The races have now been officially cancelled for Sunday 6th of September, due to the waterlogged fields. It looks like we’re going to have to wait to this time next year before we see any races in Llanfair, so let’s hope for a drier summer.
Lampeter Races are on again this Sunday, 6th of September at the usual venue – the meadows near Pentre Farm, off the B4343 just outside Llanfair Clydogau. The first race is due to start at 2.00pm.
The Village Walk planned for this afternoon (Sunday 26th July) has been cancelled due to the inclement weather. I’ll repost with an update when I get news of a rescheduled walk in the future.
Fibre broadband came one step closer to residents of Llanfair Clydogau yesterday as contractors placed a new cabinet near the Village Hall1. This will serve as a junction box for the fibre optics that were installed at the end of March.
When will Fibre be connected?
There are conflicting reports on when the rollout for residents will occur, ranging from 2 weeks time up until September 2015. No British Telecom invites have been issued at the time of writing, and if you check the BT Broadband Checker then it still shows fibre as being unavailable in the area.
What type of connection will it be?
Again, there are conflicting reports on which type of fibre will be available to us in Llanfair Clydogau. The options would appear to be Fibre To The Cabinet (FTTC) and Fibre To The Home (FTTH).
FTTH is rumoured to be available to residents from the exchange in Llangybi through to the Llanfair Road area, and this is technically possible as the fibre has already been installed to the underground junction box outside Llanfair Shop. Whether this would prove financially viable for British Telecom may well depend on the customer take-up rate for those served in this area.
FTTC is the most likely option for residents served by the Village Hall cabinet as there have been no reports of fibre installation beyond this point.
You can read about these two types of connection here.
What happens next?
We wait. At least most of the infrastructure appears to be in place ready for the rollout. Actual speed improvements, which depend on connection type, are unknown at this stage of course – but they will offer some improvement over the twisted-pair copper connection currently in use for the entire journey from Llangybi.
Al Heron June 2015
- Thanks to Alan Leech, our man on the spot, for his photograph! ↩︎
A quick update to tell you about some infant graves that have been uncovered in the St. Mary's church graveyard in Llanfair Clydogau – you can read the details here.
The Twine and W(h)ine dates for April to July have now been posted, you can view the latest info here.
There is Bingo in the Village Hall on Friday 13th of February, 7.30pm for 8.00pm. The cost will be £5 per book, and refreshments will be available.
Despite some doubt it seems there will be a party in the Village Hall tonight, from 9.00pm onwards. The usual sort of ‘bring your own drink and nibbles’ do!
Happy New Year!
Twine and W[h]ine dates have now been updated for 2015 – see the page here
For those of you concerned about the closure of Llanfair Bridge, work has been suspended due to lack of funds, so there is no closure currently planned.
Presumably when (if) funds become available in the new financial year then some will be re-allocated to the repair of our bridge, and if a closure is necessary then I will post details as they become available.
23 November 2014