Victims of anti-social behaviour to be given more support

FROM April 2018 victims of anti-social behaviour in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys will receive support from the victim and witness service, Goleudy.

Goleudy is commissioned by Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner, Dafydd Llywelyn, and provides support to anyone affected by crime and anti-social behaviour, regardless of whether they’ve reported it to the police. He said: “Goleudy offers a free and...

Bargain Booze owner Conviviality set to go into administration

IN a drastic turn from their surging profits last year, Conviviality are set to go into administration. It comes less than a month after they received a surprise £30m tax bill, with executive chairman David Adams claiming the company was facing "a short-term challenge."

The development marks the fall of one of the largest franchised off-license chains in the country, which will put thousands of jobs at risk. The company, which provides alcohol to Bargain Booze as well as Wetherspoons,...

Llanelli Councillors debate Council mergers

AS the Welsh Assembly Government and the Welsh Local Government Association make noises about council mergers hoping that local authorities jump before they are pushed Llanelli Online spoke to four local Councillors who represent the main parties. The Welsh Assembly Government's plans, which comes after welsh council budgets face cuts of 3%, could see the total number of councils being reduced from 22 to 10, prompting concerns that councils might become more distant from their...

Kidwelly Co-op dresses up to fight dementia

 

WITH Kidwelly's path towards becoming a more dementia friendly town, residents gathered at their local Co-op and dressed up in the style of memorable fashion trends of the past.

The event, which raised nearly £500, provided services and training to help members of the public understand how to help people suffering with dementia should they come into contact with them. Anne Gilley, Member Pioneer for the Co-op, said: "The...

Farmers take action to tackle agricultural pollution in Wales

OVER 1000 farmers have applied for funding for a Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) prepared through Farming Connect’s Advisory Service. The majority of these have been completed during the winter of 2017-18. These plans provide farmers with bespoke advice tailored to their individual farms which will benefit the environment, improve farm soils and reduce expenditure on inputs.

Soil testing is at the cornerstone of these plans, allowing farmers to target inputs only where they...

Llanelli-born student nominated for national legal award

A Llanelli-born student is a finalist in Future Legal Mind, an award by National Accident Helpline to find the brightest young talent in the country.

Rebecca Harrigan, a law student at London Metropolitan University, has a chance to win a £5,000 prize as well as a coveted work experience placement at a top law firm .

The 30-year-old, originally from Llanelli, is no stranger to the legal profession, having worked for a charity with trafficking victims as a support worker. Now, she...

Council freeze school meal prices

SCHOOL meals will remain at £2.50 for the next year, Carmarthenshire County Council’s executive board has confirmed.

Executive board members have agreed the freeze on price during Monday’s meeting.

It had been approved during the 2018/19 budget that the meals be increased by 10p to £2.60, but Cllr Glynog Davies, executive board member for education,...

The Dark Knight returns

YMLAEN Llanelli - the BID are continuing with their successful series of events in the town to encourage visitors. Mandy Jenkins from Ymlaen Llanelli said: 'Following his successful appearance in Llanelli last summer, Batman will be returning to Llanelli town centre on Tuesday, 10th April. This time he will be bringing two Batmobiles and a Batcycle!'

The event kicks off at 12pm in Stepney Square where there will also be crafts, face painting and fairground rides....