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Pembrey Country Park unveils new camping facilities

New facilities have been introduced at Pembrey Country Park to cater for the growing number of families holidaying at the park

Calling all students!

Carmarthen’s Biggest Student Shopping Event is returning to Carmarthen next Thursday (September 27).

The Child Care Offer for Wales set to pilot

Working parents of three and four year old children in Carmarthenshire could be eligible for up to 30 hours a week of government funded early education and childcare

Book your tickets for live Estrons gig at Llanelli Library

Llanelli Library has landed an exclusive gig with Welsh-Canadian pop-rock band the Estrons

Tour of Britain’s legacy and economic boost

The long-term benefits of Carmarthenshire’s welcome of the Tour of Britain have already started to emerge

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Youth Council asks you to make your mark

Carmarthenshire Youth Council is backing the UK’s largest youth consultation. Members attended the official launch of Make your Mark at an event in Cardiff on August 22. Young people will vote to decide which five top issues affecting young people across the UK will be debated at the Annual Sittin...

12 days ago

  • Llanelli
  • Youth support, Elections and Voting

Minister to see integrated care in action

Welsh Government Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care, Huw Irranca-Davies, will visit Llanelli’s Prince Philip Hospital tomorrow (September 20, 2018) to meet patients who have benefitted from investment in integrated care. The Minister will be calling in to see the Acute Response Tea...

5 days ago

  • Llanelli
  • Social care and health

First national event at Pembrey’s new cycling circuit

The new closed road circuit in Pembrey Country Park held its first national event on the weekend. The penultimate round of the National Youth Series 2018 was held on the circuit - just a week after it hosted the opening stage of the OVO Tour of Britain. A total of 191 riders competed on the purpos...

12 days ago

  • Burry Port and Pembrey
  • Cycling

Five new road cycling routes unveiled today

FIVE new road cycling routes through Carmarthenshire’s breath-taking countryside and coast have been unveiled today ahead of the Tour of Britain Grand Depart at Pembrey Country Park. Carmarthenshire County Council has launched its Cycling Hub of Wales destination guide showcasing the county’s new r...

6 days ago

  • Leisure & outdoor activities

End ‘Period Poverty’ in Carmarthenshire

Young people in Carmarthenshire are being urged to join in with the national debate on ‘Period Poverty’. Carmarthenshire Youth Council is holding a meeting with education officers in Llanelli next week and members are urging young people in the county to come along and have their say on how to end...

10 days ago

  • Llanelli
  • Education and schools, Youth support

County’s rural communities at forefront of conference

The opportunities and challenges faced by Carmarthenshire’s rural areas were highlighted at a special conference. More than 170 delegates attended the Carmarthenshire Rural Affairs Conference, held at the Halliwell Centre in the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. The event was a chance for p...

10 days ago

  • Rural affairs, Consultation

Litter fines

More than £900 in fines were handed out to litter louts during August by the council’s environmental enforcement officers, including: £100 FPN issued to a male for failing to clear up after his dog fouled at Llanelli’s North Dock £100 FPN issued to a resident of Ralph Street who left blue bags c...

11 days ago

  • Llanelli, Llanybydder, Laugharne
  • Recycling, bins and litter, Enforcement

More major sporting events on horizon for Carmarthenshire

Carmarthenshire has sealed its reputation as a world-class host of major sporting events following its welcome of the Tour of Britain. Stage One of the UK’s biggest road race took place in the county today (Sunday, September 2, 2018) bringing 120 of the world’s top cyclists and thousands of spectat...

11 days ago

  • Events, Cycling, Leisure & outdoor activities

Local rider Scott Davies named in Tour of Britain line up

There'll be a home crowd for more than one rider in this weekend’s Tour of Britain with the announcement that a Carmarthen cyclist will be amongst those taking part. Spectators are already gearing up to give a warm Welsh welcome to Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas, whose family is from Bancyfel...

11 days ago

  • Cycling

Geraint Thomas named in Team Sky’s Tour of Britain team

Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas will saddle up for the first time since his historic win right here in Carmarthenshire. Team Sky, fresh from negotiating a new contract with the Welsh rider, has announced that he will lead their team in the Tour of Britain - the UK’s biggest road race. Carmart...

11 days ago

  • Cycling, Events

Pupils put an end to dog fouling outside their school

Primary school children get together to put an end to dog fouling outside their schools. The Federation of Carwe, Gwynfryn and Ponthenri schools have been working hard to raise the issue of dog fouling issues in their villages.  The pupils decided that they’d had enough and wanted to stop this dis...

