Council bans single-use plastics in its buildings

CARMARTHENSHIRE County Council has committed to reducing its use of single use plastics and to continue raising awareness of environmental issues.

Pontyberem ward councillor Liam Bowen raised the issue in a notice of motion to Wednesday’s full council asking for support to create more plastic-free schemes.

He called on members to lead the way in agreeing to ban single-use plastic cups and straws in...

Dyfed-Powys Police announce Richard Lewis of Carmarthenshire as newest Chief Officer

DYFED-Powys Police yesterday announced Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) Richard Lewis as the newest member of their Chief Officer Team (on Monday, April 16).

Richard, a Welsh speaker from Carmarthenshire, has risen through the ranks since joining the force as a PC 18 years ago (in 2000), and has worked as a uniformed police officer across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys.

ACC Richard Lewis said: “I’m honoured to be appointed as Assistant Chief Constable in my...

Victims of anti-social behaviour to be given more support

FROM April 2018 victims of anti-social behaviour in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys will receive support from the victim and witness service, Goleudy.

Goleudy is commissioned by Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner, Dafydd Llywelyn, and provides support to anyone affected by crime and anti-social behaviour, regardless of whether they’ve reported it to the police. He said: “Goleudy offers a free and...

Llanelli to be given cash boost by National Lottery

LLANELLI has been named as one of five places across Wales to share close to £1.5 million of National Lottery money to support its future cultural development.

Funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s ground-breaking Great Place scheme will be used to explore how Llanelli’s unique heritage can help create a successful future, this will include tackling wider issues such as poverty, employment, health and education.

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Police guide public to ‘Make the Right Call’

RESIDENTS of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys, are being given guidance on how to ‘make the right call’ when contacting the police.

Dyfed-Powys Police has launched its Make the Right Call campaign, to make it easier for members of the public to know when and how to contact the police, and who to contact when reporting matters that are not for police, such as stray dogs, fly-tipping and parking problems.

The campaign also aims to make sure all members of the...

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,...

22 may become 10 as Welsh council’s face difficulties

Council's across Wales could be reduced from 22 to ten under new proposals from Welsh Assembly Government Ministers.

Local Government Secretary Alun Davies has called for a 'conversation' about the future of local government.

The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) will be one of the many organisations coming to the table if future talks on the proposals take place.

They have already indicated that Welsh council's must work together and that the beginnings must come from...

Carmarthenshire Pub wins top award

MID and West AM Simon Thomas co-hosted the Countryside Alliance’s ‘Rural Oscars’ in the Senedd Building. A local pub the Cottage Inn, Llandeilo was a worthy winner.

The awards ceremony recognises quality by honouring the skills and produce, tradition, enterprise and the people who go the extra mile for their communities. Categories included best Butcher, Local Food, Post Office, Pub and Rural Enterprise.

Llandeilo’s Cottage Inn came in first place as best pub and will go on to...

Dyfed Primary Schools Cross Country Championship attracts the crowds

DYFED primary school pupils and spectators once again turned out in their numbers on Thursday evening (Mar 15) at one of the most popular sporting events currently being held in Dyfed and West Wales in front of a packed house in Nantyci.

A total of over 1,400 runners from 75 Dyfed primary schools competed in the annual cross country championships at the United Counties Showground in Carmarthen, now in its 31st year organised by Hedydd Davies.

The first race began at...

Gwobrau Adeiladu Sir Gaerfyrddin

MAE 13 o fusnesau Sir Gaerfyrddin wedi cael eu cydnabod am eu cyflawniadau yn y diwydiant adeiladu.

Mae Gwobrau Rhagoriaeth Adeiladu 2018, Rheoli Adeiladu Awdurdodau Lleol Sir Gaerfyrddin, yn cydnabod cwmnïau a phartneriaethau rhagorol, yn ogystal ag unigolion sy'n mynd yr ail filltir.

Dewisir prosiectau drwy gydol y flwyddyn gan Syrfewyr Rheoli Adeiladu Cyngor Sir Caerfyrddin, sy'n enwebu cynlluniau gwych ar...