Campaigners urge inquiry to keep Llanerch field as green and open space

CAMPAIGNERS have vowed to keep Llanerch field as an open and green space for the community as it has been they claim for the last 100 years.

Sharon Burdess and Heather Peters have attended a four day inquiry to give evidence in support of retaining the field for community use.

Carmarthenshire County Council have submitted a planning application for a new Welsh Medium School. It is claimed that the present Ysgol Dewi Sant School is not fit for purpose.

The duo of Heather Peters and...

The Beauty Zone bucks Llanelli’s business trend

The Beauty Zone is one of a number of new businesses springing up in Llanelli and bucking the trend.

While retail giants like Maplin, Toys R Us and many more go to the wall, sole traders like Karen Price are breathing life back into the town.

It isn't easy as any new business will testify. The cost of renting premises alone are astronomical even though we are not in London.

There has been an easement on business rates and that helps.

Parking is an issue and there is no doubt as...

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...

Llanelli councillors to propose notice of motion to protect health services

TWO Llanelli town councillors are to propose a notice of motion at the next meeting of Llanelli Town Council on Wednesday (Apr 4).

The motion will be proposed by Councillor Sean Rees (Glanymor Ward) and seconded by Councillor Mike Cranham (Bigyn Ward).

The notice is as follows:

In accordance with Standing Order 8.1 of Llanelli Town Council, can we, the undersigned proposer and seconder give notice of a motion to be considered at the ordinary meeting of Llanelli Town Council on...

Llanelli Councillors debate Council mergers

AS the Welsh Assembly Government and the Welsh Local Government Association make noises about council mergers hoping that local authorities jump before they are pushed Llanelli Online spoke to four local Councillors who represent the main parties. The Welsh Assembly Government's plans, which comes after welsh council budgets face cuts of 3%, could see the total number of councils being reduced from 22 to 10, prompting concerns that councils might become more distant from their...

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...

Used needles, dog fouling and fly tipping causing misery for Old Castle Road residents

Residents of Old Castle Road have been airing their concerns about discarded needles, drug use, dog fouling, fly tipping and parking problems on land in the area. The land at the end of Old Castle Road, which borders Sandy Water Park is for sale at present and although the land has been fenced off in the past it is now open. Residents claim that large amounts of needles are being discarded in the area by drug users.

Cllr Sara Griffiths who represents the Lliedi ward said that...

Santa’s town tour

Santa was out and about in Llanelli today as Ymlaen Llanelli The BID and Llanelli Town Council brought a bit of Christmas cheer to businesses in the town. Santa complete with elves was spotted at Llanelly House where he gave out some chocolates to children.

Ym;laen Llanelli has organised a couple of random events, which you can catch up with but ONLY if you happen to be in the Llanelli Town Centre over the next few days. Look out for the Mari Lwyd.

County and Town Council discuss Parc Howard

CARMARTHENSHIRE County Council and Llanelli Town Council are in discussions about the future management of Parc Howard.

Representatives of both councils have agreed a series of meetings to consider how joint working arrangements can be taken forward to maintain and improve the park.

Previous proposals for the park will be explored, as well as new ideas to secure its long-term future under public...

Trafodaethau partneriaeth Parc Howard

MAE Cyngor Sir Caerfyrddin a Chyngor Tref Llanelli mewn trafodaethau ynghylch rheoli Parc Howard yn y dyfodol.

Mae cynrychiolwyr o'r ddau gyngor wedi cytuno ar gyfres o gyfarfodydd i ystyried sut y gellir bwrw ati â threfniadau cydweithio er mwyn cynnal a gwella'r parc.

Rhoddir sylw i gynigion blaenorol ar gyfer y parc, yn ogystal â syniadau...