Bryn WI tea party tackles loneliness

THE ladies of Bryn WI put on a wonderful cream tea on Monday (Jan 22) at the Bryn Hall in Llangennech. They had secured a grant from Age UK and sent invites out to people who may be on their own in the village.

County Councillor Gary Jones was invited to go along and he doubled as one of our roving community reporters to send back all the gossip. He said: "I was asked to go and was immediately roped in by the Vice Chair Pam Richards into setting up tables and chairs. I offered to help...

Llangennech’s Cracking Christmas Parade

THE annual Llangennech Christmas Fair and Parade took place on Saturday (Dec 9) and attracted hundreds of people to the village for festive family fun.

The day's proceedings began at 2pm, with activities catering for both the children and the adults. For the elders there were craft stalls and a live brass band filling the Community Centre with Christmas cheer. The children were spoilt for choice with Santa's Grotto, a bouncy castle, music and refreshments.

The parade began from St...

Council considers Samson’s plans for family homes

A Llangennech County Councillor has expressed his concerns regarding a planning application (S/35265) at Gypsy Lane near Llangennech. The application for proposed change of use of land for the stationing of up to six caravans for residential purposes, including formation of an access road and landscaping have been submitted on behalf of Scarlets and Wales player Samson Lee. It is claimed the caravans will be used for Mr Lee's immediate family.

County Councillor Gary Jones said that he...

Llangennech carer in line for top social care award

A dedicated behaviour support practitioner decided to learn Welsh after seeing the smile on a client's face every time he heard the language.

That kind of insight into the needs of vulnerable people with learning difficulties and mental health problems has now put Gayle Thomas in line for a prestigious award.

She has been shortlisted in the category for Excellence in Learning Disability Services in this year’s...

Llangennech ‘inert waste processing centre’ gets green light

Planning approval has been given for an inert waste processing centre at the former Morlais colliery on Pontarddulais Road, Llangennech following a meeting of the Planning Committee at County Hall on Tuesday, (Sep 5). Inert waste is waste which is neither chemically or biologically reactive and will not decompose. Examples of this are sand and concrete.

During the meeting the committee heard from the member for...

Gorseinon take All Wales Sport Cup

Gorseinon secured the 2017 All Wales Sport Midweek League trophy by defeating Llangennech by 14 runs in a thrilling match at Llangennech Park on Friday (Aug 25).

The visitors were put in to bat first and finished with 78 runs from the 16 allocated overs. Bryn Jones was the top scorer with 29. Only he and Rhys Matthews (19) managed to attain double figures at the crease.

For the home side, Richard Clement's score of (26) was not enough to get them over the line as they finished on...

Llangennech councillor urges you to ‘get on yer bike’

A new cycle path along the A4138 is being heralded as a wonderful step forward in encouraging people to 'get on their bikes' by Llangennech councillor Stephen Hughes. Stephen is trying to promote the new track as part of a drive to encourage people to cycle and to visit Llangennech.

The path, which starts just after the Troserch roundabout runs to the Dafen industrial estate roundabout and crosses onto the most recently...

Vandals destroy picnic benches at local beauty spot

A community woodland group from Llangennech have been angered by the latest incident of anti-social behaviour in their woods.

On the morning of Friday 14th of July, local volunteers from Troserch Woodland Society discovered the charred remains of one of their picnic benches which had been sacrificed for firewood by some unruly visitors to the woods. It is believed that the act took place late at night on Thursday 13th.

The bench, which had been paid for with the group’s limited funds...

Genwen plans approved by council despite local objections

Planning permission for 240 homes, vehicular and pedestrian access, car parking and landscaping at the Genwen Farm in Penygraig have been approved at a planning meeting of Carmarthenshire County Council today, Tuesday (Jul 11) following a two hour, twenty minute session where objectors and councillors aired some serious concerns regarding the plans.

Retired Civil Servant Caryl Phillips told the planning committee that Penderi was high above the...