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Llanelli Life Science and Wellbeing Village commitment

Carmarthenshire County Council has confirmed its absolute commitment to deliver the exciting and innovative Life Science and Wellbeing Village at Delta Lakes, but will now look to deliver the scheme by itself, terminating a formal Collaboration Agreement with Sterling Health Securities Holdings. Th...

2 days ago

  • Llanelli
  • City deal

Tom at UK Youth Parliament

An Ammanford teenager has represented the county in a national debate at the House of Commons. Thomas Vaughan-Jones, aged 14, took part in the UK Youth Parliament debate earlier this month and gave own speech on tackling homelessness. The Amman Valley School student, who was elected by other youth...

2 days ago

  • Youth support

Life Science and Well-being Village business case

A detailed business case for Llanelli’s Life Science and Well-being Village has been approved in principle by Carmarthenshire County Council’s Executive Board. Proposed for a site at Delta Lakes, the project is expected to create close to 2,000 jobs and give the local economy a £467million boost....

2 days ago

  • Llanelli
  • City deal

Investigation work underway on Grade II Listed harbour walls

Investigation works have begun on the historic walls of Burry Port Harbour ahead of their planned repair during 2019. In a programme of works over the next three weeks, contractors working for Carmarthenshire County Council will be on site taking in-depth surveys of the structures. The works will...

2 days ago

  • Burry Port and Pembrey
  • Leisure & outdoor activities,Development and investment

Cwmduad road unlikely to re-open until the New Year

A Carmarthenshire road closed due to a landslide is unlikely to re-open until the New Year. Carmarthenshire County Council is leading a multi-agency recovery operation to clear and re-open the A484 at Cwmduad, a rural road between Carmarthen and Newcastle Emlyn. The landslide happened on October 1...

2 days ago

  • Carmarthen
  • Travel, roads and parking

Derelict building in Ammanford transformed

A former derelict workshop in Ammanford has been turned into a centre of excellence for coffee roasting and training, creating 13 jobs. Coaltown Coffee has moved into the building on Foundry Road following a Carmarthenshire County Council grant given to property developers Dolawen Cyf. The council...

2 days ago

  • Ammanford and Amman Valley
  • Regeneration,Development and investment,Jobs and training

Directors sought to join board of Cartrefi Croeso

Directors are being sought to join the board of Carmarthenshire County Council’s new housing company Cartrefi Croeso. People with suitable qualifications and experience are being invited to join the board to direct the company’s overall business strategy and ensure its demanding targets are met. C...

4 days ago

  • Housing,Development and investment

Tenant 2 Tenant Awards throws spotlight on achievements

All eyes were on Llanelli’s Ffwrnes Theatre recently when goodwill and community spirit was celebrated in Carmarthenshire County Council’s Tenant 2 Tenant Awards. It was an opportunity to shine a spotlight on tenants who go the extra mile to look after their homes and communities, and volunteers wh...

5 days ago

New tool promotes county’s meeting and event venue

A free tool to find out all the available community facilities on offer in the county has been launched by Carmarthenshire County Council. The council’s Property Division has contacted the county’s public sector, town and community councils, third sector and local businesses, to create a ‘one-stop-...

5 days ago

  • Development and investment,Events

Top county sporting stars announced

Thirty three of the county’s top sporting champions have made it to the final of this year’s Actif Carmarthenshire Sports Awards. Winners of the twelve categories including Young Sportsman and Sportswoman will be announced in a glitzy ceremony at the Ffwrnes Theatre in Llanelli on Friday February 8...

10 days ago

  • Education and schools,Leisure & outdoor activities

Community launches new flood assistance appeal

A community is rallying around to help neighbours and businesses who are still counting the cost of the flooding brought by Storm Callum last month. A Llandysul and Pontweli Flood Assistance Appeal has been launched by volunteers to raise funds and collect donations to support those trying to repai...

12 days ago

Funds available for Carmarthenshire businesses

Businesses in Carmarthenshire are benefitting from a new £500,000 grant scheme to help them to grow and employ. Carmarthenshire County Council’s Business start-up and growth schemes offer up to £10,000 funding at 50 per cent of total project costs to help them buy equipment, machinery, marketing ma...

