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Conwy Valley SOB story. / Trafferth mewn Tafarn yn Nyffryn Conwy.

At the beginning of August I was pleased to hear that a local community group had got together to try and save The Bull Inn in Llanbedr y Cennin. Since then I’ve been able to meet with a representative of the group and have been really impressed with how quickly the SOB story (Save our Bull) campaign has progressed.

Ddechrau mis Awst, roeddwn i’n falch o glywed bod grŵp cymunedol lleol wedi cael ei ffurfio i geisio achub The Bull Inn, yn Llanbedr-y-Cennin. Rwyf wedi gallu cwrdd â chynrychiolydd o’r grŵp ers hynny ac mae cynnydd ymgyrch SOB (Save our Bull) wedi bod yn rhagorol.

Postcard fair comes to Craig y Don. / Ffair Cardiau Post yn dod i Graig-y-Don.

Are you fascinated by our past? Old postcards give a glimpse into our towns and communities in decades past and the North Wales Postcard Club is giving you an opportunity to step back in time at the annual fair in Craig y Don.

Ydy’r gorffennol yn eich rhyfeddu chi? Mae hen gardiau post yn rhoi cipolwg i ni ar ein trefi a’n cymunedau ddegawdau yn ôl ac mae Clwb Cardiau Post Gogledd Cymru yn rhoi cyfle i ni gamu’n ôl mewn amser yn y ffair flynyddol yng Nghraig-y-Don.

Llandudno Goldwing Parade 2018 / Parêd Goleuadau Goldwing Llandudno 2018

So what’s a Goldwing, I hear you ask!! Bird, a plane? No, the Goldwing is an iconic touring motorbike, first manufactured in the 1970s - even if you can’t recall what they look like, you’d certainly recognise one if you saw it. And whether you are a fan or a novice at Goldwing spotting, make a date for the 1st September.

Rwy’n siŵr eich bod chi’n ysu am gael gwybod beth yn union yw’r Goldwing!! Aderyn, awyren? Na - beic modur teithiol eiconig yw'r Goldwing, a gafodd ei weithgynhyrchu gyntaf yn yr 1970au. Hyd yn oed os nad ydych chi’n ei gofio, fe fyddech chi’n sicr yn ei adnabod pe baech yn ei weld. Ac os ydych chi’n edmygu’r beiciau Goldwing hyn neu erioed wedi eu gweld o’r blaen, cofiwch roi'r 1af o Fedi yn eich dyddiadur.

New laws to tackle intimidation at elections. / Cyfreithiau newydd i fynd i’r afael ag ymddygiad bygythiol yn ystod etholiadau.

Over the last three years we’ve had five sets of elections in Aberconwy - five too many for most people!!   During that time you may have heard it reported that  the tone of political discussion has become a lot nastier and people taking part in the political process have been subjected to unacceptable behaviour - from candidates and their campaign teams to individuals turning up to vote at a polling station.   In our experience, we would say that some of this was true.  Certainly the level of abuse on social media platforms was unprecedented.
 
Politicians took this so seriously that they held a backbench debate about this subject early on in the new Parliament in 2017 and the Government has been persuaded that something needs to be done.  So far these are the ideas that they are working with.

Yn ystod y tair blynedd ddiwethaf, mae pum etholiad wedi cael ei gynnal yn Aberconwy – pump yn ormod i lawer o bobl!!   Yn ystod yr amser hwnnw, efallai eich bod wedi clywed bod tôn y drafodaeth wleidyddol wedi mynd yn llawer mwy cas a bod y bobl sy’n cymryd rhan yn y broses wleidyddol wedi wynebu ymddygiad annerbyniol – gan ymgeiswyr a thimau ymgyrchu, yn ogystal ag unigolion sy’n mynd i fwrw eu pleidiais mewn gorsaf bleidleisio.   O’n profiad ni, byddem yn dweud fod elfennau o hyn yn wir.  Yn sicr, doedd dim modd rhagweld lefel yr enllib ar gyfryngau cymdeithasol.

Fe wnaeth gwleidyddion gymryd hyn gymaint o ddifrif eu bod wedi cynnal dadl meinciau cefn ynghylch y pwnc yn ystod dyddiau cynnar y Senedd newydd yn 2017, ac mae'r Llywodraeth wedi cael ei darbwyllo bod angen gwneud rhywbeth.  Dyma’r syniadau sydd ganddyn nhw dan sylw ar hyn o bryd.

North Wales Weekly News column, 8th August 2018 / North Wales Weekly News column, 8 Awst 2018

Journalists enjoy saying that Members of Parliament have left Westminster for their summer holiday highlighting the fact that it will be a six week break from the House of Commons for most of us. As the old saying goes, a change is as good as a rest but in all seriousness some of the most important work done by any MP for their constituents is undertaken away from London and that does not change during the summer recess.

Mae newyddiadurwr wrth eu bodd yn dweud bod Aelodau Seneddol wedi gadael San Steffan am eu gwyliau haf, gan dynnu sylw at y ffaith y bydd y rhan fwyaf ohonom ni’n cael seibiant chwe wythnos o hyd o Dŷ’r Cyffredin. Fel y dywed yr hen air, mae newid yn lles. Ond a bod o ddifrif, mae rhywfaint o waith pwysicaf unrhyw Aelod Seneddol ar ran ei etholwyr yn cael ei wneud i ffwrdd o Lundain, ac nid ydy hynny’n newid yn ystod toriad yr haf.

