Students present MP with interior design ideas for Llanelli’s Railway Goods Shed

STUDENTS from South Wales University have made a presentation on their ideas and designs to the trustees of the Llanelli Railway Goods Shed.

The second year interior design degree students made the presentation on Friday (Apr 20) at Paddock Street Hall. Also in attendance was Nia Griffith MP.

The students have been gathering ideas based on the suggestions from the community during the consultation process.

They took away the ideas and began research looking at ways of retaining the...

Mystery of the Llanelli mist solved

IS it an omen before the big game? Have they been testing smoke bombs at Pendine? Is it global warming? Is it smog from those hundreds and hundreds of cars bumper to bumper spewing out the fumes on Sandy Road?

What exactly causes this eerie mist, which is travelling all along the Burry Estuary towards Llanelli?

Llanelli Online decided to find out and we asked our resident or not so resident weather man, climate change expert and champion tomato grower Iwan Lewis.

This is what he...

Council bans single-use plastics in its buildings

CARMARTHENSHIRE County Council has committed to reducing its use of single use plastics and to continue raising awareness of environmental issues.

Pontyberem ward councillor Liam Bowen raised the issue in a notice of motion to Wednesday’s full council asking for support to create more plastic-free schemes.

He called on members to lead the way in agreeing to ban single-use plastic cups and straws in...

Frank Allen’s story

FRANK Allen MBE invited Llanelli Online to his home recently to talk about some issues regarding a development to the rear of his home.

Residents attended a public meeting in Hendy where they expressed their concerns regarding the development.

Subsequently the  County Council put a temporary stop on the development.

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This is Frank's...

Council puts stop on Hendy development

UPDATE: Further to the reports of work taking place at the construction site at Hendy Head of planning Llinos Quelch, said: “The Section 106 agreement has now been signed by all parties and the planning consent was released by the Council yesterday (10th April 2018). An officer will be visiting the site to confirm that works comply with the planning permission.”

Carmarthenshire County Council have asked developers to stop work on a new housing site in Hendy.

Executive board member...

‘Stradey sewer severed’ claim Sandy Road residents

David Jones used to work at the legendary home of The Scarlets at Stradey Park. It was a five minute walk from his home on Sandy Road. He enjoyed the views over the Stradey area from his back garden. So much so that he applied to put a modest conservatory at the rear of his home. The council he claims decided not to approve his plans as the roof was not in keeping with the area.

Fast forward a few years and David is standing in a lane facing a 7ft high steel rust coloured fence...

Nia Griffith MP switches off lights for Earth Hour

LLANELLI'S MP Nia Griffith switched off her lights for an hour on Saturday night to mark WWF’s Earth Hour. She is also making a #PromiseForThePlanet by cutting down on disposable plastic waste and using an electric car to get around Llanelli.

Earth Hour is the world’s largest show of support for our planet, as hundreds of millions of people around the world and famous buildings from the Taj Mahal to Buckingham Palace switch off their lights from 8.30-9:30pm on 24th March.

Nia...

Llanelli’s Pontrilas Works site set for 210 new homes

ASBRI Planning Ltd has been commissioned by Carmarthenshire County Council to undertake pre-application consultation in respect of the proposed development on land at North Dock, Llanelli.

The land is on the site of the former Pontrilas Works,  part of Llanelli's past industrial landscape. It was constructed in the 1960's and contained a large amount of asbestons within its structure.

The factory which sits on the edge of the Millennium Coastal Park has become an eyesore and in recent...

Llanelli Town Council forces County Council U-turn on £180k spend on pay and display machines

A Llanelli based County Councillor has insisted that Llanelli Town Council were instrumental in forcing the county council to do a 'U-turn' regarding where the £180k from the Welsh Assembly Government would be spent, when unelected officers recommended it should be spent on upgrading pay and display machines rather then trialling free parking schemes in town centres.

Speaking to Llanelli Online about the town council's...

Llanelli AM Sets Out Bold Metro Vision for West Wales

Speaking on the Sunday Politics on BBC Wales, Lee Waters today outlined his vision for the world’s first driverless metro system for the Swansea Bay area.

Interviewed by Arwyn Jones earlier today, Mr Waters said:

“The key for getting people to replace car journeys with public transport is having what we call a turn up and go public transport system. And that’s clearly not the...