13 days ago

  • Gwendraeth Valley
  • Development and investment,Regeneration

Information sessions for Allied Healthcare staff

Drop-in sessions have been arranged for Allied Healthcare staff in Carmarthenshire, following news that their employment is to be transferred to Carmarthenshire County Council. Staff will have the opportunity to meet members of the council’s domiciliary care management team and human resources offi...

13 days ago

  • Social care and health

Know your online marketplace rights during cyber week

Staff from Carmarthenshire County Council’s Trading Standards team will be out and about in the county as part of Cyber Week (November 26 – December 2). The team will be offering advice on your online marketplace rights and how your rights may differ when buying from an online trader. Head to the...

17 days ago

  • Trading standards

Commissioner rejects idea of private security over policing

Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn said he could not agree with a suggestion that council tax be used to fund private security companies instead of the police. A question had been put to him by a member of the public at a recent meeting of the Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Pan...

18 days ago

  • Police and Crime,Council meeting reports

Panel gets funding commitment to prevent youth offending

The Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Commissioner has given assurance that funding for youth offending prevention is safe so long as he remains in office. Dafydd Llywelyn was speaking to members of the Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Panel, whose role it is to scrutinise the office of the commissioner and...

18 days ago

  • Police and Crime,Council meeting reports

New visitors flock to Pembrey sand dunes

There’s a welcome in the hillside for Pembrey Country Park’s latest visitors. Mountain sheep are spending their winter holiday grazing the sand dunes by Cefn Sidan beach. The flock of Welsh Glamorgan’s will be helping to conserve rare wildlife as well as encouraging dune growth which can be affect...

18 days ago

  • Burry Port and Pembrey
  • Leisure & outdoor activities

Jobs boost thanks to council grant

A former primary school in Carmarthen has been transformed into a nursery, creating 20 jobs. Welsh-speaking Cywion Bach, has moved into the former Idole village school which has undergone significant renovation work following support from Carmarthenshire County Council’s Rural Enterprise Fund. A s...

18 days ago

  • Carmarthen
  • Education and schools,Development and investment,Jobs and training

Christmas bus timetables

Arrangements over the Christmas holiday period for bus services operated on behalf of Carmarthenshire County Council, including the Carmarthen Park and Ride, Bwcabus and Carmarthenshire’s Dial-a-Ride have been made available. Monday, December 24– Normal services will operate except evening journe...

18 days ago

  • Travel, roads and parking

Consultation begins on Council’s plans to save £28million

People are being encouraged to have their say on draft proposals drawn up by Carmarthenshire County Council as it works towards saving £28million over the next three years. The council’s Executive Board yesterday agreed for a public consultation to begin, allowing members of the public, businesses...

19 days ago

Transformation plan for Llandeilo’s former market hall

Llandeilo's derelict former market hall is to be transformed in to a rural centre for employment and events, creating up to 45 new jobs in the town. Carmarthenshire County Council is behind exciting plans to bring the historic building back in to use. Agreed by Executive Board yesterday (November...

19 days ago

  • Llandeilo and Towy Valley
  • Regeneration,Development and investment

Llanelli Wellness Village promotion to worldwide investors

Major plans for a state-of-the-art Wellness and Life Science Village in Llanelli will soon be in a worldwide shop window for international investment. The UK Government has added the project to its multi-billion pound High Potential Opportunities scheme, which is designed to fast-track investment i...

20 days ago

Reassurance over Allied Healthcare announcement

Carmarthenshire County Council has actioned contingency plans to continue the care and employment of those affected by Friday’s announcement from Allied Healthcare to transfer its contracts. Allied Healthcare provides a range of care services to people in need, and is commissioned by the local auth...

20 days ago

  • Social care and health

Support the White Ribbon campaign

Carmarthenshire County Council is once again showing its support for the White Ribbon campaign - which aims to end male violence against women. White Ribbon Day takes place annually on November 25. White Ribbons are available to buy at Council reception areas at County Hall; Building 2, St David’s...

20 days ago

  • Community safety

Newcastle Emlyn Waste Amnesty

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, December 1, from 8am-12pm. Most household waste can be taken along including, unwanted furniture, carpets and mattresses, electric...

