About us

Transition Tywi Trawsnewid (Trawsnewid is Welsh for Transition) developed from  Transition Town Llandeilo, the first Transition Town in Wales – begun in Spring 2007.

The Tywi Valley is in Carmarthenshire, and covers an area from the Cambrian Mountains and the Brecon Beacons National Park in the east, to the estuary in Carmarthen Bay, containing many areas of conservation and environmental value.

We are part of a network of communities across the UK and Ireland responding locally to the challenges presented by Climate Change and  the need to build local resilience and sustainability.

Sustainable jobs and housing that prevent young people leaving the area and attract a skilled population are essential for the survival of rural areas like the Tywi Valley and its towns and villages such as Llandeilo, Llangadog and Llandovery.

As a small, community scale, grassroots organisation we engage in constructive activities to broaden awareness of the issues and encourage everyone to get involved in something.

As individuals, it’s all too easy to feel helpless in the face of global problems, and on our own we can’t have much impact on them.

By working with others locally, we can support each other, empower ourselves and get things done. We can seek local solutions. We can experiment and try out new sustainable approaches…local food, local energy, local industry. We won’t always know the answers but we can have fun looking for them.

The steering group has been meeting on the first Tuesday of each month, alternately in Llandeilo and Llandovery.  

The Llandeilo allotments group, Cymdeithas y Dalar, is closely affiliated to us.

We run pre-election hustings, have skills sharing and swap events, and show films on climate change, pollution and other environmental topics.

The website of Transition Tywi Trawsnewid, Carmarthenshire, Wales