Local Groups


Angling - Llangadog Angling Limited - has approximately two miles of fishing on the River Towy, one stretch is accessed off the main river bridge into Llangadog at Square and Compass, the other is accessed from Devannah Farm or from Manordeilo. All these can be viewed from maps which are distributed when new members join the association. For further information please phone the Secretary (Eifion Jones) on 01550-777296 or e-mail eifionjones@hotmail.com or Treasurer (Eric Jones) on 01550-777645.
The Llangadog Angling Association was renamed Llangadog Angling Limited in 2007. They now have an excellent web site at www.llangadogfishing.com

Beekeeping Group - Contact John Taylor on 01550-720473

Billiards/Snooker - Tony Byard 01550 777772

Bowls - Carmarthenshire Short Mat Bowls Association - Secretary Wyn Jones, telephone 01550-777254 or e-mail HWynJones@aol.com

Cadog Film Club - Film nights are usually on the first Saturday of the month, usually held at the Llangadog Community Hall. There will also be a Buffs' Film Night on the third Friday of each month. Please contact cadogfilmclub@aol.com or 01550-777657 about membership and details of programme or visit their website - cadogfilmclub.org.uk

Cantorion Tywi Choral Society - Contact Mrs Mildred Griffiths, NE Lodge, Llanarthne SA32 8HL. Telephone 01558-668637 or email info@cantorion.tywi.org.uk See also their website at www.cantoriontywi.org.uk

Carregsawdde Commoners Association - Chairman : Eifion Hughes, Godregarreg, Carregsawdde SA19. Telephone 01550-777429

Dinefwr Ramblers - Contact David Foot on 01550-777623

Dyfed Archaeological Trust - telephone 01558-823121 www.dyfedarchaeology.org.uk

EGB S and W Wales Endurance Group - Telephone 01269-831371

Family History Society - Contact Greg Howes on 01558-824215 or see www.welshfamilyhistory.co.uk

Heart of Wales Line Travellers' Association (HoWLTA)
The Heart of Wales Line Travellers' Association exists to promote the Heart of Wales Line, lobby for suitable services, and encourage people to use it so that it is available for for the travellers of the future. For membership details see www.howlta.org.uk or contact The Membership Secretary, HoWLTA, Llandovery Station, Llandovery, SA20 0BG

Llangadog Community Charitable Association - Secretary Mariella Scott. Email : llangadogcca@gmail.com

Llandovery Town Crier Association - Contact Joe and Sandra on 01550-720192

Llandovery Folk Dancing - organises regular folk dancing events, including Twmpaths, Ceilidhs, Circle Dancing, Breton Dancing, etc in Llandovery, Llanwrda and Llangadog. Details at www.llandoveryfolkdancing.co.uk or tel. 01550-750232

Llangadog Gardening Club - Meet at 7.30pm on last Wednesday of each month. Contact Helen Williams on 01550-777719 for further details.

Llangadog Keep Fit Group - Contact Alison on 01550-740259

Llangadog Rugby Club , Myddfai Road, Llangadog. Tel. 01550 777419. Contact : Menna Jones, Olchfa Farm, Llangadog SA19 9EP (tel. 01550-777384)

Llangadog Sports Club
Events held in Llangadog Community Centre :

Table Tennis. This is currently suspended, but we hope to begin new sessions from early September 2011. Please contact Mike on 01550- 777768 if you are interested.

Short Mat Bowls, 7.30pm. Contact Geraint on 01550-777576

Badminton : Adults (8pm to 10pm). Contact Ann on 01550-777699

Whist Drives (every two weeks). Contact Jackie on 01550-777316

Snooker : Contact Mike on 01550-777768
Juniors - Monday and Wednesday, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Juniors - Wednesdays, 7pm to 8.30pm
Adults - Any other time (contact Mike for key)

Annual Sports Club subscription : Seniors £6 (incl £1 Hall sub), Juniors £3.

Llanwrda Cricket Club - The club play regular matches at Castle Ground, Llandovery. Junior nets at Llandovery College Sports Hall (Thursdays, 6pm to 7pm). New players contact the Captain (Adrian Davies) on 01550-777914. All other enquiries contact the Secretary (Barry Clement) on 01558-650245, mobile 07970-795589

Lluest Horse and Pony Trust - Beili Bedw Farm, Llanddeusant, Llangadog, SA19 9TG. Equine rescue and rehabilitation centre. Email lluestmanager@hotmail.co.uk or see www.lluesthorseandponytrust.co.uk for details of public events and workshops, ways to help and stories of the rescued horses and ponies.

The Mobi Project - Community Projects, Activities and Trips - The Mobi Project provides a safe warm meeting place for young people between 11-25 and offers locally-based youth information, advice and support, with workshops on youth related issues. Mobi is in the village on Monday evenings (school term only), from 5pm to 7pm, at the Village Hall Car Park. For more information contact Karen Morris or Carys Davies on 01267-224956.

Llangadog OAP Association is open to anyone over 50 and meets at the YMCA Hall, Llangadog on the second Tuesday of every month at 2pm. For details contact Gwenda Cleaver (tel. 01550-777049)

Red Kite Feeding Station, Llanddeusant, Llangadog (telephone 01550-740617).
Feeding times daily at 2pm (winter) or 3pm (summer). Accommodation in the hide is limited so please book in advance. Go to www.redkiteswales.co.uk

Red Kite Quiz League - Quizzes held on Wednesday evenings from September to March/April, starting at 8.30pm. Spectators and new teams welcome. Teams currently from the Goose and Cuckoo (two teams) in Llangadog; Kings Head, Castle and Whitehall (two teams) in Llandovery; Sexton Arms in Llansadwrn; Cwmdu in Cwmdu; Neaudd Arms (two teams) in Cilycwm. Contact the Secretary (Ken Evans) on 01550-777783.

