Llanybydder Community Council

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A free to use Wifi network has been installed in Llanybydder which as well as providing free visitor Wi-Fi, the network can gather visitor trend information that provides useful information for businesses in the area. From looking at the data for our first market, you can see a spike in visitors for that day.

Businesses in the area can sign up to receive a monthly visitor trend report by e-mailing mail.

Llanybydder Wi-Fi Monthly Report - November 2022

Côr Lleisiau’r Werin, Llanybydder’s Welsh-medium Women’s choir, is looking for new members.

The choir, led by Elonwy Davies, sings folk songs, including well-known songs such as "Titw Tomos" and some lesser-known local songs about places in Ceredigion such as "Cwm Alltcafan", "Cwm Tydi", and the legendary "Cantre Gwaelod", together with hymns and carols.

The group of around 20 women perform regularly in the village and beyond and raise money for local causes. We also have a lot of fun, build friendships and support each other.

We practice every Thursday evening, 7.30pm in Aberduar Chapel Vestry, Llanybydder.

If you enjoy singing and socialising, please come along and join us! Welsh learners will be made especially welcome. For more information, phone Elonwy on 01570 480129.

Côr Lleisiau’r Werin Poster

A free to use Wifi network has been installed in Llanybydder which as well as providing free visitor Wi-Fi, the network can gather visitor trend information that provides useful information for businesses in the area. From looking at the data for our first market, you can see a spike in visitors for that day.

Businesses in the area can sign up to receive a monthly visitor trend report by e-mailing mail.

Llanybydder Wi-Fi Monthly Report - September 2022

A free to use Wifi network has been installed in Llanybydder which as well as providing free visitor Wi-Fi, the network can gather visitor trend information that provides useful information for businesses in the area. From looking at the data for our first market, you can see a spike in visitors for that day.

Businesses in the area can sign up to receive a monthly visitor trend report by e-mailing mail.

Llanybydder Wi-Fi Monthly Report - August 2022

Rail Replacement Service - September 2022

As always, we recommend that all customers check journey details before travelling. The latest travel information can be found via our ‘Journey Check’ tool, which can be accessed on the Transport for Wales website.

A free to use Wifi network has been installed in Llanybydder which as well as providing free visitor Wi-Fi, the network can gather visitor trend information that provides useful information for businesses in the area. From looking at the data for our first market, you can see a spike in visitors for that day.

Businesses in the area can sign up to receive a monthly visitor trend report by e-mailing [email protected].

Llanybydder Wi-Fi Monthly Report - July 2022

Ramblers Cymru are offering a Paths and Maps training course and are also after volunteers! Please view the images below for further information:

Paths And Maps Training Volunteering Days In Llanybydder

Ramblers Cymru’s community led Paths to Wellbeing project is seeking to help nature across 18 areas in Wales, by supporting communities to improve their local green spaces and develop their path networks.

Throughout April and May, volunteers across Wales will join Ramblers Cymru regional officers, The Wildlife Trusts Wales, Coed Cadw, the Woodland Trust in Wales, and local authorities to run various activities such as wildlife activity days, seed planting, vegetation clearance, and much more.

Hannah Wilcox-Brooke, Paths to Wellbeing project manager said; “Throughout lockdown, people of all ages explored their local green spaces and realised how beneficial walking outdoors is for their mental and physical wellbeing. Sadly, they also encountered problems with the path network.

“We want to improve the paths as we know that good quality routes can connect us to our friends and family, to nature, and our local heritage.

“We’re putting on these practical activities with volunteers of all ages and backgrounds, to enhance our green spaces and make the outdoors more accessible. We hope the volunteers will go home at the end of the day knowing they’ve made a positive improvement to their community and the local environment through their work on this project.”

Sean McHugh from the Wales Local Nature Partnerships network said; “We’re looking forward to working alongside Ramblers Cymru to get local volunteers engaged with nature in their communities. Nature-based activities are a fantastic way to see and appreciate our environment and to get everyone outside to work together to make a positive difference.”

Throughout the year, as well as nature-based volunteering days, Ramblers Cymru are also giving the tools and training for communities to improve access to their path networks. Mobility gates are being installed, new family friendly walking routes are being created, and existing walking routes are being upgraded.

For information on the 18 communities the Paths to Wellbeing project covers, as well as how you can get your hands dirty and improve nature and access in your community, visit www.ramblers.org.uk/pathstowellbeing.

This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

Democracy Club have created a Polling Station Finder tool so that you can find the nearest polling station by simply adding your postcode.

