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News Archive

23/09/2019 - Community Council acquires new defibrillator
17/01/2018 - Obituary: Jim Davies
05/02/2017 - Community Councillor's voluntary service recognised
25/04/2016 - Response from Welsh Government re: A40 Roundabout
18/04/2016 - Council holds A40 Roundabout site visit

23/09/2019 - Community Council acquires new defibrillator

Cllr. Owen Williams, Chair Manordeilo and Salem Community Council receiving a new defibrillator from Mr David Nicholas, Cariad Heart Charity. Also in the picture l. to r. are Mrs Mair Griffiths Chair Manordeilo Reading Room, County Cllr. Joseph Davies and Clerk Mrs Jane Davies. Funds were raised through a donation from the Community Council and local fundraising activities. The new defibrillator will be located in Upper Manordeilo and provide a valuable resource in addition to the existing units located outside both Cwmifor and Salem Village Halls, Capel Isaac, Rhosmaen and the Beechwood Estate Talley Road.


17/01/2018 - Obituary: Jim Davies
Manordeilo & Salem Community Council would like to pay our respects to our former County and Community Councillor Jim Davies MBE who sadly passed away towards the end of last year. In so doing we would like to share the following obituary, originally published in Y Lloffwr magazine, which we feel kindly expresses the gratitude of the community for one of its most respected servants.

Yn dilyn cystudd blin bu farw un o gymwynaswyr yr ardal J J Jim Davies, Manordeilo ar 12 Tachwedd yn 79 mlwydd oed. Yn enedigol o fferm Parcnewydd, Llanwrda bu’n amaethu am ddegawdau ar fferm Glanrhyd, Manordeilo tan ei ymddeoliad. Cofir amdano fel cynghorydd ar Fwrdeistref Dinefwr, yn Gyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin am ddeng mlynedd ar hugain ac yn gynghorydd cymuned ym Manordeilo a Salem. Roedd yn Ynad Heddwch am ugain mlynedd, bu’n Faer Bwrdeistref Dinefwr yn 1994/95 a derbyniodd yr MBE am ei wasanaeth clodwiw yn 2014. Roedd yn gymeriad addfwyn yn llawn hiwmor gyda diddordeb angerddol yn ei fro a’i phobol.

Bu’r angladd ar 18 Tachwedd yn Amlosgfa Llanelli gyda gwasanaeth o ddiolchgarwch am ei fywyd i ddilyn yn Eglwys Sant Paul, Cwmifor lle talwyd teyrnged iddo gan ei ffrind gydol oes y Parchedig Roger Thomas, ei ferch hynaf Catherine a David Watkins ffrind arall. Cynorthwywyd yn yr oedfa gan y Parchedig Jeffrey Thomas gyda Mair Griffith yn cyfeilio wrth yr organ.

Cydymdeimlir gyda’i briod Jill, y merched, Catherine, Carys a Rhian, yr wyron a’i frawd Tudor yn eu colled.

Following a long illness one of the benefactors of the area, J J Jim Davies Manordeilo, died on 12 November at 79 years of age. A native of Parcnewydd Farm, Llanwrda, he was farming for decades on Glanrhyd Farm, Manordeilo until his retirement. He is remembered as a Councillor for Dinefwr Borough, for Carmarthenshire County Council for thirty years and as a community councillor in Manordeilo and Salem. He was a Justice of the Peace for twenty years, he was Mayor of the Dinefwr Borough in 1994/95 and received the MBE in 2014 for his commendable service in the community. He was a gentle, humorous character with a passionate interest in his locality and its people.

The funeral took place on 18 November at Llanelli Crematorium with a service to give thanks for his life to follow at St Paul's Church, Cwmifor where tributes were paid by his lifelong friend the Reverend Roger Thomas, his eldest daughter Catherine and David Watkins another friend. The Reverend Jeffrey Thomas assisted at the service with Mair Griffith at the organ.

We sympathised with his wife Jill, the girls, Catherine, Carys and Rhian, the grandsons and his brother Tudor in their sad loss.

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05/02/2017 - Community Councillor's voluntary service recognised
A Manordeilo & Salem Community Councillor was recognised for his outstanding voluntary contribution to the local community on Friday 3rd February when he was invited to attend the annual Carmarthenshire Sports Personality Awards at Theatr Ffwrnes in Llanelli.

After being nominated for the Sports Volunteer of the Year Award by his fellow councillors, Councillor Alun Davies was shortlisted and invited to attend the awards ceremony, hosted by Radio Carmarthenshire presenter Jay Curtis.

Although the award was ultimately given to Rebecca Caddell for her efforts in youth rugby coaching, Councillor Alun's own tireless coaching of Llandeilo Rugby Club juniors was honoured, including a fine tribute from County Councillor Joseph Davies.

We would like to thank Councillor Alun for his continued dedication, service and time to our community, which we believe epitomises the charity and generosity for which our area is well known. Diolch yn fawr i chi.

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25/04/2016 - Response received from the Welsh Government re: A40 Roundabout

Letter from the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport 

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18/04/2016 - Council holds A40 Roundabout site visit

Last week Manordeilo & Salem Community Council organised a site visit at the A40 roundabout just north of Llandeilo with a view to addressing concerns raised by Councillors and local residents. Two Community Councillors attended along with the Deputy Mayor and County Councillor for Llandeilo. 

The meeting focused on potential dangers to road users including the speed with which traffic approached and entered the roundabout and visibility issues caused by vegetation in the central reservation. All present were agreed that the speed limit was too high and that the introduction of some form of traffic calming might be appropriate to prevent serious accidents.

The issues discussed will now be raised with the relevant Welsh Government Minister as Manordeilo & Salem Community Council and Llandeilo Town Council look to work in partnership  to ensure the safety of road users.