20 days ago

Statement: Allied Healthcare

Jake Morgan, Director for communities, said: "Carmarthenshire County Council has robust contingency plans in place. We would like to reassure the staff and the service users in Carmarthenshire who are affected that we will implement plans over the next week to deliver care packages and ensure contin...

23 days ago

  • Social care and health

Llanybydder Waste Amnesty

Householders in Llanybydder and the surrounding areas are being urged to have a clear out. A waste and tyre amnesty is being held at Llanybydder car park, tomorrow (November 17) from 8am-12pm. Most household waste can be taken along including, unwanted furniture, carpets and mattresses, electrical...

23 days ago

  • Llanybydder
  • Recycling, bins and litter

Difficult choices ahead as talks begin on next year’s budget

Around £28million of efficiency savings need to be found by Carmarthenshire County Council over the next three years. The council’s Executive Board will start discussions about the budget at its next meeting, looking at a variety of proposals put forward to help balance the books. Carmarthenshire,...

25 days ago

  • Finance,Consultation

Llanelli is gearing up for its biggest night

Llanelli’s Christmas carnival is set to go off with a big bang this year with 15 floats already confirmed. Pentip School, KITE, RNLI and vintage tractors will be taking part in the procession on Friday, November 23. Around 20,000 people are expected to line the streets as the town celebrates its b...

25 days ago

  • Llanelli
  • Discover Carmarthenshire,Children and families,Events

Blue bags delivered to all households

Deliveries of blue bags to every household in Carmarthenshire will start from Monday, November 19. By the end of March, every home will have received three rolls of blue bags, which allows up to six bags for each recycling collection week – although there is no limit to the amount of blue bags you...

25 days ago

  • Recycling, bins and litter

Police Commissioner put under scrutiny at Panel meeting

Police budgets and pensions, youth offending and operational priorities will be put under scrutiny at the next meeting of the Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Panel. The Panel, made up of representatives of the four local authorities in the force area and two independent members, will have the opportun...

26 days ago

  • Police and Crime

Council Leader calls for release of City Deal funds

Carmarthenshire County Council’s Leader is calling on the Welsh and UK Governments to release funding for two Swansea Bay City Deal projects to help ‘provide confidence to the business community’ in a challenging economic climate. The call comes as German car part manufacturer Schaeffler announces...

26 days ago

  • Llanelli,Carmarthen
  • City deal

Abuse highlighted in National Safeguarding Week

Adults who are at risk of abuse and neglect are the focus of the 2018 National Safeguarding Week in Mid and West Wales taking place between November 12 and 16. A wide-ranging programme is taking place across Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Powys, including conferences, engagement eve...

26 days ago

  • Social care and health

‘The Great War at Sea’ exhibits at Parc Howard

An exhibition about the impact the Great War at Sea had on Llanelli has opened at Parc Howard Museum. The exhibition is on show until December 23 and is a tribute to the unsung heroes and heroines of Llanelli as described by individuals, community groups and museum staff.  These include hospital sh...

26 days ago

  • Llanelli
  • Libraries and archives,Theatres, arts & museums

Warnings for heavy rain and wind

The Met Office has issued an amber warning for heavy rain for this afternoon and evening, and a yellow warning for wind. Natural Resources Wales has issued flood warnings for the rivers Taf, Cynin and Lower Towy, and along the Carmarthenshire coast from Pendine to Hendy. There are flood alerts on a...

30 days ago

  • St Clears
  • Alerts

Put a smile on someone’s face this Christmas

Our annual Toybox appeal is underway and will be accepting donations up until Christmas Eve although the earlier we receive them the better to make the work of the team easier. Warm-hearted Carmarthenshire residents with a little extra to spare are being asked to help put a smile on the faces of fa...

31 days ago

  • Events

Leisure centre at heart of Llanelli’s Wellness Village plans

A cutting-edge new leisure centre that will give a major boost to health, fitness and wellbeing opportunities for many thousands of people in Llanelli and beyond is planned to open in 2021. Located in the £200 million Wellness and Life Science Village at Delta Lakes, the leisure centre will combine...

33 days ago

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

School admissions 2019/20– apply online now

Parents across Carmarthenshire are being reminded that they need to apply online for their child’s school place. Pupils due to start in secondary school next September 2019 need to apply for their place by 21 December 2018. There is no automatic transfer, applications must be made to the county co...