Nationwide Award for Small Shops? / Gwobr Nationwide ar gyfer Siopau Bach?

Aberconwy has lots of small independent businesses run by passionate, creative, entrepreneurial people. Some of them have won national and international awards. Now is the turn of the small shop. Back for 2018, the Association of Convenience Stores are running the popular Best Small Shops Competition – nominations are open until 9th September so now is the time for us to get entering those businesses we are proud of.

Mae gan Aberconwy lawer o fusnesau bach annibynnol sy’n cael ei rhedeg gan bobl angerddol, creadigol ac entrepreneuraidd. Mae rhai ohonynt wedi ennill gwobrau cenedlaethol a rhyngwladol. Nawr, tro'r siopau bach ydy hi. Unwaith eto eleni, mae’r Gymdeithas Siopau Cyfleustra yn cynnal y gystadleuaeth boblogaidd ar gyfer y Siopau Bach Gorau – mae’r cyfnod enwebu ar agor tan 9 Medi, felly dyma gyfle i ni fynd ati i enwebu'r busnesau rydyn ni’n falch ohonynt.

***RAIL UPDATE/DIWEDDARIAD AM WASANAETHAU TRENAU***

Network Rail are closing London Euston railway station to carry out upgrade work over three weekends in August and September.  This will have an impact on Virgin Trains services to and from North Wales and Chester (as well as Liverpool, Manchester, the West Midlands, the Lakes and Scotland) and if you are traveling to London you will likely have to change at Crewe or Birmingham International.  

Bydd Network Rail yn cau gorsaf reilffordd Euston yn Llundain er mwyn uwchraddio dros dri phenwythnos ym mis Awst a mis Medi.  Bydd hyn yn effeithio ar wasanaethau Virgin Trains yn ôl ac ymlaen o Ogledd Cymru a Chaer (yn ogystal â Lerpwl, Manceinion, Gorllewin Canolbarth Lloegr, Ardal y Llynnoedd a’r Alban) ac os byddwch chi’n teithio i Lundain, mae’n debyg y bydd yn rhaid i chi newid yn Crewe neu Birmingham International.  

The Old Bull Inn, Llanbedr y Cennin

Yesterday as a member of the Conwy Valley Civic Society, I received an email regarding the Old Bull Inn in Llanbedr y Cennin.  The Old Bull served the local community for centuries before its recent closure.  It is now on the market and Conwy Civic Society are concerned that a purchaser may apply for a change of use to a house, irrevocably changing one of the Conwy Valley’s most well known buildings.

Powerhouse behind popular farming programme honoured with FUW’s Bob Davies Memorial award / Y person sy’n gyfrifol am raglen amaethyddol boblogaeth yn cael ei hanrhydeddu gyda Gwobr Goffa Bob Davies UAC

Update from the FUW:
Every year the Farmers’ Union of Wales recognises a media personality who has raised the public profile of Welsh farming with the FUW Bob Davies memorial award.

Diweddariad gan UAC:
Bob blwyddyn mae Undeb Amaethwyr Cymru'n cydnabod personoliaeth o’r cyfryngau sydd wedi codi proffil cyhoeddus ffermio Cymru gyda gwobr goffa Bob Davies UAC.

A55 Traffic Update / Diweddariad Traffig yr A55

The North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agency will be starting resurfacing, road marking and “cats eye” replacement work on the A55 between Junction 19 (Black Cat, Llandudno Junction) and Junction 22 (Eirias Park, Old Colwyn).  The work will see a full closure of the eastbound (Chester bound) carriageway between the two junctions from 20:00 on 26th July until 06:00 on 3rd August.  Traffic will be diverted through Mochdre and Colwyn Bay, although all abnormal loads over 3m in width are restricted from the diversion, which includes a town centre route. 

You can find out more information by contacting NMWTRA - email: contact@traffic-wales.com  tel:  0300 123 1213.

Bydd Asiantaeth Cefnffyrdd Gogledd a Chanolbarth Cymru’n dechrau gwaith ail-wynebu, marcio’r ffordd a gosod llygaid cathod ar hyd yr A55 wythnos nesaf, rhwng Cyffordd 19 (Black Cat, Cyffordd Llandudno) a Chyffordd 22 (Parc Eirias, Hen Golwyn).  Bydd y gwaith yn golygu bydd y ffordd tua’r dwyrain (tua Chaer) ar gau rhwng y ddwy gyffordd o 20:00 ar 26 Gorffennaf hyd at 06.00 ar 3 Awst.  Caiff y traffig ei ddargyfeirio trwy Fochdre a Bae Colwyn, ond ni fydd y ddargyfeiriad yn addas ar gyfer llwythi anghyffredin mwy na 3m o led. 

Cewch ragor o wybodaeth drwy gysylltu ag Asiantaeth Cefnffyrdd Gogledd a Chanolbarth Cymru - e-bost: cyswllt@traffig-cymru.com ffôn:  0300 123 1213.