18 days ago

  • Gwendraeth Valley
  • Education and schools, Recycling, bins and litter

Ammanford town centre Day of Action

Officers will be in Ammanford town centre on Wednesday, 5 September raising awareness of littering. Council staff will be on hand giving free portable ashtrays, chewing gum wraps and advice, encouraging the public to do the right thing and dispose of their litter correctly and not to drop litter on...

20 days ago

  • Ammanford and Amman Valley
  • Recycling, bins and litter

Tour of Britain - Updates

What a fantastic experience and welcome from everyone along the route. We’ve had a great day hosting Stage One and the Grand Depart. Thanks everyone for supporting the event – we hope you enjoy the rest of the day wherever you are along the route. Have a safe journey home!...

2018 Actif Carmarthenshire Sports Awards

The countdown is on to find Carmarthenshire’s sporting stars of 2018. The annual Actif Carmarthenshire Sports Awards will recognise and reward those people who have made a positive difference and shown outstanding achievements in their field whether it be as an individual, coach, volunteer or sport...

24 days ago

  • Leisure & outdoor activities, Events, Awards and honours

Carmarthenshire Rural Affairs Conference

A conference considering the issues effecting rural communities will take place in Carmarthenshire next week. Carmarthenshire Rural Affairs Conference is part of the process to shape future policies and to inform about the work of the Rural Affairs Task Group, established by Carmarthenshire County...

25 days ago

  • Consultation, Rural affairs

Carmarthenshire pupils celebrate GCSE successes

Carmarthenshire pupils are celebrating their well-earned GCSE successes as a result of much hard work and commitment. Their individual achievements, within an ongoing evolving examination environment, are most warmly praised and congratulated. Nationally, nearly three quarters of all entries were...

32 days ago

  • Education and schools

Ensure your business benefits from the Tour of Britain!

When the Tour of Britain comes to Carmarthenshire for the first time on September 2 it promises to attract thousands of visitors and bring many more local people out to enjoy the spectacle and community events around the county. Stage One of the Tour of Britain starts at Pembrey Country Park where...

26 days ago

  • Events, Cycling

Giant step for Carmarthenshire, giant bike for County Hall!

A giant bike has appeared at Carmarthen’s County Hall as the countdown to the Tour of Britain continues. Carmarthenshire County Council has unveiled the six-metre statue as part of its welcome to the most prestigious cycling road race in the UK, which starts in Carmarthenshire on September 2. It h...

26 days ago

  • Carmarthen
  • Cycling, Events

Spotted a green bike?

Distinctive green bikes have been located around Carmarthenshire to mark the route of the Tour of Britain on September 2. The bikes are part of a wider marketing campaign to get the whole county involved in celebrating the biggest professional cycling race in the UK which is starting in Carmarthens...

26 days ago

Not too late to learn Welsh

It's not just children who will be returning to school in September. Adults are being given the chance to return to learning with Welsh classes for all levels starting across the county from September 24. The new programme, which details all the day and evening courses, is available to see now at...

27 days ago

Council’s Welsh Language Annual Report now available

Our annual Welsh Language report for 2017/18 can now be seen on our website. The report focuses on the second year of the implementation of the Welsh Language Standards. It includes information about work that has been carried out not only to ensure compliance with the Standards but also to promot...

27 days ago

Vigilance call on illegal raves

Carmarthenshire County Council and Dyfed-Powys Police are asking farmers, local landowners and community councils to be on alert over the forthcoming Bank Holiday weekend for warning signs of any illegal raves planned for their land.While there is no specific evidence of an event being planned for t...

31 days ago

  • Police and Crime

Farmer heavily fined for breaching TB order

A Carmarthenshire farmer has been given a 24-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £10,000 for moving cattle when a tuberculosis restriction was in place. Russell David Law who runs a dairy farm at Lanfryn, White Mill, Carmarthen, was prosecuted by Carmarthenshire County Council after anim...

31 days ago

  • Carmarthen
  • Trading standards, Enforcement

August bank holiday bin changes

Residents are being reminded that there are changes to bin collections over the August bank holidays. From Monday, August 27, until Friday, August 31, collections will take place one day later than usual. So for example, if your collection is due on Monday it won’t be picked up until Tuesday and so...

32 days ago

  • Recycling, bins and litter, Alerts

Antiques fair organiser fined for illegal fly-posting

A Carmarthen woman has been ordered to pay almost £500 after fly-posting about an antiques fair on a public highway without permission. Carmarthenshire County Council brought the prosecution against Brita Rogers, of Groesffordd Fach, who had illegally advertised the Derwen Antiques fair, held at th...

