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Volunteers are needed to help carry out short surveys for Parc Howard Museum as part of its Llanelly Pottery Stories project. Funding of more than £100,000 has been secured to help uncover and reveal Llanelly Pottery’s hidden stories. This work includes getting a better understanding of people’s p ...

1 day ago

  • Theatres, arts & museums

New café opens as part of major investment in Country Park

A new café at Pembrey Country Park has been officially opened. Yr Orsaf is part of a new £1.4million investment in facilities at the hugely popular park, opening just in time for the busy school holiday season. Providing hot and cold food and refreshments, the café is in the heart of the park serv ...

2 days ago

  • Burry Port and Pembrey
  • Development and investment,Countryside and Coast

Council’s plan to cut CO2 by almost 700 tonnes a year

Carmarthenshire County Council is investing over £2.5million to make energy efficiencies in its buildings in a bid to cut carbon emissions by almost 700 tonnes a year. It is part of the council’s efforts to become a net zero carbon local authority by 2030, a commitment it made in February when decl ...

2 days ago

  • Council Property

Commitment to reducing single-use plastics in schools

Carmarthenshire County Council has committed to working with its suppliers to reduce the amount of single use plastic used in schools. Councillors debated the issue at Full Council, following a motion by Cllr Bill Thomas which called for action to identify ways of moving away from plastic milk bott ...

6 days ago

  • Council meeting reports,Education and schools

Further cash boost for Bishop’s Park restoration project

An exciting project to restore Bishop’s Park in Abergwili, Carmarthen to its former glory has received a cash boost of almost £150,000. The Tywi Gateway Trust has secured two new grants to help regenerate and transform the gardens and former palace outbuildings of the Bishops of St David’s. Also h ...

7 days ago

  • Theatres, arts & museums

Planning to play a key role in protection of Welsh language

County councillors in Carmarthenshire have given their unanimous backing to a motion which calls for the planning system to play a larger role in the protection and growth of the Welsh language. Cllr Alun Lenny, who chairs the council’s Planning Committee, brought a motion to Full Council asking th ...

8 days ago

  • Council meeting reports,Planning

Ysgol Pontyberem officially opens its doors

Pupils, staff, governors and invited guests have come together to celebrate the official opening of Ysgol Pontyberem. A total of £4 million has been invested into refurbishing and re-modelling the school, along with a new roof, floors and walls. The full refurbishment was funded equally between Ca ...

8 days ago

  • Gwendraeth Valley
  • Education and schools

Fitting tribute for a Carmarthenshire’s sporting hero

A unique tribute has been paid to one of the county’s sporting stalwarts. The council’s athletic track stand at Carmarthen Leisure Centre has been named after Carmarthen Harriers club president Dr Hedydd Davies in recognition of his lifetime of service to athletics locally and nationally. Dr Davie ...

9 days ago

  • Carmarthen
  • Leisure & outdoor activities

Free wi-fi at Parc Howard Museum

Free public wi-fi is now available at Parc Howard Museum. Carmarthenshire County Council and Llanelli Town Council has made significant investment in the museum’s digital infrastructure to provide a free service for visitors and allow more use of digital technology in the museum in the future. Dig ...

9 days ago

  • Llanelli
  • Theatres, arts & museums

Council welcomes go ahead for Wellness Village project

Carmarthenshire County Council has welcomed a decision to allow Llanelli’s Wellness and Life Science Village to go ahead. The Welsh Planning Directorate has informed the authority that it will not call in the planning application for the £200million project, which was unanimously approved by the co ...

9 days ago

  • Llanelli
  • Development and investment,Regeneration,City deal,Planning

Exciting new designs unveiled for wellness village as work progresses on site

This is the vision for the £200million Wellness Village in Delta Lakes.

9 days ago

  • Development and investment,Regeneration,Leisure & outdoor activities,City deal

Watch out – Iolo Patrolo is about

Meet Iolo Patrolo – on road safety duty to help keep our children safe! The camera enforcement car is on patrol across Carmarthenshire to help tackle the problem of dangerous parking outside our schools. Ysgol Brynsierfel year two pupil Osian Davies won a schools competition to name the car and wo ...

10 days ago

  • Travel, roads and parking

Duchess of Cornwall visits Llandovery lunch club

The Duchess of Cornwall visited the Royal Voluntary Service lunch club at Dolau Bran in Llandovery. Here are some pictures from the visit which included a school choir from Ysgol Rhys Pritchard and Llandovery Male Voice Choir. The Duchess was greeted by council Executive Board Member for Social Ca ...

