Nuns on the run at Walrus Dip

A shower of hail and overarching rainbow set the stage for more than 500 fancy dressed Walrus Dippers at Cefn Sidan’s annual Boxing Day festive seaside party.

They were cheered on by an estimated 2,000-strong crowd of family supporters and onlookers who lined their route to the surf thrashing incoming sea.

There were Nuns on the Run and convicts, a bevy of bikini clad beauties were chased into the freezing sea by jolly Santa’s aplenty.

There were lobsters and prawns, elves,...

Whacky Walrus Dippers wade into Pembrey’s winter waters

THE annual Walrus Dip took place at Pembrey Country Park today, Tuesday (Dec 26) Approximately 300 to 500 hundred hardy souls threw caution to the bitter December wind and against the advice of any GP if you can find one in Llanelli they ran in the direction of the briny kitted out in a range of costumes echoing contemporary life in politics, TV, film and fantasy. There were more than a fair share of Christmas inspired outfits. It was an unusually sunny day for Boxing...

AM joins Pembrey Brownies for Democracy Day

PEMBREY Brownies were delighted to be joined by their local Assembly Member, Lee Waters, as part of their Democracy Day for Parliament Week.

The Democracy Day event aimed to teach the Brownies about the workings of Parliament and the Senedd. They also found out, through participating in a range of fun, engaging activities, all about the electoral process and about how laws are made.

Tori, one of the Brownies who...

Parc y Tywyn set for new school

CHILDREN in Burry Port and Pembrey can look forward to a new school built in a prime location near the harbour and clad with Welsh home grown timber.

Building work is well underway on the £9.6million Ysgol Parc y Tywyn at the former Burrows Yard.

It is due for completion by next summer and will be built to the highest energy efficiency standards, becoming the latest Passivhaus and BREEAM Excellent school building in Wales.

Welsh home grown timber will be the principal structural...

Pembrey and Burry Port Town Councillors sock it out in public

THE disharmony amongst councillors at Pembrey and Burry Port Town Council continues as various factions have begun to fight it out in what's left of the local press. Town councillors, The Mayor and Uncle Tom Cobley and all have weighed in for a fight in the public arena and each have issued press releases. It follows the recent call by Plaid Cymru's Peter Freeman to rid the council of Labour councillors. That he said later was an error. What he actually...

Gwen fights for votes for 16-year-olds

Carmarthenshire teenager Gwen Griffiths is taking the fight for votes at 16 to the Council Chamber in County Hall.

Seventeen-year-old Gwen from Pembrey recently met Carmarthenshire County Council Executive Board member for Education and Children Cllr Glynog Davies to work with him to create a motion to put before Full Council on October 18.

Cllr Davies has agreed to put the motion to debate and vote on whether councillors support 16 and 17 year olds having the right to vote in...

Best runners in Wales heading to Pembrey

ELITE Welsh road runners are heading for one of Carmarthenshire’s most popular open spaces.

It could be the forerunner of many more major athletic championships for Pembrey Country Park which is growing in stature for such events.

With its spectacular setting of countryside and woodland bordered by the expansive Blue Flag Cefn Sidan beach, Pembrey Country Park is for the first time...

Destination Pembrey

It appears the World and its dog or rather its petrol powered animals headed for Pembrey on the weekend of August 12-13 and who could blame them. The Pembrey Circuit is one of the best venues in Wales to take part in motorsports be it motorcycling, rallying, track racing, giving the radio controlled car a hammering or just kicking off the Frank Thomas boots and watching the petrol heads go mental. Oh yes, destination Pembrey was entered into numerous satnavs as the leather clad boys and...

80 bed Hotel/Motel planned for Cefn Sidan

Particulars detailing a prospective 80 bed Hotel/Motel yards from the famous golden sands at Pembrey - Cefn Sidan have been published on the website of Carmarthenshire County Council. pembrey-hotel-particulars-english

The council are seeking expressions of interest from experienced developers / tourism accommodation operators to create the 80 bed mid range temporary hotel / motel.

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Pembrey and Burry Port are incredibly edible and blooming marvellous

Burry Port is in with a shout at the annual Wales in Bloom Awards following an enormous amount of work by numerous organisations and locals in Burry Port making the town a veritable garden of Eden.

Local schools and organisations such as Incredible Edibles, Pembrey School and the local council have been busy planting throughout the town and creating beautiful flower beds, shop displays and even vegetable gardens where locals can go along and 'help themselves'.

John Woods a judge...