End of an era for Burry Port Dementia Group

CHAIRMAN of the Dementia Carers Support Group Dennis King is stepping down after many years of fighting for better care for dementia sufferers in Carmarthenshire.

The group, which started in Burry Port in November 2016, offers a wide range of care to those suffering with dementia. It provides information about what they are entitled to, what type of dementia they may have, and offers social activities that they otherwise may not get access to.

They were involved in the...

Residents concern over ‘sinkhole’ near proposed site for new school

RESIDENTS in Llanerch have raised concerns over what they claim is a 'sink hole' on a road close to the proposed site for a new school on Llanerch field.

Residents of Heol Nant-Y-Felin said that the hole had grown in size over a few days, and were concerned over the possibility of an accident and further deterioration in the road.

We contacted Carmarthenshire County Council for a...

Carmarthen West to be completed by the end of the year

WORK on the second phase of the £5million Carmarthen West transport scheme will be underway again this week.

Carmarthenshire County Council has reached agreement on the acquisition of a final key area of land and says the scheme should be complete by the end of the year.

The Council has also been granted a Compulsory Purchase Order over all the land required, to ensure the road can be completed, given...

The long green grass of home

A number of residents contacted Llanelli Online to voice their concerns over the state of the Llanerch playing fields.

One local resident said: "Now that the Football World Cup has gotten underway, any small children who would like to kick a ball on the grass in Llanerch Playing Field are not able to do so because of the very overgrown state it is in.

"The council have cut the grass everywhere in Llanerch except for the Llanerch Playing Field...

Council provides millions to invest in local businesses

CARMARTHENSHIRE County Council is ready to invest around £4million in local businesses.

The council is launching a variety of new grants aimed at supporting new and existing businesses, aimed at stimulating new economic growth throughout the county.

The Economic Development team is inviting businesses and entrepreneurs, both established and new, to find out whether they are eligible for financial...

Adoptive dad celebrates first Father’s Day

THIS Sunday families across the county will be marking Father’s Day, but it’s not only birth fathers who will be celebrating.

A number of adoptive parents will also mark the occasion having given vulnerable children a loving home.

Robert* is one of hundreds of people who have adopted a child with support of Adoption Mid and West Wales - a collaborative of adoption teams covering the four local authorities of...

100 new pupil spaces for Ysgol Gorslas

THE capacity of Gorslas Primary School will increase by more than 25 per cent to meet the demand for school places and Welsh language education in the area.

Carmarthenshire County Council is building a new school in the Gorslas community to replace the aging 1920s building pupils and staff currently occupy.

Now, following a decision at today’s full council (June 13, 2018), the new building will cater...

Councillors call for integrated health care model

CARMARTHENSHIRE County Council will ask Welsh Government to facilitate the creation of an integrated social model for health and care throughout the Hywel Dda area.

Councillors took part in a lengthy debate at full council on Wednesday (June 13) following a notice of motion submitted by Carmarthen south councillor Gareth John who said health services in the area have become ‘increasingly fragile’.

He...

Part time nursery places now open for Ysgol Parc y Tywyn

PARENTS have until July 31st to apply for part time places at a new nursery class which opens in Ysgol Parc y Tywyn this September.

Carmarthenshire County Council’s full council has today (June 13) approved that part time nursery provision be introduced at the new Parc y Tywyn school building in Burry Port.

From September 4, part-time nursery provision will be provided at the school, which up until now has only...

Council’s annual grass cutting gets underway

WORK has started on cutting more than 6,000km of grass verges adjacent to the main highways in the rural and inter urban areas of Carmarthenshire.

Highway officers carefully monitor the growth of vegetation on these highway verges around the county to ensure the verges are cut at the optimum time for safety and conservation reasons.

One cut is carried out annually by the local authority, although in some areas a...