Towy Valley Association - Contact Antony Williams on 01550-720174

Towy Valley Camera Club - Contact John (Chairman) on 01558-685470 or Geoffrey on 01558-822960 or see www.towyvalleycameraclub.org.uk

Transition Town Llandeilo (TL2)
This is the first transition town in Wales. TL2 are part of a network of communities across the UK and Ireland responding locally to the challenges presented by Climate Change and Peak Oil. TL2 are looking at how we can reduce our carbon footprint and increase our resilience to the shocks that Peak Oil will bring. We started the process of becoming a Transition Town in Spring 2007, and we now have active subgroups focusing on: Allotments; Food and Farming; Renewable Energy; Permaculture; Apples - 'Afallon Teilo'; 'Heart and Soul' - the psychology of Energy Descent; Education . We also have active links to a wider movement in Wales and the UK. Anyone interested in pursuing work in these areas would be welcomed and supported by the group. Please see the website at www.transitiontownllandeilo.org.uk , email Steve.TL2@btinternet.com or tel 01550-777805 for further details.

University of the Third Age (U3A) - Meets every other Wednesday at 10am for 10.30am at Llandovery Rugby Club. For information ring Anne Lynd-Evans on 01550-750286.

Urdd - Contact Mrs Evans, Llangadog School 01550 777519

Women's Institute - meet first Thursday of the month 7pm in the YMCA Hall, Llangadog. Secretary Gwyneth Haines, 01550 777676. All are welcome.

Merched y Wawr - meet Tuesdays

YFC - Meets Friday evenings at the Rugby Club. Chairman Liz Davies 07890 773829, Secretary Jack Davies 07528 206571.


Local Contacts


National Assembly of Wales Member for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr :
Adam Price AM (Plaid Cymru), 37 Wind Street , Ammanford SA18 3DN. Tel. 01269-597677; Email Adam.Price@assembly.wales

Local MP for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr :
Jonathan Edwards MP (Plaid Cymru), House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. See www.jonathanedwards.org.uk

MEPs for Wales in European Parliament :
Dr Kay Swinburne MEP (Conservative Party), 4 Penlline Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff CF14 2XS. Tel. 02920-616031; Email kay.swinburne@europarl.europa.eu or see www.kayswinburne.co.uk

Derek Vaughan MEP (Labour Party), Labour European Office, 4th Floor, Transport House, 1 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9SD or Vernon House, 39 Rhosddu Road, Wrexham LL11 2NS. Tel. 01978-313001or 029-2022-7660 (Cardiff); Email contact@derekvaughanmep.org.uk or see www.derekvaughanmep.org.uk

Jill Evans MEP (Plaid Cymru), 45 Gelligaled Road, Ystrad, Rhondda CF41 7RQ. Tel 01443-441395; Email jill.evans@europarl.europa.eu or see www.jillevans.net

Nathan Gill MEP (UKIP), UKIP Wales. Tel 00-322-284-5341; email nathan.gill@ep.europa.eu ; www.nathangillmep.uk


97.1 Radio Carmarthenshire - PO Box 971, Llanelli SA15 1NE. Telephone 0845-8900700

Ammanford Citizens Advice Bureau - Telephone 0845-4566841

Bethlehem Community Hall - at Yr Hen Ysgol, Bethlehem, Llandeilo SA19 6YH. Contact Nia (niaclement@aol.com) or Sue (sue@deeproot.co.uk). See also http://www.bethlehemhall.wales/

Carmarthen Citizens Advice Bureau - Telephone 01267-234488

Carmarthen Journal - tel. 01267-610467; www.carmarthenjournal.co.uk

Gwynfe Hall and Community Association - Secretary : Mrs Heather Johnson, tel. 01550-740512. See also www.gwynfe.ik.com

Llangadog Community Hall - Secretary,  Carol Daniels 01550 777529, Reservation Secretary, Caron Thomas 01550 777328

Llangadog Primary School - Ysgol Gynradd Llangadog. Bi-lingual Primary School 4 - 11 years. Head Teacher A. L. Rees. Telephone 01550-777519. Email admin@llangadog.ysgolcc.org.uk See also www.llangadog.amdro.org.uk

Llangadog Rugby Pavillion - Chairman Rugby Committee : Gareth Jones, Olchfa Farm, Llangadog SA19 9EP. Telephone 01550-777384

Llangadog Show - Contact Lis Williams 07578 196082 or Catrin Price 07815 289410.

Llansadrwn Show - Website : www.llansadwrnshow.co.uk

Llanwrda Hall - Secretary : Ann Birdwood, Swn-yr-Afon, Llanwrda SA19 8AA. Telephone 01550-777344

Pumpsaint WI - Contact Kathryn Brown on 01558-650715

St Cadog's Church - Area Dean - Revd Canon Sian Jones Tel 01558 668918 and Church Warden Mrs E Stokes 01550 777226

Salem Craft Group - Contact Janet Turley on 01558-822669

South Wales Guardian - see www.southwalesguardian.co.uk

Tourism in Carmarthenshire - for details of tourist attractions, facilities and service go to www.visitcarmarthenshire.co.uk

Towy Toddlers - Telephone 01550-720531