Burns Pet Nutrition nominated for responsible business award

THE Kidwelly-based natural pet food company Burns Pet Nutrition has been nominated for a National Responsible Business Champion award in Parliament.

John Burns, who owns Burns Pet Nutrition and the Parc y Bocs Farm Shop, attended the ceremony in Westminster last week with local MP Nia Griffith. Mr Burns was nominated for his community outreach work, paying all his staff the Living Wage and providing the only fully-accessible disabled toilet in the Llanelli area.

At the awards...

Nia Griffith MP disappointed that Tidal Lagoon may be ‘developed in another country’

NIA Griffith MP has said that she is disappointed at the loss of potential jobs for Wales as the tidal Lagoon looks set to be developed in another country.

Looking ahead the MP said that there is a real case for a mix of renewable energy for Wales.

Watch our interview with Nia Griffith MP here:

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Westminster turns down Swansea Tidal Lagoon

There will be no Tidal Lagoon power plant in Swansea. The announcement came today Monday (Jun 26) after years of debate and rumblings of uncertainty.

The killer blow was delivered by the Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark who said that the £1.3bn project was not value for money.

First Minister Carwyn Jones had thrown the support and cash of the Welsh Assembly behind the project with backing of £200m. The first Minister described it as a 'crushing blow' for Wales.

Labour...

MP and AM weigh in on ‘disagreement and acrimony’ at Burry Port and Pembrey Town Council.

Nia Griffith MP and Lee Waters AM have thrown their contributions into the bubbling pot of toil and trouble, which appears to have been on the boil at the Burry Port and Pembrey Town Council for some time if all sides of the political divide in this pretty estuary town are to be believed.

Llanelli Online has reported on a number of disagreements between councillors and the rumblings of discontent from local residents following upsets at council meetings. It came to something when the...

Youth theatre WWI project gets MP and community backing

A Llanelli Youth Theatre (LYT) project to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I has gained the backing of Llanelli MP Nia Griffith and local community groups.

LYT is coordinating community activities around a production of ‘Oh What a Lovely War’, which will be staged at the Ffwrnes Theatre on and in the run-up to Armistice Day in November.

A meeting to discuss ways forward for the project was...

‘Lives being lost due to speed bumps’ says GMB Paramedic

GMB paramedic rep Nathan Holman has been campaigning to raise awareness of the impact of speed bumps on the speed and safety of police, fire and ambulance journeys.

Last week he was joined by Nia Griffith MP, Lee Waters AM and Carmarthenshire Labour Leader Cllr Rob James on an ambulance ride to demonstrate their impact.

Nathan Holman, who is also a Llannon community councillor, explained: “We have recently...

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...

MP questions lack of Health Board ‘paper’ consultation questionnaires

Nia Griffith MP has called on Hywel Dda University Health Board to improve their engagement with the community by ensuring that there are enough consultation documents for people to view and respond to. The MP said that whilst she believed a petition was important she believed that there should be more emphasis on residents within the Hywel Dda area completing the consultation documents and having  their say.

Speaking exclusively to Llanelli Online on Sunday (May 13) following a public...

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...

Positive step forward for Ash Grove Surgery

NIA Griffith MP has labelled the Hywel Dda University Health Board's decision to manage the Ash Grove Surgery near Thomas Street in Llanelli as a 'positive step forward'.

In a statement issued today the MP said: “After following up the issue of Ash Grove surgery at our meeting with the Health Board on Friday, I was relieved to hear confirmation that patients at Ash Grove will be able to continue using this vital GP surgery after September.

“The Health Board’s decision to step...