Shock at no crossing

I HAVE just read about the danger that school pupils in Glanaman are facing each day trying to get to school and it has shocked me.

In this day and age how can there be places where there are no safe places for people to cross?

The council needs to pull its finger out and do something. These children are going to a school some way from their homes, a school that the council created for all the area, and while they have a bus to take them there they don’t have safe way to get to the bus. Ridiculous!

No wonder so many parents choose to drive their children to school when not driving means they have to face danger at roads like this.

Well done the people in Glanaman and the South Wales Guardian for highlighting this and saying they will fight for a crossing.

I hope you win the battle and show that people power works and make sure that a child will never be hurt there.

Mrs C Jones Ammanford Farewell, Gwenllian I WAS saddened to read in the South Wales Guardian about the death of Wales’ oldest person, Gwenllian Davies, who was 110.

What things she must have seen and lived through, including the two World Wars, and so many changes. How important it has been that we have been able to collect her memories and stories and pass them on to other generations.

It was also heart-warming to read how well she was looked after at the home she spent her final years in and she seems to have been surrounded by people who really cared for her. My thoughts are with her family and friends.

D Lloyd Cross Hands Assembly fails the NHS THE Welsh Assembly is failing the NHS in Wales.

Dr Robin Roop, head of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine in Wales, says some patients are waiting 24 hours in A&E. He says NO A&E department in Wales has enough staff to meet minimum staffing levels. This looks pretty close to chaos to me.

I am beginning to hear NHS Wales and NHS England. It seems our NHS and many other UK national institutions are being split into smaller and less effective units for no other purpose than to satisfy the little empire builders in Cardiff Bay.

These people don’t seem to care that their actions mean that the people of Wales have to put up with a sub-standard service.

I say we should get rid of this unnecessary, expensive and damaging layer of politicians.

We can save ourselves a pile of money and a heap of troubles.

David Bevan

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Give us a hand to help

WAS doing something for charity one of your resolutions for 2016? If so, can I encourage your readers to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support to help people in Wales affected by cancer?

Today in Wales more than 130,000 people are living with and beyond cancer. Macmillan is here to help people affected by cancer, practically, emotionally and financially. The money raised will help us to continue to provide services in Wales, including funding our nurses, physiotherapists, welfare benefits advisers and our information centres in some of Wales’ hospitals.

Why not join our World’s Biggest Coffee Morning or our take part in our Mount Snowdon Moonlight Hike? There are lots of ways to raise money for Macmillan, and we have all the help and resources that you need to help you plan your fundraising. Have a chat with our Fundraising Support Centre on 0300 1000 200 or visit for inspiration and support.

Your amazing efforts will help us to make sure that no one in Wales faces cancer alone.

For information or support from Macmillan, call us free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm) or visit

Catrin Devonald

Head of Regional Fundraising Macmillan in Wales


Memories must live on

HOW pleasing to see that Dyfed-Powys Police took action to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.

As time passes it is becoming easier and easier to forget what happened or to dismiss the attempted extermination of an entire group of people as history. It is vitally important that we all remember what happened in Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen and those other dreadful places.

And it is even more important that we pass on the message to future generations.

We can never allow something so grotesque to ever happen again.

We must keep alive the memory of the Holocaust so that the message that we are all people and the oppression of one group is the oppression of us all lives on and we stand together to fight hatred and racism.

G Evans



Museum news is great

I WAS pleased to read on the South Wales Guardian website that Cefn Coed Colliery Museum has been spared from closure (Cefn Coed Colliery Museum to remain open).

When the news first broke that the museum was under threat I was outraged.

The Friends of Cefn Coed Museum have put so much hard work and money into keeping the museum a wonderful place for visitors it would have been like a stab in the back to them.

It is fantastic news that this historic service has been safeguarded.

Well done to the Friends of Cefn Coed for making a stand against the proposed cuts, and thanks must go to Neath Port Talbot council for supporting and realising its educational, heritage and tourism value.

B Thomas