Pembrey & Burry Port Carnival


THE 2018 Pembrey and Burry Port Carnival takes place this Saturday (July 7) at the Marina Fields in Burry Port Harbour.

On the day there will be a bunch of activities including a Pirate Stunt Show, live music from Leroy and Firewater, stalls, food and bar.

The parade will depart from Dyfatty at 1pm.

Tickets are priced at £3 for adults and £1 for children and O.A.P's.

Burry Port RNLI rescue 23 people at Pembrey Old Harbour

BURRY Port RNLI have rescued 23 people who were cut-off by the tide at Pembrey Old Harbour this evening, Saturday (June 30).

A spokesperon for Burry Port RNLI said: "We were called to assist people cut-off at Pembrey Old Harbour, with a rapidly incoming tide.

"The D Class ILB was launched, led by Darren Sheppard, with Tracy Phipps and Titch Evans as crew.

"23 people and 2 dogs were ferried to safety, all being safe and well."

MP and AM weigh in on ‘disagreement and acrimony’ at Burry Port and Pembrey Town Council.

Nia Griffith MP and Lee Waters AM have thrown their contributions into the bubbling pot of toil and trouble, which appears to have been on the boil at the Burry Port and Pembrey Town Council for some time if all sides of the political divide in this pretty estuary town are to be believed.

Llanelli Online has reported on a number of disagreements between councillors and the rumblings of discontent from local residents following upsets at council meetings. It came to something when the...

Walk for Life returns to Pembrey and Burry Port

FUNDRAISERS from Pembrey and Burry Port are gearing up to take part in Kidney Wales' annual Walk for Life on Sunday 24th June.

Organised by Pembrey and Burry Port County Council, the walk has long been a mainstay of the community's fundraising calendar.

This year's walk is set to begin at 10am - with participants advised to arrive in plenty of time for registration, which begins at 9:15am.

Starting at Burry Port Harbour, participants will take a circular route to the Pwll Pavilion...

‘Contaminated waste’ being dumped in Millennium Coastal Park claims Chairman of cockle gatherers

THE Chairman of the Cockle Association for the Burry Inlet Thomas Hughes has claimed that contaminated waste is being dumped on a stretch of foreshore within the Millennium Coastal Park and that no one including the County Council, Natural Resources Wales or the Welsh Assembly is doing anything about it. Mr Hughes who has been a cockle gatherer for over 20 years was instrumental in taking the UK government through the European Courts of Justice, which resulted in the setting of a a...

Burry Port RNLI help find missing 13-year-old

ON Friday night (June 15), Burry Port RNLI's training session was interrupted with a request to search for a missing 13 year old, who was last seen at the Llanmadoc Camp Site, North Gower.

Both boats were despatched from their training schedule at 8:20pm and tasked to search the shoreline around Broughton.

Boats were crewed by Paul Mitchell, Jared Phillips, Doug Humphreys and Josh Morris on the D class ILB and Gary Morgan, Catrin Burt and John Massocchi on the Atlantic 75.


Police investigate ‘alleged’ assault in Burry Port

DYFED-Powys Police is investigating an assault that took place on Mansel Street, Burry Port, at around 11pm on Tuesday (June 12).

A 27-year-old man was assaulted by two men causing minor facial injuries.

One of the suspects was around 5ft 10inches tall, stocky build, bald with a brown beard. He was wearing a dark-coloured puffa jacket.

The second suspect was around 6ft tall, red hair and was unshaved. He was also of stocky build and believed to be in his mid...

Local Welsh artist’s painting charity sale for RNLI

PETER Francis auctioneers in Carmarthen are excited to announce that they have had an oil painting by local Welsh artist Vyvyan Davies consigned by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

The painting was generously donated to the Burry Port branch of the RNLI by the artist himself.

Fittingly the picture is a marine scene depicting Burry Port lighthouse and the proceeds will go to their new Lifeboat Station appeal.

The painting...

Sunshine rugby at annual Warriors 7’s

THE Llanelli Warriors held their annual 7s tournament on Saturday (June 9) and the sunshine weather brought out plenty of sunshine rugby.

With conditions perfect there was some great rugby on display. Early pool matches saw some impressive performances and lots of individual skills to keep the crowd happy.

After the pool matches teams progressed into Cup, Plate and Bowl competitions that eventually brought out the following...

Busy Sunday for Burry Port RNLI

IT was a busy day for the crew of the Burry Port RNLI who were called out to two separate incidents on Sunday (June 10).

At 2:59pm they were called for an immediate launch to assist 2 people who were cut off by the tide in the Old Harbour area.

Later that day, they were called out to assist two groups of people who were cut off around the Machynys area.

Alun Wells of Burry Port RNLI said: "The D class lifeboat was launched and crewed by Gary Morgan, John Massocchi and Osian Bowen...