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12:01pm Monday 13th January 2014
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.
4:37pm Monday 6th January 2014
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.
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.
3:00pm Monday 21st October 2013
2:36pm Monday 21st October 2013
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.
4:40pm Monday 14th October 2013
12:00pm Monday 7th October 2013
2:46pm Friday 4th October 2013
2:34pm Monday 30th September 2013
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; or telephone 07971 026493, or alternatively write to Cwmffrwd Farm, Llandeilo Road, Glanamman, Ammanford, SA18 2DZ.
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).
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.
12:02pm Thursday 19th September 2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
1:06pm Monday 2nd September 2013
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.
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.
1:22pm Thursday 18th July 2013
1:19pm Thursday 18th July 2013
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.
8:39am Tuesday 4th June 2013
8:59am Wednesday 27th March 2013
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.
10:09am Thursday 21st February 2013
1:00pm Wednesday 20th February 2013
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.
4:00pm Wednesday 13th February 2013
10:00am Friday 21st September 2012
3:00pm Tuesday 18th September 2012
7:00pm Sunday 9th September 2012
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.
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.
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.
12:10pm Thursday 5th January 2012
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.
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.
1:30pm Thursday 15th September 2011
8:30am Wednesday 14th September 2011
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.
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.
7:30am Wednesday 14th September 2011
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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