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Here we feature a report from County Councillors John James and Amanda Fox who serve the Burry Port ward.

Carmarthenshire County Councillors’ Burry Port Ward Report.

Affordable Housing: Members will remember as previously reported Carmarthenshire County Council has earmarked 7 sites for building Affordable Housing and Burry Port is one of those sites which will be opposite Glanmor Terrace. We have approached the County Council to put over a strong case for the first build to be in Burry Port such as the loss of 23 homes from Isgraig. If successful we will be lobbying the County Council for local people to have priority with these homes.

Burry Port Harbour:

  • Sonar readings have given a much better reading of silt removal than expected at this stage.
  • A new dredger is being built which will be used at Burry Port and will be 4 times more effective than what is currently being used.
  • One female and one male Porto cabin toilet to be put in place.
  • Where the Marine Group Office is now there will be a Coffee Shop.
  • The plan for the current Lifeboat Station is still to have office facilities upstairs and downstairs have a reception area plus toilets, shower units and laundry facilities to predominately cater for boat owners.

These are just what’s planned for the near future while the bigger picture involves the Harbour Masterplan which was displayed at the Harbour Open Day held in February as well as other proactive projects that will hopefully be initiated through the Harbour Development.

Y Ddwyberth: Public Consultation on closing the lane to traffic due of recent vehicle incidents that caused risk to the public.

CCTV: The new police system does not include any cameras in Burry Port. We have protested strongly against this. A review of all cameras in the County is currently taking place and once all the information is collated the County Council has agreed to set up a meeting between them, the 2 Burry Port County Councillors, our Town Council and the Police with a view of discussing a way forward on CCTV in Burry Port.

S106 Monies: Grounds – £142,010 (Committed to Harbour Superpark). Once we have the final bill for the Playground committed to the Harbour we will know how much is left for Community use.

Boulevard Lights: The issue was more complex from when originally reported and more investigative work was needed. Before going out to tender photographic evidence of the current state of the fittings was required.  We have received quotations that gives us two different options of rectifying the faults. Officers are on site tomorrow to monitor the situation.

If any Town Councillor has a concern or would wish to discuss an issue relating to County Council matters within the Burry Port Ward in particular or County matters in general, please don’t wait for the monthly Town Council meeting contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. County Cllrs. Amanda Fox and John James.

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