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Contact details

Ty Bro Dyfi

Y Plas,
Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8ER, UK.
phone: 01654 703965

Become a member of ecodyfi We want everybody in the Valley to join, so it only costs £1. Drop into Ty Bro Dyfi or send some stamps.

The information centre is open Monday to Friday between 10.00 and 3.00. You might even like to get involved in staffing it or in helping to run a project. Please come and see us!

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Weather info

Aran Fawddwy

Five day forecast for Machynlleth

Three day forecast for Wales

Webcam and metereological details at the Weather Station at Foel Friog

Tide tables: will give times for Barmouth then you can add subtract some minutes. On this BBC weather site you can choose whether you want to the times for Aberdyfi or Aberystwyth.

John Mason's terrific photos of local stormy weather


Y Plas Machynlleth

What's on in the Dyfi Valley - our events calendar

Aberystwyth Arts Centre 01970 623232

Arts Centre cinema

Commodore Cinema, Aberystwyth 01970 612421

Y Tabernacl 01654 703355

Tywyn cinema 01654 710260

Theatr Ardudwy Harlech 01766 780667

Theatr Hafren Newtown 01686 625007

Bro Ddyfi Leisure Centre 01654 703300

Tell us about an event you want to publicise!

Education and training

Clock tower Machynlleth

Further and higher education

Antur Waunfawr training and employment opportunities to people with learning difficulties

Aberystwyth University

School of Education and Lifelong Learning Aberystwyth

Cewc Cymru - an educational charity working with young people

Coleg Harlech WEA locally based courses, day or evening, subject to demand. Aim to offer whatever subjects people ask for. If you've got a suggestion give them a call on 01686 610270.

Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, Dolgellau

Machynlleth Outreach Centre - Coleg Powys adult education classes.

Powys Environment and Development Education Centre, Llanidloes

Teleganolfan Machynlleth Telecentre


Powys Education

View School and college inspection reports

Primary schools in...

Ceredigion | Gwynedd | Powys

Secondary schools in...

Ceredigion | Gwynedd | Powys

Other sites

Gwynedd Education and Careers support pages

Wales on the Web

The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth


Travel info

Machynlleth station

Getting around the Dyfi Valley by train, bus, bike and on foot

Bus and rail travel deals - multi-journey tickets and passes.


Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Rail Passengers Association (SARPA) Local rail users group campaigning for enhanced and improved rail services

Timetables: 0845 7 484950; Minicom: 0845 6050600

Virgin Trains

Arriva Trains Wales


Is the A487 Dyfi bridge down? See the EA's flooding situation page.


Arriva timetables. Or phone 0870 608 2 608

National Express 08705 808080


Mach Taxis 01654 702048

Lloyds Taxis 01654 702100


National Cycle Route through the area

Shopping and money

Y Tabernacl Machynlleth

List of shops in Machynlleth and their phone numbers; also services and accommodation.

Compare home energy prices - what's the best deal locally for gas and electricity?

Credit Union - lends money at low interest, keeps money in the area

Machynlleth and District Chamber of Trade

Emergency numbers

Dyfi Bridge

Police station Machynlleth

01654 702215


0800 555111

Gas leaks

0800 111999

Dwr Cymru / Welsh Water

0800 0520 1340

Manweb 24hr emergency

0845 272 1212


08457 909090

Hospital Machynlleth

01654 702266

Dentist (Mr Botha, Machynlleth)

01654 702753


0800 1111

Powys Citizens Advice Bureau

Machynlleth Advice Centre, Owain Glyndwr Centre, Machynlleth.
Advice Line: 0845 601421
Administration No: 01686 624390 - (available to make client appointments).

What's new

Flag on pier Aberdyfi

Energy Breakfasts for Ceredigion businesses

Mum's the word for village picnic

Out and Active at Cartref Dyfi

Protests at early loss of novel bus

Active Learning? Take a Walk in Welsh

Renewable Energy Route Map: ecodyfi responded to the Welsh Assembly Government's recent consultation. Download ecodyfi's document - pdf or Word doc, or access the consultation documents.

Getting Fit? What a pain in the Assets!

Spring into action!

Tywyn to Aberdyfi cycling and walking path Public Consultation

Get Growing Goes Wild - in Ynyslas and Pantperthog

Free yoga for Mums-to-be!

Fair Trade Fortnight 25 Feb - 9 March

First Dyfi Biosphere grants approved

Start a walk with a kiss

Grants available through the Dyfi Biosphere

Gwenno follows in Bev's footprints

The local bus and rail timetable and transport guide has been updated

Another successful Gwyl y Golau festival

Speeding in Machynlleth: A Petition

Innovative village bus services in the Dyfi Valley

Dyfi Valley to ask for new Biosphere status

From the Amazon to the Dyfi

Summary of ecodyfi 's Business Plan for 2007 / 08 [Word doc 57kB].

Local student helps the Dyfi Biosphere

Out and About with US Mach

Dyfi Biosphere opinions needed

Lunch Launches Slow Food Group

Great news for Penegoes - our safe route is one step nearer

How Big is your Footprint?

Community Strategy offers help

Fair Trade Guide to the Dyfi Valley

Fair Trade Fortnight events

Get Growing gets going again!

Health project to boost activity levels in the Dyfi Valley

Gwyl y Golau picture gallery

Encouraging people to get out and enjoy the open air

Investing in the Dyfi Valley

Trail blazing festival lights up the nights

The only Biosphere Area in the country

Dyfi Light Fest programme

Using old vegetable oil as bio-diesel in Powys

Machynlleth's second community-owned wind turbine

Plugging the leaks!

Bro Ddyfi today - photo exhibition

Oil and food mix at ecodyfi! (AGM invite: Thurs. 22 June)

Plas Machynlleth: The People's Proposal

Good health not a lottery

Winter 2006 newsletter [PDF 270kB]

Supporting local jobs - 30 March

Summary of ecodyfi's Forward Plan for 2006 / 07 [Word doc 64kB]

Get Growing Growers to Grow Great Greens for another year

New start for Plas Machynlleth

Saving energy in Dinas Mawddwy

New start for the Plas?

Spirit of the Miners

Compare home energy prices

What's on in the Dyfi Valley - our events calendar

Cambrian News local news page

The area

Dinas Mawddwy Dyfi Bridge

BBC's mid-Wales pages

Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust - interactive map of Llanbrynmair

Machynlleth and its buildings

Gwynedd geography and travel

History and geography - Dick Williams' detailed site

Powys Council local history page

The local geography

Local sites

Falls at Furnace


Llanbrynmair Community Council



Machynlleth Town Council


CAYW - Wales on the Web Subject gateway to material of Welsh interest on the world wide web. An online guide to high quality, validated websites offering dependable information relating to Wales and all aspects of Welsh life.

You and Your Community award scheme will offer small lottery grants of around £2,000 to individuals and will be open to everyone in Wales with a bright idea for a community project. To apply call 0800 06801 2000 or 0870 607 1666 or visit

Small Grants for Small Groups: Small Grants Information WCVA have produced a new information sheet entitled "Small Grants for Small Groups" detailing various grant schemes available in Wales with grants of up to £10,000. Information sheet B5 is available by calling 0870 607 1666 or by E-mailing or from the members area of their website

Biffaward Multi-million pound environmental grant-giving fund utilising the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme for community waste reduction projects.

Getting projects off the ground Agoriad has published information sheets on topics such as: Feasibility Studies, Business Planning, Making Community Buildings Accessible and Green Landscape Design. For copies contact 01633 250271 or

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