33 days ago

  • Education and schools

CO warning as people reach for the thermostat

Now that the weather is taking a turn for the worse, more people will be reaching for the thermostat or stoking up their wood burners for extra warmth. But Carmarthenshire County Council is urging people to ensure their gas and solid fuel heaters are safe and serviced. Teams from Public Protection...

34 days ago

  • Environmental health,Housing,Community safety

Recovery and support for flood-hit areas has gone well

The majority of items and property damaged in the recent floods has now been cleared, and residents are beginning to re-build their homes and businesses. Carmarthenshire County Council has thanked residents and businesses for their feedback and gratitude following a full-scale recovery operation fo...

37 days ago

Small Business Saturday spotlight on Carmarthen

The spotlight will be on small businesses in Carmarthen when the Small Business Saturday bus tour rolls in to town. Small Business Saturday is a nationwide campaign to support and promote the UK’s 5.7 million small businesses, and the team has announced they will visit the town as part of their nat...

38 days ago

  • Carmarthen
  • Development and investment,Regeneration,Events

A Llanelli pensioner is honoured with British Empire Medal

A retired civil servant from Llwynhendy has been award the British Empire Medal. William Henry Gerwyn Jenkins was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to the Samaritans in Swansea. The 77-year-old has been involved with the Samaritans for more than 40 years and has devoted his f...

39 days ago

  • Llanelli
  • Awards and honours

Have your say on two new schools in Kidwelly

Consultation for two new schools in Kidwelly has started. People are being asked their views over the next four weeks on the proposed builds for Ysgol Gymraeg Gwenllian and Ysgol y Castell. The current school buildings do not meet Welsh Government standards in terms of the facilities they offer in...

39 days ago

  • Kidwelly
  • Education and schools

Support for Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal

Carmarthenshire County Council is urging local residents to support the 2018 British Legion Poppy Appeal. Council Chair Cllr Mansel Charles has offered the council’s support to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal and has agreed that poppies can be placed for sale in council premises ahead of na...

39 days ago

  • Events,Armed forces

Free parking periods in town centres as part of new pilot

Periods of free parking in council-run short stay car parks are being introduced across Carmarthenshire as part of a new pilot initiative. From Monday, October 29, visitors to the county’s main towns will be able to park for free if they arrive and stay within certain hours. The initiative has bee...

40 days ago

  • Llanelli,Carmarthen,Ammanford and Amman Valley,Llandeilo and Towy Valley,Newcastle Emlyn,St Clears,Llandovery
  • Travel, roads and parking

Hwb set to open its doors in Ammanford town centre

A council customer service hub is set to open its doors in Ammanford in December. Ammanford Hwb will be located on Quay Street. The Hwb will bring additional new services to the town centre. It will offer face to face advice on a range of council issues, as well as being a place people can make p...

40 days ago

  • Ammanford and Amman Valley
  • Customer Services

Achieving White Ribbon UK status

A council, a fire and rescue service and a police force have been awarded White Ribbon UK accredited status. Carmarthenshire Council, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service and Dyfed-Powys Police have all met the standards required to be awarded with the prestigious status. Achieving White Rib...

44 days ago

Appeal for information after blind puppy found dumped

An appeal for information has been launched to find the person who dumped a blind puppy amongst trees in the Llanerch area of Llanelli yesterday. Carmarthenshire County Council’s dog warden service was called into action after the puppy was found by a member of the public. He is thought to be arou...

45 days ago

  • Llanelli
  • Environmental health

£4million eco-home development for Burry Port

Over 30 eco-friendly homes could be built in Burry Port as early as next Spring following a £4million funding package secured by Cartrefi Croeso, Carmarthenshire County Council’s new housing company. The Welsh Government included the ambitious Burry Port Garden Village development in its £43million...

47 days ago

  • Burry Port and Pembrey
  • Housing,Development and investment

Storm Callum - situation updates

If you have been affected by the floods and would like support to complete an application for our hardship fund, or to find out what other help is available to you during this difficult time, we will be visiting: Afon Duad Inn, Cwmduad, Tuesday, October 23, from 2.30pm....