Cymraeg

 

Llais Llanychaer

 

The community forum is called “Llais Llanychaer”, which means ‘the voice of Llanychaer’.

 

We meet every month; these are open meetings with all residents invited to  attend,  those that are ‘meeting shy’ or unable to attend  are invited to telephone in with any thoughts or ideas. Llais Llanychaer aims to be as inclusive as possible.

 

One of the main outcomes of locally conducted research and of various group discussions was that we identified a need to bring people together more.

 

Since then we have staged some hugely successful events both in terms of attendance and, where appropriate, of demonstrating our ability to generate income to put back into the community. We have wide range of complementary skills amongst residents and the ability to organise diverse events that are safe, fun and appeal to all ages.

 

  • Easter  Celebrations – this is particularly aimed at families and includes competitions for decorated eggs, egg rolling and best Easter bonnet along with lashings of tea and hot cross buns.
  • Haymakers tea –a tradition, with some less traditional aspects, like ‘welly throwing’.
  • Carol singing – around the tree on the Green with live organ music!
  • Harvest supper – 60 people attend this supper in the local pub, which is decorated with swags of greenery and flowers. Last year we published the first in a series of recipe books containing traditional, local recipes to coincide with the supper, the ‘Harvest Recipe Book’ has sold 80 copies to date.
  • Treasure hunt – giving residents and visitors a chance to explore safely  our beautiful countryside
  • Low fat cookery demonstration
  • Local history talks
  • “Litter Pick” during the Keep Wales Tidy campaign
  • Llais Llanychaer drew down funding from the Sports Council to enable us in conjunction with the Pembrokeshire National Parks to build a new foot-bridge over the River Gwaun, resulting in the re-opening of an old footpath.
  • Compilation of the Area Development Plan
  • The development of the village's web site.
  • A bi-annual Open Garden day; a  hugely popular event promoting worthy gardens within the community

 

In order to keep residents informed there is a newsletter delivered to every house in the village. Particularly since the formation of Llais Llanychaer, support for friends and neighbours within this small community is apparent, and newcomers and visitors are welcomed in an informal, friendly manner.

 

Future additions to the calendar include:

 

  • Car boot sale
  • More excursions, like the recent trip to St.Fagans Museum of Welsh Life
  • Autumn Celebrations
  • Village walks

 

Future plans and aspirations include:

 

  • Further developing our links with local schools
  • Exploring how we might open a shop for the community incorporating maybe a gallery, crafts and speciality produce
  • Looking at how we might, one day, acquire a permanent venue for events and meetings
  • Creating an overall Area Development Plan to influence the future shape and culture of the village; as a "living document" this is continually being updated and amended.
  • Lobbying for a bus service