prize.

Tumble country music and dance night

9:00am Monday 25th March 2013

Would all Tumble monthly country music/dance supporters and visitors please note that due to unforeseen circumstances the hall booking for the normal monthly dance was not available and has been rescheduled for Friday, April 5 at Tumble hall from 8pm - doors open at 7pm.

Air Training Corps open day

10:09am Thursday 21st February 2013

The Air Training Corps 2227 Mid-Gwendraeth Squadron are now recruiting. Come along to an open evening tonight (Thursday, February 21) at Heol y Pentre, Ponthenri between 7pm and 9pm.

Court Henry whist drive

1:00pm Wednesday 20th February 2013

The next monthly whist drive of the current season will be held at the Reading Room, Court Henry, Dryslwyn on Saturday evening, February 23 commencing at 7.30pm.

Tumble country music event

10:00am Tuesday 19th February 2013

The monthly scheduled concert for March, takes place at Tumble hall on Friday, March 1 (St Davids' Day) and in celebration of our Patron Saint, will incorporate the serving of Cawl and Cheese, prepared and served by Mandy and her team.

Coffee and craft in Carmel hall

4:00pm Wednesday 13th February 2013

The February Coffee and Craft day will be on Friday (February 15) in Carmel Hall between 10am and 3pm.

World's Biggest Coffee Morning

10:00am Friday 21st September 2012

Penygroes will once again be hosting the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday, September 28 from 10.30am to 1.30pm in the Memorial hall.

Noson Lawen at Cross Hands hall

3:00pm Tuesday 18th September 2012

Live entertainment returns to lighten up the autumn evenings with a fundraising Noson Lawen in Cross Hands Hall on Saturday, October 13 starting at 7.30pm.

Cross Hands library disruption

7:00pm Sunday 9th September 2012

Recent disruption was experienced at our local Library involving Telephone and internet Communications, this resulting from the replacement BT Telephone Pole work undertaken nearby.

Country music/dance event

3:00pm Saturday 8th September 2012

The monthly Country Music/Dance event for August, held at Tumble Hall on the earlier re-arranged date due to unforeseen circumstances of August 17, attracted four musical/vocal artistes - “Black Steel”, “Sherrie”, plus a guest artiste a former Country Circuit Artiste.

Tenth annual country music festival

12:40pm Thursday 10th May 2012

The annual Gwendraeth valley country music festival is being organised by Gareth Lloyd Williams, for the 10th year, and is scheduled to occur atTumble hall over the three days of Friday, June 15, Saturday 16, and Sunday 17.

Damaged bus shelter

12:40pm Wednesday 9th May 2012

It has been noted that the public bus shelter situated on Carmarthen Road in the vicinity of Bancyfynnon estate andour Health centre has been damaged and is no minus at leasttwo complete upper panes of glass/perspex panelling.

January country wester/music night

12:10pm Thursday 5th January 2012

This months country music dance evening, organised by Gareth Lloyd Williams is scheduled to take place this Friday, January 6 at Tumble hall venue commencing at 8pm, doors open at 7.30pm.

Dog litter bins enquiries

12:00pm Wednesday 4th January 2012

It is understood that the lack of village- sited dog litter bins, from our surrounding village area, frequented by dog-walkers and not solely the parks, reported to both Llannon community council and Carmarthen county council personnel, some weeks ago, has in fact been raised at the last community council meeting and was requested to be relayed to the county council parks department. No definite result on the matter has been received from the county council to date and further enquiries are being made to pursue this overall area and overlooked village problem.

Seasons' compliments and appreciation

12:09pm Tuesday 3rd January 2012

May I, Molly Roberts, commence the New Years column by extending Happy New Year greetings to all Cross Hands residents and express my sincere appreciation to all those who have supplied me with news snippets for our column inclusion throughout 2011.

Remembrance service at Bethel chapel

1:30pm Thursday 15th September 2011

A remembrance service will be held at Bethel Baptist Chapel for Mr Goronwy Owen formerly of Pen Park Tumble on September 20 at 10.30am. All welcome.

Community hanging baskets

8:30am Wednesday 14th September 2011

The communities of Tumble, Llannon and Cross Hands are in full bloom again this summer thanks to the ongoing success of the 'pride in our community' hanging floral baskets project.

Youth services

8:20am Wednesday 14th September 2011

The County Council will be undertaking detached youth work in Cross Hands on Monday evenings - look out for the youth workers in the subway area of the village, advice and support on a range of issues available from qualified youth workers.

Upper Tumble public cemetery

7:30am Wednesday 14th September 2011

Llannon Community Council is currently updating its records in terms of the ownership of all graves in the Cemetery and as such we would be grateful if the owners/ next of kin of all graves could contact us asap so that we can update our records accordingly.

Country Western night re-arranged

7:30am Wednesday 14th September 2011

The Tumble country western music dance event for September has had to be re-arranged and is to take place at the earlier date of this Friday, September 16 instead of the usual end of the month date.

Community welfare services

11:46am Thursday 10th February 2011

Footcare clinics for the elderly along with health and nutritional advice workshops are available at Tumble hall, along with a community lunch club. For more information contact the community council on 0773772987.

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