‘You Only Pay Twice’ for Parc Howard claims former mayor of Llanelli

HE may have retired from local politics but he just won't go away. Cllr Bill Thomas has added his voice of reason and experience to the debate, which has been sparked by the announcement that the Llanelli Town Council is to fund 50% 0f the running costs of Parc Howard. A whopping £100,000, which the Town Council say they have budgeted for in the precept for 2018. In effect the precept was £800k last year and it is £900k this year.

We recently reported on Parc Howard being looked...

Carmarthen Town Mayor’s Fun Run 2018

THERE'S three weeks to go to the annual Carmarthen Town Mayor's Fun Run races.

The races take place in the town centre on Monday May 7, with a 10am start.

Last year’s event saw 768 runners taking part, a record for the fun run races in their current format.

This year will be the 37th running of the Carmarthen Mayor’s Fun Run races.

Last year’s feature 5K race was won by Thomas Jones of Carmarthen Harriers in a time of 16.56.

"We are hoping for a bumper turnout in...

Kidwelly Co-op dresses up to fight dementia


WITH Kidwelly's path towards becoming a more dementia friendly town, residents gathered at their local Co-op and dressed up in the style of memorable fashion trends of the past.

The event, which raised nearly £500, provided services and training to help members of the public understand how to help people suffering with dementia should they come into contact with them. Anne Gilley, Member Pioneer for the Co-op, said: "The...

Mayor humbled by Llanelli’s homeless stories

LLANELLI Town Mayor Cllr Jeff Edmunds says he has been humbled by a visit to a soup kitchen, which opens its doors every Sunday evening at Y Lle in Llanelli. Cllr Edmunds made his visit accompanied by Deputy Mayor Cllr Louvain Roberts on Sunday (Oct 22).

Speaking about his experience Cllr Edmunds said: "Its the first time I have come along. It is an amazing thing they are doing here. I have nothing but praise for them. I...

£250 from cakes and cuppas at Coleshill Centre

The Coleshill Centre was the venue for a fund raiser for breast cancer today, Tuesday (Jul 18). VIP's at the event included Llanelli Town Mayor Jeff Edmunds, Deputy Mayor Louvain Roberts, Llanelli Rural Mayor John Evans and his deputy Sylvia Evans.

There were plenty of pink cakes, tea and coffee on offer as...

West End star sings at Mayor’s Civic Ceremony

The West End came to the West End of Llanelli on Sunday, (Jul 9) as Llanelli girl, Samantha Thomas who has joined the London cast of Wicked as Ensemble/ 1st Cover Glinda attended the Mayor of Llanelli's Civic Ceremony.

Llanelli Parish Church was packed to the rafters as the town mayor Jeff Edmunds and his party walked in the footsteps of 42 former mayors from the Town Council offices to the Parish...

Mayor welcomes carers at vicarage

Llanelli Town Mayor Councillor Jeff Edmunds has wasted no time in opening the doors to the Town Council HQ and welcoming in community organisations. On Thursday (Jun 22) the mayor invited members of the disability access group, disabled drivers group and carers group to mingle and share information over a light buffet.

There were two recipients of the MBE amongst the group including Liz Evans MBE and Frank Allen MBE....

Town’s Youth Recognised By Mayor

Young people from the Llanelli Lifesavers and Sanshirokwai Dojo were invited to the Mayor's Parlour on Monday (Mar 20). In his role as mayor County Councillor Bill Thomas has opened the doors of the Old Vicarage for numerous clubs from the town and his aim is he says, very simple. Councillor Thomas said:

I want to celebrate the success of these young people and provide a place albeit for one evening where they can...