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Llanfihangel Aberbythych Community Council is a rural community, originally based on agriculture with a population of 1,833 encompassing Carmel, Golden Grove, Milo, Pantyllyn, Maesybont and Castell y Rhingyll. The area is rich in history, legends and associations with Welsh Culture. There are village halls in Golden Grove (the old school), Carmel and Gate.
The A476 road runs through the main arteries for the link between Mid Wales and the M4 Motorway, there are numerous B roads, which link the area with other population centres such as Carmarthen with a network of C class roads, within it as well.
The North side of the parish forms part of the catchment area of the river Towy, whilst the Southern part is formed by the catchment of the river Marlais, which starts near Rhydgoch and leaves the parish near Derwydd, to flow into the river Loughor near Ammanford. The main tributary of the Marlais is Nant Pysgotwr, which starts near Bryndu and the remains of a dam can still be seen at this location, which served as a reservoir for the old mill (Melin Cae Bwlch), near Abercamlais and the New Mill, which stopped working at the start of the 1900’s. It also supplied fish and waterfowl for the Vaughan family in Golden Grove mansion, who at one time were the major landowners within the parish.
The only primary school left in the parish is in Maesybont the other 2, which were located at Golden Grove and Nantygroes (Milo) having closed , children within the area attend Maesybont, Ffairfach, Llandeilo, Llandybie and Court Henry primary schools with secondary education being provided at Bro Dinefwr (Tregib) and Maes y Gwendraeth (Maes yr Yrfa).
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Residents of Llanfihangel Aberbythych are reminded that there are changes to refuse & recycling collections over a bank holiday weekend. Collection takes place one day later than usual during these holidays.
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