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Beginners course

Six weeks beginners course on a Wednesday evening

Starting Wednesday September the 11th

From 7.30pm to 9.30pm in Ferryside Village Hall

Please bring a Wi-Fi enabled laptop and power charger

£25 for the six weeks subject to a minimum of 10 attendees registering

Discounts for members of Ferryside Sports, Ferryside Village Forum and the Ferryside Social Enterprise Group

For more information and to register please email

Lovely day for a Market

Lovely day on the market today with lots of stalls and bargains to buy. Early birds snapped up Lucy’s quiches and Foccacia.

Lucy and Sandra's veg and cake stall

Martins vegetables and Dave’s giant marrows were a big hit.

We were fortunate to have two plant stalls today with Kay and Bob’s stunning Herbaceous perennials and John’s Quality plants.

John's Quality Plants and John and Gill's egg stallKay and Bob's Herbacious perennials and Collette's Drift wood craft

John and Gill Buckle sold duck and chicken eggs fresh from their triumphs at the Llansaint Gardening club show.( 2 First prizes!)

Collette's drift wood craft

A new stall run by Collette had lovely drift wood art and rustic bird boxes.Jean sold recycled books and Jim was on hand to talk about his wide selection of prints and paintings.

Jean and Jim's Art and book shack

As ever the cafe did a roaring trade and made a good contribution to Forum funds. Same again next week for most stalls. See you there!

Open day at Coed Panteg Woodland Co-op

Coed Panteg Woodland Co-op are holding their annual open day this Sunday the 25th August between 2 and 5 pm. Come and see what’s happening down in the woods and meet up with coop members and friends. A lot of work has been carried out with the help of Team 157 of the Prince’s Trust including the creation of paths, pond and Hugel Mound growing beds. We will have refreshments and a barbecue,  do bring along something to share  if you like. Children very welcome.

Hugel Mound on Coed Panteg hillside

Hugel Mound on Coed Panteg hillside

Please try to arrange car share to reach the woodland as parking is limited. All very welcome – Hope to see you there!

Contact Mike by email:  or Mobile; 07904313156 for any further information you need.

FSEG/ Mudiad Cymdeithasol Glanyfferi




Following a successful meeting on July29th, The Ferryside Social Enterprise Group has now submitted an application to Carmarthen County Council for a Rural Development Grant to undertake the Detailed Design Phase for the future development of the Education Centre at Ferryside.

                If successful the “pump priming” grant of £13,646 will enable the group to verify the Structural, Electrical and Mechanical integrity of the building, carry out  architectural and structural design work and obtain the necessary planning permissions. After full consultation with the local community, these will then form the basis for applications for major grants to carry out the work from The Big Lottery (People and Places) and the Welsh Government ( Community Facilities and Activities Programme).

                 It is FSEG’s intention to aquire and develop the site, converting it from a public liability and eyesore into and attractive community asset supporting a wide range of activities for residents and visitors and creating local employment.

                 At its core the facilities will include a high grade hostel-type accommodation for costal path walkers, birdwatchers ( with RSPB support), visiting sports teams and residential workshops. A specialist day centre is envisaged for frail adults and carers alongside the continuing current Medical Centre and Pharmacy. Foot care, and other quasi-medical services could also be provided. Youth club and changing room facilities will be provided adjacent to the current Multi Use Games Area. There will be exhibition spaces for the RSPB, local artists and local heritage projects, indeed, it is intended to provide Arts and Crafts workshops and classrooms. Office space for small business start ups will also be provided in the main building.

                  Associated projects, subject to separate funding, will also hopefully be establish such as community gardens, convenient for the current outdoor market and studio plus office space for “Broadside”, a young start-up independent film company. Space will also be separately provided for Carmarthenshire “Men’s Sheds” which may develop as part of an additional  Heritage  Lottery bid to save the ex-RAF huts.