About Us

Cilcennin Cyntaf (Cilcennin First in English) is a not for profit company with the objective of improving the educational, social, cultural and economic infrastructure of the village of Cilcennin and its neighbouring communities.

Cilcennin Cyntaf began with a village meeting in February 2006 when 35 people resolved to try to improve telecommunications in Cilcennin, and particularly to seek access to broadband services through an interim organisation, Broadband for Cilcennin (BB4C).

The Company’s objectives are to:

  • provide a springboard for the social cohesion and development of Cilcennin and neighbouring communities
  • promote a breadth of opportunity and training for families and individuals of all ages within the community to enjoy the advantages of lifelong learning, to support business enterprise, to develop leisure activities, and to access support services
  • ensure the availability of the up-to-date, efficient and effective communication systems essential for the successful delivery of these aims


Ray Williams, Chairman, retired vet
Judith Morgan, Treasurer.
Tony Bamber, Assistant Secretary,  co-opted member, Chartered Librarian, retired.
Robert Fry, Teacher retired.
Mike Waller
John Lumley,  retired local government officer, property developer and Community Councillor

Minutes of AGM 10th March 2014

Report of the Directors of Cilcennin Cyntaf for year ended 28th February 2015

All Cilcennin Cyntaf board members are unpaid.
If you have any contribution you can give to the community, Cilcennin Cyntaf or this website, please use the contact methods below:

Cilcennin Cyntaf
Ty Glyn Lodge,
SA48 8DD
Please send email enquiries to: mailto:cilcennin_cyntaf@aol.co.uk

Achievements so far:

  • Setting up an interim satellite broadband service in the centre of the village.
  • Improving telecommunication network to the village.
  • Securing a terrestrial broadband service to the village.
  • Establishing and maintaining this community website
  • Providing Computer training for novice users.
  • Forming a Local History Club.
  • Planting daffodils in the village.
  • Annual village outings.
  • Thermal imaging project of Cilcennin houses.
  • Training representatives of local organisations to update this website.
  • Research into alternative energy potential and related income streams.
  • Pointing people to broadband access.
  • Cilcennin Village Day

We would not have succeeded in these achievements without the assistance of many organisations including the Welsh Assembly RIBS team, Welsh Co-operative Association, Ceredigion Association of Voluntary Organisations, EU Rural Wings project, Ciliau Aeron Community Council and Cilcennin village hall. Thanks must also be given to Steve James, previously of Wyndarra, Cilcennin, and to Tony Bamber, the Company’s first secretary.

Future projects include:-

  • Improving broadband services by securing fibre optic feed to the telecoms box in Cilcennin and other surrounding villages.
  • Youngsters trip to the Urdd in Llangrannog.
  • Ohio Bi-Centenary Celebration


Please complete one of the following forms to become a member of Cilcennin Cyntaf. Membership costs £1 and last for life.
PDF Membership Form (English)