Llanelli Online celebrates the fund raisers and volunteers

There is always something going on in Llanelli Town Centre. A stall of some sort set up to promote local causes.

This Saturday, (Apr 14) was no different as stands for 'Save The Hospital', 'Guide Dogs for the Blind' and 'The Amigos Cycling Club' popped up their tables and banners in the hope that the people of Llanelli would lend their support.

Over at the library 'Care and Repair' were holding their monthly surgery where...

Dyfed-Powys Police Cadets attend passing out parade

THE Dyfed-Powys Police headquarters was the venue for the passing out parade for a large number of police cadets on Wednesday (Feb 28).

It was a moment to remember for the young men and women following the completion of a course which gave a unique insight into how the Police Service works. They learned all about police powers and procedures, took part in projects such as the road safety campaign and...

Llanelli Talking Newspaper seeks volunteers

IT'S been a valued institution in Llanelli for more than 40 years.

Now the Llanelli and District Talking Newspaper Association is searching for more volunteers.

The association produces a comprehensive CD local news and information bulletin for blind and partially-sighted members of the community once a fortnight – having never missed a deadline in 42 years.

“There’s a great sense of pride in Llanelli as we were one of the first towns in Wales to introduce a talking...

“Becoming a volunteer police officer was the best thing I ever did” claims volunteer chief inspector

A VOLUNTEER chief inspector has described joining the Dyfed-Powys Police Special Constabulary as the best thing he ever did.

Nine years ago, Specials Chief Inspector Chris Evans took the plunge and applied to become a Special Constable – and he hasn’t looked back. Now he’s encouraging people to apply as the force opens recruitment on Monday, February 5.

Specials are volunteer police officers who have the same powers as regular officers. They go on foot and car patrol, can be sent...

More volunteering opportunities for Rural Carmarthenshire

A NEW project has been launched to recruit volunteers and create more volunteering opportunities in rural Carmarthenshire.

The Rural Volunteering Programme, which is being led by the Carmarthenshire Association of Voluntary Services (CAVS) aims to tackle a range of issues around volunteering in rural areas, including broadening the scope of opportunities, providing training for volunteers and promoting the health and wellbeing, social...

Successful first year for QAP volunteers

A group of nine residents from across Dyfed-Powys have been working hard for the last year to support Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn, carry out one of his most crucial roles – holding the police to account for how the public are treated.

Formed in February 2017, the Quality Assurance Panel (QAP) is responsible for independently reviewing various forms of police contact with the public. They consider whether cases have been dealt with fairly, reasonably and...

Award for Wildlife Watch Litter Pickers

THEIR aim is simple. To clean up rural wildlife areas to help keep wildlife safe from litter harm as well as to help keep these areas clean.

The group are called “Wildlife Watch Litter Pickers (WWLP)'' which is a subgroup of the Wales Wildlife Watch group. They were originally just a walking group of wildlife spotters, who quickly got annoyed with the amount of rubbish blighting the beauty spots they walked.

They then formed a subgroup and met on the weeks when they weren’t...

Santa’s Sunday Dash

Sunday's are for chilling out and tucking that Sunday lunch away with a cheeky beer or glass of wine followed by a late evening tipple. At this time of year a nice G & T or a sherry. But NO! Some prefer to don a Santa suit and run through Llanelli for a couple of miles in order to raise some cash for charity.

That's what a large number of adults, children and dogs did today (10 Dec) as part of the annual Santa Dash, raising funds for Little Princess Trust.

The event began with...

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...

Former Royal Marine to climb Aconcaqua to raise money for veterans

A Carmarthenshire County Council employee is going to climb a mountain in the Andes in January to raise money to support Royal Marines, their families, veterans and cadets.

Dog warden Brendan Davies, who is a former Royal Marine, is climbing Aconcaqua with the 65˚ North organisation in January. He is the only person from Carmarthenshire doing the climb.

Brendan joined the Royal Marines in 1993 and served at 40 Commando and Comacchio Group. He took part in many deployments both operational...