Llandovery / Llanymddyfri is a thriving community rural community steeped in
history. Twm Sian Cati, Physicians of Myddfai, Llywelyn ap Gruffydd Fychan, The
Drovers, Rhys Pritchard, William Williams are just a few of the names from a
millenium of history.
At the heart of the community lies Ysgol Gyfun
Pantycelyn (secondary school )built in 1896, serving Llandovery and the
surrouding villlages of Rhandirmwyn, Myddfai, Cilycwm, Llangadog, Llanwrda,
Halfway, Trecastle, Cynghordy, Siloh, Porthyrhyd and many smaller
The school educates approximately 400 pupils taking feeds
mainly from Rhys Pritchard and Cilycum Junior schools. The school attracts
professionals to settle in the commuinity which offers a beautiful rural
environment with many local facilities. While some commute to Brecon, Cardiff,
Newport, Carmarthen and Swansea many have established business offering a range
of services such as shops, cafes, hotels, restaurants, pubs, doctors, surgery
dentists, otpicians, hospital, police station, fire station, lawyers, banks,
builders, plumbers, electricians, architects, computer professionals and more.
The rugby club, swimming pool, playfields are used by both school and
Take away a school and as well as losing bi-lingual accessible
education an exodus of professionals begins. Businesses start to close, due to
reduction in revenue and profit. Part time services start to shut down. Local
facilities like swimming pools become under utilized. The rot sets in, people
move out, more services close.... then the train doesn't stop any
Britain and the rest of the world are in the midst of an economic
crisis. The local council will tell you it's purely an educational issue.
Clearly it's not. Now add the impact on the environment, the increased carbon
foot print, the huge costs of bussing 400 children every day 20 miles away -
that's over one hour's journey for some children, the increased stress, the
increased health and safety risks to our children on the notorious A40 road .
All these issues are in direct conflict with local and national
There are NO confirmed plans to close Ysgol Gyfun Pantycelyn and
having read the above we want you - the tax payer, the electorate - to support
our campaign to keep the Sixth Form and to say NO to any suggestion of
Here, we will help you stay informed with the latest information
on the preservation of our school - the facts, the truth, not the rumours or
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us. Your
views and support are highly valued.