Source of flies raises more questions than answers for council

NOW that the source of the flies has been identified one would imagine that it is all over. According to some sources who have contacted Llanelli Online today, Tuesday (Jun 12) it is certainly not over.

The Seaside area is one of the poorest areas in Wales according to government sources. It is home to a number of industrial units and it has had its fair share of problems but the people of the area are resilient and hard working and are more than able to articulate when they believe...

Llanelli residents take bags of flies to public meeting

COUNCILLORS in the hotspot of the fly infestation in Llanelli have said that residents are angry and frustrated over the lack of answers and the failure of the local authority and Dwr Cymru to attend the public meeting held at the Seaside sports and social club this evening, Monday (Jun 4). Dwr Cymru maintain that they did not receive an invite to attend the meeting.

The venue was packed to capacity with a number of members of the public bringing along bags full of flies.

Familiar...

Rhoi Harbwr Porth Tywyn yn nwylo’r Marine Group

MAE Harbwr Porth Tywyn bellach wedi'i roi yn nwylo diogel cwmni sy'n arbenigo mewn marinas er mwyn hwyluso'r gwaith o fuddsoddi yn yr harbwr a'i wella, a hynny fel rhan o gynlluniau i greu cyfleuster o safon ryngwladol ar gyfer perchnogion cychod ac ymwelwyr.

Mae'r Marine Group bellach ar y safle ar ôl cael prydles hirdymor gan Gyngor Sir Caerfyrddin.

Mae rhoi'r harbwr ar brydles i arbenigwyr ym maes marinas yn rhan o gynllun y Cyngor i sicrhau bod yr harbwr yn gynaliadwy yn yr hirdymor,...

Burry Port Harbour in hands of The Marine Group

BURRY Port Harbour is now in the safe hands of marina specialists to undergo investment and improvement as part of plans to create a world-class facility for boat owners and tourists.

The Marine Group is now on site, having been granted a long-term lease from Carmarthenshire County Council.

Leasing the harbour to experienced marina specialists is part of the council’s plan to ensure its long-term sustainability, and forms part of its wider regeneration masterplan for Burry Port.

The...

New homes set to help building firms prosper  

A NEW local housing company, formed by Carmarthenshire County Council to build affordable homes, will create jobs, apprenticeships, and boost the local economy councillors said today.

The council previously agreed to set up the company, but discussed it at Full Council today (Wednesday) during a notice of motion aimed at committing support to maximising the benefits to local people and the construction industry.

An original notice of motion put forward my Cllr Jeff Edmunds, of Bigyn ward,...

New group formed to look after Parc Howard

CARMARTHENSHIRE County Council and Llanelli Town Council have established a joint Committee to oversee joint management of Parc Howard and the Museum.

The Parc Howard Collaboration Group is made up of four councillors from each organisation and follows a decision by Llanelli Town Council to fund 50 per cent of the county council’s running costs of the facilities from April 1, 2018.

Establishment of...

Llanelli Councillors debate Council mergers

AS the Welsh Assembly Government and the Welsh Local Government Association make noises about council mergers hoping that local authorities jump before they are pushed Llanelli Online spoke to four local Councillors who represent the main parties. The Welsh Assembly Government's plans, which comes after welsh council budgets face cuts of 3%, could see the total number of councils being reduced from 22 to 10, prompting concerns that councils might become more distant from their...

Council freeze school meal prices

SCHOOL meals will remain at £2.50 for the next year, Carmarthenshire County Council’s executive board has confirmed.

Executive board members have agreed the freeze on price during Monday’s meeting.

It had been approved during the 2018/19 budget that the meals be increased by 10p to £2.60, but Cllr Glynog Davies, executive board member for education,...

Bin collection changes over Easter

RESIDENTS are being reminded that there are changes to bin collections over the Easter holidays.

From Friday, March 30 until Friday, April 6, collections will take place one day later than usual. So for example, if your collection is due on Friday it won’t be picked up until Saturday and so on.

These changes also affect garden waste and trade waste customers.

Please remember to recycle using your blue bags - it is estimated that 90 million chocolate Easter eggs are bought in the UK...

Staff, parents and public must fight cuts is the message at UNISON meeting

UNISON have held a meeting to discuss the County Council's decision to implement a standstill budget for education in the county. The meeting took place this evening, Tuesday (Mar 20) at the Selwyn Samuel Centre in Llanelli.

Carmarthenshire branch Secretary Mark Evans said that although it was a standstill budget there would still be an impact on children's education. Speaking to Llanelli Online Mr Evans said:

"We are meeting to fight the cuts. We have been leafleting all the schools...