We want to help your community

The Welsh Government launched the My Tree, Our Forest scheme on 6 December 2021 with the Woodland Trust as the chosen delivery partner. The scheme looks to plant 300,000 trees by the end of March 2023 – offering every household in Wales the chance to plant a tree or have a tree planted on their behalf over the course of its lifetime.

The scheme makes up one element of the ambitious National Forest of Wales which aims to plant 86 million trees across the country over the coming decades through a series of community action and forest planting schemes. This piece will be one of many community engagement areas of work.

Can you help us help them?

For this project we will need land to plant trees on as part of the Plant a Tree for Me scheme in order to be open to as many people as possible and further our intentions of being inclusive. Currently the second season will see 250,000+ trees for planting via hubs, whether that is public collection or for planting in larger areas. The more trees we can plant on behalf of others, the more people whom are not normally able to engage in planting schemes that can get involved, and the more community engagement potential too.

What this means:

If you have land suitable for planting any volume of trees, this could be anything from 20 trees to 500 trees (or more!) then please email us at [email protected].

  • You’ll receive an email from us and we’ll follow up with some questions in April
  • If the land is suitable for planting, we will provide you trees, free of charge to plant
  • If you need help planting the trees, we can work with you to organise tree planting events with the community, publicising these and encouraging attendance
  • If you’d like people to visit the newly planted space, we may upload a map of the sites. Don’t worry if not, we won’t mention any spaces that the land owner doesn’t want to bring foot traffic to

Alternatively (or in addition..) we are looking for spaces to act as one of the 25 hubs in the second planting season (November 2022 and March 2023 currently). If you think you have a space that can provide the below function, please email us at [email protected].

  • Sites will need to have public access as we will be directing thousands of people over the months to come to the site
  • Sites will need to be able to receive and care for up to 7000 trees (saplings that are twig-like in size, 20-30cm with some soil around the rootage)
  • Be able to provide imagery, information and keep in contact with us on the uptake of trees over the opening months. Opening times can be flexible as we want to be open for and appeal to as many different lifestyles as possible

Whether neither of the above work for you, or one or both do, we’d welcome your support on this ambitious piece. If you have a scheme or working relationship that ties in nicely to this, let us know! We’re keen to champion tree planting around the country and work with others to build towards the National Forest for Wales, for all.

Did you know Llanybydder had Free Wi-Fi?! Search for Llanybydder Free Wi-Fi.

Available from the top square to the bottom.

Llanybydder Free Wi-Fi poster

Over the last year we’ve been successfully delivering our 'Use' Work Welsh courses though the virtual method to hundreds of learners from all over Wales. It is a pleasure to announce that circumstances are now allowing us to expand this offer further by holding residential courses back at the unique Nant Gwrtheyrn site during the Winter / Spring of 2022. These are fully funded five day residential courses with full board accommodation.

We offer them on Intermediate, Higher and Proficiency level. This is an opportunity for you to immerse yourself in an intensive and inclusive learning environment that offers a unique opportunity to increase confidence in using Welsh in the workplace and beyond.

To view the dates available, please refer to the poster attached. The poster also contains further information on what is being offered at the different levels. If you are unable to travel to Nant Gwrtheyrn this time, we continue to offer virtual courses and the dates for those courses are also included.

If you or members of your workplace are interested in attending a course or would like to find out more about our courses, please contact us at [email protected].

Work Welsh Winter - Spring 2022 Courses

 

9 out of 10 dog owners clean up after their dog

Keep Wales Tidy - Bag It Bin It

Apply online for your child's school places by visiting the School Admissions page on the Carmarthenshire County Council website.

School Places Admissions

Seeking ideas...

Following on from consultation of the area there is money available for capital and revenue costs to develop your town.

For further information please visit the Llanybydder Economic Recovery and Growth Plan website.

Email your ideas to [email protected].

Facebook Scam poster

Dyfed Powys Police would like to remind people to be careful when selling or buying items on Facebook Marketplace and not fall for the tricks used by criminals to scam people out of money.

Facebook Marketplace Scam

Interactive Public Rights of Way Map (Carmarthenshire County Council)

You can use the drop-down menu to display the various public rights of way, and you can click on them to get their individual numbers. You can then reference them against the Statements in the Llanybydder Public Rights of Way Information document below.

Llanybydder Public Rights of Way Information

This is a brief summary of how our two Wards, Llanybydder & Rhydcymerau coped during the recent Covid-19 pandemic from about March 2020 to date.