15 days ago

  • Llandovery
  • Social care and health,Royal Family

Royal delight for Carmarthen’s market and Lyric Theatre

The Duchess of Cornwall sampled the delights of Carmarthen Market and enjoyed a special 40th anniversary performance from Carmarthen and District Youth Opera at the town’s Lyric Theatre. Her Royal Highness has been Patron of The Carmarthen and District Youth Opera since 2010 and visited the Lyric t ...

15 days ago

  • Royal Family

Aspirations to regenerate rural communities

Carmarthenshire County Council’s Executive Board has unveiled its aspirations to regenerate its rural communities - strengthening local economies, creating jobs and business opportunities and protecting the Welsh language. It is the first time ever that a wide-ranging strategy has been developed by ...

15 days ago

  • Rural affairs

Working together to improve the future of fostered children

Improving the future of children and young people in foster care is at the heart of a new regional partnership.Fostering services from the four local authorities of Carmarthenshire, Powys, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire have come together to form Foster Mid and West Wales. The aim is to work together ...

16 days ago

  • Education and schools,Children and families

£150million investment in over 900 new council homes

Over 900 new-build council homes will be built in Carmarthenshire over the next 10 years in a massive £150million investment by Carmarthenshire County Council. The ambitious plan, subject to Executive Board and Full Council approval, was unveiled for the first time at a meeting of the council’s Com ...

16 days ago

  • Llanelli,Carmarthen,Ammanford and Amman Valley
  • Housing,Development and investment

Changes to Carmarthen’s Park and Ride service

The timetable for Carmarthen’s Park and Ride service has changed. The service, which connects passengers with Nant-y-ci and Glangwili Hospital, now runs Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 6.30pm. The changes are a temporary arrangement due to the re-tender of the existing contract with Morris Travel. It ...

17 days ago

  • Carmarthen
  • Travel, roads and parking

Schoolchildren to test their entrepreneurial skills

Three schools are set to battle it out to become Carmarthenshire Young Traders of the Year 2019. Saron, Teilo Sant and Meidrim schools will all compete in a trade off at Carmarthen Market next Wednesday between 10am-2pm in a bid to win the title. The annual competition involves Year 6 pupils setti ...

17 days ago

  • Education and schools

Schoolchildren showered in rainbow colours for charity run

An explosion of colour filled the air as more than 700 children in Carmarthen and Ammanford took part in the first Rainbow Dash for schools. Carmarthenshire County Council’s Active Young People Team teamed up with Welsh children’s charity, Ty Hafan, to launch a first of its kind schools event and r ...

18 days ago

  • Education and schools,Leisure & outdoor activities

Storm Callum report makes 55 recommendations for action

An investigation into the flooding incidents in Carmarthenshire caused by Storm Callum has put forward 55 separate recommendations for action. Hundreds of homes and businesses across the county were affected by one of the worst flooding to hit South Wales in the last 50 years. Storm Callum is the ...

20 days ago

  • Travel, roads and parking

New all-inclusive cycling facility at Pembrey Country Park

Cycling for all ages and abilities is now available at Pembrey Country Park. Some 38 new cycles including wheelchair transporters, wheelchair cycles, adult tricycles, hand cycles, two-seater side by side and four-seater cycles have arrived at the park’s ski and activity centre. The purchases and n ...

22 days ago

  • Burry Port and Pembrey
  • Leisure & outdoor activities

Primary school pupils receive crucial road safety training

More than 1200 primary school children in Carmarthenshire have been learning about roadside safety thanks to the Kerbcraft initiative. During the last year the pupils aged between five and seven took part in 12 training sessions over a four-week period to improve their skills to become safer pedest ...

23 days ago

  • Travel, roads and parking

Llanelli school’s quality recognised by major award

Close to a year after its official opening, a state-of-the-art Llanelli school has been recognised for excellence. Ysgol Pen Rhos, a £10.2 million primary school in the Seaside area of the town, was highly commended in the school project of the year category at the prestigious Education Buildings W ...

24 days ago

  • Llanelli
  • Education and schools

Council Tax rebate emails a scam

Householders are being urged not to act on Council Tax rebate emails circulating in the county. Carmarthenshire County Council’s trading standards say it is an online scam and another attempt to get residents bank details. The email claiming to be from GOV.UK address states that its recipient is e ...

29 days ago

  • Trading standards

Dog owners fined for noise nuisance

Two Llandysul dog owners have been ordered to pay over £3,000 for failing to control their dogs’ barking. Mark Stuart and Julie Ann Thompson, of Temple Cottage in Velindre, denied failing to comply with a noise abatement notice but were found guilty by Llanelli Magistrates last week. In a prosecut ...

