End of an era for Burry Port Dementia Group

CHAIRMAN of the Dementia Carers Support Group Dennis King is stepping down after many years of fighting for better care for dementia sufferers in Carmarthenshire.

The group, which started in Burry Port in November 2016, offers a wide range of care to those suffering with dementia. It provides information about what they are entitled to, what type of dementia they may have, and offers social activities that they otherwise may not get access to.

They were involved in the...

Dog Show to raise funds for new RNLI station

You'd be barking mad to miss this one if you have a pooch.

The Pembrey and Burry Port Carnival Committee have recovered following the carnival and have pulled together to put on a dog show on Sunday (jul 15).

There are loads of categories to enter. Good luck to all those taking part.

 

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Burry Port fire update

THE Mid and West Fire and Rescue Service have issued an update on the fire at a property on Mansel Street in Burry Port.

The statement reads;

"On Tuesday, 10/07/2018 at 09:27am, crews from Llanelli, Kidwelly and Gorseinon attended a property fire in Mansel Street, Burry Port.

"A detached property, measuring 10 meters x 15 meters, was well alight and extinguished by firefighters using four breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets, two thermal imaging cameras, one covering jet, a...

Emergency Services attend house fire in Burry Port

THE Emergency Services have been at the scene of a house fire in Mansel Street Burry Port today, Tuesday (Jul 10).

The incident began at approximately 10 am this morning. A large number of emergency services vehicles and personell were at the scene.

We will update you as soon as we receive any further information.

Pirates Pillage Burry Port as Legends of the Sea take over harbourside

AVAST me hearties, T'was a fine day for looting and skullduggery in Burry Port on Saturday (Jul 7).

The Friday night revelry was a good start for any self respecting pirate and many in Burry Port  sampled the grogg and sang along to sea shanties at the pre carnival party, getting in the mood for the big day.

Legends of the Sea was the theme and t'was a fitting title for those brave folks who set to sea to rescue others. The RNLI led the parade fresh from rescuing 23...

MAWWFRS issue update on Burry Port grass fire

MAWWFRS have issued an update on the grass fire which occurred at Burry Port yesterday, Wednesday (July 4):

On Wednesday, 04/07/2018 at 04:50pm, crews from Llanelli attended a grass fire in Burry Port.

Approximately 1.5 acres of grassland was on fire and extinguished by firefighters using a hose reel jet, two knapsack sprayers and beaters.

The Fire Service left the incident at 05:33pm.

Pembrey & Burry Port Carnival

 

THE 2018 Pembrey and Burry Port Carnival takes place this Saturday (July 7) at the Marina Fields in Burry Port Harbour.

On the day there will be a bunch of activities including a Pirate Stunt Show, live music from Leroy and Firewater, stalls, food and bar.

The parade will depart from Dyfatty at 1pm.

Tickets are priced at £3 for adults and £1 for children and O.A.P's.

Burry Port RNLI rescue 23 people at Pembrey Old Harbour

BURRY Port RNLI have rescued 23 people who were cut-off by the tide at Pembrey Old Harbour this evening, Saturday (June 30).

A spokesperon for Burry Port RNLI said: "We were called to assist people cut-off at Pembrey Old Harbour, with a rapidly incoming tide.

"The D Class ILB was launched, led by Darren Sheppard, with Tracy Phipps and Titch Evans as crew.

"23 people and 2 dogs were ferried to safety, all being safe and well."

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...