33 days ago

  • Carmarthen
  • Recycling, bins and litter, Enforcement

Council cracks down on litter louts

Almost £2,000 in on-the-spot fines have been handed out to litter louts in Carmarthenshire in recent weeks. Carmarthenshire County Council enforcement officers have witnessed offences and followed up reports from members of the public to catch offenders caught littering. They have been making use...

33 days ago

  • Llanelli, Gwendraeth Valley, Cross Hands
  • Recycling, bins and litter, Enforcement

Ongoing success for Carmarthenshire Sixth Form students

The high quality of support and guidance received by sixth form students across Carmarthenshire’s schools continues to impact positively on the standards achieved at both AS and A Level. The number of entries for AS and A Level examinations continues to increase, bucking the national trend and prep...

39 days ago

  • Education and schools

Work progresses on county’s new archive building

Work is progressing well on Y Stordy, the new £2.6 million archive extension to the rear of Carmarthen library. Contractors TRJ started work on the site in May this year and it is hoped that the building will be open by next Autumn. The development of the new, much needed, purpose built archives f...

40 days ago

  • Carmarthen
  • Development and investment, Libraries and archives

Changes to local bus services in Carmarthenshire

A number of changes are being made to local bus services in Carmarthenshire during August, September and October 2018. Midway Motors have announced that they are withdrawing their commercial bus service number 230 between Cardigan and Carmarthen. The service operates on the first Wednesday of each...

45 days ago

  • Travel, roads and parking

Llandovery waste amnesty

Householders in Llandovery and the surrounding areas are being urged to have a clear out.A waste and tyre amnesty is being held at the Mart on Saturday, September 15 from 8am-12pm. Most household waste can be taken along including, unwanted furniture, carpets and mattresses, electrical items such a...

41 days ago

  • Llandovery
  • Recycling, bins and litter

Waste and tyre amnesty in Llanybydder

Householders in Llanybydder and the surrounding areas are being urged to have a clear out. A waste and tyre amnesty is being held at the carpark on Saturday, August 11 from 8am-12pm. Most household waste can be taken along including, unwanted furniture, carpets and mattresses, electrical items suc...

41 days ago

  • Llanybydder
  • Recycling, bins and litter, Events

School bus passes

Nearly 5,000 bus passes have been posted out for secondary school pupils ready for September.Anyone who has not yet received their pass is urged to contact the council immediately. Executive board member responsible for environment, Cllr Hazel Evans, said: “Some families may have changed address dur...

45 days ago

  • Education and schools, Travel, roads and parking

Free summer reading challenge

Children are being urged to take part in this year’s free Summer Reading Challenge. This year’s challenge, which launched on Saturday, July 14, is Mischief Makers, celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Beano comic. To take part, all children need to do is to head to their local library where they...

70 days ago

  • Llanelli, Carmarthen, Ammanford and Amman Valley
  • Libraries and archives

Council prosecutes illegal dog breeder

An illegal dog breeder in Carmarthenshire has been ordered to pay £13,500 for continuing to breed and sell puppies despite being refused a licence by the local authority.Sylvia Griffiths, the owner of Glenview Kennels in Llandyfaelog, was prosecuted by Carmarthenshire County Council after animal hea...

45 days ago

  • Police and Crime, Licensing & permits, Enforcement

Actif Holiday Club returns for summer holidays

Carmarthenshire County Council’s Actif Holiday Clubs are returning for the school summer holidays and parents are being encouraged to book their children in early. The yearly clubs at Carmarthenshire’s leisure centres will be running from July 25 through until August 31, Monday to Friday (except ba...

67 days ago

  • Llanelli, Carmarthen, Ammanford and Amman Valley, St Clears, Llandovery
  • Leisure & outdoor activities, Youth support

Weekend road closures and diversions at Capel Hendre Square

A major project to improve the safety of Capel Hendre Square for pedestrians and motorists is nearing completion. Led by Carmarthenshire Council with funding from the Welsh Government, the project is expected to be finished by the end of August. The improvement project, which started in March, inc...

46 days ago

Major movie-making boost for scenic Carmarthenshire

Hot on the heels of Hollywood stars including Judi Dench shooting scenes for a major new movie in Llandeilo and other nearby beauty spots, Carmarthenshire Council is making it easier than ever before to film in the county. The council has launched an improved filming opportunities section of its we...

