A LLANELLI town councillor has raised concerns that there may be a return of the infestation of flies in the town if the authorities do not investigate and act on reports of increased fly activity in areas, which were affected last year.

Cllr Sean Rees, Llanelli Town Councillor said:

“There have been a lot of reports of increased fly-related activity especially over the last few days. I’ve been collating a list of the affected areas which I am passing through onto the County Council and Natural Resources Wales.

“Understandably, residents would like reassurance at this time especially given the misery, stress, frustration and expense that everyone has suffered in recent years.

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“Our communities deserve better. We are widely recognised for our community spirit and will not be giving up on this issue until we get the answers that we need and deserve. I urge the authorities to move quickly now and investigate these reports further in order to monitor and assess the latest situation.”

Amanda Carter, Seaside Resident added:

“We all know we are living in times of austerity but public health must always be a priority. Where is the accountability and the compassion, it is not fair on any of us who have to cope with this. We are all still worried that things will get a lot worse as the weather gets warmer.

“We will continue to work with the authorities where we can but we will also hold them to account. Any affected areas need to be supported and something needs to be done.”

Cllr Rees is urging residents who have been affected by an increase in fly related activity to contact

Environmental Health on 01269 598286 or publicprotection@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

Natural Resources Wales on 0300 065 3000 or enquiries@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk.

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