Burry Port Ladies RFC too much for Bonymaen

ON Sunday the 22nd April, the Burry Port Lady Blacks welcomed league rivals Bonymaen to the memorial park knowing that nothing less than a bonus point victory, while stopping Bony from gathering any points would do in their hunt for the WRU Ladies Division 1 B championship.

After some early rainfall the clouds disappeared and the sun shone through, which allowed for a very skillful, exciting game of rugby. Early in the first half, the Lady Blacks retained possession of the ball well...

Burry Port RNLI station latest aerial shots

AS if missing the Irish ferry wasn't enough, then rushing back by bicycle to cover the coast run and then cover Burry Port RFC's hammering of Lampeter our man with a microlight Dai Lenscap was up and away above Burry Port on Saturday (Apr 21) to provide us all with the latest aerial views of the construction site of the new RNLI station.

Burry Port RNLI - New Station Construction from Byron Williams on Vimeo.

Lampeter wilt in the heat as Burry Port RFC turn on the afterburners

Burry Port RFC are on fire. Metaphorically speaking of course.

The club whose ground is a frisby throw away from the coast benefit from the sea air full of iodine. The local butcher's shop may also be responsible for beefing out some of the lads to gigantuan proportions and you know what they say about cockles and laverbread and lead in pencils and hairs on chests.

Oof, its getting hotter in here as we try to express just how good the men in black are this season. A quick look back...

Burry Port Harbour in hands of The Marine Group

BURRY Port Harbour is now in the safe hands of marina specialists to undergo investment and improvement as part of plans to create a world-class facility for boat owners and tourists.

The Marine Group is now on site, having been granted a long-term lease from Carmarthenshire County Council.

Leasing the harbour to experienced marina specialists is part of the council’s plan to ensure its long-term sustainability, and forms part of its wider regeneration masterplan for Burry Port.


Burry Port RNLI called out to group stranded on Burry Holmes

THE Burry Port RNLI were called out for the 7th time this year on Saturday (April 14) to rescue four people and a dog who were stranded on the tidal island of Burry Holmes.

The team were given a launch request from UK Coastguard through their pager system at 4:11pm to assist the stranded who were cut off by the incoming tide at Burry Holmes and were unable to cross the causeway to return to safety.

Alun Wells of RLNI said: "The D class lifeboat 'Diane Hilary' was launched, ably crewed...

Burry Port edge Betws in great rugby spectacle

Burry Port ran out winners in their clash with Betws RFC on Saturday (Apr 14)

Although Burry Port dominated play for most of the first half of the game, the visitors Betws put on a fine display of rugby themselves.

Betws managed to come back into the game and provide entertainment by way of two tries and two conversions in the second half.

It was the mighty Burry Port men in black though who took the plaudits and added yet another win to their very impressive season of rugby in...

Councillors blame rise in fees for Burry Port Boxing Club closure

A boxing club in Burry Port, which has also had autistic children using the facilities is set to close.

The closure has ignited yet another argument within the ranks of the Town Council, which has been at odds over a number of issues for some time.

Some members of the  Labour Group within the council argue that a non democratic structure has been established and that they have lost any ability to represent their constituents and influence the decision making process as they are...

RAF descends on Burry Port

THE RAF were in Burry Port today, Tuesday (Apr 10). At least the RAF electricians from RAF St Athan were as part of a fact finding mission for a project they are undertaking in the area.

The lycra clad trainees were not in state of the art aircraft but straddling rather natty mountain bikes.

Having stayed at local B & B's they were setting off this morning to visit historical attractions in the area including quite fittingly the Amelia Earhart memorial at the harbour.


Burry Port fish supper and quiz raises £1k for Isabel

The kind hearted community of Burry Port has rallied round once more to help raise money for a 14-year-old young girl suffering from a brain tumour.

Isabel Williams from Penygroes was diagnosed with a brain tumour two years ago.

The brave teenager has undergone operations, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Sadly there is no more treatment that can be offered locally.

Great Ormond Street in London have offered clinical trials and Isabel will be heading to Great Ormond street hospital...