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...

Llangennech Community Council AGM


The Community Council A.G.M. was held at the Llangennech Community Centre on Monday (May 15). The retiring Chairman Councillor Gordon Lewis welcomed guests, Mayor elect Jeff Edmunds and John Evans of the Borough Council. Proceedings began with a review of the year.

The Community Council extended the Bowls Club lease for a further 21 years. Since its reintroduction to the village in 1988 with the help of the Council...

Gary Jones – Welsh Lab – Llangennech – 5 Pledges

Hello my name is Gary Jones, I am a team leader in Trostre, and hope to represent Llangennech ward in May. I am the Welsh Labour candidate alongside Jacqueline Seward.  My 5 pledges are,

1. I will fully communicate any decisions that directly affect Llangennech and Bryn, will hold regular surgeries, and make myself accessible for contact.

2. Education is the key to the future of our...