30 days ago

  • Newcastle Emlyn
  • Enforcement,Trading standards

Parc Howard shortlisted for national award

Parc Howard has been shortlisted for the prestigious Family Friendly Museum Award. Charity Kids in Museums awards the prize annually to one museum, gallery, historic home or heritage site in the UK that goes the extra mile to provide a great experience for families. Throughout April and May, famil ...

30 days ago

  • Llanelli
  • Theatres, arts & museums

Scheme protects consumers against rogue traders

A new scheme has been launched in Carmarthenshire to protect consumers from rogue traders. Buy With Confidence is an approved trader scheme which has been set up to wipe out dishonest businesses and assist householders to find reputable local business. It is run by Carmarthenshire’s trading standa ...

30 days ago

  • Trading standards

New electric classic car showroom on its way to Pendine

Pendine has long enjoyed a reputation of living life in the fast-lane, and that will continue with the opening of a brand new car showroom near the beach-front thanks to funding support from Carmarthenshire County Council. Lanes Cars Workshops Ltd specialises in the restoration and sale of the E-Ty ...

31 days ago

  • Pendine
  • Development and investment,Regeneration,Leisure & outdoor activities

OVO Energy Women's Tour - Spectator information

The final stage of the 2019 OVO Energy Women’s Tour, Britain’s leading professional women’s race, will be held exclusively in Carmarthenshire on 15th June.

31 days ago

  • Leisure & outdoor activities,Events,Cycling

OVO Energy Women’s Tour - Updates

Congratulations to the overall winner - Lizzie Deignan. What a fantastic experience and welcome from everyone along the route. We’ve had a great day hosting Stage six. Thanks everyone for supporting the event – we hope you enjoy the rest of the day wherever you are along the route. Have a safe journ...

Women’s Tour a resounding success for Carmarthenshire

The grand finale of the OVO Women’s Tour has been a resounding success, with thousands lining the route to cheer the cyclists on their 79 mile race through Carmarthenshire. Carmarthenshire County Council, which has hosted the race, has thanked all communities, businesses, volunteers and spectators, ...

33 days ago

  • Cycling,Events

Cycling Tourism Toolkit launched

Carmarthenshire’s thriving tourism economy is reaping the benefits of the county’s growing reputation as the Cycling Hub of Wales. Carmarthenshire County Council is driving its cycling strategy to attract more tourists in to the area to enjoy the fantastic landscape and scenery and encourage more l ...

34 days ago

  • Cycling,Discover Carmarthenshire

National Licensing Week and Summer event advice

Carmarthenshire County Council’s licensing officers are raising awareness of their work as part of this year’s National Licensing Week (June 17-21). Councils across the UK are promoting the important role licensing has to play day to day – from supporting the licensed trade and organisers of tempor ...

34 days ago

  • Licensing & permits

A484 at Cwmduad re-opens for first time since landslide

The A484 at Cwmduad in Carmarthenshire has fully re-opened for the first time following a landslide that happened there in October. Carmarthenshire County Council’s highways team has led a highly complex operation to clear the area, make it safe and re-open the road to traffic once more. Temporary ...

34 days ago

  • Travel, roads and parking

Community events on Saturday, June 15, for Women’s Tour

There’ll be a carnival atmosphere across Carmarthenshire on Saturday as communities come out to put on a show for the Women’s Tour. At least 12 community events have been organised by towns and villages to give families a fun-packed day as the best female cyclists in the world race through the coun ...

36 days ago

  • Carmarthen,Ammanford and Amman Valley,Llandeilo and Towy Valley,Gwendraeth Valley,Cross Hands,Burry Port and Pembrey,Glanamman
  • Cycling,Events

Schoolgirls cycling to success

Schoolchildren in Carmarthenshire have been getting on their bikes to take part in a series of cycling festivals ahead of the 2019 OVO Energy Women’s Tour this weekend. Over 200 female young riders attended Carmarthenshire’s Go-Ride event to celebrate the Women’s Tour vising the county on Saturday. ...

37 days ago

  • Education and schools,Leisure & outdoor activities

Carmarthenshire County Council chair’s civic service

Cllr Kevin Madge held his civic service at Christ Church in Garnant on Sunday. The service was conducted by the chair’s chaplain, Reverend Dr Caroline Jones. Guest preacher was the Bishop of St Davids, The Rt Revd Joanna Penberthy. First Minister, Mark Drakeford attended along with Carmarthenshire ...