67 days ago

  • Llanelli, Carmarthen, Llandeilo and Towy Valley
  • Countryside and Coast, Discover Carmarthenshire

Plans for new Ysgol Dewi Sant school building move forward

Plans to build a new £9million Welsh medium primary school in Llanelli have taken a step forward following news that a village green application for the proposed site has been declined. Carmarthenshire County Council is proposing to build a new school at Llanerch Fields, however objectors challenge...

47 days ago

  • Llanelli
  • Education and schools, Council Property, Planning

Bid to rename Velodrome in Geraint Thomas’s honour

Celebrating Geraint Thomas’ success at the Tour de France, Carmarthen Velodrome could soon be renamed in the champion cyclist’s honour. In recognition of Thomas’ family roots in Bancyfelin near St Clears, Carmarthenshire Council is proposing calling the town’s velodrome the ‘Geraint Thomas Velodrom...

48 days ago

  • Carmarthen
  • Cycling

Cross Hands link road

Work on a new link road in the county is driving forward.The Cross Hands Economic Link Road will serve as an important link to the A48 trunk road and Cross Hands Business Park - linking Gorslas and Cross Hands via The Cross Hands Business Park. Section one, which will run from Gate Road in Gorslas t...

49 days ago

  • Cross Hands
  • Travel, roads and parking, Development and investment

From Paris to Pembrey?

Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas could be amongst the world-class cyclists to race through Carmarthenshire in September as it hosts Stage One of the prestigious Tour of Britain. The eyes of the world have followed Geraint’s historic win at the world’s biggest cycling road race which culminated...

55 days ago

  • Cycling

Carmarthen incident

Incident at an end...

  • Carmarthen
  • Police and Crime

Still time to take part in LDP consultation

What will Carmarthenshire look like in 2033? There’s a fortnight left to answer a questionnaire about the future of planning in our county. A revised Local Development Plan is being prepared for Carmarthenshire. This is the scheme that will be used as the basis for determining planning application...

56 days ago

  • Planning

Splashing start to summer holidays

Children in Carmarthenshire can start their summer holidays with a splash at some of our county’s parks. The paddling pools are now open at Parc Howard, Crown Park in Llanelli. The pool at People’s Park, also in Llanelli, is due to open next week following refurbishment works. All three pools are r...

52 days ago

  • Llanelli, Ammanford and Amman Valley
  • Leisure & outdoor activities

Key document approved for Swansea Bay City Deal

A £1.3bn investment programme in 11 major projects across South West Wales has taken a major step forward. Pembrokeshire Council and Swansea Council have now approved the Swansea Bay City Deal’s Joint Committee Agreement (JCA), following in the footsteps of the UK Government, the Welsh Government,...

54 days ago

Iconic Ammanford building re-opens

Redevelopment of an iconic building in Ammanford has been completed. The former courthouse has been brought back into use after undergoing a major refurbishment for office accommodation. Carmarthenshire County Council purchased the derelict courthouse after it closed in 2011 as part of the Ministr...

68 days ago

  • Ammanford and Amman Valley
  • Development and investment, Regeneration

Design a Jersey for Britain’s biggest cycle tour

Schoolchildren are being asked to design a cycling jersey as part of Carmarthenshire’s OVO Energy Tour of Britain celebrations. Anyone under 16 can enter and the winning design will be created into a jersey and presented to all Welsh riders as they kick off the first leg of Britain’s biggest profes...

68 days ago

  • Leisure & outdoor activities, Events, Cycling

City Deal to feature in Welsh Bac at county schools

Hundreds of Carmarthenshire pupils will soon be learning about the £1.3 billion Swansea Bay City Deal. From September, the City Deal will feature as part of the enterprise and employability module of the Welsh Baccalaureate at schools across the county. Following a trial in Carmarthenshire, the sc...

62 days ago

  • Education and schools, City deal

Major road resurfacing gets underway

Carmarthenshire County Council is starting a £4m programme of major road resurfacing on a number of roads around the county. Carmarthenshire has the second largest road network in Wales and has secured £2.2m in funding from Welsh Government to add to its own budgets to enable a substantial investme...

60 days ago

  • Travel, roads and parking, Development and investment

Register of Electors update

Every household in Carmarthenshire will soon be receiving a Household Enquiry Form to check who should be registered to vote. Carmarthenshire County Council writes to all properties every year to update the Register of Electors.It is important to provide the information requested because under Gove...

-1762 day ago

  • Elections and Voting