Spotlight on Llanelli’s AM Lee Waters

Lee Waters AM criticises Hywel Dda consultation

THE AM for the Llanelli constituency, Lee Waters, has urged Welsh Health Secretary Vaughan Gething to ensure Hywel Dda Health Board do more to engage with the public on proposals to reorganise hospital services.

In the National Assembly on Wednesday, (May 23) Lee Waters tabled a question to the Cabinet Secretary.

Watch and listen to  the question and answer here on Senedd TV

During the drop in session at the Selwyn Samuel Centre on Tuesday (May 22) the...

Llanelli achieves ‘Fairtrade zone’ status

FOLLOWING a successful Fairtrade Fortnight, Llanelli has officially become a ‘Fairtrade zone’ for the first time ever. The announcement was officially made at Llanelli & District Fairtrade’s AGM on Wednesday (16th May) in Llanerch Community Hall.

Tara Fisher, Secretary of Llanelli Fairtrade, said: “I’m delighted that our application for Llanelli to become a Fairtrade zone has been successful. Over the last few months...

People of Llanelli rally to save hospital

THE campaign to save Prince Philip Hospital from a downgrade has ramped up, with over 200 people attending a public meeting on Saturday and street stalls appearing all over Llanelli.

Save Our Services Prince Philip Action Network (SOSPPAN) is fighting Hywel Dda Health Board’s proposal to turn Prince Philip into a community hospital. The cross-party campaign group organised a packed public...

Hospital campaigners to address public meeting

HOSPITAL campaigners are urging Llanelli residents to attend a public meeting tomorrow (Saturday 12th May) about Hywel Dda’s hospital consultation. They aim to send a strong message to the Health Board that the option of downgrading Prince Philip Hospital is a non-starter.

The meeting, which is open to all and will be held in the Selwyn Samuel Centre at 3.30pm, is being organised by Save Our Services Prince Philip Action Network (SOSPPAN). Shaun Greaney, who with Adrian Morgan...

AM welcomes increased savings safeguard for older people

LLANELLI'S Assembly Member, Lee Waters, has welcomed this week’s Welsh Government announcement that’ll see people in residential homes able to keep an extra £10,000 of their savings when they move into care.

The announcement was delivered by Huw Irranca-Davies AM, Minister for Children and Social Care, who confirmed that the capital limit - which is used to decide whether a person pays the full cost of their residential care themselves, or receives financial support from their...

MP and AM back right-turn ban following Sandy Road consultation

NIA Griffith MP and Lee Waters AM have called on the Council to implement an immediate ban on right turns into and out of Sandy Road after a public consultation launched by the pair revealed overwhelming public support for easing congestion.

The AM and MP have submitted their results to Carmarthenshire County Council, after the council failed to respond to public concern. Organised by Nia Griffith MP, Lee Waters AM and Pwll Councillor...

AM schooled in fire, sawing and bread-making by Pembrey children

LLANELLI'S Assembly Member, Lee Waters, has spent a morning with Year 5 Pupils at Pembrey School participating in their Forest School activities, and conceded that his sawing skills "need work."

Forest School was set up in February 2017.  Pupils designed the area themselves with Year 6 digging out the foundations, and every class since has taken part in the wide-ranging activities such as planting an orchard with trees donated from The Woodland Trust, as well as building a roundhouse, a...

Llanerch campaigners optimistic for Village Green status

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save Llanerch field as a village green say they are optimistic that they have done enough to convince the decision makers that the field should be given village green status rather than be used to house a new school.

Local people attended the inquiry, which took place over four days at the Llanelli Town Hall.

The panel heard how important the field was to people young and old and how much it had been used over the last half century.

Campaigner Sharon Burdess...

Lee Waters AM ‘bitterly disappointed’ at Health Board’s proposals to ‘downgrade’ PPH

Lee Waters AM has stated that he is 'bitterly disappointed' by the proposals that Hywel Dda have published, which include a consultation to downgrade PPH from a general hospital to a community hospital.

The Llanelli AM said: "For the last two years they’ve been telling me that they regard Llanelli’s Prince Philip hospital as the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the health board, and the minor injury unit as one of the few in the country to meet its targets despite treating a growing...

Llanelli AM and MP host public meeting on Ash Grove surgery

LEE Waters AM and Nia Griffith MP held a packed public meeting about the future of Llanelli’s Ash Grove Medical Centre on Saturday at the Selwyn Samuel Centre.

Over 90 people attended the meeting, which was held at the request of the surgery’s patients who were alarmed to receive a letter from Hywel Dda Health Board informing them that the Partners of Ash Grove had made the decision to cease providing services from August 2018.