37 days ago

  • Awards and honours,Armed forces

Get into a spin with £80k investment at leisure centres

Cycling fans can enjoy a superior digital training experience at the newly launched and upgraded spin studios at Llanelli and Amman Valley leisure centres. Actif Sports and Leisure have invested £80k in top of the range spin bikes with in-built advanced technology and world-class on-screen virtual ...

38 days ago

  • Leisure & outdoor activities,Cycling

Line the streets and give warm Welsh welcome to Women’s Tour

With the arrival of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour now just days away, people are being encouraged to come out in force to line the streets and give the cyclists a warm Welsh welcome. The Tour is the UK’s biggest professional cycling road race and will see 96 cyclists racing through 126km of Carmarthe ...

38 days ago

  • Carmarthen,Ammanford and Amman Valley,Llandeilo and Towy Valley,Burry Port and Pembrey,Glanamman
  • Cycling,Events

First fine issued for duty of care offence after fly-tipping

A householder in Llwynhendy is the first in Carmarthenshire to be issued with a £300 fine after their rubbish was found fly-tipped. New powers came into force in February to help make it easier for councils to take action against householders who give their waste to people not authorised to handle ...

42 days ago

  • Recycling, bins and litter

Staff honoured for their bravery at community awards event

Congratulations to Dorian Lewis and Mark Allen from our Highways team who won the Community Bravery Award at this year’s West Wales Community Awards. Dorian and Mark were first on the scene and along with colleagues James Griffiths and Wayne Jones rescued a driver whose lorry had been swept by a la ...

42 days ago

Carmarthen cyclist Manon Lloyd confirmed for Women’s Tour

Carmarthen cyclist Manon Lloyd has confirmed her selection to compete in the Women’s Tour, which will reach its grand finale in Carmarthenshire on Saturday, June 15. Manon, from Carmarthen, is hoping the strength of a home crowd will spur her on as she competes against the best female cyclists in t ...

42 days ago

  • Carmarthen
  • Cycling,Events

Ammanford gears up for family fun to celebrate Women’s Tour

Ammanford has pulled out all the stops to celebrate the arrival of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour on Saturday June 15. A family fun day has been organised with entertainment, cycling activities and stalls, and yellow and green bunting has added colour to the streets ahead of its arrival. Ammanford is ...

43 days ago

  • Ammanford and Amman Valley
  • Cycling,Events

Have your say on Llanelli Town Hall disabled access plans

Members of the public are being invited to have their say on a new permanent disabled access at Llanelli Town Hall. Carmarthenshire County Council wants to remove the temporary ramp and existing lift, which is beyond repair, and replace it with a new ramp or a lift. Llanelli Town Hall is grade II ...

44 days ago

  • Llanelli
  • Consultation,Council Property

Burry Port Masterplan

The transformation of Burry Port is underway and already a number of exciting developments are being delivered, with more in the pipeline.

44 days ago

  • Burry Port and Pembrey
  • Development and investment,Regeneration

Council approves its first sustainable drainage scheme

Carmarthenshire County Council has issued its first approval notice as a Sustainable Drainage Approval Body. Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) are a new way of managing surface water run-off from buildings and impermeable surfaces by mimicking nature to reduce flood-risk. The council, a Sustaina ...

44 days ago

  • Planning

Impressive café bar opens in beach front location

Llanelli’s former Discovery Centre at North Dock has opened its doors as St Elli’s Bay café and bistro in an impressive transformation. The ground floor of the three-storey beach front restaurant is the first of three phases to be completed and is open from 9am-9pm daily. The stylish café seats 90 ...

46 days ago

  • Leisure & outdoor activities,Countryside and Coast,Children and families

Decorate your shop windows for Women’s Tour

Businesses in Carmarthenshire are being urged to give their shop or office windows a makeover for the OVO Energy Women’s Tour. The final stage of Britain’s most prestigious women’s cycle race is taking place in the county on Saturday, June 15 and we want to give the world’s top riders a big welcome ...

48 days ago

  • Cycling

World’s best cyclists gear up to race in Carmarthenshire

The best cyclists in the world will be racing through Carmarthenshire in just a few weeks’ time. The county is in full preparation to host the final stage of the Women’s Tour - Britain’s leading women’s race. The final stage takes place in Carmarthenshire on Saturday, June 15, starting at Carmarth ...

53 days ago

  • Carmarthen,Ammanford and Amman Valley,Llandeilo and Towy Valley,Gwendraeth Valley,Burry Port and Pembrey,Glanamman
  • Leisure & outdoor activities,Events,Discover Carmarthenshire,Cycling