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Carmarthenshire counting the cost of Storm Callum recovery

Carmarthenshire is beginning to count the cost of the clean-up that is needed to get the county back on track after Storm Callum

Recovery efforts underway in aftermath of floods

A huge clean-up operation is underway to deal with the aftermath of the worst flooding Carmarthenshire has seen in decades

Council passes half-way target on promise of affordable home

Two years in to a promise to deliver 1,000 more affordable homes by 2021, Carmarthenshire County Council is celebrating passing the half-way mark

Help for businesses affected by flooding

Carmarthenshire Council is pulling out all the stops to help businesses affected by flooding over the weekend.

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Storm Callum - situation updates

Waste Amnesty – CANCELLED until further notice. Staff are assisting with the clean-up operation in various communities across the County after flooding caused by Storm Callum....

Carmarthenshire’s worst flooding for over 30 years

Carmarthenshire County Council teams continue to work around the clock to support communities and businesses hit by the worst floods the county has experienced in over 30 years. There is widespread flooding in many parts of the county, with Carmarthen, Newcastle Emlyn, Llanybydder, Llandeilo and Po...

4 days ago

  • Alerts

Take care as Storm Callum hits Carmarthenshire

Heavy rain and strong winds are expected to cause significant disruption and difficult road conditions across many parts of Wales during Friday and Saturday. People are being urged to drive carefully and take particular care around the Carmarthenshire coast. The Met Office has issued an amber rain...

7 days ago

  • Travel, roads and parking,Alerts,Countryside and Coast

Newcastle Emlyn waste amnesty

*Please note this event has been postponed until further notice.* Householders in Newcastle Emlyn and the surrounding areas are being urged to have a clear out. A waste and tyre amnesty is being held at the mart car park on Saturday, October 13, from 8am-12pm. Most household waste can be taken al...

7 days ago

  • Newcastle Emlyn
  • Recycling, bins and litter

School project up for national award

A group of pupils from Ysgol Dyffryn Aman have been shortlisted for their research honouring former pupils who lost their lives in the First World War. The Cofio project has been nominated for a Heritage Angel Awards 2018 in the ‘Best Contribution to a heritage project by young people’ category. S...

6 days ago

  • Ammanford and Amman Valley
  • Education and schools

Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Panel survey

People are being asked to identify the issues they would most like the Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Panel to focus on over the coming year. The Panel, made up of representatives from across Dyfed-Powys, aims to give local people a greater voice in how the police serve our communities. Members supp...

8 days ago

  • Police and Crime

National Adoption Week

Being part of a loving family is what most children take for granted. However, there are still children in Carmarthenshire who are looking for a home of their own. As part of National Adoption Week (October 15-21), people are being asked to consider opening their homes and their hearts to those wai...

10 days ago

  • Carmarthen
  • Events,Children and families

Leader raises funds in aid of Breast Care Unit

More than £2,000 has been raised for the Peony Suite at Prince Philip Hospital’s Breast Care Unit at a charity golf day hosted by the Leader of Carmarthenshire County Council. Cllr Emlyn Dole said he was delighted with the sum, which he is donating to a cause close to his heart. The event was held...

10 days ago

  • Burry Port and Pembrey
  • Events

Get It Loud in Libraries Week

It’s Get It Loud in Libraries Week, and staff at Carmarthenshire’s libraries are not keeping quiet about all the activities they’ve got planned. Librarians across the UK will be making some noise to get people in through their doors and enjoying a host of entertainment, and here in Carmarthenshire...

10 days ago

  • Llanelli,Carmarthen,Ammanford and Amman Valley,Whitland,St Clears,Burry Port and Pembrey
  • Libraries and archives

Leisure centre discount cards for Carmarthenshire veterans

Armed forces veterans in Carmarthenshire are being offered discounted rates to use the council’s leisure centres. Carmarthenshire County Council is keen to continue its commitment to the Armed Forces Community Covenant and to both serving and former members of the community by promoting  discount c...

14 days ago

  • Llanelli,Carmarthen,Ammanford and Amman Valley,St Clears,Newcastle Emlyn,Llandovery
  • Armed forces,Leisure & outdoor activities

Double yellow lines near Pembrey Country Park

Some of the double yellow lines put down on roads leading to car parks near Pembrey Country Park and Cefn Sidan beach are to be removed. The lines were painted as part of an experimental order to minimise parking obstructions and damage to verges being caused by a growing number of vehicles using t...

17 days ago

Enforcement Officers tackle litter issues

Fines totalling £700 have been handed out for littering offences in Carmarthenshire during September. Carmarthenshire County Council’s enforcement officers have been following up reports from the public and catching some people in the act, both littering and failing to clear up after their dogs. T...

16 days ago

Sea defence works at Burry Port completed

Work has been completed on a £1/4 million project to create a sea defence in Burry Port. Carmarthenshire County Council’s Flood Defence and Coastal Protection team has been monitoring the earth sculpture at Tywyn Bach in recent years, which has seen coastal erosion and the movement of the beach. I...

16 days ago

  • Burry Port and Pembrey
  • Countryside and Coast

Resurfacing programme at Llanelli’s Gelli Onn

A major road re-surfacing programme will get underway next week to improve one of Llanelli town centre’s main gateways. Gelli Onn on the A484 is one of the town’s main road systems, and the surface is now due for repair. To keep disruption to a minimum, work will take place during evenings and ove...

23 days ago

  • Llanelli
  • Travel, roads and parking,Development and investment

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. The campsite, which caters for touring caravans, motorhomes and tents during the summer season, is growing in popularity year on year. New figures have revealed camping i...

24 days ago

  • Llanelli,Burry Port and Pembrey
  • Leisure & outdoor activities

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 for up to 48 weeks of the year. Parents who are employed or self-employed and earn on average a weekly minimum equivalent of 16 hours...

14 days ago

  • Education and schools

Calling all students!

Carmarthen’s Biggest Student Shopping Event is returning to Carmarthen next Thursday (September 27). More than a 1,000 students are expected to descend on the town to take up exclusive discounts of up to 30% off at over 40 of the town’s most popular retailers between 6-9pm, at the Student Sellout....

27 days ago

  • Carmarthen
  • Events

Digital maturity survey

Do you run a small business in Wales? Would you like to know how your digital maturity compares to others in Wales? Wales, like most other nations, is undergoing a period of rapid transformation, with digital technologies playing a central role in both business and society. Evidence from previous...

23 days ago

  • Consultation

Book your tickets for live Estrons gig at Llanelli Library

You wouldn’t normally think of booking tickets to see your favourite band in a library, but that’s exactly what’s happening at Llanelli Library which has landed an exclusive gig with Welsh-Canadian pop-rock band the Estrons. It is the only Welsh library to secure a live music gig as part of a ‘Get...

59 days ago

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...

36 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...

29 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...

36 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...

30 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...

34 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...

34 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...

35 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...

35 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...

35 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...

35 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...

42 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...

44 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...

48 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...

49 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...

56 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...

50 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...

50 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...

50 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...

51 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...

51 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...

55 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...

55 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...

56 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...

57 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...

57 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...

63 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...

64 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...

69 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...

65 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...

65 days ago

  • Llanybydder
  • Recycling, bins and litter,Events