Events Support Fund launched

THE next round of a funding scheme for events has been launched by Carmarthenshire County Council.

Funding is open to those who currently organise or who wish to organise events, and could offer a maximum of £5,000 - at up to half of the total cost - where the event will make an impact on the economic development of Carmarthenshire.

Communication support can also be offered.

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Road Safety Officers hold motorbike awareness day

CARMARTHENSHIRE County Council road safety officers have been out talking to motorcyclists as part of an initiative to reduce the number of casualties involved in motorcycle collisions.

The total number of motorcyclist casualties on Welsh roads declined in 2016, when compared to 2015 figures (12 per cent decrease).

There were 61 motorcycle casualties in Carmarthenshire in 2016 accounting for 9.2 per cent...

Over 1,000 pupils receive crucial road safety training

MORE than 1,000 schoolchildren in Carmarthenshire have been learning about road-side safety in a bid by the local authority to save lives.

In the last year the pupils have been shown how to spot safe places to cross roads and improve their skills to become safer pedestrians during a 12-week training session.

The Kerbcraft training scheme is delivered by Carmarthenshire County Council’s road safety unit,...

Green light for apartments at Buckley’s Brewery

WORK is underway on a £3.7million investment to convert Llanelli’s iconic Buckley’s Brewery to high quality living accommodation.

Carmarthenshire County Council has worked with the building’s owners, Pobl Group, to secure £2.3million grant funding to transform the listed derelict building into 21 apartments.

The development will also include significant public space improvements - a comprehensive...

Consultation on violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence strategy

AUTHORITIES in the mid and west Wales region are seeking input into their new strategy on tackling violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Survivors of violence and abuse, families and friends, individuals or organisations working with survivors or perpetrators, or anyone with views in general, are being encouraged to have their voices heard as the development of the strategy reaches its final stage.

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Temporary shuttle bus for Llansadwrn and Llanwrda

A TEMPORARY shuttle bus service has been put on by Carmarthenshire County Council to support residents of Llansadwrn and Llanwrda during the continued closure of a section of the A40.

A four-mile stretch of the trunk road between Llandovery and Llanwrda has been closed for a number of days following the opening of a sink hole over a damaged water culvert.

The South Wales Trunk Road Agent is working to repair the road and re-open it, but in the meantime diversions are in place which...

Major funding boost for transport and road safety

CARMARTHENSHIRE County Council has been awarded £2.8million by the Welsh Government to spend on improving highways, transport infrastructure and road safety schemes.

Amongst the projects to benefit from the funding will be phase two of the Cross Hands Economic Link Road, a new roundabout at Ammanford’s Tirydail Lane intersection, and ‘active travel’ projects which focus on linked walking and cycling routes across the...

Hamilton ‘delighted’ as Council reject ‘controversial’ housing plans

CARMARTHENSHIRE County Council have rejected 'controversial' plans to build 42 new homes in Laugharne after concerns over the future of it's playing fields.

A petition was made against the move to build houses, with more than 300 people signing it.

The plans were turned down by Carmarthenshire County Council's planning committee.

Speaking to Llanelli Online, Neil Hamilton AM said: "I am absolutely delighted that the Planning Committee...

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.

The...

New homes set to help building firms prosper  

A NEW local housing company, formed by Carmarthenshire County Council to build affordable homes, will create jobs, apprenticeships, and boost the local economy councillors said today.

The council previously agreed to set up the company, but discussed it at Full Council today (Wednesday) during a notice of motion aimed at committing support to maximising the benefits to local people and the construction industry.

An original notice of motion put forward my Cllr Jeff Edmunds, of Bigyn ward,...