How Llanybydder & Rhydcymerau coped during COVID Pandemic

Details of virtual meeting held for the Ten Towns Economic Growth Plan for Llanybydder.

Please visit the Llanybydder - Economic Recovery & Growth Plan website for further details and to leave feedback.

Residents at risk of being scammed over COVID-19 vaccine.

Dyfed Powys Police Economic Crime Team has become aware that criminals have been sending texts and emails attempting to lure people to apply for the COVID-19 vaccine.

DC Gareth Jordan, from the Cyber Crime Unit, said: “The text is made to look like it comes from the NHS and states ‘we have identified that you are eligible to apply for your vaccine’ and advises you to follow a link to get more information and ‘apply’.”

“If you follow the link, you are taken to a convincing looking, but fake NHS website that asks for your personal details."

“After entering your details, it then requests bank/card details to ‘check your identity’.”

“But as with all scams, if you look a little closer, you will see it is not real. In this instance, note the URL is not www.nhs.uk."

NHS Scam 01 NHS Scam 02 NHS Scam 03

“As multiple vaccines are now being approved for use in the UK, these types of fraud attempts will continue as criminals look to take advantage of the vaccine roll out."

“It’s not only texts, beware of cold calls and emails regarding the vaccine as scammers are also asking people to pay for it over the phone. Remember – the vaccine is free of charge and there is no way to jump the queue by paying for a ‘priority slot’."

“If you receive one of these calls, hang up and block the number."

“If you have received an email, which you are not quite sure about, forward it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) at [email protected]."

“Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to 7726. This free-of-charge short code enables your provider to investigate the origin of the text and take action, if found to be malicious.”

Always:

  • Stop: Take a moment to think before parting with your money or information - it could keep you safe.
  • Challenge: Could it be fake? It’s ok to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.
  • Protect: Contact your bank immediately if you think you’ve fallen victim to a scam and report it to the Police.
  • Remember – The NHS, The police, or your bank, will never ask you to withdraw money or transfer it to a different account. They will also never ask you to reveal your full banking password or PIN.

Do not click on links or attachments in unexpected or suspicious texts or emails.

Confirm requests are genuine by using a known number or email address to contact organisations directly.

Always check the URL of a website.

Scammers are trying to trick people regarding the Covid-19 Vaccine.

The NHS don’t need your bank details and won’t ask for them in an email or text.

One Voice Wales and Save a Life Cymru are working together to encourage communities across Wales to understand the importance of learning CPR ( Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) and using a defibrillator.

Every year, in Wales, over 6,000 people will have a cardiac arrest and at least 80% will happen in the home. Currently less than 5% will survive a cardiac arrest if it happens in the community.

There is no telling who will be next and it can happen suddenly to anyone at any age.

Save a Life Cymru’s mission is to equip the people of Wales with lifesaving CPR and defibrillation skills to help reduce the number of people who die as a result of a cardiac arrest. We can only achieve this if we all work together.

Save a Life Cymru - Touch Someone's Life Poster

Save a Life Cymru - Touch Someone's Life Training Video

Please follow them on, Twitter: @savealifecymru and Facebook: @achubbywydcymru

Their website is: www.gov.wales/savealifecymru

  • They phone you to tell you about fraudulent activity on your bank card, but then start asking you for personal information or even your PIN to verify who you are.
  • They may try to offer you peace of mind by having someone pick up your bank card from you to save you the trouble of having to go to your bank or local police station (Courier).
  • These callers are criminals who will try gain your trust by making you think they are police officers.
  • Do not engage in conversation with them.
  • Do not allow them to arrange collection of bank cards.
  • Put the phone down.
  • Block the number they called from.
  • Tell your friends and neighbours about this scam.
  • Report it to your local police force by contacting them via their online webpage or 101.

Does your community have difficulty in accessing high speed broadband? If so, residents and businesses could be entitled to a broadband upgrade.

Welsh Government recently announced it has topped up the value of the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme to those with less than 30Mbps.

The vouchers have doubled in value and those eligible can now claim £7,000 for a small to medium sized business and £3,000 for residential premises.

This scheme enables communities to work together to get better digital connectivity.

If you would like to read more please visit Carmarthenshire County Council's news item, More funding for better broadband in rural communities, or if you ​are interested in attending a webinar to discuss further please contact your area team representative.

A new website has been launched by UK Government for you to register your interest for better broadband in your area. We would appreciate if you could register on the website and encourage your community to do the same.

Community Speed Watch Group

Volunteers needed to set up a Community Speed Watch group - Training will be provided.

Community Speed Watch Group