Ratty and Bond elected for Kidwelly and Mynyddygarreg

THE by-election for Kidwelly and Mynyddygarreg Town Council on Thursday (Jul 19) resulted in the election of Mr Simon Ratty for Castle Ward, and Mr Carl Peters-Bond for the Mynyddygarreg Ward.

Simon Ratty, (Lab) took 165 votes beating the Independent candidate Chris George who received 81 votes, and Anthony Polsen, a Conservative candidate who received 8 votes.

The Independent candidate Carl Peters-Bond took 206 votes to beat Beryl Williams (Lab) who received 136 votes.

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Hayley Joins Llanelli Online

New Recruit for Llanelli Online: Hayley Griffiths

LLANELLI Online is delighted to welcome our latest recruit Hayley Griffiths. Hayley has a wealth of experience in teaching and has been a lecturer at Coleg Sir Gar for many years. Hayley is interested in pursuing a career in journalism and has joined us for valuable experience.

Hayley will be covering Burry Port, Kidwelly, Pembrey, Trimsaran and Carway.

If you have any news from any of those areas Hayley would love to hear from...

Kidwelly goes Carnival Crackers

WHAT a perfect day for a carnival it was on Saturday (Jul 14). At around 12 midday a plethora of characters including Elvis Presley, Old Miss Donald and her family, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Wonder Woman and a Panda driving a tractor made their way to Parc Stephens to take part in the parade.

The carnival field was already decked out with stalls and fairground rides as well as a stage set for magician Van Buren. No Red Arrows or Red Barrows this year.

At 12.30 the crowning...

The Original Factory Shop set to close stores across Wales

MORE woes for the hight street and shopping malls as The Original Factory Shop becomes the latest retailer to go down the route of launching a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA).

It is reported that the budget retailer is proposing to close 32 of its 224 stores with the aim of reducing rents on the rest of its stores.

The company states that it has filed for the CVA against a backdrop of challenging market wide retail conditions and business specific issues, the Company has been...

Band to belt out the beats for charity

FANCY listening to live music from an up and coming young band? Want to help raise money charity?

Then head along to the Fishermans Arms in Kidwelly tomorrow, Friday (May 25) where Audio Dropouts will be performing to raise money for TrekStock and Cancer Research.

Audio Dropouts are a six piece band who formed last year in college. They consist of a vocalist, two guitarists, a bassist, drummer and a trumpet player.

Last year they played at the Gar Gwyl music festival that was...

Kidwelly Co-op dresses up to fight dementia


WITH Kidwelly's path towards becoming a more dementia friendly town, residents gathered at their local Co-op and dressed up in the style of memorable fashion trends of the past.

The event, which raised nearly £500, provided services and training to help members of the public understand how to help people suffering with dementia should they come into contact with them. Anne Gilley, Member Pioneer for the Co-op, said: "The...

Great community support for KAMPS

KIDWELLY and Mynyddygarreg Panto Society (KAMPS) are planning to stage a Panto in early 2019. It will be a reintroduction of a great tradition in both Kidwelly and Mynyddygarreg.

The group had a stand at the Co-op store in Kidwelly on Friday and Saturday (Feb 23,24).

Throughout the two days volunteers and members of the committee met and chatted with shoppers to let them know the plans. Speaking to Llanelli Online Chair of KAMPS Emma Britton said; “The enthusiasm of the customers of...

Phillip Thompson chosen as Kidwelly’s Mayor Elect for ‘Historic Year’

KIDWELLY Town Council has unanimously elected Councillor Philip Thompson as its Mayor Elect for the municipal year 2018/ 2019. Councillor Thompson will take up office on May 1st 2018 and there will be a civic service and ceremony in St. Mary’s Church Kidwelly on 12th May 2018.

This coming year will be a special one in the history of Kidwelly Mayors in that it marks the 400th year of Mayors in Kidwelly since Thomas...

Kidwelly’s David Gravell recognised in New Years Honours

KIDWELLY'S David Edward Gravell has been recognised in the New Year's Honours list. Mr Gravell receives the British Empire Medal for his services to charity, sport and education in Wales.

The full list of people receiving an honour is below.

David Edward GRAVELL For services to charity, Sport and Education in Wales. (Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire)

Professor Karen Margaret HOLFORD Deputy Vice Chancellor, Cardiff University. For services to Engineering and the Advancement of Women in...

Police appeal following assault in Kidwelly pub

“Dyfed-Powys Police received a report of assault at Lord Nelson pub, Kidwelly, at around 9:15pm on Saturday (16 Dec). A teenage male was taken to hospital with cuts and bruises. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to report it to Kidwelly police by calling 101, quoting reference number 362 of December 16.”